Super Mario Party Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Bundle Comes to the U.S.

After being available overseas, Mario fans waiting for Super Mario Party and Nintendo Switch Joy-Con bundle to hit the States can finally order it on Amazon. The bundle gives you a copy of the game and some bright neon green and yellow Joy-Con controllers. They may not have images of the characters on them, but this is still a pretty cool and unique  color combo that gamers should love.

You’ll be glad to have an extra pair of Joy-Cons for playing the game with friends too, since it only supports unattached Joy-Cons. The bundle sells for $99.99 and will ship on November 16th. If you bought the game and Joy-Cons separately it would cost you an extra $27, so you’ll be saving some money. It would have been nice if the bundle had been available when Super Mario Party launched last month, but at least it is here now.

You’ll want to grab this while you can because I’m sure it won’t take long to sell out. Super Mario Party is always a lot of fun to play with friends and family. The party never truly gets started until you fire up this game.

[via Comic Book]

8BitDo GBros. Wireless Adapter Brings GameCube Control to the Switch

The Nintendo Switch has interesting controllers in the form of the Joy-Cons and the Switch Pro. For games like the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter, launching December 7, some gamers will want a controller with a classic feel. 8BitDo has a new wireless adapter that is called the GBros. wireless adapter that lets you use your good old GameCube controller with your Switch.

The adapter will also work with controllers from the NES Classic and SNES Classic, as well as the Wii Classic Controller if you have those lying around. The adapter has home and screenshot buttons on it and connects to the Switch via Bluetooth.

One potential catch is that the adapter connects to the classic controllers via a short cable that might get in the way for some users. The GBros. wireless adapter ships on December 7, the same day that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches, and costs $19.99. It should be available for pre-order on Amazon any day now.

[via Polygon]

PowerA Nintendo Switch Diablo III Joystick: Eternal Controller

If you are a Diablo fan rocking a Nintendo Switch, you’ll like this news. PowerA has unveiled a new wireless controller for the Switch that has some cool Diablo III art on it. The controller is black with red buttons, triggers, and D-pad, with some very nice artwork and the Diablo logo.

Diablo III: Eternal Collection will arrive on November 2, and Nintendo Switch owners will be able to get in on the action this time around too. So Nintendo devotees are naturally excited and to make the occasion that much cooler, they can purchase the new PowerA controller to play the game with.

This is one good looking controller. It makes me wish that I could get a similarly designed version for my PS4. These joysticks will be available exclusively at GameStop and you can preorder them now for $49.99. You can get the controller in your hands on November 2 when Diablo III: Eternal Collection arrives.

[via SlashGear]

Fortnite Switch Bundle Arrives October 5th

Back in June, Fortnite fans were thrilled when the game arrived for the Nintendo Switch. But if you haven’t bought a Switch yet and love the game, October 5th is the date for you. That’s when a Nintendo Switch bundle featuring special items and currency from the game is arriving. This bundle retails for the same price as a regular Nintendo Switch console, which is $300.

Sadly, this Fortnite Bundle won’t feature a custom-designed console, which isn’t surprising at that price. They certainly would charge more for that. You do, however get the red and blue Joy-Cons. So what else are you getting in this package? Well, this set comes with 1,000 V-Bucks that you can use to purchase in-game items and the Double Helix set, which is a unique Character Outfit. There’s also a Pickaxe, Glider and Back Bling to round it all out.

Fortnite itself is free to download, and will stay free to play after the launch of the Switch’s online service. This game has been hugely popular, and the phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down. You can pre-order the Nintendo Switch Fortnite Double Helix Bundle on Gamestop now.

[via Engadget]

One designer made his own Nintendo Labo kits out of Lego!

Both LEGO and Nintendo’s Labo have something in common. The joy of creation and the infinite possibilities associated with it. Industrial Designer Vimal Patel decided to combine the two, by making some incredibly drool-worthy Labo Kits out of Lego pieces. The results are much stronger than Nintendo’s cardboard kits, and bring Nintendo’s stellar gaming experience to the world of Lego blocks. Recreating everything from a fishing rod, to a bike’s handlebars, to a beautifully functional steering wheel, Vimal manages to make kits that are much more robust, and are capable of doing much more, by using Lego’s rotating/swiveling parts, or by creating complex mechanisms using gears and such… and in doing so, gives the humble Lego block another feather in its hat! Lets hope this leads to a more official collaboration sometime in the future!

Designer: Vimal Patel

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The Nintendo Switch Gets Official NES Controllers… With a Catch

The Nintendo Switch has been getting a lot of cool accessories lately, but they aren’t done yet. The console is about to get some classic NES accessories. A few days ago the publisher confirmed that it would be bringing specially designed NES wireless controllers to the latest console, that will work with the 8-bit classics that will be offered on the new Nintendo Switch Online network.

The Nintendo Switch Online lineup will include classic NES games like Double Dragon, Gradius, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, River City Ransom and many more. The controllers work specifically with the NES games that are offered through the online service, so sadly you can’t use them with games like the Hamster vs. Super Mario Bros. and upcoming Excitebike and Ice Climber games. That stinks, but at least we can use classic controllers with the old games. Plus, they charge on the sides of the Switch console just like you can with the Joy-Con.

These controllers will sell for $59.99 for a pair, and for now, they’re exclusively available to Nintendo Switch Online members. Pre-orders are supposed to start sometime today, with shipments starting in December.

[via Comic Book]