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Technology‘Banjo-Kazooie’ Coming to ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

21:06  11 june  2019
21:06  11 june  2019 Source:   variety.com

Wii U Port is Nintendo’s Top Selling Switch Game

Wii U Port is Nintendo’s Top Selling Switch Game Nintendo’s top-selling game for the Switch is “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” a port of the Wii U’s most popular game, with the title selling 16.69 million copies since the game’s release on the Switch in April 2017. The game topped the second most popular game on the system, “Super Mario Odyssey,” by more than 2 million. “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” took the number three spot for the system with 13.81 million copies sold to date, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” was number four with 12.77 copies, and more 10.63 million copies of “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!” and  “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!” were sold, rounding out the top five.

‘Banjo-Kazooie’ Coming to ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’© Nintendo

The characters from Rare’s classic platforming series “Banjo-Kazooie” are coming to “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” later this year, Nintendo announced during its E3 2019 Direct on Tuesday.

For the uninitiated, Banjo is a bear and Kazooie is a big red bird. While Banjo first appeared in “Diddy Kong Racing” on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, he got his first solo title — and his feathery sidekick — a year later on the same platform. The first “Banjo-Kazooie” was a critical and commercial success, and it spawned a number of sequels up until 2008.

Additionally, Nintendo revealed the protagonist from the role-playing game “Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age” is coming to “Smash” this summer. Simply called Hero, he represents the main character from several games in the long-running series, including “Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation,” “Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen,” and “Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.”

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Ignites Switch Sales

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Ignites Switch Sales In January to March of 2019, 26% of consumers who bought a new Nintendo Switch console played “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” on the first day of using the system, according to a report released Friday from Nintendo. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa covered the current state of Nintendo Switch business during the company’s financial results briefing. “After the start of the calendar year, the title driving the most hardware sales is ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,'” Furukawa said. Furukawa added that ‘Super Smash Bros.

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” first launched in December 2018 and has sold more than 13.81 million copies worldwide, making it the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch title. Between January and March, about 26% of consumers who bought a new Switch console played “Smash” on their first day of using the system, Nintendo said in a recent report.

E3 2019 is coming to Los Angeles on June 11 through 13, and we’ll cover all the highlights of the event here at Variety as well.

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‘Star Wars’ Video Game ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ Gets a Prequel From Marvel Comics.
Marvel will publish a five-issue comic-book series called “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Dark Temple,” Lucasfilm announced on Tuesday. The miniseries will serve as a prequel to Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming video game “Jedi: Fallen Order.” “Written by Matthew Rosenberg (‘Uncanny X-Men’ and ‘The Punisher’) and illustrated by Paolo Villanelli (‘Vader: Dark Visions’), the tale follows Jedi Master Eno Cordova and his impulsive Padawan Cere Junda — on a seemingly simple mission that becomes much more dangerous,” StarWars.com writes.

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