Nintendo plans new features to make Switch Online more appealing

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is set to release this year – but when

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is set to release this year – but when

According to a new rumour, Nintendo's first major Direct of the year will arrive on Wednesday, 13 February - which will "probably" feature Metroid Prime Trilogy.

Meanwhile, the company also admitted that it has a lower percentage of women compared to men over on the hardware development side of the company and that Nintendo wants to change that. "We have titles now in development that we haven't announced yet, some of which we're preparing to release this year, and I don't anticipate the kind of delays they would be concerned about".

Nintendo's director Shinya Takahashi echoed these sentiments by saying Nintendo is "preparing various new offerings for consumers who subscriber to the service". We aren't merely focused on increasing development staff, but we are focusing on nurturing more developers adequately. Those games could previously be played online with no subscription before being gated by a monthly or yearly fee, but Nintendo included a library of NES games and cloud storage capabilities to the deal.

Netanyahu Election Rival Suggests West Bank Settlements Could Be Dismantled
Likud pledges to maintain the country's military presence and expand the Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Mr Gantz's party later put out a clarification saying "no unilateral decisions will be made on settlement evacuation".

If you're wondering why you should believe this rumour, Zell has a successful track record when it comes to Nintendo - having given information about Pokémon: Let's Go before last year's reveal event, and hinting at Animal Crossing on Switch before its official announcement. Miyamoto followed this up by contrasting Nintendo with Western developers, who he sees as being more male-dominated.

Which, again, is not to say the company doesn't have room to improve. He explained that this is a common issue in Japan, but expressed optimism that Nintendo in particular can buck this trend in the future. So, good on Big N for paying attention to this and wanting to do something about it.

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