From BGR: Nintendo is bringing a ‘Splatoon 2’ Switch bundle to the US next month

Introduced in Europe and Japan earlier this summer, the Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 bundle is finally making its way West. On Thursday, Nintendo announced that Walmart will be the exclusive retail partner for the bundle in the US — a bundle which includes a download code for Splatoon 2, a Splatoon-themed carrying case for the console and Joy-Con controllers in Neon Pink and Neon Green.

“Consumers in Japan and Europe have already had a strong response to Splatoon 2 bundles in their territories,� said Nintendo of America SVP Doug Bowser. “This exclusive Walmart bundle gives people who have been waiting to buy a Nintendo Switch a great value and incentive to get splatting.�

As difficult as it’s been for fans to get their hands on the Switch in stores or online, this should at least temporarily alleviate some of that pressure. Nintendo says that the bundle will be available starting on September 8th for $379.99. Unfortunately, there was no information regarding potential preorders or any word on whether the bundle would be available through Walmart’s website.

Alongside the bundle, Nintendo also revealed the topic of the next Splatfest competition in Splatoon 2. Participants will choose sides by picking which superpower they’d rather have: flight or invisibility. Nintendo says that the Splatfest will begin on September 1st and last until September 2nd.

If you’re dying to get a Switch, but still aren’t sure whether or not Splatoon 2 is the game you want bundle with the console, be sure to read our review from when the game launched last month.

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From Engadget RSS Feed: ‘Splatoon 2’ Switch bundle is a $380 Walmart exclusive

In case you’ve been holding off on picking up a Nintendo Switch until it had a pack-in game, you’re in luck. Nintendo has announced that it’s releasing a special Splatoon 2 version of the console replete with neon green and pink Joy-Cons, a carrying…

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From Digital Trends: Nintendo Switch ‘Splatoon 2’ bundle splashes its way to North America

Seeing Europe and Japan launch their own Splatoon 2 bundles left many to wonder if something similar would come to North America. In less than a month, the Switch Splatoon 2 bundle is coming to the region as a Walmart exclusive.

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From TechCrunch: Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 Switch bundle will be a Walmart exclusive

 Want those snazzy neon green and pink Switch controllers you’ve been coveting? In the U.S. and Canada, you’ll have to head to Walmart to pick up the Splatoon 2 Switch console bundle – at least initially. The bundle, announced today by Nintendo, will include Neon Pink and Neon Green right and left Switch controllers, as well as Splatoon 2, the console and the dock, along with… Read More

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From Digital Trends: Here’s where to buy the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch may make it to the masses eventually, but Nintendo’s latest console is currently hard to come by. Here is where to buy the Nintendo Switch, whether you want to nab an individual unit or a bundle.

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From Gizmodo: The Neon Nintendo Switch Is Back In Stock On Amazon, If You Hurry

Amazon’s had a few short-lived restockings of the gray Nintendo Switch, but if you were holding out for the Neon model, it’s in stock for Prime members right now, only the third time we’ve seen it there since initial preorders. Needless to say, we don’t expect it to last long at all.

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From BGR: Nintendo Switch consoles are still warping while sitting in the dock

All things considered, the launch of the Nintendo Switch was relatively smooth.

Other than the supply problems, the only major issue at launch came in the form of the left Joy-Con controller failing to pair with the console. Nintendo addressed the issue, but in the weeks following the March launch, another, far more sinister complication began to rear its head: Some Switch owners were beginning to notice that their consoles were bending in half, as if pressure had been applied. Months later, a new report claims that the warping of Switch consoles never stopped.

On Wednesday, Kotaku shared a collection of tweets from English-speaking Switch owners complaining about the Switch warping while docked. The tweets have continued to trickle on to Twitter since the first reports began to spread at the end of March, and now Switch owners in Japan have begun to pile on as well. Here’s a sampling of the tweets with photographic evidence included:

https://twitter.com/lukelimebeat/status/893103382574923777

https://twitter.com/1infiltration/status/886035957807329280

https://twitter.com/twttode4nz/status/890573630756671488

Unfortunately, not all of the Switch owners who have run into this issue have revealed when they bought the console, so it’s hard to know if this is just a problem with the first wave of consoles or something that will continue to be a problem. That said, one user in particular who tweeted on July 24th said that they noticed their Switch had been warped just four days after buying it:

https://twitter.com/Atelier_Yehl/status/889345500805120001

Back in April, someone on Nintendo’s support forums asked about warping and received the following response from Nintendo’s support team:

If you’re having issues where the Nintendo Switch appears bent or warped, please contact us so we can get that taken care of for you. You can contact us at Nintendo Support, where we can get a repair started for you!

If your console has shown any signs of warping, be sure to get in touch with Nintendo ASAP.

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From Digital Trends: Relive the glory days of video games with these retro gaming consoles

If you missed out on the NES Classic, don’t despair: You can still pre-order the SNES Classic and score some retro consoles instead. We’ve rounded up some retro gaming consoles that feature classic titles from Nintendo, Sega, and Atari.
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From Tech: An engineer designed two Nintendo Switch controller adapters to help make gaming more accessible

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An engineer is helping to make playing Nintendo Switch a lot more accessible for gamers everywhere. 

Engineer Julio Vazquez created two 3D-printed peripherals for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers, allowing players who only have the use of one hand to play Switch games more easily.

Two different models were showed off by the AbleGamers Charity on Twitter, demonstrating how the adapters work better in one hand than the standard Joy-Con grip.

We are at the @ColumbusiF printing out Nintendo Switch adaptations for one handed gaming.
Models designed by @Vexelius#SoEveryoneCanGame pic.twitter.com/CYi2EWJwdT

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From Tech: Nintendo Switch dock lets you project ‘Zelda’ onto your wall

Here comes the first Nintendo Switch dock that doesn’t require a TV.
The Ojo, from Yesojo, is a specialized Switch dock with a built-in lens that lets you project your games onto any surface. It’s also fitted with a rechargeable battery, a welcome pe…

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