Pastrami Nation Podcast: Nintendo Switch, X-O Manowar, American Gods, Image Comics and More

By Nolan P. Smith We are back with another exciting podcast! For our special Groundhog Day episode, we talk about the Nintendo Switch, the upcoming X-O Manowar series, the awesome series Curse Words, the amazing American Gods and the TV series and comic series it has spawned, and the anniversary of the iconic Image Comics….Read moreRead more

New Games Starring Mario, Yoshi and Pikmin Coming to Nintendo 3DS in 2017

Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL, Mario Sport Superstars, Pikmin and More Scheduled for this year from Nintendo By Staff Reports After the most successful quarter of software sales in Nintendo 3DS history fueled by the record-breaking sales of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, the portable Nintendo 3DS system kicks off 2017 with the debut…Read moreRead more

Nintendo Announces Fire Emblem Games for Mobile, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS

Multiple Fire Emblem Games in the Series Are in Development – the First Launches Feb. 2 By Staff Reports Nintendo surprised Fire Emblem fans today via a Nintendo Direct announcement with the news that multiple games from the hit strategy-RPG franchise are in development. These include a new game for smart devices, two games for…Read moreRead more

Nintendo Switch Launches March 3 at $299.99

Nintendo Switch

Upcoming Games, New Hardware Features for the Nintendo Switch By Staff Reports Nintendo announced today that the new Nintendo Switch system will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017 at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States.

What Does the Future Hold: A Look at the Months Ahead in Video Game Releases

The Division, Doom and Pokken Tournament Lead the Charge By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Now being in March of 2016, some of the most anticipated video games have already been released: like Street Fighter V, Far Cry: Primal, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD version. But that is only the beginning. Let’s take…Read moreRead more

Choose Your Fate in Fire Emblem Fates for Nintendo 3DS

By Staff Reports (BUSINESS WIRE)– For the first time in the beloved Fire Emblem series, you can play through different adventures with unique storylines and characters in the Fire Emblem Fates games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The first two versions, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, launch on Feb….Read moreRead more

Dark Horse to Release The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening

By Staff Reports After its amazing success with the release of the collectors’ book The Legend of Zelda™: Hyrule Historia, Dark Horse turns its attention to another Nintendo® franchise, Fire Emblem™. The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the smash-hit game for Nintendo 3DS. This book offers beautifully illustrated renditions…Read moreRead more

Bayonetta! Corrin! Cloud! New Video from Nintendo Spotlights Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Fighters

By Staff Reports (BUSINESS WIRE)– In the final video presentation dedicated to the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, creator Masahiro Sakurai provided many details about previously announced character Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII, as well as introduced two new playable fighters to the franchise: Corrin from upcoming Nintendo 3DS game…Read moreRead more

Super Mario Maker Revs Up with Free New Content Created by Mercedes-Benz

By Staff Reports Mercedes-Benz has created an original Super Mario Maker Event Course that will be delivered with a special costume for players to unlock at no additional charge. The course, called Mercedes-Benz Jump’n’Drive, arrives today and includes an unlockable Mercedes-Benz GLA costume that shows Mario in the driver’s seat. Once players unlock it by…Read moreRead more

Cloud is Coming to Super Smash Bros… This is NOT a Joke!

By Nolan P. Smith For months, fans of Nintendo’s trademark brawler have been waiting to see who would be the next fighter to enter the ring in Super Smash Bros. I don’t think many saw this coming, as Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud will be the next fighter in the game, for both the Wii U…Read moreRead more

Shovel Knight Gets His Own amiibo! First Indie Game with amiibo Compatibility

By Staff Reports (BUSINESS WIRE)– During a presentation at Nintendo’s Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle, Nintendo made several announcements about the future of independent games on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. These announcements included the reveal of a Shovel Knight amiibo figure from Yacht Club Games that unlocks exclusive features for…Read moreRead more

Nintendo Transforms Iconic Franchises to Give Players Unique Gaming Experiences

By Staff Reports (BUSINESS WIRE)– This year Mario reaches an impressive milestone in video gaming: 30 years as a leading man in Nintendo’s timeless Super Mario Bros. series. At E3, Nintendo celebrates Mario’s longevity with a new installment in the franchise called Super Mario Maker, one of many games at the show that transforms familiar…Read moreRead more

Street Fighter Icon Ryu Joins the Roster of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

By Staff Reports (BUSINESS WIRE)– During a special video presentation focused on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, unveiled a smashing amount of new content for the games, including two new playable characters: Ryu from the Street Fighter® series and Roy from Fire Emblem. They both join…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media’s Perfect Square Imprint Releases The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Graphic Novel

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, brings back one of the most iconic video game characters of all time in celebrated graphic novel form with the release of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST on…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media's Perfect Square Imprint Releases The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Graphic Novel

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, brings back one of the most iconic video game characters of all time in celebrated graphic novel form with the release of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST on…Read moreRead more

And The Winner Is… Nintendo Announces Its Own 2015 Film Awards

By Nolan P. Smith Nintendo sent along a list of their own winners for 2015 film awards. Thanks, Nintendo,for sending this out, and now, without further adieu, here are the winners! The Princess Peach Award, for best female costume in a movie – Maleficent The Samus Aran Award, for strongest female character – Olivia Evans…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media's Perfect Square Imprint Announces Return of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Graphic Novel

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, is proud to announce the return of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST for the first time in more than two decades. The celebrated full-color graphic novel adaptation of…Read moreRead more

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest” Touring in 2015

By Staff Reports REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert series is back with a third installment of multimedia symphony to be toured worldwide, titled “Master Quest.” This latest edition of the “The Legend of Zelda” symphony will add new music and visuals from the latest games in the series…Read moreRead more

Super Smash Bros. For the Wii U Review: The King of Fighters for 2014

By Nolan P. Smith Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii U Rating: E 10+ (Victor Valley)—When it comes to flagship Nintendo games, certain games always seem to come up: the Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Pokémon, along with many more. So when the game that combines the characters from all these titles…Read moreRead more

E3 2014: Day One!

By Nolan P. Smith E3 2014 is here! Day one was sensory overload, as every year is! The convention floor was a buzz from the plethora of titles shown. All the major and minor studios were on hand, with the elaborate booths that we have all come to know from E3. Which studio took the…Read moreRead more

List of Confirmed Games at E3 2014

By: Dimsumhottie   Game Publisher Platforms Confirmed? Alien: Isolation SEGA PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC Yes* Assassin’s Creed Comet Ubisoft PS3, Xbox 360 No Assassin’s Creed Unity Ubisoft PS4, Xbox One, PC Yes* Batman Arkham Knight Warner Bros. PS4, Xbox One, PC Yes* BattleCry Bethesda PC Yes* Battlefield 5 EA TBA No Battlefield: Hardline…Read moreRead more

E3 Expo 2013-Day One: X-Box One, the Saints Come Marching In…and So Does Todd McFarlane

By Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith-PASTRAMI NATION Day one of the 2013 E3 Expo brought in the crowds. Many flocked to Sony and Microsoft to check out their new systems, but the show has so much more. At the Micorsoft booth was a legendary comic book artist and Image Comic’s Co-Founder Todd McFarlane,…Read moreRead more

Book Review- The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

Review by Jason T. Smith Publisher: Dark Horse Books Release Date: January 2013 Website: www.darkhorse.com Video game giant Nintendo has recently released the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia in conjunction with Dark Horse Books. This huge hardcover masterpiece features 240 plus pages of full color art from pretty much every Zelda game…Read moreRead more

The Legend of Zelda-Hyrule Historia Tops Amazon Best Selling Books List

It’s better than having the triforce. Released this week to cheering fans across the world, The Legend of Zelda-Hyrule Historia topped the Amazon charts across the globe. From Dark Horse, this collection is a must have for fans of the iconic Nintendo franchise, and it is available right now! Check the press release below: THE…Read moreRead more

Wreck-It Ralph Sequel to Include Mario?

Someone might be going turbo. In an exclusive from Moviehole.com, Director Rich Moore said who he would like to have in the sequel to his wildley popular animated hit, Wreck-It Ralph. It’s everyone’s favorite paunchy plumber, Mario. Even though his nemesis Bowser was seen in the Disney animated flick, the face of Nintendo was nowhere…Read moreRead more

Wii Mini Hits December 7th- Only in Canada?

Does a mini make a difference? Nintendo announced that the Wii Mini will be hitting stores in time for the holiday season, but only to our neighbors up north. A Canada release for now, the Wii Mini will book for $100, sports a black and red deco and is a fraction of the size. Compatible…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Books and Nintendo Announce The Legend of Zelda-Hyrule Historia Limited Collector’s Edition!

This book just got better. Dark Horse Books and Nintendo announced today that the previously announced Legend of Zelda-Hyrule Historia will now get a limited collector’s edition! By the look of the cover and the description, the limited edition sounds like the one to get! Check out the press release below: ZELDA’S HYRULE HISTORIA GETS…Read moreRead more

End of an Era: Nintendo Power Ending with December 2012 Issue

It’s sad news for Nintendo fans. In 1988, the first issue of Nintendo Power was release. Now, by the end of 2012, Nintendo Power will be just a memory. Nintendo has had Future US publishing the magazine for the last few years, but it seems Nintendo didn’t want to renew the contract and has decided…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Comics to Release The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Encyclopedia in 2013

It’s like owning the triforce. Legend of Zelda fans have been waiting for the US release of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Encyclopedia, and now they can breathe a sigh of relief. Dark Horse announced today that they will be producing the book in a partnership with Nintendo for a release date of January…Read moreRead more

E3 2012-The Sights, The Sounds, The Games!!!

E3 2012 is all wrapped up, but the coverage sure isn’t! Straight from the convention floor, we bring you the E3 Expo: Pastrami Prime Choice Edition! The best we saw throughout the convention, captured in still imagery for your entertainment. More pictures and videos to come! Enjoy!