Earlier this week, a Twitter user spotted Marina from Splatoon 2 on the Xbox One dashboard within the Mixer section. As you may or may not be aware, Mixer is a Microsoft-owned live-streaming platform for all types of video games across multiple platforms.
The timing of it was definitely odd, coming off the recent onslaught of rumours linking Microsoft Xbox services to Nintendo. If Marina wasn’t convincing enough, Nintendo Life contributor, video game historian and industry insider Liam Robertson has shared a new clip via Twitter, showing not one - but multiple - Nintendo characters now on the Xbox One Mixer banner. This includes character artwork of Isabelle, Princess Peach, Lucina and Inkling Girl from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Take a look at the evidence below:
As we’ve already noted, Mixer plays host to all types of video games across every video game platform. As for why it’s these specific Nintendo characters, it’s likely because it is International Women's Day on 8th March, as some replies to the tweet have pointed out.
What do you think about this? Tell us below.
Well that's kinda random...
Wasn't God of War on there last year? It's Mixer, a streaming app. Yes, it's owned by Microsoft, but that doesn't mean it's exclusive to steaming Xbox games.
its mixer, nothing suspicious about it
@Charlie_Girl it's what I'm waiting for!!
I know it may sound crazy, but will we ever see Smash Bros. Ultimate in a Xbox system?? Maybe if we get the Gamepass, Nintendo let them have Smash Bros as a compensation, so we could all play that game together via crossplay.
It wouldn´t be a problem for me, honestly. And they could get fond of the Nintendo characters, and maybe feel like playing their games (as happened to us with the FE characters in Melee or Pit in Brawl)...
We're totally overhyping this.
I think we're in for a major disappointment
Please Nintendo, ask Microsoft to give us some 64 bit games like Jet Force Gemini and few others that can benefit from being on the Switch. Even a certain duo.
Disappointment (E3 2015) is what made Nintendo to start to give us what we have wanted (Breath of the Wild, Metroid Samus Returns, King K. Rool in Smash Ultimate, Simon and Richter Belmont also in Smash Ultimate).
Just because Microsoft is putting Xbox Game Pass on Switch, it does not mean Nintendo will release any games on XBOXONE. Nintendo does not owe Microsoft anything, both Microsoft and Nintendo will make big bucks with game pass available to a new audience. It's not like Microsoft is doing charity work by offering Game Pass on Switch.
@the_beaver I think I'd like some.of whatever it is you're smoking.
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This error happened when I touched the Home icon of NLife. I am so confused 😵
I forgot to mention that this error happened in my phone and it is the first time that I received that error.
@MagnaRoader lol, just some reflections at bed in early morning, you know...
Easy clicks, huh?
I take this as solid confirmation .... BOTW, Odyssey and Smash are all Xbox bound...
Last month God of war appeared in same fashion and I took that as confirmation that last of us, uncharted and god of war are all coming.
Great times for Xbox owners....
of course it’s mixer and that’s a streaming app so has all games on it...
It’s one or the other for sure
Lets not sell our souls to the devil.
Oh dear! Everyone wear an anti-evil accessory immediately!!!
@the_beaver that will never happen...ever
Is there a chance switch will use xbox live servers so we actually get good online?
Give me fable 2/3 on switch anytime ms.
Filming a (horizontal) TV vertically!? sigh
Damn vertical video syndrome...
That's been happening for ages, there was a giant ad for an OOT stream. This happens because on Mixer you can stream any game, crazy right
@Charlie_Girl sod that! I want gears to come to switch! Haha
Nintendo don't seem to be very quick on these Xbox takedowns!
But if it was an insignificant you tuber they would be on them like a ton of bricks!
I kinda hate this guy who made this into a video instead of just an image now.
It's just a streaming service that happens to be run by Microsoft. One that can't really afford to stop PS4 or Switch games from being streamed on it, unless they wanted to give those views away to twitch/YouTube. Microsoft is obviously trying to be a proper competitor to Twitch. So it would be silly to restrict so much.
So, whether or not the gamepass rumor plays out the way that our "leakers" say it will, this is probably unrelated. Don't go crazy and start imagining 1st party Nintendo games on Xbox.
@adamatsu Yes. However, Nintendo is never gonna let Smash Bros onto Xbox hardware. Ever.
The more we publicly fantasize about BOTW running at 60 fps in native 4k, the more Microsft and Nintendo pay attention. At least in my imagination.
Mixer has people streaming Nintendo games all the time. I don't see how this means anything, tbh. Also, a few weeks ago, Mixer retweeted something Nintendo related. People asked for Mixer on Switch, and the account basically said they hoped so...
I thought NL learned how Mixer works by now after the last article but i guess not.
if you look at the state of gaming and leave the USA youll know one thing Ninty doesnt need xbox but xbox does need ninty...xbox one worldwide the switch is only about 10-12 million consoles behind the xbox one...;which has had what a 4 year headstart...thats sad....from the last i saw xbox one was at about 41 million and the switch lifetime is at about 31 million good example
you tell me whats morel likely nintendo making games for another console? or MS? ill put my money on MS especially since outside of the US MS cant sell systems. if there was one system that was going to die off it will be MS xbox console...i fully believe MS will turn the xbox brand into a service like netflix and leave the console market....and only make games and try to make a steam service for consoles.
@NintyNate good for you, I don't want that
Lets see, games I want to see on Switch:
Cuphead, Tunic, Ashen, Strange Brigade
@Sebatrox I don't have a computer
Botw appeared on it where was the story about that when that happened. Slow news day and social media making some stupid assumptions like Smash coming to Xbox.
People know you can make your own backgrounds on xbox.... Clearly what this is.
Master Chief as a DLC character in Smash Bros. Ultimate? It's not as remote a possibility as you might think.
There is definitely some exchanging of assets going on between Nintendo and Microsoft as of late, the most well-known of which obviously is the multiplatform app which presumably will allow users to play certain Xbox titles on the Switch. How far the companies will go in sharing their respective IPs is yet to be seen, but a Master Chief cameo in Smash would make perfect sense given the timing of all of this. Of course, Microsoft would expect something of equal value in return (perhaps the app for the Switch is actually part of such a deal). Stay tuned, because the next several months could be VERY interesting.
Nothing like some Nintendo love!
Well the reason Nintendo Characters are finally showing up in the mixer is because Nintendo loosened their hold on streaming their content very recently on all platforms.
@the_beaver Thats way to far putting all these nintendo exclusives on an Xbox witch it wasn't made for no.
On the switch ASAP
@Octane You're right, but it also seems curiously "off brand" for Nintendo characters to show up on the dashboard of an Xbox. Seems like Microsoft (or Sony) would want to avoid letting characters from competing platforms appear prominently on their on hardware.
No conspiracy; just find it funny.
@gwardojones Maybe at first glance, but like I said, it's a streaming app, it would be weird for them to only push Xbox content. Because if you think about it, they're trying to compete with Twitch, so limiting the exposure of certain games isn't going to help them with that.
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