Category Archives: Nintendo

PE Nintendo – Live Q&A This Saturday at 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST – I want your Questions!


I’ll be hosting a live Q&A on my PE Nintendo channel, on Saturday April 19th, at 2PM EST. I’ll have the question app on the Google plus stream so you can ask me a question there, or you can put a question below if you can’t make it to the live stream. I’ll still be doing a PE X Nintendo, it just might come a little later than usual. Make sure to Subscribe to my PE Nintendo channel to get the notification of when the stream starts.

Koji Igarashi’s Games will Focus on the Consoles & Handhelds

Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow

Koji Igarashi has stated that he is focused on bringing games to users who primarily game on consoles and dedicated handhelds. 

The Year of Luigi Ends Today


Nintendo of Europe has tweeted that ‘The Year of Luigi’ will end today. Luigi deserves a long break after working for a year straight.

Nintendo will Attend Gamescom 2014

Hyrule Warriors CC

Nintendo has revealed that they will be attending Gamescom 2014 this August. Major third-party studios like Konami, Bandai Namco, EA, and Activision are also expected to be there. Sony and Microsoft will take their usual posts at the event as well. Gamescom 2014 takes place in Cologne, Germany from August 13th-17th. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: PC Games

Pokemon Battle Trozei European Pricing and Release Date Announced by Nintendo

Pokemon Battle Trozei

Nintendo of Europe and UK Twitter accounts has announced the pricing and date for Pokemon Battle Trozei on the Nintendo 3DS. The game will be available in Europe on March 13th, 2014 for £7.19/€7.99. This will be a eShop download only. The North American site for the game is also live. Via: GoNintendo, Thanks Anti for the tip!

More Details on Sonic Boom’s Co-op and Wii U Gamepad Features at E3 2014

Sonic Boom

Players anxious to learn more about Sonic Boom’s co-op and Wii U Gamepad integration are going to have to wait till E3 2014. This is according to Sonic Boom’s Lead developer Bob Rafei. In an interview with GameZone, Rafei re-confirmed co-op and unique Gamepad features, but said we’ll have to wait for E3 for more details. Get a Snippet of the interview below. 

Retro Studios on Metroid “If the Fans Keep Asking, Maybe We’ll Answer”


Retro Studios CEO Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe have discussed a variety of topics with USGamer. Tenabe details how he hates tutorials, while Kelbaugh touches on Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze’s difficulty and Metroid.

Nintendo Announced the “Egg-Cellent” Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL for Release on March 14th

Yoshi 3DS XL

Nintendo has officially announced the Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system. Get the official press release below, as well as information on the Yoshi’s New Island.

Retro Studios Calls Wii U a “Powerhouse”, Confirms a new Game is in Development


Retro Studios CEO Michael Kelbaugh feels the Wii U has been getting the short end of the stick when it comes to discussing the systems power. Kelbaugh says the Wii U is a “powerhouse,” then goes on to say developers have more than enough power to make great games on it. Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe also confirmed the team is working on a new game, its been in development for several months now. Hear what Michael Kelbaugh said below. 

Road to E3 2014: Why I want Bravely Default on Wii U


I’m about 15-20 hours into Bravely Default on the 3DS. Square Enix and Nintendo have struck gold, the game is amazing…..HOWEVER….I think the franchise needs to make the jump to the bring screen for Wii U. Subscribe to my PE Reviews channel for more great content.

Road to E3 2014: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem on Wii U

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
My experience with the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem franchises. Plus I discuss what Nintendo will do with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for Wii U at E3 2014. Subscribe to my PE Reviews Channel for more great videos.


Aqua Moto Racing Utopia set for Wii U, Online Multiplayer Confirmed


Tired of waiting for Wave Race from Nintendo? You Might want to check out Aqua Moto Racing Utopia on the Wii U eShop later this year. Developer Zordix has confirmed the game will come to the Wii U eShop with extra features. Local and Online multiplayer is confirmed, new tech has also been built in for the water physics. Zordix CEO Matti Larsson discussed the matter a bit on their site.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze – Playeressence Review

DKC-Review PE Revew

Check out Playeressence’s official video review of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze on Wii U. Subscribe to my PE Reviews channel to get all of our content first.

Some Sam’s Club Locations are Selling the Wii U for Under $150


You might want to give your local Sam’s Club a call because reports are coming in some stores are selling old Wii U stock for under $150. Somebody who purchased this extremely cheap Wii U from Sam’s Club posted a picture of their receipt online. 

Smash Bros Wii U Zelda vs. Zelda (Brawl Wii) – Screenshot Comparison

Super Smash Zelda

Check out this comparison short of Princess Zelda on Super Smash Bros for Wii U vs Super Smash Bros Brawl. 

Pretendo Direct 2.25.2014 – Mizzah Tee


Tee gives his impressions on the latest Nintendo Direct FOOS! Subscribe to Mizzah Tee for more great videos.

Steel Diver Sub Wars Multiplayer Trailer


Nintendo has released a brand new trailer for Steel Diver: Sub Wars online multiplayer. Check it out below.

Amazon Japan – Sonic & All Stars Racing on PS3 and Wii U Pre-Orders on the Rise


Unlike Europe and North America, Japan did not get Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed back in 2012. The Japanese version is coming out this Spring for the Wii U and PS3. The good news is the both versions are in the top 10 for Amazon pre-orders. Check out the full list yourself here. Thanks Darkgamer001 for the tip!

Subscribe to my PE Reviews Channel on YouTube for all of PE’s Content!


I’ve been getting multiple emails asking me why I stopped making videos on my YouTube Channel. Long-story short, its been compromised and trolls have negatively affected Playeressence because of it. I’ll be making a video on the matter shortly. In the meantime, make sure you subscribe to my new PE Reviews channel to get all of our content first. 

Amazon – Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for $25


Amazon has discounted Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on the Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC to $24.99. Grab your copy here. If you want to hear what I have to say on the matter to Wii U owners, hit the link.

Did You Know Gaming ‘Voice Acting’ – Nintendo Characters


Check out this Did You Know Gaming on Nintendo’s character voices. This one is quite awesome. It talks about Nobuyuki Hiyama, the voice of Link from the Legend of Zelda games, and many other characters. 

Hullbreach Uncloaked will have DLC, new Screenshot, and no Release date yet


In a new Interview with Nintendo Life, Hullbreach Studios stated their newest game Hullbreach Uncloaked, will offer DLC to users. There is also no current release window, as the team is still working on multiple aspects of the game. Check out the new screenshot below.

Monolith Soft’s X – Gameplay Analysis w/ Chuggaaconroy! (Secrets & Hidden Details – Wii U)

Monolith Soft X

The guys from GameXplain break down the latest combat video from Monolith Soft’s X in this new video. Check it out below.

Wii U – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Reviews Trailer

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

Nintendo has released a brand new reviews trailer for Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze on the Wii U. Check it out below. 

Sonic Boom is a Return to the Action Adventure Genre

Sonic Boom Knuckles Punch

SEGA Stephen Frost discussed Sonic Boom in a new Behind the Scenes look at the game today. He has stated that Sonic Boom is a “return to the action adventure genre.” While Speed is an important component of Sonic Boom, Frost says the team will be doing a few different twists on Speed to “surprise fans.” Check out the full video here. 

SEGA Releases a Behind the Scenes look into Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom - Tails

SEGA has just released a brand new behind the scenes look at the Sonic Boom video game and animated TV series. There are some interesting details in this one. Bob Rafei also talks about taking up the Sonic franchise. 

Official Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel Revealed by GAME, up for Pre-order

Mario Kart 8

GAME has revealed the official Mario Kart 8 racing wheel for the Wii U. The Wheel will run you £9.99, you can pre-order it right now. Get the official description below.

Let’s Play Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Part 2) “Gimme that Dixie!”


Francis continues his playthrough of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze on Wii U! And as a side note…..Dixie is awesome!

Register a Select game get Pokemon X or Y for free

Pokemon X and Y

Nintendo has announced a brand new promotion for US and Canadian residence that can net you a free download code of Pokemon X or Pokemon Y. Details below.

Wii U eShop Charts (2/25/14) – Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Leads

Donkey Kong Coutry Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze was the best-selling game on the Wii U eShop Charts this past week. The game edged out Wind Waker HD and Super Mario World for the top spot. Get the full top 20 below.

Nintendo 3DS eShop Charts: Bravely Default Captures the Trifecta


Nintendo has updated their eShop sales for the past week, and Bravely Default finds itself as the number one best-selling game for the third week in a row. Bravely Default edged out Attack of the Friday Monsters and Liberation Maiden for the top spot. Get the rest of the top 20 below.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call – New Gameplay Videos

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Square Enix has released a host of new gameplay videos on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. Check them out below.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Screenshot Shows off the Ring

Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Check out this brand new screenshot for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It shows Bowser and Mario facing of in a boxing/wrestling ring.