Category Archives: Nintendo
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Sakurai has taken to Miiverse to announce an announcement! There will be a new character revealed on the official Smash Bros. website, Monday, July 14, 7:00 am PST (10:00 am EST, 4:00 pm CET). Check out Sakurai’s Tweet below.
Nintendo’s also offering a trio of titles for sale this week, Nintendo Pocket Football Club on the 3DS eShop for €11.79/£10.79 until July 13, 2014, and for those who only own either NES Remix or NES Remix 2, players can pick up the second title for €6.99/£6.29 until July 24, 2014. Shin’en’s Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai can be picked up on the 3DS eShop for €4.99/£4.25 until July 24, 2014. Get the full details below.
Mario Kart 8 Sold 512,467 Copies in Japan for the Month of June & McDonald’s Toys are Part of Nintendo’s Licensing Business
Famitsu and Kadokawa has revealed Mario Kart 8 sold 512,467 copies in Japan for the entire month of June, according to Senior Research Analyst David Gibson. Furthermore, the recently launched Mario Kart 8 themed Happy Meal toys currently available at McDonald’s are part of Nintendo’s licensing business mentioned back in February.
Nintendo of America has announced two free new puzzles will be released every month for their Wii U eShop title Pushmo World. Their first puzzle Game Time is now available for download, while Watering Can will be released at a later date.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U director Masahiro Sakura has released a new Wii U screenshot highlighting the character models for Mega Man.EXE and Mega Man Volnutt. Sakurai also included a new character trophy for Mega Man X in his latest post.
A recent update to Miiverse now allow users to embed and share Miiverse postings to any website. Users will only need to locate and click on “Embed this Post” at the bottom of the Miiverse post, then copy and paste the code to any site.
This week’s North American eShop update features indie titles Armillo and Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition for the Wii U, and Squids Odyssey for the 3DS. Nintendo has also released a free demo for Tomodachi Life on the 3DS eShop for anyone to try out their quirky title.
ATLUS has launched a sale for Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey IV: The Legends of Titan on the 3DS eShop, the sale will start on July 7, 2014 and end on July 21, 2014. Get the full details below.
Koei Tecmo has revealed four of five GAMECITY exclusive postcards previously mentioned as pre-order bonuses for anyone who orders any edition of Hyrule Warriors directly from GAMECITY. The four revealed postcards features Link, Impa, Zelda, and Lana, while a fifth character will be revealed later.
Nintendo Downloads EU (7/3/14) – Armillo, Chibi-Robo, Squids Odyssey, Guacamelee, & Pokémon Art Academy lead
This week’s European eShop update features a trio of highly anticipated indie titles, Armillo and Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition for the Wii U console, and Squids Odyssey offered as the very first Cross Buy title for both 3DS and Wii U platforms.
Nintendo will also be offering a couple of 3DS titles on the eShop this week, Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! and Pokémon Art Academy. Get the full details below.
Nintendo of Europe has released a new notice on the Nintendo France Twitter page indicating Shigeru Miyamoto is unable to attend Japan Expo 2014 due to the health of his father. Miyamoto was supposed to attend the Japan Expo event on July 4, 2014.
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour Announced for Washington on August 15 & Philadelphia on September 19
The Pokémon Company has announced a live orchestral concert tour featuring music from the Pokémon series in Washington, DC on August 15, 2014, and Philadelphia, PA on September 19, 2014. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will feature new musical arrangements from nearly 20 years of Pokémon history. Check below for more details and ticket information.
Kit and Krysta will be starting a new Nintendo Minute feature to focus on their monthly favorite 3DS and Wii U eShop titles. For the month of June, Shovel Knight, Child of Light, Pushmo World, Night Sky, and many more are featured in this video.
Prepare to dig up graves for your enemies as Shovel Knight officially graces the 3DS and Wii U eShop this week. This week’s eShop update also include new Baseball and Boxing additions for Wii Sports Club for the Wii U, and Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse for both 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console.
Atlus has launched a sale for their 3DS titles on the eShop starting today, the sale will end on July 7, 2014. Until July 8, 2014, Nordic Games’ titles including Darksiders II are also discounted on the Wii U. Get the full details below.
Bayonetta 2 Director Details How Nintendo Helped Improve the Game and Interest in Future Collaborations
Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto conducted an interview with CVG during this month’s E3, and he mentioned how Nintendo helped improved the upcoming Wii U exclusive title during the collaboration. Hashimoto even mentioned he would love to work with Nintendo again in the future. Check out the entire CVG interview below.
Tecmo Koei released an official Hyrule Warriors gameplay video featuring Zelda battling with her magically summoned rapier, shield and bow. The video highlights Zelda’s speedy attacks, as she quickly disposes her enemies with the rapier and bow.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently revealed he has underwent surgery last week due to a growth in his bile duct, which was discovered during one of his routine examinations. This discovery also prevented Iwata from attending this year’s E3 2014 event.
Iwata released this information in a personal letter to shareholders today, and indicated the detection of this growth was luckily in it’s early stages and he didn’t suffer from any symptoms, although he was advised to undergo immediate surgery.
On June 20, 2014, UK courts officially ruled in favor of Philips in their patent infringement case against Nintendo. It appears Nintendo’s not stepping away from this fight, since Games Industry International received an official statement from the company stating plans to file an appeal against the judgement.
UK court judge Colin Birss has ruled in favor of Royal Philips involving hand gesture and motion recognition patents against Nintendo’s Wii devices today. Birss said Nintendo has infringed on two of Philips’ patents, although a third patent involving modeling a body in a virtual space was not violated by the company.