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Nintendo’s Featureless Updates stop with the NX… I Think

Stability update x 100! New features x 0! More »

Splatoon July NPD Sales hit 85K, Splatoon 2 on NX

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Nintendo’s Featureless Updates stop with the NX… I Think | PlayerEssence


For the past decade Nintendo has gotten real use to releasing new firmware updates that DON’T add any new features to their home consoles. I think this trend stops with the Nintendo NX. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

The Legend of Legacy: Meurs and Bianca


Atlus has released the first English trailer for The Legend of Legacy on 3DS. It details Meurs and Bianca.

Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light tops 15 Million Downloads (Mobile)


Mobile title Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light has crossed 15 million downloads worldwide. Square Enix announced the good news today in a press release. Via: VGChartz

Super Smash Bros. Wii U – Tournament Mode (Zelda) | shofu


Watch shofu flaunt his Zelda skills in Super Smash Bros. Wii U’s tournament mode.

Splatoon Sells 85K in July, Sales Cross 540k in North America

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Nintendo has announced that Splatoon sales have crossed 540,000 units in North America. The new IP sold nearly 85,000 units in July for North America, when you combine digital and retail sales. Splatoon is easily one of Nintendo’s most successful new IP’s.  Via: NeoGAF

Ironfall Invasion Pulled from the eShop


Nintendo has pulled Ironfall Invasion from the European and American eShops due to a piracy exploit. No word on when it is coming back. Via: GoNintendo

Ittle Dew 2 Announced for PC


Ittle Dew 2 is has been announced for PC. Check out the first teaser trailer below. Ittle Dew eventually came to Wii U, so lets hope the sequel comes as well.

Source: Ludosity AB

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend – Debut Screenshots look Great

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Koei Temco has shown off the first screenshots for Arslan: The Warriors of Legend. The title is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PS3 in North America in early 2016. Japan is getting the game on October 1st, 2015. Via: Gematsu

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Screenshots look Quite Nice


Check out these brand new screenshots for Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on Wii U. The game is launching later this year.

Via: Nintendo Everything

New Xbox One Dashboard Coming this Fall, Chatpad Announced


Microsoft is pulling out all the stops with the Xbox One. And this fall, the new redesigned dashboard is coming. There will be a host of changes and improvements. Get the full details below.

  • There will be a new Community section that features an upgraded Activity Feed and Trending on Xbox Live section. It is possible to browse and explore the most popular topics on Xbox Live.
  • There will also be a new Watch section that will be available in select regions. All movie and TV apps will be in one place including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and HBO GO.
  • The OneGuide is going to be updated based on feedback from users. It will be faster and the full screen mode will show more channels at once.  There will also be picture-in-picture while browsing the guide.
  • The Store is getting updated as well, so it should be easier to find games. There will be four areas in the store – Games, Movies and TV, Apps, and Music.

Microsoft is also releasing a new chatpad that hooks into the bottom of the Xbox One controller. It will work with Windows 10 as well. The pad will cost $34.99 and launches on November 3rd.

Via: VGChartz

The Legend of Legacy Boasts Gameplay Improvements for Western Launch


The Legend of Legacy is out in Japan, but launching in late 2015 and early 2016 for America and Europe respectively. Get some gameplay details for the 3DS RPG below.

Key Features:

  • Seven Unique Perspectives – Each character in The Legend of Legacy has their own motivation for exploring Avalon, and their individual conclusion at the story’s resolution. Play through as each character to see them all!
  • Combats Gets Classless – Managing formations to instruct specific combat roles instead of fixed classes adds a different level of challenge for battle enthusiasts.
  • Legendary Development – Illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi (SaGa series), renowned composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa, Final Fantasy XIII), writer Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger), game designer Kyoji Koizumi (SaGa series), and Masataka Matsuura (999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors) all come together to create this brand new experience.
  • Balance for the West – Based on user feedback following the Japanese release, several gameplay adjustments were made to enhance the gameplay. More details to come later!

Via: MNN

Razor Aquires OUYA, but has no Plans to use the name


Razor has finished their buyout of Android based micro-console company OUYA. The terms of the buyout were not disclosed,  but Razor has no plans to keep the console or name of OUYA around. Instead,  they plan to migrate existing users to their new Android console.

“In the near future, Razer will be providing existing Ouya users with a clear path of migration to the more advanced Forge TV micro-console and Serval controller bundle. Razer’s intention is to allow Ouya users to bring their games, controllers, and accounts to the Cortex TV platform on the Forge microconsole, advancing the experience of Android gaming on TV that they have previously enjoyed.

Additionally, Razer is planning deep product discounts for incoming Ouya users to purchase Razer hardware, and a spate of freebies, giveaways, and promotions to enjoy on their new Forge consoles.”

Source: VGchartz

Red ASH The Indelible Legend is well Short of its Funding goal


With about a week left to go on KickStarter, Keiji Inafune’s Red Ash The Indelible Legend, is well short of its funding goal. Comcept was asking for $800,000 to bring the spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends to life, and they at about $500,000. The PS4 stretch goal is set at $1 Million. Source: KickStarter

Did You Know Gaming – Guitar Hero


Check out this new Did You Know Gaming on Guitar Hero.

Source: DYKG

Dragon Quest XI Logo Leaked, will be Revealed Tomorrow

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Square Enix is set to reveal Dragon Quest XI tomorrow during a live presentation at 4:30 AM ET / 1:30 AM ET on YouTube. The Dragon Quest XI logo has been leaked online from a variety of sources.

Via: Nintendo EverythingSource 1, Source 2, Source 3

PE X Nintendo #86 | Skylanders Graphics, Devil’s Third, Summer Droughts & more!

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This post will be stuck for the top for a bit, new articles will be posted below. 

Francis from PlayerEssence breaks down the week’s best Nintendo news and gives his take on the Wii U’s summer drought in the main topic. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Rare Replay Pre-Order Trailer tugs on the Nostalgia w/ a Catchy Tune


Check out the pre-order trailer for Rare Replay on Xbox One. You get 30 classic RAREware games from $30.

Source: Xbox

Armada wins EVO 2015 in Super Smash Bros. Melee


Sweden’s Armada has won EVO 2015 vs. Liquid’s Hungrybox. Armada used Fox to beat Hungrybox’s Jigglypuff without a bracket reset. Congrats to Armada as he is the EVO 2015 champion in Melee!

Tengami Sales Breakdown (iOS, Wii U, PC/Mac)

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Nyamyam has revealed their sales numbers for Tengami across all platforms. The iOS version topped the list with 196,000 copies sold. The Wii U, PC/Mach sold 11,000 units respectively. Via: Nintendo Everything

GameStop Summer Sales: Mortal Kombat X $39.99, Far Cry 4 $19.99 & New 3DS Deal & more


The GameStop Summer Sale is upon us! Check out hot deals such as Mortal Kombat X for $39.99, Far Cry 4 for $19.99 and the whole Uncharted collection on PS3 for $9.99. See all the deals here

Honor Satoru Iwata by Playing These 5 Games


Nintendo fans are finding unique and amazing ways to honor Nintendo’s late president, Satoru Iwata. Iwata had a major role in shaping Nintendo’s past and present, check out these five games you can play to honor him.

5. Pokemon Gold and Silver

4. Pokemon Stadium

3. Super Smash Bros. Melee & 64

2. EarthBound

1. Ballon Fight

More details on what Iwata did for each game at Mashable.