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July 30, 2015

Nintendo Planning a Subscription Box Service Rumor

by Justin Berube - 8:37 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: MCVUK

Who doesn't love Nintendo merchandise?

Nintendo is rumored to be planning to sell a subscription box service off their online store in the UK.

The service will be known as "N-Box" and each box will come to customers full of random Nintendo goodies, similar to other subscription box services out there. It is said that this upcoming service will start in September and customers can buy one box, or a subscription that lasts three, six, or twelve months.

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Final Fantasy Explorers Localization Announced 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:52 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: SquareEnix Facebook

The hunting action/Final Fantasy fusion is coming into a loaded field.

Final Fantasy Explorers will hit the 3DS in January 2016.

The hunting action title, released in Japan last December, will come out in North America on January 26, with a European release to follow on 29 January. The game allows you to play as classic Final Fantasy characters and Lightning to take down large monsters and save the Grand Crystal.

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Nintendo Downloads - July 30, 2015 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:33 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Even though this update has a lot of sucking, don't sleep on the crossbuy adventure.

Before we begin today, just a public service announcement: If for some reason you have a North American game code from the late Club Nintendo, you have until midnight Pacific tomorrow night to use that code.

The last download update of the month is quite a busy one for North America. On the Wii... Read more...

New Smash Bros Update Details Including Approximate Time WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 3:43 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: SmashBrosJP Twitter

Also coming: Two beloved RPG characters get Mii costumes, as well as the greatest threat to America.

As promised last night, there are more details of the content in the Smash update.

The Smash Bros JP Twitter has updated with news that the Youtube uploads will also upload to Miiverse. In addition, three new Mii costumes were revealed: Honey bears (pictured below) for the Gunner, Flying Man (Earthbound series) for the Brawler and Lloyd Irving from Tales of Symphonia as the Swordsman.

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July 29, 2015

Australia And New Zealand To Take Part In Nindies @ Home WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:54 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Vooks

Though their version is slightly different than North America and Europe's.

Australia and New Zealand didn't get to participate in the Nindies @ Home promotion during E3, but they'll get to do their own version starting tomorrow.

First reported by the Australian specialists at Vooks, the ANZ version of the program will run with three games each week for the next three weeks. Downloading the demos will still provide the 15% off the final product.

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Nintendo Financials Show Updated Release Schedule WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 2:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Zelda Wii U: Confirmed to have no release date at this time.

Nintendo has issued a supplementary statement to their 1st fiscal quarter financials which includes the traditional updated release schedule.

Although most of the games were already revealed, Project Guard is now listed as a 2016 elease while Project Giant Robot, which previously listed as 1st half of 2015, is now showing a TBA release date. This confirms that Platinum is working to turn Guard into a full game as was announced at E3.

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Three Kirby Games Coming To Wii U This Week In North America

by Donald Theriault - 10:15 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo America Twitter

UPDATED: Thanks to the ESRB, we know which ones will be added.

UPDATE: The ESRB has added listings for Kirby 64, Kirby Squeak Squad and Kirby Return to Dreamland, which indicates they will be the three games in question. The original story is below.

A lot of classic Kirby will be coming to the Wii U in North America this week to celebrate the pink ball's birthday.

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Super Mario Maker Details: Amiibo Availability, Controllers And Capacity WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 4:35 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Could there finally be a use for that Pikachu Amiibo?

The Japanese website for Super Mario Maker has updated with a bunch of new information about the titles.

The main feature is the "Costume Mario" that shows off several of Mario's transformations including Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Kirby and Isabelle from Animal Crossing. A separate update to the Amiibo... Read more...

Super Smash Bros Update Launches July 31 In Japan WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:27 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Smash Brothers JP Twiiter

Including the return of a much-abused Lord... in Mii costume form.

The next Smash Bros update will launch before the week is out.

The update will drop on July 31 in Japan, with NA/Europe/Australia times to be announced shortly. Among the features of the update are the long-promised Tournament mode, replay uploading and support for the classic Super Smash Bros stages Peach's Castle and Hyrule Castle from the N64 version.

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Nintendo Financial Results Beat Expectations WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:17 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Investor Relations

The first financial quarter is a success thanks to kids and squids.

Nintendo has released their financial results for the 1st quarter of the fiscal year, and it's a profitable one.

Nintendo brought in profit of 8.3bn yen in the quarter (US$67m, all figures rounded), on the back of a slight operating profit of 1.1bn yen (US$9m) and 90bn yen (US$729m) in revenue. This was ahead of analyst expectations according to Nikkei, who had estimated a 125m yen loss.

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July 28, 2015

Meta Knight Statue Pre-orders Open

by Justin Berube - 10:39 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: First 4 Figures, First 4 Figures

First 4 Figures fully reveals their upcoming statue and opens pre-orders.

First 4 Figures has fully revealed their upcoming Meta Knight statue and have opened pre-orders. Both a Standard and Exclusive version of the collectable are being offered.

Both versions of Meta Knight are 16 inches tall. The Standard version is no frills, limited to 1,000 pieces, and costs $239.99.... Read more...

Dragon Quest XI Announced for Nintendo 3DS, Considering NX NX3DS

by Bryan Rose - 2:32 am PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Youtube, Twitter

More slime filled adventures await in the future!

Square Enix in a video presentation today announced the next main entry in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI, for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as the Playstation 4 and Nintendo's upcoming system, currently codenamed the NX.

Footage was shown of the 3DS version during the event. This version... Read more...

July 27, 2015

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Bundles Announced for UK and Australia 3DSWiiU

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 7:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo UK, Nintendo Australia

These New 3DS bundles sure are pretty!

Nintendo fans in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand will get the chance to design homes for their favorite Animal Crossing characters on a brand-new Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer edition New 3DS XL or a white New 3DS system with an exclusive set of Animal Crossing cover plates. Both bundles... Read more...

Major Splatoon Update Comes August 5 WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 4:47 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: SplatoonJP Twitter

Includes a tag team match for the players, and some road construction.

The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account has announced a massive content update for August 6, with the update landing on August 5 in North America.

According to a translation provided by @Cheesemeister3k the update will include new weapons and items, as well as private matches and a new tag team match function.

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July 24, 2015

Splatoon Commercial Shows Weapons, Stages And Rainmaker Mode WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Youtube

The best use of a bucket since Mario and Wario,

A new Japanese commercial for Splatoon shows some upcoming elements for the shooter.

In addition to showing the Rainmaker mode, the commercial shows a gun in the style of a gatling gun, as well as a paint bucket being used to spread paint. The gatling gun was found in previously mined data, but the paint bucket appears to be new.

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Nintendo Announces TVii is Coming to an End this August in North America WiiU

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 7:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Nintendo (via Miiverse)

The Wii U service never lived up to its potential, anyway.

The TVii service is no more.

Nintendo announced today via Miiverse that the Wii U’s forgettable TVii service will be discontinued in North America on August 11th, 2015 at 3:00 PM PST. The app has been sitting on North American Wii U systems since shortly after launch. The service was delayed in Europe for years and eventually cancelled.

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Meta Knight Statue From First 4 Figures Announced

by Justin Berube - 6:19 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: First 4 Figures Facebook Page

This big bad Meta Knight will scare the garbage out of your Amiibo.

A new Meta Knight statue from First 4 Figures has been revealed. Pre-orders for the new collectable will go live on July 28th on First4Figures.com. Further information, such as pricing and edition size, will be revealed at that time.

Meta Knight is the second statue First 4 Figures has produced in the Kirby line. Previously the company has released Sword Kirby in both the Standard and Exclusive variants.

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Major Elliot Quest Update Coming WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 4:37 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: PlayEveryWhere

Along with a sale and a new version

Some major changes are coming to Elliot Quest, with the first of them hitting next week.

The first will come down as an update on July 30, when the game will add support for Miiverse journals which appear to launch July 29, and 20 Miiverse stamps. The update will be accompanied by a 15% off sale in both North America and Europe.

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July 23, 2015

Splatoon Update: Camp Triggerfish Map Arrives Tomorrow WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:19 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Squid Research

I suspect the E-Liter will be popular here, what with all the camping involved.

The newest Splatoon stage comes tomorrow night, and is well timed for summer camp.

Camp Triggerfish will launch squidkids into bases separated from the rest of the map by water and a series of bridges. Turf War matches will see floodgates go down with a minute left on the clock, while ranked matches will see the gates down at all times.

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Mighty No 9 Possibly Delayed At Retail? RumorWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:50 am PDT
Total comments: 1

Multiple sources are showing a 2016 release for the crowdfunded successor.

Multiple retail outlets are now showing the physical version of Mighty No 9 with a 2016 release date.

The following websites have updated their release dates for Mighty No 9 to "December 31, 2016": Amazon (both US and Canada), GameStop, EB Games, GameFly, Walmart (US/Canada), Best Buy (Canada). As of press time, Best Buy's US site and Target still show the game with the previous September 15 release date.

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