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December 8, 2016

Super Mario Run, Breath Of The Wild Switch Shown On Jimmy Fallon Show SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 11:57 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: The Tonight Show

And Miyamoto played with The Roots.

Reggie Fils-Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto helped steal the show last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

In addition to showing footage of Super Mario Run and announcing demos for the game at Apple stores, Fils-Aime also produced a Nintendo Switch which showed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild playable.

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Preorders Opening Soon For Orchestral Ocarina Of Time Soundtrack Vinyl WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 10:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: iam8bit

iam8bit's package to bring the melodic heat of Hyrule.

A new orchestral soundtrack recording for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be opening preorders shortly from iam8bit.

The $40 package will feature the music of Ocarina of Time recorded with a 64-piece orchestra, stamped onto a 180g colored heavyweight vinyl. The art for the package will feature art from noted Zelda fan artist Ryan Brinkerhoff, as well as a diecut Ocarina window, gold foil Triforce stamps and gatefold vista artwork.

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Nintendo Downloads - December 8, 2016 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Three solid Virtual Console releases this week.

North America will see the Animal Crossing update rolled into the main game this week with the switch to Welcome Amiibo happening on the eShop. Since the game's a Nintendo Select, it's still an inexpensive way to get into the series. The biggest title on the eShop this week is Teslapunk - no relation to 2014 eShop hit Teslagrad - an intriguing looking vertical-scrolling shooter.

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December 7, 2016

Pokemon Go Officially Expanding Monster Set: Details December 12 Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:11 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Niantic

So instead of 50,000 Pidgey, you'll get 50,000 Hoothoot.

The Pokédex for Pokémon Go will be expanding shortly.

Niantic announced today that "more Pokémon" will be coming to the popular mobile game, with details to be announced Monday (December 12). This appears to be separate from partnership agreements being announced today with companies like Starbucks and Sprint.

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December 5, 2016

Third BOXBOY Game Announced In Japan: Will End The Series 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:13 pm PST
Total comments: 30 Source: Nintendo

And a rollup release at retail as well.

The BOXBOY series will end - for now - in Japan this February.

Nintendo announced "Goodbye! BoxBoy!" for the 3DS eShop today, along with a special physical release of the three games, a soundtrack and a new BOXBOY amiibo. The eShop release will be February 2 in Japan for 680 yen, while the physical release will be the same day for 3456 yen.

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Magearna Released For Pokemon Sun And Moon In North America 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 9:56 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Pokemon Company

A QR code grants a legend.

The mythical Pokémon Magearna has been released for Pokémon Sun and Moon, with no time limit for picking it up.

Using the game's QR Scanner application with the code below following the first credit roll will send Magearna to the antique store in the game's first city. It will come at level 50, and will hold a Bottle Cap item for Hyper Training.

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December 2, 2016

30th Anniversary Zelda Amiibo Functions Revealed For Breath Of The Wild SwitchWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:27 pm PST
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

So you bought the Toon pack? Enjoy unlimited seafood and salad.

Following the news from the Game Awards last night, Nintendo revealed the functionality for the 30th anniversary Zelda Amiibo in Breath of the Wild today.

Each of the four new Amiibo will drop a particular kind of item, along with a chance at a treasure chest:

8-Bit Link will drop barrels, which... Read more...

December 1, 2016

Pokémon Go, Breath Of The Wild Emerge Victorious At 2016 Game Awards SwitchMobiWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 8:18 pm PST
Total comments: 14 Source: The Game Awards

A couple of early wins for Nintendo at tonight's ceremony.

The 2016 Game Awards saw Nintendo pick up three awards out of the nominations.

Pokémon Go captured the Best Mobile/Handheld Game (over Severed, Monster Hunter Generations and Fire Emblem Fates) and Best Family Game (over Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Skylanders Imaginators). The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was voted most anticipated game.

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New Details Announced For Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:44 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Yacht Club Games

The world exclusive from the 2016 Game Awards

New footage for the second of three Shovel Knight expansions was released tonight at the 2016 Game Awards.

The footage for the Specter Knight campaign "Specter of Torment" shows that the game is being built from the ground up and is a standalone prequel to the 2014 independent hit. Specter Knight will be responsible for the recruitment of Shovel Knight's villians, the Order of No Quarter.

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We're Running Monthly Giveaways on Patreon! Site News

by Carmine Red - 1:43 pm PST
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We're passionate about Nintendo games AND Nintendo goodies! Every month a new prize, and no purchase required!

Nintendo World Report wouldn't be here and wouldn't be able to do what we do without you, our fans, readers, and fellow Nintendo enthusiasts. Your support and patronage keeps us going and keeps us passionate.

By way of thanks, and sharing that all consuming passion even more, we're starting a... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - December 1, 2016 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:13 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Twelve working days until the editor gets a vacation.

It's a light week for North America on the new release front, but between Pokemon and the sales you're probably full anyway. The biggest release is Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS - read Daan's review before plopping down the cash. There's a New 3DS stick-and-nub (twin stick) shooter in Hyperlight EX, which has shades of Geometry Wars, while the Virtual Console gets Advance Wars: Dual Strike.

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November 30, 2016

Pokemon Sun And Moon Biggest First Week Sales In Nintendo History For Europe, Americas 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 7:49 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo UK

A ten million worldwide shipment may not be enough. UPDATED WITH AMERICAN REGION NUMBERS

Early returns for Pokémon Sun and Moon are setting records in some territories.

Nintendo UK has reported the first week sales of the newest Pokémon main series games crossed 1.5 million in Europe, with over 368,000 of them in the UK alone. This is the biggest launch week for any Nintendo title, regardless of system, in Europe

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November 29, 2016

Stardew Valley Moving To Switch: Wii U Version Cancelled Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:22 pm PST
Total comments: 12 Source: Chucklefish Ltd

Life on the farm will be a little bit more portable.

The planned Wii U version of Stardew Valley has been moved to the Nintendo Switch.

In a post on the game's blog, the developer confirmed the release dates for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions while noting "Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch."

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Nintendo Outlines Partnership With Universal Studios Including Three Theme Parks

by Donald Theriault - 6:25 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Is there any room left in Orlando? Let's find out.

Nintendo has given additional details about their partnership with Universal Studios, including sections in three parks over the next several years.

The Universal Studios parks in Los Angeles (Hollywood), Orlando and Osaka will each receive theme parks over the next few years, with the aim to provide... Read more...

November 28, 2016

Game Awards To Feature Breath Of The Wild Footage, eShop Sale WiiUSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 4:02 pm PST
Total comments: 9 Source: TheGameAwards

Whether or not the footage portends a Most Anticipated Game win is still to be determined.

The Game Awards will once again feature a legendary appearance.

Nintendo of America confirmed that new footage for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will appear at The Game Awards on Thursday evening. It will mark the game's second appearance at the show in its modern incarnation, following off-screen footage being shown at the first show in 2014.

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Super Famicom Wars, Live A Live and More Hit 3DS eShop in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 5:44 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: NCL

The second batch celebrating all things Super Famicom hit Nintendo's handheld today.

Following up on last week’s release of Super Famicom games on the New Nintendo 3DS, six more titles were released on the Virtual Console service today in Japan. The titles released today are Kirby KiraKira Kids, Super Famicom Wars, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, Mario’s Super Picross, Pop’n TwinBee and Live A Live. This brings the total number of available Super Famicom games on the 3DS to 37.

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November 24, 2016

Nintendo Downloads - November 24, 2016 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:11 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

With most of the Black Friday madness dealt with, let's talk things for the weekend.

North America has a couple of odder titles in the "new content" category this week. The Wii U gets the Metroid-like Exile's End, a recent jumper from the PlayStations courtesy of XSEED (see Zach's review), while the 3DS ups its RPG power level one last time (for this year) with Dragon Ball Fusions. Stupid dance not included, but that's what the sales are for.

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November 23, 2016

Pokemon Go Ditto Confirmed, Thanksgiving Event and More! Mobi

by Kimberly Keller - 4:09 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Niantic

It's been a busy week down at Niantic.

Pokémon Go received a slew of announcements this week in anticipation of the holiday season. In just a couple days, a Thanksgiving event was announced, Ditto appeared, CP levels were adjusted and the Nearby feature was expanded.

Last night, players were finally able to catch Ditto, an addition... Read more...

November 22, 2016

Lego City: Undercover Switches From Exclusive To Multiplatform SwitchWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 10:18 am PST
Total comments: 11 Source: WB Games

The former Radio Free Nintendo Retroactive title will be coming to the Switch, among other things.

An early Wii U exclusive will be coming to the Switch and other platforms next year.

WB Games tweeted today that Lego City: Undercover would launch on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam next year.

Join the Chase! LEGO CITY Undercover is looking for new recruits on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, Nintendo Switch™ and STEAM® in Spring 2017. pic.twitter.com/D1YJpmFKIR

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November 21, 2016

More Super Famicom Titles Hit New 3DS in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 6:40 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: NCL

Here's to 26 years of Super Famicom!

Seven Super Famicom titles hit the (New) Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service today in Japan as part of a two week celebration marking the classic 16-bit console’s 26th anniversary. Super Punch Out!!, Super Castlevania IV, Mega Man X3, Final Fight 2, Final Fight 3, Romancing SaGa and Tactics Ogre:... Read more...

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