August 29, 2016

North America To Get "Galaxy" New 3DSXL 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 9:23 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo America


Following the release of Federation Force and a faceplate compatible New 3DS, Nintendo of America is launching an intergalactic New 3DSXL.

The "Galaxy" or "Milky Way" design is shipping to stores now, according to the announcement made by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amie on the company's Twitter account. The new design will retail for the same $199.99/$249.99.


Renegade Kid Partnership Dissolves; Two New Developers Form 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 8:31 am PDT
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A clean division of existing properties will follow.

After a decade of operation, the Renegade Kid partnership has been dissolved.

Company co-founders Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove announced the split today, as each has formed their own studio. Watsham will operate as Atooi, which has already released the iOS game Totes the Goat and will handle... Read more...

August 25, 2016

NWR Custom Midna Amiibo Giveaway With Zanarkandsky Site News

by Carmine Red - 9:04 am PDT
Total comments: 4

From August 25 to 31 we're running a giveaway on Twitter for a Custom Midna Amiibo and other prizes!

Enter to win a Custom Midna Amiibo figure by modeler Zanarkandsky, or nab an Official Nintendo Animal Crossing Amiibo figure!

To Enter:

Follow the @Nintendo_NWR account on Twitter Follow the @Zanarkandsky account on Twitter Send out a tweet including the hashtag #ShouldBeAnAmiibo and who YOU think should be an amiibo!

Entry Period: August 25, 2016 through August 31, 2016


Nintendo Downloads - August 25, 2016 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

This week's releases awfully loud? They glide as softly as a cloud.

Following last week's release schedule that nearly broke this space, it's a much needed week of rest and relaxation. The eShops pick up a couple of interesting looking items including the latest effort from Nnooo - The Legend of Kusakari, a grass cutting Zelda-like. Also, Kickstarted title Armikrog hit Wii U already this week, and North America sees the next round of Nintendo Selects kick in tomorrow.


Nintendo Announces eShop Summer Jam 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:58 am PDT
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Discounts, exclusives, and more.

The summer might be ending, but indie developers will keep the summer jams flowing on Nintendo consoles.

Nintendo announced the "#Nindies Summer Jam" today, with a major eShop game releasing every week on either Wii U or 3DS. The developers will also show behind-the-scenes video and show their favorite games available on Nintendo systems, and their games will be offered for 10% off during the launch week.


August 21, 2016

Pirate Pop Plus To Be Crossbuy On Wii U And New 3DS WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 10:55 am PDT
Total comments: 2

You'll be able to take the fun with you wherever you go.

The next new project from 13AM Games will be a throwback with a modern release plan.

Although the studio is currently in the process of porting Runbow to New 3DS, in an interview at Gamescom with Nintendo World Report's Daan Koopman they confirmed that their first game as solely a publisher, Pirate Pop Plus!, will be a crossbuy game on Wii U and New 3DS.


Dragon Quest XI Reconfirmed For NX NX

by Donald Theriault - 10:37 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Dream, Gematsu

An all-star roundtable reconfirms the major Japanese hit.

Yuji Horii has reconfirmed Dragon Quest XI will see an NX release, and probably very soon into the system's life.

In a roundtable interview with Masahiro Sakurai (Smash Bros) and Junichi Masuda (Pokémon) in the October issue of Japan's Nintendo Dream magazine (translation courtesy Gematsu), Horii... Read more...

August 19, 2016

Four New Pokemon Announced At 2016 World Championships 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 12:12 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Pokemon Company

One brand new, three we knew about from Japan.

The latest Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer was released today to coincide with the opening of the 2016 World Pokémon Championships, and revealed a brand new Pokémon and three localizations.

Crabrawler is a never-before seen Pokémon and as the name suggests, it is a Fighting-typed crab. Its abilities... Read more...

August 18, 2016

Nintendo Sales Panic: July 2016 US NPD Group Results 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:04 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo

Operation "get people to buy Nintendo games because of mobile" appears to be working.

Although the full report won't be out until Monday, Nintendo has released some figures about July's game sales in the United States which show a major halo effect from Pokémon Go.

The 3DS family was the best selling system in the country in July according to NPD, and the 2DS following its price... Read more...

New Pokemon Turtonator Announced 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 9:39 am PDT
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Get to stepping Torkoal, there's a new sheriff in town.

Gamescom has brought a new Pokémon to Sun and Moon.

Turtonator was revealed during a livestream with game producer Shigeki Morimoto. It is a bipedal turtle-like creature with Fire and Dragon types and the unique move Shell Trap, which causes major damage if Turtonator is struck by a physical attack.


North American eShop End Of Summer Sale Games Listed Deal

by Donald Theriault - 9:20 am PDT
Total comments: 3

Mario, Zelda, Shantae and other great heroes are out in force.

As announced in the Downloads press release, Nintendo is holding an end of summer sale from August 18 - September 1 on the eShop. The following titles are included with their discounted prices:

Wii U

Mario Tennis Ultra Smash (US$34.99/C$45.49) Rayman Legends ($19.99) Just Dance 2015 ($15.00) Adventure... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - August 18, 2016 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:15 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Will you join a federation or run a shop?

Boy, that escalated quickly.

With two major retail games hitting in 2016 Game of the Year Metroid Prime Federation Force and the long-awaited Style Savvy: Fashion Forward, this week was going to be busy enough. But the quantity is there to back it up as there are no less than 13 eShop titles this week for North America.


August 16, 2016

New Zelda Wind Waker Statue Available for Pre-order GCWiiU

by Justin Berube - 11:36 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: First 4 Figures, First 4 Figures

First 4 Figures shows off another remarkable piece.

A Link on The King of Red Lions statue is now available for pre-order from First 4 Figures. The statue, which is 25 inches tall, comes in both a Regular edition and an Exclusive version that can only be purchased from the manufacturer's website.

The Exclusive version, which costs $479.99, has...

Yo-Kai Watch 2 Receives European Release Window 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 7:15 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Gamescom drops the bombs as the spirits and souls will arrive in 2017

Yo-Kai Watch 2 will drop next spring in Europe.

The Level 5 localization was announced today in a pre-Gamescom news release, with a release window similar to the first game's. The "Bony Spirits" and "Fleshy Souls" subtitles will also be retained in Europe.

Yo-Kai Watch 2 will release in North America on September 30 and Australia on 15 October.


New 3DSXL Colors, 2DS Bundles Coming To Europe 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 7:10 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

One in particular will be attractive to regular Netflix watchers.

The rainbow of New 3DSXLs will get a little larger this fall, but the 2DS isn't being left out in the cold.

The larger New 3DS will add three new colors to the supply on 11 November: Pearl White, Pink/White, and Orange/Black. On 7 October, two 2DS bundles with preinstalled games will launch: a blue model with Yo-Kai Watch, and a pink one with New Style Boutique 2 Fashion Forward (Style Savvy: Fashion Forward) preinstalled.


European Nintendo Selects Line Adding Four Games In Late September WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:04 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Mama mia, that's a lotta Mario.

The European Nintendo Selects line will pick up some new members late next month.

Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker and Mario Party 10 will be added to the lineup on 30 September. Although retail pricing was not announced due to European policy, the digital prices will lower to €24,99/£19.99.


Splatoon Testfire Returns Later This Month WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:55 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

For the 2/3 of Wii U owners who have yet to stay fresh.

The Splatfests may be done, but the splatting doesn't stop.

Nintendo has announced that the Splatoon Global Testfire will be restarting soon. European players will get to play first, with the demo restarting this Thursday (18 August) and running until 1 September. North American players will get to join in from 3 - 5 Pacific time (6 - 8 Eastern) from August 25 - 28.


August 15, 2016

Pokemon Snap Launching On Wii U In Europe This Week WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:48 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo UK Twitter

Sadly missing the alternate reality and about 100 Pokemon.

European Wii U owners will be able to catch the shutter bug this week with the release of Pokémon Snap.

Nintendo UK made the announcement on Twitter this morning. The game will retail for the standard N64 Virtual Console price of €9.99/£8.99, with an upgrade option available for those who bought it on the Wii.


Axiom Verge Invades Wii U On September 1 WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:05 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Thomas Happ Games

There's two people making Metroid games: Next Level Games and Thomas Happ.

Axiom Verge will complete its long, strange journey to the Wii U early next month.

The tribute to classic Metroid will release on September 1 for US$19.99 / C$21.99 / €17.99 / £14.99, according to the game's official website.

Originally released on the PlayStation 4 and PC with a later port to the PlayStation Vita, there was some concern about engine incompatibilities on the Wii U but those issues have been rectified.


August 11, 2016

Phoenix Wright Remanded To North American, European eShops September 8 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:18 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Capcom Unity

A pre-trial hearing will occur a couple of weeks before.

The latest trials of Phoenix Wright and company will happen early in September.

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice will launch digitally in North America and Europe on September 8 for US$29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99, the same price as the previous two 3DS entries. A demo for the new game will be available on August 25.

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