June 23, 2016

Devil's Third Online Service Ending In December WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:59 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Price cuts are intended to coincide with this.

One of the Wii U's most notorious titles will be losing its online services at the end of the year.

An announcement on Nintendo's support website has indicated that the online services for Devil's Third will end on December 28 of this year. The in game "Golden Egg" microtransactions will no longer be available as of noon Eastern time Monday.


Nintendo Downloads - June 23, 2016 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:21 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

At least I'll destroy this pain and this loneliness.

Given last week's revelation of the Wii U's retail lineup being cricket chirping except for the obvious after next week, of course the attention is focused on the retail games. There's Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, which got two reviews (mine, Daan's) that ended up at the same very high score, and Mario... Read more...

June 22, 2016

New Sonic Game, Feature Film In Development

by Donald Theriault - 1:18 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Famitsu

The 25th anniversary plans include six stages and a movie.

The blue blur is about to smack into the silver screen.

Sonic Team sat down with Famitsu magazine in Japan for this week's issue, during which a new game (platforms to be announced on July 22) and a feature film was also announced. (Translation courtesy SOAH City)

"We at Sonic Team – are developing a completely new game, as well as developing a full movie, actively done by Sony Pictures, and animation on Sonic Boom" (emphasis added)


June 21, 2016

North America To Get Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Games On Virtual Console This Week WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:49 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

The number is hard to nail down.

A busy week for RPG fans may be about to get busier.

Nintendo of America has announced that they will be adding Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games to the Virtual Console this week, with the first series of games (Red Rescue Team on Game Boy Advance and Blue Rescue Team on DS) as well as the "third version" of the DS Explorers series, Explorers of Sky.


Metroid Prime Federation Force Adds Amiibo Support: Special Support For Samus 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:29 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo America

Furthering its Game of the Year win with some nice cosmetic things.

Nintendo of America has detailed how amiibo will work in the next Metroid title.

The information, sent out via the company's Twitter, shows different character skins for the Blast Ball mode, while scanning either of the Samus amiibo (regular or Zero Suit) will unlock skins and other ingame benefits. Details of the nature of the benefits were not provided.


June 16, 2016

Nintendo Downloads - June 16, 2016 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:23 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A surprisingly spry week when you get a major game dropped at random.

The shock releases of BOXBOXBOY's preload and especially Rhythm Heaven Megamix make for quite a pricey week on the North American eShop. The Wii U also apparently gets its downloadable version of Terraria, with the physical version to follow in roughly two weeks.

But there's quite a busy week on...

June 15, 2016

RFN Live E3 Reaction Podcast Site NewsWiiUNX

by James Jones - 5:45 pm PDT
Total comments: 2


It's over! We'll have the full episode available soon!

With the arrival of E3, it's time for E3 reaction shows. In order to be as timely as possible, this year we decided to record our reaction show live. Starting tonight, at 9 PM Eastern, RFN will break down The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, like only they can.


Rhythm Heaven Megamix Now Available On North American eShop 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

It'd fit right in on the Sega Saturn.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix received its full North American debut today, and it's available for download right now.

The rhythm collection will be available only on the eShop for $29.99 US / $42.29 Canadian. No European release details are available. A demo will also be available on the eShop.


Dragon Quest VII Launching September 16 In North America 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

It's been three (thousand) years...

The long wait has about three months to go for Dragon Quest VII.

The remake of the 2001 PS1 title for 3DS will release in North America on September 16 according to updated information submitted by Nintendo following the game's E3 stream.

A long demanded remake, SquareEnix credited fan demand and petitions for the game's localization, including all of the game's party chat.


Monster Hunter Generations Demo And Transfer Content Detailed 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 1:51 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

If you're not lucky, you can be charitable and get in early.

Capcom has announced the date for the Monster Hunter Generations demo, but you may be able to jump the queue.

The demo will go live for all users in the eShop on June 30, however "select 3DS users" will receive two demo codes by email that allow for early access. Another option for getting the demo early comes through Humble Bundle, as the site's E3 2016 Digital Ticket will contain an early code for anyone who gets in at the US$4 tier.


Pokemon Go Plus Accessory Receives Release Window And Price Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 1:42 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A simple, understated way to try and catch 'em all

Today's Treehouse Live introduced information about Pokémon Go and its accessory.

The Pokémon Go Plus is estimated to launch in "late July" currently, though the date may slip if the game's release does. Releasing at a MSRP of US$34.99, it will connect to the iPhone or Android device using Bluetooth... Read more...

New 3DS Action RPG Announced: Ever Oasis 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 11:17 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Treehouse Live

The producer/director is a RPG veteran.

Nintendo's new action RPG for 3DS has been announced, and it's from the veteran developers at Grezzo.

Ever Oasis is a game set in a barren desert that involves creating an oasis and fighting into dungeons to protect the village. During the Treehouse Live presentation, a three-member party was shown for dungeon exploration.


Nintendo Announces Boxboy Sequel Coming To North America As BOXBOXBOY 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 9:53 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Because it's twice the box.

The further adventures of Boxboy (or Boxgirl) are coming to North America.

Nintendo's Facebook has confirmed in today's Treehouse Live advertisement that Boxboy: Another Box will be released as BOXBOXBOY. No release date was given, but the game will be shown on today's Treehouse Live.

As well, Nintendo's schedule is promising that the new RPG game will be shown at 1:50 Eastern / 10:50 Pacific and it is a "action/adventure/RPG".


June 14, 2016

New Nintendo 3DS RPG Being Announced Tomorrow 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Nintendo

It'll be the closer for Treehouse Live

Tomorrow's Treehouse Live will get a little bit bigger, including yet another 3DS RPG.

A recap of today's events included a note about tomorrow's Treehouse Live that confirmed Rhythm Heaven Megamix and Yo-Kai Watch 2 would be on the stream, but also included at the end:

The broadcast will also include the introduction of a new role-playing IP for Nintendo 3DS.


North American E3 Sale Now Live

by Donald Theriault - 12:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

All prices quoted before the 10% for My Nintendo

As promised, the big E3 sale for the eShop is now live. Slated to run until next Tuesday at 9 am Eastern, there are specific sales for Zelda and Pokémon plus a large general sale.

The sale prices (US/Canadian), before My Nintendo discounts, are as follows:

Legend of Zelda

Wind Waker HD ($29.99/$32.99) Majora's Mask 3D ($23.99/$26.99) Link to the Past (Wii U) ($4.79) Minish Cap ($4.79) Oracle of Seasons/Ages ($3.59 ea)



Paper Mario: Color Splash Dated, New Mario Party Announced For 3DS 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 11:51 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

Everybody moves at once at the latest Party

If it's E3, it means there must be Mario news.

Paper Mario: Color Splash has received a release date of October 7 for North America, and will be shown in the Treehouse Live presentation tomorrow at E3. The Wii U game was first announced back in March.

Coinciding with the new line of Mario amiibo,...

MyNintendo Has New Missions On Nintendo's E3 2016 Website

by Carmine Red - 11:45 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

The limited-time missions give MyNintendo members an easy way to grab a couple more platinum points.

Nintendo has added three new limited-time missions to their MyNintendo rewards program to allow players to earn more Platinum Points just for doing things on their E3 website.

There are three new missions, and by finding the named hidden icons on MyNintendo members can bag another 60 Platinum Points.


New Super Mario amiibo Announced

by Carmine Red - 11:35 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Daisy, Waluigi, and Boo debut as amiibo, and another four characters get new poses in this expansion.

Nintendo has revealed an expansion to the Super Mario amiibo line, marking the amiibo debuts for Daisy, Waluigi, and Boo. There will also be new figures for Wario, Rosalina, Donkey Kong, and Diddy Kong.

The Super Mario lineup of amiibo originally debuted alongside Mario Party 10. Incidentally,... Read more...

Breath Of The Wild Details: Amiibo Line, Shrines, Male Link Only WiiUNX

by Donald Theriault - 11:26 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: NIntendo

There's a lot of shrines.

Nintendo has released some new details about the new Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wild.

The game will feature 100 "Shrines of Trials", which are smaller, puzzle-focused dungeons that give items and other rewards once completed. Runes can be installed in the "Shiekah Slate", which also serves... Read more...

Pokemon Sun/Moon Adds Battle Royale Mode, Debuts New Pokemon 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 10:11 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A fatal four-way, one fall to a finish.

During the Treehouse Live segment today, Pokémon Sun and Moon received two new Pokémon and a new multiplayer battle mode.

The new Pokémon are Yungoos, a Normal type "Loitering Pokémon" with the abilities Strong Jaw and Stakeout (no description given) and Pikipek, a Normal/Flying type with the abilities Keen Eye and Skill Link. Pikipek is based on a woodpecker and was shown in the February Pokémon Direct video.

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