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December 30, 2011

Nintendo Removes Name from List of SOPA Supporters

by Pedro Hernandez - 9:59 pm PST
Total comments: 49 Source: (Electronista), http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/12/30/nint...

UPDATE: The ESA, of which Nintendo is a member, still supports the controversial online anti-piracy bill.

UPDATE: Although Nintendo's name no longer appears on the list of the bill's supporters, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is still listed. Nintendo, along with both Sony's game divisions and EA, is a member of the industry-wide lobbying group, and the ESA still appears to visibly support the SOPA legislation on behalf of its members.

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Nintendo Dominated Media Create Charts Once Again Wii3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:07 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: http://andriasang.com/comzjc/media_create_software..., (Andriasang)

Mario Kart 7 leads the Japanese sales charts as the year winds down.

Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land have become major sellers as 2011 is coming to a close, the latest Japanese Media Create sales data confirms.

From December 19 till December 25, Mario Kart 7 managed to sell 260,836 units for a total of 1,050,706 copies sold since its December 1 debut. Super Mario 3D Land came in third with its 174,566 copies for a total of 1,011,709 units sold.

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Epic Mickey 2 Surfaces Once More RumorWii

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:04 pm PST
Total comments: 12 Source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/12..., (Game Informer)

Disney may have accidentally confirmed the game's existence.

Epic Mickey 2 may be in the works for release in 2012, a Disney newsletter may have accidentally revealed.

Disney sent out a newsletter that indirectly confirmed the existence of a direct follow up to Epic Mickey, released in 2010 exclusively for the Wii. Despite images of the source being erased since, Disney website StitchKingdom.com wrote up an article that elaborated on the information presented in the newsletter

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Nintendo Download - December 29, 2011 DS3DSWii

by Patrick Barnett and Pedro Hernandez - 3:58 pm PST
Total comments: 1

December has been a great month for downloadable games.

Today the Virtual Console sees the release of five new games spread across Nintendo's several downloadable game services...and no Virtual Console games for Wii.

The first is one of the biggest release of this week for the eShop: VVVVVV by Nicalis. The game is a platforming adventure where gravity... Read more...

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 NOT Coming to WiiWare? RumorWii

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:34 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: (Gamespot), http://www.gamespot.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-4-episo...

WiiWare was mysteriously absent from the game announcement.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 may skip WiiWare when it releases, the latest announcement possibly revealed.

In an interview with Gamespot, Digital Brand Manager Ken Balough presented the new teaser trailer as well as details regarding the upcoming game. Episode 2 introduces Tails as a playable... Read more...

December 28, 2011

Super Mario Bros. Hitting Japan eShop Next Week 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 12:49 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/vc/taaj/index...., (Nintendo)

The original Super Mario Bros. will soon be available to the public in Japan.

Super Mario Bros. will be available on the eShop for 500 yen starting January 5 in Japan. This marks the second Famicom title to come to the eShop for purchase with The Legend of Zelda appearing last week. There is currently no word as to when Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda will be available on the eShop outside of Japan.

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December 27, 2011

Nintendo Video Telethon Being Held During the New Year's Holiday 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 1:10 pm PST
Total comments: 8

Get ready to watch lots of video while you celebrate the coming new year.

A Nintendo 3DS SpotPass notification has revealed that Nintendo will be holding a Nintendo Video New Year's Telethon.

Beginning December 31 at 6:00 p.m. EST, Nintendo is hosting a Nintendo Video Telethon. Those that have missed out on some content, or wish to watch some videos again will all have that opportunity during the telethon. The program will be featuring classic videos from 2011 while also taking calls.

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Nintendo Direct: Nintendo Characters Costumes Will Be in Dynasty Warriors VS 3DS

by Minoru Yamaizumi - 12:50 am PST
Total comments: 1

Yet another Koei Tecmo/Nintendo collaboration was revealed.

Dynasty Warriors VS will feature Nintendo-themed costumes, the recent Nintendo Direct event revealed.

After a trailer of Dynasty Warriors VS was shown at the second Nintendo Direct stream, pre-recorded on December 19, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata briefly mentioned that costumes designed to look... Read more...

December 26, 2011

Nintendo Direct: Tobidasu Puricula Kiradeco Revolution Announced 3DS

by Minoru Yamaizumi - 11:51 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/jcvj/index.htm...

Atlus developed a non-RPG title for teenage girls.

Today, at the second Nintendo Direct, pre-recorded in December 19, President Iwata announced Tobidasu Puricula Kiradeco Revolution (Pop-up Print Club Twinkle Deco Revolution), developed by Atlus and published by Nintendo.

This application simulates Puricula (the shortened name of Print Club), photo... Read more...

Nintendo Direct: Ghost Camera Release Date Revealed 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 9:14 pm PST
Total comments: 1

The 3D horror game is coming very soon in Japan.

Ghost Camera's release date was revealed during the Nintendo Direct event.

The horror game will be landing in the hands of Japanese gamers on January 12. The game makes use of an external book as well as the 3DS's augmented reality features. There is no word on whether Ghost Camera is currently coming to North America or Europe.

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Nintendo Direct: Mario & Sonic 3DS Gets a Release Date 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 8:50 pm PST
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Japanese 3DS owners will go to the Olympics next year.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games received a Japanese release date during the Nintendo Direct event.

Japanese gamers will join Mario and Sonic on March 14. The duo will head to the Olympics with many other characters from their respective worlds to compete in many different events.

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Nintendo Direct: Third Party 3DS Titles Highlighted 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:32 pm PST
Total comments: 3

These are the games third party developers have for the first half of 2012.

Nintendo Direct showcased some of the third party efforts Japanese 3DS fans can expect for the first half of 2012.

Many of these games had new trailers revealed, while most of them just had a release date confirmed.

The full list of third party 3DS games as shown on Nintendo Direct are as follows:

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Nintendo Direct: New Demos to Be Available Today 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:07 pm PST
Total comments: 5

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid 3D, Rhythm Thief and Resident Evil will be available for a test run on the 3DS.

New 3DS demos will be added to the eShop later today in Japan, the Nintendo Direct event confirmed today.

Curious Japanese players will be able to try out the following 3DS titles later in the day:

- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (796 blocks)

- Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (1040 blocks)

- Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure (781 blocks)

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Nintendo Direct: Nintendo to Hold 3D Photo Contests 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:04 pm PST
Total comments: 1

The best photos will receive special prizes.

Starting next month, Nintendo will be holding monthly 3D photo contests, Satoru Iwata recently confirmed via the Nintendo Direct event.

Players will submit the best 3D photos they can take, where they will be judged by celebrities. The players that submit the best photo for the month will receive special prizes.

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Nintendo Direct: Yoshio Sakamoto Demos Kiki Trick Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:00 pm PST
Total comments: 1

The quirky sound based mini-game is highlighted on Nintendo Direct.

Yoshio Sakamoto, creator of Metroid and WarioWare, demoed the latest build of Kiki Trick alongside Satoru Iwata on Nintendo Direct.

Kiki Trick is a mini-game based collection with a focus on listening to sounds. The first game using this concept had players listening to a garbled phrase and choosing the correct text based on what they understood.

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Nintendo Direct: Fire Emblem 3DS Name, Release Date Revealed 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:44 pm PST
Total comments: 4

Players won't have to wait long for the latest Fire Emblem epic.

Fire Emblem 3DS has been given a final name along with a Japanese release date.

The game was first revealed at the Nintendo 3DS Conference held a few months ago. It is now known as Fire Emblem: Kakuse. Iwata declared it to be an original entry in the series while it retains elements from previous games.

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Nintendo Direct: Kid Icarus: Uprising Japanese Release Date Announced 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:39 pm PST
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The game will also include online play.

Kird Icarus: Uprising has been given a March 22, 2012 release date for Japan, Satoru Iwata announced on Nintendo Direct.

Originally, the game had an early 2012 release date. This confirms when Japanese players can expect the game. Iwata explained that the game is currently in the fine tuning stages.

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December 24, 2011

Nintendo Holding Another Nintendo Direct Event After Christmas 3DSWii

by Patrick Barnett - 11:47 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: http://andriasang.com/comzhe/nintendo_direct/, (andriasang.com)

Enjoy the holidays with a broadcast directly from Nintendo.

The next Nintendo Direct broadcast is arriving in just a few short days.

The event will take place in Japan on December 27 at noon. For Americans, this translates to December 26 at 10:00pm EST. The broadcast will deliver information regarding the Wii and 3DS.

The last Nintendo Direct broadcast... Read more...

December 23, 2011

Mighty Switch Force Soundtrack Available Now 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:07 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: http://virt.bandcamp.com/album/mighty-switch-force..., (Big Lion Music)

If you loved the game's music, you can download the soundtrack at your price.

The soundtrack to WayForward's Mighty Switch Force is available for purchase now through Jake Kaufman's Bandcamp page.

Like their previous soundtracks, players can name their price on it, meaning that they can pay as much or little as they want or can afford. All funds go toward improving WayForward's recording studio.

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Samurai Sword Destiny Coming to the eShop in January 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:05 pm PST
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Even more games are set to debut on the eShop very soon.

UFO Interactive Games's Samurai Sword Destiny has been given a January 5, 2012 release date.

The title is a sprite-based on-rails hack-and-slash in which players deal away with many foes in a feudal Japan setting. The characters can set up combo attacks, equip several weapons and level them up so they can unleash stronger attacks.

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