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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 3DSWii

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 Wii3DSDS

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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