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February 28, 2014

Nintendo Downloads - February 27, 2014 WiiU3DS

by - 6:56 pm PST
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Free the Virtual Console games, Nintendo! We want games!

Hopefully you’re still busy with Bravely Default because this week’s releases won’t exactly knock your socks off. A discount on Knytt, a promising new puzzler, and a Kunio Kun game are the highlights. At least the Virtual Console got something, even if it is just a dusty ‘ol brawler.

Wii U eShop Sales

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Pokémon Seasons, Movies Coming to Netflix March 1 WiiUDS3DS

by Aaron R. Brown - 9:24 am PST
Total comments: 11 Source: Pokémon

Buckle up, it's binge-watching time.

Pokémon animation will be available to watch via Netflix starting March 1. Available to enjoy are two seasons along with two movies.

The series' initial season, Pokémon: Indigo League, which ran from 1997-1999, will be available to stream instantly. Alongside it will be season 14, Pokémon:... Read more...

Mutant Mudds Developer Working on Razor Scooter Wii U Game 3DS

by Bryan Rose - 1:20 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Renegade Kid is working on Razor Global Domination Pro Tour for release on Wii U in 2015.

Razor Global Domination Pro Tour, a new game from Mutant Mudds developer Renegade Kid, is coming to Wii U in 2015.

The developer is partnering with Scarab Entertainment and Razor USA to develop a video game based on the popular scooters. Beyond being able to preform tricks on the scooter,... Read more...

February 27, 2014

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Coming to Wii U eShop WiiU3DS

by Aaron R. Brown - 3:53 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Utopia Press Release

Make sure to keep your GamePad dry.

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia, the latest entry in the Moto Racing series, is on its way to the Wii U eShop.

As a follow up to Aqua Moto Racing 3D, this new entry features new water tech, internet play, all new environments, complete with those Utopian vibes. The game will also include multiplayer, both locally and via the Internet.

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Swords & Soldiers II Announced for Wii U WiiU

by Jeffrey Trewin - 1:20 pm PST
Total comments: 3

This time the world needs some serious saving!

Swords & Soldiers II is coming to the Wii U eShop according to developer Ronimo Games. The original was released on WiiWare back in 2009, and was later ported to other platforms, including 3DS. The sequel sends Redbeard and his gang of Vikings on a new adventure, making new friends while facing new enemies along the way.

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Nintendo Video Service Ends in March 3DS

by Aaron R. Brown - 1:19 pm PST
Total comments: 24 Source: Nintendo, Nintendo UK

Soak up those videos while you can.

The Nintendo Video service on the 3DS will come to an end on March 31, according to Nintendo. This news hits right on the heels of the Wii and DS Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection shutting down.

This means only one more month of access to any Nintendo Video content on your 3DS. No reason was stated for the abrupt conclusion of the service.

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February 26, 2014

Mario Kart Ride-On Car Announced 3DS

by Addison Webb - 8:46 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Toy News, Toys "R" Us

Make sure you supervise your children; those blue shells come out of nowhere.

Toymaker Jakks Pacific, through a partnership with Nintendo, will be adding the new “Super Mario Kart Ride-On” to its collection of 6V ride-ons, in stores on March 7. For the first time ever, kids will actually get the chance to take a spin in Mario’s ride.

Based on Mario’s kart from the... Read more...

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Shutting Down on May 20

by Curtis Bonds - 8:41 pm PST
Total comments: 41 Source: Nintendo Announcement

Wii Shop, DSi Shop and third-party video services will remain active.

In-game services that use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on Wii and DS will be shutting down as of May 20, 2014.

Nintendo has announced through their official Japanese website that after nearly 10 years, the Gamespy-powered online service, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, will be coming to an end. The Wii... Read more...

Club Nintendo Promotion Gives Free Pokemon X and Y Download Codes Deal3DS

by Aaron R. Brown - 8:18 pm PST
Total comments: 8

"Gotta catch this deal!"

From March 1 to March 31, Club Nintendo will give away free Pokemon X and Y download codes with the eligible registration of both a 3DS system and at least one game.

In order to get the free download, gamers must be in North America and register their 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS alongside at least one of the following games with Club Nintendo:

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Persona Q Coming to North America in Fall 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:00 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

The Etrian Odyssey-style game with Persona 3 and 4 characters is coming west.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is coming to 3DS in North America in fall 2014. The crossover game features characters from Persona 3 and 4 in the gameplay of the Etrian Odyssey series.

In addition to the cute cartoon versions of the characters, Shadow of the Labyrinth features two different... Read more...

February 25, 2014

DKC: Tropical Freeze Creators Discuss Game Refinements, Development History in Interview WiiU

by Aaron R. Brown - 4:54 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Official Nintendo Magazine UK

Twenty years of monkey business and counting.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze creators Michael Kelbaugh and Kensuke Tanabe were recently interviewed by Official Nintendo Magazine. They dove into not only the features and characteristics of the new DK title, but also the long, fruitful history of the franchise.

Both Kelbaugh and Tanabe... Read more...

February 22, 2014

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition Announced for Wii U WiiU

by Bryan Rose - 9:02 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: DigitalTrends, Metro

The Caped Crusader is returning to the Wii U!

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition has been announced for the Wii U.

Originally released for the Nintendo 3DS in October 2013, the game will now see an HD, digital-only release for the Wii U and other systems in North America on April 1 for $19.99, and in Europe on April 2 for £15.99.

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February 21, 2014

Nintendo Unveils Cheep Cheep Lagoon from Mario Golf: World Tour 3DS

by Aaron R. Brown - 3:08 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo 3DS UK Facebook, Nintendo of America Twitter

A first look at Mario gulf.

Nintendo revealed images of Mario Golf: World Tour's Cheep Cheep Lagoon this morning via Twitter and Facebook. The course will contain “lots of obstacles to help and hinder play” and will feature different physics to match the underwater location.

While Nintendo of America’s tweet only displayed... Read more...

Diddy Kong Returns to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

by Josh Max - 7:32 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Super Smash Bros

He's back again, and about time too!

Diddy Kong, one of the stars of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

In the pictures shown on the official Super Smash Bros. site, it can be seen that Diddy is equipped with his barrel jetpack, peanut pistols, and banana peels. The screens showcased Diddy Kong in both the Wii U and 3DS versions.

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February 20, 2014

Nintendo Downloads - February 20, 2014 3DSWiiU

by James Dawson - 8:05 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: (Press Release)

Craft weapons and swing on vines in this week's Nintendo Downloads.

This week in Nintendo Downloads features platforming apes, weapon crafting, dog fighting, and more.

3DS eShop Sales

Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D - $2.99 until March 6.

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D - $2.99 until March 6.

Robot Rescue 3D - $0.99 until March 6.

Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D - $0.99 until March 6.

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Nintendo Wins Patent Infringement Case DS3DS

by Aaron R. Brown - 5:14 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Prior Smart, Business Wire

Another one bites the dust.

A patent infringement case at the International Trade Commission has been won by Nintendo. The case was brought by three patent-licensing companies, Technology Properties Limited, LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC, and Patriot Scientific Corporation, that originally filed the complaint in July, 2012.

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February 19, 2014

Nintendo UK Launches Girls Club YouTube Channel

by Kimberly Keller - 7:37 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Girls Club YouTube Channel

No boys allowed.

Nintendo UK has launched a Nintendo Girls Club channel on YouTube featuring videos aimed at the elusive female gamer demographic.

While the channel actually launched in January with eleven game trailer videos, it wasn’t until this week that the channel revealed a welcome video explaining the... Read more...

Nintendo UK Offering Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics Wii U Bundle WiiU

by Becky Hollada - 2:42 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo UK Store

Just in case you needed more Sochi in your life.

A Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics bundle is being offered for £299.99 on the Nintendo UK store.

With the Sochi Winter Olympics in full swing, the Nintendo UK store has issued an ad for this Wii U bundle offer, which is described as a £75 discount on the retail price. The bundle includes:

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Miiverse Receives an Update WiiU3DS

by Addison Webb - 2:02 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Miiverse

Get excited for minor usability improvements!

The Miiverse for Nintendo Wii U and 3DS has been updated today, according to a Miiverse post by Nintendo's Marty.

Miiverse users can now follow or unfollow users on the Followers page, instead of having to open that user’s profile page.

Also, when users post in an area where posting screenshots... Read more...

Three Consecutive Weekend eShop Sale Stars this Weekend in Japan 3DSWiiU

by Danny Bivens - 9:00 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: NCL

20 to 30 percent off of Donkey Kong, Zelda and Mario titles starts this weekend in Japan!

A special three weekend promotion giving gamers 20 to 30 percent off of select titles in the Donkey Kong, Legend of Zelda and Super Mario series starts this weekend on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops in Japan. The first day of the sale, running from February 22 to 23, features discounts on Donkey... Read more...

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