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July 30, 2014

Pokémon World Championships Detailed

by Bryan Rose - 9:13 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Serebii

Stream times included, as well as a special gift for those who attend!

The Pokémon World Championship schedule has been released, and those who attend the event will receive a special pokémon.

Those who go to the event, which runs August 16-17 in Washington, DC, will receive a level 50 Aegislash. This special event pokémon will know Wide Guard, King's Shield, Shadow Ball and Flash Cannon. Furthermore, it will be holding the Sitrus Berry when distributed.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delayed to January 2015 in Europe WiiU

by Bryan Rose - 7:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 5

Europe will just have to wait to track this treasure.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been delayed to January 2015 in Europe, Nintendo confirmed today.

They confirmed this news via their financial report, which also came out today.

The game originally had a Winter 2014 release date in the region before being delayed. That is still the release date for North America and Japan as of this writing.

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New Pikachu Distribution Event Hits Japan 3DS

by Kimberly Keller - 2:45 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Serebii

That little electric mouse really gets around.

A new Pikachu distribution event will take place next month in Yokohama, Japan’s Minato Mirai 21 Park. The Pokémon Company is calling the event ‘Pikachu Outbreakchu.’

From August 9 to 17, visitors to the area can download Pikachu to Pokémon X or Y. This special Pokémon will have a different nickname depending on what part of the park it was downloaded in.

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July 29, 2014

Lone Survivor in Development for Wii U WiiU

by Andy Goergen - 8:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Twitter

Curve Studios is bringing the survival horror game to Wii U, along with a friend.

Lone Survivor, the survival horror game with PC and PlayStation roots from Curve Studios, is heading to Wii U later this year. The studio, which announced it was bringing Stealth Inc. 2 to Nintendo's console in the coming days, also teased an unannounced game which it has in the works.

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Two Tribes Announces Rive for Early 2015 Release Switch

by Clay Johnson - 8:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Two Tribes

The Toki Tori developer will deliver this new 2D shooter/platformer to “all current consoles.”

Developer Two Tribes has a announced its latest project, a 2D shooter/platformer titled Rive. The game is planned for an early 2015 release on PC and “all current consoles.”

It’s not confirmed to be coming to Wii U, though Two Tribes noted in a tweet that an eShop release on the platform is a “definite possibility.” A 3DS version is not in the cards, though. The developer said the handheld “can’t handle” the game.

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Trine Enchanted Edition Coming to Wii U WiiU

by Andy Goergen - 7:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: FrozenByte

The original Trine is getting a facelift and a new home.

Trine Enchanted Edition is coming to Wii U at an unspecified point in the future. The Enchanted Edition of Trine is a facelift of the original Trine which includes added features such as online multiplayer and mid-level saving. These features were present in Trine 2, which was one of the original launch titles for Nintendo's Wii U eShop.

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Bravely Default Has Sold 1 Million Units Worldwide 3DS

by Clay Johnson - 6:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Dengeki Online

Square Enix’s 3DS JRPG is a bona fide sales hit.

Bravely Default, the 3DS role-playing game published by Square Enix, has sold a million units worldwide since first hitting Japanese store shelves back in October 2012, according to a report from Dengeki Online.

The sales figures take into account versions of the game across all territories and... Read more...

Renegade Kid's New 3DS eShop Game to Be Revealed August 4

by Clay Johnson - 4:39 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Jools Watsham (Twitter), GoNintendo

The makers of Mutant Mudds and Moon Chronicles are up to something new.

Renegade Kid's latest project for the 3DS eShop will be unveiled Monday, August 4, exclusively via GoNintendo.

The development studio was responsible for one of the early indie success stories of the eShop, Mutant Mudds, along with a handful of other titles on the platform. Their most recent release was the initial installment in the ongoing episodic first-person shooter Moon Chronicles.

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Light Suit Samus Statues Now Available for Pre-Order from First 4 Figures

by Justin Berube - 11:27 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: First 4 Figures, First 4 Figures

The first new Metroid product from the company in nearly four years.

Two new Light Suit Samus statues have just been put up for pre-order from high end figure manufacturer First 4 Figures. The figures are part of a new 1/4th scale line and are the first Metroid figures produced by First 4 Figures in nearly four years.

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Free Wii U Skylanders Trap Team Download Code Offered with Wii Version WiiUWii

by Andy Goergen - 8:02 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Twitter

Want both versions? Activision has just the deal for you!

Customers who purchase Skylanders Trap Team for the Wii will receive a download code for the game on Wii U at no additional cost. This comes from the official Skylanders Twitter account, via a Tweet released on July 23.

The series was incredibly successful for Wii, and is likely to be one of the... Read more...

July 27, 2014

The Mysterious Murasame Castle Coming to NA VC in August 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 6:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 5

Take this Famicom game with you on the go!

The Famicom classic The Mysterious Murasame Castle will be coming to the North American Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS on August 7, according to Nintendo's live stream at San Diego Comic-Con.

The title will come to Nintendo 3DS eShop on August 7, though no price was released for the moment. Europe got the title at the end of May and has to pay currently €4.99/£4.49 for a copy, which is similar to other NES titles in the region.

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3DS Receives Minor Update 3DS

by Aaron R. Brown - 5:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

That is one stable 3DS.

The 3DS has recently received another minor update, Verison 8.1.0-18U. Just as every update, it improves system stability and usability, with minor adjustments to enhance the user experience.

Usually, these updates include this improved stability with supplemental noticeable features like new... Read more...

NES Remix Pack Announced WiiU

by Aaron R. Brown - 10:47 am PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo

These well-loved digital titles will be an on-disc twofer.

NES Remix Pack will release this holiday season as a physical bundle containing NES Remix and NES Remix 2, Nintendo announced at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

The package will be available in stores, though no price was mentioned in the announcement. Additionally, the first NES Remix is available for free to 2014 Club Nintendo Platinum Members until August 15.

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July 25, 2014

The Swapper Coming to Wii U This November WiiU

by Clay Johnson - 9:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Curve Studios (Twitter), Kotaku UK

Curve Studios is porting the well-received indie puzzle platformer to Nintendo’s system.

The Swapper, a highly-regarded 2D puzzle platformer created by Finland-based indie developer Facepalm games, is coming to Wii U.

Curve Studios, the developer of such titles as Fluidity and Stealth Inc. 2, is porting the game to Nintendo’s platform. Curve is also responsible for bringing the game to the PlayStation family of systems. The Swapper originally came out for PC in May 2013.

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Nintendo Download - July 24 3DSWiiU

by Bryan Rose - 12:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 6

Blast your way into this week's Download and master these fine games!

After last week's very small offering of Nintendo Download goodness, we're back in form this week with a number of titles for both systems, including a few Virtual Console titles. This week's edition of the Nintendo Download is for everyone out there who followed their radioactive pet frog down a hole in the ground and found a white tank to shoot things with.

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July 23, 2014

Nintendo Starts Allowing NFC Payment Option on Wii U in Japan WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 6:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: NCL

A new payment option finally comes to Nintendo’s home console along with a free game enticing gamers to use their NFC payment cards.

Nintendo has allowed for the use of NFC payment cards for purchases on Wii U in Japan. The cards, which are used in Japan as a means to scan for train fare or purchasing items at convenience stores, can be utilized by touching them against the NFC reader on the Wii U GamePad. Usable cards include Suica, Pasmo, Kitaca, Manaca, Toica, Icoca, Hayakaken, Nimoca and Sugoca.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Coming to Disney Infinity WiiU

by Kimberly Keller - 5:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Disney Interactive

Who wouldn’t want to rush in with a gun-wielding raccoon?

Guardians of the Galaxy will come to Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Superheroes this fall, joining The Avengers and Spider-Man Play Sets.

In this Play Set, players will explore and protect Knowhere while being pursued by Ronan the Accuser and his Sakaaran fleet after having stolen a powerful cosmic object from him. The story will be based on both the upcoming film and comic series.

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Persona Q Release Date Annouced 3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 2:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

It's Persona! On 3DS! and it is out this year! What more do you want?

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth hits retail and the 3DS eShop on November 25 in North America.

Developed by a combination of both the Persona and the Etrian Odyssey development team, Persona Q features the characters of Persona 3 and 4 in an all new story. While it shares the same type of combat as the Persona games, the Etrian Odyssey elements sink in with its first-person dungeon crawling.

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July 22, 2014

Sheik, Ruto, and Darunia are Playable in Hyrule Warriors WiiU

by Clay Johnson - 1:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Famitsu

A trio of Ocarina of Time representatives have been revealed for the game, along with the return of Golden Skulltulas.

Key Ocarina of Time cast members Sheik, Ruto, and Darunia have been confirmed by Famitsu as playable characters in the upcoming Wii U title, Hyrule Warriors.

Sheik, of course, is well-known as Zelda’s alter ego and has featured prominently in the Smash Bros. series, but these will be the first... Read more...

Tetris Ultimate Coming to the 3DS 3DS

by Kimberly Keller - 6:07 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Ubisoft

Get ready for some serious Tetrimino action.

Tetris Ultimate will come to the 3DS this fall, Ubisoft announced this week.

The game will feature six modes of gameplay: Marathon, Endless, Ultra, Sprint, Battle, Battle Ultimate and Challenge. Special power-ups, like Let it Rain and Buzz Saw, will add an additional layer of chaos to Battle Ultimate mode. Leaderboards will also be updated to showcase top players around the world as well as your friends’ best scores.

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