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October 31, 2011

Capcom Reveals Resident Evil: Revelations Online Co-op 3DS

by Minoru Yamaizumi - 2:14 pm EDT
Total comments: 11 Source: (Official Capcom Youtube Channel), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4GMcqF6gYA

The new footage shows that you can raid creatures with players all over the world! 

Capcom's new trailer of Resident Evil: Revelations shows that in addition to the campaign, RE: Revelations offers a new raid mode for one or two players, who play co-op either locally or online.

The raid mode seems to be an evolution from RE: Mercenaries 3D and the Mercenaries of RE 4 and 5. Like... Read more...

AiRace Sequel Coming to 3DS eShop 3DSWii

by Jared Rosenberg - 8:35 am EDT
Total comments: 2

Development has begun on a WiFi-enabled sequel to the DSiWare title AiRace. 

A 3DS eShop sequel to DSiWare's AiRace is in development at QubicGames, NWR was told in a recent interview. The developer recently started working on the game, which will be called AiRace: SPE3D and feature online multiplayer, and plans to release it in late 2012.

The original AirRace was released on DSiWare in early 2010 and features gameplay where you must carefully pilot planes through tunnels filled with obstacles.


October 30, 2011

Australian Club Nintendo Update Wii

by Nicholas Bray - 7:10 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: (Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue), http://club.nintendo.com.au/NOE/en_AU/club_nintend...

The second best thing we have ever had for a reward.

Nintendo Australia has updated the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue with a new item. The new reward is a small Kirby's Epic Yarn pouch, which is sized at 13x9cm and can fit items up to 11.5x8cm. It also features a zip pocket on the back.

The Kirby pouch is priced at 1000 Stars. It is unknown if the item is a limited-run reward, such as the Super Nintendo Controller for Wii, or if it will remain in the catalogue for some time.


Mario Kart 7's Newest Characters Revealed 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 6:58 am EDT
Total comments: 20

And the new characters gracing Mario Kart 7 are...

Nintendo Power has revealed the latest set of characters that will appear in the upcoming Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS.

The article reconfirms the appearance of Metal Mario, Shy Guy, Lakitu, and Miis, but also details two new racers. The first is Wiggler, the caterpillar enemy that first appeared in Super Mario World. The character has made playable appearances before, but this is the first time he appears in the Mario Kart series.


October 29, 2011

Japanese Virtual Console Releases Announced for November Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:01 pm EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/lineup.html

Strider, Street Fighter and Bomberman highlight as very busy November for the Virtual Console in Japan.

Nintendo has revealed the Virtual Console games that will be released throughout the month of November in Japan.

There are some notable releases in this latest batch of games. The first of these is Capcom's Strider, originally an arcade game starring a ninja in a futuristic setting. Strider is best... Read more...

20 Weeks without a Wii VC release in Europe and Australia Wii

by Daan Koopman - 3:13 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

The curtain seems to have fallen on the Wii's most trusted service.

Thursday marked a very saddening record for Wii Virtual Console fans all across Europe and Australia. PAL players received their last classic game on June 10, Super Adventure Island II (SNES) by Hudson, which came just around the launch of the Nintendo eShop.

Since then, NoE and NCL have shown no intention to... Read more...

October 28, 2011

Mario and Sonic at the 2012 Olympic Games and Crush 3D Dated for 3DS 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 9:09 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: (Press Release)

Go for the gold early next year.

Sega's early 2012 3DS lineup for North America and Europe will include Crush 3D in January and Mario and Sonic at the 2012 Olympic Games in February, according to a recent announcement by the company.

Mario and Sonic at the 2012 Olympic Games is currently set for release on February 14 in North... Read more...

October 27, 2011

Nintendo Aims to Make New Video Game Genres 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:52 pm EDT
Total comments: 34 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/111...

2011 might have been a bust, but Nintendo's Satoru Iwata has hopes for a bright future.

Nintendo's looking to make new genres of video games next year, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata proclaimed after apologizing to investors at today's Financial Results Briefing for missing the financial forecast for the first half of the fiscal year. 

The goal of these new genres, according...

eShop Adding Demos, DLC, and Internet Functionality 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 28 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/111...

Iwata stands on high and answers some eShop-related wishes.

The Nintendo eShop will be accessible through the internet on PCs and smartphones soon, according to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata during the latest Financial Results Briefing.

Initially, the eShop will only be able to be browsed, with QR codes displayed, which can be used to quickly access the... Read more...

Wii U Final Form to Be Shown at E3 2012 WiiU

by Andy Goergen - 7:49 pm EDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/111...

The new home console from Nintendo will be fully revealed next June.

The Wii U will be shown in its final form at E3 in 2012, according to the Nintendo financial briefing. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata stated that the "bitter" lesson learned by the 3DS launch has them taking extra precautions to ensure that the launch of the Wii U is a successful one.

The Wii successor...

Nintendo Download - October 27, 2011 3DSDSWii

by J.P. Corbran - 12:10 pm EDT
Total comments: 2

And the streak without a Wii Virtual Console game rolls on.

The 3DS eShop gets four games while the Wii is left with only a lone WiiWare title in this week's Nintendo downloads.

The 3DS Virtual Console gets BurgerTime Deluxe for Game Boy. Quickly assemble burgers with toppings working against you in this port of the classic arcade title, available for $2.99.


Nintendo Posts Largest Net Loss in History DS3DS

by Karl Castaneda and James Jones - 11:04 am EDT
Total comments: 69 Source: (Nintendo RTT News), http://www.rttnews.com/Content/EarningsNews.aspx?I...

For the first time in its history as a publicly traded company, Nintendo is forecasting an annual loss.

Nintendo's latest financial report shows that the company is forecasting an annual loss for the first time since they started making video games.

For the six-month period ended on September 30, Nintendo's net loss was over 70 billion yen, compared to last year's loss of only 2 billion yen. Nintendo... Read more...

Labyrinth no Kanata Dated for Japan 3DS

by Minoru Yamaizumi - 8:04 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/labyrinth/

A brand-new RPG for 3DS will arrive in January 2012

Konami announced that Labyrinth no Kanata (“Beyond the Labyrinth”), a brand-new first-person dungeon RPG by Konami and tri-Ace on 3DS, will be released in Japan on January 19, 2012, and priced at 5,800 yen.

Konami reopened its official site and exhibited six screenshots, including three new... Read more...

October 26, 2011

Nintendo to Post Major Financial Loss Rumor

by Andy Goergen - 9:06 pm EDT
Total comments: 41 Source: Andriasang, http://andriasang.com/comyr8/

The rumor mill predicts a loss of over a billion dollars over the second half of 2011.

Nintendo will post a loss of ¥100 billion tomorrow (approximately $1.31 billion), according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei. The loss is for the period of April 2011 through September 2011. According to the report, the loss is mostly attributed to the value of the yen against the Euro, and amounts for ¥40 billion of the rumored loss. In comparison, for the same period in 2010, Nintendo posted a loss of just over ¥4 billion.


Australian Bonuses for Super Mario 3D Land & Mario Kart 7 Revealed 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 6:27 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: https://www.ebgames.com.au/3ds

These pre-order bonuses look pretty cool!

EB Games Australia has announced pre-order bonuses for both Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7.

Super Mario 3D Land will be offered with a plush Tanooki hat, while Mario Kart 7 will offer pre-orderers a plush Mario hat. These products, however, are not officially licenced by Nintendo.

Super Mario 3D Land will be available on November 24, with Mario Kart 7 launching sometime in December.


October 25, 2011

Nintendo Trademarks 'Circle Pad Pro' 3DS

by James Jones - 8:09 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Siliconera, http://www.siliconera.com/2011/10/25/nintendo-3ds-...

The trademark indicates the likely name for the 3DS add-on in western markets.

Nintendo has registered two trademarks pertaining to their Circle Pad add-on for the 3DS: "Circle Pad Pro" and the Japanese language phrase for "Slide Pad Expansion."

The shell, which adds not only a second Circle Pad but also a second set of shoulder buttons to the 3DS, has thus far only been officially... Read more...

Lavender Pink 3DS Coming to Australia 3DS

by Andrew Brown - 12:41 am EDT
Total comments: 4

Now if only it smelled like lavender too... 

Japan's latest Nintendo 3DS colour, "Misty Pink", has been announced for an upcoming launch in Australia, to be released as "Lavender Pink".

The console colour will be available in stores starting from the 17th of November, giving just enough time to save up after buying one of these blushing babies to pick up Super Mario 3D Land on the 24th.


October 24, 2011

This Week in Europe Downloads - October 27, 2011  3DSWiiDS

by Daan Koopman - 9:49 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Press Release)

Burger Time Deluxe, spooky games and a WiiWare demo of Kyotokei.

European gamers can look forward to three new downloads that will keep them occupied through the weekend.

On the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop, players will be able to find BurgerTime Deluxe this thursday. In this fun little game, you help restaurant owner Peter Pepper to collect... Read more...

October 21, 2011

3DS Sequel to ThruSpace Arrives in Japanese eShop 3DS

by Minoru Yamaizumi - 12:30 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/jelj/index.htm...

ThruSpace is now in stereoscopic 3D.

Shissou Surinuke Anatousu, a new 3DS downloadable title, was announced by President Iwata at the Nintendo Direct Conference today, and is already available on Japanese eShop at 800 yen. This game is a sequel to the WiiWare title Surinuke Anatousu (also known as ThruSpace in North America), and was developed by the same developer, KeysFactory.


Mario Kart 7 Tracks, Karts, and Items Revealed 3DS

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:21 am EDT
Total comments: 22 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/amkj/index.html

Here is a list of everything we know about so far.

Many of Mario Kart 7's unlockables are revealed thanks to the Japanese Mario Kart website, along with my playtest earlier this week.

So far, we can reveal tracks from four of the eight cups:

Mushroom: Toad Circuit, Daisy Hills, Cheep Cheep Lagoon, Shy Guy Bazaar

Flower: Wuhu Loop, Mario Circuit, Music Park, Rock Rock Mountain



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