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April 30, 2013

Denpa Men 2 Coming to North American 3DS eShop in Late May 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:13 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

Early reports said May 2, but it's looking like the wave won't hit the States until May 30.

The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves is coming to North America on May 30, according to developer Genius Sonority. We originally reported that the sequel was launching on May 2, according to IGN. Genius Sonority will officially announce the game's North American release on May 2. 

While it is...

April 29, 2013

Nintendo Selling Refurbished Handhelds  3DSDS

by Zack Kaplan - 4:42 pm EDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo: Online Store, http://store.nintendo.com/

Now you can buy used and still give money to Nintendo!

The Nintendo Online Store is now selling refurbished Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi XL systems.

Currently, Aqua Blue and Midnight Purple 3DS systems sell for $129.99 standalone or $169.98 with a copy of Ocarina of Time 3D. Metallic Rose and Midnight Blue DSi XL systems go for $99.99 or $129.98 with a copy of Mario Kart DS. All of the products come with a one year warranty.


Watch_Dogs Gets Release Date, Multiple Special Editions WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 1:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: IGN, http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/29/watch-dogs-...

Who let the release date out? Woof Woof Woof!

Watch_Dogs is releasing on November 19 in North America and November 22 in Europe.

Besides the standalone game, purchasers have multiple choices when it comes to what to buy. First off is the big one: the Dedsec edition, which comes with exclusive DLC, a figure of the main character, a collector's... Read more...

April 28, 2013

Nintendo Preparing to Allow NFC Payments on Wii U in Japan WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 9:58 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Inside-Games, NCL, http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2013/04/25/6592..., http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/events/130425...

Nintendo is looking to expand its business by allowing electronic payments on its home console.

Nintendo revealed that they are preparing to allow electronic payments via the GamePad’s NFC (near field communication) reader on the Wii U. While no specifics were given as to when gamers will be able to utilize this payment method, the ability to make payments through the NFC reader would allow... Read more...

April 26, 2013

Wii U Virtual Console Live in Japan with Ten Titles WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 6:23 pm EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: NCL, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/software/vc/index.h...

Three more are also confirmed for next week!

The Wii U Virtual Console is live in Japan with ten titles. All four of the games from the previously released Famicom 30th Anniversary are available as well. The launch lineup for the Wii U Virtual Console is:

Ice Climber (Famicom) - 500 yenExcitebike (Famicom) - 500 yenSpelunker (Famicom) - 500 yenXevious... Read more...

Virtual Console Now Live on Wii U eShop WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 9:36 am EDT
Total comments: 34 Source: Wii U eShop

Panorama View is also available. 

The Wii U Virtual Console is up right now on the Wii U eShop.

Right now you can download Balloon Fight (NES), Donkey Kong Jr. (NES), Excitebike (NES), F-Zero (SNES), Ice Climber (NES), Kirby's Adventure (NES), Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES), and Super Mario World (SNES). NES games are $4.99 or $1.00 if you own the Wii version , SNES games are $7.99 or $1.50 if you own the Wii version.


Deoxys Pokémon Distribution Event Announced DS

by Justin Berube - 8:59 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: (Pokémon.com), http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/vg_blackwhi...

Pokémon fans, get ready!

A special Deoxys distribution event will be taking place starting May 8, and ending on May 31, for owners of Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2.

This Deoxys will be available via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and will come to players at Lv. 100. The moveset of this legendary creature has yet to be revealed.


April 25, 2013

Wii U System Update Live in North America, Europe WiiU

by Patrick Barnett and Curtis Bonds - 5:23 pm EDT
Total comments: 25

Go update your system right now.

The Wii U system update is officially live in North America and Europe. Our staff are updating their Wii U's as you read this. Here are the full list of features:

New Features:A standby function to download and install software while the system is powered offSoftware purchased from the Nintendo... Read more...

Nintendo Will Host Two Smaller Events at E3 2013, One for Media, One for Partners

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:30 am EDT
Total comments: 20 Source: (Press Release)

They're still using the Nokia Theater (for partners), and they'll be letting select media onto the show floor earlier.

Nintendo will host two events at E3 2013, a partner presentation in the Nokia Theater and a media event on the show floor before it opens, instead of their traditional E3 press conference on the Tuesday morning before the show kicks off. Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of America's Senior Director of Corporate Communications confirmed this in a PR e-mail.


Nintendo Downloads - April 25, 2013 WiiUWii3DSDS

by Tyler Ohlew - 8:50 am EDT
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Get a taste of Rayman, pile up junk, and power up that Mega Buster!

Did you feel slighted by Rayman Legends delay? Perhaps you took to Twitter and threw shade at Ubisoft all day. Maybe you went ham on the UPlay Miiverse community. Well, Ubisoft listened, and today you get your consolation prize, the Rayman Legends Challenges App. It's free, but if you've got some... Read more...

Recently Released Tomodachi Collection for 3DS Tops Sales Charts in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 8:23 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Inside-Games, http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2013/04/25/6593...

The latest 3DS life simulator is already doing pretty well for itself after only a few days on store shelves.

Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (Friend Collection: New Life) for Nintendo 3DS sold 405,000 physical copies in just four days of being on the market. The sales numbers do not reflect digital sales.

Internally developed by Nintendo, Tomodachi Collection has players' Mii characters perform everyday tasks, make friends, get married, and just live another life.


Extended Wii U eShop Maintenance Suggests System Update Late Tonight WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:22 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: URL

Couple the maintenance in with the rumor mill, and your Wii U might be quicker by the end of the day.

With extended maintenance being done on the Wii U and its eShop between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. PT (8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET), it is very likely that the Wii U's inaugural system update will debut sometime after that, which falls in line with the Thursday launch for the eShop we reported earlier in the week.


Rayman Legends Release Date Revealed, Challenge Mode App Arrives in eShop Today WiiU

by Kimberly Keller - 6:36 am EDT
Total comments: 5

Alongside the free app on Wii U, Ubisoft confirmed a September release date for the delayed game.

Rayman Legends is coming to Wii U (and other systems) on September 3 in North America and August 30 in Europe, according to Ubisoft. Additionally, the free Challenge App for Rayman Legends is available today for the Wii U on the eShop in North America and Europe.

The Challenge App will only...

April 24, 2013

3DS Miiverse to Launch by the End of 2013 3DS

by Curtis Bonds - 9:04 pm EDT
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/130...


Miiverse will be integrated into the 3DS by the end of this year, Satoru Iwata has announced in the recent Nintendo financial results briefing. While you can now access a limited version of Miiverse through the web, Nintendo plans to flesh it out specifically for the 3DS.

"This will facilitate...

Nintendo Not Hosting 'Large-Scale' Presentation at E3 2013

by Patrick Barnett - 7:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 69 Source: Twitter, https://twitter.com/Cheesemeister3k

Nintendo is aiming to host several smaller events in place of a large one.

Nintendo revealed during their financial results briefing that at this year's E3, the company plans to host several smaller events in lieu of a large presentation.

During the event, Nintendo Satoru Iwata explained "Unlike previous years, we will not have a large-scale [E3] presentation directed... Read more...

The Wonderful 101, Wii U Party, and Wii Fit U Slated for Summer Release WiiU

by Alex Culafi - 7:44 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/130425e.pdf

The Wii U might finally get some games!

The Wonderful 101, Wii Fit U, and the new Wii U entry in the Wii Party series are all slated for a summer release in Japan, Europe, and North America, as reported by Nintendo's recent financial briefing.

Specifically, the use of the term "summer" implies that the games are releasing between the end of June and the middle of September. However, no further details have been provided.


Yoshi's Island 3DS Scheduled for Release by March 2014 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:35 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/events/130425...

While it might not launch until 2014, it seems to be a safe bet for release within a year.

Yoshi's Island 3DS appears to be a late fiscal year 2013 release, meaning that it should come out on the 3DS before March 31, 2014. This appears to confirm the release window for the game, which wasn't given during the reveal on last week's Nintendo Direct.

Judging by Nintendo's previous track record...

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Untitled Monolith Soft Game Slated for North American, European Release WiiWiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:14 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/130425e.pdf

They might have a release date of "TBD," but hey, at least they might come out in each region.

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and the untitled Monolith Soft Wii U game, dubbed X courtesy of its debut trailer, are both scheduled to be released in North America and Europe, according to Nintendo's latest financial briefing. However, the current launch date is to be determined, which is the same as the Japan schedule.


Web-Based Miiverse Available Now WiiU

by Patrick Barnett - 6:45 pm EDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Nintendo, https://miiverse.nintendo.net/

Enjoy Miiverse on your PC starting right now.

Nintendo has now made the web-based Miiverse service available to all Nintendo Network users. The release of the service came during Nintendo's financial results briefing.

Upon signing into your account, you are greeted with options to visit your activity feed, your own profile, your notifications, and the various communities. You can access all of your favorite communities and even comment on other Miiverse posts.


Nintendo Becomes Profitable Despite Continued Operating Loss 3DSWiiU

by Patrick Barnett - 9:43 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/130424e.pdf

Nintendo reports a small net profit after last year's larger loss.

The latest Nintendo financial results revealed the company has returned to profitability. Nintendo posted a 7.09 billion yen (around $71 million) net income for the fiscal year ending March 2013. This small net gain follows last year's net loss of 43 billion yen (around $430 million).

While...


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