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April 30, 2014

Pokémon Art Academy Announced for 3DS in Japan 3DS

by Clay Johnson - 9:41 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Pokemon Art Academy Official Site, Gematsu

Gotta draw ‘em all starting June 19.

Pokémon Art Academy has been announced for release in Japan. It will be available for 3DS both at retail and via eShop on June 19.

The game is the first iteration of the Art Academy series to focus its teachings on portraits of popular Nintendo characters. It will feature over 40 lessons, ranging... Read more...

Original Disney Infinity Compatible with Marvel 2.0 WiiWiiU

by Kimberly Keller - 2:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

Your save data is safe.

All save data, figures, and accessories from the original Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes.

Character data, Toy Boxes, and save files can be transferred to the new version of the game, an integral feature as the new game will only be released on next... Read more...

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Allows Interior Customization WiiU

by Kimberly Keller - 2:07 pm PDT
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New Door tool opens up a world of possibilities.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will introduce a Door tool for the Toy Box that will allow players to enter the structures they've built.

The new tool can be used on top of an existing structure and, once inside, players can customize the interior with new items such as Marvel-themed furniture. This new feature serves as a home base in the game, where players can display achievements they've earned and show off their unique style.

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Why Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Isn't on Wii, 3DS WiiWiiU3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:40 pm PDT
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The Marvel heroes proved too big and powerful for the Wii and 3DS to contain.

While Disney Infinity came to Wii and 3DS last year, the Disney Infinity 2.0 platform, kicking off with Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, is not. The reasoning is simple, Disney and the team at Avalanche Software focused on the platforms that were best able to help deliver on their vision for Disney Infinity 2.0.

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Disney Unveils Marvel-Themed Disney Infinity Sequel WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:19 am PDT
Total comments: 3

Captain America and the gang are coming in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes this fall.

Marvel comic book characters are coming to the world of Disney Infinity this fall courtesy of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes on Wii U. It will be a part of the Disney Infinity 2.0 platform, and new Disney-themed characters will also come out later.

The Starter Pack for Marvel Super Heroes... Read more...

Voice Chat, Wii U Bundle, New Characters Announced for Mario Kart 8 WiiU

by Bryan Rose - 7:17 am PDT
Total comments: 32 Source: Nintendo Direct

Today's Nintendo Direct gives us details on the upcoming bundle, online multiplayer, new characters, new items, and free game offer!

A Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, three new characters, a free game offer, and oodles of online details were revealed in the latest Nintendo Direct, focused all on the upcoming Wii U game, Mario Kart 8.

The Mario Kart 8 Wii U Deluxe Set bundle, which was previously announced for Europe, is confirmed... Read more...

April 29, 2014

Disney Infinity Live Event WiiU

by Becky Hollada - 11:00 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Google+, Game Informer

A special guest may have already been leaked!

At 10 am PST on April 30, there will be a live event for the launch of Disney Infinity 2.0.

This event will be held at Arclight Theater's Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, with some of our very own NWR staff in attendance. For those of you at home, there will be a live webcast airing at the same time which will cover all the big announcements made at the event.

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Iwata Aims to Take Nintendo Beyond Games

by Aaron R. Brown - 8:20 pm PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Diamond.jp

"Nintendo is a company that can do whatever it wants."

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata intends to take Nintendo beyond video games and the public's perception of the company, he stated in an an interview with Diamond.jp.

Iwata was asked to elaborate on Nintendo's January statements, regarding the Quality of Life platform and their desire to extend entertainment.

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Nintendo Systems Upgrade Affects Hardware Repairs, Online Store, and Club Nintendo WiiUWiiDS3DS

by Clay Johnson - 7:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Club Nintendo, Nintendo Support, Nintendo Online Store

Everything should be back to normal in just a few weeks.

Nintendo’s various support services, its online store, and Club Nintendo rewards will be unavailable or significantly altered in the coming weeks due to a systems upgrade.

The upgrade began on April 28, and its effects are rippling throughout a handful of key Nintendo services.

Customers... Read more...

Nintendo Reveals E3 2014 Plans, Includes Smash Bros. Tournament

by Daan Koopman - 6:41 am PDT
Total comments: 53

Like last year, a major game will be playable at Best Buy during E3.

Nintendo of America announced their plans for E3 2014, which includes a video in a similar vein as Nintendo Directs, live streaming from the show floor, a Smash Bros. Wii U tournament in Los Angeles, and Smash Bros. demos at Best Buys.

The entire experience is dubbed "Play Nintendo." There will... Read more...

Nintendo Wi-Fi Games Get Offline Reprints

by Andrew Brown - 1:56 am PDT
Total comments: 13

New copies of NWC-enabled games appear to be getting re-releases without the logo.

At least one Wii game has been confirmed for a new print run that omits the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo from the packaging.

We have received a photo of a new copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl without the logo. The case also has an altered ESRB rating logo without the "Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB" statement that would usually come below it.

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April 28, 2014

Mega Man Battle Network 3 Coming to Wii U Virtual Console GBAWiiU

by Clay Johnson - 10:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: IGN

Capcom confirms Blue & White versions, plans for additional titles

Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue and White have been confirmed for release on the Wii U Virtual Console.

Capcom issued a statement to IGN revealing plans for these, and other unspecified Game Boy Advance games, to come to the Wii U. This news comes days after ratings by the Australian Classification Board raised suspicions about a potential release for the games.

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Pokémon Happy Meal Toys Coming to America 3DS

by Becky Hollada - 9:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Computers and Video Games

As if McDonald's Monopoly didn't already kill your diet for the next year.

Pokémon Happy Meal toys are slated to be the next set of toys released in restaurants across America.

After toys promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 disappear, a set of twelve toys themed from Pokémon X and Y are to take their place. Judging from the promotional image released, the toys appear to be flat cardboard or plastic Pokémon in front of Pokéballs that will come with corresponding official Pokémon trading cards.

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All Star Wars Video Games No Longer Canon

by Zack Kaplan - 1:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Star Wars

Goodbye Dash Rendar. Goodbye Galen Marek. Goodbye (most of) Rogue Squadron.

All previously released Star Wars video games no longer fit into the franchise's timeline, according to Lucasfilm.

Future Star Wars games will, however, be a part of the new continuity for the most part, along with all the films and The Clone Wars TV series. "We're set to bring Star Wars back... Read more...

Alien on the Run Landing on 3DS eShop Next Month 3DS

by Aaron R. Brown - 6:59 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Twitter

The comical escape action game is heading to North America.

Alien on the Run, a "comical escape action" game is scheduled to release on the North American 3DS eShop in May.

G-Style will be releasing the game for $3.99, although there is not date currently announced. Check out the trailer below.

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Eclipse Games Bringing Super Toy Cars to Wii U eShop WiiU

by Daan Koopman - 6:57 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Eclipse Games

Developer describes the title as a tabletop arcade combat racing game.

Eclipse Games is bringing their upcoming title Super Toy Cars to the Wii U eShop

The game, being developed in Spain, is described as ''a tabletop arcade combat racing game.'' Super Toy Cars will feature 12 tracks, which are made out of everyday objects. Players can play locally with up to four of their friends or go solo in a career mode. This mode will feature 48 events to play through, and a track editor.

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April 27, 2014

Nintendo Special Big Band Concert Uploaded to YouTube

by Aaron R. Brown - 11:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: YouTube, NeoGAF

It's an hour worth listening to.

The Nintendo Special Big Band performed a concert at the Nico Nico Super Conference, and one kind person uploaded it to YouTube.

The show lasts around an hour, and includes medleys for various Nintendo franchises, such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and others.

Unfortunately, embedding has been disabled, but here are the links to the five-part musical show:

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Next Dragon Quest in Development

by Aaron R. Brown - 11:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Gematsu

A premature announcement?

The next Dragon Quest from Square Enix is in development, it seems.

Series creator Yujii Horii made the announcement at the Nico Nico Super Conference 3 in Chiba, Japan. However, Horii's comment raised looks from Dragon Quest X's producer Yosuke Saito and chief planner Anzai Takashi as if it shouldn't have been said.

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April 26, 2014

Denpa Men 3 Release Date Announced 3DS

by Clay Johnson - 11:45 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: TheDenpaMenBlog

They will return by wave on May 8.

The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of the Digitoll will be available through the 3DS eShop in both North America and Europe on May 8, Genius Sonority has confirmed.

The game will be priced at $9.99 and €9.99, respectively. Additionally, a demo for the game will arrive on May 1 and will, in typical series... Read more...

Mario Kart 8 Console Bundles Announced, Available for Pre-Order WiiU

by Aaron R. Brown - 11:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo, YouTube

However, they're only for Europe.

A new Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack - Special Edition console bundle was announced by Nintendo U.K., and is offering two other game bundles and character-themed Wii Remotes to coincide with the game's launch.

The Premium Pack, as pictured, is available for pre-order for £249.99 and simply comes with... Read more...

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