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June 30, 2014

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Receives ESRB Rating 3DS

by Becky Hollada - 10:10 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: ESRB.org

E for Exciting!

Although it's not set to release until 2015, ESRB has already given Nintendo and Intelligent Systems' new Codename: S.T.E.A.M a "T" (Teen) rating.

ESRB cites Blood, Fantasy Violence, and Mild Suggestive Themes as reasons, as well as noting that online gameplay "may expose players to unrated user-generated content." Here is a short, full rating summary for the game as it stands in its current stage of development:


GameStop Reveals Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus for Harvest Moon 3DS

by Becky Hollada - 9:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: GameStop

To fill the dog-shaped hole in your heart.

Pre-ordering Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley from GameStop will earn gamers a Harvest Moon dog plush as an exclusive bonus. The plush itself will resemble the player's dog from this specific Harvest Moon title, with a new short-eared, gray and white look as opposed to the classic dog fans are used to.


Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour Announced

by Becky Hollada - 5:50 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: PokemonSymphony.com

A little something to tide us over until the Hoenn remakes release.

Starting August 15 in Washington D.C., a live concert series called Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will begin touring the country. Each concert will feature all-new musical arrangements from throughout the last couple decades of Pokémon history.

The tour premiere will take place at Warner Theater... Read more...

First Cross-Buy Title for Nintendo Coming to EU eShop WiiU3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 1:10 pm EDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Press Release

Squid Odyssey will allow cross download for the 3DS and Wii U.

The 3DS release of Squids Odyssey offers the Wii U version of the game for free on the European eShop.

This cross-buy feature is the first on any Nintendo system. Popularized with the "Cross-Buy" name on PlayStation platforms, cross-buy allows for the owner of a game on one system the ability... Read more...

Daisy Costume Coming to Bayonetta on Wii U WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:09 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: NomComms

Bayonetta will be able to don Daisy's dress in the first Bayonetta on Wii U.

Bayonetta will be able to wear a Daisy costume in the upcoming Wii U version of the original Bayonetta, according to gameplay footage from a post-E3 event in London.

Other wearable costume, including Samus, Link, and Peach, were confirmed back at E3 2014 when it was revealed that Bayonetta, first released in 2009 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, was going to be bundled in with Bayonetta 2 when it comes to Wii U this October.


June 28, 2014

Mutant Mudds Deluxe Update Coming to 3DS July 3 3DS

by Justin Baker - 8:45 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: NintendoLife

Ghost levels, new characters and more on the way.

Mutant Mudds on the 3DS will be receiving an update on July 3 that will bring in features from the Wii U version. The update will be coming to both North America and Europe, marking the first time the deluxe version features will be available to gamers outside of North America. The features are as follows:


June 27, 2014

Cooking Mama 5 Launching in September 3DS

by Aaron R. Brown - 4:04 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Joystiq

Get your 3DS pre-heated.

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit for 3DS is set to release this September in North America.

The game will feature six modes of play, including a new Cooking Dojo mode for training. Over 60 recipes varying from appetizers and drinks all the way to desserts will be on the menu to master. 30 activities will also be included that will let players feed pets, deliver orders, play word games, and more.


June 26, 2014

Nintendo Downloads - June 26, 2014 3DSWiiUDS

by Bryan Rose - 7:57 pm EDT
Total comments: 6

Castlevania, Shovel Knight, doll collections and more this week!

This week in downloads, Shovel Knight is out for both Wii U and 3DS. Also, for those who roll their eyes at the sequel to the original, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse is out. Also there's Monkey Pirates, more Wii Sports games, and a ton of DSiWare titles, including three different doll collecting... Read more...

Stealth Inc. 2 Gets a Potential Release Date, New Details WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 3:11 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Life

The game may sneak on to the Wii U as early as October.

Curve Studios is aiming to release the Wii U exclusive Stealth Inc. 2 this October.

A 2D platformer focused on sneaking around, Stealth Inc. 2 features exploration-based "Metroidvania" areas along with the ability to post messages on Miiverse that will appear on other players' walls. Curve Studios... Read more...

June 25, 2014

Miyamoto, Takahashi Discuss Possibilities for Minecraft on Nintendo Hardware

by Clay Johnson - 7:28 pm EDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Kotaku

They have some ideas on how Mojang’s indie smash hit could work on Wii U and 3DS.

Nintendo has had some internal discussions regarding how Minecraft could work on their platforms and how its developer, Mojang, could benefit from a partnership with the company, according to a Kotaku interview with Nintendo EAD head Shigeru Miyamoto and SPD head Shinya Takahashi.

"We've always...

Check Out Two LIVE Nintendo World Report Panels at TooManyGames 2014 Site News

by Neal Ronaghan - 5:10 am EDT
Total comments: 4

We're taking That Nintendo Year on the road with two panels at this Philadelphia show.

Nintendo World Report (along with our friends at Third Rate Minion) are heading out to rap about Nintendo games from 10 and 20 years ago at TooManyGames 2014, located outside of Philadelphia, PA at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center this weekend, June 27 to 29, 2014.

On Saturday June 28 at 3...

June 24, 2014

New Hyrule Warriors Combatants Include Agitha, Lana the White Witch WiiU

by Clay Johnson - 7:36 pm EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Famitsu

There are other new details regarding classic Zelda items and characters set to appear, and some new trailers, too.

Agitha from Twilight Princess and an original character named Lana the White Witch have been revealed as playable characters in Hyrule Warriors, according to information originating from Famitsu.

Agitha battles armed with a parasol and can also summon and attack with insects, as is befitting... Read more...

Ice Cream Surfer Coming to the Wii U eShop WiiU

by Daan Koopman - 5:58 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

Fight against evil vegetables in this sidescrolling shooter!

Dolores Entertainment, a studio which is based in Barcelona, is bringing their title Ice Cream Surfer to the Wii U eShop in the near future.

The game is a sidescrolling shooter, where you will travel to the Gourmet Universe and destroy various vegetable enemies in a number of worlds. For some... Read more...

Nintendo to Launch Web Portal Dedicated to Kids, Parents

by Clay Johnson - 5:02 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: VentureBeat

The endeavor is coming later this year as part of a strategy to increase kids’ awareness of Nintendo’s franchises.

Nintendo will be launching a web portal later this year aimed at introducing kids to the company’s properties, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils­-Aime revealed in a recent interview with VentureBeat.

Fils­-Aime said the portal “speaks directly to kids,” but it will also be a resource... Read more...

Iwata Recovering from Surgery, Will Miss Annual Shareholders Meeting

by Clay Johnson - 3:20 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Investor Relations

Nintendo's president is still on the mend.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will miss this week’s annual shareholders meeting due to his ongoing recovery from surgery to remove a growth from his bile duct, according to a letter to shareholders put forth by Iwata.

The surgery was necessitated when the growth was discovered during a routine... Read more...

June 22, 2014

Miyamoto: Not the Time for Dual GamePad Experiences WiiU

by Daan Koopman - 3:44 pm EDT
Total comments: 14 Source: IGN

Maybe one day though.

The famed game designer Shigeru Miyamoto believes dual Wii U GamePad experiences are possible, but aren't likely to happen at this point in time.

In an interview with IGN, Miyamoto stated, "Certainly as we've been working on Wii U, I think we're at a point where we don't feel it's realistic to... Read more...

Play Nintendo Tour 2014 Running Now Through September 1 3DS

by Clay Johnson - 12:01 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

The 2DS-centric Nintendo showcase will set up for weekend-long stays in a different city each week.

Play Nintendo Tour 2014, a traveling family-friendly event highlighting the 2DS and a selection of its most well-regarded titles, has begun. The tour will stop in a different city every weekend up through September 1.

The event seems to focus on the 2DS as an ideal entry point for gamers of all ages, and some of the most popular titles available on that system will be playable, including the following:


June 21, 2014

Nintendo TVii Update Brings New Features

by Zack Kaplan - 1:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Always Nintendo

Get to all your favorite shows faster and easier.

A new update has been released for the built-in Wii U application Nintendo TVii that brings multiple new features to the app.

Now with a dynamic home screen, you can switch to any program that is on by simply tapping the icon of the show, as opposed to changing the channel manually. There is also... Read more...

Mario Kart 8 Getting Mercedes-Benz DLC WiiU

by Clay Johnson - 12:54 am EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Famitsu, Nintendo of America (Twitter), Nintendo of Europe (Twitter)

A GLA-Class kart is expected to be available for download this summer.

Nintendo is distributing Mario Kart 8 DLC in the form of a downloadable kart modeled after the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

This DLC was announced for Japan the day before the game’s release, but has now been confirmed for other territories via the Twitter accounts for Nintendo of America and Europe.... Read more...

June 20, 2014

Splatoon Release Window, Modes Revealed WiiU

by Alex Culafi and Zack Kaplan - 9:21 am EDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Game Rant

You will be able to Splatoon by yourself or with a friend.

Splatoon will have single-player and multiplayer modes, according to an interview with the game's project lead, Tsubasa Sakaguchi, and Producer Hisashi Nogami. Additionally, the game will be coming out in the first half of 2015 as a full retail product.

In regards to this revelation, Nogami stated the following:



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