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March 31, 2015

Nintendo Direct Announced For Tomorrow

by Donald Theriault - 6:26 am PDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Nintendo

Like the man said, this is no joke.

The next Nintendo Direct will air on April 1st at 6pm ET/3pm PT for North America, midnight on April 2 in Europe, and 7am in Japan. Wii U and 3DS games are both slated to be discussed, and a Treehouse Live will air immediately following the Direct.

Keep it tuned to NWR for all of the breakdown of the Direct announcements.

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March 29, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: DreamRift's Triumphant Return DSWiiUSwitch

by - 8:05 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Force (subscription required)

The return of a lost DS classic headlines the weekend's Nintendo news, as well as a look ahead to the coming week.

DreamRift Announces Monster Tale Ultimate

An enhanced version of 2011's Monster Tale will be coming to the 3DS eShop this spring.

As first revealed by our own Neal Ronaghan in the most recent issue of Nintendo Force magazine (volume 14), the remake will feature stereoscopic 3D, changes to... Read more...

March 27, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: Wait, Something Else Happened Today? 3DSWii

by - 8:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: ESRB, Gamer.ne.jp, Nintendo, Walmart

Before Zelda Wii U got the tea table treatment, there was actual news. We swear.

A new Iwata Asks headlines the last Newsletter of the working week.

Nintendo Reveals Interesting Facts About Xenoblade Development, Sales

According to Nintendo, the original release of Xenoblade sold better in Western territories than in Japan.

A new Iwata Asks interview was published... Read more...

The Legend of Zelda Wii U No Longer Prioritized For a 2015 Release WiiU

by Bryan Rose - 3:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 29 Source: Facebook, Miiverse

The producer mentions the original 2015 release date may not happen.

While not directly saying it was delayed, The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma announced today that the release date for the next title in the series will more than likely not meet its 2015 release date.

In the video posted to Facebook, Aonuma talks about how in the last three months, they... Read more...

March 26, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: Beware The Fakes of March GC3DSWiiU

by - 6:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Reddit, Nintendo, Atlus

In a post-"Rayman in Smash" world, even the greatest things have to be suspect

A grand fake and a couple of indie release dates are the big news in today’s installment of the Nintendo newsletter. Updated March 27: Information on the faker has been revealed

Faked Footage of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 3D Emerges

A Reddit leak claiming to show footage of a 3DS remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door emerged today, just a few short days before April Fool’s Day.

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Nintendo Downloads - March 26, 2015 3DSWiiUDS

by Karlie Yeung - 8:48 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

The Nintendo retail front goes silent, letting the eShops assume control of the North American downloads.

For the first time in a few weeks, there's no Nintendo first party retail games to drop money on in the Nintendo downloads. That's not to say there aren't big games - Marvelous/XSEED's Story of Seasons launches Tuesday for you farming fanatics. Until then, let's talk eShop, shall we?

3DS Retail

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March 24, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: Last Shot At Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL In North America Tomorrow 3DSWiiU

by - 8:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: FCC, Nintendo, @TyroneRodriguez

Our pre-emptive condolences to anyone going for them.

GameStop found a few extra systems in the back, while the FCC is teasing everyone in today's Nintendo news.

GameStop Releasing Limited Quantities Of The Majora's Mask New 3DSXL Tomorrow

According to a message posted on an internal GameStop website, all GameStop stores will receive four Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL models for sale tomorrow, in addition to a window of availability on gamestop.com.

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Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World European Release Dates Leaked 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 8:37 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo of Europe (removed: screenshot)

A squid invasion lands in late May, while late June is surprisingly woolly.

If a (now removed) release list on Nintendo of Europe’s website is correct, then Splatoon is coming to Europe on May 29 and Yoshi’s Woolly World is launching on June 26.

Splatoon was previously confirmed to launch in May. The May 29 date is almost the exact same day as when Mario Kart 8 launched... Read more...

March 23, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: Miyamoto Flipped The New 3DS's Tea Table 3DSGBAWiiU

by - 6:52 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Time, Nintendo Europe, Zelda Symphony of the Goddess

Dreams of Game of Thrones for families get shattered in today’s Nintendo Newsletter.

In a busy day for Nintendo news, Time continues to reveal secrets while Europe may have a wizard involved.

Miyamoto Responsible For New 3DS's Super-Stable 3D

In another part of a long reaching interview with Time, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata let slip that the New 3DS redesign was nearly sunk after Shigeru Miyamoto saw a demonstration of what became “super-stable 3D” about a week before manufacturing.

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New Splatoon Details Include New Online Mode, Maps, No Voice Chat WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo, GameTrailers

The new online mode Splat Zones will require you to “git gud”.

Details have emerged from a press event last week for Splatoon, including a new game mode that will require skill from the entire playerbase, as well as the unfortunate omission of voice chat.

The new mode “Splat Zones” is a zone control mode focused on teams occupying particular portions... Read more...

March 21, 2015

Sakurai: Mewtwo DLC Just About Complete, Plan To Release Soon WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: NicoNico via Youtube

Mewtwonite X sold separately.

Smash Brothers director Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that the Mewtwo DLC is just about complete.

Sakurai made the statement during a live video event on NicoNico with game composer Kenji Ito and Japanese voice actor Tomokazu Sugita, the Japanese voice of Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening. In... Read more...

Nintendo Newsletter: Lego Reportedly Entering the "Toys to Life" Market

by - 12:20 am PDT
Total comments: 2

Another giant in the toy industry wants to bring their toys to life through video games!

Warner Bros., Lego Set to Enter the "Toys to Life" Market

An article on VideoGamer seems to indicate that a Lego "toys to life" game is being developed for release later this year.

The rumored title currently is "Lego Dimensions", and will be developed by Traveller's Tales. It's set to rival Skylanders, the Disney Infinity line as well as Amiibo.

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March 19, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: Hideo Kojima Set to Leave Konami, Reports Indicate 3DS

by - 9:18 pm PDT
Total comments: 14

The long term relationship between Konami and Hideo Kojima seems to be at an impasse.

Hideo Kojima, Konami Allegedly Due to Split Soon

A inside source allegedly connected to Konami has said that power struggles between Metal Gear producer Hideo Kojima and the publisher will lead to Kojima's exit from the company next year after work on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

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Nintendo Download: March 19, 2015 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Who rocks the party that rocks the body? This week’s Nintendo downloads do!

Most of the attention this week will be inevitably focused on Mario Party 10 and Fossil Fighters Frontier, the two big retail games to hit the eShop at midnight ET Friday morning. However, Wii U owners should probably cast their gaze over to the RPG platforming of Elliot Quest, while 3DS owners can catch up on some of Renegade Kid’s finest.

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Puzzle and Dragons Dual Pack Price, Date Confirmed 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:44 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A one-time purchase at a lower price gets you on board.

As confirmed by a Nintendo of America press release, the Puzzle and Dragons Dual Pack will release on May 22 at a price of $29.99 (US), both at retail and digitally.

The two full featured puzzle games will come in at the lower price point, and there will be no DLC or any other microtransactions... Read more...

Iwata and Miyamoto: More Focused On Players Than Profit In Mobile Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:37 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Time

Microtransactions will be a monetization option, but not the only option

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has confirmed that although microtransactions will be considered on a case-by case basis for Nintendo's mobile games, they will not appear in all games in an effort to protect the brands.

Speaking about their plans for the mobile space with Time, Iwata explained... Read more...

March 18, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: NX Preorders Already Open In Australia SwitchGBA

by - 8:37 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Australian Classification Board, ICXM, Nintendo, VOOKS

We don't know what it is or when it's coming out, but we guess the early bird catches the worm!

Today in Nintendo news, a particular Aussie retailer is getting a bit ahead of themselves, and the Virtual Console in North America adds a relative rarity.

Australian Retailer Already Taking Nintendo NX preorders

Even though all we know about the system is the codename, EB Games Australia is already taking preorders for the system codenamed NX that Nintendo announced yesterday.

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March 17, 2015

Dedicated Nintendo Hardware, the NX, in Development, New Membership Service Also in the Works Switch

by Danny Bivens - 3:42 am PDT
Total comments: 48 Source: NCL

Nintendo announces new dedicated gaming hardware and a partnership with a Japanese e-commerce goliath.

Nintendo is currently developing a new dedicated gaming platform tentatively called the NX. Satoru Iwata revealed the existence of the new hardware at a recent investor meeting that announced a business and capital alliance between Nintendo and mobile/e-commerce company DeNA. While few details about... Read more...

March 16, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: Free Tracks, Songs From Chrono Trigger Coming To Theatrhythm Curtain Call WiiU3DSDS

by - 9:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Square Enix, Nintendo Europe, Gematsu

The end of the second encore leads the day in Nintendo news.

New Theatrhythm Curtain Call DLC Includes Free Tracks

Square Enix confirmed the end of the "Second Performance" of downloadable tracks for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call today, announcing eight new songs for release on Thursday. The tracks are:

Battle Music:

Shadowlord (NieR) Real... Read more...

March 14, 2015

Playtonic Games Announces Project Ukulele SwitchWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 2:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Eurogamer

The Banjo-Kazooie team returns with a project that aims for the Wii U.

Playtonic Games held a livestream today at Eurogamer's Rezzed Expo (EGX Rezzed) to announce the development of Project Ukulele, the oft-rumored 3D platformer developed by veterans of the Banjo-Kazooie games and Donkey Kong 64.

The 3D platformer runs on Unity and will have collectable elements,... Read more...

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