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August 31, 2015

Large Splatoon Update Incoming WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Plus a brief maintenance before it goes live.

Splatoon's next update will patch a couple of holes and provide some fixes to edge cases.

The update will launch tomorrow night at the traditional time, and the key feature will be fixes to Arowana Mall and Camp Triggerfish to resolve movement glitches. The camera action when lifting Rollers will... Read more...

Smaller New 3DS Bundle Announced For North America WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:47 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Holdouts now have an option.

Nintendo has announced new hardware exclusive to GameStop in the US at the retailer's manager conference in Las Vegas, including the North American debut of the smaller New 3DS.

The New 3DS will come in a bundle with a download code for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, two New 3DS faceplates... Read more...

August 30, 2015

Vs Excitebike Launching Tomorrow on Wii U Virtual Console 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 12:08 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo of America

Builders Week challenges successful!

Nintendo of America will be making a rare Monday release on Virtual Console this week with Vs Excitebike.

Originally teased last Monday, the release was based on the completion of "Builders Week" challenges which included tipping in Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars, making levels in Stretchmo and completing levels in Pushmo World.


Splatfest Weekend Results: Battle Domination WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 11:20 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Splatoon

Both North America and PAL regions popularity losers come back in a massive way.

Results from the weekend's Splatfest action in Splatoon:

Singing 274, Dancing 226 46-54, 57-43 At the Kelp Dome, the European Splatfest hit a high note for the scoring post 2.0 update. Although Dancing won the popularity poll by eight, Singing winning the battles by 14 points accounted for the winning margin. The previous high was 273-227 in Japan's Grasshopper v Ant event.


August 29, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X Limited Edition Announced For North America WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 3:36 pm EDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo

A new paradigm in soundtrack sampling awaits.

Nintendo's Xenoblade Chronicles X panel at PAX Prime has revealed North America's limited edition for the game.

The special package will include the game with special disc art, a matted art card, a 100+ page art book and a 10 track soundtrack sampler that comes on a custom designed USB drive. The edition has a MSRP of $89.99 (US$).


August 28, 2015

NWR Connectivity LIVE: Foxes, Bafomdads and Dinosaurs, Oh My! Site News

by Nicholas Bray, Zachary Miller, Neal Ronaghan, and Scott Thompson - 1:20 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

Join us tonight for a live show where we talk Star Fox Adventures and Dinosaurs.

Last year on the NWR Childs Play Telethon, we promised to do a live show all about Dinosaurs, so here are the details on when and what will be happening.

On August 28, at 9PM Eastern, Nicholas Bray, Neal Ronaghan, Scott Thompson and Zachary Miller will be kicking things off with a segment all... Read more...

Splatoon Update: Additional Toys For Splatfest IV WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 12:52 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Squid Research

An ancient weapon from a more civilized age.

Just in time for the weekend's Splatfest action, two new weapons will come to Splatoon tonight at the traditional times (10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT).

The L3 Nozzlenose D is a variant with a special logo, but is generally similar to the main weapon. It uses Burst Bombs as a sub weapon and has a Kraken... Read more...

Nindies At Night Roundup: Shovel Knight, Space And More

by - 4:02 am EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nindies at Night

Brought to you by the star of such Nintendo Directs as "November" and "April".

Tonight in Seattle, Nintendo hosted the Nindies @ Night event to announce several new indie titles for the Wii U and give PAX attendees to play some recent indie titles. Damon Baker hosted the event, and we got some big news for the eShop.

The biggest news of the night came at the end, as Shovel... Read more...

August 27, 2015

Pokemon Marketing Director Responds to Questions About Pokemon’s 20th Anniversary Plans and Pokemon Z

by Alex Culafi - 2:44 pm EDT
Total comments: 1


The Pokémon Company International’s Director of Consumer Marketing, J.C. Smith, responded to questions regarding Pokémon’s 20th anniversary next year as well as recent Zygarde/Pokémon Z speculation in an interview with us at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships in Boston last weekend.


Shovel Knight Digging Into Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS? Rumor3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 9:25 am EDT
Total comments: 27 Source: NintendoLife

UPDATE: It would seem the Amiibo is legitimate.

UPDATE 12:20pm ET August 27: The Brighton branch of UK retailer GAME posted and deleted shortly thereafter a tweet announcing Shovel Knight Amiibo preorders would open tomorrow. The Amiibo was said to work "in future Yacht Club Games products for Nintendo consoles" and was part of a Shovel Knight series, but the art was not final. Original story follows.


Pokken Tournament Arcade Future Uncertain in the United States ARC

by Alex Culafi - 8:39 am EDT
Discuss in talkback!

Whether it comes out or not, The Pokemon Company may not be involved.

Pokkén Tournament might not necessarily be coming to North America in arcades, as we gathered during an interview with The Pokémon Company International’s Director of Consumer Marketing J.C. Smith, at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships in Boston last weekend.

While discussing the recently-announced Pokkén Tournament Wii U version, we shifted focus to the arcade version.


Nintendo Downloads - August 27, 2015 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:15 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Run, don't walk, to pick up the bow.

It's pretty obvious what the big deal is going into PAX weekend - Runbow! The nine player indie runner launches today and will be the first game to pay off the Nindies @ Home program for North America. If you grabbed the demo the week of E3, you can get in even cheaper. Of course, Neal Ronaghan's 250th NWR review has the details.


August 26, 2015

Telltale Bringing Minecraft: Story Mode To Wii U

by Donald Theriault - 10:43 am EDT
Total comments: 17 Source: The Verge

With a star-studded cast of blocks.

Telltale Games has announced that Minecraft: Story Mode will launch on Wii U.

The upcoming episodic adventure series from Telltale was revealed in a preview for the game posted at The Verge, with the first episode expected to release later this year.

The game's voice cast includes Patton Oswalt...

Pokken Tournament Is Not the Main Pokemon Thing in Early 2016 WiiU

by Alex Culafi - 6:17 am EDT
Total comments: 7

We hope that means there’s something bigger!

Something more significant than Pokkén Tournament may be coming early next year to celebrate Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, as we learned in an interview with The Pokémon Company International’s Director of Consumer Marketing J.C. Smith, at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships in Boston last weekend.


August 25, 2015

ESRB Updates Sin And Punishment, Star Successor Ratings For Wii U Wii

by Donald Theriault - 10:00 am EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: ESRB, GoNintendo

Two hardcore shooters look to be headed to North America shortly

The ESRB has updated ratings for import N64 game Sin and Punishment as well as its Wii sequel, Sin and Punishment Star Successor.

The listing indicates that the two games will release on Virtual Console soon. The original game will be eligible for upgrade pricing for those who purchased the import version on Wii, while Star Successor's online leaderboards will not be available due to their use of the now-closed Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.


Pokemon Marketing Director Teases ‘Flowers’ in Series Future

by Alex Culafi - 7:02 am EDT
Total comments: 4

We’re scratching our heads just as much as you are.

The future of Pokémon may involve “flowers,” as we learned in an interview with The Pokémon Company International’s Director of Consumer Marketing J.C. Smith, at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships in Boston, Massachusetts this past weekend.

While discussing the future of the Pokémon, we asked Smith to offer us a cryptic tease of that future.


August 24, 2015

Vs Excitebike Releasing This Week In North America 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 1:47 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo of America

Though we don't know where it's going. UPDATED: More details

UPDATE: Nintendo has confirmed to us that the game is the Famicom Disc System version, including the track editor, additional tracks/music and 2 player multiplayer. The release will happen once the challenges in "Builders Week" are completed, the first of which is to tip in Maro vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Original story follows.


Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival Dated For November 13 In North America WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 11:58 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Inquirer

Package details include a couple of Amiibo.

According to Nintendo Inquirer, one of the missing pieces for the fall 2015 lineup may have fallen into place.

A PR obtained by Nintendo Inquirer has the board game releasing on November 13 in North America. The US$59.99 package will include the game, two Amiibo (Isabelle and Digby) and three Amiibo cards.


Capcom Sale Now Live On eShops WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 9:31 am EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Capcom

Inexpensive monster hunting, beatings and more.

Capcom's eShop sale is now underway, set to run through noon Eastern time on August 31. All of Capcom's retail and eShop exclusive titles have been marked down, some as much as 66%.

The full lists are as follows:

Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate: $13.59 (from $39.99) Resident Evil Revelations: $13.59 (from $39.99) DuckTales: Remastered: $5.99 (from $14.99) Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara: $4.99 (from $14.99)



Nintendo Announces Release Calendar For North America, Europe. WiiU3DSWii

by Donald Theriault - 7:10 am EDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo


Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe both sent out statements this morning setting up the release calendars for the rest of the year.

The calendar is as follows:

North America

Runbow launches this Thursday, August 27.

Disney Infinity 3.0 releases this Sunday, August 30.

Super Mario...


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