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July 28, 2016

Nintendo Downloads - July 28, 2016 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am EDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Nintendo

Once again, we have a game with a Nintendo World Report connection.

The eShop in North America has a couple of interesting items this week, mostly due to the involvement of prominent musicians. Gotta Protectors on the 3DS is directed and scored by Yuzo Koshiro (7th Dragon, Etrian Odyssey) for those that want some retro tower defense. BLOC is a 4 player Pong-like where... Read more...

July 27, 2016

Nintendo Releases Q1 2017 Financial Results

by Donald Theriault - 6:13 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Investor Relations

A big swipe taken in foreign exchange, but a light quarter overall.

Nintendo had an operating loss for the first quarter of the 2017 fiscal year caused by an underperforming lineup and foreign exchange changes.

For the quarter ending June 30, the company had an operating loss of 5.134bn yen (US$48.596 million at current market rates) on sales of 61.969bn yen (approx.... Read more...

Level 5 Vision Sees Multiple Announcements For 3DS 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:22 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Level 5

And mobile, and the manga rack, and the cereal shelf.

Level 5 held their annual "Vision" event earlier today and several new 3DS titles were announced as part of the company's massive cross-media blitz strategy.

A recent trademark that appeared in Europe was confirmed as Lady Layton: The Conspiracy of King Millionaire Ariadne was announced for 3DS... Read more...

Pokemon Go Plus Officially Delayed Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 4:03 am EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

Aiming for late July but clearly they missed.

With no shipments in sight and only a couple of days left to ship it, Nintendo has officially delayed the release of Pokémon Go Plus.

The Bluetooth Low Energy accessory was tabbed for a late July release at E3, but the various national Nintendo Twitter accounts announced around the time of Nintendo's financial report that the device would ship in September.


July 26, 2016

North American Virtual Console Adding Three Kirby Games This Week WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:30 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

You will be sucked.

It appears launching a bunch of Kirby games on Virtual Console at the end of July is a new tradition for Nintendo of America.

Matching last July's release of Kirby Return to Dreamland, Squeak Squad and Kirby 64 on the Wii U Virtual Console, this week will see Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby: Mass Attack... Read more...

FAST Racing NEO, SteamWorld Heist To See Release In Nintendo eShop Selects Line WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:15 am EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo of Europe

If you missed them last year, you can get a physical copy soon.

Two of last December's indie hits will soon get disc releases on Wii U.

Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of Australia announced this morning that the "Selects" branding would be extended to eShop titles, with SteamWorld Heist and FAST Racing NEO being the first games to benefit. Both games will... Read more...

NX To Be Portable Console With Detachable Controllers, Docking Unit? RumorSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 7:09 am EDT
Total comments: 49 Source: Eurogamer

Nintendo still isn't confirming anything, but multiple sources point to the ultimate evolution of the Wii U.

The NX codename may refer to a dockable portable console, according to multiple sources via Eurogamer.

The main processing power of the unit will be contained in a standalone portable system. The unit will dock into a connector hooked up to the TV for home use, and local multiplayer is handled by detachable control units on the side. Games will run either digitally or in a cartridge that can store up to 32GB.


July 25, 2016

RIVE Delayed For Wii U, May Jump To NX Instead Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:54 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: NintendoLife

Two Tribes still wants to do right for Nintendo fans.

RIVE has been pushed back on Wii U again, and may end up on the NX depending on the platform.

In a wide-ranging interview with NintendoLife, Two Tribes co-founder Colin van Ginkel cited issues with getting the game to run at full framerate on Wii U: "The Nindies demo in 2015 was specifically optimized... Read more...

July 24, 2016

Live Action Detective Pikachu Movie Coming From Legendary Pictures 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 1:09 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Legendary Pictures

Based on history, it'll blow up in China.

The success of Pokémon Go has spurred the signing of a live action Pokémon movie franchise, and the first result will be a hardboiled noir.

Legendary Pictures has reached an agreement to develop a live action film based on the Great Detective Pikachu eShop game. No voice or acting talent have... Read more...

Nintendo Issues Statement On Pokemon Go's Financial Impact Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 12:56 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Corporate

No impact on the financials for now.

Pokémon Go is making a great deal of money, but according to Nintendo it will not provide a material impact on their financials for now.

In a statement issued ahead of this Wednesday's first quarter financial results, Nintendo has stated the release will have a minor impact on their financials... Read more...

Nintendo Sales Panic: June 2016 US NPD Group Results 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 12:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 12 Source: NPD Group

The charts giveth, and the charts taketh away.

The NPD sales charts for June have some new data, but the Nintendo data remained steady.

In the combined formats top 10, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the #3 best seller combined on all consoles, and the best selling new release of June. Minecraft, which had its WIi U physical release in... Read more...

Pokken Tournament Adding New Character To Arcade Version WiiUARC

by Donald Theriault - 12:23 pm EDT
Total comments: 3

It's a nightmare to play against.

The arcade version of Pokkén Tournament is still getting updates, including a brand new character.

Mythical Pokémon Darkrai was added to the game in a special summer update this past Friday, which also added Garchomp, Braixen and Shadow Mewtwo plus additional modes and tutorials. This brings the total roster for the game to fifteen playable Pokémon.


Final Splatfest Results Announced WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 12:12 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Splatoon

The answer to the ultimate question of freshness.

Following two days of brutal ink combat, the final Splatfest results are in.

Team Marie 360, Team Callie 340 (54-46, 51-49) At Kelp Dome, the Callie side came just short of flipping a popularity defecit in the final worldwide Splatfest competition. Regional breakdowns of the worldwide Splatfest were not available. With the win, Marie went 4-3 in 2016 in North America and Japan, and 3-4 in Europe/Australia.


Original Darksiders Releasing On Wii U This Year WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 12:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nordic Games

Slate your action adventure itch before the year is out.

The Wii U launched with a Darksiders game, and it will go out with one.

Nordic Games confirmed the legitimacy of retail listings for a Wii U version of the 2010 PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 game, with a release date sometime in the 4th quarter of this year (Oct-Dec), at the Gamepolis event in Spain this weekend. The port will release along remastered releases for the PS4 and Xbox One, and will be both a physical and eShop release.


July 23, 2016

SEGA Announces New Sonic Game Coming to NX Holiday 2017 Switch

by Michael Cole - 5:26 am EDT
Total comments: 12

Sega has released a trailer for a follow-up to Sonic Generations, announced for platforms including the Nintendo NX. UPDATED with a statement from the producer.

Friday night during the Sonic 25th Anniversary Party, Sega revealed a new 3D Sonic game, known simply as Project Sonic 2017. The published teaser trailer is an edited cutscene that shows "Classic" and "Modern" Sonic teaming up. It appears that the new game is taking cues from Sonic Generations, a... Read more...

July 21, 2016

Metroid Prime Blast Ball Available For Download Now 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:01 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Fast blasting, high scoring and ties!

One part of Metroid Prime: Federation Force has just dropped on the eShop.

The Blast Ball multiplayer game is available now as a free download. First shown at the 2015 Nintendo World Championships, the 3-on-3 multiplayer game was later revealed to be a side part of Federation Force. The demo will support online servers until the full game releases on August 19 (NA)/2 September (Europe).


Nintendo Downloads - July 21, 2016 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:11 am EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

The rare non-VC New 3DS exclusive appears this week.

Following a week of major action on the retail front, it's back to eShop normalcy this week in North America. The headliners are New 3DS exclusive Wind-Up Knight 2, a game published by Unity intended to show that the engine can work on the (New) 3DS, and for North America a legitimately free game (no DLC) in Humanitarian Helicopter. UPDATE: Humanitarian Helicopter is $10/$12, despite the Nintendo website showing free.


More Digital Wii Titles Coming to Wii U in Japan, 30 Percent Off for My Nintendo Members WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 4:20 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: NCL

The Wii digital software library continues to grow in Japan.

Ten more Wii titles are coming to the Wii U eShop over a five week period starting on July 27 in Japan. For My Nintendo account holders, Nintendo is offering 30 percent off of these games through coupons they will be sending out to email addresses associated with accounts. These coupons will start... Read more...

July 20, 2016

Animal Crossing New Leaf Getting An Amiibo Update 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 7:25 am EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo UK

One of the best selling 3DS titles is going to grow like the weeds in the village.

New Leaf is going to stay fresh this fall with new amiibo card and figure support.

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed the additions will come to the 2013 release this fall in a free update. The Animal Crossing cards and figures will add their respective characters into the game, as well as select amiibo such as Callie and Marie.


July 19, 2016

More Pokemon Unveiled For Sun And Moon 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:26 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: The Pokemon Company

Plus a training upgrade.

A group of new Pokémon have been announced for Sun and Moon, including localized names for a couple of Pokémon revealed in CoroCoro magazine.

The Pokemon known as Kiteruguma in Japan will be known as Bewear in English, while Mimikkyu will simply be Mimikyu. Bewear's "Fluffy" ability trades half... Read more...


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