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Play As a Fan-Favorite Pokémon in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Nintendo 3DS Game Features Every Known Pokémon – All 720 of Them!
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 20, 2015 – Have you ever wanted to be a Pokémon in a world inhabited by nothing but other Pokémon? That’s the premise behind the fun new Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon game, now available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. After choosing to play as one of 20 fan-favorite Pokémon, including Pikachu and Riolu, you embark on a journey to discover a mysterious force that is turning Legendary Pokémon into stone.
In addition to being able to play as a Pokémon, the game features all 720 known Pokémon from every game in the series, including Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. How you discover or interact with these Pokémon is part of the fun!
As you journey through the game, you will enter a series of Mystery Dungeons with randomly generated interiors – meaning you will never play through the same dungeon twice! With the game’s near-infinite replay value, a new adventure awaits you around every corner.
Traveling through a series of mysterious and twisting dungeons might sound like a dangerous task, but no need to fear: In the game, you can befriend different Pokémon and have them join you on your quests. You can also collect items to equip and use while fighting enemies in engaging turn-based battles. During these battles, strategy is key, so you’ll want to make sure to bring along the right type of Pokémon when you enter each Mystery Dungeon.
With the new Connection Orb – a giant galaxy-like map that connects you with other Pokémon and gives you new quests to complete – you’ll befriend Pokémon and conquer dungeons in no time at all. You’ll even get to battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, and combine the moves of your team to unleash attacks that will knock out even the mightiest Pokémon foe.
For a limited time, when you purchase Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon in stores, in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS or at Nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $39.99, you will also receive a free theme inspired by the game for your Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu. Purchasers will receive a download code for the free theme until Dec. 6. (The code expires on Oct. 20, 2016.)
For more information about Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, visit http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-super-mystery-dungeon/
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com
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Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems - Nov. 19, 2015
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash – Tennis meets the outrageous action of the Mario series.
Smash the ball down the court with the new Jump Shot and grab a Mega Mushroom to gain a HUGE advantage over opponents in Mega Battle, a new mode.
Outwit your rivals and challenge friends to singles and doubles matches as your favorite character.
Players can even take their skills online with a broadband internet connection and partner up with one of many compatible amiibo in online doubles matches.
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will be available Nov. 20.
Typoman – Available exclusively on Wii U, Typoman is a two-dimensional puzzle platformer distinguished by a unique game world.
You slip into the role of the HERO struggling to make your way through a dark, surreal world.
Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can use letters to alter your environment.
Dive into a dark tale of heroes and monsters, where words can either be a blessing ...
or a curse.
Be the HERO and set out on the journey to become whole and gain the powers you need to defeat the giant, evil demon that rules the world you are trapped in
If you downloaded the demo during the Nindies@Home promotion, you can save 15 percent off your purchase of Typoman until Dec. 19.
Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Lucentek - Activate - Lucentek - Activate is an action-adventure game.
You and your group must find and reset all of the mainframes to regain control and rid the world of the invading aliens.
Fight enemies, find power ups, and solve puzzles.
Even Transform into a hover craft and a space ship to get past obstacles.
Totem Topple - A New Kind of Vertical Tower Defense
Build your totem pole up into the sky and stars beyond in a fresh twist on the tower defense genre!
Wolves, Bears, Deer and more - Stack different totem heads on your tower, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Add protective wings and arrow firing bird beaks to fend off the demon spirits trying to knock your totem pole down!
Featuring two challenging and unique game modes: Carefully craft an impregnable tower in Classic mode, or feel the fast paced arcade-style action of Frantic mode.
Advanced upgrade system allows for complex strategic play
Dynamic AI adjusts the ferocity of its attacks based on your progress
Unique, vibrant art style inspired by Native American culture
ZaciSa’s Last Stand – Demo Version - Can you survive?
ZaciSa's Last Stand is a simple, yet challenging, 2D tower defense game set in space.
The main concept is that you have to defend your base from an onslaught of enemy ships that seek to destroy you and your way of life.
To do this, you will deploy different Bot weapons, such as a Sentry or Bomber to destroy them before they get to your base.
The game will start out easy enough, at least in theory, with only something small, like twenty weak enemies.
Every level you survive will result in more enemies with increasing strength.
You gain points and money for every ship you destroy, as well as a nice bonus at the end of each round.
You use this money to not only build more Bots, but also different kind of upgrades.
Featuring multiple maps to test your different strategies.
Can you survive the slaughter?
SUPER STREET FIGHTER II TURBO REVIVAL – Choose from more than 16 brawlers from the Street Fighter universe.
The original eight world warriors are back, along with four playable boss characters and four newcomers to this version of the game.
Become the best street fighter in the world.
Execute special moves and super combos to wreak havoc on your opponent.
There can be only one street fighter champion.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon – Prepare yourself for a grand adventure in which you become a Pokémon and battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to help save the world. Befriend Pokémon and explore ever-changing mystery dungeons with them.
The definitive Pokémon Mystery Dungeon!
Players are suddenly transformed into a Pokémon and sent out to a world inhabited only by Pokémon. From a group of 20 Pokémon, including the starters from core RPG Pokémon games plus Pikachu and Riolu, you can choose your Pokémon and your partner Pokémon!
Battle alongside your partner Pokémon, who will become your best friend as you investigate ever-changing dungeons. Befriend and interact with all 720 known Pokémon as you attempt to save the world from a crisis in a tale of unprecedented scale! The possibilities are limitless!
Limited offer: Get a free Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Bonus Nintendo 3DS theme when you buy the Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon game for a system in the Nintendo 3DS family. For Nintendo eShop purchases, you’ll find the download code for the free theme on your Nintendo eShop receipt.
For the packaged version, the code will be included on the reverse side of the game cover sleeve. Download codes available while supplies last. Offer expires 12/06/15. Download codes expire 10/31/16.*
*Free theme not available for download until the game releases on 11/20/15.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will be available Nov. 20.
Family Fishing - Frenetic and competitive fishing fun!
Family Fishing is a frenetic, competitive fishing game developed by Arc System Works.
Go fishing with your virtual family and battle against them in fast paced arcade-style mayhem!
Players compete against each other to score the most points before the end of each round.
Build up your Special Attack gauge bar to turn the tide of battle and make easier catches!
Aim for the big fish with high bounty points or catch them all to win!
Each fish has assigned points. Will you slowly collect points by catching smaller and more common fish?
Or will you risk it all on that rare catch of a lifetime?
Throw smoke bombs to disrupt your opponents and seize the advantage!
It’s a fishing game where your strategy is put to the test! Collect points and upgrade your fishing rods and lures to catch bigger and rarer fish!
I Love My Pony - Discover a rich and enthralling story where you prove to your rival that love and respect for your pony are just as important as training.
Choose your pony and care for it with a variety of activities. Your pony's health and happiness are key to your success in the competitions.
Train at the riding center and take part in the jumping and racing competitions to become a true champion!
A captivating story, from your first day at the riding stables to when you take part in the biggest competitions.
Ten different activities for caring for your pony.
Lots of different training challenges to improve your riding skills.
Two types of competitions in four different environments (the country, the mountains, the desert and the beach).
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New Photos with Mario Characters!
This special-edition eShop Card series comes with a new way to have fun with your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters!
Use your Nintendo 3DS system to play and pose with Mario™, Peach™, Goomba, Bowser™, Koopa Troopa, or Luigi™* using special character cards and the Photos with Mario application.
The AR cards are included at no additional cost with the Photos with Mario series of $10 Nintendo eShop Cards.
Download the free "Photos with Mario" app to your Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS* system using the QR Code® included with your eShop Card.
Open the app and view the included character card using your system’s camera.
Use your Nintendo 3DS system to play and pose with Mushroom Kingdom characters in the free Photos with Mario app.
Click here to learn more.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds
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Nintendo Serves Up Family Fun with Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for Wii U
For the First Time Ever, Team Up With Your amiibo Figure Online
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 19, 2015 – In the Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash game, launching for the Wii U console on Nov. 20, up to four players of all skill levels will be able to volley, slice and lob with some of Nintendo’s most classic characters using some outrageous powered-up moves. Jump high into the air and send the ball screaming down the court with the new Jump Shot, grab a Mega Mushroom to gain a HUGE advantage over opponents in Mega Battle (a mode new to the series) or execute an Ultra Smash, a devastating volley that can be difficult to return. You can even take your skills online and partner up with one of many compatible amiibo in online doubles matches.
Let’s look in on a match in progress between Mario & Luigi and Princess Peach & Toad…
Love – Love: The match begins with a powerful serve from Mario, which is quickly returned by Princess Peach. Since the players chose to play this doubles match in Mega Battle mode, a new mode in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, the familiar Mega Mushroom power-up appears on the court. AND TOAD JUST PICKED IT UP! This match just got even more exciting! After grabbing the Mega Mushroom, Toad grew to gigantic proportions and now has some added benefits like upgraded swing power and the ability to cover more ground. Mario and Luigi had better watch out with this Mega Toad on the court.
Love – 15: Well, that Mega Mushroom paid off, as Toad and Princess Peach scored the first point. Now the match is continuing, with Mario and Luigi volleying back and forth with Toad and Princess Peach. Uh oh. It looks like a glowing circle just appeared on the court. That’s a Chance Area, which allows players to dish out even more powerful swings. Actually, this looks like an Ultra Smash Point, a large Chance Area that lets players activate a powerful Ultra Smash. Luigi stands on this Ultra Smash Point and CONNECTS! Ultra Smash unleashed! Point for Mario and Luigi (and some much-needed revenge).
15 – 15: Instead of Mario & Luigi vs. Toad & Princess Peach, many other fan-favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom could have been a part of this match, since Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash features a large cast of playable tennis stars, including three who are new to the series. Classic mainstays Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Boo, Bowser, Wario, Waluigi, Donkey Kong, Bowser Jr. (for the first time in his Junior Clown Car) and Dry Bowser are joined by newcomers Sprixie Princess from Super Mario 3D World, Rosalina and Toadette. Oh, look, while giving you background on all the classic playable characters, Mario and Luigi just scored another point with a clean shot right over the net! Nice job, Mario and Luigi!
30 – 15: While this match continues to heat up, it might be a good time to quickly talk about the amazing amiibo functionality in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. (Nice return by Princess Peach!) Using a compatible amiibo figure, players can partner with their figure in an online doubles match! (Wow, look at Mario’s backhand form!) In Knockout Challenge, another new mode in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, players team up with a compatible amiibo to get the longest winning streak against progressively tougher opponents. After five wins in this mode, the amiibo earns a Perk, which can be saved to the amiibo figure. More Perks make the amiibo even more powerful on the court. (And with that lob, Mario and Luigi score again!)
40 – 15: Here it is. Game, set, match point. Can Mario and Luigi pull it off? Leading up to this intense final, Mario and Luigi trained in many different modes in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. In addition to Mega Battle mode, they trained in Classic Tennis in Standard and Simple modes, two modes that remove the Mega Mushroom and offer a more traditional tennis experience. When playing Mega Ball Rally mode, they honed their skills by rallying back and forth as many times as possible as the huge Mega Ball got faster and faster. And of course there were a series of fun challenges that unlocked hidden content in the game. So Mario and Luigi had plenty of singles and doubles modes to practice their skills in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash leading up to this moment. But the question is: As the match continues with the formidable Toad and Princess Peach, will all their training pay off? The crowd goes wild (well, as wild as crowds get at a tennis match), as Princess Peach picks up a Mega Mushroom. It looks like she and Toad are about to extend this match into at least one more point … BUT NO! Luigi once again stands on a Chance Area and launches a drop shot back to Toad and Princess Peach, who miss the shot mid-dive! Mario and Luigi win! Game. Set. Match!
Thank you so much for joining us today, ladies and gentlemen (and Yoshis). This tennis match was a real corker. If you want to duplicate the action you witnessed on the courts today, you can get Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash when it launches in stores, in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and at Nintendo.com on Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. You can even take your skills online with players who also have an Internet connection. What an exciting day and what a glorious match. Congratulations to Mario and Luigi and an amazing effort from Toad and Princess Peach. And, now, a word from our sponsor:
“Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash combines the frenetic action of a high-energy tennis game with the familiar Nintendo characters people of all ages have fallen in love with,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The Wii U game is an easy ace this holiday shopping season.”
For more information about Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, visit http://mariotennis.nintendo.com/ultra-smash/
Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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Stella Glow is Now Available for the Nintendo 3DS in Stores and on the Nintendo eShop
How Will YOU Save the World? Watch the Game's Launch Trailer
Stella Glow, the strategy RPG for the Nintendo 3DS and final title from developer Imageepoch (Luminous Arc series) is now available in stores and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS! To celebrate the occasion, we have the full trailer for the game.
Stella Glow is a standalone tale that follows young protagonist Alto as he transforms from young villager to one of the few people of the kingdom that can stand in the way of Hilda, Witch of Destruction and her team of Harbingers - hellbent on wiping humanity off the face of the earth. Alto and the 9th Regiment of Regnant Knights will have to find and reunite the 4 remaining witches in the world in order to stop Hilda and save the world.
Here is the new trailer and be sure to read the full press release below!
Sing From Your Heart to Save the World -- Stella Glow is Now Available in Stores
IRVINE, CALIF. -- Nov. 17, 2015 -- Stella Glow, the new strategy roleplaying game from ATLUS and developer Imageepoch (Luminous Arc) is now available for the Nintendo 3DS™ . Featuring a voiced story in English and 20+ songs left in the original Japanese, Stella Glow can now be purchased in stores and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS for $49.99/CA$59.99.
In Stella Glow, protagonist Alto starts as a country boy in a small town. One day, he hears a song coming from the forest (which is odd, since song has been absent on the planet for thousands of years), where he discovers the lone Hilda. But after the chance encounter, Hilda reveals she's the Witch of Destruction, hellbent on "saving" the world (by wiping out all of humanity) with her Harbingers.
As Hilda is about to destroy Alto's hometown, he and Lisette are rescued by the Royal Knights and whisked back safely to the Regnant kingdom. Alto joins the 9th Regiment for the sole purpose of gathering the other Witches to stop Hilda's reign of destruction.
Stella Glow Features:
• Song Magic: Famous Japanese voice actors sing more than 20 songs composed by Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears). The songs are part of Song Magic - a vital combat and story element. Players can even choose to "tune" the Witches' hearts to increase their abilities.
• Solid Strategy Gameplay: From the team behind the classic Luminous Arc games comes a brand new IP with the same renowned level of strategic combat.
• Free Time: Players will get an allotment of Free Time where they can upgrade or buy items, tune Witches' hearts, explore, and grind experience, but that's in limited supply as Combat Time will drive along the game's story.
• Forming Bonds: Several Free Time options allow players to deepen relationships with their comrades, even form romances, which can unlock new powers and special events - make sure to use your Free Time accordingly!
• Plenty of Fight: Stella Glow will have 40-60 hours of story and sidequest content, with multiple endings, New Game+ mode, and more than 50 maps to battle on. The world of Stella Glow is rich and vibrant with tons to do!
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Nintendo Prevails in Patent Case Against Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Federal Court Victory Follows International Trade Commission Win
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 16, 2015 – On Nov. 13, 2015, Nintendo won a patent case in California federal court. This victory marks the second time Nintendo has prevailed against Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corporation, all of which are patent-licensing companies (read as patent trolls).
In July 2012, plaintiffs sued Nintendo both in California federal court and in the International Trade Commission. In February 2014, the ITC held that Nintendo did not infringe the asserted patent. The plaintiffs chose not to appeal that decision, but insisted on continuing to litigate the same patent and many of the exact same issues before the California federal court. Nintendo has now won that case as well, with the court holding that Nintendo’s systems, including Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, do not infringe the asserted patent.
For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere.
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