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SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS SELLS 705,000 UNITS IN TWO DAYS, 55 PERCENT INCREASE IN HARDWARE

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS logo


Oct. 16, 2014 - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launched on Oct. 3 in the U.S., and even with only two days of data included in NPD’s September report, the game still managed to finish as the No. 4 best-selling software SKU for the month with more than 705,000 total units sold. Of that total, more than 135,000 units were sold digitally through the Nintendo eShop. The game’s biggest impact however may be on hardware sales. More than 140,000 units of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems were sold in September, an increase of 55 percent over sales in August.

Sales of Wii U hardware also saw double-digit increases in September, increasing by nearly 50 percent over sales in August. These gains were driven in particular by two software titles: Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8. Hyrule Warriors launched on Sept. 26 and has already sold more than 190,000 combined units in the U.S. alone. Mario Kart 8 sold nearly 60,000 combined units in its fifth month on the market, bringing its lifetime total in the U.S. to nearly 1.2 million total units.

A great lineup of games for Wii U begins on Oct. 24 with Bayonetta 2, the Wii U exclusive that currently holds a 91 score on Metacritic. That continues with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on Nov. 21 and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Dec. 5. Also launching on Nov. 21 is amiibo, Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first game to launch with amiibo integration. Other games that will support amiibo include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come. More details about compatibility and functionality of amiibo may be found at http://amiibo.com.

The Nintendo 3DS library will soon be bolstered by two of the most anticipated games of 2014: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Nov. 21).

*Data regarding physical sales of games in September are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.


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NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS - OCT. 16, 2014

Nintendo Download logo
Oct. 16, 2014 - 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.

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Ballpoint Universe: Infinite

Ballpoint Universe: Infinite – Ballpoint Universe is a shoot-em-up adventure featuring artwork entirely drawn in ballpoint pen

In this indie shooter made entirely with ballpoint-pen sketches, explore detailed doodle worlds, customize your ink ship and blast through enemies in 16 missions.

Fully customizable ink ship with anything from a blade to a flamethrower!

Doodle towns to explore, 16 missions, and the endless Infinite Mode.

Ornate ballpoint sketches come to life as a multitude of characters and enemies!

Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut

Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut – Alone and in a city ravaged by disease how will you survive?

In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary.

Starving and exhausted, he has begun to question how much of what he sees is even real.

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut is a new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you.

Sneak through without firing a single shot, or kill everything in your path. Eat and sleep well, or resort to drugs to keep going.

Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone.

Look after your mental health, or descend into madness.

Lone Survivor is a game where your choices genuinely matter.

This extended edition of Jasper Byrne's horror masterpiece expands Lone Survivor's deep story with hundreds of tiny new details, more locations, more dialogue, more side quests, more craftable items, and even two completely new endings.

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut really is the ultimate version of this acclaimed game.

Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Paper Monsters Recut

Paper Monsters Recut – Welcome to Paperland! Dive into the world of Paper Monster Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes.

Paper Monsters Recut mixes classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3D graphics and brings it to life in a brand new title for Wii U.

Classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3d environments.

FEATURES An adorable cast of fun, original characters.

Tight responsive controls, with super-speed and double jump!

Old school-style playable overworld, with plenty levels and secrets to unlock along the way.

Tons of awesome power ups including jetpacks, submarines, lasers and more!

Collect special treasures to unlock bonus high score mini games.

Awesome original soundtrack.

Wii U GamePad special features and support, including Off-TV Play!

Fun for gamers of any age.

Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Chests O’ Booty

Chests O’ Booty - AAAARRRGGGG!

Bored o’ those landlover match-three games?

Then you’ve found the right game ye’ scurvy scalawag.

Welcome to Chests O’ Booty!

Become a pirate capt…. errr…. accountant on the high seas and organize yer Booty before yer chest becomes too heavy and yer ship sinks from all that unorganized plunder.

And translated for the landlovers in the audience… Pardon me.

Could you possibly be looking for something other than a match three game?

Well friend, you have come to the right place.

Introducing Chests Of Booty!

A game where you perform simple arithmetic to reduce the weight of your illegally acquired goods.

Prevent your ship from sinking by swiftly organizing your gold.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

PING 1.5+

PING 1.5+ - Arcade style remixed puzzle action!

Everyone on the block is playing this game!

PING 1.5+ is a new arcade style puzzle game with the objective of shooting the cube through over 100 stages to reach the orange.

Get frustrated in trying to beat all of the stages; this game isn't for the weakhearted.

PING 1.5+ mimics the retro days of gaming by having a notoriously hard difficulty curve.

PING is on a mission to save the world against the Spheres.

Will he succeed?

Only you can decide the world's fate with your "ultimate master super gaming" skills.

Game Features over 100 levels.

Original soundtrack by Elkskin.

Off TV Play.

Retro 3D visuals.

HARD!
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

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Master Reboot


Master Reboot is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $6.99) from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22 until 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 5.

Haunting sci-fi adventure horror..

Imagine a world where death is no longer final, where precious memories are saved to enjoy forever, where your soul is immortal, welcome to the Soul Cloud.

Upload your soul to our dedicated servers and relax knowing that a part of you will live on for eternity. That favorite holiday, happy moments from your childhood, meeting that special someone for the first time.

All these memories saved for your digital soul for your family to revisit again and again. The Soul Cloud - saving your past to secure your future.

Master Reboot is a haunting first person sci-fi adventure horror game set inside the Soul Cloud.

It's an exploration game with action and puzzle elements set across 34 unique environments. The game features a distinctive visual style, intriguing story-line, psychological adventure-game action and a dynamic atmospheric soundtrack.

Get prepared for upload......Where am I?.....Who am I?......It's time to piece your life......and death back together.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

SHUT THE BOX


Shut the Box is 30 percent off (reduced from $0.99 to $0.69) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 13.

SHUT THE BOX is an exciting game of chance and luck.

In this title, you must roll the dice and select the number of tiles that correspond with what you have just rolled.

You may choose to select one or more tiles in order to gain the desired number.

The goal of the game is to eliminate all the tiles and score a perfect game.

Give it a try today and see how high you can score!
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition


TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.

Start your engines!

TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer game combining fast and exciting racing action with extra brand new features.

The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly being outdriven.

But the best things are the cool pick-ups which can ultimately decide if you win or lose.

The exclusive "Nitro Machines Edition" features some unreleased content, including brand new cars, additional tracks, compelling challenges and game modes.

Upload your highscore and compare with your friends in the online rankings.

Be careful with this explosive mixture - it is highly addictive.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Trine 2™: Director's Cut


Trine 2: Director’s Cut is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.

Fantasy Action Platforming with Physics-Based Puzzles and Fairy-Tale Adventures

Trine 2: Director's Cut takes you on an adventure through magical lands in this sidescrolling game of platforming, action and puzzles.

The game features physics-based puzzles using fire, water, gravity and magic; wicked goblins to fight against; and wondrous fairy-tale lands as backdrop to the adventure.

Take on the role of one of the Three Heroes – the Wizard, the Thief and the Knight – who all have their own personalities and skills.

Play on your own or transfer the experience to multiplayer – up to three players can embark on a co-operative multiplayer journey in online or local ”couch” mode.

Trine 2: Director’s Cut – exclusively for Wii U – features new enhancements and gameplay polish, along with the Goblin Menace add-on campaign and a brand new Wii U exclusive level, the “Dwarven Caverns”, in one big package, totaling in 20 levels full of fun and exciting gameplay.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Virtual Console on Wii U

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Only those from the line of Belmont can fight Dracula's curse…

Fifty years have passed since Simon Belmont rescued the land from the curse of Dracula.

Now, Simon's descendant Juste Belmont must go to Dracula's castle to find his missing friend, Lydie Erlanger.

Explore the old castle grounds as you fight off grisly monsters using the trusty Vampire Killer and an assortment of holy weaponry.

Use Spell Fusion to combine sub-weapons and spells to create up to 30 new attacks.

Acquire the relics of Dracula to stall his next rising, unravel the disappearance of Lydie and solve the sudden case of amnesia that has befallen on childhood friend Maxim Kischine.

The castle's enchanting mysteries and danger await all those who dare enter.

Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Virtual Console on Wii U)

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SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig is more than 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.

A Fistful of Dirt

SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences.

Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need.

Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below...

Key Features include a rich world of steam-driven robots, inspired by Steampunk and Western themes.

Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors.

Uncover the remnants of human civilization, a degenerate race of dynamite-wielding troglodytes.

Randomized worlds with emergent gameplay.

Clutter-free HD graphics. The map and other interface elements are now displayed on the Wii U GamePad.

Off-TV Play. Continue digging on the Wii U GamePad even when your TV is occupied or turned off.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

Squids Odyssey

Squids Odyssey is more than 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.

A unique mix of action strategy and RPG!

Squids Odyssey is a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of Squid heroes for epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps!

Steev, Vahine and the rest of the Squids are in danger! An infectious black ooze is corrupting their world. The band of unlikely heroes need to fight back to save their underwater kingdom!

Squids Odyssey is not just about gorgeous cartoon art, jaunty music and humorous storytelling, the battles also provide a deep challenge as strategy and skill are required to use the environment, the Squids’ strengths, and enemies’ weaknesses to victory!

Features more than 15 hours of gameplay, 90+ levels and 15 Squids, plus the Pro Mode!

Recruit a unique team of Squids in four different classes: shooters, scouts, troopers and healers.

Customize your party with special ability-boosting and crazy looking helmets!

An epic story with giant turtle rides and heroic boss battles!

Discover the Squids' legendary world through gorgeous levels.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

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Pyramids 2

Pyramids 2 - The Pyramid master is back!

Enjoy Gaming gives you 54 new levels and 3 new pyramid worlds.

New improved and varied gameplay, new features and a built in Editor to create your own levels to play and share with other players.

Masses of gameplay, masses of fun!

The creation of new styles of levels with more varied contents has made Pyramids 2 a far more testing game that has more variety than the original very successful Pyramids

NEW GAME TYPE
Darkness levels with Lamps.

NEW BONUSES
End level time & Elixir to drink.

NEW ENEMIES
Apes, Pygmies & Ghosts.

NEW MECHANISMS
Traps, Heavy blocks, Peak switches, Trap switches, Blocks that can only be destroyed by Flames, Lamps & Black Holes!

EDITOR
Create and fine tune your own levels!

Export your levels trough QR Code images.

Import new levels trough QR Code images.

Save up to 27 custom levels!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

The Legend of Dark Witch

The Legend of Dark Witch - The Legend of Dark Witch is a 2D platform action game.

Syega Crystals gave their powers to the people of the world, but somebody has stolen all of them...

After all the Syega crystals are missing, the world plunges into darkness.

As the dark witch Zizou, you must retrieve the missing Syega Crystals.

The Legend of Dark Witch is a 2D platform action game.

Zizou can learn new attacks by defeating bosses.

She will need every one of those attacks if she is going to save the world.

Other Features include a magical world beautifully depicted through in-game graphics.

Diverse levels that provide a fair challenge.

Additional bonuses that reward those who replay the game.

3 difficulty modes.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Atlus sale: Etrian Odyssey™ Untold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey™ IV: Legends of the Titan are on sale in the Nintendo eShop

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl and other ATLUS games will be on sale from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 20 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.

For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city.

But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured until the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis’ oldest mystery.

You are only as good as your map and your heroes. Celebrate the tradition of classic pen and paper roleplaying games by using the bottom touch screen to chart out your path and the dangers you have encountered. A good map might save your life. A deep character creation and party customization system encourages experimentation and rewards creativity and imagination. Every choice matters. All-new casual play option allows beginners and newcomers to more easily learn the ropes without fear of setback or death with this new, less daunting mode.

Gaming’s best tribute to retro RPGs enters a new dimension packed with improvements and content: an enhanced graphics engine boasting polygonal enemies and new 3D special effects; upgradable, customizable skyships that let players travel and battle amid the clouds. Take advantage of the new StreetPass feature to trade guild cards and characters. An exceedingly atmospheric and fully orchestrated musical score from Yuzo Koshiro, in addition to expanded, more immersive 3D dungeons with analog camera control rounds up the features of the newest addition to the Etrian Odyssey franchise.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Johnny Impossible™

Johnny Impossible, Samurai Sword Destiny and other UFO Interactive games will be on sale from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 17 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.

It's a MEGA CRISIS!

The Mr. Wang Gang is up to no good once again!

Take control of the Johnny the super-spy and stop the Mr. Wang Gang’s ambitious evil plans!

Mr. Wang has a super-laser mounted on a satellite in space, aiming to destroy Solid City!

In this exciting side-scrolling stealth platformer, find and use all the tools at Johnny’s disposal to infiltrate Mr. Wang’s facilities.

Sneak past the security, avoid traps, and confront enemy robots to save the city from Mr. Wang’s crazy super-laser in outer space!

Third installment of Johnny's saga.

Intense side-scrolling platormer/stealth cross-over.

Beautiful hand-drawn artwork.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Samurai Sword Destiny

Samurai Sword Destiny is a character action game that will challenge players of all levels.

You control a deadly female samurai, Akane, with a single goal in mind: to find and bring her missing elder brother home.

On Akane’s quest, she will encounter deadly ambushes, invade enemy castle rooftops, and square off against seemingly indomitable opponents.

With the help of dozens of upgrades available to enhance her fighting abilities, Akane just might have a fighting chance against the forces that stand in her path!

Features intense side-scrolling action!

Beautiful hand-drawn artwork.

Intuitive Controls: Stylus or Buttons.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Snow Moto Racing 3D™


Snow Moto Racing 3D is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 27.

Take a wild ride across exotic, snow-covered vistas from around the world on fast and powerful snowmobiles.

String together mindboggling stunts to gain the boost you will need to compete in various different courses.

Progress through challenging tournaments against a tough AI to unlock better, faster and more fun snowmobiles.

Snow Moto Racing 3D offers Download Play in local multiplayer mode against friends and foes with no unlocking required.

Compete for Honor, Winnings and Achievements for hours and hours of entertainment!

Take a ride on the wild side of winter!

Ride across various exotic locations

Epic career mode with 12 snowmobiles

Show of your skills with extreme stunts
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS?

Harvest Moon 2 GBC

Harvest Moon 2 GBC - Roll up those sleeves!

It's time to harvest!

The honorable mayor of your local town has given you a farm at an unbelievable price—for FREE! But there's a catch.

You must restore the farm to its former glory within a certain amount of time, or he will reclaim the property and turn it into a theme park!

Choose between playing as a boy or a girl farmer, and then grab your gloves and dig into a list of chores.

Clear the land so you can plant and harvest crops.

Raise happy cows, chickens, and sheep so that they can provide resources to sell and start you on the path to riches!

Build new structures on your land, and watch your farm grow into an investment!

Prove to the mayor that you have what it takes!

This game is only playable in 2D.
(Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)

Coming soon:

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Oct. 23 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Demon’s Crest – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)


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.

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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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Logo Art

TAKE TO THE SKIES AND SOAR IN POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY AND POKÉMON ALPHA SAPPHIRE

Legendary Pokémon Latios and Latias Mega Evolve and Help Trainers Navigate the Hoenn Region by Air, Special Demo Version Details, New Mega Evolved Pokémon, and Gameplay Features Revealed

BELLEVUE, Wash. – October 14, 2014 – Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that the Legendary Pokémon Latios can be obtained in Pokémon Omega Ruby while Latias can be obtained in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when the titles launch November 21 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These high-flying Dragon- and Psychic-type Pokémon can Mega Evolve fly freely through the skies of the Hoenn region.

Soar

Trainers can hop on the back of their Mega Latios or Mega Latias and navigate the region through the air at high speed while performing midair tricks and hairpin turns. This brand-new method of travel, called Soar, takes a player’s Pokémon adventure to new heights and provides access to Mirage spots, where rare Pokémon—including Legendary Pokémon—and valuable items may appear.

Eon Ticket

It was also revealed today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to obtain the Eon Ticket later this year, granting them access to the Hoenn region’s Southern Island where they can encounter and catch Latias in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Latios in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This is the only way players can catch these Legendary Pokémon in-game, as they cannot be caught during normal gameplay. More details about when and how players can obtain the Eon Ticket will be announced later this year.

Special Demo Version Available Soon!
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS owners can now embark on a special Hoenn adventure by downloading the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version. The Special Demo Version gives players a glimpse of the adventure coming on November 21, including the chance to battle with Sceptile, Blaziken, or Swampert and seeing their Mega-Evolved forms in action!

To obtain the Special Demo Version, players first need to obtain a serial code, which is being distributed at no charge in various ways, and head to Nintendo eShop on their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS device to download the Special Demo Version.

Pokémon fans who have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and have opted to receive the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter will receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version when the newsletter is emailed to them on October 21. Get a Pokémon Trainer Club account at no cost at Pokemon.com by October 19 to receive the October 21 newsletter and Special Demo Version serial code. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are sold separately beginning November 21.

Additional methods of how to receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version will be announced soon.

New Mega-Evolved Pokémon: Mega Pidgeot

New Mega-Evolved Pokémon: Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill!
Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill will make their debut in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Boasting increased Special Attack and high Speed, Mega Pidgeot makes quick work of its opponents. Pidgeot can learn the Flying-type move Hurricane, which creates a chaotic storm around the target, potentially causing confusion. Coupled with its No Guard Ability, which allows all moves to land a hit regardless of accuracy, Mega Pidgeot can be a saving grace in any battle.

Upon Mega Evolving, poisonous stingers on Beedrill’s tail and arms grow, new barbs sprout from its legs, and its Attack receives a boost. The Bug-type move Fell Stinger raises Beedrill’s Attack stat by two stages when it causes an opponent to faint, and its Adaptability Ability raises the power of its moves of the same type from the standard 150% to 200%, making Mega Beedrill a great offensive teammate.

PlayNav Plus

Navigate Your Adventure with PlayNav Plus!
PokéNav Plus is a nPlayNav Plusew tool designed to help players navigate their journey across the Hoenn region. PokéNav Plus is packed with applications to help players find hidden or specific types of Pokémon in tall grass via the DexNav, check all kinds of Hoenn region information via the AreaNav, and view news from around Hoenn and from other players whom you’ve passed with BuzzNav.

The PlayNav function offers three popular features that first appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y—the Player Search System (PSS), Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training. The PSS allows players to trade Pokémon and battle with others nearby or around the world with a Wi-Fi connection. Trainers can play with their Pokémon and feed them treats called Poké Puffs in Pokémon-Amie, and the bond between Trainer and Pokémon will grow. Super Training is a fun way to prepare your Pokémon team for battle. PlayNav also allows players to manage their O-Powers, special advantages that can be kept or shared with others as the game progresses, and view announcements via the Holo Caster.

Be sure to visit Pokemon.com/OmegaAlpha for more Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire news that will be revealed leading up to the November 21st launch.

    To connect with Pokémon online:
  • Visit www.pokemon.com</li>
  • Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon
  • Follow @Pokemon on Twitter
  • Check out the official Pokémon YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/pokemon</li>
Mirage Spot

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.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 4.2 billion video games and more than 670 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 www.nintendo.com.<div class="tweetmeme_plugin tweetmeme_left">


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PHOTOS OF TOP PLAYERS COMPETING IN SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS NATIONAL OPEN TOURNAMENT

Here are some Nintendo supplied photos from the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament held on Oct. 11, 2014 in New York City.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Nintendo fans stop by Nintendo World in New York on Oct. 11, 2014, to honor the Super Smash Bros. franchise and watch 16 of the best players in the country show off their skills in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament. The event was viewed by local fans and countless online spectators.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Jesse McColm (L) of Balch Springs, TX, and Maurice Hall of Aurora, IL, face off in a battle in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS at Nintendo World on Oct. 11, 2014. Not only did 16 of the top players in the nation compete to claim victory in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament, but local fans also had the opportunity to sample the all-star fighting game as their favorite characters. The event was viewed by local fans and countless online spectators.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, contestant Samuel Buzby (R) of Nesconset, NY defeats Jesse McColm of Balch Springs, TX in the final match at the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament on Oct. 11, 2014, at Nintendo World in New York. Character customization played an important role in the tournament which was viewed by local fans and countless online spectators, allowing the top 16 players to engage in an all-out, no-holds-barred battle showcasing the game's unique features.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament winner Samuel Buzby of Nesconset, NY, receives the champion's robe and trophy from Bill Trinen (L) of the Nintendo Treehouse along with announcers Wynton Smith and Kris Aldenderfer. Crowds at Nintendo World in New York and countless fans watching online cheered for the nation's top 16 players in a tournament celebrating the game's recent launch.


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TOADETTE’S READY FOR ADVENTURE IN CAPTAIN TOAD: TREASURE TRACKER FOR WII U

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Oct. 10. 2014 - Who’s ready for adventure? Captain Toad certainly is, but he’s not the only one. Pink-pigtailed Toadette joins Captain Toad and makes her debut as a second playable character in portions of the upcoming Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game.

Armed with a headlight and a can-do attitude, Captain Toad and Toadette must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth. These heroes need to be extra clever in order to tackle these obstacles, since they can’t jump.

These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette. Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo.

In the process, they’ll encounter more than 70 fun, puzzling stages while also collecting stars and gems. There will even be different power-ups they can use to their advantage, like the Double Cherry item that makes another copy of Captain Toad or Toadette, making some of those stages even more riveting.

Captain Toad and his puzzling levels first appeared in Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U console. The levels were such a hit with fans that he and Toadette are now getting their own game. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just another way Nintendo is expanding its universe of games with familiar characters facing fun new challenges.

The Wii U game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Dec. 5 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.


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