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Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems - May 21, 2015

Nintendo Download logo

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:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition


Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – Two puzzling RPG adventures await you!

Rescue Princess Peach from Bowser in Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition.

Drag and match Orbs, and chain together combos to deal massive blows to your enemies.

Defeat the evil group Paradox by battling enemies with the awesome power of Orbs in Puzzle & Dragons Z.

Home to both humans and dragons, the land of Dracomacia is shattered into pieces by the evil Paradox group.

As a new Dragon Tamer, it's up to you to battle through dungeons, free the legendary Skydragons, and rebuild your world!

Then bolster your forces with hundreds of unique monsters in this two-in-one game pack.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Samurai Defender

Samurai Defender - Samurai Defender is a simple defense type action game.

Samurai Defender is a simple defense type action game set in the Warring States period of Japan.

Defend the castle from approaching enemies!

Tap on an enemy soldier to aim at them. Your bowmen will take care of the rest.

Enemies will move towards your castle gate, so take aim and stop them from getting too close!

Use the coins you acquire to learn new schemes!

Use the schemes you learned to defeat lots of enemies!

Defend your castle more easily by leveling up your bowman and schemes, and enjoy the exhilaration of repelling waves of enemy attacks!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Swords & Soldiers II

Swords & Soldiers II – Sharpen your beard and groom your axe!

The 2D strategy hit is back!

The all-new Swords & Soldiers II is filled to the brim with gorgeous hand-animated artwork, endless replayability and heaps of good old fun!

Command the rowdy Vikings, ingenious Persians and infernal Demons as you conquer the epic campaign or face off with your friends in local multiplayer!

Join Chief Redbeard as he explores a beautiful new world and gets dragged into a globe-spanning evil plot involving a mysterious lamp, lots of roasted sheep and some delicious hot sauce.

Every skirmish along the way will present a fresh challenge.

So if you want to win this war you'll have to devise devious tactics using an ever-growing arsenal of powerful units and earth-shaking spells.

Master the chill of the army-freezing Snowstorm, the dread of the skeleton-raising Crypt and the surprise of the invisible Desert Stalker to rule the world, in Swords & Soldiers II!

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

Blocky Bot

Blocky Bot - Super 3D Platform Mini Arcade Action!

Jump your way through a wacky world of Robots, Wizards, Ninjas and the first ever playable box of robotic French Fries!

Blocky Bot is a brand new super action mini platformer for Wii U™, from the same team that brought you Paper Monsters Recut.

Test your platforming skills and reflexes by collecting Bits and Bytes to unlock new characters and themes and push yourself for the best score and blocky bragging rights!

Endless 3D platformer gameplay combined with awesome robot style.

Tons of original characters to unlock and play, and a few surprise appearances!

Awesome original soundtrack, filled epic with new blocky jams.

Super sweet themes to unlock and explore!

Endless hours of replay and high score fun.

Tight responsive controls.

Wii U™ GamePad support, including Off-TV Play!

Fun for gamers of any age.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Journey of a Special Average Balloon

Journey of a Special Average Balloon - Journey of a Special Average Balloon is an Arcade type Adventure game.

Journey as a balloon across many worlds to save the rainbow!

Collect coins to reveal rainbow shards, dodge enemies with difficult maneuvers, and collect bonus chests if you can!

Compete or cooperate with a friend in several different multiplayer modes!

Two people can compete by playing Survival and seeing who can last longer, or by playing Spike Chaser and trying to destroy/evade the other.

There is also a small Co-Op adventure for two friends to play cooperatively!

Go for the high-score in Slingshot Galley, a timed mode in which you control a slingshot and try to pop as many balloons as you can before time runs out!

There are also many challenges and bonuses to unlock!
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Shapes of Gray

Shapes of Gray - Shapes of Gray is a stripped-down action-arcade game about rapidly descending through a series of seconds-long levels, each one containing a unique combat-puzzle challenge.

Use your enemies' attacks against each other to get the high score and complete arcade challenges all while jamming out to a totally rad indie-punktronic micro-soundtrack.

"Shapes of Gray is not the game I was expecting. It's better." -AJ Hanson, Senshudo TV

"A sweet experience that's undeniably entertaining." -Jason Clement, Game Podunk

"Shapes of Gray is a fun, fast-paced game that challenged me, frustrated me every time that I died, and kept me interested until the very end." -Sean Knight, Press2Reset
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Shiny The Firefly


Shiny The FireflyDemo Version - This adorable game, set in the middle of a picturesque garden, has you helping Shiny, the cute little firefly, to find his babies.

You’ll have to fly, run, hide and defend yourself against a legion of enemies.

Stubborn mosquitoes, hungry toads, mischievous plants, sneaky wasps, endlessly long centipedes and lots of other little, dangerous garden dwellers are going to get in your way and make your life difficult.

Your reflexes will be tested, as well as your wit and intellect as you navigate through this beautiful, colorful world helping Shiny in his search.

All kinds of different animations let you know how Shiny’s feeling.

So you’ll always know if he’s feeling happy, concerned, tired or angry. That will help you solve the trickiest situations in the game.

Use your ability to shine skillfully: the babies can only follow Shiny when he is lit up, but that also makes him visible to his enemies…

Can you reunite Shiny with his family?
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Stone Shire

Stone Shire - There once was a dwarf.

It had a pickaxe.

It had one goal in life: to explore the world and to see what lies both above and beneath it.

So it took up its tool and set out on an adventure, waiting to see what the world has to offer.

You are that ambitious explorer.

Exploring through tree, snow, and sand, you will be able to manipulate the world to how you see fit.

The world before you is made up of cubes.

Using your pickaxe, or even just your hands, you can break blocks and use them to either build structures or craft unique items.

Underground lies rare metals, such as gold and diamond.

In order to find and mine them, you will have to craft stronger and stronger pickaxes.

The only goal in this world is what you make of it.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Vector Assault

Vector Assault - Vector Assault is a fast paced dual stick shooter where you have to survive a onslaught of enemy attackers.

The more enemies you defeat the higher your score will become.

Try to achieve the highest score possible across multiple game modes, and levels.

Compete against your friends and other players to see who can get the highest score on the online leaderboards.

Or you can play cooperatively with a friend in local multiplayer.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

 

Virtual Console™ on Wii U™
Mega Man Zero 2

Mega Man Zero 2 – Mega May continues with this Game Boy Advance classic!

Stand firm as Zero thwarts the reawakening of a powerful dark force.

For the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating our favorite blue bomber, Mega Man, with six game releases on the Virtual Console™ service for the Wii U™ system. Learn more >

Zero must rejoin Ciel and the other Resistance fighters to stand a chance against Neo Arcadia. But when a standing commander decides that unsealing a dark, evil entity is the only option left, Zero will have to equip every form of ability and weapon to turn the tides of war.

A year after separating from the Resistance, Zero arrives in the new Resistance Base, where Commander Elpizo is now leading the fight against Neo Arcadia. However, not all goes according to plan, and the threat of awakening a legendary dark force foreshadows the start of a new war.

Zero can use basic abilities like jump, dash, and wall kick to traverse stages while equipping different sub weapons for different attacks.

But he will also need to combine special items such as Cyber-elves, Forms, and EX Skills to gain even stronger abilities and weapon upgrades.

Zero will need to use all within his power to stop this latest calamity between humans and Reploids!
(Virtual Console™ on Wii U™)

SUPER E.D.F. Earth Defense Force

SUPER E.D.F. Earth Defense Force – In this Super NES shoot-’em-up, guide your special mechanized fighter, the XA-1, against the mysterious alien forces known as AGYMA.

Think fast, shoot faster against an alien firestorm!

Enlisted in the Earth Defense Force, you'll guide your special mechanized fighter, the XA-1, against the mysterious alien forces known as AGYMA.

Protect the earth from the enemy invasion by using various high-tech weapons.

Dodge enemy attacks as you fly through 6 areas of super-fast, horizontal scrolling action and intense firepower!
(Virtual Console™ on Wii U™)

 

Nintendo eShop Sale

Nintendo eShop Sales

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 50 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Bombing Bastards is 28 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 1

Master Reboot is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.

Shiny the Firefly is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 20.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Retro City Rampage: DX is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28.

SpongeBob HeroPants is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28.

Yumi’s Odd Odyssey, Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning and more Natsume games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 31.

Hello Kitty Picnic with Sanrio Friends and Hello Kitty and Sanrio Friends 3D Racing from Majesco are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 1.

I Love My Little Boy and I Love My Little Girl from BigBen Interactive are 40 percent off (reduced from $24.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 4.

3D MahJongg, Gardenscapes and other games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 4.

Battleminer is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include:
Swapnote: Nikki and Friends

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 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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Categories: Announcements, Fun, In real life, On the web, News, Handheld Gaming, Nintendo DS

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Launching Winter 2015

Latest Chapter in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Series Coming to Nintendo 3DS

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon logo

Bellevue, WA — May 21, 2015 — The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today the upcoming release of the Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the latest installment of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series that has sold more than 13 million units worldwide. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will be available in North America in winter 2015.

Players can look forward to even greater, randomly created dungeons that change each time they enter. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, players will battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to save the world in a sweeping tale of adventure and mystery.

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 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 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 of America Hires Bowser as New VP of Sales

Doug Bowser Brings Decades of Experience, Not Fire Breath, to New Role

Doug Bowser is Nintendo's New VP of Sales

REDMOND, Wash., May 20, 2015 – Nintendo of America has hired a new Vice President to lead the United States sales organization with a name that’s well-known in the Mushroom Kingdom. Effective today, Doug Bowser (no relation to the King Koopa and Mario’s longtime nemesis) will oversee a variety of sales-related functions, including Sales, In-store Merchandising, Retail Strategy and Retail Marketing. He will play a key role in driving national sales strategies to generate demand and achieve revenue objectives across all of Nintendo’s product lines. Bowser also will manage Nintendo’s key retail customer relationships and will oversee retail marketing for the Nintendo World store in New York.

Bowser will report to Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

“Doug Bowser is an outstanding addition to our Nintendo team, as he brings a deep blend of both consumer package goods and video game sales experience,” said Moffitt.

“I know he will work tirelessly with our internal and external partners to ensure the broad Nintendo product lineup of hardware, software and accessories are strongly represented throughout U.S. retail points of distribution.”

Bowser comes to Nintendo from Electronic Arts, where he has worked since 2007, most recently as Vice President of Global Business Planning, a role that made him responsible for EA’s console, PC and mobile game forecasting. Prior to EA, he worked at Procter & Gamble in various sales leadership roles in Asia, Latin America and the U.S.

He attended the University of Utah, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.

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 680 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.


Issue time02:16:28 pm, by PPNSteve Email 207 views
Categories: Announcements, Fun, In real life, On the web, News, Handheld Gaming, Nintendo DS

Nintendo Launches Two Gigantic Puzzle Games for Nintendo 3DS

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition Come Packaged Together on One Game Card

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition Box Art

REDMOND, Wash., May 20, 2015 ? Nintendo is doubling down on puzzle gaming with two adventures for Nintendo 3DS ? so big and so immersive that they have room for dragons and Mario ? in one power-packed game package. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition will challenge gamers to drag and match colored orbs to create combos and take down enemies. And Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition will delight them with the chance to befriend Mario baddies across multiple worlds to rescue Princess Peach. Both games will be available on a single game card in stores and as a game download at Nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop on May 22 for one suggested retail price of just $29.99.

“The drag-and-match fun of these games will attract fans of puzzle games,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Then it will surprise them with a much deeper and richer experience than they expected.”

Mushroom Kingdom devotees will feel at home navigating the familiar overworld map of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition as Mario. But in a unique twist, players can assemble a team of Mushroom Kingdom baddies, like Koopa Troopas or Goombas, and recruit friends like Toad and Yoshi to work together on a mission to rescue Princess Peach. Players must drag and match colorful orbs to create chains of three or more orbs to launch an attack. By chaining multiple combos together, players can deal massive amounts of damage to their foes. The game’s unique depth unfolds over a variety of worlds filled with more than 80 classic enemies, most of which can join the player’s team.

A free special demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition is available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS to let players sample the drag-and-match game play.

Puzzle & Dragons Z Art

Puzzle & Dragons Z, a sensation in Japan, also makes its North American debut in this two-in-one puzzle RPG adventure pack for Nintendo 3DS. Puzzle & Dragons Z sets the engaging drag-and-match game play against an even richer storyline. On a quest to save their hometown and rebuild the fantasy world of Dracomacia, players will hatch, collect, battle and evolve more than 250 Monsters to unlock powerful skills to customize their team. Players will need all the strength they can muster to harness the power of the Orbs to battle the five legendary Skydragons and defeat Lord Dogma’s evil group, Paradox.

For more information about Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, visit http://puzzleanddragons.nintendo.com. . Nintendo 3DS owners can pre-purchase Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition directly from the Nintendo eShop, on Nintendo.com at https://checkout.nintendo.com/#/item/CTRNAZGE/billing or by purchasing a download code for the game from participating retailers. Players can use the download code right away to pre-load the game to their systems and then begin playing as soon as the game launches.

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 680 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.

ABOUT GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT: GungHo Online Entertainment is a leading multiplatform game developer and publisher, releasing critically acclaimed and bestselling titles to the PC, smartphone, and console markets since 2002. Notable smartphone releases include 2012's Puzzle & Dragons (with over 45 million downloads worldwide) and Princess Punt. Popular online PC titles include Emil Chronicle Online and Ragnarok Online, with over 10 years in operation.

GungHo Online Entertainment's subsidiaries include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity. GungHo Online Entertainment is located in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit www.gungho.co.jp<div class="tweetmeme_plugin tweetmeme_left">


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Nintendo Defeats Patent Case Involving Wii Balance Board

Plaintiff Withdraws Case Following Loss in Germany

Nintendo


REDMOND, Wash., May 19, 2015 – On May 18, 2015, Nintendo defeated a patent case in Seattle federal court. In May 2013, non-practicing entities Ithaca Ventures and Ithaca Development sued Nintendo, alleging that Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board accessory infringed its patent. Nintendo responded by seeking sanctions for filing a meritless case. Ithaca then withdrew its case in Seattle following a finding by a German court that Ithaca’s European patent could not cover the Wii Balance Board and that Ithaca must pay Nintendo’s attorneys’ fees.

“Nintendo will vigorously defend its innovations against patent lawsuits, and will not pay to resolve meritless accusations, no matter whether the case is filed in the United States or elsewhere,” said Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Richard Medway of Nintendo of America.

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 680 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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