Pokémon Day Is on the Way!
Mark your calendars for a huge Pokémon celebration on February 27!
On February 27, 1996, the first Pokémon video games launched in Japan, kicking off a global Pokémon phenomenon that continues to this day. Exactly 20 years later, Pokémon Day will celebrate the historic milestone with events across the globe!
Look forward to the rerelease of Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Red, and Pokémon Yellow for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. Rediscover the magic of the original Pokémon games almost exactly as they first appeared. These games will be available on Nintendo eShop. Also look for Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue in a special New Nintendo 3DS Pokémon 20th Anniversary bundle.
Visit participating stores on Pokémon Day for special Pokémon events. Head to Toys“R”Us to receive special foil cards featuring Pikachu and Magikarp from the new Pokémon TCG: Generations expansion, as well as a Pokémon activity book and a poster of the original 151 Pokémon, while supplies last. Toys“R”Us will also have an exclusive Generations-themed binder available for purchase to store your new cards.
As part of the Pokémon 20th celebration, GameStop stores are offering a Mythical Pokémon poster with purchase of any Pokémon product while supplies last. An exclusive Mew plush is also available for purchase.
All Pokémon fans are invited to Nintendo NY located at Rockefeller Center in New York City on February 27 for a Pokémon 20th celebration. We'll have fun activities planned for attendees.
Many more details about Pokémon Day on February 27 are on the way. Keep checking back here for more information as we get closer to the big day.
Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems - Feb. 4, 2016
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.
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
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS DLC – Bayonetta from the Bayonetta series and Corrin from the Fire Emblem Fates games are now available for download in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games.
Bayonetta joins the fight to show off her Bullet Arts and Witch Time! A new stage is available, as well!
Corrin, the draconic main character of Fire Emblem Fates, joins the Smash roster! Use the Yato sword and the powers of the First Dragons to take control of the field!
Prices are $5.99 for each character in one game version, or $6.99 for each character in both game versions. In addition, new costumes, bundles and a new stage are now available for purchase in both versions.
Shütshimi is a randomized shoot 'em up about a muscle-bound fish with memory problems.
Armed with your trusty bullet-morphing shotgun, defeat or make your way through waves of enemies and collect power-ups as you battle your way through each of the game's bosses.
But there's a catch (there's always a catch): you've been cursed with an incredibly short attention span. Combat waves and upgrade cycles only last 10 seconds a piece, so you'd better act fast!
This family-friendly game features a chaotic four-player local co-op mode and off-TV game play.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
FreezeMe - A 3D Platformer inspired by the 90s classics, but wait there is a twist!
The main character "R" has one special tool – a camera around her neck. This camera allows her to literally freeze the objects she photographs.
This brown-eyed moppet with a camera around her neck is hot on the trail of her best friend, "M," who has been abducted by the dastardly Fat the Cat that longs to create what he describes as a "Dog-Free-World."
How kidnapping M will help him with this goal remains something of a mystery, but R is determined to thwart him by rescuing M from his clutches.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Peg Solitaire - In PEG SOLITAIRE, you are presented with a series of puzzles that will test your skills.
Players must move their pegs around the game board, "jumping" other pegs to remove as many as possible.
This exciting classic game dates back to the 1600's, enjoyed by many generations - now is your chance to own a digital version.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Typoman – Demo Version - Change Words, Change Worlds!
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.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition – The enhanced Wii console version of one of the most celebrated action games ever made is heading to the Wii U console!
The nightmare takes Leon to Europe.
Leon S. Kennedy is a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission: to rescue the president's daughter, who has been kidnapped by a mysterious organization.
Explore a town that is overrun by monstrous beings.
Use the Wii Remote controller to aim, fire, slash and elude enemies.
Also play as Ada Wong in “Separate Ways,” a prelude to the events of Resident Evil 4.
(Virtual Console on Wii U)
Alphadia - Unleash the energi skills and engage in turn-based battles in an epic JRPG that harks back to the best in classic gaming
It has been almost a century since the end of the Energi War. Yet despite the armistice agreement signed between opposing sides, the Schwarzschild Empire has once again begun plotting world domination as it starts to conquer and occupy one nation after another. It is during this time that Ash and Karim, two residents of a small town on the frontier, rescue a young woman and her escort as they are being pursued by foreign soldiers.
But who is this mysterious girl and what fate is in store for Ash and those with him as they attempt to help her fulfill her mission...?
Find out as this dramatic story begins to unfold!
Employing an orthodox turn-based battle system, Alphadia evokes a feeling of nostalgia with its classic RPG style. In addition, its refined game balance and simple to use interface make this game accessible to players of any skill level while at the same time offering 30+ hours of gameplay.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U Typoman is 15 percent off (reduced from $13.99 to $11.89) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18. Baila Latino is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $29.90 to $12.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 29. Trine 2: Director’s Cut and Trine Enchanted Edition are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March. 3. Ascent of Kings is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) from Feb. 5 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 15. Color Zen, Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 29. KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 13. Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18. Super Destronaut is 20 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 11.
You Have a New Client Waiting! Maddie is looking for a home designer in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game for the Nintendo 3DS system. Fulfilling Maddie’s request will net you new items for your catalog. This pup is a big fan of office supplies, so help her stay organized with a Notebook Bed or Eraser Sofa. Maddie is available for a limited time via the SpotPass feature, so check the in-game Nintendo 3DS system on the second floor of Nook’s Homes to meet her and take her on as a client.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX “Letter Set”
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.
Critically Acclaimed Zelda Adventure Gets Game-Play Enhancements in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
Beautiful high-definition graphics aren’t the only things new in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.
When this HD remake launches exclusively for the Wii U console on March 4, it will feature many upgrades that are sure to please fans playing through the adventure again, or newcomers who are experiencing the game for the first time.
A new item in the game called the “Ghost Lantern” has been added. This mysterious item will glow when in the same area as a Poe (a kind of ghost), making the Poe soul-retrieving quest much easier to complete. Hero Mode, a challenging new mode, can also be selected when starting a new game. In this mode, Link will take double the normal damage and there are no heart drops. In addition, if Link finds Rupees in a treasure chest while his wallet is already full, Rupees will no longer be returned to that chest. Players are also less likely to reach the limit of their wallets, as they have been modified to hold more Rupees.
Iconic moments from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, like Link riding Epona across the Eldin Bridge and Wolf Link howling at the moon, look stunning in high definition, but additional upgrades to the game make it play better as well. Using the Wii U GamePad controller, players can easily access their map and inventory at all times using the intuitive touch screen, as well as quickly transform into a wolf with one easy tap. Players will also be able to use the GamePad to access Miiverse (Internet access required). Miiverse posts can be decorated with dozens of new Miiverse stamps inspired by the game hidden away throughout Hyrule. Additionally, the game can be played off-TV on the GamePad. Many more updates exist in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but discovering them as you play through the legendary adventure is part of the fun.
As previously announced, all physical versions of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will include an intricate Wolf Link amiibo figure. Purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Wolf Link amiibo bundle will currently be the only way to get this amiibo figure. Using this amiibo will allow players to gain access to the challenging Cave of Shadows.
Also, some of the data stored on the Wolf Link amiibo figure can also be used with The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U, which launches this year. More details about this functionality will be revealed in the future. In addition, several amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. series (sold separately), including Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf and Toon Link, can also be tapped to the GamePad for various in-game effects.
Nintendo Outlines Launch Plans for First Mobile App Miitomo
Spark One-of-a-Kind Conversations with Friends; App Launches in March Alongside My Nintendo Rewards Program
REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 3, 2016 – Nintendo’s first app made exclusively for smart devices, Miitomo, will launch in North America in March for both iOS and Android phones and tablets. Today, Nintendo outlined the steps that fans can take to be among the first to get in on the social fun.
Starting Feb. 17, people will be able to pre-register for Miitomo by signing up for the new Nintendo Account service using their existing email, social media accounts or current Nintendo Network IDs. People who pre-register will be among the first to be notified about the availability of Miitomo when it launches in March. Nintendo will offer a special Miitomo bonus to anyone who signs up for a Nintendo Account between Feb. 17 and launch. Miitomo is a social experience that uses Nintendo’s Mii characters, which first debuted on the Wii console, to engage friends in a lighthearted and welcoming environment.
Users can spark fun conversations and learn more about each other by answering questions such as “What song has been stuck in your head lately?”, “Do you believe in aliens?”, or even “If you saw a nose hair sticking out of your friend’s nose, what would you do?” Users can also easily take and share photos featuring their Mii with the Miifoto feature. Nintendo’s new My Nintendo rewards program will launch alongside Miitomo in March, and will be able to connect with the app.
“Miitomo is a uniquely entertaining mobile experience that only Nintendo can deliver,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Featuring Mii characters, users will be able to interact with their friends in an entirely new way that transforms communication into a form of play.”
Launching alongside Miitomo in March, My Nintendo aims to become much more than a traditional rewards program. It is a more comprehensive service that rewards users for interacting with Nintendo products and services in a variety of ways. Miitomo users with a Nintendo Account will be able to take advantage of My Nintendo to enhance their experience.
Including Miitomo, Nintendo plans to release approximately five smart device applications by the end of March 2017. More information about Miitomo, Nintendo Account and My Nintendo will be available on http://www.nintendo.com in the coming weeks.
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 692 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.
MEDIA ALERT: Take a Tour of the New Nintendo NY Store Before it Opens to the Public
Meet Mario and Check Out the Newly Remodeled Store
Mario himself invites you to an exclusive tour of the remodeled Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza, as well as a private ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new space. On Feb. 19, the Nintendo NY store is scheduled to open its doors with a new look and a new feel. The powered-up overhaul will include an updated interior design, new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS demo units, a 15-foot gaming screen and more fun elements and surprises. In addition, a large bronze coin installed at the store entrance will display the store’s tagline: “Where everyone comes to play.”
The store is scheduled to open to the public at noon on Feb. 19, but by attending this exclusive event, you can get an early sneak peek of the new space from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
After Mario invites you inside the store, the Mushroom Kingdom star will be available for photos (and maybe the occasional hug or two). Once the tour begins, you’ll also have the opportunity to interview Nintendo executives and staff of the Nintendo NY store.
When the store opens to the public at noon, there will be a series of activities, including giveaways, like exclusive Splatoon art created by the developers of the hit game (while supplies last), and appearances by costumed characters like Mario and Luigi. The store will also sell exclusive souvenirs that can only be purchased that weekend, including a limited-edition T-shirt featuring Mario or Link. Fans who want to try out some of Nintendo’s latest games are in luck, as new and upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will be available to play.
If interested in attending the early media event from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., RSVP to one of the contacts listed below.
Mario, Luigi, Nintendo executives, Nintendo fans, families
9-10 a.m. (exclusive media tour)
12 p.m. (store opens to public)
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020