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SUPER SMASH BROS., AMIIBO, POKÉMON AND NEW HARDWARE BUNDLES STAR IN NINTENDO'S HOLIDAY LINEUP

Pre-Orders for First 12 amiibo Figures Kick off Nintendo’s Holiday Season

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REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 29, 2014 – Nintendo has prepared a massive lineup of new games and products for the 2014 holiday season. The lineup includes new entries from some of the biggest franchises in gaming, new hardware bundles for Wii U and Nintendo 2DS, and new amiibo interactive figures featuring some of the most iconic characters in the world of video games.

The holiday shopping season begins today for Nintendo fans, as the first 12 amiibo interactive figures become available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of just $12.99 each. The first dozen characters available for pre-order at select retailers are Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future.

“Nintendo’s holiday offerings demonstrate a combination of fun franchises and great value,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Wii U and Nintendo 2DS hardware bundles, classic names like Super Smash Bros., Bayonetta and Pokémon, new IP like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and amiibo, everyone will find something to love about Nintendo this holiday season. Whether people are shopping for themselves or they’re prepping their gift lists, Nintendo has them covered.”

Here’s a taste of what Nintendo has on tap for the 2014 holiday season:

  • Major Franchises: Nintendo has four games from two of the most well-known franchises launching this year:

    • Super Smash Bros.: The Wii U game and the first portable game in the series are getting ready for their debuts. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launches Oct. 3, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U following during the holiday season. Fans who register both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the games with Club Nintendo will receive the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U: Premium Sound Selection, a soundtrack CD packed with music taken from and inspired by the games. More details about this offer will be provided in the future. Also, in a separate announcement this morning, Nintendo revealed that Shulk from the Xenoblade Chronicles franchise would be a playable character in both games.
    • Pokémon: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS will hit stores and the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Nov. 21. Trainers will catch, battle and trade Pokémon as they immerse themselves into a grand tale that draws ever closer to the heart of the secrets behind Mega Evolution and the power of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. With beautifully rendered graphics and new challenges to overcome, these games are a true evolution in the Pokémon series.
  • Interactive amiibo Figures: Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category starts today, with the first 12 amiibo figures available to pre-order from select retailers. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which launches this holiday season, will be the first game with full integration of amiibo functionality. 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 on amiibo functionality with the various games and a launch date will be revealed shortly.
  • Bayonetta 2: The witch is back on Oct. 24. The game features over-the-top battles with wild weapons that take place in gorgeous set pieces. A new snake transformation lets Bayonetta better navigate underwater. The original Bayonetta game, complete with some Nintendo cosplay options for the powerful heroine, comes bundled with the retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.
  • Walmart Exclusive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set:
  • New Hardware Bundles Available This Fall: Everyone loves a deal. Three new Nintendo hardware bundles are set to deliver more value and more options to holiday shoppers:

    • Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set: Starting mid-September, the new Wii U Deluxe Set will include the Wii U console and physical Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land games at a suggested retail price of $299.99.
    • Walmart Exclusive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set: In mid-September, Walmart stores nationwide will offer a special-edition Wii U bundle that includes the console along with physical Mario Kart 8 and Nintendo Land games at a suggested retail price of $299.99. This exclusive bundle will be available while supplies last.
    • New Nintendo 2DS Bundles: In early October, three new Nintendo 2DS bundles will hit stores. The new bundles feature the Electric Blue, Crimson Red or Sea Green Nintendo 2DS system along with a code to download Mario Kart 7 from the Nintendo eShop. The bundles will be available at a suggested retail price of $129.99 each.
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: This holiday season, everybody’s favorite intrepid explorer, Captain Toad, stars in his own quest through maze-like mini-universes – only on Wii U. Each little world Captain Toad visits is a unique microcosm filled with tricks to solve, traps to avoid and treasure to find.
  • Hyrule Warriors DLC: This mashup of Dynasty Warriors and The Legend of Zelda already includes a large amount of content. Nintendo plans to support the game for the long run with more content to help players expand their adventures even farther. That program kicks off when the game launches on Sept. 26. People who buy the game will receive access to a free download that adds a new mode, a new weapon and the option to select music to add to the Hyrule Warriors experience. As detailed in a recent Nintendo Direct, consumers who pre-order the game at select retailers will receive a free download code for a set of alternate in-game costumes for Link and Zelda. Additionally, anyone who registers the game with Club Nintendo will receive a free download code for a set of alternate costumes for Ganondorf. All of these additional costumes will become available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop in the near future. Further details on timing and pricing will be announced at a later time.
  • Pokémon Art Academy: This Nintendo title is coming to stores and the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 24. The game teaches basic and advanced art techniques throughout 40 lessons and encourages artists to draw their favorite Pokémon and bring them to life with a large variety of tools. They can also share their Pokémon masterpieces by posting them to Miiverse, or saving them to the SD Card and printing them out.
  • Art Academy (working title): This new entry in the Art Academy franchise is a download-exclusive application that incorporates the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller. Users learn, create and share with in-depth step-by-step lessons accessible even to novice artists, using the large Wii U GamePad screen as the canvas. The game is scheduled to launch in 2014.
  • Ultimate NES Remix: This new Nintendo 3DS game will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 5 at a suggested retail price of $29.99. The game features rapid-fire challenges and mashups from a selection of 16 of Nintendo’s finest 8-bit games. Regional online leaderboards will let players see how they stack up against others in their area, and Championship Mode offers a series of challenges from three different games.
  • NES Remix Pack: Wii U fans can also get into the 8-bit mix on Dec. 5, with a new game that combines the original NES Remix and NES Remix 2 games for Wii U into one package. NES Remix Pack will be available in stores at a suggested retail price of $29.99. Both NES Remix and NES Remix 2 games remain available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U for $14.99 each.
  • Fantasy Life: Available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 24, Fantasy Life lets players become the masters of their destinies as choices they make help determine their own Fantasy Life. Players can easily change their Life Class at any time and experience how each offers a new perspective on the world. Local and online multiplayer options let friends share the adventure, the exploration and the bounty. A downloadable content pack called Origin Island – available for purchase from the Nintendo eShop starting on Oct. 24 – will extend the Fantasy Life adventure even further. Origin Island offers a new area that is home to an ancient culture and powerful enemies, additional story content, new ranks to achieve in Life Classes, access to even more powerful equipment and two new varieties of pets to adopt: birds and dragons.
  • Two Deluxe Downloadable Kirby Games: Bounce or battle with two new titles available today at $6.99 each in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe and Kirby Fighters Deluxe are standalone downloadable games that first made an appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and are now updated with enhanced game-play features. In Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe, players move Dedede across the stage, bouncing to the beat in seven new stages exclusive to this downloadable version. In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, players use different copy abilities to defeat all of the arena opponents. This version includes five new stages and a new team battle feature. Players who already own Kirby: Triple Deluxe with StreetPass data will get bonus content in both downloadable games.
  • Indie Games: Nintendo loves indie content, and a number of downloadable games exclusive to the Nintendo eShop are on their way this year.

    • Curve Digital’s Stealth Inc 2 combines the best elements of puzzle solving, action platforming and stealth game play into a game that’s all about hiding in the shadows. The game includes a two-player co-op mode, level editor, off-TV play and Miiverse integration. The game launches for Wii U in the fall.
    • New Themes for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu - Mario
    • Swords & Soldiers II is a side-scrolling action strategy game from Ronimo Games launching this holiday season for Wii U. The game includes 20 story missions and lets players buy units, cast spells and build structures to overwhelm enemies on a 2D battleground.
    • Azure Striker GUNVOLT from Inti Creates launches today exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Featuring the talents of Keiji Inafune, the creator of the Mega Man series, the game takes the best aspects of Japanese 16-bit classics and updates them with new play mechanics and slick graphics. For a limited time, the game comes with a free digital version of the 8-bit nostalgia-fueled Mighty GUNVOLT as well.
  • New Themes for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu: Following a system update in October, Nintendo will be introducing new Nintendo 3DS HOME menu themes that change the menu background, icons and folders, and music and sound effects. Themes will be available for purchase from a Theme Shop that will be added to the HOME menu. More details will be announced in the future.
  • Third-Party Games: More than 60 games from Nintendo’s third-party partners are launching for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS before the end of year, with more great content coming in early 2015. The 2014 list is highlighted by Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Nintendo 3DS from SEGA, which introduce two unique and epic adventures as Sonic and team work together to stop the evil villain Lyric. Players can play as multiple characters, each with his or her own abilities, as they explore, fight and speed through an undiscovered land. Each game features its own individual story and game-play features
Holiday 2014 release table
  • Looking Ahead: Nintendo has a ton of great games on the way for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. In 2015, Wii U will see the arrival of a new installment in The Legend of Zelda franchise, Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Star Fox (working title), Mario Maker (working title), Project Giant Robot, Project Guard, Mario vs. Donkey Kong (working title), Mario Party 10 and Devil’s Third. On the portable side in 2015, Nintendo 3DS will see the launch of a new NFC reader/writer that will interact with amiibo figures in compatible games, as well as the arrival of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Fossil Fighters Frontier and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, an exclusive Nintendo 3DS game from Capcom.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature 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 or 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 4.2 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 http://www.nintendo.com.


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NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS - AUG. 28, 2014

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Aug. 28, 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

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Join forces with expert investigator Professor Layton and ace attorney Phoenix Wright in this unbelievable crossover adventure.

What binds these puzzle-solving sleuths together in this adventure?

A magical book called the Historia Labyrinthia, written by the Mysterious Storyteller.

When Layton and Wright glance at the glowing pages, the heroes find that have been written into the story. Soon after, they discover that they must live out the events of the story themselves in the book's fantastic, medieval setting: Labyrinthia.

Find out what new twists they bring to the courtroom as they solve puzzles and debunk witnesses’ lies.

Cross-examine multiple witnesses at the same time to uncover the mysteries of the magical city of Labyrinthia.

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at midnight ET on Aug. 29.
Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT

Azure Striker GUNVOLT – From Inti Creates and featuring the talents of Keiji Inafune, the creator of the Mega Man series, Azure Striker GUNVOLT takes the best aspects of Japanese 16-bit classics and updates them with new play mechanics and slick graphics.

The evolution of 2D Action games!!

When lightning strikes, a new legend will be born.

"Azure Striker GUNVOLT" is a 2D side-scrolling action game. The heroe's agility and control over lightning create a fresh approach to the genre that gives the player a unique feeling of speed and power.

Pierce your enemies with the devastating power of lightning! Gunvolt uses a lethal technique called “Flashfield”, which will always hit locked-on enemies. The more advanced players can try to reach a higher score by defeating 2 or more enemies at once.

The song of the heroine "Lumen" gives power to Gunvolt! Even if Gunvolt during the battle, he can be revived by the song power of Lumen and fight again. And when player piles up scores without suffering damage, the background music turns into her song.

At the end of each stage, a powerful boss will be awaiting the player! Fully voiced mid-battle conversations increase the player's excitement exponentially.

For a limited time, the game comes with a free digital code to download the 8-bit nostalgia-fueled MIGHTY GUNVOLT as well. To get your free copy of MIGHTY GUNVOLT, check your Nintendo eShop sales receipt and follow the download code instructions. Offer valid: 9 a.m. PT on August 29 until 8:59 a.m. PT on November 28.

Azure Striker GUNVOLT will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 29.
Click here to watch a trailer for Azure Striker GUNVOLT.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter – Futuristic 3D Aerial Shooter.

Defend Humanity from a Thorion Invasion.

Pilot Three Different Skyfighters.

Humanity thought that its victory in the war with the Thorions, a race of fearless war machines run amok, would restore peace to the Earth.

But a generation later, humanity's worst fear is realized: the Thorions have returned, seeking revenge and aiming to wipe out the human race in a quest to dominate the galaxy.

It's up to you to go on the attack against the Thorions and defeat them in battle once more. Pilot your choice of three Skyfighters across alien worlds to protect human colonies and destroy Thorion forces.

Blast away at hulking mechs, menacing gun turrets, and swarming drones.

Push your dogfighting skills to their limits against adept Thorion Skyfighters in this futuristic 3D aerial shooter, available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Outback Pet Rescue 3D

Outback Pet Rescue 3D - Welcome to the Outback!

It's your job to nurture and love the wild animals of Australia and bring them back to health. Treat sick and injured animals on site or bring them back to your station.

Take your Jeep and drive out to care for helpless animals on the spot. Find lost baby animals and care for them until you can return them to the wild.

Pack up for an exciting 3D adventure in Australia – the animals of the Outback need you!

Care for wild and exotic animals: Kangaroos, Koalas, Numbats, Wombats, Dingoes, Wild Horses and more!

A broad range of tasks is waiting for you: cure ill animals, rescue abandoned animal babies, pamper them and much more.

Use the money you earn to expand your animal station.

Collect Play Coins to change them into ingame currency.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop Sales - Capcom 3DS

Nintendo eShop Sales

Select Nintendo 3DS games from Capcom are now up to 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop. This offer is valid until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 4.

Save up to 60% on select Capcom titles

For a limited time, Capcom is discounting select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in the Nintendo eShop. August 28 at 9 a.m. PT through September 4 at 8:59 a.m. PT, you'll save up to 60% on leading franchises including Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Ace Attorney and more!

The sale ends September 4, so head over to the Nintendo eShop to take advantage of these amazing bargains!

Games on sale include:

Nintendo 3DS

Phoenix Wright®: Ace Attorney® - Dual Destinies
Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate
Resident Evil® Revelations
Resident Evil® Mercenaries 3D
Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition

Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo

Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.95) from 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Time for some squirreling action!

Prepare for some super squirreling action! Now with 50% new exclusive level content, ninja completion bonuses, super high speed turbo mode and a whole bunch of zany new squirrel outfits!

Run, jump, swing and smash Mr Nibbles through 90 frantic levels of pixel perfect platforming. Mr Nibbles goes nuts for acorns and he’s on a mission to reclaim his stash from the pesky critters who stole them so he can feed his growing family.

Delivering some of the best platform gameplay yet and featuring wonderful crisp graphics, Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is a must have for platform game fans.

Grapple and swing Mr Nibbles through 30 exclusive Challenge stages to test your squirreling skills.

Adventure through 60 main game stages spread across four seasons with epic boss levels and completion goals, enough to keep you playing until winter!

Collect power-ups to supercharge Mr. Nibbles through his adventure, including Tough Nut to smash through enemies and walls!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Soccer Up 3D

Soccer Up 3D is 71 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $1.99) until 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 17 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Soccer Up 3D is a funny soccer game that allows you a total control of any action of your team players: Control the ball, dribble and shoot with effect to confuse the goalkeeper and score a goal!

The ball has inertia and will move freely over the field. Show your ability to control it and make short and long passes. Choose the height, effect and power before shooting to the goal. Become a soccer master and make your rival defenders tremble!

Each country has its national team. You can create your own team with the in-game editor: give it the name you like, choose its equipment and the most important, play with your Mii™ saved on the Mii Maker™ of your Nintendo 3DS™.

Features:

* Send Soccer Up 3D completely by using the "Download Play" option.

* Create your own teams using your Mii™.

* 2 Players with a single copy of Soccer Up 3D!

* Free Control Ball, the ball has inertial free movement.

* Total control of height, direction and effect in each pass and shoot you make.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Virtual Console on Wii U?

Mega Man X3

Mega Man X3 – Every Thursday in August, Nintendo and Capcom are bringing classic Mega Man games to the Virtual Console service in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Join Mega Man X and Zero in a battle to save Dopple Town!

After discovering a virus that is turning intelligent and peaceful robots known as Reploids into rogue Mavericks, the scientist Dr. Doppler successfully creates an antivirus to the phenomenon.

The reformed Reploids then move into Dopple Town, a place where humans and Reploids can live together in harmony.

But when an outbreak occurs causing the Reploids to turn back into Mavericks, Maverick Hunters Mega Man X and Zero are sent to contain the situation.

Choose either Mega Man X or Zero as you run, jump, dash, scale walls, avoid obstacles, and fight enemies in eight challenging stages.

At the end of each stage, defeat the boss to gain a special weapon that will aid you in the upcoming battles. Will you be the cure for this latest outbreak?
(Virtual Console on Wii U)

Donkey Kong Jr. Math

Donkey Kong Jr. Math - Are you good with numbers?

Test your skill with Donkey Kong Jr.!

Learning can be fun, especially when you play along with Donkey Kong Jr.!

Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division by directing Junior, a cute little monkey, who must climb up and down vines to collect numbers and symbols in order to solve the math problems his father gives him.

Compete with a friend in a race to solve problems in Game A, or add more challenge with Game B.

Of course, you can also practice on your own!

This game is perfect for younger players who are looking for a fun and easy way to develop their math skills!
(Virtual Console on Wii U)

 

Coming soon:

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight – Sept. 1, 2014
(Virtual Console on Wii U)

Nobunaga’s Ambition – Sept. 4, 2014
(Virtual Console on Wii U)

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig – After its positive reception on Nintendo 3DS, indie hit SteamWorld Dig is making its way to Wii U for the first time.

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

The Fall

The Fall – Explore an alien world in this unique blend of action game play and adventure-game puzzles in The Fall, which launched Aug. 26.

Be an AI. Save your human.
"Super Metroid meets Monkey Island."
Conform to Protocol.

Experience the first story in a mind bending trilogy!

Take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence onboard a high-tech combat suit. ARID's program activates after crashing on an unknown planet. The human pilot within the combat suit is unconscious, and it is ARID's duty to protect him at all costs! As she progresses into her twisted and hostile surroundings, events transpire that will cause her to rethink her rules, regulations, and her very self-image.

The Fall is a unique blend of adventure-game puzzle solving, and side-scroller action. Exploration will be paramount to surviving your adventure. Utilize ARID's flashlight to uncover a myriad of interactive objects as you progress through a rich and detailed story, hand-crafted over the course of two years to blend seemlessly with gameplay.

Get ready for a disturbing journey as you fight, explore, and think your way forward, expanding ARID's world, in spite of her protocols.
Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Nintendo eShop Sales - Capcom Wii U

Nintendo eShop Sales

Select Wii U games from Capcom are now up to 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop. This offer is valid until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 4.

Save up to 60% on select Capcom titles

For a limited time, Capcom is discounting select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in the Nintendo eShop. August 28 at 9 a.m. PT through September 4 at 8:59 a.m. PT, you'll save up to 60% on leading franchises including Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Ace Attorney and more!

The sale ends September 4, so head over to the Nintendo eShop to take advantage of these amazing bargains!

Wii U Games on sale include:

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
DuckTales: Remastered
Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate
Resident Evil® Revelations
Street Fighter™ II: The World Warrior
Super Street Fighter™ II: The New Challengers
Street Fighter™ II’ Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Street Fighter™ Alpha 2

(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®: Blacklist™


Price reduction:

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is being reduced to $19.99 (from $39.99) starting Sept. 1 on Wii U.

The United States has a military presence in two-thirds of countries around the world and they have had enough. A group of terrorists calling themselves The Engineers initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist - a deadly countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests.

Special operative Sam Fisher is now the leader of the newly formed 4th Echelon: a clandestine unit that answers solely to the President of the United States. Together, they must hunt down The Engineers by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero.

Splinter Cell Blacklist offers enhanced gameplay options on the WiiU. The Gamepad replicates Sam’s OpSat, allowing the player to operate gadgets such as tri-rotor drones and the sticky cam through touch and motion based inputs.

The Wii U GamePad allows for faster reaction times, letting the player mark enemies, switch weapons, quick reload and choose gadgets to adapt to any situation, among other features.

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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TWO OF GAMING'S GREATEST MINDS TEAM UP FOR A MYSTERIOUS NEW NINTENDO 3DS ADVENTURE

Together for the First Time, Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright Rewrite History

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game box art

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 28, 2014 – One is a brilliant archeologist who has traveled the world solving puzzles and unearthing ancient civilizations. The other is a bumbling defense attorney whose sense of justice is matched only by his sense of style. The two seem like an unlikely pair, but with the life of an innocent girl at stake in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the two heroes join forces to tackle an enigmatic mystery big enough for both of them. The Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game launches for Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 29 and combines the puzzle-solving satisfaction of the Professor Layton series with the courtroom drama of the Phoenix Wright franchise.

“This is the whole truth and nothing but the truth: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is an absolute treat for longtime fans of both series and newcomers who love puzzles and engaging stories,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The game offers solid proof that the Nintendo 3DS library overflows with exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences.”

After a mysterious book pulls Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright into the mystical, medieval city of Labyrinthia, they face one of their most high-stake thrillers yet. A young girl named Espella Cantabella stands trial for witchcraft and, if convicted, faces a harsh punishment. It’s up to Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright to explore the city, solve puzzles to find clues, cross-examine witnesses and crack the case to prove Espella’s innocence and rewrite the fate of a city.

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game

Throughout the game, players control Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright in separate segments that work together in unexpected ways. When playing as Professor Layton, players explore the various districts of Labyrinthia. By talking to eclectic townsfolk and solving the kind of original puzzles familiar to fans of the Professor Layton series, players can gather compelling clues and evidence to break the case wide open. When Phoenix Wright takes over, players must listen to the testimonies of various witnesses and cross-examine them. In an exciting twist to traditional Phoenix Wright game play, the well-coiffed defense attorney can cross-examine groups of people simultaneously, a brilliant strategy for spotting contradictory testimonies and scoring valuable new information.

While both reprise their starring roles in certain sections of the game, Layton and Wright must combine their skills in key moments to uncover the truth about Labyrinthia. During courtroom trials, for example, Phoenix Wright can use hint coins – a staple of the Professor Layton series – to narrow options when presenting evidence, or to provide helpful hints when cross-examining witnesses. The game’s gorgeous musical score brings their two worlds together, fusing the vivid, accordion-tinged sounds of Professor Layton with the dramatic Phoenix Wright themes.

The Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright games boast memorable casts featuring some of the most fascinating and wild supporting characters in video games. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is no exception. In addition to fan-favorite characters like assistants Luke Triton and Maya Fey, new characters, including the foreboding Storyteller and inquisitor Barnham, round out an unforgettable cast.

Once players complete the main story mode in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, they will unlock access to free downloadable content for the game. This content comes in the form of mini-episodes, which contain new puzzles for players to solve, and art galleries containing illustrations from the game.

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 29 at the suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information about the game, visit http://laytonvsphoenixwright.nintendo.com.

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 4.2 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 http://www.nintendo.com.​


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Categories: Announcements, Fun, In real life, On the web, News, Console Gaming, Nintendo Wii

MASSIVE MARIO KART 8 DLC PACKS ADD 16 NEW COURSES, PLUS NEW DRIVERS AND KARTS

Link, Isabelle and Animal Crossing Villager All Get Ready to Race

Mario Kart 8


REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 26, 2014 – Two new downloadable content packs will take the world of Mario Kart 8 in directions the franchise has never seen before, while significantly expanding game-play options. The packs, which launch this fall and in spring of 2015, and are available for advance purchase starting Aug. 27 at $7.99 each (or $11.99 for both), deliver a ton of new content, including first-time crossover characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda franchise and both Isabelle and the Villager from the Animal Crossing series.

In addition to these two new downloadable content packs, a previously announced game update goes live Aug. 27 that adds a variety of new features, including three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race: the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s. Go to http://ninten.do/6181WR6B to view a video of the in-game karts in action.

“More than 1 million Wii U owners in the United States alone are already enjoying the fun of Mario Kart 8,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Mario Kart 8 already includes the largest number of characters, karts and options of any Mario Kart game to date, and these amazing expansion packs give players even more choices.”

Each pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of currently available courses by 50 percent. The DLC packs include classic courses like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first DLC pack.

DLC Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda  X  Mario Kart 8 - Pack 2: Animal Crossing  X  Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 owners who purchase both packs starting Aug. 27 will get access to eight new colors of Yoshi and eight new colors of Shy Guy to race with immediately. To purchase the packs in advance, users with a broadband Internet connection can click the new “Shop” icon in the game or visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

The DLC packs are scheduled to include the following:

  • Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) - $7.99

    • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
    • 4 Vehicles
    • 8 Courses
  • Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: May 2015) - $7.99

    • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
    • 4 Vehicles
    • 8 Courses
  • Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle - $11.99

    • 6 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser
    • 8 Vehicles
    • 16 Courses

    As a bonus for purchasing both packs bundled or individually, buyers receive eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy. Those who advance purchase both packs can begin using the Yoshi and Shy Guy characters immediately.

For more information about Mario Kart 8, visit http://mariokart8.nintendo.com.
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 4.2 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 http://www.nintendo.com.


Issue time12:25:16 pm, by PPNSteve Email 212 views
Categories: Announcements, Fun, In real life, On the web, News, Handheld Gaming, Nintendo DS

POKÉMON ART ACADEMY LAUNCHES FOR NINTENDO 3DS ON OCT. 24

Pokémon Art Academy

Aug. 22, 2014 - This fall, Pokémon Art Academy will welcome students of all ages and skill levels to study the fun and fine art of drawing some of their favorite Pokémon. Starting Oct. 24, aspiring artists can hone their skills through a series of easy-to-follow lessons under the tutelage of esteemed Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Drawing their way toward graduation – from the art basics of simple shapes and coloring, to exciting advanced techniques of shading and blending – players will wield a variety of tools, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and paints to illustrate popular Pokémon from all known regions. As they advance, players can unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon.

Pokémon Art Academy sample

On the road to becoming Pokémon artists, players can showcase their 2D artwork in Miiverse galleries or save their creations to SD cards and print their limited-edition artwork to share with friends and family.

Pokémon Art Academy will be available Oct. 24 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. For more information about the game, visit http://artacademy.nintendo.com/pokemon.


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