Nintendo Brings Games and Fun to PAX West in Seattle
Nintendo Features Upcoming Indie Games at Event
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 22, 2016 – As PAX West rapidly approaches, Nintendo has a lineup featuring RPGs, indie games and lots of fun. The video game show, which runs Sept. 2-5 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, gives fans a chance to check out a variety of new and upcoming content on Nintendo platforms for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo will have two booths, one featuring activities with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, as well as playable games like Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and YO-KAI WATCH 2 and another booth dedicated to our talented Nindie partners showcasing awesome first playable experiences such as Punch Club (tiny Build Games), Runbow Pocket (13AM Games), Severed (Drinkbox Studios) and World to the West (Rain Games).
“PAX West gives Nintendo a great opportunity to showcase both mainstream and Nindie titles to a video game savvy audience,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Having the show essentially in Nintendo’s backyard and getting a chance to connect with our fans makes it all the more special for us.”
Some of the highlights Nintendo is planning for PAX West include:
[email protected]: For the second year, Nintendo will kick off its PAX West activities with an event at the EMP Museum in Seattle. The event is free and open to the public and will give people a chance to sample both first playable and anticipated video games from our Nindie community. Playable games include Axiom Verge (Thomas Happ Games), Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games), Shantae Half-Genie Hero (WayForward/XSEED), Severed (Drinkbox Studios), World to the West (Rain Games), FAST Racing NEO – NEO Future Pack (Shin’en) and SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form) for the Wii U console, and Runbow Pocket (13AM Games), Punch Club (tiny Build Games), Severed (Drinkbox Studios), Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 (INTI CREATES), Noitu Love: Devolution (MP2 Games) and Gurumin: A Monsterous Adventure (Mastiff) for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Attendees will also have the chance to snag some giveaways and prizes, while supplies last. Additionally, all attendees will have access to EMP’s Indie Game Revolution exhibit, which includes newly installed titles from the Nintendo independent community. The [email protected] event takes place 8 p.m.-midnight on Sept. 1 at the EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N in Seattle.
Indie Lounge at PAX West: For anyone who wasn’t able to make it to the [email protected] event, we are bringing the same playable Nindie content to PAX West in the convention center on the sixth floor in Room 612. Developers will be there to demonstrate their games and answer questions, and giveaway free swag. Indie Lounge hours are noon-9 p.m. Friday to Sunday, and noon-6 p.m. on Monday.
Nintendo’s Booth: PAX West attendees can swing by the Nintendo booth (South Hall, Booth No. 2335) to check out a variety of fun games and products. In addition to a number of fun activities themed to Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Nintendo plans to have playable versions of the Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and YO-KAI WATCH 2 games on hand. Additionally, visitors can check out cool displays of amiibo figures and the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition hardware, which launches Nov. 11.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Photo Experience: A photo booth will be set up at the Nintendo booth for fans to take some fun photos with two legendary Pokémon and Pokémon trainers. Additionally, fans who pre-order Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon onsite will receive a collectable gift.
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Developer Discussion: The producer of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past from Square Enix will host a game-focused developer discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Hydra Theater.
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 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 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.
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 19, 2016 – Major League Baseball has approved the sale of a majority of Nintendo of America’s interest in the Seattle Mariners to other members of the current ownership group. Nintendo of America will retain a 10 percent stake in the team and regional sports network, while the remainder of its holdings has been sold to other members of First Avenue Entertainment LLLP (FAE). FAE is the limited partnership that owns the Seattle Mariners and a majority interest in Root Sports NW.
John Stanton, Chairman and CEO
As part of the sale, current CEO Howard Lincoln has retired from day-to-day operations, and John Stanton has replaced him as Chairman and CEO, as well as the designated Major League Baseball Control Person for the franchise. Lincoln will continue on as a member of the FAE Board of Directors, representing Nintendo’s ownership interests.
Final financial terms were not disclosed, but the financial impact of the sale to Nintendo will be incorporated into Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s next quarterly financial report.
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 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 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
Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems - August 18, 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 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.
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 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:
Metroid Prime: Federation Force – The galaxy is not at peace. The war between the Galactic Federation and the Space Pirates is far from over. Enlist with the Federation Force to join a four-player local or online squad in this co-op sci-fi shooter (additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode; sold separately). Fight alongside teammates in your specialized Mech to eliminate the Space Pirate menace and any threat that stands in your way. You can make it a solitary mission or join up to three friends for increased firepower and deeper strategies. The Metroid Prime: Federation Force game will be available on Aug. 19. Style Savvy: Fashion Forward – Show off your sense of style and dominate the fashion world across five exciting careers. Manage your own boutique, design clothes fit for a fashionista, style some wicked hair, master the art of make-up and even become the next top model. The world is your runway in this fun fully outfitted fashion game. The Style Savvy: Fashion Forward game will be available on Aug. 19.
m is no simple park throw about with your dog. It's an intense arcade sports game pitting you against the best. Choose your favorite character and take to the court to show off your skills. Learn to slide, spin and trick your opponent.
Watch out for Cooper's fearsome power, Mariana's speed, Henrik's long reach and Adeline's trickery! Be alert as each surface plays differently and the scoring layouts change.
Practice your skills in Free Play
Beat the challenge of Arcade mode
Try and win all the cups
See how many opponents you can beat in Survival
Get the best score in 48 minigame levels across 6 different games
When you are ready challenge your friends with Local Play, or connect to the internet and play matches against players from around the world.
Can you become a Power Disc Slam master? (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
In BRICK RACE quickly turn left or right to dodge traffic and collect a HIGH SCORE! Easy pick-up and play action that everyone can enjoy. Endless fun on the go! Grab a high-score, then share it on Miiverse™ with the community to see how it stacks up. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Kingdom's Item Shop is a game that simulates running an item shop in a Fantasy Role-Playing Game Universe.
You are the new owner of the item shop. Your target is to run your property and make it the most popular item shop of the Kingdom.
To become a popular owner, you need to explore dungeons for ingredients, find new composition recipes, compose items, and sell items to whom in need.
While you do outdoor adventures, your old faithful 'Mr. Butler' can receive payments for you. Fear not and step up to build your own specific item shop! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Touch Battle Ninja - A new member of the popular Touch Battle series has arrived. It's Touch Battle Ninja!
Move your vehicle using the Circle Pad, aim and fire using the stylus – you have the same touch-battle feeling as always - but your vehicle has become a ninja. Make full use of jumps and ninja techniques to take care of the swarming hordes of demons.
The player can choose from two characters – the Ninja of Strength, or the Skilled Female Ninja. By saving up spirit, the ninja can power up to get 2 levels of attack. You can enjoy formidable battles, using powerful attacks to cut down the enemies. The female ninja moves quickly, uses flying attacks in up to 3 directions, and has the special ability of being able to move through the air.
The enemy ranks are full of crafty characters, each with their own special features. They'll come attacking fiercely from the ground and the air. On top of that, huge, evil demons will appear, blocking the path of the ninjas.
Altogether, there are 80 stages. The fierce battle of the ninja, charged with the duty of defeating all of the demons, begins. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Poncho – Make your way through a world of pixelated parallax platforming to solve the ultimate puzzle: Who is Poncho? This open-world game offers a unique twist: Players can shift at will between three layers of depth, creating all kinds of challenges to overcome. Click here to see the trailer.
letop RPGs too overwhelming? This gives a similar experience without all the setup that is usually needed. Adventure Party is a unique story driven role playing party game where one player plays as the Storyteller.
The Storyteller uses the Wii U GamePad to control the world and interact with the other players. This is done like a tabletop, pen and paper, RPG allowing all players to focus on Role Playing.
The other players are the Adventurers and when they interact with the world they need to interact with the Storyteller. The Storyteller takes on the role of a villager, shop keep, enemy, or anyone else the adventurers interact with. This allows the storyteller to tailor the story and comedy of the situation to fit their friends. This creates unique and hilarious situations as the Storyteller guides their friends through the story on an epic quest to save the world!
The Adventurers will need to remain together and make decisions as a group in order to succeed. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Armikrog - Unravel the mysteries of the fortress that holds Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog Beak-Beak captive
Armikrog is a unique stop motion clay animated point and click adventure game from the creators of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood. Unravel the mysteries of the fortress that holds Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog Beak-Beak captive through exploration and puzzle solving!
Loveable characters designed by Doug TenNapel creator of the Earthworm Jim and developed by creators of The Neverhood, Ed Schofield and Mike Dietz.
Rich cast of voiceover talent brings Armikrog's characters to life, including well-known actors Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain) and Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000).
Original soundtrack created and recorded by American songwriter and record producer Terry Scott Taylor. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available Aug. 23
Collateral Thinking is an arcade-style action platformer for Wii U™ that's all about beating up alien ghosts, recovering blueprints, and rescuing billionaires on a tight schedule (and budget). Each level is a self-contained screen that gives you one of three specific tasks to complete in 30 short seconds – to "Avoid" all the hazards, to "Bust" all the enemies, or to "Collect" all the blueprints.
These quickfire challenges force you to quickly survey your surroundings and then jump into action in order to progress through the 100+ floors and net as much cash as possible along the way. Collateral Thinking takes the single-screen management of yesterday's classics and then cranks up the speed and the absurdity by 100 for unpredictable, impulsive action!
With over 100 levels, three playable characters, and a ton of toe-tapping tunes, Collateral Thinking is more than ready to satisfy your arcade addiction! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Mikrogame Rotator - Are you good at platform games? Because in MikroGame: Rotator awaits you a new arcade-style challenge!
s by pressing the correct button combination but don’t forget to look for the next Platform or you will face a Game Over! A trained eye–hand coordination and concentration will be your key to success. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots! Ziggurat is the best combination of First Person Shooter and Rogue-LITE you have ever seen.
Become a neophyte sorcerer, and get ready for your rite of passage: Enter the labyrinth and face dangerous challenges to prove your worth and become a powerful wizard!
The game focuses on fast-paced first person shooting, with an old-school vibe, and updated handling and game mechanics. Dungeon crawling and RPG/Roguelike elements are added into the mix, resulting in a fun, challenging and varied game, with lots of content to discover.
Fight almighty bosses, get through rooms filled with traps, and treasures that may help you in your journey... Each game is a whole new experience! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs – The third installment in the action-packed Pokémon Ranger series lets players take on the role of a Pokémon Ranger who protect nature and help people and Pokémon in need. But other folks aren't so keen on keeping the peace! The Pokémon Pinchers are a suspicious group of people who seem to always be causing trouble by chasing and capturing Pokémon for their own purposes. As a Pokémon Ranger, it's up to you to work with Pokémon to stop their nefarious plans!
Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition - Trouble in Antarctica!
of Fate, an international Terrorist Group, has constructed a secret base within the heart of a Volcano, and has built a massive army of bio-engineered soldiers and genetic monsters to take over the world! You are the only one that can put a stop to their dastardly plans. You are the Blasting Agent!
Word Logic by POWGI - Enjoy more great POWGI word puzzles! Six brand new games!
Enjoy six brand new POWGI word puzzles with this bumper collection of games. This time, the games share a common theme of logic and deduction.
Kriss Kross The classic word-fit puzzle. Place words into the grid using their length as a guide, and using logic to make sure everything overlaps correctly!
Ladders Make new words by changing one letter at a time. Can you turn one word into another in a limited number of steps?
Crypto A cipher puzzle (also known as a cryptogram) which reveals a quote when you crack the code!
Word Sudoku It's sudoku with words! As an extra clue, one row or column will spell a word.
Gaps Several words have one letter missing. Deduce the correct letter to fill in the gaps and spell a new word!
Wordsweeper Drawing inspiration from Minesweeper, the clues tell you which letter can be placed in an adjacent square. It's a crossword-style puzzle solved using logic!
POWGI puzzles are all expertly hand-crafted for your enjoyment and puzzling pleasure! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Summer Savings! Nintendo fans are invited to celebrate the last days of summer with our Summer Savings event, which offers discounts of up to 30 percent on select games. Shop online at www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals or in Nintendo eShop during the sale, which starts at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 18 and runs until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.
Nintendo 3DS Summer Gaming List Sweepstakes – What is your favorite Nintendo 3DS game of the summer? Share your pick in the Summer Vacation Sweepstakes community on Miiverse and you could win the digital version of eight games from our Summer Gaming List! Click here for full details.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase will not improve your chances. Open to US residents 13 and older. Void where prohibited. To enter via Miiverse, post to this community before 8/31/16 10PM PT. Or enter by postcard (postcard entries must be postmarked between 8/18/16 and 8/31/16 and received by 9/6/16). Limit one entry per person, regardless of method. 5 randomly selected prize winners will each receive one (1) download code for each of the following games: Kirby: Planet Robobot, Mario Kart 7, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Disney Art Academy, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (ARV for each prize package: US$279.92). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. See full rules for details, including how to enter, prize information, and other terms and conditions. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the Rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA, USA.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
Style Savvy: My Room
Monster Hunter Generations Hunter’s Journey
Monster Hunter Generations The Fated Four
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.
The Nintendo 3DS platform finished July atop the hardware and software sales charts according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the U.S. The strong performance is in part thanks to the release of the Monster Hunter Generations game, continued momentum from the price drop of the Nintendo 2DS system and widespread positive public reception for the Pokémon GO mobile app, which has renewed interest in core Pokémon games on Nintendo systems. Additionally:
>The Nintendo 3DS family of systems sold nearly 80 percent more units this July compared to the same time period a year ago, and finished as the overall best-selling video game system in July. On the software side, Capcom’s Monster Hunter Generations emerged as the best-selling game for any system.
July sales of the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games for Nintendo 3DS were almost 200 percent higher than a year ago. The games launched in October 2013 and finished No. 16 and No. 22 on July’s best-sellers list, respectively.
Games playable on Nintendo systems claimed five of the top 11 spots on the July best-sellers list. These include Monster Hunter Generations from Capcom at No. 1, Minecraft: Wii U Edition from Microsoft at No. 6, Pokémon Omega Ruby at No. 8, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire at No. 10 and Kirby: Planet Robobot at No. 11.
The Nintendo 2DS system has crossed the 2 million lifetime sales mark in the U.S.
*Data regarding physical sales of games 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.
Dominate the Fashion World in Style Savvy: Fashion Forward
Master Five Professions in Trendy Nintendo 3DS Game
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 18, 2016 – There is so much more to Style Savvy: Fashion Forward than just playing dress up. The refreshingly deep Nintendo 3DS game, which launches on Aug. 19, teaches fashionistas of all ages about creativity, fashion and management skills. The game lets you enjoy an incredibly fun lifestyle, while also learning the ins and outs of the fashion world! By taking on five different professions with their own game mechanics and challenges, you can help customers look and feel glamorous, while also shaping fashion trends all around town.
Think you know fashion? Put your sense of style to the test!
“There’s a reason fans have fallen in love with the Style Savvy series,” said Cindy Gordon, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “The games are a pleasant surprise for anyone that plays them, and the feeling of nailing your looks and pleasing customers in the game is as satisfying as ever in Style Savvy: Fashion Forward.”
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward features five different professions that you can master: boutique manager, designer, hair stylist, makeup artist and model. Each one has unique gameplay and can be switched on the fly. That means you can play the game while focusing on the one job you really want, or mix it up and dip your feet into everything.
As a boutique manager, you recommend clothing based on customers’ requests and personal styles. By selecting from an eventual collection of more than 19,000 pieces of clothing and accessories, you can gain your customers’ trust, which, in turn, will make them want to purchase more items at your store. But make sure you keep your shop well stocked! Stop by the Exhibition Hall’s wholesale outlets to stock up on fashion items that are constantly changing. Play your fashion cards right and everyone will be wearing your clothes and following your style trends.
Taking on the role of designer will push the limits of your creativity. After you receive a request for a new article of clothing, you can enter your shop to create it. By speaking with locals around town, you will discover new patterns to use in your creations. You can even discover what’s “hot” by using the awesome in-game Fashion 101 guide to learn about real-world fashion topics like accent colors and clothing styles. Once you perfect your line, you can sell your clothes in the shop or collect commissions to make even more clothes. Will your clothes be the hit of the new season? Or will they end up in the bargain bin? You won’t know until you try!
Some customers will enter your shop looking for a chic new haircut or flawless makeover. That’s when your hair styling and makeup artist skills come into play. Asking the right questions and finding the right look will determine which style is right for each customer. If you’re confident you know what they want, grab your tools and get styling! Customers that love your choice will come back for future appointments and, most importantly, recommend you to more people around town.
Designing all these clothes and inspiring all these new fashion trends is great, but what good is being a fashion mogul if you can’t show off your work? By choosing to be a top model, you can model for photo shoots in the Photo Studio and at fashion shows, or even share your styles via the StreetPass feature to showcase some of your best looks. If you have wireless internet access, you can also visit a friend’s shop to explore and take pictures, compete in Miiverse contests and swap designs online with friends. You can even personalize a miniature dollhouse that holds showrooms and spare rooms, which you can furnish and decorate with items. These custom dollhouses can also be shared via StreetPass.
A wide variety of different amiibo figures like Mario, Peach, Rosalina, Samus and Isabelle can also be used in the game. Each different character provides a new, exclusive clothing item or accessory related to that character. For example, tap the Kirby amiibo while playing to get a stylish (and adorable) pink Kirby purse. Discovering the fashion items that each amiibo provides and putting them to good use is a big part of the fun. For a full list of compatible amiibo, visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/games/detail/style-savvy-fashion-forward-3ds.
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Aug. 19, and can be purchased in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and at Nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $29.99. That’s an especially good deal when paired with the newly priced Nintendo 2DS system, which is available at a suggested retail price of just $79.99. If you want to try Style Savvy: Fashion Forward before you buy, head to Nintendo eShop right now to download a free demo for the game. Additionally, a new Style Savvy: My Room Theme is also available in the Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop for $1.99.
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.