Archives for: April 2012, 05
Categories: Announcements, Fun, On the web, News, Console Gaming, Handheld Gaming, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS - APRIL 5, 2012
April 5, 2012 - The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.
This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Colors! 3D - Colors! 3D is a simple yet robust painting application that combines ease of use and powerful painting tools.
Based on modern painting techniques originally developed for professional drawing tablets, Colors! 3D is tailored for touch screen devices, and caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers. Whether you are looking to sketch, paint, or draw up your next plans for world domination, Colors! 3D is the perfect digital sketchbook.
Create and view your own 3D paintings for the very first time.
Connect to the online Colors! 3D gallery to share and celebrate your works with the world.
Paint together with a friend on a shared canvas using the Nintendo 3DS Local Play
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Two and Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion - Tune in to Nintendo Show 3D for an exclusive interview with Warren Spector, creator of the Disney Epic Mickey franchise.
Unleash the power of the brush in an all new co-op adventure.
Join Mickey and Oswald in an epic battle to save the magical world of Wasteland and change it forever. Interact with your favorite characters like never before in the most heroic adventure yet.
In Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, gamers will play as Mickey Mouse and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star, in an all-new adventure of creativity and discovery. Created by industry luminary Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point game development studio, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns the franchise to the Wii™ system from Nintendo.
World Exclusive Premiere "The Rifle's Spiral" by The Shins (available April 6) - Genre: Music Video Studio: Sony Music Entertainment
TNT Racers - TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer game that combines fast-as-lightning racing action with new features. TNT stands for Tracks N Tricks - cool tracks and snappy gadgets lead to one powerful adrenaline kick.
Have you got what it takes to outrun your rivals?
TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast-as-lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position. But the best things are the wicked pick-ups which will ultimately decide your victory...or defeat.
Play TNT Racers and let your competitors eat the dust!
Penguin Patrol - Baby penguins have been stranded on thin ice by the evil (but oddly stylish) Walrus, and it's up to the Penguin Patrol to rescue them!
Encounter several types of penguins, such as the stubborn Bratty Penguin or the sleepy Fatty Penguin, as you trek across over 75 puzzling levels. But watch out! With each step you take, the thin ice behind you breaks. Without careful planning, you could cut off your own escape route!
Featuring a charming pixel art style, delightful music, and thoughtfully designed levels, Penguin Patrol will entice players of all ages.
To view this week's Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/downloadVcd8z6R2.php.
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 titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.
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. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS 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/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/.
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Categories: Announcements, In real life, News, Handheld Gaming, Nintendo DS
NINTENDO SERVES UP SOME LOVE FOR MARIO TENNIS OPEN
April 5, 2012 - Nintendo revealed more details today for the upcoming Mario Tennis Open, which launches for the portable Nintendo 3DS system on May 20, 2012.
The Special Games mode in Mario Tennis Open lets players hone their tennis skills while enjoying tennis games with a Mario twist. Players can check out games such as Super Mario Tennis, which puts a classic Super Mario Bros. twist on tennis drilling. As they play through familiar game levels, they can use their tennis swing to stomp Goombas and Koopas along the way.
People can play as their favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom or even compete as their Mii characters. They can also customize their Mii characters with Mushroom Kingdom-themed tennis gear, which not only enhances players' appearances but also can boost their stats. The wide selection of available gear includes Bowser's favorite racket, a Bullet Bill outfit and Peach's tennis shoes.
In addition to a singles tennis match mode, another mode in the game lets up to four players compete online in multiplayer doubles matches. Players can also compete online for leaderboard standings in Open Match.
When playing with other Nintendo 3DS owners in the same room* or against distant competitors using a wireless broadband Internet connection, players can cooperate to take on a common opponent or stay competitive and try to claim the glory for themselves. Players can opt to use intuitive touch-screen controls or increase their strategic options with traditional button controls. They can also switch seamlessly to the Nintendo 3DS system's built-in motion controls.
For more information about Mario Tennis Open, visit http://mariotennisopen.nintendo.com.
Mario Tennis Open
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Categories: Announcements, Fun, In real life, On the web, News, Handheld Gaming, Nintendo DS
POKÉMON CONQUEST FOR NINTENDO DS SET TO LAUNCH ON JUNE 18, 2012
Experience the Acclaimed Pokémon Series in an Entirely New Way in this Hand-Held Adventure
REDMOND, Wash., April 4, 2012 - A creative new entry in the Pokémon family of video games delivers a new way for fans to enjoy this legendary series on the Nintendo DS family of systems. Pokémon Conquest, set to launch on June 18, offers a fun new way to play Pokémon in a unique world called Ransei that is filled with adventure. Developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd., the 2D game can also be played on the Nintendo 3DS system.
In Pokémon Conquest, players take on the role of a young Warlord who is linked with a Pokémon. Together, they must set out to recruit Warrior allies to strengthen their growing kingdom. Along their journey, players will encounter a variety of Pokémon, as well as Warriors and Warlords inspired by the Japanese feudal era. The game contains nearly 200 Pokémon, including many from the recent Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games, which have sold more than 4 million copies combined in the United States.
As the battlefield unfolds in Pokémon Conquest, players must choose the correct Pokémon type to inflict maximum damage on their opponents. In the turn-based skirmishes, players choose different tactics for intense six-on-six battles, and battle conditions can change on every turn, keeping players on their toes in anticipation of what will happen next.
"Pokémon fans are always interested in playing in new environments and experiencing new adventures," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Pokémon Conquest gives them an entirely new way to enjoy this beloved series, with exciting new settings, fierce battles and nearly 200 Pokémon to team up with."
For more information about Pokémon Conquest, 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™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 620 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ 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 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.<div class="tweetmeme_plugin tweetmeme_left">
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