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BAYONETTA IS BACK WITH MORE MOVES, MORE WEAPONS AND MORE CLIMAX ACTION

PlatinumGames Delivers Another Action-Game Masterpiece, Exclusively on Wii U

Bayonetta 2 box art


REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 21, 2014 – Over the top. Breathtaking. Out of control. Stylish. Critically acclaimed. Any of these words can be used to describe the Bayonetta 2 game, the latest action classic from PlatinumGames, launching exclusively for the Wii U console on Oct. 24. Fans of the original Bayonetta game know that the series delivers some of the most intense action, massive set pieces, gorgeous graphics and slick controls of any video game series out there. With Bayonetta 2, everything is taken to the next level. Main character Bayonetta is more powerful than ever, using wild new moves and weapons in various single- and multiplayer modes to take down both angels and demons in a thrilling quest to save a friend from eternal damnation. Just another day in the life of the Umbra Witch herself.

“The action-game geniuses at PlatinumGames have done it again. Bayonetta 2 is the kind of exclusive game that fans are going to devour like Halloween candy,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With its challenging but rewarding game play and over-the-top content, Bayonetta 2 proves the depth and diversity of the library of games that can only be played on Wii U.”


With her magic-imbued hair, chic glasses and gun-toting high heels, Bayonetta is one of the most original characters in video games. She doesn’t just sit back and wait to be rescued. In Bayonetta 2, players take control of this damsel-that-causes-distress and slash, shoot and guillotine through multiple levels that find our heroine going head-to-head with a towering enemy while flying outside a skyscraper, slicing through an army on the back of a speeding train or confronting an angel while standing on the wing of a fighter jet, among other magnificent set pieces. By performing well in battles, players earn medals that reflect their performance, ranging from the room-for-improvement Stone medal to the perfect Pure Platinum.

For the first time in the series, players who want to take on battles with a friend can team up with another player in Tag Climax. In this online co-op mode, players with a broadband Internet connection destroy legions of enemies together, playing as a variety of characters from the game. As players journey through the main story mode, they will unlock Verse Cards that can be used to unlock additional stages in Tag Climax.

Anyone who purchases Bayonetta 2 in retail stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99 will also get the definitive version of the original Bayonetta game at no additional cost, with an additional disc right in the box. When buying the digital version of either game in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, an automatic discount will be applied to the purchase of the other game, making the total for both games just $59.98.

Bayonetta 2

Both the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 games include in-game costumes that will be a treat for any Nintendo fan. Bayonetta can wear exclusive costumes modeled after fan-favorite Nintendo characters such as Princess Peach, Samus Aran and Link. These amazing outfits aren’t just for looks, either. When wearing these costumes, the game changes in fun and unexpected ways. For example, while wearing the Princess Peach costume, Bayonetta summons Bowser’s hands and feet instead of infernal demons. Dressed as Link? Listen for a familiar chime after Bayonetta solves a puzzle.

The packaged and Nintendo eShop versions of Bayonetta 2 (with the original Bayonetta) will be available on Oct. 24. For players who want to take the game for a spin, a free demo for Bayonetta 2 can be downloaded in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. For more information about the game, visit http://bayonetta2.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.


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TOADETTE’S READY FOR ADVENTURE IN CAPTAIN TOAD: TREASURE TRACKER FOR WII U

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker logo

Oct. 10. 2014 - Who’s ready for adventure? Captain Toad certainly is, but he’s not the only one. Pink-pigtailed Toadette joins Captain Toad and makes her debut as a second playable character in portions of the upcoming Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game.

Armed with a headlight and a can-do attitude, Captain Toad and Toadette must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth. These heroes need to be extra clever in order to tackle these obstacles, since they can’t jump.

These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette. Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo.

In the process, they’ll encounter more than 70 fun, puzzling stages while also collecting stars and gems. There will even be different power-ups they can use to their advantage, like the Double Cherry item that makes another copy of Captain Toad or Toadette, making some of those stages even more riveting.

Captain Toad and his puzzling levels first appeared in Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U console. The levels were such a hit with fans that he and Toadette are now getting their own game. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just another way Nintendo is expanding its universe of games with familiar characters facing fun new challenges.

The Wii U game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Dec. 5 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.


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NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS - OCT. 9, 2014

Nintendo Download logo
Oct. 9, 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 on Wii U and Nintendo eShop

PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2

PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 – New worlds.

New friends.

New power-ups.

Following the colorful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 features PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus.

PAC-MAN & The Ghostly Adventures 2 will be available on Oct. 14 for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)

 

Nintendo eShop

Ninja Battle Heroes

Ninja Battle Heroes - Fight through enemies with katanas and throwing stars, absorb Spirit and summon powerful legendary heroes!

Grab your katana and a ninja throwing stars and embark on a journey that will take you across Japan in your mission to find the missing Yukimura and his Beast Brigade!

Use your katana to slash through enemies coming at you front and back as you make your way through cities, forests and across water falls.

Take out enemies in the distance with ninja throwing stars before they shoot or charge towards you.

Absorb Spirit from each enemy you defeat and use it to summon powerful heroes that you've rescued on your journey.

Make use of their powers including firewalls, ice pillars, cyclones, quakes and even flight as you come face to face with greater and greater foes on your journey to find the missing Beast Brigade!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Petz Beach

Petz Beach - In Petz® Beach, players and their Petz can complete quests, meet new villagers, explore, and expand their community.

Petz Beach is a beautiful ocean vista with white sands, towering palm trees, and exotic ocean-themed Petz, including dolphins, polar bears, and penguins.

Along the way, you’ll interact with 28 breeds of dogs, 6 breeds of cats, and over 200 in-game collectibles!

Teach your Petz new tricks with the voice recognition system, enter quests and events, and train with a variety of skills.

Use facial recognition to bond with your favorite Petz.

Exchange sandy beaches for lush acres of green fields and exclusive Petz, such as a panda, a lion, and a bear in Petz® Countryside – also available.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Oct. 14

 

Petz Countryside

Petz Countryside - In Petz® Countryside, players and their Petz can complete quests, meet new villagers, explore, and expand their community.

Petz Countryside features lush acres of green fields and exotic Petz, such as a panda, a lion, and a bear.

Along the way, you’ll interact with 28 breeds of dogs, 6 breeds of cats, and over 200 in-game collectibles.

Use facial recognition to bond with your favorite Petz.

Customize your Petz with unique outfits.

Welcome new Petz and villagers and unlock new buildings like shops and a petting park.

Enjoy a beautiful ocean vista with white sands, towering palm trees, and exotic ocean-themed Petz, including dolphins, polar bears, and penguins in Petz® Beach – also available.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Oct. 14

 

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands - Poptropica, the #1 virtual world for kids, comes to the Nintendo 3DS with a brand new adventure!

Players set sail on their almighty blimp to explore the vast, uncharted island chains of Poptropica.

Along the way, they’ll need to steer clear of hazards and discover exotic islands beneath the clouds.

Players take to the islands and embark on quests, discovering the secrets of Poptropica’s past one artifact at a time.

They must uncover the truth and prevent a shadowy force from destroying this precious history forever!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Oct. 14

 

 

Riding Star 3D

Riding Star 3D - Become a world champion in the most realistic 3D riding simulation!

Train your horse in show jumping, dressage and military to compete in prestigious tournaments.

Take loving care of your champion in its stable – only as a strong team you can win!

The most professional riding simulation in fantastic stereoscopic 3D view.

Master challenging show-jumping, dressage and military events.

Train your horses speed, stamina and jumping power well!

Look after your horse in the stable: Brush and stroke it, pick its hooves out or give it more food.

Ride in hot seat mode with up to 6 players, compete in team play mode against other nations with up to 4 players or ride a different horse in the horse swap.

Supports Circle Pad controls of your Nintendo 3DS.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Swords & Soldiers 3D


Nintendo eShop sales:

Swords & Soldiers 3D is 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 23.

Prepare for an encounter with a freakishly large pepper: Swords & Soldiers 3D is coming your way!

Rewrite history as you take control of the brutal Vikings, the devious Aztecs or the crafty Chinese in their global quest to win the favor of the Gods!

Swords & Soldiers 3D is a side-scrolling strategy game that lets you control an entire army and lets you wield devastating magical abilities.

Demolish your enemy’s castle at the end of these two-dimensional battlefields and lead your troops to victory!

Features strategic fun like you’ve never seen before!

Command Aztecs, Vikings and Chinese in 30 missions!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Darts Up 3D


Darts Up 3D and Soccer Up 3D from EnjoyUp Games are on sale for up to 70 percent off until 9 a.m. PT on Oct 30.

The ultimate darts game is now on Nintendo 3DS.

Darts Up 3D is a fun game of darts in which you will have complete control over aiming thanks to the Nintendo 3DS motion sensor.

You can play with your friends and family, up to a maximum of 4 Players, using Mii characters to create your profile.

Darts Up 3D has several playing modes, including the famous 501.

Features of Darts Up 3D include the ability to send the full Darts Up 3D using the "Download Play" option.

4 Players on just one Nintendo 3DS.

Create your own profile using Mii characters.

Use the motion sensor to aim and view the surroundings.

Soccer Up 3D


The soccer game that is a hit on WiiWare™ is now 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 include the ability to 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)

Color Zen demo


Color Zen, Angry Bunnies and other Cypronia games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 25.

Color Zen is a new kind of puzzle game.

One that invites you to put on your headphones, relax, and find your way through an abstract world of colors and shapes.

With simple, intuitive controls, the game invites you to relax and immerse yourself.

There are no points or penalties for failure; just an abstract world of color to move through at your own pace.

So put on your headphones and find your way, with Color Zen.

Game features meditative puzzle-cracking flow: just match the colors to win the level.

Immersive soundtrack keeps you in the groove.

460 levels to solve!

Music by Steve Woodzell.

Angry Bunnies


Use the unique powers of each bunny to destroy the fox.

Angry Bunnies is challenging physics-based demolition, with addictive gameplay set in 3D Stereoscopic scenery.

There are 150 fun levels to enjoy, perfectly suited for short bursts of gaming. Each level requires logic and force to solve.

Game Features 3D stereoscopic experience.

150 streamlined levels

Challenging physics-based demolition

Comical characters with special abilities

Hours of gameplay and replay value
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Skater Cat


Skater Cat, Governor of Poker and many other fun games from Teyon are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct 30.

Skate your way to the top in the furriest four-wheel action ever!

This title is a participating title in the Autumn Sale by Teyon. Get select Nintendo 3DS games from Teyon with a 50% discount in the Nintendo eShop. Visit the Nintendo eShop to learn more.

Ride the streets with Ollie, the sleekest cat on the block and put your reflexes to the test as you make spectacular tricks in the air to collect scrumptious treats and fleeing stray cats.

Skate faster and faster as you lead the clowder and keep them keen with a topped up supply of treats! The addition of StreetPass and SpotPass will allow you to exchange best times and ghost runs with other players and the game makers themselves!

With over 25 levels to complete, 90 medals to collect plus bonus in-game features to unlock, you’ll be purring with so much excitement!

Features 3 worlds with over 25 levels to complete and 90 medals to collect!

Exciting in-game bonuses to unlock including the ability to play as your Mii!

StreetPass feature included to exchange best times and ghost runs from other Skater Cat players.

Receive news updates and available ghost runs from the game makers via SpotPass.

Governor of Poker


Travel to the Wild West and turn your fortunes round to become the Governor of Poker!

This title is a participating title in the Autumn Sale by Teyon. Get select Nintendo 3DS games from Teyon with a 50% discount in the Nintendo eShop. Visit the Nintendo eShop to learn more.

In the scorching town of San Saba begins your journey to becoming the new Governor of Poker in the ultimate Texas Hold’em Up poker tournament.

Build your reputation and riches up to take over the whole state of Texas.

Stroll through over 10 towns and enter numerous saloons to compete in poker tournaments and cash games to win big and buy up priceless real estate!

Blow up some steam and bring fellow Texans to their knees as they bust from tournaments with you crowned as Big Stack Bully!!

The stakes are high so play your cards right and grow your wealth to become the one and only Governor of Poker.

2 modes of game play for either quick rounds of poker or dealing your hand for the title of Governor

Escape the sweltering heat of the old wild west and enter saloons for poker tournaments and cash games to win cash, transport and real estate!

Claim over 10 Texan towns and build your reputation as the Governor of Poker!

Bust out players and your best poker face to claim all rewards!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Virtual Console on Wii U

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon – Save your mentor from the evil clutches of Dracula!

As Nathan Graves, you must storm Dracula’s castle to save your mentor, who will otherwise be used to restore Dracula to his full power.

Battle the evil lord’s minions with your trusty whip, and gain experience points as well as other useful items and weapons.

Defeat bosses and gain special abilities that aid in exploring new areas of the castle.

Hours of monster-slaying action await you in five different game modes.

Can you rid the world of Dracula’s evil once and for all?

Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Virtual Console on Wii U)

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2Demo Version – Bayonetta’s back and more powerful than ever.

Wield wild new weapons and execute deadly new moves – like the powerful Umbran Climax – to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking action game.

Bayonetta 2 carries on the action-style gameplay of its predecessor, in which players control the eponymous Bayonetta as she fights against various angelic and demonic using combinations of melee attacks and gunplay.

Dodging enemy attacks at the last second activates 'Witch Time', slowing down enemies around Bayonetta and allowing players to easily retaliate and solve certain environmental puzzles. Players are also able to use special moves called Torture Attacks, trapping opponents in infernal devices for extra points.

Weapon customization from the first game also returns, allowing players to equip combinations of new weapons on both Bayonetta's hands and feet.

A large array of weapons can be equipped, including the character's signature guns, a bow, swords and other forms of projectile weapons.

You can even team up with friends in two-player online co-op fights.

The full version of Bayonetta 2 launches on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Art of Balance

Art of Balance - Grab your Wii U GamePad and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler!

Puzzle games must be addictive.

This was our top priority during the development of the game.

That's why we designed 200 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination.

With its perfect touch controls 'Art of Balance' is easy to pick up and hard to put away.

Play alone or invite friends to drop in at any time for co-op play.

We even added split-screen and online multiplayer for extra fun.

Seeking an even bigger challenge?

Then try out the new endurance mode and improve your Online-Highscore.

Art of Balance brings the ultimate “just one more puzzle” experience to your Wii U.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Turtle Tale

Turtle Tale - Turtle Island has been invaded by pirates, and it's up to you to stop them!

Captain O'Haire and his gang of Monkey Pirates have sailed in and taken over Turtle Island.

Armed with his trusty water gun, Shelldon sets out on an adventure to reclaim his home, stopping anyone who gets in his way!

With intuitive controls and colorful graphics, Turtle Tale is a classic 2D platformer that fans of retro games will love.

Features classic 2D gameplay, inspired by our favorite retro platformers!

Travel through five unique areas of Turtle Island.

Catchy and colorful soundtrack.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

 

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition


Nintendo eShop sales:

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.75) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 16.

Evil chose the wrong day to double-dip.

Carlos Calaca has kidnapped El Presidente's Daughter, and he plans to sacrifice her in order to merge the World of the Living with the World of the Dead.

Juan Aguacate, an agave farmer who stumbles upon a Legendary Luchador mask, must find the strength and courage to become the Hero he's always dreamed of being and put a stop to this.

Guacamelee! STCE is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer set in a magical world inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore.

The game features melee combat, parallel dimensions and same-screen co-op.

The Super Turbo Championship Edition also includes extra abilities, new level content and enhanced graphics.

Also chickens.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Gravity Badgers


Gravity Badgers is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) from 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 15 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.

Live long and Badger!

Step into the space suit of valiant gravity badger Captain T Bayback as he ventures into the deadly depths of deep space to save his friends, family and the universe itself from the threat of the deadly Evil Honey Badgers, aka the Hellsett.

For the first time EVER a game unites the thrilling elements of Badgers and Gravity to create a stunningly presented physics-based puzzle game that will take you beyond the realms of possibility, imagination and logic to the star-dusted realm of the GRAVITY BADGERS!

Throw yourself into the planets' gravity, dodge asteroids and unyielding deadly bosses in over a hundred levels of vacuum-filled adventure and danger, all united under a stunning art style reminiscent of all your favorite 80's cartoons complete with a thumping mullet rock soundtrack!
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

 

IndieCade


Nintendo at IndieCade 2014

When Nintendo heads to IndieCade in Culver City, California, on Oct. 10-12, the company is not only highlighting 15 playable independent games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, but also many of the creative visionaries behind the games themselves.

Nintendo independent developers, will be there in person to demonstrate their inspiring and artistic video game visions and share their development experience with festival attendees.

“Nintendo has always supported creativity and innovation in video games,” said Steve Singer, vice president of licensing. “These Nindie developers are currently making some of the most exciting and imaginative games out there, and Nintendo is pleased to offer them multiple platforms to bring their creative ideas to life."

Click here to see the full lineup of inspiring and artistic video games that will be available at the Nintendo booth, many of them playable for the first time.

Coming soon:

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Harvest Moon 2 – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Wii U)

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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NINTENDO ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF INDIE VIDEO GAME EXHIBIT AT EMP MUSEUM IN SEATTLE

Independent Developers and Their Creations Take Center Stage in Major Ongoing Exhibit

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 9, 2014 – Nintendo announced today that it will sponsor a new exhibit at Seattle’s EMP Museum showcasing the exciting world of independent video games. EMP’s Indie Game Revolution Sponsored by Nintendo exhibit kicks off on Nov. 8, and aims to explore how the independent game developer community is pushing past conventional boundaries and expanding the definition and cultural impact of this fast-growing medium.

Seattle’s EMP Museum logo

Indie Game Revolution will feature playable versions of games created by independent developers over the past year. The roster of playable titles will be updated frequently, allowing visitors to get a taste of the latest and greatest content from this cutting-edge development community, and additional titles from Nintendo will be featured in the museum’s ongoing video game programming. Games available from the exhibit’s opening on Nov. 8 include Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games and The Swapper from Curve Studios. Both games will be playable on Wii U hardware.

“Nintendo’s commitment to supporting games from independent developers has never been stronger,” said David Wharton, Nintendo of America’s director of Network Business Marketing. “EMP Museum is not only a wonderful venue to showcase this content, but also to dig deeper into the ways creative designers with great ideas continue to deliver their games to the public.”

“EMP is extremely pleased and excited by Nintendo’s sponsorship of our upcoming exhibition,” says Patty Isacson Sabee, CEO + Director, EMP Museum. “Indie Game Revolution represents some of the most innovative and creative work in video games and we’re thrilled to see Nintendo’s continued support of the independent game development community.”

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 www.nintendo.com/wiiu or www.nintendo.com/3ds. For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.2 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.

About EMP Museum: EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel popular culture. With its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences, and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time. EMP is housed in a 140,000 square-foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set against the backdrop of the Seattle Center. For more information, visit EMPmuseum.org.


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NINTENDO SHOWCASES PROLIFIC "NINDIES" AND NEW GAMES AT INDIECADE

Notable Lineup Includes First-Playable Content and Reveals

IndieCade logo

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 8, 2014 – When Nintendo heads to IndieCade in Culver City, California, Oct. 10-12, the company will not only highlight 15 playable independent games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, but also many of the creative visionaries behind the games themselves. These “Nindies,” or Nintendo independent developers, will be there in person to demonstrate their inspiring and artistic video game visions and share their development experiences with festival attendees.

“Nintendo has always supported creativity and innovation in video games,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s vice president of Licensing. “These Nindie developers are currently making some of the most exciting and imaginative games out there, and Nintendo is pleased to offer them multiple platforms to bring their creative ideas to life.”

Visitors to the Nintendo booth will be able to get their hands on the following Wii U and Nintendo 3DS digital games, many of them playable for the first time:

  • Wii U

    • Affordable Space Adventures from KnapNok Games: A 2D side-scrolling spaceship simulator. Players use the Wii U GamePad controller as a “Heads-Down Display” in the spaceship cockpit. Play it alone, or fly as a crew of two or three players. Exclusively on Wii U.
    • The Fall from Over the Moon Games: The Fall is a unique blend of adventure-game puzzle solving and side-scrolling action. Players take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence onboard a high-tech combat suit.
    • Costume Quest 2 from Midnight City: Pick a fight with demented dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sequel to the hit original RPG, Costume Quest. Includes a range of new features and game-play improvements.
    • Stealth Inc. 2 from Curve Digital: Players step into the role of a clone escaping a sinister and high-tech testing facility in this puzzle-platformer. The game tests brainpower and reflexes in more than 60 levels linked together by a detailed world. Exclusively on Wii U.
    • Swords & Soldiers II from Ronimo Games BV: Like its predecessor, Swords & Soldiers II is a side-scrolling strategy game that allows players to buy units, cast spells and build structures to overwhelm their enemies on a 2D battleground. Exclusively on Wii U.
    • Runbow from 13AM Games: Runbow is a party action game for up to nine players. Platforms and obstacles appear and disappear as the background color changes, so players have to think fast, stay alive and make it to victory in Run, King of the Hill and Arena modes. Exclusively on Wii U.
    • Sportsball from TOO DX: Up to four players take the reins of exotic birds that flap, tackle and dunk balls into the net for points and glory, leaving their opponents as feathery tarred balls of shame. Exclusively on Wii U.
    • Chariot from Frima: Chariot is a physics-based co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves to bury the King’s remains in a gold-filled tomb.
    • Beatbuddy from THREAKS: The action-adventure Beatbuddy combines puzzle solving and enemy vanquishing with exploration, set to an original soundtrack.
  • Nintendo 3DS

    • Woah Dave! from Choice Provisions: In Woah Dave!, players gun for digital glory by slaughtering aliens, stealing their loose change and racking up the highest score possible.
    • Xeodrifter from Renegade Kid LLC: A story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration, Xeodrifter offers classic 2D platforming, shooting and exploration game play that will test players’ skills. Exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

    • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games: A sweeping classic action-adventure game with intense platforming, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. Play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest!
    • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse from WayForward: Set sail for adventure with Shantae, the belly-dancing, hair-whipping half-genie. When Shantae loses her genie magic, she must team up with her arch nemesis Risky Boots and become a pirate in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. Exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

The Nintendo booth at the IndieCade festival will feature the largest concentration of Nindie developers under one roof. A list of attending developers includes the following:


Nindie

Game

Platform

Launch Date

KnapNok Games

Affordable Space Adventures

Wii U

Q1 2015

Over the Moon Games

The Fall

Wii U

Released

Double Fine

Costume Quest 2

Wii U

October

Yacht Club Games

Shovel Knight

Wii U; Nintendo 3DS

Released

Ronimo Games

Swords & Soldiers II

Wii U

Winter

WayForward

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

Wii U;

Nintendo 3DS

Winter;

Oct. 23

13AM Games

Runbow

Wii U

2015

TOO DX

Sportsball

Wii U

November

Frima

Chariot

Wii U

Q4 2014

Choice Provisions

Woah Dave!

Nintendo 3DS

Fall

Additionally, Nintendo Licensing will host a Nindie developer panel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, with the subject “Nintendo Do’s and Don’ts: A Developer-Focused Conversation,” featuring Dajana Dimovska of KnapNok Games, Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games and John Warner of Over the Moon Games. This panel, moderated by Damon Baker, Nintendo of America’s senior marketing manager of Licensing, will feature stories and experiences about bringing fantastic games to Nintendo platforms from the creators themselves.

Nintendo at IndieCade 2014

And in an event not to be missed, Nintendo is participating in IndieCade Night Games this year with gigantic multiplayer tournaments for Sportsball and Runbow on Wii U. Attendees can test their bird-flying and color-jumping skills for prizes and giveaways during the event, while supplies last.

Not able to attend IndieCade in person this year? Keep track of updates and announcements via #Nindies through Nintendo social media feeds.

IndieCade is a festival dedicated to the discovery, development and recognition of independent artists and developers from around the world. The Nintendo booth is located in the IndieCade village and will be open to attendees between the hours of 12-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com. For access to the IndieCade press kit, visit http://press.nintendo.com/indiecade2014.

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 and 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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