Media Alert: Nintendo Brings Its Latest Games to the Irvine Spectrum Center
Play Some of the Hottest Games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems
WHAT: As part of its 2017 Summer of Play tour, Nintendo is taking its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems across the country so families everywhere can play the latest Nintendo games like ARMS, Splatoon 2, Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia. In addition to getting hands-on time with Nintendo’s popular Nintendo Switch console, visitors of the tour will be able to try out Nintendo’s latest handheld, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system. You’re invited to be a part of the tour when it visits the Irvine Spectrum Center from June 9 to June 11.
Each one of these stops will feature a veritable Nintendo playground of fun activities to enjoy. In addition to snapping photos in front of the colorful visuals full of recognizable Nintendo characters like Mario or the Inklings from the Splatoon series, families will be able to play Nintendo games together, choosing from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games. On top of all the fun and games, My Nintendo members who check in with their My Nintendo QR Code will also be able to receive a free gift item (while supplies last).
Nintendo Switch games scheduled to be appear on the tour include:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
Pokkén Tournament DX
Super Bomberman R
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to appear on the tour include:
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
WHO: Nintendo fans, kids, families
WHEN: June 9-11 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
WHERE: Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618</p?
New Pokémon games have been revealed! Pokkén Tournament DX comes to Nintendo Switch on September 22, and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon come to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 17! Also highligted was Pokémon Gold and Silver has been announced for the 3DS eShop! They also release September 22.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon have been powered up with new additions to the story and features of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon! These titles are coming to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 17, 2017.
New Pokémon forms have been found appearing in the world of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. These forms are reminiscent of the Legendary Pokémon that appeared in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon: Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma... How are these Pokémon related to the Legendary Pokémon that appeared in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon?
Just as was true for 2016’s Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, these titles will also allow players to enjoy playing in one of nine languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
Pokkén Tournament DX
The Nintendo Switch exclusive Pokkén Tournament DX is a one-on-one Pokémon fighting game, becoming the first Pokémon title on the system. With one Nintendo Switch, you can share one of the Joy-Con controllers with a friend and have awesome head-to-head battles anytime. Pokkén Tournament DX is compatible with all the different Switch setups—tabletop mode, TV mode, and handheld mode, so you can enjoy playing however you like.
Along with adding all the features from both the arcade version and the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament, Pokkén Tournament DX is also full of new features. All the Pokémon that were in and added to the arcade version will be there, including Pikachu and Charizard. And now Decidueye from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will appear as a Battle Pokémon, too. Over 20 Pokémon with their own unique characteristics and battle styles can join the fight!
In the Wii U version, there were some Pokémon that unlocked as you progressed through the game, but in Pokkén Tournament DX, all of these Pokémon will be available for use from the start. There will also be new battle modes such as Team Battle and other features that will allow you to get the most out of playing Pokkén Tournament DX.
Pokkén Tournament DX’s fighting system is simple enough that even people who don’t usually enjoy fighting games can have fun using their favorite Pokémon.
With its easy controls, simple game system, and exhilarating battles between dynamic, realistic Pokémon, anyone can enjoy Pokkén Tournament DX.
Look forward to exciting new Pokémon battles when Pokkén Tournament DX launches on September 22, 2017 exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
Visit the official website to learn more about these exciting new games!
Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version
The classic games Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver are back! The two games return as Virtual Console titles for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family on September 22, 2017.
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver were released in Japan on November 21, 1999, as the second set of titles in the Pokémon series. These games, which were the first titles in the Pokémon series to be designed for the Game Boy Color, will be recreated in their Virtual Console versions so their screens appear just as they did on the Game Boy Color. Players will be able to enjoy playing them just as they remember playing them in earlier days.
As with the Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, these titles will be compatible with the wireless communication features of the Nintendo 3DS system. Players can look forward to Link Trades and Link Battles between Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver.
In addition, these titles will also be compatible with the Time Capsule function, which allows players to Link Trade Pokémon between Pokémon Gold or Pokémon Silver and Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, or Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition in Pokémon Centers within the games, as long as the species of Pokémon appeared in Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, or Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition as well. Have the Pokémon that worked so hard for you in Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition keep battling by your side in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver.
These titles have also been slated to be compatible with Pokémon Bank, just as the Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition are. Through Pokémon Bank, you can bring the Pokémon that you catch in the Virtual Console editions of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon as well, which were announced today to be released on November 17, 2017. Look forward to future releases with more updates about when this compatibility can be expected and other details.
One of the first mainstream RPG games to appear on the Game Boy Color, Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version continued to expand the Pokémon universe, adding 100 Pokémon, held items, and real-time events, thanks to an internal game clock.
These major Pokémon releases take you on a journey through the Johto region, and for the first time, show your Pokémon appearing in glorious color on your Game Boy Color. All kinds of creative aspects are to be found in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, including genders and items that Pokémon can hold to improve their skills.
Dozens of Pokémon join the action, including the trio of Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. They’re always on the move, so you’ll need to be at the right place at the right time to catch any of them. Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver introduce new Pokémon types as well—look out for Steel- and Dark-type Pokémon throughout your travels.
Pokémon Egg groups expand the ways you can collect Pokémon. Leave two compatible Pokémon at the Pokémon Day Care and cross your fingers. If you’re lucky, an Egg may appear that will hatch into a new young Pokémon! Only some Pokémon will give you an Egg, and Pokémon are picky about which other Pokémon they get along with, so it will take plenty of experimenting to find a match!
Check out Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver on the Virtual Console starting September 22, 2017.
PokkénTournament DX joins the ARMS and Splatoon 2 games with its own invitational tournament at E3 2017. This third Nintendo Switch game will complete the triad of social, competitive games in action at Nintendo’s booth next week at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles. Fans around the world can watch all the tournament action, as well as Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, by visiting http://e3.nintendo.com, or by watching on Nintendo’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Here’s a handy schedule of events for the week:
Name: 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational Date: Tuesday, June 13 Time: 2:30 p.m. PT* Details: For the first time ever, competitors from four different global regions will compete for world dominance in Splatoon 2. The four-person teams – from the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia/New Zealand – defeated their local rivals and gained the chance to take on competitors at E3. Format: Teams will battle in a round-robin Turf War tournament that will decide seeding for the next round. All teams will play one another and get a chance to scope out their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. In the next round, teams will battle in the game’s Ranked Battle modes, in addition to Turf War. The semifinal stage will be a best-of-five battle, while the championship will be best-of-seven. Prize: The winning team will win global bragging rights and its members will have their names engraved on a sweet Splatoon 2 trophy. Casters: Jordan Kent, Ashley Esqueda and Nintendo of America’s Eric Smith
Name: 2017 Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational Date: Wednesday, June 14 Time: 10:30 a.m. PT* Competitors: Eight YouTube and Twitch stars Format: Crew battle with four teams and two players per team. Random draft order. The first person in each crew must choose one of the new characters; the other person can choose one of the original characters. Prize: Winners will each receive a Pokkén Tournament DX art piece signed by Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, and members of the development team. Casters: Jordan Kent, D1 and VikkiKitty
Name: 2017 ARMS Open Invitational Date: Wednesday, June 14 Time: 3:30 p.m. PT* Competitors: Four professional competitive fighting game players (Alex “CaliPower” Valle, Kelsy “SuperGirlKels” Medeiros, Daniel “Tafokints” Lee and Marie-Laure “Kayane” Norindr) will take on four E3 attendees who rise to the top by competing in Nintendo’s booth. Format: Single-elimination Prize: The coveted 2017 ARMS Open Invitational Belt Casters: Jordan Kent, D1 and VikkiKitty
Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3
What: Members of Nintendo’s Treehouse will once again delve into the details of the Nintendo Switch console and games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Super Mario Odyssey and Pokkén Tournament DX. Viewers will get an in-depth look at gameplay and hear behind-the-scenes details about Nintendo’s lineup for E3. When: On Tuesday, June 13, the show starts right after the Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 presentation about 9:30 a.m. PT. On Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15, the show starts about 10 a.m. PT.* Who: Treehouse members, as well as developers and other game experts, including Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company. Ishihara and development team members will talk about the upcoming Pokkén Tournament DX game for Nintendo Switch.
Frito-Lay's Variety Pack Gives Away One Nintendo Switch System and Game Every Hour for 6 Weeks
Classic Snacks Give Everyone a Chance to Win
REDMOND, Wash., June 2, 2017 – The next time you pick up a Frito-Lay Variety Pack, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, you also might pick up a Nintendo Switch gaming system. Between now and July 8, Frito-Lay is giving away one Nintendo Switch system and a game every single hour! Specially marked Frito-Lay Variety Packs contain information about how U.S. residents can enter for a chance to win.
“Nintendo Switch sprung out of the gate as the fastest-selling Nintendo home system in history,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It’s no secret that snacks and video games have always gone together, and this is a great chance for people to get their hands on a Nintendo Switch and a game.”
Frito-Lay Variety Pack includes pre-portioned bags of everyone’s favorite Frito-Lay snacks, such as: Cheetos cheese flavored snacks, Doritos tortilla chips, Fritos corn snacks, Funyun’s onion flavored rings, Lay’s potato chips, Rold Gold pretzels, Smartfood popcorn and SunChips multigrain snacks. Variety Packs are available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.60 - $8.99. For additional details about the Frito Lay presents the Nintendo Switch Giveaway, visit http://www.flvpgamegiveaway.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 Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family 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 703 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ 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 Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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This paid service lets Nintendo Switch owners enjoy online multiplayer gaming as well as a dedicated smartphone app that connects to your Nintendo Switch system and helps you connect with friends for online play sessions.
You’ll be able to play compatible co-op and competitive games online by signing in with your Nintendo Account. Online play will be free for Nintendo Account holders until the paid online service launches in 2018.
The service will cost $19.99 per year, and if you don’t want to commit to that much, it’ll run you $7.99 for three months or $3.99 for one month
Online lobby and voice chat - An all new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games─all from your smart device.
A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017.
Also mentioned was subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario as well as special eShop offers that may include discounts on select digital games and content.