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Issue time02:21:49 pm, by PPNSteve Email 112 views
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Nintendo Adds New Online Multiplayer Game Mode for Kids and Squids in Splatoon

Splatoon for Wii U logo


Tower Control, a new game mode, will soon be added to the already available multiplayer modes in Splatoon. This mode will be added to Ranked Battle, which also includes Splat Zones. The objective of Tower Control is to ride a single floating tower into the enemy’s base. Both teams rush toward the tower, which is initially placed in the center of the map, and the tower will start moving automatically once a player climbs aboard.

But beware: Riding the tower will increase the chances of being splatted, as every player has his or her target on the tower. Riding the tower alone is pretty tough, encouraging randomly selected teams of players to team up to accomplish their goal. Just like in Ranked Battle and Turf War, players will be rewarded for working together as a team. Surrounding the tower and protecting the player riding the tower, using each stage’s features to gain an advantage and supporting each other are the keys to victory. Tower Control will be available at 7 p.m. PT on July 1. Fans can tune into a special Treehouse: Live with Splatoon Tower Control at 3 p.m. PT today to get a sneak peek of the new mode on http://twitch.tv/Nintendo.

The Splatoon game also features themed events called Splatfests that let players choose their allegiance in a popular argument and then compete against the opposing side in online battles. The first Splatfest for players across the Americas takes place all day on July 4 and asks players to choose which is better, dogs or cats, one of life’s great debates.

WiiU Splatoon screen Tower Control

Right now, players can already choose their allegiance in-game and receive a special in-game T-shirt showing support for their side. As players battle in Splatfest, they can rank up and earn in-game Super Sea Snails, which can be used to further customize and improve their gear. The winning team at the end of Splatfest will also receive bonus Super Sea Snails. Stay tuned for information about additional Splatfests.

Since Splatoon launched exclusively for Wii U on May 29, Nintendo has added a variety of new content, including new maps and weapons. The game will continue to be supported through new downloadable content, including an update in August that has more robust matchmaking options. Follow the Splatoon Tumblr page, http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/, to get the latest information about new content.

For more information about Splatoon, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.


Issue time10:22:34 am, by PPNSteve Email 1352 views
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Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems - June 25, 2015

Nintendo Download logo

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.

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.

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Art Academy: Home Studio

Art Academy: Home Studio – Now it’s easier than ever to make your home an art studio as you learn to paint and draw, or sharpen your current skills.

Follow along with 30 new art lessons, and create your own masterpieces using the Wii U GamePad controller.

Share works of art via Miiverse, and even upload time-lapse videos of your creations to YouTube.

If you have the Art Academy: SketchPad software on your Wii U system, you’ll get $4.00 off when you buy Art Academy: Home Studio.

To take advantage of this offer, visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

 

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across generations.

Experience the epic journey of Nuna and fox as they search for the source of an eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they have ever known.

Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across the generations.

Guide both characters in single-player mode or play cooperatively with a friend as you trek through frozen tundra, leap across treacherous ice floes, swim through underwater caverns and face enemies both strange and familiar.

On over 75 "Best of 2014" lists, and winner of "Best Debut Game" at the 2015 BAFTA Games Awards, nearly 40 Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members contributed to the making of the game.

Available exclusively in the Wii U version of the Never Alone game, collect more than 20 in-game Cultural Artifacts that feature beautiful high-resolution images and compelling background information drawn from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution.

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

Shiftlings

Shiftlings – Control two adorably dimwitted space janitors in this quirky puzzle platformer.

You must shift size and weight between the two cosmic custodians, who are conjoined by an air hose, to avoid dangerous traps and fix problems before disaster strikes.

Play on your own or with a friend locally through the zaniest locations in the known (and unknown) universe.

Strategic Single Player & Co-op Missions: Play on your own, or challenge a friend locally.

50+ Dynamic Interplanetary Puzzles: 5 themed planets with over 10 levels each which increases in difficulty as players advance.

Cosmic Challenges of Size & Space: Shift weight between the custodian cosmonauts quickly to avoid traps.

High Re-playability: Blast back to the beginning to discover new hidden collectibles to unlock more secrets to the universe.

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

Virtual Console™ on Wii U™
Star Fox Command

Star Fox Command – A evil force arises from the planet Venom!

An evil has emerged from Venom, and now Fox McCloud and his elite team of pilots must reunite to defend Lylat from a massive invasion.

Plot strategic flight paths on the touch screen as you soar through a story that features nine different endings and popular characters like Falco Lombardi and Krystal!

In days gone by, the burning desire of Dr. Andross to rule the Lylat system filled the entire galaxy with the chaos of war.

His ambition swept his army across the galaxy to the planet Corneria. It was there, however, that a quartet of mercenaries known as Star Fox put an end to the threat, and the leader of the team, Fox McCloud, defeated Andross in one-on-one combat.

All was well until a mysterious army suddenly sprung forth from the toxic seas of the planet Venom.

Though the members of Star Fox had gone their separate ways, Fox McCloud has launched himself into the fray.

But can he survive without his former teammates?
(Virtual Console on Wii U)

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – In this quest of lunatic proportions, Mario and Luigi team up with none other than … their younger selves!

Originally appearing on the Nintendo DS system, control both sets of brothers at once in this intriguing (and hilarious) action RPG that leads you beyond the Mushroom Kingdom.

Twice the Bros., twice the insanity!

Explore Mario’s world across space and time as you take down the evil alien invaders, the Shroobs!

In this precursor to the Mario & Luigi™: Bowser's Inside Story game, the brothers travel back in time to retrieve Princess Peach™, only to come face-to-face with baby versions of themselves, the princess, and Bowser™.

While controlling both the adult AND baby versions of the Mushroom Kingdom heroes, you’ll unleash powerful attacks and cross environments using special techniques to solve puzzles in creative ways.

With four brothers to control, this adventure is bound to get out of control!
(Virtual Console on Wii U)

Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare™ Logo
G.G Series logo


G.G Series AIR PINBALL HOCKEY (DSiWare)

G.G Series DRILLING ATTACK!! (DSiWare)

G.G Series ENERGY CHAIN (DSiWare)

G.G Series GREAT WHIP ADVENTURE (DSiWare)

G.G Series NYOKKI (DSiWare)

G.G Series RUN & STRIKE (DSiWare)

G.G Series THE LAST KNIGHT (DSiWare)

G.G Series THROW OUT (DSiWare)

G.G Series VERTEX (DSiWare)

Nintendo eShop Sale

Nintendo eShop Sales

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Baila Latino is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.90 to $19.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.

Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.

Stone Shire is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 1.

SEGA 3D Classics Sale


Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Grab discounts on 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Streets of Rage and more classic 3D games from SEGA beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.

Now through July 2, go retro for half the price!

Get SEGA arcade hits like Space Harrier or Genesis classics like Sonic the Hedgehog now re-mastered in stereoscopic 3D!

Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details.

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is 25 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.

Activities

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Global Cup 2 Tournament


Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Global Cup 2” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments.

Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world.

The new “Global Cup 2” tournament runs from June 25 to July 1.

Opt in via the SpotPass feature on your Nintendo 3DS family system for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments.

Good luck, agents!

 

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include:
Comic Workshop 2 : My Workshop
Harvest Moon : Chicken
Harvest Moon : Cow
Harvest Moon : Dog
Harvest Moon : Horse
Harvest Moon : Theme Bundle

Price Reduction

Pyramids is reduced to $1.99 (from $3.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 23.

Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay is reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 26.

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is $29.99 (reduced from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 29.

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.


Issue time04:14:00 am, by PPNSteve Email 181 views
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Squid Invasion: Nintendo’s Splatoon Game for Wii U Crosses 1 Million in Sales

Splatoon Box Art

Thousands of New Players Spawn Every Day

REDMOND, Wash., June 23, 2015 – Nintendo has hauled up its nets, tallied its catch and crossed another milestone. Sales of Splatoon, the new squid-based game for Nintendo’s Wii U home console, have crossed 1 million worldwide, according to Nintendo’s internal figures. That figure includes more than 476,000 physical and digital units sold in the Americas, more than 368,000 sold in Japan, more than 230,000 sold in Europe and an additional 20,000 sold in Australia and New Zealand.

“Ever since Splatoon launched on May 29 in the United States, we’ve seen thousands of people go online to have fun in this colorful, chaotic competition,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This milestone puts us in a nice position as we prepare to launch 11 more exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the end of the year, plus amiibo, digital offerings and games from our third-party partners.”

Splatoon multiplayer pits teams of four online players against one another as they try to splatter a majority of the playing area with their team’s colorful ink. Players can transform into squids and swim through pools of their own ink to move faster or maneuver up walls to access hard-to-reach areas.

Note that broadband Internet access is required for online play. 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.

For more information about Splatoon, visit http://splatoon.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 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 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 time10:29:49 am, by PPNSteve Email 2132 views
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Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems - June 18, 2015

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Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

June 18, 2015 - 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.

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.

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Virtual Console™ on Wii U™
EarthBound Beginnings

EarthBound Beginnings – The Year is 198X. As Ninten, a young boy from Podunk with psychic powers, you must locate the eight melodies to aid the Queen of Magicant.

Armed with your trusty baseball bat, you’ll fight crazed hippies, zombies … and the occasional Magic Snail?

Find out what’s causing these strange phenomena in the first-ever U.S. release of the EarthBound Beginnings game!

Robots are everywhere, and Ninten can’t beat them alone. You’ll have to team up with a colorful cast of unexpected characters—including Lloyd, Ana, and Teddy—to win intense battles with psychic attacks.

PK Fire!

PK Thunder!

PK Freeze!

Sound familiar?

Well, Ninten isn’t the only one with psychic powers—his companion Ana also uses offensive PSI attacks to help out in battle. But that’s just the beginning of your epic team-ups. On Ninten’s journey between Magicant and Earth, you’ll join forces with the Flying Men too!

Have a blast exploring an abandoned zoo, saving the world, and more!

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

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones – The kingdom of Renais lies in ruins, shattered by a sudden invasion from a former ally.

In this Game Boy Advance classic, use cunning strategy to guide the royal heirs, Eirika and Ephraim, on their quest to rebuild Renais.

Take advantage of your strengths and exploit your enemy’s weaknesses, but be careful: If soldiers perish on the battlefield, they are gone forever!

In a world of dragons and magic, you must always be ready for battle.

Take advantage of the terrain and the weapon in your hand, and attack enemies either from afar using magic or up close with your sword.

Each weapon has its own strength and weakness, so choose wisely when attacking your opponent, because you don’t want to be caught off guard. Build the perfect army.

Do you want a pegasus rider or a wyvern rider?

An assassin or a rouge?

Upgrade your troops to different classes, each with their own skills and weapon choices.
(Virtual Console on Wii U)

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Nindies@Home Wii U

Nindies@Home – Be among the first to play upcoming indie games coming to Wii U later this year.

For one week only, you’ll get to try out exclusive demos for select Wii U titles releasing later this year.

Plus, you’ll save 15% on the game when it comes out, just for downloading the demo.

The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U system and eShop account prior to the download in order to be eligible for the offer.

Don’t miss out: Nindies@Home ends June 22 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

See all the included games on the offers page.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

 

 

Fat City

Fat City - Use your cunning and brain power to plan heists and getaways to pull in the big bucks in the city that never sleeps.

Chris Knox is the leader of a crew of former special ops personnel and highly-skilled hustlers.

Help Chris and his team plan and pull off audacious heists from high-value targets to fill the coffers of a surreptitious crime syndicate in exchange for the life of a loved one.

In this action-puzzler with 60 targets spread throughout the five boroughs of New York City, players will use their cunning and brain power to plan raids and execute getaways to pull in the big bucks in the city that never sleeps.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

 

Life of Pixel

Life of Pixel - 13 Game Machines in 1 Epic Adventure Game!

Journey across the expertly-recreated worlds of more than a dozen vintage gaming systems, from Commodore 64 to Gameboy to SNES! Life of Pixel takes you on a historical tour-de-force across the rich landscape of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming.

Chock-full of tricks & traps, double jump challenges, gravity inversion, special power-ups, puzzles you must vanquish the enemy pixels and bosses who try to thwart you throughout your quest.

Life of Pixel will show you the coolness of video gaming and the history of where it all began and how it evolved.

GAME FEATURES:

Inspired by the 8 & 16-bit Eras: Take a journey with the wizened Professor Pixel and revisit the golden age of gaming. Featuring a massive variety of beautiful pixel art from classic 8 & 16-bit game systems, such as Amiga, SNES, Mega Drive, Commodore 64, Apple II, Game Boy, NES, Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum and Master System!

Revisit Classic Games: Look out for nudges to console classics like Mega Man, Castlevania, Zelda, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Metroid, Wonder Boy, Pitfall, Sonic & more. Revisit computer legends such as Turrican, Uridium, Jet Set Willy, James Pond, Rick Dangerous, Prince of Persia, Impossible Mission, Exile & lots more.

Loads of Secrets! Dozens of special secrets to uncover and experience. From silly little touches through to great big mega-epic secrets! Look out for jetpacks, bubbles to fly, trampolines, hidden rooms and maps, aeroplanes, skateboards and even a Sinclair C5!

Awesome Power-ups: Special power-ups and equipment with levels featuring puzzles and secrets only accessible using Pixel's new found abilities. Fire pixel from a cannon, reach high areas by bouncing on a trampoline, use the Super Potion to defeat enemies, smash the baddies with the mine cart, deploy the Bomb to destroy walls and uncover hidden secrets!

Chip Music Goodness: We've worked with amazing chip musicians such as Eric Shumaker, Gavin Harrison, Rob Lynch, Ashton Morris and others to create a fantastic chip music soundtrack for the game - and not forgetting the sound effects too! All audio created with either the original hardware or VST based emulation.

Wii U Specific:

Wii U Leader Boards - compete online against other players from all over the world to earn the best level completion times!

Multiple controller support: Wii U™ Gamepad, Wii U™ Pro Controller, Wii Remote™, Nunchuk™, Classic Controller™, and Classic Controller Pro™!

The game can also be played off the television using only the Wii U GamePad.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Solitaire Dungeon Escape

Solitaire Dungeon Escape - Rescue your princess using magic cards..

Your princess is locked up in the last room of an intricate dungeon, guarded by a dragon.

The keys to open the doors, are split in 16 parts.

The only way to get these parts is solving a card game with magic cards. Let the adventure begin!

The card game consists in clearing the board by taking a card that is one above or below than the card on the deck.

Among the 160 levels available to play, you would find several missions. From level 6 you would have available a wild card, that you would be able to use any time replacing the card that you need.

It's very useful for building long sequences. Each card taken off from the board has a value of 100 points, and if it follows a sequence then its value would have 50 bonus points.

This means that the longer the sequence is then more points you get.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Smash Controller

Smash Controller – Expand your controller options in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game by using a Nintendo 3DS system as a controller – even without owning the hand-held version of the game.

Simply purchase and download the Smash Controller application in the Nintendo eShop to your Nintendo 3DS system as a controller and get ready to battle in a new way!

The Super Smash Bros Controller App is priced at 99 cents on the 3DS eShop.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

 

 

Best of Board Games – Chess

Best of Board Games – Chess - Rediscover all the pleasure of chess!

"Rediscover" all the pleasure of chess in this timeless classic!

Play with chessmen fully modeled in 3D and change the camera from the new 3D view to the traditional 2D view at any time.

Learn new strategies in Adventure mode and improve your game with 9 0additional challenges.

Set the difficulty to match your level thanks to an advanced artificial intelligence (up to 2,100 Elo).
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

 

Comic Workshop 2

Comic Workshop 2 - The reference for comic and manga’s creation on Nintendo 3DS™ has returned!

If you've bought Comic Workshop, you get Comic Workshop 2 for $5.99.

Smoother, bigger and stronger than the previous title, Comic Workshop 2 brings you extra comfort and new functions to make even more amazing drawings!

Smoother?

Setup your most comfy config with the new button mapping interface.

Thanks to a higher response time, drawing feels more natural!

Bigger?

New Gradation and Saturated Linework tools to add amazing effects to your drawings!

Improved Text tool, many more Stickers and Roller Stamps in full-color, a Clipboard is available to copy/paste between pages, a grid for precise drawings, a color lock option... and much more!

Stronger?

New layer blending modes for amazing color mixing and a transparency lock available for backgrounds. Powerful transform settings for Copy-Cut-Paste, Stickers, Roller Stamps and Pictures!

360°rotation and an aspect ratio lock for resizing without distorting.

Save your drawings in better quality, preview your pages from the menu, use colors in storyboard mode, etc.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley


Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley – New DLC - A NEW EVOLUTION OF HARVEST MOON!

Hiking your way through the mountains one day, you become caught in an unexpected snowstorm, and find shelter with the help of a faint voice. When you awaken, you find and help a kindly Harvest Sprite buried under the snow, who tells you all of the seasons in the valley have vanished except for winter.

To return all 4 seasons to the valley, you'll need the help of the villagers, the Harvest Sprites, the Harvest Goddess, and even the King of the Underworld! You've never played a Harvest Moon game quite like this!

The first Harvest Moon game with a fully three-dimensional setting, allowing players to dig, stack, and till the soil any way they like!

New and innovative controls! With Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley's context-sensitive controls, players won't have to rummage through their rucksack anymore!

Players can choose whether to play as a boy or a girl, woo their favorite bachelor or bachelorette, get married, and start a family!

Reinvented crop and animal systems!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. June 2015 DLC

Super Smash Bros. – New content approaching!

Ryu from the Street Fighter series and Roy from Fire Emblem join Lucas from Mother 3 as new playable fighters, and are available for download now.

In addition, there are three new stages and many new costumes for Mii Fighters, including outfits from classic fighting series Virtua Fighter and Tekken.

Learn more: http://www.smashbros.com/US/.

 

 

Nintendo eShop Sale

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo is celebrating its lineup at E3 2015 with up to 30 percent off select games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Fans can score deals on games related to some of the top franchises being featured at the show, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, LEGO, Just Dance and Yoshi. See all the games on the sale page. This offer runs until June 23 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

Pure Chess (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 22.

Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 60 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.20) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 20 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 27.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Knytt Underground and Stick it to the Man! from Ripstone are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 22.

psyscrolr is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 23.

Arrow Time U is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.

Paper Monsters Recut is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.

Tilelicious is 33 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.

Gravity Badgers is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked and Shin Megami Tensei IV from ATLUS are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 22 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 29.

Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.

Swords & Soldiers 3D, Glory of Generals and Quell Reflect from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 9.

Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.

PIX3D, League of Heroes and more games from Huuuge Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.

Zombie Incident is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.

Activities:

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – Medal March Tournament


Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Global Cup” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments.

Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world.

The new “Global Cup” tournament runs from June 18 to June 24.

Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments.

Good luck, agents!

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.


Issue time03:47:55 pm, by PPNSteve Email 1093 views
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NINTENDO TRANSFORMS ICONIC FRANCHISES TO GIVE PLAYERS UNIQUE GAMING EXPERIENCES

Nintendo Digital Event on the opening day of E3 2015

Play Levels Designed by Others or Create Your Own in Super Mario Maker for Wii U

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2015 – This year Mario reaches an impressive milestone in video gaming: 30 years as a leading man in Nintendo’s timeless Super Mario Bros. series. At E3, Nintendo celebrates Mario’s longevity with a new installment in the franchise called Super Mario Maker, one of many games at the show that transforms familiar characters and their games with unique new looks, styles and game-play features. Players will see new installments of beloved franchises like Star Fox, Yoshi, Animal Crossing, Mario & Luigi, Xenoblade and Metroid, and enjoy the reimagining of Bowser and Donkey Kong as Skylanders figures that also have amiibo functionality with compatible Nintendo games.

During the Nintendo Digital Event video on the opening day of E3 2015 in Los Angeles, Nintendo announced games launching in the near future, with a focus on what fans can enjoy in the second half of 2015 and early 2016.

Nintendo E3 Roadmap (click for full size)

To view the Nintendo Digital Event in its entirety, visit http://e3.nintendo.com. Nintendo will continue to share information on future games and initiatives in the months ahead.

“Millions of video game players worldwide look to Nintendo to deliver surprises and smiles,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “That’s what we have on display at E3 – familiar characters and franchises transformed in unexpected ways that can only be found on Nintendo systems.”

Here’s a roundup of some of the news and games Nintendo is showing this week:

Wii U Games and Other News

Super Mario Maker: The next evolution of the Super Mario Bros. series lets people’s imaginations run wild. For the first time ever, friends can have fun playing through levels they create for one another.

Super Mario Maker

The Wii U GamePad controller makes it so easy for anyone to create levels; it may feel like simply sketching out ideas on paper. Players can enjoy a seemingly endless supply of inventive Mario levels from players around the world. The game includes a book totaling about 100 pages that illustrates the boundless possibilities in Super Mario Maker. Nintendo will also release two special Mario amiibo figures to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. game.

Tapping these amiibo in Super Mario Maker adds a Big Mushroom power-up to your course, allowing Mario to grow big and bust blocks from any direction, as well as adding a retro visual filter to the game, reminiscent of older cathode ray tube televisions. In addition, many other amiibo will also be compatible with Super Mario Maker through the use of a new item called the Mystery Mushroom.

This item allows Mario to take the appearance of many other characters, such as Link, Kirby or Wii Fit Trainer, complete with character-specific animations and sound effects. These character costumes can be unlocked by completing the 100 Mario Challenge mode and many can also be unlocked if the player taps the amiibo of the character to the Wii U GamePad. To coincide with the Super Mario Bros. anniversary, the Super Mario Maker game and the 30th Anniversary amiibo launch the 11th of September.

LetsSuperMario.com Website: To continue the celebration of Super Mario’s 30th anniversary, fans around the world are encouraged to create personal “Let’s Super Mario!” video tributes that showcase their love for the legendary franchise. The videos can be submitted to a dedicated website (http://www.LetsSuperMario.com) starting today and might be shared by Nintendo on the website.

Whether it’s through song, dance or reliving favorite moments, Nintendo will honor Super Mario by showcasing the creativity of our fans. In the spirit of Nintendo’s mission of putting smiles on the faces of everyone that experiences our products, Nintendo’s share of any ad revenue generated from the Let’s Super Mario 30th Anniversary videos will go toward a donation Nintendo is making to Operation Smile, a global surgical charity dedicated to healing the smiles of children around the world suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. For more information, visit http://www.operationsmile.org.

Yoshi’s Woolly World: Collect, cooperate and get crafty with Yoshi in a world made completely from yarn, felt and other fabrics and textiles. Pulling on strings in the game usually leads to discoveries, while new transformations include a motorcycle, mole and airplane. The game’s simple platforming adventure challenges players to find hidden secrets. Tapping select amiibo characters to the GamePad creates new patterns for Yoshi, while new Yarn Yoshi amiibo let players control two Yoshis at the same time. This first-ever two-player co-op Yoshi game includes Mellow Mode, which gives Yoshi wings, and is perfect for players who just want to hunt for treasure, or newcomers who want to get the hang of the game. The game launches Oct. 16.

Star Fox Zero screenshot

Star Fox Zero: Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy are back in a new adventure. Players pilot an Arwing in the traditional style of TV game play and, in a new twist, players can use the cockpit view on the GamePad to aim and shoot enemies using the gyro controls.

Having two unique viewpoints offers distinct gaming advantages and frees up the TV for more cinematic moments in the title’s new all-range mode.

Scheduled to launch during the 2015 holiday season, Star Fox Zero includes a new Walker transformation for the Arwing, a new Gyrowing vehicle and the return of the Landmaster Tank.

Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision: Both Donkey Kong and Bowser guest star in the next Skylanders game complete with their own vehicles and move sets that celebrate the lore and legacy of their 30+ years in the video game universe.

Skylanders SuperChargers

As an added bonus, the Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser Skylanders SuperCharger characters also work as amiibo in compatible Nintendo games, so players can store their save data in both modes with a simple twist of the figure’s base. The game is anticipated to launch Sept. 20.

Just Dance 2016 from Ubisoft: Just Dance 2016 is the latest installment in the best-selling music game franchise of all time. Launching Oct. 20, 2015, on both Wii and Wii U, the game features tracks from artists like Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor and Lady Gaga. This year, the free Just Dance Controller app enables Wii U players to use their smartphones to play.

Xenoblade Chronicles X: Amid an intergalactic war between aliens and human survivors, players fight for survival while exploring the massive expanses of an unknown planet. Weaponized mechs called “Skells” let players access every location they see. Players also can customize a lethal skill set of combat and defensive skills, called Arts, to strengthen their strategies and defeat enemies efficiently. The game launches Dec. 4.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival: Animal Crossing amiibo figures and cards get their own party game. Players are challenged to collect the most Happy Points by the end of a dynamic board game. The board layout can remain the same, but the spaces and even the environment change, depending on which month players choose for their game. As in other Animal Crossing games, players can buy turnips and use strategy to decide when to sell them for big money. Scheduled to launch during the 2015 holiday season, Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival will launch as a bundle that includes the game, two amiibo figures and three amiibo cards.

Genei Ibun Roku #FE (name not final): Set in modern Tokyo, young people come together to weave an epic tale alongside heroes from an alternate world. This brand-new RPG, developed by ATLUS, is infused with elements of the popular Fire Emblem series. In the struggle between the worlds of glamour and darkness, these young heroes rise to face the challenge. The game is scheduled to launch in 2016.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash: Up to four players can compete in tennis matches that could only take place in the Mushroom Kingdom. With the addition of Jump Shots to hit high balls overhead, or Giant Mushrooms that when picked up make characters bigger, this Mario Tennis is reborn with features enabling players to aggressively go after higher balls. The game is scheduled to launch during the 2015 holiday season.

Nintendo 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes: Three players take on the role of individual Link characters and team up to solve puzzles and battle bosses in dungeons. The game features the same top-down view and visual style of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

Players must work together, as the group shares all hearts. All three Links can stack on top of one another to create a Totem to reach new locations and solve puzzles or fight enemies.

Different outfits offer unique abilities.

The game is scheduled to launch this fall.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: The player transforms into one of 20 Pokémon as he or she sets out on an adventure in a world inhabited solely by the 720 discovered Pokémon, including Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.

This game boasts hours of replay-ability by randomly generating each dungeon, so players will never explore the same dungeon twice as they unravel this tale of adventure and mystery. The game is scheduled to launch during the 2015 holiday season.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer: One of the favorite activities in the Animal Crossing series now gets a full game. With more options than ever, players design interiors and exteriors of homes for hundreds of animal characters, and can even design a garden.

They can choose where to place the home, and then pick out a house style and colors for the roof, door and fence before getting to work on the interior. Tapping compatible amiibo character cards brings favorite Animal Crossing characters with their separate personalities and design requests into the game, which launches with a complimentary amiibo card on Sept. 25.

A bundle will launch the same day and include the game, one amiibo card and the NFC Reader/Writer accessory.

YO-KAI WATCH: This game sold millions and became a cultural phenomenon in Japan. Now U.S. players get to experience the fun of hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky, and usually mischievous Yo-kai that inhabit our world. Players explore using their Yo-kai Watch to find Yo-kai, then befriend them and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-kai.

Fire Emblem Fates

The game is scheduled to launch during the 2015 holiday season.

Fire Emblem Fates: Two versions of the franchise’s new installment offer players an unprecedented choice: fight an opposing force or join the other side and try to make changes from within.

For the first time in the series, players take on the role of the main character and command an army, while struggling to decide which path to follow: helping blood relatives or the family that raised him or her.

The game is scheduled to launch in 2016.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam: Paper Mario jumps out of the book and into the bizarre adventures of Mario & Luigi, resulting in hilarious and dangerous hijinks. Become the superstar team of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario to take on quests, take down enemies and untangle these two unique universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi series. The game is scheduled to launch in spring 2016.

Hyrule Warriors Legends: The Wii U version of Hyrule Warriors comes to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. In the portable version, experience new story elements and playable characters inspired by The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. New features allow players to enhance their tactics and switch between different characters on the fly as they explore and battle in Hyrule’s most famous locales. The game is scheduled to launch in Q1 of 2016.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force: Up to four players can connect online or locally to take on co-op missions in this first-person sci-fi adventure set in the Metroid Prime universe. Players don a mech suit and work together as a team to clear out enemy-infested bases and complete objective-based missions. After completing the missions, up to six players can compete in Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, a three-on-three game that requires players to shoot a ball into their opponents’ goal. The game is scheduled to launch in 2016.

Additionally, select Nindie developers will feature exclusive content and reveals on Nintendo Treehouse: Live throughout the week of E3. Titles include Runbow (13AM Games), FAST Racing Neo (Shin’en) and Typoman (Headup Games and Brainseed Factory) for Wii U, SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form) for Nintendo 3DS, and Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (Renegade Kid) for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

For details about these games, the Nintendo Treehouse: Live programming and other Nintendo activities during E3 2015, visit http://e3.nintendo.com

Nintendo eShop Sale

As a treat for fans watching all the E3 action from home, the Nintendo eShop is hosting its biggest sale of the year for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Players can get up to 30 percent off select games related to some of the top franchises featured at the show, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Yoshi. The sale runs now through June 23 at 8:59 a.m. PT. For full details, check http://e3.nintendo.com/offers.

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 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 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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