Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Edition Bundle Heads Exclusively to Walmart Stores
New Splatfest Topic Announced: Flight vs. Invisibility
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 17, 2017 – Walmart will be the exclusive retail partner for a new Nintendo Switch bundle that includes a download code for the Splatoon 2 game, a fresh carrying case and colorful new Joy-Con controllers in Neon Pink and Neon Green. The bundle will be available starting Sept. 8 at a suggested retail price of $379.99 and offers fans in North America their first chance to get their hands on that Joy-Con color combination.
“Consumers in Japan and Europe have already had a strong response to Splatoon 2 bundles in their territories,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This exclusive Walmart bundle gives people who have been waiting to buy a Nintendo Switch a great value and incentive to get splatting.”
Nintendo also announced the topic of its next Splatfest competition, which will run Sept. 1-2. Participants will pick a side to fight alongside in online Turf War battles by choosing which superpower they would prefer: flight or invisibility. Additional details about the Splatfest will be announced in the future.
The Splatfest is just one of many new elements in the slate of ongoing content updates and in-game events keeping Splatoon 2fans engaged, with more and more players jumping into battle every day. There have already been more than 400 million online battles fought across the global player base, and after less than a month on store shelves, Splatoon 2 joins other global million-selling Nintendo Switch hits like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 1-2-Switchand ARMS.
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.
The fourth game in the courtroom drama series, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, is coming to the Nintendo 3DS system for the first time. Originally launched for the Nintendo DS system in 2008, this latest announcement means that all six of the mainline Ace Attorney titles can be experienced on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Court will be in session this November when Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will be available to download across North America and Europe on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney coming to Nintendo 3DS means that budding attorneys can see all the courtroom action from Apollo’s early days as a defense attorney in upgraded 3D graphics. Forensic investigation techniques play a vital part in analyzing the evidence to help solve some of the game’s mysteries. Utilizing the features of Nintendo 3DS, players can dust some crime scenes to search for fingerprints and also examine certain objects in a full 360 degrees to uncover hidden evidence! Will the fingerprints match any of the suspects on file and uncover new truths?
These investigation techniques combined with Apollo Justice’s magical bracelet that gives him the unique ability to detect lies during witness testimonies create a thrilling investigative journey.
In addition to the upgraded new look for Nintendo 3DS, this release includes the Japanese version of the game, allowing players to switch between the Japanese and English versions. More than just an alternative language option, keen eyes will be able to spot some differences in some background signs and art between the Japanese and English versions. Text skip options will also be available from the start.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney takes place years after the events of the previous series title, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, and consists of several compelling cases where the protagonist Apollo Justice must fight to defend his innocent clients accused of murder. Upon successfully completing the game’s first case, Apollo is asked to join disbarred attorney Phoenix Wright and work alongside Phoenix’s adopted daughter, Trucy. The pair go on to solve a series of quirky crimes including the theft of a noodle cart and the disappearance of a pair of magic panties!
Charge up those busters, it’s time to blast through the Blue Bomber’s past! In this follow up to Mega Man Legacy Collection, which featured the original 8-bit classics, players can journey through several eras of classic side-scrolling Mega Man action spanning 16-bit, 32-bit and the return to 8-bit games, tackling the nefarious Dr. Wily and his diverse Robot Masters.
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 includes Mega Man 7, 8, 9 and 10, plus bonus content such as extra challenges with online leaderboards, accessibility options for veteran and new players alike, and more. This compilation of classics is available today at retail across North America for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, and digitally across North America and Europe for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
In addition to these four timeless adventures, the collection comes with a Museum packed with hundreds of rare concepts and original production art, first-timer friendly options like added armor and checkpoint saves for easy reloads, and a Challenge Mode featuring trials like boss rush and stage remixes complete with online leaderboards.
Also present are the additional modes such as extra stages and playable characters originally released as DLC for Mega Man 9 and 10. Music aficionados can also jam out to these games’ memorable, classic beats with a music player mode that includes all the tunes from the collection.
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any 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.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
eShop on Nintendo Switch
Retro City Rampage DX – The Retro City Rampagegame reimagines the open-world crime genre of the ’80s. Rampage the city, steal cars or play over 60 Story Mode missions. This remastered pop culture sendup features a full Story Mode of open-world missions, along with Arcade Challenges for quick pick-up-and-play action. Explore the city by foot or by car, and discover minigames, customizations, collectibles and special guest stars. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
"AERO FIGHTERS 2" is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up released in 1994 by VIDEO SYSTEM.
A variety of unique pilots, including a pop singer and an aviation ninja, take place in dog fights at the speed of sound to save the world.
Enjoy a story mode packed with multiple endings.
The "ACA NEOGEO" series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.
Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.
Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Slime-san - Aid Slime-san in his escape from a giant worm!
Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm's belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worms intestines and back out its mouth!
Incredibly fast-paced and twitch-timing platforming madness!
No time to stay still as you are chased by a wall of acid at every corner! Run, run, run!
Being a slime has its perks. Slime your way through cracked walls and surfaces!
Bust through brittle obstacles or tense situations with a speedy dash move.
Slime to slow time, dash to speed it up. Feel like an absolute hero with pixel precise maneuvers!
A game filled with content: 100 levels made out of 400 rooms combined with 100 newgame+ levels totaling to a staggering 200 levels and 800 rooms!
Collect partially-digested apples to unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and mini games!
Unlock competitive local multiplayer arcade games that recall titles of the past!
Get your shopping done in a town of survivors within the worm, home to colorful characters and surprising secrets.
Unlock extra game modes like New Game+, Speed Running and Boss Rush modes!
Get engrossed in a flexible, 5 colored, pixelated world…found… within… the worm?
14 composers contributed with over 20 songs for a chiptune album that you can't help but groove out to!
Gunbarich launched in arcade version in 2001. It is a new game with elements of puzzle and shooting in the late works of Japanese brand "Psikyo". In Japan's amusement arcade, there is always one popular game. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Rotate the world to find a path to the goal in this rotating puzzle game!
Go on an adventure to the mysterious Wonder Labyrinth with Kulu, just a regular Kat trying to find his way and the beautiful Arika who has lost her memory!
Rotate the world, avoid obstacles, climb steps, and make use of various features to clear each stage.
The journey to Wonder Labyrinth will take you through many various worlds with changing environments such as the Icicle Palace and Flame Mountain.
Visit each of the worlds with their own features and obstacles and overcome the challenges of each one as you strive to obtain each of the 7 world stones.
Take your time and figure out each puzzle and don't worry if you make a mistake. You can quickly undo a move or retry anytime! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Use Your Words - The party game for funny people and their unfunny friends!
Grab a few friends and get ready to laugh. Use Your Words is the party game for funny people and their unfunny friends!
Use Your Words is a game that invites players to respond to a variety of mini-games and prompts with the funniest answers they can think of! Players play using their phones and tablets as controllers, making game-play seamless and quick to pick up. Players who get stumped can use one of the hidden "House Answers" to lay a trap for their fellow players once it's time for everyone to vote for their favorite.
Whether you're a total novice or a world-famous comedian, we guarantee hours of non-stop hilarity. So, grab a few friends and get ready to laugh along with Use Your Words!
For 3-6 players (and way more spectators)! Use your smartphone as your controller!
Use Your Words ships with 4 unique mini-games:
Sub The Title: Watch a short clip from a foreign film, then write your own subtitle!
Blank-o-Matic: Fill in the blank to complete the sentence! Write an answer that matches your sense of humor!
EXTRA, EXTRA!: Write a hilarious caption or clickbait headline for a ridiculous photo, in a take on the classic "caption this" game!
Survey Says: Go with your gut in this rapid-fire game show style "lightning round"!
4 hilarious mini-games with tons of content!
Support for all HTML5-enabled devices!
"Family Mode" to filter out adult or otherwise controversial prompts!
A classy vintage soundtrack with songs by legendary composer Bob Thompson!
Hours and hours of playable content with more to come!
Up to 1000 spectators will be able to watch and vote for their favorite answers!
Create and play on an unlimited amount of minigolf courses in Infinite Minigolf, a never ending minigolf experience from the experts at Zen Studios! Take part in competitive tournaments and challenges, unlock and utilize powerups, and experience unique gameplay, amazing graphics, and more wrapped up in the coolest minigolf game available.
Infinite Minigolf crafts an astounding minigolf experience with accurate physics, dazzling graphics and detailed environments, each one with a distinct visual theme and gameplay features.
Use the gam'es robust toolset to create your own amazing minigolf courses and share them with the community, showcasing your creative abilities to other players worldwide. Create, share and play with the Infinite Minigolf community now! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
VoxelMaker - With VoxelMaker you have both 3D canvas and camera in your hands: be inspired and create!
Create 3D models of your own design! Voxel models are made from 3D cubes and create a stylised "blocky" look – like 3D pixel art.
VoxelMaker’s fully-featured model editor makes use of both buttons and touch controls, allowing you to cut, copy and paste part of your model to move, rotate or duplicate sections with ease. You can also insert text, create, edit and save your own color schemes, and more. Finally, use your Nintendo 3DS™ to display 3D images of your scenes in the upper screen and then save them to your Screenshot Album, or share them on Miiverse.
With VoxelMaker, you have both a 3D canvas and camera in your hands: be inspired and create!
Create 3D models using a full-featured model editor
Use buttons and the touch screen to edit your model and set up your scene
View your art in 3D in the upper screen while editing in the lower screen
Export your model to SD card in .vmk (VoxelMaker) or .vox (MagicaVoxel) format
Save scenes to your Screenshot Album, or share them on Miiverse
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Flight of Light - Fly through fantastical worlds, or race friends through futuristic cities in time to the music
Fly through fantastical forests in-time to the funky beat. Cruise round coral reefs to the sounds of chilled out tunes. Race past asteroid colonies powered by electronic music!
Flight of Light is a rhythm game that cuts its own path through exotic, otherworldly landscapes. Leave a trail of stars and stream of colours in your wake as you collect points and speed boosts by moving in-time to the music.
With an upbeat soundtrack that uniquely blends an eclectic mix of funk, EDM, vapourware and other genres. Play with up to 5 friends across score and race modes, both cooperatively and competitively. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
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Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
I Am Setsuna – Download the authentic JRPG style of yesteryear on the Nintendo Switch console and save 33 percent for a limited time. Offer ends Aug. 10 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with activities throughout August – It’s been 25 years since Kirby debuted in the Kirby’s Dream Land game on the Game Boy system. That's worth celebrating! Fans can enjoy up to 25 percent off select digital Kirby games for the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS family of systems now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 8. The full list of games is here.
While we’re enjoying 25 years of Kirby, there’s another famous Nintendo series having an anniversary right now: The Star Fox 64 game was released a little more than 20 years ago! With the long-awaited release of Star Fox 2 coming on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system on Sept. 29 as well, we thought it was the perfect time to celebrate all things Star Fox with some My Nintendo rewards. Check out some of the great stuff you can get with your My Nintendo points!
Star Fox Zero (Wii U) 30 percent off
Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo 3DS) 30 percent off
Star Fox Command (Wii U) 40 percent off
This month’s game picks are Nintendo exclusives from a wide variety of genres! With discounts of up to 50 percent off, now is a great time to try these fun titles you might have missed.
Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch, http://www.nintendo.com/wiiuor http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
Nintendo 2DS Bundle with New Super Mario Bros. 2 Launches Aug. 25 at a Suggested Retail Price of Only $79.99
REDMOND, Wash., July 31, 2017 – Even though summer break is over in a matter of weeks, it doesn’t mean your summer adventures have to end. With the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, incredible adventures through amazing worlds are always at your fingertips.
On Aug. 25, a sleek white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game pre-installed is hitting store shelves at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. And just recently, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system launched in stores the same day as two awesome new games: Hey! PIKMIN, a new type of Pikmin game, and Miitopia, a charming, personalized adventure starring Mii characters. The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has thousands of games to choose from, including beloved franchises like Super Mario, Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda.
“Nintendo 2DS is the ideal system for parents that want to introduce their kids to the creative world of Nintendo that they grew up with,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Its budget-friendly price and huge library of games will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family – whether after school, on the weekends or even while traveling.”
This fall is packed with a variety of new games (in addition to the existing library of games), which can be played on any system in the extended Nintendo 3DS family, including in 2D on Nintendo 2DS. Monster Hunter Stories, the next game in the hit Monster Hunter series, launches on Sept. 8; Metroid: Samus Returns, the return of legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran, launches on Sept. 15; and the wackiest Yo-kai adventure yet, YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters, launches on Sept. 29. That’s a month full of exciting adventures!
Monster Hunter Stories serves as an introduction to the popular franchise, which finds you discovering and customizing the skills of a wide variety of fantastical beasts. A free demo for Monster Hunter Stories will be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 10. In the meantime, fans can check out a new trailer and learn more information about the game by visiting http://monsterhunterstories.nintendo.com/.
Bounty hunter Samus Aran is back in the Metroid: Samus Returnsgame, a side-scrolling adventure full of hidden pathways and underground chambers that lead you into the depths of a hostile alien planet. The game features immersive 3D visuals, powerful weapons, and special moves and abilities. For more information about Metroid: Samus Returns, visit http://metroidsamusreturns.nintendo.com/.
Whether you or your family missed it the first time or want to fall in love again, the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters game delivers the full YO-KAI WATCH 2 experience and a variety of new features, including new Yo-kai to befriend, exclusive quests and the ability to hop on the Hexpress to a new resort area. Players who already own YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls can also transfer their save data to pick up where they left off. For more information about YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters and to see a new trailer, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/yo-kai-watch-psychic-specters-3ds.
With these games – and many others to choose from – the Nintendo 3DS family of systems offers exciting adventures for all ages. Remember that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit 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 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.