Battle other Trainers globally soon—the GO Battle League has started rolling out!

Niantic and The Pokémon Company International are beginning to roll out the GO Battle League to Trainers worldwide in Pokémon GO this week. Trainers, The GO Battle League is on its way! This week, the GO Battle League will start gradually becoming available to Trainers based on Trainer level. Game features are rolled out in this fashion in order to maintain stability. At launch, the first preseason of the GO Battle League will kick off. During preseason, we will continue to optimize and tune the feature so that Season 1 can be the best season that it can be! **What is preseason?** Preseason is a period of time before a season of competitive play begins. With your help, we will be able to optimize and balance the GO Battle League feature during this time. We will also be taking this time to learn about how the GO Battle League is […]

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Court Overturns Jury Verdict Against Nintendo’s Wii Remote

Court Overturns Jury Verdict Against Nintendo’s Wii Remote

Ruling Nullifies Jury Award from 2017 REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 21, 2020 – On Jan. 17, a federal court in Dallas ruled that a patent asserted against Nintendo’s Wii Remote was not valid. The court concluded that iLife Technologies Inc. was impermissibly trying to cover the broad concept of using motion sensors to detect motion. The ruling nullifies a $10.1 million jury award against Nintendo from 2017. The invalidated patent was the last of six patents that iLife Technologies Inc. originally asserted against Nintendo in 2013. The Patent Office found the other five invalid in 2016. “Nintendo has a long history of developing new and unique products, and we are pleased that, after many years of litigation, the court agreed with Nintendo,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Deputy General Counsel. “We will continue to vigorously defend our products against companies seeking to profit off of technology they did not invent.”

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SNAP UP THIS NEW SUPER MARIO PIRANHA POSEABLE LAMP!

Plumber finds new use for dangerous plant! Behold the Piranha Plant! This carnivorous plant and prominent nemesis of the mushroom kingdom is usually found hiding in pipes, but thanks to Mario and his friends, a few have been captured and modified into poseable lamps, perfect for your games room, living room or castle tower! Each plant is USB powered and can be fully posed into your preferred shape (with its ability to snap firmly removed) these fierce flora now spend their days lighting up your desired location, rather than shooting fireballs and trying to eat everyone’s favourite plumber. The Super Mario: Vicious Vegetation Piranha Plant Poseable Lamp can be found here: https://www.merchoid.com/super-mario-vicious-vegetation-piranha-plant-posable-lamp/ KEY POINTS Officially licensed Super Mario merchandise USB powered lamp is fully poseable Available at Merchoid.com Link to item: https://www.merchoid.com/super-mario-vicious-vegetation-piranha-plant-posable-lamp/

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Pokémon: Twilight Wings

POKÉMON ANNOUNCES NEW ANIMATED SERIES “POKÉMON: TWILIGHT WINGS”

Seven-Episode Web Series to Take Place in the Newly Explorable Galar Region in the Pokémon World LONDON, UK — December 13, 2019 — Pokémon fans who have been exploring the Galar region will soon have a chance to experience it in a vibrant new way. Starting in January 2020, The Pokémon Company International will launch a seven-episode limited animated series, “Pokémon: Twilight Wings,” on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Galar is a region where Pokémon battles have developed into a cultural sensation. Over the span of seven episodes, “Pokémon: Twilight Wings” will show in detail the dreams of Galar’s residents, the realities they face, the challenges they must overcome and the conflicts they must resolve. In addition to these new stories, fans can expect to see a variety of Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region appearing in the capsule series. Each of the seven episodes will be approximately five minutes in length. […]

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Nintendo Switch Achieves Its Best Week of Sales Ever in the U.S.

Nintendo Switch Achieves Its Best Week of Sales Ever in the U.S.

Nintendo Switch Sold More Than 830,000 Units Over Thanksgiving Week REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 4, 2019 – Over Thanksgiving week (Nov. 24 to Nov. 30), the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems sold a combined total of more than 830,000 units in the U.S., according to internal data. This ranks as the single best week of U.S. sales in Nintendo Switch history. These results were bolstered in part by the recently introduced Nintendo Switch Lite system and a variety of Black Friday offers, such as a Nintendo Switch bundle that included a full game download of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game at no additional charge. Total sales of Nintendo Switch in the Americas have reached 17.5 million units. Additionally, Cyber Monday broke records as well, becoming the best one yet for Nintendo Switch. “Holiday shoppers see the value of Nintendo Switch, which offers a vast library of games for every type of player,” said Nick […]

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Nintendo Switch Bundle with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Highlights Nintendo’s Black Friday Offers

Offers on Nintendo Switch, Games and Accessories are a Great Value for Families REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 7, 2019 – As the holiday season approaches, families are looking for ways to spend more time together – shared experiences that create long-lasting memories. This Black Friday, Nintendo is offering a bundle that will provide those memories right out of the box! Starting on Nov. 28, select retailers will offer the bundle, which includes a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game, at a suggested retail price of only $299.99*. That’s the price of a Nintendo Switch system with a game for no extra cost! With the multiplayer fun of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and two Joy-Con controllers included with the Nintendo Switch system, families can open the bundle and start playing together right away. In addition to the bundle, several Nintendo Switch games will be available at a suggested […]

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Nintendo Download, Oct. 31, 2019: Have a Howling Good Time in Luigi’s Mansion 3

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, which offers a variety of options for 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 Account. Customers in the U.S. […]

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New York Videogame Critics Circle Honors Reggie Fils-Aimé with Andrew Yoon Legend Award at 9th Annual New York Game Awards Ceremony

Legend Award recognizes Reggie’s exceptional leadership and significant impact on the gaming industry New York City, Oct. 29, 2019 – The New York Videogame Critics Circle will honor former President and COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, with its Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the 9th annual New York Game Awards ceremony on January 21, 2020 at SVA Theatre in Manhattan. The Legend Award recognizes individuals and organizations that exhibit a significant, sustained body of work that shows exceptional achievement and innovation. Past recipients of the award include Jade Raymond, Richard Garriott, Todd Howard, Rockstar Games and Ralph Baer. “We present Reggie with the organization’s Legend Award as a sign of our continued gratitude and admiration for his positive and lasting impact on the video game industry,” said New York Videogame Critics Circle founder and board president, Harold Goldberg. “Never before have we seen such a dynamic and captivating, yet […]

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Luigi’s Mansion 3

PHOTOS: Luigi’s Mansion 3 Haunted Hotel Event

Nintendo recently invited people to check out a spooky experience to celebrate the upcoming launch of the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game for the Nintendo Switch system on Friday Oct 18th. At the event, you and your family was able to demo Luigi’s Mansion 3 on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems in a space inspired by the haunted hotel in the game, take fun photos and enjoy themed food and beverages. It was a scary good time for all – in case you missed it, here are some Nintendo provided pictures!

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Galarian Ponyta

NEW POKÉMON DISCOVERED IN THE GALAR REGION

The Galarian Form of Ponyta Will Appear in Pokémon Shield October 9, 2019—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo confirmed today that the Galar regional form of Ponyta will appear in the highly anticipated upcoming Pokémon Shield video game. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system. The Galarian Pokémon made a surprise appearance during a “livestream” of a forest in the Galar region. Galarian Ponyta Category: Unique Horn Pokémon Type: Psychic Height: 2’7″ Weight: 52.9 lbs. Ability: Run Away | Pastel Veil Galarian Ponyta have been found in a certain forest of the Galar region since ancient times. It is said that they were exposed to the overflowing life energy of the forest over many generations, and therefore their appearance became unique in this region. Galarian Ponyta can absorb the life energy of the surrounding atmosphere and store it in its mane. Its mane will become more colorful, and […]

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