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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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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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New Nintendo Direct Highlights Next Wave of Games Coming to Nintendo Switch

New Nintendo Direct Highlights Next Wave of Games Coming to Nintendo Switch

Plus Banjo & Kazooie Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Starting … Today! REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 4, 2019 – During a packed Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo announced many new games coming to the Nintendo Switch system, including Blizzard’s mega-hit game Overwatch Legendary Edition, as well as games launching today like Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition. Nintendo also provided new details about previously announced upcoming games, like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Other highlights of the Nintendo Direct presentation include the introduction of Terry Bogard from the Fatal Fury series as the fourth playable DLC fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game coming in November, the reveal of classic Super NES games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service and the announcement of beloved games like Return of the Obra Dinn, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and the definitive version of the original Xenoblade Chronicles all making their way to Nintendo Switch “Nintendo has been delivering new content for […]

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Nintendo Powers Up LUNCHABLES Lunch Combinations Just in Time for Back-To-School Season

LUNCHABLES Sweepstakes Offers the Chance to Win a Nintendo Switch System and a Collection of Nintendo Switch Games REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 27, 2019 – When kids head back to school this fall, their lunch boxes will contain a little Nintendo surprise. Starting on Sept. 1 and running through Nov. 30, Nintendo is partnering with LUNCHABLES to bring some of its most recognizable video game characters to select LUNCHABLES packages. Characters from Nintendo Switch games like Super Mario Maker 2, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will strike a pose on specially marked packages of LUNCHABLES. Each Nintendo-powered LUNCHABLES package will include a My Nintendo code, which can be redeemed for the chance to win a prize package or 100 Platinum Points*. These Platinum Points can be redeemed by My Nintendo members for exclusive digital placemat activity sheets, name tags or other fun Nintendo-themed rewards. One grand prize will be given away each […]

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Final Fantasy & Life is Strange Headline Square Enix's PAX West 2019 Lineup

Final Fantasy & Life is Strange Headline Square Enix’s PAX West 2019 Lineup

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 26, 2019) – Developer panels, fan activities and giveaways will be among the many offerings from SQUARE ENIX® at this year’s PAX West 2019, held at the Washington State Convention Center from August 30 – September 2. Midgar comes to life in Booth #2335 with several familiar sights from Sector 1, including a re-creation of the train station and a stunning Mako reactor that looms over the show floor, and houses gameplay demos of FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE. Square Enix also invites fans to experience current and upcoming games at Booth #2141, including FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers™, FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered, Trials of Mana™ and more. Fans can also hop on Cloud’s iconic Hardy Daytona motorcycle from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE for photo ops and take part in a variety of other fun activities at PAX. In addition to the activities listed above, visitors to Square Enix’s booth will be able to: Attempt to beat […]

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Pokémon Panels and More Make Up a Packed PAX West Experience for Nintendo Fans

Play Nintendo Switch Games, Go on The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Scavenger Hunt and Experience More Nintendo Fun REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 22, 2019 – Nintendo is headed to PAX West in Seattle from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 with a host of games, activities and fun for every type of gamer. Highlights of Nintendo’s packed presence at this year’s show include: a booth full of playable Nintendo Switch games, including new and unreleased games like Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, Pokémon Swordand Pokémon Shield a panel and signing opportunity featuring developers from upcoming game DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, which features Hero, the latest addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass a Pokémon tourism booth promoting the Galar region from Pokémon Swordand Pokémon Shield a fun scavenger hunt based on The […]

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BT Audio Sync

Connect Bluetooth Headphones to your Nintendo Switch with Bionik’s BT Audio Sync – Now Available

The device’s compact size allows for easy transport and is designed to work when the Nintendo Switch is in handheld mode or docked LOS ANGELES, CA – Aug 5, 2019 –  Bionik, manufacturer of innovative and high-quality gaming accessories, today launched its BT Audio Sync, a Bluetooth audio solution for the Nintendo Switch. The BT Audio Sync is now available for purchase at  Bionikgaming.com, Amazon, and select retailers for MSRP $39.99. The BT Audio Sync enables Nintendo Switch owners to connect their favorite Bluetooth-enabled headphones to their Nintendo Switch. Featuring a stable connection up to a range of 32 feet, the compact device can plug directly into the Nintendo Switch’s USB-C port when in handheld mode or its dock via USB adaptor. Gamers using the BT Audio Sync in handheld mode can continue charging their Nintendo Switch using the accessory’s USB type-C passthrough. BT Audio Sync is powered by the console […]

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POP-UP POKÉMON CENTER TO OPEN IN LONDON THIS OCTOBER

London, UK—August 5, 2019—The Pokémon Company International is excited to announce its plan to open a special pop-up Pokémon Center retail location in London this October. Located in Westfield London (Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush W12 7GF) and open only for a limited time from October 18 to November 15* 2019, the store will give fans a chance to browse and purchase a range of Pokémon Center-branded products, including exclusive designs not found anywhere else. The pop-up Pokémon Center London celebrates the highly anticipated launch of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games for Nintendo Switch this November; paying tribute to the United Kingdom’s role in inspiring the design and feel of the all-new Galar region players will explore in the games. Further details on opening times, products available to purchase and additional in-store activities will be revealed in the coming months. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be released worldwide on November 15, 2019, exclusively […]

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