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Posted by Francis Apr 01 2015 23:09 GMT
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Smash Bros - April 28th, MewTwo, mii costumes. Lucas in June, character ballot

amiibo tap in spring
Mario Maker in September, more ways to celebrate 30th anniversary

Yoshi's Wooly World: "mellow mode", yarn amiibo

Wii U virtual console:
DS - $7-$10. various control/config options including turning gamepad sideways. Yoshi's Island DS
N64 - $10-$12 ($2 upgrade from Wii). Mario 64.  DK64 coming soon.

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge cross-buy
Don't Starve comes with two copies, one to give to a friend.

Pokemon Rumble World - free to start
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle Mario Bros demo
Codename STEAM updates
Street Pass Mii Plaza - two new games, "premium" adds some new features

new Fire Emblem - your character is the main hero, choose sides for different plots

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer. You design rooms for people and invite characters with amiibo cards.

Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing DLC course changes seasons. More amiibo costumes. 200cc speed class.  April 23rd.

I must have that soft yarn yoshi amiibo
I know that worried the shit out of me

Posted by Super-Claus Apr 01 2015 13:24 GMT
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Iwata apologizes again for the Zelda delay and announced a new title for Wii U, which will release in Winter 2015 instead:
Paper Mario (working title): first trailer shown, uses the best parts of the first four titles of the series, developed by Intelligent Systems, more infos at E3 2015.
Pokemon Rumble World will be presented, releases on April 17th 2015 in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The game supports the Pokemon amiibo from the Smash Bros. Collection.
SNES titles will be released in the 3DS eShop, the Wii U eShop will get GB und GBC titles. There will also be some cross-play for VC titles already bought and which are available on both systems. (My note: If you bought one game on the 3DS, you can also play it on your Wii U. No need to buy it twice.)
The SNES, GB and GBC titles will be released after the presentation.
The Web eShop will be presented. Developed by Nintendo and DeNA. You can log in with your NNID and use the normal eShop functions. If the console is in stand-by, games bought on the eShop will be automatically downloaded. The Web eShop will implemented both the Wii U and 3DS eShop. Planned launch: April 2015.
New functions for the eShop: Pre-orders. Customers will be able to buy games months in advance and will get a 10% discount. The amount will be charged on launch day or the day the pre-load starts. The first games will be available following the presentation:
SplatoonKirby and the Rainbow PaintbrushCode Name: S.T.E.A.M.Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
amiibo Gallery will be presented. With this app, gamers can use their amiibo already used on the console, to look at them in a gallery. There you can take pictures of them and show them in Miiverse. There is also a mode called Origins. When you scan the amiibo via the NFC reader, you’ll be able to play a segment of the first game the amiibo appeared in. (My note: If you scan Link, you should be able to play a part of the first Legend of Zelda is my understanding of this.) This app will be available for free in May 2015 for Wii U and 3DS.
N64 games will be available in June 2015 in the Wii U eShop. Release list:
June 4th: Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (If you buy one of the games until June 11th 23:59 MEZ, you get the other for free.)June 11th: Kirby 64: The Crystal ShardsJune 18th: Super Smash Bros.June 25th: 1080° Snowboarding
The games support widescreen and upscaling to 720p, support all controllers and off-tv-play. Price: 9,99 € per game. Owners who already bought the game on the Wii Shop can upgrade for 1,99 €.
Iwata passes onto Satoru Shibata.
MK8 DLC Pack 2 will launch on May 7th 2015. Trailer shown, Software-Update will launch on the same day with the following new features: Time laps on tv, seperate screens for local 2 player games: One on the GamePad, one on the TV, new amiibo costumes.
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition releases on May 8th 2015 in Europe. Demo after the presentation available.
Yoshi’s Woolly World will be released on June 26th in Europe, Trailer shown. Limited Edition with knitted Yoshi releases on the same day.
Azure Striker Gunvolt releases after the presentation on the 3DS eShop. (My Note: A leak showed this title is scheduled for April 2.)
Nintendo Anime Channel will be launched on Wii U on April 9th 2015.
Project Zero 5 will be localised, will release later this year in Europe.
NES Remix Pack (retail) will release on June 5th in Europe.
Boy-Boy! releases on April 8th in the 3DS eShop.
The app Collectable Badge Center will be available for 3DS after the presentation.
Wii LineUp for the Wii U eShop includes:
April 2nd: Pandora’s TowerApril 23rd: Sin & Punishment: Successor of the SkiesMay 14th: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Trailer with upcoming games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS shown.
Lego Jurassic World will release on June 11th on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS + new trailer.
Final Fantasy Explorers will be localised and released at the end of the year in Europe.
Splatoon will have support for amiibo: Special Splatoon amiibos where you can save your Inkling and take to your friend. With selected other amiibo you can unlock special gear. Game releases May 29th 2015 in Europe.
Next Super Smash Bros. amiibo wave will be available June 12th 2015. Newcomers are: Ganondorf, Jigglypuff, Palutena, Zer Suit Samus, Falco and Duck Hunt Duo.
The Ganondorf amiibo will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors and unlocks a new weapon for him. Which one that is will will remain a secret until later. A software update, which will unlock this function, will be released on June 12th.
Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball releases April 24th in Europe.
Yokai Watch will be localised and release later this year in Europe.
Shibata says good bye and lets Iwata speak once again.
StarFox Horizon is shown with the first trailer, developed by Nintendo EAD with Platinum Games (please don’t spam Kamiya if it’s true, just wait). Will be released in Q3 2015, more information at E3.
Devil’s Third will be released in August 2015, new trailer.
Iwata says good bye, Masahiro Sakurai shows up for one last announcement:
Mewtoo DLC for Smash. Wii U and 3DS gets a new trailer, will be send to the buyers of both games on April 9th 2015. You will get two download codes, one for Wii U and one for 3DS. Gamers who haven’t bought and registered both games, will have the chance to buy the DLC in June. On this day there will be available a software update, which will add a Miiverse stage, sharing-system and tournaments. There will also be new music, trophies and elements for the Stage Builder.
Masahiro Sakurai says thanks to the fans for their patience and says good bye.
Length of the presentation: 39 minutes.
Start: April 1st 2015, 15:00 CET.
I'm disappointed, we didn't get an april fool in the form of a Mother 3 announcement.
paper mario obvious lie. if only
no anime channel, just attack on titan. rip.

Posted by Francis Mar 17 2015 15:31 GMT
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I'm a little concerned that Nintendo is outsourcing this... I'm afraid it will just be the same ole iphone games but with a Mario skin. When instead we could have a port of Professor Layton or something like Kirby Mass Attack

"Our new business alliance with DeNA consists of two parts. One is to jointly develop and operate gaming apps that use Nintendo IP, for smart devices. The other is to build together Nintendo’s new online membership service."

I think this is just Nintendo plating an oil rig in the mobile market, so to speak. No, I don't doubt for a second they don't give two *crag*s about quality. They know people with iPhones buy literally anything, they just want a piece of that cake for some extra money. Make no mistake, this outreach is purely for suckers. For all those neglected brats who got an iPhone and mommy's credit card thrown at them.
echo that, and add to it the fact that they took express care to announce a currently conceptual piece of hardware just to confirm that they had no intent of leaving or giving ground in the hardware market. I honestly would be surprised if Nintendo left the hardware market at this point. The Wii U had a lot of reasons it didn't do well, but success comes with deficits just as much as it does rewards. You can't expect lightening to strike every single time, any company Nintendo's age knows this well, hence why Iwata wasn't kicked out the moment the Wii U didn't meet the same peaks as its predecessor.

Posted by Francis Jan 20 2015 17:33 GMT
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Get ready to spend your coins:  "we will add dozens of downloadable games and a limited quantity of exclusive reward items to the rewards catalog in February" and get free Flipnote Studio 3D

I'm not too sad about this, since the rewards weren't all that great so it encouraged hoarding your coins in hopes something better might become available. Glad they are going out with a bang though.

here are the new rewards (NA):

  • Mario & Luigi Greeting Cards(300)
  • Nintendogs Greeting Cards(300)
  • Nintendo 3DS game Card Case: 2015 Edition(400)
  • 2016 Desktop Calender(400)
  • Animal Crossing Mini Playing Cards(600)
  • 3DS  XL Pouch: The Legend of Zelda(600)
  • Super Smash Bros 3-Poster Set v2(700)
  • Retro Mario T-shirt(700)
  • Limited Edition 2013 Platinum Poster Set(700)
  • Super Smash Bros 3-Poster Set(700)
  • Fierce Deity Link Jigsaw Puzzle(800)
  • Zelda Majora's Mask 3D messenger Bag(800)

Wii U games:

  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3(200)
  • Super Punch-Out!!(200)
  • Golden Sun(200)
  • F-Zero(200)
  • Ice Climber(200)
  • Volley Ball(200)
  • Tennis(200)
  • Pinball(200)
  • NES Open Tournament Golf(200)
  • Ice Hockey(200)
  • Golf(200)
  • Clu Clu Land(200)
  • Baseball(200)
  • Wario's Woods(200)
  • Urban Champion(200)
  • Dr. Mario(200)
  • Donkey Kong 3(200)
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels(200)
  • Super Mario Bros 3(200)
  • Super Mario Bros(200)
  • Yoshi(200)
  • Balloon Fight(200)
  • Kid Icarus(200)
  • Zelda II(200)
  • Metroid(200)
  • Pilotwings(200)
  • Wrecking Crew(200)
  • Mario Bros(200)
  • Super Mario Bros 2(200)
  • Excitebike(200)
  • Donkey Kong Jr.(200)
  • Super Metroid(200)
  • Super Mario World(200)
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream(200)
  • Earthbound(250)
  • Dr. Luigi(300)
  • NES Remix(300)
  • The Wonderful 101(600)
  • Wii Fit U(600)
  • Game & Wario(600)
  • Wii Party U(850)

3DS Games:

  • 3D Classic: TwinBee(150)
  • Super Mario Land 2(150)
  • Super Mario Land(150)
  • Kersploosh!(150)
  • Baseball(150)
  • Kid Icarus of Myths and Monsters(150)
  • Metroid II(150)
  • Tennis(150)
  • Golf(150)
  • Donkey Kong(150)
  • Mario's Picross(150)
  • Radar Mission(150)
  • 3D Classics: Xevious(200)
  • Ketzal's Corridors(200)
  • Sparkle Snapshots 3D(200)
  • Looksley's Line Up(200)
  • Wario Land II(200)
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream(200)
  • Mario Golf(200)
  • Donkey Kong 3(200)
  • Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters(200)
  • Zelda: Link's Awakening(200)
  • Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword(200)
  • A Kappa's Trail(200)
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs(200)
  • Brain Age Express: Math(200)
  • Donkey Kong Jr.(200)
  • Metroid(200)
  • Zelda(200)
  • 3D Classics: Kid Icarus(200)
  • 3D Classics: Excitebike(200)
  • Brain Age Express: Sudoku(200)
  • 3D Classics: Urban Champion(200)
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!(200)
  • Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder(250)
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move(250)
  • Dillon's Rolling Western(250)
  • HarmoKnight(300)
  • Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger(300)
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle(300)
  • Crosswords Plus(600)
  • Brain Age: Concentration Training(600)
  • Super Mario 3D Land(600)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2(600)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D(600)
  • Star Fox 64 3D(700)
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star(700)
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising(700)
Wii Games:
  • Grill-Off with Ultra Hand!(80)
  • Clu Clu Land(200)
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels(200)
  • Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II(200)
  • NES Play Action Football(200)
  • Art Style: CUBELLO(200)
  • Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!(250)
  • Mario Golf(250)
  • Zelda: ALttP(250)
  • Star Fox 64(250)
  • F-Zero X(250)
  • Super Mario 64(250)
  • Super Metroid(250)
  • Paper Mario(250)
  • Mario Kart 64(250)
  • 1080 Snowboarding(250)
  • ThruSpace(250)
  • Super Punch-Out(250)
  • Pilotwings(250)
  • Super Smash Bros(250)
  • Mario Tennis(250)
  • Eco Shooter: Plant 530(250)
  • Snowpack Park(250)
  • Excitebike: World Rally(250)
  • Mario Party 2(250)
  • Super Mario Kart(250)
  • Zelda: Majora's Mask(250
  • Fluidity(250)

Posted by Francis Feb 26 2015 16:30 GMT
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I guess they finally got microsoft to stop yelling at them to take it off the eshop

Posted by Francis Feb 07 2015 02:32 GMT
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'As it seeks writers to work on the show, Netflix is describing it as “Game of Thrones” for a family audience'

I bet the actor for Link can't wait to bomb some dodongos

Posted by Francis Jan 14 2015 14:48 GMT
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new Fire Emblem
Puzzle & Dragons Z plus Puzzle & Dragons Mario Bros edition
Pokemon Shuffle ... another puzzle game.

Wii games on eShop... Super Mario Galaxy 2 up today.
Punch-Out and Metroid Prime Trilogy later this month. 
$20 ($10 on sale). They can use gamepad and Pro controller.

next Smash amiibo wave this spring: Robin, Lucina, Charizard, PAC-MAN, Wario, & Ness
new amiibo for Mario Party 10
looks like sold-out amiibos get rereleased if they are useful in future games (like Marth)

Mario vs Donkey Kong Wii U also gets you 3DS version for free

Wii U "Project Treasure" upcoming free-to-play game

New Nintendo 3DS XL (and only XL) - February 13th in North America
gold Majora's Mask new 3DS XL

$10 Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid Prime Trilogy is an amazing deal.
A few days ago I ordered SMG2 disc off eBay for $30 :( oh well, maybe it'll be a collectors item.

Posted by TeleportPass Nov 28 2014 15:08 GMT
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I'm nearing my goal to get my $5 eShop credit!!! I've only had my Wii U system since April, so I guess that's the only credit I'll be able to use. Sadly, it only applies to digital purchases, and not discs. To earn points, you must make eshop purchases before December 31, 2014. The next few weeks are your last chance.

Who got the Wii U deluxe set? If so, did you participate in DDP? Even if not, what eShop games do you recommend?

Yeah, I even got credit for the free-game that came with Mario Kart 8. I use most of my eshop money for DLC and eshop exclusives, otherwise i'd rather get a game on disc. I recommend NES Remix but that will be on disc soon. Most eshop games are also on Steam, so unless they make good use of the gamepad, id rather get the Steam version because it will probably be cheaper in a big Steam sale or humblebundle.
Total Points Earned 3860pts

Posted by MM Jul 15 2014 14:26 GMT
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Finally, someone who pronounces Mary-o the correct way

Fallen Shade

Posted by Francis Jun 10 2014 14:18 GMT
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TODAY (June 10th)
9AM PT (12 ET) E3 Direct 
4PM PT (7 ET) Smash Bros Wii U Tournament Stream 

Play Smash Bros Wii U at Best Buy

I went. Didn't get to play either. Got an AC pin however.

Posted by IGN Apr 16 2014 18:53 GMT
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Activision and Toys for Bob reportedly asked Nintendo to partner with them on the toy-based video game.

Posted by IGN Apr 16 2014 13:00 GMT
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From Hydro-Man to Venom, we rank Spider-Man's 25 best villains of all time!

Posted by IGN Apr 15 2014 20:02 GMT
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Later this April, you'll be able to control your games like a princess.

Posted by IGN Apr 15 2014 18:53 GMT
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The longtime Nintendo game designer directed Metroid, Super Metroid and Metroid: Other M.

Posted by IGN Apr 15 2014 00:29 GMT
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Nintendo will drop the price on several of its most popular 3DS titles later this month.

Posted by IGN Apr 14 2014 20:52 GMT
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The Sony executive owns two Wii U consoles but has run into trouble on Nintendo's social networking service.

Posted by IGN Apr 14 2014 04:50 GMT
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The American Uplay store currently lists Watch Dogs on Wii U as arriving in the Northern Autumn.

Posted by IGN Apr 11 2014 16:38 GMT
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CEO Alex Rigopulos says the two music franchises "are near and dear to our hearts and our minds."

Posted by IGN Apr 11 2014 15:20 GMT
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The UK hit mob ponders whether to replay The Last of Us on PS4, plus tackles the week's hot topics.

Posted by IGN Apr 11 2014 01:27 GMT
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IGN analyzes Nintendo's recent announcements for Smash Bros. and Tomodachi Life.

Posted by IGN Apr 10 2014 18:00 GMT
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Week two of the Game Boy Advance Virtual Console brings Kirby and Wario about as Atlus preps its baby-making RPG for next week.

Posted by IGN Apr 10 2014 12:00 GMT
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Nintendo is making some interesting changes to this amusing alternate reality world for Miis.

Posted by IGN Apr 10 2014 07:01 GMT
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Lots of amazing gems from a bygone era of Nintendo games are preserved in this worthy follow-up.

Posted by IGN Apr 10 2014 00:26 GMT
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The retro-inspired RPG casts players as the Vice President of the World, who wakes up one morning and finds the planet has gone crazy.

Posted by IGN Apr 09 2014 23:55 GMT
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Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf won't see Nintendo's home console for a couple of more weeks.

Posted by IGN Apr 09 2014 23:52 GMT
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Super Smash Bros. is coming and we only have tons of new screenshots to keep us busy while we wait.

Posted by IGN Apr 09 2014 16:55 GMT
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Zoink Games' quirky platformer will make its way to next-gen consoles soon.

Posted by IGN Apr 09 2014 00:37 GMT
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Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball is a decent minigame collection that fails to live up to its lofty and innovative microtransaction design.

Posted by IGN Apr 08 2014 22:50 GMT
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Don't miss a single thing from Super Smash Bros. news blast today, which includes release windows, characters, and more.