“@IGN: If you're a Nintendo fan, you should probably stay up tonight.” It's Mario Kart 8 guys. Call off the hounds. http://t.co/UHQ8RlAr23
— Jose Otero (@jose_otero) April 3, 2014
As far as we know, this tweet is related to Mario Kart 8 information. We've known for a few days now that a new blast of info is coming out this week. That's my guess for tonight. I'm doing my best to try and control the expectations!
I am here to tell you about our future, and to begin with, I would like to mention what Nintendo will not change.
Since the revision to our full-year financial forecast, there have been various reports and comments about us. However, we do not hold a pessimistic view of the future of dedicated video game platforms.
We therefore believe that dedicated video game platforms which integrate hardware and software will remain our core business. Naturally, we are moving ahead with research and development efforts for future hardware as we have done before and we are not planning to give up our own hardware systems and shift our axis toward other platforms.
We believe we can capitalize the most on our strength in platforms which integrate hardware and software. It is clear that, since we have developed products which integrate hardware and software, we were able to offer such devices as dual-screen Nintendo DS with one touch screen, and Wii Remote and Wii Balance Board for Wii.
- developed by Examu
- includes Arcana Heart fighting game characters
- these characters are hidden in the game
- unlock them by standing in front of the fountain in Apron Town and use the code L, R, (with the D-pad) left, right, down, up, A, and B
- hidden characters include Aino, Lieselotte Achenbach, Saki Tsuzuru and Kamui Tokinomiya
- no online play
- fully playable using one card in Download Play
- 80 mini-games
- games can be played individually or in one of the 7 game boards
- uses AR Cards for some mini-games
- uses StreetPass, though how is unknown
- standard VGC format: Double Battles, 4 Pokemon picked
- Pokemon only within the Kalos Pokedex are allowed
- Pokémon which have been transferred from Generation V using Pokemon Bank are not allowed
- Mega Evolutions & Hidden Abilities are allowed
- Illegally modified Pokemon are banned
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 23, 2013 – Nintendo is launching a new Wii U Deluxe Set that puts the focus on value, and highlights the two biggest names in video games: Mario and his brother, Luigi. Available in stores on Nov. 1, the Wii U Deluxe model will come with two games – New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U – all on one disc. The new configuration will sell at the low suggested retail price of $299.99, and replaces the existing Wii U Deluxe Set, which included Nintendo Land. For fans who want to experience the uproarious fun of Nintendo Land, the game can still be purchased separately in stores and as a download in the Nintendo eShop at a new low suggested retail price of $29.99, also beginning Nov. 1.
The beautiful, limited-edition Wii U Deluxe bundle that comes with a download code for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, a gorgeous GamePad controller adorned with art inspired by The Legend of Zelda series and a download code for a digital copy of Hyrule Historia is also still available at a suggested retail price of $299.99 while supplies last.
"Mario and Luigi are two of the biggest heroes in video games," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "This new Wii U configuration gives people instant access to not one, but two of the most well-received Wii U games. It's another example of the tremendous value and variety that Nintendo is offering consumers this holiday season."
New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U are two of the best games on Wii U. The games offer players two separate platforming adventures – one starring Mario and one starring Luigi – each filled with dozens of creative levels. Both Mario and Luigi control differently, giving each game a distinct feel and challenge. Both games showcase the refreshing originality and game play that can only be found on Nintendo systems.
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.