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Play as a Fan-Favorite Pok�mon in Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon

Nintendo 3DS Game Features Every Known Pok�mon � All 720 of Them!

Have you ever wanted to be a Pok�mon in a world inhabited by nothing but other Pok�mon? That’s the premise behind the fun new Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon game, now available for the Nintendo 3DS.

Pokemon is back for Nintendo 3DS, and the full set of them, all 720 of them inside one large game, a world of nothing but Pokemon!

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Have you ever wanted to be a Pok�mon in a world inhabited by nothing but other Pok�mon?

That’s the premise behind the fun new Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon game, now available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. After choosing to play as one of 20 fan-favorite Pok�mon, including Pikachu and Riolu, you embark on a journey to discover a mysterious force that is turning Legendary Pok�mon into stone. In addition to being able to play as a Pok�mon, the game features all 720 known Pok�mon from every game in the series, including Legendary and Mythical Pok�mon. How you discover or interact with these Pok�mon is part of the fun! As you journey through the game, you will enter a series of Mystery Dungeons with randomly generated interiors – meaning you will never play through the same dungeon twice! With the game’s near-infinite replay value, a new adventure awaits you around every corner.

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"Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon is one of the most exciting and transformational entries in the Pok�mon Mystery Dungeon series," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "Whether for yourself or the Pok�mon fans in your life, the game is a great gift idea this holiday season."


Traveling through a series of mysterious and twisting dungeons might sound like a dangerous task, but no need to fear: In the game, you can befriend different Pok�mon and have them join you on your quests. You can also collect items to equip and use while fighting enemies in engaging turn-based battles. During these battles, strategy is key, so you’ll want to make sure to bring along the right type of Pok�mon when you enter each Mystery Dungeon.

With the new Connection Orb – a giant galaxy-like map that connects you with other Pok�mon and gives you new quests to complete – you’ll befriend Pok�mon and conquer dungeons in no time at all. You’ll even get to battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pok�mon, and combine the moves of your team to unleash attacks that will knock out even the mightiest Pok�mon foe.

For a limited time, when you purchase Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon in stores, in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS or at Nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $39.99, you will also receive a free theme inspired by the game for your Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu. Purchasers will receive a download code for the free theme until Dec. 6. (The code expires on Oct. 20, 2016.)

For more information about Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon, visit http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-vi…stery-dungeon/.


So are you looking forward to play on your Nintendo 3DS in world of nothing but hundreds and hundreds of Pokemon?

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�Nintendo Quest� Trailer

Can One Man Buy All 678 Original Nintendo Games in 30 Days?

Nostalgia is king right now, so it shouldn�t be a surprise to anyone to hear that one man set out with a goal to purchase all 678 games from the original Nintendo Entertainment System games from 1985.

Before the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, there was a Nintendo system called the NES released in ’85 that is 30 years ago, that was very popular among your parents when they were growing up, and there was 678 games released for it, but 30 years later, is it possible to find all the original games and buy them, and not using any online purchases either, and do it all in 30 days, well to find out you need to watch ‘Nintendo Quest’ the movie which was released today on Vimeo and its worth the rental price it just to see what happened during guy’s dream to get all the original NES titles within a month as it took him on long trip covering over 10,000 miles.

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We all have dreams, and Jay Bartlett�s was to track down every single one of those video game cartridges (or Game Paks if you want to be more accurate). But he decided to make it a little more challenging. Essentially creating his own real-life video game, Bartlett set out to collect all these video games in just 30 days, and to make it even more difficult, he decided not to buy any of those games online.

Now see a bit of his journey the Nintendo Quest trailer, teasing a documentary chronicling his adventure and also the history and legacy of Nintendo.

The Kickstarted project doesn’t seem to be quite as well put together as something like The King of Kong, but it does look like there’s an interesting story to be told, if only because of all the video game stores Bartlett has to visit to complete his quest. But that voiceover has to go, and there’s one particular talking head that just feels very artificial and cheesy.
Still, as someone who grew up on the NES but isn’t too familiar with the rarity of certain games and some of the early history of the gaming system, I’m betting there are some fascinating details to be found in this documentary.

Some people might think this guy is wasting his time and money, but like the documentary says, no matter what happens this trip is going to be fun. Maybe he’s not spending his money on these games, but rather spending it to create memories. There might be cheaper or more efficient ways of doing that, but who am I to tell someone how to live their life? I still buy action figures to display proudly and keep me single forever.

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One man. 30 days, 678 games. No online purchases. It’s the premise that launched a film over 10,000 miles in the making and showcases the adventure of video game rock star, Jay Bartlett, a fanatic collector in pursuit of his dream to own a complete official North American NES library. Along the way, filmmaker Rob McCallum examines the enduring legacy of the NES and Nintendo.


Nintendo Quest will be available on Vimeo beginning October 2nd.


So what do you think, after watching the trailer below, will you be renting the movie from Vimeo at some point and enjoying all the retro gaming quest action, that is almost so wild at times, maybe Nintendo should make this into an actual new game for their loyal fans.

NEWS SOURCE: �Nintendo Quest� Trailer (via) SlashFilm

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Two New Nintendo 3DS Systems Coming This Fall

Other GameStop Manager Conference Announcements Include amiibo Cards and Wii Remote Plus Controllers

On Sept. 25th, the New Nintendo 3DS will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle, which includes the new system, the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, 2 cover plates and 1 amiibo card.

Well Never Say Never, the old saying goes, as finally big ‘N’ has decided to finally launch the ‘smaller’ New Nintendo 3DS console in the good old United States of America, where before they said ‘never’ will, I guess they decided to change their mind, so for all those waiting for the smaller New 3DS, and the nice add-on feature of changing ‘cover plates’, can finally do so when September 25th, rolls along.

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At the GameStop Managers Conference in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS system will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle on Sept. 25. The bundle includes the new hand-held system, the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, two cover plates and one amiibo card at a suggested retail price of $219.99. The more compact New Nintendo 3DS system joins New Nintendo 3DS XL, which has been available since Feb. 13.

In addition, a Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch exclusively in GameStop stores on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of $199.99, just in time for the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (sold separately) on Oct. 23. The system is gold-colored and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the front.

Other news revealed at the GameStop Conference included the debut of three new Wii Remote Plus controllers inspired by classic Mushroom Kingdom characters Bowser, Toad and Yoshi.

"More than 15 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in the U.S. alone," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "These new models offer additional fun ways to experience some of the great upcoming Nintendo 3DS games launching in the next few months."

New Nintendo 3DS incorporates all the same enhanced features as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including a wider range of controls, face-tracking 3D and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. The compact system also features interchangeable cover plates that can be easily swapped out to change the look of the device*. Two cover plates inspired by Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer are included in the bundle.

Various amiibo cards launch with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game on Sept. 25. Tapping compatible amiibo cards while playing Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a way to meet favorite Animal Crossing characters with their separate personalities and design requests in the game. People who own the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems can still use the cards to enjoy Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer by purchasing the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The wireless accessory also launches on Sept. 25 and allows players to enjoy amiibo figures and cards on all other systems in the Nintendo 3DS family.

Joining previously released Wii Remote Plus controllers themed after Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, three new controllers inspired by Bowser, Toad and Yoshi will launch exclusively at GameStop at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each. The Bowser and Toad controllers will launch alongside the Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U console on the 11th of September, while the Yoshi version will hop on the back of the Yoshi’s Woolly World launch on Oct. 16. Wii Remote Plus includes Wii MotionPlus technology, and works with all Wii and Wii U games that are compatible with Wii Remote controllers.

Bowser, the newest member of the Photos with Mario series of Nintendo eShop Cards, is coming this fall – exclusively at GameStop. Customers can add $10 to their Nintendo eShop accounts and get the new Bowser AR card at no additional cost. With the Bowser AR card, players can use their Nintendo 3DS systems to play and pose with Bowser and other Mushroom Kingdom characters in the free Photos with Mario app.

For more information about New Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds/.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature 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 or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

*A #0 crosshead screwdriver (sold separately) is required to remove and attach cover plates on the New Nintendo 3DS system.


So are you going to run out to your local GameStop (why is they they only ones these days with any of the new stuff), and buy your 3DS all over again, because it is smaller, cuter, and comes with those nice fancy changable cover plates you always dreamed of.

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Nintendo 2DS Delivers Even More Value At Only $99.95

New 2DS Price and Launch of Little Battlers eXperience Enhance Nintendo�s Kid-Friendly Offerings in 2015

On August 30th, the suggested retail price of the portable Nintendo 2DS system drops to $99.99 in the U.S.A., and will still come packaged with the digital version of the acclaimed Mario Kart 7 game.

It been over a year since there was any news of Nintendo’s other forgotten portable console, the 2DS, but it is now back in the limelight as big ‘N’ decided to do a big price drop on it, and bring it finally to the under $100 mark, and also hyped up the fact there is some new ‘kid-friendly games’ coming, along with the fact that 2DS still will come with the digital Mario Kart 7 release even at its new lower price.

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One of Nintendo’s best values will be getting even better. On Aug. 30, the suggested retail price of the portable Nintendo 2DS system drops to $99.99, down from the current suggested retail price of $129.99. Even at the new suggested price, the system will still come packaged with the digital version of the acclaimed Mario Kart 7 game, making Nintendo 2DS an amazing value for shoppers. People looking for a great game to play with their new system can also pick up Little Battlers eXperience, which launches Aug. 21 for all Nintendo 3DS family systems, including Nintendo 2DS.

"At a suggested retail price of $99.99, Nintendo 2DS is an even more attractive introductory option for first-time gamers," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "The new lower-priced hardware combined with the strong lineup of new games launching this year and arguably the best library of games in this generation makes it a great time to be a Nintendo fan."

Ever since it launched in October 2013, Nintendo 2DS has been the go-to system for newcomers to the world of quality Nintendo video games. The system plays nearly the entire library of Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, as well as most Nintendo DS games. Players with Internet access can compete online, or enjoy local multiplayer co-op experiences with other Nintendo 3DS family system owners. With no hinges, the durable construction of Nintendo 2DS makes it perfect for younger players.

Little Battlers eXperience lets players build, customize and battle robots made from more than 4,000 in-game parts that allows for more than 30,000 different LBX robots. The game is one part of the strong franchise, which also includes an animated TV show and robot model kits. Players can team up with characters that appear in the TV series, or find friends who also own the game and a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system to connect via local wireless to battle it out or team up against tough opponents in the Ranking Battle co-op mode.

Other games for all ages and skill levels launching for Nintendo 3DS before the end of the year include Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and YO-KAI WATCH. All games are compatible with all Nintendo 3DS family systems, including Nintendo 2DS.

Remember that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Nintendo 2DS, 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/2ds.

For more information about Little Battlers eXperience, visit http://lbx.nintendo.com.


So at this new lower price, are you finally going to pick-up a 2DS for your new screaming babies, instead of letting them break the more-fragile 3DS of their older brothers and sisters, or are you going to pass it by, and just wait until they can handle a real 3DS?

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YO-KAI WATCH Video Game Launches on Nov. 6

The Japanese Phenomenon Prepares to Take U.S. by Storm

It�s difficult to overstate just how huge Yo-kai is in Japan. Now powerhouses like Nintendo, Disney XD, Hasbro and VIZ Media have teamed up to bring Yo-kai Watch to the U.S., on Nov. 6th for your 3DS.

Analysts have been amazed how the recently launched Amiibo’s have raked up ‘billions’ in sales so quickly for big ‘N’, but they have been missing another earlier ‘multi-billion’ dollar fad, the ‘Yo-Kai’ and Nintendo has teamed up with number of major companies in America now, like Disney and Hasbro, in an attempt to port over the amazing sales that the ‘Yo-Kai’ has been having over in Japan to great wonderful bigger market of the Western World called America, but will it work out for big ‘N’ and their new Hollywood partners.

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It’s difficult to overstate just how huge Yo-kai is in Japan. Now powerhouses like Nintendo, Disney XD, Hasbro and VIZ Media have teamed up to bring Yo-kai Watch to the U.S., based on an original concept from top Japanese entertainment company LEVEL-5, Inc.

But what is a Yo-kai anyway? Is it a spirit? A monster? A ghost?

Nope – a Yo-kai is … well, it’s just a Yo-kai!

You might not see them because they’re invisible, but they’re all around you every day. And they’re often mischievous, mysterious pranksters who like to make trouble for you. Lose your homework, can’t keep a secret or find yourself running late to everything? Yo-kai probably made you do it. The Yo-kai are based on common concerns kids have. By confronting those concerns, kids can learn to overcome them.

"The strength of the Yo-kai franchise demands strong partners," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "Our Nintendo 3DS system is the perfect platform to bring this fun, one-of-a-kind video game experience to life."

On Nov. 6, Nintendo will launch the YO-KAI WATCH game for its portable Nintendo 3DS system. You explore the world in the game using your Yo-kai Watch to discover more than 200 Yo-kai, then befriend them and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-kai. Each Yo-kai has its own unique skills and strengths, so you must use them to challenge troublemaking Yo-kai and help people in the game solve their daily problems. In Japan, the three YO-KAI WATCH 2 games accounted for three of the six best-selling console and hand-held games in Japan for 2014.

Commenting on the launch, Akihiro Hino, President of LEVEL-5, Inc., said, "When we first started exploring concepts for the YO-KAI WATCH universe, we immersed ourselves in learning about situations confronting kids in their everyday lives. This world – a child’s complicated, scary, confusing, exiting and very funny world – is the foundation of our IP, and the Nintendo game really captures this essence, along with the colorful and often amusing Yo-kai behind it all!"

For more information about the YO-KAI WATCH video game, visit http://yo-kai.nintendo.com.

This fall, Disney XD and other Disney XD-branded platforms will debut the animated comedy series based on Yo-kai. The show follows the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous Yo-kai all around him. Our young hero obtains a special watch, empowering him to discover and summon Yo-kai, befriend them and then work together to solve everyday problems … problems that are often caused by other troublemaking Yo-kai!

On Nov. 3, VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint will launch the YO-KAI WATCH manga, written and drawn by Noriyuki Konishi. The YO-KAI WATCH manga will be rated �A’ for All Ages and will be available exclusively in print on a bi-monthly basis.

"The kinetic artwork and relatable cast of characters will make the YO-KAI WATCH manga series the perfect complement to the growing momentum behind this dynamic property," says Beth Kawasaki, Perfect Square’s Senior Editorial Director.

For more information about the YO-KAI WATCH manga, visit http://www.viz.com/.

This January, Hasbro will introduce innovative play experiences for the Yo-kai Watch franchise in North America and Australia, expanding to additional global markets by the end of 2016. Hasbro’s line will include toys and games centered around collectible medals, each representing a unique Yo-kai.

"We look forward to introducing kids to the amazing Yo-kai Watch franchise through play experiences that give them the fantasy of befriending the Yo-kai characters and participating in their mischievous adventures," said Jerry Perez, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Hasbro.

In Japan, the TV program has been the top-rated animated show on TV TOKYO for kids 4-12 years old. The franchise has more than $2 billion in retail merchandise sales, including games, music and publishing. More than 8 million units of Nintendo 3DS video games have been sold.


So are you and/or your kids happy that finally they will be able to enjoy Yo-Kai over here in America?

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Play Little Battlers eXperience with Game Experts

Launch Event Features Fun Giveaways and an Exclusive Screening of Two New Episodes of the LBX Show

Nintendo hosts an exclusive screening of two new episodes of Nicktoons’ LBX: Little Battlers eXperience TV show on Saturday, Aug. 22, Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza

Baseball is finally coming with tons of Nintendo style of Fun and Enjoyment soon to your 3DS handheld, and in honor of this great event, big ‘N’ is holding a grand event as usual to launch this new game in style, with bunch of game experts on hand to help you.

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Get the family together and head to the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 22, for an exclusive screening of two new episodes of Nicktoons’ LBX: Little Battlers eXperience TV show. The new season of LBX: Little Battlers eXperience premieres Sunday, Oct. 18, so you’ll be among the first to see the new episodes before they air. After the screening, stay to play the new Nintendo 3DS game based on the show with experts from Nintendo, and enter an on-site drawing for a chance to win a cool mini robot figure!

A game expert from Nintendo will be on hand to introduce Little Battlers eXperience. The new game lets players customize their own mini robots using more than 4,000 parts and battle other players’ robots. Players can also battle against their friends or team up with in-game characters that are also from the TV series for local 3-on-3 battles. Attendees will be able to try out these different game-play features at the event.

In the new season of LBX: Little Battlers eXperience, Van Yamano is on his way to the exclusive release of a ground-breaking new prototype when the onslaught of unknown enemies and machines that seem to think for themselves make the threat of impending chaos greater than ever. Thankfully, the next generation of LBX players is on the horizon. With his friends and a new LBX by his side, Van is ready to battle on!

WHO: Nicktoons spokesperson, Nintendo representatives, Nintendo fans, families

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 22

Screenings of two new episodes of LBX: Little Battlers eXperience:

  • 10-11 a.m.
  • 2-3 p.m.
  • 6-7 p.m.

Little Battlers eXperience Nintendo 3DS game play:

  • 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

* Mini robot on-site drawings will follow the screening times and run for approximately two hours.

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Nintendo World
Rockefeller Center
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

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  • Families battling each other in Little Battlers eXperience for Nintendo 3DS.
  • Fans of all ages gathered to watch new episodes of LBX: Little Battlers eXperience weeks before they air on television.

So if in NYC in two weekends, then make sure you drop in, it looks like going to be alot of Nintendo-Style Fun!

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Nintendo Wins Yet Another Patent Case

Involving Nintendo 3DS and Other Nintendo DS Systems

Case Dismissal Marks Second Patent Win for Nintendo in Three Weeks —– On Aug. 4th, Nintendo won a patent case in a federal court, which marks two such wins in separate cases just a few weeks apart!

Big ‘N’ is raking up a room full of trophy heads from patent trolls they have killed recently, and even more so they killed two in less then a month, a new world record for them, their men in black lawyer suits must be well paid, as they are doing an amazing job at it.

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On Aug. 4, 2015, Nintendo won a patent case in a federal court in Washington state, which marks two such wins in separate cases just a few weeks apart. On July 9, 2015, Judge Ricardo Martinez issued a ruling in the latest case that sided with Nintendo on 10 out of 10 disputed issues regarding the scope of the patent. The rulings led the patent holder, Secure Axcess, LLC, to agree that Nintendo’s well-known hand-held systems, including Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS, do not infringe. Secure Axcess is a patent-assertion company that originally filed suit against Nintendo and 11 retailers of Nintendo products in a Texas court in January 2013. Since then the case was transferred to the Washington court, where it has now been dismissed.

"We are very pleased with the court’s rulings and outcome in this case, and will continue to vigorously defend our innovative products against patent lawsuits," said Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs.

In the case against Nintendo that was dismissed on July 17, a federal court judge found that eight of Nintendo’s popular hand-held systems, including the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance systems, do not infringe a patent asserted against those products by Quintal Research Group, Inc.


This one Secure Axcess, I don’t see how they could have even thought about winning against big ‘N’, then even lost against Dell when they sued them earlier, and out of all their trolling cases, they had a small chance with that corporation and their noobie lawyers. :)

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The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Release Date

Launches Exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on October 23th, 2015

Nintendo 3DS owners looking to embark on a legendary adventure will get their chance when The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 23.

The Zelda announcement at E3 ’15 by big ‘N’ was their biggest announcement and now finally its got a solid release date, it will be landing in your 3DS hands on October 23th, giving you enough time for you gather up two of your closest buddies to team up with, or you will be forced to ‘rent’ some paper dolls to drag around with you, which I am sure you would not want to be caught doing so. :)

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Nintendo 3DS owners looking to embark on a legendary adventure will get their chance when The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 23. One of Nintendo’s biggest critical hits at this summer’s E3 video game trade show, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes lets up to three players team up locally, via Download Play with one game card or online using a wireless Internet connection to cooperatively explore inventive dungeons and battle bosses.

The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s most storied and beloved franchises, selling more than 30 million games in the U.S. alone. In The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, up to three players play as Link, with each hero selecting a different outfit equipped with a special boost or ability. One outfit might grant the wearer the ability to shoot arrows, for example, while another could provide more life-saving hearts. A new Totem mechanic allows three Link characters to stack on top of each other to reach higher ground and solve puzzles. The game can also be played solo, allowing one player to rent two paper dolls to take along to complete the legendary team of three.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is one of many fun Nintendo 3DS games launching between now and the end of the year, including Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon (Holiday), Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Sept. 25), Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Oct. 9) and Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH (Holiday).

For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail…yzBQ_dfKQkN2mn.


So are you going to be a real man, and invite over some real friends, or are you going hiding in the basement trying to have fun by yourself with your blow-up dolls?

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New amiibo Figures Launching in September

Bowser Jr. is landing in stores on 9/11 along with few of his Nintendo buddies in new amiibo wave!

This September Nintendo is launching a variety of amiibo figures, including many fan-favorite characters from the Super Smash Bros. series on the 11th of September.

Just when you think there could no more new amiibo’s designed by big ‘N’, they come up for a whole new wave to collect on 9/11.

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Nintendo is launching a variety of amiibo figures in September, including several amiibo hitting store shelves on the 11th of September.

The amiibo figures launching on the 11th of September feature many fan-favorite characters from the Super Smash Bros. series like Zero Suit Samus, Ganondorf and Bowser Jr. A special Super Mario Bros. 30th series Mario amiibo modeled after Mario’s 8-bit look in the original Super Mario Bros. game will offer compatibility with the Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U console. Both the game and the amiibo figure will launch on the 11th of September.

The full list of amiibo figures launching on the 11th of September includes:

  • 30th Anniversary Mario Classic Color
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Ganondorf
  • Olimar
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Dr. Mario

On Sept. 25, a Retro 3 Pack will launch, which includes R.O.B., Duck Hunt and Mr. Game & Watch amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series in a single package.

Further details about availability and pre-order schedules for these figures will be announced directly from various retailers in the near future. Three figures based on Mii Fighters, which were previously announced for release in September, will now launch as a 3 pack in November. More information about launch plans for the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo in North America will be shared in the future.

For more information about amiibo, visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo.


So what you think about this new wave of amiibo’s, and when do you think Nintendo will run out of new designs to release?

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Nintendo records best Q1 sales since 2012

Thanks to Amiibo and Splatoon

Nintendo has published its first quarter earnings for the three months ending June 30th, revealing net sales of �90 billion ($727 million) and operating profit of �1.1 billion ($9.3 million).

Nintendo seems to know that ink is used to print money, as they ink-spraying game is making them turn a good profit finally after a few years, also of course helped along with the fact those little plastic toys based on their popular video game characters are selling like hotcakes and the world can’t get enough of them, trading in tons of money from their wallets in exchange for toys to collect and use.

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This is good news for the Japanese company on two counts: firstly, this is Nintendo’s best first quarter sales since 2012, and secondly, its operating profit has beaten the expectations of Wall Street analysts, who were predicting losses of anywhere between $1 million and $50 million. These figures compare favorably to a year ago, when Nintendo suffered a �9.4 billion loss in operating income.

The firm cited strong sales of its Amiibo figurines and Nintendo 3DS console and games as reasons for the profitable earnings. The recently released squid-based shooter Splatoon for the Wii U also performed well, selling 1.62 million copies since its launch at the end of May – accounting for more than a third of total Wii U software sales.

While the turnaround will be pleasing for Nintendo, it’s not particularly surprising. Beating sales figures from 2012 is a bit of a low bar, as at that time, interest in the Wii was declining in preparation for the launch of the Wii U. (And the Wii U still isn’t performing well, with sales down from 0.51 million a year ago to 0.47 million this quarter.) Nintendo, though, says it expects to secure a "new source of revenue" before the end of 2015 thanks to its work on games for smartphones, with the first title expected later this year. But after the unexpected death of CEO and president, Satoru Iwata, earlier this month, Nintendo’s future remains less than clear.


So at least Nintendo seems to be doing good, their Wii U lifetime sales are not just behind Xbox One, and if big ‘N’ could at least knock out one more big hit like their TBD ‘Zelda’ it might just get back in second place just ahead of Xbox One.

NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo records best Q1 sales since 2012 (via) TheVerge