EVERYTHING that was revealed from the latest Nintendo Direct presentation.
EVERYTHING that was revealed from the latest Nintendo Direct presentation.
We were shocked this morning to find out the surprising news of Nintendo and DeNa, a popular mobile publishing company in Japan, have set forward a capital alliance.
What the capital alliance means both companies will be working together in certain situations. And in this situation, this means DeNa has the rights to make and publish content for Smart Devices.
It’s not limited to just applications, as DeNa has the rights “new game apps” for smart devices. Whether this means apps to enhance gameplay for consoles or possibly a spinoff series heading to mobile is unclear at this moment.
Here’s the information which was disclosed via Press Release. You can read an excerpt of it below:
Leveraging the strength of Nintendo’s intellectual property (IP) and game development skills in combination with DeNA’s world-class expertise in mobile games, both companies will develop and operate new game apps based on Nintendo’s IP, including its iconic game characters, for smart devices. The alliance is intended to complement Nintendo’s dedicated video game systems business and extend Nintendo’s reach into the vast market of smart device users worldwide. Under the alliance, DeNA will also be able to strengthen its gaming business at a global scale by leveraging Nintendo’s IP. To ensure the quality of game experience that consumers expect from this alliance of Nintendo and DeNA, only new original games optimized for smart device functionality will be created, rather than porting games created specifically for the Wii U home console or the Nintendo 3DS portable system.
In order to create completely new game experiences for smart devices, all Nintendo IP will be eligible for development and exploration by the alliance. As these consumers enjoy the unique kind of gameplay found only with Nintendo, they will have the opportunity to explore even more premium experiences on Nintendo’s dedicated video game platforms. Information on upcoming games and availability will be forthcoming.
It has been confirmed that Nintendo will be making an appearance at this years show at PAX East, bringing along some goodies in the game department for both the WIi U and 3DS. The show will be taken place conveniently in Boston Massachusetts, in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. You’ll have the chance to play some unreleased titles that have yet to hit the market. Check out below to see what you’ll be able to play at this years show.
Some of the titles you’ll be to diverge into for the 3DS family are:
You’ll also have the chance to play Splatoon for the Wii U, an upcoming family-friendly FPS shooter which will be exclusive to the system. New hardware means new oppurunities, meaning you’ll also be able to play the mentioned 3DS titles on the New 3DS XL. You’ll be able to find the Nintendo booth at Pax East at booth #4207.
Coming from the official Nintendo Press Release as it follows:
Upcoming or newly released Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to be playable on New Nintendo 3DS XL hardware at the Nintendo booth includeCode Name: S.T.E.A.M., Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and the New Nintendo 3DS XL exclusive, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Nintendo also invites attendees to bring their trained-up amiibo figures to the show to take on other players’ amiibo in theSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for Nintendo 3DS is scheduled to make an appearance at the Nintendo booth as well. The developer, GungHo Online Entertainment, will also have its own booth at PAX (#8092), where attendees can try Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for Nintendo 3DS.
The Pokemon Company has announced a special distribution for the three starter Pokemon that could be obtained in the Unova region. With this special distribution, you’ll be able to obtain the starter Pokemon in their third and final evolution. As seen above, you can acquire Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott via special download code on the Pokemon.com website or in the February Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. You won’t have to wait longer for some of these Pokemon, as you can download the first one right now!
First up is the Grass-type Serperior, which can be obtained from this moment of writing to 11/30/15. Be sure to enter the code POKEMON497 on the Mystery Gift option since that will be the way of obtaining such Pokemon. Emboar can be obtained next week (1/29/15) on Pokemon.com followed by Samurott in the February Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter edition. Be sure to check the official Pokemon website for additional details.
Thursday has approached once again! That means Nintendo has gone and updated the eShop for both Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. Ranging from new titles to sale on some spectacular games, why not discover what the eShop has to offer this week? Here’s what you’ll be able to find on the eShop this week of December 18th, 2014 for both Wii U and 3DS.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Also new this week:
On the heels of a Friday release in North America, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U had high hopes and expectations to conquer the competition during the busy holiday season in the United States. It’s had incredible success thus far, with the game reaching extraordinary sales during a short time period.
From November 21 (Friday) to November November 23 (Sunday) the title sold over 490,000 copies in the Unites States only. These sales are combined with physical and digital copies combined, as Nintendo of America has reported via Press Release.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has now overtaken Mario Kart 8 as the the fastest-selling title in the Unites States, with it demolishing Mario Kart 8. Will the sales reach a million by Sunday the end of the week? It seems almost guaranteed, as the game launches in Europe on November 28th (Friday) and releases on December 6th in Japan.
The Super Smash Bros. franchise has always had superb success, with each iteration selling in large masses. Here’s the information Nintendo has provided with the Press Release regarding Smash for Wii U.
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– If you were going to diagram an equation for a record-breaking software launch, it would probably look something like this:
Popular Franchise (more than 14 million Super Smash Bros. games sold in the U.S. alone)
Demand (it has been six years since the last Super Smash Bros. console game, plus the new game benefits from heightened awareness for the franchise coming on the heels of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game)
Critical Acclaim (current Metacritic score of 93, making it the highest-rated original game of this generation, tied with last year’s Super Mario 3D World game)
Strong Reaction from Fans (current user score of 9.2 on Metacritic, becoming the eighth Wii U game to have a Metacritic score of 85 or higher AND a user score of 8.5 or higher)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now the fastest-selling Wii U title ever in the U.S. market (dethroning Mario Kart 8), with more than 490,000 physical and digital units combined sold during the three-day period of Nov. 21 through Nov. 23.
“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”
*All numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures and are specific to the United States only.
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North America and Europe now have the ability to have an advanced download for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. You can now pre-load the game onto your console, making it easier for download on launch date.
You won’t be able to play the game with the pre-load, but it’ll make the digital download a lot quicker when it goes live on the eShop. Just remember to have the console connected to the Internet to insure the download can be accomplished.
Here’s the official statement Nintendo released today through a Press Release:
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– It’s no secret that video game fans are beyond eager to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To help shoppers avoid the day-one rush, Nintendo is offering a few ways for people to get their hands on the game as soon as possible after it launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Starting now, Wii U owners can pre-purchase Super Smash Bros. for Wii U directly from the Nintendo eShop or by purchasing a download code for the game from participating retailers. (Photo: Business Wire)
Starting now, Wii U owners can pre-purchase Super Smash Bros. for Wii U directly from the Nintendo eShop or by purchasing a download code for the game from participating retailers. At the time of pre-purchase, much of the game’s data will be pre-loaded to the purchaser’s Wii U system if it is in Standby mode. As soon as the game releases in the Nintendo eShop at midnight Eastern time on Nov. 21, the final data needed to unlock the full game will automatically download.
Super Smash Bros for Wii U has also been available for pre-order on Nintendo.com. Today Nintendo announces that these pre-orders will also support the same pre-load capability. Within 72 hours of the game’s release date, people who have pre-ordered the digital version of the game on Nintendo.com using their Nintendo Network ID will be emailed a redemption code. Once they redeem the code, they will also be able to pre-load the game.
These pre-purchase and pre-load options offer a tremendous benefit to players, who will be among the first people able to play the game once it arrives on their Wii U systems.
Two new 2DS colors will be expanded into the 2DS family line, with a see-through Crystal Red and Crystal Blue 2DS coming to the States, which Nintendo revealed during a Press Release. Looks like Pokemon ORAS players can match they’re color tastes with these models.
The Crystal Red and Crystal Blue 2DS systems are officially coming to North America. Nintendo announced today that the handhelds will launch alongside Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire later this month. Pricing is set at $99.99 for the new 2DS variations.
It has been announced that North America will also be getting the Eon Ticket promotional distribution for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
With the Eon Ticket, it gives you the power to access the Southern Island of the Hoenn region in the game, where Latios. The codes will be handed via Play! Pokemon organizers and StreetPass communities all around the United States. When you recieve your card, you’ll then need to redeem it using the Mystery Gift function in the Main Menu and enter the code given.
You’ll then be able to share the Eon Ticket with others using the StreetPass function, which others will be able to receive it as well when you StreetPass them. Once these steps have been completed, the Eon Ticket can be shared with others via StreetPass. All players will need to activate StreetPass within BuzzNav, which will light up with an icon when an Eon Ticket has been received. After speaking to the same attendant at a Pokemon Center, the Eon Ticket will be yours!
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launces in 14 days, and 21 days in Europe. Will you be picking up Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for your 2DS/3DS?
The collaboration with RCMADIAX Wii U eShop title Blok Drop U and with the elements of Twisted Fusion, titles Block Drop U X Twisted Fusion is currently in the final phase of approval at Nintendo of America. According to the developer, he has stated the game is set to hit the eShop on December 18th if its approved by NoA. Here’s the statement sent via Press Release.