Nintendo announces New Nintendo 2DSXL Pikachu Edition to launch January 26th , Detective Pikachu Release Date and amiibo announced too

Nintendo announces New Nintendo 2DSXL Pikachu Edition to launch January 26th , Detective Pikachu Release Date and amiibo announced too

 

 

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New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition Launches in Stores on Jan. 26

Detective Pikachu Game and Detective Pikachu amiibo Launching on March 23

 

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Jan. 26, an adorable New Nintendo 2DS XL system featuring Pikachu’s iconic face launches in stores at a suggested retail price of $159.99. The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system is just as electric as the Pokémon itself, with an eye-catching yellow design featuring a stylized close-up of Pikachu’s face. This special edition system is a must-have for Pokémon fans! As with all Nintendo 2DS systems, the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D

 

 This special edition system is a must-have for Pokémon fans! (Graphic: Business Wire)

This special edition system is a must-have for Pokémon fans! (Graphic: Business Wire)

 “The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition is a charming addition to the Nintendo 3DS line-up that is sure to delight Pokémon fans of all ages,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With a massive library of games, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems continues to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences for every type of gamer.”

 

There’s even more in store for Pokémon fans in 2018. Announced earlier today, the new video game Detective Pikachu will launch on March 23 in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and at Nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $39.99.

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In this new adventure, players team up with a witty, tough-talking Pikachu to uncover clues, solve mysteries and encounter familiar faces from the Pokémon world. For the first time in a video game, this Pikachu can communicate with the player. With the help of Pikachu’s surprising voice, players can interact with other Pokémon in a whole new way as they embark on an adventure through the streets of Ryme City.

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Also launching on March 23 is a special edition Detective Pikachu amiibo figure. This extra-large amiibo can unlock cutscenes if tapped in the Detective Pikachu game, revealing a combination of hilarious content that might also provide a hint. This same content can be accessed in the game without the amiibo, but tapping the amiibo will allow players to unlock content more quickly. The Detective Pikachu amiibo figure will be available at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

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Fans who can’t get enough Pokémon can also download the classic 2D Game Boy Color game Pokémon Crystal when it launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Jan. 26 for only $9.99. The game, an expanded version of the popular Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games, was the first in the Pokémon franchise to allow players to choose between a boy or girl playable character, and was the first game to introduce animations during Pokémon battles. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game is updated with wireless battling and trading, and is compatible with the Pokémon Bank app (annual service charge applies). Pokémon Crystal is now available for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

 

For more information about the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system, visit https://www.nintendo.com/2ds/buynow#new-nintendo-2ds-xl-pikachu. For more information about Detective Pikachu, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/detective-pikachu-3ds.

 

Remember that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems featuresparental controlsthat let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

 

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Nintendo News: Style Savvy: Styling Star Launches for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 25

Nintendo News: Style Savvy: Styling Star Launches for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 25

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The newest game in the Style Savvy series is coming exclusively to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems this holiday season. In the Style Savvy: Styling Star game, you can manage a boutique, plan makeovers and help your clients become singing superstars.

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The much-loved Style Savvy series puts you in the role of a budding fashion mogul. By running your own fashion boutique, you can select the clothes you sell, recommend outfits for your customers and even create some high-class looks that are both fashionable and trendy. You can even customize the look of the boutique itself. If you have an eye for fashion, your styles will be the talk of the town!

In Style Savvy: Styling Star, you can also set your customers up for stardom. For the first time in the series, become a personal stylist for a production studio and make sure your stars-in-the-making look good. The outfits you select for your talented sensations will actually shape their stories, and you can even view the custom outfits you design during some musical performances!

Style Savvy: Styling Star has more than 20,000 in-game items of clothing and accessories to unlock as you play, many of which are new to the series. In addition to the huge number of in-game items you can use to style customers, players can also use compatible amiibo during gameplay to add even more options. All currently available amiibo are compatible with Style Savvy: Styling Star. Some amiibo, including Animal Crossing, Splatoon and Kirby series amiibo, will unlock Nintendo-themed design elements and emblems. Other amiibo will unlock a special design element and emblem.

By increasing your Style Rank through picking out the perfect look that matches your clients’ requests, you can unlock new events and serve as a consultant in other areas of fashion, like makeup, hair and men’s fashion.

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A free demo version of Style Savvy: Styling Star is now available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Download it and give it a try!

Style Savvy: Styling Star will launch exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 25. It will also be available for purchase and direct download at Nintendo.com. For more information about the game, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/style-savvy-styling-star-3ds.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

Nintendo Turns Black Friday into Legendary Friday

Nintendo Turns Black Friday into Legendary Friday

Get the Most Out of Your Rupees This Holiday Season

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With Black Friday quickly approaching, Nintendo is offering a variety of products to make holiday shopping a little bit easier and a lot more fun for everyone. These deals include two items that will make it easier for people of all ages and interests to get in on the fun and adventure of The Legend of Zelda series this holiday season.

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The first is a Link green Nintendo 2DS system with bright orange buttons that comes pre-installed with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D game at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. This is ideal for young people who want to be introduced to one of the best games in The Legend of Zelda series on a durable and accessible portable system. The second isThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Explorer’s Edition, a bundle that includes the critically acclaimed and award-winning Nintendo Switch game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map at a suggested retail price of $59.99.* The included guide and map are great for people new to the series, as well as people who haven’t yet had the opportunity to dive into the massive adventure.

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But this isn’t all Nintendo is offering on Black Friday. In addition to these legendary deals, many other systems and bundles are currently in stores. These include a Nintendo Switch bundle that comes with the system, a download code for the Super Mario Odyssey game, Mario-themed red Joy-Con controllers and a special carrying case at a suggested retail price of $379.99.

“Between Nintendo Switch, Super NES Classic Edition, all the systems in the Nintendo 3DS family and all of the fun games available for these systems, shoppers will have multiple options for their wish lists this year,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our Black Friday deals are a great value for people looking to pick up gifts for the Nintendo fans in their lives.”

Other systems and bundles that will be available in stores this holiday include:

  • For fans of Mario: A white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with the New Super Mario Bros. 2game at a suggested retail price of $79.99 (now available).
  • For fans of cool hardware: A white-and-orange New Nintendo 2DS XL system at a suggested retail price of $149.99 (now available).
  • For fans of Pokémon: A Poké Ball Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL system at a suggested retail price of $159.99 (launches Nov. 3).
  • For fans of exploration: A special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that includes a sound selection CD, a special metal game case and a 220-page hard-bound art book at a suggested retail price of $99.99. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller themed around Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available at a suggested retail price of $74.99 (both launch Dec. 1).

To check out all the offerings from Nintendo this holiday season, visit Nintendo’s holiday gift guide at https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/. For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.com/.

Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

* The Expansion Pass, which is composed of The Master Trials and The Champion’s Ballad DLC, is not included as part of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Explorer’s Edition.

 

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Update: The Price for Xenoblade Chronicles bundle price is now $74.99 where it was $99.99 beforehand. Nintendo sent a correction 

 

Nintendo Details a Massive Lineup of Games Coming to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Details a Massive Lineup of Games Coming to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS

Dozens of new First- and Third-Party Games Highlighted in Nintendo Direct Video

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The next few months forNintendo SwitchandNintendo 3DSowners are going to be overflowing with a wide variety of first- and third-party games in wildly different genres. Or, to put in another way, the future for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS owners is lookingquite awesome. During a Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo provided details for more than 40 games launching for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems over the next several months.

Some of the highlights include details about key third-party games coming to the Nintendo Switch system like DOOMWolfenstein II: The New ColossusL.A. Noire andResident Evil Revelations, as well as the announcements of arcade classics coming to Nintendo Switch and a new Mario Party game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems featuring 100 of the series’ top mini-games. The jam-packed video presentation also provided additional details for upcoming games like Project Octopath Traveler(working title) from Square Enix,Super Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

“Momentum for Nintendo Switch is in full swing, and Nintendo 3DS continues its stellar run with a series of triple-A releases,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Between all the first-party, third-party and indie games coming to both systems, this is one of the most diverse lineups we’ve had in years. It’s a great time to be a Nintendo fan.”

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. Additional highlights for the games and systems revealed in the video include:

Nintendo Switch

  • Super Mario Odyssey:
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New information about Mario’s upcoming adventure was revealed during the presentation, including more story details, locations and modes. Additionally, a special hardware bundle that includes a download code for the game, Mario-themed red Joy-Con controllers and a special carrying case will be available at a suggested retail price of $379.99. Super Mario Odyssey lands exclusively on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 27.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2:
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This massive sequel takes place in the world of Alrest on the backs of giant Titans. The journey through the clouds begins when Xenoblade Chronicles 2 lands on Nintendo Switch on Dec. 1. Alongside the standard version, fans can also pick up a special edition of the game that includes a sound selection CD, a special metal game case and a 220-page hardbound art book at a suggested retail price of $99.99. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller themed around Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will also be available on Dec. 1 at a suggested retail price of $74.99.

  • Project Octopath Traveler (working title):
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The producers of Bravely Default at Square Enix present a new RPG brought to life through a mixture of CG, pixel art and visual wizardry. Project Octopath Traveler launches worldwide in 2018. But fans can try out a free demo for the game in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch starting … today!

  • DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New

Colossus: Bethesda Softworks is bringing the iconic DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to Nintendo Switch. The fast-paced action of DOOM will hit this holiday season, while Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches in 2018.

Revealed at E3 2017, the first Kirby game for Nintendo Switch has some charming new tricks. By throwing hearts, players can recruit up to three enemies to become Kirby’s allies. Whether playing alone or with up to three friends**, mixing up abilities to create new powers is a big part of the fun. Kirby Star Allies launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch this spring.

Back by popular demand, the Kelp Dome stage is returning as part of a free software update on Sept. 15. A new stage called Snapper Canal and an extra-large Brella weapon called the Tenta Brella are coming in the future.

A free software update that goes live today allows players to remap the game’s controls to the buttons of their choice, and adds the new playable fighter Lola Pop.

Originally seen in the Fire Emblem game for the Game Boy Advance system, fan-favorite character Lyndis (or “Lyn,” as all her companions call her) was announced as part of the sprawling cast of Fire Emblem Warriors. The action-packed game launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 20, also available as part of a special-edition bundle.

  • Arcade Archives:

Some of Nintendo’s classic arcade games are coming to Nintendo Switch, starting with Arcade Archives: Mario Bros., which launches Sept. 27. Others, like VS. Super Mario Bros., VS. Balloon Fight, VS. Ice Climber, VS. Pinball and VS. Clu Clu Land are coming soon. These arcade games contain subtle differences that can’t be found in their NES counterparts.

This expanded version of the original snipping-and-clipping puzzle game includes more than 30 new stages, new challenges and new features … and it’s coming to stores for the first time! Players who already own the original digital version of the game can purchase all the new content in Nintendo eShop as DLC for $9.99. Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together! launches on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 10 at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

The open-world masterpiece from Bethesda Game Studios can be played anytime and anywhere on Nintendo Switch. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launches on Nov. 17.

This new version of the popular rocket-powered sports-action game includes all the modes of the original, plus Nintendo Switch exclusives including Nintendo-themed Battle-Cars and customization items. Local wireless multiplayer*** will also be available when Rocket League launches this holiday season.

The hit fantasy game combines the fun of building with the combat of an action-RPG. The Nintendo Switch version will allow players to ride a Great Sabrecub in the game’s free build mode. The Sabrecub boosts players’ speed and grants them special materials by defeating enemies. Dragon Quest Builders launches this spring.

  • L.A. Noire:

Rockstar Games is bringing L.A. Noire to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 14, including all of its downloadable content, new collectibles, detective suits with special abilities, a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic gesture-based controls and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles. Plus, the hard-boiled game will include intuitive touch-screen controls for portable detective work.

With big game-play improvements and stunning graphics, NBA 2K18 will be a slam dunk for sports fans when it launches on Sept. 15 in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and in stores on Oct. 17.

The most immersive, social and authentic soccer game out there can be played anywhere on Nintendo Switch. FIFA 18 launches on Sept. 29.

To complete the trifecta of awesome sports games that can be played on the go, WWE 2K18 is also coming soon to Nintendo Switch. Launch details will be announced at a later date.

This modern take on traditional RPGs from Square Enix is coming to Nintendo Switch on Jan. 23.

Join the uprising by fighting back as Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic or one of many custom Hero Characters players can create in Sonic Forces, launching on Nov. 7.

  • Resident Evil Revelations / Resident Evil Revelations 2:

The Nintendo Switch library will get two creepy survival horror classics when Resident Evil Revelations and its sequel, Resident Evil Revelations 2, both launch on Nov. 28.

Fans that are enjoying the multiplayer fun of Flip Wars can enjoy a free update soon. Once downloaded, the update adds a new stage, new mechanics, local wireless multiplayer, Class Matches and a new online* battle mode.

  • Morphies Law:

Players can change their size to change their powers in Morphies Law, a local and online* team-based multiplayer shooter launching first on Nintendo Switch as a console exclusive this winter.

  • Arena of Valor:

Explore and command a roster of more than 35 fearless heroes in this free-to-start multiplayer online* battle arena game. With roles like Tanks, Assassins, Mages and Warriors, build a powerful team with friends to crush opponents in real-time battles. The Arena of Valor beta test version will be available for free this winter.

  • Nindies! Nindies! Nindies!:

Dozens of indie games are coming over the next few months. These include the underground platforming action of SteamWorld Dig 2 and the golf-RPG Golf Story in September; the four-player** action game Nine Parchments and combo-based puzzle game Battle Chef Brigade this holiday season; randomly constructed sequel Super Meat Boy Forever in 2018; and tactical RPG Tiny Metal launching in the future.

 

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  • The Legend of Zelda Champions:

Four amiibo figures based on the Champions from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Daruk, Mipha, Revali and Urbosa – launch in stores on Nov. 10 (sold separately). Tapping these amiibo while playing the game will summon special headgear for Link based on that Champion’s Divine Beast. Additional functionality for these amiibo will be revealed in the future.

 

Nintendo 3DS

The new games feature customizable main characters who embark on a new adventure. An untold story unfolds on a grand scale, where the Legendary Pokémon that steals light, Necrozma, has transformed into two new forms: Dusk Mane Necrozma, who took over Solgaleo, and Dawn Wings Necrozma who took over Lunala. Fans who purchase and activate**** the game by Jan. 10 can get a special gift Rockruff, who will evolve into a Dusk Form Lycanroc, new to the world of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Fans who download the digital version of Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon by Jan. 10 will receive 12 Quick Balls. Finally, a cool Poké Ball-themed New Nintendo 2DS XL system will launch separately two weeks prior on Nov. 3.

  • White + Orange New Nintendo 2DS XL:

On Oct. 6 the White + Orange edition of the New Nintendo 2DS XL system will launch in stores at a suggested retail price of $149.99.

For the first time, 100 of the top mini-games from the console Mario Party games can be played on a hand-held system. Mario Party: The Top 100 supports local Download Play, so up to four players who each own a Nintendo 3DS family system can enjoy the game together with only one game card. Take a tour through all the mischief, magic and memories the series has to offer when it launches on Nov. 10.

Kirby is about to enter a tournament against his toughest rival yet … himself! The pink puffball’s new game offers a variety of ways to fight in both single- and multiplayer modes. Kirby: Battle Royale launches on Jan. 19. Fans can head to https://kirby.nintendo.com/poll to celebrate Kirby’s 25th anniversary and vote for their favorite copy ability!

Katrielle Layton, daughter of the famous Professor Layton, is on the case! Detectives-in-the-making that play the game on a Nintendo 3DS family system will receive an exclusive in-game Flora costume. The game launches on Oct. 6.

When the game launches on Oct. 6, players will be able to use the new Goomba and Koopa Troopa amiibo – or the existing Boo amiibo – to get additional stamp sheets that offer items in both of the game’s modes. More information about amiibo compatibility will be revealed in the future.

With new content and features, YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters is the definitive version of YO-KAI WATCH 2. The game launches on Sept. 29, but anyone that owns any version of YO-KAI WATCH 2 can download a free “Oni Evolution” software update starting Sept. 14. It adds the Yo-kai Watch Psychic Blasters mode with additional bosses to battle against, the chance to befriend new Yo-kai and more. This update is also required to transfer save data from YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls to the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters game.

Fans of Minecraft will have another way to play the hit creation game when it comes to New Nintendo 3DS systems. This portable version of the game comes with Survival and Creative modes, five skin packs and two texture packs. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition launches in Nintendo eShop today. The packaged version will launch at a later date.

Nine characters’ paths will converge in this old-school RPG from role-playing powerhouse ATLUS. The Alliance Alive launches in early 2018.

The gorgeous launch edition of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology will include a collector’s box with an art book and decal sheet. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology launches for Nintendo 3DS in early 2018.

Starting today, fans of the Etrian Odyssey series can download a free demo for Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS before the game launches this fall.

When Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey returns on Nintendo 3DS in early 2018, expect it to do so with new story content, additional endings, a new dungeon to explore and enhanced graphics.

  • Two New Games, Two Beloved Series:

The next game in the Ace Attorneyseries, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, launches in November. The action-packed Fire Emblem Warriors game launches Oct. 20 for New Nintendo 3DS systems only.

 

Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

*Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in 2018.

**Additional accessories are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.

***Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.

****Visit Pokemon.com for full details on how to receive the in-game special gift.

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Keep Your Summer Adventures Going with the Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems

Keep Your Summer Adventures Going with the Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems

 

Nintendo 2DS Bundle with New Super Mario Bros. 2 Launches Aug. 25 at a Suggested Retail Price of Only $79.99

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Even though summer break is over in a matter of weeks, it doesn’t mean your summer adventures have to end. With the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, incredible adventures through amazing worlds are always at your fingertips.

  On Aug. 25 , a sleek white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the New  Super Mario Bros . 2 game pre-installed is hitting store shelves at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. (Photo: Business Wire) 

On Aug. 25, a sleek white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game pre-installed is hitting store shelves at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. (Photo: Business Wire) 

On Aug. 25, a sleek white-and-redNintendo 2DSsystem with theNew Super Mario Bros. 2 game pre-installed is hitting store shelves at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. And just recently, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system launched in stores the same day as two awesome new games: Hey! PIKMIN, a new type ofPikmingame, and Miitopia, a charming, personalized adventure starring Mii characters. The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has thousands of games to choose from, including beloved franchises likeSuper Mario, Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda.

“Nintendo 2DS is the ideal system for parents that want to introduce their kids to the creative world of Nintendo that they grew up with,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Its budget-friendly price and huge library of games will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family – whether after school, on the weekends or even while traveling.”

This fall is packed with a variety of new games (in addition to the existing library of games), which can be played on any system in the extended Nintendo 3DS family, including in 2D on Nintendo 2DS. Monster Hunter Stories, the next game in the hit Monster Hunter series, launches on Sept. 8; Metroid: Samus Returns, the return of legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran, launches on Sept. 15; and the wackiest Yo-kai adventure yet, YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters, launches on Sept. 29. That’s a month full of exciting adventures!

 Monster Hunter Stories serves as an introduction to the popular franchise, which finds you discovering and customizing the skills of a wide variety of fantastical beasts. A free demo for Monster Hunter Stories will be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS  on Aug. 10.  (Photo: Business Wire)

Monster Hunter Stories serves as an introduction to the popular franchise, which finds you discovering and customizing the skills of a wide variety of fantastical beasts. A free demo for Monster Hunter Stories will be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 10. (Photo: Business Wire)

Monster Hunter Stories serves as an introduction to the popular franchise, which finds you discovering and customizing the skills of a wide variety of fantastical beasts. A free demo for Monster Hunter Stories will be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 10. In the meantime, fans can check out a new trailer and learn more information about the game by visiting http://monsterhunterstories.nintendo.com/.

Bounty hunter Samus Aran is back in the Metroid: Samus Returns game, a side-scrolling adventure full of hidden pathways and underground chambers that lead you into the depths of a hostile alien planet. The game features immersive 3D visuals, powerful weapons, and special moves and abilities. For more information about Metroid: Samus Returns, visit http://metroidsamusreturns.nintendo.com/.

Whether you or your family missed it the first time or want to fall in love again, the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters game delivers the full YO-KAI WATCH 2 experience and a variety of new features, including new Yo-kai to befriend, exclusive quests and the ability to hop on the Hexpress to a new resort area. Players who already own YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls can also transfer their save data to pick up where they left off. For more information about YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters and to see a new trailer, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/yo-kai-watch-psychic-specters-3ds.

 Whether you or your family missed it the first time or want to fall in love again, the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters game delivers the full YO-KAI WATCH 2 experience and a variety of new features, including new Yo-kai to befriend, exclusive quests and the ability to hop on the Hexpress to a new resort area. (Photo: Business Wire)

Whether you or your family missed it the first time or want to fall in love again, the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters game delivers the full YO-KAI WATCH 2 experience and a variety of new features, including new Yo-kai to befriend, exclusive quests and the ability to hop on the Hexpress to a new resort area. (Photo: Business Wire)

With these games – and many others to choose from – the Nintendo 3DS family of systems offers exciting adventures for all ages. Remember that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release

Nintendo Eshop downloads for July 20th 2017

Nintendo Eshop downloads for July 20th 2017

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Nintendo 3DS Games

 

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Mononoke Forest is a heart-warming simulation game where you build up a village of adorable Mononoke characters and use their mysterious power to bring a village back to life!

Take hold of the Mononoke with the Stylus and fling them upwards and into the village in the Top Screen. Attack monsters, recover damaged land and recruit new Mononoke! Group together multiple Mononoke and fling them together for different powers!

 

Nintendo Switch Games 

 

 Splatoon 2 will be available  on July 21.  (Photo: Business Wire)

Splatoon 2 will be available on July 21. (Photo: Business Wire)


– Get hyped for the sequel to the hit game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic action shooter. For the first time, take the game’s various single- and multiplayer modes on the go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. (Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.) You can also compete in frenetic online* matches like never before with the new SplatNet 2 mobile service (Nintendo Account, persistent internet access and compatible mobile device required. Data charges may apply.) SplatNet 2, which allows players to see Splatoon 2stats and stage schedules, is part of the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app. With the Nintendo Switch Online app, players can get together with their squid squad and chat during certain online modes. Splatoon 2 will be available on July 21.

 

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– The first action game based on the popular Fate series, Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star allows players to play as 16 unique Servants to perform various signature moves. Players also have a new form change ability that allows them to become even more powerful. Engage in intense battles on the ground or in midair to annihilate the enemy forces. Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star will be available on July 25.

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Test your mettle against fierce warriors from around the globe! Your skill with the blade will determine the fate of the world!

"SAMURAI SHODOWN" is a fighting game that was originally released by SNK in 1993.

The game features 12 swordmasters, each with their own unique personality. They will battle it out among each other before taking on Shiro Tokisada Amakusa in the game's climax. One of the unique characteristics of this game is the Rage Gauge which fills up as the player takes damage. Once that gauge is full the character's attacks do more damage, keeping the battles tense and exciting.

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Match, clear and summon!

A Beat'em-up puzzle game now on Nintendo Switch!!

"BOOST BEAST"is a defense puzzle game where players defeat the invading horde of zombies by clearing blocks and summoning animals.

A sudden virus outbreak has infected the entire human race and turned everyone into zombies... Only a small group of animals survived the outbreak. In order to restore peace in the world, Alec, the king of the dogs, sets out on a journey with his animal army to exterminate the zombies.

 

Nintendo Wii U Games

 

 

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New Nintendo Eshop downloads for July 13th 2017

New Nintendo Eshop downloads for July 13th 2017

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3DS Games

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 Bear the fate of light and shadow to save Asdivine in a grand fantasy RPG!

Harvey, an outlaw of little importance, gets himself trapped deep in his kingdom's dungeons. While imprisoned he befriends a mysterious woman who claims to be the princess of the lands. Together the two begin an escape that spans far beyond jail bars. As both friends and enemies begin to surface, Harvey realizes that the world of Asdivine is anything but at peace. Between threats of war and angry Deities, Harvey and friends begin a series of quests that will determine the very fate of Asdivine...

 

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 For the Glory of the Arcade Times!

The tears of a young witch have been turned into a key by a demon to open a gateway to hell. In Cursed Castilla, one takes the role of Don Ramiro, a knight appointed by King Alphonse VI, to fight and banish the evil invading the lands of Tolomera.

Don Ramiro will face mouras, ojáncanos, nuberus and malismos: creatures from the European folklore, as well as from chivalric romances such as Amadís de Gaula.

For that, one will use a different range of weapons to defeat the enemies, in a pure classic arcade action style.

 

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Bit Dungeon+ is an action roguelike endless adventure.

You and your loved one were captured by demons! You have been trapped in a dungeon for a thousand years asleep... You wake up trapped in cell, grab your weapon and let the quest to find her soul begin!

Just like the classic quarter crunchers of old, if you die you lose everything and start all over. Can you make it to the end and save the day?

 

 In this free demo available now, pick some pre-made Mii characters or create your own. (Graphic: Business Wire)

In this free demo available now, pick some pre-made Mii characters or create your own. (Graphic: Business Wire)

– Get ready to be the star of the show! In this free demo available now, pick some pre-made Mii characters or create your own. Assign each character a role and then cast them in one of three different in-game video trailers for upcoming RPG Miitopia game. With humor, intrigue and adventure, the video trailers will keep you wanting more until the game launches on July 28.

 Try out this new type of Pikmin game before the game launches by downloading this free demo, available now. (Graphic: Business Wire) 

Try out this new type of Pikmin game before the game launches by downloading this free demo, available now. (Graphic: Business Wire) 

– The first Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS is launching on July 28! Try out this new type of Pikmin game before the game launches by downloading this free demo, available now. Use the touch screen to throw Pikmin into action, solve environmental puzzles and survive hostile wildlife. Game in 2D.

 

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

  • Hey! PIKMIN: Adventure Together

 

Nintendo Switch Games  

 

Wii U Games

 

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Activities:

 

  • My Nintendo Rewards: Sink Your Teeth Into Castlevania Discount Rewards!

Brace yourselves for horrifying news, vampire hunters: My Nintendo is scaring up fantastic rewards to help you get your hands on the first three Castlevania series NES games. Redeem your My Nintendo points to get 40 percent discounts on each these classic games, available for digital download via the Virtual Console service on both the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems:

– Step into the shadows of the deadliest dwelling on earth. You’ve arrived at Castlevania, and you’re here on business. Take arms as Simon Belmont in this first chapter of the original Castlevania series. Battle your way to Dracula’s chamber and to the ultimate duel of good versus evil.

– Guide Simon Belmont in his quest to discover Count Dracula's five missing body parts. Upon finding these gruesome items, proceed to Dracula's Castle. Confront the villain and end the curse cast upon the Belmont family once and for all.

– In the third chapter of the Castlevania series that released on the original NES console, Trevor Belmont must take arms against the young but immortal Dracula. Use powers to transform into three different spirits, as well as an assortment of weapons to confront an army of horrors.

For more info, visit my.nintendo.com.

 

My Nintendo Rewards:

 

ARMS Wallpapers – To celebrate the first DLC release for the ARMS game, My Nintendo is offering three new ARMS wallpapers to download.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

Nintendo Eshop downloads for July 6th 2017

Nintendo Eshop downloads for July 6th 2017

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Nintendo 3DS Games  

 

 Kirby is ready for action in a whole different dimension - the third dimension! (Photo: Business Wire)

Kirby is ready for action in a whole different dimension - the third dimension! (Photo: Business Wire)

– Kirby is ready for action in a whole different dimension – the third dimension! Have a blast inhaling foes and blowing them away in 3D environments across 25+ stages. Inhale enough enemies and you can launch one huge Blaster Bullet capable of wiping out a troop of Waddle Dees. Now’s your chance to battle iconic bosses like Kracko Jr. and King Dedede in 3D!

 

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Stack toy cars, trains and stuffed toys, on top of each other, balancing as many as you can within the time limit!

Chose the position to drop each toy and pile them up high, trying not to let them topple over the edge. Pile up enough toys within the time limit to clear each stage!

Challenge yourself across dozens of stages with various shaped platforms, or go head-to-head with a friend over Wireless Communications!

 

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Take the excitement of a PING PONG table on the go with TABLE TENNIS INFINITY!

In this exciting portable version, move your paddle with the touch screen to hit the balls. The speed increases as your score goes up - endless fun for everyone!

 

Nintendo Switch games 

 

 

Nintendo Wii U Games

     

 

Wii Retail on Wii U

 

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 (Photo: Business Wire)

– Hordes of crazed, out-of-control bunnies have invaded, enslaving Rayman and forcing him to participate in gladiator-style trials. Help Rayman win his freedom back by entertaining and outwitting these furry foes. Use the most hilarious fighting moves imaginable, run races on animals, fight in the arena or mesmerize the bunnies with your dance moves. You can even milk pigs or engage in plunger-shooting madness! The possibilities for fun are endless.

 

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A free, new update to the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game is here! Update version 1.5.0 features two new modes, adding Chain Challenge and Squad Assault to the Story Maps. Be sure to check out the following three special events, which are coming soon:

 

Source : Nintendo Press Release

Nintendo Eshop downloads for June 22nd 2017

Nintendo Eshop downloads for June 22nd 2017

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3DS Games

 The Ever Oasis game will be available  on June 23.  (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Ever Oasis game will be available on June 23. (Graphic: Business Wire)

– The desert’s last safe haven is a lone oasis you call home. So draw a line in the sand and fight to protect it! As you explore the desert and solve puzzling dungeons, you’ll gather resources to build up your oasis with the water spirit Esna. Allies will join your cause, so equip them with weapons, and use their skills to slay towering bosses. The Ever Oasis game will be available on June 23.

 RPG Maker Fes is game-creation software that lets you create your own RPGs without any programming knowledge. (Graphic: Business Wire) 

RPG Maker Fes is game-creation software that lets you create your own RPGs without any programming knowledge. (Graphic: Business Wire) 

– Create the RPG you always dreamed of with the RPG Maker Fes game.RPG Maker Fes is game-creation software that lets you create your own RPGs without any programming knowledge. Customize characters, stories, combat and more. Then, upload and share your creations to play other users’ games with the free RPG Maker Player application, which can also be downloaded in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. RPG Maker Fes will be available on June 27.

 

New DLC for Nintendo 3DS:

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass($44.99, 22 pieces of content): The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass includes all five DLC packs. By purchasing the Season Pass, fans who want to receive all DLC will save more than 30 percent compared to purchasing all 22 pieces of content on their own. (All five DLC packs, as well as the individual components included in each pack, can be purchased separately, giving players the flexibility to buy as many or as few as they want.)
  • DLC Pack #5 – Cipher Companions Pack($5.99, two pieces of content): Each piece of content in this set for the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems introduces two exclusive characters from the Japanese “Fire Emblem Cipher” trading card game. The four characters will also be usable in the main game and are fully voiced.

 

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Source : Nintendo Press Release

Nintendo Eshop downloads for June 15th 2017

Nintendo Eshop downloads for June 15th 2017

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3DS Games  

 

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Runboew Pocket is a fast, frantic game in which you can conquer more than 145 levels. The world changes with each swipe of color, so you’ll have to stay on your toes as platforms and obstacles disappear. Runbow Pocket will be available on June 20. ( This game is exclusive to New 3DS / New 2DS hardware) 

 

– Available June 20

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The magical land of Riverandia is in a state of turmoil!

Several years have passed since the rainbow-colored Crystal Tower was suddenly enveloped in darkness. With the world plunged into horror and chaos, a legend began to spread amongst the people about a savior who would come to save the world. Then, one day, a lone knight appeared. His name: Alexander Valford.

Kunio and his friends go medieval in River City: Knights of Justice! This unique entry to the River City series sees Kunio and his friends and foes transformed into heroes and villains that would be at home in any RPG! Use swords, staves, and even magic to bring peace back to Riverandia!

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The story takes place at Kansai International Airport("KIX")

KIX is one of the world's very few airports on the ocean, built on an artificial island!

KIX, with two runways, is a busy airport that operates 24 hours a day, full of international airplanes in the day, and as an airline hub for international cargo flights at night.

Your skills are challenged to operate smooth air traffic control at KIX packed with many airplanes!

 Free Demos

Wii U Games  

 

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Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead is a game of reflexes in which your mission is to foil the plans of an alien invader that is attempting to conquer the planet from underground. Can you defeat the aliens and save the planet?

To do that, you'll have to whack the aliens with your hammer as soon as they pop up through the holes. But be careful! You'll have to be quick, because as soon as they see you, they'll pounce and try to bite you!

 

Switch Games  

 

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– Fighting superstars from around the world share one thing in common: extendable arms! Fight as never before: equip each arm of each fighter with a super-powered weapon to create a slew of unprecedented combinations. Then use simple motion or button controls to dish out highly strategic beatdowns in 1-on-1 or even 2-on-2 battles! The ARMS game will be available on June 16. (Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.)

 

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– A young boy wakes up in a cave with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Join him in an action-packed adventure of thrills and discovery: Cave Story+, the definitive edition of the classic game, will be available on the Nintendo Switch console on June 20.

 

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– Rather than make a direct sequel to its bite-sized 2D action game Mighty Gunvolt from 2014, Inti Creates has made the next installment in the Mighty Gunvolt series. MIGHTY GUNVOLT BURST is a new full-sized game that features characters from multiple universes, with Gunvolt (Azure Striker Gunvolt) and Beck (Mighty No. 9) taking the stage once again.

 

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Activities:

  • My Nintendo Daily Poll – Make your voice heard and earn a chance to win great Nintendo prizes!
    • Attention My Nintendo members! When you vote in the daily poll at e3.nintendo.com, you’ll be entered in the My Nintendo Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch system, games and more. You can also earn 50 My Nintendo Platinum Points each day you vote. Note: You must be a My Nintendo member to be eligible. Good luck!
      NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to My Nintendo members who are legal residents of the US (incl. DC) and Canada (excluding Quebec), 13 years or older. Promotion begins at 5:30 p.m. PT on June 13 and ends at 9:59 a.m. PT on June 16. To enter, participate in poll as stated in Official Rules. Thirteen winners will each receive one prize package (ARV US $115.00–419.97). For Official Rules, visit https://e3.nintendo.com/my-nintendo-sweepstakes/#rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

To receive, simply redeem the required My Nintendo points. The wallpapers are available … now!

 

Source : Nintendo Press Release