New Year, New Nintendo eShop Sale!

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--If one of your New Year’s resolutions is saving money on amazing games, you’re in luck! Starting today and running until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 10, Nintendo is offering discounts on the digital versions of many games for both theNintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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Games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 , OCTOPATH TRAVELER and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Super Mario 3D Land and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido for Nintendo 3DS family systems are part of the sale, so it’s a great way to dive into some of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises … at a value price. If you received a Nintendo eShop Card as a holiday gift, now’s the time to use it!

This sale is also a good reason for new Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family system owners to visit Nintendo eShop for the first time and discover the wide selection of games available in Nintendo’s convenient digital storefront.

The sale can also be accessed by visiting https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

The full list of participating games includes the following:

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Select games from this New Year’s promotion will also be discounted at GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and Target beginning Jan. 3 at 9 a.m. PT.

Nintendo eShop features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and free demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or PayPal, or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at retailers in-store and online, and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account. My Nintendo members will also earn Gold Points on all qualifying purchases.

For more information about Nintendo Switch, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/. For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit https://www.nintendo.com/3ds/.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release

Treat Yourself to Big Savings and Discounts with Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals

Treat Yourself to Big Savings and Discounts with Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals

 

Save Up to 50 Percent on Select Digital Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS Games From Now Until Nov. 28

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In addition to the holiday shopping fans may be doing for loved ones this season, they can also treat themselves to a wide selection of digital games with this year’s Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals sale. Starting now and running until Nov. 28 at 8:59 a.m. PT, the Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals promotion offers up to 50 percent off the digital versions of select Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games. Games featured in the sale include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze,Starlink: Battle for Atlas Deluxe Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and CELESTE for Nintendo Switch, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Hyrule Warriors Legends and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove for Nintendo 3DS.

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 “Nintendo eShop is an excellent way to discover new games and explore a vast catalogue of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals are the perfect opportunity for gamers to expand their gaming library, with a wide selection of digital games available at a great price to purchase and download directly to their systems.”

The discounted games that are part of the Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals sale include the following:

 


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All games included in the sale will be available for purchase in Nintendo eShop, as well as directly at https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/cyber-deals/. My Nintendo members will also earn Gold Points on all qualifying purchases.

Select games from the Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals promotion will also be discounted at GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and Target beginning Nov. 22 at 12 a.m. PT.

If you’re heading to stores on Black Friday, you can also pick up some additional deals on physical products. Nintendo’s Black Friday deals include a Nintendo Switch system with the hit Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as a full game download at a suggested price of only $299.99, a set of two Joy-Con Wheel accessories at a suggested retail price of $14.99 and a yellow-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game pre-installed at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. In stores, fans can also pick up a bundle that includes the Super Mario Party game and a pair of Neon Green/Neon Yellow Joy-Con controllers at a suggested retail price of $99.99, while supplies last. For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.com/. To check out Nintendo’s interactive holiday gift guide, visit https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/.

Nintendo eShop features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card, PayPal or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at retailers in-store and online, and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.

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 https://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or https://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

 

Editors Note: 

We have reviewed several games listed above .  

We also discuss in length The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time in our Remembrance podcast.  

Save Coins on Black Friday with New Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS Bundles

Save Coins on Black Friday with New Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS Bundles

 

Purchase Either System and a Get a Game at a Great Value

 

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Still deciding what to buy during this year’s Black Friday? Make sure to add some fun Nintendo items to the shopping list! Starting on Black Friday, Nintendo is offering deals on two awesome systems that would be great gifts for any person in your life – whether they are longtime video game fans or just getting started.

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The first is a Nintendo Switch system with the hit Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as a full game download at a suggested retail price of only $299.99. That’s basically like getting a free game (which is a $60 value) with your purchase of Nintendo Switch! And to make driving in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe feel even more realistic, Nintendo is also offering a set of two white Joy-Con Wheel accessories at a suggested retail price of $14.99. Playing with the Joy-Con Wheel is as simple as placing a Joy-Con controller inside and turning the wheel left and right. And since Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers, you and another player can dive right in and start racing against each other right away.

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The second bundle is a yellow-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game (a $40 value) pre-installed at a suggested retail price of $79.99. In the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game, you get to put on your powered-up creator hat as you design your very own dream 2D Super Mario themed courses to share with friends and family. Using a variety of different items, obstacles and enemies from the Super Mario games, you can use intuitive touch controls and interactive tutorials to play and create a near-infinite amount of courses.

 

Details and participating retailers for both bundles can be found on the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide at https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/deals/. The Black Friday deals are also highlighted in a new video starring Luigi, which can be viewed by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOJgr4Ic9pM&feature=youtu.be.

“For families still looking to pick up a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 2DS system, these Black Friday deals offer great values for any holiday budget,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With each boasting libraries of more than 1,000 games and counting, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS have something for everyone.”

 

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 https://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or https://www.nintendo.com/3ds/.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

Nintendo News: Nintendo Switch Tops December U.S. Sales as Nintendo 3DS Posts its Best Sales Month Since December 2014

Nintendo News: Nintendo Switch Tops December U.S. Sales as Nintendo 3DS Posts its Best Sales Month Since December 2014

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. Holiday shoppers purchased 1.5 million Nintendo Switch systems during the five-week reporting period of December, which is a critical month for the video game industry. Since its launch 10 months ago, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units, making it the fastest-selling home console in U.S. history.

Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. (Photo: Business Wire)

Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems also demonstrated continued strength, posting its best sales month since December 2014. Collectively, the different versions of Nintendo 3DS hardware sold more than 750,000 units in the U.S. in December, a 27 percent increase over the same period a year ago. The sales also pushed the Nintendo 3DS family of systems to a new milestone of more than 21 million sold in the U.S.

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Combined hardware sales of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system topped 2.6 million units, which accounted for more than half of all hardware sold during the month.

Four Nintendo Switch games finished high on the December sales charts for individual titles: Super Mario Odyssey at No. 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 9 and Splatoon 2 at No. 16. Additionally, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon for Nintendo 3DS finished No. 13 and No. 14, respectively.

For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.com.

Note: Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

 

Source : Nintendo Press Release  

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.

Source : Nintendo Press Release

Dive into the World of Nintendo on the 2017 Summer of Play Tour

Dive into the World of Nintendo on the 2017 Summer of Play Tour

Nintendo is Visiting Locations Across the Country with Some of Its Hottest Games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With universally loved franchises likeSuper Mario,Mario KartandThe Legend of Zelda, Nintendo has been a staple in many families’ lives for decades. Now with games like Splatoon 2 and ARMS , fun new memories can be created this summer. As part of its 2017 Summer of Play tour, Nintendo is taking its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems across the country so families everywhere can experience the latest installments in these beloved franchises firsthand. From the critically acclaimed The  Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to games that offer social competitive fun likeARMS,Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, the 2017 Summer of Play tour is the perfect destination for kids and parents alike. In addition to getting hands-on time with Nintendo’s popular Nintendo Switch console, visitors of the tour will be able to try out Nintendo’s latest hand-held, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system, as well as the upcoming Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

As part of its 2017 Summer of Play tour, Nintendo is taking its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems across the country so families everywhere can experience the latest installments in these beloved franchises firsthand. (Graphic: Business Wire)

As part of its 2017 Summer of Play tour, Nintendo is taking its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems across the country so families everywhere can experience the latest installments in these beloved franchises firsthand. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“For families looking to purchase Nintendo Switch or a new handheld in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Summer of Play tour is the perfect opportunity to give these popular systems a try,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And since each stop is filled with familiar Nintendo characters and camera-ready visuals, the tour is a great place to spend a summer afternoon, take photos and create long-lasting memories with everyone in the family.”

The Summer of Play tour will visit the following locations:

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Each one of these stops will feature a veritable Nintendo playground of fun activities to enjoy. In addition to snapping photos in front of the colorful visuals full of recognizable Nintendo characters like Mario and the Inklings from the Splatoon series, families will be able to play Nintendo games together, choosing from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games. People who pre-order or purchase select Nintendo games at participating GameStop locations near the 2017 Summer of Play tour stops will receive a Nintendo branded PopSocket mobile accessory device (limited quantity; while supplies last).

 

Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear on the tour include:

 

 

Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to appear on the tour include:

On top of all the fun and games, My Nintendo members who check in with their My Nintendo QR Code will also be able to receive a free gift item (while supplies last). For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news.

For additional details about the Summer of Play tour, including specific times and locations, visit http://www.nintendo.com/events.

 

Remember that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS 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.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release

Nintendo Eshop downloads for May 18th 2017

Nintendo Eshop downloads for May 18th 2017

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The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game is available May 19. (Photo: Business Wire)

– On a continent that was torn asunder by warring gods, guide two armies through brutal tactical battles, as this reimagined RPG epic invades the West for the first time. Uncover the intertwining stories of Alm and Celica, engage foes, fend off dragons and explore 3D dungeons. Your prowess will grow as you master this melding of modern and legacy Fire Emblem gameplay. The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game is available May 19.

 

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia DLC
    • Season Pass

    ($44.99, twenty-two pieces of content): The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass includes all five DLC packs as they release. 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 individually.

    ($7.99, three pieces of content): Ideal for early- to mid-game adventurers, this pack includes a new dungeon (The Astral Temple) and two new maps, great for gaining more items, in-game currency and experience points.

    • The remaining four DLC packs will be released in the coming weeks. See the full schedule here.

 

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

 

  • New themes this week include:
    • Fire Emblem Echoes: Alm’s Army
    • Fire Emblem Echoes: Celica’s Army

     

Also new this week for 3DS:

     

 

Wii U Games  

 

 

Virtual Console on Wii U

 

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– Players control the extraordinary firepower of their Gunhed Star Fighter in this classic TurboGrafx-16 shooter. Collect power-ups to increase your ship’s battle strength so it can cut through enemies and defeat the bosses in all nine action-filled areas. Of course, as part of the “Soldier” series, the game contains a good combination of fast-paced speed with catchy, drum-propelled background music.

 

Nintendo Switch games  

 

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– Download the free Disgaea 5 Complete demo and try the strategy RPG game before it launches on May 23 on the Nintendo Switch console. Get a taste of Disgaea 5 with the first few stages of the game.

 

Also new this week for Nintendo Switch :

 

Nintendo eShop sales:

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

Nintendo reveals E3 2017 plans

 Nintendo reveals E3 2017 plans 

 

Let’s-a Go! Mario, Tournaments and Nintendo Switch Head to E3 2017

 Hands-On Time with Nintendo Games, Ongoing Live Tournaments and Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 Coverage from the Show Floor

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As part of Nintendo’s plan to deliver news about upcoming games all throughout the year, the company will provide a packed week of activities at the E3 video game show, which runs from June 13 to June 15 in Los Angeles. Proceedings will be headlined by the first-ever opportunity to play the Super Mario Odyssey game, Mario’s upcoming sandbox-style adventure for the Nintendo Switch system, as well as other Nintendo Switch games. Additional activities at the annual show include a Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation announcing new details for Nintendo Switch games launching this year, the return of Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, and tournaments for the ARMS and Splatoon 2 games live-streamed from the show floor.

As part of Nintendo's plan to deliver news about upcoming games all throughout the year, the company will provide a packed week of activities at the E3 video game show, which runs  from June 13 to June 15  in Los Angeles. (Photo: Business Wire)

As part of Nintendo's plan to deliver news about upcoming games all throughout the year, the company will provide a packed week of activities at the E3 video game show, which runs from June 13 to June 15 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Business Wire)

 “Our various E3 activities will showcase the next steps for Nintendo Switch, from a summer of social competitive gaming to a holiday season highlighted by a milestone Mario adventure,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “With Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, fans at home can watch in-depth gameplay of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games launching this year.”

Nintendo’s E3 activities kick off Tuesday, June 13, at 9 a.m. PT with its Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation. Available to view live at http://e3.nintendo.com, this presentation will offer more details about Super Mario Odyssey and other Nintendo Switch games, with a focus on games launching in 2017.

Immediately following Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017, Nintendo is once again bringing back Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, a live-streamed showcase of upcoming games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Gameplay for all the featured games will be streamed from the E3 show floor June 13 to June 15 via http://e3.nintendo.com, as well as on Nintendo’s channels on YouTube and Twitch. In addition to gameplay, the livestream will include behind-the-scenes info and commentary from game developers and members of the Nintendo Treehouse.

When Nintendo’s booth space opens at noon on June 13, show attendees will be among some of the first people in the world to get their hands on Super Mario Odyssey, as well as other games for Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Odyssey is Mario’s first sandbox-style game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

In addition to all of these activities, Nintendo will also host game tournaments that will be live-streamed from the E3 show floor. The 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational splats onto the scene on June 13 and features Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch. Composed of four pre-qualified squid squads from the U.S., Japan, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, the tournament will find teams participating in the first-ever international Splatoon 2 competition. The second tournament, the 2017 ARMS Open Invitational, takes place on June 14 and will feature Nintendo’s upcoming ARMSfighting game for Nintendo Switch.

Further details about Nintendo’s activities at E3, including information about the tournaments, will be shared closer to the event. For more information about Nintendo’s activities and announcements at E3 2017, visit http://e3.nintendo.com.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

Nintendo Eshop downloads for May 4th 2017

 Nintendo Eshop downloads for May 4th 2017

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3DS Games  

 

 

Wii U Games

 

 

Virtual Console on Wii U

 

Bonk is back in this TurboGrafx-16 sequel! (Photo: Business Wire)

Bonk is back in this TurboGrafx-16 sequel! (Photo: Business Wire)

– Bonk is back in this TurboGrafx-16 sequel! Bonk’s Revenge is a side-scrolling action game in which you Jump and “Bonk” (headbutt) your enemies while you make your way to the goal at the end of each stage. Double – even triple! – your attack power by eating the meat that appears in a stage. There are eight different hidden bonus stages, and the Dinosaur Train that appears after you defeat a boss will change depending on how many Smileys you’ve collected.

 

Nintendo Switch

 

NBA Playgrounds will be available  on May 9  in Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch console. (Photo: Business Wire)

NBA Playgrounds will be available on May 9 in Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch console. (Photo: Business Wire)

Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Collect your favorite players from a massive roster of current and retired NBA superstars from every team. NBA Playgrounds will be available on May 9 in Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch console.

 

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Blaster Master Zero, the 8-bit style action-adventure game, is getting a few new updates – starting with a free demo on Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch console. If you were curious about the game, now’s your chance to try it out and blast some mutants. And if you have the game already, the version 1.2 update adds some fun new experiences, like a new “hard mode” that you can access after clearing the game. Also new is the EX Character Mode, which allows you to play through the entire game as one of many new DLC characters that will be available for purchase.

 

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Source : Nintendo Press Release

New Nintendo Eshop downloads for April 27th 2017

New Nintendo Eshop downloads for April 27th 2017

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3DS Games  

 

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Hitomi Akeneno is a 16 year old high school student with a little secret. Hitomi Akeneno is a 16 year old high school student with a little secret - she has not one, but two psychic powers.

After receiving an invitation, she boards a luxury cruise ship with her friend, Chisono Shio. As soon as she enters a suite room, a loud explosion sounds…and she finds herself stuck, unable to get out. Is this an accident? Or something far more sinister…?

 

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 Trouble in Antarctica!

The Black Hand of Fate, an international Terrorist Group, has constructed a secret base within the heart of a Volcano, and has built a massive army of bio-engineered soldiers and genetic monsters to take over the world! You are the only one that can put a stop to their dastardly plans. You are the Blasting Agent!

 

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Kirby’s 25th Anniversary
    • Runbow Pocket Theme Bundle

 

Wii U Games  

 

 

Nintendo Switch  

 

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 (Photo: Business Wire)

 

– The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game races to the Nintendo Switch console with more characters, karts and tracks unlocked from the start than any other game in Mario Kart history. The anti-gravity racing game is the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and includes a revamped Battle Mode that players of all ages can enjoy together.* Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be available on April 28.

 

 (Photo: Business Wire)

 (Photo: Business Wire)

– Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris, one of the best-selling and most-recognized brands in gaming history, and Puyo Puyo from SEGA have combined to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive party game like no other. The game offers tons of game-play styles – from single-player Adventure and Challenge modes to ferocious competition with Arcade modes up to four players** – for tons of Tetris/Puyo Puyo variety. A free demo for the game is also available in Nintendo eShop.

 

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– To celebrate the upcoming launch of the Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers game for the Nintendo Switch console on May 26, My Nintendo is offering a May calendar featuring the “supreme master of the fist” himself, Akuma. To learn more about other My Nintendo rewards, head over to https://my.nintendo.com.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release