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NM News / Nintendo Download update - Febraury 16, 2017
« Last post by Link-NM on February 16, 2017, 02:48:45 PM »
This week, there's the release of Tank Troopers on the Nintendo 3DS while the Wii U gets Back to Bed and Ogre Battle 64 through the Virtual Console. Full list is below:



Quote from: Press Release
Nintendo Download, Feb. 16, 2017: Tanks for the Memories
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Tank Troopers – ATTENTION! Calling all troopers for six-player tank warfare! Choose a tank, pick troopers and battle your friends via local wireless. Each trooper has a special ability, from electric shocks to healing. Deploy them tactically to win more than 30 custom tanks with unique stats. An engaging single-player mode contains 30 stages, so you’ll have to devise a multitude of strategies and maneuvers to conquer them all. Battle with bombs, on teams or in a free-for-all – but always fight! Fight! FIGHT! (When playing in multiplayer mode, additional games and systems are required and are sold separately.)

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Back to Bed – Back to Bed is a 3D indie puzzle game set in a unique and artistic dream world, in which you guide sleepwalker Bob to the safety of his bed. To achieve this, you must take control of Bob’s subconscious guardian named Subob. The pair travels through a surreal and painting-like dream world, filled with objects used to guide Bob toward the Bed, but also dangers that must be avoided.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber – Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber is a tactical RPG originally released for the Nintendo 64 system. The game tells the story of Magnus Gallant, a recently graduated officer of the Palatinean Army who is assigned to the troubled southern region of his native land. With civil war brewing, Magnus is faced with a terrible choice: betray his own noble origins in the name of liberty, or turn a blind eye to the evils of his rotten society.

Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Great deals this week include The Keep, Art of Balance TOUCH! and Soul Axiom, plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities:
Celebrate The Legend of Zelda with My Nintendo Rewards – With the upcoming launch of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, it’s a great time to be a fan! Celebrate by redeeming My Nintendo points for 30 percent off select digital games at https://my.nintendo.com/:
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Wii U & Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii U)

In addition to all of these discounts, don’t miss out on digital content, such as the special 30th anniversary HOME Menu theme for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and a selection of orchestral music videos featuring music from the series:
- The Legend of Zelda Main Theme Medley
- The Legend of Zelda Ballad of the Goddess
- The Legend of Zelda Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: A Wide World
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: A New Adventure
- Rune Factory 4
- STORY OF SEASONS

Also new this week:
- Wall Ball (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Color Cubes (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that 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 or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi™ Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™. Click here for details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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NM News / Nintendo announces DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Last post by Link-NM on February 14, 2017, 10:45:49 PM »
Nintendo has announced plans for extra downloadable content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions. Both DLC packs will be able to be preordered with the "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass" which will be availabe for $19.99 USD when the game releases. More information in the video and press release below:



Quote from: Press Release
Nintendo Prepares Downloadable Content for The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
New Adventures Built on the Game’s Huge World Coming Later in 2017


REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 14, 2017 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles is one of the largest, most engaging video games Nintendo has ever created. While the main game offers players an engrossing quest that will keep them entertained for hours, as well as the freedom to explore the vast Hyrule at their own pace, the game world provides a rich canvas that offers the opportunity for additional adventures. As a result, the first-ever downloadable content for the main-line Legend of Zelda series is in development.
 
Starting when the game launches on March 3, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for $19.99, granting access to two new sets of downloadable content for the game when they become available later this year. Immediately upon pre-purchase or purchase of the Expansion Pass, three new treasure chests will appear in the game’s Great Plateau area. One of these treasure chests will contain a shirt with a Nintendo Switch logo that Link can wear during his adventure, exclusive to the Expansion Pass. The other two will deliver useful items. The first content pack is scheduled to launch this summer, and will include the addition of a Cave of Trials challenge, a new hard mode and a new feature for the in-game map. The second content pack will launch in Holiday 2017, and adds new challenges that will let players enjoy a new dungeon and a new original story. The Expansion Pass will be available for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of the game and are identical. Content packs cannot be purchased individually.
 
“The world of Hyrule, which we created for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is so large and vibrant that we wanted to offer more for players to experience within it,” said Nintendo developer Eiji Aonuma, the longtime producer of the series. “With this new Expansion Pass, we hope that fans will play, explore and enjoy the game even more.”
 
Aonuma also created a brief video to share more details about the Expansion Pass. It can be viewed at http://zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/expansion-pass/.
 
For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, visit http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild.
 
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch.
 
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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NM News / Splatoon 2 Global Testfire announced!
« Last post by Link-NM on February 12, 2017, 03:03:36 AM »
Nintendo has just announced a Global Testfire for Splatoon 2! The Special Demo will be playable from March 24 to March 26 on the Nintendo Switch.


The schedules are below:

- March 24:
12:00 - 12:59pm PT
8:00 - 8:59pm PT

- March 25:
4:00 - 4:59am PT
12:00 - 12:59pm PT
8:00 - 8:59pm PT

- March 26:
4:00 - 4:59am PT



Quote from: Press Release
Nintendo Switch Owners Get Free Preview of Splatoon 2 During Global Testfire
A Squid Research Lab special report:

 
The data is in and we can announce our confirmed findings. People who buy the Nintendo Switch system will not only get access to a remarkable new video game system, but they’ll also be able to participate in a special Splatoon 2 preview... Owners with internet access can download a demo version of the Splatoon 2 game that will allow them to battle against opponents around the world in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event. It’s a way for everyone to investigate the latest in cephalopod warfare months before the game launches!
 
In addition to the Testfire event, Nintendo squid expert and Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami also confirmed a new way for players to follow the action when the game launches later in the year – a mode that will give players a unique insight into squid behaviors and strategy called Private Battle Spectator View. This breakthrough in squid-observation technology will allow up to two non-players to participate in a Private Battle as camera operators to observe all the action from multiple angles*. Incredible! In addition to this, a new feature called LAN Play will be added to Splatoon 2, allowing up to 10 docked systems – eight players and two spectators – to connect via wired LAN. This feature allows players to create local Private Battle tournaments without the need for an internet connection. Local wireless play is perfect for your regular gaming get-togethers, but LAN Play is where it’s at when you want to organize a serious tournament event with your fellow players.
 
“Two years have passed in this universe since the original Splatoon, and since then, the weapons, maps and characters have evolved. Through the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event this March, players will be able to get a taste of that. There will be more new features to experience in Splatoon 2, so please look forward to more reveals in the future,” noted Mr. Nogami.
 
The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire will give Nintendo Switch owners six chances to play with other owners worldwide during the three-day event. The timing of the event is as follows:
 
March 24
- 12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET
- 8-8:59 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ET
March 25
- 4-4:59 a.m. PT / 7-7:59 a.m. ET
- 12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET
- 8-8:59 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ET
March 26
- 4-4:59 a.m. PT / 7-7:59 a.m. ET
All indications are that the content for the Global Testfire will allow players to test four different main weapons, including the new Splat Dualies, as well as remixed versions of the iconic Splat Roller and Splat Charger. Extraordinary!
 
We look forward to sharing additional findings soon, such as when the demo will be available for download in Nintendo eShop.
 
We’re also happy to report that Splatoon 2 will be compatible with Splatoon series amiibo figures and, for the first time in the series, with an upcoming Nintendo Switch app for smart devices that enhances online play. This app will connect to the game and allow players to set play appointments with friends and teammates who have been added to their Nintendo Switch friend list or via their social media accounts. It also allows players to match up with those friends directly in the game or voice chat with them via their smart device. For example, during a Private Battle, players can voice chat with all of their connected friends when they divide into teams, but once teams are set, voice chat is switched to communication only between teammates on the same team.
 
In order to use this app, players need to link their Nintendo Account to their Nintendo Switch system and have a smart device capable of in-game voice chat. Online features will require a paid subscription. Data fees may apply. More details will be announced at a later date.
 
Nintendo Switch launches March 3 at a suggested retail price of $299.99. For more information about Nintendo Switch, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch. Splatoon 2 is scheduled to launch this summer. For more information about the game, visit http://splatoon2.nintendo.com/.
 
*Additional consoles are required. Sold separately.
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NM News / Nintendo Download update - February 9, 2017
« Last post by Link-NM on February 09, 2017, 09:20:19 PM »
This week, there's the release of the Azure Striker Gunvolt anime on the 3DS eShop. On the Wii U, one more Virtual Console arrives with Mario vs. Donkey Kong. Full list of releases below:


Quote from: Press Release
Nintendo Download, Feb. 9, 2017: Team Mario or Team Donkey Kong?
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Anime – Put together by anime superstars LandQ Studios and Touhoku Shinkai, Inti Creates debuts an electrifying anime adaptation on the Azure Striker Gunvolt series. The anime presents a scenario that fans of the series will be familiar with, while simultaneously presenting a deeper look into the world of Azure Striker Gunvolt. Download today.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Mario vs. Donkey Kong – Donkey Kong just made off with all the Mini-Mario toys, and now it’s up to Mario to chase his longtime nemesis and retrieve the stolen goods. In this GameBoy Advance action-puzzler, leap and battle through increasingly difficult levels as you use switches, conveyor belts and hammers to overcome the hordes of enemies that block your way.

Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Great deals this week include Shadow Puppeteer, The Legend of Kusakari and Word Search by POWGI (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week:
- Plantera (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)
- Parascientific Escape – Gear Detective (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- BRICK RACE (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Words Up! Academy (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Y.A.S.G. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that 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 or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi™ Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™. Click here for details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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NM News / Nintendo Download update - February 2, 2017
« Last post by Link-NM on February 04, 2017, 04:31:57 PM »
This week, there's the release of Fire Emblem Heroes for both Android and iOS devices. On Nintendo hardware, there's two more Virtual Console releases on the Wii U. Full list is below:


Quote from: Press Release
Nintendo Download, Feb. 2, 2017: Summon Fire Emblem to Your Smart Device
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:


Nintendo Mobile
Fire Emblem Heroes – Nintendo’s hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices. Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes’ skills and take them to new heights. This is your adventure – a Fire Emblem that’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Available today on App Store and Google Play, this application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Discover a handicraft world bursting at the seams with creativity, as you guide Yarn Yoshi or Yarn Poochy through clever side-scrolling stages. Unravel secrets, toss yarn to weave platforms, and power up with woolly transformations. All stages from the Wii U version are joined by new ones starring Poochy and more Nintendo 3DS exclusive features. A free demo for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is also available to download in Nintendo eShop.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Gradius – To save the planet in this TurboGrafx-16 space shooter, you must deploy the hyperspace fighter Vic Viper to fight the Bacterion invasion. Pilot the Vic Viper through seven stages, shooting and dodging through deadly obstacles, while using various power-ups, including missiles, lasers, options and shields. The Vic Viper’s target is the enemy fortress, Xaerous. The only way to end the war is to plunge deep through the enemy forces and destroy its very core.

BOMBERMAN ’94 – The explosively fun BOMBERMAN gameplay is blowing up on Wii U! Place bombs, gather power-ups and ride different ROOI to defeat enemies and conquer stages in this classic action-packed TurboGrafx-16 game. You can even participate in tag-team matches, ensuring that you’ll have a blast!

Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Great deals this week include Swap Fire, Soccer Up 3D and CUP CRITTERS (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities:
Get ready for Valentine’s Day with My Nintendo – Valentine’s Day is coming up! Reward yourself or a loved one with discount rewards on digital games featuring the characters you love, as well as multiplayer games you can play together. Go to https://my.nintendo.com/ to redeem points today.

- Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Nintendo 3DS)
- Paper Mario (Wii U)
- Rhythm Heaven Megamix (Nintendo 3DS)
- Dr. Luigi (Wii U)
- Game & Wario (Wii U)
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Wii U & Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:
- Lifespeed (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Legna Tactica (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Star Splash: Shattered Star (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- IC Redd (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Lucentek Beyond (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
 
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that 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 or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi™ Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™. Click here for details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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NM News / [PR] Nintendo’s First-Ever Super Bowl Ad Features Nintendo Switch
« Last post by Link-NM on February 04, 2017, 04:12:40 PM »


Quote from: Press Release
Nintendo’s First-Ever Super Bowl Ad Features Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 1, 2017 – For the first time ever, Nintendo will run an ad during the Super Bowl. The 30-second spot, which along with an extended 90-second version can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/nintendo, builds on the worldwide excitement for the new Nintendo Switch video game system and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, both of which launch March 3. The ad also features a new song by Imagine Dragons called “Believer” that premiered worldwide Jan. 31.
 
The star of the ad, which is scheduled to run during the game’s fourth quarter on Feb. 5, is Nintendo Switch, which combines the power of a home console with the mobility of a hand-held video game system. People can play on their TVs at home, then grab Nintendo Switch and continue playing seamlessly wherever they go.
 
The ad also shows off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which breaks conventions to become the next defining moment in the classic franchise. It offers the most immersive world that Nintendo has ever created and sends players on an adventure they will never forget.
 
“The most anticipated video game system and video game of the year will be seen on the biggest stage of the year,” said Nicolas Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Marketing. “Nintendo Switch will change how, when and where people play games. It’s only fitting that we’re changing how, when and where we advertise those games.”
 
The soundtrack to Nintendo’s ad, “Believer” by Imagine Dragons, is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon mp3 and Spotify, and is part of an upcoming new album from the band. This is not the first collaboration between Nintendo and Imagine Dragons, whose members are longtime fans of the video game company and The Legend of Zelda franchise. At The Game Awards in 2014, the band closed the show by performing a medley of music from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask with veteran Nintendo composer Koji Kondo.
 
The extended cut of the ad demonstrates the versatility of Nintendo Switch by showcasing the system in a variety of locations where home video games are not traditionally played, from a classroom to a kitchen to a laundromat. It also shows a number of upcoming single- and multiplayer games for the system, and how Nintendo Switch introduces fun new ways to play.
 
The names and launch timing of Nintendo Switch games featured in the extended cut include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (March 3), 1-2-Switch (March 3), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April), ARMS (spring), Splatoon 2 (summer), Just Dance 2017 from Ubisoft (March 3) and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom (launch timing TBD). Nintendo Switch will be available at a suggested retail price of $299.99.
 
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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NM News / Nintendo eShop update - January 26, 2017
« Last post by Link-NM on January 27, 2017, 02:24:33 AM »
This week, there's three new VC games on the Wii U. Full list of releases is below:


Quote from: Press Release
Nintendo Download, Jan. 26, 2017: Choose Your Legend

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo Mobile

Fire Emblem Heroes: Choose Your Legends Event – To prepare for the launch of the Fire Emblem Heroes game on Feb. 2, Nintendo has kicked off the Fire Emblem Heroes: Choose Your Legends event. Fans can visit https://events.fire-emblem-heroes.com/vote to browse through characters from the Fire Emblem franchise and select the ones they’d like to see make an appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes. The global community’s top-ranked hero and heroine will then be featured in Fire Emblem Heroes as Choose Your Legends event characters. Nintendo Account holders will receive a Platinum point bonus for voting. Voting ends at 9:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Use Pokémon Bank with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon – Calling all Pokémon fans! Pokémon Bank is now compatible with the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, which means the Pokémon that adventured with you in the Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games will be able to join you in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The Pokédex and Poké Transporter applications are also getting some fun updates! For additional details, restrictions and service fee information, visit http://www.pokemonbank.com/.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Flying Warriors – When the evil red star appears in the sky, the great monster of the Dark Dimension, Demonyx, returns. The five Flying Warriors, led by Rick Stalker, are sent by the Dragon Lord to defeat Demonyx. In this NES action game, fight through four game modes and choose one of two different fighting styles: one for beginners and one for those who can master the martial arts. Use items and Mystic Spells in your quest to rescue the Light Dimension from darkness.

Kung-Fu Heroes – Monsters have taken Princess Min-Min. The whole land has fallen into sorrow. Only Kung-Fu Masters Jacky and Lee can save the princess and retrieve the treasures. This NES game will take you to eight different castles filled with a host of traps and obstacles. Whether or not you make it to the last castle depends on your quick wits and reflexes.

Little Ninja Brothers – You are spirited Ninja boys, Jack and Ryu, who take off on a journey to defeat the Yoma Clan. In this NES spiritual sequel to the Kung-Fu Heroes game, fight enemies with various skills such as punches, kicks, swords and throwing stars. Take your attacks to the next level with special items like the Iron Claws and the Crush Punch. Work as a team to bring peace back to Chinaland.

Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Great deals this week include Kutar Ski Lift (Nintendo 3DS), Toon Tanks (Wii U) and Power Disc Slam (Nintendo 3DS), plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week:
- Candy, Please! (Nintedo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Word Search 10K (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that 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 or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi™ Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™. Click here for details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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Quote from: Press Release
New Games Starring Mario, Yoshi and Pikmin Coming to Nintendo 3DS in 2017

Nintendo 3DS Starts the Year with New Games, a Pikachu-Themed New Nintendo 3DS XL System, New amiibo and Discounted Prices on Classic Games


REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 24, 2017 – After the most successful quarter of software sales in Nintendo 3DS history fueled by the record-breaking sales of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, the portable Nintendo 3DS system kicks off 2017 with the debut of a Pikachu-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL system, new entertaining and engaging games for the entire family, the introduction of new amiibo cards, and discounts on many popular games.
 
“Nintendo 3DS is a portal to one-of-a-kind Nintendo adventures starring classic characters like Mario, Yoshi and all of their friends,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our hit system offers a wide variety of memorable experiences for adventurers of all ages.”
 
Nintendo 3DS fans will be able to enjoy all of the following in 2017:
Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL: On Feb. 24, an electrifying new design for the New Nintendo 3DS XL hardware will hit store shelves. The colorful yellow system sports a charming drawing of popular Pokémon Pikachu on the cover and will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World: Get crafty and explore a handcrafted world full of surprises. The Nintendo 3DS version of the critically acclaimed Wii U game launches on Feb. 3, alongside the new Yarn Poochy amiibo figure, and includes even more great features like stages you dash through as Poochy, a Craft Yoshi Editor perfect for creative types and charming stop-motion animated videos starring Yoshi and Poochy. A free demo for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is now available to download in Nintendo eShop.

Tank Troopers: Storm the battlefield in one of 36 customizable tanks in this tank warfare shooter exclusive to Nintendo eShop. The digital game supports up to six players battling against each other in teams or free-for-all in local multiplayer matches. Colorful characters with unique personalities, a variety of different maps and modes, and creative challenges combine to make Tank Troopers a fun and engaging multiplayer experience. Tank Troopers launches exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 16.

Mario Sports Superstars: The action-packed game launches on March 24 and offers five full-featured sports like Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and, for the first time in a Mario sports game, Horse Racing. Each sport stars Mario and his friends (and enemies!) from the Mushroom Kingdom and can be played in local or online multiplayer modes. (Players must own the game and a Nintendo 3DS system to compete in multiplayer mode.)

New Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards: By tapping one of these new amiibo character cards while playing Mario Sports Superstars, players will get a variety of fun bonuses. The Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards can be purchased in blind packs of five at a suggested retail price of $4.99 each, starting on March 24. For a limited time, the Mario Sports Superstars game will include one amiibo card packed in.

Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS (name not final): The upcoming Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS is a side-scrolling adventure that introduces new players to the adorable Pikmin and their unique abilities, while challenging longtime fans to navigate a strange new world. Players play as Captain Olimar and tap the screen to throw Pikmin at enemies and objects, using the unique abilities of the Pikmin to solve puzzles, fend off aggressive wildlife and find objects as they navigate the world’s tiny harsh environment. The game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in 2017.

More Great Games at a Suggested Retail Price of $19.99 Each: The critically acclaimed Nintendo 3DS games Kirby Triple Deluxe and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team are joining the Nintendo Selects lineup and will arrive in stores mid-February. Nintendo Selects are classic Nintendo games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Yoshi’s New Island that are available at the great suggested retail price of only $19.99 each.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. Creating a Nintendo Account and registering a Nintendo Network ID gets players access to free-to-start games, including Pokémon games; the ability to download and play variety of free game demos from Nintendo eShop; and exclusive offers and the latest news directly from Nintendo. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
 
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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NM News / Pokémon Bank updated to support Sun & Moon
« Last post by Link-NM on January 25, 2017, 03:01:05 AM »
The Pokémon Bank has been updated and now supports the newest Pokémon versions, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Along with that, there's been other changes and a Z-Crystal gift for the owners of the newest games.


Quote from: Press Release
A Special Item for Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Pokémon Bank has been updated! And right now, all Pokémon Bank users can receive a Z-Crystal for Mew.


Pokémon Bank has undergone major updates and now works with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, making it easy to transfer Pokémon from multiple copies of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon—including the downloadable versions—to a single game! You can also use it to transfer Pokémon you've caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow into your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game. Pokémon from Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y can also be brought into Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon in the same way.

To celebrate this update, all Pokémon Bank subscribers can get a Mewnium Z, the Z-Crystal that only Mew can use. When you launch the new Pokémon Bank and receive the gift, a new Wonder Card will appear in your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game. You can use the Mystery Gift function to claim your Mewnium Z.

Note that this gift is for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon players only. It is not available in Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Also, you can get only one Mewnium Z, even if you use Pokémon Bank with multiple Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. If you have Pokémon Bank, be sure to use the service by October 2, 2017, to get your Mewnium Z.

Learn more about Pokémon Bank and the latest update for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.
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Mario / Re: Mario Kart 8 License Generator arrives!
« Last post by Link-NM on January 24, 2017, 01:02:20 AM »
Announcement related to the Mario Kart 8 cards. The plan I currently have is to upgrade them to a new system (more similar to the one of Splatoon) and add the new characters and battle tracks. So if you already have a Mario Kart 8 card, you already have a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe card.
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