News: Nintendo Acquires 70% Of Distribution Company JESNET

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Will become a subsidiary by next year

Nintendo will acquire 70% of distributor JESNET for $41 million USD. Having long served as product distributor for Nintendo within the Japanese market, this will make JESNET a subsidiary of the company by April 2017. This acquisition allows Nintendo total control of the development and distribution chain across the nation. As Nintendo's press...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For August 25th

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

64 X 4

August closes out with a substantive eShop update, including some golden classics, some eShop originals, and plenty of discounts. A trio of Street Fighter games from Super NES and Super Mario 64 DS highlight the Virtual Console on New 3DS and Wii U respectively. Smaller downloadables this week include Pixel Paint and The Legend of Kurasaki among...

News: Pokemon GO Use Has Plateaued, Monthly Users Down By Millions

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This is fine

Almost two months removed from its launch, it seems Pokemon Go's usage numbers have declined slightly. Driven by data collected together by Bloomberg, the number of daily active users worldwide is down 45 million to 31 million users. The same downward slope also applies to the engagement and time spent per day in the game. Analyst Victor Anthony...

amiibo: Rare Amiibo Restocks Appear To Be Incoming

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lines up with planned amiibo bundles in Europe

Based on recent filings with CISPA, Nintendo of America looks to restock the rare Lucina and Palutena amiibo figures. Both characters launched in mid-2015 and sold out quickly in the throws of North America's amiibo fever, and have not been restocked since. The Lucina amiibo certificate is dated August 8th and the Palutena amiibo was generally...

Features: Footage Surfaces Of The Cancelled Goldeneye Xbox 360 Port

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Dream of what could have been

Footage has emerged of the cancelled, partly developed HD port of Goldeneye 007. An update of the Nintendo 64 shooter from nearly 20 years ago, it was originally designated for Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service back in 2008. The port was never released due to complications between Nintendo, Microsoft, MGM Studios, and the James Bond IP...

News: Nintendo Announces Their Nindies @ Night 2016 Line-Up

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Same PAX time, same PAX place

Nintendo has announced their plans for their second Nindies @ Night event. Just like last year, the proceedings will take place at Seattle's EMP Museum during PAX West in Seattle, Washington. The event is free for the public to purvey the new releases of indie games for Wii U and 3DS (as Nintendo bills them, Nindies). Included in the playable...

News: Dragon Quest XI Officially Confirmed For NX

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Planned to launch simultaneously with the other versions

Ending months of speculation, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Hori has officially confirmed that Dragon Quest XI is coming to the NX. More importantly, Square Enix plans to launch the NX version at the same time as those on PlayStation 4 and 3DS. The news comes from a Nintendo Dream interview between Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai, Pokemon...

General: Super Mario Olympics 2020

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Monday, August 22, 2016
Although this year's 2016 Olympics had the spotlight all on Rio, Brazil, the show ended with an awesomely clever and fun virtual-realistic animation hybrid starring none other than Super Mario, Doraemon, and Shinzo Abe (Japan's Prime Minister) themselves. This is part of a traditional "theme-handover" in order to raise the profile of the...

General: Miitomo x Metroid Anniversary

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Monday, August 22, 2016
We've been waiting for Nintendo to officially celebrate Metroid's 30th Birthday for quite sometime now and all we honestly got was a cancelled Metroid fan project and maybe a tweet or two. But, for Miitomo lovers like myself we've been rewarded with a host of new Metroid collectibles in both the Miitomo Shop and Drop Games respectively. But that...

Features: Check Out These Cancelled Epic Mickey Spin-Offs

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Epic Donald and Epic Disney Racing

This past week saw the leakage of two cancelled spin-offs for the Epic Mickey series. One was Epic Donald, a follow-up that would focus on Donald Duck and the city of Duckburg. The other would have been a racing spin-off entitled Epic Disney Racers, with an all-star cast of Disney characters. The Epic Donald artwork was shared by Disney...