News: Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions Returns for 2015 Tour

Friday, March 27, 2015

Meloetta's glittering recital

The Pokemon Company dazzled fans last year with the Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions tour, a collaboration with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra who performed sweeping takes on classic Pokemon melodies. The concert proved to be enormously popular in its first run, thus it returns for a more expansive tour across America. Beginning this Friday, advance...

News: Wal-Mart Offering New 3DS XL Bundle for $220

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Includes Smash Bros. and free amiibo for a smashing price

We at Always Nintendo don't often spotlight retail discounts, but we are more than happy to share them when they are extraordinary in their value. As of this writing, Wal-Mart is offering a special bundle on the New Nintendo 3DS XL, throwing in a copy of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and an amiibo of your choosing, all for $219.99 (with shipping...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights for March 26th

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A fistful of quarters

It's a retro jubilee this week on the eShop, with an early arcade tribute and virtual arcade ports headlining a small week. The Wii U gets an interesting eShop original with the supremely retro Dot Arcade, and its Virtual Console sees the GBA port of Namco Museum. If old-style games don't float your boat, another LEGO Ninjago game launches on 3DS,...

General: Standard New Nintendo 3DS Spotted on FCC Website

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Do you believe?

Nintendo fans in North America have been enjoying the New Nintendo 3DS XL, but there's no denying they still sting from the lack of the smaller New 3DS. That version of the updated 3DS is well-known for its compact size, colorful buttons, and face plates, but it's launched everywhere worldwide except for North America. Yesterday, however, those...

2DS: Nintendo 3DS System Software 9.6.0-24U Goes Live

Monday, March 23, 2015

Save your Home Menu Layout and more

Nintendo has done a bang-up job keeping the 3DS firmware up-to-date and up-to-code. This evening, they've sprung the latest firmware upon the masses, bringing not just the usual stability changes, but some subtle new features as well. With a heavy emphasis on customization and amiibo for the pre-New 3DS hardware, here are the changes that system...

News: Looks Like Zelda Netflix Series Rumor Not Based on “Correct Information”

Monday, March 23, 2015

Yes, no, maybe?

A few weeks back, The Wall Street Journal broke the rumor that streaming giant Netflix and Nintendo were in early talks to bring a The Legend of Zelda series to Netflix. However unverified, Nintendo can neither confirm nor deny the presence of a Zelda Netflix production. Satoru Iwata told Polygon that this rumor is falsified, that it is...

News: Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Skipping Out on Voice Chat

Monday, March 23, 2015

The sound of silence

Splatoon has yet to launch, but already one omission has drawn controversy among some. The game happens to be a team-based multiplayer shooter with online play, and there's been a back-and-forth over whether voice chat will be present. With Nintendo demonstrating the latest build of Splatoon to the press last week, the question popped up again,...

News: Pokemon Shuffle Celebrates 2.5 Million Downloads with More Stages, Events

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gotta catch even more!

Nintendo made an interesting gamble with Pokemon Shuffle in the sense that it's a free-to-play game. While the puzzler has gotten a mixed reception, gamers are voiting with their downloads, as Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded 2.5 million times since its February launch. To celebrate, players can download the latest update data that contains a...

News: Iwata: Nintendo Wants to “Surprise” Players with NX

Monday, March 23, 2015

Get ready for a surprise!

Last week, Nintendo teased the world with their upcoming dedicated hardware, so far code-named the NX. However, we know very little about the machine, or whether it'll be a portable or console. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated it would be "a brand-new concept", and now he's said a tad more on the matter. In an interview with Nikke, Iwata...

News: Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. to Release “Pretty Soon”

Mewtwo Smash Bros. for Wii U
Sunday, March 22, 2015

From the words of Mr. Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai has been very busy over the last few years toiling away at not one but two Super Smash Bros. games. Now that the games have been released, there's still one matter left: DLC. No extensive plan for long-term DLC has been announced, but we do have a Miiverse stage and Tournaments for the Wii U version, while Mewtwo has been promised...