amiibo: Dark Pit Amiibo Announced as Best Buy-Exclusive

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Who wants some?

Best But Corporate has confirmed that the Dark Pit amiibo will be an exclusive starting July 31st. In addition, they confirmed that, to improve the customer experience, there would be no pre-orders online and that the amiibo will be sold in-store only. Best Buy has also hinted that Dark Pit will be available in limited quantities, but to serve...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Tops Awakening’s Week One Sales in Japan

Fire Emblem 3DS 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Fire Emblem series should be here for the long haul

The latest Fire Emblem has just debuted in Japan to a tremendous response. According to Media Create, Fire Emblem Fates (subtitled "If" in Japan) launched at No. 01 on the charts with 303, 666 units sold across both versions. This is greater than the opening sales of 2012's Fire Emblem Awakening, which released to 242,600 units sold. Fire...

News: Miyamoto Discusses What Went Wrong With Wii U

Wii U Deluxe Digital Promotion
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"I feel like people never really understood the concept"

In a recent interview with Fortune, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto went into discussion about the Wii U, and why it has struggled at retail and with consumers. His theory lies with the core concept of the system, that no one understood its appeal. I feel like people never really understood the concept behind Wii U and what we were trying to do. I...

3DS Reviews: Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven Review (3DS)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Do you have the patience?

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven is a game that, if you have the patience to tolerate a rather big flaw, it will most likely grow on you. The story is interesting despite its cliché beginning (boy is saved from strange monsters by amnesiac girl). The protagonist, Luchs, is a young innkeeper who, because of a promise to his departed father,...

News: Miyamoto Will Not Be Highly Involved in NX Hardware Development

Japanese Ninento artist and game designe
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The focus is on software design instead

Historically, Shigeru Miyamoto has been a guiding force behind Nintendo's hardware, be it the Nintendo 64's analog stick or the GameCube's and Wii's controllers. With the upcoming NX platform, he will be pulling back from the hardware's creation. In an interview with Fortune, Miyamoto explained that rather than focus on the NX's hardware, he will...

News: Shovel Knight is Coming to Retailers

Shovel Knight Yacht Club Games
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Available on Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, (PC – Europe only)

Yacht Club Games has just announced that Shovel Knight will be getting a retail release, here's everything that was mentioned in the post.   The physical version of Shovel Knight contains everything we’ve released so far. First, there is the original Shovel Knight campaign with all the content you know and love! Also included is...

News: Two More Pokemon Apps Coming to iOS and Android

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Pokemon Company knows no bounds

As Nintendo prepares to dip their toes into mobile gaming this fall, The Pokemon Company has announced two new Pokemon apps to launch soon. The first is a port of the 3DS F2P download Pokemon Shuffle, simply entitled Pokemon Shuffle Mobile. It appears to be a near-identical port of the 3DS edition, stages, micro-transactions, and all. While it...

News: Tower Control Mode Coming to Splatoon Tomorrow

Splatoon Tower Control
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ranked mode just got a little bit more competitive!

The official Splatoon blog has just announced that tomorrow, July 1st at 7pm PT/ 10pm ET,  the Tower Control battle mode will be headed to the game. In Tower Control, the main objective is to hop on a platform in the middle of the map and ride it to the opposing team's base (pretty much mission impossible). Here's what was said. Tomorrow, on...

Features: A Brief Look at Nintendo’s Current Subsidiaries and Affiliated Companies

Monday, June 29, 2015

Surprise! Nintendo owns a lot of things

After last Friday's 75th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Nintendo posted a comprehensive current listing its 27 consolidated subsidiaries and affiliated companies. This tally is slightly lower than Nintendo's 2014 report since two companies were removed due to various circumstances, one of which was and the other being Silicon...

News: Sakurai Considered Cutting Pac-Man From Smash if Forced to Use His Ghostly Adventures Design

Pac Man and the ghostly adventures
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Felt that the old-school design was better

It was recently uncovered that Masahiro Sakurai considered cutting Pac-Man from the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS roster if he was forced to use his design from the cartoon Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. Here's what he said. Pac-Man’s design was updated in a 2013 CGI cartoon titled, “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.” This...