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Nintendo shop maintenance set for Monday

eshop_l Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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All of Nintendo’s digital store offerings will be down for a few hours of maintenance on Monday. That includes the Wii U and 3DS eShops, Wii Shopping Channel, and DSi Shop. This is taking place between 4 PM ET and 8 PM ET / 1 PM PT and 5 PM PT.

Also, for what it’s worth, various game maintenance will be taking place on Monday as well. Here’s the full information on that:

From Monday, July 27, 2015 3:00 PM
– Monday, July 27, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time

During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

Wii U
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Animal Crossing™ Plaza
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Art of Balance
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Darts Up
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Dr. Luigi
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Puddle
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Spy Chameleon
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Trine Enchanted Edition
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Wooden Sen’SeY
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Zen Pinball™ 2
Nintendo 3DS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Jump Trials Supreme
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Mario Golf™: World Tour
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles 3
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for STORY OF SEASONS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL

From Monday, July 27, 2015 2:00 PM
– Monday, July 27, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time

During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

Nintendo 3DS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Fractured Soul
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Harvest Moon 3D:The Tale of Two Towns
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Kid Icarus: Uprising
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV 3D EDITION
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for THE “DENPA” MEN 2 : Beyond the Waves

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Nintendo Download (5/28/15, North America) – Don’t Starve, Mega Man Zero 3, Mega Man Battle Network 4, more

eshop_l Posted 3 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Retail

Splatoon (available Friday) – $59.99

Wii U Download

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition – $14.99
Baila Latino – $29.90

Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon – $7.99
Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun – $7.99
Mega Man Zero 3 – $7.99
Rival Turf – $7.99

Wii U Demo

SDK Paint

3DS Download

Glory of Generals The Pacific – $6.99

3DS Themes

Mighty Switch Force! Theme – $1.99
Pokémon Shuffle – $1.99
Pokémon: Mega Charizard X – $1.99
Pokémon: Eevee Collection – $1.99
Splatoon: Fresh Squid – $1.99 (available Friday)

DSiWare

G.G Series Wonderland – $1.99

eShop Sales

Wii U/3DS

– Transformers Prime (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), The Amazing Spider-man 2 (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Activision are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 4.
– 1001 Spikes (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $15 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.
– Color Zen (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Color Zen Kids (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
– Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is up to 48 percent off (reduced to $12.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 31.

Wii U

– Zumba Fitness World Party is 75 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 8.
– Fit Music is 56 percent off (reduced from $29.90 to $12.90) until 8: 59 a.m. PT on July 31.

3DS

– Crash City Mayhem is 75 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 8.
– Cave Story, VVVVVV and more games from Nicalis are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.
Monster Combine TD is 35 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 25.

Activities

– Miiverse Ink-redible Splatoon Sweepstakes – Head over to Miiverse for an opportunity to win the Splatoon game! A new community called “Miiverse Ink-redible Splatoon Sweepstakes” is open under the Play Nintendo community from May 26 until June 30. Visit the community here, which is already full of ink-redible drawings. To participate, just post your Splatoon fan art in the community. You can enter every week for your chance to win Splatoon.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to U.S. residents who are at least 13 years old. Sweepstakes begins 5/26/15 at 2pm PT and ends 6/30/15 at 11pm PST. Submit fan art via Miiverse to enter. Three weekly prizes: 1 Splatoon game (ARV $59.99 each). For alternate means of entry, full sweepstakes details and official rules: http://www.nintendo.com/corp/rules/miiverse-splatoon/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

– Best Buy StreetPass Event – To celebrate the Nintendo World Championships 2015 qualifying events, a special StreetPass event will take place exclusively in all Best Buy locations in the United States and Canada from May 29 to May 31. Bring your Nintendo 3DS system with you to your closest Best Buy store to enhance StreetPass-enabled games you already own, such as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. It’s also a great opportunity to collect Mii characters from new locations to help fill up puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap and help out in StreetPass Mii Plaza games. For more information about StreetPass, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/features/streetpass.
Pokémon Shuffle Update – A major Pokémon Shuffle update is now available. This update marks the debut of new features and stages. This update includes the new Super Catch Power feature so now Pokémon become easier to catch than before. Improvements to gameplay include How Hearts Accumulate, Checking Out Pokémon and Combo Numbers Shown Longer. These are just a few of the adjustments being made to the game. For more details, please visit http://www.pokemonshuffle.com/en-us/.

– Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “amiibo Agent” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “amiibo Agent” tournament runs from May 28 to May 31. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Source: Nintendo PR

 

Update: Game maintenance, no shop maintenance – Nintendo shop maintenance on Monday

Posted 4 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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Update 2 (4/18): I’m not sure what happened, but Nintendo is no longer planning shop maintenance. However, we do have the following game maintenance to add:

From Monday, April 20, 2015 3:30 PM
– Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time
During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.
Wii U
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Fist of the North Star®: Ken’s Rage 2
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Pikmin™ 3
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for The Amazing Spider-Man™ Ultimate Edition
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition
Nintendo 3DS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for AiRace Speed
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for AiRace Xeno
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Angry Birds™ Star Wars®
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Bird Mania Christmas 3D
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Chain Blaster
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cube Tactics
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cut the Rope
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cut the Rope®: Triple Treat
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Disney Magical World
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Mario and Donkey Kong™: Minis on the Move
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Yumi’s Odd Odyssey™
From Monday, April 20, 2015 2:00 PM
– Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time
During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.
Wii U
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for CHARIOT
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Frenchy Bird


Update: It’s not as notable, but there will be maintenance for various games as well.

From Monday, April 20, 2015 4:00 PM
– Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time
During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

Wii U
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Art of Balance
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Darts Up
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Dr. Luigi
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Spy Chameleon
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Wooden Sen’SeY
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Zen Pinball™ 2

Nintendo 3DS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for STORY OF SEASONS


Nintendo’s digital shops will be down for a few hours on Monday, April 20 while maintenance takes place. This will be happening between 4 PM ET and 8 PM ET (1 PM PT and 5 PM PT). The maintenance period will affect the Wii U and 3DS eShops, Wii Shopping Channel, and DSi Shop.

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More Nintendo shop maintenance planned for Monday

Posted 5 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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Nintendo is gearing up for another round of shop maintenance next week. The Wii U and 3DS eShops, Wii Shopping Channel, and DSi Shop will be down on Monday between 4 PM ET and 8 PM ET (1 PM PT and 5 PM PT).

In slightly less important news, the Wii U and 3DS Image Share service will be down tonight between 12 AM ET and 3 AM ET (9 PM PT and 12 AM PT).

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Petit Computer to be removed from the European 3DS eShop on January 31

Posted 7 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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Petit Computer will soon be removed from the 3DS eShop in Europe. According to a message posted on the store, Petit Computer won’t be available for download after January 31. However, those who purchased the app previously will be able to re-download it at any time they wish.

It’s unclear why Petit Computer is being removed from the European 3DS eShop at this time. It may have something to do with publisher Gamebridge. Or perhaps some sort of action is being taken to prepare for the proper 3DS version known as SmileBASIC.

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Dan Adelman – Nintendo of Japan makes final decisions, Reggie thoughts, indie limitations and suggestions for Nintendo

Posted 8 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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NintendOn has conducted a new interview with Dan Adelman, Nintendo of America’s former boss on all things indie. The discussion tackled topics such as how Nintendo’s Japanese division makes final decisions, suggestions for the company’s indie program going forward, and more.

Read on below for a few excerpts from the interview. You’ll find the full talk here.

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The Best of the Nintendo DS – Staff Opinions!

dsheadereba Posted 8 months ago
By (@Patricklous)
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As our celebration of the Nintendo DS’ 10th birthday draws to a close, the Nintendo Everything staff got together to discuss the games we thought defined the console for us. You’ve probably noticed all the DS-centric listicles we’ve been posting over the last few weeks, but these were all user-voted so we didn’t exactly have much control over the games that made the list. So with that in mind we’re adding in our opinions on everything from the best soundtracks to the most disappointing titles, including a few games that didn’t make the original lists.

Each of the staff members contributing has their own unique gaming tastes and just so you know exactly who to argue with in the comments section, the guys who you’ll be hearing from in this article are:


Name: Brian
Site Role: The Leader of the Bunch, You Know Him Well

Name: Patrick
Site Role: Famicolumnist, Bought Too Many DS Games

Name: Austin
Site Role: Buster of Eggs, Veteran of the Review Crew

Name: Kirara
Site Role: The Radiant Reporter, Amiibo Aficionado

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The Top 6 DSiWare Titles

dsiware Posted 9 months ago
By (@Patricklous)
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The big (only?) selling point of the DSi was the existence of DSiWare, a collection of downloadable games available for purchase. From cheap, simple titles like Pyoro and other re-released WarioWare games to larger titles that were a bit too niche for a retail release like Wayforward’s Mighty Flip Champs, there was a fair bit worth playing on the service, so I thought it was worth highlighting the best it has to offer – or at least the games you readers claimed to be the best. I personally have minimal experience with DSiWare, only discovering a handful of games through the 3DS eShop, which is why other editors, namely Austin, are giving me a hand in writing this up.

I had initially planned to do all these lists as a “top 10” since it’s the tenth anniversary of the Nintendo DS, but since the DSi has only been out for six years let’s streamline things a bit. Yes, that’s the reason that only six games are on it and not because there were only a few entries that completely dominated the poll.

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The Top 10 Most Visually Appealing Nintendo DS Games

dslistheader2 Posted 9 months ago
By (@Patricklous)
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One of the big selling points of the Nintendo DS was its ability to render things in both 2D AND 3D. Wow! I mean sure developers could pull off polygons on the Game Boy Advance, but they probably shouldn’t have.

Like the jump from the 16-bit to 32-bit/64-bit consoles, the games on the DS contained a mix of art styles that don’t all hold up particularly well, but there are certain titles that overcome the low resolution of the console and deliver an experience that looks pretty darn nice. Consider this the top 10 least ugly games on the console, as voted by you:

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