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Club Nintendo temporarily closes orders for physical rewards

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For the next few weeks, Club Nintendo members will be unable to place orders for physical rewards.

Nintendo explains on the service’s website that its systems are being updated. In the meantime, the company recommends checking out the currently-available digital rewards.

The full notice reads:

Orders for physical rewards are currently closed while we update our systems. But there’s good news: We’ll be accepting orders again starting May 13. We’ve also got great digital games that you can download instantly, so check ‘em out.

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Miiverse has received a new update

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Miiverse has received yet another update, and Nintendo’s “Marty” has shared the details.

The first changes pertain to the web version of Miiverse. You’ll now see a “Posts from Verified Users” icon at the top of the Communities screen, and searching for communities by software title is now possible.

And for all versions of Miiverse, after posting a comment on someone else’s message, you’ll need to wait three minutes before you can comment again on the same post.

Here’s the full update message from Marty:

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Animal Crossing devs on series’ future

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Four Animal Crossing games have been released spanning over four console generations. Where might hte series go from here?

Nintendo’s Aya Kyogoku offered some vague words to GiantBomb in a recent interview, noting that she hopes more Animal Crossing games will become available and will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers.

She said:

“It’s hard to say what Animal Crossing is going to look like in 10 years, but I do hope it’s still around and it’s reached out to an even wider range of audience. At the same time, I really hope it stays as franchise that’s both enjoyable to newcomers and people who’ve enjoyed the franchise for all this time.”

Producer Katsuya Eguchi added some words of his own, too:

“In 20 [or] 30 years, when the users in that time are playing, I would like to say ‘when mom and dad were young, we were playing Animal Crossing, too!’. It would be great if we could say something like that. It might actually turn out that I’m more of a grandpa or grandma, but even then, it’d be great to say ‘back in my day, we used to play like this!’”

 

NES Remix director open to future entries with SNES/Game Boy/GBA titles represented

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Thus far, there have been two NES Remix games. Both, obviously, only include titles from the NES era.

But how about something like SNES Remix? Or GBA Remix? This is actually something that director Koichi Hayashida is open to.

Hayashida told IGN in a recent interview:

“Well personally I’m a fan of those games, and I like them a lot. If there’s a big enough outpouring of support for these titles, it’s something I’d like to take a look at.”

“Well, personally, I have a large desire to explore that very idea (Super Nintendo/Game Boy Advance in future Remix games). But it really harkens back to the answer I just gave. Does the marketplace want it or need it?”

“If we get a big enough cry for that, with a lot of people saying, ‘Hey, we’d love to see more of these perhaps for the SNES, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance,’ then it would be something we can take a look at.”

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Super Mario 3D World dev open to revisiting The Adventures of Captain Toad gameplay in the future

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The Adventures of Captain Toad are a unique set of courses in Super Mario 3D World. They only encompass a small portion of the overall game, but they were very well received.

Some had hoped that The Adventures of Captain Toad would return in the future – through DLC, a standalone title with brand new levels, etc. While that’s yet to happen, Super Mario 3D World co-director Koichi Hayashida told EDGE this month that the team would “consider doing something with this feature in the future” if fans continue to show interest.

He said:

“We thought they were a lot of fun, so we’re really glad everyone likes them too. If enough fans express such enthusiasm, we’d consider doing something with this feature in the future.”

Kenta Motokura, Super Mario 3D World’s other co-director, also mentioned that the gameplay of The Adventures of Captain Toad was not at all inspired by smartphone titles:

“They weren’t inspired by smartphone games. The idea was to design a game that would become even more fun as you play through it, and this influenced the pace of the game, effectively increasing the rhythm. We felt that a short challenge with quick results would be a good motivation for players to advance onto the next course.”

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Sales figures for various Ubisoft franchises

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Ubisoft has quite a few million-seller franchises. Assassin’s Creed tops all of the publisher’s IPs with 73 million copies sold, though series such as Rayman and Prince of Persia have also sold well.

Here’s the full listing:

- Assassin’s Creed: 73 million
- Just Dance: 48 million
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: 30 million
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: 26 million
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: 25 million
- Petz: 24 million
- Rayman: 25 million
- Imagine: 21 million
- Prince of Persia: 20 million
- Driver: 19 million
- Far Cry: 18 million
- Rayman Raving Rabbids: 14 million
- The Settlers: 10 million
- The Experience: 9 million
- Anno: 5 million
- Your Shape: 3 million

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