Super Mario Run launches for iPhone and iPad on December 15, pricing revealed
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Update: Super Mario Run’s European pricing is €9.99 / £7.99.
Original: Super Mario Run will launch for iPhone and iPad on December 15, Nintendo has announced.
The game will be free-to-download as previously announced, allowing players to try elements of the three different modes for free. However, those who put down the one-time payment of $9.99 can receive full access to each of the modes.
Super Mario Run will work with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. Beginning at launch, the game will arrive in 151 countries and regions. English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and traditional Chinese language options are all supported.
Head past the break to read today’s announcement in full.
Pokemon GO players caught 1.3 billion Ghost types during Halloween event
Speaking with GamesRadar, Niantic revealed that 1.3 billion Ghost type Pokemon were caught during Pokemon GO’s Halloween event. That took place over the span of five days.
Niantic says Gastly was the most popular Pokemon caught during the Halloween period. Cubone was second, followed by Drowzee in third.
Miitomo – new Miitomo Drop stage (11/13/16)
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Miitomo has gotten another Miitomo Drop stage. Players can nab some new items in the latest Miitomo Drop stage, “Swords and sorcery! Miitomo RPG #2”.
Available items include:
– Soccer fan wig
– Soccer fan bikini top
– Soccer fan short-shorts
– Rally towel + megaphone
Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.
Niantic teases a Pokemon GO secret
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Niantic CEO John Hanke is teasing a secret hidden within Pokemon GO.
“There will always be secrets in the game that no one has found because we’re always adding new secrets to the game,” Hanke told GamesRadar. “There’s one out there right now and we’ll see how that plays out over the course of the next few weeks.”
Sadly, Hanke didn’t elaborate any further. GamesRadar asked if what he was referring to stems from the Halloween update, but Hanke responding by stating: “I am not giving you any clues.”
Niantic’s Mike Quigley on Pokemon GO: launch woes, third party apps, the game’s lifespan, more
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After yesterday’s interview with gameindustry.biz, Eurogamer also got the chance to sit down and talk with Mike Quigley, Niantic’s chief marketing officer, to talk about Pokemon GO. You can read the full interview here; below are a couple of interesting tidbits:
On how the success of Pokemon GO caught them off guard:
“There’s no way to sugarcoat it, we were overwhelmed by how [Pokémon GO] took off. The success of the product caught us out of position in a couple of areas – we fully admit it. The summer was quite painful – no one slept much. But this has always been a marathon not a sprint. You can look back at Ingress and see that.”
“We can look back and wish we had more resources for certain things, but we kind of weathered it and hopefully people say ‘oh, we are hearing from them more now, there’s more transparency’. And for what it’s worth, regardless of headcount or staffing, one of the reasons people weren’t hearing from us is that there were so many things going on with servers and stuff that was, frankly, distracting the company. We just wanted to make sure the game was still up and running. That took everyone and their focus to take care of things.”
Teased “Bravely” anniversary project revealed; likely a smartphone game
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One month ago, the official Japanese “Bravely” series Twitter account promised some big news for the series’ 4th anniversary. Today, a new game called “Bravely Default: Fairy’s Effect” was announced. The game will soon enter into a limited-capacity closed beta test. Further details were not announced, including which platform the game will be on, but it seems likely that this will be a smartphone game.
Keep in mind that this does not mean the end of the series on 3DS or Nintendo hardware in general. In Japan, both a smartphone and a web browser game were released between Bravely Default and Bravely Second, so a spin-off title on different hardware is nothing unusual. The title of this game also doesn’t seem to imply that it’s a sequel to Bravely Second.
Miitomo – returning Miitomo Drop stages and new items (11/10/16)
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Miitomo has been updated with more content. Users will find returning stages, along with some brand new items.
“Royal Elegence” is the returning stage theme. They provide the following:
– Fantasy princess tiara
– Fantasy princess dress
– Magical princess tiara
– Magical princess dress
– Princely crown
– Royal prince outfit
– Fantasy prince outfit
– Princely shoes
– Cat master
– Royal princess tiara
– Royal princess dress
– Princessy pearl slippers
And as far as the new items go, you can nab the following:
– Steampunk wings
– Hair bun covers
– Cute bob wig
– Tortoise shell glasses
– Robo-kitty headgear
– Robo-kitty body (set)
– Two-tone pullover fleece
– Mid-length duffle coat
– U-neck sweater + collared shirt
– Cozy jacket + dress
– Woolen houndstooth shorts
– Mid-length pleated skirt
– Side gore ankle boots
– Side-striped sneakers
– Colored stone necklace
– Gradient felt muffler
Miitomo update – footage, official announcement
GameXplain has posted some footage showing Miitomo’s new update. On top of that, we have the official announcement from Nintendo that goes into the new features. Both are included below.
Niantic’s Mike Quigley on Pokemon GO: the effect of seasons and weather, the game’s future, more
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gameindustry.biz published an interview today with Mike Quigley, the chief marketing officer at Niantic. Naturally, the interview centered around Pokemon GO, Niantic’s biggest success so far. You can read the full interview here; below are a couple of interesting tidbits:
On how real-life seasons and weather affect a game like Pokemon GO:
“We’ll monitor this stuff, and come this time next year, we might start to think about doing things for the likes of Germany, the UK and North America, who are going through their winter.”
“A lot of people give us credit for the summer release timing, but we also saw strong pick-ups in places like Australia and Brazil, when it was winter for them. There’s a lot of seasonal dynamics we need to consider. It’s a variable that most developers don’t need to worry about. Hopefully we can learn and figure out ways to keep consumers engaged. Maybe there will be other spikes in corresponding glove and hat and coat sales.
Miitomo videos promote the new update
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Now that Miitomo’s big update is here, Nintendo is looking to promote it with three new promo videos. Each one is attached below.