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Another round of European release dates – Toad and Bowser Wiimotes in November, more

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Nintendo has sent out another round of release dates for Europe.

First, a few highlights are below:

Wii Remote Plus Toad – 20th November
Wii Remote Plus Bowser – 20th November
Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward Pack (Incl White New Nintendo 3DS + game pre-installed + cover plates + Theme download code) – 20th November
New Nintendo 3DS cover plates – Hello Kitty – 27th November
New Nintendo 3DS cover plates – Yoshi (No’28) – 27th November
Pokémon Omega Ruby Starter Box (Incl Pokémon Omega Ruby game, Pokéball Cartidge Case &
Hoenn Pokédex Poster) – 30th October
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Starter Box (Incl Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game, Pokéball Cartidge Case &
Hoenn Pokédex Poster) – 30th October

Europe’s entire schedule in full can be found after the break.

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Amazon Spain lists Just Dance: Disney Party 2 for Wii U and Wii

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Ubisoft launched Just Dance: Disney Party back in 2012. Based on information coming from a retailer, it’s now looking like the game will be receiving a sequel.

Amazon Spain is listing Just Dance: Disney Party 2 for a few different platforms, including Wii U and Wii. There’s a tentative October 22 release date on the product page as well.

Ubisoft has yet to announce Just Dance: Disney Party 2, but an announcement could be made in the near future.

 

July 2015 NPD: top 10 best-selling games in the U.S.

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NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of July 2015. The results can be found below.

1. Lego: Jurassic World (360, 3DS, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PS4, Vita)
2. Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
3. Minecraft (360, PS3 ,Xbox One, PS4)
4. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
5. Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour (PS4, Xbox One)
6. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
7. Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
8. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
9. FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS)
10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)

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Skylanders SuperChargers dev on the Nintendo collaboration and more

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During Gamescom this week, NintendOn spoke with Vicarious Visions co-founder Guha Bala. There was plenty of talk about the Nintendo collaboration in Skylanders SuperChargers, as well as a few other topics such as the decision to continue using a portal rather than the GamePad’s NFC functionality.

As always, you can find a few excerpts from the interview below. The full discussion is located here.

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Top 100 best-selling games in Japan during the first half of 2015

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This week’s issue of Famitsu reveals the top 100 best-selling games in Japan during the first half of 2015. All data was collected between December 29, 2014 and June 28, 2015. You can check out the results in full below (thanks hiska-kun).

01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 601.080 / 2.608.407
02. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes
(Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥7.344) – 453.142
03. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D # (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076) – 438.108
04. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 387.105
05. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.01.22} (¥8.715) – 367.233
06. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire #
(Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 358.253 / 2.823.103
07. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom / White Kingdom # (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥5.076) – 353.201
08. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes # (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥8.424) – 321.526
09. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.19} (¥6.145) – 318.726
10. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} (¥4.320) – 287.616

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First Skylanders SuperChargers Racing screenshots and details

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On Wii U, Activision is making Skylanders SuperChargers. It’s the next core entry in the Skylanders series with gameplay that is similar to the other versions.

Activision has something different in store for Skylanders on 3DS and Wii. Today, the publisher properly unveiled “Skylanders SuperChargers Racing”. This is a dedicated racing combat game with new tracks, power-ups, boosts, hazards, and more. In the 3DS version, players can experience 4-player online and local races.

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing include Bowser and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser. These can also be used on Wii U. By twisting the figure’s base, the figure becomes an amiibo.

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Chris Pranger shares tidbits about working for Nintendo Treehouse

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Chris Pranger, who works at Nintendo Treehouse, appeared on the latest episode of the Part-Time Gamer podcast. Pranger shared a few interesting details about his position his position as well as working at the company as a whole.

You’ll find a summary of information from the podcast below. For the full discussion, visit this link.

– Nintendo’s media policy has recently changed regarding employees being more open about talking about their work but not spoilers or anything
– He is the voice of the first level boss in Star Fox Zero; also working on the game
– Talks about NOA using employees as voiceovers for fun and cheap work
– Nintendo has a game library where employees can check out games for all systems in order to be well-versed in gaming; this is how he played Bioshock Infinite
– Sakurai kills himself for his games; he is very sensitive to fan feedback
– Localization costs a ton of money and often the vocal minority of fans who want a game localized isn’t a large enough consumer base to justify the localization costs
– The original Xenoblade is an example he gives of this
– Nintendo of Europe ate the cost on that project

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