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Nintendo shop maintenance set for Tuesday in North America, Wednesday in Europe

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All of Nintendo’s shops will be experiencing online maintenance next week. The Wii U and 3DS eShops, Wii Shopping Channel, and DSi Shop will all be down while this is taking place.

Here’s the relevant times for the maintenance:

– 1 PM PT – 5 PM PT (Tuesday)
– 4 PM ET – 8 PM ET (Tuesday)
– 9 PM in the UK – 1 AM in the UK (Tuesday/Wednesday)
– 10 PM in Europe – 2 AM in Europe (Tuesday/Wednesday)

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Watchup CEO on bringing the app to Wii U, thinks the console offers “the best realization of the second screen experience”

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The Watchup news app made a surprising appearance on the Wii U eShop last week.

Watchup CEO and founder Adriano Farano spoke about the decision to bring the download to Nintendo’s console, telling The Drum:

“Philosophically, the partnership was a natural fit because Watchup’s core mission is to bring the consumption of broadcast news into the modern digital age. Younger audiences, particularly the cord-cutting set, are demanding that their news is personalized and available to them when they want, where they want it. This is exactly what Watchup provides.”

Farano also spoke about why Watchup is a good fit on Wii U. In his response, he pointed out his belief that Nintendo’s console offers the “best realization of the second screen experience”.

“The ability to leverage a second screen led Watchup to come up with the idea of a ‘watch and read’ interface that takes advantage of both screens in a fully functional way. As it turns out, the Wii U platform is probably the best realization of the ‘second screen’ experience because it doesn’t require downloading a second app on your phone or using a separate device. Because it’s the same integrated hardware, it is completely synchronized and seamless. News articles related to the video being watched are automatically populated on the handheld device and can be browsed for added context with the swipe of a finger.”

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Nintendo Download (9/3/15, North America) – Gunman Clive Wii U, Mario Golf

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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

Gunman Clive HD Collection – $3.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Mario Golf – $9.99
VS. Excitebike – $4.99

3DS Retail

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – $29.99

3DS Demo

Proun+

eShop Sales

Wii U

– Jett Tailfin is 23 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.
– Land it Rocket is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.
– Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is 33 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.

3DS

– Etrian Mystery Dungeon is 25 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 7.
– Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is 40 percent off (reduced from $49.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 7.
– WAKEDAS, Witch & Hero and World Conqueror 3D from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24.
– AeternoBlade is 46 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24.
– Art of Balance TOUCH! is 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5.20) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24.

Permanent Price Drops

– Proun+ (Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $4.99 (from $6.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
– Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $29.99 (from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 7.
– Gravblocks+ (Wii U) is reduced to $3.49 (from 4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.

Activities

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Steel Driver” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Steel Driver” tournament runs Sept. 3 through Sept. 7. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on the Nintendo 3DS system for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Source: Nintendo PR