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Fire Emblem: Awakening sold 1.79 million copies as of December 2014

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An official page for the Fire Emblem If theme song just recently opened. In a brief introduction for the series, it’s revealed that sales of Awakening have climbed to 1.79 million units. That’s a worldwide figure as of December 2014.

The fully translated overview states:

Fire Emblem – Nintendo’s SRPG series that has been beloved by fans for 25 years. The most recent entry, Fire Emblem Awakening, sold 1.79 million copies worldwide (as of December 2014), and now, this world-beloved series’ latest entry, “Fire Emblem if”, will be released to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Fire Emblem: Awakening originally launched in Japan in April 2012. The North American release took place in February 2013, with Europe getting the game a couple of months later.

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Nintendo Download (5/21/15, North America) – Swords & Soldiers II, Blocky Bot, Mega Man Zero 2, more

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

Wii U Download

Swords & Soldiers II – $19.99
Blocky Bot – $1.99
Journey of a Special Average Balloon – $1.49
Shapes of Gray – $6.99
Stone Shire – $7.99
Vector Assault – $4.99

Wii U Demo

Shiny The Firefly

Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man Zero 2 – $7.99
SUPER E.D.F. Earth Defense Force – $7.99

3DS Retail

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – $29.99 (available Friday)

3DS Download

Samurai Defender – $3.99

3DS Themes

Swapnote: Nikki and Friends

eShop Sales

Wii U/3DS

– SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 50 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28.

Wii U

– Bombing Bastards is 28 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 1.
– Master Reboot is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.
– Shiny the Firefly is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 20.

3DS

– Retro City Rampage: DX is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28.
– SpongeBob HeroPants is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28.
– Yumi’s Odd Odyssey, Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning and more Natsume games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 31.
– Hello Kitty Picnic with Sanrio Friends and Hello Kitty and Sanrio Friends 3D Racing from Majesco are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 1.
– I Love My Little Boy and I Love My Little Girl from BigBen Interactive are 40 percent off (reduced from $24.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 4.
– 3D MahJongg, Gardenscapes and other games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 4.
– Battleminer is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.

Source: Nintendo PR

 

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon announced, coming to 3DS winter 2015

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Update: We now have confirmation that Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is heading to Europe in early 2016. Fall 2015 in Japan.


Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is coming to 3DS, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have announced. The game will be released in winter 2015 in North America.

Only a few details about Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon have surfaced thus far. In the announcement, it’s stated that the title will feature “even greater, randomly created dungeons that change each time they enter.” Additionally, “players will battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokemon to save the world in a sweeping tale of adventure and mystery.”

It was also confirmed today that over 13 million copies of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series have been sold worldwide.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter getting Wii U stretch goal at $3 million?

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When Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was announced, it came with the disappointing news that the project wasn’t planned – at least initially – for Nintendo platforms. However, a notice on the Kickstarter page gave a small hint/hope that something such as a Wii U version could be possible if funds reached a certain amount.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been reaching stretch goals regularly on Kickstarter, and one of the latest updates suggests that a Wii U edition could be in the cards. Fans have been analyzing the new stretch goal image (shown above), which seems to show the top of the Wii U logo at $3 million. That’s not confirmed, but it appears to be the general consensus at the moment.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has raised almost $2.5 million on Kickstarter. If what people are speculating turns out to be accurate, then that means only $500,000 extra would be needed for a Wii U version.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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Iwata Asks: Splatoon summary and a look at some prototype designs

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The latest Iwata Asks focusing on Splatoon has all sorts of interesting details about the game’s development. Additionally, the team even shared a few prototype designs from the project. You can find those images below, plus plenty of tidbits about how Splatoon came together. Did you know that it was only 10 percent complete at E3 2014?

Part 1

– The reaction to Splatoon at last year’s E3 was better than expected
– Amano made the announcement trailer
– This is different than usual since trailers tend to be made by an outside agency
– Splatoon began after Nogami finished working on Wii U’s launch; he worked on the system’s menu
– Nogami gathered the Wii U launch team members about creating “a new kind of game, without worrying about trying to fit into existing game genres”
– The team got together practically every day and brainstormed potential ideas
– There were over 75 ideas shared in about 6 months
– The last new character from EAD was 14 years ago (Pikmin)
– The team wasn’t trying to create a new character, but instead a new game structure

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– Program director Sato made a demo, which had a white cube in a maze (tofu)
– In the demo, blocks shaped like tofu could shoot ink and steal each other’s turf

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Media Create sales (5/11 – 5/17)

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

PS4 – 11,489
New 3DS LL – 11,340
Vita – 10,685
Wii U – 6,428
New 3DS – 3,483
PS3 – 2,964
3DS LL – 790
3DS – 742
Vita TV – 439
Xbox One – 148

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

New 3DS LL – 17,875
Vita – 17,273
PS4 – 15,992
Wii U – 11,137
New 3DS – 5,446
PS3 – 4,351
3DS – 1,413
3DS LL – 1,358
Vita TV – 665
Xbox One – 187

And here are the software charts:

1. [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – 15,913 / NEW
2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 13,844 / 232,683
3. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 11,303 / 155,278
4. [3DS] Girls Mode 3 – 7,422 / 128,213
5. [PS4] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 5,944 / NEW
6. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 5,405 / 989,307
7. [3DS] Bravely Second – 5,260 / 134,905
8. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X – 4,236 / 101,511
9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 3,648 / 2,622,489
10. [PS4] Dying Light – 3,252 / 44,450
11. [WIU] Mario Party 10 – 3,204 / 140,963
12. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 3,133 / 2,230,716
13. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 2,723 / 2,606,206
14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 2,439 / 3,972,933
15. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online – 2,300 / 105,342
16. [PS4] Tropico 5 – 2,133 / 17,997
17. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest – 2,072 / 117,161
18. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 2,041 / 636,111
19. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – 1,944 / 84,347
20. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – 1,863 / 100,345

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Rumor: USK causing eShop publishers to drop releases in Germany, indies struggling with sales

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A new report from Nintendo Life paints a concerning picture about the state of indies in Germany. The site claims that “over the past months there have been secret European developer meetings to discuss the current state of the eShop.” The big takeaway is that “larger download publishers are starting to drop Germany because they are not able to recoup the cost of earning a USK rating”.

Unfortunately, that isn’t all. The article also mentions that many indies are facing issues selling 3,000 copies of their game o nthe eShop. Because of this, “many are dropping support for Nintendo’s consoles.”

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Update: Also Australia/New Zealand – Club Nintendo Europe to add Mario Kart 8 soundtrack, Captain Toad lamp, more

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Update: Bumped to the top. We now have confirmation that this news applies to Australia and New Zealand as well.


Club Nintendo may have essentially ended in North America, but it’s still alive and kicking in other territories. In Europe, there are plenty of additional rewards still to come, including a Mario Kart 8 soundtrack, Captain Toad lamp, and more.

Take a look at a recent email from Nintendo showcasing some of the upcoming Club Nintendo Europe rewards below. As items are added to the catalog, we’ll keep you updated.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX delayed to September in both North America and Europe, Launch Edition announced

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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX will no longer be releasing this month as originally planned. Today, SEGA announced that the 3DS title will now arrive on September 8 in North America and September 11 in Europe.

SEGA has also revealed a new North American “Launch Edition” for Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. It’ll come with the game itself, premium outer box packaging, and a 3-foot wallet chain designed after Hatsune Miku’s iconic belt. Additionally, all copies of the game will include 19 double-sided augmented reality (AR) cards that show off additional dance moves and costumes.

You’ll find additional details about Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX along with screenshots below.

In collaboration with Good Smile Company, a popular Japanese figure company, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX features Miku and all of her friends in their Nendoroid figure style. The game features 48 full-length versions of fan-favorite songs players can challenge themselves with by trying to match the rhythm in “Tap Mode” and “Button Mode,” each with multiple difficulty levels, which can be further augmented with challenge and support items.

But the rhythm game is just one facet of Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – players can also customize a virtual apartment for their favorite Miku character with decorations, seasonal items, and more. The Mirai Theater has replay functions so players can watch their favorite videos and add scrolling commentary. Choreograph entirely new routines by making new moves in the Dance Studio, and compose brand new song phrases in My Tune. This info can all be shared on customizable Profile Cards, which can be shared via StreetPass and kept current via SpotPass.

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