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This morning Nintendo of Europe tweeted out that Mario & Sonic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be releasing April 8 across Europe for the Nintendo 3DS.  Here is the tweet from this morning:


The Pokemon Company plans to release a soundtrack album for Pokemon Red and Green on April 27th. The album will include the soundtrack from the original game and the cries of all 151 original Pokemon. The content list across the 4 discs is

  • Pokemon Red/Green soundtrack (45 tracks)
  • Pokemon Cries(151)
  • Pokémon Fire Red / Leaf Green soundtrack (73 tracks)
  • 3 bonus tracks
  • Pokemon Red / Green best selection (10 tracks)

The album will have a runtime of around 3 hours 55 minutes and will also come with a 24 page booklet which includes an interview with Junichi Masuda. It is available for preorder on Amazon Here


CoroCoro magazine’s next issue is publishing February 15th(Monday) in Japan and it will carry some major news. The trailer that was released for the issue shows the cover which has a dark silhouette of Magiana which is a brand new Pokemon. Hopefully this means that the magazine will have some more details to share about the new Pokemon because we know nothing about it so far.


Nintendo just announced they have started some serious maintenance work on Super Mario Maker. The updates are going to be focused on fixing glitches in the create mode and the maintenance is planned to last until Thursday evening (Friday morning in Europe and Japan). All online services for the game will be impacted by this maintenance. Below is Nintendo’s tweet about the maintenance (all Japanese).


Shin Megami Tensei IV Final comes out in about 2 weeks and now fans who are planning to get a digital copy can purchase and preload the game to make sure they can plan on February 10th when the game releases. The game download takes up 15,069 blocks of space or 1,883MB of space on your SD card. The digital copy of the game will cost the same as the retail version and will include the same bonuses if purchased before February 29th.


Pokemon Rumble is now available in-store across Europe. The retail release of the game today is the second for the game, which came to stores in Japan last fall.  Check out the launch trailer here:

Nintendo has announced some maintenance on the Nintendo Network ID service that will take place Monday evening. During this time you will be unable to connect to networks with your Nintendo Network ID ad all online services which use the ID will not be functioning. The schedule for this maintenance is:

– 12 PM PT – 4 PM PT
– 3 PM ET – 7 PM ET
– 8 PM in the UK – 12 AM in the UK
– 9 PM in the UK – 1 AM in the UK

In addition, tonight will have the weekly Xenoblade Chronicles X maintenance which will halt online services for a short period of time. The schedule for this is:

– 5:50 PM PT – 7:30 PM PT
– 8:50 PM ET – 10:30 PM ET
– 1:50 AM in the UK – 3:30 AM in the UK
– 2:50 AM in Europe – 4:30 AM in Europe


Hyrule Warriors Legends is releasing in Japan today at 12am JST and now fans can pre-load the game onto their system to be able to play right away when it launches. Here are some technical details of the download:

  • Filesize: 16 101 blocks / 2GB
  • Genre: Action
  • Players: 1 (you can control up to 4 characters)
  • Save data file: 1
  • Internet play: special battles
  • Local play: trading Renting Skills for your fairy (2 to 4 people), special battles

Nintendo has also confirmed amiibo compatibility for the game which whill work similarly to in Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U:

  • the amiibo from The Legend of Zelda series allow you to get rare weapons, once a day
  • all the other amiibo allow you to get materials or rupees at random, once a day


Update (1/18): Bumped to the top. eShop maintenance has been updated to the following times:

– 3:30 PM PT – 6 PM PT
– 6:30 PM ET – 9 PM ET
– 11:30 PM in the UK – 2 AM in the UK
– 12:30 AM in Europe – 3 AM in Europe

Online maintenance for Wii U/3DS (online play, rankings, etc.), Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will take place at the following times:

– 1 PM PT – 6 PM PT
– 4 PM ET – 9 PM ET
– 9 PM in the UK – 2 AM in the UK
– 10 PM in Europe – 3 AM in Europe

Lastly, Animal Crossing: New Leaf maintenance will take place at:

– 1 PM PT – 5 PM PT
– 4 PM ET – 8 PM ET
– 9 PM in the UK – 1 AM in the UK
– 10 PM in Europe – 2 AM in Europe

Original (1/15): Despite having some maintenance done last night, Nintendo has announced that the eShops will be receiving more work done on Monday. Both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U eShops will be affected by this. This maintenance session will take approximately 3 hours and the times are as follows:

– 3 PM PT – 6 PM PT
– 6 PM ET – 9 PM ET
– 11 PM in the UK – 2 AM in the UK
– 12 AM in Europe – 3 AM in Europe


Shortly after Nintendo stated that the list of fighters will be growing before the Spring release of the game, three more have been revealed today in CoroCoro magazine scans, and apparently all three are different than the one Nintendo plans to reveal on Friday. The three new fighters revealed are:

  • Mewtwo
  • Garchomp
  • Braixen

All three seem like great choices, now we wait and see who’s next to be added to the lineup.


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