Unearth extreme adventure in Fossil Fighters: Frontier for 3DS
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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brave explorers of the Fossil Fighters: Frontier game will discover a huge 3D world filled with fossils to excavate, prehistoric creatures to revive and primeval battles to conquer. The new portable game, launching for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 20, has players grabbing their excavation tools, hopping in fully customizable vehicles and heading out into the wild world to dig up fossils and revive them into vivosaurs (think of them as extra powerful, extra colorful and extra awesome dinosaurs). These collectible vivosaurs can then be trained and sent into turn-based battles with other mighty beasts. Fossil Fighters: Frontier also lets friends explore and excavate together, fight as a team against rogue vivosaurs and battle in six-player multiplayer reptilian rumbles.
“Video game fans are about to get an adventure of prehistoric proportions,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Between Fossil Fighters: Frontier, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and the upcoming Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition games, it’s a great time to be a Nintendo 3DS owner.”
Nintendo and DeNA form business and capital alliance
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Companies to develop new game apps featuring Nintendo IP for smart devices and a new multi-device membership service
TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7974) and DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) today entered into a business and capital alliance to develop and operate new game apps for smart devices and build a new multi-device membership service for consumers worldwide.
Leveraging the strength of Nintendo’s intellectual property (IP) and game development skills in combination with DeNA’s world-class expertise in mobile games, both companies will develop and operate new game apps based on Nintendo’s IP, including its iconic game characters, for smart devices. The alliance is intended to complement Nintendo’s dedicated video game systems business and extend Nintendo’s reach into the vast market of smart device users worldwide. Under the alliance, DeNA will also be able to strengthen its gaming business at a global scale by leveraging Nintendo’s IP. To ensure the quality of game experience that consumers expect from this alliance of Nintendo and DeNA, only new original games optimized for smart device functionality will be created, rather than porting games created specifically for the Wii U home console or the Nintendo 3DS portable system.
Full steam ahead! Battle aliens using a star-spangled strike team in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Developed by Intelligent Systems, the creators of the beloved Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series, the single- and multiplayer turn-based strategy game Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 13. The game places players on the front lines of a series of intricately designed battlefields and requires them to use both brains and brawn to emerge from battle victorious. Players are thrust into the boots of some of the most original and unexpected playable characters ever assembled in a Nintendo video game. These agents of S.T.E.A.M. (Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace) are composed of literature- and folklore-inspired icons like John Henry, Tiger Lily, Tom Sawyer, Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many more – all led by Abraham Lincoln. Players who dive into the action on New Nintendo 3DS XL can even take advantage of the new system’s enhanced controls and creative amiibo functionality.
“Fresh on the heels of the launch of New Nintendo 3DS XL, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. comes whistling in to give portable players a patriotic punch of action-strategy,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “For players who may be wrapping up The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, or just looking for their next hand-held gaming experience, this refreshingly unique game is just what Honest Abe ordered.”
Experience Kirby’s most clay-ful adventure yet in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–From having Kirby ride on hamsters to turning him into yarn, Kirby games have always experimented with inventive visual styles and unique game play. Launching for the Wii U console on Feb. 20, the visually striking new adventure Kirby and the Rainbow Curse finds players controlling Kirby exclusively using the touch screen on the Wii U GamePad controller in a world made of clay. By drawing lines on the touch screen with the stylus, the player creates Rainbow Ropes that will help Kirby navigate obstacles and defeat enemies. Three friends can hop in and out at any time using Wii Remote controllers to play as Waddle Dees and assist Kirby, and players can even use compatible amiibo figures once a day, per stage, to power up Kirby with special abilities.
“Kirby and the Rainbow Curse kicks off another absolutely stellar lineup of Wii U games for this year,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “In the first half of the year alone, Wii U owners will be able to adventure with Kirby, party down with Mario and his friends in Mario Party 10, build levels in the Nintendo eShop-exclusive Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and experience Nintendo’s newest IP with the action-packed Splatoon.”
Nintendo supports independent game developers at IndieCade East
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Nintendo will be at IndieCade East starting today in full force. Not only will the company be showing off several smaller titles from indies, but it will also have the chance to meet with tons of East Coast developers.
The following games will be on hand at IndieCade East this weekend:
IronFall: Invasion from VD-Dev: This Nintendo 3DS exclusive takes full advantage of the C Stick features of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system for better aiming. The game supports online and local multiplayer for up to six players, for fast and frantic fun.
Moon Chronicles from Renegade Kid: An update is now available for this critically acclaimed first-person game, designed to fully use the extra control options available on New Nintendo 3DS XL – including the C Stick and new ZL and ZR Buttons.
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse from WayForward: This game is now available in the Nintendo eShop, but Nintendo will be showing off updates that take advantage of New Nintendo 3DS XL.
Gunman Clive 2 from Hörberg Productions: This Nintendo 3DS exclusive has a strong following, and its loyal fans have been hungry to check out this sequel, which launched Jan. 29 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Affordable Space Adventures from KnapNok Games and Nifflas Games: This suspenseful stealth puzzling Wii U exclusive features co-op play and will be playable at the show.
Swords & Soldiers II from Ronimo Games: This side-scrolling strategy game, which is a Wii U exclusive and features local multiplayer, will be on hand at the show.
Elliot Quest from PlayEveryWare: An 8-bit retro RPG game with a hero on a quest to cure his curse of immortality. Explore Urele Island and uncover its secrets when this game launches in March, exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Blek from Broken Rules & kunabi brother: Imagination and creativity come to life in this beautiful award-winning puzzle game that launched on Feb. 12 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Damon Baker, Nintendo of America’s senior manager of Licensing, will also be hodling a seminar titled “Self-Publishing with Nintendo.” At the event, indies can learn how to work with Nintendo and find out what it takes to get their games published on the eShop.
Source: Nintendo PR
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Save the world from a terrible fate in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“Dawn of the First Day. 72 Hours Remain.” With these iconic words, Link begins his suspenseful three-day journey to save the world from a crashing moon in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D game, launching the same day as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system on Feb. 13. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is a remastered and enhanced version of the classic that’s unlike any other adventure in The Legend of Zelda series, and New Nintendo 3DS XL offers the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming experience possible.
While the game is playable on any Nintendo 3DS family system, players that pick up New Nintendo 3DS XL can experience The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D with added features, like the ability to control the camera with the C Stick and experiencing the game’s remastered and detailed graphics using the new face-tracking 3D technology built into the new system. Playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D on New Nintendo 3DS XL is the best way to experience this memorable adventure.
European Nintendo PR – “#Nintendo3DSDay”
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Nintendo of Europe has put out a new press release detailing the Friday releases for the 3DS this week. These include the New 3DS, Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. You’ll find the PR in full below.
Avalanche of new releases include New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate, plus more!
9th February 2015 – While Friday 13th is considered by many to be a day shrouded in superstition and misfortune, Nintendo is aiming to overturn this notion and bring good fortune to European handheld gaming fans this coming Friday, #Nintendo3DSDay, with a slew of new hardware and software releases.
At a time when the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has now sold over 50 million hardware units globally, the latest additions to the family, New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, make their European debut on Friday 13th alongside two major software releases – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Capcom®‘s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Both titles are playable on all Nintendo 3DS systems, but feature added functionality when experienced on New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, such as super-stable 3D and enhanced camera controls using the C Stick. Two limited edition hardware bundles, New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora’s Mask 3D Edition* and New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Edition** will also launch on Friday to celebrate these highly-anticipated titles.
Meanwhile, exclusively on Nintendo eShop, IronFall: Invasion, an intense single-player and six-person local & online multiplayer action-shooter from three talented developers launches alongside familiar faces in Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe. In addition, a free video-on-demand streaming service named Nintendo Anime Channel becomes available for download from Nintendo eShop, with anime series from the likes of Kirby, Pokémon, and Inazuma Eleven.
Laurent Fischer, Managing Director, European Marketing & PR at Nintendo of Europe, commented: “We are delighted to be releasing such an extensive Nintendo 3DS hardware and software line-up, and hope this offering demonstrates our commitment to providing the best and most varied gameplay experiences possible for handheld gaming fans.”
Nintendo’s releases for #Nintendo3DSDay, Friday 13th February, in full:
SEGA announces global release dates for Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX
Cuter Than Ever, Miku and Friends are Back! Launching on Nintendo 3DS from May 26
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – January 14, 2015 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced that Hatsune Miku™: Project Mirai DX, a 3D rhythm game developed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, will be available on store shelves and via digital download in North America on May 26, 2015, followed by Japan and Korea on May 28 and Europe on May 29. 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. SEGA will release information about retailer preorder programs at a later date.
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX features forty-eight full length versions of fan-favorite songs with multiple game modes and play styles. Game modes include both “Touch Mode” and “Button Mode”, each featuring multiple levels of difficulty and a wealth of customization options. Players are able to adjust difficulty via challenge and support items, change timing indicators and target icons, and swap out vocals in certain songs. Further, players can watch their favorite videos and add scrolling commentary in the Mirai Theater, create unique dance routines in the Dance Studio, and compose their own song phrases in My Tune. The game also features customizable Player Cards which can be shared with the community over StreetPass™ and kept current via SpotPass™.
Source: SEGA PR
Pokemon Shuffle launch announced, new Pokemon discovered in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
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Pokémon Shuffle Launch Announced, New Pokémon Discovered in Pokémon Omega Ruby and
New Pokémon puzzle game can be downloaded at no cost from Nintendo eShop. Plus, Mythical Pokémon Hoopa discovered for Pokémon Omega Ruby and
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games.
BELLEVUE, WA—January 14, 2015—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have announced Pokémon Shuffle, a new game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems that can be downloaded by players from Nintendo eShop at no cost.
In Pokémon Shuffle, players will put their puzzle-solving skills to the test as they battle wild Pokémon across a variety of stages. Match three or more Pokémon in the Puzzle Area to deal damage. The aim of the game is to reduce the wild Pokémon’s HP to zero within the number of moves available.??
North American Nintendo Direct recap announcement
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New Fire Emblem Game and Next Line of amiibo Among Nintendo AnnouncementsREDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– During a Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in the U.S. on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $199.99. New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures.
All of the new features of New Nintendo 3DS XL make it the ideal way to experience upcoming portable games like The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., as well as all other existing Nintendo 3DS software. The system also enhances certain games like Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS with amiibo functionality, faster processing speeds and more control options when compared to the Nintendo 3DS system. In addition to the standard hardware in New Red and New Black, two other New Nintendo 3DS XL designs will be available at launch: a system featuring artwork inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and one based on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate available exclusively at GameStop with the game pre-installed. The three stand-alone New Nintendo 3DS XL models and the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle will all be available on Feb. 13 at suggested retail prices of $199.99 and $229.99, respectively.