Nintendo and Super Smash Bros. join The Tailgate Tour
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Is a Buckeye a better brawler than a Wolverine? What would a Gator’s final smash against a Bulldog look like? Nintendo will help answer some of these questions, as the latest Super Smash Bros. games join The Tailgate Tour.
Nintendo is bringing the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS games to top college football tailgate stops across the South and Midwest regions of the United States through the end of November. Before the players hit the gridiron, fans from rival schools will be able to settle it in Smash by competing in head-to-head matches, playing their own part in these classic rivalries. Nintendo will be keeping score as fans compete, with a visual display indicating whether the home or away team has the edge with the Super Smash Bros. action. A demo version of the Wii U version of the game will be used to pit fans of the rival school against one another, while the Nintendo 3DS game will be focused on letting friends settle their scores.
Let battle commence as Nintendo UK hosts Smash Bros. 3DS tournament
To celebrate the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, fans will be able to battle it out for the chance to be crowned National Champion 2014
1st October, 2014 – Fans of the Smash Bros. franchise will be pleased to learn that they can apply to enter the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship from 3rd to 8th October, to celebrate the launch of this all-star fighting game on a handheld console for the first time. Successful applicants will have the chance to not only be crowned the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Champion, but the overall winner also receive a Wii U console, a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U when it is released in the UK this winter and a Super Smash Bros. merchandise goody bag.
To enter Smash Bros. fans need to have access to a copy of the game and a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS and then apply via www.nintendo.co.uk/supersmashbros3DStournament, selecting their preferred date and location, to be in with a chance of taking part in the nation-wide tournament. Entrants will need to be quick as spaces for the heats are limited! The tournament heats will be held on 11th and 12th October at the following 8 GAME stores across the UK, with the Grand Final set to take place in London on 31st October:
Battle massive armies with legendary characters in Hyrule Warriors for Wii U
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It’s time to fight alongside more than a dozen recognizable characters from The Legend of Zelda series to save Hyrule from a menacing new force. It’s time to dive into a crossover unlike anything Nintendo has ever done before, combining the vast universe of The Legend of Zelda franchise with the breathless fast-paced action perfected by the Dynasty Warriors games. On Sept. 26, it’s time for Hyrule Warriors.
Launching exclusively for the Wii U console, Hyrule Warriors lets players unleash the full power of iconic characters like Link, Zelda and Ganondorf, as they cut down legions of enemies on massive battlefields in familiar settings from The Legend of Zelda series like Hyrule Field, Death Mountain and Skyloft, as well as new locations created specifically for the game. The frenetic action of the Dynasty Warriors franchise blends beautifully with The Legend of Zelda series to create a unique hybrid that feels as seamless as it does bold.
Get hands on with Smash Bros. and much more at EGX London 2014
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Ultimate NES Remix on Nintendo 3DS and Splatoon on Wii U are just three of the pre-release titles available to Nintendo fans at EGX London 2014
19th September 2014 – Gaming fans are in for a great time at this year’s EGX London 2014, as attendees can get hands-on with a variety of Nintendo demos at the official Nintendo stand, including the hotly anticipated Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS which launches on 3rd October 2014. Gamers can also have fun getting to grips with Splatoon, the colourful and chaotic ink splattering third-person shooter out in 2015 exclusively for Wii U, and many other titles including Yoshi’s Woolly World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Hyrule Warriors on Wii U, and Ultimate NES Remix and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on Nintendo 3DS. Fans also have the chance to win prizes on the hour, every hour, with a spin of the Nintendo ‘Swag Wheel’.
With new playable features, characters and gaming modes available to try out in a new demo of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which includes Classic, All-Star and Stadium modes, the Nintendo stand is set to be lively. Fans also have a unique opportunity to play with an expanded roster of characters in this portable version – including PAC-MAN, Diddy Kong, Rosalina & Luma, Link, Zero Suit Samus and Olimar – all of whom have only previously been available in the Wii U demo to date.
Legendary Pokemon Rayquaza joins Groudon and Kyogre in Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
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True powers of Groudon and Kyogre revealed;
Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo, and Mega Gallade make their debut in the Hoenn region
BELLEVUE, WA – September 12, 2014 – The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that fan favorite Rayquaza, an incredibly powerful Pokémon, will join fellow Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games. This mysterious Dragon- and Flying-type Pokémon is said to descend to the planet¹s surface when Groudon and Kyogre clash. Adding to its legend, Rayquaza is somehow related to the mystery of Mega Evolution. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will find out precisely how when the video games launch November 21, 2014, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Fans can now watch Rayquaza in action, and other new scenes from the games, in a brand-new trailer at YouTube.com/Pokemon.
True Powers of Groudon and Kyogre
Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre intensify their power under Primal Reversion, each obtaining an Ability that only Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre can possess.
Nintendo announces three colorful new looks for 3DS XL
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Super Smash Bros., Persona Q, NES Models Announced at GameStop EXPO 2014
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo’s 3D portable video game system will be getting three cool new looks for the holiday season. Nintendo announced the three special-edition Nintendo 3DS XL systems during the GameStop EXPO in Anaheim, California. The new systems are sure to be scooped up by collectors and anyone who was waiting for an excuse to buy a hand-held Nintendo system. Systems announced today include:
Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL: Red and blue systems go on sale at retailers nationwide on Sept. 19 in honor of the Oct. 3 launch of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. The cover of the new hardware features a dozen of the game’s characters, including Mario, Link, Samus and Little Mac. The systems will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99 each. (The Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game is sold separately.)
Watch Dogs confirmed for release on November 18 in North America, November 20 in Europe
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Ubisoft has officially announced that Watch Dogs will be coming to Wii U on November 18 in North America. The European version is set for November 20.
In the Wii U version, a detailed and interactive map of Chicago will be displayed on the GamePad. Off-TV play is also supported.
Ubisoft Bucharest has been working on the Wii U version of Watch Dogs in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.
Source: Ubisoft PR
Bayonetta 2 comes into focus in a new Nintendo Direct
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A new Nintendo Direct video detailed some of the cool new aspects of the Bayonetta 2 game, which launches exclusively for Wii U on Oct. 24. For the first time, Nintendo announced that the cosplay options available in the original Bayonetta game will also be available in Bayonetta 2. These include Bayonetta’s wild takes on Princess Peach, Daisy, Link and Samus. But a surprise interstellar mercenary is also given the costume treatment: an outfit reminiscent of Fox McCloud, hero of the Star Fox games, was also revealed for Bayonetta 2 during this Nintendo Direct.
The Nintendo Direct also revealed Rodin as a playable character in Bayonetta 2’s multiplayer Tag Climax mode and showed off the first footage of multiplayer action.
European Bayonetta 2 Direct wrap-up announcement
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Nintendo Direct broadcast reveals new details of Bayonetta 2 and showcases the Tag Climax online co-op mode
4th September 2014 – A new Nintendo Direct video detailed some of the exhilarating aspects of Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2, and announced the European launch date of 24th October. Nintendo also unveiled the Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition – which is exclusive to Europe – and houses disc versions of Bayonetta 2 and the Wii U Bayonetta remake, plus The Art of Bayonetta 2 art book, in special 3D embossed leather-effect packaging that faithfully recreates The Hierarchy of Laguna, the book of angels that docum ents the angelic foes Bayonetta meets on her adventures, making this a striking edition for devotees of the Umbra Witch.
At launch, European fans will have three retail editions to choose from: the newly announced First Print Edition, the Special Edition which bundles disc versions of Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta together, or the solus edition which includes just Bayonetta 2. In addition, digital versions of Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta can be purchased on Nintendo eShop at launch, and those who buy one title can obtain the other one at a discounted price.
Europe – Smash Bros., Amiibo, Pokemon star in Nintendo’s end of year lineup
29th August 2014 – Nintendo has prepared a bumper line-up of new games and products on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems for the end of 2014. The line-up includes new entries from some of the biggest series in gaming, plus new amiibo interactive figures featuring some of gaming’s most iconic characters.
The first 12 amiibo interactive figures are today confirmed as being Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future.
Along with amiibo, here’s what lies in store for Nintendo fans leading up to the end of 2014: