Yesterday, Nintendo started selling the Circle Pad Pro accessory for the 3DS XL on their online store after just listing it 2 days prior. There are no plans to bring it to retail this time, even though the one for the 3DS was a Gamestop exclusive.
EarthBound is finally Wii U bound, arriving on the Virtual Console at some point. Nintendo says they will unveil the release date later in the year. See guys, years of begging can eventually pay off (as long as they don’t pull what the did for the Wii release…)!
Nintendo has once again given us another reason to keep our 3DS’ charged and Wii U’s plugged in. The Nintendo Direct video yesterday gave us a glimpse on some upcoming titles as well as a few amazing first announcements. You can watch the entire announcement above, comment below!
If you’re still on the fence about upgrading to or buying a shiny new 3DS XL to play the new Luigi’s Mansion or Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, now’s the time to act. Announced today, Nintendo is offering anyone who purchases a new 3DS XL and registers it along with either Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity by April 30th will also get a chance to download one of 5 great 3DS titles from the Nintendo eShop. Continue reading
Start stockpiling bananas! Nintendo has officially announced a release date for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for the , you guessed it, Nintendo 3DS. Go ape on May 24th.
Nintendo has officially announced that they will be releasing this awesome yellow Pikachu themed 3DS XL (pictured) here in the U.S. on March 24th. The handheld will be bundled together with a 4gb memory card for $199.
One thing is certain: this grown ass man will be purchasing a Pikachu yellow Nintendo 3DS XL on March 24th.
Japan gets a blessing of awesomeness tomorrow in the form of two downloadable Virtual Console titles. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons will be available tomorrow for download. Only it’s Japan only…for now. No word on if this will be hitting North America, but my guess is that it will. The Zelda series is popular over here as well. *cough*Nintendo*cough*
I’m not sure if they will run in 3D like Link’s Awakening DX, but seeing as how that was a “Virtual Console” release as well, I imagine they are.
During a Nintendo press conference held today, Nintendo FINALLY let all the details out of the bag about the WiiU. For starters, the WiiU will launch in North America on November 18th of this year. They’ve also announced that the system will be available in two bundles; Basic and Deluxe. The Basic set will run you a smooth $299, while the Deluxe set will go for $349. Given that the original Wii launched for $249, and given today’s standard pricing for higher end gaming consoles, the WiiU falls right into what we had expected the system to cost. I’ve included images released by Nintendo giving a breakdown of what you can expect from each bundle. Games for the WiiU will run you an average of $59.99, matching the price point of today’s current generation titles. There has been no announcement as far as the pricing for a standalone tablet controller for the system will run, nor is Nintendo even supporting a second tablet at launch, though they have already confirmed support later on. Current Wii owners shouldn’t dash to their local used game store yet to trade them in yet, the WiiU will require the original if you want to transfer over all of your content. We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the WiiU’s launch date. Continue reading
Should’ve seen it coming. Just as they did with the DSi and DSi XL, Nintendo brings us the 3DS XL. Only two months after being announced, the Nintendo 3DS XL is 90% bigger than the original model. Are you definitely getting more bang for your buck? At $200, the 3DS XL is still cheaper than a PlayStation Vita ($250 – $300) and only $30 more than the original 3DS unit. I’ve had my time with the 3DS XL and I’ve got to say, I’m quite impressed. Continue reading
After a sharp decline in readership over the past few years, Nintendo Power Magazine is the latest magazine to discontinue publication. According to sources, Nintendo has been difficult to work with and did not wish to renew their contract with Future Publishing, who published the magazine. Nintendo does not seem interested in taking direct control over the magazine.
Nintendo Power was, at it’s best, a fun magazine that spent its best years entertaining readers and breaking exclusive Nintendo news. Sadly, many paper magazines have gone a similar route mostly due to the new prominence of online news sources. I would have enjoyed seeing Nintendo Power go online, but it doesn’t seem likely to happen. So let this be a moment of silence for the era of niche print magazines, where Nintendo Power was one of the giants.
Nintendo has announced that they will bringing the Golden Nunchuck, originally Japan only, to America’s Club Nintendo program. For 900 coins, you can pick yours up to go with that snazzy golden Wii remote that came with your special edition of Skyward Sword Supplies are limited!
Nintendo has announced today that Pokemon Black and White 2 will officially be headed to our shores on October 7. Nintendo also announced an app for people playing the games on a 3DS called Pokemon Dream Radar which allows 3DS users to catch and transfer Pokemon using the camera. Seems legit. No announcement on the price of the app (well, 300 yen) but I’m sure it won’t be much.
Just when you thought the system couldn’t get any bigger, it does! In a Q&A session with Famitsu, Nintendo announced that the new, larger 3DS XL model will get it’s own Circle Pad Pro. No price or date was said, or that if it was coming to the US, but I would think it’ll be on or near the release date of the system for around the same price. Also, Nintendo will be launching a charging cradle for the XL as well, only it won’t come with the system. It’ll be sold for $15 separately. Continue reading
Announced today in Japan during a video interview with Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata, New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be releasing for the 3DS this August in Japan (and possibly North America too!). Continue reading
Along with the announcement of New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS later this year, Nintendo also announced a little surprise for all you Kirby fans out there: a collection of various Kirby games on a disc for Wii that will release later this year as a part of Kirby’s 20th anniversary. Continue reading
One of the Pokemon franchise’s most powerful and difficult to catch monster is now available for download in Pokemon Black and White. The Genetic Pokemon himself Mewtwo is available for trainers via Nintendo Wi-Fi. This event Mewtwo has special moves — some learned early, and some it shouldn’t even learn at all! These moves are Psystrike, Shadow Ball, Aura Sphere and Electro Ball. Continue reading