Not without controversy, the eShop is growing home to more and more clones of mobile games. There are already four clones of Flappy Bird and a host of other cheap, simple games that are typically played on smartphones and tablets. Tilelicious isn't a direct clone of 2048, but it's very similar and nature and draws much inspiration from it.
In the Nintendo E3 2015 promo video, Nintendo announced the return of the Nintendo World Championships for the first time in 25 years. Today, Nintendo revealed the eight locations of the qualifying for Nintendo World Championships 2015 on Saturday, May 30. You can check out the full announcement on their website. You can also check the eight locations for the qualifying taking place on May 30 after the break.
Nintendo has finally revealed their plans for E3 2015 this June after months of speculation. Finally showing off what they have in store this year, Mega64 once again took to help Nintendo make their E3 promo, though, not being in it this year.
This year, Reggie, as well at Bill Trinen were featured in the promo. Some big news included the reveal that Nintendo would once again be doing a Digital Event on Tuesday, June 16, as well as an "extended" Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3, featuring, "even more games and guest appearances by developers." Nintendo has also revealed that Mario Maker would have demos at Best Buy locations for fans to try out on Wednesday, June 17, and Saturday, June 20. What is probably the biggest news, is the announcement of the return of Nintendo's World Championships, for the first time in 25 years. Fans will be able to play it for a chance to compete against others, with qualifying competitions on May 30, and more details to come in the future. So what do you think? Are you ready for Nintendo at E3 2015 this year? You can check out the full promo for Nintendo at E3 2015 after the break. You can also check out the official Nintendo E3 site for more updates in the future.
In a suprising announcement this past Thursday, Nintendo has finally announced a partnership with the parks and resort company, Universal, finally giving fans what they have wanted for a long time. The deal will bring some of Nintendo's most popular flagship characters and series to life in Universal Theme Parks around the world. This includes from Nintendo characters walking around the park, to Nintendo themed rides, like rollercoasters, or anything for that matter. This announcement came as quite a shocker, and as an excitement to many people. You can check out the full press release after the break.
This past Thursday, Nintendo held their annual financial briefing, talking about the company's marketing and business plans from the past year, as well as talking about the future of Nintendo's games. One highlight from their financial briefing is the sales of some of the most popular 3DS games, showing the sales continuing to grow. Some of these games include Mario Kart 7 at 11.7 million sales, Super Smash Bros. 3D at 6.75 million sales, and Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, together at 13.85 million sales.
Nintendo also reconfirmed some of the previously announced Wii U games, coming out during the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016, with games like Splatoon releasing at the end of this month, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Maker, Project Giant Robot, Star Fox Wii U, and a few others too. Keep reading for more information from the financial briefing after the break.
Disney Infinity has just revealed a video showing what new characters and playsets will be available in Disney Infinity 3.0. There have been rumors and speculation about who would join the game, and some are actually correct. Star Wars characters including Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan, Darth Maul, and Yoda will be joining the lineup of Disney Infinity, as well as characters from Tron: Legacy, Frozen, and Mulan. Disney Infinity 3.0 and these characters are set to release later this fall, before the new Star Wars movie comes out. Will you be picking any of these up? You can check out the official announcement trailer after the break.
Playtonic Games, the studio made up of former Rare employees, such as Grant Kirkhope, Chris Sutherland, David Wise, and many others, have officially revealed the new game they are making. Yooka-Laylee, previously known as Project Ukulele, will be a 3D platformer, staring the chameleon, Yooka, and the bat, Laylee. Pictures of the two characters have also been put up, as well as a sample of some of the music, loads of screenshots and gameplay videos, as well as a Kickstarter.
Here's some nice news to those that either didn't buy both versions of the latest Smash Bros. game, or forgot to register them on Club Nintendo, Mewtwo is now available in the Super Smash Bros. DLC shop! Players who did not receive Mewtwo through Club Nintendo can now buy the returning Pokémon fighter for $4.99 for both versions, or $3.99 for seperate versions. More DLC characters will be joining the latest Smash Bros. installment thanks to the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, as well as Lucas coming in June. Will you be buying Mewtwo?
amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, the amiibo based Wii U application, will be headed to the console very soon! The application, which lets you unlock gameplay highlights from selected NES and SNES titles. If you tap an amiibo onto the gamepad, you will get a random game from either of the systems to try out for three minutes. The new application has already released in Japan, and will be headed to American and European Wii U's this Thursday, April 30. Are you excited to try out the application? You can check out the Japanese release trailer of amiibo Tap after the break.
The long awaited Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 has been released today. The new DLC that you can buy from the Nintendo eShop for $7.99 includes 3 new characters, 8 courses, and some new vehicles. Alongside the DLC comes the free 200cc update, adding the new mode for faster and more exciting racing action. You can look at the Mario Kart 8 4.0 patch notes after the break.
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