Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Nintendo

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launching in stores, online tomorrow

Pokemon X and Y (2DS 3DS) Launch Announcement - Art 1

Nintendo will be releasing its latest entries in the Pokémon franchise, X and Y, tomorrow. Both titles will feature a host of new features and content, including the ability to connect with Trainers online, more Trainer customization options, Mega Evolutions and Horde Encounters during combat, three new Pokémon, and touchscreen support for interacting with Pokémon to bond with them for better performance in battle. Players will explore the new region of Kalos on foot or, for the first time, on roller skates, where they will encounter Xerneas in Pokémon X and Yveltal in Pokémon Y.

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Nintendo announces new 3D-less portable, Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo 2DS (System) Announcement - Box

Nintendo has introduced a new handheld to its growing portable family, the Nintendo 2DS. An altered version of the 3DS, the upcoming redesigned unit features a single, unhinged body with two screens but without the ability to display 3D. The kid-friendly system will play 3DS and DS titles, and is scheduled to launch on October 12 for $129.99. For gamers looking to try it out, Nintendo will be holding hands-on events at Simon Malls from October to November 3.

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3DS, Articles

Nintendo announces Wii U price drop, Zelda Wind Waker HD bundle

Nintendo Wii U (System) Price Drop and Bundle Announcement - Header

Nintendo made a series of announcements today regarding the Wii U and a new handheld, the Nintendo 2DS. Beginning on September 20, the Wii U Deluxe Set will drop by $50 to $299.99, and it will also be available as a new limited-edition bundle for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. The bundled unit will feature a Zelda-themed GamePad with gold lettering, symbols, and Hyrule crest, as well as a voucher for a digital version of Wind Waker HD and a copy of Hyrule Historia via the eShop. Gamers wanting a physical copy of The Wind Waker HD will be able to pick it up on October 4 for $49.99, or with a Ganondorf figurine at GameStop for $54.99.

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3DS, Articles, Wii U

Buy Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei IV, receive $30 in eShop credit

Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) Fire Emblem Promo Offer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus and Nintendo are teaming up to give owners of Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV a special bonus: $30 in eShop credit. The only things owners need to do after purchasing both titles is register them at Club Nintendo and fill out a short web survey before August 31. The credit can be spent on anything, from DLC to full games. The promo kicks off when SMTIV launches on July 16, and both physical and digital copies are eligible for the credit.

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(GameCube Review) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

(GameCube Review) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

“… superior to its already stellar predecessor.”

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GameCube Reviews

(GameCube Review) Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

(GameCube Review) Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

“The world Intelligent Systems has created around Mario is engaging and inviting…”

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GameCube Reviews, Legacy Reviews

Wii U system update now available, load times reduced and more

Wii U (System) April System Update Launch - System

The Wii U’s highly anticipated system update has finally launched. The download, detailed below, “lays the groundwork” for the impending Wii U Virtual Console service, allows for background downloading, and more importantly, reduces load times.

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Fire Emblem Awakening, DLC launches for 3DS

Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS) Launch Announcement - Header

Fire Emblem Awakening, the long-running turn-based strategy series from Intelligent Systems, is now available for 3DS. Awakening follows Lord Chrom as he gathers an army, each a unique character with their own personality and skills, in order to battle an emerging evil. Downloadable content in the form of weekly maps was also announced. Each map will offer a wide range of rewards, such as new characters, skills, and class types. The first map is available now for free until March 5, and more free content will be available through SpotPass over the next few months, including new characters, storylines, and items.

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3DS, DLC

Atlus and Nintendo team up for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

In one of the more surprising crossovers to come down the pike, Nintendo and Atlus have announced a new role-playing game for the Wii U based around the Shin Megami Tensei series and Fire Emblem series. Not much is known about the project, dubbed Shin-Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, except for what was shown in the brief trailer above, which Nintendo recently debuted during Wii U Direct.

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Wii U set to launch for $299.99, $349.99 on November 18

Wii U (System) Release Date and Launch Price announcement - Header

Nintendo has detailed the North American launch of the Wii U today. The system will be available on November 18 in two versions, the $299.99 Basic Set and the $349.99 Deluxe Set. A full list of the 50-plus launch-window titles was also provided.

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