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Jun 12

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018

Posted by Sunain | June 12th 2018 at 09:03 PM EDT
Tags: Nintendo, YouTube, E3, GAME FREAK, Junichi Masuda
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After the 2018 E3 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Treehouse with Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda and they showed off the games Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

YouTube Video - Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzh99yoNOXI
Jun 12

Nintendo Smashes E3 with 2018 Lineup, Details About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Pokémon: Let’s Go

Posted by Sunain | June 12th 2018 at 01:11 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, YouTube, E3, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch
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During the Nintendo E3 2018 Nintendo Direct, a few new Pokémon related announcements were made. Nintendo announced two bundles, in which players can get Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with one Poké Ball Plus at a suggested retail price of $99.99USD each. It was also revealed that the Poké Ball Plus comes with Mythical Pokémon Mew.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will include the following Pokémon related playable characters: Mewtwo, Jigglypuff, Pokémon Trainer, Pikachu, Pichu, Greninja, Lucario.

Nintendo Smashes E3 with 2018 Lineup, Details About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2018 – Nintendo opened its activities for the annual E3 2018 video game trade show with a bang – and a smash. Showing world-first footage of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo shared details about the latest entry in a series with sales of more than 40 million units worldwide. A new game built for the Nintendo Switch system, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lets up to eight players square off in action-packed battles that are all about smashing beloved video game characters off the screen. Legendary game worlds and fighters collide in the ultimate showdown at E3 2018, which runs through June 14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Nintendo made its announcements during its Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 video presentation, which can be viewed at https://e3.nintendo.com.

“At E3, we’re showing how Nintendo Switch continues to redefine play, with the broadest range of games people can enjoy together anytime, anywhere,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Fans who’ve debated which Super Smash Bros. fighter is the best now have the chance to settle their differences once and for all, pitting familiar faces against fresh challengers on stages both new and old. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and the arrival of Epic’s Fortnite on Nintendo Switch demonstrate the strong momentum Nintendo Switch continues to have through 2018 and beyond.”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will include every single fighter ever featured in the series’ nearly two-decade run, making it one of the biggest crossover events in gaming history. Fans can enjoy returning favorites like Ice Climbers and Pokémon Trainer, as well as newly announced fighters like Ridley from the Metroid series and Inkling from the Splatoon series. The game supports a variety of controller options, including Nintendo GameCube controllers (original or newly designed), Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. With Nintendo Switch, players can throw down whenever and wherever they like in Handheld or Tabletop mode while enjoying online play.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate combines many stages and new items, with gameplay that makes it easy for players of all skill levels to jump in. All current Super Smash Bros. series amiibo figures are compatible with the game, and any fighter’s amiibo figure from other series will also be supported. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to launch on Dec. 7, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. It is being developed by Nintendo, Sora, Ltd. and BANDAI NAMCO Studios, and is directed by Masahiro Sakurai.

Nintendo also announced that Fortnite, the Battle Royale phenomenon from Epic Games, is available for Nintendo Switch – TODAY. Players can download it for free from the Nintendo eShop, then test their mettle in thrilling crucibles of combat. The action never stops with Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, where players can build and battle together anytime, anywhere. Team up online with friends in the same room or around the world. Weekly updates and new gameplay modes will keep the action fresh for seasoned Fortnite players and newcomers alike.

At its E3 booth this week in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Nintendo will give attendees their first chance to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, two Pokémon games launching for the Nintendo Switch system on Nov. 16 at a suggested retail price of $59.99 each. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are a new way to experience Pokémon that lets players adventure with their partner Pokémon in the vibrant Kanto region, discover fresh and exciting Pokémon encounters and Trainer battles, as well as share the adventure cooperatively with a friend anytime, anywhere on one Nintendo Switch system. Players can even transfer Kanto region Pokémon into the game from the Pokémon GO app. These games serve as an entry point to the Pokémon series for newcomers, but they also provide fun and engaging experiences for Pokémon fans of all ages. A new accessory, called Poké Ball Plus, comes with Mythical Pokémon, Mew and is sold separately from the games. Poké Ball Plus includes a pressable analog stick and button, so players can control the new games entirely with the accessory, if they want. Nintendo is announcing two bundles, in which players can get Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with one Poké Ball Plus at a suggested retail price of $99.99 each.


Mythical Pokémon Mew in Poké Ball Plus, GO Park, and Other Game Details Revealed

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today revealed new details about the recently announced Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! video games, including details about the Mythical Pokémon Mew, Pokémon GO integration, and much more. Developed by GAME FREAK inc., both games are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world, while giving longtime fans a new way to play Pokémon. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will launch in Europe on November 16, 2018 exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo’s E3 2018 digital presentation included additional details about the Mythical Pokémon Mew, an incredibly rare Pokémon that cannot be encountered in regular gameplay in any of the Pokémon main series games. For Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Mew will be available in the Poké Ball Plus, and players will be able to transfer it to their version of these new games. Each individually sold Poké Ball Plus will contain Mew, as will all the Poké Ball Plus accessories sold in special packs. Mew caught while playing Pokémon GO cannot be brought into Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

Additional game information was unveiled via the Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation at E3 2018 in Los Angeles, where Game Director Junichi Masuda from GAME FREAK gave a demonstration of the game. Various gameplay elements were shown, including parts of the Viridian Forest, Pewter City, and a familiar face to Pokémon fans—Brock!

Other features of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! that were revealed today include:
  • GO Park—GO Park is enabled as a player progresses further in the game and will help players befriend Pokémon from Pokémon GO in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! This feature allows for Kanto region Pokémon from Pokémon GO to be transferred to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! These Pokémon will then need to be captured with a Poké Ball again. The player can interact with them in a whole new way in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Candy Jar—Players can use a variety of Candies to strengthen their Pokémon in a training system introduced in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Later in the game, players will be able to send their Pokémon to Professor Oak to receive these candies.
  • Link Trading and Battles—Players will be able to trade and engage in Single and Double Battles with other players online and via local wireless communication. Battling and trading online will require an active Nintendo Switch Online membership, a paid service launching this September.

YouTube Trailer - Nintendo Direct: E3 2018

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akohTFyGu88

Article edited on 2018-06-16 09:28:54 by Sunain
Jun 04

Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata to become Outside Director of The Pokémon Company

Posted by Sunain | June 4th 2018 at 08:43 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo
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In the 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Nintendo Co., Ltd. invitation document, it was announced that Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata has been nominated to become the new Outside Director of The Pokémon Company. The Shareholder Voting meeting takes place on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. Japan time.

Reasons for selection as a candidate
Mr. Satoru Shibata has gained extensive business experience in overseas marketing, successively served as the President of overseas subsidiaries, and has a thorough understanding of company management. We request his election as a new Director based on our judgment that he will enhance the decision-making and supervisory functions of the Board of Directors and contribute to the improvement of corporate value.

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/convocation_notice1806e.pdf

Article edited on 2018-06-04 08:44:11 by Sunain
Apr 27

Nintendo and GAME FREAK Apply for Card Display Screen Patent

Posted by Sunain | April 27th 2018 at 10:17 AM EDT
Tags: Nintendo, GAME FREAK
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Nintendo and GAME FREAK applied for a Card Display Screen Apparatus patent in the United States and details of this patent were disclosed on April 26th, 2018 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Inventor of the device is Koji Kawada and it was filed on October 25th, 2017 but it appears that work on the device began at least a few years ago as the Japanese patent was filed on October 25th, 2016.


The device seems to be intended for use in the Pokémon franchise as it is a joint patent between Nintendo and GAME FREAK and the patent indicates that: "In a game of this embodiment, the player can capture (collect) the character of wild monster by operating the player character and making it a fellow character. Moreover, the player can make the fellow character fight with the character of the monster owned by the enemy character. Furthermore, the player can train (raise) the fellow character and raise its level. For example, an offensive power or/and defensive power can be strengthened. However, the fellow character may evolve (deform) in some cases."

Patent Abstract:

A non-limiting example game apparatus includes a display device, and a card display screen including an image of a card object is displayed on the display device. The image of the card object is constituted by a character image arranged in the front most and a composite image that is arranged at a back thereof, and with the composite image is obtained by combining a color change image, a background image and a pattern image. The color change image includes a plurality of polygons, and a color of each of vertices is set so as to cyclically change according to an attitude of the game apparatus and respective vertices positions of the plurality of polygons. The color change image and the background image are combined with each other, so that brightness of the background image cyclically changes according to the color of the color change image that cyclically changes.

Source: http://pdfaiw.uspto.gov

Article edited on 2018-04-27 01:08:16 by Sunain
Apr 26

Nintendo's Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2017 and 2018 / USUM Sold 7.51 Million

Posted by Sunain | April 26th 2018 at 10:36 AM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo, Sales, Nintendo Switch, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Report
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Nintendo revealed its Nintendo's Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2017 and 2018 report which indicted that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon sold 7.51 million units or just about 50% less of what Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon sold last year in a shorter time span.

Operating Results and Financial Positions for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

Nintendo 3DS hardware sales remained solid in each region even after the launch of Nintendo Switch, with sales during this fiscal year reaching 6.40 million units. For the Nintendo 3DS software, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon sold 7.51 million units, while overall sales for this fiscal year totaled 35.64 million units.

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180426e.pdf

Pokémon RPG for Nintendo Switch Still Scheduled for Release in "2018 or later"

Nintendo also revealed in the Earnings Release for Fiscal Year Ended March 2018 - Supplementary Information in the Launch Schedule of Primary Nintendo Products by Region (extracts: Apr. 2018〜) section that a Pokémon RPG for Nintendo Switch (temp.) is still scheduled for release in "2018 or later".

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180426_4e.pdf

Article edited on 2018-04-27 10:45:04 by Sunain
Apr 06

Detective Pikachu Wallpaper - My Nintendo Rewards / Detective Pikachu Demo

Posted by Sunain | April 6th 2018 at 04:24 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, Demo, Detective Pikachu
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Nintendo has announced that people can redeem 50 My Nintendo Platinum Points to get a Detective Pikachu wallpaper for your PC, smartphone and tablet. Also announced was the Detective Pikachu demo became available to download on April 5th, 2018 on the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop.


The wallpaper can be downloaded in eleven different resolutions.

Landscape format:
3840x2160・ 2560x1440・1920x1080・1366x768・1280x1024

Portrait format:

Source: https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/852e66e921d7c568

Free special demo version of the Detective Pikachu game!


You’ve never seen a Pikachu like this one!

You can team up with a witty, tough-talking Pikachu to uncover clues, solve mysteries, and encounter familiar faces from the Pokémon world in Detective Pikachu, a new detective adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Want to try out the game? You can play the FREE special demo version of Detective Pikachu, available now for download on Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. In the demo, players can enjoy the beginning of the game and transfer their save data to the full version of Detective Pikachu (once purchased).

Detective Pikachu is available now for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. For more information about the game, you can visit the official site.

For a limited time, players who purchase the Detective Pikachu™ game will receive a bonus download code for a Detective Pikachu theme for the HOME Menu on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL. Starting 3/23 purchase the digital or packaged version of the game on Nintendo eShop, Nintendo.com, or select retailers to get your bonus code, and enjoy this cool yet cute Detective Pikachu theme! Offer ends April 22, 2018. Internet connection required. Code expires 12/31/2018. For more information on how to download the theme, visit http://support.nintendo.com/redeem-a-theme.

Fans can play Detective Pikachu on a New Nintendo 2DS XL system that features Pikachu’s iconic face, now available in stores at a suggested retail price of //media.pocketmonsters.net/news/3218/detective_pikachu_platinum_points.png59.99. The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system is just as electric as the Pokémon itself, with an eye-catching yellow design featuring a stylized close-up of Pikachu’s face. As with all Nintendo 2DS systems, the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D. (Note: The Detective Pikachu game and the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system are sold separately.)

Source: https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/free-special-demo-version-of-the-detective-pikachu-game

Article edited on 2018-04-06 10:52:44 by Sunain

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