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Aug 30

Pikachu amiibo

Posted by Sunain | August 30th 2014 at 12:12 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Super Smash Bros, amiibo
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The holiday shopping season began on August 29th, 2014 as the first 12 amiibo interactive figures became available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of $12.99USD each. The first dozen characters that are part of the Super Smash Bros. Collection are available for pre-order at select retailers and they are: Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer. More amiibo figures will be released in the future. Pikachu is number 10 in the collection.

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Source: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=41953

Article edited on 2014-08-30 12:23:56 by Sunain
Aug 29

New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL

Posted by Sunain | August 29th 2014 at 05:05 PM EDT
Tags: CD, Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube
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During the Nintendo Direct broadcast on August 29th, 2014, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata (岩田 聡) revealed the New Nintendo 3DS and LL. The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL feature a C Stick camera analog control similar to the one on the Gamecube controller and it is placed above the A/B/X/Y buttons. New ZL and ZR shoulder buttons have also been added next to the L and R shoulder buttons. A faster CPU has been incorporated and these 3DS version feature the NFC reader incorporated into the system which will allow players to place the amiibo NFC figures on the bottom screen without having to use the upcoming 3DS NFC adapter. High resolution pictures from the broadcast are available on our Imageboard thread.

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A special Super Smash Bros Soundtrack CD will be available for people that purchase both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. The offer has been confirmed for the North American, European and Japanese Club Nintendo markets. Pikachu is featured on the cover and it is expected to feature some Pokémon tracks. Battle! (Trainer Battle) (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) is already confirmed on the Sample page link. The page also confirms Shota Kageyama from GAME FREAK who recently left the company and now works for SPICA MUSICA was one of the musicians who worked on new arrangements for Nintendo 3DS version. The CD has been added to our database and details will be updated as information becomes available.

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Battle! (Trainer Battle) (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) Sample


October 11th, 2014 Launch Date in Japan

New Nintendo 3DS systems will be released in Japan on October 11th, 2014 but Nintendo of America has confirmed they will not launch in North America or Europe in 2014. The New Nintendo 3DS LL will retail for 18,800 yen while the New Nintendo 3DS will retail for 16,000 yen.

Version Comparison Data

New Nintendo 3DS XL New Nintendo 3DS
Size 93.5mm high, 160mm wide,
21.5mm thick (when closed)
80.6mm high, 142mm wide,
21.6mm thick (when closed)
Weight Approximately 329 grams
(including Battery Pak, stylus and Micro SD Memory Card)
Approximately 253 grams
(including Battery Pak, stylus and Micro SD Memory Card)
Upper Screen 4.88 inches (diagonal)
Wide-screen LCD display showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 800 x 240 pixel resolution
400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D visuals
3.88 inches (diagonal)
Wide-screen LCD display showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 800 x 240 pixel resolution
400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D visuals
Lower Screen 4.18 inches (diagonal)
Touch-screen LCD showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 320 x 240 pixel resolution
3.33 inches (diagonal)
Touch-screen LCD showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 320 x 240 pixel resolution
Battery Duration
  • Approximately 3.5 to 7 hours when using Nintendo 3DS software
  • Approximately 7 to 12 hours when using Nintendo DS software
  • * Depending on the brightness of the screens, the battery duration varies. When the “automatic brightness adjustment” is on, the brightness of the screens changes automatically in accordance with the brightness of the surroundings and, therefore, the battery duration becomes longer in dark places and becomes shorter in bright places. Also, when the “energy saving mode” is on, the battery duration becomes longer.
  • * The above Battery Durations are rough indications and can be shorter depending on the status of use.
  • Approximately 3.5 to 6 hours when using Nintendo 3DS software
  • Approximately 6.5 to 10.5 hours when using Nintendo DS software
  • * Depending on the brightness of the screens, the battery duration varies. When the “automatic brightness adjustment” is on, the brightness of the screens changes automatically in accordance with the brightness of the surroundings and, therefore, the battery duration becomes longer in dark places and becomes shorter in bright places. Also, when the “energy saving mode” is on, the battery duration becomes longer .
  • * The above Battery Durations are rough indications and can be shorter depending on the status of use.

Nintendo Direct August 29th, 2014 (Japanese)


Sources: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/release/en/2014/140829.html, http://www.smashbros.com/us/music/ and http://club2.nintendo.com/smash-promo/

Article edited on 2014-08-29 05:13:20 by Sunain
Aug 28

German Mega Glurak Distribution

Posted by Sunain | August 28th 2014 at 11:28 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, X and Y, Event Pokémon, GameStop
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The official Pokémon website has announced on August 26th, 2014 that German Pokémon X and Y players can get a unique serial code from participating GameStop locations for a Glurak holding a Mega Stone. The serial code distribution started on August 25th, 2014 and will be distributed while supplies last.

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The Pokémon Global Link website though states the distribution starts on September 2nd, 2014 and ends on September 30th, 2014 but it links to the official Pokémon website with conflicting information.

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Source: http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/calendar/#/c63/

Mit Mega-Glurak in deinem Team geht's heiß her!

26. Aug. 2014 - Ein brandheißes Glurak, das einen Mega-Stein trägt, ist für deine Ausgabe von Pokémon X und Pokémon Y in den Filialen von GameStop erhältlich!

Ab dem 25. August kannst du bei mitwirkenden Filialen von GameStop eine Code-Karte abholen, mit der du ein feuriges Glurak für deine Ausgabe von Pokémon X und Pokémon Y freischalten kannst! Dieses Pokémon trägt einen Mega-Stein, durch den es eine Mega-Entwicklung durchführen kann, um im Kampf stärker denn je zu werden. Spieler von Pokémon X erhalten ein Glurak, das einen Gluraknit X trägt. Spieler von Pokémon Y erhalten ein Glurak, das einen Gluraknit Y trägt.

Die Anzahl der erhältlichen Code-Karten ist begrenzt. Besuche deine GameStop-Filiale, solange der Vorrat reicht! Zur gleichen Zeit kannst du dort einen Blick auf die neueste Pokémon Sammelkartenspiel-Erweiterung XY – Fliegende Fäuste werfen!

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/de/pokemon-news/mit-mega-glurak-in-deinem-team-gehts-heiss-her/

Article edited on 2014-08-28 11:57:44 by Sunain
Aug 22

Pokémon Art Academy Launches in North America on October 24th, 2014

Posted by Sunain | August 22nd 2014 at 09:36 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, Pokémon Art Academy
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Nintendo has revealed the release date for Pokémon Art Academy in North America. It will be released on October 24th, 2014.

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POKÉMON ART ACADEMY LAUNCHES FOR NINTENDO 3DS ON OCT. 24

Aug. 22, 2014 - This fall, Pokémon Art Academy will welcome students of all ages and skill levels to study the fun and fine art of drawing some of their favorite Pokémon. Starting Oct. 24, aspiring artists can hone their skills through a series of easy-to-follow lessons under the tutelage of esteemed Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Drawing their way toward graduation – from the art basics of simple shapes and coloring, to exciting advanced techniques of shading and blending – players will wield a variety of tools, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and paints to illustrate popular Pokémon from all known regions. As they advance, players can unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon.

On the road to becoming Pokémon artists, players can showcase their 2D artwork in Miiverse galleries or save their creations to SD cards and print their limited-edition artwork to share with friends and family.

Pokémon Art Academy will be available Oct. 24 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. For more information about the game, visit http://artacademy.nintendo.com/pokemon.

Source: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=41916

Article edited on 2014-08-22 09:37:21 by Sunain
Aug 18

Monthly Famitsu featuring Pokémon Special

Posted by Sunain | August 18th 2014 at 02:14 AM EDT
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced that a special stream will be broadcast on NicoNico called the Monthly Famitsu featuring Pokémon Special (月刊ファミ通feat. ポケモンスペシャル) on August 26th, 2014 at 10pm JST (9am EST). The stream will be hosted by Ayana Tsubaki (椿姫彩菜) and Bunbunmaru (ブンブン丸). The Pokémon Company President and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara will make an appearance along with two other unannounced people. Voice actors Nobuhiko Okamoto (岡本信彦) and Aoi Yūki (悠木碧), who is known to fans as the voice of Iris, will be special guests. During the stream, information on a shocking new project will be announced.

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Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pokefamifeat/ and http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv189764569

Article edited on 2014-08-18 02:51:01 by Sunain
Aug 15

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Reach 4 Million Copies Sold in the United States

Posted by Sunain | August 15th 2014 at 03:58 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii U, Pokémon X and Y, X and Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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Nintendo released information about the sale of their software up to July 2014 in the United States. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have sold a combined 4 Million copies in the United States alone now.

MILLION-MILE MARKERS: MARIO KART 8 CROSSES 1 MILLION, NINTENDO 3DS SOFTWARE HITS 40 MILLION

Mario Kart 8 has now sold more than 1 million total units in the United States alone, becoming the second Wii U game to cross that milestone, along with New Super Mario Bros. U (1.69 million). Mario Kart 8 continues to drive momentum for the Wii U platform. Through the first seven months of 2014, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by nearly 60 percent and more than 135 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013.

Notable Wii U games on the way this year include: Hyrule Warriors (Sept. 26), Bayonetta 2 (October), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Holiday) and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Holiday). These games will be joined by amiibo, Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category, which will launch this holiday season. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first game to support amiibo. Other games that will support amiibo include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come.

The continued strength of the Nintendo 3DS platform can be attributed to the breadth and quality of its overall lineup of software. To date, more than 40 million Nintendo 3DS software units have been sold in the United States alone. This includes 41 titles with a Metacritic score of 80 or higher, seven of which have a score of 90 or higher; and nine games that have sold at least 1 million units in the U.S. alone:

• Mario Kart 7: 3.48 million
• Super Mario 3D Land: 3.09 million
• New Super Mario Bros. 2: 2.28 million
• Pokémon X: 2.10 million
• Pokémon Y: 2.01 million
• The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 1.39 million
• Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 1.36 million
• Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: 1.33 million
• The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: 1.09 million

Four of the 10 best-selling software SKUs for July are exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS platform. This includes Tomodachi Life, which finished at No. 5 and sold more than 85,000 units in its second month, and Pokémon Y (No. 8), Pokémon X (No. 9) and Mario Kart 7 (No. 10). Those last three games appeared on the list despite being on the market for 10 months, 10 months and 31 months, respectively. The lineup for Nintendo 3DS will be bolstered by three of the most anticipated games of 2014: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Oct. 3) and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Nov. 21).​

Source: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=41899
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