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Tags: Nintendo, Super Smash Bros., Nintendo Switch, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Event locations:Dates: November 10th, 2018 through December 16th, 2018
Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-9pm, Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
- Arizona - Arrowhead Towne Center - 7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center - Glendale, AZ 85308 - Lower Level - Near Santa Set
- California - Del Amo Fashion Center - 3525 W Carson St - Torrance, CA 90503 - Main level between Hugo Boss and Michael Kors
- California - Westfield Valley Fair - 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd - Santa Clara, CA 95050 - Level 1 Center Court adjacent to MAC Cosmetics Store
- Florida - The Florida Mall - 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail - Orlando, FL 32809 - Between Dining Pavilion and Center Court
- Georgia - Mall of Georgia - 3333 Buford Dr - Buford, GA 30519 - Lower Level Belk Court
- Illinois - Woodfield Mall - 5 Woodfield Mall - Schaumburg, IL 60173 - Located in Grand Court
- Minnesota - Mall of America™ - 60 E Broadway - Bloomington, MN 55425 - The Rotunda
- New York - Queens Center - 90-15 Queens Blvd - Elmhurst, NY 11373 - Level 3 Center Court, Near Champs
- Pennsylvania - King of Prussia Mall - 690 W. DeKalb Pike - King of Prussia, PA 19406 - Clock Tower Court
- Texas - Memorial City Mall - 303 Memorial City Way - Houston, TX 77024 - Begins on Nov. 11 - The Xfinity Fireplace
- Virginia - Tysons Corner Center - 1961 Chain Bridge Rd - Tysons Corner, VA 22102 - Lower Level Macy's Court
Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience gives fans a chance to try games—and score a free gift!Heading to the mall to do some holiday shopping? Be on the lookout for the Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience, coming to select shopping centers around the U.S. starting on Nov. 10. It's a great opportunity to not only try out the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the holiday season, but also get gift ideas for friends and family.
If you are a My Nintendo member and check in at the event, you can also receive a free gift, like a My Nintendo rally towel, a My Nintendo pop socket, a Nintendo Switch tote bag, or Nintendo character stickers! (While supplies last.)
Article edited on 2018-11-09 10:12:07 by Sunain
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, YouTube, Nintendo Direct, Super Smash Bros., Nintendo Switch, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Sources: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1057271576687595520 and https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1057270899957776384
YouTube Clip - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018
YouTube Clip - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018 - Japanese
YouTube Clip - 69: Incineroar – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
YouTube Clip - Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! - Gameplay - Nintendo Treehouse: Live
New Revealed Information from Nintendo Treehouse LiveDuring the Treehouse Live segment, new information about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! was exclusively revealed.
Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:
- Two new moves for Eevee available at a tutor in Celadon City's Pokémon Center: Glitzy Glow and Baddy Bad.
- The Fortune Teller can set the Nature of the Pokémon you will encounter.
- The IV Judge feature returns.
- A Mystery Box that can be obtained once a week.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct Unleashes New DetailsNew Fighters, Modes, Gameplay Features and DLC Highlighted in Comprehensive Video Presentation; Incentives Offered to Pre-Purchase Digital Version of Game
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 1, 2018 – In the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct video presentation before the game launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on Dec. 7, Nintendo blew the lid off of many new modes, fighters and gameplay features of the massive video game crossover event, including details about upcoming DLC. With the reveal of new fighters Ken from the Street Fighter series and Incineroar from the Pokémon franchise, all playable fighters at launch – all 74 of them! – have been unveiled. But more fighters, stages and music tracks will be coming in the form of DLC, which was also announced in the video presentation. To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.
Nintendo also announced an incentive for fans to pre-purchase the digital version of the game (and avoid long lines and the holiday rush!). My Nintendo members who pre-purchase the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game in Nintendo eShop or on Nintendo.com will earn a bonus of 300, or double, Gold Points. This limited-time offer runs now through 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 6. The bonus points will be issued on the game’s launch day.
“There are still elements of today’s presentation that hold a lot of secrets for players to discover, but with the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate only a little more than a month away, this Nintendo Direct presentation is a final look at one of the most massive games Nintendo has ever produced,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With so much to experience and discover in this game – and with a huge library of other games to choose from – we believe fans are going to be playing a lot of Nintendo Switch this holiday season.”
Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:
- HadoKEN!: Hailing from the Street Fighter series, Ryu’s rival Ken joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as an echo fighter. This Ken is based on his appearance in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. While he has some similar moves to Ryu, Ken is a slightly faster fighter and has a different shaped Hadoken.
Incineroar: The final fighter to join the battle in time for the game’s launch is Incineroar, the advanced evolution of Litten, who made his first appearance in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. Incineroar uses pro-wrestling moves, culminating in an epic Final Smash called Max Malicious Moonsault, based on his Z- Move from the Pokémon games.
- Spirits: In the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, many video game characters lose their forms and become “spirits” that serve as a power-up of sorts for a player’s main playable fighter. There is a massive number of wildly different spirits, ranging from Chibi-Robo to Dr. Wily to Tails to Revolver Ocelot, with the giant list of characters going on and on. Players can equip primary and support spirits to power up or add additional abilities like speed or strength to their fighter during battles. Mixing and matching spirits will help players get the upper hand against certain opponents, adding quite a bit of strategy to battles. Equipping a spirit is similar to equipping a charm or accessory in an RPG. It’s a way for players to enjoy a massive amount of additional video game characters outside of selecting them as playable fighters.
- Spirit Battles: The main way to acquire spirits is to win Spirit Battles. After winning a Spirit Battle, players will have to complete a roulette challenge to acquire that spirit.
- Leveling Up Spirits: By battling with spirits by their side, players can level up spirits, giving them extra power and sometimes unlocking enhanced forms. The more leveled up and trained spirits are, the more powerful and useful they are.
- Spirit Combinations: With an insane amount of spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, thousands of combinations can be formed. Players will be constantly surprised and excited by all the spirits that pop up in the game. Because players might collect an abundance of spirits, the game will offer recommendations for primary and support spirits, making the selection process a little bit easier.
- DLC: New fighters, stages and music will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate through the end of February 2020 in the form of paid DLC. For only $5.99, players can purchase one set, which includes a new playable fighter (not an Echo Fighter), a new stage and a variety of music tracks. By purchasing a Fighters Pass for $24.99, players will get access to five yet-to-be-announced sets, which is five new fighters, five stages and multiple music tracks, as they release. Players who purchase a Fighters Pass will also receive an in-game outfit based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 starting Dec. 7. Pre-purchasing the digital version of the game with the Fighters Pass in Nintendo eShop or on Nintendo.com before 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 6 will earn My Nintendo members 425 bonus Gold Points, or double the usual amount. The bonus points will be issued on the game’s launch day.
- Early Purchase Bonus: Piranha Plant takes root! The iconic enemy from the Super Mario series is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for early purchasers. Players can purchase the digital version of the game or register their physical game card on a Nintendo Switch device by Jan. 31, 2019, to gain access to this new fighter when it is available around February 2019 at no additional cost. Piranha Plant, together with a new stage and music tracks, will be available for purchase as DLC in the future. Fans can pre-purchase the game and secure the Piranha Plant reward starting today by visiting http://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/.
New amiibo: All the new fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – including DLC! – will get their own amiibo figures. This includes Ken, Incineroar and Piranha Plant, as well as the recently announced Simon Belmont and King K. Rool. The currently scheduled release timing is as follows, with details about future figures on the way:
- Inkling, Ridley and Wolf – Dec. 7, 2018
- King K. Rool, Ice Climbers and Piranha Plant – Feb. 15, 2019
- Isabelle, Pichu, Ken, Young Link, Daisy – 2019
- Adventure Mode: World of Light: There may not be a single-player adventure quite like Adventure Mode: Subspace Emissary from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but something has caused the numerous video game characters in the game to lose their bodies and transform into spirits. While today’s Nintendo Direct video provides some sneak peeks, Masahiro Sakurai, the director of the Super Smash Bros. series, wants to keep parts of this new adventure mode secret until the game launches…
- Assist Trophies: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, assist trophies do exactly what their name suggests – they assist players in battle! Each assist trophy is based on a recognizable video game character and unleashes a variety of different powers, both offensive and defensive. The total number of assist trophies in the game is 59, representing characters like Guile from the Street Fighter series, Isaac from the Golden Sun RPGs, the Fly Swatter from Mario Paint and Spring Man from ARMS.
- Mii Fighters: When playing as a Mii Fighter, players can customize their outfits and voice options. Some new Mii Fighter outfits have also been added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Wireless and Online Play: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lets players battle together with friends and family members via local wireless* or online**. “For Fun” and “For Glory,” which existed in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, are no longer options. Instead, matchmaking is based on three factors: Preferred Rules, which lets players choose their rules for battle and pair up with others with similar preferences, Global Smash Power, an online leaderboard that pits players against others with a similar score, and Proximity, players who are close to each other geographically.
- Two-Player Co-op: Two fighters are better than one! When playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online, two players can team up on one Nintendo Switch system online and take on other teams with the same setup.
- Smartphone Features: With the Nintendo Switch Online app*** on smartphones, players can voice chat with others in battle arenas. A mobile service called Smash World is also being developed. Instead of focusing on stats, the new service allows players to post and watch videos, as well as other fun features. More details about the service will be revealed in the future.
- Elite Smash: Once a player’s Global Smash Power is high enough, she or he will be invited to compete in elite in-game battles. These VIP matches are for the best of the best and offer some serious competition.
- Smash Tag: Everyone who competes online will need to create a unique Smash Tag. By beating a fellow fighter, players will receive their Smash Tag to display on their profile. Collecting a bunch of Smash Tags is a great way to show off high-level Super Smash Bros. Ultimate accomplishments.
- Short Messages: Players can select pre-determined short messages, assign them to the control pad and send them to other players before and after battles. The game offers a wide selection of varied preset messages.
- Spectator Mode: As in previous games, players can watch other players battle in Spectator Mode. Analyzing the battles of other players can be helpful in learning new strategies and techniques.
- Background Matchmaking: Players can play other modes while they search for an online battle. Not every mode will be available while waiting, but it’s a great way for players to keep occupied between online battles.
- Battle Arenas: Players can create custom battle arenas when playing online that allow them to compete against other players in a more intimate setting. In a battle arena, there are options to join a battle, wait in line or spectate.
Other Features: There is a wide variety of other modes and settings in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including:
- Help – Living in the easy-to-access dashboard, Help mode offers in-game guides and tips.
- Mob Smash – This mode lets players battle an army of fighters on different stages. Players can even select the music tracks associated with a given stage that they want to listen to while battling.
- Replay – Players can save replays of their battles and even create shareable videos from them.
- Tips – This menu offers quick tips and tricks that players will see on loading screens. When viewing, the tips can be sorted by category or fighter.
- Challenges – By completing specific challenges, players earn in-game rewards. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the challenges are arranged to look like a comic book.
- Battle Records – The Records menu tracks battle history, with the option to view battle data separately for online and offline play.
- Shop – Players can redeem in-game currency for music tracks, spirits and a variety of different items.
- Language Support – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate supports 11 different languages. Applicable fighter voices and names are specific to whatever language is selected.
- Custom Balance – When battling against other players on the same system, players can adjust the strength of their fighters. This completely optional feature comes in handy if players want to adjust strength to ensure a fair fight.
- Early Hands-On Events: Fans can check the game’s site for information about a variety of upcoming hands-on events. At these special events, players will have the chance to choose from all 74 fighters.
Article edited on 2018-11-01 11:57:48 by Sunain
Tags: Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS Themes
100 Poké Night StrollFeatures: In the middle of the night when people sleep, a lively voice is heard. Various Pokémon appear from in the mist.
Music: Malie City Night [マリエシティ(夜)]
Pokémon Ultra BeastsFeatures: The top screen has 3 separate CGI scenes featuring the Sun and Moon protagonists with different Ultra Beasts. The bottom screen is 1 CGI render of all 11 Ultra Beasts in line.
Music: Ultra Beasts...? (ウルトラビースト・・・?)
Article edited on 2018-10-31 12:47:50 by Sunain
Tags: Interview, Nintendo, Twitter, GAME FREAK, Junichi Masuda, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Developers of the #PokemonLetsGo games - Junichi Masuda and Kensaku Nabana from GAME FREAK - answered some of your questions in this exclusive AU/NZ interview! #NintendoSwitch— Nintendo AU NZ (@NintendoAUNZ) October 27, 2018
Learn more at the official gamesite: https://t.co/J31SZgCE3M pic.twitter.com/uWe0jShdRh
Dylan: What is your favourite aspect about designing a game? And what are some areas or places that you would like to use as inspiration for the future?
Masuda: In the beginning we visit different places for research. That's when I get new ideas and have moments when I think to myself, "Maybe seeing something like this in the game will make everyone happy." I personally like this part at the start of the process. It's fun and exciting.
Which geographical locations have been inspiring... is a difficult question to answer. When I travel, I learn about the history and interesting building at the places I visit. I have had inspiration from various places around the globe. There have been moments when I though to myself, I would like this place to be a part of our next game. So when I visit different places, I try to learn a lot. Unfortunately I haven't been to Australia or New Zealand yet... I'd like to go there.
Nabana: What do I enjoy the most... Well, I do all things to do with designing and modelling and I enjoy all of it. So if you ask me what I enjoy most it is difficult to answer... But if I must... Once we know the concept of the game from Masuda-san, we crate initial illustrations. That moment when we move from step 0 to step 1 is probably the most enjoyable part for me.
Peddy: How are players encouraged/rewarded for carrying their Pokémon around in the new Poké Ball Plus?
What good things will happen... well, if you put your Pokémon in it, you will hear it cry. It will surely enhance your adventure. If your friends also have Poké Ball Plus, you can have fun conversation with them, asking each other which monsters are in their Poké Ball Plus. And if you bring back your Pokémon into Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, there will be a nice little surprise. Please try it for yourself and see.
Stacee: The ultimate question: Pikachu or Eevee?
Nabana: (Holding Eevee Plush) No, no, I say Eevee.
Masuda: (Holding Pikachu Plush) No, no, I say Pikachu.
Nabana: No, this one. Eevee!
Masuda: The idol of this sereis has got to be... (Pikachu)
Nabana: But look at this! So soft and fluffy. Pikachu isn't like this.
Masuda: No, look at these cute cheeks!
Nabana: Well, they are both cute.
Masuda: Yes, both are cute. It's pretty hard to chose one. Which one is everyone else's favourite?
Masuda: (Holding Pikachu Plush) "Choose me!"
Nabana: (Holding Eevee Plush) How about Eevee?!
Barx: Which Pokémon would you want to have as a partner that can follow you around in real life like in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee?
Masuda: Psyduck! Psyduck!
Nabana: Perhaps Eevee... but maybe Flareon after all. It would be so nice to cuddle it on a cold day in winter. Masuda: (Wouldn't it burn you?)
Nabana: I'm sure it will adjust itself to the right temperature.
Zachary: Which evolution of Eevee is your favourite?
Masuda: Hmm... Eevee will not evolve this time. It doesn't want to, because it wants to enjoy the adventure with you. But, if you're asking about wild Eevee... I guess it would be Sylveon.
Nabana: (Holding Flareon Plush) This is Flareon. See, it's so soft, fluffy and cute.
Masuda: (Touching Eevee Plush) (But this one is soft and fluffy too.)
Nabana: But Flareon looks warmer.
Masuda: You don't like the cold!
Nabana: No I don't. It would be so warm to cuddle.
Samuel: Was it nostalgic to work on Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! since it is going back to the Kanto region?
Masuda: Yes of course I felt nostalgic. Even seeing one of the lines that a trainer says, I felt very nostalgic remembering it from the past. Not only nostalgic, but I also felt that we were creating something from our memories. Nabana here used to play Pokémon Red and Green as a primary school student. Creating something with people like him has been fun too. This whole experience has made me feel nostalgic, and it also has been fun.
Owen: How does Pokémon GO park work?
Masuda: You can send your Pokémon to Pokémon GO Park by linking Pokémon GO and Nintendo Switch to correspond. Using Pokémon GO, you can choose the Pokémon you want to send, push a few buttons and send it to GO Park. Pokémon set to GO Park all hang out and have fun there. I would really like for everyone to check it out.
Masuda: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! will be best enjoyed set up with a TV monitor in your living room. Use Pokémon GO and help your friends or parents catch Pokémon. It's a game to be enjoyed in your living room with others, laughing and having fun. Please try it.
Article edited on 2018-10-27 10:24:27 by Sunain
Tags: Nintendo, YouTube, Junichi Masuda, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Pikachu has been you know one of the most prominent Pokémon out there, how did you decide on Eevee being the other side of these two games?
Masuda: So we knew we wanted to do two games when we first set out on the development and I also knew that I wanted to have the Pikachu version as kind of the base. In the original Pikachu, Pokémon Yellow Version, Eevee was actually the Pokémon that your rival used, so that was one of the reasons that I wanted to have Eevee as the kind of the featured Pokémon of the second game and another big reason of that is that I know, I kind of realized that a lot of fans really do love Eevee as well. Over the years I've received tons of just like fan art and comments on Twitter, from fans that just love Eevee and I learned at one point that in Japan at least they had come up with a kind of fan determined special Eevee Day on November 21st because you can read out November 21st one one two one as Eiuvui which is the Japanese name for Eevee, so over the years I realized just how popular that Eevee had become in you know the furriness and fluffiness of it's, it's, its tail and everything and just kind of how cute and attractive as a Pokémon it is, so that was the reason I ultimately determined that Eevee would be the second version.
Article edited on 2018-10-20 10:30:52 by Sunain
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, Android, Apple iOS
Nintendo has announced on the official Animal Crossing Pocket Camp website that there will be a franchise crossover event called: Eevee x Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Crossover Event Poké Ball Scavenger Hunt. The event will take place from October 11th, 2018 at 11:00pm until October 22nd, 2018 at 10:59pm in the Animal Crossing Pocket Camp game for Apple iOS and Google Android compatible devices.
Project Eevee Crossover Event On Now!A crossover event starring Eevee from Pokémon has begun!
To celebrate, we're sending all players an Eevee hood!
Note: The gift has already been sent to your mailbox. It's available from 10/11/18 at 11:00 p.m. to 11/11/18 at 10:59 p.m.
The Poké Ball Scavenger Hunt starts today, too! This time you'll be hunting for Poké Balls from Pokémon! Gather the Poké Balls that are scattered around the map. Once you've collected enough Poké Balls, you can use them to craft Eevee items!
Event Schedule: From 10/11/18 at 11:00 p.m. to 10/22/18 at 10:59 p.m.
Special Eevee Items Available for a Limited Time
- Poké Ball Rug: 80
- Poké Ball Chair: 50
- Poké Ball: 5
- Giant Stuffed Eevee: 100 , 2400
- Eevee Table: 80 , 1920
- Eevee Rug: 50 , 1200
- Eevee Costume : 30 , 720
- Eevee Tee: 10 , 240
- Eevee Hood: Free
Leaf Tickets are required to craft the Poké Ball, the Poké Ball Chair and the Poké Ball Rug furniture and each have a craft time. For a limited time, players have the chance to obtain Leaf Tickets through Isabelle's Goals!
Leaf Tickets can also be purchased in-game as there are also 2 special Poké Ball Hunt Packs available. The Poké Ball Hunt Pack S comes with 20 and 10 for £0.99/€1.09 while the Poké Ball Hunt Pack L comes with 180 and 25 for £7.99/€9.99/$9.99
Article edited on 2018-10-12 10:58:49 by Sunain