NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS FEB. 5, 2015

Good grief it’s early to be posting an article on Nintendo’s Downloadable goodies. Yawn. Here are the goods, folks. Sales, price drops and DLC.

 Have I yawned already?

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This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

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Ok we’re all here. Wait, where’s player 1? Player 3! You said He was with you.

 

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Demo Version – Experience big game hunting with the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo, now playable on Nintendo 3DS. Play alone in a robust single-player experience or join with up to three other players via a local connection or online via Wi-Fi to tackle hundreds of quests and take down ferocious monsters. Click hereto watch a trailer for the game.

 

  • Moon Chronicles – DLC – The three remaining episodes in Major Kane’s epic lunar journey are all available today for download, giving fans the opportunity to experience the entire season without delay. Players may purchase the new content individually, as separate episodes, or choose to purchase the Season Pass, which contains all three remaining episodes for a lower price. Click here to watch a trailer for Moon Chronicles.

 

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – Pre-Purchase – You can now pre-purchase Kirby and the Rainbow Curse in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Upon your purchase in the Nintendo eShop, you can pre-load the game onto your Wii U console, and then you’ll be able to play after a small game update when it’s officially released in the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. PT.
  • Hyrule Warriors – DLC – The Majora’s Mask Pack is available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop for only $7.99 and includes new maps, costumes and the ability to play as Young Link and Tingle (Tingle!). The Majora’s Mask Pack is also part of the Hero of Hyrule Pack, the 4-Pack Hyrule Warriors DLC Bundle. The Hero of Hyrule Pack is available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $19.99, and includes the Majora’s Mask pack, two previously released DLC packs, a “Boss Pack” that will launch in March and a bonus in-game Dark Link costume.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

  • Game & Watch Gallery 3 – With the third installment of the Game & Watch Galleryseries, you can enjoy five different games in both their original and revised versions: EggTurtle BridgeGreen HouseMario Bros. and Donkey Kong Jr. There are also six extra games that can be unlocked and played in Classic mode.

Virtual Console on Wii U

  • DIG DUG – Become Dig Dug as you drill and defeat all of the enemies to clear each stage. Defeat the deep-dwelling Pooka and Fygar by using the harpoon and pumping air into them, or by dropping rocks from above. Lure and defeat multiple enemies at once, and collect vegetables for bonus points.
  • MAPPY-LAND – Nyamco and his gang of felines have hidden birthday presents across MAPPY-LAND. Help Mappy find them and make it back to Mapico’s birthday party on time! Activate traps or use special items to distract the cats as you collect six of the same presents in each stage.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

  • Colorful Game & Watch
  • NES: Fire-Breathing Bowser
  • NES: Fire Mario

Price Reductions:

Also new this week:

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Pikachu to be Santa and visit malls across America

So, finally a marketing scheme with good intentions. Nintendo will be bringing smiles and fun to malls across the country this holiday season by sending Mario and Luigi and even Pikachu to malls from November 21st through December 21st. Kids everywhere rejoice (and more adults than I’d care to admit) and get to one of the locations listed below. Nintendo is promoting what it calls “Toys-to-life” and the promotion includes Amiibos and many games from Wii U, 2ds and 3ds. The games include a LOT of Pokemon favorites, so let the crazy cheers and screams begin.

I have to give it to Nintendo-they’re reaching out to the right people, and doing it at the right time and it seems like genuine fan outreach; not a marketing ploy. Sony was said to be the fan-centric company of all of the consoles when this generations console war started. Nintendo has honorably kept above the fray and has quietly moved into a great position. Enough of my blabbing! Find the full list of details and malls below.

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“Friendly faces from the Nintendo family, including Mario, Luigi and Pikachu, will deliver an unexpected shot of joy to the holiday shopping season. From Nov. 24 through Dec. 21, Nintendo will visit 16 malls across the country to offer holiday shoppers a great escape featuring hands-on play time with the season’s must-have games for Wii UNintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. Visitors can even check out amiibo, Nintendo’s new foray in the toys-to-life category, which are based on some of its most recognizable video game characters.

“A fun, interactive space tailored to kids – and kids-at-heart – will feature many Nintendo games, including a Mario Kart 8 tournament played on a large, high-definition display. Visitors can also battle it out in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Additionally, free giveaways, including the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guides, will be available to consumers, while supplies last.”

The scheduled lineup of Wii U games includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii UMario Kart 8Hyrule WarriorsCaptain Toad: Treasure TrackerSuper Mario 3D WorldSkylanders: Trap Team and Nintendo Land.

For Nintendo 3DS, fans can expect to see Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSPokémon Omega RubyPokémon Alpha SapphireMario Kart 7The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsKirby: Triple DeluxeTomodachi LifeYoshi’s New Island and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.

 

Join the fun of Nintendo’s holiday shopping experience at the following locations: 

  • Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Arizona
  • Queens Center in Elmhurst, New York
  • Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia
  • Washington Square in Portland, Oregon
  • Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Memorial City Mall at Memorial City in Houston
  • The Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida
  • Grapevine Mills in Grapevine, Texas
  • King of Prussia in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts
  • Woodfield Mall in Schaumberg, Illinois
  • Westfield North County in Escondido, California
  • Westfield Southcenter in Seattle
  • Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California
  • Westfield Culver City in Culver City, California

The Holiday Gift Guide can also be found online at http://happyholidays.nintendo.com.

Nintendo’s New Digital Content for Nintendo systems

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It’s been slow around Fear and Gaming he past few days. I was put up in the hospital getting my spine straightened out. I had a bit of adamantium added to my skeleton, and a tune-up and hard-drive upgrade tee hee. Thanks for the well wishes friends. Now, onto Nintendo News. 

Nintendo has been doing a great job lately not only revamping their digital portal, and that trend continues today with the highlights below. They’re also making a genuine effort to get virtual console games to the people with Super Mario Advance. Pokémon Puzzle Challenge  is another treat for the sweet teeth of our faithful Pokémon fans as well.

If you’re looking for some more retro fun and discounts after splurging on Mario and Pikachu, then have a look at a couple delicious delectables  from the Sonic family.

Stay tuned for more news soon, and take in all the great images provided by Nintendo and yours truly. 

Also, if you haven’t had your Pikachu and Pokémon fix after this article, stop by one of my favorite blogs that is put together with love and dedication by Blue Hobbes here! The blog is done lovingly and with dedication. Blue Hobbes is moving, so stop by his blog and wish him luck.

If you’re having a hankering for some DC tv and comics content, stop by Hank Van Hawkins’ page here.

Press start for some Pokemon fun
Press start for some Pokemon fun

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – NOV. 6, 2014

Nov. 6, 2014

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

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Sportsball is a sport about…balls.
  • Sportsball – In this fun local multiplayer game that entertains a room full of friends, up to four players take the reins of exotic birds that flap, tackle and dunk balls into the net for points and glory. Play against your friends in more than seven game modes, or customize options to create your own. Call up all your buddies, hop on your birds and play Sportsball! Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • The Swapper – In this atmospheric sci-fi puzzle game set on abandoned space station, solve puzzles by creating clones using the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Yeah, more...Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, can we get a New movie for Howard the Duck or one for Spider-Ham? Ugh.
Yeah, more…Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, can we get a New movie for Howard the Duck or one for Spider-Ham? Ugh.
  • Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) – Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) allows you to conquer a game universe with endless opportunities to create stories and action-filled adventures featuring new Super Heroes, characters and powers. Enjoy up to four players in online multiplayer, use your Wii U GamePad controller to create your own worlds in the Toy Box, activate missions or unlock toys in Play Sets. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Virtual Console on Wii U

  • Super Mario Advance – Play the Game Boy Advance remake of two NES classics, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros., offering hours of running, jumping, lifting and POW action.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal – Free Demo Version – Try it before you buy it. Download the free demo version of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Sonic must team up with Tails, Knuckles and new friend Sticks to rescue Amy from the clutches of Lyric and his robot army. Click here to watch a trailer for the game. The full version of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal launches exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on Nov. 11.
  • nintendogs + cats: Golden Retrievernintendogs + cats: French Bulldognintendogs + cats: Toy Poodle – The fun of the nintendogs games returns, with multiple breeds to choose from, accessories for your puppies and kittens to wear, and the ability to let your puppies and kittens train and compete in different challenges and activities. Plus, get a free nintendogs + cats theme for your Nintendo 3DS system when you buy one of the nintendogs + cats games in the Nintendo eShop. You’ll find the download code for the free theme on your Nintendo eShop receipt. See the game information page for offer details. Download codes are available while supplies last and expire on Dec. 31, 2015.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

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  • Pokémon Puzzle Challenge – Journey to Johto for the ultimate puzzle challenge! With the help of many favorite Pokémon, you will take on Gym Leaders like Jasmine, Pryce and Falkner on a quest to become the Pokémon Puzzle Champion. Use lightning-fast reflexes to form chains and combos that will help clear all the challenges that await you. Click here to watch a trailer for the game. Plus, you’ll get a code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version with your purchase of the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game. You’ll find the free demo code on your Nintendo eShop receipt. Download codes are available while supplies last and expire on May 31, 2015.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

 

  • PIKMIN Short Movies – Watch the colorful antics of Pikmin as they jump into three short movies: The Night JuicerTreasure in a Bottle and Occupational Hazards. Directed by Shigeru Miyamoto, the three shorts are available in HD for Wii U and in 3D for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Get all three in one pack in the Nintendo eShop. You can also download a free demo of the Pikmin 3 game in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. You will be able to transfer your data to the full game if you decide to buy.

Nintendo eShop Sales

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    • Siesta Fiesta is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 13.

Price reduction:

Also new this week:

 

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Sonic Boom has gorgeous visuals, though we haven’t given it a spin yet.
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Join the fight against forest fires. Clearly, SOMEONE didn’t listen to Smokey.
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This dog has definitely went straight through the uncanny valley to the creepy as possible creepy puppy plateau.
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The Swapper is a great game with some solid indie type cred.

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In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

Huge Nintendo news article: POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY AND POKÉMON ALPHA SAPPHIRE

Get ready for some amazing new Pokemon content starting in November 2014.
Get ready for some amazing new Pokemon content starting in November 2014.

POKÉMON fans rejoice and rejoice long and strong. Legendary POKÉMON will be available in Omega Ruby and in Alpha Sapphire. Get your 3ds ready because those games drop on the 3ds systems on November 21st. I know several people that I know have been waiting what seems like years to get legendary Pokemon. There are people out there that dedicate portions of their lives to finding these powerful little creatures, so the opportunity to get your hands on one should not be passed up. Get ready Latios, because I’m coming to find you. As if that little news item wasn’t enough, an Eon ticket will be available later this year that will open up the Hoenn region’s Southern Island. Make sure to read the full release if you’re a true fan, because the release contains a lot of news and exciting items like a special demo version. For more information and Nintendo’s full press release, read below.

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – October 14, 2014 – Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that the Legendary Pokémon Latios can be obtained in Pokémon Omega Ruby while Latias can be obtained in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when the titles launch November 21 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These high-flying Dragon- and Psychic-type Pokémon can Mega Evolve fly freely through the skies of the Hoenn region. Trainers can hop on the back of their Mega Latios or Mega Latias and navigate the region through the air at high speed while performing midair tricks and hairpin turns. This brand-new method of travel, called Soar, takes a player’s Pokémon adventure to new heights and provides access to Mirage spots, where rare Pokémon—including Legendary Pokémon—and valuable items may appear.

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Dust off the 3DS and practice those training skills.

It was also revealed today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to obtain the Eon Ticket later this year, granting them access to the Hoenn region’s Southern Island where they can encounter and catch Latias in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Latios in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This is the only way players can catch these Legendary Pokémon in-game, as they cannot be caught during normal gameplay. More details about when and how players can obtain the Eon Ticket will be announced later this year.

Special Demo Version Available Soon!

Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS owners can now embark on a special Hoenn adventure by downloading the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version. The Special Demo Version gives players a glimpse of the adventure coming on November 21, including the chance to battle with SceptileBlaziken, or Swampert and seeing their Mega-Evolved forms in action!

To obtain the Special Demo Version, players first need to obtain a serial code, which is being distributed at no charge in various ways, and head to Nintendo eShop on their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS device to download the Special Demo Version.M_spear_official

Pokémon fans who have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and have opted to receive the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter will receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version when the newsletter is emailed to them on October 21. Get a Pokémon Trainer Club account at no cost at Pokemon.com by October 19 to receive the October 21 newsletter and Special Demo Version serial code. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are sold separately beginning November 21.

Additional methods of how to receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version will be announced soon.

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New Mega-Evolved Pokémon: Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill!

Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill will make their debut in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Boasting increased Special Attack and high Speed, Mega Pidgeot makes quick work of its opponents. Pidgeot can learn the Flying-type move Hurricane, which creates a chaotic storm around the target, potentially causing confusion. Coupled with its No Guard Ability, which allows all moves to land a hit regardless of accuracy, Mega Pidgeot can be a saving grace in any battle.

Upon Mega Evolving, poisonous stingers on Beedrill’s tail and arms grow, new barbs sprout from its legs, and its Attack receives a boost. The Bug-type move Fell Stinger raises Beedrill’s Attack stat by two stages when it causes an opponent to faint, and its Adaptability Ability raises the power of its moves of the same type from the standard 150% to 200%, making Mega Beedrill a great offensive teammate.

Navigate Your Adventure with PlayNav Plus!

PokéNav Plus is a new tool designed to help players navigate their journey across the Hoenn region. PokéNav Plus is packed with applications to help players find hidden or specific types of Pokémon in tall grass via the DexNav, check all kinds of Hoenn region information via the AreaNav, and view news from around Hoenn and from other players whom you’ve passed with BuzzNav.

The PlayNav function offers three popular features that first appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y—the Player Search System (PSS)Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training. The PSS allows players to trade Pokémon and battle with others nearby or around the world with a Wi-Fi connection. Trainers can play with their Pokémon and feed them treats called Poké Puffs in Pokémon-Amie, and the bond between Trainer and Pokémon will grow. Super Training is a fun way to prepare your Pokémon team for battle. PlayNav also allows players to manage their O-Powers, special advantages that can be kept or shared with others as the game progresses, and view announcements via the Holo Caster.

Ready for Latios and Latias?
Ready for Latios and Latias?
Be sure to visit Pokemon.com/OmegaAlpha for more Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire news that will be revealed leading up to the November 21st launch.
To connect with Pokémon online: • Visit www.pokemon.com • Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon • Follow @Pokemon on Twitter • Check out the official Pokémon YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/pokemon
Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

POPTROPICA: FORGOTTEN ISLANDS NOW AVAILABLE FOR NINTENDO 3DS™

Here’s more news about the fun and super-portable Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo and its 3rd party developers are really pushing to get quality games on all of its consoles. Ubisoft  and Nintendo has been pretty busy lately,  and you’ll find a couple of posts by yours truly here showing that. Poptropica looks like a fun and charming jaunt. Look below for more info.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — October 14, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Poptropica®: Forgotten Islands, the adventure game based on the massively popular virtual world for kids, is now available for Nintendo 3DS™ system. The game is available at retail stores for $29.99 and is rated E for Everyone.

Just in time for the holidays, fans can now embark on exciting quests in the ultimate on-the-go 3D Poptropica experience. Players will explore the vast, uncharted island chains of Poptropica, discovering the secrets of their past one artifact at a time and uncovering the truth to prevent a shadowy force from destroying the Forgotten Islands’ history forever!

For the latest information on Poptropica: Forgotten Islands, please visit poptropica3ds.com.

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit ubiblog.com.

PETZ BEACH/COUNTRYSIDE coming-Get your flip-flops

Uh oh, looks like the creepy and cute critters of PETZ Beach and PETZ Countryside are making their way to store shelves. These games aren’t really my cup o’ tea really, but who’s to say they aren’t for you? Blocky pandas haunt your dreams, er…inhabit the beach in these two games running wild in your local game store. Ugh…I’m writing about ‘pets at the beach’ games. What would Hunter think? Look below for the details from Ubisoft.

You ate my bamboo didn't you Mr. Barky pants?
You ate my bamboo didn’t you Mr. Barky pants?

 

Take Your Petz on the Ultimate Journey and Collect Encyclopaedia Britannica® Fun Facts Along the Way

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — October 14, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Petz® Beach and Petz® Countryside, the two latest entries in the popular pet simulation adventure game series for kids, are now available for Nintendo 3DS™ system, just in time for the holiday season. Both Petz Beach and Petz Countryside are rated E for Everyone, and are available in stores for $29.99 each.

Players will embark on the ultimate adventure in two new vibrant locales where they can care for a variety of animals, complete exciting quests to expand their village and connect with other Petz owners.

Through its partnership with Encyclopaedia Britannica®, Petz Beach and Petz Countryside incorporate learning throughout the journey.

Please visit petz.com/beach and petz.com/countryside.

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit ubiblog.com.

MMM PETZ logo look delicious. Drooool
MMM PETZ logo look delicious. Drooool