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Kimishima Reaffirms Nintendo’s Stance with Regards to their Smartphone Games (April 2017)

Following Nintendo’s recent Financial Results Briefing, a lot of information was shared to the public, yet despite all the news that did come, none of it was about a certain Animal Crossing game that is coming to mobile devices later on this year.


It is something of a shame Nintendo didn’t say anything about it since so many fans out there are looking forwards to it, but Nintendo President, Tatsumi Kimishima did reiterate Nintendo’s stance with regards to their Smartphone games and we’ve gone ahead and rounding up everything he had to say that was mobile related and have it right here for you to read through: Continue reading Kimishima Reaffirms Nintendo’s Stance with Regards to their Smartphone Games (April 2017)


Kimishima Comments on 1-2-Switch, Super Bomberman R, Snipperclips’ & Breath of the Wild’s Switch Sales Performance

Following yesterday’s huge Nintendo reveals, Nintendo provided an update list of their games that have sold over 1 million units and despite Snipperclips, Super Bomberman R and 1-2-Switch all being exclusive launch titles for Switch, neither of them made it onto the list.


In fact the only Switch game that made it onto the list was in fact The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which also made it onto the Wii U’s 1 million sellers list, but going by information provided by Nintendo today, it seems 1-2-Switch is on the cusp of making it onto the list and to give you a good idea of just what exactly I am talking about, here’s Tatsumi Kimishima’s full comments with regards to 1-2-Switch: Continue reading Kimishima Comments on 1-2-Switch, Super Bomberman R, Snipperclips’ & Breath of the Wild’s Switch Sales Performance

Prior to its Discontinuation, NES Mini Has Surpassed 2.3 Million Sales

Whether you call it the NES Mini, or the NES Classic Edition, the fact of the matter is, this fantastic little project has met its end as its discontinuation is being putting into effect.


Still it is a project that has had a spectacular run though, as it has now been confirmed that the product did move 2.3 million units worldwide. This information comes from an interview between Time and Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aimé, who when asked if there are any plans to bring it back in the future, Reggie “declined to add anything to Nintendo’s existing statement.” The statement which is “no plans to produce more NES Classic Edition systems for NOA regions.” But Reggie did open up on a few things and we’re sharing them right here: Continue reading Prior to its Discontinuation, NES Mini Has Surpassed 2.3 Million Sales

My Nintendo Users Can now Use their My Nintendo QR Code to Pick up a Free Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Poster from Nintendo NY

Live in New York? Love Mario Kart? And have a My Nintendo article? If your answer is yes to all, you will most definitely want to read this.

A while back My Nintendo introduced the My Nintendo QR Codes, a special code that is personal to every account that can be used to sign in at various Nintendo events for special gifts and rewards and while the codes have gone unused for a while now, Nintendo NY are offering you the chance to put that code to work!

By turning up at Nintendo NY and checking in, My Nintendo members will be able to pick up an exclusive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe poster and we’ve got an image right here: Continue reading My Nintendo Users Can now Use their My Nintendo QR Code to Pick up a Free Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Poster from Nintendo NY

[Update] New Update for Both Wii U & 3DS Version of Super Mario Maker is Available Now

So something good came from all that maintenance after all! Granted there is no new event course available for the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker, and hasn’t been for a long time now, but a new update for it (version 1.46) is available now and not to be left out, an update is out for the 3DS version as well (version 1.03).

Only don’t go expecting anything to elaborate from the update, as the full patch notes read only as: “A number of issues have been fixed to make for a pleasant playing experience.”

Still it’s a lot better than nothing and with Nintendo paying some attention to Super Mario Maker once again, either a Switch version is on the cusp of being announced sometime soon, or we might get lucky and there is more content coming. Either way, it’s a win-win.

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[Random] The Results are in for the Miitomo Outfit Design Contest

Now that all the Miitomo admin team have made all of their picks for the “Style Central on Trend Picks,” today the team made themselves busy by sharing the results to the Outfit Design Contest (another event that was created in the “event” of celebrating one year of Miitomo) and we’ve got those results right here: Continue reading [Random] The Results are in for the Miitomo Outfit Design Contest

[Event] Super Mario Run’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Event has hit the Ground Running

After first being revealed two days ago, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Release Mega Event has begun and the Deluxe prizes are everything we thought they would be!

From today until o8:59 CEST on the 11th of May, players all across the globe will have to work together if we all wish to earn every Deluxe building going since collectively we’ll have to play the Toad Rally 10 million times just to get the first of 2 Banana Statues. (20 million will get us the second one.) Whereas the rarest and hardest building to acquire is the Nintendo Switch Statue as it requires a total of 50 million World Rally plays and on the off chance we do pull it off, all Deluxe gifts will be sent out on the 12th of May at 09:00 CEST, along with the results.

For full details on the event and every winnable Deluxe Building, console the image below:

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[Random] Official Splatoon Twitter Account Shows Off Special Art To Celebrate The Release Of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Today’s the big day! The day Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sees its worldwide release and although our review is running late, it’s almost finished, but I can’t help but put it on hold as I give this turn of events priority!

It seems Super Mario Run isn’t the only thing that’s celebrating Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s release today, as the official Japanese Splatoon Twitter account is also celebrating by sharing a special piece of art that you can see right here:


With both Inkling Girl and Boy making their debut in the newly released racer, of course the Splatoon account would want to honour the game that has incorporated the Splatoon brand, by way of incorporating two characters with different colour skins available, plus the Urchin Underpass stage and the all new Splat Buggy!

So since are available to use right from the start, how many of you reading this purchased Mario Kart 8 Deluxe today and what do you make of the inky additions? Let us know!

Source: @SplatoonJP

Splatoon- Squid Sisters Stories Chapter 1

After being teased of the events between Squid Sisters Callie & Marie that passed after the final Splatfest. The first chapter in the Squid Sisters Stories has been uploaded to the official Splatoon Website. you can check out the story below.

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Source: Splatoon US

New Games Coming To 3DS. Switch & 3DS To Run In Parallel

More and more information is coming out from the Financial Results Briefing and now we shall focus on the Nintendo 3DS as regards to more games coming to the system and and how will run in parallel to the Switch as opposed to competing against it. On the topic of New games coming to the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo President had this to say:

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has spread steadily worldwide, surpassing a total sell-through of 63 million units of hardware. We will continue to work to make sure our business leverages this installed base by providing consumers with software.

With a multitude of titles already released, Nintendo 3DS has a large and fulfilling library. We believe that it is important that we channel these titles in our sales. Trends show that these evergreen titles continue to sell well in the long term, especially overseas. We want to encourage consumers who recently purchased hardware to purchase these
evergreen titles.

We will also continue providing new titles. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the latest title in the Fire Emblem series, was released April 20 in Japan. It will release May 19 in the U.S. and Europe. On July 13, Ever Oasis, a new actionadventure RPG set in a world of desert, will be released. The same day, easy-to-play side-scroller
action Hey! Pikmin will be out on Nintendo 3DS as the first Pikmin game on a handheld system. This year is also Kirby’s 25th anniversary. We will be releasing the Kirby titles you see here.

Note: In the U.S. and Europe, Ever Oasis and will be released on June 23, and Hey! Pikmin will be released on July 28.

These are first-party games that were released by Nintendo in Japan and games developed and sold by publishers in Japan that will be distributed by Nintendo in the American and European markets.

This slide shows announced titles from third parties in Japan that will have already released as of April 2017 or that are planned for release through fall of this year. As you can see, we have a rich lineup of games planned for Japan again in this fiscal year.

Also, Square Enix recently announced that the latest entry in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete, will be released in Japan in July, around the time of the launch of New Nintendo 2DS XL. In this way, we are working to maintain momentum in the Nintendo 3DS business by introducing new titles and continuing to offer evergreen titles while launching New Nintendo 2DS XL to expand the available selection of hardware in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

As regards to the how the Nintendo Switch & 3DS will be able to co-exist Kimishima had this to say:

We will strive to utilize the large installed base of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in our business to maintain the momentum we have regained over the last year.

As we conveyed at the Corporate Management Policy Briefing in February, Nintendo 3DS has characteristics as a handheld system that differ from those of Nintendo Switch. We do not think that they compete directly in terms of price point or
playstyle. We will run businesses separately and in parallel.

We have also already stated that we think it is critical that we provide software unique to Nintendo 3DS in order to run both the Nintendo Switch business and the Nintendo 3DS business in parallel.

Source: Nintendo Japan FR Briefing For Fiscal Year Ending March 2017 (Page 17)

Nintendo To Not Have Large-Scale Press Conference At E3 2017

As Nintendo’s financial results briefing drew to a close, President Tatsumi Kimishima lightly touched on the subject for their plans for E3 2017. He stated that Nintendo “Will not be hosting a large-scale press conference for institutional investors, analysts and the media.” And that “Nintendo of America will present further information on our plans at a later date.”
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New Nintendo 2DS XL Specs & Overview

With the big announcement of the New Nintendo 2DS XL out of the way, we can now see how the revamped handheld system compares to the original 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL courtesy of @Wario64 via Twitter. He has uploaded the images you can see below to his twitter account which gives the specifications for the New Nintendo 2DS XL and how it fares against the other two sytems in regards to features. Click on the images below to enlarge them.

Source: @Wario64 (Twitter)

New Nintendo 2DS XL Coming To US & Europe July 28th, Australia On July 15th

Nintendo have just released a document filled with goodies about upcoming games and titles and what maybe encouraging to know is that they are not dropping the Nintendo 3DS family of systems just yet as they will be bringing a New Nintendo 2DS XL handheld to the world on July 28th in most regions. It will not have the same look as the original 2DS (Thank heavens) and will look more like the 3DS model but without the 3D mechanic.

It is to be a more cost effective way to entice more people new to gaming and children but still has the processing power of the New 3DS.  It currently comes in two colours, White & Orange and Black & Turquoise. Some regions may only have a particular colour schemes (For example, the US will only have the Black & Turquoise model).

Whilst on the Subject of the New Nintendo 2DS XL , Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima stated the following during the Financial Results Briefing For Fiscal Year Ending March 2017:

“As you can see, we are adding New Nintendo 2DS XL to the lineup of systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. Just like New Nintendo 3DS XL, which is currently available, New Nintendo 2DS XL has a clamshell design. It also has the same large LCD screen as New Nintendo 3DS XL and is a lightweight system for improved portability. Players can enjoy the more than 1,000 Nintendo 3DS software titles available in Japan on a 2D screen. Other than the fact that the screen displays in 2D, New Nintendo 2DS XL has the same basic capabilities as New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Note: The New Nintendo 2DS LL will sold outside of Japan as the New Nintendo 2DS XL.

The New Nintendo 2DS XL will launch in Japan, the U.S. and Europe in July. In Japan, it will have a manufacturer suggested retail price of 14,980 yen (tax not included). In the U.S., the MSRP will be $149.99. As a reference, the MSRP for the current New Nintendo 3DS XL is 18,800 yen (tax not included) in Japan, while it is $199.99 in the U.S. We can say that the New Nintendo 2DS XL will be offered at a more affordable price. It broadens the options available to consumers, whether they are looking for their first handheld system, or want to add a second or third handheld system for the family.

Note 1: MSRP = Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
Note 2: Black x Turquoise will be the only color available in the U.S.”

Source: Nintendo Japan FR Briefing March 2017 (Page 15)

What I Want From Amiibo Next

Kuribo shares his thoughts on Amiibo and what Nintendo can do to improve them further. Share your thoughts on the current state of Amiibo in the comments!

I was planning on writing this article a couple of weeks ago because we had almost no knowledge of new Amiibo releases and questions from Nintendo fans about the future of Amiibo were creeping in.  Had Amiibo lost their luster and were no longer selling well?  Did Nintendo have a clear vision for Amiibo going forward?  That got me thinking, what can Nintendo do to lure in new fans and bring some fresh ideas that will keep current collectors hooked?  I have a few suggestions for Nintendo that I thought I would share with you and I hope you’ll consider sharing your thoughts with the community in the comments down below.

Guardian Zelda Breath of the Wild Amiibo Versus LinkKeep Finding Reasons to Use Amiibo – This is my big suggestion to Nintendo for both casual and hardcore fans.  Amiibo’s coolest idea is that they unlock or can be used in games in fun ways.  I don’t think…

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I Am Setsuna (Switch) Review

Hi everyone! Mr. Panda here, with a review of Square Enix’s I Am Setsuna for the Nintendo Switch! It’s a throwback to classic SNES RPGs like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy, but what’s it like? Find out what I thought in my review!

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If you’re a fan of old-school Super Nintendo RPGs, then I Am Setsuna may have caught your eye at least once. RPG juggernaut Square Enix formed the studio Tokyo RPG Factory, specifically to develop throwbacks to that era, and I Am Setsuna is its debut project. While there are clear comparisons to the time-travel classic Chrono Trigger, this game manages to stand out from its inspirations, but not necessarily in the best way.

Here is my video review for your viewing pleasure!

The story follows the mercenary Endir, who is tasked to kill Setsuna, a young woman destined to save the monster-infested world by acting as its sacrifice. As events unfold, you find yourself in the band of heroes who will assist Setsuna on her journey to the Last Lands. The story might sound familiar if you’ve played Final Fantasy X, but this tale is a more…

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