More News will be coming about Fire Emblem Heroes during a 10-minute Live Stream tomorrow (Friday 28th). It is not known what will be shown during the stream but if you want to watch it, it will be hosted at the following times.
– 8:30 PM PT
– 11:30 PM ET
– 5:30 AM in the UK
– 6:30 AM in Europe
You’ll be able to watch the stream as it happens below.
The Stream has only been announced for Japan at this current time but the news shared during the stream should apply to all all regions where the game has been released.
Source: Fire Emblem Heroes (YouTube)
Since the 1970s, Genyo Takeda has been working at Nintendo but it seems that he will soon be retiring from the company as stated in a document that was included with Nintendo’s Earnings Release that was disclosed today.
He was assigned the Role of Representative Director and “Technology Fellow” in 2005 and has mainly worked on Nintendo’s Hardware but has also directed and produced titles including Punch-Out! and Pilotwings 64. Takeda’s Role will be taken over by Ko Shiota and will be made official on June 29th at the 77th Annual General Meeting Of Shareholders.
Source: Nintendo Japan
With all the news coming out from the Nintendo Earnings Release Today. It can be a little overwhelming to find it all so we have rounded up the highlights right here which covers Unit sales, Consumer Feedback results and The Next Fiscal Year Targets. You can find it all below so be sure to bookmark this page because it is quite a read. Continue reading Nintendo 2016 Fiscal Year Earnings Release Roundup
According to Takashi Mochizuki of The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo’s Mobile Game Super Mario Run has been downloaded almost 150 million times on Android & iOS devices. That is not bad going since it was at 78 Million downloads end of January when it was only available for iOS devices. It seems that it’s release on the Android market have almost doubled its download figures.
Source: Takashi Mochizuki (Twitter)
There will little doubt that Zelda: Breath Of The Wild would be extremely popular to both Zelda fans and non-Zelda fans alike. In the 7 weeks that it has been released, it has sold just under 4 Million Copies on Switch and Wii U. The Nintendo Switch sold the vast majority of copies at 2.76 Million and the Wii U version just over the Million mark (1.08 Million). Nintendo have added Zelda: Breath Of The Wild to their Million Sellers list (The Switch version being the only one so far and the Wii U version just under Mario Party 10 (Oh, the shame! Just kidding, I actually like Mario Party 10). Anyway you can check out the Million Sellers list below. Continue reading Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Makes Nintendo’s Million Sellers List For Switch (Just Misses Top 10 For Wii U)
Nintendo have been having a busy day with their Earnings Release as they have disclosed their Release Schedule showing which titles will be coming to which console (including past titles & hardware that have released previously). It is good that Nintendo are trying to minimize the waiting time between releases for the Nintendo Switch but it does seem a little barren fo May. Maybe they think that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will keep us entertained until June 16th when ARMS releases or that third party titles will help pick up the slack between first party titles. You can check out the Release Schedule below.
Source: Nintendo Japan
Alas, the Nintendo’s Fiscal Year of 2016 has ended and the Earnings Release have been unveiled bringing with it some key statistics as regards to the sales of the Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.
The Nintendo Switch has sold 2.74 million units of hardware worldwide. 5.46 million units of software has also been moved. The Switch has proved more successful in the Americas by selling the most units, 1.2 million in fact. Europe shifted 940,000 in terms of sales and Japan with 600,000.
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has had the best success on record as Nintendo have shipped 2.76 million copies of the game for Switch alone and 3.84 million including the Wii U version in just under two months since release.
Source: Nintendo Japan
The Folks over at Nintendo Treehouse have uploaded some artwork of the characters you will encounter in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia. The images come from the art book that comes with the Limited edition of the game and portrays artwork of the main protagonist Alm along with Clair, Faye & Lukas who will join your army during as you progress through the game. The post from Nintendo Treehouse also includes a short biography and gives insight each of the characters which you can see in full here.
Source: Nintendo Treehouse (Tumblr)
It seems that construction on the new Super Nintendo World theme park in Universal Studios Japan is now in the initial stages and could be under construction some time in the near future. White construction walls have been erected around the area where the theme park will be constructed next to the parking lot close to the Jaws & Harry Potter Attractions. Signs have been put up on the wall teasing “A new universe is on the horizon.” Nintendo have stated that it will open by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Source: Behind The Thrills
Keeping up with promoting their newest IP, Nintendo have released more screenshots for ARMS via the official Twitter Page. This time focusing on an alternate costume for Mechanica and the new Revolver Arms weapon. You can check out the Tweets below along with a loose English translation of the original Japanese Tweet. Continue reading ARMS! Mechanica’s Alternate Costume Revealed Along With Revolver Arms Weapon
Mobile Game Fire Emblem Heroes has receive some more levels to play with some new features (nothing major). The new levels have been added to Main Story Arc (as opposed to the Paralogues) and can be found in the latest entry as World Of Radiance. There are five new levels to play, each with three different difficulties. Ike and company are the latest Summoning focus and bring with them their unique set of Skills. You can see it all below. Continue reading Fire Emblem Heroes: World Of Radiance Now Available To Play
Super Smash Bros. is a fun party game for many people, but there is a competitive community for the game as well. If you are looking to get better at Smash Bros. or follow the competitive scene, a new site called SSB World has you covered.
The site was built by a over the past 9 months by Anthony Nelson and Alex Dixon. Anthony was new to the Smash Bros series until the Smash 4 launch arrived on the Wii U. He quickly became obsessed with playing the game but soon realized he was very bad at the game and it was difficult to find good matches to watch on YouTube. That lead him to enlist his friend Alex to help him build a site for the Smash community.
Essentially, SSB World is a platform that allows you to easily find tournament matches that feature your favorite Smash Bros. character or player. The site acts as a hub for tournament matches and during the video upload process the site records the players, characters, stages and winners and losers for each game. This allows the site to provide unique insights into how character records matchup against other characters or what stages your character frequently wins or loses on.
After launching on February 10 of this year, the site has seen promising growth largely driven by the support of top Smash players such as Dabuz, ZeRo and Captain Zack creating accounts and sharing the site on Twitter. As of today, there are nearly 15,000 matches on the website with users contributing new videos daily.
The site is easy to use and navigate. You can start by picking a character from the Smash 4 character roster. From there, you can find recent videos that feature that player, player profiles for top players that use the character or easily add another character to filter to that specific character matchup.
The site is great for fans who want to follow their favorite players as well as pros who want to study their upcoming opponents. Using the site can help you find matches to study as well as supporting data to help you pick better characters or stages for your future games.
More screenshots have been posted to the official ARMS Twitter Page revealing an alternate costume for Ribbon Girl, a new weapon called the “Shocking Sparky” (Name not final) and also a new stage known as the “Arms Lab.” You can see the Tweets below along with a loose translation from Japanese into English.
“Ribbon girl decided in black! It seems like a glimpse of a dark side … I became a fan again!”
“Electric arm “Sparky”! When you charge it, the Abner gem is where the internal power generation device appears. I also love ribbon girls and will release a punch that is shabby both mind and body! It is the latest model which improved the old type “Thunder punch”.”
“Ukimi bad cylinders are lined up …. In an interview in the “ARMS Lab” here that it is doing fundamental research on ARMS! By the way, the “ARMS Association” to which I belong to is a different organization.”
Source: ARMS (Twitter)
Super Mario Run has been updated to version 2.1.0 on Android & iOS today and brings with it some new features including more buildings & statues, Game Center/Google Play Acheivements have been added as well and you can even display your customized Mii as seen in Miitomo (in different outfits) and the ability to add friends via Nintendo account has been added as well. You can check out the full patch notes below. Continue reading Super Mario Run Updated To Version 2.1.0 Brings With It New Buildings, Acheivements & More