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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

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[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.

Source: en-americas-support.nintendo.com & en-americas-support.nintendo.com

[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:

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

[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:

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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.”
Continue reading Nintendo To Not Have Large-Scale Press Conference At E3 2017

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)

ARMS Becomes The Main Feature For Next Issue Of EDGE Magazine. Covering Origins, Game Balance & More!


The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild had feature recently on the cover of EDGE Magazine but it seems that another First-Party game from Nintendo is following suit. ARMS will be the main feature if issue #306 along with the caption “Nintendo’s stunning new fighting game lands the killer blow for Switch”. There are two different covers for issue #306, the standard issue is the white one on the left below and the yellow one on the right is exclusive to subscribers.

Once you get past the front cover, you will find a lengthy feature on the game with Producer Kosuke Yabuki, art director Masaaki Ishikawa, and design director Shintaro Jikumaru sharing some comments about the game. The three of them speak out about the game’s origins how they balanced the games and other topics as well, Some of the comments found in the feature, we have provided below. Continue reading ARMS Becomes The Main Feature For Next Issue Of EDGE Magazine. Covering Origins, Game Balance & More!

Downloads vs Revenue (Super Mario Run & Fire Emblem Heroes)


And just like that, Gacha has proven its worth once more!

Earlier on today it was revealed that Super Mario Run has nearly been downloaded 150 million times (around 78 million of which had happened before the end of January) and that’s great, but just because it has been downloaded that many times, it doesn’t mean that is also the number of times players have opted to purchase the game’s entire content outright. Continue reading Downloads vs Revenue (Super Mario Run & Fire Emblem Heroes)

Happy 25th Birthday Kirby! My Nintendo Japan Now Offers 3DS Kirby Theme


April 27th marks Kirby’s 25th Anniversary since he was created by Masahiro Sakurai & Satoru Iwata (with a little help from Shiggy as well). He first came to be in Kirby’s Dreamland  on the Gameboy and has been in over 20 different titles ranging from Puzzle, Platformer, Fighting, Racing & even Pinball! Amazing what a little pink ball can muster.

Nintendo have already begun celebrating this fact by bringing Kirby back into the limelight again by releasing not one but three different titles over the course of the year and My Nintendo Japan have added a new reward to their site, a Kirby 3DS theme. It costs 20 gold points and is available until the end of May. It is currently not available for the US or Europe but it is only a matter of time before it becomes available in these regions too.

Anyway, Happy Birthday Kirby! You were always a joy to play in Super Smash Bros!

Source: Nintendo Japan (YouTube)

Puyo Puyo Tetris Extra Features Include Unlock Code & Displays Game Mode On Switch Profile


Puyo Puyo Tetris may seem like an odd title but a lot of people have been enjoying it. The title comes with a few little extra features that you may not be aware of. Firstly, your friends can see what game mode you have been playing via your Switch Profile meaning if you have been incredibly social and been playing multiplayer a lot, it will display you have been playing Multiplayer. Same goes for Solo Arcade and the other modes.

Also there is a code which you can punch in at the title screen with a sequence of button presses which will unlock all of the Story Mode’s unlockable features including characters, skins, alternate voice packs and more. Content from the shop is not included and will still have to be obtained by normal means.

If you would like to use the code, you can find it in the video below:

Source: Kaiser GX  & DJ Music Clues (Twitter)

This Week’s eShop Downloads For US & Europe For Switch, 3DS & Wii U (28/04/17)


With the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tomorrow (April 28th) comes a lot more titles that can be downloaded via the Nintendo eShop for Switch, 3DS & Wii U. Some titles will be available tomorrow, others next week and some are already released. We have provided a list of those that are available in the US, UK & Europe Below

US eShop Downloads

Switch Retail

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – $59.99 (available Friday)
Puyo Puyo Tetris – $29.99

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Over Top – $7.99
Kamiko – $4.99
TumbleSeed – $14.99 (available Tuesday)

Wii U Download

Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun – $3.99
Use Your Words – $14.99

3DS Demos

Blasting Agent Ultimate Edition
Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas

3DS Themes

Kirby’s 25th Anniversary
Runbow Pocket Theme Bundle

eShop Sales

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

UK & European eShop Downloads

Switch Retail

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – €59.99 / £49.99 (available Friday)
Puyo Puyo Tetris – €39.99 / £34.99 (available Friday)

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Over Top – €6.99 / £6.29
Kamiko – €4.99 / £4.49

Wii U Download

Use Your Words – €14.99 / £14.99

New 3DS Download

Ascent of Kings – €2.25 / £1.99

Source: Nintendo PR (US) & Nintendo UK