Aug 31, 2015 - 5:43 PM - by garyopa
Other GameStop Manager Conference Announcements Include amiibo Cards and Wii Remote Plus Controllers
On Sept. 25th, the New Nintendo 3DS will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle, which includes the new system, the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, 2 cover plates and 1 amiibo card.
Well Never Say Never, the old saying goes, as finally big 'N' has decided to finally launch the 'smaller' New Nintendo 3DS console in the good old United States of America, where before they said 'never' will, I guess they decided to change their mind, so for all those waiting for the smaller New 3DS, and the nice add-on feature of changing 'cover plates', can finally do so when September 25th, rolls along.
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At the GameStop Managers Conference in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS system will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle on Sept. 25. The bundle includes the new hand-held system, the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, two cover plates and one amiibo card at a suggested retail price of $219.99. The more compact New Nintendo 3DS system joins New Nintendo 3DS XL, which has been available since Feb. 13.
In addition, a Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch exclusively in GameStop stores on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of $199.99, just in time for the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (sold separately) on Oct. 23. The system is gold-colored and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the front.
Other news revealed at the GameStop Conference included the debut of three new Wii Remote Plus controllers inspired by classic Mushroom Kingdom characters Bowser, Toad and Yoshi.
"More than 15 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in the U.S. alone,"
said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "These new models offer additional fun ways to experience some of the great upcoming Nintendo 3DS games launching in the next few months."
New Nintendo 3DS incorporates all the same enhanced features as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including a wider range of controls, face-tracking 3D and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. The compact system also features interchangeable cover plates that can be easily swapped out to change the look of the device*
. Two cover plates inspired by Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer are included in the bundle.
Various amiibo cards launch with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game on Sept. 25. Tapping compatible amiibo cards while playing Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a way to meet favorite Animal Crossing characters with their separate personalities and design requests in the game. People who own the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems can still use the cards to enjoy Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer by purchasing the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The wireless accessory also launches on Sept. 25 and allows players to enjoy amiibo figures and cards on all other systems in the Nintendo 3DS family.
Joining previously released Wii Remote Plus controllers themed after Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, three new controllers inspired by Bowser, Toad and Yoshi will launch exclusively at GameStop at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each. The Bowser and Toad controllers will launch alongside the Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U console on the 11th of September, while the Yoshi version will hop on the back of the Yoshi's Woolly World launch on Oct. 16. Wii Remote Plus includes Wii MotionPlus technology, and works with all Wii and Wii U games that are compatible with Wii Remote controllers.
Bowser, the newest member of the Photos with Mario series of Nintendo eShop Cards, is coming this fall - exclusively at GameStop. Customers can add $10 to their Nintendo eShop accounts and get the new Bowser AR card at no additional cost. With the Bowser AR card, players can use their Nintendo 3DS systems to play and pose with Bowser and other Mushroom Kingdom characters in the free Photos with Mario app.
For more information about New Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds/
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults
Aug 31, 2015 - 1:32 PM - by garyopa
More Rumors Start On Nintendo NX After New Patent Filed
The new patent filed by Nintendo appears to be for a disc less home console, that is, it appears to be a home console without any kind of disc drive whatsoever. The console instead has a internal HDD.
New NX Rumors are appearing all the time, and this latest one has caused a big stir in the Nintendo fanboy world, as some are very worried that the new Nintendo NX will be online-only digital-only disc-less console like the original idea that Microsoft had for their Xbox One and had to take a 180 spin around and change their plans fast after the big reveal was made to the public before their launch.
Now it seems Nintendo might be going that route also, as a new patent recently discovered shows they are thinking of a 'card slot' home console with internal hdd and support for external hdd, like the Wii U design, but totally missing from the patent figure drawing is any sign of an optical disc drive unit.
So what will be on these 'cards', all the game data, and no online needed, like the 3DS cartridge design, just bigger, larger storage cartridges, or will it be just a plain memory card, with key to grab the digital data from a online server downloaded to your HDD?
So what do you think, is big 'N' returning their the SNES/N64 days of cartridges like they had before 20 years ago, or is something worse coming like a tiny set-top digital-only box, with everything being piped down from a central server controlled by their new DeNa partner?
The new patent filed by Nintendo appears to be for a disc less home console- that is, it appears to be a home console without any kind of disc drive whatsoever. The console instead has an in built, embedded hard drive.
One could presume that this would imply an all digital console, which at the best of times would be a disaster, but with Nintendo at the helm would be nothing short of a catastrophe, but there is an interesting wrinkle thrown into the mix- a slot for a ‘memory card;' this in turn seems to imply that the console is running games off of... flash memory cards. Which would be cartridges. Not N64 era cartridges, but modern cartridges of the kind that is in the 3DS or Vita.
This would have some very interesting implications- a console with cartridges could have scaling licensing fees for third party games, and could potentially offer storage spaces more than even Blu Rays (since modern flash memory can go as high as 512GB).
NEWS SOURCE: New Patent Suggests That The NX Console Won’t Have An Optical Drive (via) GamingBolt
Aug 30, 2015 - 11:06 AM - by garyopa
Only in NA, for $89.99 you get a 'Special Edition' packed with extra goodies like a custom USB stick
Unique to North America, this Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition is now available for pre-order at select retailers nationwide.
If you are lucky enough to live in North America, and happen to own a Nintendo Wii U console, you know that thing that is NOT an Xbox or PlayStation, you will be glad to know that for big extra money, only $89.99 you will be able to get a Special version of the new up-coming XenoBlade game, which will come with some nice extras, like a special custom USB stick pre-loaded with the soundtrack.
So what you think about this 'special edition' and are you sad it is not available in EU or other regions?
Launching alongside the standalone version of massive Wii U role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles X on Dec. 4 is a Special Edition overflowing with great content. Perfect for fans who want to experience everything Xenoblade Chronicles X has to offer, players who purchase the Special Edition at a suggested retail price of $89.99 will get a beautifully designed package that contains:
- The Xenoblade Chronicles X game
- A gorgeous book of concept art with more than 100 pages, featuring select art for the very first time
- A unique USB drive modeled after the game's "Lifehold Unit," pre-loaded with a selection of 10 music tracks from the game's memorable soundtrack
- A limited-edition matted 5x7 art card of a painting done for the game by illustrator Takashi Kojo
Unique to North America, this Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition is now available for pre-order at select retailers nationwide.
Xenoblade Chronicles X comes from acclaimed developers Monolith Soft, the creators of Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii console. In this new game, Earth is destroyed and humanity faces annihilation from an intergalactic war between two alien races. Players must fight for their survival and explore a new planet full of exotic and hostile life-forms. To traverse the planet with ease, players can pilot customizable mechs called "Skells," which give them powerful weapons. Players can also customize a lethal skill set of combat and defensive skills called Arts to strengthen their strategies and defeat enemies efficiently.
For more information about Xenoblade Chronicles X, visit http://xenobladechroniclesx.nintendo.com/
Aug 29, 2015 - 2:52 PM - by garyopa
Nintendo finally may be bringing Achievements to their systems
It has long been known that the NX will be doubling down on game sharing via a proper online service, thanks to DeNA constructing the Nintendo Network, and now, we are beginning to see the early steps
One thing that big 'N' is missing from their consoles and games is 'trophies' or 'achievements' that the other two rival gaming companies have been doing for a while now, but it seems Nintendo is about to change that, and have recently patented their own unique way of having this, and most likely we will be seeing it in their up-coming new gaming system which for now is being called just 'NX'.
So what you think of their new patent, do you think Nintendo going to use this in NX and will it add to enjoyment of your games, or just end up making Nintendo the same as everyone else now.
According to a new patent that Nintendo has filed, spotted by NintendoEnthusiast, Nintendo has patented a form of gameplay and achievement sharing. Essentially, Nintendo seems to be implementing not just a form of Achievements into the NX, but also a way to share what led to those Achievements- meaning that that sweet boss battle that you just won that got you that achievement can be shared with other players, possibly via a system like the Miiverse.
Of course, this still is just a patent, so it is entirely possible that Nintendo does not do anything with this. On the other hand, it is far more likely that Nintendo will in fact have Achievements in the NX, and that they will have some unique twist similar to this, so Nintendo can keep them differentiated from Sony and Microsoft's versions.
NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo Patents Achievement and Gameplay Sharing System (via) GamingBolt
Aug 28, 2015 - 11:28 AM - by garyopa
First Indie Game with amiibo Compatibility -------- One of Several Indie Announcements Recently Made
For the first time, exclusive to the Wii U version of the game, players can scan the Shovel Knight amiibo and take on Shovel Knight’s quest cooperatively with a friend. Read below for more indie news!
Before the big PAX Prime show started, big 'N' had a special event of 'indies' at the EMP location, and there was a ton of amazing announcements made, including that Nintendo going to produce a line-up of new amiibo's for their most popular indie games.
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During a presentation at Nintendo's Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle, Nintendo made several announcements about the future of independent games on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems.
These announcements included the reveal of a Shovel Knight amiibo figure from Yacht Club Games that unlocks exclusive features for the hit game on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, making it the first indie game to support amiibo technology.
Other reveals at the event include the upcoming launch of Kerbal Space Program for Wii U early next year with exclusive features and functionality, first-look Wii U debuts for Hive Jump and FAST Racing Neo multiplayer game play, along with exciting details concerning each of these anticipated Nindies.
"Not only do we have a robust slate of indie games launching in the Nintendo eShop, but these games also contain features that can only be found on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS,"
said Damon Baker, Nintendo of America's Senior Marketing Manager of Publisher and Developer Relations. "Creating an amiibo that's compatible with all current and future Shovel Knight games shows that our strong relationship with independent developers is constantly evolving."
"It's been a great honor to work directly with Nintendo, creating a Shovel Knight amiibo that sits beside their most beloved characters,"
said Yacht Club Games. "We are elated to expand the world of Shovel Knight, and to keep developing unique game-play experiences on Nintendo's platforms."
For the first time, exclusive to the Wii U version of the game, players can scan the Shovel Knight amiibo and take on Shovel Knight's quest cooperatively with a friend. On Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the amiibo can be used to level up and customize Shovel Knight with new visual enhancements, relics and abilities. These abilities can then be used in new, exclusive amiibo challenge levels. To top it off, the amiibo figure will be supported in future Shovel Knight games.
Yacht Club Games also revealed that the free DLC for Shovel Knight that lets players play as fan-favorite enemy Plague Knight will launch in September. Shovel Knight can be purchased in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS for $14.99. Packaged retail versions of the game for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will also be available in North America this October.
Graphite Lab and Black Lantern Studios showcased the first playable version of Wii U-exclusive Hive Jump, demonstrating exclusive features for the platform. Hive Jump is a fast-paced multiplayer action platformer for up to four players. Players engage in run 'n' gun combat with swarms of aliens, all the while avoiding traps and collecting resources. The developers discussed how the Wii U Game Pad would be used in the game, as well as plans for amiibo support, which will be included when it launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in early 2016.
To talk about FAST Racing Neo, Shin'en Multimedia joined the presentation to discuss multiplayer game play. FAST Racing Neo earns the title "Fast" by throwing players into a futuristic racer with hyper-fast anti-gravity vehicles. Up to four players can race against each other in split-screen local multiplayer, with up to eight racers able to participate in online multiplayer. (Additional controllers are required for local multiplayer.) FAST Racing Neo will launch exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U before the end of the year.
Squad's Kerbal Space Program, with the help of Flying Tiger, was announced for Wii U and will launch early next year. A physics-based space flight simulator, Kerbal Space Program allows players to manage their own space program by building and flying spacecraft. In the Wii U version of the game, players can control their ship from inside the cockpit
Aug 25, 2015 - 4:25 PM - by garyopa
Games, Fan Gatherings and More for Seattle Video Game Event
Fans of the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X game for the Wii U console will want to sit in on a panel discussion led by representatives from the Nintendo Treehouse.
If you happen to be heading down to PAX Prime, this weekend, you going to be for a treat if you are a Nintendo fan, as they are attending it full force with lots of events, and one of major ones will be a full in-depth panel on the upcoming XenoBlade Chronicles X game for the Wii U, and PAX Prime attendees will get a first hand look at all the original concept art, and learn the deep inspiration behind the making of this major video game, and even be the first to check out actual new game play footage and directly participate in a complete fan Q&A session with the people that are key to bringing you this game to the Western World finally for all you enjoy!
Here is some of the other less-major events, but all of course full of fun Nintendo-style as usual:
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Nintendo has a great lineup of games, including unreleased titles like Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, and a slew of fun activities in store for people attending the PAX Prime video game event in Seattle. Fans can also attend a Xenoblade Chronicles X panel and visit the Nindies showcase to play great indie games, including some that will launch later this year.
"PAX Prime takes place in our backyard, so we like to pull out all the stops for fans," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "We have some great unreleased titles for attendees to play including Star Fox Zero, which has been receiving positive accolades, and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, a unique multiplayer entry in The Legend of Zelda series."
Games scheduled to be playable on the show floor at the Washington State Convention Center Aug. 28-31 include Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Splatoon (which will include both the recently announced August update and TRANSFORMERS Splatfest content on Aug. 29) and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Attendees can also play Skylanders SuperChargers Racing for Nintendo 3DS (with guest stars Bowser and Donkey Kong) for the first time in public and check out a variety of upcoming amiibo figures.
Fans of the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X game for the Wii U console will want to sit in on a panel discussion led by representatives from the Nintendo Treehouse. Attendees will get a look at concept art, learn the inspiration behind the game, check out new game play and participate in a fan Q&A session. The panel will take place on Aug. 29 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PT in Wyvern Theater.
During the show, there will be several PAX-sponsored tournaments and fan gatherings featuring a variety of Nintendo 3DS games, including Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Attendees who want to participate in the fun should bring their Nintendo 3DS systems with them to the show.
At the adjacent Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Nintendo will host a dedicated Nindies lounge showcasing 13 independent games made for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Visitors can play the games and talk to the developers themselves. Indie games that will be playable include:
- Action Henk (Curve Digital)
- FAST Racing Neo (Shin'en)
- Freedom Planet (Galaxy Trail)
- Hive Jump (Graphite Lab)
- Oddworld: New ‘n' Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants, Inc. / Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd. / Nephilim Games)
- Runbow (13AM Games)
- Shantae Half-Genie Hero (WayForward)
- Typoman (Headup Games / Brainseed Factory)
- Year Walk (Simogo / Dakko Dakko)
- Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (Renegade Kid)
- SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form)
- The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis, Inc.)
- Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (Yacht Club Games)
Anyone arriving in Seattle early for PAX Prime might also want to check out the Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum. The free event is open to the public and starts at 8 p.m. on Aug.
Aug 25, 2015 - 2:20 PM - by garyopa
Nonstop Launches Provide Fun, Entertainment and Surprises
Nintendo announces robust lineup of games and special offers for the remainder of the year for the Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Sony has a few games, Microsoft has ok some more games, but Nintendo comes calling and they saying they have non-stop line-up of games more then everyone else, and here is their PR recapping their Fall and Holiday 2015 line-up of games for everyone to enjoy!
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Ensuring that 2015 is packed with gaming fun for everyone, Nintendo announces a robust lineup of games and special offers for the remainder of the year. The Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems will showcase a huge number of games, most of which are exclusive to those platforms.
"Nintendo has games, amiibo and systems to satisfy all kinds of players, whether they're looking for back-to-school gifts or getting an early start on their holiday shopping," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "No one can match the quality or uniqueness of what Nintendo has to offer for the rest of 2015."
Here's a look at what Nintendo has on tap for the rest of 2015:
Wii U Bundle
Wii U Games
- Walmart and Walmart.com will be the exclusive retailers for a special Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that includes the game, Idea Book and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. The bundle goes on sale the 11th of September for $299.96.
- Super Mario Maker launches on the 11th of September at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
- Yoshi's Woolly World launches Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will also be available in a bundle that includes a green Yarn Yoshi amiibo at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The green Yarn Yoshi is available as part of the bundle, with individual pink and light-blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo also launching on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $16.99 each.
- A new combo pack that includes two great games goes on sale Oct. 16. The pack includes both New Super Mario Bros. U and
Aug 21, 2015 - 8:08 AM - by garyopa
New 2DS Price and Launch of Little Battlers eXperience Enhance Nintendo’s Kid-Friendly Offerings in 2015
On August 30th, the suggested retail price of the portable Nintendo 2DS system drops to $99.99 in the U.S.A., and will still come packaged with the digital version of the acclaimed Mario Kart 7 game.
It been over a year since there was any news of Nintendo's other forgotten portable console, the 2DS, but it is now back in the limelight as big 'N' decided to do a big price drop on it, and bring it finally to the under $100 mark, and also hyped up the fact there is some new 'kid-friendly games' coming, along with the fact that 2DS still will come with the digital Mario Kart 7 release even at its new lower price.
So at this new lower price, are you finally going to pick-up a 2DS for your new screaming babies, instead of letting them break the more-fragile 3DS of their older brothers and sisters, or are you going to pass it by, and just wait until they can handle a real 3DS?
One of Nintendo's best values will be getting even better. On Aug. 30, the suggested retail price of the portable Nintendo 2DS system drops to $99.99, down from the current suggested retail price of $129.99. Even at the new suggested price, the system will still come packaged with the digital version of the acclaimed Mario Kart 7 game, making Nintendo 2DS an amazing value for shoppers. People looking for a great game to play with their new system can also pick up Little Battlers eXperience, which launches Aug. 21 for all Nintendo 3DS family systems, including Nintendo 2DS.
"At a suggested retail price of $99.99, Nintendo 2DS is an even more attractive introductory option for first-time gamers,"
said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "The new lower-priced hardware combined with the strong lineup of new games launching this year and arguably the best library of games in this generation makes it a great time to be a Nintendo fan."
Ever since it launched in October 2013, Nintendo 2DS has been the go-to system for newcomers to the world of quality Nintendo video games. The system plays nearly the entire library of Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, as well as most Nintendo DS games. Players with Internet access can compete online, or enjoy local multiplayer co-op experiences with other Nintendo 3DS family system owners. With no hinges, the durable construction of Nintendo 2DS makes it perfect for younger players.
Little Battlers eXperience lets players build, customize and battle robots made from more than 4,000 in-game parts that allows for more than 30,000 different LBX robots. The game is one part of the strong franchise, which also includes an animated TV show and robot model kits. Players can team up with characters that appear in the TV series, or find friends who also own the game and a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system to connect via local wireless to battle it out or team up against tough opponents in the Ranking Battle co-op mode.
Other games for all ages and skill levels launching for Nintendo 3DS before the end of the year include Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and YO-KAI WATCH. All games are compatible with all Nintendo 3DS family systems, including Nintendo 2DS.
Remember that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Nintendo 2DS, features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/2ds
For more information about Little Battlers eXperience, visit http://lbx.nintendo.com
Aug 20, 2015 - 11:27 AM - by garyopa
The Japanese Phenomenon Prepares to Take U.S. by Storm
It’s difficult to overstate just how huge Yo-kai is in Japan. Now powerhouses like Nintendo, Disney XD, Hasbro and VIZ Media have teamed up to bring Yo-kai Watch to the U.S., on Nov. 6th for your 3DS.
Analysts have been amazed how the recently launched Amiibo's have raked up 'billions' in sales so quickly for big 'N', but they have been missing another earlier 'multi-billion' dollar fad, the 'Yo-Kai' and Nintendo has teamed up with number of major companies in America now, like Disney and Hasbro, in an attempt to port over the amazing sales that the 'Yo-Kai' has been having over in Japan to great wonderful bigger market of the Western World called America, but will it work out for big 'N' and their new Hollywood partners.
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It's difficult to overstate just how huge Yo-kai is in Japan. Now powerhouses like Nintendo, Disney XD, Hasbro and VIZ Media have teamed up to bring Yo-kai Watch to the U.S., based on an original concept from top Japanese entertainment company LEVEL-5, Inc.
But what is a Yo-kai anyway? Is it a spirit? A monster? A ghost?
Nope - a Yo-kai is ... well, it's just a Yo-kai!
You might not see them because they're invisible, but they're all around you every day. And they're often mischievous, mysterious pranksters who like to make trouble for you. Lose your homework, can't keep a secret or find yourself running late to everything? Yo-kai probably made you do it. The Yo-kai are based on common concerns kids have. By confronting those concerns, kids can learn to overcome them.
"The strength of the Yo-kai franchise demands strong partners,"
said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "Our Nintendo 3DS system is the perfect platform to bring this fun, one-of-a-kind video game experience to life."
On Nov. 6, Nintendo will launch the YO-KAI WATCH game for its portable Nintendo 3DS system. You explore the world in the game using your Yo-kai Watch to discover more than 200 Yo-kai, then befriend them and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-kai. Each Yo-kai has its own unique skills and strengths, so you must use them to challenge troublemaking Yo-kai and help people in the game solve their daily problems. In Japan, the three YO-KAI WATCH 2 games accounted for three of the six best-selling console and hand-held games in Japan for 2014.
Commenting on the launch, Akihiro Hino, President of LEVEL-5, Inc., said, "When we first started exploring concepts for the YO-KAI WATCH universe, we immersed ourselves in learning about situations confronting kids in their everyday lives. This world - a child's complicated, scary, confusing, exiting and very funny world - is the foundation of our IP, and the Nintendo game really captures this essence, along with the colorful and often amusing Yo-kai behind it all!"
For more information about the YO-KAI WATCH video game, visit http://yo-kai.nintendo.com
This fall, Disney XD and other Disney XD-branded platforms will debut the animated comedy series based on Yo-kai. The show follows the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous Yo-kai all around him. Our young hero obtains a special watch, empowering him to discover and summon Yo-kai, befriend them and then work together to solve everyday problems ... problems that are often caused by other troublemaking Yo-kai!
On Nov. 3, VIZ Media's Perfect Square imprint will launch the YO-KAI WATCH manga, written and drawn by Noriyuki Konishi. The YO-KAI WATCH manga will be rated ‘A' for All Ages and will be available exclusively in print on a bi-monthly basis.
"The kinetic artwork and relatable cast of characters will make the YO-KAI WATCH manga series the perfect complement to the growing momentum behind this dynamic property,"
says Beth Kawasaki, Perfect Square's Senior Editorial Director.
For more information about the YO-KAI WATCH manga, visit http://www.viz.com/
This January, Hasbro will introduce innovative play experiences for the Yo-kai Watch franchise in North America and Australia, expanding to additional global markets by the end of 2016. Hasbro's line will include toys and games centered around collectible medals, each representing
Aug 18, 2015 - 1:40 PM - by garyopa
Fans of the TRANSFORMERS series, will now be able to Take Sides, in new Ink-Filled Splatoon battles!
Are you team AUTOBOT or team DECEPTICON? Nintendo and Hasbro are joining forces to help you defend your robot allegiances in the Splatoon game for the Wii U console.
What SIDE are YOU on? -- Personally, I would pick the evil version of the transformers, as they seem to win very often in the battles!
The big question I have when do you think we will see some TRANSFORMERS Amiibo's released for the game?
Splatoon features themed events called Splatfests that let players pick a preference, such as AUTOBOTS or DECEPTICONS, and then compete against the opposing side in online battles. A Splatfest celebration lasts for 24 hours, during which players head into battle and try to rack up Turf War wins for their side. While the Splatfest is ongoing, in-game characters get to wear a special T-shirt that shows which TRANSFORMERS team has their allegiance. The ink that each team shoots will also be customized to match the color scheme of the chosen side.
Once a Splatfest ends, the side with the most points will be awarded the most Super Sea Snails, items that will allow them to upgrade their gear in the game. The TRANSFORMERS-themed Splatfest event is scheduled to run starting at 9 p.m. PT on Aug. 28 through 9 p.m. PT on Aug. 29 and is open to all Wii U owners who have Splatoon and an Internet connection.
Splatoon, which is exclusive to Wii U, represents Nintendo's take on the action-shooter genre. Characters called Inklings can transform into squids as they attempt to cover the play area with their team's colorful ink and splat opponents. Using an array of inventive weapons, players cover the playing surface with as much of their team's colorful ink as possible before time runs out. On Aug. 5, a free software update in Splatoon brought a large amount of new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game's level cap and more than 40 pieces of new gear.
For more information about Splatoon, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com
or on Tumblr at http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/