Saturday, June 16, 2012

Reggie Showing Jimmy Fallon the Wii U


It's just a very small part of the show, it starts at around the 25:10 mark of the video above.  I thought that perhaps they were going to just be showing ZombiU gameplay.  Instead there was a short play through of one of the mini-games in Nintendoland, a video of ZombiU, and then a Zombifying of Mr. Fallon.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Reggie Fils-Aime Bringing the Wii U on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


Coming from Nintendo's Official Wii U Facebook page:

"Guess what? Reggie is bringing the Wii U to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon today! Share this if you will tune in to his special appearance."


Nintendo Download Highlights North America


June 14, 2012
This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop 
Donkey Kong Jr.™ – In this timeless classic, clamber up vines and chains and gather vital fruit and keys to free your father, Donkey Kong™, who's been imprisoned by Mario™. (For Nintendo 3DS™)

Mad Dog McCree™ – When the ruthless outlaw Mad Dog McCree goes on a rampage with a nasty pack of wanted fugitives, they leave death in their wake. The only gunslinger who can stop them is you. (For Nintendo 3DS)

The Amazing Spider-Man (demo version) – The fan-favorite, web-slinging action is back in New York City. Perform acrobatic attacks and stealth maneuvers as you face off against larger-than-life enemies and race to save Manhattan. Download the free game demo in the Nintendo eShop and catch the movie trailer in 3D now on Nintendo Video™. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:
•  Devil Band - Rock the Underworld (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare™) 
•  7 Wonders II (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
•  MEGA MAN™ X2 (Virtual Console™ for Wii™)

To view this week's Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/downloadUmU76nk4.php.

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 titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.

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. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS 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/wii,  http://www.nintendo.com/3ds orhttp://www.nintendo.com/ds/.


Source: Games Press

Pokémon Conquest Press Release



REDMOND, Wash., June 14, 2012 – New and experienced fans of the Pokémon video game series are invited to embark on an entirely new role-playing adventure.  Pokémon Conquest launches for the  Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems on June 18. The game is also playable on  Nintendo 3DS in 2D mode, and challenges players to enter into battles across a variety of environments in the mythical region of Ransei. For the first time in the Pokémon franchise, players take on the role of Warlords who are linked with Pokémon, and must recruit allies to unite the kingdoms of Ransei and unleash the Legendary Pokémon. Developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd., the game features nearly 200 Pokémon to battle and recruit, including many from the fan-favorite  Pokémon Black Version and  Pokémon White Version games.

In  Pokémon Conquest, the region of Ransei is divided into 17 distinct kingdoms – one for each of the 17 types of Pokémon. Players will be able to choose from 36 playable Warlords, each with its own unique storyline, and engage in a series of turn-based battles in which they can control Pokémon and Warriors. Battles can grow to include as many as 12 Pokémon in a six-on-six skirmish. Many battlefield victories will let players recruit more Warlords and Warriors and gain access to additional allies. Along the way, they will also encounter fascinating Warlords and Warriors inspired by the Japanese feudal era.

"Pokémon Conquest offers new adventures for fans of any experience level," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "By stepping into the role of a Warlord who must form alliances to unite the region, they can discover a whole new way to enjoy the strategic battles and imaginative storylines that the Pokémon franchise is known for."

Pokémon Conquest  also includes a range of wildly different battle environments that can affect game play. For example, falling rocks or spouts of hot lava might influence how a battle unfolds, and choosing the correct Pokémon type can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Additionally, each playable Warlord has a special skill that can be used to help Pokémon on the battlefield.

To share the adventure of  Pokémon Conquest  with a friend, players can use a local wireless connection to face off in two-player battles. Each player must own his or her own Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS system and  Pokémon Conquest game card.

For more information about  Pokémon Conquest visit http://www.pokemon.com.

Source: Games Press

Maximum Games Deer Drive Legends 3DS Giveaway


WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – (June 14, 2012) – Maximum Games, publisher of the new 3D hunting game, Deer Drive Legends, is celebrating the start of summer with its first ever 4th of July console giveaway. Two lucky participants will have the opportunity to take home a Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system on July 4th, 2012, after a three week entry period. Additionally, winners will walk away with a copy of Deer Drive Legends for Nintendo 3DS.

The contest begins today, June 14th and will continue through July 4th. Beginning today at 12 pm PST, video game fans can visit MAXIMUM’s web site to check out the company’s portfolio of games, choose the one they would most like to own, and let MAXIMUM know in a comment on the company’sFacebook page.
Participants must also “Like” the page to receive an entry into the contest. Two winners will be drawn at random on July 4th, and in honor of the special holiday, choose from two patriotic colors of 3DS consoles – red or blue! 

Released on May 22, 2012, Deer Drive Legends takes players across the world on expeditions in famed hunting regions such as the African Savannah, Rocky Mountains, and Great Lakes. Players will hunt a number of elusive animals such as bears, antelope, moose, elk, deer, and mountain lions, as well as prehistoric species such as the saber-toothed tiger, T-Rex, and Gastornis.

“We want to do something to give back to our fans, and fans of video games in general,” said Len Ciciretto, President of Maximum Games. “Nothing says summer like a brand new game that promises travel, excitement and surprise! Throw in a free console, and you can’t beat it!”

Deer Drive Legends is available at all major retailers and online at Amazon.com. The summer contest is open to U.S. residents only, and runs from June 14th – July 4th. For more information on Maximum Games or the Summer Console Giveaway, visit www.maximumgames.com.

Source: Games Press

Heroes of Ruin Launch Trailer


Heroes of Ruin Screenshots


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ZombiU 10 Minute Developer Walkthrough


This is probably the best footage that I've seen from E3 so far.  Probably because it's a direct feed as opposed to being shot off a screen.  Be sure to hit the link to check out the same footage without the commentary.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Netflix App on Wii U

Looks pretty snazzy.  Be sure to hit the link for more screenshots.  From the looks of it, you may be able to browse other titles on Netflix while you are watching something, which may not seem like much, but is still pretty cool.  If you can browse the net on your gamepad and watch something on Netflix THAT would be cool.

Screenshots for Everyone Sing


Let's Create Pottery coming to DSiWare


Monday, June 11, 2012

ZombiU Developer Interview


Rumor - Another Claim of the $300 Pricetag and a little more

This information is coming from an anonymous GoNintendo reader. I am really hoping all of this information turns out to be true! Though when they say "about $300" it is actually $300.

- Wii U will be 'about $300)
- expect the big push for Wii U to kick off in September
- Nintendo Land will 'definitely' be a pack-in
- don't expect a digital version since the physical copy will be packed in with each box

Heroes of Ruin E3 Gameplay Footage



I cannot wait to have this game, I just wish that they would show some other classes.  Specifically I've been interested in seeing the Gunslinger in action, oh well.  It's not too much longer till it comes out!

Game Trailers - Bonus Round: Nintendo & 3rd Parties E3 2012 Grades

Nintendo Gamer Magazine Previews Call of Duty: Black Ops 2


Above is a page from the latest issue of Nintendo Gamer Magazine.  It's interesting because there was no showing or confirmation that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was going to be coming to the Wii U.  Perhaps Nintendo Gamer jumped the gun on this one?  Who knows, but this looks to pretty much confirm that the title is coming to the Wii U.

Friend Codes WILL be a part of Wii U, but better?



So it looks like Friend Codes will still exist when the Wii U comes around, though Reggie assures us that they will be better this time around.  Below is a quick quote from the interview, be sure to hit the link to check out the full interview.  There is talk about the pro controller, gamepad touch screen, achievements, and more.

"There are friend codes, but it's not the existing friend code system," Fils-Aime said. "What do I mean by that? Here's what I mean: you will be able to identify people as friends and have a certain level of interaction vs. a different level of interaction for the more general population. The method by which you identify someone as a friend is a lot simpler than what's happening today with Friend Codes."

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Trailer


Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Concept Art


Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Screenshots


Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Trailer


This Week's UK eShop Downloads


11th June 2012 – Get ready for a graphic game with a twist as Art of Ink comes to Nintendo DSiWare this week. Working in one of the coolest tattoo studios in town, use your Stylus as a tattoo machine which will allow you to get creative on your clients’ skin and leave them with a piece of stylish body artwork.

But it doesn’t end with the art – you’ll have to contend with the colourful array of characters that enter your studio looking for their own personalised tattoos. The more creative and accurate designs you draw the more your reputation will grow, until rival tattoo artists will challenge you to prove your artistry. Once you’ve defeated them you’ll be able to see their strengths and build your own until you just may be the best tattoo artist around.

Blast into action with your favourite blue hedgehog in the SEGA Game Gear classic Sonic Blast™, coming to the Nintendo eShop. Playing as the legendary Sonic, or as his sturdy friend and rival Knuckles, it’s your job to retrieve the stolen Chaos Emeralds from the evil genius Robotnik. You must overcome a maze of traps, devilish robots and intimidating scenery, before taking on the mighty Robotnik. To do this, you’ll need all the new moves and special power-ups at your disposal.

And if you haven’t had enough action, take a stand with the deadly female samurai, Akane, as she battles overwhelming odds to find her missing brother in the visually stunning Samurai Sword Destiny TM. Danger dogs Akane every step of the way in this dangerous quest, where she must battle fearsome foes, combat deadly ambushes and invade the rooftops of enemy castles.

Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop and the Wii Shop Channel below.

Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
Samurai Sword Destiny TM  (UFO Interactive) Nintendo 3DS (Download Software) Nintendo eShop 
  €6
£5.40 (UK Only) Andrew Wang
awang@ufointeractivegames.com
Game Description: You are going to need all the help you can get if Akane is going to have a fighting chance against the forces standing in her way to find her missing brother. Thankfully, there are dozens of upgrades, which may just make the difference.
Sonic Blast TM  (SEGA) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop 
  €5
£4.50 (UK Only) Amy White
awhite@sega.co.uk
Game Description: You can play as Sonic or Knuckles in this classic title which comes complete with 14 classic levels. The game is full of power-ups, special advantages like Sonic’s new Boost Blast, allowing you to reach hidden areas and Knuckles super climbing skills to help you gain extra points, and even hidden levels.
Art of Ink (Sabarasa) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €8
£7.20 (UK Only) Javier Otaegui
javier.otaegui@sabarasa.com
  Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 800 Nintendo DSi Points  
Game Description: Keep your clients happy enough and you may even be able to open your own tattoo parlour – and customise it just the way you like.  


Britain's Fastest Family Mario Kart 7 Tournament


11th June, 2012 – Things are really heating up this summer as Mario Kart 7 onNintendo 3DS fever looks set to sweep the Nation. Nintendo is on a mission to launch Britain’s biggest family gaming tournament as they search to find Britain’s Fastest Family with Mario Kart 7, the fun, family racing game.

Whoever is crowned Britain’s Fastest Family will become the proud owners of a stunning new Honda Jazz Si* – not to mention a limited edition Mario Kart 7 trophy and a host of other incredible prizes. With all this to race for it is time to get practicing!

The Mario Kart 7 Britain’s Fastest Family Tournament will run across England, Scotland and Wales offering all Mario Kart 7 fans the opportunity to compete to get the fastest race times. Regional heats will take place throughout August but only the fastest will make the cut and gain a seat at the grand finale in October to be in with a chance to claim the car, title, trophy and incredible prizes.

Family ties will be tested to the max as the competition is to be made up exclusively of family teams.  Young and old family racers alike will join forces to see off the intense competition via a mix of blistering speed and ruthless strategy. Expect no-holds-barred racing as Mario Kart 7 offers the ability to glide over the track as well as speed on the sea floor as you race underwater, all in glorious 3D.

Stay tuned for more information on how to take part as well as details on incredible prizes please visit www.nintendo.co.uk/mario

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Rumor - Best Buy Wii U Price Listed at $299.99


This picture was supposedly taken from a Best Buy Employee's kiosk.  $300 doesn't seem like too bad of a price to me, not cheap but not expensive.  What do you think?