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May 31, 2011

Heroes of Ruin Detailed 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:42 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: (Square Enix), https://member.eu.square-enix.com/en/blogs/heroes-...

Square Enix and n-Space are prepping up an epic 3DS exclusive for 2012.

Square Enix officially announced that they have partnered with n-Space for a new 3DS game called Heroes of Ruin, set to be released in 2012. The game was revealed by n-Space earlier this week.

In Heroes of Ruin, up to four players can participate in exploring dungeons, raiding treasures and defeating... Read more...

Pokédex 3D Coming to 3DS eShop 3DS

by James Jones - 7:34 pm EDT
Total comments: 17

One of the first apps available at the eShop launch will let users view more than 150 Pokémon in 3D.

Pokédex 3D, featuring all of the new Pokémon from the recent Pokémon Black and White games, will allow users to look up information about more than 150 Pokémon and their moves, all free of charge. It will make use of SpotPass and Augmented Reality.

Players start with 16 Pokémon and can unlock...

3D Classics Excitebike Will Be Free in North America 3DS

by Jared Rosenberg - 7:28 pm EDT
Total comments: 8

The classic NES Excitebike is heading to the eShop with 3D graphics and the ability to save dozens of self-created tracks. 

When the eShop launches on the 3DS on June 6, gamers will be able to download Excitebike, the first 3D Classic, free of charge for a limited time.

The enhanced NES port will feature two racing modes. You have the choice of racing alone to get the best time, or facing a slew of rival bikers and catching lots of air while trying to get first place.


EB Games Expo Announced for Australia

by Nicholas Bray - 4:30 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

Nintendo will be attending the major gaming convention.

EB Games Australia will be hosting a major gaming convention on the Gold Coast this year on October 15 and 16, the company announced.

Publishers such as Nintendo, EA, Disney Interactive, Square-Enix, Bandai Namco, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft are just a few of the attending exhibitors.

Tickets for the event go on sale on June 2.


DS Lite Dropping to $99 DS

by Andy Goergen - 7:24 am EDT
Total comments: 12

The price drop is accompanied by new red DS cases for Mario titles.

The MSRP for the Nintendo DS Lite will be lowered to $99, starting June 5, 2011, despite previous rumors that the DS Lite had been discontinued entirely.

In addition, Nintendo will be repackaging games featuring Mario with a red case to make them more easily identifiable by consumers. These titles are known for their "evergreen" sales figures, selling long after their initial introduction. The games included in this re-branding include:


May 30, 2011

This Week in Nintendo Downloads Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:29 pm EDT
Total comments: 6

Dr. House investigates the side-effects of fast racing and adventuring on islands in this week's crop of games.

This week marks the release of several notable games across Nintendo's download game services, with an F-Zero-inspired racer and a Hudson SNES title.

For WiiWare, Shin'en Multimedia's FAST-Racing League, an F-Zero-like futuristic racing game set in the year 2112, debuts. It features fast racing for up to four players in multiplayer mode. Players can feed their need for speed at only 1,000 Wii Points ($10).


May 27, 2011

StreetPass NYC Takes Over Nintendo World Store on June 7

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:38 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: http://www.facebook.com/StreetPassNYC/posts/156144...

If you're around New York City, Nintendo World Store might be heaven for day one of E3 2011.

Nintendo World Store in New York City will play host to an all-day event to celebrate the first day of E3 2011.

Starting at 11 a.m. on June 7, Nintendo and StreetPass NYC will host an event featuring tournaments, E3 bingo, and AR cake. They will also showcase the Nintendo Press Conference, which begins at 12 p.m. EST, on a large screen.


Square Enix and n-Space Making Heroes of Ruin for 3DS 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:30 am EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: http://www.facebook.com/nSpaceInc

Art on n-Space's Facebook page teases an upcoming game.

n-Space revealed art from an upcoming 3DS collaboration with Square Enix called Heroes of Ruin.

The title was initially trademarked in April 2011, and is the first of several 3DS game reveals n-Space has up their sleeve.

n-Space, best known for their work with Nintendo on Geist, has recently worked on Call of Duty and GoldenEye for DS. They also developed the Tron Evolution games for Wii and DS.


Club Nintendo Australia Update 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 6:12 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: (nintendo.com.au), http://club.nintendo.com.au/NOE/en_AU/club_nintend...

Giant AR card reward for Australians.

Club Nintendo Australia has once again updated their rewards catalogue. This time, the update is for a giant AR card for the Nintendo 3DS.

The card measures 73 cm by 46 cm. It can be used for any of the functions that the smaller version that came with the system is capable of. The reverse of the card features the mario image that the system allows you to use in the star pics mode. The card costs 750 stars.


May 26, 2011

Ace Attorney Movie Announced WiiDS

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:35 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: (Capcom Unity), http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/201...

Video gaming's most popular defense attorney will hit Japanese screens next year.

A movie based on the Ace Attorney franchise is in production for Japanese cinemas, Capcom announced today.

Actor Hiroki Narimiya will be playing the role of Phoenix Wright, Takumi Saito will play the role of Miles Edgeworth, Phoenix's prosecutor rival, and Mirei Kiritani will be playing the role of Maya Fey. No other characters from the series or actors have been announced.


Raptr Adds Intelligent Social News Feed

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:57 pm EDT
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.raptr.com

The eight million-strong gaming community site is adding a news feed that gives you the news you want.

Raptr, the gaming community site that began in 2007, is launching a social news feed to complements its other slate of gaming community interaction today.

The end result, which you can check out by making an account on their web site, is something similar to Digg or Reddit, where readers can search... Read more...

Disney Interactive Officially Announces Disney Universe

by Kevin Buikema - 1:52 pm EDT
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A new multiplayer action-adventure game is slated for release on multiple consoles this fall.

Disney Interactive has officially announced Disney Universe, a new action-adventure game coming to Wii this fall.

First noted last week in a blurb on the Amazon release schedule, Disney Universe appears to be a cross between the LEGO games and LittleBigPlanet, as you play as generic characters... Read more...

Fourth Professor Layton Game Trademarked in North America DS3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:32 am EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/26/professor-lay...

Looks like we'll be seeing Professor Layton and the Last Specter at E3 2011.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter has been trademarked by Level-5 in North America, according to Siliconera.

The fourth Layton game is a prequel that tells the story of Layton and Luke's first meeting. Originally released in 2009 in Japan under the name Professor Layton and the Specter's Flute, it also features a lengthy post-game RPG developed by Mother 3 developers Brownie Brown.


Sega Officially Reveals Shinobi 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:53 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: (Sega)

Developed by Griptonite Games, Shinobi will also make use of StreetPass.

Shinobi is making his return on 3DS this September, Sega confirmed following a reveal on the cover of next month's Nintendo Power.

A prequel starring Jiro Musashi, the father of series star Joe Musashi, the game, simply titled Shinobi, will feature side-scrolling gameplay reminiscent of the original games. In addition, Shinobi will support StreetPass and offer a plethora of achievements and challenges.


May 25, 2011

Ocarina of Time 3DS Comes with Real Ocarina in AU 3DS

by Andrew Brown - 3:48 am EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: (EB Games), http://www.ebgames.com.au/3ds-153997-The-Legend-of...

Australia hops on the bonus bandwagon with the titular instrument.

Australian adventurers raring to snap up their copies of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, will have the option to grab a limited Ocarina Edition when they purchase from EB Games.

The special edition will come with a plastic ocarina featuring a Triforce logo and two song sheets, detailing how to play several Zelda songs, including Zelda's Lullaby.


May 24, 2011

Sonic Generations and New Shinobi Coming to 3DS 3DS

by Jared Rosenberg - 7:19 pm EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: (Neogaf), http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43125...

The blue hedgehog will be rolling through green hills on the 3DS and a Shinobi game is very likely on its way.

Update: The Nintendo Power article on Shinobi confirms that the new entry in the series is for 3DS.

Sonic Generations is definitely coming to 3DS, and a Shinobi revival is also on the way to a Nintendo system, the upcoming issue of Nintendo Power confirms.

The new Sonic adventure, which is also...

Play For Japan Charity Album Details Revealed

by Andy Goergen - 9:22 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: (PlayForJapan), http://playforjapan.org/2011/05/23/new-details-on-...

Check out this album if you want to help out with the earthquake relief effort.

New details have been revealed regarding the Play For Japan charity album, including a full tracklist.

The album will feature a song from Nintendo composer Koji Kondo: Super Mario Medley on Two Pianos.  The album will also feature a song from legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Umeatsu titled "Every New Morning."


This Week in Nintendo Downloads May 23, 2011

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:53 am EDT
Total comments: 1

Questing puzzles and wacky science antics are the highlights of this week's update.

This week four new games are available for download; three for DSiWare and one for WiiWare.

The first DSiWare game is Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords from 1st Playable Productions. In the puzzle game, players must match gems and cast spells to defeat an assortment of dastardly creatures. There are over 150 quests to complete and online multiplayer. The title can be downloaded for 800 DSi Points ($8).


May 23, 2011

Wii Price Drop and Mario Kart Wii Bundle Launching in Australia Wii

by Nicholas Bray - 10:30 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: (nintendo.com.au), http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=news&a...

Wii Sports is out and Mario Kart is in.

Starting June 2 2011, the Wii in Australia and New Zealand will be receiving a price drop and will include a copy of Mario Kart Wii.

The new prices for the system in Australia and New Zealand will be AU $199.95 and NZ 282.87.

Wii Sports will no longer be included with the Wii console, and will now be sold separately for AU $29.95 and NZ 42.34.


Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D Australian Launch Date Revealed 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 10:16 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: (Nin), http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=news&a...

Zelda Ocarina of Time Launches this June

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D will be arriving in Australia and New Zealand on June 30th, 2011.

The game will be priced at AU $69.95 and NZ $99.49



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