Monday, October 20, 2014

Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Demo - How to Get a Download Code

Nintendo of America has detailed a few different way on how you can get a download code for the Demo Version of Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire.


Unlike most demos that offer a small preview from the full game, the Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire demo will give you exclusive content not available in the full retail release. You'll be able to encounter new forms of Mega Evolutions, and you'll be able to take items and even a new Mega-evolved Pokémon in to the full version of either game.

To receive your own download code, here's what you can do:
  • Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
  • Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
  • Get a code with your purchase of the new Pokémon Art Academy game (out Oct. 24) when you buy from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.
  • You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You'll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
  • Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
  • Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.
If you live in or near the Salt Lake City, Utah area, we'll be having a Launch Party on Saturday, November 22nd to celebrate the releases of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, as well as they much anticipated release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. For more details on that event, check out the our Upcoming Events page, and our Facebook page.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Focused Nintendo Direct Happening Oct. 23 @ 4:00 PM MT

Nintendo announced this morning that they will be broadcasting a live Nintendo Direct on Thursday, October 13th and it's focus will be on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which is just one month away from its release here in North America.

Since the release of the Nintendo 3DS version, which released earlier this month to great success, people have been wondering what will be unique to the Wii U version to help it stand out, aside from HD visuals. During the Direct, Nintendo says they will focus on "50 new things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U."  It's unclear whether the new things are 50 new things from the 3DS game, or 50 new things when compared to the 3 other previously released Super Smash Bros. titles. It is also assumed that Nintendo will only focus on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and will not talk about any other future releases.

Along with the announcement, Nintendo has released over 160 new images of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, specifically highlighting some of the hidden characters. Click here to view these images.

What do you hope to hear during the Nintendo Direct? 

Watch the Nintendo Direct live at Nintendo.com/Nintendo-direct.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nintendo eShop Update - 10/16/2014


Ballpoint Universe: Infinite – In this indie shooter made entirely with ballpoint-pen sketches, explore detailed doodle worlds, customize your ink ship and blast through enemies in 16 missions. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.


Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut – In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease. Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a new kind of adventure in which the choice of how to survive is up to you. Clickhere to watch a trailer for the game.

Paper Monsters Recut – Welcome to Paperland! Dive into the world ofPaper Monster Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.


Virtual Console on Wii U

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Play as Juste Belmont and explore the old castle grounds as you fight off grisly monsters using the trusty Vampire Killer and an assortment of holy weaponry. Use Spell Fusion to combine sub-weapons and spells to create up to 30 new attacks. The castle’s enchanting mysteries and danger await all those who dare enter. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Also new this week:





Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

  • SteamWorld Dig is more than 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
  • Squids Odyssey is more than 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Master Reboot is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $6.99) from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22 until 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 5.
  • Shut the Box is 30 percent off (reduced from $0.99 to $0.69) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 13.
  • TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS


Coming soon:

  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Oct. 23 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Demon’s Crest – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

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 games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

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.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS 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/wiiu orhttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Buy Digital Releases from Nintendo.com, Automatically Start Downloading

[UPDATE] Not only can you buy digital games on Nintendo.com and have them immediately start downloading on your console or handheld, you can also purchase just a download code, and could potentially gift it to someone else. This is sort of bringing back a feature that was available on the Nintendo Wii, where you could buy a game from the store and gift it to someone else.

From an FAQ on Nintendo.com regarding digital purchases:
Can I give a game to someone else?
Yes. Once you complete your purchase, we'll send you an email confirmation with a download code for the game. (For pre-orders, we'll send you the download code on the day the game is released.) The download code can only be used once, but anyone can redeem it. If the game is a gift for someone else, provide them with the download code so that they can redeem the game on their system.
You can also only use VISA or Mastercard through Nintendo.com, and they will not accept Nintendo eShop funds that are tied to your account.

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A day after some NeoGaf members found that you can redeem a download code on a Nintendo website, and today after finding that you can pre-order digital games from Nintendo.com, it seems as though you can now purchase currently released Nintendo games from Nintendo.com and have them automatically start downloading on to your console or handheld, including the recently released, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Right now it looks like only a select few titles are available on Nintendo.com including NES Remix 2 and Tomodachi Life, but this is great to see Nintendo giving consumers a variety options when it comes to buying their content digitally, especially as this can be more convenient than always having to turn on your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. Right now Nintendo.com seems to only be offering either Nintendo published retail titles, or Nintendo-made, digital exclusives.

What do you think of Nintendo getting an online store up? Will you use it?


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Nintendo eShop Update - 10/9/2014


Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 – New worlds. New friends. New power-ups. Following the colorful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 features PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus. PAC-MAN & The Ghostly Adventures 2 will be available on Oct. 14 for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.


Virtual Console on Wii U
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon – As Nathan Graves, you must storm Dracula’s castle to save your mentor, who will otherwise be used to restore Dracula to his full power. Battle the evil lord’s minions with your trusty whip, and gain experience points as well as other useful items and weapons. Defeat bosses and gain special abilities that aid in exploring new areas of the castle. Hours of monster-slaying action await you in five different game modes. Can you rid the world of Dracula’s evil once and for all? Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Bayonetta 2 – Demo Version – Bayonetta’s back and more powerful than ever. Wield wild new weapons and execute deadly new moves – like the powerful Umbran Climax – to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking action game. You can even team up with friends in two-player online co-op fights. The full version ofBayonetta 2 launches on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.


Also new this week:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

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 games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

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.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS 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/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and amiibo Out on November 21st


Season of Smash Continues on Nov. 21 with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo; Captain Toad follows on Dec. 5, with even more amiibo coming in December

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 7, 2014 – Strong launches in the Americas, Europe and Australia* have propelled the cumulative sales total forSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million sold worldwide. This first-ever portable installment of the game has resonated both with fans and critics, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a strong holiday season.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will launch in North America on Nov. 21, just in time for the heart of t ... To keep the momentum going, Nintendo has unveiled the launch date of the Wii U version of the fighting game. The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game will launch in North America on Nov. 21, just in time for the heart of the holiday shopping season, at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The first wave of Nintendo’s interactive amiibo figures will launch the same day at a suggested retail price of $12.99 each. Twelve iconic Nintendo characters will be included in the first wave, with a second wave of six more figures set to launch in December.

“Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide, and the road ahead looks great,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Nintendo’s holiday software lineup is more than impressive, and our amiibo figures start a new chapter in the world of Nintendo interactive entertainment. With so many great experiences available, this holiday season is going to be an amazing time to be a Nintendo fan.”

As previously announced, the first wave of amiibo includes Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby and Marth. The second wave that launches in December includes Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon.

The amiibo figures can interact wirelessly with compatible games in unique new ways, providing fresh game-play experiences and a great value for consumers. Players simply need to tap them to the Wii U GamePad controller to activate them, and some figures offer compatibility across multiple games – no additional equipment is required. Fans can buy and collect amiibo, to bring them closer to the games and characters they love. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will support amiibo when it launches on Nov. 21, and upcoming amiibo compatible games include Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come. Mario Kart 8, available now in stores and the Nintendo eShop, will also support amiibo in the future. A software update may be necessary to use amiibo functionality for these and other amiibo compatible games in the future.

For those who want to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with their favorite Nintendo GameCube controller, Nintendo is introducing an adapter that lets up to four original Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers work with the game. The adapter will be available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. Nintendo is also launching a standalone Nintendo GameCube controller emblazoned with the iconicSuper Smash Bros. insignia at a suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, Nintendo is offering a special bundle that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one Nintendo GameCube controller and one adapter at a suggested retail price of $99.99. All of these items launch Nov. 21.

Never one to be overlooked, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a critical and crowd favorite during the E3 Expo video game trade show in June. The game launches Dec. 5 at a suggested retail price of $39.99 and lets players take control of intrepid explorer Captain Toad as he sets off on adventures like exploring a haunted house or escaping a smoldering volcano. Even though Toad characters have appeared in video games since the original Super Mario Bros. game on NES, this is the first time that one of them gets top billing. The game will also support select amiibo figures in 2015.

To celebrate the recent launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo is holding the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSNational Open Tournament in New York on Oct. 11. Featuring 16 players who won regional tournaments around the country this past weekend, the event begins at 6 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube. Character customization will play an important role in the action, allowing the top 16 players to engage in unique battles showcasing everything the new game has to offer.

* Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launched on Sept. 13 in Japan, Oct. 3 in the Americas and Europe, and Oct. 4 in Australia. Cumulative sales reflect life-to-date totals in each of those regions. Data from Europe primarily covers Friday Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4, as the great majority of retail outlets are closed on Sundays across Europe. All sales figures are Nintendo estimates for both digital downloads of games and physical sales.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visitwww.nintendo.com/wiiu or www.nintendo.com/3ds.


About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 670 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at www.nintendo.com.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Nintendo eShop Update - 10/2/2014



Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – Battle it out as the greatest heroes and villains in video games on the Nintendo 3DS system – at home or anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage with epic moves, then beef up your fighters with a variety of customizations and equipment. Find fun extras faster by beating hordes of classic enemies in Smash Run and mastering mini-games. Get ready to settle it in Smash! Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be available on Oct. 3. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Fans planning on purchasing Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS at launch can save time by downloading the free game update (ver. 1.0.2) in advance. It’s available starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 in the Nintendo eShop and is required for online mode.

Also new this week:



Virtual Console on Wii U
Castlevania Dracula X – Richter Belmont must take up his family’s legacy and face Count Dracula if he is to save his beloved. Defeat legions of monsters in this multi-ending, multi-story entry in the classic Castlevania series. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Also new this week:


Nintendo eShop sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 23.
    • Tappingo is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 16.
Price reduction:
Coming soon:
  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon – Oct. 9 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Harvest Moon 2 – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
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 games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console. The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

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.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS 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/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.