Thursday, October 23, 2014

Watch the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct Live at 4 PM MT

Watch live video from Nintendo on www.twitch.tv
Today, starting at 4:00 PM MDT, Nintendo of America will have a live broadcast of a Nintendo Direct focusing entirely on 50 new things that we will see in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. If you've been wondering what will be different in the Wii U version when compared to the Nintendo 3DS version, then you'll probably get your answer here.

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Watch it live, here on our website but viewing the embed video to their Twitch Channel:

Nintendo eShop Update - 10/23/2014


Bayonetta 2 – 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. Bayonetta 2 will be available on Oct. 24. A free demo for Bayonetta 2 is now available in the Nintendo eShop. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Bayonetta – Bayonetta is a butt-kicking, havoc-wreaking witch, and she’ll shoot, whip and slice as she uncovers the truth about her own past. Her weapons and moves are all stylishly over the top, but she can also dodge attacks to slow down time and inflict Torture Attacks on her enemies. Bayonetta will be available on Oct. 24.
  • A bewitching Bayonetta deal! – Anyone who purchases the digital version of Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U will receive an automatic discount that will be applied to the purchase of the other game, making the total for both games just $59.98.
Just Dance 2015 – The world’s No. 1 dance game is back with new moves, game modes and more than 40 top tracks, featuring hit songs by Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. In the new Community Remix, players become a Just Dance coach, while in the new Dance Challenger Mode, everyone can dance along or compete against players around the world. Click here to watch a trailer for the game

Also new this week on Wii U:


Fantasy Life – It’s time to get a Life! Embark on the adventure of your dream life as you craft, cast, battle and role-play like never before. With the innovative Life system, your choices don’t just upgrade characters – they help shape your journey! Fantasy Life will be available on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.



Pokémon Art Academy – Players take on the role of a young aspiring artist who enrolls in the prestigious (and colorful!)Pokémon Art Academy to learn how to draw Pokémon under the tutelage of Professor Andy. Through novice lessons they are taught the basics of art and introduced to various tools and techniques they will use to create a variety of different Pokémon from every known region. Pokémon Art Academy will be available on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game. Get a download code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version when purchasing the Pokémon Art Academy game exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS (download codes are available while supplies last). Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the next games in the beloved Pokémon series, both launch on Nov. 21.


Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – Set sail for adventure with Shantae, the belly-dancing, hair-whipping half-genie. When Shantae loses her genie magic, she must team up with her arch nemesis Risky Boots and become a pirate in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. In this new adventure, Shantae travels to mysterious islands, explores daunting labyrinths, masters pirate weapons and slays huge boss monsters with her signature hair-whip attack. Shantae and The Pirate’s Curse is now available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for this game.


Also new this week on Nintendo 3DS:

  • Sweet Memories: Black Jack is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 6.
  • Wakedas is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 6.

  • 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)

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.