Tag: Nintendo

Nintendo shutting down Miiverse on November 7

Nintendo has officially announced today that they will be shutting down the Miiverse service for both 3DS and Wii U systems on November 7th 2017, 10pm Pacific time. Nintendo says that this is due to the rise of social media networks, like Facebook and Twitter.

Games that use Miiverse will also stop working, such as Super Mario Maker, Splatoon and Mario Kart 8. You can see the list of affected games here.

However you will be able to download your Miiverse posts after the service ends. To do this go to miiverse.nintendo.net and request post history. Additionally, Wii U chat will also stop working.

Have you ever used Miiverse on your Wii U/3DS system? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Nintendo Support NA

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Nintendo announces the SNES Classic Edition

Nintendo has officially announced the SNES Classic Edition today, after the NES Classic that launched a few months ago.

The system will include 21 pre-installed classic SNES games and can be plugged into any HDTV using the provided HDMI cable that’s included in the box, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99.

The games are:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars™
  • Donkey Kong Country™
  • EarthBound™
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO™
  • Kirby™ Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course™
  • The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
  • Mega Man® X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox™
  • Star Fox™ 2
  • Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV™
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
  • Super Mario Kart™
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
  • Super Mario World™
  • Super Metroid™
  • Super Punch-Out!! ™
  • Yoshi’s Island™

The system will come with two wired SNES controllers so multiplayer play will be possible on this. For more information about the SNES Classic, visit the official Nintendo website.

Source: Nintendo What’s New

Super Mario Run coming to iOS on 15th December

Super Mario Run

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run for iOS platforms now has a release date and a price tag.

Shigeru Miyamoto appeared at the iPhone event back in September to unveil the upcoming game for iPhone and iPad. The company officially announced today that the first official Mario game for iOS will be released on December 15th, with an in-app purchase of $9.99 to unlock the full game.

To build hype for the upcoming game, users could sign up to be notified about the game when it launches. Nintendo also launched an iOS 10 Messages sticker pack to promote the game.

Super Mario Run Launches for iPhone & iPad on Dec. 15

SELECT GAME CONTENT AVAILABLE FOR FREE; ONE-TIME $9.99 PURCHASE OPENS FULL GAME

KYOTO, Japan–The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States time zones. Super Mario Run can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost, and players can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment of $9.99 (United States price) will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release.

“The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on mobile devices,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Developed under the direction of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run brings a new take on the series’ beloved action-platforming gameplay to iPhone and iPad for the first time.”

Super Mario Run is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. Starting on Dec. 15, the game will launch in 151 countries and regionsSuper Mario Run supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese language options.

Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices. In the game, Mario runs forward on his own, but relies on the tap of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, pull off stylish moves, collect coins and reach the flagpole to complete courses.

For more information about Super Mario Run or to pre-register for the game, visit https://supermariorun.com/en/index.html.

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 3DSand Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 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 http://www.nintendo.com.

Source: 9to5Mac

New Nintendo Console codenamed NX?

Greetings, Gamenologers! It’s been a while since we made our last post on our site, but we weren’t dead, we were posting stuff on Twitter for the last couple of days. But finally, a new post on our site has arrived, and that is about the Nintendo NX.

Seeing the failure of the Wii U, which failed to attract third-party developers to develop for the platform due to underpowered specs, the Wii U recently got hardly any third-party support, with hardcore gamers playing the PS4 and Xbox One. However, Nintendo were able to keep the console running well by bringing their usual merchandises like Mario and Zelda but it did not sell much as the PS4 and Xbox One did. Will Nintendo be able to bring back the hardcore gamers back into their ecosystem?

In a conference, Nintendo teased a new system codenamed “NX”. Few details were disclosed, like a new hardware and new gameplay concepts.

That’s all the info we have so far, but Nintendo also announced at the conference that they will developing games for mobile platforms in collaboration with a Japanese publisher.

What do you think about this? Do you think Nintendo can get back into the game or should they become a third-party developer like Sega did?

Let us know in the comments, and have a good day.

E3 2014 Information for Monday June 10 2014

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Back for more?

In this post we will give you all the information you need to watch the E3 Press Conferences hosting June 10 2014.

PlayStation E3 Press Conference

Date: 10 June 2014

Time: Approximately 2:00 AM GMT

Where to watch: In Los Angeles, online or PS4

Official Online Stream: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/e3

Nintendo E3 Press Conference

Date: 10 June 2014

Time: Approximately 5:00 PM GMT

Where to watch: Online only

Official Online Stream: http://e3.nintendo.com

Now it’s time to vote for your favourite E3 Press Conference! Who will win?

Done voting? We have one more thing, share your thoughts on Twitter!

Tweet us with either the #SonyE32014 hashtag or the #NintendoE32014 hashtag and share your thoughts with us!

Anyway, that’s it for now, and enjoy watching E3! 🙂