Gamescom organiser Koelnmesse has confirmed that Kyoto based company Nintendo will be making an appearance at this year’s event. The company will be showcasing software along with Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Crytek, Deep Silver, EA, Konami, Microsoft, and Ubisoft. The event takes place in Cologne from August 13th to August 17th. Koelnmesse also revealed that exhibitor numbers are up 50 percent compared to 2013.
Nintendo Japan has completed work on its new development studio which is located in Kyoto, Japan. Japanese gaming publication Inside Games recently took some snaps of the new studio which looks very similar to Nintendo’s headquarters. Nintendo says that they built the structure to centralize and strengthen Nintendo’s game development. You can check out all the images, here.
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Nintendo UK has added two new promotional adverts for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. If you’ve found yourself falling down pits and overshooting barrels in your haste to breeze through a level, then don’t worry, banana-lover Donkey Kong also has some spectacular failures in amongst his enemy-bopping successes.
Check out the promotional clip above to see DK plummet straight through the ice, missing the target Snowmad penguins entirely. Just goes to show even Donkey Kong has his “off” days. Make sure you check out Donkey Kong and his punching power in this banana promo clip as well.
Nintendo of Europe has warned Club Nintendo members that the service will be intermittent tomorrow, March 11. The Club Nintendo stars catalogue will be unavailable for most of the day while Nintendo work behind-the-scenes on the website. There’s no telling whether these changes will affect the user experience, or if it’s simply a routine measure. Yesterday, Nintendo notified users that the Wii U and 3DS eShops will be undergoing extended maintenance worldwide on Thursday.
“Maintenance takes place tomorrow on the #ClubNintendo Stars Catalogue. The service will be intermittent all day. Sorry for the inconvenience.” – Nintendo of Europe via Twitter
With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games completed last month, the next big sporting event settles on the World Cup due to take place in Brazil this June. To celebrate the football frenzy this summer, sports brand Adidas and The Pokemon Company have joined forces to show support for Japan’s team.
In the adorable picture above, Pikachu and friends are shown in a group huddle and gleefully sport Japan’s blue shirts. It’s not yet known whether Pokemon will have a spin-off football game to coincide with the World Cup, but potential merchandise is sure to be a hit.
This week’s UK individual charts are in courtesy of GFK chart-track. It’s no surprise that South Park: The Stick of Truth has made its debut in first place, overtaking last week’s chart topper, Thief. However, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U takes a real slip on the vine from last week’s top 20 position to 37 this week.
In handheld territory, The LEGO Movie Videogame is this week’s highest 3DS game, which moves down to 29, while Pokemon Y beats Pokemon X by two places, in positions 38 and 40, respectively. The top 40 individual chart is detailed in full below.
- (NE)  South Park: The Stick Of Truth
- (NE) [PS3] South Park: The Stick Of Truth
- (1) [PS4] Thief
- (5)  Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
- (3)  The LEGO Movie Videogame
- (2) [XBO] Thief
- (4) [XBO] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
- (7)  Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
- (6)  Thief
- (9) [XBO] FIFA 14
- (11) [PS3] Thief
- (10) [PS3] The LEGO Movie Videogame
- (8)  FIFA 14
- (17) [PS4] FIFA 14
- (13) [PS3] FIFA 14
- (12)  Call Of Duty: Ghosts
- (27) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
- (20) [PS3] Gran Turismo 6
- (NE) [PC] South Park: The Stick Of Truth
- (16)  LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- (19)  Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- (29) [PS4] Battlefield 4
- (28) [XBO] Battlefield 4
- (34) [XBO] Call Of Duty: Ghosts
- (23) [PS3] Call Of Duty: Ghosts
- (32) [PS3] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- (18)  Grand Theft Auto V
- (30) [PS4] Rayman Legends
- (26) [3DS] The LEGO Movie Videogame
- (38) [PS4] Call Of Duty: Ghosts
- (22)  Battlefield 4
- (RE)  Aliens: Colonial Marines
- (24) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
- (RE) [PS3] WWE 2K14
- (RE) [XBO] Dead Rising 3
- (33) [PC] Football Manager 2014
- (21) [WIIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- (35) [3DS] Pokemon Y
- (39) [PS4] Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- (37) [3DS] Pokemon X