The Next Splatfest Will Be Pokemon Themed

A Pokemon themed Splatfest will be taking place in Splatoon next week. The news comes straight from the official Splatoon Tumblr. The Splatfest will happen simultaneously around the world, however the rules of previous Splatfests will apply to your region only. You will be matched only with players in your region and the results will be tallied in each region.

There will also be a slight difference in the teams. In North America, the teams will be “Red Vs. Blue”. This is because Pokemon Red and Blue were the versions of the first Pokemon generation that was released in Europe and North America. In Japan, it was Pokemon Red and Green. It was not confirmed if Europe will get the same treatment.

The Splatfest begins on February 20th and ends on the 21st. If you live on the west coast of the United States, the dates are in the evenings of the 19th and 20th, respectively.

BREAKING NEWS! We’ve just learned that the next Splatfest is being presented by none other than… drumroll, please…  Pokémon!

Head to the Inkopolis Plaza and select which game is your favorite: Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue!

This Splatfest will begin on February 19 at 10:00 PM PT and will run until February 20 at 10:00 PM PT.

This Splatfest will also happen simultaneously around the world. Like any other Splatfest, however, players you get matched with will be from your region, and the results will also be tallied by each region.

By the way, did you know that in Japan the first Pokémon game was released in a “Red Version” and a “Green Version,” but in North America and Europe, the two versions were “Red Version” and “Blue Version.”  So for this Splatfest, in North America, it will be “Red vs Blue.”


eShop: Pokken Tournament Listing Says It’s Just Over 4GB

Pokken Tournament’s page is now up on the North American eShop and there’s a few details that you are bound to want to know. The page says that the Wii U fighting title weighs in at 4234.4MB and that the following controllers will be supported when the game is released:

  • Wii U Pro Controller
  • Wii Remote + Classic Controller Pro
  • Wii Remote
  • Wii Remote + Nunchuck
  • Wii U GamePad

There’s also online and local play as well as leaderboards. If you’re interested here’s the game’s description from the North American eShop listing.

Battle Pokemon live never before in all-new, action-packed arena fights! Perform vivid Pokemon movies in all their glory with button combinations through an intuitive fighting system to unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokken Tournament champion!

Learn various fighting styles of Pokemon such as Pikachu, Charizard, Lucario, and more. Any fan will be able to learn and execute signature Pokemon moves with a press of a button. Turn the tide of battle by calling upon support Pokemon to assist, and unleash devastating attacks to KO your opponent.

Battles await, and it’s up to you to claim the title of Pokken Tournament champion!


Video: Zelda Twilight Princess HD Game Features

Nintendo UK has uploaded some more footage of the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. The trailer showcases the difference between the GameCube and Wii versions which were launched back in 2006 to the remastered version which is coming to the Wii U on March 4th. It also shows how the Wii U GamePad can be used as your inventory. Be sure to check out all the features announced so far in the video, below.


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Nintendo Of America Asks Fans For Social Media Feedback

Nintendo of America has tweeted that they want feedback regarding their social media pages. As you already know they’re on Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ and they want to know if you’re happy with the content produced. It’s not the shortest survey ever, but they do enquire about what we expect from E3 this year. You can fill in the survey, right here.

US: Kuru Kuru Kururin Coming To Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

Well we now know one of the games that will be appearing on the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow in the United States. That game is Kuru Kuru Kururin which was originally released on the Game Boy Advance back in 2001. Kuru Kuru Kururin will cost you $4.99.

Kururin’s brothers and sisters are lost across 10 different worlds! In his special helicopter, the Helirin, navigate through mazes as quickly as you can while avoiding obstacles such as walls, pistons, and cannons. You can also customize your Helirin by using items acquired in Adventure mode.


Japan: Wii U Apparently Encountering Stock Shortages

Reports are coming in that Japanese retailers are currently dealing with Wii U stock shortages. Japanese consumers are reporting the very same thing on social media as they try and get hold of a console. The explanation behind the shortages seems to be that Nintendo was caught unaware by the surge of Wii U purchases in Japan during the holiday season and hasn’t replenished enough stock. It’s only a matter of time before the stock is refreshed. Still it’s very unusual for this situation to occur with Nintendo’s current home console. Here’s what we know so far regarding Wii U stock situations in Japan.

  • doesn’t have any units left in stock (only third-party sellers are selling it)
  • Yodabashi doesn’t have units left in stock either (both online and in stores), but back orders are still available
  • Tsutaya also sold out online