Eternal Darkness Plus The Wii Vitality Sensor Trademarks Updated In The United States

Those hoping for a sequel to the fantastic Eternal Darkness should be pleased this morning as Nintendo updated the trademark on December 17th. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that a new game is coming, it does give us a tiny bit of hope. Oh, and remember the Vitality Sensor for Wii? Well, Nintendo has also renewed the trademark for that in the United States. There’s speculation that Nintendo is still planning to do something with the device, but at the end of the day it’s just speculation.

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New DLC Announced For Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

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Japanese owners of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call should be happy today as they will soon be able to download some additional DLC tracks. The new DLC pack is called 2nd Performance and includes songs from the legendary Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger. Each of the songs that are available will set Japanese gamers back 150 Yen. There’s 2 free songs to download from Final Fantasy XIV, but they’ll only remain free from December 24th to January 6th.

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Nintendo Wins Appeal: Creative Kingdoms Patents Invalid

Today the federal appeals court confirmed Nintendo’s win in a patent infringement case brought at the International Trade Commission by Creative Kingdoms. The court affirmed earlier findings by the ITC that Creative Kingdoms’ patents are invalid and should not have been issued because Creative Kingdoms tried to claim more than the company invented. Creative Kingdoms had asked the ITC to block importation of Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U systems.

“We are pleased with the court’s determination,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel. “Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, particularly when the patents are being stretched beyond the inventors’ ideas. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”

 

Suppressive Fire Games Confirms Blood Alloy For Wii U

Suppressive Fire Games has confirmed that its forthcoming 2D Metroidvania title, Blood Alloy, is coming to Wii U. Drawing inspiration from the stamina-based combat mechanics of From Software’s Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls, Blood Alloy has players assume the role of a young female amnesiac, who regains consciousness as a result of software malfunction. Upon discovering her body is almost wholly cybernetic, she breaks out of her stasis pod to escape, discover the secrets behind her identity, and wreck havoc upon her enemies.

Target Gives Official Statement On Rosalina Amiibo

Understandably it seems that many are confused regarding Rosalina & Luma pre-orders at Target. The retailer had them in stock one minute and promptly sold out leaving many frustrated. The company has now confirmed that both Target stores and Target.com will be selling the units on February 1st 2015.

“Rosalina Amiibo pre-orders were available on Target.com and based on guest demand, sold out quickly. Target stores and Target.com will begin to sell actual units on February 1, 2015.”

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Toys R Us: Lucario Amiibo Pre-orders Are Not Being Cancelled

Toys R Us have thankfully confirmed to Joystiq that the Lucario cancellation emails were part of a technical error that plagued the company’s system. So there you have it. If you pre-ordered Lucario with Toys R Us your pre-order should be absolutely fine.

“We apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused pertaining to customers’ amiibo pre-orders. Please know that we are working on an email communication to all customers effected, which will provide instructions on how we plan to fulfill their order.”

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Nintendo Goes To War And Says Nintendo Platforms Have The Best Games Available

Nintendo of America has declared war on the other console manufactures by producing the infographic which you can see above. The company says there are more great games on Nintendo platforms than anywhere else and has stats and figures to prove it. Thankfully it’s all done in a nice way, but it does prove a point that the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS are home to some great games.

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