Europe: Download Xenoblade Chronicles X Data Packs On 30th November


A representative for Nintendo Europe has informed Reddit user JohnMaus that the data packs for Xenoblade Chronicles X will be available for users to download ahead of the game’s launch on December 4th. The data packs which speed up various things including the load times will be available to download from the European eShop on November 30th. Those of you in North America are able to download them right now.

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The Game Awards 2015 Will Have 10 World Premieres And 10 On-Stage Awards

The Game Awards 2015 are fast approaching and this year should prove to be a great year for the awards ceremony. Founder Geoff Keighley has tweeted that the show was feature 10 world premiers and will also include 10 on-stage awards. This doesn’t necessarily mean ten unannounced titles, but some of these will most likely be unannounced. Hopefully we shall get a Zelda Wii U trailer. The Game Awards 2015 kicks off on December 3rd.

Pikachu Will Be At The 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Pikachu will once again be at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the form of a massive balloon. This will be the Pokemon mascot’s 16th trip through the annual parade on Thanksgiving morning, and it will be decked out in holiday attire for a second year running. The 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins on Thursday, November 26, at 9 a.m. in all time zones. It will be aired live across the U.S. on NBC.


Video: US Holiday 2015 Amiibo Commercial

Nintendo’s amiibo figures are no doubt going to be a hit with consumers this Christmas, if they can find them. Nintendo of America has ramped up the amiibo advertising and has put together a snazzy commercial for the lucrative figures which you can view above. As you know, there’s a wide range of amiibo now available, from Animal Crossing themed amiibo to Yarn Yoshi’s and Mega Yarn Yoshi. Will you be asking for any amiibo this Christmas?

Video: Splatoon Slosher Deco Weapon Tour

YouTube channel NintendoMe have managed to get their hands on the Slosher Deco in Splatoon before it goes live later this evening in North America and tomorrow morning in Europe. As you can see from the video the new weapon allows you to cover large areas in ink which is exactly what the doctor ordered. The extensive video gives you an overview of the weapon and plenty of gameplay action. Check it out, above.

Level 5 Open To Bringing Games To Nintendo NX And Wii U

Level 5, the acclaimed developers behind the Japanese sensation Yo-Kai Watch, have told IGN that the company is opening to bringing Yo-Kai Watch and other franchises to the Nintendo NX or even the Wii U. Level 5 CEO Akihito Hino said that if the NX “brings Level-5 games to as many kids as possible.”then “it wouldn’t be impossible” to see Level 5 developing games for it. So if the audience is there, then so is Level 5.


Nintendo Talks Xenoblade Chronicles X Marketing And Commercials In Latin America

A recently published interview in Gamedots revealed Nintendo’s stance on marketing the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X title in Latin America.

The interview was with Dianne Segovia, manager of marketing for Nintendo for Latin America and translations were provided to Nintendo Everything from one of their readers. Within the interview, Gamedots pointed out that titles such as Splatoon and Super Mario Maker had received large marketing campaigns whilst Xenoblade Chronicles X hadn’t had so much. Segovia answered with:

“Splatoon was a new IP and we had to start from scratch in terms of introducing it to the public. Mario Maker was a title that served as a celebration of 30 years of Super Mario Bros, and that’s why we had to make a big deal; it was truly a grand celebration, not just any video game launch.

Xenoblade Chronicles X is an RPG, a game for RPG and Xenoblade fans. We didn’t do anything too big because the audience for the game already know it exists and is already attentive of its release.”

Dianne Segovia was also asked about who the target audience is for their commercials, to which she replied:

“It depends on the game. Right now, to promote the Wii U, we’re launching commercials directed towards parents who have young children who don’t know much about the console. They are the target audience right now, and thay’s why sometimes the commercials can seem a bit childish.

Games like Super Mario Maker had two commercials, one for kids and one for adults. This was done so that the adults could be appealed by the nostalgia, and the kids would be attracted to the use of GamePad and other novel elements.

In Splatoon’s case, we used a song for the commerical. The commercial’s design made it look like the game was only for kids.

For situations like these, to attract adults, we bring the game to public spaces so the general public can get to know the game and play it.”

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