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Nintendo And Super Smash Bros Join The Tailgate Tour

Is a Buckeye a better brawler than a Wolverine? What would a Gator’s final smash against a Bulldog look like? Nintendo will help answer some of these questions, as the latest Super Smash Bros. games join The Tailgate Tour.

Nintendo is bringing the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS games to top college football tailgate stops across the South and Midwest regions of the United States through the end of November. Before the players hit the gridiron, fans from rival schools will be able to settle it in Smash by competing in head-to-head matches, playing their own part in these classic rivalries.

Nintendo will be keeping score as fans compete, with a visual display indicating whether the home or away team has the edge with the Super Smash Bros. action. A demo version of the Wii U version of the game will be used to pit fans of the rival school against one another, while the Nintendo 3DS game will be focused on letting friends settle their scores.

“College football fans need to get their game faces on and their Super Smash Bros. skills ready,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Each week we’re going to track the number of Super Smash Bros. winners from each school and announce who comes out on top on Facebook, so bragging rights are on the line.”

Tailgaters will be able to face off against friends or rivals for fun. The Tailgate Tour will make stops at the following games with Mario and Luigi costumed characters planning to attend the Florida-Georgia game to cheer on the action:

Oct. 4:

LSU at Auburn

Oct. 11:

Penn State at Michigan

Oct. 18:

Georgia vs. Arkansas

Oct. 25:

Alabama at Tennessee

Nov. 1:

Florida vs. Georgia

Nov. 8:

Alabama at LSU

Nov. 15:

Florida State at Miami

Nov. 22:

Louisville at Notre Dame

Nov. 29:

Michigan at Ohio State

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National Tournament Series Celebrating Launch Of Smash Bros Nintendo 3DS Starts October 4th In US

Fans that have what it takes to compete with the best Super Smash Bros. players in the country are about to get a chance to win a trip to New York to show off their skills. On Saturday, Oct. 4, a day after the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, 15 GameStop stores around the country (as well as the Nintendo World store in New York) will host local tournaments for the newly launched all-star fighting game featuring three rounds of four-player battles.

Participants for the 64-player local tournaments on Oct. 4 are selected on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-registration required. Participants may bring their own Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS systems and/or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS games to the tournaments, but are not required to do so.

The winners of each local tournament will win a trip to New York to participate in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament at Nintendo World on Oct. 11, which will be broadcast live on Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube starting at 6 p.m. ET. During the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament, character customization will play an important role in the action, allowing the top 16 players to engage in an all-out, no-holds-barred battle showcasing all the game has to offer.

The winner of the final tournament will not only bask in the glory of victory, but also win a trophy and champion’s robe. Additional details on how fans can attend the event at Nintendo World will be announced in the future. Nintendo World will also be giving fans an opportunity to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS before its nationwide launch. Starting at 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 2, Nintendo World will host a smashing fan gathering, allowing attendees to be among the first to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Each local tournament will begin at 11 a.m. local time on Oct. 4. The participating locations and starting times for each local tournament are as follows:

Location Address
GameStopWinfield Shopping Center 966 Blossom Hill RoadSan Jose, CA 95123
GameStopAnaheim Town Center 2004 East Lincoln Ave.Anaheim, CA 92806
GameStopc/o Barnes & Noble 960 S. Colorado Blvd.Denver, CO 80246
GameStopThe Brickyard S/C 6451 W. Diversey Parkway, Suite G-9Chicago, IL 60707
GameStopDedham Mall 336 Providence HighwayDedham, MA 02026
GameStopSt. John’s Plaza 9150 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 16Ellicott City, MD 21042
GameStopSWM Skibo S/C 1590 Skibo RoadBonnie Doone, NC 28303
GameStop32 E. 14th Street 32 E. 14th St.New York, NY 10003
GameStopBellevue Square 242 Bellevue SquareBellevue, WA 98004
GameStopTower Shops 2140 S. University DriveDavie, FL 33324
GameStopLake Brandon Shoppes 11025 Causeway Blvd.Brandon, FL 33511
GameStopSWM Sand Lake Corner 8115 S. John Young ParkwayOrlando, FL 32819
GameStopChamblee Village 1841 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Suite 3AChamblee, GA 30341
GameStopc/o Barnes & Noble 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd.Houston, TX 77025
GameStopc/o Barnes & Noble 2201 Preston Rd., Suite EPlano, TX 75093
Nintendo World 10 Rockefeller PlazaNew York, NY 10020

 

On Sept. 27, to give fans time to practice for the main event, 100 GameStop locations around the country (including the 15 listed above) will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the same demo version of the game that is currently available in the Nintendo eShop.

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Here’s Some US Commercials For Super Smash Bros On Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo of America has uploaded a number of new television commercials for Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS which is due for release next month. The live action adverts encourage you to settle the score with your loved ones via a game of Super Smash Bros. The highly anticipated game is due for release on October 3rd.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6 and Giygas

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New Nintendo 3DS Console Coming To North America And Europe In 2015

Online gaming publications Eurogamer and Joystiq have been told by Nintendo that the new Nintendo 3DS console won’t be coming to North America and Europe until 2015. The newly announced console with an improved CPU is launching this year in Japan.

“Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing,” a Nintendo spokesperson told us. “We plan to launch these products in Europe in 2015.”

“As for the overseas markets, our local subsidiaries will separately confirm. However, there will be no U.S. and European launches this calendar year.”

 

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The Amiibo Range Is Now Confirmed, Will Cost $12.99

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The holiday shopping season begins today for Nintendo fans, as the first 12 amiibo interactive figures become available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of just $12.99 each. The first dozen characters available for pre-order at select retailers are Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future.

Interactive amiibo Figures: Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category starts today, with the first 12 amiibo figures available to pre-order from select retailers. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which launches this holiday season, will be the first game with full integration of amiibo functionality. Other games that will support amiibo include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come. More details on amiibo functionality with the various games and a launch date will be revealed shortly.

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Nintendo Indie Guy Dan Adelman Has Left Nintendo Of America

Dan Adelman, who is known for his work with independent developers at Nintendo of America, has announced that he is leaving the company. Adelman says he became frustrated because he couldn’t voice his own opinions and was continuously flagged down by Nintendo. Adelman says that he has decided to go indie.

“I think people were kind of on pins and needles about anything untoward I might say. And every once in a while, I’d give an answer that people didn’t like, and some people would freak out, so they tried to scale things back. First they had me do interviews with someone from PR or marketing. Later they just decided that I shouldn’t be in the press at all anymore.”

“I guess the short answer is that I’m going indie! As the indie games business matures, a real need for business expertise has started to develop. I’ve been working with the indie community for almost 9 years now, and one consistent theme I’ve noticed is this tension between developers following their passion to make the game they want to make and needing to be able to make a living doing it. Unfortunately, though, there are a lot of business types who at best just don’t get what indies are trying to do, or at worst are pretty much unethical.”

“So even though a lot of indie development studios may really want to have someone helping them out with marketing, business development, strategy and all that, there’s really no one to turn to. I’ve given a lot of business advice to different developers over the years which I think has been helpful, but I think to do it right and really help the indie scene grow to its real potential, it needs to be a full time thing. So what I’m planning on doing is working directly with several indie game studios as their business guy – whatever that really means. In the same way that a core dev studio needs a programmer, designer, artist, and sound person, I think there’s also a need for a business person. It’s definitely a different kind of role than the other ones, but it can be really critical, since one smart business decision can cut your costs in half or double your sales – and vice versa.”

“Nintendo has been really supportive of this move. I think everyone there has known for a while that my passion has always really been about helping the indie community develop and thrive, so even though everyone was really surprised when I gave my 2-week notice, they all understood and wished me the best. I couldn’t have asked for a better sendoff.”

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Nintendo Of America Provides Update On YouTube Affiliate Programme

Nintendo of America has been in contact to provide us with an update regarding Nintendo’s YouTube affiliate programme. The Kyoto based company said today that they will split advert revenue proceeds with video creators. Nintendo of America says that more information will be coming soon for YouTube creators.

“Nintendo has been permitting the use of Nintendo copyrighted material in videos on YouTube under appropriate circumstances.  Advertisements may accompany those videos, and in keeping with previous policy that revenue is shared between YouTube and Nintendo.  In addition, for those who wish to use the material more proactively, we are preparing an affiliate program in which a portion of the advertising profit is given to the creator. Details about this affiliate program will be announced in the future.”