Nintendo Wins Infringement Case Involving 3DS And DSi

Nintendo announced today that it has won a patent infringement case at the International Trade Commission. The case was brought by Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corporation. The three patent-licensing companies claimed in 2012 that their patented technology was being used in the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi, but the commission has confirmed that Nintendo’s hand-held systems do not infringe the asserted patent.

“We are very pleased with the commission’s determination, which confirmed the judge’s finding that Nintendo’s products do not infringe the asserted patent,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel. “Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, including cases in the ITC, when we believe we have not infringed another party’s patent. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”

Pokemon Black And White 2 New Trailer

This video is taken recently from the Nintendo Channel in Japan. It shows new footage from the upcoming Pokemon games for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. In Pokemon Black and White 2, players can create their own shops and visit shops created by their friends – this new feature is called Join Avenue. Missions are back from Pokemon Black and White but are now called Fez Missions.There is some sort of medal system within the game, which is also a new addition from Pokemon Black and White.

Nintendo 3DS: Nintendo Reconfirms Free The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords For 3DS/DSi In September

Nintendo has reconfirmed that gamers will be able to get their hands on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords absolutely free this September to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords will be available for free download via Nintendo DSiWare or via the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Hopefully they will announce a specific date soon. Who’s looking forward to downloading this?

Source: Nintendo of America press release

Nintendo DSi: Create A Zelda Flipnote And Have It Judged By Miyamoto And The Zelda Team

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo has announced that it’s launching a Flipnote Studio competition which will see players compete to make the best Zelda related Flipnote animation. The ‘Make Your Own Zelda Flipnote’ competition, opens for entries today and closes on 9th September 2011. Who’s going to enter?

Each entrant will be able to submit a single animation which will be judged by key members of the Nintendo Co., Ltd. development team who have been closely involved in the making of The Legend of Zelda series of games. Mr Takashi Tezuka, Mr Eiji Aonuma, Mr Yoshiaki Koizumi and the original creator of Zelda and Mario, Mr Shigeru Miyamoto will be looking for and choosing some of the most original creative flipnotes which will then be posted on the Nintendo homepage, Flipnote Hatena on Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL and the Nintendo Channel for other Zelda fans to marvel at.

Source: Nintendo UK press release