European Splatfest Won’t Happen This Weekend

In a touch of disappointing news, Nintendo of Europe has reported via their Twitter account that the European Splatfest will not be happening this weekend. The previous Splatfest in Europe occurred September 19th. There has been no explanation on the small delay. On the bright side, voting will be open on Saturday beginning at 12 CEST:

Splatfest is a recurring event in Splatoon hosted by the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie, who are both seen atop their own trucks singing and dancing in a continuous loop. During this event, Inklings are able to choose between two teams, which differ from event to event and participate in battles against the other team. Inkopolis Plaza and all the stages are decorated to reflect the event, becoming nighttime and being adorned with festive lights.

Medabots Game Boy Advance Games Coming To Wii U Virtual Console In Europe

Medabots: Metabee and Medabots: Rokusho will be coming to the European Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, October 1. Similar to the Pokemon series of games, these two titles are alternate versions of the same game, with each offering version-exclusive Medabots and Medals. Medabots:Metabee and Medabots: Rokusho take players through a story as they build and pit teams of Medabots against enemy forces in turn-based battles. Both versions will retail for €6.99 / £6.29. You can watch the trailer for the Virtual Console release below.


Europe: Nintendo 3DS Titles Join The Discounted Nintendo Selects Range Next Month

Nintendo Selects is a range of popular Nintendo games offered at great value. Whether you want to discover a game you may have missed the first time around or simply just get a great deal ahead of Christmas, the Nintendo Selects range offers varied gaming experiences at a value offering. With over 20 classic Wii titles already available to enjoy as part of the Nintendo Selects range for Wii and Wii U, that line-up is set to expand and get even bigger on 16th October when Nintendo 3DS games, playable on the Nintendo 3DS family of handheld systems including Nintendo 2DS, join the Nintendo Selects range for the very first time.

Nintendo of Europe is set to re-release six of the most popular games for the Nintendo 3DS, which have sold a combined total of over 3.8 million units across Europe to date. The line-up is set to include:

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Following on from the 1992 Super NES title The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, discover a new story in the kingdom of Hyrule. Armed with new items and the ability to move across walls as if he were painted on them, Link must conquer perilous dungeons in his quest to restore peace to two very different worlds.

Star Fox 64 3D: The Star Fox team returns for one of its greatest missions, originally released as Lylat Wars in Europe. Blast enemies as you fly through ruined cityscapes and dense meteor fields, and take on friends in local multiplayer in this action-packed 3D shooter.

nintendogs + cats: Have you ever wanted to play with puppies and kittens in the palm of your hand? Look after a range of breeds, teach them tricks, enter them in different challenges and activities, and dress them up in a range of accessories. Different breeds are available to choose at the start of each of the game’s three versions: French Bulldog, Toy Poodle, and Golden Retriever. All breeds can be unlocked in all versions.

Mario Tennis Open: Thrilling tennis action for up to four players, either online or in Local Play. Run your opponent ragged with topspin, backspin, lobs and more, then get in position to pull off a stunning Chance Shot that’s sure to leave them completely bamboozled!

Yoshi’s New Island: Yoshi and Baby Mario are reunited for a free-wheeling platform adventure packed with classic Yoshi gameplay, all wrapped up in a collection of dreamy art styles. Hunt high and low for countless collectibles, and even smash through obstacles with the new Mega Eggdozers.

Mario Party: Island Tour: A content-packed party in your pocket! Dive into 80 hilarious new minigames and share the fun with friends via Download Play, where four people can party on together with just one Game Card between them.

Owners of a handheld system in the Nintendo 3DS family, including Nintendo 2DS, can look forward to great games at great value when these six Nintendo 3DS titles join the Nintendo Selects range for the very first time across Europe on 16th October.

Project X Zone 2 Is Coming To Europe In February

Bandai Namco has announced via Twitter that Project X Zone 2 will be arriving in Europe on February 19th. It was also revealed that Project X Zone 2 will be coming to the United States on February 16th. In case you missed it, we heard last week that the game will star characters from Xenoblade Chronicles and Fire Emblem: Awakening. You can watch the latest trailer for the game, below.

Rumour: Yarn Yoshi Amiibo Getting A Restock In October

Shiggy from the NeoGAF forums is reporting that the Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures will be getting a restock next month in Europe. The Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures proved to be hot property when they released in June and are subsequently only available for sale via sellers for extortionate prices. However, the blue Yoshi amiibo is now available on Amazon for €20 and the green Yoshi is available for pre-order at the same price point. Yoshi’s Woolly World launches in the United States on October 16th and is available now in Europe.


Check Out The Top 20 Best-Selling Video Games Of 1st Half Of 2015 In Europe

Wondering which video games have sold the most during the 1st half of 2015? Well, we now know thanks to GamesMarkt magazine. There’s been a number of big releases this year for various formats, so it is good to see some Nintendo titles such as Super Smash Bros and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D appear in the charts. You will also see that Nintendo is listed as the second biggest publisher in Europe during the very same time period.


Top 10 Publisher
Software Market Share – Value

01 (01) Electronic Arts – 15,05% (18,58%)
02 (03) Nintendo – 12,57% (12,32%)
03 (06) Take-Two Interactive – 10,79% (5,77%)
04 (10) Bandai Namco Entertainment – 9,52% (3,18%)
05 (07) Warner Bros. Interactive – 9,35% (5,26%)
06 (02) Ubisoft – 8,67% (15,07%)
07 (04) Activision Blizzard – 8,19% (9,76%)
08 (05) Sony Computer Entertainment – 7,62% (7,54%)
09 (09) Microsoft – 3,08% (3,59%)
10 (__) Bethesda Softworks – 2,50%


Splatoon: European Splatfest Is Messy Bedroom Vs. Tidy Bedroom

Nintendo Europe has today announced the theme behind the next European Splatfest for Splatoon. Yes, the theme is Messy Bedroom Vs. Tidy Bedroom and you will have to pick a side! The proceedings kick off on Saturday, September 19th at 6pm and ends on Sunday, September 20th at 6pm. Which side will you choose?

Thanks, Lazara