Following the news that the official Facebook pages for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS will collectively be known as “Nintendo Handheld Gaming”, Nintendo will also unite its Wii and Wii U Facebook pages. “Nintendo Console Gaming” will merge the 981k Wii U Facebook fans with the six million who’ve “Liked” Wii, giving the company another way to attract wide publicity for its latest home console.
Nintendo of America has announced via Facebook that it plans to change the name of its Nintendo 3DS page to Nintendo Handheld Gaming. This is probably due to the upcoming Nintendo 2DS system which launches October 12th in North America and Europe. The page is set to change to Nintendo Handheld Gaming on September 19th.
If you know your way around the racetracks of the Mushroom Kingdom, you’ll want to set up your karts and load up on Bananas as the MK7 Community Application hits Facebook on 13th August.
As well as battling it out to be immortalised in the Mario Kart 7 Hall of Fame, you will be able to compete in Weekly Races and Time Trial leaderboards, get special event notifications and chat on the Community Page. So whether you like to race against other players, compete for the fastest possible lap times or just meet other fans to play and chat with – the new Facebook app for Mario Kart 7 has something for you.
Hall of Fame
Race your way to the top and get immortalised in the Hall of Fame. Every month, the app will keep track of the best racers across theNintendo UK Mario Kart 7 Community and induct someone permanently into the Hall of Fame.
- Event Races - Get bragging rights by beating your friends and other Mario Kart 7 players from across the UK in community races every week and special monthly event races. The most recent race leaderboards will also be showcased on the community page.
- Time Trials – Think you can’t be beaten on Melody Motorway or Rainbow Road? Prove it with the Time Trial leaderboards. Each track will have its own permanent leaderboard so you can show off your skills on your favourite tracks and battle it out for the record times.
Join in the fun with other Mario Kart 7 fans online. Swap community codes, set up races with other players and participate in Mario Kart discussion on the community page.
By entering your Mii name into the MK7 Community Application, you can link to your Facebook profile and start submitting race times as well as competing in weekly and special UK events. The application will even link in with your Facebook events to notify you of upcoming races and let you see how many of your friends you’ll be competing against.
There will be more reasons than ever for Mario Kart 7 players to keep competing when the MK7 Community Application hits Facebook on13th August. To find out more, go to http://www.nintendo.co.uk/mariokart7
With less than a month to go until Animal Crossing: New Leaf hits retail stores across North America, Europe and Australia for the 3DS, Nintendo has revealed a host of character profiles on their Facebook page to tease us until the release. Below you’ll find descriptions of a few new arrivals to the franchise such as Labelle and Digby, as well as a few other familiar faces like the friendly historic owl Blathers, who owns the museum, and shoeshine boy Kicks from the Wii’s Animal Crossing: City Folk. Click on the names below to see the official images.
If you’re a hat person, you’ll definitely want to meet Labelle. She runs the hats and accessories department of the Able Sisters’ Tailor shop in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Talk to her if you need the perfect accessory to complete your outfit.
Kicks has a new job in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He was the shoeshine boy in Animal Crossing: City Folk but now he owns his own shop selling socks and shoes.
Blathers is back in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and you’ll still find him snoozing at the museum if you visit him during the day. He can evaluate your fossils and accept donations for museum collections.
Introducing Celeste in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Celeste is Blathers’ younger sister and runs the museum gift shop once it opens on the second floor.
Meet Digby, Isabelle’s twin brother. He’s in charge of the Happy Home Showcase. He’s ready to help you get connected to all the homes you’ve gathered via StreetPass and SpotPass.
Introducing Lyle in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Lyle is the rep of the Happy Home Academy. Go meet him inside Nook’s Homes, and get your home’s interior evaluated. He can also provide you some advice on how to improve your home’s score.
Over the weekend, Nintendo released an image with a Donkey Kong Jr. screenshot with the words “3 Days” underneath it. This lead people to assume that the Wii U Virtual Console would officially launch on Tuesday, April 23rd. However, that isn’t the case, as Nintendo today posted the above image onto its Facebook page, which makes it clear that rather than releasing the service, tomorrow the company will be revealing the full launch line up for the Wii U Virtual Console.
Nintendo of America has revealed via its official Facebook page that the Wii U Virtual Console will be officially launching on Wii U this Tuesday in North America. The Wii U system update is also due to be released next week and features a number of improvements. You can see all the Virtual Console titles that have been announced for North America below.
- Balloon Fight
- Donkey Kong Jr
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Ice Climber
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 1
- Wrecking Crew
- Yoshi’s Cookie
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Kirby Super Star
- Super Metroid
The team at the official Pokemon Facebook page are teasing that some Pikachu related information will be announced tomorrow. Most bets are on the limited edition Pikachu Nintendo 3DS console coming to North America. Nintendo of America teased the console in this commercial for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity on the Nintendo 3DS.
We’ve got some exciting news for Pikachu fans coming tomorrow! Stay tuned!
Last week, Nintendo promised that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge gamers can download two additional playable characters at no additional cost. Nintendo today announced, via its Facebook page, that Momiji from the Ninja Gaiden series is the first free downloadable character in the game and is now playable.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is exclusive to Wii U.
Nintendo offers you to take a quiz on the Club Nintendo Facebook page to find out which Nintendo character you represent. After answering the quiz’s five questions, based on your choices, you’ll be notified which character you are with an explanation. Based on my choices, I’m most like Princess Peach – my favorite playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee… What Nintendo character are you?
Take the quiz here.
The Pokémon Company today made a Twitter account and Facebook page. Like its Facebook page and follow its Twitter account “to get the latest Pokémon news straight from the source.” Upcoming Pokémon games for Nintendo DS, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, will launch October 7th in North America, October 11th in Australia, and October 12th in Europe.