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Nintendo Brings Smash Bros And Plenty More To San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo is heading to Comic-Con in San Diego to bring a collection of fun games and engaging events directly to fans. Visitors will be able to enjoy hands-on time with Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, as well as additional upcoming 2014 games like Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Add to this an exciting multiday stream of live game-play challenges on the Nintendo Twitch channel and a host of other fun activities, and you have Nintendo’s biggest presence at Comic-Con ever.

“Nintendo fans are going to have a great time with what we have planned for San Diego Comic-Con this year, whether they are attending the event or watching at home from across the country,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “From first hands-on opportunities to tournaments and a fun live stream, we want to make sure that everyone has a great time experiencing Nintendo at the show.”

Nintendo’s hub at San Diego Comic-Con will be located at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel, an area open to the general public, so even fans who don’t have a Comic-Con badge can get in on the fun. The playable games scheduled to appear include:

Nintendo 3DS

  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo
  • Pokémon Art Academy from Nintendo
  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from Nintendo
  • Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from SEGA
  • THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL from Square Enix, Inc.
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)
  • Siesta Fiesta from Mojo Bones Ltd. (Nintendo eShop)

Wii U

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo
  • Hyrule Warriors from Nintendo
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Nintendo
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World from Nintendo
  • Mario Kart 8 from Nintendo
  • Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric from SEGA
  • Just Dance 2015 from Ubisoft
  • Skylanders Trap Team from Activision
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)
  • 1001 Spikes from Nicalis (Nintendo eShop)
  • Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition from DrinkBox Studios (Nintendo eShop)

Visitors to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will also be able to view a display of amiibo, figures modeled after Nintendo characters that will interact with compatible Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. A special area themed after Tomodachi Life will also be available, where visitors can recharge their minds, bodies and Nintendo 3DS systems. In addition to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge, Nintendo will have a booth at the San Diego Convention Center dedicated entirely to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

On July 25 and July 26, Nintendo will stream Nintendo Challenge Live, a stage show hosted from the Nintendo Gaming Lounge that features intense tournament competition and awesome game-play challenges from some of the hottest upcoming games on Nintendo platforms. Fans can open their browsers to http://www.twitch.tv/nintendo to catch all of the action and stick around for hours to soak in all the festivities.

Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. Tournament slots are limited for the one-day event, and fans will be able to sign up the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. The full tournament will be streamed athttp://www.twitch.tv/nintendo. The tournament will be conducted using the E3 version of the game. This version represents a game still in development and may not represent the final quality and balance of the game, which launches on Oct. 3.

Mario Kart 8 is already one of the best-selling Wii U games of all time, and the love for the game and franchise will be well-represented at Comic-Con. Racers who visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be able to compete in local Mario Kart 8 competitions. The bracket-style competitions will pit 32 players against each other. The winner of each local competition will then be invited to take on racers around the world using the online tournament feature ofMario Kart 8. Players at home can join the online tournaments with a chance to face off against the local champions. The online tournament codes and schedule will be announced via Nintendo’s social media channels in the future.

Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 aren’t the only franchises with unique activities at Comic-Con. Bayonetta fans will want to make sure they mark their calendars for a screening of the new animated film Bayonetta: Bloody Fate from FUNimation Entertainment. The stylized animated movie follows the powerful witch Bayonetta as she battles the forces of heaven to regain her memory. The feature film will screen Friday, July 25, at 9:35 p.m. PT in Marriott Hall Room 4 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel.

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Results Are In For Miyamoto’s Question Regarding ‘Which Game Would You Like Nintendo To Make For Wii U?’

You may remember that Mr Miyamoto asked Kotaku readers to tell them which game they would like Nintendo to make for the Wii U. As expected there were quite a few interesting submissions. However, it seems like a new entry in the stellar Metroid series was the readerships top choice. Here’s the results.

Top Five Submissions:

  • Metroid (2D or 3D, with many calling for Metroid Prime 4)
  • A new Pokémon Snap
  • A new F-Zero.
  • A new 3D Mario game (Galaxy 3 or Sunshine 2).
  • An original Dungeons-and-Dragons-style game with the GamePad player serving the role as dungeon master.

Runner Ups:

  • Mega Man Legends 3
  • Buy Capcom
  • Earthbound
  • Star tropics
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask remake

Thanks, WhiteEagle

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Ubisoft Says Nobody Buys Sub-Par Games, So We Must Embrace Cancelling Titles

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently took some time out to discuss cancelling games that don’t quite make the cut. Guillemot told the site that consumers are much more wary about purchasing subpar games and this hurts the bottom line. Therefore developers and publishers should be more open to cancelling games that aren’t going to live up to expectation.

CVG: How difficult was it to make the decision to scrap the original design [of Rainbow Six] and start again? Among the big publishers, Ubisoft certainly seems the least afraid to go back to the drawing board…

Ubisoft: In a way it was difficult because you have to say ‘OK, let’s do a write-off’. But the business has become a bit clearer; if you don’t make the right decisions, it tells you at the end you’ve made a big mistake. The longer you wait, the bigger the mistake is.

So in a way the decision is easier to make now than it was before. Before we could say, ‘OK, we’ll still sell a couple of million units and monetize our investment’. Today if you are not at the right quality level, nobody will buy. Nobody will like it.

Thanks, Adam F

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Here’s What 545 Kilos of Nintendo DS And 3DS Games Looks Like

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Reddit user HxCurt has posted an image showing 545 kilos of Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS games being sent to die. The large cardboard box that the games are contained in measures 121cm x 121cm x 121cm. HxCurt says that majority of game being sent away for disposal are Activision’s terrible iCarly 2 on Nintendo DS. Be sure to enlarge the image and see if there’s any games you recognise.

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Natsume Says They Have Three New Nintendo Games In Development

Natsume has revealed that they currently have three new games in development for Nintendo platforms. The company says that it will announce these during E3. Natsume wouldn’t reveal if they are for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U. However, we should expect them to be announced from now until June 10th.

“We’re saving a few secrets for closer to the show, but expect not one, not two, but THREE new Nintendo titles we’ll be announcing leading up to and at the show! This doesn’t include any classic eShop titles (and we’ll have some news on those as well). Will they be 3DS, Wii U, or a mix of the two, you ask? You’ll have to tune in from now until June 10th to find out! :D “

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Ubisoft Toronto Has Five Unannounced Games In Development

Jade Raymond, the Canadian video game executive and the Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto, has revealed that the company currently has five new games in development. Raymond wouldn’t specify what the titles were, but one of them has to be the next Assassin’s Creed. Two of the games are co-productions with other gaming studios, which sounds interesting.

No one left any the wiser as to what’s up at Ubisoft Toronto, only that there are five titles being developed there right now and that two of them are co-productions with other gaming studios. Continue your wild speculation, gamers.

“There are definitely a lot of plates spinning,” confirmed Raymond, best known for producing the wildly popular Assassin’s Creed series for Ubisoft’s Montreal office. “None of them have been announced.”

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Ubisoft Has 5 Major Games Coming Between April 2014 – March 2015

Ubisoft stated today that the company has five major games in development which are due to be released between April 2014 and March 2015. We already know about Watch Dogs, which has been delayed on Wii U, and also Just Dance, The Crew, and Division. Hopefully we will hear about the other title at E3 in June. It might be the sequel to the fantastic Beyond Good and Evil.

“Fiscal 2014-15 will see an exceptional games line-up, with the release of five major titles including Just Dance, The Crew and Watch Dogs, which is scheduled for release in the first fiscal quarter,” CEO Yves Guillemot states.

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Konami Releasing Seven Major Console Games During 2014 & Another Seven In 2015

Analyst David Gibson has revealed via Twitter that Konami have seven major consoles games due out this year and a further seven due sometime next year.  We already know that they’re developing Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2, PES15, Professional Baseball Spirits 2014, and New Loveplus Plus, while the remaining two remain a mystery. Let’s hope we get something for Nintendo platforms.

Amazon UK Publishes Top 10 Best-Selling Games Of All Time For Last 15 Years

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One franchise clearly dominates the video games chart, with Activision’s blockbuster Call of Duty series taking the top three spots in the all-time video games chart. This year’s Grand Theft Auto V may well overtake Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 at the top of the list as it already takes fourth place after just one month on sale. EA’s FIFA football series is the other big franchise, taking the sixth, seventh and eighth places. Fantasy epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim takes ninth place, and Wii title Zumba Fitness takes the number ten spot, impressive considering it’s the only title in the list which isn’t multiplatform.

“ Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and FIFA are three of the largest entertainment franchises in the world, so it’s no surprise to see them dominating the top ten best-selling games chart. The success of Skyrim suggests that there is a real appetite for epic fantasy games, whilst Zumba Fitness’s appearance in tenth place shows just how big Nintendo Wii’s fanbase is in the UK.”

- Ketu Patel, Video Games & Software Category Leader at Amazon.co.uk Ltd

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  6. FIFA 10
  7. FIFA 13
  8. FIFA 12
  9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  10. Zumba Fitness

Here’s The Wii U Release Schedule In Japan

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Below is a list of games that are scheduled to arrive this year on the Wii U in Japan. Some of the games listed – like Rabbids Land and LEGO City Undercover – have been available for purchase in the West for a while, though the country will be receiving a number of Wii U titles before other regions. There will be more Wii U games announced during E3 week next month, including a new 3D Mario and Mario Kart, which are rumored to be launching this year.

June 6
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Rabbids Land

June 19
New Super Luigi U (DLC)

June 27
F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition

July 13
New Super Luigi U (disc)
Pikmin 3

July 18
Sniper Elite V2

July 25
Lego City Undercover

August 8
Yakuza 1&2 HD for Wii U

August 24
The Wonderful 101

Summer
Wii Party (new title)
Wii Fit U

Fall
Sonic Lost World
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker