YouTube star Action Movie Kid and a bunch of other young YouTubers recently had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Nintendo of America headquarters at Redmond, Washington. The cute video gives you a look inside the building and just goes to show how much more open Nintendo of America is these days.
Nintendo of America has revealed their television commercial for the run up to Christmas and it’s rather impressive. No doubt a fair amount of money went into it as it features some lovely special effects and it also showcases big system sellers such as Super Smash Bros and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.
Nintendo of America has tweeted that a variety of hard to obtain amiibo figures will be restocked at various retailers. These figures include Little Mac, Greninja, Shulk, Lucario, Fox & Captain Falcon. These amiibo will be appearing at select retail outlets soon. Are you in the market for any of these amiibo figures?
Wondering when Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X will be released in the United States? Well, you shouldn’t forget with this handy timeline created by Nintendo of America. It details all the games coming to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U this holiday season as well as the next set of amiibo due to be released.
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Dungeon crawlers, rejoice! The Pokémon Company has announced Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will launch in the United States on November 20, just in time for the holidays. The 3DS title will be the tenth in the Mystery Dungeon spin-off series that debuted almost a decade ago on the Game Boy Advance. It’s been two years since the latest in the franchise, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, was released for the Nintendo 3DS in US and Europe – and we gave it a better than average review score to boot.
The upcoming spin-off title will debut in Japan on September 17, while Pokemon fans in Europe and Australia sadly won’t be able to pick up their dungeon adventure until early 2016. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon’s announcement release was just one of many featured in Nintendo’s US holiday lineup reported earlier today.
With dungeon layouts that change every time you enter them, the fun never ends! Battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to save the world from a crisis in a tale of unprecedented scale.
You’ll get to pick one of 20 Pokémon to become your partner. With the Pokémon you choose, head out on a quest to encounter all 720 Pokémon, including Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. Set off on a grand adventure as you explore ever-changing Mystery Dungeons and connect with Pokémon to save the Pokémon world!
You may remember Chris Pranger who was the outspoken Nintendo of America localisation employee? Well, he has announced today that he has been fired from the company. He is the person who recently defended Nintendo’s naming of the Wii U and said that games such as Xenoblade Chronicles simply won’t sell enough to justify localising the title. He was very forthright in his views and you can read some of his thoughts, here, here and here.
Chris Pranger, one of the localisation employees for Nintendo of America, has taken to the Part Time Gamers Podcast to defend the naming of the Wii U. Pranger says it really infuriates him when people blame the poor Wii U sales on its naming convention and says it is simply fan overreaction.
Pranger says it really irritates him that fans on NeoGaf constantly complain about Wii U sales suffering due to confusion surrounding the ‘Wii U naming convention’ and says this complaint is mostly just fan overreaction to something we can only see now “in hindsight.”