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LEGO Legends Of Chima: Laval’s Journey Announced For Nintendo 3DS

ChimaWith the success of LEGO City Undercover on the Wii U, LEGO fans may be itching to play a new IP by this summer and that’s where LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey enters. Set in a fantasy world sporting eight animal tribes, foes battle it out to claim control of ‘Chi’ – a powerful element which is a both a source of life and ultimate destruction. In Laval’s Journey, you play as a warrior (Laval) and, along with a band of allies, must fight for justice in Chima.

So far, details are scarce on the action-adventure game developed by TT Games, but it’s set to release for both the Nintendo 3DS and DS in the coming summer months. Will you be adding it to your collection?

Nintendo Online Services To Be Disrupted Next Week

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Nintendo has announced that its online network will be disrupted due to another emergency maintenance update. Games that will be affected include Pokemon Black & White and Pokemon Black & White 2, along with Wii U matchmaking and rankings. The services will be affected from Monday, February 25th till Tuesday February 26th. Here’s the maintenance window for the following services and titles.

From Monday, February 25, 2013 11:00 PM
– Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Affected Services:

  • Nintendo DS
  • Network Services
  • Pokémon Black Version
  • Pokémon White Version
  • Pokémon Black Version 2
  • Pokémon White Version 2

From Monday, February 25, 2013 4:00 PM
– Monday, February 25, 2013 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Affected Services:

  • Wii U
  • Match Making, Ranking, etc.
  • NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge
  • WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper

Thanks, Scott

Nintendo Is Planning “Emergency” Online Maintenance For Monday

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Nintendo has announced that it plans to carry out “emergency” online maintenance starting from Monday. Nintendo has made it clear that the Wii U eShop, Nintendo 3DS eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop, and Wii Shop Channel will all be inaccessible during this time. There’s also some games that will be affected including Pokemon Black & White and Pokemon Black & White 2. You can read all about all the services affected below.

From Monday, January 28, 2013 11:00 PM – Tuesday, January 29, 2013 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Affected Services:

  • Nintendo DS
  • Network Services
  • Pokémon Black Version
  • Pokémon White Version
  • Pokémon Black Version 2
  • Pokémon White Version 2

From Monday, January 28, 2013 5:00 PM – Monday, January 28, 2013 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Affected Services:

  • Wii U
  • Match Making, Ranking, etc.
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

From Monday, January 28, 2013 12:00 PM – Monday, January 28, 2013 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Affected Services:

  • Wii U
  • Nintendo eShop
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo eShop
  • Wii
  • Wii Shopping Channel
  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo DSi Shop

Thanks, Kyle

Scribblenauts Collection Coming To Nintendo DS

scribblenauts_collection_box_artFrom developer 5th Cell and publisher WB Games, Scribblenauts Collection is coming to the Nintendo DS. The collection costs $29.99 and includes two entire games from the Scribblenauts series – the original Scribblenauts and its refined sequel, Super Scribblenauts – in one package for Nintendo’s dual-screen handheld console. According to Amazon.com, the collection launches on February 26th in North America. Go here to pre-order Scribblenauts Collection from the online retailer. Below is a list of what is featured in the collection.

  • Create Your Own Interactive Experience: Objects you write down in the game are only limited by your imagination.
  • Unlimited Replay Value: Use less objects to increase your score, or experiment with different objects for endless replay value. Write anything, solve everything!
  • Create and Share Levels Online: Share levels you create with the Level Editor via Nintendo DS Wi-Fi Connection.
  • Explore Exciting Levels: Discover more than 340 in-depth levels that include task such as finding a cure for the plague, populating an office or identifying animals with shells.
  • Creative Adjectives System: With Super Scribblenauts, create a shy green polar bear or an angry zombie pear with more than 10,000 adjectives that reflect real life behaviors, personalities and characteristics when applied to objects.

Eight Out Of The 10 Best-Selling Video Games Of 2012 In Japan Are Exclusive To Nintendo Platforms

pokemon_black_and_white_2According to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, out of the 10 best-selling video games of 2012 in Japan, eight are exclusive to Nintendo platforms. Nintendo DS titles Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, which were released in Japan on June 23rd, 2012, have sold practically three million units in the country. Nintendo 3DS-exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf, also known as Animal Crossing: Jump Out, which was released in Japan toward the end of 2012, has sold over two million copies. Below is a list of the 10 best-selling games of 2012 in Japan; next to each title is a number in parenthesis, which represents how many units that game has sold during last year.

  1. [NDS] Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (2,879,027)
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2,286,977)
  3. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (1,780,493)
  4. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (899,410)
  5. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors (825,860)
  6. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (822,542)
  7. [PS3] Resident Evil 6 (821,053)
  8. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (776,171)
  9. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (738,109)
  10. [Wii] Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsusu no Shuzoku Online (633,827)

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Coming To Wii U, Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo DS

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The latest edition of Game Informer has revealed that TT Games and Marvel are teaming up together to bring Lego Marvel Super Heroes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PC. As expected, the game is developed by the immensely talented TT Games and will be available to purchase this Autumn. Here’s a trailer.

Game Of The Year 2012

rhythm_heaven_feverOut of all the great games that were released in 2012, including Kid Icarus: Uprising, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistancePokemon Conquest, Crashmo, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Scribblenauts Unlimited and Little Inferno, one special title is my personal favorite.

My game of the year 2012 is Wii-exclusive Rhythm Heaven Fever, also known as Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise.

For me, picking game of the year is primarily based based on one factor – fun. To date, with over 87 hours of playtime and counting, Rhythm Heaven Fever is the second most-played game on my Wii.

The music video game, developed by Nintendo and TNX, features over 50 quirky and addicting minigames that are easy-to-learn but challenging to master. From beautiful visuals to catchy music to extremely fun gameplay, Rhythm Heaven Fever has it all.

For more on why Rhythm Heaven Fever is my favorite game of 2012, read our Rhythm Heaven Fever review.

Everyone has his or her own opinions… What is your favorite game of 2012?