Here’s A New Splatoon Global Testfire Promo To Remind You Of The Next Demo

Did you forget about the next Splatoon Global Testfire demo on the 23rd/24th? Probably not. But here’s a reminder anyway! Nintendo of America just released this promo for the upcoming Global Testfire on Saturday the 23rd May 3pm PST/6pm EST/5pm CT/midnight CEST/11pm UK and Sunday the 24th May 8am AEST. This is your last chance to get some practise in before the release of Splatoon on May 29th, so make sure you’re there!

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Arriving To North America In Winter 2015

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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today the upcoming release of the Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the latest installment of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series that has sold more than 13 million units worldwide. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will be available in North America in winter 2015. Players can look forward to even greater, randomly created dungeons that change each time they enter. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, players will battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to save the world in a sweeping tale of adventure and mystery.

 

Here’s Some New Nintendo 3DS XL Summer Commercials

To push the New Nintendo 3DS XL in North America, Nintendo of America have released a couple of new commercials to show off the system and its games. It seems like the two commercials might be aimed at either gender. One features a blue background with a male voice-over, and one features a pink background with a female voice-over and a different set of games, implying they might be more aimed towards girls. What do you think of the new commercials?

Nintendo Defeats Patent Case Involving Wii Balance Board

On May 18, 2015, Nintendo defeated a patent case in Seattle federal court. In May 2013, non-practicing entities Ithaca Ventures and Ithaca Development sued Nintendo, alleging that Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board accessory infringed its patent. Nintendo responded by seeking sanctions for filing a meritless case. Ithaca then withdrew its case in Seattle following a finding by a German court that Ithaca’s European patent could not cover the Wii Balance Board, and that Ithaca must pay Nintendo’s attorneys’ fees. Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Richard Medway of Nintendo of America said:

Nintendo will vigorously defend its innovations against patent lawsuits, and will not pay to resolve meritless accusations, no matter whether the case is filed in the United States or elsewhere.

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Nintendo of America has announced the Nintendo Downloads you’ll be able to get this week. First off Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is now available for the Nintendo 3DS, and old school arcade game Ultratron is available for the Wii U. Mega May is in full swing with Mega Man Battle Network 3 White & Blue available for the Virtual Console this week, as well as the New Super Mario Bros. from the Nintendo DS. Finally, there are sales on select Capcom games across Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and plenty more sales for you to check out on either. Will you be getting any of these games? Take a look at the full details:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • 3D Thunder Blade – Blast through the skies in this re-mastered classic from SEGA. Control your helicopter and destroy enemies while navigating skylines, treacherous caves and enemy bases. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains – Join Eren, Mikasa and the Scout Regiment as they defend the Walls in Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you can’t do it alone, recruit your friends and go Titan hunting through the online co-op mode. As the footsteps of the Titans grow closer, will you hide in fear or become humanity’s last hope? Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Nihilumbra – Nihilumbra is a puzzle platformer that tells the story of Born, a being from the Void that wants to find the meaning of its own existence. Each color you find in the game will allow you to paint the landscape with your hands, altering its properties. Purchase Nihilumbra for the introductory price of $7.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Ultratron – Experience the fun game play of this old-school arcade favorite, updated for the 21st century, with unique upgrades, player-responsive difficulty and a subtle tactics system. Purchase Ultratron for the introductory price of $8.49 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 26. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mega Man Battle Network 3 White & Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue – Lan and Mega Man are ready to prove they’re the strongest in the next tournament! But there seems to be a more sinister plan behind the event. Game content is the same for Mega Man Battle Network 3 Whiteand Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, but NetNavi chips and other items may differ.
    • New Super Mario Bros. – This Nintendo DS game introduced the now-classic New Super Mario Bros. series! Princess Peach has been kidnapped by Bowser Jr. … again! Run, jump and stomp your way across eight worlds as you smash through your foes and save the day. And then take a break from the adventure to play mini-games in four fun-filled categories.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (free with digital game purchase)
    • Pushmo: Mallo & Friends
    • SEGA 3D Classics Fantasy Zone
    • SEGA 3D Classics Space Harrier

Price reduction:

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Rumour: Rare Amiibo Getting Restocked For Europe In Summer

If you’re into collecting Amiibo, you’ll know just how difficult it is to get your hands on the more popular ones that sell out immediately, and essentially become a myth. But they are real, and you’ll be pleased to know that apparently, the more rare Amiibo are being reproduced over Summer and released throughout Europe. These include Villager, Marth, Little Mac and Captain Falcon, which are also getting restocked in Japan.

This comes from a German customer service representative who was contacted by an Amiibo collector, concerning how quickly the last wave sold out. Nintendo of America are already reproducing Marth for the Summer throughout the US, but it’s hopeful that they’ll follow suit and reproduce other rare Amiibo as well. Which Amiibo are you hoping to add to your collection?

We will reproduce several amiibo, which have been sold out after only a few hours. This will take some time. We sold our 5.7 million amiibo worldwide, which exceeded our expectations. This is also a reason that our production is delayed.

Thanks, paidenthusiast

Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Showcase Details Western Location Names, Plus Dolls Renamed To Skells

Nintendo of America’s Xenoblade Chronicles X video showcase – which was streamed live earlier – revealed some new footage and a few localisation changes today. Though it didn’t unveil a western release date, nor confirm the speculated May 31 release date, it granted fans the opportunity to learn more about the vast world of Mira and its locations.

With five areas in the upcoming action RPG for Wii U, there is plenty to explore. And while you’ll find your feet in New Los Angeles, fans will be able to get a feel for the first area named Primordia with its lush greenery. Other continents include the luminous plant-filled area of Noctilum, the giant desert Oblivia, the dry twilight area of Sylvalum and the harsh volcanic land of Cauldros.

But while Xenoblade Chronicles X will feature mech suits known as Dolls in Japan, Nintendo and Monolith Soft has renamed these handy exoskeleton suits to Skells in the western version.  If you missed any of the footage shown during the showcase, make sure you view the embedded video above. Xenoblade Chronicles X is due for release in North America and Europe at some point in 2015.