The twin brothers from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Timmy & Tommy, now have their amiibo figure up for pre-order on Amazon US, despite originally being a Target exclusive. It’s priced at $12.99 with free shipping and is due to be released on March 18.
You can pre-order the Timmy & Tommy amiibo here.
Nintendo Japan has sent out a newsletter to its customers offering them rebates on every Zelda game on the eShop to celebrate the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U. What’s interesting is the newsletter contains a timeline showing how the games are all connected. You can check it out below!
Left side is the “Hero loses”-timeline, middle is “Hero wins – Child”-timeline, right is “Hero wins – Adult – Hyrule ceases to exist after a long time – hundreds of years later”-timeline.
One thing that Fire Emblem fans were a little miffed about was the reported removal of the petting mini game in Fire Emblem: Fates. Despite previous reports the “skinship” encounters in Fire Emblem Fates have not been removed for the English version. They’ve just been changed and adjusted. You can see how they work in the video embedded, below.
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Tatsumi Kimishima has outlined his strategy as president of Nintendo and says that young staff including developers are the key to the company’s future success. He also said that he wants the developers to be better known and public-facing. Kimishima says My Nintendo will also be vital to Nintendo’s success and the company wants to create a connection with its large customer base. He also clarified that the Quality of Life initiative is currently on the back burner.
Kimishima: Yes, when I became President, I said that it was my role to continue the strategy established under the prior management. From this point, we need young people to come in as a new generation and give lots of new ideas. It’s important to create an organization in which they can thrive. To do so, we’ve established a system in which many people with potential can play active roles. It may be hard to see from outside the company, but our organization has changed greatly. We also want more game developers to become known, so we’ll be sending more out to be public-facing. As for strategy, our hardware/software game business is central, but we’re integrating smart device activities into our actual business, and will derive synergies between them. My Nintendo is an important part of that. We want to create connections with customers by having them become My Nintendo members. Also, although QOL wasn’t asked about we’re not at the stage for the sleep and fatigue [sensor] to become a product, so it won’t be released (as a product) by March. We do, however, think that we can do something in the area of QOL, so we will continue to consider expanding into this field.
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Nintendo of America has detailed precisely which games you can download this week from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. Heading the list is the Super Smash Bros DLC which adds two additional characters to the mix, Bayonetta and Corrin. For those action/adventure fans amongst you you will be pleased to know that Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is now available on the Wii U eShop. Anyway, here’s what’s available this week!
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS DLC – Bayonetta from the Bayonetta series and Corrin from the Fire Emblem Fates games are now available for download in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games. Prices are $5.99 for each character in one game version, or $6.99 for each character in both game versions. In addition, new costumes, bundles and a new stage are now available for purchase in both versions.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Shütshimi – Shütshimi, a shoot-‘em-up game starring a muscle-bound fish with memory problems, is available now on the Wii U console. This family-friendly game features a chaotic four-player local co-op mode and off-TV game play.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition – The enhanced Wii console version of one of the most celebrated action games ever made is heading to the Wii U console! Leon S. Kennedy is a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission: to rescue the president’s daughter, who has been kidnapped by a mysterious organization. Explore a town that is overrun by monstrous beings. Use the Wii Remote controller to aim, fire, slash and elude enemies. Also play as Ada Wong in “Separate Ways,” a prelude to the events of Resident Evil 4.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 11.
- You Have a New Client Waiting! Maddie is looking for a home designer in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game for the Nintendo 3DS system. Fulfilling Maddie’s request will net you new items for your catalog. This pup is a big fan of office supplies, so help her stay organized with a Notebook Bed or Eraser Sofa. Maddie is available for a limited time via the SpotPass feature, so check the in-game Nintendo 3DS system on the second floor of Nook’s Homes to meet her and take her on as a client.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX “Letter Set”
Also new this week:
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has ambitious plans for the Club Nintendo replacement which is titled My Nintendo. Kimishima has told investors that “We would like to set ‘100 million My Nintendo members globally’ as our initial milestone. Since this number should be considered as a check point, we will make efforts in order to achieve this number at the earliest possible timing.” The rewards program will offer two sets of rewards currency – the first will be for mobile and the second will be for console games. Both of these can be cashed in for some lucrative rewards and you’ll be offered personalised discounts and recommendations based on your usage patterns.
“Increasing the number of My Nintendo members will be one of the most important missions” for the company, as it will make it possible to put the company’s IP in front of more people via this service.”
“Accordingly, after the release of Miitomo in March, we will steadily release game apps for smart devices.”
“… When we release smart device apps with our popular IP in the future, we will design them in a way that will encourage consumers to become My Nintendo members.”
“For each app, we will review and select the most appropriate payment system by taking into consideration the nature of each IP. But we are thinking of mainly deploying free-to-start type apps as we hope as many people as possible among hundreds of millions of people all around the world who own smart devices will experience our apps.”
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