Nintendo Europe Announces Next Splatfest

We heard yesterday that Nintendo of America had announced their plans for the next Splatfest, but how about Nintendo Europe? Well, instead of choosing between Hotdogs and Marshmallows you will be tasked with choosing either team North Pole or team South Pole. The battle for supremacy will take place on August 8th at 19:00 CEST. Which team will you pick?

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Nintendo America Announces The Next Splatfest For Splatoon

Yes, there’s another Splatfest coming next month! Nintendo of America officially confirmed the news via their Twitter account. This time the Splatoon Splatfest will be between Marshmallows and Hot Dogs. The Splatfest takes place on August 7th through till August 8th.

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Pachter Says Nintendo Should Continue Making Hardware

If anyone divides opinion it is outspoken analyst Michael Pachter. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Patcher discussed Nintendo’s recent financial results for the first quarter of 2015. The results given by the Kyoto based company beat overall market expectations. While Pachter criticised sales of the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS and compared them against Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and smartphones, he said that Nintendo should continue making hardware if it continues to turn a profit, which at the end of the day is the most important thing.

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Nintendo Will Apparently Offer ‘Loot Crate’ Subscription Rival

The Nintendo UK Store will soon offer a special subscription service to rival Loot Crate. The box will be named the ’N-Box’ and will feature Nintendo themed toys, clothes and other accessories. You can either purchase the ‘N-Box’ separately or subscribe to a three, six, or 12-month plan. The news was reported by MCV who are generally a good source when it comes down to rumours. The Nintendo UK Store was contacted by the publication, but they wouldn’t comment on the rumour.

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Here’s The Nintendo Downloads For The US

It is Thursday which means it is time to find out what is available to download on the Nintendo eShop in the United States. There aren’t too many new releases this week, but Badlands Game of the Year Edition is available and features more than 15 hours of single-player levels. As promised there’s three Kirby games available on the Wii U Virtual Console these are, Kirby Squeak Squad (Nintendo DS), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64) and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (Wii). Here’s what’s available for download this week.

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    • BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition – Fly through the award-winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way. BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based game play and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. Purchase and download now to enjoy beautiful HD visuals, more than 15 hours of single-player levels and up to four-player local multiplayer awesomeness with co-op and death matches! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Xeodrifter – Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure. People who buy the Wii U version of Xeodrifter will also be able to download the game for Nintendo 3DS for free – and vice versa! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • New Splatoon Update – On Aug. 5, a free software update for the Splatoon game on the Wii U console brings new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level caps and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Following this update, more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and fall, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps and new weapons. For more information visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.
    • Just Dance 2016 – Demo Version – Play the free Just Dance 2016 demo today in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! No additional Wii Remote controllers are required – you can download the free Just Dance Controller app to your iOS or Android device to turn your smartphone into a controller.
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Nintendo eShop Sales:

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    • Elliot Quest is 15 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $10.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on August 13.
    • High Strangeness is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 3 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 9.
    • 99MovesAbyss and Rock Zombie from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Activities:

  • Miiverse has an entire new look and new features! – With a new Screen Shot Album and Play Journal features, there is a lot to explore! Get ready to have more fun than ever sharing tips, drawings and comments on Miiverse. Check out https://miiverse.nintendo.net/special/redesign_announcement for all the fun details.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Sink or Swim” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Sink or Swim” tournament runs July 31 through Aug. 9. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme

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More Super Smash Bros Mii Fighter Costumes Revealed

Nintendo Japan has revealed that there are more adorable Mii Fighter costumes coming to Super Smash Bros which will arrive tomorrow morning in Japan. There’s a costume for Lloyd from Tales of Symphonia, the Flying Man from the EarthBound series for Brawlers and a honey bear costume for Gunners. The Super Smash Bros update arrives everywhere on July 31st and promises to be an impressive one.

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