Nintendo Has Uploaded A Wonderful Live Studio Performance Of Xenoblade Chronicles Soundtrack

Well, this is a rather nice surprise. Nintendo Japan has uploaded live studio performances of a number of tracks from the critically acclaimed, Xenoblade Chronicles. There’s five tracks to listen to including Gaur Plains and You Will Know Our Names/ Those Who Bear Their Name. Be sure to check out the beautiful renditions, right here.

Azure Striker Gunvolt Europe Release Details Due Next Week

We’ve been waiting quite a while over here in Europe for Azure Striker Gunvolt, but we are going to get some concrete information regarding a release sometime next week. Inti Creates tweeted that they have some news about the fast and frantic 2D shooter which has been well received by both gamers and the press. Let’s just hope we get a release date.

Thanks to those who sent this in.

Game Trailers List Their Top Ten Nintendo Systems

It’s that time again as Game Trailers has produced another of their top ten lists. This time they have focussed on their favourite Nintendo platforms of all-time, which as anyone would attest is a hard job. I mean we’ve had some classics on each and every system. Anyway, here’s what they decided on.

10. Wii U
9. Game Boy Advance
8. Nintendo 3DS
7. Wii
6. Nintendo DS
5. Gamecube
4. Game Boy
3. NES
2. Nintendo 64
1. Super Nintendo

Nintendo Says E3 Will Just Be Focussed On 2015 Games

We all heard the news yesterday that Zelda has been delayed and won’t be shown at this year’s E3 event in June. A Nintendo of America spokesperson has clarified to IGN that the company is only focussing on showing 2015 titles at E3 this year. We still don’t know if it’s going to be an E3 themed Nintendo Direct or alternatively a traditional stage conference. Anyway, here’s what the representative told the publication.

“As Mr. Aonuma announced, The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U is no longer targeted as a 2015 release. Rather than sticking to a specific schedule, the team wants to make this the most complete and the best game it can possibly be. The new launch timing has not yet been determined. Because we’d like to focus on developing the game, we aren’t planning on showing it at this year’s E3, where we will be highlighting games launching in 2015. We will let you know when we’re ready to share more specifics.”

Nintendo Of America’s Facebook Page Says Splatoon Due Out ‘Summer 2015′

Update: Well, that was fast. Nintendo of America has changed the date in their Facebook status to May 2015.

This could be absolutely nothing, but the Nintendo of America Facebook page is currently stating that Splatoon is coming this summer. The European leaked listing has the game down for May 29th and the official strategy guide for the game on Amazon US has it down for May 31st. June is technically the start of summer, but May 29th is basically borderline on it. Let’s hope we get a Nintendo Direct soon to clear up any confusion regarding the release date for the highly anticipated game.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6 and someone

Has Reddit Leaked Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door 3D For Nintendo 3DS?

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Well, this is certainly interesting. A Reddit user has posted a teaser video for Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. The video has now been taken down but that hasn’t stopped people from posting some gifs from the aforementioned video. Who knows? It does look fairly believable, but I guess we won’t know for sure until the next Nintendo Direct. Then again, that Rayman leak for Super Smash Bros looked pretty believable and we know that was faked.

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New Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour Dates Announced

The Pokémon Company International and Princeton Entertainment announced today 30 new locations and dates for the official Pokémon live orchestral concert, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. After sold out performances in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, PA and selling 5,000 tickets in Philadelphia, fans across the country will soon get the opportunity to see and hear Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions in a city near them. More information about the new locations, dates, and how to purchase tickets can be found at Pokemon.com/symphony.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages the chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet up with friends of all ages to catch, battle and trade Pokémon from your favorite games. All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic Pokémon video games, including:

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
Pokémon Crystal
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Platinum
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

The upcoming North America tour includes a first set of dates presented by Live Nation Entertainment in conjunction with Princeton Entertainment. Performances will take place in some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre and The Greek Theatre, among others. A European tour is scheduled for spring 2016, with additional venue and location details coming soon.

“Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is a spectacular showcase of the memorable music that has been a hallmark of the Pokémon franchise for nearly 20 years,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “The concert series serves as a thank you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories with the brand. We look forward to seeing fans of all ages enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”

Current Tour Cities:
Baltimore, MD 5/1/2015      Joseph Meyerhoff Hall
New York, NY 6/6/2015      Theater at Madison Square Garden
Cincinnati, OH 6/12/2015      Riverbend Music Center
Cleveland, OH 6/13/2015      Blossom Music Center
Buffalo, NY 6/14/2015      Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, WI 6/19/2015      Riverside Theater
Chicago, IL 6/20/2015      Chicago Theatre
San Diego, CA 7/9/2015      Copley Symphony Hall
Los Angeles, CA 7/11/2015      The Greek Theatre
San Jose, CA 7/12/2015      City National Civic
Vienna, VA 7/18/2015      Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC 7/22/2015      The Orpheum
Houston, TX 7/25-26/2015  Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Holmdel, NJ 8/20/2015      PNC Bank Arts Center
Boston, MA 8/22/2015      Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Toronto, ON 8/28/2015      Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal, QC 8/30/2015      Place Des Arts
Detroit, MI 9/11/2015      Fox Theatre
Indianapolis, IN 9/12/2015      Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Seattle, WA 9/15/2015      Benaroya Hall
Portland, OR 9/17/2015      Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mexico City, MX  10/23/2015  Auditorio Nacional
Monterrey, MX 10/25/2015  Monterrey Arena
Sydney, AU 11/20-21/2015 Sydney Opera House
Clearwater, FL 12/3/2015      Ruth Eckerd Hall
Orlando, FL 12/4/2015      Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 1/24/2016      Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Grand Rapids, MI 2/5/2016      DeVos Performance Hall