The Pokémon Company today made a Twitter account and Facebook page. Like its Facebook page and follow its Twitter account “to get the latest Pokémon news straight from the source.” Upcoming Pokémon games for Nintendo DS, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, will launch October 7th in North America, October 11th in Australia, and October 12th in Europe.
Namco Bandai and Atari have announced that Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D for the Nintendo 3DS will launch in Europe and Australasia this October. The game will allow players to create their ultimate roller coaster and share it with their friends via StreetPass. Players will also be given the option to invite StreetPass Mii Plaza friends to their theme park.
Some are expecting the Wii U to launch during the second half of November, but an October release date for the upcoming console hasn’t been ruled out. Based on video game publisher Ubisoft’s website, Wii U’s version of Just Dance 4 will be released in Europe this October. Expect Nintendo to confirm the release dates of the Wii U and its launch games in less than two weeks.
Ubisoft began their E3 presentation by showing people dance to the music found in Just Dance 4. A video playing in the background showed a player of the game placing the Wii U in its ‘cradle’ and began dancing in front of it. Just Dance 4, like Just Dance 3, will be a multi-platform game and will release in October later this year for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A Wii U version may also be available in October but there is no confirmation yet.
“It’s a surprise – we were expecting it much closer to Christmas. But I suppose it gives Nintendo the opportunity to get it front and centre in people’s minds nice and early.
“In my experience, you don’t launch a product that early to Christmas unless you’re confident in it – and going to spend a lot of money on it. We’re reassured that Nintendo is going to give it some decent backing in Q4.”
- Anonymous games industry trade source speaking to popular British gaming publication, CVG.
Toys R Us are have leaked an advert showcasing an impending $50 price drop for Nintendo’s Wii console.
The advertisement in question prominently displays a “Wii Price Cut” message and a price tag of $199.99. The add is supposedly set to run in the last week of September so expect some confirmation from Nintendo themselves around that time.