May 3

VVVVVV Pulled from the eShop Following the Discovery of A Potential Homebrew Exploit

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VVVVVV

The indie puzzle-platformer VVVVVV is no longer available in the 3DS eShop after an exploit was discovered that could enable the use of homebrew software on the handheld.

Technically, the game by itself isn’t enough to get homebrew running on the 3DS, as this particular exploit requires the use of another exploit to install the necessary save file, but it is apparently enough of a vulnerability for Nintendo to take action.

Source: Nintendo Life

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May 3

Darkrai Is This Month’s Free Mythical Pokémon

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Darkrai Event 2016

The Pitch-Black Pokémon Darkrai is the fourth Mythical Pokémon to be given away this year as part of the continued celebration of Pokémon series’ 20th anniversary.

Darkrai is not being distributed online, so you will have to head to a local GameStop (or EB Games in Canada) before May 24 to pick up a free code to use in Pokémon Alpha SapphireOmega Ruby, X or Y.

Source: Pokemon20.com

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May 3

Three More Games Added to the Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle

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Anyone who pays more than the average for the Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle can now get download codes for three more games: Swords & Soldiers II, Runbow and Nano Assault EX.

People who paid more than the average before the games were added also qualify for the new games and should have the additional codes in their download page.

There is still a little less than a week to go before sales end. A portion of all contributions can be put towards supporting SOS Children’s Villages International and code.org.

Source: @humble

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May 2

HORI Announces Pikachu Yellow Pokkén Tournament Controller [Update: GameStop Exclusive]

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HORI Pikachu Pokken Controller

[Update: The Pikachu controller is coming to North America on May 7 and will be exclusive to GameStop stores.]

HORI is releasing a Pikachu variant of their official Pokkén Tournament Wii U controller this June in Japan for ¥3,758 (≈$35).

There has been no official word on whether the controller will be released in other regions, but a source from GameStop told Nintendo Everything that it is reportedly showing up in their database.

Source: Serebii, Nintendo Everything

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May 2

Nintendo NX Not Expected to Sell At A Loss At Launch

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Wii U Console Black

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima wants to avoid the mistakes made with the Wii U, and one of the ways he is looking to do that is by not selling their next system, codenamed “NX,” for less than it costs to produce.

“When Wii U was launched, the yen was very strong,” Kimishima told investors at a recent Q & A meeting. ” I am assuming that situation will not repeat itself. Selling at a loss at launch would not support the business, so we are keeping that mind in developing NX.”

Kimishima also said that the company plans to support the NX with consistent software releases, which is part of the reason why the system is coming out in March.

“One of the reasons for choosing the launch timing that we did is so that the software lineup will be ready in time for the hardware launch. Not only at launch, but we also need to be able to continuously release titles after launch. We are planning for this to be a platform that consumers can enjoy for a long time.”

Source: Nintendo Investor Relations

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May 2

Mighty No. 9 Launching in June, Handheld Versions Coming Later

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Mighty No 9

After strings of delays and setbacks, Mighty No. 9 is finally coming out. The latest update from the game’s Kickstarter confirms that it has “gone gold,” meaning it should be entering mass production, and will launch on June 21 in North America and Asia and on June 24 for the rest of the world.

Mighty No. 9 will be available for the Wii U, PS3, PS4, 360, Xbox One and PC (Windows, Linux, OS X). Handheld ports for the 3DS and Vita are coming and will launch at a later date.

Source: Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter

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May 1

This Week in Games: “Secretly an eShop Post” Edition

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Pocket Card Jockey 00

Nothing coming out this week, but you can look forward to Pocket Card Jockey in the 3DS eShop later this Thursday!

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Apr 30

Squid Sisters and New Inkling amiibo Arriving July 8

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Nintendo announced two new sets of Splatoon amiibo launching on July 8.

The first features the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie. When tapped into the game, instead of unlocking challenge stages, the figures open up options to watch the duo perform brand new songs. The pair will be bundled together and retail for $24.99.

Launching that same day are new colors for the Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl and Inkling Squid amiibo. All three will be sold as a set for $34.99, but the Inkling Boy and Girl will also be available separately for $12.99 each.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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Apr 29

Splatoon’s Squid Sisters Perform at NicoNico Choukaigi 2016

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Splatoon‘s idol duo Callie and Marie put on another live concert, this time for the crowd at this year’s NicoNico Choukaigi gaming event in Japan.

The performance was almost identical to the one held last January during the Splatoon Koshien Finals, with the exception of a couple of new songs.

Source: @pKjd

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Apr 29

Zelda Concert Series Selling Replica Wind Waker Batons

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Wind Waker Baton

The online store for the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert series is taking pre-orders for replicas of The Wind Waker, the titular baton from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and the same one used by the concert’s conductor.

The baton is nearly 15 inches long and is priced at $40. Orders are expected to ship out this June.

Source: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses online store [via Nintendo Life]

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