Jun 26

This Week in Games: “Be Wary of Spoilers” Edition

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Zero Time Dilemma is out this week. However, some people have managed to get their hands on the game early, so if you don’t want to be spoiled on the story, be extra cautious on social media and forums for a while.

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Jun 25

A New Sonic Project Starting in 2017

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Last month, the official Sonic the Hedgehog social media accounts hinted at a new Sonic game being in the works. Now, during the Sonic 25th Joypolis Party recently held in Japan, SEGA appeared to confirm that the next Sonic project will start next year.

The use of the word “project” is somewhat ambiguous. Earlier this week, Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka told Famitsu that they were working on a new game, a new movie and continuing animation on the “Sonic Boom” TV series. It is possible that this new announcement could be referring to any of these new endeavors.

Source: My Nintendo News, SoaH City, @SonicNewsNow

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Jun 24

New Inazuma Eleven and Professor Layton Title to Be Announced at Level-5 Vision 2016

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New Layton Inazume Eleven

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino confirmed that the next Inazuma Eleven and Professor Layton game will be announced at their Level-5 Vision 2016 event on July 27.

Details are still scarce, but Hino did mention that the new Inazuma Eleven will have a new protagonist and that the game’s story will be more like the original game and not include the outlandish story elements brought in with the sequels.

As for the new Layton, there will also be a new protagonist and Hino confirmed that it will not be Professor Layton’s son Alfendi Layton, who was introduced in the mobile-only Layton Brothers: Mystery Room.

Source: Gematsu

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Jun 24

Nintendo Partnering with Yogurtland for Free Yogurt and Wii U Giveaways Throughout the Summer

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Nintendo Yogurtland

Nintendo and frozen yogurt chain Yogurtland aren’t exactly two companies you would expect to do business with each other, but that’s exactly what they’re doing this summer. From July 1 to September 8, select Yogurtland locations will feature decorations of classic Nintendo characters and offer specially-branded flavors like “Mario’s Chocolate Gelato,” “Luigi’s White Chocolate Pistachio” and “Toad’s Rocky Road.”

During that same time, the Yogurtland website will offer visitors chances to enter a sweepstakes to win prizes like unlimited frozen yogurt cups, Wii U and 3DS games or a 3DS that comes with one game. Once a week throughout the entire promotion, Yogurtland will award one lucky winner a grand prize package of a new Wii U and one year of free frozen yogurt.

Source: Nintendo.com

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Jun 24

Five 3DS Classics Now Out Under the Nintendo Selects Brand

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The five 3DS games Nintendo of Europe announced last month for the Nintendo Selects line – LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros., Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique and Paper Mario: Sticker Star – are now on sale at their new budget price of €19,99 / £15.99.

Source: @NintendoEurope

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Jun 23

eShop Thursday: “That’s A Lot of Mystery” Edition

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky Wii U VC

The three Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games announced earlier this week are now out on the Wii U Virtual Console, and tomorrow, there are the digital releases of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the Wii U.

On the 3DS, there’s the New 3DS Virtual Console release of Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts, which is great if you’re a masochist.

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Jun 23

Hyrule Warriors Legends “Link’s Awakening Pack” DLC Coming June 30

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Marin from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is the star of the trailer for the next DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends.

The naturally-named Link’s Awakening Pack comes out on June 30 and includes the following:

  • A new playable character – Marin
  • A new weapon for Linkle
  • 16 new My Fairy Costume pieces (Legends only)
  • A new map for Adventure Mode (Legends only)
  • 2 new adventure battle scenarios (Legends only)

The DLC pack is $6.99 for the 3DS, $4.99 for the Wii U and $9.99 for both.

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Jun 23

Devil’s Third Online Multiplayer Shutting Down This December

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Devil's Third

Valhalla Game Studios’ Devil’s Third came out only six months ago, but Nintendo already announced plans to shut down the game’s online multiplayer services by the end of the year.

The termination will take place in two parts. On June 27, players will no longer be able to purchase Golden Eggs, items that can be exchanged for in-game gear or money. Then, on December 28, the game’s online services will officially be shut down. Golden Eggs will also no longer be usable after this date.

With the announcement of the game’s online services going down, Nintendo is dropping the price of the eShop version of Devil’s Third from $59.99 to $29.99 beginning today.

Source: Nintendo Support

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Jun 22

European eShop Sale Ending Soon

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North America’s E3 eShop sale might be over, but there’s still time to get in on some last-minute deals before the end of Europe’s eShop Five Year Anniversary Sale.

Several Wii U and 3DS games are being discounted by up to 50 percent. The sale ends at 11:59 p.m.UK this Thursday.

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Jun 22

It’s Early Birds vs. Night Owls for Splatoon’s Next Splatfest

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Splatfest 6-24-2016

Who are the better Splatoon players? Those who like to be up before the Sun or those who like to burn the midnight oil?

That’s what the next Splatfest is looking to answer. Voting is already underway in the game’s plaza, but the actual event won’t start until 9 p.m. PT on June 24.

Source: Squid Research Lab

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