Apr 18

Nintendo and Several Retailers Taken to Court Over Wii U Patent Infringement

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Texas-based limited liability company Secure Axcess is filing a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo and several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop, for unauthorized sales of the Wii U.

The patent in question is for a “multiscreen personal computer display method and apparatus.” Filed in 2003, it is described as “A computer providing multiple display capability where one display presents the current document and another display may show a true display of a previously opened document.”

Secure Axcess is looking for compensatory damages, costs, interest and other relief. They are also demanding a jury trial. Judge Rodney Gilstrap will be presiding over the case.

Source: Polygon, Gamasutra, Southeast Texas Record

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Apr 17

eShop Thursday: “It Gave Us The Tanooki Suit” Edition

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If a week where Super Mario Bros. 3, Golden Sun and F-Zero: Maximum Velocity all launch and fail to tickle just the tiniest bit of your fancy, then I just feel bad for you.

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Apr 17

Nintendo Partnering Up with Callaway Golf for Mario Golf: World Tour

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Mario Golf Callaway

Nintendo and golf gear manufacturer Callaway Golf will host a special online tournament in Mario Golf: World Tour beginning May 22.

Participants will receive free in-game Callaway items like clubs and balls that will boost your Mii character’s stats. There’s no special prize for winning this tournament, but winners will still be awarded the usual tournament prize of in-game coins. These coins can be used to buy new gear at Toad’s Shop.

More details can be found on the official Mario Golf: World Tour website, which just recently went up.

Mario Golf: World Tour launches for the 3DS on May 2. Nintendo plans to release a demo in the eShop on April 24.

Source: Press Release

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Apr 17

Play Mario Kart 8 Early At WonderCon

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Going to WonderCon this year? You’ll have a chance to play a handful of Wii U and 3DS games before they come out.

Confirmed to be playable at the show are:

  • Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, launching May 30
  • Mario Golf: World Tour for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Yoshi’s New Island for Nintendo 3DS, available now
  • Disney Magical World for Nintendo 3DS, available now

WonderCon kicks off tomorrow, April 18 and continues until April 20 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Source: Press Release

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Apr 16

Rune Factory 4 Shipped More Than 200,000 Units in Japan

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Marvelous is celebrating Rune Factory 4‘s achievement of shipping more than 200,000 units (digital and physical) in Japan.

The game is the best-selling entry in the series in its home country, taking the crown from Rune Factory 2.

There are no hard numbers for the North American release, but publisher XSEED Games mentioned a couple of months ago that the game was selling beyond their expectations.

The news is a little bittersweet when you remember that the series’ developer Neverland filed for bankruptcy last November and the European release ended up getting cancelled.

Fortunately, much of the Rune Factory staff have stuck together and are currently working on the sim/RPG Forbidden Magna for the 3DS.

Source: 4Gamer.net [via My Nintendo News], Siliconera

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Apr 16

Azure Striker Gunvolt’s Hero Design Changes Again for the West

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 Azure Striker Gunvolt is scheduled to hit the 3DS eShop this summer, but apparently, there’s still plenty of time to make changes to the game. Executive Producer Keiji Inafune and Producer Takuya Aizu have agreed to modify Gunvolt’s design again for the West.

So as not to take away what Inafune feels “emphasizes the design,” Gunvolt will keep his braided ponytail in the western release. However, his exposed midriff will remain covered.

The decision appears to have come during a meeting between Inafune and Aizu to discuss Gunvolt‘s release date.

Source: @GunvoltOfficial, 2, 3

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Apr 16

3DS Option Added for Cult County Kickstarter

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Renegade Kid’s survival horror Kickstarter game Cult County is now also coming to the 3DS.

The developers initially said a 3DS version wouldn’t be possible unless they surpassed their pledge goal and received enough to fund the development of a separate game for the handheld. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore as they’ve confirmed that backers will be able to select the 3DS version if they meet their original goal of $580,000.

The Kickstarter is currently sitting at $38,730 with 15 days to go.

Source: Kickstarter

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Apr 15

Mario Golf: World Tour Final Roster Revealed

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Japanese publication Famitsu revealed the final character roster for Mario Golf: World Tour. Since these are clearly spoilers, they’ve been hidden behind a break.

In related news, Nintendo U.K.’s online store is bundling the game with a free Mario hat.

Source: NeoGAF

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Apr 15

Conception II DLC Lets You Take On Danganronpa’s Monokuma

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Starting today and continuing over the next few weeks, Atlus will be rolling out both free and paid DLC for Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars.

The DLC ranges from class items and costumes to special boss battles. Among the free DLC are a couple boss battles starring Danganronpa‘s sadistic teddy bear Monokuma. If you ever wanted to give that bear what he deserved (without fear of punishment), the “Monokuma Strikes” and “Monokuma’s Revenge” will come out on May 6 and May 13, respectively.

As a gift to anyone who pre-ordered or picked up the game at launch, Atlus is making the “Disciple Weapon Pack” available for free for the first month. Afterwards, it will become paid DLC.

Source: Conception II official website

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Apr 15

Princess Peach Wii Remotes Coming to North America

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Princess Peach Wii Remote

Nintendo has really been pushing pink lately.

In addition to putting out not one, but two pink handhelds, the company announced today they will be releasing a pink, Princess Peach-themed Wii Remote in North America later this month. MSRP is set at $39.99.

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