Sayonara! BoxBoy! Announced for Japan

December 07th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo announced and launched the official site for Sayonara! BoxBoy!, the third entry in Hal Laboratory’s BoxBoy series. The game will come out in the Japanese 3DS eShop on February 2 for ¥680 (≈$6).

A physical release, which includes all three BoxBoy! games, a Qbby amiibo and a 34-track soundtrack, is also scheduled to come out on February 2. It will retail for ¥3456 (≈$30).

Source: GoNintendo [via TinyCartridge]

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Summon Meat and More in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with the Zelda Anniversary amiibo

December 03rd, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary amiibo that came out yesterday can be used in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to call forth treasure, meat and other items from the sky.

Each figure will summon a different reward. From the Nintendo of America Tumblr:

  • 8-bit Link will reward you with a random number of barrels. You might find rupees inside too!
  • Ocarina of Time Link will reward you with a random amount of meat.
  • Toon Link will reward you with a random amount of fish.
  • Wind Waker Zelda will reward you with a random selection of plants.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on the Wii U and Nintendo Switch next year.

Source: Nintendo.tumblr.com

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Free amiibo Update is Out Now

November 02nd, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

At the start of today’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo Direct, series producer Hisashi Nogami surprise announced that the game’s big amiibo update is now available to download.

As part of the update, towns get a new RV Campground area, where players can meet special villagers from amiibo cards and figures. By becoming friends with these villagers, players can ask them to move into their town permanently or even receive items, like a Wii U or New 3DS, that unlock the new mini-games Desert Island Escape and Animal Crossing Puzzle League.

There is even non-amiibo content in the new update. Players can now complete daily or weekly tasks called Town Initiatives to earn new Mutual Exchange of Wealth or MEOW Coupons. These coupons can be exchanged for exclusive items at the RV Campground or visiting animals.

Tom Nook also has a new house renovation for sale – a hidden storeroom that players can access from anywhere in their house. Additionally, once it is built, players get the ability to reorganize their furniture with the 3DS touchscreen.

As a bonus for players that have Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, their save data can be linked to New Leaf to unlock 20 giant furniture items that can be purchased in Timmy and Tommy’s store.

This December, Nintendo plans to re-release a physical version of the game, titled Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, that includes the updated content. Also, on December 2, the company will launch the next set of Animal Crossing amiibo cards.

Source: Press Release

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Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct to Air Tomorrow

November 01st, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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The big fall update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be the focus of the next Nintendo Direct, which airs tomorrow, November 2 at 7:00 a.m. PST in North America.

As revealed last September, the update will add amiibo support to the game. Additionally, when the update comes out, Nintendo will remove all weeds that may have grown since the last time people played.

Similar Animal Crossing Directs will also air in Europe at 3 p.m. CET and in Japan at 11 p.m. JST. The Japanese broadcast will also include information on Miitopia, one of the games Nintendo teased earlier in the year.

Source: @animalcrossing

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Discounts on Select amiibo at Best Buy Today

October 12th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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Several amiibo are on sale today as part of Best Buy’s Deal of the Day.

Customers can save up to 61 percent on figures from the Super Smash Bros. and Kirby sets. There are even discounts on the Animal Crossing amiibo card packs.

Item quantities are limited and the sale will expire at midnight PST tonight.

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Palutena amiibo Returns As A Toys “R” Us Exclusive

October 11th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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A new run of the Super Smash Bros. Palutena amiibo is coming out on October 27, exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores.

The retailer is currently taking pre-orders for the figure. It is priced at $13.99 and orders are limited to one per customer.

Source: ToysRUs.com

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Free Weed Removal for Returning Animal Crossing: New Leaf Players This Fall

September 12th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Animal Crossing: New Leaf players may be interested in playing again when amiibo support gets added to the game this fall, but turned off by the idea of having to deal with all the weeds that have grown unchecked all over town in their absence.

Nintendo knows this, which is why they are offering complimentary landscaping when the update goes live. Now players can jump right into the new content without worry. Well, except for maybe some passive-aggressive remarks from villagers that haven’t seen you in a while.

There is a mini Nintendo Direct planned for this fall that will presumably reveal more about what is coming in the future update.

Source: @AC_Isabelle

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Nintendo Open to the Idea of amiibo on Smartphones

September 09th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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With the new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 including support for FeliCa Type-F NFC contactless technology, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto expressed some interest in possibly utilizing the tech to bring amiibo to smartphones.

“There’s nothing we can announce today but it’s certainly an area we’re interested in,” Miyamoto told IGN, “and today Apple announced some new news about their NFC technology.”

He went on to add,

“Until the announcement this morning there wasn’t a whole lot we could do, but now we can look at what they’ve said and how we might have an opportunity to use that.”

Source: IGN

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Nintendo of America Announces New Nintendo Selects, Discount amiibo Bundles and Super Mario 3D Land Edition New 3DS

August 09th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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Nintendo of America wants people to get some gaming in before school starts with their newly announced back-to-school deals.

On August 26, they are launching a new set of Nintendo Select titles. The lineup of $20 games include:

  • 3DS
    • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
    • Tomodachi Life
    • nintendogs+cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends
    • LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • Wii U
    • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
    • Nintendo Land
    • LEGO City Undercover

That same day, Nintendo will also put out a new hardware bundle featuring the smaller New 3DS and Super Mario 3D Land. The bundle includes a pre-installed digital copy of the game and two Mario-themed faceplates. It will be sold exclusively at Walmart and Target for $149.99.

On September 9, the company will begin pushing out game and amiibo bundles for the Wii U. The five bundles announced so far are:

  • Yoshi’s Woolly World with Pink Yarn Yoshi amiibo
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World with Light Blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo
  • Mario Party 10 with Peach amiibo
  • Mario Party 10 with Bowser amiibo
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker with Toad amiibo

The will go on sale for $39.99 each.

Source: Press Release

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Future Animal Crossing: New Leaf Update to Add amiibo Support

July 20th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

A new update to Animal Crossing: New Leaf will let you tap in Animal Crossing amiibo cards to have specific villagers visit your town and possibly move in.

The game’s amiibo page also indicates support for figures, but it doesn’t specify what those will unlock. Additionally, it appears that there will be ways to unlock content based on other Nintendo properties, like Splatoon.

Source: @animalcrossing

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