Three Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Titles Coming to Wii U Virtual Console This Thursday

June 20th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Wii U VC

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky are all coming to the Wii U Virtual Console this Thursday.

Red Rescue Team originally launched on the GBA back in 2005. It was accompanied by Blue Rescue Team, which came out for the DS. Both games were mostly identical in terms of story and gameplay, but the DS version made use of the then-new dual-screen layout.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky is the enhanced version of the Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness pair of DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games. It added new playable characters, expanded on the original story and included more dungeons.

Nintendo did not announce prices for the games, but general pricing for the Virtual Console is $9.99 for DS games and $7.99 for GBA titles.

Source: Nintendo

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Nintendo Ending Original DS Repair in Japan

April 04th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo DS

Due to difficulties acquiring necessary parts, Nintendo Japan will discontinue repair services for the original DS (model NTR-001) on April 30 or until their repair supplies run out, whichever comes first.

The parts issue appears to only affect the original DS, as the company’s official statement says that they will continue to accept repairs for the DS Lite (USG-001), DSi (TWL-001), and DSi LL (UTL-001).

Source: (Google Translate) [via Nintendo Everything]

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Professor Layton Puzzle Designer Akira Tago Dead at 90

March 15th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Layton Cap

Akira Tago, the psychologist in charge of designing the puzzles for the Professor Layton series, died on March 6 from interstitial pneumonia. He appeared in the games’ credits with the title “Puzzle Master.”

Outside of the Layton franchise, Tago was also a professor emeritus of Chiba University , honorary emeritus of Tokyo Future University and the author of the long-running Atama no Taisou (Head Gymnastics) series of puzzle books.

Source: The Japan Times [via GoNintendo]

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This Week in Games: “Father’s Day” Edition

June 21st, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Glasses Bowser

It’s Father’s Day, but it doesn’t look like there’s any love for dads from game publishers because, once again, there’s nothing coming out this week.

Poor dads.

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This Week in Games: “Ultra Super Smash Bros. II Turbo Championship” Edition

June 14th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

There’s nothing coming out this week, but that’s okay, the recent confirmation that Street Fighter‘s Ryu is in Super Smash Bros. and is available now more than makes up for it.

Now, to wait for the eShop traffic to die down so we can actually get him.

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This Week in Games: “Clever Girl” Edition

June 07th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

LEGO Jurassic World

There’s only one game coming out this week: LEGO Jurassic World, which drops this Friday to coincide with the release with of the film.

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This Week in Games: “It’s Like Bowling” Edition

May 31st, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven is the only game coming out this week.

As this week’s title suggests, the game is kind of like bowling. You know, if the pins were people, the balls were weapons and the overweight “athletes” in bright clothes were anime girls… in bright clothes.

Yeah, just like bowling.

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This Week in Games: “Splatter Shot Jr. > Roller” Edition

May 24th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Splatoon 03

That’s right. You heard me.

In any case, Splatoon comes out this Friday along with the Best Buy-exclusive Splatoon Wii U bundle.

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This Week in Games: “Two for the Price of One” Edition

May 17th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Puzzle and Dragons Z Mario

The Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition combo pack is the only game coming out this week.

The games were originally released as separate standalone games in Japan, but Nintendo decided to pair them up for the overseas release.

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This Week in Games: “The Slightly-Later 2015 Model” Edition

May 10th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Project CARS Wii U Box

Project CARS was supposed to come out this week for the Wii U, but it’s been delayed until sometime later in the year. So, we get nothing.

Looking ahead to next week, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will be making its way to stores.

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