Nintendo Employees Apply for Patent on Controller with Free-Form Display

December 10th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

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A recently published patent report filed last June describes what appears to be a game controller that uses dual sticks with an unconventional touch screen layout. The display shown in the included illustrations seem similar to the free-form displays produced by the electronics manufacturer Sharp, whom Nintendo expressed interest in last year.

Nintendo’s name does not actually appear in the patent. However it was filed by a group of Nintendo employees that have submitted patent applications for the company in the past, leading many to speculate that the patent may have something to do with the company’s upcoming system, code named “NX.”

Source: Free Patents Online [via NeoGAF], Japan Times

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GameStop Rumored to Open Pre-Orders for Retro amiibo Three-Pack This Saturday

August 04th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

GameStop Retro amiibo Pack

The Duck Hunt Dog, Mr. Game & Watch and R.O.B. amiibo are being bundled together for a store-exclusive three figure pack at GameStop, @AmiiboNews reports.

According to a store flyer, they will begin taking pre-orders in-store only this Saturday, August 8 at 9 a.m.

Quantities will be limited and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. To deter scalpers, GameStop will also be instituting a limit of one bundle per customer.

There’s no mention of the event on, so call your local store as the weekend approaches to see if they are actually selling the figures before throwing away your Saturday morning.

Source: @AmiiboNews

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Rumor: Ryu and Fire Emblem’s Roy Heading to Super Smash Bros.

June 13th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. presentation isn’t until tomorrow morning, but a couple of leaked videos may have spoiled the addition of Street Fighter‘s Ryu and Fire Emblem‘s Roy to the game’s roster.

 The clips were reportedly datamined from a recent update to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Other things found include:

Source: r/Games, TripleXero, MemeScreen, @RandomTBush, 2, 3

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Nintendo Denies Rumors That New Game Platform “NX” Will Run on Android-Based OS

June 02nd, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

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Yesterday, the Japanese publication Nikkei reported from an insider source that Nintendo’s next piece of hardware, code named “NX,” would use an Android-based operating system. However, in a statement issued to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo shot down those rumors.

“There is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX,” said a Nintendo spokesperson.

In the original Nikkei article, the insider stated that the reason for going with an Android OS was so that it “would be able to speed up getting all game developers on board” and allow games to be expanded to smartphones, tablets, and other devices.

Very little is known about the NX. Nintendo hasn’t even stated whether it will be a console, handheld or something entirely different. While E3 would be the most opportune time to pull the curtain back on the device, the company has stated it won’t have anything to announce until next year.

Source: Kotaku, Wall Street Journal

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Project X Zone 2: Brave New World Reportedly Coming to the 3DS

April 10th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Project X Zone

Italian news site e-duesse may have accidentally leaked the existence of Project X Zone 2: Brave New World for the 3DS, a sequel to the 2012 Bandai Namco/Capcom/SEGA crossover SRPG.

The original article, which has already been edited, mentioned two previously unannounced titles from Bandai Namco’s Level Up event on April 7: Saints Seiya Soldiers’ Soul and Project X Zone 2: Brave New World. Development on the former was confirmed today, giving credence to the possibility of the latter being real.

Source: [via NeoGAF]

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Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Squashes Rumors of Zelda Netflix Series

March 23rd, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

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The rumored Legend of Zelda Netflix series may be just that.

In an interview with Time, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed that the original report from The Wall Street Journal was incorrect.

“As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.”

Now, Iwata didn’t flat out deny the existence of the project, he merely pointed out that what was originally mentioned was not accurate. It’s still possible there is a show in the works, but for now all we can assume is that everything we currently know about it is false.

Source: Time

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Bowser Jr., Shulk and More Revealed in Possible Super Smash Bros. 3DS Leak

August 25th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

It’s easy to dismiss anything not revealed through an official source, but the sheer amount of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS stuff pouring in from various sources makes this really hard to ignore.

The posted video appears to show Bowser Jr. (in his Junior Clown Car) and Xenoblade Chronicles‘ Shulk as playable characters.

An imgur gallery created today has several screenshots from what appears to be an ESRB copy of the game. There are a bunch of images of some of the game’s new collectible statues, like Tharja, Tiki and Medusa, along with some shots of what appear to be a spectator gambling mode.

Source: Tiny Cartridge, NeoGAF

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Nintendo Denies Rumors of New Hardware at E3 2014

May 02nd, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

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During the latest episode of IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcast, hosts Jose Otero and Peer Schneider discussed a rumor they heard from various industry insiders that Nintendo is planning to reveal some new hardware at this year’s E3.

Otero and Schneider made sure to clarify that their comments were not fact and the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt. However, judging from a response on Twitter, it sounds like Schneider doesn’t want to completely rule out the possibility of the rumor being true.

Despite all of that, the rumor still managed to gain enough traction to the point where representative for Nintendo U.K. released a statement denying any new hardware from the company at E3.

Source: Nintendo Life

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Possible Wii U Release Date Leaked from Peripheral Maker

August 27th, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized

During a GameStop managers’ conference in Texas, a representative for the accessory maker PDP mentioned that their products would make their way to stores “just ahead of the Wii U’s November 18 release.”

The date would follow a similar trend with past Nintendo consoles like the GameCube and Wii, which both launched on the Sunday proceeding Black Friday (November 18 and 19, respectively).

Nintendo has a big Wii U press event lined up for New York in September where they’re expected to announce the official release date.

Source: CVG

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Manufacturing Troubles Reportedly Pushing Back the Wii U European Launch

August 11th, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized

Sources privy to the Wii U’s production told CVG that problems manufacturing the console’s touchscreen controller may force Nintendo to push the European launch back to December.

According to these sources, Nintendo intends to release the Wii U this November in the U.S., presumably to capitalize on Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.

Nintendo has refused to comment.

The console manufacturer has yet to announce a release date for the new console, but CVG believes that this manufacturing issue has hampered Nintendo’s plans to set a date.

Source: CVG [via IGN]

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