October 31 to November 6 Nintendo News Roundup

Nintendo Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing Q&A

Nintendo 75th Shareholders Meeting June 27 FeatureThe Q&A section of Nintendo’s Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing has now been officially translated into English and can be found over here.

Most of the questions involve the Switch or Nintendo’s mobile games, so make sure to check it out if you are interested in those.

DeNA Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing Details

dena-logo-2013DeNA recently held its Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing, which Dr. Serkan Toto kindly attended and reported on on Twiter. Due to its close partnership with Nintendo, a number of details were shared regarding their mobile plans, and the company’s approach to Switch.

DeNA is reallocating more resources to the Nintendo partnership, which suggests the two sides will continue working together beyond 2017. Additionally, DeNA views the joint development of Nintendo apps as its “highest priority”, and would like to become profitable outside Japan as well.

Around 100 staffers are currently working on Super Mario Run alongside the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile titles, but depending on circumstances, more employees can be added to each team.

Super Mario Run will launch in December, so DeNA had to cooperate closely with Nintendo in terms of the client and server sides. The goal is to have it ready in time by year-end.

As previously mentioned, the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games are now coming by the end of March, however the business model for both has yet to be determined. Dr. Serkan Toto believes they might be free-to-play.

Finally, DeNA made a brief comment about the new Switch console, saying they’re “only” Nintendo’s platform/account partner, and not a software provider, therefore won’t be developing Switch games.

Switch

si_nintendoswitchlogoTake-Two Interactive, the developers of the NBA 2K series, were among a couple of third-party publishers featured in the Switch announcement video.

During Take-Two’s financial results briefing a few days ago, president Karl Slatoff commented on Switch, noting that the company is happy to have worked with Nintendo on the reveal trailer, and that announcements about specific titles and information will be coming down the road.

Slatoff said:

“We’re happy that Take-two had the opportunity to collaborate with Nintendo on their first look video on Nintendo Switch which was revealed last month and will launch in March 2017. While we’re not confirming any specific titles this time, we’re pleased to announce our partnership with Nintendo, and support of the Nintendo Switch. We look forward to revealing specific games and details at a later date.”

Meanwhile, Ubisoft continued to praise Switch at the company’s own financial conference, with CEO Yves Guillemot saying it’s a true innovation.

Guillemot stated:

“The March quarter will also see the release of the Nintendo Switch. As we already said, we think the platform is great. For the first time ever, players will continue their home console experience on the go while traveling or commuting. That is a true innovation.”

“Second, most importantly, despite the huge competition from mobile gaming, Nintendo managed to sell more than 55 million 3DS since launch. The Switch will benefit from this strong demand for Nintendo games on a dedicated handheld platform.

If potential is reached, then Ubisoft, as the leading third party publisher on Nintendo consoles over the past ten years, will benefit disproportionately.”

He also mentioned an unannounced title that will suprise players:

“With the Switch’s unique capacities and design, Nintendo could again redefine the way we play games! The Switch is accessible at its core and will give people the freedom and the pleasure to share more experiences and play anywhere at anytime. The Ubisoft teams developing games for the Switch are inspired by these new possibilities, and I’m really happy that we’re able to continue doing great things with Nintendo. In addition to Just Dance 2017, I think there’s at least one game that will definitely surprise you!”

Lastly, there’s Capcom, which also talked about Switch as part of its latest financial results briefing Q&A, where president and CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto talked a bit more about the platform.

Tsujimoto noted that it’s pleasing to see the appearance of a new platform, and that Capcom hopes to make games that can offer an experience tailored to the characteristics of each hardware and to the enjoyment of each target audience. Currently, the company is engaged in internal review and planning about offering content for the console as a partner.

Tsujimoto also explained that Capcom is looking into the feasibility of multiplatform development for PS4, Xbox One and Switch. However, it’s still too early to be sure of that, and the feeling is that the Switch offers a different experience compared to those other platforms, since “hardware for each game will be selected taking in consideration the characteristics of each hardware, in order to maximize the fun provided to the player”, according to DualShockers.

On the Indie side, Nintendo Life recently caught up with developers from from Yacht Club Games, Engine Software, Drinkbox, Choice Provisions, Atooi, and Shin’en, to hear if they plan to support the platform, whose answers can be found below.

David D’Angelo (Yacht Club Games): Of course!

Ivo Wubbels (Engine Software): As I said, we are already working on the platform, and yes I do hope to support Switch for a long time.

Graham Smith (Drinkbox Studios): Yes, we do hope to support the Switch with our games in the future.

Dant Rambo (Choice Provisions): We absolutely hope to! We got our start with the BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare, and we plan to continue to bring our games to Nintendo platforms. We’re not ashamed to admit we’re huge Nintendo fanboys and girls over here.

Jools Watsham (Atooi): Yes.

Manfred Linzner (Shin’en Multimedia): We’ve already been working on games for the Nintendo Switch for quite some time.

NES Classic Edition

Nintendo has announced a few activities for North America to celebrate the release of the NES Classic Edition, including the return of the Power Line.

During the ’80s, players could call the Power Line and connect with Nintendo Game Play Counselors for tips and tricks, and you will be able to call in next week between November 11 and November 13 using the phone number (425) 885-7529, so you can listen to recorded tips for various games as well as behind-the-scenes stories from original Nintendo Game Play Counselors.

An ’80s-themed launch event will also take place on November 10 at Nintendo NY, and Nintendo’s social media channels “will go completely retro” on November 10 / 11.

You can read the full details about Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition launch plans below.

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 4, 2016 – Like, oh my gosh! The ’80s are totally back and Nintendo is totally embracing them with the Nov. 11 launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system, which includes 30 classic NES games such as Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Kirby’s Adventure and PAC-MAN. But it’s not just the launch of this awesome console that’ll crimp your hair and tight roll your jeans.
On the night of Nov. 10, fans who visit the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza will have a blast in the past with an ’80s-themed launch event.
On launch weekend (Nov. 11-13), Nintendo is also bringing back its righteously nostalgic Power Line for three days only.
On Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, its social media channels will go completely retro to a time when “social media” involved trading passwords and game tips on the school bus.
Are you ready to go back in time? Grab your neon sunglasses and jelly bracelets. Things are about to get radical.

“Many of us have fond and wonderful memories of the original NES,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With these launch activities for the NES Classic Edition, we want to replicate the nostalgic feelings of sitting down and playing the NES with your family for the first time.”

To kick off the launch, Nintendo will host a “Remembering #NESterday” social media takeover starting on Nov. 10. By using the #NESterday hashtag, Nintendo fans will be encouraged to share fond Nintendo gaming memories and even present-day photos with their old NES consoles. Some of these photos will be shared on Nintendo’s social media channels, and people will also be able to participate in a Twitter sweepstakes that will be just as tubular as you might expect.

On the night before the launch (Nov. 10) starting at 9 p.m. ET, Nintendo invites you (and anyone who wants to party like it’s 1985) to the Nintendo NY store for an ’80s-themed NES Classic Edition event. The first 250 visitors can play classic NES games, participate in a costume contest dressed as their favorite Nintendo characters or ’80s icons, and show off their NES knowledge in the ultimate retro Nintendo game show. When the clock ticks over to midnight on Nov. 11, the one-handed gloves come off and the NES Classic Edition will be available to purchase, while supplies last.

While playing one of the 30 great NES games included on the NES Classic Edition during the weekend following the Friday launch, you might find yourself puzzled by some of the more challenging games. (“How do I find the first Warp Whistle in Super Mario Bros. 3?” you might ask yourself.) If your memories of the original games fail you, no need to fret. You can just call the Power Line, which will return and run from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, between the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT each day. The original Power Line was a beloved service in the ’80s that connected fans to Nintendo Game Play Counselors who offered helpful tips and tricks. In this fully automated version, you can use your real-life phone (bonus points if it has a cord!) to dial (425) 885-7529 to hear recorded tips for several games, plus behind-the-scenes stories from original Nintendo Game Play Counselors. You never know what you might learn!

With 30 great NES games, a replica of the original NES controller, three display modes (including one that makes your fancy hi-def display look like a retro tube TV) and Suspend Points for easy on-the-spot saving, the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is a great value at a suggested retail price of only $59.99. The stocking-sized console launches on Nov. 11.

For more information about the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic.

Nintendo of America has also provided official translations of the celebratory interviews with Shigeru Miyamoto and Yoshio Sakamoto about Donkey Kong and Balloon Fight respectively. You can access them here and here.

Below you can also find some unboxing videos of both the North American and the European versions of the NES Classic Edition, plus a video comparing the size of the new console to the size of other Nintendo platforms.

Now that the press has gotten their hands on the NES Classic Edition, we also have confirmation that a My Nintendo code is included in the box, which you can use to earn 300 Platinum Points for your My Nintendo account.

Finally, Prima has now shared some more preview images of the soon to be released Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics, a special commemorative book featuring a commemoration of 17 NES Classics, commentary from “Nintendo visionaries”, Nintendo Power excerpts, and more. You can find the images in the gallery below.

Pokémon Sun & Moon

Pokémon Sun & Moon are now available for preload in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. This will allow 3DS owners to purchase the game digitally and be able to play it as soon as it launches. It has also been confirmed that the pre-load in Europe will get you 12 Quick Balls in-game as a reward for downloading, much like the Japanese one.

The Pokémon Company has also released another 3 commercials for the game in North America and Japan, which you can find below.

Finally, the latest episode of Nintendo Minute features Kit and Krysta starting “Pokémon Month” with a friendly chat with Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori from Game Freak who shared their favorite things about the new Alola Region. Check it out below.

Note: This episode of Nintendo Minute confirmed that the hot springs island of Poké Pelago will help you hatch your eggs.

Pokémon Distributions

The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer dedicated to Genesect, which is currently being distributed for Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, and Y, as this month’s 20th Anniversary pokémon distribution. You can watch it below.

Moreover, Nintendo UK will be hosting a Pokémon Sun & Moon launch event at The Old Truman Brewery from 5 PM to 10 PM local time on November 23. Fans can look forward to different activities, competitions in Battle Royal, an appearance by battle designer Shigeki Morimoto, and much more.

However, the most impotant thing is that those who have the classic Pokémon games Red, Blue, and Yellow, on the 3DS Virtual Console can get a Mew via official distribution.

Tickets for the event are said to be limited, but you can read more about it on Nintendo UK’s website over here.

Pokkén Tournament

Another new character has been added to the arcade version of Pokkén Tournament. However, unlike expected, the added character wasn’t Empoleon but Croagunk instead!

You can find the announcement trailer and some gameplay footage below.

Pokémon GO

pokemon-go-daily-bonusesNiantic has now released a new Pokémon GO update bringing the game up to version 1.15.0 on iOS and version 0.45.0 on Android.

The new update features three main additions. First, daily bonuses are being added to the game. Second, when defeating a Gym Leader, there will be a brief period in which only you can place a Pokémon in the open Gym. And finally, the amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased while the amount of Prestige gained by training at a friendly Gym has been lowered.

You can find Niantic’s official message below.

Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.45.0 for Android and 1.15.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

  • You’ll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You’ll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row.
  • When you defeat the Gym Leader at a rival Gym, there will be a brief period of time where only you will be able to place a Pokémon in the open Gym.
  • The amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased. The amount of Prestige gained by training at a friendly Gym has been lowered.
  • Minor text fixes

Niantic also made a few other changes to the game, which were made public via the Twitter messages below.

Furthermore, The Verge recently spoke with Niantic’s Dennis Hwang, and much of the conversation revolved around Pokémon GO.

When Hwang was asked if he considers the game to be a social network, he had the following to say:

“I think we would like for it to be. That’s kind of part of the way we envision our platform, is really bringing people together. It’s not really about the specific game title or mobile phone app, it’s how do you create a shared experience that brings people together. So for Ingress, when we did start seeing boyfriend / girlfriend, husband / wife, people who are having kids after meeting each other playing our game, it was super satisfying and we were overjoyed to see that actually happening.

We’re sort of trying to paint an optimistic future, where technology is really bringing people together, not like you’re strapping a screen in a dark place to your face, where every interaction becomes through a camera, through a computer, through a network — that seems a little too dystopian to us. So we’re trying to see if there’s a better way to do things.”

Hwang also talked about Pokémon GO’s design and whether he’d change anything. He said the team would like to incorporate “more heads-up play”, where players look less at their phones. Hwang stated:

“Oh, there’s a lot that isn’t perfect. We had a pretty tight timeline to build this. I think just generally speaking the biggest element we’re looking to improve is allowing more heads-up play. It saddens me a little bit when I see a lot of hunched over people outside. They’re having fun, they’re outside in a great public park, but we’re always wanting a little more direct engagement with our immediate surroundings. So those are design choices we’re looking at carefully to keep improving it.

Like let’s say in the current interface, some of the information about a pokémon that spawned is in fine detail and the icon is really small. It’s going to make you go closer to the screen. We may just iterate on the design until you feel like the information is being presented to you in a way where you’re not having to stick your nose on the screen. It could be a simple size change, or the way the notification is animated, or it could be auditory cues instead of visual cues. There are a lot of options we’re going to explore.”

Meanwhile, on the business side, a collection of data regarding Pokémon GO and its overall decline in revenue has been posted on the Survey Monkey Intelligence blog, detailing how the daily revenue of the app is declining a bit, and how that doesn’t mean the overall revenue isn’t still great. You can take a look at that blog entry over here.

Pokémon Generations

Episode 11 of Pokémon Generations is now available on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. You can watch it below.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo update is now available on the 3DS eShop.

Nintendo has also opened a special Japanese website dedicated to Animal Crossing which you can access here.

Regarding the new update, you can find all the Direct presetations, overview trailers, PR announcement, screenshots and artwork, below, so you can get a good idea of what was added to the game.

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 2, 2016 – In a new Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo threw a rustic party for a free downloadable software update for the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game. The free update launched this morning alongside the Nintendo Direct, and will also launch as part of a packaged version with the full game called Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in December. This updated version of the classic Animal Crossing: New Leaf game adds amiibo functionality, which opens up a whole neighborhood of fun new possibilities. By tapping the new Welcome amiibo cards for Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo launching Dec. 2 and the 16 previously released Animal Crossing amiibo figures, you can welcome villagers in their very own RVs to a special new RV campground.

“This new update will appeal to people who never picked up the original game, and all its new features will excite fans of the Animal Crossing franchise,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The update breathes new life into Animal Crossing: New Leaf and offers more fun compatibility for your amiibo figures and cards.”

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, make yourself at home and visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. While many of the new features introduced in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo update use amiibo, there are many that don’t need amiibo at all. This makes the update perfect for all players, regardless of how many cool amiibo they own.

Here’s a list of the new features discussed during the Nintendo Direct:

Work with amiibo!

New Life for Animal Crossing amiibo Figures!: The 16 Animal Crossing series amiibo figures let you invite special guests into your game with their own RVs, where you can interact with them on their day off from daily duties in town. These characters will also offer players an in-game Wii U console item or New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 3DS items, which give players access to new games Desert Island Escape and Animal Crossing Puzzle League, which are almost like new games in themselves!

Wisp’s Wishes: By finding the magic lamp in the main game, you will unlock amiibo functionality. Once acquired, you can use the lamp once a day to summon the ghostly Wisp, tap a compatible amiibo and invite that respective amiibo character to your village. Do you want to live in a village full of ducks? Or cows? By using specific amiibo, you can make that wish come true!

New Welcome amiibo Cards: 50 new amiibo cards for Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo launch on Dec. 2, the same day as the new packaged edition of the game. These cards not only include cool new villagers from past Animal Crossing games, but also their RVs as well! And speaking of those RVs…

New RV Campground: After updating the game, you will notice a new area in your town. This new campground offers different interactions with special villagers and new shopping opportunities, as well as Harvey, a hilarious new character that will assist with all your campground needs. By tapping certain amiibo figures or cards, a character will show up in her or his custom and stylish RV. This even applies to some non-Animal Crossing amiibo like the Inklings from Splatoon and Wolf Link from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.

More to Play!: The in-game Wii U console item unlocks the Desert Island Escape game, while Animal Crossing Puzzle League can be accessed with the in-game New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 3DS items. The Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 3DS items can be obtained via fortune cookies at the Nooklings’ shop, but it’s much easiero obtain these items when you scan any of the 16 Animal Crossing amiibo figures.

No amiibo needed!

MEOW Coupons: By earning new MEOW (Mutual Exchange of Wealth) Coupons you can obtain unique in-game items at the campground or from your visiting animal friends. To earn these coupons, you must complete new daily or weekly Town Initiatives, like pulling a set amount of weeds or gathering certain seashells.

Say Cheese!: With the new amiibo Camera mode, you can take the coolest in-game selfies ever. By gathering your favorite villagers, you can snap a photo and save it to view whenever you like! You can even share with friends using the 3DS Image Share tool. No amiibo are needed for this mode, but by tapping an amiibo you can take photos of your new villager friends!

What Do you Do With a New Storeroom?: Store things, of course! With the Animal Crossing: New Leaf update, you can use your Bells to obtain a new storeroom for your house at Nook’s Homes. You can access this storeroom from anywhere in your house and it stores tons of collectibles. Maybe you can even hide a dusty old umbrella in there. Isn’t that where all dusty old umbrellas are stored.

Decorating is Easier Than Ever!: Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo lets you customize your home by moving around your furniture and items using the Nintendo 3DS touch screen. This makes setting up a perfectly styled room easier than ever.

Happy Home, Happy Transfer: If you have save data from the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, you can link your save data and unlock 20 giant furniture items to spend your Bells on in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. What do we mean by giant furniture? Well, just that. This new furniture is HUGE and will definitely make an impression in any home.

For more information about the free update, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/animal-crossing-new-leaf-welcome-amiibo-3ds. For more information about Animal Crossing: New Leaf, visit http://www.animal-crossing.com/newleaf/. For more information about amiibo, visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo.

For a list of other small additions and details about this new update, check this Reddit thread.

Finally, Nintendo UK also added a new interview to its website with general producer Katsuya Eguchi and Animal Crossing series producer Hisashi Nogami where they spoke about various topics, including why camper vans were chosen for the new update. You read up on the new interview over here.

Hyrule Warriors Legends

hyrule-warriors-link-between-worldsNintendo and Koei Tecmo have now released the final DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors Legends based on A Link Between Worlds.

Hyrule Warriors has now been brought up to version 1.12.0 while Legends is at version 1.6.0.

You can find the the full patch notes below.

Hyrule Warriors – 1.12.0

– Adds ability to access the content in the A Link Between Worlds Pack
– Introduces additional enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment

Hyrule Warriors Legends – 1.6.0

– Adds ability to access the content in the A Link Between Worlds Pack
– Adds new fairy in My Fairy mode
– Adds new Rental Skills
– Adds new medals
– Adds new weapon skills
– Increases the maximum level to 255
– Introduces additional enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment

Mario Party: Star Rush

Nintendo has released another couple of Mario Party: Star Rush commercials in North America. The first commercial focuses on the game itself, while the second is about the new amiibo and amiibo compatibility. Check them out below.

Cruis’n Blast

Raw Thrills is currently working with Nintendo in order to bring Cruis’n Blast to arcades in January. You can find the first trailer for the game below.

Miitopia

Nintendo recently aired a Direct in Japan covering their upcoming new Mii-centric game for 3DS called Miitopia. You can watch that Nintendo Direct below.

https://youtu.be/1iB-pnZc4DI

According to the Direct, Miitopia will launch in Japan on December 8.

The core of Miitopia is a turn-based RPG, where players can embark on an adventure with friends. You can even choose their jobs, which include mage, thief, knight, priest, cook, cat, devil, tank, and idol, among others.

In Miitopia, the Demon Lord has stolen people’s faces, and it’s your mission to retrieve them. You can do so by defeating monsters in battle.

Meanwhile, relationships between your characters will change over time and therefore affect the way they battle. Fights can break out between your party members, and romantic relationships can occur. Dure to this, they can perform actions like one character taking a hit for another. However, the behavior of your friends might not reflect their real life personalities.

Players can also directly choose the personality each of the Miis has, which can be “Energetic”, “Stubborn”, “Kind”, and “Carefree”.

At points in the adventure you can also rest at the inn. When doing so, Miis can visit other Miis’ rooms and interact with each other. As an example, the heroine’s love interest gives her a present, but it’s a centipede picture book. She says “she wanted one ages ago”.

Following the Nintendo Direct, the official Miitopia website went live, which you can access over here.

The site explains that you can use amiibo figures to unlock costumes. There is a feature that only changes the looks while keeping the equipment strength, so you can always go on adventures with Nintendo character costumes.

Below you can find a full list of compatible amiibo.

Smash Bros.

– Mario
– Peach
– Yoshi
– Donkey Kong
– Link
– Samus
– Kirby
– Luigi
– Zelda
– Rosalina
– Bowser
– Toon Link
– Sheik
– Dr. Mario
– Ganondorf
– Zero Suit Samus
– Ness

Super Mario

– Mario
– Luigi
– Peach
– Yoshi
– Toad
– Bowser
– Golden Mario
– Rosalina
– Donkey Kong
– Daisy

Splatoon

– Inkling Boy
– Inkling Girl
– Inling Squid
– Callie
– Marie

Yoshi’s Woolly World

– Green/Pink/Light Blue Yarn Yoshi
– Mega Yarn Yoshi

Animal Crossing

– Winter/Summer Isabelle
– K.K. Slider
– Tom Nook
– Resetti

Zelda

– Ocarina of Time Link
– 8-Bit Link
– Toon Link
– Toon Zelda

Other amiibo

– Classic/Modern 30th Anniversary Mario
– Kirby (Kirby series)

Finally, you can take a look at the eShop preview trailers, a commercial, and a few screenshots below.

https://youtu.be/RuuF77sR1Co

Miitomo

Miitomo’s latest update includes a mix of new and returning content for Miitomo Drop and Miitomo Shop.

You can find a list of the added content below.

miitomocatDress to impurress! Cat Style

– Tiny kitty cap
– Cat-ear headband
– Striped kitty muffler
– Cat-faced stockings
– Cat hood w/ muffler
– Cat-paw dress shirt
– Hoodie w/ wraparound kitty
– Shorts w/ calico-cat print
– Cat companion
– Silly-kitty sweater
– Kitty miniskirt
– Cat-faced pumps

miitomo-nov-3Go for a hat trick! Soccer Style #1

– Soccer jersey (team A)
– Soccer jersey (team B)
– Soccer uniform shorts
– Stylish soccer cleats

Miitomo Shop Items

– Down vest + wool flannel shirt
– Browline glasses
– Turkey hood
– Turkey suit
– Hoodie + plaid shirt
– Patchwork denim jeans
– High-top b-ball shoes
– Cashmere scarf

miitomobigupdateFinally, a bigger update will be coming to Miitomo soon, bringing the following additions:

– The ability to send messages directly to your friends.
– The ability to customize your room with new flooring and wallpapers.
– The ability to hang your favorite images on your room’s walls as posters.
– The ability to share your outfits with the world through “Style Central” and answer publicly posted questions in “Answer Central.”
– The ability to create “Sidekick Mii” characters, complete with their own customizable rooms.

Virtual Console

Below you can find official trailers for recently released Wii U and New 3DS Virtual Console games.

F-Zero X (Europe & Japan, N64, Wii U)

Mario’s Super Picross (Europe, SNES, New 3DS)

European eShop Highlights

Nintendo has recently released a new video showcasing some of European digital game highlights from October 2016. Check it out below.

3DS Holiday Commercials

Nintendo has released a couple new commercials for 3DS in anticipation of the coming holidays. You can find them in the video below.

3DS Girls Gaming Event

Nintendo of America recently hosted a special 3DS Girls Gaming event at Lightbox in New York. Actress Laura Marano was present, and various games were featured such as Mario Party: Star Rush, Super Mario Maker for 3DS, and Pokémon Sun & Moon. You can find some photos and their descriptions below.

Photo 1

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans gather at Lightbox in New York to see Laura Marano, actress and recording artist, to celebrate girls in gaming. Fans played games such as Mario Party: Star Rush on Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo inspires girls to play the way they want, whether they consider themselves adventurers, creators, heroes or athletes.

Photo 2

Laura Marano, actress and recording artist, hosts the Nintendo 3DS Girls Gaming event on November 5, 2016 at Lightbox in New York City.

Photo 3

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, attendees of the Nintendo 3DS Girls Gaming event played upcoming games such as Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and interacted with actress and recording artist Laura Marano. Nintendo celebrated girl gamers at Lightbox in New York on Saturday, Nov. 5. Nintendo inspires girls to play the way they want, whether they consider themselves adventurers, creators, heroes or athletes.

Photo 4

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, girls play Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon for Nintendo 3DS. Game-play activities were part of a larger event hosted by Nintendo, with actress and recording artist Laura Marano at Lightbox in New York on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Kirby Café Merchandise

kirby-cafe-cdThe Kirby Café shops have recently closed in Japan, however Nintendo has decided to make the merchandise available to a greater amount of fans.

From November 23 onwards, a selection of goods from the Kirby Café will be sold at various retailers. This even includes the special CD “The Sound of Kirby Café”.

Physical stores that will be selling the CD and other items include Yamashiroya, select Kiddy Land stores, and select Village Vanguard outlets. Online stores will be Amazon Japan and Ebten, though the former will only sell the CD and no other items.

The items that will be sold in stores other than Amazon are:

– Kirby Café Original Style Mug
– Kirby Café Original Textile Cotton Tote Bag
– Kirby Café Original Textile Pouch with Charm

While the following items will be store-exclusives:

– Kirby Spandex Cushion and Neck Pillow (Kiddy Land only)
– Maxim Tomato Spandex Cushion and Neck Pillow (Village Vanguard only)
– Kirby Café Original Leather Handle x Heavy Weight Cotton Tote Bag (Yamashiroya only)
– Water-Absorbing Quick-Drying Fluffy Mini Towel (Kirby/Candy/Maxim Tomato colors) (Yamashiroya only)
– Kirby Café Original Fake Leather x Cotton Flat Tote Bag (Ebten only)

You can also find the soundtrack list for the Kirby Café CD below, in case you missed it before:

1. Green Greens
2. Buttery Building
3. Clash! Gourmet Race
4. Cloudy Park: Ripple Field
5. Forest – Nature Area
6. Air Ride: Sandora
7. Sky Tower
8. Mysterious Trap
9. Kirby Series Special Medley
10. Kirby vs. Zero Two
11. Milky Way Wishes: Staff Roll
12. Robobot Armor

Choosing music for Zelda and Pokémon concerts

Jeron Moore, the producer of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, has recently been interviewed by Zelda Informer, answering several questions about the two shows.

During the interview, Moore was asked about how the music is selected for The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon concerts. He answered the following:

“Chad and I spend a lot of time listening to all the music and generally we have a good prerequisite knowledge of it. We have our own favorites and we kind of will work for the orchestra and what won’t, what will lend itself better for it. We also like to get the input from whoever we are working with. We worked very closely with Koji Kondo to establish what really even through today’s Zelda Symphony with Master Quest is still a very important part of that show. There is a reason it is still a core part of that show, because it was very carefully designed. The same goes for Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions. Junichi Masuda had a lot of feedback and thought some of our original choices were very interesting and was willing to hear what we wanted to do with it. When he did, he gave us the thumbs up. We try to make it a very collaborative process while also staying true to our passion for bringing to the table, the stage, the orchestra… what really sets us on fire and what gets us excited about the music and the game itself.”

If you’re interested in listening to the full interview, check out the video below.

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