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How Smashed? 2.8 Million Units Worldwide

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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VANCOUVER, B.C., October 7, 2014 – Strong launches in the Americas, Europe and Australia* have propelled the cumulative sales total for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million sold worldwide. This first-ever portable installment of the game has resonated both with fans and critics, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a strong holiday season.

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Nintendo Announces New Looks for Nintendo 3DS XL

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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Vancouver, B.C.., Sept. 10, 2014 – Nintendo’s 3D portable video game system will be getting three cool new looks for the holiday season. Nintendo announced the three special-edition Nintendo 3DS XL systems that will be available in limited quantities. The new systems are sure to be scooped up by collectors and anyone who was waiting for an excuse to buy a hand-held Nintendo system. Systems announced today include:

Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL: These special edition systems go on sale on September 19 in honour of the October 3 launch of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. The Red Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL will be available at EB Games. The Blue Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL will be available at Future Shop and Best Buy. The cover of the new hardware features a dozen of the game’s characters, including Mario, Link, Samus and Little Mac. The systems will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99 each. (The Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game is sold separately.) (more…)

“Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright Rewrite History”

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C., August 28, 2014 – One is a brilliant archeologist who has traveled the world solving puzzles and unearthing ancient civilizations. The other is a bumbling defense attorney whose sense of justice is matched only by his sense of style. The two seem like an unlikely pair, but with the life of an innocent girl at stake in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the two heroes join forces to tackle an enigmatic mystery big enough for both of them. The Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game launches for Nintendo 3DS on August 29 and combines the puzzle-solving satisfaction of the Professor Layton series with the courtroom drama of the Phoenix Wright franchise.

“This is the whole truth and nothing but the truth: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is an absolute treat for long-time fans of both series and newcomers who love puzzles and engaging stories,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “The game offers solid proof that the Nintendo 3DS library overflows with exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences.”

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“Skylanders: Trap Team” Events for San Diego Comic-Con

Monday, July 21st, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – July 21, 2014 – For the first time, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), brings Skylanders®, the world’s leading Toys-to-Life™ video game franchise(1), to Comic-Con International: San Diego. Starting Thursday, July 24, fans descending upon San Diego Comic-Con will be among the first in the world to get a look into the Skylanders universe, including new toys, and hands-on Skylanders Trap Team gameplay, with more news to come. Attendees will be the first consumers to check out the new Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack toys and will be able to pre-order the Starter Pack at the Skylanders booth (#303). North American fans who can’t wait for the convention to start can pre-order the Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack beginning today at major retailers while supplies last.

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ESA Releases 2013 Report

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Ever wonder what the Entertainment Software Association gets up to? Well, take some time to check their recently released 2013 Report:

http://www.theesa.com/about/annualreports.asp

Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite:

“Through September 2013, ESA secured google’s removal of more than 1.5 million links to infringing games from its search results, a 1,200 percent increase over the number of links google removed in 2012. ESA also identified and requested that host sites remove more than 3.7 million URLs used to facilitate instant downloads of infringing copies of ESA members’ games.”

 

“Mario Golf: World Tour” and “Kirby: Triple Deluxe” Now Available

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 1, 2014 – When you see two round objects rolling your way, don’t be alarmed: They’re probably just a harmless golf ball and a familiar pink puffball. On May 2, the Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe games are launching in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It’s a double dose of Nintendo! Both games are the next installments in their respective franchises and the first of their series on Nintendo 3DS. Both games also feature some of the most loved and iconic characters in the Nintendo universe. And, best of all, both games are ridiculously fun.

“May 2 is going to be an outstanding day for Nintendo 3DS owners,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe add two exclusive Nintendo experiences to the already-incredible library of software found only on Nintendo 3DS.”

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“Bravely Default” Launches (3DS)

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – Launching exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system on February 7, Bravely Default brings a unique twist to the role-playing genre. With a compelling new risk-and-reward combat system, creative uses of StreetPass functionality and beautiful graphics, this ambitious game brings new innovations in quality and design to the world of RPGs.

“Bravely Default offers a deep, strategic adventure on Nintendo 3DS that everyone will be talking about,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “With the addition of this unique RPG, the Nintendo 3DS library continues to prove itself as one of the most robust and varied of any video game platform.”

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Wii U Price Cut; 2DS Announcement

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

zelda-wind-waker-wii-u-bundleVANCOUVER, B.C., Aug. 28, 2013 – Nintendo outlined a campaign that will offer consumers unprecedented levels of value and variety this holiday season. That proposition
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  • A $50 price drop for the Wii U Deluxe Set to a new suggested retail price of just $299.99, effective on Sept. 20.
  • A limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launching on Sept. 20.
  • The introduction of Nintendo 2DS, an entry-level dedicated portable gaming system that plays all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. Nintendo 2DS launches Oct. 12, the same day as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, at a suggested retail price of $129.99.
  • Dates for an outstanding lineup of Q4 video games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. (Games and dates below.)

The announcements demonstrate Nintendo’s aggressive approach to providing new games and experiences available only on Nintendo platforms for all types of people this holiday season. Nintendo announced these items at the GameStop Managers Show in Las Vegas.

“Nintendo has one of the strongest and most diverse video game lineups in our history,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “Today we’re making those unique Nintendo experiences more accessible and affordable. However you play and whatever you play, Nintendo has you covered.”
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“Ralph Baer’s Brown Box” Console Comes to Canada

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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August 27, 2013, Brantford, ON. — It is generally accepted that Ralph H. Baer is the “Father of Video Games” and that his hand-built prototype from 1967 paved the way for the modern video game. Dubbed “The Brown Box”, the console from 46 years ago still contains primary features found on modern consoles including programmable games and multiplayer. Now, for the first time in Canada, the hand-built prototype will make a single-day stop at Brantford, Ontario’s “Personal Computer Museum” which, fittingly, is also home to Canada’s top video game collector* with the largest known collection of video games in the country.

On Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM the museum will be open. Admission is free, and the museum is part of the larger initiative “Doors Open Brant” that day. For those interested in actually playing the Brown Box, separate tickets are available for a cost of $5 each for 5 minutes of play. All proceeds go to the museum. Players will be able to get their picture taken with the machine as well.

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Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon / 3DS Bundle

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Nintendo’s making a strong case for a 3DS purchase for those that have’t already jumped on board with this limited time offer:

On Friday, June 14 a special Nintendo 3DS bundle will be available at participating Walmart stores across Canada. This bundle will include a Cosmo Black Nintendo 3DS portable gaming system and a packaged version of the Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon game at a suggested retail price of $179.99 ($30 savings off the suggested retail price if purchased separately). This promotional price will be effective June 14-20 (June 14-18 in Quebec) after which the price will change to a suggested retail price of $189.99 ($20 savings off the suggested retail price if purchased separately). This bundle is an exclusive to Canada, available only at Walmart, in-store and online (while supplies last). (more…)

“Batman: Arkham Origins” Announced

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

In case you missed it, Warner Bros. and WB Montreal have announced “Batman: Arkham Origins” set for release October 25, 2013 on PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3, along with a companion 2.5D game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS, Vita). The other item of interest for fans of Batman’s Arkham games is that development of his upcoming adventure is being handled by WB Montreal, not Rocksteady. (more…)

“Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate” (3DS) Launch Date

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Konami has announced that the North American launch for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on 3DS has been set for March 5, 2013.

Just in case you didn’t know, here’s a quick rundown of Mirror of Fate’s story which acts as a precursor to the upcoming Xbox 360, PC, PS3 release of Lords of Shadow 2:

“Developed by Mercury Steam, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate takes place 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and is a precursor to the highly anticipated and recently announced Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360  video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate reveals the story of Gabriel Belmont’s descendants, Simon and Trevor Belmont, as they battle their own destiny only to discover their true, shocking fate.”

Canadian “Wii U Tour” Dates

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Do you live in a major population centre in Canada?

Then breakout the dogsled team and warm woolies because the Nintendo is touring the Wii U across the country in advance (and slightly after) the console’s November 18 launch.

Check the listings below for dates and locations from the official press release:

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Wii U Gets Release Date, Pricing; 40 Titles During “Launch Window”

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Today, at an event in New York, Nintendo announced the release date and pricing for its soon-to-be-released Wii U console.

On November 18, 2012 two models of Wii U will be available. The Basic Set is white and retails for $299.99 and the black Deluxe Set is $349.99.

Besides the 40 “launch window” titles — defined as the period between launch date and March 31, 2013 — Nintendo also announced details of TVii.

Full release follows:

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“Cradle of Rome 2″ Now Available (DS, 3DS)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

A match-three game that encourages empire-building? Rising Star Games has something for you:

TORRANCE, Calif. — June 26, 2012 — Rising Star Games, Inc. today announced that its fan-favorite puzzle game, Cradle of Rome 2, is now available at North American retailers for the Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ systems. The sequel to one of the best-selling match-3 games by Jewel Master, Cradle of Rome 2 brings improved features, graphics and high-quality sound to the incredibly successful series.

Cradle of Rome 2 challenges players to race against time by swapping tiles in an intense match-3 game. As players progress, they must earn enough gold and materials to return Rome to its former glory and ascend to the position of Caesar. Providing simple, yet addictive, gameplay on both the 3DS and DS platforms, Cradle of Rome 2 lets players use their earnings to build houses and magnificent palaces as they develop their small settlements into flourishing empires.
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