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Nintendo Direct on Sept 6, 2018 for new Switch and 3DS titles

Editor’s Note: The Nintendo Direct is rescheduled to Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 3:00 pm PDT / 6:00 pm EDT. The original date and time was postponed due to a serious earthquake in Hokkaido.

Tomorrow at 3:00 pm PDT/6:00 pm EDT, Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct live video to announce new titles for its Switch and 3DS consoles.

Nintendo Direct is the Japanese gaming company’s way of sharing updates on its hardware and software properties. Catch the video here on Thursday afternoon.

Source: YouTube

Nintendo to hold Nintendo Direct for 2018 3DS and Switch games

On Thursday, March 8th, 2018, Nintendo will hold another Nintendo Direct live video at 2:00 pm PST / 5:00 pm EST to announce upcoming titles for the Nintendo 3DS and Switch consoles in 2018.

You can watch the event live with the video feed below.

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo’s E3 2016 schedule includes look into new Zelda, Pokémon, Wii U and 3DS titles

Link riding horse

Artwork of Link riding a horse from the in development The Legend of Zelda title.

With the largest event in the world of gaming less than a week away, Nintendo has their E3 schedule ready to go. With a large focus on the upcoming The Legend of Zelda title, it won’t be the only franchise shown during the expo.

On Tuesday, June 14th, at 9:00 am PDT (12:00 pm EDT), Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime opens the video with a glimpse of the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda. Gameplay of the this year’s Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon titles is expected as well.

For the second day, on Wednesday, June 15th, video streaming starts at 10:00 am PDT (1:00 pm EDT) with a look into forthcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS titles including Capcom’s Monster Hunter Generators, Square-Enix’s Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE by Atlus. A Q&A session with the Pokémon GO developers is also on the schedule.

Watch the videos of the two-day event on YouTube, Twitch and on Nintendo’s E3 web site.

Pokémon Sun and Moon starters revealed

Unveiled today, the trio starting Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are Rowlet, Litten and Popplio. Selected at the beginning of the in-game journey, they become the core part of the player’s team and evolve into more than fighting creature.

RowletFirst up is Rowlet, a grass quill Pokémon, weighing in at 3.3 lbs and a height of one foot. Rowlet is a combination grass and flying type with the overgrow ability.

LittenNext is Litten, a fire cat Pokémon. At 9.5 lbs, Litten is heavier than Rowlet, but only four inches taller. As a fire type, Litten’s fur is saturated in flammable oil which it can lick and spit fireballs with.

PopplioFinally there’s the sea lion Pokémon, Popplio. While Popplio is the same height as Litten, it is the heaviest of the three at 16.5 lbs. Despite that, the water type is very flexible and acrobatic creating water balloons for both battle and fun.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon hits store shelves November 18th, 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.

Source: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Pokémon Sun and Moon unveiled

With the Pokémon franchise celebrating 20 years this month, Nintendo announced through their Pokémon Direct live streaming video two new titles for Nintendo 3DS: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

Details on the upcoming games are. However, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will take advantage of Pokémon Bank to transfer creatures acquired in the digital re-releases ofPokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow. Pokémon caught in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y can also use this method too. Pokémon Bank is a paid storage service.

Two new languages join the existing seven in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The nine available languages are English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and now both traditional and simplified Chinese.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have an expected release date of late 2016.

Source: YouTube

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away at age 55

Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo Co., Ltd., has passed away at age 55 on July 11th, 2015. Nintendo issued a brief statement of Iwata’s death from a bile duct growth on their web site.

Iwata was a visible face for Japanese gaming giant, appearing in many promotional videos announcing the arrival of new gaming systems or titles. He joined the company in 2000 as a director for the Corporate Planning Division before being promoted to president in 2002, a title he held to his death.

Born in 1959, Iwata started his career in the video game industry with HAL Laboratory, Inc. working on Balloon Fight, EarthBound, and games in the Kirby series before becoming its president in 1993. He also had helped out with the coding in a number of Pokémon series titles including Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon Stadium.

After joining Nintendo, Iwata was involved with a number of the company’s popular franchises including Mario, the Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. Under Iwata’s tenure, Nintendo released the Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS and 3DS consoles.

Sources: Nintendo, Kotaku, Wikipedia

Decorate houses with Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Let your stylish side flourish by sprucing up homes of villagers in Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer. Not only will you be able to decorate the interior of homes, but the exterior as well.

Work with the raccoon businessman Tom Nook and his crew from the Happy Home Academy to make each house feel like a home for the animals that move into town. Select a plot of land and then choose where to place the home and outdoor ornaments and foliage; move inside to brighten it up based on the owner’s theme. In addition to working with individual residences, the school, hospital and other public buildings can be modified to make them more functional and attractive.

Collect amiibo cards of popular villagers to enlist their help and enjoy their company after a hard days work beautifying these cosy cottages.

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer goes on sale September 25th, 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Source: Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes brings new cooperative play to 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Use the new totem function to stack Link in order to reach high ledges and objects!

There’s a new multi-player Zelda game coming to the Nintendo 3DS handheld. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a new adventure that requires teamwork from all three players to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Nintendo announced the title as part of their press conference Tuesday morning at E3.

Three colourful variations of Link (Green, Red and Blue) in the visual style found in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds must partner up to overcome obstacles and bosses of dungeons to collect items. Some items can be used to create outfits that increase specific abilities to give the advantage in trickier levels or situations. Players share Link’s hearts to encourage cooperation, and a new “totem” feature allows each player to be stacked atop another to reach high ledges or objects.

Play with friends using the local wireless connection or over the Internet. Paper replicas of Link are available for rent to help complete the quests in single player mode.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is expected to be released in the fall of 2015.

Source: Nintendo

Hyrule Warriors to appear on Nintendo 3DS

Link as he appears in <em>Hyrule Warriors</em>.

Link as he appears in Hyrule Warriors.

Last year, Hyrule Warriors made its debut on the Wii U. Now, the cross-over between Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise and Omega Force’s Dynasty Warriors is coming to the Nintendo 3DS.

IGN uploaded a promotional video featuring footage from the Japanese-version on the handheld console. No release date was mentioned, but more details could be forthcoming at next week’s E3.

Hyrule Warriors deviates from the existing Legend of Zelda timelines. The story of Cia, a guardian of the Triforce, becomes corrupted by the shattered spirit of Ganondorf and attempts to recover the pieces of the golden artifact. In doing so, the land of Hyrule is plunged into darkness as portals between the different dimensions open, disgorging armies of monsters. Training to become a soldier, Link joins the troops defending Hyrule castle and Princess Zelda.

Source: IGN

Majora’s Mask 3DS to come with limited edition figure

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Collector's Edition

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Collector’s Edition with miniature Skull Kid figure.

Nintendo has unveiled a limited collector’s edition box of the forthcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D for the Nintendo 3DS handheld console to include a miniature Skull Kid figure.

A handful of retailers will have the limited edition figure and game for sale together at a suggested price of $49.99 and will be available the same day the game is released.

Posts on Twitter have highlighted how quickly retailers ran out of pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Collector’s Edition.

A remake of the original Nintendo 64 title, Majora’s Mask throws a young Link in the midst of a world in chaos — a descending moon threatens the land of Termina with destruction in three days.  Classic items and weapons join new tools to help Link overcome puzzles and tasks that are all intertwined into the lives of the residents.

A launch date for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has not been made available.

Source: Nintendo

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