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Nintendo Posts Club Nintendo Favourites!

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Or in other words, what members of Club Nintendo consider the best games of 2013.  Which as everyone has likely figured out, consist at least 90% of Nintendo games and roughly mirror the list of titles the company has promoted most in the last 12 months.  Keep reading to see the list…

Has 2013 Been an Impressive Year for Nintendo Games?

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Usually, the amount of good games released in a year is fairly low, with just one or two bonafide classics being released alongside a whole ton of lesser titles no one really cares about.  But in 2013, it seems things have been… a little different.  In fact, I’d say that this year has actually been one of Nintendo’s best ever years for new games, with every month seemingly bringing a new classic!  So here’s a nice look back at 2013 and all the fantastic new games that Nintendo released throughout it.

Fire Emblem Awakening could have been the last Fire Emblem Game

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That’s if the sales were poor anyway.  Here’s an interesting quote from an interview with the developers in Spanish gaming magazine “Hobby Consola”: Question: Fire Emblem has had a long lifetime. Do you get the feeling it gets harder to release a new episode every time? Yamagami: No doubt. Truth be told, sales are dropping. The sales manager of Nintendo, Mr. Hatano, told us that this could be the last Fire Emblem. Due to this progressive descend on sales, they told us that if the sales of this episode stayed below 250,000 copies, we’d stop working on the saga. I remember when I came back from the meeting and told the team “My God, what are we gonna do?! The […]

Register Three 3DS Games, Get a Fourth One Free – So Many Games Promotion

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Been buying a lot of new 3DS games recently now that the system has tons of great games available to purchase?  Can’t afford yet another title and want to be part of an interesting promotion?  Well you may just be in luck, since Nintendo of Europe is launching the ‘So Many Games!’ promotion and letting anyone who registers three games get another one for absolutely free! Best of all, the games eligible for this promotion are some of the best new games around, as shown by this list: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS version) Luigi’s Mansion 2 Fire Emblem: Awakening LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity […]

Nintendo’s Digital Sales are Sky Rocketing… Well Obviously

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As far as digital game sales go, Nintendo is apparently very pleased with them at the moment.  11% of all Nintendo’s sales from the first party 3DS games available both digitally and physically are from digital download sales, and 80 000 of Fire Emblem Awakening’s sales too. So as far as that goes, they’re doing well. But am I the only one who’s thinking that this news is all a little… obvious? I mean, call me a cynic if you like, but what did they expect was going to happen?  Prior to the 3DS and Wii U, there were absolutely ZERO full Nintendo games being sold on the eShop or through download services. Wanted a Wii or DS game?  You […]

Nintendo UK Is Right; 2013 is the Year of the 3DS!

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In a recent interview with MCV, Nintendo UK calls 2013 the ‘year of the 3DS’ in reference to all the great 3DS titles coming out in the following 7-8 months.  Here’s their original quote: Our aim is obviously to upgrade as many DS owners as possible and with our strongest ever software line up and with games which appeal to all of our different audiences, this year really is the year of 3DS The 2013 software line-up is the strongest we’ve ever had and combined with a diverse back-catalogue that includes both Nintendo favourites like Mario, Professor Layton and Zelda as well as titles like Kid Icarus and Heroes of Ruin or New Style Boutique, there really is something for […]

Want to Know Why Fire Emblem Awakening’s Characters Have No Feet? Here’s Your Answer!

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If you’ve ever been online a while back when Fire Emblem Awakening was first released, you may have seen the discussions about the character designs in the game.  Or more accurately, about why it seemed like none of the characters had any feet.  Here’s a good example: http://nintendo3dscommunity.com/topic/10401-something-isnt-quite-right-here/ Above: As you can see, they have no defined feet so to speak of. Well now it seems Nintendo have finally came out with a proper answer, as mentioned in a developer interview about the game.  Here it is: 8-4: Speaking of doing something difererent, we have to ask a question a lot of the fans are wondering — what happened with the feet? (laughs) Kusakihara: (Laughs) Well, they’re there…they’re just…omitted a […]

Who’s Your Favourite Fire Emblem Awakening Character? Nintendo Opens Voting…

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Yes, Nintendo have now started an official poll for Fire Emblem Awakening fans and are asking people who their favourite Fire Emblem Awakening characters are.  Here’s the poll on their 3DS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DS/app_162848913870953 And here’s the list of characters you can choose from: Chrom Lissa Emmeryn Fredricl Sumia Kellam Lon’qu Marth Stahl Sully Miriel Vaike Ricken Maribelle Basilo Flavia Panne Virion Cordelia Donnel Anna Tiki Say’ri Gaius Tharja Olivia Nowi Libra Henry Gregor Cherche Gangrel Aversa Walhart Validar Yeah, I have no absolutely no idea who most of these people are, but I guess the Fire Emblem Awakening fans out there must have some favourites, right?  And given how often they come up in discussion elsewhere, I’m going to […]

Nintendo Giving Away Fire Emblem Art Books!

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All you need to do is reply to their Tweet (shown below) and say why you love Fire Emble Awakening. Here’s the Tweet from their official Nintendo of America Twitter channel telling everyone about the contest: We have some Fire Emblem Awakening artbooks to give away! Tell us why u love the game and tag ur tweets with #FireEmblem — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 25, 2013 So go over there now and try it! If you’re lucky, you might even be one of those few people who end up winning a Fire Emblem Awakening Art Book! And I’m sure most Fire Emblem fans would love that, right? Source: Nintendo of America Twitter; Win a Fire Emblem Awakening Art Book!

Today’s Nintendo Direct will cover Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon

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At least, people on NeooGAF have found video thumbnails related to the official Nintendo Direct Youtube channel showing Satoru Iwata wearing a Luigi cap in front of the standard Nintendo Direct background, so it seems like that’ll be at least one of the games covered in the coming presentation.   Above: Oh, I wonder what this could be… They’ve also found evidence that the Nintendo Direct will talk about Fire Emblem Awakening, LEGO City Undercover and Animal Crossing New Leaf, so it seems this will be one hell of a Nintendo Direct.  Here are all the logos found: So it looks like we’ve got a good idea about what types of games Nintendo will be discussing at today’s presentation, and […]