Thursday, June 9, 2016

From the Source: Nintendo eShop action + Marvelous + Xseed... going in!

E3 is preparing for landing.


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June 9, 2016 13:00 UTC

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Kirby: Planet Robobot will be available on June 10. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Kirby: Planet Robobot will be available on June 10. (Graphic: Business Wire)
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Kirby: Planet Robobot – The pink puffball is back and ready to kick some bot! Harness the power of a mysterious mech to stop ruthless invaders from mechanizing Kirby’s home world. Smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities in this supercharged action-platformer. Kirby: Planet Robobot will be available on June 10.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – Experience a new adventure from KING Art, creators of The Book of Unwritten TalesThe Critter Chronicles and The Raven – Legacy of a Master ThiefThe Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a fantasy story with more than 20 hours of playtime, filled with trademark humor that lovingly spoofs your favorite fantasy worlds. Solve hundreds of weird puzzles, meet an ensemble of quirky characters and enjoy an epic orchestral soundtrack. Click here to view the trailer.
    • Olympia Rising – It takes the heart of a true hero to escape the Underworld. Jump, climb, slash and incinerate your way through each stage to make your way to Mount Olympus. Click here to view the trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Wario: Master of Disguise – Wario never lets a get-rich-quick scheme pass him by. After stealing a magic wand that turns its owner into a Master of Disguise, Wario becomes a master thief who uses disguises to help him steal everything in his path. Use the power of the disguise to explore, attack and hunt for treasure. The all-powerful Wishstone awaits!
Activities:
  • Nintendo eShop Sale – A sale is on the way, and My Nintendo members will get a special bonus. Become a My Nintendo member and set yourself up for the best savings by:
    • Creating a Nintendo Account
    • Linking your Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account
    • Making sure you access Nintendo eShop on your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS system at least once prior to purchase
    Learn more about the sale by visiting http://e3.nintendo.com/#section-my-nintendo.
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends Free Companion Fairy Now Available! – A Fairy comes bearing gifts! To thank you all for playing the Hyrule Warriors Legends game, a free SpotPass download including a new Fairy companion, Lazuli, extra Rupees and more fairy Food is now available! Lazuli will surely prove to be a stalwart ally, aiding you with her skills and magic!
Nintendo eShop sales:
New DLC:
  • Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 2 DLC – Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deeprealms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series for the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest games, units leveled up in the main game cannot lend support. Devise a strategy using a fresh team and reap the rewards, but only if all of your units survive. You can receive all six maps by purchasing Map Pack 2 for only $7.99.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • Kirby: Planet Robobot: Robobot Armor Activate!
Also new this week:

We are honored to announce our exciting lineup of games that will be shown for the first time at the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) June 14 - 16 in Los Angeles. Revealed today are Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, and STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems.

We will additionally showcase The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and "PSVita" system, Corpse Party for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems, and recently announced indie games Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for PS4™, Wii U™, and "PSVita", Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity for PS4™, and Exile's End for PS4™, Wii U, and "PSVita."

Also announced to our lineup today was the addition of AKIBA'S BEAT, for the PS4™ and "PSVita", currently set for a Winter 2016 launch. More information about the game will be made available at E3.
Our booth will be located in the West Hall, #5000. The following titles have not yet been rated by the ESRB unless stated otherwise.

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star
PlayStation®4 and  "PSVita" 
[Release: Winter]

Expanding upon the extensive and much-beloved Fate universe with a standalone story from acclaimed series writer Kinoko Nasu (of Fate/stay night fame),Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, developed by Marvelous Inc., transpires through a diverse cast of "Servants" - ancient warriors of legend and imagination, in loyal service to their Masters - who survived the Holy Grail War that took place on the Moon. In a future ruled by the all-powerful lunar super computer Moon Cell Automaton, these champions now duke it out for dominance over this digital realm, known as "SE.RA.PH." This story takes place after the events described inFate/EXTRA, and depicts the world after that previous Holy Grail War. Players will experience the story from the independent perspectives of the three heroine Servants and face off in fast-paced action against foes from a variety of Fate productions, including characters from Fate/stay nightFate/Apocrypha and Fate/Grand Order. A new form change battle mechanic debuts in this entry to match its series-first gameplay style, transforming the player-controlled Servants and granting them considerable powers that allow them to devastate enemies and take formidable challenges head-on.

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
Nintendo 3DS™ 
[Release: 2017]

In celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of gaming's longest-running farming and life simulation series, this newest entry in the beloved Bokujo Monogatari franchise - now known as STORY OF SEASONS in the West - delivers the biggest adventure yet in STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns. Settled on a homestead in the middle of three distinct and uniquely themed locales, players can explore a diverse landscape as they search for new ways to grow their farms and friendships. Extensive customization and gameplay options are on offer in Trio of Towns, with each village offering its own variety of regional crops, lads and ladies to romance, animals, festivals, furniture, decorations and more. More ways to play sprout up as players connect to one another locally or via the internet to chat, trade, and enhance items on a mysterious multiplayer island.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
PlayStation®3 and  "PSVita"    
[Release: Fall 2016]

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
picks up one month after the decisive collision which changed the fate of the entire nation at the conclusion of Trails of Cold Steel. Speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed "ARCUS" system returns with all the bells and whistles players fondly remember alongside a new Overdrive mode, new means of transportation covering both land and sky, new allies, new dangers, and a renewed sense of hope as Rean tirelessly works to right the wrongs that have led the country to disarray. Cross-Save functionality between the game's "PSVita" and PS3™ editions returns, and clear data from the first game grants bonus stats and extra items. In addition, relationships cultivated during the earlier time players spent at Thors Military Academy affect future story elements and allow for more personalized conversations throughout the game.
Corpse PartyNintendo 3DS™  
[Release: Summer 2016] 

In the critically acclaimed cult hit Corpse Party, players take control of a group of Japanese high school students who inadvertently engage in a pagan ritual and find themselves inexplicably transported into a whole other space: an inescapable echo of a long-since demolished school building where a series of brutal murders once took place. Presented using crisp 2D sprite graphics in a classic 16-bit style, Corpse Party is brought to life with gruesome and horrifyingly detailed portraits and art stills, vividly descriptive text, and binaural 3D audio when played with headphones for a more immersive audioscape. Players' nerves will be thoroughly tested in this horror adventure, which provides a uniquely engrossing and terrifying story-driven experience. Remastered from the 2011 PSP game, the Nintendo 3DS rendition of Corpse Party will feature redrawn, high-resolution character sprites, newly arranged music tracks, and 3D art stills, as well as four new Extra Chapters exclusive to this version that provide insight into lesser-shown characters and plot elements previously left unexplained.


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June 8, 2016 12:00 UTC

Nintendo News: Nintendo Gives Fans Ways to Stay Engaged with Its E3-Related Activities

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo is getting ready for the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles next week, and wants to help fans stay engaged with all the Nintendo news and action from the show. Here’s a rundown of some of Nintendo’s activities before and during the show:
Nintendo's kickoff to the E3 trade show begins at 9 a.m. PT, with an introduction by Nintendo of Ame ...
Nintendo's kickoff to the E3 trade show begins at 9 a.m. PT, with an introduction by Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime and the world's first look at live gameplay of The Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U console. (Graphic: Business Wire)
June 8
  • The Legend of Zelda Twitter campaign for Miitomo in-app gifts: Miitomo users should check @NintendoAmerica on Twitter today for a special tweet kicking off a collaboration between the mobile app and the Legend of Zelda franchise. If the tweet gets a combined 10,000 retweets worldwide, Nintendo will issue a “Link’s new hair wig” as an in-app gift to all users of Nintendo’s Miitomo mobile app. If it gets 20,000 combined retweets, Nintendo will give all Miitomo users a “Link wig” in theMiitomo app.
June 14
  • More of The Legend of Zelda in Miitomo: Miitomo will continue its celebration of The Legend of Zelda with a themed Miitomo Drop game that will give players the chance to win TheLegend of Zelda-themed in-app gear for their Mii character. Players will also be able to use Miitomo coins in Miitomo to purchase The Legend of Zelda collaboration items. An additional The Legend of Zelda collaboration gift will be available on the My Nintendo website, and players can exchange their My Nintendo Platinum Points for this item.
  • Nintendo Treehouse: Live – Day 1: Nintendo’s kickoff to the E3 trade show begins at 9 a.m. PT, with an introduction by Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime and the world’s first look at live gameplay of The Legend of Zeldagame for the Wii U console. Viewers can also catch the first live gameplay of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. Watch Nintendo Treehouse: Live via Nintendo’s channels on YouTube and Twitch, as well as on http://e3.nintendo.com.
  • Nintendo eShop sale: Starting at 11 a.m. PT until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 21, Nintendo is offering discounts on some of its most popular games as a special treat for fans. My Nintendo members who are signed in will also get a special bonus if they buy select games included in the sale. Anyone who hasn’t signed up for My Nintendo yet is encouraged to do so now to avoid the E3 rush. To get the extra discount, My Nintendo members must link their Nintendo Account to their Nintendo Network ID and access Nintendo eShop on their device at least once before they make a purchase. The discounted games can be purchased in Nintendo eShop or at http://e3.nintendo.com. Details about the discounts can also be found at http://e3.nintendo.com.
June 15
  • Nintendo Treehouse: Live – Day 2: Starting at 10 a.m. PT, the Nintendo Treehouse: Live programming will showcase upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including Monster Hunter Generations from Capcom, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. The day will start with a special Pokémon GO developer Q&A. Watch all of Nintendo’s action from the E3 show floor via Nintendo’s channels on YouTube and Twitch, as well as on http://e3.nintendo.com.