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Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85

19 Sep

Hiroshi Yamauchi

 

We’re terribly sorry to inform you that Hiroshi Yamauchi died today in a Kyoto hospital, where he had been suffering from pneumonia for several months.

Yamauchi, a longtime (and beloved) president of Nintendo  from 1949 to 2002, was 85.

Farewell Yamauchi-sama, thanks for everything, you’ll be missed.

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Let’s compare the HD Wind Waker to the GameCube one

4 Sep

the legend of zelda wind waker hd

Here’s a video by Nintendo of Japan comparing the upcoming The Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker HD for Wii U to the old, non-HD, GameCube one. Let’s see all the big improvements they made.

Nintendo 2DS unboxing

29 Aug

nintendo 2ds unboxingIt was just yesterday when Nintendo announced the brand new (and quite ugly) Nintendo 2DS, and it seems that someone already put his hands on it and did the very first video unboxing.

We know that the video is in Italian and you (actually we) are not gonna understand a single word, but hey, they’ve put English subtitles, so yuppi! Enjoy!

Here’s the Nintendo 2DS! Wait…what?

28 Aug

nintendo 2ds

Yep, you read it right and it’s not a typo. Nintendo has really unveiled a new handheld called Nintendo 2DS! Also yes, it is exactly how you can see from the pic above, a one piece handheld device.

When we first heard the news, we immediately check the calendar, looking for an April 1st on today’s date…but not. This is real, and in our opinion pointless.

Nintendo is claiming that the new 2DS is capable of playing original DS and 3DS games in amazing…2D (you don’t say?).

Also, seems that the new portable console will be available this October in NA and Europe only for, at least, the quite cheap price of 129.99$

Here’s the official trailer.

But, what are the real differences among all the Nintendo handhelds now on the market? Here’s a sum!

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New trailer for Sonic Lost World

23 Aug

sonic lost world

You all know that the Gamescom 2013 is going on right now, so there are plenty of news around. Some more interesting than others, here for example the new trailer for the upcoming Sonic Lost World!

Pretty awesome, isn’t it? Sonic Lost World will be available exclusively for Wii U and 3DS on October 22nd.

New Pokémon anime follows Red and Green original games and a new Pokémon game on Wii U (?)

17 Aug

pokemon the origin anime

Following the newest trailer published by The Pokémon Company, seems like the upcoming anime series of Pokèmon will follow the original plot of the first two Game Boy games, Red and Green. The series, called The Origin will be just a spin off, but hey, finally we can get rid of Ash & Co. for a while. Enjoy the trailer.

As you can see from the trailer, it will be aired at the beginning of October in Japan.

But we’re not finished yet. Since there’s the Pokémon Game Show going on in Japan right now, we have another news…or better, rumor. In fact seems like Nintendo has some plans for a new Pokémon game, possibly on Wii U. How we know this? Well, they’re teasing this:

pokemon wii u rpg 3d

And here’s the entire video from where this pic has been taken (kinda nostalgic!).

So, what’s that…a long waited home console Pokémon 3D RPG?…Stay tuned!

Poor sales for Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Wii U in Japan

15 Aug

yakuza 1 & 2 HD wii U

We got bad news guys, especially for you Wii U owners and/or Yakuza fans. In fact last week SEGA released its Yakuza 1 & 2 HD remake on the Wii U in Japan, and that’s good, but guess what…sells aren’t going as expected.

Maybe it’s more appropriate say that the first instalation of the Yakuza saga outside a Sony console is facing proper poor sales; the game didn’t even make in the top 50 chart of the week, selling barely 1800 copies. Yes, just 1800 copies, in Japan.

You already know where we are going to say, right? We can now only assume the worst for the series’ future in the West, starting with no hope for an outside-Japan release of this remake and moreover, not many chances to see Yakuza 5 localized. Why? Well, if the series doesn’t sell in Japan, how can it sell in USA and Europe?

Taiwan will get a super limited Doraemon 3DS

14 Aug

taiwan nintendo 3ds doraemon limited editionWe’re used to incredible super cool (and rare) limited edition consoles come from Japan, but sometimes things are different. This is the case of the above Limited Edition Doraemon Nintendo 3DS that is going to be “released” in Taiwan only.

Actually, is not even going to be released. In fact, Nintendo is localising the game Doraemon: Nobita’s Number Adventure in Taiwan, and to mark the game release, is also holding some sort of contest, in which the prizes are five of these wonderful handhelds.

So yes, this is going to be quite a rare console…prepare your wallets collectors.

The Wonderful 101 Direct and demo available!

10 Aug

wonderful 101 direct demo

We already told you how The Wonderful 101 looked good when we tried it. Now the release date is approaching and the hype for the last Platinum Games’ title is increasing. Yesterday Hideki Kamiya hosted a very special Nintendo Direct, called -surprire surprise- The Wonderful 101 Direct, presenting and explaining all the features of the game. Here’d the direct in full lenght.

If you don’t have 20+ minutes to spend on this, here’s a shorter video, featuring just the full lenght trailer for the game.

Ah, almost forgot, a shiny brand new demo for The Wonderful 101 is available worldwide to download from the Wii U eShop! Have a nice play!

Senran Kagura: Burst coming to Europe

9 Aug

Senran Kagura: Burst 3ds europe usa

More good news for all us European 3DS owners! In fact another great Japanese-only game has been announced for an European release! We’re talking about Senran Kagura: Burst, classic beat’em up from Marvelous AQL, Japanese software house, well known for Harvest Moon and Rune Factory.

The game has been announced for an American release earlier this week, but for us European the news is even better, as our American mates will only get a digital copy, downloadable through the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Unlike them, Zen United (the publisher in western countries) said that we’re gonna get the retail version of the game!

If you don’t know the game, Senran Kagura: Burst is a scroll beat’em up set in a Japanese high school, and follows a number of female students who are secretly being trained in Ninjutsu. As you can tell from the picture above and the trailer below, the main ingredient of the game is: BOOBS.

The release date is set for Q1 2014.