Back in 2001, Nintendo launched a video game focused on Mario's brother Luigi called Luigi's Mansion. Nintendo has announced that the sequel to that game is set to launch on March 24, which is this coming Sunday. The game will be a Nintendo 3DS exclusive title.
Nintendo has announced that on March 24 it will be releasing a limited edition yellow Nintendo 3DS XL that features a cute outline of Pikachu on the back. The handset is being released the same day as the upcoming Pokemon video game for the 3DS, and Nintendo is offering a game for free to those who purchase both the special edition handset and the Pokemon game.
A New York federal jury found Nintendo to have infringed on a 3D patent with its 3DS handheld earlier today. As a result of the legal proceedings, the video game giant has been slapped with a $30.2 million fine in damages. The lawsuit was originally filed back in 2011 by Seijiro Tomita, who didn't attend the legal session today.
Sad news for those of you who were planning to pick up a copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening today, as it seems that a number of retailers in the US aren't getting their shipments in until later this week. The game was scheduled to launch today in the US, but Game Informer has spoken to some Best Buy and GameStop stores that say they haven't received shipments yet. Just the same, it seems Amazon is warning potential purchasers of a possible shipping delay, so many players may not be getting Fire Emblem: Awakening today.
Get ready, Super Smash Bros. fans, because it appears that Nintendo will be showing off the upcoming Wii U and 3DSSmash Bros. titles at E3 later this year. Iwata said during this week's Nintendo Direct event that we would see screens from the games at the expo, but it seems that designer Masahiro Sakurai wants to show off more than just still images. Perhaps we'll get to see trailers of the titles in action?
Yesterday, Disney announced Disney Infinity, a new game that looks to capture a segment of the huge audience created by Activision's Skylanders line of games. We're sure the announcement lit up the imaginations of many different children, but those trips into famous Disney worlds are going to cost a healthy amount of money. Disney has stuck the starter pack with a $74.99 price tag, and each "Play Set" will require a payment of $34.99.
Nintendo is no stranger to rolling out limited edition consoles to coincide with major game releases, and we're seeing the company do it again with Fire Emblem: Awakening. At one point we had no clue if this game would ever make it to North America, but now its release is just a couple short weeks away. What better way to celebrate than with a brand new 3DS that looks as good as the one in the picture below?
It's safe to say that the announcement of Pokemon X and Y has Pokefans the world over excited. Not only are these the first Pokemon games made for the 3DS, but they also seem to be taking the series in an entirely new direction, ditching the sprites for cel-shaded visuals instead. Today, we're getting another glance into the world of Pokemon X and Y thanks to new screenshots and artwork from Nintendo.
Pokemon is at it again, folks. Nintendo has announced that the next Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game, Gates to Infinity will be released on March 24 in North America exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS. The latest instalment in the popular sub-series will allow 3DS owners to use the portable console's camera to scan objects and access new locations.
There are two great things about Nintendo embracing a connected future for gaming: it allows Nintendo to release DLC for its games (more on that in just a minute) and it also allows the company to track gameplay data and give us the insane statistics we all crave. For instance, did you know that 3DS gamers across the globe have collected 300 billion coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2? That's a lot of coins, and to celebrate Nintendo has released new DLC for New Super Mario Bros. 2 that's free for a short time.