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WII Sports Club 02Fore! Love! Strike! Home run! TKO! All five of these phrases are going to echo through the homes of Wii U owners everywhere when the five-sports-in-one packaged version of Wii Sports Club hits stores on July 25 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. With Wii Sports Club, the millions of people who fell in love with Wii Sports can now hop off their couches and get active with new versions of the five original classic sports – Tennis, Bowling, Golf, Baseball and Boxing – enhanced with online multiplayer and optimized for play with the Wii U GamePad controller.

Wii Sports Club feels like a new experience, with the addition of crisp high-definition graphics and Wii MotionPlus technology, as well as creative uses of the Wii U GamePad. For example, in Wii Sports Club – Baseball, the pitcher aims a fastball, change-up or curveball by moving the GamePad around in real space and pressing a button to throw. If the ball gets hit in the air, the player holds the GamePad to track and catch the fly ball – just like they would with a baseball glove! In Wii Sports Club – Golf, players place the GamePad on the floor. The ball will appear on the GamePad controller’s screen and then “fly” to the TV screen when players take their golf swing using the Wii Remote Plus controller.

WII Sports Club 03Using the game’s new online multiplayer mode, players no longer have to wait for a reunion or holiday gathering to play with friends and family members who live far away. Gamers from all over the country who own the game and have a broadband Internet connection can play Wii Sports Club together. Players also can join a club to represent their regions and build online communities with fellow club members by sending tips, pep talks and other messages via Miiverse.

There are so many new features in Wii Sports Club that players will feel like they are playing the game for the first time. The added GamePad features elicit the same “You have to try this!” reactions generated after playing the original Wii Sports.

Digital versions of all five Wii Sports Club games will also be available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U starting at 6 p.m. PT on June 26. For more information about the game, visit http://wiisportsclub.nintendo.com.

See Friends and Family Like You’ve Never Dreamed of Seeing Them Before

Tomodachi_Life_Box_Art_webreadyWhen Tomodachi Life is on, all bets are off. You, your friends and family – alongside some of the coolest people you can imagine – can star as Mii characters in this madcap hand-held adventure launching June 6 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The only difference will be that now you will watch their lives unfold in sillier, entirely spontaneous and hilariously dramatic ways.

Tomodachi” is the Japanese word for “friend.” Because your friends become the life force of Tomodachi Life, the game will become your BFF, just as it has for millions of video game fans in Japan. If you’re dreaming of hanging out with celebrities, Nintendo is providing the Mii characters of Christina Aguilera, Debby Ryan, Zendaya, Shaun White and Shaquille O’Neal in Tomodachi Life at launch on the Tomodachi Life website at http://tomodachi.nintendo.com/sharing-miis.

After early tests showed that it would be impractical to develop a machine that could beam all of your friends and relatives into a Nintendo 3DS system, Nintendo poured resources into fine-tuning and expanding customization options for creating Mii characters with heart and soul. You can tailor not only the appearance, but also, for the first time, the personality and even the voice of each Mii character you bring to life in Tomodachi Life, including loved ones, artistic geniuses and historical figures.

3DS_TomodachiLife_2Every time you check back on the game, you will find these characters up to something entirely unexpected or downright outlandish. Mii characters of your real-life best friends may be just like they are in real life, or they might act in totally unexpected ways. You may see your grandfather dancing the hula, dress your mom in crazy outfits or play jokes on your brothers or sisters without getting caught. When you see these wacky things happening, you’re going to want to share them. The Image Share tool on Nintendo 3DS lets you grab screen shots of the game’s funniest moments and share them on social networks with your real-life friends and relatives so they can see what’s happening on your island.

“You’ll want to play Tomodachi Life often – it’s a lot like following people’s antics on social media but better, and with a higher occurrence of hot dog suits, impromptu rock concerts, slug races and vivid dreams,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

Prepare to snap pics of every head-scratching and belly-laughing incident on Ferris wheels, roller coasters, fashion shows, beaches or coffee tables. Document the strange rituals of Virtual Boy worshipping, gift-exchanges and fashion trend spotting. (Word on the street is that cat suits, dinosaur suits, astronaut suits and caveman chic are poised to make stunning comebacks.)

3DS_TomodachiLife_3Tomodachi Life launches June 6 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a suggested retail price of $34.99. Anyone who buys the game will get two codes to give to friends who own Nintendo 3DS systems to let them download a special “Move-In” demo version of Tomodachi Life so they can check it out for themselves. Quantities of the codes available in stores are limited and are available while supplies last. For more information about the game, visit http://tomodachilife.nintendo.com.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

Play Nintendo Tour 2014

Headlined by video game luminaries like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pokémon, the three-month Play Nintendo Tour 2014 will showcase Nintendo’s latest hand-held, Nintendo 2DS, in an immersive gaming playground for kids of all ages. Kicking off on June 6 in Los Angeles and traveling to a dozen major U.S. cities, this free event will showcase the hottest Nintendo games, including:

• Kirby: Triple Deluxe
• Yoshi’s New Island
• Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
• The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
• Super Mario 3D Land
• Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
• Mario Kart 7

Guests will enjoy whimsical-themed gaming zones filled with iconic items like banana-shaped seats in the Donkey Kong area, a giant Poké Ball in the Pokémon section and Yoshi egg chairs in Yoshi’s island. Attendees will also have the chance to meet costumed characters Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong and Kirby.

Additionally, racers can satisfy their need for speed in the Mario Kart racing area, where their skills will be put to the test in Mario Kart 7. Winning drivers advance and will be eligible to move up to the main stage to show off their racing skills on a giant TV screen featuring the new high-definition, anti-gravity racing game for Wii U: Mario Kart 8, which launched May 30.

For more information about the Play Nintendo Tour, please visit http://www.nintendo.com/events/play2014.

Play Nintendo Tour Details:

Los Angeles
June 6-7: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
June 8: 12–6 p.m.

Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

Orange County (Irvine)
August 29-September 1

Location: TBD

Push, Pull, Climb and Share in New Installment of Fan-Favorite Puzzle Series

On June 19, Pushmo World will launch exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a price of $9.99.

On June 19, Pushmo World will launch exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a price of $9.99.

For the first time, a game in the critically acclaimed Pushmo series is coming to a home console. On June 19, Pushmo World will launch exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a price of $9.99. Like Nintendo 3DS games Pushmo and Crashmo before it, Pushmo World finds players pushing, pulling and climbing blocks to solve a collection of more than 250 new puzzles. What separates Pushmo World from the other games in the series, besides the crisp and colorful HD graphics and original puzzles, is the addition of World Pushmo Fair, an in-game hub that gives players an easy way to share and download new puzzles. To celebrate the upcoming launch of Pushmo World, Nintendo is holding a special price promotion event in which Pushmo and Crashmo will be available at discounted prices starting May 28 and running through June 13 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Players of all ages will easily fall in love with Pushmo World. The cute, playful characters like Mallo and Papa Blox will appeal to kids, while the satisfying puzzle-based game play will be a treat for longtime gamers looking for a challenge. In the game, players are tasked with solving three-dimensional block-based puzzles by moving blocks to climb to the top of structures. As the game progresses, the puzzles get larger and more complex, with some massive, screen-filling creations resembling familiar objects, animals and even classic Nintendo characters.

Pushmo World introduces a collection of training levels that players can use to hone their puzzle-climbing skills. The game also features a time-rewind option that lets players undo mistakes. This forgiving feature rewards players for being smart thinkers, rather than forcing them to restart a complex puzzle for making a hasty move. Being stumped won’t stop the fun: If players are stuck on a particularly tough puzzle, they can skip ahead to the next one.

In addition to the numerous puzzles included in the game, Pushmo World features almost endless replay value by letting players create their own puzzles using a selection of tools in Pushmo Studio. Once completed and solved by the creator, the puzzles created in Pushmo Studio can be shared using multiple options: Players can use the built-in QR Code generator to create QR Code patterns for each puzzle they create, or they can send their custom puzzles to the World Pushmo Fair, where players from all around the world with broadband Internet access can play and rate them. Players can also browse the fair to play and collect puzzles created by other players around the world.

World Pushmo Fair is the main hub of Pushmo World and serves as an interface to the Pushmo World Miiverse community. Players will even find new puzzles created by the game’s developers in World Pushmo Fair. If players find a puzzle they love, they can leave feedback and even give it a friendly “Yeah!” in Miiverse via World Pushmo Fair. With an intuitive interface, World Pushmo Fair is an easy way for all players to find and share a near-endless amount of fun puzzles.

“Pushmo and Crashmo are two of the most well-received games ever released exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Pushmo World makes it easy for players to create and share their own puzzles, and it’s a joy to experience Mallo’s colorful world in HD for the first time.”

From May 28 at 9 a.m. PT through June 13 at 8:59 a.m. PT, Pushmo and Crashmo are available at up to 33 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Pushmo is available at a price of $4.69 and Crashmo is available at a price of $5.99. Visit www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more information.

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For more information about Pushmo World, visit www.pushmoworld.nintendo.com.

Super Smash BrothersVideogame company Nintendo said it’s getting ready to launch a program for YouTube creators under which fans that use its copyrighted material in their videos will be eligible to receive a share of advertising revenue from that content in some circumstances.

The Japanese company said it has been permitting the use of Nintendo-copyrighted material in videos on YouTube under “appropriate circumstances,” with ad revenue shared between YouTube and Nintendo.

Under a new affiliate program, YouTube users “who wish to use the material more proactively” will also receive a cut of ad revenue, Nintendo said in a statement. Nintendo said it will announce additional details in the future.

Source: Variety

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Virtual Console on Wii U

  • Street Fighter™ Alpha 2 – Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes with lightning-fast game play and amazing innovations. Quick Move Reversals, Alpha Counters and the incredible Custom Combo System created a standard for all games to fight by. Neutralize opponents’ attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute incredible Custom Combos to create a rapid-fire assault of attacks. Previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma and Bison are joined by five fighters: Rolento, Gen, Sakura and classic favorites Dhalsim and Zangief.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

  • Mega Man™ V – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This week’s release is Mega Man V, which originally launched on the Game Boy system in 1994. During a peaceful stroll with his sister, Roll, Mega Man is confronted by a powerful robot that drops from the sky. The enemy easily defeats Mega Man, and then quickly dispatches an army of robots to conquer Earth. Waking up in Dr. Light’s laboratory, Mega Man is given a new and powerful weapon to defeat the alien invasion: the Mega Arm. Using the aid of weapon upgrades and companion assists, Mega Man blasts through waves of robotic foes to solve the mystery behind this alien attack. Click here to check out the trailer for Mega Man V.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Swords & Soldiers – The funniest action-strategy game you’ll ever play! Command an army of Vikings in their quest to create the ultimate BBQ sauce, lead the Aztecs in defense of the Holy Pepper and build an array of explosive Chinese toys. Build your own forces and defeat your foes using berserkers, dart blowers, giant boulders, ninja monkeys (yes, ninja monkeys!) and other crazy weapons and items. Click here to check out the trailer for Swords & Soldiers.
  • Squids Odyssey – A unique mix of action and turn-based RPGs! With its colorful realm under siege, a scrappy shoal of squid heroes has no other choice but to fight back. Build your team of heroes and throw them into epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps. Squids Odyssey is exclusive to Wii U and includes the two original campaigns from SQUIDS and SQUIDS Wild West, as well as original content. Click here to check out the trailer.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • Darts Up 3D – Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on June 11, Darts Up 3D is 67 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Classic Games Overload – For a limited time, get $10 off Classic Games Overload in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 2.
  • Joindots – For a limited time, Joindots is discounting select games, including 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games and Gardenscapes in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 5.
  • BLOK DROP U – Now through 9 a.m. PT on June 4, BLOK DROP U is 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
  • AeternoBlade – For a limited time, Aeternoblade is on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer starts on May 23 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 26.

Also new this week:

  • Fit Music (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Alien On The Run – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Turtle Tale (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Lost Treasures of Alexandria (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U system, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu, http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.

Super Smash BrothersNintendo invites fans in the Los Angeles area to attend and observe the first-ever public tournament of its new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. On Tuesday, June 10, Nintendo will welcome 16 previously selected highly skilled Super Smash Bros. players to NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to celebrate Super Smash Bros. fan culture and find out who will emerge victorious on the big stage. The Super Smash Bros. Invitational will entertain thousands of spectators in person, and will also be live-streamed on both Twitch’s E3 channel and Nintendo’s Twitch channel to let countless others around the world be among the first to see the new game in action.

As a special treat for the biggest fans, attendees who dress up as their favorite Super Smash Bros. characters may be selected for priority seating right in front of the stage on which the tournament will occur. The event will be photographed and filmed, so the best costumes might appear on Twitch or Nintendo’s YouTube channel, where the event can also be viewed.

Here are the details for Tuesday, June 10:

9:30 a.m.: Wristband distribution begins at NOKIA Plaza at L.A. LIVE, 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles. A wristband is required for entry, and 3,000 wristbands are available to Nintendo fans on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Fans are requested to not line up prior to Tuesday morning. Once a wristband is obtained, fans can leave the plaza area and then return later that day, closer to the start of the event. The order that wristbands are obtained in the morning does not impact the order of entry into the venue in the afternoon.

2:30 p.m.: Doors open

4 p.m.: Super Smash Bros. Invitational begins

Nintendo has won a patent infringement case in a U.S. District Court in Texas. The case was brought in February 2009 by Wall Wireless, LLC, which claimed that the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems infringed a patent. Wall Wireless is a company whose primary business is enforcing patents. The court dismissed the case on May 19, 2014, after the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled all the patent claims Wall Wireless was relying on in its case.

This dismissal follows a decision by the Japanese Patent Office, which also found that Nintendo’s products do not infringe Wall’s Japanese patents.

“We are very pleased to see the U.S. case dismissed, and also to have the Japanese Patent Office confirm that Nintendo does not infringe Wall’s Japanese patents,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel. “Nintendo vigorously defends patent lawsuits and other proceedings when we believe we have not infringed another party’s patents. It does not matter where such cases are filed or if it takes more than five years to vindicate our position. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”

Wii Party UThis week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Wii Party U – Invite your friends over… it’s time to party! Your living room becomes a party playground as you enjoy time together in comically themed board games and minigames that get everyone off the couch. Every kind of party can be found in this one unique package that takes advantage of your TV, Wii Remote controllers and the Wii U GamePad controller. Also available at retail, Wii Party U will now be available in the Nintendo eShop starting May 16.
  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails – Featuring a unique control system that allows for 360-degree platforming action and thrilling 2D shooting, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails sees players glide along colorful glowing rails, leaping over the space station’s ample hazards and blasting back endless hordes of enemy rodents. The titular Scram Kitty offers helpful tips and feedback in real time via the TV screen as the player battles on the Wii U GamePad controller. Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Click here to check out the trailer.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Moon Chronicles™ – Experience Renegade Kid’s award-winning first-person shooter, remastered in glorious 3D. Moon Chronicles delivers an atmospheric sci-fi adventure with enhanced graphics and intuitive touch-screen controls for a truly unique experience – all running at a silky-smooth 60 frames per second. Moon Chronicles is available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to check out the trailer.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

  • Mega Man™ IV – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This week’s release is Mega Man IV, which originally launched on the Game Boy system in 1993. Join Mega Man and his friends on another mission to put a stop to Dr. Wily. This time, the mad scientist has used a mind-control machine to reprogram robots from the World Robot Exposition to do his bidding. Blast your way to victory with classic Mega Man game play. Click here to check out the trailer.

Virtual Console on Wii U

  • Adventures of Lolo – After the love of his life, Lala, is kidnapped by the devilish King Egger and taken to his haunted castle, our hero, Lolo, sets out to rescue her. The journey is perilous, as the Great Devil’s fortress is guarded by a massive army. But Lolo has a few tricks up his sleeve. He can move blocks to trap enemies, clear a path or use as a shield. He can also activate the Magic Shot that will turn enemies into eggs. But watch out, as a single touch from these creatures could spell trouble for our hero. Combining clever environmental puzzles with tricky enemies and an engaging style, Adventures of Lolo is a true NES classic.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • Big John Games Sale – For a limited time, Big John Games is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Smash Bowling 3D and Big Bass Arcade No Limit. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 5.
  • ATLUS Sale – For two weeks, Code of Princess™, Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Survivor™ Overclocked and more will be at their lowest prices yet! Starting at 9 a.m. PT on May 19 through 9 a.m. PT on June 2, get these cool ATLUS games for $14.99 each in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Also new this week:

  • Color Zen (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • ARC STYLE: Baseball 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Candy Match 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • DEEP SEA CREATURES (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U system, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu, http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.