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Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley Gets Release Date

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The next installment in the “The Harvest Moon” franchise has officially gotten a release date for the Nintendo 3DS. “Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley” will hit the 3DS on November 4 in North America. European markets will get the game sometime next year.

Developer Natsume announced the news on Twitter and told fans to spread the news” of the 3DS game’s upcoming release.

“The Lost Valley” has players returning all four seasons to the titular Lost Valley while running your farm and making friends (and falling in love if previous installments are any indication.)

Unlike previous installments of the franchise, “Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley” wasn’t created by the same studio that has overseen all the other games. Natsume developed the game internally.

“Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley” will cost $30 USD. You can watch the trailer below:

Nintendo Releasing New Zelda Game on 3DS?

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Legendary game creator Shigero Miyamoto, has been hinting at releasing another installment in the “Legend of Zelda” game franchise at a recent shareholders meeting.

During a Q&A session with investors, Miyamoto mentioned that Nintendo has plans to “evolve the series” after reaching the halfway point with the recent release “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.” Miyamoto also apparently has some secret ideas for another entry in the series. I am not surprised.

“… We are gradually changing the structure of The Legend of Zelda series, and we are preparing to newly evolve the series for Wii U,” said Miyamoto. “In addition to that, we have ideas for Nintendo 3DS which we have not announced yet, so I hope you will look forward to them.”

So far, no more details have been revealed about this mystery new entry into the Zelda series but it seems like there is something new and exciting on the horizon.

Fans are also left desperately awaiting the rumored Majora’s Mask remake that Nintendo producer Eiji Aonuma has been teasing us with for years. So far, it remains unsubstantiated as there was no mention of it during this year’s E3. It appears right now all we have to look forward to is “Hyrule Warriors” and “The Legend of Zelda Wii U.”

New Nintendo eShop Releases!

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Nintendo has officially announced new Nintendo eShop releases for the rest of April. There is also a new two-week sale on Joindots’s games including Secret Agent Files: Miami and 3D MahJongg.

You can see the full list of the new Nintendo eShop releases below:

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Live a Life You Never Imagined in a New World in Tomodachi Life

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Starting on June 6, a new world will be opened up with the new game, “Tomodachi Life” for the Nintendo 3DS. Everyone you know, and everyone you wish you knew, should prepare to meet their Mii maker – you! – as you build a bustling fantasy population of friends, family and even celebrities, all in one wild and hilarious world. The real emotional connection you already share with your Mii characters will keep you glued to the drama, intrigue and hilarity that ensues as everyone goes about their extraordinary daily lives, evolving and interacting in unpredictable and often uproarious ways.

After completely customizing all your Mii characters, from their voices and appearances right down to their personality quirks, you’ll recognize them instantly. But you can’t possibly predict what they’ll do next. For the first time ever, Mii characters behave based on the personality traits you select, playing out the drama you set in motion. A celebrity might fall in love with your math teacher. Your mom might jump on stage to belt out heavy metal songs. Or you could become famous striking poses down the runway of a fashion show wearing cute and silly outfits. Best of all, you can document these unbelievable moments for posterity and share them all with your friends via the Nintendo 3DS Image Share service.

Even your far-fetched celebrity dreams can come true in “Tomodachi Life.” If you have ever wanted international superstar Christina Aguilera to join you in a sing-off, or believed that she would become BFFs with your cousin or wished she would perform a song with your customized lyrics, it could happen here. The multi award-winning singer has signed on to be a part of Nintendo’s promotional campaign for the game, and her Mii character will be available at launch. Aguilera’s Mii character also will guest star in a TV commercial and in online videos that show all the exciting things that happen when celebrities mingle with Miis players know personally.

The plot of “Tomodachi Life” thickens with the addition of each Mii character. As they deliver one gripping twist and turn after another, you can reward them with in-game gifts and clothes, their favorite foods or special flourishes for their apartments. Together you can further broaden your “Tomodachi Life” horizons by exploring the island, solving characters’ problems and helping them with their needs.

In Japan, the Tomodachi franchise has already sold more than 5.5 million games. The first North American title to be released, “Tomodachi Life,” is poised to stake out unprecedented video game territory when it launches June 6.

“Nintendo fans are familiar with Mii characters, but now they come to life in ways they never have before – with their own lives, interests and personalities,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Customization and open-ended play are two big video game trends for 2014, andTomodachi Life delivers a fun, creative experience that makes you want to visit again and again, because there’s always something interesting going on.”

The game will play on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems, and will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and on Nintendo 2DS at a suggested retail price of $34.99.

Yoshi Busts Out the Big Eggs in Yoshi’s New Island

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Yoshi is back with his own game for Nintendo 3DS called “Yoshi’s New Island” releasing today. In his new platforming adventure, Yoshi once again moves from sidekick to hero and traverses a wide variety of worlds on a new island to help Baby Mario reunite with his kidnapped brother. Yoshi’s New Island is the third game in the beloved Yoshi’s Island series and features inventive new transformations, giant new eggs, colorful new art styles and a fun new multiplayer mode.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing said,

Yoshi’s New Island will appeal to fans of the previous Yoshi’s Islandgames, but also to younger gamers who are experiencing the series for the first time. With Yoshi’s New Island, the slate of 2014 Nintendo 3DS games is off to an excellent start.”

Yoshi’s unique abilities are taken to new heights in Yoshi’s New Island. Similar to previous games, Yoshi can swallow enemies using his long tongue and turn them into eggs, which can be thrown to overcome challenges. This time, two giant eggs enter the mix: The massive Mega Eggdozer plows through the environment and opens up new areas, and the Metal Eggdozer can strategically be used to roll over enemies or explore underwater areas.

The new island that Yoshi and Baby Mario explore together contains six worlds full of a variety of levels. These levels don’t have a time limit, so players can take their time exploring as they progress through the game. The duo will visit all manners of different locales – from slippery snow slopes to watery wonderlands – overflowing with creative platforming challenges, wild enemies and a ton of collectibles that players will love to find. And the different worlds in the game are not varied in game play alone. Each world features a different beautiful art style, including ones inspired by watercolor paintings or crayon drawings. Yoshi will also need all of his skills to battle a larger-than-life boss that awaits at the end of each world.

At certain points in Yoshi’s New Island, Yoshi will be able to transform into many different vehicles and objects, including a helicopter, a mine cart or even a jackhammer. These transformations help Yoshi make his way through special areas and are controlled using the gyroscopic controls of the Nintendo 3DS system. By grabbing a special type of star, Yoshi transforms into Super Yoshi, giving him the ability to soar through the sky or run along walls and ceilings. Yoshi’s New Island also features helpful items like the Flutter Wings, which let Yoshi fly through the air. This item is great for players who have trouble completing a level, and ensures that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the game.

After playing the single-player adventure, players can team up with a friend in the two-player mini-game cooperative challenge. In this mode, two characters compete in six mini-games like Eggy Pop, which asks players to use eggs to pop balloons, and Flutter Finish, a contest to flutter jump the farthest. Using Download Play, two people can play this mode together using only one game card, or connect via local wireless. (Additional Nintendo 3DS systems, which are sold separately, are required for multiplayer mode.)

Also launching on March 14 is a green Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system that features an image of Yoshi on the front, as well as a series of cute Yoshi eggs on the back. The system will launch at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

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An Egg-cellent Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL System Launches on March 14

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Nintendo has announced their newest special edition Nintendo 3DS XL! The green Yoshi Edition is set to launch on the same day as the upcoming new Yoshi video game, “Yoshi’s New Island.”

The Yoshi 3DS XL system features an image of Yoshi on the front, as well as a series of cute Yoshi eggs on the back. The system will launch on March 14 at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

“Yoshi’s New Island” is the next game in the charming Yoshi’s Island series, and the first on Nintendo 3DS. In the beautiful side-scrolling platforming adventure, players take control of Yoshi as he carries Baby Mario and helps him reunite with his kidnapped brother. Along the way, Yoshi will throw eggs that he lays, including the massive Mega Eggdozers, and experience a variety of inventive transformations with unique controls.

Yoshi’s New Island also features helpful items like the Flutter Wings, which let Yoshi fly through the air. This item is great for players who have trouble completing a level, and ensures that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the game. The “Yoshi’s New Island” game launches separately on March 14 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.

For more information about Yoshi’s New Island, visit http://yoshisnewisland.nintendo.com

Travel the World with Professor Layton in His Puzzling New Nintendo 3DS Adventure

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Nintendo is releasing a brand new game featuring out favorite puzzle solving scholar Professor Layton. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy for Nintendo 3DS is in stores and on the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 28. To make it even more fun, Nintendo has included two puzzles in the press release below for solving. Can you break the code and reveal the hidden messages?

Discovering secrets and solving mind – bending puzzles is wHat Professor Layton does best. In the Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy game, Professor Layton and his faithful assistants Luke and Emmy board the airship Bostonius and journey to locations all over the world as they solve the grEatest puzzle mankind has ever faced. Their globe – spanning quest to uncover the mystery surrounding the ancient Azran civilization takes them to such exotic and mysterious locations as the snow– covered town of Froenborg and the lush jungles of Phong Gi .

The enteRtaining and challenging puzzles the series is known for return in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, only this time, these puzzles are more directly themed to the locations in which they’ve been found. One puzzle in Froenborg may ask players to identify the differences in crystal – like snowflakes, for instance, while a Metro – based puzzle will appear while traveling the buSy streets of London . In addition to more than 150 new puzzles in the game, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy features a new downloadable SpotPass puzzle every day for a year for players with a wireless Internet connection, beginning on Feb . 28 .

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a must-have for longtime fans of the series who are excited to complete this latest trilogy of games . It is also a great starting point for first-time gamers looking to challenge themselves to the game’s wide variety of puzzles,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing .“The game is one of the many full, robust experiences that can only be found on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems 

In Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, players progress the twisting story by completing puzzles that include riddles, brainteasers and sHort, high – spirited action sequences. In addition to encountering the game’s numerous puzzles during the main story, other puzzles can be discovered by exploring the environment or speaking with certain characters. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is full of memorable new characters, as well as familiar favorites who make surprising returns.

As they explore the detailEd environments, players can find certain items on the screen like a pair of skis or a golden apple. There are 100 items in total scattered throughout the game’s world, and players can assign any three of these items as a challenge. These challenges are then sent via StreetPass to other players who are playing Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and who have the StreetPass feature enabled. Once players who have accepted a challenge locate all of the items in the scavenger hunt, they will get reward points which can be traded for excLusive in – game items.

For more information about Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, visit http://professorlayton.nintendo.com/azran-

Nintendo Reveals Zelda Game Hyrule Warriors and More

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Nintendo has announced some brand new and very exciting upcoming games including a different Zelda game and more information about “Super Smash Bros.”One of the biggest announcements made was that Rosalina will be playable in both Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8. Nintendo also launched NES Remix in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, re-imagining parts of 16 classic NES games.

One of the games I am most excited about is Aa new game for Wii U developed by Tecmo-Koei that will feature the action-packed Warriors series set in the world of The Legend of Zelda. The game is expected to launch in 2014. This is a separate project from the new installment of The Legend of Zelda series that is in development for Wii U by longtime series producer Eiji Aonuma and his team.

The full press release is below:

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Rosalina, who was introduced in the Super Mario Galaxy games for Wii and makes a surprise appearance in the new Super Mario 3D World for Wii U, will be a playable character, accompanied by her starry friend, Luma. The game will launch in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014.

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New playable characters include Rosalina and various “Baby” Nintendo characters, like Baby Mario and Baby Luigi. New course settings include an airport, the desert and high in the clouds, and vehicles include UFOs, four-wheel ATV buggies, standard karts and bikes.


NES Remix

Select parts from 16 classic NES games have been remixed with new challenges. For example, players might be tasked with completing a familiar Super Mario Bros. stage while running to the left. Or they might encounter a revamped level of Donkey Kong that allows them to play as Link from The Legend of Zelda series. NES Remix includes Miiverse compatibility, so players with broadband Internet access can show off their skills, complete with cool 8-bit stamps. NES Remix is now available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop for $14.99.

Sonic Lost World

A new Nintendo-themed level is coming to the Nintendo eShop. Yoshi’s Island Zone is now available for free. Done in a Yoshi art style, the level has Sonic speeding through areas filled with pipes, coins, Shy Guys and Piranha Plants.

Dr. Luigi

The Year of Luigi continues to deliver surprises, with a new title starring Mario’s green-clad brother. Much like the classic puzzle game Dr. Mario, Dr. Luigi requires players to line up color-coded pills to destroy viruses. Dr. Luigi offers different skill settings and attacks in multiplayer games, and an original mode where the pills are, of course, L-shaped. The game comes with a Dr. Mario mode, Wii U GamePad compatibility and online play, so wannabe virus busters from all around the world can compete. Dr. Luigi launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Dec. 31 for $14.99.

Wii Sports Club

Launching today, golf becomes the third sport added to the Wii Sports Club lineup, joining bowling and tennis. In a move not possible on any other system, golf asks players to place the Wii U GamePad controller on the floor in front of their TVs. Players can then use a Wii Remote Plus to swing at the ball on the ground, just as they would a real golf ball, enabling more precise control with each stroke. When they take their swing, the ball flies from the screen of the GamePad to the TV screen in one fluid motion. Wii Sports Club – Golf includes the nine-hole course from the original WiiSports game, in addition to a newly developed nine-hole course based on Golf US Course, a Famicom game that Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata helped develop more than 25 years ago. Wii U owners can play a free 24-hour trial of Wii Sports Club, which lets players sample all three sports. The trial offer is open to everyone, even to people who previously sampled the 24-hour free trial. A Club Pass for the full golf game, allowing unlimited access, can be purchased for $9.99. Boxing and baseball will be coming to Wii Sports Club in 2014.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Veteran Cranky Kong joins playable characters Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong as companions for Donkey Kong. Cranky Kong comes with his own set of special moves that allow him to bounce off enemies and obstacles using his cane. Players who collect 100 bananas in a stage can execute a new move called the KONG-Pow, which turns all enemies on the screen into items. Now that Cranky Kong is setting off on an adventure, instead of overseeing the in-game shop as he did in the Donkey Kong Country Returns game, the aptly named Funky Kong will assist players by offering them items for trade in the game. The game launches Feb. 21 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop.


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A free demo of the game launches in the Nintendo eShop on Jan. 2, but this is much more than a demo. It’s an exclusive story with hours of content not included in the main game. The full game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 7 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. If players with the full game close their system while the game is active, they might gather additional warriors via the StreetPass feature, but they also earn Sleep Points for every eight cumulative hours of down time. Sleep Points can then be used during battle to change equipment, revive a fallen party member, heal or unleash attacks beyond the game’s usual damage cap. Players who don’t want to wait for their Sleep Points to refill have the option of purchasing SP potions in the Nintendo eShop to refill all three Sleep Points at once. Also launching Feb. 7, a Collector’s Edition including the game, an art book, a soundtrack CD and 34 augmented-reality cards will be available via GameStop, Best Buy and Amazon.com at a suggested retail price of $49.99.


Kirby: Triple Deluxe

The game is a side-scrolling platformer, but players can move Kirby to the background and foreground to dodge enemies and solve puzzles. Kirby can also use a new Hypernova ability, which powers up his inhale ability and enables him to suck up everything in his path. The game includes more than 20 different copy abilities, including four new ones created for this game. Kirby: Triple Deluxe also includes two new game modes: Kirby Fighters lets up to four players pick one of 10 copy abilities for their Kirby and then fight to see which is the most effective in battle. Dedede’s Drum Dash asks players to press buttons in sync with Kirby music while jumping and collecting coins. The game is planned for 2014.

Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder

Everyone’s favorite helpful 4-inch-tall robot is back! This time Chibi-Robo has been tasked with helping a new museum get off the ground. Players are given silhouettes of needed objects, then use the Nintendo 3DS camera to find matching objects, known as NostalJunk, in the real world. Chibi-Robo will also help characters like superheroes and singing sponge-bears with various tasks, all while keeping an eye on his electricity reserves. The game also features community events called NostalJunk Challenges that focus on particular silhouettes, and give players opportunities to showcase their creativity and maybe earn a special outfit for Chibi-Robo to wear in the game. A demo will soon launch exclusively in the Nintendo eShop, with the full version landing on Jan. 9, 2014.


Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter

Pokémon Bank is software that lets players store up to 3,000 Pokémon from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games. Poké Transporter is an application that lets players take the Pokémon they’ve caught through the years and transferred into Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, as well as Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, and transfer them into Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter launch Dec. 27. Players can download a 30-day free trial version anytime between launch and Jan. 31, 2014. Following the free trial, an annual usage fee will apply for Pokémon Bank. Anyone who accesses a Pokémon Bank box by Sept. 30, 2014, will receive the Pokémon Celebi as a special gift.

Yoshi’s New Island

The game launches this spring, and will be produced by Takashi Tezuka, the creative director of the original Yoshi’s Island for Super NES.

New Nintendo 3DS XL Bundle is a Dream Come True

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For Nintendo fans, today should be known as the “Cyber Monday of Luigi.” Starting today, a limited-edition, silver-colored Nintendo 3DS XL system featuring a fun image of Luigi running with his brother Mario is now available for purchase. The sleek system comes pre-installed with the Mario & Luigi: Dream Team game at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the well-received fourth game in the fan-favorite Mario & Luigi role-playing series. In the game, players journey into the imaginative dreams of Luigi to help save Pi’illo Island from a mysterious villain. Using the touch screen on the Nintendo 3DS system, players can manipulate a sleeping Luigi to make fantastical things happen in the dream world, such as altering the dream world environment and growing Luigi to gargantuan size.

The Dream Team bundle is just one of several new bundles recently announced from Nintendo. Other bundles include a Cobalt Blue Nintendo 3DS system that comes with the Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon game pre-installed at a suggested retail price of $169.99, as well as a gold-and-black Nintendo 3DS XL system that comes with a download code for a digital version of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for a suggested retail price of $219.99.

Coming Soon to the Nintendo eShop: Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the Rest of the Louvre

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Nintendo is bring the world-famous Louvre to their Nintendo 3DS systems with software that serves as an interactive museum guide. Owners with a broadband Internet connection can visit the Nintendo eShop beginning Dec. 2 and download the Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre software for $19.99.

The new downloadable Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre software for the Nintendo 3DS portable system contains more than 600 images of artwork from the famed French museum, in addition to more than 400 3D photos of the museum’s interior and nearly 30 hours of audio commentary. Users can zoom in and view select paintings up close, or take a three-dimensional look at famous sculptures.

The software contains more than 600 images of artwork from the famed French museum, in addition to more than 400 3D photos of the museum’s interior and nearly 30 hours of audio commentary. Users can zoom in and view select paintings up close, or take a three-dimensional look at famous sculptures like the Venus de Milo.

The software available in the Nintendo eShop has features not found in the Louvre version, including an artwork slide show and a mode that lets users select and admire particular works of art while the audio commentary plays. Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre will also receive updates when a new display is added, in order to stay on top of all the latest exhibitions in the actual Louvre. To access the updated content, users just connect to the Internet and select “Update Guide.”

A 3D video featuring the famed Venus de Milo sculpture can be viewed from the Nintendo eShop starting today, giving a taste of what Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre has to offer. The software is a great way to take a virtual tour of one of the world’s most renowned museums, or it can be used as a planning tool, and during visits to the museum, for people who are inspired to take a trip to Paris to see the real thing.