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Nintendo News Roundup August 28th, 2014

Here is the latest news from Nintendo, on behalf of On Request Magazine.

1) Nintendo is bringing some of its best video games from the year, including Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, for playable demos at PAX Prime convention in Seattle, WA. From August 29th-September 1st at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Nintendo will have the Super Smash Bros for a #SmashBash to showcase the first time the series will go portable. Other games include an event for Hyrule Warriors, located at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel after the PAX floors close on Saturday, and anyone cosplaying as a character from The Legend of Zelda will be immediately fast tracked past the general public into the event. There will also be other cool games and events at the Nintendo booth, including a dedicated Pokemon area where fans can meet other Pokemon trainers to battle and trade with. Other games include Bayonetta 2, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Pokemon Art Academy and more!

2) Speaking of Pokemon Art Academy, the game is set to premiere on October 24th of this year, and will allow fans of the series to and students of all ages to learn to draw their favorite Pokemon under the tutelage of the well regarded Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop. As players advance through the game/course, they will unlock the chance to learn to draw Mega-Evolved Pokemon. Players will be able to showcase their art in the Miiverse galleries or save it onto an SD card and print the limited edition artwork.

3) Two massive Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs are set to add 16 new course, plus new drivers and Karts as well. The packs are set to launch this fall and the spring of 2015, and starting August 27th each game is available for preorder for either $7.99 each or $11.99 for both. The packs look to make history as the first time characters from The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing will become playable drivers in the game. These include  Link, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Villager, Isabelle, and Dry Bowser. On top of these packs, the already announced free DLC Mercedes-Benz cars are already available for download to players, and include three custom designed Mercedes-Benz cars.

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On Request Magazine’s Nintendo News Roundup

1. Nintendo has added three Mercedes-Benz Cars and updated Mario Kart 8. Starting August 27th, the game update for the Wii U console will deliver a large array of new features for players, including the ability in-game to download three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race, including: the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950’s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s. The GLA model comes with special wheel options, and players can customize all three new karts with various wheels and gliders in the game. The update comes on the 22nd anniversary of the launch of the original Mario Kart game, Super Mario Kart, which launched in Japan on August 27th, 1992. Also to celebrate the anniversary, the original game will be available for $7.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

2. Between August 27th and September 23rd, Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz will also host an online worldwide “Mercedes Cup” tournament. All of the competitors will require a Wii U console, the Mario Kart 8 game, a broadband internet connection and the Mercedes-Benz karts.

3. Be on the lookout for new updates from Nintendo as the annual Gamestop Expo 2014 arrives in Anaheim, CA.

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Nintendo News Roundup: June 13th, 2014

With E3 2014 having come and gone, a lot of video game news has hit the world. Trailers, gameplay, and so much more was showcased at the biggest gaming convention in the world, and Nintendo showed the world some pretty amazing new features. Here is our look at the latest news in the Nintendo world!

1) PAC-Man has joined the all-star roster of characters for the ever popular franchise Super-Smash Bros. He will be featured on the latest installment of the franchise along with Mario, Donkey Kong, Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS consoles. The game will launch October 3rd for 3DS and later in the 2014 holiday season for the Wii U.

2) Nintendo has reinvented the way gaming works with their new lineup of games and technology. Interactive figures called “amiibo” are scheduled to arrive later this year, and will be able to be used on multiple Nintendo games, bringing Nintendo’s unique touch to the toys-to-life category. Mario Maker, a new Nintendo game, will allow players to create levels for Mario games, either in the original 8-bit format or the new designs, using the Wii U Gamepad. The game will launch in 2015.

     Also, a new Star Fox game is on the way, and using the Wii U Gamepad, players will be able to see through the view of the inside of Fox McCloud’s cockpit, while you see the game from behind the Arwing on your televisions. This game is also scheduled for 2015. Nintendo is also designing an adapter that will allow up to four original Gamecube or WaveBird controllers to work with the Wii U, for those who grew up playing Super Smash Bros. Melee. The adapter will be available for $19.99 at launch.

3) Splatoon was announced at E3 2014. The game is a four-on-four multiplayer experience that pits two teams against each other in an effort to claim a battle arena as their own. Each team uses ink to splash the walls and floors of the arena with their own color while trying to blot out the opposing teams. The ink allows players to turn into squid-like creatures and swim through their team’s ink anywhere in the arena. Splatoon will be available in the first half of 2015.

4) Popular franchises are returning as well, as well as beloved characters. Games such as Super Smash Bros., Yoshi’s Woolly World, in which Yoshi finds himself in a world of yarn, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Sonic Boom, and the highly anticipated Hyrule Warriors, in which the world of The Legend of Zelda blends with the style of Dynasty Warriors, giving players the chance to control Princess Zelda or Link, are but a few of the games showcased this year at E3 2014.

5) Wii Sports Club for Wii U will be in store July 25th, 2014. The game will retail at $39.99, and will allow players on the Wii U to play Golf, Baseball, Boxing, Tennis, and Bowling, and will be enhanced with online multiplayer and optimization for Wii U GamePad controllers.

6) A new Wii U System Update will add GamePad Quick Start features to the system. The update will also include an improved user setting and selection experience, the update can be downloaded in standby mode now, full-screen alerts can be viewed even while in standby mode, there will be an easier Nintendo Network ID setup for new users, and notifications can be accessed from the Home menu as well as the Wii U Menu.

That’s our news roundup. Be sure to stay tuned to On Request Magazine for all the latest news from Nintendo and the gaming world!

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Nintendo News Roundup March 4th, 2014

Hey guys, long time no see. It’s been a while since we had Nintendo news to report, but we have a few headlines we’d like to share with you on behalf of our friends over at Nintendo. Here we go with the Nintendo News Roundup.

1) During the month of March, Nintendo will have a deal going down that allows people to register their Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS system, as well as one of six select Nintendo 3DS games through Club Nintendo, and in return those people will receive a free code to download either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y, the two bestselling Nintendo 3DS games of 2013. The six select games include Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins, and the upcoming smash game Yoshi’s New Island. The free codes given out will have to be used by May 31st, 2014, and the registration will be between March 1st and March 31st 2014.

2) On March 14th, Nintendo will be launching a special edition Yoshi Nintendo 3DS XL system, the same day that the new game Yoshi’s New Island is released. The system will be green, and will feature an image of Yoshi on the front, and a series of adorable Yoshi eggs on the back. The system will launch at a retail price of $199.99. Yoshi’s New Island is the latest installment in the ever sprawling Yoshi’s Island series, and will be the first on the Nintendo 3DS systems. The side-scroller will follow Yoshi as he takes Baby Mario on an adventure to find his abducted brother. Yoshi will be able to throw any eggs he lays in the game, including the massive Mega Eggddozers. The game will be sold at a retail price of $39.99.

Thanks for reading guys. Look back to On Request Magazine for all the latest in movies, television, music, books, and gaming, especially our Nintendo News Roundups!

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Nintendo News Round-Up with On Request Magazine’s Anthony Avina

Well it’s been a while since we had any Nintendo updates, but a couple of news bits floated our way this week, and we wanted to share them with you.

1. Selected Wii U Video Challenge Team and YouTube Celebrity Freddie Wong to Premiere Short Film in Park City: The team from the internet show Hey Ash, Watcha Playin’? will debut a new short film in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival on January 16th, 2014. They were selected after participating in the Wii U Video Challenge, and was selected to work with YouTube sensation Freddie Wong to produce an original short film that was inspired by the game Donkey Kong Country: Freeze, which will launch for Wii U on February 21st, 2014.The contest asked for 30 of YouTube’s biggest content providers to produce short videos inspired by games from Nintendo’s large collection, including Super Mario 3D and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Walker HD. The Nintendo Chalet will also give attendees a chance to escape the cold weather and play a variety of Wii U and 3DS games.

2. Wii Fit U for Wii U: With the start of a new year, many are looking to fulfill their new years resolutions and loose some weight. Nothing would help that out more than Nintendo’s Wii Fit U for Wii U users. Utilizing a fitness Wii U board and the console, players can move easily and freely to accomplish their tasks and goals in the game, gaining them a much more enduring work out. A bundle that includes the game, balance board, and the Fit Meter accessory will be out soon at a price of $89.99, or without the balance board for $49.99. Try the game out for free during a 1 month trial run in the Nintendo eShop now until January 31st, 2014.

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Nintendo News 12/24/13

Hey guys, it’s been a while, and we have some juicy tidbits from Nintendo to share with you guys today.

1. Nintendo Unveils New Information about Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: A new and popular character from the recently released Super Mario 3D World game is heading to two of Nintendo’s biggest releases in 2014. That character is Rosalina, a new female character that Nintendo has brought to life and given fans a new adventurer to explore with. Nintendo has also launched NES Remix in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, which allows the new system to reimagine 16 classic NES games.

2. Sonic Lost World: A new Nintendo-themed level based on Mario legend Yoshi is coming to the came. The level is titled Yoshi’s Island Zone is now available for free. The level will have Sonic racing through an island filled with pipes, coins, Shy Guys and Piranha Plants.

3. Dr. Luigi: Based upon the original game Dr. Mario, Dr. Luigi will follow Mario’s green clad brother in this new puzzle based game will have players line up color-coded pills to destroy viruses. The game will have various skill levels available, as well as multiplayer and Wii U GamePad compatibility and Dr. Mario Mode.

4. Wii Sports Club: Golf has become the third sport added to the Wii Sports Club lineup, which also features bowling and tennis. The new golf feature will have players set their Wii U GamePad controller on the floor in front of their TV’s. Players can use a Wii Remote Plus to swing at the ball on the ground, revealing breathtaking new gameplay and visually stunning graphics. Wii U owners can play a free 24-hour trial of Wii Sports Club, which lets players get a taste of all three sports. The trial offer will be available to everyone, even if you’ve sampled it before. A club pass will be available for purchase for the full golf game, allowing unlimited access for only $9.99.

5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Veteran Cranky Kong joins the list of playable characters Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong as Donkey Kong’s companions. Cranky Kong comes with his own set of special moves and actions that allow him to bounce off enemies and obstacles with his cane. If you collect 100 bannanas, you can execute a new move called the Kong-Pow, which turns all enemies on the screen into items. With Cranky Kong staring in a game now, the aptly-named Funky Kong will assist players by offering them items for trade in the game. The game will release February 21st 2014 in stores and the Nintendo eShop.

6. Bravely Default: A free demo of the 3DS game launches in the Nintendo eShop on January 2nd, 2014, but will be much more than an average demo, promises Nintendo. It will be an exclusive story filled with hours of gameplay and story not featured in the full game. The game will fully launch in the Nintendo eShop on February 7th for $39.99.

7. Kirby: Triple Deluxe: This game is a side-scrolling platformer, but players can move Kirby to the background and foreground to dodge enemies and solve puzzles. The game also includes more than 20 diffferent copy abilities, including four new ones created for this game.

8. Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder: This game has Chibi-Robo helping a mueseum get off it’s feet. Players will be given sillhoutes of items needed in the game, and then using the 3DS camera, will go into the real world and find those items, taking a picture of that item for the game.

9. Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter: Pokemon Bank is software that will allow players to store up to 3,000 Pokemon from the Pokemon X and Pokemon Y games. Poke Transporter is an application that lets players take the Pokemon that they have caught through the years and transfered from Pokemon Black and Pokemon White, as well as Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2, and transfer them into Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter will launch on December 27th. Players can download a 30 day trial version anytime between launch and January 31st, 2014. Following the trial, an annual usage fee will apply for Pokemon Bank. Anyone who accesses a Pokemon Bank box by September 30th, 2014 will receive the Pokemon Celebi as a special gift.

10. Yoshi’s New Island: The game will launch this spring, and will be produced by Takashi Tezuka, the creative force behind the original Yoshi’s Island for Super NES.

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Nintendo Update

Hey guys, it’s that time of week again. Here is On Request Magazine’s Weekly Update on Nintendo’s latest headlines.

1. Norwegian Cruise Line and Nintendo have expanded their partnership to allow the latest Wii U games fleet wide, along with the newest video game consoles in all ships’ atriums and youth and teen centers. Also, the new HD Wii U systems will be featured at various competitions and events on board each individual ship. The cruise line first partnered up with Nintendo in 2007, and will having upcoming games for all ages, including The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker HD, a high-definition re-release of one of Nintendo’s flagship video games, Super Mario 3D World, which will include the first multiplayer 3D Mario game for Wii U, and Pikmin 3.

2. In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Nintendo is releasing Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on November 15th for the Wii U console. The game will include beloved characters from both Mario and Sonic games, including Princess Peach and Tails as they compete in the winter games, such as snowboarding, and over-the-top Dream Events that only a video game can create.

3. Nintendo is bringing the Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse to the Nintendo 3DS this December as part of a system update. This will combine the Nintendo eShop account balance of users and the 3DS. This will connect the Wii U to the 3DS, giving players a chance to use the current balance on either account to purchase either a Wii U item or 3DS item.

4. Nintendo is hosting a launch event on November 21st for three of their upcoming games due out this holiday season. Those games include Super Mario 3D World for Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Mario Party: Island Tour for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The event will be hosted at Nintendo World in Rockefeller Plaza in New York. The games will be available to purchase there starting at 8 p.m. ET, a day before launch in stores and in the Nintendo eShop. Also, chalk artist Chris Carlson will be on hand to showcase some important artwork from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

5. Between November 25th and December 22nd, Nintendo will be giving people across America a chance to take a break from shopping for the holidays and will be visiting over 23 malls coast to coast. This event will allow shoppers to try out the latest games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. The lineup for Wii U includes Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii Fit U, Wii Party U, Wii Sports Club, The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Sonic Lost World from SEGA, Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive, Batman: Arkham Origins from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassins Creed IV Black Flag, Just Dance 2014, and Rayman Legends from Ubisoft.

Nintendo’s 3DS lineup will include Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Mario & Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Kart 7, Pokemon X, Pokemon Y, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision, and Sonic Lost World from SEGA.

Follow the link below to check out the full list of locations across the country.