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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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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.

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