Nintendo Download: Super Mario Runs to Android

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Has-Been Heroes – Available on March 28, Has-Been Heroes is a challenging and rewarding rogue-like game of strategy and action, featuring a band of old heroes on a quest to escort the King’s twin princesses to a faraway academy. Randomized regions, enemies and a huge pool of unlockables, including 300+ spells, 200+ items, 14 regions and 12 heroes, makes each run unique.
    Nintendo Mobile
    • Super Mario RunTheSuper Mario Run game is now available to download for Android devices on Google Play! What’s more, the game has received a new update for the iOS version, bringing new features to existing and new players alike. New to Super Mario Run? You can download it from the App Store or Google Play at no cost, and you can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in Super Mario Run – World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder.
    • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
      • Mario Sports Superstars – In the Mario Sports Superstars game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, experience the challenge and depth of five full-on sports – Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Horse Racing. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer, hone skills in training or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi or one of 16 others, you’re on the road to superstardom! (Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)

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      • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

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Splatoon 2 Global Testfire Coming this Weekend

Here is a reminder about the upcoming Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, coming to a Nintendo Switch system near you between March 24 and March 26. It’s basically going to be the freshest thing that happens this weekend!
To prepare for this ink-redible event, here the top 5 things you should do:

1.      DOWNLOAD THE FREE DEMO: Just head to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and download the Global Testfire demo before playing. It won’t cost you any snails.

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition Bundle on the Way

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fans that want to level up their Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia experience when the game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on May 19 can do so by picking up the game’s Limited Edition bundle, launching the same day. The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition bundle includes the game; a hardcover Valentia Artbook; a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Sound Selection CD; a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Pin Set depicting characters Alm, Celica and Marth; and a reversible cover sheet that looks like the packaging for the original Famicom game this new one is based on. It will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 at select retailers.

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Battle Princess Madelyn Successfully Hits Kickstarter Target as Support & New Target Grows!

Spiritual successor to GnG lives up to expectation!

In just five amazing days, Causal Bit Games’ Kickstarter for Battle Princess Madelyn has successfully funded and is now demolishing stretch goals! The campaign has raised an incredible $105,000 CAD so far and has been met with incredible excitement from press and backers alike! Together with Limited Run Games, the developers  are offering a physical edition of the PS4 version of the game to campaign backers and a plethora of other fund raising collectible and exclusive goodies.

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Gets Live Orchestral CD and Vinyl

SEATTLE – Materia Collective is pleased to present Hero of Time, an epic re-imagining of the soundtrack to Nintendo’s timeless adventure RPG, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Hero of Time is unprecedented in many ways, setting out to arrange and record with a full 64-piece orchestra the most poignant moments from the game. After finding success on Kickstarter with over 1,000 backers contributing over $50,000, this dream has become a reality, and will be available in digital and limited edition CD formats on March 27, 2017 with pre-orders opening March 20, as well as a gorgeous vinyl release to follow via iam8bit in the coming months:

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Win in Patent Case against Nintendo 3DS Confirmed on Appeal

Nintendo Does Not Infringe Tomita Technologies’ Patent

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On March 17, a United States Appeals Court confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS system does not use technology covered in a patent asserted by Tomita Technologies USA, Inc. and Tomita Technologies International, Inc. The Court specifically confirmed that Nintendo 3DS includes technology that is significantly different from the patented technology.

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