Nintendo Switch is Headed to a Party Near You!

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is partnering with GameTruck to bring the Nintendo Switch console and fun games like 1-2-Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to parties everywhere. Starting today, more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will feature playable versions of the 1-2-Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild games on Nintendo Switch systems, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being added to the fleet at the end of April. All the trucks will be wrapped in fun designs representing 1-2-Switch and are available to reserve now at https://www.gametruck.com/. The Nintendo Switch promotion will last through June 20.

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Nintendo Download: More Great Nindies Come to Nintendo Switch!

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is a dungeon-crawling shoot-’em-up that’s a different game each and every time you play it. The randomly generated maps are built with more than 11,000 unique room configurations, each populated with a nearly endless variety of enemies, items, challenges and secrets.
    • Human Resource MachineHuman Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little office worker. If you succeed, you’ll be promoted up to the next level for another year of work in the vast office building.
    • Little Inferno – Multiple nominee in the Independent Games Festival for the Grand Prize, Nuovo Award, and Technical Excellence, with honorable mentions in Best Design and Best Audio. Little Inferno is an adventure game that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace – about looking up up up out of the chimney, and the cold world just on the other side of the wall.
    • World of GooWorld of Goo is a physics-based puzzle/construction game. The millions of Goo Balls who live in the beautiful World of Goo don’t know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.
    Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Picross 3D – Track the numbers to uncover the hidden shape in this beloved Nintendo DS classic. Tap a chisel to eliminate blocks you think don’t belong or use a paintbrush to mark ones you think should stay. Beginners and Picross series veterans alike will love this puzzle game that’s easy to pick up, but hard to put down.

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    • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
      • All Monster Hunter games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are now up to 66 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 22. Join the hunt today! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

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Nintendo Reveals Details on the High-Octane New Features in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 3-2-1 … GO! The definitive version of Mario Kart 8 is coming to the Nintendo Switch console on April 28 with new features, new characters, new karts, new modes and enhanced visuals. The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game contains every character, track and kart from the Wii U version – including all the previously released DLC – with the addition of even more content. Even previous owners of Mario Kart 8 will find fun new surprises around every hairpin turn while playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. And with the portability of Nintendo Switch, for the first time ever, players can take the game’s anti-gravity action anywhere they go!

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Nintendo Download, March 9, 2017: A Week of Snipping and Blasting

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! –Free Demo Version – Laugh-out-loud couch co-op, now with a free demo! In this action-puzzle game, paper pals Snip and Clip must cut each other up to overcome tricky obstacles… or just to laugh their heads off (sometimes literally). Partner up with friends or family to cut the heroes into the right shapes, interact with objects and solve a world of imaginative puzzles. Visit Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch console to download a free demo of this game today! (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)
    • Blaster Master ZeroBlaster Master Zero is an 8-bit-style action-adventure game that hearkens back to the golden age of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Using the original 1988 NES game Blaster Master from Sunsoft as a base, the new game introduces new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario and expanded exploration mechanics.
    Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Bomberman 64 – In the Adventure mode of this Nintendo 64 action game, guide Bomberman through 24 areas of perilous conflict. Battle sinister allies, destroy their bases and put an end to the insane attack. Play the multiplayer Battle mode for an endless supply of explosive action! (Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)

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Nintendo Celebrates MAR10 Day by Bringing Smiles to People of All Ages

Mario-Themed Starlight Children’s Foundation Brave Gowns, Facebook Messenger Camera Art and Deals Highlight the Day

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Every year, MAR10 Day (March 10, Mar. 10, MAR10 … get it?) is about two things: Mario and his many awesome fans. This year’s big day is no exception. To celebrate MAR10 Day, Nintendo encourages people of all ages to enjoy a host of heartfelt and joyous activities to honor one of the most iconic video game characters of all time (and one who has kept overalls in style for more than 30 years).

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World to the West New Gameplay Trailer Lets You Meet the Cast

Four unique characters share a journey through a world of corrupt colonies and forgotten civilizations

BERGEN, Norway – After months of hard work and polishing, and the warm reception from players at events like PAX West, GDC or Gamescom, World to the West, second title by Rain Games, will be released on May 5th. The game will be available on PC (Steam, Humble Store and GoG), PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. The MSRP is $19,99 / 19,99 € for PC, and $24,99 / 24,99 € for console. A retail version will be also available worldwide thanks to Soedesco, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One (MSRP $19,99 / 19,99 € for PC, $29,99 / 29,99 € for consoles). Languages included are English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Chinese, Dutch, Arab and Polish.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Sidescrolls onto PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch April 18

Pre-orders are available today on PS4 (Europe only)

Also Announced for PC, The Game Will Launch on Steam Later This Spring

Paris, France – DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, and Lizardcube, are thrilled to announce that Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be available on April 18th for the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch (and a few weeks after on PC).

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Nintendo Wins Groundbreaking Copyright Case against Seller of Circumvention Devices

Canadian Court Awards Nintendo $12.76 Million in Damages in Precedent-Setting Case

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A Canadian federal court ruled in favor of Nintendo of America Inc. in its case against Jeramie King and his affiliated business, Go Cyber Shopping Ltd. The case confirms that the distribution of circumvention devices – “flashcarts,” “modchips” and “game copiers” such as Sky3DS, Gateway 3DS and similar devices – is illegal. In a strong rebuke to the defendant’s activities, the court awarded Nintendo $12.76 million (CAD) against Go Cyber Shopping Ltd., including $1 million in punitive damages. The case is the first of its kind to test the Canadian Copyright Act’s Anti-Circumvention law and resulted in a resounding win for Nintendo.

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