Gamescom 2015 Musical Highlight: Video Games LIVE

At this year’s Gamescom 2015 (taking place from 5 to 9 August 2015), trade visitors and video games fans from all over the world can once again expect a host of new products and concepts, powerful product presentations and plenty more. Yet another highlight on the supporting programme of the world’s biggest interactive entertainment event has now been confirmed: on the weekend of gamescom, 7, 8 and 9 August, at 08:00 p.m. each day (06.00 p.m. on Sunday 9 August), Video Games LIVE™ will present a spectacular concert in Koelnmesse’s Hall 11.3 with music from the most popular video games of all time.

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Natsume To Bring Racing And Tank Action To Nintendo Systems This Summer

Gotcha Racing and Brave Tank Hero From Arc System Works Coming To 3DS and Wii U

Burlingame, CA. – May 21, 2015 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that it will bring two new titles from Arc System Works to Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS this Summer. Developers of popular franchises including Guilty Gear, BlazBlue and more, Arc System Works has partnered with Natsume to bring top-down racing and 3D tank-action to North American audiences.

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Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content (May 21)

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – Two puzzling RPG adventures await you! Rescue Princess Peach from Bowser in Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition or defeat the evil group Paradox by battling enemies with the awesome power of Orbs in Puzzle & Dragons Z. Drag and match Orbs, and chain together combos to deal massive blows to your enemies. Then bolster your forces with hundreds of unique monsters in this two-in-one game pack.
    Nintendo eShop on Wii U Swords & Soldiers II – Sharpen your beard and groom your axe! The 2D strategy hit is back! Swords & Soldiers II is filled to the brim with gorgeous hand-animated artwork, endless replayability and heaps of good old fun. Command the Vikings, Persians and Demons as you conquer the epic campaign or face off with your friends in local multiplayer. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mega Man Zero 2 – Mega May continues with this Game Boy Advance classic! Zero must rejoin Ciel and the other Resistance fighters to stand a chance against Neo Arcadia. But when a commander decides that unsealing a dark, evil entity is the only option left, Zero will have to equip powerful abilities and weapons to turn the tides of war.

    • SUPER E.D.F. Earth Defense Force – In this Super NES shoot-’em-up, guide your special mechanized fighter, the XA-1, against the mysterious alien forces known as AGYMA. Protect the earth from the enemy invasion by using various high-tech weapons. Dodge enemy attacks as you fly through six areas of super-fast, side-scrolling action and intense firepower.
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    Swords & Soldiers II Launch Trailer for Wii U

    Nintendo has released the launch trailer for Swords & Soldiers II by Ronimo Games (Awesomenauts developer) for Wii U.

    Swords & Soldiers II is the sequel to the award-winning side scrolling strategy game Swords & Soldiers. The new game marks the return of Redbeard the Viking as he gains new allies and faces new enemies on his epic quest.

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    Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut Coming Soon Trailer

    Grip Games and Toxic Games have a released a new ‘Coming Soon’ trailer for Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut.

    Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut is a first-person game that faces the player with a series of brain-teasing puzzles. The player uses high tech gloves to manipulate different types of cube in the environment – unravelling conundrums ranging from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.

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    Nintendo Launches Two Gigantic Puzzle Games for 3DS

    Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition
    Come Packaged Together on One Game Card

    REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is doubling down on puzzle gaming with two adventures for Nintendo 3DS – so big and so immersive that they have room for dragons and Mario – in one power-packed game package. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition will challenge gamers to drag and match colored orbs to create combos and take down enemies. And Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition will delight them with the chance to befriend Mariobaddies across multiple worlds to rescue Princess Peach. Both games will be available on a single game card in stores and as a game download at Nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop on May 22 for one suggested retail price of just $29.99.

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    Nintendo Defeats Patent Case Involving Wii Balance Board

    Plaintiff Withdraws Case Following Loss in Germany

    REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On May 18, 2015, Nintendo defeated a patent case in Seattle federal court. In May 2013, non-practicing entities Ithaca Ventures and Ithaca Development sued Nintendo, alleging that Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board accessory infringed its patent. Nintendo responded by seeking sanctions for filing a meritless case. Ithaca then withdrew its case in Seattle following a finding by a German court that Ithaca’s European patent could not cover the Wii Balance Board and that Ithaca must pay Nintendo’s attorneys’ fees.

    “Nintendo will vigorously defend its innovations against patent lawsuits, and will not pay to resolve meritless accusations, no matter whether the case is filed in the United States or elsewhere,” said Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Richard Medway of Nintendo of America.

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