Battle as a Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament for Wii U

Take Direct Control of Classic Pokémon in Unique Fighting Game

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– It’s Pokémon vs. Pokémon as players take direct control of Pokémon fighters like Pikachu, Charizard and Lucario to battle it out in beautiful HD in the Pokkén Tournament game, now available for the Wii U console. Developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO, the creators of the acclaimed Tekken fighting series, Pokkén Tournament employs multiple move sets and abilities for each character, offering hard-core fighting game fans and people new to the genre the chance to master the game. read more

Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems (Mar. 17)

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Pokkén Tournament – Battle Pokémon like never before in new action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves using an intuitive fighting system and unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become thePokkén Tournament champion! Pokkén Tournament will be available on March 18.
    Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Mario, Sonic and their friends head to the ultimate training grounds for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the streets of Rio de Janeiro! Train with Mario or Sonic in their own stories, then test your skills in 14 events. Soar high in BMX, blaze over 110m Hurdles, perfect your swing in Golf and field a team in Brazil’s favorite sport: Football (soccer)! Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be available on March 18.
    Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – Renegade Kid’s beloved dimension-defying platformer is back with a new game – Mutant Mudds Super Challenge– featuring a host of exciting, fresh platforming challenges and boss fights. The game supports cross-buy for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and offers a 15 percent Loyalty Discount for the first 30 days if you purchased the original Mutant Mudds game or downloaded the Nindies@Home Preview demo of Mutant Mudds Super Challenge.
    Virtual Console on Wii U
    • DIG DUG II – Dig Dug has decided to take a vacation on a remote island, but the Pooka and Fygar won’t give him the chance to rest! In each round, clear out enemies by inflating them until they burst or digging up traps for them to fall into. But be careful that you don’t get too close to their attacks or fall into your own traps.
    • City ConnectionCity Connection is an NES action game in which you control a getaway car after stealing cans of paint. Drive on highways, avoid obstacles and ram into police cars to make a clean escape.

    Nintendo eShop sales:

    • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Nintendo eShop on Wii U Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

      New DLC:

      • Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC MapRoyal Royale, a new map in the Fire Emblem Fates games, is now available to download in the game for only $2.49.
      • Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 1 – As a reminder, anyone who owns either Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest can purchase Map Pack 1 for $17.99 to get access to 11 DLC maps plus bonus content as it is released weekly through April 21. Map Pack 1 content is priced at more than $24 when purchased individually.

      Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS: read more

16 Pokemon Fighting Game Winners Gather to Compete in Final Tournament Today

WHAT:

Sixteen winners from the early competitions that took place at eight GameStop stores on Feb. 27 gather at the newly remodeled Nintendo NY store to see who goes on to compete in the Pokémon US National Tournament (July 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio). Kids and adults alike will compete in Pokkén Tournament, a new game that launches on March 18 for Nintendo’s Wii U system. The action-packed game features Pokémon characters fighting for supremacy.
Each Finals Division winner will win a Wii U system and the Pokkén Tournament game, and will also receive a travel award to the 2016 Pokémon US National Championships July 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio. Winners in Columbus will battle for a chance to advance to the 2016 Pokémon World Championships, the premiere Pokémon tournament of the year.

WHO:

• Pokkén Tournament 16 winners from the regional tournaments that took place at eight GameStop stores on Feb. 27.

• Eight regional Senior Division winners (born 2001 or later) will face off in a bracket-style tournament.

• Eight regional Masters Division winners (born in 2000 or earlier) will face off in a bracket-style tournament.

• Pro-Player Exhibition: As a special exhibition, professional fighting-game players will compete in their own bracket.

WHEN:

4-9:20 p.m.

March 17, 2016

WHERE:

Nintendo NY
10 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10020

Related: Pokkén Tournament Joining Competitive Pokemon Championship Series

Get in the Games with Mario, Sonic & Friends in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Nintendo 3DS Game Offers New Features, New Events

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mario, Sonic and their friends head to the ultimate training grounds for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the streets of Rio de Janeiro! Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 18, and lets you show off your skills as you join Mario and Sonic to battle for a spot on top of the winner’s podium. All your favorite Mario and Sonic characters are ready to join the fun and compete in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Take on friends and family members in 14 events like Soccer, BMX, Beach Volleyball and Archery, or try your hand at Plus Events, which add a Mario & Sonic twist to the athletic proceedings, like dodging stacks of Goombas in BMX Plus or vaulting over Moto Bugs in Equestrian. read more

Global Games Market Forecasted to Reach $100 Billion by 2019

Research seminar at the OGA Lounge during GDC predicts PC Games to reach $37 billion

GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE: SAN FRANCISCO – March 13, 2016 – The Open Gaming Alliance (OGA), a non-profit trade association focused on the games industry business, will be presenting new research during this week’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) that forecast the global game software market to pass $100 billion in 2019. An overview of these forecasts will be presented by DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole at a seminar on Monday, March 14th, at 3 PM at the OGA Networking Lounge located at SF Green Space at eefg. read more

Tetrobot and Co. Releasing this Week on Xbox One and PS4

Tetrobot and Co., from Blocks That Matter and Seasons after Fall creators, will be released for the 15th of March on PS4 and the 16th on Xbox One!

In puzzle game Tetrobot and Co. made by Swing Swing Submarine and published by Neko Entertainment, you play as Psychobot, a tiny maintenance robot. You repair all the damaged Tetrobots by exploring their circuits and by swallowing and spitting the blocks of matter on your path. read more