GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - My parents play: Star Fox

Still get goosebumps from Star Fox...even when my parents are playing it. Man, I love this game SO much. Hopefully you love watching my parents play it! You enjoy that as I sneak off to bed. See you in a few, short hours.

I had a lot of ideas floating around in my head for the 'My Parents Play' feature this week. After sifting through a bunch of ideas, I thought I'd go with one of my personal favorite games. I mean, it's the perfect time to give it a whirl! Star Fox is coming back to consoles later this year and I personally cannot wait. Time to get back into the mood with the game that started it all!

Did my parents' Pilotwings training prepare them for an Arwing? Do either of them manage to make their father proud?! Have a watch and see for yourself!

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Sony was also trying to get a Pokemon movie made

Sony sure had their sights set on a lot of Nintendo related franchises. Following the info on a Mario and Smash Bros. movie, we've also learned that Sony was testing interest in a Pokemon movie. Obviously this would be a bit different than the animated line of Pokemon movies, but we don't know any other details.


Sony and Producer Avi Arad were also trying to make a Smash Bros. movie or series happen

We heard a few months back about Sony meeting with Nintendo to try and work out the deal for a Mario movie. Looks like that's not all that was discussed. Emails from Amy Pascal, former Chairperson of the Motion Pictures Group of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Co-Chairperson of SPE, indicate that there was discussion of a Smash Bros. movie or series as well.

The emails pertaining to the projects were sent out between February and April of last year, and included producer Avi Arad. One email makes the Smash Bros. intent VERY clear, listing 'Smash Bros.' in the title of the email. We also learn that Avi has been talking with someone at Nintendo for a number of years now to make this happen.

Another person involved in the negotiations is Koei Tecmo's Keiko Erikawa. It seems like they helped pave the wave for serious discussions to happen.

We have no idea where these talks stand as of today. For now, we'll just have to imagine what a Smash Bros. movie or series would be like! Thanks to Mr_Raccoon for the heads up!


Nintendo News: Sales of Nintendo Hardware Systems up Nearly 60 Percent in 2015

The New Nintendo 3DS XL system continues to inject growth into Nintendo’s hand-held business, and the momentum created for Wii U in 2014 has carried over into 2015. Take these two elements, add in fun, exclusive titles starring some of the biggest names in gaming, and overall sales of Nintendo hardware systems so far in 2015 have increased by nearly 60 percent over sales during the same time frame in 2014.

Other Nintendo sales highlights include:

Nintendo 3DS

Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by nearly 80 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D added more than 184,000 total units in its second month, bringing lifetime sales to more than 730,000 total units.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS added more than 110,000 total units in its sixth month on the market, bringing its lifetime total to 2.4 million units.
Wii U

Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by more than 20 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
Mario Party 10 launched on March 20 and sold nearly 290,000 total units in its first two weeks.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 continue to sell well in their respective fifth and 11th months on the market, bringing their lifetime totals to nearly 1.6 million total units and more than 1.9 million total units, respectively.
The momentum for Nintendo software and systems should continue over the next few months thanks to a strong lineup of software that includes the just-released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo 3DS XL, April 10) and Splatoon (Wii U, May 29) games.

*Data regarding physical sales of games in March are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

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This week's North American downloads - April 16 (StreetPass, Donkey Kong 64 and more)

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

StreetPass Mii Plaza on Nintendo 3DS
Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler - The next evolution of StreetPass Mii Plaza has arrived with new features and two new games! Fight your way through hordes of zombies in Battleground Z, or kick back and reel in a few fish and some legendary monsters on the StreetPass Islands in Ultimate Angler. Buy either game for $4.99 each or both for $7.99, and purchase StreetPass Mii Plaza Upgrade for $4.99 to unlock several new features like StreetPass Birthdays and a Mii character VIP Room.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
3D Fantasy Zone II W - First released for the SEGA Master System in 1987 as a sequel to 1986's Fantasy Zone, 3D Fantasy Zone II W is the fan-favorite scrolling shooter in which players control a sentient spaceship named Opa-Opa to fight surreal invader enemies. The remastered version upgrades all graphics from System E to System 16 optical standards and combines stereoscopic 3D visuals with a host of additional features to provide players with cutting-edge game-play experience with a classic feel.

DOOORS - When one door closes, DOOORS opens on Nintendo 3DS! In order to escape from the rooms that you have been locked in, you'll have to solve puzzles and discover secrets in order to open the mysterious doors. Get your brain ready to search the rooms for hidden puzzles, unravel their mysteries and escape through door after door. You'll have to use wit and intuition to make your escape.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Donkey Kong 64 - With his mechanical isle stuck off the shores of DK Island, K. Rool kidnaps the Kong family to distract Donkey Kong in this Nintendo 64 classic. It's up to our furry hero to rescue his friends, reclaim his Golden Bananas and save his homeland from certain doom. Choose from five Kong members as you play solo in a quirky adventure or with friends in competitive battle arenas.

Super Smash Bros. Update
Required Super Smash Bros. Update for Online Play - A new software update for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is now available! Users will be required to download this update prior to using the game's online multiplayer features. After the update, players can also purchase more costumes for their Mii Fighters, including ones inspired by Mega Man X and Proto Man from Capcom's Mega Man series.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Super Spring Sale! It's the last chance to save during the Super Spring Sale! Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers to check out great deals and save up to 30 percent off on select games. The Super Spring Sale ends April 20 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
Darts Up and Darts Up 3D from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Wii U
Paparazzi is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 28.
Lucadian Chronicles DLC is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on April 21 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 28.
Costume Quest 2 is 33 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on April 17 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 24.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Castle Conqueror EX, Fairune and Parking Star 3D from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7.
Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl and more from ATLUS are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on April 20 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 27.
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 30.


International StreetPass Week
Take your Nintendo 3DS system on a whirlwind tour without leaving your hometown! From April 16 to April 26, collect up to six Mii characters from across Europe, the United States and Canada when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location. U.S. and Canada visitors will even get a special Mii of Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. Find a Nintendo Zone hotspot near you here.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. "Declaration" Tournament
See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo's Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new "Declaration" tournament runs through April 20. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information on multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Mega May is Back! - Vote Today
During the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating our favorite blue bomber, Mega Man, with six game releases on the Virtual Console service for Wii U. The Game Boy Advance versions of Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man & Bass will land on the Nintendo eShop throughout the month. Click here to vote for the first game of Mega May, which will release May 7. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on April 29.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:
Yoshi's Springtime Siesta

Permanent Price Reduction:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Breezeblox is reduced to $4.99 (from $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on April 16.

Also new this week:
Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Pazuru (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
A-Train 3D: City Simulator (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Word Search by POWGI - Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)

Capcom blog - Mega May 2015 brings four GBA titles to Wii U - vote for the first release

About a year ago we teamed up with Nintendo of America to bring you Mega May, a month-long block of Virtual Console releases starring everyone's favorite Blue Bomber. A big part of Mega May was asking you guys which game you wanted to play first, and then releasing it as May begins.

We're set to do that again, this time with an all-GBA lineup!

A quartet of classic Game Boy Advance titles are at your fingertips - which would you like to play on May 7? Vote in our poll and the winner will appear on the first Thursday of the month, with the rest of the lineup releasing chronologically each week.

Mega Man & Bass

Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue/White

Mega Man Zero 2

Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun / Blue Moon

The poll will run from April 15 through midnight April 29 - that's two full weeks!

Vote here

RUMOR: Ryu, Roy next DLC for Smash Bros. games?

With the new update now out for Smash Bros, another round of rumors have popped up!

This time it relates to a post on Reddit in which a person claims to have decrypted the latest update, and along with the update a few sound bytes have been unearthed. These concern not only Mewtwo and Lucas, the first two confirmed downloadable characters for the games, but sound bytes for Ryu (Street Fighter) and Roy (Fire Emblem), who have not been announced.

Again, this isn't confirmed. There have been many elaborate hoaxes regarding Smash Bros. characters and this could just be another. But if you want to start speculating, now's a good a time as any!

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Etrian Mystery Dungeon review by NintenDaan

Got another review for you guys/gals, this time from NintenDaan! He braved the depths of Etrian Mystery Dungeon and came out alive...with a review! You read that and hopefully enjoy. See you in a few, short hours!

When it comes to video games, I always like a good challenge. That's why I have always been intrigued by the Shiren the Wanderer games. I discovered the beauty of dungeon crawling through that series and played as far as I possibly could. Sadly, my knowledge of Etrian Odyssey doesn't run that deep. I dipped into Etrian Oddysey IV and fully completed Persona Q, but certainly that's not enough to call myself an expert. That being said, I was intrigued by Etrian Mystery Dungeon from the moment it was announced. It seemed like a good way for me to see if I would like both franchises more than I currently do. The reaction to that is certainly yes, but I do have some reservations in the grand scheme of things.

For starters, the story is a bit bare bones. The player finds himself/herself in the town of Aslarga, where destruction is coming closer and closer. Now it's up to you and the other members of the guild to come together and complete the tasks that are given to you. While there is a case to be made for its straightforwardness, the recent RPGs from Atlus had me expecting more. When I think of Etrian Odyssey or other games like it, I expect more plot, or at least some voice acting. I can deal without, but it would have been appreciated.

In terms of what Etrian Mystery Dungeon actually entails, it is not really hard to figure things out. While the game is wrapped in Etrian Odyssey colors, it's really more about the Mystery Dungeons. You will move about on an invisible grid where your characters and enemies all move at the same time. You'll have to find your way in these randomly generated dungeons while you destroy everything in sight, collect a variety of things and (hopefully) come out even stronger. While the tutorial doesn't do a great job of teaching you the ropes, you just get the hang of it after a while. The best way to learn is playing the game and taking it step by step.

In the beginning, I had a hard time with Etrian Mystery Dungeon. If you can't plan ahead all that well, then you'll face problems at a very early stage. Every step that you make will cost you energy and you have limited resources at your disposal. At your ultimate demise, you will lose all the loot that you've collected and even stuff you took along for the journey. Therefore, it is important to choose your party well enough and have a good variety in that team. Thankfully, the game has tons of options in that regard and everything from Wanderers to Landsknechts are represented.

While you move on the map, you only control one of these characters. The rest will act as helping AI and they do a pretty component job with it. There are a few times where I wished that they did things differently, but they never became overly annoying. At their worst moments, I could just take control of the problem character and get the mission back on track. This is pretty important, as the dungeons do not joke around. Leveling and equipping skills to your various characters are key, because once you lag behind, the enemies see their chance to destroy you. You will have to earn your way to victory in Etrian Mystery Dungeon and a chunk of people won't dig that.

Your performance becomes crucial in your battle against the DOEs, which are gigantic monsters on a mission to end your journey early. You will have to build special forts to stop them from crawling to the town. These buildings not only stop the beings from causing despair, but it is also a perfect place to train some unusable guild members. These comrades will have to battle, but it is all for a good cause. With battles, I had to really get used to how they played out. Most of it is controlled by AI, so it is all a bit confusing at first. Next to that, you will have to cycle through numerous menus at a later stage. This can definitely complicate matters. The boss battles are nicer in that regard, considering they are slower and there is more control given to the player.

The game looks quite sharp on the Nintendo 3DS. The mazes each have their own special look and feel, which make them great to gander upon. There are absolutely stellar lighting effects and lush colors to make things really fun. Add to that the in-game characters models and the portraits, which are wonderfully put together. That doesn't mean everything is fantastic. I couldn't stand the 3D effects, finding them quite disappointing. With the layering in place, it became kind of hard to look at and I mostly left the slider all the way down. On a more positive note, the soundtrack is brilliant. There are orchestrated tunes that really put you in the mood for the adventure at hand.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon looks and plays great for the most part, but there are many obstacles along the way. The tutorial doesn't do a great job of of getting you going, which can make for a rather troublesome start. You'll constantly have to work hard for any chance at victory. Careless players will get punished a lot. Etrian Mystery Dungeon simply demands your full attention. If you think you can handle a deadly dungeon crawler, then it's certainly worth your time.

Mario Kart 8 - Baby Park and other classic tracks on the way

Tracks (old)

- Baby Park
- Ribbon Road
- Neo Bowser City
- Cheese Land

Tracks (new)

- Nature Road
- Big Blue
- Lingling Metro
- Animal Crossing

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RUMOR - Seemingly authentic Silver Mario amiibo surfaces with footage

Certainly looks like the real deal, doesn't it? This comes from the auction we listed a couple weeks back. Someone bought the amiibo and tried it out in Mario Party 10. As you can see, this is either a VERY convincing fake or the real deal!


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