Nintendo Pocket Football Club and a combined Mario vs. Donkey Kong Pack Getting Retail Releases in Europe Jan.16th


Nintendo UK amiibo site seems to reveal Mario Kart-themed Mario amiibo



Check out the full site here

ZombiU 2 listing appears on Amazon France, quickly removed thereafter (UPDATE)


Could ZombiU 2 be on the way? Amazon France certainly thinks so, as they had a listing for the game earlier today. Not only did the listing appear, but it also claimed the game takes place in New York and is due out in Oct. 2015. Perhaps most puzzling is the fact that Bandai Namco was listed as the publisher. The listing has since been removed, but now the cat's out of the bag! Let's see if Ubisoft or Bandai Namco comment on this one. Thanks to Nathan for the heads up!

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UPDATE - Worth noting, it seems that Ubisoft has dropped almost all their ZombiU trademarks.


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the Fastest-Selling Wii U Game Ever in the U.S.

If you were going to diagram an equation for a record-breaking software launch, it would probably look something like this:

Popular Franchise (more than 14 million Super Smash Bros. games sold in the U.S. alone)
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Demand (it has been six years since the last Super Smash Bros. console game, plus the new game benefits from heightened awareness for the franchise coming on the heels of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game)
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Critical Acclaim (current Metacritic score of 93, making it the highest-rated original game of this generation, tied with last year’s Super Mario 3D World game)
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Strong Reaction from Fans (current user score of 9.2 on Metacritic, becoming the eighth Wii U game to have a Metacritic score of 85 or higher AND a user score of 8.5 or higher)
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now the fastest-selling Wii U title ever in the U.S. market (dethroning Mario Kart 8), with more than 490,000 physical and digital units combined sold during the three-day period of Nov. 21 through Nov. 23.

“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”

*All numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures and are specific to the United States only.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS - worldwide playtime statistics

The following info comes from the "World Status" mode from Smash Bros. Wii U. The data was collected as of this morning.

2,297,299,984 hours of play time – almost a third as much as the entire Halo franchise
6,432,211,879 total damage received
118,676,889 total KOs worldwide
1,446,231 miles total distance the Sandbag has traveled in Home Run Contest – almost six times the distance from the Earth to the moon
3,899,843 online battles held YESTERDAY
10,731,978 online battles ever held
22,107,817 battles overall (offline and offline)

It seems that this data includes both Wii U and 3DS playtime. Obviously, quite a huge feat nonetheless!

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Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals are coming

The Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals will bring you some great prices on great games from Thursday, November 27 at 9 am PT to Tuesday December 2 at 8:59 am PT. Save up to 30% on the following titles:

Nintendo 3DS:

Mario & Luigi™: Dream Team
Luigi’s Masion™: Dark Moon
Wario Land™ 2
Wario Land™ 3
Metroid™ II-Return of Samus™
Wii U:

The Wonderful 101™
Wii Party™ U
Mario & Luigi™: Superstar Saga
Wario Land™ 4
Metroid™ Fusion

Plus, don't forget to check out some of the other great titles on sale! Head to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and look under Price Drops to find out more about these great deals!

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This week's European downloads - November 27 (Smash Wii U, Pokemon, Pikmin Themes and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, available Nov. 28) - €59.99/£49.99
Mario, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and over 30 other famous faces come together in the biggest Super Smash Bros. line-up ever! Unleash your brawling best against opponents near or far in local and online multiplayer modes. Customise your character's special moves and abilities, and battle yourself as your Mii character. Bring your amiibo into the game as a powerful fighter that grows and evolves over time.

Thomas Was Alone (Curve Digital, available Nov. 25) - €7.99/£6.99
Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the characters' journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace. Discover the story of the world's first sentient AIs, and how they worked together to, well... "escape" is a strong word. "Emerge" might be better. "Emerge" has an air of importance about it, while keeping a plethora of plot twists and origin stories under wraps. We didn't even mention the bouncing. That'd be overkill.

Pier Solar and the Great Architects (WaterMelon) - €11.49/£11.99
Pier Solar is an RPG that tells the story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a mysterious illness. Along with his two best friends Alina and Edessot, the three friends embark on a quest seeking a rare herb to cure the illness of Hoston's father. Little do they know, it is the beginning of a winding journey that unravels his father's past and the mystery of Pier Solar and the Great Architects.

Ittle Dew (Ludosity) - €9.99/£8.99
Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick Tippsie crash onto a strange island, filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet. Ittle Dew boils down the classic adventure formula until there is only fun left. Experience devious puzzles, timeless gameplay and lots of exploration!

Shiny The Firefly (Padaone Games) - €6.99/£6.29 (Ends Dec. 31, normal price €9.99/£8.99)
This adorable game, set in the middle of a picturesque garden, has you helping Shiny, the cute little firefly, to find his babies. You'll have to fly, run, hide and defend yourself against a legion of enemies. Stubborn mosquitoes, hungry toads, mischievous plants, sneaky wasps, endlessly long centipedes and lots of other little, dangerous garden dwellers are going to get in your way and make your life difficult. Your reflexes will be tested, as well as your wit and intellect as you navigate through this beautiful, colourful world helping Shiny in his search. All kinds of different animations let you know how Shiny's feeling. So you'll always know if he's feeling happy, concerned, tired or angry. That will help you solve the trickiest situations in the game. Use your ability to shine skilfully: the babies can only follow Shiny when he is lit up, but that also makes him visible to his enemies... Can you reunite Shiny with his family?

Breath of Fire (Capcom, SNES VC) - €7.99/£5.49
Long ago, the war between the dragon clans almost destroyed the world. Now, centuries after the Light and Dark Dragons settled their scores, evil is rising again! Join Ryu, a descendant of the Light Dragons, who has the ability to transform into a powerful beast, in a quest to rescue his sister and stop the Dark Dragons' plans. He is joined by a band of seven companions, each with unique animal powers. Developed by Capcom, Breath of Fire: The Dragon Warrior also features cleverly-hidden character cameos - if you know where to look! This is the US version of the game.

Hyrule Warriors: Twilight Princess Pack (Nintendo) - €6.99/£6.29
- A new Adventure Mode map (Twilight-covered Hyrule) with six new 8-bit weapons and sixteen new alternatively-coloured costumes as rewards
- A new playable character (Midna in her true Twili form)
- A new weapon type for Zelda (Dominion Rod)
- Two new costumes (Ilia's Clothes for Zelda and Postman Uniform for Link)

The Penguins of Madagascar (Little Orbit) - €39.99/£34.99
Help Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private defeat Dr. Octavius Brine's plan for world domination!Go on stealth operations in top-secret locations from the movie and beyond. Master each Penguin's unique skill, like Rico's Explosive Slide and Skipper's Stun Slap. Solve puzzles, crack codes and hunt for Cheezy Dibbles!

Special offers
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Black Forest Games) - €8.99/£7.79 (Ends Dec. 4, regular price €14.99/£12.99)
BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games) - €3.99/£3.33 (Ends Dec. 11, regular price €11.99/£9.99)


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (The Pokémon Company, available Nov. 28) - €44.99/£39.99
In this game, the player is a Trainer who captures, trains and battles small creatures called Pokémon, while adventuring to save the land from Team Aqua's evil plans. There is a chance to become the Champion Trainer by defeating other Trainers in Pokémon battles, plus Super-Secret Bases to find, and Secret Pals to make, which can be accessed online or over local wireless for multiplayer battles and trading.

Pokémon Omega Ruby (The Pokémon Company, available Nov. 28) - €44.99/£39.99
In this game, the player is a Trainer who captures, trains and battles small creatures called Pokémon, while adventuring to save the land from Team Magma's evil plans. There is a chance to become the Champion Trainer by defeating other Trainers in Pokémon battles, plus Super-Secret Bases to find, and Secret Pals to make, which can be accessed online or over local wireless for multiplayer battles and trading.

The Penguins of Madagascar (Little Orbit) - €29.99/£24.99
Help Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private defeat Dr. Octavius Brine's plan for world domination!Go on stealth operations in top-secret locations from the movie and beyond. Master each Penguin's unique skill, like Rico's Explosive Slide and Skipper's Stun Slap. Solve puzzles, crack codes and hunt for Cheezy Dibbles!

Horse Vet 3D (Treva Entertainment) - €29.99/£24.99
Experience the daily life of a veterinarian - specialized in horses! You examine the horses to determine the nature of diseases or injuries. Drive to emergencies and treat them inpatient afterwards until they are healthy again!

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (Little Orbit) - €29.99/£24.99
What time is it? It's time to join Finn (the human) and his best bro Jake (the shape shifting dog) on an original heroic adventure through the mysterious Nameless Kingdom. Go on epic quests, solve challenging puzzles and uncover hidden secrets by exploring a new realm created exclusively for the video game. Explore the wild and uncharted Nameless Kingdom, encounter brand new princesses, characters and foes as you battle your way through unique temples and an overworld filled with danger!

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (NIS America) - €39.99/£34.99
On a normal, uneventful day, a bell suddenly rings with an eerie sound. The sound led 18 Persona-users to a certain school. There, they were greeted by a never-ending festival... In the midst of the students enjoying the festival were Shadows, creatures which feed upon people's psyches. And there seems to be no exit from the school... The trapped Persona-users meet Zen and Rei, students who have lost their memories. As they decide to work together to escape this world, a mysterious figure lurks... The casts of Persona 3 and Persona 4 have transcended time and space to meet. Can they solve the mysteries of this world and return to their own...?

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Ancient One of the Sun (Atlus, Add-On Content) - €0.99/£0.75
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Eternal Youth (Atlus, Add-On Content) - €1.79/£1.49


Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.49
Commander! Are you ready to lead your people against The Empire!? Castle Conqueror EX is a real-time strategy game for casual gamers. Players can play as 1 of 4 heroes in the EX version of the Nintendo DSiWare hit Castle Conqueror. Your mission is to lead your soldiers into battle, seize the enemy's castle, and gain victories until The Empire is banished from your land.

Talking Phrasebook - 7 Languages (Sanuk Games) - €4.99/£4.49
Don't get lost in translation when you travel! This phrasebook covers most situations you may encounter, with 780 useful expressions in 7 languages, organized in 53 categories. Translate from any language to any other among English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch! Get both the spelling and the pronunciation right, as everything is written and spoken! This application is offline: it does not require network access.

My First Songs (Ringzero Game) - €4.99/£4.49
Feel the beat and sing aloud! Introduce your toddler and pre-schooler to the world of rhythm and music games! My First Songs combines 15 all-time favourite children songs in newly composed versions together with lively adorable 3D animations.

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (Nintendo, GBC VC) - €4.99/£4.49
Journey to Johto for a different kind of Pokémon challenge, as you put your puzzling skills to the test against the toughest gym leaders! Classic Pokémon like Pikachu, Chikorita, Totodile and Pichu will help you take on challengers and rival Pokémon. Use your lightning-fast reflexes to clear blocks and form chains and combos to rack up huge scores. Choose from six thrilling modes including Marathon, Challenge, Time Zone, Line Clear, Puzzle and the gripping Garbage! mode as you try to hang on for big points while blocks rain down.

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey Demo (Cypronia) - Free
Help Jennifer, a young marine biologist, win the Best Aquarium Award. Dive to the bottom of the sea and find various hidden items in numerous eye-teasing locations. Get cash for them to buy cute sea creatures and beautiful ornaments to create three unique aquariums. Choose from tons of accessories and supplies to make the life of your exotic swimming pets fun and comfortable. Become a genuine aquarist, polish your design skills and win trophies in this dazzling hidden object spin-off of the original Fishdom.

Survivor - Heroes Demo (Bigben Interactive) - Free
The Survivor adventure just like you were there! Customize your hero, explore the island to gather precious resources and manage your energy levels, tribe camp and popularity. Take on the opposing tribe in the famous immunity challenges and win the great Survivor adventure!

Pikmin Working Together (Nintendo, Theme) - €1.99/£1.79
The Pikmin are working together carrying fruits to gentle music. But, what's that Bulborb doing on the right?

Pikmin and a Hungry Bulborb (Nintendo, Theme) - €1.99/£1.79
A hungry Bulborb has its eyes on that line of marching Pikmin. Scroll the Touch Screen to see it licking its greedy lips.

Spotlight: Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games, Theme) - €1.99/£1.79
This theme's ALL about Shovel Knight. The icons are dirt, and the folders are chests. This is for fans of the Blue Burrower!

Special offers
Farming Simulator 14 (Focus Home Interactive) - €19.99/£12.99 (Ends Dec. 11, regular pice €29.99/£19.99)
The Keep (Cinemax) - €5.99/£5.49 (Ends Dec. 11, regular price €9.99/£8.99)

RUMOR - These are some insane Smash Bros. Wii U glitches

I don't know that these are legit, but there's a flood of them hitting the Smash Wii U Miiverse. Has anyone out there experienced any glitches like this?!


Check out many more here (thanks to all that sent this in!)

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 484

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not only do we have Kirby back, we also have Lube and Deux Michaels! It's like a podcast reunion this week! We had fun doing the show, so I hope you have fun listening!




Download the show here (thanks Dad!)



The Homebrew Channel dev calms fears of the exploit leading to piracy, talks region locking

Coming from a TinyCartridge interview with hacker Smealum...

- this 3DS exploit does not allow users to run commercial or pirated software
- this is not a limitation Smealum or anyone else put in place
- it’s just technically the state of the matter with the exploit
- Smealum doesn't believe Nintendo will be able to fully patch out the exploit
- circumventing the region lock is more than likely possible
- if region locking was done away with via the exploit, users would have to go through the homebrew launcher every time they to play a game from another region

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