Super Smash Bros. For Wii U - Regular Tourneys ending September 30

A part of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's tournament mode will be closing up on September 30. Regular Tourneys will no longer be accessible after this date. However, you'll still be able to do your own tournaments.

Press Release: Official Zelda Christmas Sweaters Releasing in Time for Holiday Season

Birmingham, UK, 31st August 2016 – Summer may only just be over, but Merchoid (the official videogame merchandise retailer)  are wasting no time in showcasing their official, knitted Zelda Christmas Sweaters. Based on the original 8-bit Zelda games, the blue and green sweaters offer Zelda’s unique take on the popular Christmas Sweater trend. They’re available to preorder from Merchoid.com now for £39.99/€44,99/$54.99 (all prices include free worldwide shipping) and ship on the 10th of November – in plenty of time for Christmas.

There are two Zelda Christmas Sweaters available; a green sweater dubbed ‘The Legend of Santa’ and a blue version called ‘A Link to Christmas Past’. Both sweaters are 100% knitted to give an authentic Christmas sweater look and are available in sizes ranging from small to XXL. The sweaters are unisex, so they can fit both males and females.

Merchoid’s Community Manager, Jessica Adams says “You won’t find Breath of the Wild under your Deku tree this year, but you can still have Happy Hyrule-idays with our Zelda Christmas Sweaters. Our sweaters are actually knitted too, which means they’ll keep you warm through Winter until the new game launches next year. Our advice is put on a sweater, settle down and play through some classic Zelda games in preparation.”

Key points of Zelda Christmas Sweaters:

Official, licensed Zelda Christmas Sweaters

Both sweaters are 100% knitted for a real Christmas Sweater look

Link to both Sweaters here: http://www.merchoid.com/geeks-guide-to-ugly-christmas-sweaterjumpers/

Available to preorder from Merchoid.com now; ships November 10th

Priced at £39.99/€44,99/$54.99 (all prices include free worldwide shipping)

Armikrog - Wii U release update

This comes from a Kickstarter email by developers Pencil Test Studios..

Hello patient-but-anxious Wii U backers,

Another update on the status of the Wii U game codes: Unfortunately Nintendo continues to run a lot of red tape our way and we still haven't been able to secure our Kickstarter game codes from them. We had hoped to have this resolved long before now, but the latest we're being told is that we will have an answer tomorrow. We know this is not the answer you were hoping for and we apologize. We will keep you posted and let you know just as soon as the situation changes.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Ed and Mike

MyNintendo Gold Coins now last 12 months instead of 6

This comes from My Nintendo's website:

Gold Points are now valid for 12 months after you collect them.
Up until now, both Gold Points and Platinum Points have been set to expire 6 months after you earn them. However, moving forward, your points will be valid for different lengths of time depending on what type of points they are.
Gold Points: Valid for 12 months after you collect them.
Platinum Points (all types): Valid for 6 months after you collect them.
Remember that when you redeem points for rewards, the points closest to expiring will automatically be used first. If you need to check the points you’ve collected, the points you’ve earned, or any points that have expired, be sure to take a look at “Points history” in the My Nintendo menu.

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Last week's video content from GoNintendo

I decided to really try a new approach with our Facebook page, and boy has it paid off. We hit 10k subscribers in quite a short amount of time! Thank you SO much to those that have supported the change in approach. You guys never, ever let me down. I hope I do the same for you. See you in a few, short hours!

Hello there, boys and girls. Time for another weekly wrap-up of the video content that we at GoNintendo put together. Usually we have two shining stars to share with you in Eggbusters and Parents Play, but both had to take last week off. If you missed the previous 2-week-old entries, you can see them here and here. No worries though, as we have a couple other features to share.

First up, we have the 576th episode of the GoNintendo Podcast. Whenever Nicky Hill is on the show, we're always in for a real treat. That guy just makes things fun...and weird...and dumb. I mean all that as a huge compliment. He adds his stylings to this week show as we cover site updates, Nintendo news, your answers to our Twitter question and our music trivia section.

Second, I was struck by the creative Gods earlier this week. I had a dumb idea, and instead of sitting on it, I decided to actually film it. It's dumb, it's not something everyone is going to get and it's pretty much a throwaway experience. With all that said, it seems some of you like it! You can check that out below.

Pokémon OR/AS manga getting localized by Viz

- manga series based on Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
- localized by Viz Media
- Pokémon Adventures author Hidenori Kusaka and artist Satoshi Yamamoto are working on the project
- continues the storyline of the original Pokémon Adventures Ruby and Sapphire comic
- kicks off with Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald doing everything they can to stop a meteor on a collision course with Earth
- first volume is expected to release in September 2016
- gift set from Viz Media this October includes both volumes of Santa Harukaze’s Pokémon Pocket Comics
- set includes two books: one on Pokémon B/W characters and one that highlights Legendaries like Black Kyurem
- both books feature humorous four-panel comics and come with additional trivia questions, quizzes, and puzzles
- originally sold for $9.99 when they were originally released, but the box set is being sold for $16.99

Square-Enix - TGS 2016 lineup, schedule


Akashic Re:cords (iOS, Android) – Trailer, Studio
Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia (iOS, Android) – Trailer, Studio
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4, XBO, PC) – Trailer, Studio
Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 (3DS) – Stage
Dragon Quest X Online (Wii U, Wii, 3DS, PC) – Stage

Fantasy Earth Zero (PC) – Studio
Figureheads (PC) – Playable
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (iOS, Android) – Studio
Final Fantasy: Record Keeper (iOS, Android) – Studio
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4) – Trailer, Stage
Final Fantasy XIV Online (PS3, PS4, PC, Mac) – Playable, Trailer, Stage
Final Fantasy XV (PS4, XBO) – Playable, Trailer, Stage
Grand Marche no Meikyuu (iOS, Android) – Trailer, Studio
Hitman (PS4, XBO, PC) – Trailer, Studio
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) – Playable, Trailer
NieR: Automata (PS4) – Trailer, Stage
Mobius Final Fantasy (iOS, Android) – Studio
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4) – Trailer, Studio
SaGa: Scarlet Grace (PS Vita) – Trailer, Stage
World of Final Fantasy (PS4, PS Vita) – Trailer, Stage


September 17

Stage (YouTube, Niconico)

10:30 to 11:30 – World of Final Fantasy TGS 2016 Special – Featuring Hiroki Chiba (director) and MC Ayana Taketatsu (voice actress). A stage event featuring wonderful guests, and previously unseen systems and the latest information regarding World of Final Fantasy.

12:00 to 13:00 – NieR: Automata TGS 2016 Special Stage – Featuring Yosuke Saito (producer), Yasuhisa Taura (Platinum Games game designer), Yoko Taro (director), Yui Ishikawa (2B voice actress), and Natsuki Hanae (9S voice actor). A stage event featuring wonderful guests and the latest information on the PlayStation 4 action RPG, including new details debuting for the first time.

13:30 to 15:00 – Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXXII – Featuring Naoki Yoshida (producer and director) and MC Toshio Murouchi (community team). The latest Letter from the Producer LIVE, featuring part two of details regarding what’s new in Patch 3.4.

15:30 to 16:45 – Dragon Quest X TV in TGS 2016 Special – Featuring Yosuke Saito (producer), Chikara Saito (director), Takashi Anzai (chief planner), Takeshi Ooyama (4th beginner ambassador), and MC Ayana Tsubaki (talent). The latest in the “Dragon Quest X TV” broadcasts, this time from the Tokyo Game Show show. It will feature the popular “Battle Trial” corner, where guests and the development team will take on the the “Palace of the Evil God” as the July-introduced “Fortuneteller” vocation.

Studio (YouTube, Niconico)

Square Enix Presents September 17 Opening

Akashic Re:cords TGS 2016 Special – Featuring Takanori Shiina (producer) and others to be announced. Square Enix’s newly announced smartphone title Akashic Re:cords will be introduced by the voice actors and development team.

The President Plays: Rise of the Tomb Raider at TGS – Featuring Yosuke Matsuda (Square Enix president and CEO), Satoshi Akaishizawa (localization producer), Yuki Nishio (localization director), and Daisuke Yamamoto (localization director). First gameplay of the Japanese version of Rise of the Tomb Raider, featuring Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuke. Additionally, the latest information on Overwatch, Hitman, and other Extreme Edges brand titles.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Official Broadcast at TGS 2016 – Featuring MC Chuuni, Misoshiru, Kay Hirono (producer), and Yutaka Utsugi (management director). The latest information on the smartphone game. “That” news regarding the game’s one-year anniversary included, expect new details debuting for the first time.

Fantasy Earth Zero at TGS 2016 – Featuring MC Suguru Uchiyama, Yoshihiro Takezoe, and Minoru Komatsu. A live stream featuring the Fantasy Earth Zero management team, including the latest information on the MMORPG.
Square Enix Presents September 17 Ending

September 18

Stage (YouTube, Niconico)

10:30 to 11:40 – Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Official Tournament “Great Masters’ GP” Elementary School Division Finals – Featuring Taichi Inuzuka (producer), MC Reiko Mihashi, and MC Eri Aoi. A finals tournament featuring the four representatives of the Elementary School Division that won through the district primaries.

12:15 to 13:30 – Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report at TGS 2016 – Featuring Hajime Tabata (director) and MC Akio Ofuji (marketing manager). The latest Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report featuring a variety of information.

14:00 to 15:00 – Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Special Stage – Featuring Hiroaki Kato (producer), Kouhei Takeda (Vann voice and motion actor), Marina Kozawa (Penelo voice and motion actor), Hitoshi Sakimoto (Basiscape), and MC Ai Yokomachi. An introduction to the 2017-due remaster, featuring the producer and guests, who will share stories about development of the original release.

15:30 to 16:30 – SaGa: Scarlet Grace Special Stage – Featuring MC Yuichi Nakamura (voice actor), Kenji Ito (composer), Akitoshi Kawazu (game designer and scenario), and Masanori Ichikawa (producer). At TGS 2015, we got a sneak peek at the game running, but at TGS 2016, you’ll get the latest information completely—no sneak peek this time.

Studio (YouTube, Niconico)

Square Enix Presents September 18 Opening

Mobius Final Fantasy TGS 2016 Special – Featuring Yoshinori Kitase (producer), Naoki Hamaguchi (product leader), and MC Asuna (project manager). A stage featuring wonderful guests and all sorts of content, including new announcements and an introduction to the biggest “revolution” since the game launched, scheduled for this October.

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper at TGS 2016 – Featuring Ichiro Hazama (producer), Yu Sasaki (development producer / DeNA), and Ai Takahashi (actress / model). The latest information, including event and campaign news, and Final Fantasy: Record Keeper‘s future development plans.

Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia and Grand Marche no Meikyuu – Featuring Ichiro Hazama (4th Business Division executive), Masanobu Suzui (Indieszero), Jin Fujiwara (Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia producer), and Daisuke Inoue (Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia director). The charm and latest information on Square Enix’s newly announced smartphone titles will be introduced.

Square Enix Presents September 18 Grand Finale

The LEGO Moving hitting 3DS eShop in Japan

If our friends in Japan are huge fans of The LEGO Movie, they'll be happy to know that they can download the movie via 3DS eShop on September 7th. The title will be priced at 1,000 yen.