Official PR - Introducing Nintendo Accounts for kids

Parents can now create Nintendo Accounts for children under the age of 13. This new feature lets kids have fun earning and redeeming My Nintendo points on their own accounts, while allowing parents the ability to manage their children’s accounts.

Parents can manage up to five accounts within the family, and will receive an email notification any time a purchase is made on a Nintendo system, the Nintendo website, or via a Nintendo app using the child’s account.

Parents, here’s how you can get your child set-up:

To create an account for your child, log in to your own Nintendo Account. If you don’t yet have one, you need to create an account for yourself first.
Select “Child accounts,” and then “Create an account for a child.”
Follow the instructions to complete the account creation. You can add accounts for up to five children.
Share the User ID and password with your child so that he/she can use the account.
Note that parents may also create accounts for kids between the age of 13 and 17 this way. Parents or guardians can visit their Nintendo Account page to get started at any time.

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for Dec. 1st, 2016

Nintendo Badge Arcade

- Mario Badges featured all week for the launch for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
- Holiday 8-bit Super Mario Bros. theme offer (available until 12/29)
- 1 FREE play being given away
- 7 new sets and 7 returning sets of Super Mario Maker badges
- 6 returning sets of Mega Man badges
- 2 returning sets of 8-bit Super Mario Bros. system icons
- 8 returning sets of Yo-Kai Watch badges

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

SDK Spriter launching Dec. 8th in North America

Nintendo launching Tank Troopers in Japan on Dec. 21st

Attention! TANK TROOPERS for Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS family systems is an action game that thrusts you into battle behind the wheel of a tank with specialised abilities.

Depending on the types of troopers in your tank, you’ll have access to different abilities. They may look like normal tanks, but these powerful machines can strike surrounding enemies with a freeze attack, launch paint balls to block opponents’ views or use electric shocks to stop rival tanks in their tracks. This is not your average tank warfare!

In addition to single-player and a local six-player multiplayer mode, the game offers Download Play*. Recon tells us there are other game modes too...

The Japanese release date was outed by a retailer, and it appears the game will be going for 800 yen. No word on release date outside of Japan at this time.

Super Famicom Satellaview - Footage of long-lost Kirby no Omochabako: Pachinko & Cannon Ball

We recently posted info on how two long-lost games from the Kirby no Omochabako Satellaview collection had resurfaced. Now we have more footage of those games than ever before! There's still a couple more games in the collection that need video archiving, but they have to be found out in the wild first. That's not going to be an easy task! Thanks to Goncalo for the heads up!

Pokemon GO is Google Play’s top trending game of 2016

The top trending games include:

Pokémon Go
Clash Royale
Traffic Rider
Dream League Soccer

I don't think any game is going to come along before the year closes out and dethrones Pokemon GO as the number one trending game of 2016. Just one more feather in the cap of Pokemon Co.!