The Binding of Isaac Rebirth


Our year-long sponsorship with Nicalis is ending today (May 31st, 2016). We would like to thank Nicalis for their support over the last year, keeping GoNintendo ad-free for 365 wonderful days. It's been a pleasure to provide all of you with an ad-free year, but sadly we must now return to a more traditional ad-sponsored layout. That will be happening later tonight.

Dan McFox: Head Hunter hitting North America on June 9th

Three more WayForward games heading to Japan

Looks like Japanese gamers can look forward to some more WayForward action soon. The latest issue of Famitsu confirms that three more WayForward titles are finally going to make the jump to Japan.

- Shantae: Risky ・ Boots no Gyakushuu / Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (Wii U)
- Shantae: Kaizoku no Noroi / Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U)
- Mighty Switch Force 2 (Nintendo 3DS)

We don't have exact release dates for these games yet, but we'll be sure to update with that info once it comes in.

Japan - Top 30 retail & digital sellers of April 2016

[3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi – 450,007 (437,159 physical, 12,848 digital)
[3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 198,951 (191,660 physical, 7,291 digital)
[PS4] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness – 146,153 (134,266 physical, 11,887 digital)
[PS4] Dark Souls III – 87,753 (74,868 physical, 12,885 digital)
[3DS] Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow – 55,210 (11,363 physical, 43,847 digital)
[PS4] Far Cry Primal – 48,694 (45,218 physical, 3,476 digital)
[3DS] Disney Art Academy – 33,469 (32,051 physical, 1,418 digital)
[PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood – 33,159 (31,162 physical, 1,997 digital)
[WIU] Pokken Tournament – 30,072 (27,912 physical, 2,160 digital)
[PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood – 30,064 (28,831 physical, 1,233 digital)
[PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 29,078 (26,551 physical, 2,527 digital)
[PSV] Romancing SaGa 2 – 27,877 (N/A physical, 27,877 digital)
[WIU] Splatoon – 27,095 (24,288 physical, 2,807 digital)
[3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 25,815 (25,143 physical, 672 digital)
[3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) – 24,623 (21,519 physical, 3,104 digital)
[PSV] Bullet Girls 2 – 24,550 (21,706 physical, 2,844 digital)
[WIU] Super Mario Maker – 23,554 (21,442 physical, 2,112 digital)
[PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X – 21,526 (19,497 physical, 2,029 digital)
[3DS] Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan – 20,720 (19,887 physical, 833 digital)
[PS4] Resident Evil 6 – 18,914 (N/A physical, 18,914 digital)
[WIU] Star Fox Zero / Star Fox Guard – 17,063 (17,063 physical, N/A digital)
[PS4] The Division – 17,058 (13,638 physical, 3,420 digital)
[PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 15,510 (8,231 physical, 7,279 digital)
[PS4] Winning Post 8 2016 – 15,336 (12,577 physical, 2,759 digital)
[PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – 14,272 (11,755 physical, 2,517 digital)
[PS4] Phantasy Star Online 2 – 14,059 (14,059 physical, N/A digital)
[PS4] Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – 13,867 (11,960 physical, 1,907 digital)
[3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) – 12,603 (11,780 physical, 823 digital)
[3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters – 11,972 (10,903 physical, 1,069 digital)
[PSV] Digimon World: Next Order – 11,065 (9,685 physical, 1,380 digital)

Digital sales estimates

00./00. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow (Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.111) – 43.847 / 88.177 <79,42%>(+212%)
00./00. [PSV] Romancing SaGa 2 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥2.037) – 27.877 / 63.872 <100,00%>(-23%)
00./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) {2016.03.29} (¥2.593) – 18.914 / NEW <100,00%>
00./00. [PS4] Dark Souls III (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥6.930) – 12.885 / 63.358 <14,68%>(-74%)
00./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 12.848 / NEW <2,86%>
00./00. [PS4] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (Square Enix) {2016.03.31} (¥7.980) – 11.887 / NEW <8,13%>
00./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 7.291 / 19.582 <3,66%>(-41%)
00./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (Mojang AB) {2014.12.25} (¥1.904) – 7.279 / 202.000 <46,93%>(-20%)
00./00. [PS4] Battlefield 4: Premium Edition [EA Best Hits] (Electronic Arts) {2016.03.17} (¥3.800) – 4.175
00./00. [PS4] Far Cry Primal (Ubisoft) {2016.04.07} (¥7.500) – 3.476 / NEW <7,14%>
00./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division (Ubisoft) {2016.03.10} (¥7.500) – 3.420 / 39.677 <20,05%>(-91%)
00./00. [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥7.619) – 3.295 / 13.170 (-67%)
00./00. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 3.104 <12,61%>
00./00. [PSV] Bullet Girls 2 (D3Publisher) {2016.04.21} (¥6.000) – 2.844 / NEW <11,58%>
00./00. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 2.807 / 133.666 <10,36%>(+11%)
00./00. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2016 (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.31} (¥6.762) – 2.759 / NEW <17,99%>
00./00. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Mojang AB) {2014.10.29} (¥1.904) – 2.527 / 335.182 <8,69%>(-20%)
00./00. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥7.619) – 2.517 / 7.121 <17,64%>(-45%)
00./00. [WIU] Pokken Tournament (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥6.800) – 2.160 / 8.642 <7,18%>(-67%)
00./00. [WIU] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥4.700) – 2.112 / 69.305 <8,97%>(+1%)
00./00. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (Sega) {2016.03.24} (¥6.990) – 2.029 / 7.270 <9,43%>(-61%)
00./00. [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥7.600) – 1.997 / NEW <6,02%>
00./00. [PS4] Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.14} (¥7.500) – 1.907 / NEW <13,75%>
00./00. [3DS] Disney Art Academy (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700) – 1.418 / NEW <4,24%>
00./00. [PSV] Digimon World: Next Order (ε) (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.17} (¥6.800) – 1.380 / 5.953 <12,47%>(-70%)
00./00. [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥6.800) – 1.233 / NEW <4,10%>
00./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 1.069 / 69.427 <8,93%>(-20%)
00./00. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!! (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.24} (¥5.700) – 833 / 1.898 <4,02%>(-22%)
00./00. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 823 <6,53%>
00./00. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 672 / 5.241 <2,60%>(-57%)

Capcom opening pop-up merch shop in Nagoya Parco

- opening June 4th and running to June 26th
- selling merchandise from the Mega Man, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter and the Street Fighter series'
- take selfies with Airou on June 5th and 12th from 12:00 - 14:00

Miitomo - new rewards for June 1st revealed

Star Outfit: 200 Platinum Coins
Animal Slippers: 200 Platinum Coins
SNES T-Shirt: 200 Platinum Coins

Hive Jump Kickstarter update - Wii U FAQ, Scorcher Boss, Aliens and Weapons!

What kind of Multiplayer will the Wii U version of the game support?

The Wii U version of Hive Jump will be local co-op only. Online play for Wii U has been an interest for Hive Jump, but not something we could guarantee at the onset of our campaign, so we listed that as one of the first FAQs we posted during the campaign. We explored online MP for Wii U thoroughly and deeply over the last year. We’ve refactored our code several times to optimize and improve - to explore this feature. We looked at other titles and we talked to fellow devs about their own experiences with online play. We evaluated other tools to provide any efficiency we could uncover. In the end, we had to make a tough choice about a stark reality. Online MP for the Wii U was going to be beyond our capabilities for this release due to time and budget constraints on our team. We appreciate all of the support shown to us by Nintendo fans – and we apologize for not explaining our process when evaluating the feature much sooner. We are confident that the game will be an amazing single player and local co-op experience for our Wii U players!

Will Hive Jump have amiibo support, and what will that look like?

We’re aiming to support as many different amiibo as we can, but are focusing our efforts on creating some really fun integration based on amiibo whose games have been inspirations to Hive Jump specifically. Like many gamers, we’ve grown up playing classic Nintendo titles that now have great amiibo to go along with them, so our eyes and efforts lie with a select few inspirational amiibo for now. These amiibo will be used as a key to unlock special Wii U specific relic rooms within the hive. Upon unlocking a special amiibo challenge room, players will be faced with special challenges you can only find on Wii U.

Will the GamePad be used in a special way?

Hive Jump will feature a special mini-map on the Wii U GamePad which will give players another tool in their arsenal for navigating the treacherous hives. It will display the contours of the level, as well as the location of important areas or items to discover in the various hive levels.

Full update here (thanks Matt!)

RUMOR - Next Skylanders game to be called 'Skylanders: Imaginators', toys & more leaked

Skylanders: Imaginators

Portal Masters can unleash their imaginatons like never before when Skylanders Imaginators launches on October 16 in North America! Skylandes Imaginators gives kids the power to create Skylanders and bring them to life for the first time in an all-new adventure with a compelling storyline, puzzles, battles, and a new lineup of heroes and villains.

Since the inception of Skylanders, kids around the world have imagined their own Skylanders characters. Towys for Bob, the orignators of Skylanders and pioneers of Toys-to-Life, is back as the lead development team. Skylanders Imaginators will offer fans more choices than ever before with infinite possibilities to create. Now fans can create their own Skylanders with endless combinations of powers, abilities, catchphrases, and much more that deliver hours of replayable fun.

The story of Skylanders Imaginators takes place long ago when the Ancients used a mysterious power known as Mind Magic to create everything in Skylands. With it, they conjured into existence anything that they could imagine. However, they soon learned that in the wrong hands, it could be very dangerous, and so they sealed it away so that it could never be misused. After discovering this ancient secrete, Kaos has unleashed the power of Mind Magic into Skylands once again - and he is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders, the likes of which have never been seen! Now it's up to Portal Masters to create Skylanders Imaginators from their own imagination to stop Kaos and his evil Doomlanders before it is too late. And to help train them, Eon is sending the greatest mystic warriors of all time - the Senseis!

Skylanders Imaginators supports the 300+ character toys from all previous Skylanders games - including Skylanders Superchargers, Skylanders Trap Team, Skylanders SWAP Force, Skylanders Giants, and Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - that kids can enjoy in the real world and in the virtual game world. As plays add new Skylanders to their collection, they expand their in game experiences.

Create your own Skylander - For the first time, their imaginations to life and create their own Skylanders, called Skylanders Imaginators. With endless creation options of powers, abilities, catchphrases, appearance and much more, kids can build their very own creations out of their imaginations, or use the randomize feature to allow the game to choose parts for them.

Creation Crystal - Skylanders Imaginators introduces a new toy type - a Creation Crystal. This vessel allows players to create and transport their unique Skylanders to consoles at anytime, anywhere! Creation Crystals are elementally aligned. Portal Masters can create one character per Creation Crystal.

Meet the Senseis - The Skylanders franchise continues to offer engaging characters that kids love to discover as they play the game. Skylanders Imaginators will introduce new guest stars to Skylanders called Senseis to fans. Senseis include 20 new characters and 11 former villains. Each Sensei is a master of one of 10 powerful Battle Classes (e.g. Knight, Sorcerer, Brawler, and more).

Being the master of these Battle Classes, only Senseis have the ability to unleash Sky Chi - the ultimate Battle Class super move. Sensei Skylanders have a master-to-apprentice relationship with newly created Imaginator Skylanders. This is supported in-game through the Sensei unlocking of unique Imaginator weapons, the increase of Imaginator level caps, providing access to special areas in the game, as well as the unlocking of new Secret Techniques for Imaginators of the same class.

New Storyline and Gameplay - Skylanders Imaginators features an all-new adventure-filled, comedic and charming story with fun new characters, as well as returning franchise favorites. The game delivers a diverse and dynamic story-driven gameplay experience, focused on the magic of sparking imagination, inspiration, and excitement of kids as they create their own superheroes - all set within a variety of compelling new environments.

Additionally, Skylanders Imaginators will support local co-op multiplayer. Players can place two Creation Crystals or two toys or a combination of the Crystals and toys on the Portal of Power to maximize the fun!

Returning Core Characters - Skylanders Imaginators also will feature fan-favorite characters who make an appearance in both the storyline of the game - and the upcoming Skylanders Academy television series!

Thanks to Jordan for the heads up!

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for May 31st, 2016

- 1 returning set of Game Boy badges
- 1 returning set of Super Famicom badges

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!