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Cruis'n Red Line - tons of new details

- developed by Raw Thrills, the company founded by original Cruis'n USA director Eugene Jarvis
- being field tested at the Regal City North Stadium 14 movie theater in Chicago
- running on a repurposed Disney/Pixar Cars cabinet
- two linked units each with a 42-inch display
- Nintendo logos are all over both cabinets
- five tracks available: Mojave, Madagascar, London, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore,
- each track has its own theme and some with big moments that occur while you race
- London has you racing through the city as a detached Ferris wheel rolls around, plus you drive atop elevated train cars that eventually derail and crash
- Singapore begins on a skyscraper rooftop amidst a thunderstorm and ultimately routes you through an underwater tunnel
- Rio course sends you smashing through parade floats and taking a soaring leap with the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue
- Madagascar has a Tyrannosaurus Rex wreaking havoc, a burning plane crashing and a beached pirate ship t
- Mojave track is a highway that winds through a desert
- previous versions let you choose a car through an optional physical card system that featured real cars
- this version no longer has any card scanning ability or mention of cards
- this version lets you pick from a handful of in-game cars (mostly Lamborghinis)
- choose one upgrade, such as body, engine or paint enhancement
- your car smashes through a glass wall at the finish line

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 - soundtrack information


- Out September 27 in Japan

- 74 tracks on 2 discs, including two bonus tracks (Parallel World, Enshi no Kishi)

- Also comes with a 16 page booklet, cover drawn by Yoshitaka Hatakeyama

Nintendo to acquire 70% of JESNET


Nintendo to release FY 2016 second quarter earnings release October 26

Nintendo announced today that they will detail their Second Quarter Earnings Release on October 26. We'll probably see an updated release date list, but it will mostly be concerning Nintendo's business during the second quarter.

Woman killed after struck by Pokemon Go distracted driver

This comes from Kotaku:

Last night at around 7:25pm in the Japanese city Tokushima, two women were hit while crossing the street, fatally injuring one of them. The driver, 39 year-old Keiji Goh, admitted he wasn’t watching the road ahead, because he was playing Pokémon Go.

According to ANN, one of the women, 72 year-old Sachiko Nakanishi, was transported to the hospital, where she later died. The other woman, 60 year-old Kayoko Igawa, suffered serious injuries from the accident.

NHK reports that Goh, who has since been arrested, is quoted as saying, “I was playing Pokémon Go while driving, so I didn’t really see what was in front of me.”

Earlier this month, a Pokémon Go update warned players not to play while driving.


Image & Form to share more info on SteamWorld Quest when the time is right

News on SteamWorld Quest seemed to get out there a bit before Image & Form was ready for it. A European listing for the game came up, but Image and Form jumped on the reveal as quickly as it surfaced. Here's what Image and Form community manager Julius Goldbog had to say...

Look at that! We’ll share more about our next game when the time is right. It’s so deep in its initial stage that there’s no point in talking about it

Next Level Games looking for multiple new employees

What's Next Level Games going to tackle after Metroid Prime: Federation Force? We're not sure, but it seems like they need a few more people! The official Next Level website lists the following positions that need to be filled.

- TOOLS PROGRAMMER
- GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER
- NETWORK PROGRAMMER
- RENDERING PROGRAMMER
- ENVIRONMENT ARTIST
- MATERIAL ARTIST

We'll have to keep tabs on these job listings to see if any get filled. We're going to keep our eyes peeled on some LinkedIn profiles!

Nintendo's Doug Bowser promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Looks like Nintendo's Doug Bowser is moving up the food chain. A quick look at his LinkedIn profile reveals that just this month, Bowser moved up to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He formerly held the title of VP of sales.

REPORT - Vote to confirm Nintendo's sale of Seattle Mariners happening today

This afternoon, Major League Baseball’s owners will vote to confirm the internal sale of the Seattle Mariners to minority investors. The Mariners’ new ownership group will be lead by John W. Stanton of Bellevue, Washington and 16 other minority investors; the new ownership group will operate as a Board of Directors, sort of like a closer-by-committee approach.

Full report here

Super Mario Maker - Shaun the Sheep contest information

- Design a course in Mario Maker using the Shaun the Sheep costume

- Email the Course Code to nintendocommunity@nintendo.co.uk

- The person who wins the contest wins a Shaun the Sheep illustration

- Two runners up will win a Summery Shaun Sundae figurine

- Deadline is 23:59 on September 2nd