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Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice Arrives On 3DS, Wii U, Steam

Oakland, CA. – May 26, 2016 – Muteki in partnership with Choice Provisions today announces the release of their retro title, Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice! The second entry of the Dragon Fantasy series arrives on 3DS and Wii U in North America today. The game was developed by Muteki, and is published by Choice Provisions; The Black Tome of Ice is rated “T” for Teen and is available for $9.99 (USD) on each platform.

Join Ogden and the heroes of Westeria in this classic JRPG epic, Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice. Travel through the frozen wastelands of Tundaria, experiencing action-packed battles without random encounters, using spatially aware Area-of-Effect attacks and power moves. Travel by pirate ship, defending against enemies in thrilling ship-to-ship rock monster combat! Defeat oncoming hordes of demons and huge bosses that threaten the entire world of Dragon Fantasy!

Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice is a remastered version of Dragon Fantasy: Book II, which was originally released for PlayStation 3 and Vita in 2013. The update list is fairly extensive, but here’s a broad overview of just some of the changes and improvements players will encounter in this new version of the game:

*New dialog that ensures those who never played Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria will be up-to-speed and ready to go
*The Bestiary, first introduced in Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria, arrives in The Black Tome of Ice. Track the monsters you’ve defeated and captured!
*New items!
*An all-new boss!
*A difficulty slider!
*Lots of bug fixes!

The game will also be available via Steam later today at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/328000/

This week's North American downloads - May 26 (StarTropics, Dragon Fantasy and more)

Virtual Console on Wii U
   * StarTropics – In this much-loved NES game, step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance.

   * Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II – Adventurer Mike Jones is back and embarking on a journey through time and space. Mike’s mission is to save seven mystic Tetrads, while facing the avengers of his foiled foe, the evil Zoda. Decipher codes, solve mysteries and battle dragons with heroes of days gone by. Mike won't stop until Zoda is history!

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
   * Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 7.
   * Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U), Sonic Generations (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from SEGA are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 6.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
   * Inside My Radio is 20 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $11.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 8.
   * The Quiet Collection is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 6.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
   * Stella Glow, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 6.
   * Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 2.
   * Toy Defense is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 16.
   * SteamWorld Heist is 25 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 9.
   * Terraria is 25 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 2.
   * Lionel City Builder 3D and Cube Creator 3Dfrom Big John Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 8.

New DLC:
* Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Maps: III: The Changing Tide – Shiro’s wounded band must seize an opportunity. Part 3 of Heirs of Fate for the FireEmblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest games is now available for $1.99.

* Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 2 DLC – Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deeprealms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series for the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest games, units leveled up in the main game cannot lend support. Devise a strategy using a fresh team and reap the rewards, but only if all of your units survive. You can receive all six maps as they are released by purchasing Map Pack 2 for only $7.99.

Also new this week:
* Infinite Dunamis (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
* Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
* Conveni Dream (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
* Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
* Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
* Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
* Futuridium EP Deluxe (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
* Dual Core (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Pokemon - Another chance to receive the Mew distribution

The Mythical Pokémon Mew was first available at GameStop stores in February. If you weren't able to make it to GameStop in time, you'll have another chance to receive Mew when the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter arrives in your inbox in June. It's the same Pokémon that was given out at GameStop, so if you received that one, you won't be able to get another one.

If you're not already receiving the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter, be sure to sign up for it by June 1, 2016, to receive the next newsletter containing a code for Mew. Be sure to enter the code into your Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y game by August 31, 2016.

The Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter is full of Pokémon news, promotions, and information to keep you up-to-date in the world of Pokémon. Plus, the newsletter is free—just create a Pokémon Trainer Club account and opt in to receiving it.

Don't miss this second chance to get the Mythical Pokémon Mew. And be sure to visit Pokemon.com/20 for more details on the Pokémon 20th celebration.

Prizing for the 2016 Pokémon US National Championships announced

The Pokémon TCG and Video Game US National Championships is the largest Pokémon event in the country, bringing together players from coast to coast to compete for more than $225,000 in prizes. The award structure and values for these top-tier events have changed for the 2016 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season. Of note, players age 18 or older who finish in the Top 8 may choose either a cash award or a scholarship of the same amount, while top finishers in 9th place or lower will receive a cash award. Players under 18 who finish in the Top 8 may choose either a scholarship or a Travel Certificate of the same amount, while top finishers in 9th place or lower will receive a Travel Certificate.

Here is the full prize information:

18 years of age and older:

1st–8th place: Choice of scholarship or cash

Top finishers in 9th place or lower: Cash

Under 18 years of age:

1st–8th place: Choice of scholarship or Travel Certificate

Top finishers in 9th place or lower: Travel Certificate

Pokémon TCG National Championships

Finish Position Award Value
1st place $10,000
2nd place $5,000
3rd-4th place $2,500
5th-8th place $1,500
9th-16th place $1,000
17th-32nd place $750
33rd-64th place $500
Pokémon VG National Championships

Finish Position Award Value
1st place $5,000
2nd place $2,500
3rd-4th place $1,500
5th-8th place $750
9th-16th place $500

Pokemon GO - latest round of official info

Pokemon Go

Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices. With Pokémon GO, you’ll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO is built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform and will use real locations to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon. Pokémon GO will allow players to find and catch more than a hundred different Pokémon as they explore their surroundings.

The Pokémon video game series has used real-world locations such as the Hokkaido and Kanto regions of Japan, New York, and Paris as inspiration for the fantasy settings in which its games take place. Now the real world will be the setting!

Get on your feet and step outside to find and catch wild Pokémon. Explore cities and towns around where you live and even around the globe to capture as many Pokémon as you can. As you move around, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know you're near a Pokémon. Once you've encountered a Pokémon, take aim on your smartphone's touch screen and throw a Poké Ball to catch it. Be careful when you try to catch it, or it might run away! Also look for PokéStops located at interesting places, such as public art installations, historical markers, and monuments, where you can collect more Poké Balls and other items.

Customize Your Trainer

When you first play Pokémon GO, you’ll get to customize the look of your Trainer, choosing apparel and accessories to give him or her a cool look. Your customized character will appear as you move around on the map, as well as on your profile page. Plus, other players will see your character when they visit a Gym you control.

Add to Your Pokédex

In Pokémon GO, you will gain levels as a Trainer, and at higher levels you will be able to catch more powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You'll also have access to more powerful items, such as Great Balls, to give you a better shot at catching Pokémon. Keep exploring and encountering Pokémon to raise your level!

There are other ways to add Pokémon to your roster, too. If you catch the same species of Pokémon enough times, you'll get the opportunity to evolve one of them. And as you explore, you may find Pokémon Eggs at PokéStops, which will hatch after you've walked a certain distance. When they hatch, you may find Pokémon you've never seen before!

Some wild Pokémon will appear only in certain places near where you live or around the world. For example, some Water-type Pokémon may appear only near lakes and oceans. If you're away from home, be sure to stay alert for Pokémon you wouldn't normally encounter!

If you catch the same species of Pokémon enough times, you can evolve one of them. This is useful for catching Pokémon you’re having a tough time finding in the wild. For example, if there are large numbers of Poliwag in your area, but no Poliwhirl nearby, catch a lot of Poliwag to eventually gain the ability to have one of them evolve into a Poliwhirl!

Join a Team and Battle

At a certain point in the game, you'll be asked to join one of three teams. Once you join a team, you'll gain the ability to assign Pokémon you've caught to empty Gym locations or to a location where a team member has placed one of his or her Pokémon. Like PokéStops, Gyms can be found at real locations in the world. Each player can place only one Pokémon at a particular Gym, so you're encouraged to work with others on the team to build up a strong defense.

If a Gym is already claimed by another team, you can challenge that Gym using your own Pokémon. Using the Pokémon you've caught, engage in battle with the defending Pokémon at the Gym. Battles are challenging and fun. Use your Pokémon’s two attacks to battle the defending Pokémon. You can also dodge the defending Pokémon’s attacks by swiping left and right. If your Pokémon wins the battle, then the Gym’s Prestige is reduced. When the Gym’s Prestige is reduced to zero, the defending team loses control of the Gym, and you or another player can then take control of it by assigning a Pokémon to it. Once your team has control of the Gym, you can increase its Prestige (and level) by training your Pokémon with the defending Pokémon. As the Gym gets to a higher level, your team has the ability to assign more Pokémon to defend it. You can also team up with your friends and battle at a rival Gym together to take down stronger Gyms faster.

A wide variety of challenges are available that highlight many different categories, such as catching Pokémon and exploration. By completing these challenges, you'll unlock achievement medals that will appear in your player profile. Try your best to unlock as many medals as you can!

Pokémon GO Plus

A portable device called the Pokémon GO Plus will enable Pokémon GO players to enjoy the game even while they’re not looking at their smartphones. The device connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth and notifies the player about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration. In addition, players can catch Pokémon or perform other simple actions by pressing the button on the device. Pokémon GO Plus will be available soon. Check back for more details.

Free to Play

Pokémon GO will be available for download at no charge on the App Store and Google Play. Pokémon GO is free to play, with loads of fun things to do and Pokémon to discover at every turn. For players who want to enhance their Pokémon GO experience even more, certain items and features can be accessed via in-app purchases. Players can spend real money on PokéCoins, the in-game currency of Pokémon GO. PokéCoins can then be exchanged for power-ups, extra items, and other enhancements.

An early field test limited to the United States, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand is under way for Pokémon GO while the game is still in active development. The features, available languages, design, and overall appearance are not final. Please stay tuned for information about expansion of the field test to other markets.

Stay tuned to Pokemon.com for more information about Pokémon GO!

Nintendo UK - Watch the first episode of the YO-KAI WATCH animated TV series for free

On the 29th April, LEVEL-5’s long-awaited Nintendo 3DS RPG, YO-KAI WATCHfinally made its way to the UK – but it didn’t make it here alone! A pop culture phenomenon in Japan, YO-KAI WATCH isn’t just a series of videogames: it’s a cross-media franchise, with a wide range of toys available as well as a hit animated TV series!

You can catch series one of the YO-KAI WATCH TV series by tuning into Cartoon Network every weekend at 07:30am, but as a special treat we have the very first episode available to watch, right here for free! This full length episode is only available for a limited time though, so make sure to watch it before the June 10th to find out what YO-KAI WATCH is all about!

PR - Zelda, Mario Bikinis Announced For a Nintendo Themed Summer

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Birmingham, UK, May 25th 2016 – Following on from Merchoid’s range of licensed male swimming shorts revealed earlier in the month, the videogame merchandise company has announced a new range of Nintendo bikinis for women. The three new bikinis feature characters and imagery from the Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda games and each come with one bikini top and two pairs of bikini bottoms. The Nintendo bikinis can be ordered from Merchoid now for £24.99/€34,99/$29.99 (all prices include free worldwide shipping).

Merchoid’s Community Manager Jessica Adams says “Now there’s another way to celebrate Nintendo over Summer, besides playing Wave Race and Super Mario Sunshine! You’re sure to make a splash at the beach with these bikinis.”

The three Nintendo Bikinis are available in sizes S, M, L and XL and are called the “Zelda: Ocarini Bikini” (featuring the Hylian crest), the “Super Mario Bros: Jump Around Bikini” and the “Super Mario Bros: Like Peach at the Beach Bikini”.


Key product information

Three sets of bikinis based on Mario and Zelda

Available in sizes S, M, L and XL

Priced at £24.99/€34,99/$29.99 (includes worldwide free delivery)

Available to order now at www.merchoid.com

Full collection available to view here: http://www.merchoid.com/geek-swimwear/

All bikinis officially licensed by Nintendo


Disney Art Academy launching in EU on July 15th

May 24th, 2016 – Calling all budding artists and Disney fans! In Disney Art Academy, launching exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family systems on July 15th, you can use a wide variety of tools to learn to draw more than 80 Disney and Pixar characters in 2D. By setting your own pace through multiple easy-to-follow lessons, characters like Mickey Mouse, Nemo from Finding Nemo, Elsa from Frozen, Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story and Simba from The Lion King come to life on your Nintendo 3DS.

In Disney Art Academy, Disney and Pixar characters can be sketched or painted in many different ways. Using nine art tools like pastels, paintbrushes or markers, you can discover your inner artist by participating in lessons inspired by Disney art and animation. Each lesson guides you through a step-by-step progression to draw a single character. What starts as a series of lines and shapes will gradually evolve into a familiar character using your new art skills! If you ever want to take a break, lessons can easily be saved to continue from the same spot at a later time.

You can even add some extra flair with the magic brush, a new addition to the Art Academy series. With the magic brush, magical additions like stars, bubbles, and glitter can be added to your masterpieces – all easily accessed by using the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen.

As your art skills improve and you create more and more Disney and Pixar characters, you may very well want to share your creations with others. That can easily be accomplished directly in the game by connecting to the Internet and sharing through Miiverse or social media via the Nintendo 3DS Image Share service.

Completed artwork is also saved to the Nintendo 3DS family system’s SD card, allowing you to upload your creations to a personal computer and print them out. Parents across Europe will be able to easily display their children’s art by printing their favourite drawings.

If you want to create outside the game’s numerous lessons you’re in luck, as Disney Art Academy includes a Free Paint mode that lets you draw even more characters any way you choose. In Free Paint, you can put your newly learned skills to the test by drawing on a blank canvas, or you can select from more than 80 Disney images to use as reference as you add to your virtual gallery. All completed artwork can be viewed at any time in the game’s Clubhouse, where you can also select your favourite pieces to be viewed in a personal showcase slideshow.

Learn to draw more than 80 Disney characters and show off your creations when Disney Art Academy launches on July 15th across Europe for Nintendo 3DS family systems.

Spider-Man Character Pack Coming to LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers today

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that a new Super Hero will be available in LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers – Spider-Man! The Spider-Man Character Pack will be available starting today as a complimentary download for all consumers who purchase the game. This exciting new content will feature six (6) fan-favourite web-slingers in full LEGO ® form, including the character's first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as seen in the recently released blockbuster, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, and classic versions from select Marvel comics. This downloadable content (DLC) will be available on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U™, and Steam® (Windows PC).

Spider-Man Character Pack:

· Spider-Man (Marvel’sCaptain America: Civil War)
· Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
· Spider-Man (Mile Morales)
· Spider-Girl
· Iron Spider
· Scarlet Spider

Players can also purchase the LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers Season Pass for access to all currently available DLC content.

3Souls - co-op footage, details and launch period

We would like to share some updates about our indie game 3Souls, with the introduction of the Co-op mode.

This mode will be able to be activate it during the entire game. By doing so, you will add another player to get the control of the character (Nelesa in the first episode) and control her steps through the platforms with the Wii Remote or Pro Controller. The second player, will remain with the Wii U GamePad to stay in charge of the soul, informing of the thoughts and feeling of the character, and connecting to the portals of the world to be able to solve the puzzles of the game with the features of the Wii U GamePad.

This will be perfect for those who are not really good at platform and prefer the puzzles, or the other way around, sharing the experience of the game with a friend.

It will also show a different way of enjoy the game, forcing you to coordinate with the other player that knows the information on where you jump or where to go, information that you can only obtain on the Wii U GamePad.

We would like also to inform that the first Episode, Nelesa, its already in the Lotcheck process. We are aming them to launch between the end of June and the beginning of July.