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Pocky & Rocky with Becky Arrives on Wii U Virtual Console

Burlingame, CA. – October 8, 2015 - Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today releases the next in a series of Game Boy Advance titles on the Wii U Virtual Console. Pocky & Rocky with Becky, an arcade-style action title, launches today in both North America and Europe on the Wii U Virtual Console, nearly thirteen years to the day of its original launch in North America.

"When we originally announced that we would be bringing eight of our GBA titles to Virtual Console, fans began excitingly guessing which ones they might be," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume Inc. "With so many fans asking for a classic like Pocky & Rocky with Becky, we knew we had to make it happen!"

Play as Pocky, Rocky, or Becky in a frenetic, Eastern themed arcade-style classic. Each character has a unique power-up that players will need to master to tackle numerous terrifying bosses. You'll have a mere three lives to make it through challenging levels, so be careful!

Natsume has already released Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town and Car Battler Joe in North America, as well as Medabots Rokushu and Metabee in Europe, with the Medabots games arriving in North America later this year. Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town will also be arriving in North America in the coming months.

Players can follow the latest news for all of the beloved Natsume franchises at and by scooping all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots and more at and

Stella Glow's Knights of Regnant, At Your Service

Stella Glow

When you're just a lowly villager about to be obliterated at the hands of Hilda, Witch of Destruction, and moments before your certain demise you get saved at the last second by the knights of the land, you tend to feel indebted to those knights and do whatever it takes to join their ranks.

Well, that's what Stella Glow's protagonist, Alto does at least! And good for him too, since the Regnant Knights' 9th Regiment are some of the baddest mofos around and fully capable of stopping Hilda and her Harbingers. I mean, look at Archibald. You don't say stuff like this if you can't back it up:

Archibald, Klaus, and Rusty make up your fellow squadmates who will help recruit other Witches and stop Hilda. Oh, and don't forget, they're also people you can form bonds with during Free Time (bromances, even)!

Whispering Willows launches for Wii U

Los Angeles, CA – October 8, 2015 – Nintendo fans and gamers, rejoice – Night Light Interactive’s gorgeous 2D indie horror/adventure gem Whispering Willows is now available for the Wii U System across both North America and Europe.
“We’re so thrilled that Wii U gamers will today be able to fire up Whispering Willows and immerse themselves into a gaming experience they won’t soon forget,” said David Logan, CEO and Co-Founder of Night Light Interactive.

Elena will encounter all types of mysteries along her journey to solve her father’s disappearance.

Rich with narrative, filled with gorgeous hand-painted 2D visuals, and set to a haunting soundtrack, Whispering Willows is a horror themed side-scrolling adventure where players take on the role of Elena, a young girl determined to solve the mystery behind her missing father. Using a unique amulet gifted from her father, Elena possesses the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. While in this spectral form, she can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion. Help Elena use her astral projection to solve puzzles, help lost spirits, and uncover the mysteries behind her missing father.

A winner of multiple awards including Best Story at Casual Connect Indie Prize, Whispering Willows Wii U codes are available – contact Jerry Whitehead III with Reverb Communications at . For more information head to, follow @NightLightGames and like it on Facebook.

Project X Zone 2 - NYCC assets, press release

Project X Zone 2

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced new playable characters for their upcoming strategy title, Project X Zone 2, available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system on February 16, 2016. Project X Zone 2 combines franchise characters from three of the most revered Japanese video game companies; SEGA, CAPCOM, and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment to create the largest crossover strategy game ever conceived.

The new assets available for download include new screen shots and video highlighting the ever-expanding roster of great playable characters from these storied Japanese video game giants including:

Ingrid from the Street Fighter Alpha series

Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Estelle from Tales of Vesperia

Developed by MONOLITH SOFTWARE INC, Project X Zone 2 gives gamers the opportunity to play as their favorite characters from a multitude of franchises including the “TEKKEN” series, TALES OF VESPERIA, and “. hack//” series from BANDAI NAMCO; the “Resident Evil” series, “Devil May Cry” series, and “Megaman X” series from CAPCOM as well as YAKUZA: Dead Souls, the “Sakura Wars” series, and “Virtua Fighter” series from SEGA, with many others to be revealed. Players will form teams of characters hailing from these classic series’ and engage enemies through strategic turn-based battles.

Sonic, Tails, and Chaos Emeralds Blast Their Way onto 3DS in 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2

LOS ANGELES - Oct. 8, 2015 - In his second outing, the Blue Blur had to once again face the evil robotic forces of Dr. Eggman and recover the stolen Chaos Emeralds. But with the situation growing dire, Sonic is joined by Miles "Tails" Prower, for the series-first co-op play. And the best part? Beginning today, players can return to the greatness of the Sega Genesis classic on Nintendo 3DS™ with the release of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as the latest installment of the faithfully recreated SEGA 3D Classics! Like other 3D classic titles before it, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will receive extensive 3D conversion and faithful recreation of the game's sounds and music for a $5.99 digital download on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. For more information about recreating the game on the Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Games Producer, Yosuke Okunari and M2 President, Naoki Horii recap the entire process in depth on the SEGA blog.

What was it about Sonic 2 that made it so great? Let us recount the ways:

All-new half-pipe special stages!
Super Sonic transformations!
Those crazy corkscrews in stages!
Flying as Super Sonic next to Tails' bi-plane!
The music from Casino Night Zone!

We could go on for pages, but we won't because you can go play it now!

And because Sonic 2 was one of the breakout hits for both the Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear, Oct. 8 also marks the launch of the Sega hardware Nintendo 3DS themes in the Americas, with the Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear hardware themes being the first available. Featuring imagery and sounds of the legendary systems of yore, now anyone can adorn their Nintendo 3DS system with their Sega console of choice. The Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear are just the tip of the iceberg though; the following hardware themes will be released in the coming months. (This list corresponds to the release order as well.)

Sega Master System
Sega Mark III
Sega Saturn
Hi-Tech Sega (80s style Japanese arcade machine)
Sega SG-1000
Sega Dreamcast

The hardware themes will be $1.99 each and the Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear themes are now available in the Nintendo 3DS Theme store. The themes will be available in Europe as well, but the release timing will be different from the above schedule.

North America - This week's digital downloads (Oct. 8th)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash – Our tiny hero, Chibi-Robo, is geared up to save the world’s resources from invading aliens in his own HUGE platformer! Whip and swing Chibi-Robo’s powerful plug and cord to grapple and zip through tricky, trap-ridden corridors.

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Classic game Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is here … and in 3D! Sonic is ready to save the day, and this time he’s got help from his friend Tails. But don’t forget to take some time off from saving the world to play against your friends in two-player “VS” and “CO-OP” modes using Nintendo 3DS local play. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

The Legend of Legacy – A mysterious island emerges, prompting adventurers to head toward it in hopes of obtaining glory and treasure. Join the seven characters in The Legend of Legacy and unravel the mystery of Avalon’s past. The Legend of Legacy will be available on Oct. 13. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Pocky & Rocky with Becky – It’s up to Pocky, Rocky the Raccoon and Becky to set out on a fantastical and dangerous journey to seal the Hydra Dragon once more. Choose one of three selectable characters in this Game Boy Advance adventure, and collect magical items and a variety of power-ups that enhance each character’s unique spells and abilities.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Buy or own Runbow on Wii U and save 30 percent on select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games in the Nintendo eShop until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct 22. Click here to learn more.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Explody Bomb up to 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.
Little Inferno is up to 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 15
KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Funfair Party Games, Jewel Match 3 and more games from JoinDots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22.
Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit and Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends from Majesco are on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 19.
Darts Up 3D, Soccer Up 3D and more games from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 5.
Retro City Rampage: DX is 40 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is more than 60 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 26.
escapeVektor is up to 50 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $3.49) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 10 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 24.
Real Heroes Firefighter 3D is up to 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.
Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $8 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 8.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

SEGA Game Gear Theme
SEGA Genesis Theme
Chibi-Robo & Friends

Also new this week:

RACE THE SUN (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Whispering Willows (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Perpetual Blast (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Goosebumps: The Game (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Oct. 13
The Smurfs (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Oct. 13

Discover an Ancient World and Free the Animal Gods

Animal Gods

October 7, 2015 - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA - independent videogame developer, Still Games, announced today that action RPG Animal Gods is now complete and will be available digitally for the PC, Mac and Linux via Steam on October 12 and to follow on the Nintendo Wii U™.

“We’re thrilled to be launching Animal Gods a year ahead of schedule and to reward our loyal fans and backers from our successful Kickstarter,” said Kara Myren, Lead Programmer at Still Games​. “Animal Gods is a story that we’ve been wanting to tell for a long time. It’s developed into such awesome and interesting game, that we can’t wait to share it with our eager Kickstarter backers and expectant fans!”

Animal Gods is a fully illustrated, top-down, 2D action RPG where players adopt the role of Thistle, a young priest and hunter from an ancient age. Thistle's journey will take her to tall mysterious forests, fields of stone and even discover a lost world. Set in a ravaged ancient European setting, our hero sets out to stop an arcane cult's leader and release the cursed Gods of old.

Featuring fast paced, precise action, players traverse the non-linear world of Animal Gods, exploring the dungeons in any order whilst wielding mythical items; the Rift Bow, Flame Cloak and the Sword of Wind.

Plug in to Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, the most electrifying adventure on Nintendo 3DS

7th October, 2015 – When Earth’s resources are in danger from a mischievous group of aliens, there’s only one robot with the skill to save the world! That robot’s name is Chibi-Robo, and he’s the star of the energetic new game Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, launching exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family systems as a standalone game or bundled with a Chibi-Robo amiibo* on November 6th.

Chibi-Robo might be small in size, but his adventuring skills are as big as the most intrepid explorer! Using his plug and cord, Chibi-Robo can whip, grapple and swing his way through a huge side-scrolling platformer filled with dangerous enemies and clever environmental puzzles. By scanning the Chibi-Robo amiibo figure* that is available as part of a software bundle, players can access bonus features like the ability to power up to Super Chibi-Robo, supercharging your watts and speed for a limited number of times each day. Be sure to use it wisely!

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash takes the much-loved Chibi-Robo series in a new direction. While previous games focused on completing chores in a third-person 3D environment, this new entry for Nintendo 3DS family systems is a classic side-scrolling adventure with a strong focus on discovery and exploration. In the game, Chibi-Robo travels through a variety of action-packed environments. Using his signature plug and cord, he can whip enemies, swing over chasms, ricochet shots and grapple to scale walls. By collecting boost balls, his cord can be extended, allowing Chibi-Robo to access previously out-of-reach areas and search for a variety of different collectibles, including many surprising real-world snacks. The game is overflowing with tons of collectibles to find, bosses to battle and hidden areas to discover.

In addition to activating Super Chibi-Robo, players can use Chibi-Capsule vending machine by scanning the Chibi-Robo amiibo to the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems or Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems using the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately). Located in the Chibi-House, this fun machine can only be accessed using the amiibo figure and unlocks items such as collectable in-game figurines and bonus stages. Additionally, players can also use other amiibo figures once each per day to earn spendable in-game coins.

Players can even level up the Chibi-Robo amiibo itself by recording in-game score data. By doing so, the number of times Super Chibi-Robo can be used per day will increase, starting from once a day and increasing as the amiibo levels up. Higher levels will also increase the likelihood of being able to unlock rarer items from the Chibi-Capsule vending machine.

Get ready to charge with Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash as it launches across Europe on November 6th as a standalone game or bundled with a Chibi-Robo amiibo*. Also available on the same day is a Chibi-Robo and the Toys theme, with which you can decorate your Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu. This cheerful theme stars pint-sized helper bot Chibi-Robo and his toy friends and is available to purchase through the Theme Shop on your Nintendo 3DS family system or available as a free bonus for those that purchase** Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash from Nintendo eShop.

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

We are excited to announce that The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses will perform as the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, October 13th, including highlights from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes game set to launch October 23.


Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule
(n) Denotes new broadcast)

Monday, Oct. 5
Senator John McCain; Cellist Yo-Yo Ma; interview with and performance by ballerina Misty Copeland (n)

Tuesday, Oct. 6:
Former President Bill Clinton; Comedian Billy Eichner; musical performance by Florence and the Machine (n)

Wednesday, Oct. 7
Actress Gina Rodriguez; Economist Ben Bernanke; musical performance by Tame Impala (n)

*Thursday, Oct. 8
Actress Cate Blanchett; CEO of Airbnb Brian Chesky; Dartmouth University Football Dummy (n)

Friday, Oct. 9
James Corden, host of the CBS's "The Late Late Show"; Co-Founder and CEO of Vice Media Shane Smith; musical performance by Halsey (n)

*Monday, Oct. 12
Actress Carey Mulligan; Elvis Costello; musical performance by Darlene Love (n)

*Tuesday, Oct. 13
Sarah Silverman; Actor Elijah Wood; musical performance by The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses (n)

*Wednesday, Oct. 14
Actor Jack Black; CEO of Go Pro Nick Woodman; performance by tap dancer Michelle Dorrance (n)

*Thursday, Oct. 15
Oprah Winfrey; Creators of "Welcome to Night Vale" Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor; musical performance by Judith Hill (n)

*Friday, Oct. 16
The cast and director of "Crimson Peak": Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Guillermo Del Toro; musical performance by Beach House (n)