The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

RUMOR - GameStop getting R.O.B./Duck Hunt/Mr. Game & Watch amiibo 3-pack

- special GameStop amiibo event on 8/8 where stores are being allocated extra hours in the early morning
- special 3-pack will be GameStop 3-pack
- pack includes R.O.B., Duck Hunt, and Mr. Game & Watch
- each store will have approximately 30 available for preorder
- preorders will be the traditional "head in store and put $5 down" style and NOT utilize Web In Store
- if a location allows more than their allocated preorders, the customer will simply not receive their pre-order
- 3-pack is the only pre-order officially announced internally for the 8/8 even
- GameStop most likely will not be receiving individuals of R.O.B., Duck Hunt, or Mr. Game & Watch
- Pro members will be allowed in to stores an hour early

Nintendo sells 14.7 million amiibo since launch

Remember when Nintendo called the DS their 'third pillar' just incase things didn't pan out? Well we can consider amiibo the third pillar this time around. It has been confirmed that Nintendo has moved 14.7 million amiibo units since the lineup launched. I'd say that's a pretty impressive total! They also plan to sell another 3.4 million in the next fiscal year.

This week's North American downloads - July 30 (Badland, Xeodrifter, Kirby and more)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U


BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition – Fly through the award-winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way. BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based game play and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. Purchase and download now to enjoy beautiful HD visuals, more than 15 hours of single-player levels and up to four-player local multiplayer awesomeness with co-op and death matches!

Xeodrifter – Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure. People who buy the Wii U version of Xeodrifter will also be able to download the game for Nintendo 3DS for free – and vice versa!

New Splatoon Update – On Aug. 5, a free software update for the Splatoon game on the Wii U console brings new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level caps and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Following this update, more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and fall, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps and new weapons. For more information visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.

Just Dance 2016 – Demo Version – Play the free Just Dance 2016 demo today in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! No additional Wii Remote controllers are required – you can download the free Just Dance Controller app to your iOS or Android device to turn your smartphone into a controller.

Virtual Console on Wii U


Celebrate Kirby’s Aug. 1 Birthday Today with Three Classic Games – Kirby first appeared in North America in August 1992 in the Kirby’s Dream Land game for the Game Boy system. To celebrate this special occasion, we are releasing three classic Kirby games in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U today – Kirby Squeak Squad (Nintendo DS), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64) and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (Wii). Learn more by visiting http://kirby.nintendo.com.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Elliot Quest is 15 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $10.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on August 13.
High Strangeness is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 3 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 9.
99Moves, Abyss and Rock Zombie from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Castle Conqueror Defender, Demon King Box and Quell Memento from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20.
Toys vs. Monsters is 50 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 23.

Activities:

Miiverse has an entire new look and new features! – With a new Screen Shot Album and Play Journal features, there is a lot to explore! Get ready to have more fun than ever sharing tips, drawings and comments on Miiverse. Check out https://miiverse.nintendo.net/special/redesign_announcement for all the fun details.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Sink or Swim” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Sink or Swim” tournament runs July 31 through Aug. 9. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:
Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme

Price reduction:
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has been reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99).

Also new this week:
Endless Golf (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Best of Board Games – Mahjong (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Best of Board Games – Solitaire (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Flick Golf 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)


Super Mario Maker includes 'skinny' mushroom Mario

When Mario dreams of the perfect version of himself, this is probably what he sees. This is 'Skinny' Mario, which comes from grabbing a special mushroom in Super Mario Maker. Man, I cannot wait to see more of this style Mario, especially in the other graphical styles! ...and yes, this is the real deal. The image comes straight from the latest NoE trailer for the game.

RARE was developing Velvet Dark, a 'sister title' to Perfect Dark

The info comes from Rare's Creative Director, Gregg Mayles...

- Velvet is the sister of Joanna
- document mentions Game Boy Advance compatibility
- seemed to be in the works for the N64

Nintendo - updated first-party million sellers list

Mario Kart 8 - 5.43 million pcs.
Nintendo Land - 4.88 million pcs.
New Super Mario Bros. U - 4.84 million pcs.
Super Mario 3D World - 4.30 million pcs.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 3.83 million pcs.
New Super Luigi U - 2.26 million pcs.
Splatoon - 1.62 million pcs.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - 1.57 million pcs.
Wii Party U - 1.57 million pcs.
Pokémon X/Pokémon Y - 13.99 million pcs.
Mario Kart 7 - 11.92 million pcs.
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire - 10.27 million pcs.
SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - 10.10 million pcs.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 9.30 million pcs.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 9.17 million pcs.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 7.04 million pcs.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 4.54 million pcs.
Tomodachi Life - 4.30 million pcs.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 3.77 million pcs.

Nintendo posts best fiscal Q1 results since 2012

- Generated more than $729 million (90 billion yen) in sales, up from the same period lat year

- Operating income of $9.3 million (1.1 billion yen)

- Analysts were expecting a loss of around 1 million, so a major improvement from last year

- First positive operating income since 2011

- Nintendo attributes the success to Splatoon, which has so far sol 1.62 million copies 

- The company expects to generate $4.6 billion in sales and $404 million in operating income for the rest of fiscal 2016

Super Smash Bros. - Tourney Mode and new stages to release July 31st


Square-Enix says they'll 'consider' Dragon Quest XI for the West

Coming from Square-Enix Europe...

"We don't have a concrete plan at the moment. However, we will consider it as we've done in the past for other Dragon Quest titles. We don't have further information to share at the moment."

Nintendo fans have a lot to hope for with this game, as it's coming to both 3DS and NX. We'd hate to lose out on such a big title outside of Japan. Let's hope Square-Enix makes it happen!

Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI are being considered for the Nintendo NX


Square Enix said the following information in a press release:

Additionally, we are also considering launching on Nintendo’s in development NX platform.

Although Nintendo hasn't said much about the Nintendo NX, Square Enix announced this morning that two Dragon Quest games, Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI, are being considered to be released for the platform. It was also announced this morning that Square Enix would be releasing Dragon Quest XI for the Nintendo 3DS sometime in 2016.