Another look at the original Wiimote and Nunchuk prototypes for GameCube

For those who don't know, the Wiimote and Nunchuk were originally considered for the GameCube. Prototypes were put together to showcase what the devices could do. Eventually Nintendo decided to move the controllers over to their own hardware, which was the Wii. I think it was a pretty good decision!

Just Dance 2019 - Full song list and 'The Making of Bum Bum Tam Tam' videos

Just Dance 2019 is now available for Switch, Wii U, and Wii.

Nintendo grabs trademarks for Glory of Heracles and Excitebots

Nintendo has filed for two more trademarks in Japan, both of which are tied to existing games. Today's filings are for Glory of Heracles and Excitebots Trick Racing, and they both pertain to video games in general. As usual, it seems like this is just a matter of Nintendo protecting their games, rather than having anything new in the works.

Let’s Sing 2019 out now on Switch and Wii

October 26 – Ravenscourt and Voxler happily announce that the latest installment of the celebrated Let’s Sing series, Let’s Sing 2019 is now available for PlayStation®4, WiiTM (Wii UTM Compatible) and Nintendo SwitchTM.

Enter the virtual stage together with your friends in Let’s Sing 2019 for PlayStation®4, Wii™ and Nintendo Switch™! Starring a ton of the latest chart hits and new features like the “World Contest mode”, which adds a new asynchronous multiplayer mode to challenge your friends online! Enjoy fun moments with your friends while singing your way to the top of the leaderboards!

And there are more great news: If the player has bought one of these sound packs in the last years Let’s Sing edition, it will be available for the same console in Let’s Sing 2019.

Existing Song packs (available to everyone and for free if you have bought it already on the same console but for last year’s version of the game):
Party Classics Vol. 1
Best of 80's Vol. 1
Chart Hits
Party Classics Vol. 2
Legendary Hits

New Song packs for 2019:
Best of 90's
Best of 80's Vol. 2

As you can see there are two whole new DLC packages which will bring some fresh songs from the 80’s and 90’s, such as „It Must Have Been Love“ from Roxette and „Ironic“ from Alanis Morissette, to your living room.

International Version
With tracks from artists such as Rita Ora with “Anywhere”, Shawn Mendes with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” or DNCE with “Cake By The Ocean” Let’s Sing 2019 offers something for every wanna-be superstar. But that’s not all! Let’s Sing 2019 also features smash hits such as ABBA with “Mamma Mia”, Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa with “Scared To Be Lonely”, Lorde with “Green Light”, and No Doubt with “Don't Speak”. Are you ready to enlarge your repertoire?

Int Tracklist

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B Finesse (remix)
Zedd ft. Maren Morris & Grey The Middle
Rita Ora Anywhere
Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson Symphony
Jonas Blue ft. William Singe Mama
Portugal. The Man Feel It Still
Starley Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)
Everything But The Girl Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix)
Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer
Auli'i Cravalho How Far I'll Go
Shawn Mendes There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
Dua Lipa New Rules
Nicky Jam & J Balvin X
Queen I Want It All
Lorde Green Light
Michael Schulte You Let Me Walk Alone
Sheryl Crow All I Wanna Do
DNCE Cake By The Ocean
Tom Walker Leave a Light On
No Doubt Don't Speak
ABBA Mamma Mia
Lady Gaga Perfect Illusion
Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa Scared To Be Lonely
Bruno Mars 24K Magic
Lou Bega Mambo No. 5
Bananarama Cruel Summer
Passenger Let Her Go
4 Non Blondes What's Up?
Kygo & Selena Gomez It Ain't Me
Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)

Let's Sing Mic App:
You’re not at home and just want to have some fun? You just need the Let’s Sing Mic App, your Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 and a mobile Hotspot. Now you can rock the streets anywhere you want.
So what are you waiting for? The stage is set, the music cued-up… now it’s your time to sing!


· Up to date track list with (40/35/30) national and international Songs
· Complete in-game redesign and optimized performance including polished animations and improved speech recognition
· Rewarding gameplay elements like collecting avatars, climbing up the online leaderboards (NEW on Switch) and unlocking music certification records from bronze up to diamond
· NEW “World Contest-Mode” = global-asynchronous-versus-multiplayer-mode
· Challenging and diverse game modes – including the new mode “Create your own Mix Tape”
· Online store with two brand new DLCs + existing DLCs still available
· Microphone App (NEW on Switch) for iOS and Android smartphones (at least iOS7 or Android 4.0) as well as compatible microphones for the platforms (PS4: USB, SingStar Microphone and PS Headset ; Switch: USB for TV Mode and headset for Handheld Mode)
· Handheld Mode supported on Switch (NEW)


· Complete New tracklist
· State-of-the-art voice recognition technology
· Five challenging game modes for solo sessions for up to four simultaneous players
· Local leaderboards to compare high scores with friends

Just Dance 2019 - an hour of gameplay footage

Just Dance® 2019 is the ultimate dance game with 40 hot tracks from chart-topping hits to family favorites, including ""Havana"" by Camila Cabello, "Bang Bang Bang"" by BIGBANG, "I Feel It Coming" by The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk, and more!

Just Dance 2019 available now

Just Dance 2019 is out now on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Wii, and Xbox 360 in North America, giving fans the chance to shake it to 40 new songs from artists including Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, and Bruno Mars. (The European version is coming October 25, while the UK version will be available October 26.) Featuring a new interface, Just Dance 2019 can track players' dance habits to recommend new content, and offers a variety of playlists for different moods, seasons, and special events.

The PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Wii U versions also include a one-month trial subscription to Just Dance Unlimited, giving players access to more than 400 additional songs via on-demand streaming.

Up to six players can join in on Nintendo Switch using Joy-Cons, or on PS4 or Xbox One using their phones as motion controllers with the free Just Dance Controller App (the Xbox One/Xbox 360 and PS4 versions are also playable with Kinect or PlayStation Camera, respectively). Current-gen versions also include World Dance Floor, Just Dance's online multiplayer mode, and all versions feature Kids Mode, which features kid-friendly dances and songs, and Sweat Mode, which lets players track their fitness progress.

Share: Reminder: Wii Shop closes January 30, 2019

Dear Nintendo fans,

As previously announced, the Wii Shop Channel will close for good on January 30, 2019. The ability to add Wii Points was removed earlier this year, but if you still have any Wii Points that you wish to spend, you must do so before January 30, 2019.

If you have any questions, please see our Q&A.

Please also note that as the Wii Shop Channel closure date approaches, remaining video-on-demand services on Wii will be ending as well.

Thank you for supporting Wii Shop Channel and for being such great fans of Nintendo.


Your Friends at Nintendo

Just Dance 2019 - Pac-Man by Dancing Bros.

I don't even know what Just Dance is anymore. Ubisoft is just cranking these bad boys out and getting weirder each year. Not saying that's a bad thing, but it's certainly interesting to watch!

Mondo releasing Castlevania: Rondo of Blood vinyl soundtrack

CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD / DRACULA X - ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK 2XLP. Music by Konami Kukeiha Club. Artwork by Oliver Barrett. Pressed on 2X 180 Gram Colored vinyl (Disc 1: Blue with Black Splatter and Disc 2: Red with Black Splatter). Expected to Ship Early November 2018. $35

Mondo is thrilled to premiere the next in our on-going CASTLEVANIA soundtrack series with the PC-Engine title CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD, and the game's Super Nintendo port CASTLEVANIA: DRACULA X.

Originally released only in Japan on the PC-Engine (a system known in the US as the TurboGrafx-16), RONDO OF BLOOD is one of the most widely missed chapters of the CASTLEVANIA saga. Better known now as the "prequel" to the hugely popular and influential title CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT (the first level of which is a re-creation of the final battle of RONDO OF BLOOD). The story follows Richter Belmont, descendent of Simon and Trevor, on his journey to save his girlfriend and her little sister Maria from the clutches of Dracula.

The game was eventually ported to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System a few years later but due to the limitations of the hardware, the port of RONDO OF BLOOD was re-made and re-named CASTLEVANIA: DRACULA X - a streamlined and more linear version of the game, featuring a soundtrack better suited to the system's capabilities.

Featuring artwork by Oliver Barrett and pressed on 2X 180 Gram vinyl (Disc 1: Blue with Black Splatter and Disc 2: Red with Black Splatter).

Smooth McGroove returns with a Super Mario Galaxy acapella

Smooth McGroove has finally returned to his YouTube channel with a new cover, and this time he's performing Gusty Garden from Super Mario Galaxy. Man, what an absolutely fantastic soundtrack, and Smooth does a wonderful job doing his thing. Good to see him back!