Nintendo Minute Live at PAX West - Talking Metroid: Samus Returns

Join us for a live filming of Nintendo Minute! We’ll be taking a look at new game play for Metroid: Samus Returns, showing off some amazing fan art submitted by you and giving away some cool Metroid goodies. Hope to see you there! - Kit & Krysta

Japan - 3DS getting 12 new Virtual Console titles

As we said in the sales post below, Nintendo is adding 12 new 3DS Virtual Console games to the service this coming week. You can see the full list below.

Demon’s Blazon, Breath of Fire, Breath of Fire II, Akumajou Dracula XX, Ganbare Goemon 2, Ganbare Goemon 3, Ogre Battle, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Romancing Saga 2 and Famicom Tantei Club Part II

Japan - Nintendo holding an eShop Summer Sale

- starts Aug. 23rd and ends Sept. 4th
- over 50 Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games
- games include Mario, Dragon Quest and Pokémon Virtual Console titles
- 12 New Nintendo 3DS Super Famicom games will also release with the 20% discount
- titles include Demon’s Blazon, Breath of Fire, Breath of Fire II, Akumajou Dracula XX, Ganbare Goemon 2, Ganbare Goemon 3, Ogre Battle, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Romancing Saga 2 and Famicom Tantei Club Part II

Check out full sale details here

PokémonCenter.com - Plush keychains with pre-orders of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon

With the purchase of a Pokémon Ultra Sun video game, you will get a mystery keychain plush (at no extra charge). The exact plush will be a surprise—you will receive one of the first partner Pokémon from Alola, either a Rowlet, Litten, or Popplio keychain plush! Each one is similar in style to the keychain plush sold on the site, and each has a normal retail value of $9.99. You could even trade these plush with your friends! Offer good while supplies last. We cannot promise any specific keychain.
This is a preorder for a product releasing November 17, 2017. We will not charge your card for this item until it ships in November. You may see a pre-authorization check on your card, but not a charge for this item. If you purchase other items along with this preorder, we will process the other items and ship them now. You can cancel your preorder at anytime by contacting support@pokemoncenter.com.

A New Light Shines on the Alola Region!
Take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer and encounter Pokémon, uncover new tales, and unravel the mystery behind the two forms reminiscent of the Legendary Pokémon.
These new titles power up the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon setting with new story additions and features, earning them the name “ultra!”
Another adventure is about to begin!

More about Mystery Plush
Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio keychain plush are ready to clip to a backpack, lanyard, or messenger bag and go exploring! Wonderful small plush that are portable and adorable versions of the first partner Pokémon from Alola!

Grab yours here (thanks Bootortle!)

New Fire Emblem Warriors characters set to be revealed this week

Fire Emblem Warriors isn't too far off from release, and it seems Nintendo plans on turning up the focus on this title. The above tweet confirms that some more character reveals are coming this week. We'll be keeping tabs on the Twitter account to see who joins the roster.

Multiple Nintendo games nominated for BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

Voting for the awards ended today, and as you can see, three out of the five games nominated are Nintendo-related. To find out who won, we'll have to wait for the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards to take place on Oct. 22nd. You can keep tabs on the winners over at this page.

RUMOR - Monster Hunter Stories' amiibo may not be seeing release outside of Japan

Monster Hunter Stories is coming to North America and Europe, but it seems that the amiibo released alongside the game in Japan might not come our way. The official site for Monster Hunter Stories in the states shows that all amiibo are supported, and they all give you in-game rewards. This is different from the game in Japan, where the game-specific amiibo were the only ones to unlock content. While we're lucky enough to be getting the game, it seems the special amiibo will remain in Japan. Thanks to Nataliek for the heads up.

Nintendo World Champions 2017 Qualifiers (New York) - photo gallery

Nintendo World Championships 2017 NY Qualifiers

I am so stoked for the actual championships. I am going to make it my mission to be there to watch the finals live! Looked like a blast at E3 a couple years ago. I'm not missing out on this one! Thanks to Magitroopa for the heads up!