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News: Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday

Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday

Let’s hear it for the Regginator

As some of you may have been aware, Reggie Fils-Aime celebrated his 54th birthday today on 25th March, so let's take a moment to remember his best theatrics. Who could forget Reggie’s historical E3 2003 debut? When the then unknown President got up on stage for the first time, he introduced himself to the world...

News: Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teases Smart Device and Console Links in Club Nintendo Replacement

Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teases Smart Device and Console Links in Club Nintendo Replacement

"Something you have done on one device can be utilized on another"

Nintendo surprised many observers with its recent - and sudden - announcement of a strategic 'alliance' with DeNA, a company that specialises in back-end systems, e-commerce and smart device games. The headline announcement, along with a number of others, was that Nintendo IP will be...

Feature: Before They Were Enemies, Sega And Nintendo Worked On One Of The Rarest Arcade Games Ever Made

Before They Were Enemies, Sega And Nintendo Worked On One Of The Rarest Arcade Games Ever Made

Taking a look at a genuine piece of gaming history

It's tempting to look back and think of Nintendo and Sega as long-standing rivals, and that was certainly the case during 8-bit and 16-bit era until the shock announcement that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was coming to the Wii. However, this wasn't the first time the two companies had...

News: Nintendo Share Prices Continue to Climb in Response to DeNA and NX Announcements

Nintendo Share Prices Continue to Climb in Response to DeNA and NX Announcements

Victory lattes all around

In the first day of trading following the announcement of a major partnership with DeNA to - among other things - bring Nintendo IPs to smart devices, the company's share value jumped a massive 21%. This was unsurprising, as a number of investors had been demanding that Nintendo move to smart devices for some time, while...

News: Satoru Iwata Insists Smart Device Game Pricing Won't "Hurt Nintendo’s Brand Image", Aims for "Several" Simultaneous Hits

Satoru Iwata Insists Smart Device Game Pricing Won't "Hurt Nintendo’s Brand Image", Aims for "Several" Simultaneous Hits

Use of IP catalogue "is a major strength"

In 2015 Nintendo will take its first major steps on games for smartphones and tablets, no doubt combining the expertise of partners DeNA and also lessons learned from some eShop experiments, such as free-to-play titles Pokémon Shuffle, Steel Diver: Sub Wars and Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. The first of those...

News: Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Smart Device Games, But Shigeru Miyamoto's Priority Remains the Wii U

Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Smart Device Games, But Shigeru Miyamoto's Priority Remains the Wii U

"We are forming a joint development structure with DeNA"

Following this week's dramatic announcement of Nintendo's partnership with DeNA to greatly expand its move into smart device gaming and services, utilising core IP in the process, there have been plenty of questions around how the partnership will work and how, in practical terms, it'll affect...

Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas Are Smart, Not a Beginning of the End

Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas Are Smart, Not a Beginning of the End

This doesn't have to be a 'Sega' moment

Nintendo has lifted the curtain, today, on a major corporate deal that dramatically adjusts its approach to smart devices, and also its future direction as a business. With Nintendo signing a major deal with DeNA to brings major IPs to smart devices, in addition to the partnership being linked to a future...

Reaction: DeNA and Its Games With Disney

DeNA and Its Games With Disney

A match made in heaven for Nintendo?

With all the chatter around the announcement of the 'Dedicated Game Platform' Codenamed 'NX' in Nintendo and DeNA's recent presentation, we thought it would be a good idea to brush up on our knowledge of Tokyo based DeNA Co., Ltd. to see what they are likely to do with Nintendo's beloved IP on smartphones...

News: Satoru Iwata Emphasizes That There Are "No Exceptions" in IP for Smart Devices, But Rules Out Straight Ports

Satoru Iwata Emphasizes That There Are "No Exceptions" in IP for Smart Devices, But Rules Out Straight Ports

"Will continue to develop dedicated game titles for our dedicated hardware"

Nintendo has shocked a number of fans and onlookers today with confirmation that it's entered into partnership with DeNA to bring a range of products and games to smart devices. Though Satoru Iwata had suggested this sort of avenue was possible in the past, the sudden...

News: Nintendo Australia Confirms Fourth Wave of amiibo Locked in for Late April

Nintendo Australia Confirms Fourth Wave of amiibo Locked in for Late April

More New Nintendo 3DS cover plates also on the way

Following on from the replenishment of amiibo supplies locally last month, Nintendo has today locked in the Australian and New Zealand release of the fourth Super Smash Bros. amiibo wave for 25th April, which aligns with the national commemorative occasion, Anzac Day. This could prove a problem...

News: Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Announced for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

It’s been all quiet on the Nintendo front so far this year in Australia, nothing particularly big has been announced just yet, but we’re sure Nintendo Australia’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gathering will be the first of many community-driven events held. To celebrate the release of Monster Hunter 4...

News: First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle

First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle

Megagift

Perhaps you've been tapping around the menus in Pokémon Shuffle, maybe while waiting for that clock to tick agonizingly down, second by second, so you can get another shot at that Espeon because you need it but hey no it's not like you're addicted or anything haha that would just be totally ridiculous ahahahaha! Anyway, you might have...

Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Presentation

A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Presentation

Full video and details on combat skills, customization and party members

Nintendo and Developer Monolift Soft have made it their goal to show Japanese gamers just about everything Xenoblade Chronicles X has to offer through 30 minute online presentations; it's an admirable endeavour, even if there are no English subtitles. The last video took a...

News: Complete First Season Of Donkey Kong Country TV Series Coming To DVD This May

Complete First Season Of Donkey Kong Country TV Series Coming To DVD This May

"I'M GONNA BE A STAR!!!"

Did you know that our dear old ape Donkey Kong has a nigh-on angelic singing voice? Anyone who watched the absolutely bizarre television series from the 90's will know all about it, and now the non-believers will finally get a chance to hear it for themselves in full. Yes, in an announcement that will either delight,...

News: More Zelda and Mario-styled Games Coming to Tabletops Near You

More Zelda and Mario-styled Games Coming to Tabletops Near You

The Legend of Yahtzee

Classic games games with Nintendo skins are nothing new, even if we are still waiting for Wii Fit Twister. In the meantime, game company USAopoly is releasing two more themed titles to stack next to your Monopoly and chess sets. First off the line, according to pop culture site ICv2, is TacDex: Super Mario. This title is said...

News: Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL, As Satoru Iwata Ties Innovation to Future Success

Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL, As Satoru Iwata Ties Innovation to Future Success

"Nintendo is not trying to distance itself from video games"

Since its initial cryptic reveal in January 2014, Nintendo's Quality of Life platform has been a source of concern for some loyal fans. It's since been revealed that the first QoL project will be a sleep sensor, a wireless device that will track sleep patterns and - with accompanying tools...

News: Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportunity With Digital Content, Defends Slow and Steady Approach

Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportunity With Digital Content, Defends Slow and Steady Approach

"If we find the right answer, Nintendo will prosper as a company"

Nintendo has finally published its official translations of the recent Investor Q & A that Satoru Iwata hosted, and while it's light on reveals it does have a variety of answers that provide insight into the company's approach. The overall tone is one of certainty, with Iwata-san...