Street Fighter V: Standard Edition?... (Sigh) + From the Source: Nintendo + PAX East 2015 + Net Neutrality... victory!

Street Fighter V: Standard Edition? If I made games, I wouldn't have... standard or any of that crap in my games, extra would just be extra to build on to an already great game (after the fact that it has been completed).

I don't know if Capcom will end up being burned by something like this... after the previous round of fighting games resulted in a what felt like nothing more than a senseless money grab, but we shall see. What may end up happening is... some of the audience may just end up waiting until the best version is released with nothing else to buy (at an additional charge). It will probably be a full game for a full price... but with this version, they should really have a progressive story... not just a character fighting other fighters to get to a boss and... then the story ends there basically saying... "Hey thanks for playing, lets do it again in the next installment that will look better... with the exact same formula". I'd like to feel the story go somewhere other than... that, especially with RYU, because the same approach gets tiresome and you aren't missing anything if you skip a version. Street Fighter Alpha 3 was something special, there was a lot to it... and that was the first time I was ever able to enjoy a fighting game with actual co-op action.

I don't like to assume what a game is... but I will say that Street Fighter V looks like... Street Fighter 4 with updated visuals. Does that make it bad? Hell no, we just hope that it... proves to be a true successor to Street Fighter 4. Charlie Nash is a nice teaser... and a character that plenty will welcome back, and I hope that the slogan "Rise Up" is truly something that is seen in the game. A ranking system in the actual story would help with the progressive feel, I don't want to fight rivals over and over... I want there to be surprises based on where I am in my skill level, and they have the ability to make that happen with such a huge money making franchise.

From the Source: Nintendo
Feb. 26, 2015 15:00 UTC

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
IronFall: Invasion is a thrilling third-person shooter with single-player campaign and multiplayer m ...
IronFall: Invasion is a thrilling third-person shooter with single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. (Photo: Business Wire)
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • IRONFALL Invasion – IRONFALL Invasion is a thrilling third-person shooter with single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. Equipped with an arsenal of destructive weapons, take cover and repel an invasion of alien robots. Play for free or purchase DLC starting today in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Titan Attacks! – The Titans are invading! Single-handedly turn back the invading Titan army, drive back the aliens across the Solar System and finally defeat them on their home world. Click here to view a trailer for this modern remix of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Donkey Kong Land – Making a bet with Cranky Kong is never wise. In this Game Boy adventure, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must set off on another adventure to retrieve their banana hoard from the evil K. Rool’s clutches. Swing, roll, jump and barrel blast through four worlds that are swarming with returning and original enemies.
    • Donkey Kong Land 2 – K. Rool has kidnapped Donkey Kong and he’s demanding the entire banana hoard as ransom! In this Game Boy classic, play as either Diddy Kong or Dixie Kong and take advantage of their unique abilities in more than 40 levels of nonstop platforming action. Keep an eye out for some friendly faces (and some shiny collectibles) to help you out.
    • Donkey Kong Land III – Dixie Kong has been left behind to babysit her younger cousin, Kiddy Kong. But that won’t stop her from seeking adventure in this Game Boy game. Help Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong through 36 Kremling-infested levels, each containing secret areas, bonus levels and collectibles. Maybe they’ll even find the entrance to the hidden Lost World!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Donkey Kong Country – Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings in this Super NES masterpiece! Play solo, compete with a friend or play cooperatively with a friend in more than 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus areas. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family, animal friends and your fast reflexes, our dynamic duo will prove to be an unstoppable force.
    • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day. In this Super NES sequel to the Donkey Kong Country game, play solo, compete with a friend or tag team with a friend in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.
    • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble – Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing! In this Super NES adventure, play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong solo, against a friend or with a friend. Take advantage of each of their unique abilities as they throw each other into action through more than 40 levels.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Buy one or more participating Donkey Kong games for the Virtual Console service on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and get 30 percent off your Nintendo eShop purchase of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS). This offer lasts until March 3 at 8:59 a.m. PT. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the discount.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot CrusadeCake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
    • TNT Racers is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.
    • Toon Tanks is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • 3D MahJongg and more games from JoinDot are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 13.
    • Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) from Feb. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • NES: Donkey Kong
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Hunter's Seal - Available Feb. 28
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Palicoes 4 Ever - Available Feb. 28
Price reduction:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Beginning at 9 a.m. PT on March 1How to Train Your Dragon 2Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will receive permanent price reductions.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 will be reduced to $2.99 (from $6.66) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 26.
Also new this week:
  • GravBlocks+ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Feb. 26, 2015 13:00 UTC

Nintendo is Headed to PAX East with New Nintendo 3DS XL and Splatoon

Attendees Can Get Hands-On Time with Upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Games
PAX East 2015
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo will be in Boston, Massachusetts, for the upcoming PAX East event to give attendees hands-on time with the New Nintendo 3DS XL system and a variety of great games. The Nintendo booth (#4072) will also feature Splatoon, Nintendo’s upcoming colorful twist on the shooter genre, at the show. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids and mark their territory in teams in a race for splattered-paint dominance. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., which launches for Nintendo 3DS on March 13, will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. PAX East, which runs March 6-8, takes place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 415 Summer St.
“We love giving our fans an opportunity to check out our latest products at PAX events,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The newly released New Nintendo 3DS XL is sure to be popular with the many show-goers looking for StreetPass tags, and Splatoon will let attendees get their first hands-on experience with one of the year’s most creative games.”
Upcoming or newly released Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to be playable on New Nintendo 3DS XL hardware at the Nintendo booth include Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Monster Hunter 4 UltimateThe Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and the New Nintendo 3DS XL exclusive, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Nintendo also invites attendees to bring their trained-up amiibo figures to the show to take on other players’ amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for Nintendo 3DS is scheduled to make an appearance at the Nintendo booth as well. The developer, GungHo Online Entertainment, will also have its own booth at PAX (#8092), where attendees can try Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for Nintendo 3DS.

Be happy about this victory, and check out the email sent from below. We are still on guard, because greed has a way of being... a stubborn little bastard about getting its way over something that affects more people than itself. Nintendo-Demand looks at these pricks and responds with "That's a personal problem"... but that doesn't mean we can just sit back and relax knowing that they will stop at nothing to increase their wealth at the cost of affecting the masses, and neither should you. You don't have to be in a constant battle mode, but don't sit back and relax because of one victory... that's a very easy way to go from winning a battle to losing the overall war.
Use this victory as motivation though. BFG feels that many people should use this as a prime example that anything can be done by the people... for the benefit of the people, and it's something that should be done to tackle other serious issues that may not affect everyone but it affects enough to matter to people with compassion.
BFG also brings up a good point... based on a past post, because Net Neutrality can still be affected on the other side of things by people that support it to do crap like hacking, and other things like plotting to hurt people because of what they believe in, their sexual preference, etc. It doesn't have to be like that though... because Net Neutrality doesn't x out laws against illegal activity, the people in the middle of both of these extremes (between Control & Etc) have to beware of both to truly keep things moving upward versus down at a right or left slope that benefits one of the bad extremes. Thumbs up Mr. President Obama from standing behind this, because a business gaining money... cannot, and should NEVER EVER (x Infinity) be the thing that overrides something that benefits the masses.
This card is for you, too—the MoveOn community that for a decade has fought for common sense and equality on the Internet. 
So here's what just happened: In a party-line vote, the FCC voted to use the simplest, clearest, most legally sound tool to preserve Net Neutrality. It's called Title II, and it allows the FCC to treat the Internet like a public utility, protecting it for all users.
Experts have long agreed that Title II reclassification is the commonsense way to go, but the extreme opposition of the wealthy telecom industry—who hoped to profit from charging for fast lanes—made the clear solution seem politically impossible to many even a year ago.
But grassroots leaders raised their voices for the commonsense solution and built a movement that brought together millions of Americans of all political stripes and proved too powerful for even the seemingly all-powerful telecom lobby.

Nintendo Awards Show winners here! + Finally its here! (The Scorpions Back!) + Yadda-Yadda & From the Source!

Welcome to the 2015 Nintendo Awards Show... playing off of the upcoming Academy Awards

Nintendo contacted us with winners of their own custom awards... and wanted us to share them with you! It would've been awesome to see some sort of segment from Nintendo during the Academy Awards as they list their winners with the Super Smash Bros. announcer voice... but we have them below for you to check out.

The awards and specifics about each award are below.

 The Princess Peach Award, for best female costume in a movie - Maleficent

The Samus Aran Award, for strongest female character – Olivia Evans - Boyhood
The Smash Award, for best fight scene of the year – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Dragonite Award, for best film featuring a dragon – How To Train Your Dragon 2

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Award, for best music scene in a film - Whiplash

The Star Fox Best Barrel Roll in a movie – Guardians of the Galaxy

 Honorary Birdo Award, for best film with the word 'Bird' in its name – Birdman

Parents... parents... need someone to tell you how to raise your kids? If not, why blame game developers when your kids play violent games? Not all are violent after all, but ignorance generalizes a lot more often than some of you care to realize. (I'm sounding like a regular therapist over here, BFG.) :p I talked to a guy recently who mentioned kids play violent video games... and that came through a topic of kids acting out in school and stuff... like some kids weren't acting like brats before video games ever came along. Poor parenting... existed waaaayyyyy before video games, but its another opportunity to blame something else. BFG wraps it up with great points soooo... check out this episode of Nintendo-Demand's Yadda Yadda!

A game that we've looked forward to for quite sometime... was finally revealed and might (might) hit store shelves later this year. What is it? Just Cause 3! Little Bear told me that he never played any of the games before, and if you haven't and you love open world games with lots of action... this is one of those games that is sort of a cross between GTA & Saints Row, but it stands on its own because it's a lot more action oriented (trust me) and might I add that Just Cause 2 has a huge world to roam and go complete ape squat. Check out... Just Cause and (especially) Just Cause 2, because its just that... awesome and is one of those games I feel every fan of action/open world games should check out. It will be released on PC | Steam | PS4 | XB1

Feb. 19, 2015 14:00 UTC

Nintendo NewsNintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, guide Kirby through a vibrant world made of clay by drawing Rainbow  ...
In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, guide Kirby through a vibrant world made of clay by drawing Rainbow Ropes on the Wii U GamePad controller. (Photo: Business Wire)
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – In this colorful new adventure, guide Kirby through a vibrant world made of clay by drawing Rainbow Ropes on the Wii U GamePad controller. You can even mold your clay Kirby into a Tank, Submarine or Rocket to wreak havoc. Up to three friends can join in and play as Waddle Dee characters to explore levels with you. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will be available Feb. 20. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Pokémon Shuffle – Pokémon Shuffle is a free-to-play strategy-based puzzle game featuring a wide variety of Pokémon. Your goal is to clear various stages by matching three or more Pokémon in a row within the number of moves allowed. Know the type of Pokémon and choose them wisely to cause more damage against the opponent Pokémon. You will also be able to raise the level of your Pokémon by using them multiple times. There are 150+ stages awaiting and you will want to collect many different Pokémon – including some Mega-Evolved Pokémon – in order to help you battle efficiently. Challenges await you whether you play at home or on the go. Optional in-game items available for purchase.
    • THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL – New DLC – New add-on tracks are now available for North American fans of THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL. The update includes music from a variety of Square Enix games, including tracks from CHRONO TRIGGER and NIER. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Citizens of Earth – Demo Available – Try your hand at being Vice President of the World in the free Citizens of Earth demo, available now in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Recruit friends, family and everyone else around town to join your party and fight your battles! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • AXELAY – The alien Armada of Annihilation is taking over planets, and you are the last line of defense. Guide the Axelay prototype through six levels of nonstop galactic action. Use your vast array of weaponry and dodge enemy attacks at every turn.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Ice Cream Surfer is 70 percent off (reduced from $5 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.
    • 99MovesAbyss and more titles from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 26.
    • Chat-A-Lot is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to 3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.
    • TOYS VS MONSTERS is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
    • 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
  • Pokémon Art Academy Competition – Put your Pokémon creativity on display in an online competition featuring art made in Pokémon Art Academy! Create your masterpiece using the Pokémon Art Academy game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and then post your work to the Pokémon Art Academy Miiverse community. The winning artists will receive a 100-card pack of custom-designed Pokémon Trading Card Game cards displaying their artwork.

    • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must (i) be a legal resident of the 50 United States, D.C., Canada or Mexico, (ii) have access to the Pokémon Art Academy game and a compatible device in the Nintendo 3DS family, and (iii) have an active Nintendo Network ID linked to a confirmed email address. Void where prohibited. Contest ends 3/29/15 at 11:59pm PT. Six prizes available to be won, each consisting of 100 Pokémon Trading Cards bearing the drawing of the winner (ARV US $40 each). Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Eligible entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges to determine the winners, using judging criteria set out in the Official Rules, available at Contest co-sponsored by The Pokémon Company International, Inc. and Nintendo of America Inc.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • NES: Ice Climbers
Also new this week:
  • Adventure Bar Story (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Excave (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Flap Flap (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Fishdom (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • 4Elements (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo... don't fix a good thing + From the source: Nintendo X Sega... I've got RANTS in my pants!

It's Friday... the week flew by like someone trying to cross the finish line before the blue shell comes crashing down, but another episode of Nintendo-Demand is here just before the love birds out there... put the gameplay on hold (or rev it up together). Before I got... Flipnote Studio 3D is now available at Club Nintendo, Enjoy!

Nintendo... sometime's you fix what isn't broken! (New Nintendo 3DS)

First off... some people interested in the New Nintendo 3DS won't have existing 3DS hardware to use a plug for the new one. Even if the price of the NN3DS were $10 more... a plug is needed to avoid it being an annoying situation (similar to the annoyance with the PS Vita and required purchase of the memory cards). If something is essential... don't leave a customer hanging (ever!).

Also... to switch memory card sizes, blows (seriously Nintendo). You aren't thinking of the gamers out there that are lucky enough to simply get the New Nintendo 3DS... and you switch up the memory cards? You decrease the ease to migrate from one system to the next with the same memory cards, and... lets not forget about where the freaking memory card slot is located.

Couldn't make it easy huh?
You made the ease of swapping out cards on the fly... a process that requires a screwdriver, and that's screwed up for the people that can't afford to get the ones that hold more data (imagine swapping those things out and wishing that the bottom casing of the New 3DS was more of a snap plate). The customer has to be kept in mind... in all aspects.

From the source: Nintendo

Feb. 12, 2015 13:00 UTC

Save the World from a Terrible Fate in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Play on the New Nintendo 3DS XL System to Experience Enhanced Features
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- “Dawn of the First Day. 72 Hours Remain.” With these iconic words, Link begins his suspenseful three-day journey to save the world from a crashing moon in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D game, launching the same day as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system on Feb. 13The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is a remastered and enhanced version of the classic that’s unlike any other adventure in The Legend of Zelda series, and New Nintendo 3DS XL offers the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming experience possible.
"Dawn of the First Day. 72 Hours Remain." With these iconic words, Link begins his suspenseful three ...
"Dawn of the First Day. 72 Hours Remain." With these iconic words, Link begins his suspenseful three-day journey to save the world from a crashing moon in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D game, launching on Feb. 13. (Photo: Business Wire)
While the game is playable on any Nintendo 3DS family system, players that pick up New Nintendo 3DS XL can experience The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D with added features, like the ability to control the camera with the C Stick and experiencing the game’s remastered and detailed graphics using the new face-tracking 3D technology built into the new system. Playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D on New Nintendo 3DS XL is the best way to experience this memorable adventure.
“There’s a reason The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is consistently mentioned as a favorite entry in TheLegend of Zelda series by many,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With the launch of this new enhanced version and New Nintendo 3DS XL on the same day, a whole new generation of fans can experience the fantastic adventure for the first time on an equally fantastic portable system.”
In The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Link has three days to save the world of Termina from the apocalypse. He must race against the clock and manipulate time itself to solve puzzles, collect treasure and battle bosses … all within 72 suspenseful in-game hours. Players have the ability to slow down, speed up and restart the clock as needed through songs performed on Link’s ocarina.
As the clock counts down and the moon ominously hovering above gets closer and closer, Link will become intimately familiar with the world around him and the lives of the doomed denizens of Termina. Characters in the game have their own lives – lives that will end in three days once the moon comes crashing down. As Link meets these fascinating characters, he can help them in various ways. He might reunite loves torn apart by evil, or teach troubled twin dancers a new routine for the Carnival of Time. He may even assist a little ranch girl by preventing alien invaders from stealing cows! Many quests in the game can only be completed at a specific in-game time, so players must be diligent in tracking what needs to be done, who needs to be helped and what time it all needs to be accomplished.
Luckily, all of this pre-apocalyptic activity can be tracked in one of the game’s most important items: The Bombers’ Notebook. In The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, this vital item has been improved to work with the touch screen. In addition to an overhauled design focusing on ease of use, players can now set alarms that will remind them of an event, as well as organize tasks to see what Link has already completed and what he still has to do.
To help him complete his quests, Link will discover and equip more than 20 unique masks throughout the game. Some of these masks can be worn to improve Link’s abilities, like the Bunny Hood that allows him to run faster or the Great Fairy’s Mask that attracts stray Fairies hidden around Termina. Some masks get characters to divulge new information, while others, like the Deku, Goron and Zora masks, transform Link into an entirely new creature! The masks add strategy and variety to the game play, and are great for players that love collecting items and discovering hidden secrets.

Nintendo... Zelda... Netflix (ummmm)

We aren't going to get into the talk about whether Zelda will actually be available for our viewing pleasure on Netflix or not... but if it is... I hope it is something Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka and Eiji Aonuma can be proud of. I don't see Nintendo allowing such a project to be fumbled... but I hope that these guys have their hands in it and it feels extremely authentic.

From the source: Nintendo Downloads

Feb. 12, 2015 14:00 UTC

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, a masked Skull Kid drags Link into the world of Termina, w ...
In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, a masked Skull Kid drags Link into the world of Termina, where the moon is falling from the sky. (Photo: Business Wire)
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – Available Feb. 13 – In this re-mastered and enhanced 3D version of the Nintendo classic, a masked Skull Kid drags Link into the world of Termina, where the moon is falling from the sky. Lucky for Termina, Link can reverse time and relive his last 72 hours in limitless ways. Each time, he’ll don any of his 20+ masks collected throughout the game, help different citizens, battle different bosses and ultimately change the fate of a world. This is the definitive version of a dark classic. Click here to view the trailer. In addition, to help celebrate the game’s release, Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is hosting a Miiverse drawing event! For more details, check out Mr. Aonuma’s message in the Art Academy SketchPad community in Miiverse.
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Available Feb. 13 – Experience big game hunting with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS system. Join up with a traveling caravan of hunters to explore new lands in pursuit of larger-than-life beasts. Play alone in a robust single-player experience or join with up to three other players via a local connection or online via Wi-Fi to tackle hundreds of quests and take down ferocious monsters. Click here to view the trailer.
    • ACE COMBAT Assault Horizon Legacy + – The critically acclaimed aerial combat series flies onto Nintendo 3DS.ACE COMBAT Assault Horizon Legacy + delivers supersonic flying, exciting dogfights and high-altitude acrobatics all in enhanced 3D. In addition, players can take control of customized, real-life aircraft with Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser and more.
    • 3D Fantasy Zone – This classic arcade shooter was first released in 1986, and is now available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. Take command of the spaceship Opa-Opa to fight bizarre enemy invaders in this cosmic challenge.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Blek – Blek is a unique, award-winning game about imagination and personality. Everything you draw keeps moving, and watching your creations move is like magic. Blekcan’t be explained in words. Click here to view the trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • BREATH OF FIRE – The Dark Dragons are in search of six keys to release the devious goddess Tyr. In the Dark Dragons’ destructive wake, Ryu will need to rediscover the lost powers of the Light Dragons, rely on his companions and save his sister – and the entire world. Will he succeed in his quest?
Nintendo eShop Sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • There are just a few days left to save up to 75 percent off Rayman LegendsAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and other select Ubisoft titles in the Ubisoft Game Sale.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Knytt Underground is 50 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $6.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 26.
    • Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party is 50 percent off (reduced from $11.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 26.
    • Paper Monsters Recut is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 19.
    • ZaciSa’s Last Stand is 65 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.69) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Disney Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) from Jan. 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 9.
    • Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) from Jan. 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 9.
    • 3D Game Collection is 16 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 27.
    • Funfair Party Games is 12 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 27.
    • Murder on the Titanic is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 27.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • NES: Sword-Swinging Link
    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask: Dire Moon
    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask: Gold Edition
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Gore Magala & Seregios – Available Feb. 13 (Free with purchase of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.)
Valentine’s Day Activities:
  • National StreetPass Weekend – Valentine’s Edition
    • Show your love for gaming during this weekend’s StreetPass event. From Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, you can get up to six StreetPass tags from other Nintendo 3DS users from more than 29,000 Nintendo Zone hotspots across the U.S. and Canada. It’s a great opportunity to collect Mii characters from new locations to help fill up puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap and help out in StreetPass Mii Plaza games. You can also enhance game play in StreetPass-enabled games you already own such as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSPokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. To find a Nintendo Zone location near you, visit For more information about StreetPass, visit
  • Valentines
    • Send a legendary message to your friends with printable Valentines featuring characters from The Legend of Zelda. Explore more Nintendo Valentine’s Day fun at!
Price Reductions:
  • Battleminer for Nintendo 3DS is $7.99 (reduced from $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 12.
  • Jett Tailfin for Wii U is $12.99 (reduced from $24.95) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 15.
Also New this Week:
  • Pong Pong Candy (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Paparazzi (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available Feb. 17

From the source: Sega


SEGA announced today that 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros.™, part of the second series of classic titles re-mastered exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, is now available in the Americas and Europe to download in the Nintendo eShop.

3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros. is the popular side-scrolling shooter, first released for the SEGA System-16 board in 1986, in which players control a sentient spaceship named Opa-Opa to fight bizarre invader enemies. The re-mastered version combines stereoscopic 3D visuals with a host of additional features to deliver cutting edge gameplay with a classic feel. 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros. also introduces a new feature called the “coin stock” system that allows players to accumulate coins for use across play sessions and to unlock in-game abilities. Furthermore, the game features an unlockable mode in which players are able to play as Upa-Upa, the little brother of Opa-Opa, upon completion of the game.

3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros. is available now for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Sega, honestly... you have enough resources to release a new 2D game or a remake of a classic. Is it too much to ask from a larger 3rd party game developer that's still showing Nintendo love? It doesn't have to be huge games, but it would be good to see more from Sega on the eShop side that goes beyond just classics.

- How's about a NEW Toe Jam & Earl game w/ online multiplayer?

- How's about a NEW Shining Force game for the 3DS?

- How's about... doing a freaking kickstarter for a Shenmue remake and make it digital-only (with a collectors editions on disc with a Ryo Hazuki figure and artbook)? Excuses aren't good enough if details can be poured into other games (the budget doesn't have to be outrageous, and there are fans remaking games that deserve to have jobs based on their talent and dedication to remake game out o. I'm not coming down on the Opa-Opa Bros. game (just so we're clear)... but it would be good to see more.

Gaming MADNESS... Club Nintendo goes out with a big bob-omb! (Ka-BOOM!)

It's here... and the maintenance you saw yesterday was for a darnnnnn good reason. Want to know what's available in the departing Club Nintendo rewards area(?)... look below!

I wish they kept these options in the Club Nintendo store and added to the list, because... I envision a lot of coins being cashed out for awesome games, that were ultimately spoon fed for a limited time. Its great, its a freaking free-for-all... that's bitter sweet at the same time. I just hope that what's to come makes sense... but there are some things that I appreciate about it (1 major one being that we didn't have to have rewards, but I'm glad they were here). Oh yeah... don't forget Flipnote Studio 3D!

Nintendo... your community is your business and I hope that you continue to increase the eventful experiences that don't require huge budgets, just creativity and packed with a challenging bite.

(Here's the list for Wii U... 3DS... & Wii, I hope you have coins!)