Iwata Cuts His Salary In Half Due To 3DS Price Drop

As we have all heard, Nintendo is dropping the price on the 3DS in August. That being said, Iwata and some others from the big N will be taking a dive on their salaries.

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Inazuma Eleven finally heading to the UK

Inazuma Eleven is finally heading to the United Kingdom 7 months after the rest of Europe already received the game on January 28th. Maybe I will have to import it, as I still love my DS and do not wish for it to fade away so quickly!

Japanese sales success Inazuma Eleven will hit UK shelves on August 26th, three years after its original release.

It’s an RPG-style football game for DS with over-the-top moves and over 1,000 in-game players to choose from. It originally went on sale in Japan in August 2008 and entered the sales charts at No.3.

Since then the series – developed by Professor Layton studio Level-5 – has sold well in Japan. The third title went on sale last year and topped the Japanese All Formats chart at release.

Inazuma Eleven is also a manga TV series that broadcasts in Asia and parts of Europe. It aired for the first time in the UK yesterday on Disney XD.

The DS title features four-player multiplayer, Nintendo Wi-Fi connectivity, an RPG-style storyline and special moves such as flying ice kicks and strikers that can teleport across the pitch.

Source: MCV-UK

Nintendo’s 2011 Comic Con Lineup revealed

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Other Top 2011 Releases to Make Public Playable Debut at Leading Pop-Culture Event

REDMOND, Wash., July 18, 2011 – Nintendo is returning to Comic-Con in San Diego this year, and fans will have a lot to get excited about. In addition to top Nintendo 3DS™ games releasing this holiday season such as Super Mario™, Mario Kart™ and Kid Icarus™: Uprising, The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword for Wii™ will make its public playable debut in North America, letting players experience Link’s latest motion-controlled adventure firsthand. In addition to Nintendo’s booth at the show (#5135), multiple activities will take place at a special Nintendo Gaming Lounge for Comic-Con attendees in the San Diego Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina at 333 W. Harbor Drive, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.

Games that are scheduled to be playable at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge include:

Nintendo 3DS:
• Super Mario
• Mario Kart
• Kid Icarus: Uprising
• Star Fox 64™ 3D
• The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D
• Pokédex™ 3D
• METAL GEAR SOLID® Snake Eater 3D from Konami
• Shinobi™ from SEGA®
• Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition from CAPCOM
• RESIDENT EVIL®: THE MERCENARIES 3D from CAPCOM
• DEAD OR ALIVE® Dimensions from TECMO KOEI

Wii:
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
• Kirby™ Wii
• Rhythm Heaven™
• Fortune Street™
• Captain America™: Super Soldier™ from SEGA
• Just Dance® 3 from Ubisoft®

Nintendo DS™ family of systems:
• Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker™ 2

To celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for the Nintendo 3DS system, the upcoming launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and the 25th anniversary of the franchise, Nintendo has commissioned an artist to create a large chalk drawing. The piece will be created on-site over several days at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge, with an artist detailing the design throughout the event. Fans are encouraged to stop by frequently to check on its progress.

Pokémon™ fans are invited to a special meet-up event from 4-6 p.m. on July 21 at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. There they can battle and trade with Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games. Nintendo 3DS owners with the Pokédex 3D application will be able to exchange Pokémon data with other users and interact with a giant Pokémon AR marker of Legendary Pokémon Reshiram. Also while supplies last, attendees can enjoy Pokémon giveaways, including a set of three Pokémon AR marker cards, pins, Pokémon cinch sacks and Pokédex 3D T-shirts.

Visitors to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge can also take advantage of other fun activities and daily giveaways (while supplies last) such as collectible Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards, posing for 3D photos in an oversized AR Card gallery, sharing StreetPass™ data with other Nintendo 3DS users and downloadable treasure maps for DRAGON QUEST® IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

Source: Nintendo PR

Sad, still no news on games like Xenoblade, The Last Story, or Pandora’s Tower. Maybe there will be a surprise announcement if we are lucky?

Solatorobo debut trailer!


I am so happy that Solatorobo is coming to the US. If it wasn’t revealed just recently, I would’ve already put in a preorder for the European version. Now I don’t have to do that, so I can support this games North American release. XSEED Games has a very good relationship with Namco Bandai, having released many of their games here. Thank you XSEED, keep up the good work! Now please give us Earth Seeker on the Wii next?

Solatorobo: Red the Hunter announced by XSEED Games!

Hey action RPG, dog, cat, mechs, and floating island lovers,

Today we are extremely excited to announce a partnership with Namco Bandai Games that will bring the highly-acclaimed Action RPG title Solatorobo: Red the Hunter to North America on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.

Solatorobo (literally translated “sky and robot”) takes place in the Shepherd Republic, a series of floating islands that are populated by two distinct races of anthropomorphic dog- and cat-people. While very human-like in their nature, both of these races have evolved to use specially-built robot mechs (or Robos) in their everyday lives.

In the game, players follow the story of the dog-like Red Savarin, a young adventurer and hunter who has set off with his Robo companion Dahak on a quest to retrieve a stolen file of the utmost importance, only to be thrown into an altogether deeper adventure along the way. As the story of Solatorobo: Red the Hunter develops further, Red and Dahak will travel throughout the Shepherd Republic, meeting new characters and uncovering the truth behind a mystical artifact he has discovered.

Currently in production, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter will be released this fall in North America. We will be releasing more information in the coming months!

Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is rated pending by the ESRB. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.

Yay, I’m happy that the game is finally coming to North America, although I don’t know what the hold up would be. The game is due out in Europe on July 1st, so I bet it has something to do with XSEED’s schedule. Nintendo DS needs to keep going still, at least with localizations. Can’t wait to play this game, definitely gonna pick it up. I love the boxart too. ^_^

Nintendo Download June 23

June 23, 2011

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured games:

Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare™
• Pro Jumper! Guilty Gear Tangent!? – Chimaki from Guilty Gear 2 stars in this quirky platformer. Make use of his run, jump and towel attacks to collect apples and successfully bypass the legions bent on his destruction. (For Nintendo 3DS™/Nintendo DSi™)

WiiWare™
• The Mystery of Whiterock Castle – Experience a thrilling search for a missing princess. Find all the hidden objects in 10 meticulously detailed settings as you get to know the various inhabitants and rooms of the castle. (For Wii™)

Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare
• Stratego: Next Edition – Demonstrate your strategic skills on the battlefield against opponents who will do everything in their power to outsmart you. Rise to the challenge and become the greatest general of all time. (For Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo DSi)

Also new this week:
• Tennis (Nintendo eShop)
• Delbo (Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSiWare)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/download-062311.php

Really Nintendo? Tennis? Put more platformers on the service please…

[UPDATE] Solatorobo headed to the US

You mentioned Solatorobo. Is it actually coming our way? (@TwilightV)

Yes, the game is headed to North America and an announcement about it should be coming your way later this month. It’s a very unique little game with some truly creative gameplay ideas built into it. It’s definitely one to keep an eye on for action-RPG fans.

Take this with a grain of salt. A viewer of this particular website asked a question of whether Solatorobo was coming stateside, and the site says that it is. It would be great if the game is coming to the US, but I’ll wait for an official announcement first. The game is due out in Europe on July 1st.

Source: Nintendo Life

Update 4:36 PM CST
Siliconera has confirmed that Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is indeed headed to North America. They promise to reveal details of the English version that they recently played soon. All I have to say is, yay, more DS games!