Nintendo Download August 25th

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

Nintendo eShop
GARGOYLE’S QUEST – The Ghoul Realm is threatened once again. As the gargoyle Firebrand, you are destined to become the Red Blaze – the same powerful force that fought back the Destroyers so long ago. (For Nintendo 3DS™)

Nintendo Video™
Blue Man Group, “Upgrade Your Life” – Ding Dong! It’s the Upgrade Your Life Kit via special delivery for Blue Man Group! Hit the red button to change your world and upgrade to 3D with a flip of a switch! Available Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. PT.
(For Nintendo 3DS)

Moving Still – No surprises at the starting point, no surprises at the point of arrival. To feel the monotony of a recurring journey made too many times. Available Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. PT. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Virtual Console™
The Ignition Factor™ – Take control of a brave firefighter as he battles to save people from towering infernos and flame-filled factories. Can you keep your cool and save everyone in a constantly changing environment? (For Wii™)

Also new this week:
Let’s Create! Pottery (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare™)
Magical Whip: Wizards of Phantasmal Forest (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
Calculator (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
Kyotokei (demo version) (WiiWare™)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/download2tH8kS2a.php

Well, Gargoyle’s Quest sounds interesting, guess I’ll check it out. 🙂

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Kirby’s Return to Dream Land trailer


Yay, the kind of Kirby game we all know and love. Can’t wait for October 24th. Also, Kirby Mass Attack on September 19th! 😀

Nintendo PAX 2011 Line-up – Kirby Wii coming Oct. 24!

NINTENDO GIVES FANS CHANCE TO PLAY TOP HOLIDAY GAMES AT PENNY ARCADE EXPO

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus: Uprising to be Playable in Nintendo’s Booth

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 23, 2011 – Nintendo is bringing the games that fans want to play to the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), the premier video game event that is open to the public. The show takes place Aug. 26-28 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, and Nintendo will be at booth No. 462, level 4. Nintendo plans to have games for its Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems available for people to check out before they launch, including The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword for Wii and Super Mario 3D Land™, Mario Kart™ 7 and Kid Icarus™: Uprising for Nintendo 3DS, in addition to fun events and activities.

In addition to game play on the main show floor, Nintendo invites attendees to visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the North Galleria, which will feature additional games and activities across two different levels. The third floor of the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be decorated in honor of the upcoming Oct. 24 launch of the Kirby’s Return to Dream Land™ game for Wii (previously known as Kirby Wii) and the Sept. 19 launch of the Kirby™ Mass Attack game for the Nintendo DS family of systems, as well as the Pokédex™ 3D application for Nintendo 3DS. Visitors can inhale Kirby™ pink cotton candy, relax on Kirby beanbag chairs or pick up some fun Kirby items to wear on the show floor while supplies last. The third floor of the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will also feature Pokédex 3D activities such as large Pokémon™ AR markers and daily giveaways including collectible Pokémon AR marker cards while supplies last. The second floor of the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will feature playable versions of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker™ 2 and Fortune Street™. On this floor, players can take fun pictures with friends in a DRAGON QUEST-themed “monster friend mash-up” photo booth and meet with other DRAGON QUEST fans.

Nintendo also plans to host a multiplayer tournament for the unreleased Star Fox 64™ 3D game from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, on the second floor of the North Galleria. PAX attendees can sign up for the tournament starting the morning of Friday, Aug. 26, and have a chance to test their skills in aerial battle. Star Fox 64 3D allows four players to enjoy the game’s full multiplayer experience with just one game card via a local wireless connection.

Games that are scheduled to be playable at PAX include:

Nintendo 3DS

• Super Mario 3D Land

• Mario Kart 7

• Kid Icarus: Uprising

• Star Fox 64 3D

• The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D

• Pokédex 3D

• Shinobi™ by SEGA®

• Sonic Generations by SEGA

Wii

• The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

• Kirby’s Return to Dream Land

• Rhythm Heaven™ (name not final)

• Fortune Street

Nintendo DS

• Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

• Kirby Mass Attack

Visitors to Nintendo’s PAX booth can also take advantage of other fun activities such as daily giveaways (while supplies last) and sharing StreetPass™ data with other Nintendo 3DS users.

Yay finally a release date for Kirby Wii. Now all we need is solid date for some of the 3DS games & Rhythm Heaven!

NINTENDO’S NEW ZELDA GAME SOARS SKYWARD ON NOV. 20

Master the Sword in Link’s Newest Motion-Controlled Adventure for Wii

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 17, 2011 – Nintendo’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda™ series continues in full force with the announcement that The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword will launch in North America on Nov. 20. The epic adventure, created from the ground up for the Wii™ console, sends this storied series to new heights and marks a turning point for the franchise.

The game uses the precision motion controls of the Wii Remote™ Plus (or a Wii Remote controller with a Wii MotionPlus™ accessory) and Nunchuk™ controllers to map on-screen action to the player’s movements. When a player swings the Wii Remote Plus controller, Link™ appears to swing his sword in exactly the same way.

Different enemies have different battle tactics, so players must analyze their approach and develop counterattacks that play on the enemies’ weaknesses. The game’s wide array of items also use full motion controls, letting players roll bombs, shoot arrows and guide flying objects like never before.

The game includes a massive, multilayered world that takes players from dark dungeons to a diverse overworld to cloud cities in the sky, requiring a combination of puzzle-solving and swordplay to unlock all of its secrets. Link soars through the air on the wings of a majestic bird while exploring the game’s sky area, providing players with unprecedented freedom of movement as they progress on their adventure. The quest lays the foundation for the events in The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™, which is frequently cited as one of the greatest video games of all time.

“The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the biggest game in the series yet,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’ve just scratched the surface of this massive experience, and we look forward to sharing additional details with fans as we approach the Nov. 20 launch.”

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is now available for pre-order at major retailers throughout North America. A deposit may be required for pre-orders. See individual retailers for details. For more information about the game, visit http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword/.

Well finally we get a release date. Now how about one for Kirby & Rhythm Heaven Wii while you’re at it, and Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, and Kid Icarus too please. I’ll be picking up the bundle seeing as how the puppy we took in destroyed my only Wii Remote Plus the other day.

More Nintendo Selects announced for NA on Aug. 28

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Consumers and their families soon will be able to experience even more must-play games for the Wii™ system at an excellent value. Nintendo has announced the addition of four games to the Nintendo® Selects collection, a hot-selling series of fun, family-friendly Wii games offered at a suggested retail price of $19.99 each. Starting Aug. 28, the Nintendo Selects lineup grows to include Super Paper Mario™, Mario Strikers™ Charged, Punch-Out!!™ and Super Mario Galaxy™, which is recognized as one of the most acclaimed Wii games of all time.

Already enjoyed by millions of players around the globe, games in the Nintendo Selects collection offer boundless fun at an enticing price for Wii users of any experience level, whether they want to expand their own game libraries or find affordable, fun-packed gifts for loved ones. The Wii console, which comes bundled with the Mario Kart™ Wii game and the Wii Wheel™ accessory, delivers extraordinary entertainment value for families and is available for a suggested retail price of $149.99.

Three of the four new additions to the Nintendo Selects collection invite players to interact with Nintendo’s iconic Mario™ character in imaginative and entertaining ways: Super Mario Galaxy is an out-of-this-world adventure in which Mario must travel through outer space to rescue Princess Peach™ from the devious Bowser™; Super Paper Mario offers classic Mario RPG action that can be switched from flat 2D worlds to a full open-world perspective; and Mario Strikers Charged finds the Mushroom Kingdom crew storming the soccer field for fast-paced athletic kicks. Also, the fan-favorite Punch-Out!! game delivers motion-controlled boxing thrills with a host of memorable characters. All four games feature multiplayer modes that let friends and family members have fun together.

Previously announced games in the Nintendo Selects collection include The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing™: City Folk, Mario™ Super Sluggers and Wii Sports™.

For more information about the Nintendo Selects game collection, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii/console/nintendoselects.

I already own all of these games, except Mario Strikers which I sold off, and Mario Sluggers which I never picked up before. I hope these flagship titles can help the Wii stay alive until the Wii U is ready.

Wal-Mart Wii game bundle deals…

Are you in a mood to get something cheap for you to play on the Wii? How about two for the price of one? I am up for it! Wal-Mart.com is having a special where you can buy two Wii games for only 20 bucks! It’s select titles, but there are some good ones on the list. The full list below is under this paragraph. Do you want any of these titles?

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Xenoblade Chronicles – the first 10 minutes

What you are about to see is the first 10 minutes of the English version of Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii. The game is due out in Europe on August 19th. If you have hacked your Wii for import games, you will be able to play this game. There are several websites out there who have it for preorder, I used 365games.co.uk – This game is unlikely to come out in North America any time soon though. So if you want it, import it.