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Miitomo, Nintendo’s first smartphone game, soft-launches in the App Store

As promised, Miitomo, Nintendo’s very first smartphone game, on Thursday released on the Japanese App Store ahead of its worldwide debut. The freemium title, billed as “a friendly conversation starter,” is based on the Mii universe and invites gamers to customize their Mii avatars by mixing and matching from a bunch of costumes and styles to make […]



Square Enix’s Newest RPG Inspired by Chrono Trigger

Today Square Enix revealed I Am Setsuna, a debut game the Japanese publisher is planning to release this summer from a new internal studio.

Formerly called Project Setsuna, the game and its new studio, called Tokyo RPG Factory, were announced at E3 2015. A press release from SE says Setsuna will use a battle system similar to the lauded ‘90s classic RPG, Chrono Trigger. The development team is being led by director Atsushi Hashimoto. Hashimoto previously worked as director on Final Fantasy Explorers. Hashimoto also was a planner on Kid Icarus Uprising for Nintendo 3DS.

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Pokemon Trading Cards, 3DS Games at Target for Buy 2, get 3rd free + free shipping w/ $25

At Target, buy two Pokemon Trading Card Games or Pokemon Nintendo 3DS Games and get a third game for free. Opt for in-store pickup to dodge any shipping fees, which start at $4. Alternatively, orders of $25 or more bag free shipping. Choose from a wide array of sets and games. Some exclusions apply. Deal ends March 19.


Skylanders SuperChargers Pack w/ Trap Pack for $29.99 + pickup at Best Buy

Best Buy offers the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, and Xbox 360 bundled with the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for $29.99. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $3.98 shipping charge. That’s $13 under the lowest price we could find for these items purchased separately elsewhere. (For further comparison, we saw the SuperChargers pack alone for $40 in January.) The SuperChargers pack includes the video game, Portal of Power, two Skylanders SuperChargers Characters, Skylanders SuperChargers Vehicle, and collection poster. The Trap pack includes the video game, traptanium portal, two Skylanders figures, two traps, poster, two sticker sheets, and two trading cards.

Of note, you can also buy one SuperChargers figure and get a second one for free.


Nintendo’s Miitomo Coming to Japan March 17

Nintendo has announced that its social messaging mobile app Miitomo will launch in Japan March 17.

We’ve known that that the first of Nintendo’s projects with Japanese mobile gaming company DeNA was due to launch sometime this month, but this is the first word of a firm date in any territory. Nintendo plans to launch the app in other territories later this month, although no other specific dates have been announced. The final day for Miitomo pre-registration in Japan is the 16th.

Miitomo was described by Nintendo last year as “a free-to-start communication application that helps friends share fun personal facts and interests. Consumers create and use their own Mii characters to engage friends in a welcoming social environment, answering questions and sharing information to discover more about each other and what they have in common. Miitomo is designed to appeal to a wide range of global smart device users and introduce them to uniquely Nintendo experiences beginning with Miitomo and carried through future applications.”

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Nintendo Voice Chat: Our Reactions to Nintendo Direct

Welcoooooooooooome to IGN’s Nintendo show. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as the core NVC crew shares their reactions to the recent news and announcements delivered via this week’s Nintendo Direct. Here’s quick list of what we discussed this week.

  • Our overall thoughts on Nintendo Direct 3/3
  • Star Fox Zero
  • SNES on New Nintendo 3DS
  • Splatoon and Super Mario Maker updates
  • 7 Wii U, 3DS Games Lighting Round
  • Kirby & Paper Mario Wii U
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