Pokémon and Nintendo Announces Upcoming Release of Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U Home Console
Aug 21 15
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced the upcoming release of Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U home console. Currently an arcade game available only in Japan, Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U will be released worldwide in spring 2016.
Nintendo Wins Patent Case Involving Nintendo 3DS and Other Nintendo DS Systems
Aug 5 15
Nintendo won a patent case in a federal court in Washington state, which marks two such wins in separate cases just a few weeks apart. On July 9, 2015, Judge Ricardo Martinez issued a ruling in the latest case that sided with Nintendo on 10 out of 10 disputed issues regarding the scope of the patent. The rulings led the patent holder, Secure Axcess, LLC, to agree that Nintendo's well-known hand-held systems, including Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS, do not infringe. Secure Axcess is a patent-assertion company that originally filed suit against Nintendo and 11 retailers of Nintendo products in a Texas court in January 2013. Since then the case was transferred to the Washington court, where it has now been dismissed. In the case against Nintendo that was dismissed on July 17, a federal court judge found that eight of Nintendo's hand-held systems, including the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance systems, do not infringe a patent asserted against those products by Quintal Research Group Inc.
Nintendo Announces New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems
May 28 15
Nintendo announced Splatoon is available on May 29, 2015. Splatter enemies and claim turf as ink-spraying, squid-like Inklings in Nintendo’s new mess fest. Challenge players online in chaotic four-on-four turf wars, and unleash squid powers to ink way to victory. In these all-out online turf wars, the customer will need ink blasters, ink rollers, ink bombs and squid power on side! Every splat of ink spray gives a chance to transform into a squid and hide, climb walls or travel at super speed. Rank up in online battles to unlock new weapons and fresh gear for Inkling, complete with unique game-play perks. Or earn stripes in the single-player mode to stop an evil octopus army that has kidnapped the electric catfish used to power the city of Inkopolis. This underground adventure has octopi to splatter, ink puzzles to solve and bosses to beat. No time to blink prepare to ink. Don’t Starve: Giant Edition – Fight, farm, craft, scavenge and do whatever it takes to survive in a wilderness filled with science, magic and things that go bump in the night. Don’t Starve: Giant Edition will also launch with a special promotion: Customers who purchase the game will receive a bonus code for the full game that they can give to a friend. Virtual Console on Wii U: Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon & Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun – Lan and Mega Man face double trouble as an incoming asteroid heads straight for Earth and a mysterious NetNavi threatens the network’s integrity! Game content is the same for Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, but NetNavi chips and other items may differ. Mega Man Zero 3 – Surprise! Mega May 2015 wraps up and as a special treat for the fans, the company releasing Mega Man Zero 3 along with the both versions of Mega Man Battle Network 4. In Mega Man Zero 3, Dr. Weil and Omega are plotting to use the Dark Elf’s power to seize command of Neo Arcadia! In this Game Boy Advance action classic, Zero must use everything at his disposal to stop their plan before all hope is lost. Rival Turf! – Wii U console will be too cool for school after downloading this totally ’90s and totally awesome Super NES brawler. Punch, kick and slam way through six stages of rough-and-tough action, solo or with a friend. Or fight against a friend and see who really owns the turf. 1001 Spikes (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50% off (reduced from $15 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18, 2015. Color Zen (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Color Zen Kids (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30, 2015 Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is up to 48% off (reduced to $12.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 31, 2015. Nintendo eShop on Wii U: Zumba Fitness World Party is 75% off (reduced from $39.99 to $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 8, 2015. Fit Music is 56% off (reduced from $29.90 to $12.90) until 8: 59 a.m. PT on July 31, 2015. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS: Crash City Mayhem is 75% off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 8, 2015. Cave Story, VVVVVV and more games from Nicalis are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18, 2015. Monster Combine TD is 35% off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 25, 2015.