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2nd June 2014

Mario Kart 8 Sells Over 1.2 million Units Worldwide Over First Weekend

Nintendo CanadaMomentum is spelled M-A-R-I-O K-A-R-T, and the Mario Kart 8 game for the Wii U console just launched around the world to global acclaim, earning some of the strongest review scores in franchise history, including becoming the 14th Wii U game to launch in North America with a Metacritic score of 85 or higher. Nintendo reported today that the game sold more than 1.2 million* total units across Japan, Europe and the Americas during its first weekend on the market.** Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2014

Nintendo Of Canada Revs Up Fans For Mario Kart 8

Nintendo CanadaLadies and gentlemen, boys and girls, start your engines! Nintendo of Canada will celebrate the launch of the Mario Kart 8 game by giving Canadian fans the chance to play the game at Best Buy stores across Canada on Saturday, May 24 before it’s officially released on May 30. The celebration will continue with special karting events in Toronto and Montreal on Saturday, May 31. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th April 2014

Crash Course in New Mario Kart 8 From Nintendo

Nintendo CanadaOne month from today, Mario Kart 8 will be driving players wild with anti-gravity racing action. To get people revved up for the Wii U game, Nintendo released a new Nintendo Direct video that announced some additional news nuggets, including a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, a free downloadable game offer for Wii U owners who buy Mario Kart 8, details about online features, cool new characters and devastating new items. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th April 2014

Today’s Nintendo Direct Video Details For Wii U And Nintendo 3DS Games

Nintendo CanadaA new Nintendo Direct video has revealed numerous details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. video games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. At the start of the video, series creator Masahiro Sakurai announced that the launch of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game is planned for this summer, with the Wii U version planned for winter 2014. Both games will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for their respective platforms. Sakurai also detailed many of the stages and items in both versions, described the games’ online functionality, revealed a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version and announced fan-favourite Greninja, a Pokémon from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, as a new playable character. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

Retro City Rampage: DX Gets An Update And Expands Down Under

vblankRetro City Rampage developer Vblank Entertainment has released Update#1 for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, which coincidentally also signals the availability of the game for handheld gamers in Australia and New Zealand. Retro City Rampage: DX has become one of the highest rated 3DS titles of all time, and it’s winning fans from every age group, with the first month of North America-only launch sales exceeding those for the game’s first month of global sales for the Xb0x 360 version. Retro City Rampage: DX is now available in the eShops for North America, Europe, the UK and Australia/New Zealand. Vblank has also announced that the original PSN version for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita (cross buy) is now $9.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

Minority Has New Titles

minority mediaMinority Media, the award-winning independent game development studio behind Papo & Yo, today revealed its 2014-2015 release lineup, beginning with Loco Motors, a physics-based puzzle game available now on the iOS App Store for $1.99 USD. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th February 2014

Bus Driver Pocket Edition Now On iTunes

meridian4Montreal publisher Meridian4 and Halifax developers Twisted Oak, in collaboration with SCS Software have announced that Bus Driver: Pocket Edition is pulling up to the station and now available worldwide on the App Store for $2.99 USD. Bus Driver: Pocket Edition takes all the fun gameplay of the fan-favorite PC sim and brings it to iOS devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

Register A Nintendo 3DS System And One Select Game And Get Best-Selling Pokémon X Or Pokémon Y For Free

Nintendo CanadaDuring the month of March, people who register a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS system, as well as one of six select Nintendo 3DS games via Club Nintendo, will receive a free code to download either Pokémon X or Pokémon Y, the best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of 2013. The six participating games are Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins and the upcoming Yoshi’s New Island. The system and game must be registered between March 1 and March 31 in order to take advantage of the promotion. Download codes for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y must be redeemed by May 31, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2014

Today’s Nintendo Direct Highlights

Nintendo CanadaNintendo detailed major announcements for its Wii U home console and Nintendo 3DS portable system in the first Nintendo Direct of 2014. Launch dates and details for multiple games were revealed, including new characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. Nintendo also announced specifics about the addition of Game Boy Advance games to the Wii U Virtual Console service. NES Remix 2 is also on the way, complete with a Luigi-themed surprise. And a pair of games coming to the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS – Steel Diver: Sub Wars and Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball – demonstrate unique new ways for players to acquire add-on content. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. All prices in USD unless otherwise indicated.  Canadian pricing may vary at the time of availability. Some of today’s announcements included: Read the rest of this entry »

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6th February 2014

Retro City Rampage: DX For Nintendo 3DS

vblankVblank Entertainment‘s Retro City Rampage: DX, a beefed up remastered version of the original game is now available from the Nintendo 3DS eShop (February 20th for Europe). Priced at $9.99, it not only packs more punch, it’s $5 less than the MSRP on other consoles! Over the past year, RCR’s development team has continued to support Retro City Rampage, the PC version receiving its 16th update just a couple of weeks ago. All of these improvements and additions paved the way for the greatly enhanced Retro City Rampage: DXwhich takes things even further. Read the rest of this entry »

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