In classic Nintendo fashion, Nintendo announced today that at 2:00pm CST tomorrow they’re going to announce a bunch of real news in the midst of all the jokes that will be floating around the web. Nintendo historically likes doing this for some reason, but whatever that reason is — colour us excited. Don’t be pulling for any NX or Zelda Wii U news, but expect more info on Yoshi’s Woolly World, Splatoon, and hopefully North American wave 4 amiibos. We’ll have our usual summary after the event with the coolest news of the day, so stay tuned!
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With Mario Party 10 launching for the Wii U this Friday, Nintendo Canada announced today that the Gold Mario Amiibo that is being sold exclusively at Walmarts in the US will be available from a number of retailers in Canada on April 10th. Amazon.ca preorders are already sold out, but keep an eye out for them in other places now that they’re officially making the trek to the Great White North.
Along with announcing their intentions to develop straight-up smartphone games and launching a proper console-independent user system (like all of their competitors have), Nintendo announced the code name for their next home console today, the “NX”.
It’s already a better name than “Wii U” and we’re definitely happy that we can make jokes about Nintendo attempting to NX the game industry now. No new details about the next system are known, but as with the pre-Wii U days Nintendo has been dropping hints — this time about the possibility of unifying the mobile and home console branches into a single system of some sort.
New details about the NX are supposed to come next year, so while we may not hear much extra at this year’s E3, Nintendo will likely start to let tantalizing details slip until we get a proper formal announcement about its form and features.
We’ll keep you posted on any other developments regarding Nintendo’s NX-t big thing.
Tomorrow, January 14th at 8:00am CST Nintendo will air a Nintendo Direct with info pertaining to this Spring’s Wii U and 3DS releases. Hoping for proper (and soon) release dates for the New 3DS and Majora’s Mask 3DS as well as an announcement of the New 3DS Ambassador program for North America and hopefully a couple of releases in the currently mostly empty Q1 2015 season.
We’ll have our usual summary posted here after the Direct airs so that everyone knows what went down.
Our other stop on our 1200+ kilometre trip to Redmond, WA was of course Nintendo of America HQ. Unlike Microsoft, Nintendo doesn’t except casual visitors of any kind on their property. We were able to catch a few rare pictures when we showed up and no one was home on Labor Day, but when we went back to try to talk our way into the company store to buy some rare swag we were (fairly politely) told to get the crap out of there because they have a “closed campus”. All we managed to snag was one of the business cards they have at their reception desk. We can only hope that Nintendo rethinks their current PR policy at their headquarters some day and once again lets people in to buy cool rare Nintendo stuff.
Even though we reviewed an excellent Wii remote GCN controller adapter not to long ago, Nintendo has gone and made them largely useless by announcing that they will make a GameCube controller adapter and limited edition Smash Bros. branded GCN controller available so that we can continue to play Smash Bros. as it was meant to be played.
No details yet on its price or release, but we’ll keep you posted on any other information Nintendo releases about it. You can see the video they made to announce it here.
Best Buy has released a list of the Canadian Best Buy locations where lucky gamers will be able to play the new Wii U Smash Bros. well before it comes out. You can check out the list of dates, times, and locations below or go to the announcement page here for more information.
|QC||Quebec||Quebec City||5401 Boulevard des Galaries||4-9pm|
|NS||Halifax||Halifax||11 Washmill Lake Drive||4-9pm|
|ON||Mississauga||Mississauga||1-6075 Mavis Rd||4-9pm|
|AB||Edmonton||Edmonton South||9931-19th Ave NW||4-9pm|
|ON||Scarborough||Scarborough||480 Progress Ave||4-9pm|
|AB||Calgary||Deerfoot Meadows||300-8180 11th st SE||4-9pm|
|MB||Winnipeg||Winnipeg||10-1580 Regent Ave W||4-9pm|
|AB||Edmonton||Edmonton North||13924-137th Ave NW||4-9pm|
|BC||Vancouver||Cambie||2220 Cambie St||4-9pm|
|ON||Barrie||Barrie||100 Mapleview Dr||4-9pm|
|ON||Brampton||Brampton||451-25 Peel Centre Dr||4-9pm|
|BC||Surrey||Surrey||2153-10153 King George Hwy||4-9pm|
|QC||Montreal||Marche Central||8871 De L’Acadie Blvd||4-9pm|
|ON||Kingston||Kingston||770 Gardiners Rd||4-9pm|
|QC||Anjou||Anjou||7200 Blvd des Roseries||4-9pm|
|QC||Lasalle||Lasalle||7077 Boul Newman||4-9pm|
|QC||Pointe-Claire||Pointe-Claire||6815 Trans-Canada Hwy||4-9pm|
|SK||Saskatoon||Saskatoon||20A-3310 8th St E||4-9pm|
|ON||Kanata||Kanata||745 Kanata Ave||4-9pm|
|ON||Toronto||Bay and Dundas||65 Dundas St W||4-9pm|
|ON||London||London||1080 Wellington Rd||4-9pm|
|QC||Quebec||Quebec City||5401 Boulevard des Galaries||12-5PM|
|NS||Halifax||Halifax||11 Washmill Lake Drive||12-5PM|
|ON||Mississauga||Mississauga||1-6075 Mavis Rd||12-5PM|
|AB||Edmonton||Edmonton South||9931-19th Ave NW||12-5PM|
|ON||Scarborough||Scarborough||480 Progress Ave||12-5PM|
|AB||Calgary||Deerfoot Meadows||300-8180 11th st SE||12-5PM|
|MB||Winnipeg||Winnipeg||10-1580 Regent Ave W||12-5PM|
|AB||Edmonton||Edmonton North||13924-137th Ave NW||12-5PM|
|BC||Vancouver||Cambie||2220 Cambie St||12-5PM|
|ON||Barrie||Barrie||100 Mapleview Dr||12-5PM|
|ON||Brampton||Brampton||451-25 Peel Centre Dr||12-5PM|
|BC||Surrey||Surrey||2153-10153 King George Hwy||12-5PM|
|QC||Montreal||Marche Central||8871 De L’Acadie Blvd||12-5PM|
|ON||Kingston||Kingston||770 Gardiners Rd||12-5PM|
|QC||Anjou||Anjou||7200 Blvd des Roseries||12-5PM|
|QC||Lasalle||Lasalle||7077 Boul Newman||12-5PM|
|QC||Pointe-Claire||Pointe-Claire||6815 Trans-Canada Hwy||12-5PM|
|SK||Saskatoon||Saskatoon||20A-3310 8th St E||12-5PM|
|ON||Kanata||Kanata||745 Kanata Ave||12-5PM|
|ON||Toronto||Bay and Dundas||65 Dundas St W||12-5PM|
|ON||London||London||1080 Wellington Rd||12-5PM|
Nintendo is having an event in Canada to promote Mario Kart 8 by letting you play it almost a week early from 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Saturday, May 24th at Best Buys across the country. The selection of Best Buy locations hosting the event is a little smaller than it was for last year’s Best Buy Nintendo E3 Experience, so check them out here to see if you can satisfy your need for karting speed a little early. Check back here on the 24th for some videos/pictures showing off Mario Kart 8 in action.