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Happy 27th Birthday, Legend of Zelda!

February 21, 2013 |

Confusing, frustrating, and short.  If any three words described my experiences with The Legend of Zelda as a kid, they would be here.  Not kind words to a game that is considered to be one of the greatest of all time, right? … Read More

Ubisoft 30% Off Sale on Wii U eShop This Week

February 20, 2013 | 1

For better or worse, Ubisoft has been in Pure Nintendo’s headlines a lot.  Don’t worry, this post is for the better…


If you mosey on over to the Wii U eShop right now, you’ll notice that all Wii U … Read More

Nintendo Direct tomorrow at 6 am EST

February 20, 2013 |

Looks like Nintendo of Japan will be holding a Nintendo Direct tomorrow, at 6 AM EST, that will focus on 3rd party 3DS games. I have to say the heads-up time for these directs keeps getting shorter. As of right … Read More

Nintendo Heads to Gamescom 2013

February 20, 2013 |

Gamescom has recently announced that Nintendo will be attending this year’s meeting, joining 28 other companies from 22 countries.  That number is expected to grow.


The Kyoto-based company took a year off from Gamescom in 2012 to host its … Read More

The Year of Luigi

February 14, 2013 | 2

Today’s Nintendo Direct introduces what they’re calling the “Year of Luigi.”  Luigi has been a part of the franchise almost since its inception, but always in a supporting role (other than Luigi’s Mansion).

The first game they announce as part … Read More

Nintendo And Namco Bandai Releasing Mario Kart Grand Prix DX Arcade Game In Japan

February 12, 2013 | 2


Nintendo and Namco Bandai are teaming up to release Mario Kart Grand Prix Arcade cabinets in Japan.  The arcade cabinets are going to be at the Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO) 2013 and are due out this summer in Japan.  The arcade units will … Read More

Pure Nintendo Magazine now available for Apple’s iOS Newsstand

February 8, 2013 | 2

Pure Nintendo announces first-ever interactive Nintendo magazine for Apple’s iOS Newsstand

Nashville, TN – February 8th 2013 – Continuing from the launch of Pure Nintendo on the Google Play marketplace last week, the Pure Nintendo app is now available on Apple’s Newsstand … Read More

Pure Nintendo Magazine Issues 1-4 Now Available in Print

February 8, 2013 | 4

It’s an exciting day for Pure Nintendo!  Not only is our iOS app now available, but our first 4 issues of Pure Nintendo Magazine are now available in print!  Our first issue came out in October 2011 and only featured … Read More

PN Interview: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

February 6, 2013 | 1

Chris Solis, with our friends at Gamer Talk TV, recently conducted an interview with Dave Cox, head of the UK studio at Konami Digital Entertainment and Producer of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series.  He discusses the development of Castlevania: Lords … Read More

@PureNintendoMag Issue #9 is now available!

February 5, 2013 | 2

Pure Nintendo announces the 9th issue of Pure Nintendo Magazine

Nashville, TN – February 5th 2013 – Pure Nintendo is proud to announce the release of the 9th issue of PNM. So much has already happened in 2013 that … Read More

Pure Nintendo January Contest Results

February 5, 2013 |



A month ago, I asked readers to send in their best scores to for a chance to get their names in the magazine. Well, a month has come and gone, and now we have the results of … Read More

PN Review: Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition

February 5, 2013 |

Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition Review



Game-developer Way Forward has proved once again that it knows how to make a platformer, but shows that it knows it’s way around a puzzle.


Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive … Read More

Nintendo Reveals Plans For More Unannounced Games In Development And NFC Plans

February 2, 2013 | 1

During a recent corporate strategy meeting with investors and analysts Nintendo’s President, Satoru Iwata, revealed some more information regarding the company’s plans moving into the future.   During this meeting Satoru Iwata briefly mentioned that there are unannounced games slated for release … Read More

Nintendo Subsidiary Brownie Brown Restarting As 1-UP Studio, Inc.

February 2, 2013 |

Brownie Brown, a subsidiary of Nintendo Co. Ltd., is restarting as 1-UP Studio, Inc.  Brownie Brown has co-developed many Nintendo handheld games such as Professor Layton and the Last Specter and Super Mario 3D Land.  The company is now undergoing a complete … Read More

Hyrule Historia: Patrick Thorpe Interview

February 1, 2013 | 1

Pure Nintendo Reporter, Nate Sylvia, caught up with Patrick Thorpe, head editor of Hyrule Historia, to ask some questions about the book, Zelda, and the future of Dark Horse Books.

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Pure Nintendo Newsletter: Sign-up for a chance to win

January 30, 2013 |


Pure Nintendo is starting our first ever newsletter and we want YOU to join. It’s super simple. All you need to do is give us your email and you are signed up!

That’s not all! Signing up will enter … Read More

Pure Nintendo and @AckkStudios debut custom cover art for Pure Nintendo Magazine

January 24, 2013 | 7

Nashville, TN – January 24th 2013 – Pure Nintendo and AckkStudios are proud to announce the exclusive cover art for Pure Nintendo Magazine’s February issue.  The cover showcases the amazing art created by the team at AckkStudios for their game … Read More

Pure Nintendo Magazine debuts first-ever interactive Nintendo magazine

January 24, 2013 |

Pure Nintendo is proud to announce the release of the first-ever interactive Nintendo magazine

Nashville, TN – January 24th 2013 – Pure Nintendo is proud to announce the release of the first-ever interactive Nintendo magazine!  Starting today, the Pure Nintendo app … Read More