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Japanese Sales Chart: Monster Hunter 4 Leads Again (Week Ending October 16, 2014)

October 30, 2014 |

Another week has passed and the latest sales data from Japan has been released. Once again, Monster Hunter 4 dominates the software charts, moving another 172,000 units to hit a total of just under 2 million total sales in just … Read More

Nintendo announces pre-load system for Wii U and 3DS

October 30, 2014 |

During Nintendo’s financial briefing Mr. iwata announced a pre-load system, similar to steam, for the Wii U and 3DS. The first pre-load game will be Super Smash Brothers Wii U.

Also, we will be implementing what we call a “pre-download” … Read More

PN Exclusive Interview: Ackk Studios Talks About YIIK Gameplay

October 29, 2014 | 1

Pure Nintendo has been keeping up with indie game developer Ackk Studios about their projects, Two Brothers and YIIK, that are both due to release on Wii U.  In this exclusive interview Andrew Allanson of Ackk Studios talks a bit … Read More

Meet Runbow, a Nine-Player Wii U Platformer

October 29, 2014 |

Nintendo’s long line of indie developers continues to grow, as does the interesting array of games they produce. Runbow is another unique game that brings a first to platforming by allowing up to nine local players to join in at … Read More

Nintendo President Iwata Returning to Work

October 29, 2014 | 2

Nintendo’s good news continues today, as president Satoru Iwata has announced his return to work after several months recovering from surgery. Iwata had a tumour removed last July but is now able to return to regular work duties.

The news comes … Read More

Nintendo Reveals Quarterly Profit as Wii U Sales Double

October 29, 2014 | 1

Some good news for Nintendo – particularly their investors – as the gaming giant revealed a profit in their quarterly sales numbers for the July-September 2014 period.

Nintendo made a 215 million yen profit (US$2 million), which is a complete … Read More

Super Smash Bros. Update (10/29/2014): Wii U Classic Mode

October 29, 2014 |

Today’s pic of the day from Masahiro Sakurai’s Director’s Room gives us a look at the classic mode on the Wii U, which is set up like a battle coliseum. Sakurai explains how to join battles, and what the clusters mean, and … Read More

Shovel Knight Coming to Europe and Australia in November, plus Exclusive 3DS Theme

October 28, 2014 | 2

Fans still waiting for the release of Shovel Knight in PAL regions will be pleased to hear that the game has finally been given a release window of November 2014, with an exact date to be announced shortly.

The game … Read More

Cosmophony release date announced by Moving Player

October 24, 2014 |

Adapted and ported to Wii U by Moving Player, the musical rail shooter “Cosmophony” originally developed by Bento Studio arrives on October 30th on the Nintendo eShop in Europe and the Americas!

In a quality musical and graphical environment, this intense … Read More

PR: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems (10/23/14)

October 23, 2014 |

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • A bewitching Bayonetta deal! – Anyone who purchases the digital version of Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 in the NintendoeShop on Wii U … Read More

Japanese Sales Chart: Monster Hunter 4 Moves Another 327,000 Copies (Week Ending October 19, 2014)

October 23, 2014 |

The latest sales data from Japan is in and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the 3DS maintains its incredible sales lead, adding another 327,000 copies to reach total sales of 1.7 million. To compare, Super Smash Bros. has reached … Read More

Super Smash Bros. Update (10/23/2014): Boxing Ring stage

October 23, 2014 |

Today’s pic of the day from Masahiro Sakurai’s Director’s Room shows off a Wii U stage featuring a great Punch Out!! tribute. Sakurai also reminds us about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Wii U Nintendo Direct – be sure to check the … Read More

Yoshi Circuit Revealed for Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack

October 23, 2014 |

The first of 2 DLC packs for Mario Kart 8 will be releasing next month.  Nintendo has been slowly leaking information out about what will be included in the DLC first announcing the return of the B Dasher and most … Read More

PN Review: Chests O’ Booty

October 22, 2014 |

Bored o’ those landlover match-three games?  Then you’ve found the right game ye’ scurvy scalawag.

If any genre is in need of a shakeup, it’s match-three puzzlers.  So I commend Wildmane Studios for trying something different with the stale titles.  … Read More

Pure Nintendo interviews Still Games about Animal Gods

October 22, 2014 | 3

Today Pure Nintendo sits down with the developers at Still Games to hear all about their current crowdfunding campaign for action/adventure title, Animal Gods. We chat about the game, the team, their inspiration and developing for the Wii U.

PN: Firstly, can you tell … Read More

PN Review: The Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut

October 21, 2014 |

In the spirit of the month of October, I like to pay homage to all things scary. Movies, literature but most of all, video games. While perusing through the Wii U eShop, I came across “Lone Survivor – Directors Cut”. … Read More

PN Review: Ping 1.5 +

October 21, 2014 |

Ping 1.5 + takes the simplest of premises – guiding a small white cube to an orange sphere – and turns it into one of the most challenging Wii U games yet!  It may not be for the easily frustrated, … Read More

Pure Nintendo Reveals the Cover of the PNM October/November Issue #19

October 20, 2014 |

Nashville, TN – October 20th 2014 –  Pure Nintendo is so excited to reveal the cover of our 19th issue of PNM! Issue 19 for October/November 2014 is overflowing with incredible Nintendo gaming content!  Check out our interview with Two Tribes about their upcoming game Rive, an in-depth look at … Read More