Nintendo Plans to bring Mini Games to Mobile

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It has recently been revealed that Nintendo plans to bring some of their iconic characters to smartphones. However Nintendo has made it clear that they are not releasing full fledged games on smartphones. They plan on making mini games or “demos” for mobile devices. This is a bold move for Nintendo. The mini games will be completely free and will be created to draw players in. I think this is a smart move for Nintendo and a good way to market their first party titles.

-MT

3DS and 3DS XL Comparison

In this video  I compare the Nintendo 3DS to the Nintendo 3DS XL. The Nintendo 3DS XL has screens that are 90% larger then the original 3DS. This is the main reason I wanted the 3DS XL. The system is also a lot easier to hold onto. Some of the other differences include the speaker quality, the 3D slider and the home/start/select buttons. The stylus on the 3DS and 3DS XL are also in different places. It is easier to use the stylus on the 3DS XL because it is placed on the right hand side of the system.  Overall, the 3DS XL is a better system than the original 3DS.

-MT

Nintendo 2DS and Wii U Price Cut

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This week Nintendo Announced a new Nintendo DS system and they announced a Wii U price cut.  The new Nintendo DS is called the Nintendo 2DS and it is coming out on October 12, 2013.   The system is going to cost $129.99.  It is supposed to be for the younger audience because it doesn’t have 3d capabilities.  However, it can still play all the Nintendo 3DS games.  It also has a new design; the new Nintendo 2DS is a slab that doesn’t open or close.  I don’t care for the design at all.  It looks really uncomfortable to hold and it doesn’t seem very portable.  The original Nintendo DS was a lot more portable, you could close it up and put it in your pocket.  What do you think of the new Nintendo 2DS?

The Wii U is also getting a significant price cut.  The Wii U Deluxe model is getting a fifty dollar price cut.  On September 20, 2013 the Wii U Deluxe model will cost $299.99.  This is a step in the right direction for Nintendo and the Wii U.  I think the Wii U is a great console, however the lack of games and the high price have been a struggle.  Nintendo also announced the Wind Waker HD bundle.  It will retail at $299.99 and it will include the new Wind Waker game.  Will you be picking up a Wii U this fall?  If I didn’t already have one I might consider purchasing this bundle.

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo @E3 2013

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Nintendo showed some great games at E3 2013.  However, this is the first year that Nintendo didn’t have a major press conference.  Instead Nintendo showed an online presentation called Nintendo Direct.  They truly showed why it is worth owning a 3DS and a Wii U.  I am so glad that I bought my 3DS on the day it came out and that I bought the Wii U when it first came out.

What games did Nintendo show at E3?

They showed off a variety of first party and third party titles.  One of the games that caught my eye was the New Super Smash game for 3DS and Wii U.  They showed several trailers for the new game and they announced several new playable characters.  They announced three new characters, Megaman, the Villager from Animal Crossing and the Wii Fit Girl.  Nintendo also revealed a new Donkey Kong game called Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze.  It is the sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns.  It is a side scrolling platformer that pits you against Vikings and Giant Walruses. Some of the other titles that Nintendo delved into include Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Yoshi’s New Island, The Legend of Zelda a Link Between Worlds and New Super Lugi U.  Nintendo also shared more details about the upcoming Pokemon X and Pokemon Y games.  Both games will be released on October 12th, 2013 and they will be in 3-D.

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How well did Nintendo perform at E3 this year?

I wasn’t very surprised by what I saw from Nintendo this year.  In the past Nintendo has made some pretty big announcements at E3.  In the past several months Nintendo has revealed most of the games that we saw at E3.  The only games that really surprised me were Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World.  I would give Nintendo a six out of ten at this years electronic expo.

Source: Nintendo’s E3 Website