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Pokemon GO and Pokemon GO Plus Announced

The Pokemon Company in partnership with the developers on Ingress, Niantic Labs, are in development of Pokemon GO which is a game that now marks the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon game series and is planning to be released in 2016 to both Android and iOS devices. The game itself is an entirely new way to play Pokemon.

This project was started with the late Satoru Iwata and will bring the best from both the worlds of Ingress and Pokemon. Pokemon Go is a new reason to leave the house. It is Pokemon running free in the outside world. Along with the release of Pokemon GO apk is a product called Pokemon Plus. The Pokemon Plus device is a Pokeball styled clip/watch which will use LEDs and a vibration mechanism to alert players of the game when there is an event such as a Pokemon appearing. You can perform actions with the device by tapping the LED button in the middle. The main purpose of Pokemon Plus is to notify players of events in the game in a natural way. The Pokemon Company wants you to not have to look at your phone playing the game the whole day. They want you to take a look at your surroundings and experience it.

The Pokemon GO Plus can be in either a clip, or watch form. The device is designed with style in mind. The biggest goal of the Pokemon GO Plus, like the devices of the past from The Pokemon Company, hope to bring a large range of non gamers and help coach them into the gaming world.

Nintendo delays The Legend of Zelda Wii U

The Legend of Zelda Wii U is no longer “number one priority” for Nintendo in 2015, said The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. wiiu_zelda_scrn02_e3xpogw

“Since I declared at The Game Awards in December that the game would launch in 2015, the directors and the many members of the development team have been working hard developing the game to make it the best it can be,” Aonuma said. Continue reading

Iwata: “Wii U probably isn’t peoples’ first console of choice”

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, in an interview with Time Magazine, confessed that the Nintendo Wii U you probably isn’t “people’s first console of choice.”
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“Certainly I’m not satisfied with the current situation,” he says. “It may not be [people’s] first console of choice, but they recognize it as perhaps the best second console.”

However, in all truth, the Wii U may indeed just be a placeholder. “I think they’ve bought themselves time to figure out what that next monumental step forward is,” says Digital World Research analyst P.J. McNealy to the magazine.

Nintendo: More than 3.5 million Amiibo sold worldwide

Since hitting store shelves in November, Nintendo today announced that its Amiibo interactive figurines have sold more than 3.5 million units sold worldwide.

It’s surprising because president Satoru Iwata admitted, in an investors meeting in February, that they didn’t expect Amiibo to become so successful.

“Some Amiibo are selling out in North America, Europe, Australia and going for high prices on auction sites, something we did not expect,” Iwata said at the time.

Alongside this announcement, Nintendo also revealed that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. has sold over 1.5 million units.

Nintendo didn’t expect Amiibo to be so successful

Nintendo didn’t expect Amiibo to be so successful, president Satoru Iwata admitted during an investors meeting today.

“Some Amiibo are selling out in North America, Europe, Australia and going for high prices on auction sites, something we did not expect,” said Iwata.

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Iwata also talked about restocking the different types of Amiibo. “Because it’s difficult for us to continue shipping all types due to limits on production lots, delivery dates, and retail space, Amiibo that have quickly become scarce and those that are required for play in games will be considered for more production if there is demand from customers and retailers,” he added as translated by Cheesemeiter

Star Fox for Wii U playable for the first time at E3 2015

Star Fox for Wii U will be playable at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo, confirmed Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto.

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“I think we’ll have a version of [Star Fox] ready at E3 that everyone can play,” Miyamoto told Smosh Games. “But one of the questions that we often get is how is the GamePad being used in a particular game, and Star Fox is a game where having two screens is really important. It works really well.”

Miyamoto has offend talked about the upcoming Star Fox title but hasn’t shown anything to the public. However, Miyamoto does insist on the importance of the GamePad with this title.

“One of the things that we’re doing is, often times in games you have the cinema scenes where it’s a movie that’s playing and you have to just sit back and watch. There’s no gameplay,” he continued. “But because we have the GamePad with the second screen, what we can do is have these cinematic sequences in the game where you’re still able to look around and play.”

Star Fox doesn’t have a release date yet. However, it is expected to launch before The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, which is slated for release this year.