Miitomo Download

Nintendo’s first iOS game is now available for download

By on March 31, 2016 at 9:42 AM.

Nintendo’s first iOS game is now available for download

Is Nintendo the next Sega? The company undoubtedly has a storied history in the video game console business but to say it has reached a potential turning point is an understatement. The Wii U is nothing short of an absolute disaster, as many people expected it would be. The rise of mobile gaming has dissolved much of the demand for a casual home game console, and Nintendo hasn’t been able to keep up a steady flow of big-time games to draw interest. So now, it has released its first mobile app for iOS and Android.

It’s not the Mario game the world is waiting for with bated breath, but early reactions have generally been pretty positive. You can read a Miitomo review roundup right here. And after a somewhat successful launch in Japan, the hotly anticipated app is now available for download in the U.S. More →

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Miitomo Release Date

Nintendo’s first iOS and Android app launches in the U.S. on March 31st

By on March 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

Nintendo’s first iOS and Android app launches in the U.S. on March 31st

Nintendo’s first smartphone app is coming west. On Tuesday, Nintendo announced that Miitomo will launch in the United States on Thursday, March 31st. That will also mark the two week anniversary of the social app releasing in Japan, where it managed to rack up over one million downloads in just three days. More →

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Nintendo NX Controller Leaked Photos

Leaked Nintendo NX photos reveal a strange, buttonless controller

By on March 23, 2016 at 3:03 PM.

Leaked Nintendo NX photos reveal a strange, buttonless controller

More evidence supporting a Nintendo NX controller leak appeared online today as a Reddit user called perkele37 shared high-quality images of what he claims to be the controller for Nintendo’s next-gen console. The controller in the image has an oblong shape and appears to feature a touchscreen in place of buttons. More →

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Nintendo Wii U Production Ending

With Wii U’s fate in question, Nintendo’s NX might be its last chance

By on March 23, 2016 at 1:03 PM.

With Wii U’s fate in question, Nintendo’s NX might be its last chance

After spending three-and-a-half years languishing at the bottom of the market, the Wii U is finally being put to rest. That’s according to a report published by Japan’s Nikkei on Tuesday, which claims that Nintendo will cease production of the ill-fated console before the end of 2016, perhaps in preparation for the rumored NX console.

Hours later, Nintendo responded to the report by denying it out of hand, saying that it wasn’t an official report from the company. According to Nintendo, “production is scheduled to continue” in the coming months.

But whether or not the report is completely accurate, it begs an interesting question about the future of the company: Is the next home console Nintendo’s last chance to compete with the PS4, Xbox One, PC and VR?

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Nintendo Miitomo Early Reactions

Here’s what everyone’s saying about Nintendo’s first iOS and Android game, Miitomo

By on March 17, 2016 at 11:22 AM.

Here’s what everyone’s saying about Nintendo’s first iOS and Android game, Miitomo

Everyone who said Nintendo would never make a smartphone app has finally been proven wrong. This week, Nintendo launched Miitomo — a social app for iOS and Android — in Japan. With Miitomo, users are able to create their own personalized Mii avatars and then connect with friends from Facebook and Twitter by answering questions, commenting on statuses and sharing pictures of their avatars. More →

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3DNes Emulator

This online emulator turns classic 2D Nintendo games into 3D remakes

By on March 9, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

This online emulator turns classic 2D Nintendo games into 3D remakes

Have you ever tried to go back and replay classic games from previous generations? Whether they hold up or not, it’s often difficult to adjust your expectations accordingly, especially when we live in a world where massive, open world games are the norm and the virtual reality revolution is just weeks away.

But the 2D classics of yore aren’t being left behind entirely.

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Google Maps Legend of Zelda

Nintendo teams up with Google Maps to bring ‘The Legend of Zelda’ to Street View

By on March 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Nintendo teams up with Google Maps to bring ‘The Legend of Zelda’ to Street View

In celebration of the release of Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U, Nintendo has collaborated with Google to bring Link, the hero from The Legend of Zelda franchise, to Google Maps. In order to find him, just head to the browser version of Google Maps and look in the bottom right corner. Pegman, the small, yellow figure, has been replaced with the savior of Hyrule. More →

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Nintendo NX Release Date

Will virtual reality kill Nintendo’s next-gen console before it even launches?

By on February 23, 2016 at 5:25 PM.

Will virtual reality kill Nintendo’s next-gen console before it even launches?

Nintendo faces an interesting dilemma. If it waits too long to release a new console, everyone will just wait to see what Sony and Microsoft do to follow up the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On the other hand, if Nintendo jumps the gun, it could find itself in the middle of a war with some unexpectedly expensive VR hardware.

In other words, Nintendo is going to have to pick its poison with the NX. More →

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Nintendo Miitomo Sign Up Account

You can now sign up for Nintendo’s first smartphone game

By on February 17, 2016 at 8:45 PM.

You can now sign up for Nintendo’s first smartphone game

After unveiling the new multiplatform Nintendo Account system last October, Nintendo has opened up registration for users this week. In order to create an account, users can head to the new Nintendo Account landing page and sign up using their Nintendo Network ID as well as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts. More →

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Nintendo Smartphone Game Mario Zelda

Nintendo’s second smartphone game will star a ‘very familiar’ character

By on February 3, 2016 at 11:59 AM.

Nintendo’s second smartphone game will star a ‘very familiar’ character

When Nintendo unveiled its first smartphone app last year, gamers were disappointed, to say the least. Rather than port a 2D Mario game to iOS and Android or build a brand new experience around one of its famous characters, Nintendo opted to create a social messaging application called Miitomo.

It wasn’t what fans were expecting, but a new report hints that the next app will be more in line with what the Nintendo faithful would want from the company. More →

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Nintendo NX Portable Console 2016

Nintendo expected to launch a new handheld game console this year

By on January 28, 2016 at 10:08 AM.

Nintendo expected to launch a new handheld game console this year

Nintendo is expected to launch a new portable gaming device in 2016, according to a statement from IHS senior principal analyst Hiroshi Hayase on Thursday. This console is expected to be the first of two next-generation devices that will make up the much-rumored NX project. More →

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Nintendo Smartphone Games 2016

Nintendo believes that smartphone games are going to save the company

By on January 21, 2016 at 4:51 PM.

Nintendo believes that smartphone games are going to save the company

Nintendo has had a rough go of it in recent years. After dominating the previous generation with the crossover hit that was the Wii, Nintendo decided to go out on a limb once again with the Wii U in 2012. Unfortunately, that limb snapped, and the company has been scaling the tree ever since in an attempt to repair its relationship with its fans.

So at the dawn of a new year, how does Nintendo plan to become a powerhouse once again? More →

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