Archive for November, 2016

Super Mario Run Launches For iPhone & iPad on Dec. 15!

KYOTO, Japan, Nov. 15, 2016 – The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States time zones. Super Mario Run can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost, and players can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment of $13.99 (Canadian price) will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release.

“The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on mobile devices,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Developed under the direction of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run brings a new take on the series’ beloved action-platforming gameplay to iPhone and iPad for the first time.”

Super Mario Run is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. Starting on Dec. 15, the game will launch in 151 countries and regions. Super Mario Run supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese language options.

Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices. In the game, Mario runs forward on his own, but relies on the tap of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, pull off stylish moves, collect coins and reach the flagpole to complete courses.

For more information about Super Mario Run or to pre-register for the game, visit https://supermariorun.com/en/index.html.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Nov 11th is Nintendo Day!

This Friday is Nintendo Day at retailers across the country – with a range of terrific launches and amazing deals to get Canadians excited for a very Nintendo holiday season.

 

Of course, November 11 marks the launch of the highly-anticipated Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, a completely digital mini replica of Nintendo’s original console. For only $79.99, the system comes pre-loaded with 30 beloved NES games.

 

Also launching November 11 is the New Nintendo 3DS XL system inspired by Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The New Nintendo 3DS XL Solgaleo Laluna Black Edition is a limited-edition system customized with artwork from the much-anticipated video games, featuring both new Legendary Pokémon. The system, available at a suggested retail price of $239.99, arrives just one week ahead of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, which hit store shelves on November 18 (sold separately).

 

In addition to these great new arrivals, Nintendo fans can also enjoy a range of exclusive offers from Canada’s top retailers:

  • EB Games will be holding a very special amiibo offer. Between November 11 and November 17, buy any 2 amiibo and get 1 Animal Crossing amiibo free.
  •  Looking to add to a growing amiibo collection? From November 11 to 17, save $6 on amiibo purchased through Amazon.ca, or head to Toys“R”Us for a buy 2, get one 1 free amiibo offer (valid until November 17).
  • Also at Toys “R” Us, save $20 on the purchase of any New Nintendo 3DS XL until November 17.
  • Finally, prepare for the launch of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon at Best Buy or bestbuy.ca – get $5 off great Pokémon games.

Happy shopping!

New Nintendo 3DS System Available For $139.99 MSRP For The First Time on Black Friday!

VANCOUVER, BC., Nov. 7, 2016 – It’s a deal spelled out in black and white: For the first time ever, Nintendo’s popular hand-held New Nintendo 3DS video game system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $139.99. Two special-edition models – one black, one white, both featuring Mushroom Kingdom characters and imagery – will be available starting Nov. 25. This system, along with great software, will appeal to gift-givers and value shoppers alike.

“Nintendo has some of the best gifts for the holiday season,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “Whether you’re looking for games for the whole family, or a cool new system at a great value, Nintendo has you covered.”

Once shoppers pick the system, the next step is to load up on great games. Fortunately, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems library is massive, and has options for every type of player. Some of the new and recently released games available during the holiday season include Mario Party Star Rush, which launched Nov. 4; Pokémon Sun* and Pokémon Moon*, which launch Nov. 18; Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS** which launches Dec. 2; and both YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls, which are now available. Shoppers can find more special offers, bundles and discounts for the holidays by visiting Nintendo.ca/deals.

Fans who want to build up their Nintendo 3DS game libraries can turn to evergreen classics like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land or The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. At the same time, they can look to the future, knowing that a new Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS, Ever Oasis and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed Kingare on the way in 2017.

Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/3ds/.

*Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D.

**Game only in 2D.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696
million hardware units globally., including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca.