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by BlueRangerJack
on March 30th 2015, 4:36 pm
Search in: Latest WiiWareWave News
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Tomorrow is Poképalooza on the Nintendo eShop
Replies: 6
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BREAKING NEWS: Tomorrow is Poképalooza on the Nintendo eShop

Gotta Catch 'Em All!

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Since the introduction of the Nintendo eShop, fans have clamoured for rereleases of their favourite classic Pokémon titles to play anytime. Nintendo, in conjunction with The Pokémon Company International, has declared tomorrow, April 2nd, as Poképalooza, which will finally bring over 15 games to the Nintendo eShop on both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U around the world, as well as finally establishing other long-requested consoles to the service.

For those in doubt, Pokémon Red and Blue will be included in the offerings, meaning that Nintendo 3DS owners will at long last be able to play the original adventures. They are the first games in the new 3D Classics Combo range, which include two titles in one package: Pokémon Red Version + Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Green Version + Pokémon Silver Version! These games are faithful recreations of the original games, complete with full link-up options including the ability to trade or battle with other owners of a game; the sequels even retain the Time Capsule feature, which can be utilised with the save file of the first game in the same package! Finally, the sequels include the female character from Pokémon Crystal Version as a player option, as well as adding a new female character in the original titles, at long last allowing for girls to not have to play as a boy.

Wii U owners will be treated to Pokémon Stadium Plus, a compilation of the first two Pokémon Stadium games for Nintendo 64, which includes full compatibility with the 3D Classics Combo titles on Nintendo 3DS. Both Stadium titles are brought to life in every detail from the originals, with everything exactly the way you remember it from childhood. As a bonus, the package includes a new Pokémon Snap title, Pokémon Snap Frontier, which provides the player with eight areas inspired by the Nintendo 64 original in which they can take photos of over 100 different Pokémon from Generations I and II. Speaking of Pokémon Snap, it is the first Nintendo 64 title to be added to the Virtual Console service on Wii U, and will be joined by two Pokémon-themed Nintendo GameCube games as well, such as Pokémon Colosseum, the first full Pokémon adventure to appear on a home console.

Finally, digital rereleases of Nintendo DS games will be added to the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, in much the same manner as Wii titles on Wii U. The first main offerings will be Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version, the flagship games from the Pokémon franchise's Generation IV, and will retain local wireless multiplayer but not online play. A Wii game, Pokémon Battle Revolution, will also be added to the Wii lineup on Wii U, and will be fully-compatible with both the digital and original cartridge versions of Diamond and Pearl, as well as Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver.

A full list of releases is detailed below:

Nintendo 3DS
3D Classics Combo: Pokémon Red Version + Pokémon Gold Version (Nintendo 3DS Download)
3D Classics Combo: Pokémon Green Version + Pokémon Silver Version (Nintendo 3DS Download)
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Virtual Console GB)
Pokémon Pinball (Virtual Console GBC)
Pokémon Party mini (Virtual Console Pm)
Pokémon Diamond Version (Nintendo DS)
Pokémon Pearl Version (Nintendo DS)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo DS)

Wii U
Pokémon Stadium Plus (Wii U Download)
Pokémon Snap (Virtual Console N64)
Pokémon Puzzle League (Virtual Console N64)
Pokémon Colosseum (Virtual Console GCN)
Pokémon Channel (Virtual Console GCN)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Virtual Console GBA)
Pokémon Battle Revolution (Wii)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (Wii)

What do you make of Poképalooza? Are you excited for this amazing event? Is your inner child eager to play the original adventures once again, or are you more interested in the Snap sequel? Be sure to leave your thoughts with a comment below.


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by BlueRangerJack
on March 29th 2015, 10:10 pm
Search in: Latest WiiWareWave News
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Nintendo Announces the N-Pii Mobile Device to a Shocked Auditorium
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

BREAKING NEWS: Nintendo Announces the N-Pii Mobile Device to a Shocked Auditorium

Not Fooling Around!

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Just moments ago, Nintendo revealed the next step in their NX project at a private press conference in Damasunoharu Auditorium, with over 100 analysts and media representatives in attendance. The device they revealed was the N-Pii Cellular Device, which is said to be "a fusion of a video games system and a cellular phone in one device".

Reports have come in that the phone has the same buttons as found on a typical controller, including a directional pad, A, B, X, Y, Start, Select, L and R buttons; an attachment even allows the device to be equipped with two Circle Pads for analogue control options. Nintendo has stated that they hope to create a wealth of unique entertainment opportunities for the device, including a line-up of remakes of classic Game Boy titles, such as the upcoming 2.5D-enhanced Super Mario Land N, an enhanced remake of the fan-favourite adventure with a whopping 72 additional levels. Nintendo assures that the device will not be replacing the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but will rather act as its own entity.

Of course, the N-Pii is also useable as a mobile phone. The device straps onto the wrist of the user in much the same manner as the famous Pokégear accessory featured in Pokémon Gold and Silver. Nintendo has stated that they will be introducing a new in-house premium mobile service, which will be free for those who are signed up to the new membership programme, which is due to replace Club Nintendo in autumn of this year. The connection, rather than using a newer signal, will instead use the current 4G standard, in order to reduce the price of the N-Pii to consumers.

Speaking of pricing, Nintendo has announced that the N-Pii will cost ¥25,000, approximately $210 USD; this has been stated as being "much cheaper than [the attendees] were expecting", but that it was "typical of Nintendo to offer lower prices for the benefit of [the consumers]". The device will be available in a range of colours at launch, with stock images of green, pink, cyan, yellow, purple, orange, red, blue, black and white units being shown. One attendee stated, "They're all so nice! I wish I could get every colour!"

It seems as though initial reaction has been positive, but what's your opinion? Will you be picking up an N-Pii at launch, or would you rather wait and see how popular it becomes? Sound off in the comments below.


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