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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Aug, 2017 At 09:22 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Here is some strange news. Amazon Canada really wants to push Metroid Prime 4, as the retailer is offering the game in numerous 2 packs. Currently there are packs available for preorder containing MP4 and Mario Odyssey, MP4 and Pokken, MP4 and Xenoblade 2, MP4 and Samus Returns and Fire Emblem Warriors.

What the reason for these bundles are, is unclear but it seems Metroid is being positioned as a must have item.

 

If you are in Canada, will you be considering one of these?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jun, 2017 At 12:12 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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There has been a lot of worry lately do to some Nintendo Switch games in Canada being listed as 99.99, such as Super Mario Odyssey. This has been extremely worrying to many and this author in particular was concerned.

Last week, I spoke directly with a representative of the firm that handled NOC’s marketing, who cleared up the matter. As it is indicated on Best Buy, these are placeholder prices and not the final prices for the games. As such, there is no need to worry about prices being jacked up here.

The representative was not a spokesperson for Nintendo but was qualified to make that statement.

 

I hope this clears up some concerns.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 May, 2017 At 05:49 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo of Canada sent out the following

 

Nintendo premiered a new Nintendo Direct video presentation all about its upcoming ARMS game for the Nintendo Switch console – with a little surprise from everyone’s favourite Inklings in the Splatoon 2 game as part of a bonus trailer at the end. ARMS was created by many of the same team members that developed the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game for Nintendo Switch, promising the same level of polish and competitive action as the hit racing game. The Nintendo Direct video detailed many new features about ARMS, including key characters, attributes and the game’s numerous multiplayer battle modes, as well as information about a free Global Testpunch demo for the game that starts at the end of May.

“With games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS and Splatoon 2, the next few months will be a summer of social competitive gaming on Nintendo Switch,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “This Nintendo Direct presentation offered great reasons why ARMS is perfect for players of all ages, whether they are familiar with fighting games or not.”

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

ARMS

·      Combat Customization: After selecting a character, players will have the opportunity to equip two ARMS, one on the right and one on the left. These ARMS range from standard fists to things like boomerangs and missiles, offering a wide variety of close- and long-range attacks, as well as offensive and defensive options.

o   Types – Dozens of ARMS can be selected in the game, each with its own special power and handling ability. Different types range from the Toaster, which unleashes a flaming punch, to the Tribolt, which shoots three bolts horizontally. Some ARMS even boost defense, like the Guardian, which can be used as a shield.

o   Attributes – There are seven different ARMS attributes in the game, each with its own specialty: Fire, Electricity, Wind, Ice, Stun, Explosion and Blind. Different ARMS have different attributes, so it’s a good idea to mix and match for a strategic advantage.

o   Weight – When equipping the many different types of ARMS, weight is an important factor in determining performance. Weight affects momentum, so players have to keep this in mind when selecting ARMS. Stronger ARMS are more powerful but slower, while multi-hit ARMS are quick but have lower individual power. Punches can even run into each other while fighting, with the heavier ARMS knocking the lighter ones away.

o   Upgrade ARMS – As players fight through ARMS, they will rack up hard-earned in-game currency for use at the ARMS Getter, where players can use their skills to earn new ARMS and the ability to upgrade previously owned ones.

·      Versus Mode: ARMS is filled to the brim with fun modes that offer a variety of ways to challenge other fighters.

o   Fight – In this main multiplayer* mode, two fighters battle against each other one-on-one to claim victory. During the fight, bombs and other healing items drop in, adding some strategic options to the proceedings.

o   Team Fight – In this mode, two players are attached by strings and must team up to battle another team of two. Attacks can hit allies, so watch out for friendly punches!

o   V-Ball – Similar to volleyball, but much more awesome. V-Ball is a sport that involves knocking an explosive ball into the opponent’s court.

o   Hoops – Grab opponents and shoot them into the net (or even dunk them for extra satisfaction) in this hard-core game of ARMS-style basketball.

o   Skillshot – Break as many targets as possible using the versatile powers of ARMS.

o   1-on-100 – Defeat 100 enemies in a row, one at a time, in this progressive battle mode.

o   ARMS Test & Training – In Test mode, players can try out randomized ARMS combinations, while Training lets them practice a number of varied drills.

·      Multiplayer* Gaming: Playing with friends either locally or online is easy when using one of the various multiplayer modes in ARMS.

o   Grand Prix – Win 10 straight matches in Grand Prix and players will face a final opponent to be crowned the ARMS champion. (This mode is played locally with one or two players.)

o   Party Match – By connecting the Nintendo Switch console to the internet, players can battle with up to three other ARMS players at a time that are in the same lobby as them. One lobby can hold up to 10 systems, but with up to two players per system, 20 players can potentially get together in the same lobby.

o   Ranked Match – In this time-honoured coliseum, players compete online in 1-v-1 battles. By winning a match, a player’s rank goes up, while, conversely, losing will make that rank go down. While waiting to play a Ranked Match online, players can participate in any other mode to pass the time (and tighten up their skills).

o   Local Wireless Mode: When playing in Local Wireless mode, up to eight players with eight separate systems in the same room can gather in an in-game lobby and battle up to three other players at a time like in Party Match.

·      ARMS Update: In the future, Nintendo will release free software updates that add new fighters, stages and ARMS to the game. These free updates will occur after the game launches, so watch for additional details!

·      Global Testpunch: Like Splatoon 2 and Splatoon before it, ARMS is offering free trial periods to try out the game and get a taste of what it’s like before launch. But instead of a Global Testfire, these free demos will naturally be called the Global Testpunch. The first blocks of time will be allocated throughout the weekend of May 26-28, and the second blocks on June 2-4. To participate, simply download the free Global Testpunch demo in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch before the trials begin. Check http://arms.nintendo.com/ for updates about specific timing.

·      Characters: Over the course of the Nintendo Direct presentation, the 10 key playable fighters in ARMS were unveiled. Each with his or her own fighting style, the game’s playable characters are full of personality.

o   Spring Man – This passionate fighter’s bouncy hairstyle might look fake, but his passion for fighting is definitely real.

o   Ninjara – Using his nimble movements and ancient ninjutsu, Ninjara can disappear and warp somewhere else even in mid-air or when guarding.

o   Master Mummy – As the only character that can restore health while guarding, Master Mummy is a force to be reckoned with.

o   Min Min – With her ramen noodle arms, Min Min’s spin kick and throws are deliciously powerful.

o   Kid Cobra – A fan of selfie sticks and livestreaming, this hip fighter pounces on opponents with a charged-up dash.

o   Ribbon Girl – Possessing next-level jumping skills, Ribbon Girl violates the laws of physics with her unbeatable power.

o   Helix – Who is Helix? He’s an experiment gone wrong, that’s who. His springy body lets him move in unpredictable ways.

o   Mechanica – This mechanical genius dons a homemade power suit that can hover above the competition.

o   Byte & Barq – Two fighters in one! This robot fighter and his robot canine companion battle together to unleash devastating combo attacks.

o   Twintelle – As an A-list actress, Twintelle uses her celebrity status to render her opponents utterly star struck as she walks the red carpet to victory.

Splatoon 2

·      Splatoon 2 Single-Player Mode: At the end of the Nintendo Direct presentation, a new trailer for Splatoon 2 debuted, showing off the game’s single-player mode. In a shocking twist, Callie – of Squid Sisters fame – has gone missing and her right-tentacle squid Marie tasks the player to search for Callie and the Great Zapfish. Players can use different weapons in single-player mode to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies and take down towering bosses – weapons like the Roller, Slosher, Splatling or the new Dualies. The single-player mode is designed to teach players tips and tricks that they can then use in multiplayer. For more on the Squid Sisters, check out the Squid Sisters Stories here.

ARMS launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 16. For more information about the game, visit http://arms.nintendo.com/. Splatoon 2 launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 21. For more information about the game, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com/.

Remember that Nintendo Switch 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/switch/.

We will have a more in depth breakdown of the direct later. This direct really did show off just how incredible a game Arms is and that Nintendo can create a unique fighting game just as well as the next company.

Source: Nintendo of Canada PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 3 Aug, 2016 At 09:58 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe following PR email was sent out today

 

Some of Canada’s top athletes are celebrating the upcoming Rio Olympic games with a little help from Mario and Sonic.

Watch here as Canada’s sensational Dufour-Lapointe sisters channel their Olympic spirit as they go head-to-head playing Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Olympian sisters take full advantage of the game’s engaging multiplayer mode to hone their skills in a number of thrilling events and battle it out to earn the top spot on the winner’s podium.

With Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, you can experience the excitement of the games at home with your family and friends.

The Olympic games are starting very soon and it is rally cool to see Olympic athletes promoting this game. You can check out the video below.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Jul, 2016 At 03:37 AM | Categorized As News, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNintendo of Canada sent out the following press release regarding the 2DS price in Canada.

 

 

NINTENDO 2DS SYSTEM DROPS TO NEW LOW SUGGESTED PRICE OF $109.99

Nintendo Also Announces Two New Games for Young Gamers: 

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward and Disney Magical World 2

VANCOUVER, B.C., July 12, 2016 – The entry point to Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS games and franchises has never been more affordable. On July 15, Nintendo will lower the price of its kid-friendly portable Nintendo 2DS system to a suggested retail price of $109.99, a great saving from the previous suggested retail price of $129.99. Most systems even come pre-installed with one of two great games from the universally popular Mario Kart 7 racing game to the mischievous YO-KAI WATCH adventure game, making the new value price even more appealing for parents who are looking for an entry-level gaming system for their young gamers.

Plus, for those caught up in Pokémon Go fever, the Nintendo 2DS plays all the best Pokémon games from the last 20 years – from the Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition originals to the future-classics Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, out November 18th.

Nintendo 2DS launched in October 2013 and is part of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The system comes with fun built-in entertainment options and applications to take photos and videos, plus wireless access to Nintendo eShop for those with Internet access. The unique design is built to make it easy for smaller hands to hold. The system includes two screens (including a touch screen) and plays Nintendo 3DS games, plus nearly all Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games in 2D. For details about Nintendo 2DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/2ds.

“Nintendo 2DS is the best value available for a portable dedicated gaming system and is great for gaming on the go,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “The system has a library full of high-quality games for purchase, some in our Nintendo Selects category for less than $30 each, featuring Mario, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Zelda.”

Kids can check out the latest game in the Kirby series, Kirby: Planet Robobot, as well as two new kid-friendly games coming later this year: Style Savvy: Fashion Forward and Disney Magical World 2.

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward, the third game in the Style Savvy series, gives players a sense of accomplishment by putting them in charge of one of five exciting professions. Players can immerse themselves in a world of fashion by owning a boutique, designing clothes, styling hair, applying makeup or becoming a model. When players make themselves look good, customers who visit their boutiques might start adopting the player’s style. The game includes over 19,000 different articles of clothing, items and accessories to choose from. Players can also learn real-world fashion tips from the Fashion 101 guide. To access Nintendo character-themed clothing and accessories in the game, players can tap select amiibo figures to a Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL system using the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory to trigger an event. Once the event is completed, players can get the special items. The amiibo and Reader/Writer accessory are sold separately. The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems feature a built-in NFC reader for amiibo. Style Savvy: Fashion Forward launches Aug. 19 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Disney Magical World2, the follow up to the popular franchise, lets players enjoy a variety of new adventures in six Disney-themed worlds, such as exploring the world of DisneyFrozen, dancing with Disney princesses or soaring through special Magical Dream events. Players will encounter and interact with well-known characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Ariel, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck. The game launches Oct. 14 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

In the meantime, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has a library of great exclusive games for every type of player, including New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Some of Nintendo’s other big hits in the Nintendo Selects category are also available for a suggested retail price of only $29.99 each. The Nintendo Selects line includes great games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Mario Party: Island Tour and Yoshi’s New Island.

Source : PR Email