|Platform GameCube||Publisher Nintendo||Developer Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development||Release Date 11/18/2001|
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By Tracey Lien on Sep 20, 2013 09.20.13
EdenIndustries, a Canadian indie studio that consists of developers who have worked on games like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Guacamelee and Waveform, launched a Kickstarter campaign today to help it finish its comedy role-playing game, Citizens of Earth. The game, of which there is already a playable demo, puts the player in the role of Vice President of the World. Players will have to recruit ordinary citizens into their party, each with special skills based on their stereotypical roles within society. Some of the kinds of characters the player will be able to recruit include the town barista, the local baker, school teachers, yoga instructors and, of course, your mom. The player's party will travel around the world map under the Vice President's guidance to help him save the world...
By Tracey Lien on Mar 15, 2013 03.15.13
When Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon releases in North America on the 3DS next week, it will do more than serve as a nostalgia trip for fans of the original game, according to Nintendo and Next Level Games. Speaking in an interview with Polygon, the developers said that while they were making a sequel to Luigi's Mansion — a game that released more than 10 years ago on the GameCube and has since become "a precious memory to a lot of people" — the teams had to carefully find a balance between the old and the new. In the former, they had to capture what fans loved so much about the original Luigi's Mansion. In the latter, they couldn't just rely on elements of nostalgia to keep players interested. "When you're sequelling or bringing back a franchise, you need to respect the original...
Luigi's Mansion 2, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Animal Crossing: New Leaf dated for Australian 3DS
By Jenna Pitcher on Feb 25, 2013 02.25.13
Following the recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Australia today revealed the release dates for four Nintendo 3DS games, including Luigi's Mansion 2, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Luigi's Mansion 2 is coming on March 28. Using the Poltergeist 5000, and the Dark-Light Device, Luigi must capture ghosts from five mansions and restore the Dark Moon. The puzzle-centric game uses the Nintendo 3DS's gyroscope and accelerometer in gameplay and features multiplayer. Fire Emblem: Awakening will launch on April 20. Intelligent System's turn based strategy role playing game features 40 character classes, the ability to breed in-game characters and a multiplayer mode called Dual Tag. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity i...
By Griffin McElroy on Feb 14, 2013 02.14.13
Nintendo is offering folks who purchase and register a Nintendo 3DS XL and either Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity a free downloadable voucher for an additional title, the company announced today in a press release. After buying and registering the handheld and game, shoppers will be able to choose between one of five games to add to their collection at no cost. Those games are Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Star Fox 64 3D or Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!. The promotion will be available from March 21 through April 30, though the two titles which activate the deal — Pokemon Mystery Dungeon and Luigi's Mansion — won't hit store shelves until March 24.
Iwata: Nintendo plans to increase profits with the help of Monster Hunter 4, Pokémon X/Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more
By Tracey Lien on Jan 31, 2013 01.31.13
In a briefing of financial results held today, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata gave a presentation outlining the reasons why the company's third quarter earnings took a hit and what it plans to do to return to "Nintendo-like" profits again. Iwata said Nintendo performed well in its domestic market of Japan, but its performance in the U.S. in 2012 was partly to blame for its lower-than-expected earnings. Citing a list of the top 20 games sold in the last calendar year in the U.S. Iwata said Nintendo performed the least favorably, to the point where the downward revision of its financial forecast "is largely attributed to the slow growth in the U.S. sales." Of the 20 titles on the list, only five were for Nintendo platforms. Games that performed well in Japan like Animal Crossing: New...
Lego City: Undercover coming March 18, Monster Hunter on March 19, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on March 24
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jan 17, 2013 01.17.13
Nintendo is bringing Lego City: Undercover to the Wii U on March 18, with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate set to be released the following day for both Wii U and 3DS and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon hitting 3DS on March 24, helping to kick off Nintendo's spring 2013 lineup, the company announced today. Four more titles are scheduled to hit the Wii U library in the first half of 2013, including Pikmin 3, Game & Wario, The Wonderful 101 and Wii Fit U. Specific launch dates will be announced at a later time, the company says. Criterion's Need for Speed: Most Wanted will also hit Nintendo's latest console on March 19 as well. Nintendo will also begin offering a Wii U GamePad Accessory Set for $12 each beginning on Feb. 4. The set contains a screen protector for the GamePad to prevent smudging and...
By Emily Gera on Dec 04, 2012 12.04.12
The next Nintendo Direct conference is scheduled for Dec. 5 and will focus on upcoming titles for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms, the platform holder announced. The conference, which is hosted by Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata, will broadcast live at 5 p.m. GMT on the official Nintendo website. The titles showcased will likely include Pikmin 3, Lego City Undercover, Wii Fit U and Aliens: Colonial Marines, which are all planned for a release during Q1 of 2013. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will launch on 3DS during the same period. The stream will be accessible here when the broadcast begins. Update: Nintendo of America will air a video segment on Dec. 5 at 12 p.m. EST. The presentation will be available here tomorrow.