By Dave Tach on Jun 08, 2014 06.08.14
Nintendo is taking its games on the road this summer, and the company released a set of photos today showing what the touring show looks like. Announced last week, the three-month traveling tour kicked off June 6 in Los Angeles and will continue in major cities around the U.S. Check out the gallery below to see Nintendo's games — including Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8 and Yoshi's New Island — and their accompanying displays. Press play below that to see our E3 2014 predictions for Nintendo.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jun 02, 2014 06.02.14
Play Nintendo Tour 2014, which begins June 6 in LA, will allow visitors to play titles such as Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Yoshi's New Island and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo announced today. The Play Nintendo Tour will feature competitions, different themed areas, costumed characters and more. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time at 6000 Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City. On June 8, the event will be open from 12 - 6 p.m. The event is intended to highlight the Nintendo 2DS, announced last August, that plays both 3DS and DS games in 2D. The following games will be available: Kirby: Triple Deluxe Yoshi's New Island Pokémon X/Pokémon Y The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Super Mario 3D Land Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D M...
By Colin Campbell on Feb 24, 2014 02.24.14
Looking for some new wheels? A ride that will turn a few heads in your neighborhood? Maybe it's time to consider Jakks Pacific's Super Mario Kart Ride-On Vehicle, due to hit the roads this summer. The replica of Mario's kart is a rechargeable ride-on which can hold up to 70 pounds and features a horn that toots various sounds from Mario Kart 7. Available via Toys R Us with a retail tag of $199.99, this kart is aimed at kiddies, ages 2-4. "For the first time ever, you can be in the driver seat of your very own Nintendo Kart," enthused Jakks Pacific's Ken Goodison. "It's an exciting little runner."
By Jenna Pitcher on Feb 13, 2014 02.13.14
Nintendo 3DS golf game Mario Golf: World Tour will ship May 2, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced today in a Nintendo Direct event. The golf title includes a single player feature called the Castle Club, a clubhouse hub where players can customize their Miii and develop their golfing skills. Players can customize their Miis using items sold via the in-game store, such as clubs, golf balls and clothing. As items and various combinations affect Miis abilities, users can tweak their characters to suit their playstyle. The clubhouse also includes a training area where players can develop and polish their golfing skills, such as putting or driving. Players also have access to golf courses, tournaments, shops, locker rooms and a café Mario Golf: World Tour features both real-time...
By Jenna Pitcher on Nov 18, 2013 11.18.13
The latest release for Namco Bandai and Nintendo's Mario Kart series for arcade systems, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, will hit western arcades winter 2013, Arcade Hero reports. Announced by Namco in February, the third iteration of the Mario Kart arcade racing series rolled out to Japanese arcades in July. Mario Kart Arcade GP DX features ten courses and its playable racers include: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, Wario, Waluigi, Bowser Jr., Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Don from the Taiko no Tatsujin series. The familiar Grand Prix and Battle modes are included, along with two new ones called Alter-Ego and Team. The new Alter-Ego mode allows gamers to race against other players ghosts and Team mode pits two players up against two AI opponents. The arcade game also features...
By Dave Tach on Nov 12, 2013 11.12.13
An apparently leaked version of Kmart's Black Friday 2013 ad posted on bfads.com includes deals on video games and systems that begin the night of Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. Thanksgiving night from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., Kmart will discount gaming accessories 20 to 50 percent, including several third-party PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 controllers and headsets. The retailer will also discount several 3DS games between $5 and $10, including Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Pokemon X and Y, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and more. The Wii U bundle with New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U will sell for $299.99, and Kmart members can save $20 off that price. Wii U games like Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Nintendo Land will be discounted between $10 and $15. From...
By John Funk on Oct 14, 2013 10.14.13
Nintendo's official TV advertisement for the 2D-only version of its 3DS handheld is now on the internet. The 2DS is the new way to play DS games and "the best new 3DS games" in 2D, says the announcer, showing off games like Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and the brand new Pokemon X & Y. In Polygon's hands-on experience with the 2DS, we found that it actually wasn't the worst thing ever made.
By Emily Gera on Aug 09, 2013 08.09.13
A real-world go-kart based on Luigi's bumblebee vehicle from Mario Kart is currently being sold on eBay by user Heather651, with bidding ending later tomorrow. The two-year old kart was part of a grand prize for a Disney Mario Kart 7 3DS sweepstake in 2011. The kart, which weighs in at around 100 lbs, was part of a prize valued at $14,000. Now it's currently priced at $1,000 on the eBay marketplace. Check it out in full right here.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Feb 06, 2013 02.06.13
Namco Bandai is partnering with Nintendo to bring the next Mario Kart cabinet to Japanese arcades this summer, the Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix DX, the company announced today. The cabinet will feature four modes: Grand Prix, Battle Mode, Team Co-Op and an "Alter Ego" Battle mode in which players can race against ghost drivers carrying other players' records. Grand Prix DX will feature "10 redesigned courses" and features included in 3DS title Mario Kart 7, as well as more than 100 items drivers can use. Namco had also added an additional playable character and thematic track from its Taiko Drum Master rhythm game series. In co-op mode, players will team up against two CPU players. Team members can combine karts into a single kart, with one player driving while the other uses items,...
By Tracey Lien on Dec 26, 2012 12.26.12
Animal Crossing: New Leaf, sold two million copies in its first two months of release, making it the first Nintendo 3DS title to ever crack the two million mark, Japanese games industry magazine Famitsu reports via Tiny Cartridge. The game has sold 2.1 million units, which puts it ahead of other 3DS titles like Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Monster Hunter 3G, and New Super Mario Bros. 2. The sales for Animal Crossing: New Leaf also eclipse those of the best-selling PlayStation 3 game — Final Fantasy 13, which sold 1.9 million copies in Japan. Animal Crossing: New Leaf still falls behind the best-selling game on the Nintendo Wii — New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which sold 4.4 million copies in Japan.