This week, Nintendo was far from shy about sharing information on so many different things. We were made privy to dates, we got commercialized, we got so big we went MEGA, got more commercialized, got to run with friends, we even battled, we were present and accounted for, we were even more-bo’d, were given more splat power, and then we fested! A lot to cover!
Nintendo of America released several new ads this week, as well. First we saw new ads for Super Mario Maker, and later for Splatoon. These new ads are just more effort to get the word out about one incredible Wii U game that is breaking records as Nintendo’s newest smash hit, and the other for a nostalgic new look at the company’s most iconic character and series.
From there, we were treated to a new potentially huge Nindie in Runbow. 13AM Games released the 9-player multiplayer runner this week, and it’s already building up momentum.
In addition to all of the Wii U love, Nintendo made sure to give a great amount of attention to the newest addition to the Nintendo 3DS’ games lineup, as well. Little Battlers eXperience has been given to the world, and Nintendo held an event to launch the game and the animated series this week.
Announced early in the week, Nintendo somewhat doubled down on amiibo. Not only did we get release dates on the majority of the announced amiibo, but we also had an all-new announcement, as well. Nintendo shared that we will be getting a Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo.
At the end of the week, Splatoon players in North America are competing to find out which is the better team in the latest Splatfest. #TeamAutobots versus #TeamDecepticons are battling it out over the 24 hours from midnight August 29 to midnight August 30. In addition to the Splatfest, two new weapons were also introduced to the game on Friday evening.
Ending the week, and really still going, Nintendo is fully engaged in the festivities at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA this weekend. With activities scheduled throughout the weekend, there will be plenty of information to come. In fact, part of the festivities planned by Nintendo was the Nindies@Night event held Thursday evening. During the event, Yacht Club Games unveiled the Shovel Knight amiibo. With more on the schedule, stay tuned for more detailed information from PAX Prime.
Stay tuned for more, as the news will continually be coming in for the remainder of the weekend due to the ongoing events of PAX Prime.
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!