RUMOR - Insight on Nintendo's push into eSports

The following info comes from a source intimate with esports team management and a source close to Nintendo...

"I know Splatoon was a test run for a competitive game, so they're either gonna flesh the current game out, or do something for the Switch."

- organizations heavily identified with eSports have been in contact with Nintendo as far back as Dreamhack Austin
- European and Japanese competitive teams were in contact as well
- Smash Bros and Pokken Tournament are titles being explored for the esports space.
- teams named included TSM, Team Liquid, and Immortals from North America, as well as G2, SK, Fnatic, and NaVi in EU

"From what it sounds like, they aren't looking to make a LoL, CS, or Overwatch. They don't want to be a front-runner; they just want to be a part of it."

Nintendo Switch hands-on event at Tokyo Big Sight on January 14 & 15 in Japan

NCL is allowing the public to play the new Nintendo Switch on January 14 and 15, following the presentation held on Friday (Japan time). Not much more is known at the time of writing.

Nintendo Switch presentation scheduled for January 12/13, 2017

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a presentation to financial analysts today in Tokyo, Nintendo Co., Ltd. president Tatsumi Kimishima announced that major details regarding the company’s new Nintendo Switch home gaming system will be shared at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017. This will be an event for invited media, financial analysts and trade partners in Tokyo that will be globally livestreamed on Jan. 12, U.S. time. The presentation will include the launch date and pricing for Nintendo Switch, as well as a look at the lineup of games currently in development.

Kimishima also announced that Nintendo Switch sampling events for invited media, partners, and consumers will take place in the U.S. and Europe after the presentation at later dates. There will be opportunities for the public to participate in other hands-on events around the same time, details of which will be announced later.

The exact time of the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 will be announced through Nintendo’s social media channels in the coming weeks. Last week, Nintendo Switch was first revealed in a video, available at http://www.nintendo.com/switch.

For more information about the company’s financial results in fiscal first half, please visit https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/.

Demonic Karma Summoner coming to NA Wii U eShop tomorrow

System: Wii U
Price: $3.00
Release Date: Oct 27, 2016
No. of Players: 1 player
Category: Adventure

A game about passwords, spells, platforming, and dressing demonic animals in kawaii clothes.

Use your virtual blood to summon animal demons in the Karmarealm. Dress them in kawaii clothes to help them on the platforming adventure. Collect scrolls along the way as you discover what happened to the KarmaSlayer (humanity’s only hope).

Pokemon Sun/Moon - look at Bewear, Mimikyu and Gengar plushies

River City: Tokyo Rumble - restock of physical copy with keychain on the way

Coming from Natsume...

We know you're all excited for news of the physical reorder with keychains, and we have more details to share. We are happy to announce the reorder will be completed by the end of the month. From there, the games and keychains need to get to Amazon, and sent out to their distribution centers, which will take a week or two.

As such, we expect to see the game plus keychain back in stock on Amazon around the second week in November. As soon as we know they are up, we will announce it on our social media channels.

Run Run and Die heading to Japan

Cosen has confirmed that they'll be bringing Run Run and Die to the Wii U in Japan. No official release date yet, but we'll bring you those details when they come in.


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