Japan - Miitomo updated with another comedian

- added in comedian Kazutoyo Koyabu

Nintendo LINE account - update for Sept. 30th, 2016

- 8-bit Kinopio-kun promoting the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer
- two free smartphone wallpapers

All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution - boxart

Kamen Rider...another series with a very rich history and I know so little about it. Again, I feel like I missed out here!

Japan - My Nintendo latest rewards

Miitomo items

– Robobot Armour T-Shirt (mobile) - ends 13 October 200 PP
– Kirby & Qbby T-Shirt (mobile) - ends 13 October 200 PP
– Miitomo Drop game ticket (mobile) - indefinite (5 redemptions per month) 85 PP
– 5 Miitomo Drop game tickets (mobile) - indefinite (2 redemptions per month) 450 PP
– 10 Miitomo Drop game tickets (mobile) - indefinite (1 redemption all time all my life) 250 PP

Discounts on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software

– 30% off The Battle Cats POP! (3DS) - ends 31 October 200 PP
– 20% off Zelda Musou: Hyrule All-Stars (3DS) - ends 31 October 75 GP
– 20% off Zelda Musou (Wii U) - ends 31 October 90 GP
– 30% off BOXBOY! (3DS) - ends 31 December 150 PP
– 30% off Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii U) - ends 31 December 600 PP
– 30% off The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) - ends 31 December 95 GP
– 30% off Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) - ends 31 December 80 GP
– 30% off Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U) - ends 31 December 160 GP
– 30% off Zangeki no Reginleiv (Wii U) - ends 31 December 55 GP

Software and digital content for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

– Nintendo×JOYSOUND Wii Karaoke U 1 hour ticket (Wii U) - indefinite 100 PP
– My Nintendo PICROSS The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (3DS) - indefinite 1,000 PP
– My Nintendo Theme 1: Mario (3DS) - indefinite 200 PP
– My Nintendo Theme 2: Donkey Kong (3DS) - indefinite 200 PP
– My Nintendo Theme 3: Link (3DS) - indefinite 200 PP
– My Nintendo Theme 4: Samus (3DS) - indefinite 200 PP

Pokemon GO generates $470 million in revenues in its first 80 days

Pokémon GO has been the breakout hit of 2016. According to our Global Appstore Intelligence, the game has accrued more than 550 million installs and $470 million in revenues in its first 80 days since launch, catapulting both itself and creator Niantic Labs into the mobile gaming big leagues.

To answer some common questions surrounding the game and its players, we examined data from our Game Franchise Consumer Insights. Our clients have just received access to this research, which covers the players of 100 franchises across the US, UK, Germany, and France.

Looking at the demographics, spending habits, and preferences of the Pokémon GO user base reveals that its success is largely constructed on its appeal to its fans from the 1990s. Answering the below questions, we can see how the game has become a new hit by relying on an audience of surprisingly traditional gamers.

Full report here

Pokémon Comes to SPIEL 2016

London, UK—30 September, 2016—The Pokémon Company International has announced today that it will bring a range of fun Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) matches to SPIEL 2016. For the first time, the Play! Pokémon programme will join Europe’s largest annual tabletop and board gaming fair at Essen, Germany, from 13–16 October. The Pokémon booth (2-C119) will be in Hall 2 at SPIEL, offering fans the chance to battle, hang out with fellow Pokémon players and win great prizes.

The headline event, the SPIEL Special, is a two-day competition that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 15–16 October. Championship Points will be available to all victorious competitors, as well as a trophy and cool prizes. The SPIEL Special will be a Standard format competition, with Swiss rounds on Day 1 and a single-elimination Top 8 on Day 2. Swiss rounds will be single-game matches, while the Top 8 rounds will be best-of-three. Further rules and regulations for the SPIEL Special will be detailed for attendees at the event.

On Sunday, 16 October, fans will also have the chance to team up with a friend and compete in the Zweilous Cup. In this competition, a player and a chosen partner will have the opportunity to compete for match points, and prizes will be based on the duo’s combined score. Attendees should also sign up for League Challenges, sealed Prerelease-style events, and Win-a-Mat events that are scheduled throughout the weekend.

Pokémon National Championships broadcasters David Hochmann and Julian Scharf will be part of the planned activities as well. Not only will they provide expert commentary for event attendees, but they’ll also allow fans to step into the commentary booth with them and experience what goes into covering Pokémon events.

Finally, it should be noted that some Pokémon TCG events will have an admission fee in addition to the entry cost to SPIEL. Visit the Pokémon booth for details.

LEGO Dimensions Gets Even Bigger with New Expansion Packs

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today the release of six new LEGO® Dimensions™ expansion packs based on the blockbuster franchises: Ghostbusters™, Adventure Time™, Mission Impossible™, Harry Potter™ and The A-Team™. This newest wave of expansion packs introduces Battle Arenas, a first for LEGO® videogames, and Story Packs which provide a complete movie-based gameplay experience with a fresh LEGO® brick building experience.

The new Battle Arenas offer competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. LEGO® minifigures included in expansion packs come with special, golden Toy Tags which unlock a Battle Arena within the free play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. Each Battle Arena has four exciting gameplay modes: Capture the Flag, Objective, Base Bash, and Tick, Tag, Boom!, and comes with its own traps, defences, and special powers that make every Battle Arena unique. Battles can be played competitively or cooperatively in multiple player configurations including 2 vs. 2, 3 vs 1, and individually against the system AI to create fun for the whole family.

For a limited time, LEGO® Dimensions™ Starter Packs for Sony PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system will include an exclusive, bonus DC Comics Supergirl™ LEGO® minifigure. The highly collectable Supergirl™ minifigure has many extraordinary in-game abilities to help solve puzzles and battle enemies and can also transform into Supergirl™ Red Lantern with additional powers.

Ghostbusters™ fans who want to make their LEGO® Dimensions™ experience spookier can add the Ghostbusters™ Story Pack. Players can relive the film and help Abby Yates and her team of Ghostbusters save the world from the mysterious and evil ghost, Rowen, across six action-packed levels of gameplay. They can equip Abby with her Proton Blaster to activate her Charge Transfer ability to move electricity between conduits, and use her Intelligence Access ability for puzzle-solving. The Story Pack unlocks “Rip,” a new Toy Pad mode allowing players to tear open an alternate universe. In this mirror world, players have the ability to solve puzzles and affect objects and other items in the primary universe. The pack also includes a 3-in-1 buildable Ecto-1 which can be rebuilt into the Ectozer and The PerfEcto, plus the Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant gateway build to customize the LEGO® Toy Pad. Abby Yates provides access to a new Ghostbusters™ Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena.

In the Adventure Time™ Level Pack, based on Cartoon Network’s animated series, players can help Finn the Human on his mission to find the Enchidrion and prove to Princess Bubblegum that he’s a hero. Players can use one of Finn’s many special swords to cut vines, grapple, and even deflect lasers as they battle foes and travel through the Forest of Mount Cragdor, the Dark Magician’s Brain World and more in this exclusive game level. The pack also comes with a 3-in-1 buildable Jakemobile which can be rebuilt into Snail Dude Jake and Hover Jake. The 3-in-1 buildable Ancient War Elephant can be rebuilt into the Cosmic Squid and Psychic Submarine to blast through enemies and tackle trickier puzzles. Players can unlock the Adventure Time™ Adventure World and challenge friends in the Pillow World Battle Arena.

Fans of “Land of Ooo” can also add the Adventure Time™ Team Pack with Lumpy Space Princess and Jake the Dog. When players need to take off in a hurry, they can jump into Lumpy Car or have BMO give them a lift. Lumpy Car can be rebuilt into Lumpy Truck and Lumpy Land Whale, and BMO can be rebuilt into DOGMO and SNAKEMO. The Adventure Time™ Battle Arena offers extra-awesome abilities like Slurp Access, Grapple Swing and Shape Shift.

In the Mission Impossible™ Level Pack, secret agent Ethan Hunt is being framed for the theft of highly classified materials from IMF and needs help to find the true villain. Players must infiltrate their way through the American Embassy, CIA Headquarters and more in this thrilling game level. Players can use Ethan’s Camera Spectacles for the perfect disguise and wear the Magno Gloves to sneak up walls. For a quick escape, players can hop onto the IMF Scrambler or IMF Sport Car, and then rebuild the 3-in-1 vehicles into the ShockCycle and IMF Covert Jet, and the IMF Tank and The IMF-Splorer to access a host of new super-spy abilities. Ethan provides access to a Mission Impossible™ Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena.

Harry Potter™ fans can bring the wizarding world to life in LEGO® Dimensions™ with the Harry Potter™ Team Pack featuring the iconic duo of Harry Potter™ and Lord Voldemort™. Players can use Harry to cast magical spells such as Wingardium Leviosa, Stupefy, and Expelliarmus to solve puzzles and fight off Death Eaters, or play as Lord Voldemort for access to Dark magic. When travelling across the Adventure World, players can jump onto the Hogwarts Express or Enchanted Car, and then rebuild the 3-in-1 vehicles into the Steam Warrior and Soaring Steam Plane, and the Shark Sub and Monstrous Mouth for special attacks and super weapons. Players can unlock the Harry Potter™ Adventure World and bring the fight between good and evil into the Battle Arena.

With The A-Team™ Fun Pack, players can smash their way through the LEGO® multiverse with the classic action hero, B.A. Baracus. Players can add the mohawk-sporting mechanical genius to their mash-up adventure and use his Super Strength and Fix-It abilities, or activate his special A-Team Master Build and Laser Redirect skills for those harder-to-solve puzzles. B.A.’s Van can quickly get him where he’s needed most, then be rebuilt it into the Fool Smasher and, if B.A. can overcome his fear of flying, rebuilt again into The Pain Plane for upgraded powers in the game. B.A. provides access to The A-Team™ Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena.

Pokemon news - Psyduck and Volcanion distribution info

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Psyduck

- on October 16th, Junichi Masuda will appear at the Pokémon Center Skytree Town
- during this appearance, all players who go to the store will be able to download a special Psyduck
- Psyduck is based on Masuda's Psyduck

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Volcanion

- in Spain, Volcanion will be obtained through GAME stores from October 1st through to November 23rd 2016
- Volcanion codes will be given in Finland in GameStop, Pelaajashop, Verkkokauppa, Viihdepysäkki, Discshop & Konsolinet in the same timeframe