For the second year in a row, Nintendo won't have a press conference at E3 2014, however this doesn't mean that they are skipping E3 2014. Today, via a developer diary and press-release Nintendo revealed their plans for E3 2014.
Nintendo's event are highlighted as "Digital Event", it will take place on June 10 exactly at 12PM ET/9AM PT, and this is where fans can expect to hear announcement of new games from Nintendo.
You can read some important snippets from press-release below:
Over the last few years, Nintendo has repeatedly reinvented its approach to E3 by creating unique ways to break news and get fans at home involved in the fun, while also offering great experiences for on-site attendees. That mission continues in 2014 as Nintendo offers a series of new channels to communicate news directly to its key audiences, including fans, media, analysts, investors and business partners. This includes a new format for unveiling news: the Nintendo Digital Event; a Super Smash Bros. tournament; a full slate of live, in-depth game demos from the Nintendo booth; and an opportunity for fans to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for the first time at their local Best Buy.
"We demonstrated last year that we are never afraid to reinvent a proven tactic or to break completely new ground if we believe it will provide the best experience for our fans, followers and partners" said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president and chief operating officer. "So, whether you're attending E3 in person or joining online, there's an amazing lineup of games, experiences and events coming your way."
Watch developer diary of Nintendo below for complete details on Nintendo's E3 2014 plan.
A job listing at japanese recruitment website Tenshoku EX. has hinted something called as "Smash Bros 6" for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with release year as 2015.
The job listing is from Namco Bandai who is working on a brand new Smash Bros game in collaboration with Nintendo. The firms are looking for a game programmer for Smash Bros 6, according to the details in the job listing. You can read full details below, "Translated via Google Translator".
Tomorrow, Nintendo will hold a Direct broadcast and it will focus on upcoming Super Smash Bros. We can expect to hear some official words from them on "Super Smash Bros 6", which seems to be a working title or codename because Super Smash Bros is only the 4th installment in the franchise.
Wanted ] background Is released in 2015 " Smash Bros. 6" has been produced to Wii-U and 3DS for at Bandai Namco and Nintendo . It consists of about 120 people present, the project is scheduled to increase the number up to 200 people . I have been led to the recruitment of this accordingly.
[ Job description ] In game development project of "Smash Bros. 6" , you will be engaged as a programmer .
[ Specifically ] Teams are divided finely development portion of the game . Character in charge of production Stage production in charge Stage mechanism responsible · 3D program personnel Motion control charge Game mode charge Mini- game in charge Menu screen charge Menu around in charge of the UI Such as, in charge is divided finely Besides, it is the image that I am in charge of a good business .
[ Chance Add to Bandai Namco is only now These days when "social game" is we have raised , recruiting consumers ( deferred) game it is with the situation very little . I think under such circumstances, I think that for any future opportunity to be involved in the development project of Smash Bros. more than 10 million copies world total , and the timing of Bandai Namco's the solicitation of consumer game programmer and , whether now or never . ※ It becomes the adoption of the "BANDAI NAMCO studio".
Nintendo has just revealed the lifetime sales figure of their handheld console 3DS, and the numbers are pretty impressive. As per the details announced, 3DS sold over 11.5 million units alone in United States.
Worldwide sales of 3DS as of now stands at 34.98 million, this means US alone makes 1/3rd of the overall 3DS sales. But the important thing to notice here is that Nintendo has included "2DS and 3DS XL" sales numbers in these figures.
In addition to this, Nintendo also revealed that over 16 million games for 3DS was sold in 2013 (includes both packaged and digital copies) in North America alone. Worldwide sales of 3DS games as of now stands at 122 million.
Speaking at the sales figure event, Nintendo of America marketing executive Scott Moffitt describe 3DS as the Powerhouse. He said: "Nintendo 3DS is a powerhouse with games and experiences that appeal to all kinds of players,"
Scott later added that "BEST DAYS" of Nintendo 3DS are yet to come in 2014.
Really an impressive performance of Nintendo 3DS both worldwide and in North American region.
Gamers in Japan will be getting a special Pokemon X and Y limited edition 3DS later this yea, according to reports coming out from NintendoLife. Sadly for western gamers, this limited edition 3DS is confirmed only for Japan (so far).
According to this report, there has been no other confirmation that the system will make it out of Japan.
Would you like to see Pokemon X and Y Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS launch in Europe and North America?. Let us know in the comment section below.
Nintendo has just released brand new firmware update 5.1.0-11U for 3DS. You can download the update now via settings app on 3DS.
3DS firmware update 5.1.0-U11 fixes the following issues:
Resolves an issue that may prevent access to the System Settings or other features.
Some users received an error during the system update and were then unable to access the System Settings, Nintendo eShop, or Game Notes. This update prevents this from occurring again. If you are currently experiencing this error, please click here for related troubleshooting.