Nintendo Announces a New Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Game

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Though there are very few details available at this time, besides the above Japanese announcement video, IGN has put together a few of the first scraps of information Nintendo has let slip.

The latest instalment of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series -- which spans nine games across four platforms and has sold over 13 million copies worldwide -- will again be coming Nintendo 3DS systems.

There are no more details -- not even any images to tempt you -- but Nintendo say that "players can look forward to even greater, randomly created dungeons that change each time they enter."

"In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, players will battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to save the world in a sweeping tale of adventure and mystery."

The Next Nintendo Console May Not be Region Locked

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If you're frustrated that you can't play import games on your current gen Nintendo system, hold out hope; Iwata has suggested that the company's next console, codenamed NX, may not be region locked.  In response to a question about lifting region locks at an investors meeting, Iwata said:

My understanding is that it is not realistic on the existing video game systems because unlocking them after they are already on the market poses a number of hurdles. On the other hand, regarding NX, we understand that many consumers hold such opinions and such suggestions exist in the market, and although we have nothing concrete at the moment, we are internally analyzing what hurdles exist to lifting region locks. That is the situation right now. We acknowledge your request, and I personally want to give it positive consideration.

It's not a yes, exactly, but it's at least under consideration.  Shut up and take my region away (and my money, all of my money)!

Nintendo's Bringing the Nintendo World Championships Back at E3

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Bad news everyone, Reggie quit Nintendo so he can compete in the Nintendo World Championships on June 14.  But on the bright side, look how ready his body is!

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Also featured at this year's E3 will be Nintendo's usual digital event on June 16 at 9 am.  Mark your calendars!

Check Out Splatoon's Single Player Mode

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Splatoon isn't even out yet, and it's already becoming infamous. Players in the Global Testfire over the weekend found out just how brutal the multiplayer can be, specifically the game's paint roller weapon:

But what's the single player campaign like? Early looks suggest it's more robust than I expected. Players traverse through unique levels and face different challenges like using ink geysers and navigating moving platforms. The structure of the single player levels is being compared to Mario Galaxy, at least in terms of layout.

Boss battles match what you'd expect from a Nintendo game, and look like they put the game's core mechanic, ink, into play beautifully.

Have you played any of Splatoon yet? Are you excited for the game?

Nintendo's Planning to Release Five Mobile Games by the End of March 2017

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Nintendo has announced plans to produce five mobile games by March 2017 in partnership with DeNa.  They have not yet announced what games those will be, but you can be sure they won't be direct ports.  According to President Iwata, they anticipate direct ports being unsuccessful because they "would not match the play styles of smart devices, and the appropriate business models are different between the two, so we would not anticipate a great result."  Nintendo is hoping to acheive "significant results" in producing mobile games, so whatever they choose to do, it'll be a very deliberate decision.  

Nintendo Coming Soon to a Universal Theme Park Near You

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Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts announced a partnership bringing popular Nintendo IP to Universal Parks!  From the announcement:

The immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal’s theme parks and will feature Nintendo’s most famous characters and games. More details will be announced in the future, as the Nintendo and Universal creative teams work to create specific concepts.

Do you know what this means?  A LITERAL HYPE TRAIN IS COMING (maybe, probably, hopefully)

What kinds of Nintendo rides and experiences would you like to see at Universal?