New Pokémon Games on Virtual Console This Week

New Pokémon Games on Virtual Console This Week

This Thursday, three Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon titles come to the Wii U™ Virtual Console™ service: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team from the Game Boy Advance™ library of games, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky both originally Nintendo DS™ titles. 

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New Character for Pokken Tournament Will Be Revealed January 15th

New Character for Pokken Tournament Will Be Revealed January 15th

The Japanese website for Pokkén Tournament was updated with a hint at a new Pokémon fighter being announced for the game on Friday, January 15th. The post revealed that the new character's Japanese name will include the katakana syllable "ラ",  or "ra".  This could mean any of a long list of Pokémon to be added to the eclectic cast.

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Greninja and Charizard Smashing In

Greninja and Charizard Smashing In

Earlier today, Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. series, held a rather lengthy Nintendo Direct focusing entirely on the upcoming entries in the series, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Although the near-forty-minute presentation contained enough information to choke a Rapidash, Pokémon fans will find four bits of news particularly interesting.

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Nintendo eShop Downtime 3/13

Nintendo eShop Downtime 3/13

As of Thursday, March 13th, the Nintendo eShop will be undergoing extended maintenance. The service will be down on both the Wii U and then 3DS consoles, starting at 1PM PST and lasting until 5PM PST. All Pokemon X and Y services will also be down during this time. 

As most Nintendo fans already know, this is not an uncommon occurrence, as maintenance is usually scheduled for Thursdays. 

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Lumiose City confirmed for 3DS Smash Bros.

Lumiose City confirmed for 3DS Smash Bros.

The City of Light has been added to the stage roster on the upcoming 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.! This morning, Masahiro Sakurai posted a screenshot of a nighttime cityscape with Prism Tower illuminated in the center.

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First Pokémon Game Exclusively for Wii U, Pokémon Rumble U, Launching August 29th via Nintendo eShop

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today the upcoming release of Pokémon Rumble U:  a fun-filled action game, with intuitive controls, and wild battles.Pokémon Rumble U, the first Pokémon game exclusively for the Wii U system and the first Wii U title to feature Near Field Communication (NFC) figures, will be available in North America via Nintendo eShop on August 29th, 2013.

Pokémon Rumble U is the tale of a great adventure featuring Toy Pokémon, beginning when a delivery of Toy Pokémon is swept down a river and washes up on a strange riverbank. Our bewildered Pokémon heroes set out to find their way back to the Toy Pokémon Shop. Along the way they discover all is not right. Players will learn why some of the Toy Pokémon are fighting each other, and what the enemy Pokémon are plotting.

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