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Long ago we heard that Yu-Gi-Oh! was coming to the 3DS. That announcement went with nothing else attached to it other than just the name, so it was easy to forget and eventually everyone forgot about it. But, A new rumor has arisen and suggests the game is in development and will be known as:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Championship 2012: The Legendary Beginning Number

Longest name... ever... well aside from that, I'm hoping that maybe a very good AR feature and spotpass is incorporated to the game.

January will be over in a few hours... this means that Dr. Mario Online Rx, Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Kirby’s Dream Land, and Dr. Mario Express will expire from Club Nintendo. 

Nintendo will most likely swap out the game selection with new downloads sometime tomorrow, head on over to the site now before the current rewards expire. 

I will update the site with the new list of games when available.
Recently a email was send out to some users from Nintendo to inform users that one of the Zelda posters has a mistake on it (collectors item now). Because of this Nintendo is now sending a replacement poster. 

" Dear Club Nintendo Member, As you may have noticed, 1 of the posters in the Legend of Zelda 25thAnniversary Poster Set that we sent to you contained a minor flaw. On The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword poster, there is a design flaw on the outline of the loft wing, to the right of the sword. We apologize for the mistake and will be shipping a replacement poster to you the first week of February. You can expect to receive a confirmation email when the package is shipped. Again, we apologize for this error and we hope that you enjoy your new poster. Thanks again for your membership and loyalty. Sincerely, Club Nintendo"
Good news for Resident Evil Fans! Capcom’s decision to sell Resident Evil: Revelations at $49.99 in the United States caused a little bit of negative feedback.the company explained that the 4GB cartridge led to a higher price point.Today Capcom announced that they have reduced Revelations’ price to $39.99.

This is what Capcom said:

“Late last year we announced the console-sized adventure that is Resident Evil Revelations would arrive on a 4GB card instead of the standard 2GB card; this increase in memory size led to an increase in price as well, raising the retail cost to $49.99. And while we’re confident in the game’s value at that price (and the reviews reflect that sentiment as well), we’re also exceedingly pleased to say that after weeks of effort, we’ve been able to lower the price to $39.99.

“Since the announcement of the $49.99 price point, we’ve spent weeks looking for a way to bring your cost down to standard 3DS pricing. Today we can finally confirm we were successful in this, and hope the reduced price encourages even more people to check out this strong entry in the Resident Evil canon.”

Here are more details:

Already by now, the Wii U is known for its new controller with a screen, among other features.  For this controller, please be advised that we have decided to install a NFC function.

As many of you know, NFC is the acronym for Near Field Communication, which is a set of standards to establish radio communication in close proximity. The NFC I’m referring to here is the noncontact NFC standard that is compatible with FeliCa and MIFARE, and is expected to be widely used around the world in the near future.

By installing this functionality, it will become possible to create cards and figurines that can electronically read and write data via noncontact NFC and to expand the new play format in the video game world. Adoption of this functionality will enable various other possibilities such as using it as a means of making micropayments. 

Here is the details about it:

The Nintendo Network service is our network platform which will cover the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U.

Unlike Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which has been focused upon specific functionalities and concepts, we are aiming to establish a platform where various services available through the network for our consumers shall be connected via Nintendo Network service so that the company can make comprehensive proposals to consumers.

For example, competitions and communication among users, as well as the sales of digital content, will be covered within the Nintendo Network.

For the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, we will push forward to make the software compatible with Nintendo Network. 

The “Community” matches of “Mario Kart 7” that I have just referred to is one example. As for the sales of downloadable add-on content, “Tobidasu Pricla Kiradeco Revolution” (Japanese title), which Nintendo has already started the download sales to the owners of the Nintendo 3DS, is the first title for which consumers can purchase and download add-on content. We will make available the downloadable add-on content for this Nintendo first-party digital download title in the near future. As for the download sales of add-on content for packaged software, it is expected that “THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY,” which is scheduled to be launched on February 16 by Square Enix Co., Ltd. is going to be the first software title for which applicable music will be sold by Square Enix as downloadable add-on content. While we are on this subject, when we discuss anything relating to add-on content, our remarks are very often reported by the media by their attaching such modifiers or notes as “the ones used for social games.” Please note that Nintendo, as a software maker, does not plan to deploy businesses where our consumers cannot know in advance which item will appear as the result of their payment and they have to repeat the payments and, before they know it, they end up spending a huge amount of money in order to obtain the items they originally wanted to purchase. As a software maker, Nintendo believes that its packaged software should be sold to our consumers in a form so that the consumers will know in advance that they can enjoy playing the software they purchased just as it is. We believe that our consumers will be able to feel more secure if we offer our add-on content as an additional structure in which those who love the game will be able to enjoy it in a deeper way for a prolonged play time. 

For the digital sales of the content, we are also considering the future possibility of digital distribution of packaged software, which is often referred to as “software download sales.”  This concept was built into the design of the Nintendo 3DS, and we already have the necessary infrastructure. We will prepare the same infrastructure for the Wii U. However, we have not decided the concrete timing of when we will start it. The decision must be made by taking into consideration such factors as the relationship with the wholesalers and retailers, and the best way to be embraced by consumers, as well as the environment surrounding the market and consumers, such as the required memory capacity on consumers’ SD memory cards. However, as an option for the future, the significance of this business field will increase.

Also for the Wii U, we are planning to introduce a personal account system compatible with Nintendo Network. With this, for example, the ease of using a video game system when the hardware is shared by multiple family members, which has been a challenge we needed to tackle, shall be improved, and we will also be able to construct and offer the system by combining a variety of different services and content.

Whether it’s our first-party titles or third parties’ titles, for a number of games, we will actively attempt to achieve compatibility so that our consumers can enjoy our online services that we will deploy under the name of the Nintendo Network.

During Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing, president Satoru Iwata announced that a brand new side-scrolling Mario game is in the works for the 3DS. This will be the first 2D Mario title for the system.

Iwata said:

“Although there is no logo here, we are planning to release a totally new side-scrolling action Super Mario in 2D as a key title for the Nintendo 3DS in the next fiscal year.”

Nintendo’s last 2D Mario for a portable system was New Super Mario Bros. The game has sold almost 29 million units worldwide.

Nintendo is holding their typical investors meeting following their quarterly earnings report that the company posted last night. Our usual source for information, David Gibson, is attending the event and has been sending out live tweets.

We’re posting details from the meeting below. Keep checking back, as this post will be continuously updated until it’s finished.

- Spirit Camera hasn’t sold well in Japan thus far
- Iwata and Miyamoto are at the meeting
- Iwata feels responsible for revising down Nintendo’s financial forecast 3 quarters in a row
- 3DS sales are still strong in the U.S. after Christmas
- The fact that the Wii is declining isn’t unique to Nintendo; The PS3/360 are down year-over-year in Japan as well
- This will be the worst year financially, Nintendo thinks they’ll be able to break even on the 3DS hardware
- 200 titles coming to 3DS
- 60% of 3DS users have connected to the Internet
- Nintendo wants to expand digital offerings, but its in an infant stage currently
- Wii U will arrive before Christmas
- Nintendo are preparing appropriate titles for Wii U’s launch
- Wii U will have near field communication (NFC)
- NFC will be planned internationally
- DLC still planned
- Nintendo needs more time to do more feasibility studies on market/needs for DLC
- Wii U to have an individual account system rather than previous per hardware
- More Internet/digital news in the future
- Digital will include users to user communications and sharing.
- Some release date exposed check the pictures below for more info
- Nintendo has built a “pillar” for digital content and can now takes risks 
- Nintendo not decline 3rd parties if they want to offer item billing 

The game is now titled ‘Resident Evil: Revelaitons’. Looks as though it’s just North American copies of Resident Evil: Revelations that have this glaring spelling mistake. 
Starting February 12 Pokémon Black and White players with access to a wireless connection will be able to download Mewtwo for a limited time, adding the psychic powerhouse to their pocket monster arsenal (as long as they have less than 11 Wonder Cards in their possession.

The special distribution event coincides with the debut of the Mewtwo-EX card in the Pokémon TCG: Black & White-Next Destinies expansion, due out February 8. The expansion features powerful Pokémon from Unova and beyond, including Reshiram-EX, Zekrom-EX, Kyurem-EX, and Regigigas-EX.

Fans that can't get enough of Mewtwo can also hit up the Pokemon website to watch The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, a television special featuring Mewtwo, Mew, and some mad science.

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