Nintendo News roundup: Week ending 20th July 2012
There are quite a few Street Pass events dotted around the country and seeing as I don’t live in London I’ve not been to one. It is for that reason that my Puzzle swap pieces are abysmal but just to rub it in some more Nintendo have now released a new puzzle: Kirby 20th anniversary. It has 40 pieces and is available via Spot Pass now.
To keep with the modern age in social media Nintendo have released a Youtube channel for Nintendo Direct, exciting times surely? No, it’s currently just a Japanese channel and seeing as I don’t speak the language I have no idea what is going on.
Speaking of Japan the sales for June were announced and Pokémon Black & White 2 wiped the floor with the competition. Between then they resulted in 35% of all video games sold in Japan for June, that is despite only being released two days before the sales cut off point.
The Nintendo 3DS XL is one week away in Europe and will not include a second circle pad. This is despite HMV advertising in one of its stores that this happened, the best thing about this though was HMV’s flippant attempt at an apology. “If it’s caused anyone any issues then we’re sorry, but I’d say it doesn’t take much to work out this doesn’t represent the company’s retail offer for this release.” They told Eurogamer.net.
Speaking of talking a load of rubbish infamous analyst Michael Pacther told Edge that Activision had requested Nintendo make the pro-controller. He then rather quickly backtracked saying that it was an educated guess.
Whilst we’re looking at outlandish things an anonymous tipster has told zeldainformer.com that Nintendo are trying to buy back Rare so they can get back the rights to Banjo Kazooie. Whilst I’d like to see Nintendo get Rare back, this is one outlandish rumour added by the fact that it’s from an anonymous source.