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Super Mario Run hops and bops its way to Android next week

If you've been waiting for Super Mario Run to come to Android, that wait is almost over. Nintendo of America announced on Twitter the game will release next week, March 23. The launch will be worldwide, however, according to the game's offi...   read

 
 
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Oh yeah, Bravely Default has a mobile game coming

I'm glad the Bravely Default series is still alive, even if it's in the form of a mobile game. Square Enix has showed off Fairy's Effect in earnest this week, showcasing some beautiful artwork and music in the trailer below. Unlik...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go hits 650 million downloads, but its growth has slowed

At the Google Developer Day conference within GDC, Niantic Labs, developer of Pokemon Go, announced that they had hit 650 million downloads as of this week. More updates are planned, and according to CTO Phil Keslin, players have walked fro...   read

 
 
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Parks are still trying to figure out how to deal with Pokemon Go

If you played Pokemon Go during its peak, you probably saw how a lot of institutions, both public and private sector, reacted to the game. Some embraced it, encouraging folks to petition to add them as a Pokestop, and had deals for pla...   read

 
 
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Guide: Pokemon Go has a new Eevee evolution trick for Umbreon and Espeon

Remember the Pokemon Go Eevee trick where you could get a specific evolution based on names from the TV show (Rainer for Vaporeon, Sparky for Jolteon, Pyro for Flareon)? Well it's back alongside of the Generation 2 update that hit this...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is changing the way experience works in Fire Emblem Heroes

With Super Mario Run Nintendo has adopted a "set it and forget it" strategy, where they aren't altering the game that much outside of some sparing events and tweaks. But Fire Emblem Heroes is following the exact opposite beat, and...   read

 
 
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Review: Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball: Rogue One

You wouldn't believe it now, but there was a time when it was hard to get your hands on any new Star Wars merchandise. A decade-long gap between the release of Return of the Jedi and the re-launching of the brand in the early '90s, back whe...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes poll results coming tomorrow, 200 Platinum reward rolling out now

Super Mario Run kind of came and went after a lot of hype, partially on Apple's end. But with Fire Emblem Heroes, they're keeping the good times rolling -- and I suspect they're going to reap the benefits financially from that effort. ...   read

 
 
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Review: Fire Emblem Heroes

For the past five days, every free moment I’ve had has been filled with quick battles in Fire Emblem Heroes. Whether I’ve been continuing in the campaign, taking on the armies of other players, or leveling up my newest character...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's next dinosaur-riddled expansion may have leaked early

Blizzard had a great 2016; Overwatch was our game of the year, and I heard almost nothing but positive things about World of Warcraft: Legion. With all that going on, it'd be easy to overlook HearthStone, which also put out a...   read

 
 


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Sephiroth and Cloud cross over into Mobius Final Fantasy

Square Enix has been tapping into nostalgia lately, even more so than they have in the past. It's perfect timing too with the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, and the latest cameos involve Cloud and Sephiroth making their way into&nbs...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 1: Square Enix, Dot Art, and Dandy Dungeon

Despite having worked on big name franchises like Romancing SaGa, No More Heroes, and Little King's Story, Yoshiro Kimura is not a name everyone in gaming is familiar with. It may just be a matter of time until that changes, especially...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's two other mobile games are celebrating the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes

If you log into Miitomo and Super Mario Run this morning, you'll find a new celebration underway to facilitate the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes. As for the former game you'll find new Fire Emblem outfits to gather, including Alfonse an...   read

 
 
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What do you think of Nintendo's mobile strategy so far?

Remember when Nintendo laughed at the idea of coming into the mobile space? Well, now they have three games under their belt. Here's a brief look at the three experiments released so far, all of which take three wildly different approaches.   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Fire Emblem Heroes

I’m certainly a newbie when it comes to the Fire Emblem series. I missed the franchise on the GBA and GameCube, bought but didn’t play the DS game and only attempted a single mission in Radiant Dawn for the Wii. If it wasn&...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes is out today on Android and iOS

While Super Mario Run still hasn't hit Android devices, Nintendo's third foray into the mobile market, Fire Emblem Heroes, is out today on iOS and Android. It'll utilize microtransactions in the form of Orbs, which can be used to ...   read

 
 
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Would you pay $32 for a mobile game?

There's an ongoing discussion right now about Nintendo, Super Mario Run, and its decision to price the game at $10. For some, that's too much considering the final product. For others, it's worth it to have a game that works well with no ad...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing mobile delayed by Nintendo

With Super Mario Run data coming back at roughly half of what they wanted, it's possible Nintendo is currently rethinking their mobile strategy. Fire Emblem Heroes is coming soon and is expected to have the most microtransaction-l...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes has a limited play energy system, requires constant internet connection

Nintendo isn't going to shy away from the "always on" connection style of Super Mario Run anytime soon, it seems. As a lot of folks expected, Fire Emblem Heroes will require a constant internet connection, and the game will check ...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run gets easy mode, actual (poor) sales data from Nintendo

According to Bloomberg tech reporter Yuji Nakamura, we now have a definitive answer on Super Mario Run's sales, and as expected, they're pretty poor (at least, compared to what the Big N was expecting). According to Nakamura, Nintendo ...   read

 
 
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Britain's decision to exit European Union raises mobile app prices over 20%

Whether you wanted it or not, Britain's decision to exit the European Union (in 2019) has already had some consequences, and one of them is increased prices for apps. Colloquially known as "Brexit," the move sprung price hikes that are swee...   read

 
 
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Review: Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada

Developer Yoshiro Kimura has a brain that, I believe, runs perpendicular to everyone else in the games industry. When creating his own games, you get oddities not only in design but in character and world building. Sometimes his genius...   read

 
 
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Vote for your favorite Fire Emblem character, get 200 My Nintendo points

I talked about it a bit in yesterday's Nintendo Download post, but the Big N is currently running a Fire Emblem-centric poll to decide what characters appear in the upcoming Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game. After one day they've shared ...   read

 
 
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The Fire Emblem mobile game will have a lot of familiar faces

So far, Nintendo has been pretty fair with their mobile releases. But a strategy game that houses microtransactions? It has the potential to get a little hairy. Well, maybe not any more hairy than a typical NIS SRPG that has characters link...   read

 
 
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So long Crossy Road, hello Westy West

As I said I would do in my gaming resolution, I’ve been spending a lot of time recently with mobile games, looking for those fun experiences I think should be shared with people who are actually looking for games to play on their phon...   read

 
 



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