What’s up everybody and welcome to the Nintendo News Roundup. Did you miss any of the news regarding Nintendo this week? Well look no further. Here you’ll find the important news, not so important news, and Nintendo things that are just news to me.
New Pokémon shown off at Gamescom
Here’s your obligatory new Pokémon trailers. Nintendo had five new Pokémon to show off during Gamescom. The five Pokémon Nintendo showed off are: Turtonator a Fire/Dragon type, Crabrawler a Fighting type, Sandygast and its evolved form Palossand a Ghost/Ground type, and finally Stufful a Normal/Fighting type. Sadly there were no Alolan forms of Gen one Pokémon. You can check them out in the trailers below.
MLB finalizes Nintendo’s sale of majority share in the Seattle Mariners
On August 19, Nintendo of America’s sale of its majority share of the Seattle Mariners was approved by Major League Baseball. The interest of the team was sold to other members of the current ownership group, First Avenue Entertainment LLLP (FAE). Nintendo of America will retain 10 percent stake in the team and regional sports network. As part of the sale, John Stanton will replace current Chairman and CEO, Howard Lincoln. Stanton will also be the designated Major League Baseball Control Person for the franchise. Howard Lincoln will remain on the FAE Board of Directors as Nintendo’s representative.
If Nintendo of America having owned a majority of the Seattle Mariners is news to you. You should check out this article by Mike McKay that he wrote back in May for the Seattle Times. It’s an interesting little history lesson on how former CEO of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, saved the Seattle Mariners back in 1992.
Mario Party: Star Rush gets new box art
Nintendo went the smart route and decided to ditch the old box art for Mario Party: Star Rush for the Nintendo 3DS. The box art was shown off at Gamescom. The first box art for the game was actually a recycled image that Nintendo used for a Spaghetti-O’s can. Mario Party: Star Rush is set to release November 4 of this year.
First 4 Figures has new Wind Waker statue up for pre-order
Link on The King of Red Lions is now available for pre-order from First 4 Figures. The statue comes in a regular edition as well as an exclusive edition. The difference is the exclusive edition has LED’s that pulse; giving the impression of flowing water. Both are still available but you’ll want to pre-order as soon as you can so scrounge up the money, they are quite expensive. These statues usually go fairly quick and the stock is limited. Here are some details about the statue via First 4 Figures:
Standing at 25 inches tall from the tip of the mast to the base, making it one of the largest pieces in the entire Zelda lines from First 4 Figures.
Comes in deluxe full-color packaging, hand numbered base and an authenticity card that allows you to purchase the same product number for future pieces in the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker series.
Notable game releases this week (via Nintendo Press Room)
Wii U eShop:
Poncho – Make your way through a world of pixelated parallax platforming to solve the ultimate puzzle: Who is Poncho? This open-world game offers a unique twist: Players can shift at will between three layers of depth, creating all kinds of challenges to overcome.
Wii U Virtual Console:
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs – The third installment in the action-packed Pokémon Ranger series lets players take on the role of a Pokémon Ranger who protect nature and help people and Pokémon in need. But other folks aren’t so keen on keeping the peace! The Pokémon Pinchers are a suspicious group of people who seem to always be causing trouble by chasing and capturing Pokémon for their own purposes. As a Pokémon Ranger, it’s up to you to work with Pokémon to stop their nefarious plans!
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
Metroid Prime: Federation Force – The galaxy is not at peace. The war between the Galactic Federation and the Space Pirates is far from over. Enlist with the Federation Force to join a four-player local or online squad in this co-op sci-fi shooter (additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode; sold separately). Fight alongside teammates in your specialized Mech to eliminate the Space Pirate menace and any threat that stands in your way. You can make it a solitary mission or join up to three friends for increased firepower and deeper strategies. The Metroid Prime: Federation Force game will be available on Aug. 19.
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward – Show off your sense of style and dominate the fashion world across five exciting careers. Manage your own boutique, design clothes fit for a fashionista, style some wicked hair, master the art of make-up and even become the next top model. The world is your runway in this fun fully outfitted fashion game. The Style Savvy: Fashion Forward game will be available on Aug. 19.
That isn’t all the Nintendo news this week. Those are just the important ones to me. If you feel like I’ve missed anything Nintendo related that happened this week that is important or just important to you, please feel free to share them in the comments below.