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Online Support for Wii and Nintendo DS to be Discontinued in May

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Looks like Nintendo is finally ready to pull the plug on their online services for Wii and Nintendo DS games. This includes Wii games played using Wii U’s Wii mode and Nintendo DS games on Nintendo 3DS. Online functionality for these games will end on May 20, 2014, just ten days before the launch of Mario Kart 8.

Here is a list of services that will be shutdown:

  • Online play and matchmaking
  • Leaderboards and tournament data
  • Sharing of user generated content (ghost data, user created levels)
  • User exchange of in-game items or characters (Global Trade Station)
  • Free add-on content or downloads (new levels, in-game items, Mystery Gifts)

The Wii and DSi shops will still be open, as well as any on-demand video services.

Here’s a full list of Nintendo games that will be affected by this discontinuation of service:

Nintendo DS

  • 100 Classic Books
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
  • Clubhouse Games
  • Custom Robo Arena
  • Diddy Kong Racing DS
  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Fossil Fighters: Champions
  • Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
  • Metroid Prime Hunters
  • Personal Trainer: Walking
  • Picross 3D
  • Picross DS
  • Planet Puzzle League
  • Pokémon Black Version
  • Pokémon Black Version 2
  • Pokémon Diamond Version
  • Pokémon HeartGold Version
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
  • Pokémon Pearl Version
  • Pokémon Platinum Version
  • Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
  • Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
  • Pokémon SoulSilver Version
  • Pokémon White Version
  • Pokémon White Version 2
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter
  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
  • Star Fox Command
  • Style Savvy
  • Tenchu: Dark Secret
  • Tetris DS
  • WarioWare DIY

Nintendo DSiWare

  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
  • Metal Torrent
  • Number Battle


  • Animal Crossing: City Life
  • Battalion Wars 2
  • Endless Ocean
  • Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
  • Excitebots: Trick Racing
  • Fortune Street
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Mario Sports Mix
  • Mario Strikers Charged
  • Pokémon Battle Revolution
  • Samurai Warriors 3
  • Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
  • Super Smash Brothers Brawl
  • Wii Music


  • Dr. Mario Online RX
  • Excitebike: World Rally
  • Maboshi’s Arcade
  • My Pokémon Ranch
  • ThruSpace
  • WarioWare DIY


  • Wii Speak
  • Wii Speak Channel

Check out Nintendo’s website for more info on the discontinuation of their Wi-Fi services.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Stan Lee Trailer

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A trailer showcasing gameplay footage of Stan Lee in the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Game for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. Excelsior!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Big Figures Trailer

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The latest LEGO Marvel Super Heroes trailer showcases some of the massive heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe.

Disney’s Planes Handheld Screenshots

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Screenshots from April 10, 2013

Disney Bringing Planes Exclusively to Nintendo Systems

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Disney is bringing Planes, a world that takes place above the world of Cars, exclusively to Nintendo systems. This will include the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, and Nintendo DS.

The console versions of Planes will feature 10 playable characters from the movie, 10 environments inspired by locations from the film, and four modes of play including: Air Rallies, Story, Free Flight and Balloon Popping. Disney’s Planes will also feature 2 player drop-in and drop-out cooperative play, as well as a single player mode.

The handheld versions will feature only 6 playable characters, 6 locations inspired by the film, 40 challenges and missions which will include races, and three modes including: Story, Challenge and Balloon Popping. Disney’s Planes will only support one player action on handhelds.

Check out the fact sheet for Disney’s Planes.

Disney’s Planes Fact Sheet

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From above the world of “Cars,” “Disney’s Planes” video game takes players on a high-flying, action-packed, fun-filled adventure with Dusty, a big-hearted, speed-loving crop duster, voiced by actor and comedian Dane Cook.

Take to the skies and continue the storyline beyond the film with Dusty and other characters from the film, including Ishani, voiced by actress Priyanka Chopra; Echo, voiced by actor Anthony Edwards; and Bravo, voiced by actor Val Kilmer, as they embark on global missions, air races and grand adventures around the world.

Console Game Features

  • Play as one of 10 cast of characters from the film with pick-up-and-play flight controls;
  • From Propwash Junction to China, travel through 10 breathtaking environments inspired by the film;
  • Four exciting modes of play:  Air Rallies, Story, Free Flight and Balloon Popping fun!
  • 1-2 players: Experience universe of “Disney’s Planes” and choose your character in single-player or drop-in and drop-out co-op play with any of the characters featured in the game.

Handheld Game Features

  • Play as one of 6 cast of characters from the film;
  • Travel through 6 breathtaking environments inspired by the film;
  • Over 40 challenges and missions, including racing missions;
  • Three exciting modes of play: Story, Challenge and Balloon Popping fun!
  • Single-player as any of the characters featured in the game.

Publisher:                     Disney Interactive

Developer:                    Behaviour Interactive (Console); Tose Company (Handheld)

Platforms:                     Exclusive on Nintendo platforms – Wii U™, Wii™, DS™ and 3DS™

Genre:                              Flying Adventure

Available:                      August 6, 2013

ESRB Rating:                Rated ‘E’ for Everyone


$49.99 – WiiU™

$39.99 – Wii™ & 3DS™

$29.99 – DS™

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Announced for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DS

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games are pairing up with The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment to bring LEGO Marvel Super Heroes to the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DS consoles during Fall 2013.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will feature a brand new storyline in the Marvel universe that sees Nick Fury call upon Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Spider-Man and other Marvel heroes to save the world from the likes of Loki and Galactus, Devourer of the Worlds. You will be able to unlock over 100 characters from the Marvel universe and they will have familiar character abilities.

Fans of Marvel and LEGO just collectively shit their pants. Check out the press release below for more info.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment Assemble To Create LEGO® MARVELTM SUPER HEROES

Marvel Super Heroes Build Their Way into LEGO Games Autumn 2013 with an All-New, Action-Packed LEGO Videogame Adventure

London, UK – 8th January, 2013 – Marvel Super Heroes are assembling for an action-packed, brick-smashing good time!  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment announced today that LEGO®  Marvel™ Super Heroes will be available from autumn 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii U™ system and Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo DS™ handheld system, Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.  LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is the first instalment in the highly successful LEGO videogame franchise to feature famous Marvel characters.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes complements the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes construction toy collection, which brings the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel’s renowned universe to the world of LEGO build-and-play adventure. There are currently eight iconic scenes from the X-Men, Iron Man and Spider-Man franchises available and more construction sets tied to the new Iron Man 3 feature film will launch later this spring.   

LEGO  Marvel Super Heroes offers an original storyline in which Nick Fury calls upon Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other heroes spanning the Marvel Universe to save Earth from such threats as the vengeance of Loki and the hunger of Galactus, Devourer of the Worlds.  LEGO and Marvel fans will enjoy classic LEGO videogame adventure and humor, while playing as their favorite Marvel characters.

“We’re very excited to bring a myriad of classic Marvel characters to life in LEGO form for some fun, family-friendly gameplay in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “Players will brave the ultimate mission to save the world as they explore famous landmarks in LEGO New York and take the adventure beyond Earth to iconic locations in the Marvel Universe.”

“Fans of both LEGO and Marvel have wanted this game for years, and we’re addressing that demand with more Marvel Universe characters than ever in a console game,” said TQ Jefferson, Vice President, Games Production, Marvel Entertainment.  “If you’re a fan of Spider-Man, the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy or scores of other Marvel characters, this is the game for you.”

In LEGO  Marvel Super Heroes, players will unlock more than 100 characters from across the Marvel Universe, including fan favorites like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Loki and Galactus!  The game will pack in a plethora of super-cool character abilities, combat-like action sequences, epic battle scenes, puzzle-solving and a unique story told with playful LEGO humor.

LEGO  Marvel Super Heroes is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  For more information, please visit http://videogames.lego.com/en-us/lego-marvel-super-heroes.

Amazon Customers Thrash Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask for being a Nintendo 3DS Title

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I was lurking around GameFAQs and because I’m playing Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask right now, I gravitated towards the message board for that game. I found a lot of people looking for help and giving personal opinions, but I also came across something interesting.

The post that caught my attention was titled “People on Amazon whining because they didn’t know it was on the 3DS.” I was curious to see what people we’re “whining” about so I clicked over. In there I found a couple of links to Amazon reviews with the topic creator pointing out 1 star reviews for the game. Turns out that some people are confused (and mad) about Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask being a Nintendo 3DS game. Read more

Press Release: Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 Return to the Unova Region for New Adventures and Timeless Fun

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Pokémon Returns to Hand-Held Nintendo Systems with New Features and an Original Storyline

VANCOUVER, B.C., Oct. 4, 2012 – What’s black and white and packed with new features that portable gaming fans will love? Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, both launching Oct. 7 for the Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems (also playable in 2D on Nintendo 3DS systems), deliver a wealth of new options and story elements that experienced Pokémon fans and newcomers alike can instantly enjoy. Revisiting the imaginative Unova two years after the events of 2011’s Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, these games invite players to meet old friends and make new ones as they quest to face down rival Gym Leaders, survive heated turn-based battles and collect as many Pokémon as possible. The ability to make your own Pokémon movies, connect with other players in new ways and enjoy a new storyline add even more fun to the mix. Genesect, the newly discovered Mythical Pokémon, has been restored from a 300-million-year-old fossil. Modified by Team Plasma, this Pokémon has a signature move called Techno Blast. Genesect is the only known Pokémon with this move. Genesect is a Bug- and Steel-type Pokémon with the ability to adjust its power levels based on the foe it’s battling. This powerful Pokémon will be available Oct. 7 through Nov. 12 in Canada. Read more

Somewhat Random – Nintendo DS Collection

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I often credit the Wii for getting me back into gaming, but I’d be wrong. In 2005 I received a Nintendo DS as a Christmas gift and here we are 7 years later at MiniFortress.com. Read more

Mythical Pokémon Genesect Available to Early Adopters

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Purchase Pokemon Black/White Version 2 early and you can receive mythical Pokémon Genesect for your loyalty. Genesect has been restored from a 300-million-year-old fossil, but modified by Team Plasma. Genesect is a Bug and Steel type Pokémon that can adjust its power level dependant on the foe it’s facing. Genesect’s signature move is Techno Blast.

To get Genesect, you must act quick and connect to the game’s Wi-Fi before November 12 to receive the mythical Pokémon. Full press release is below. Read more

Diamond Trust of London Now Available to Buy Online

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Diamond Trust of London is the first ever Nintendo DS game to be fully funded by fans through Kickstarter. Fortunately, there are some extra copies left over that will be sold on the official website. For $30 you will get a piece of gaming history, and likely one of the last unique games for the Nintendo DS.

Buy Diamond Trust of London

Nintendo Confirms Release Dates for Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Other Handheld Titles Coming in late 2012!

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Nintendo just revealed a ton of release dates for Nintendo 3DS games coming in the remainder of 2012. Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion are all there. Even a confirmation for the North America release of Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! However, there is one key title missing from that list.

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is nowhere to be found on the list. It’s odd because Nintendo previously said it would come during the 2012 holiday season. However, now it’s coming in early 2013. Though you know, maybe this isn’t such a bad thing. There are some interesting third party 3DS titles coming later this year like Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Castlevania Mirror of Fate and a guilty pleasure of mine: Angry Birds Trilogy. To be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to get everything, so this is for the best.

OK, enough of my babbling. See the complete lineup, for handheld systems, for the remainder of 2012 after the break. Read more

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