Nintendo News: Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 Highlights Upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Releases

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo showed off a variety of games for the Wii
and Nintendo
systems during its Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 broadcast
today, including a new game in the Mario Party series, an
original action-adventure RPG IP for Nintendo 3DS, a sequel to Nintendo
eShop hit BOXBOY! and the surprise launch of Rhythm Heaven

Here’s a quick recap of just a few of today’s highlights. For even more
details on upcoming games, visit
to watch individual Treehouse: Live segments and more.

Pokémon GO Plus: The Pokémon GO Plus accessory can connect via
Bluetooth Low Energy technology with any smartphone that has the Pokémon
application installed, and provides an easy and convenient way to
catch Pokémon and collect items (accessory must be in proximity of
smartphone). Once the accessory is synced with a smartphone, Pokémon GO
Plus notifies the player about events in the game, such as the
appearance of a Pokémon nearby, using an LED display and vibration.
Players can catch Pokémon or collect items by pressing the button on the
Pokémon GO Plus without looking at their smartphone. Pokémon GO Plus
will launch in late July in North America, and is currently available
for pre-order at select retailers at a suggested price of $34.99.

: This action-adventure RPG for the Nintendo 3DS
family of systems contains puzzle-filled dungeons, real-time battles,
exploration and treasure hunting. Players use the oasis as their base,
which they can expand as they play, and gain affinity with characters
called Seedlings, who are themed after plant seeds, as well as a variety
of other unique characters who live in the desert. Players can freely
form strategic parties with any of their allied characters, using
allies’ weapons and skills to battle enemies and solve dungeon puzzles. Ever
is scheduled to launch in 2017.

Party Star Rush
: This new Mario Party game for
Nintendo 3DS takes the fan-favorite series in new directions to make it
more fast-paced and portable friendly. The main mode, “Toad Scramble,”
uses a new open style of map that allows up to four players to move
around freely instead of traditional linear space movements. Also,
because the four players roll dice at the same time, players no longer
have to wait for others to finish their turns. Players pick
different-colored Toad characters to navigate the game map, and familiar
characters from the Super Mario series are scattered all over the map.
As players encounter these characters, they will help the player
throughout the game.

Mario Party Star Rush launches on Nov. 4, alongside new amiibo
figures in the Super Mario series (sold separately). The lineup includes
Daisy, Waluigi and Boo, who make their amiibo figure debut, and the Boo
figure even glows in the dark! New Wario, Rosalina, Donkey Kong and
Diddy Kong figures will also launch. Each of these figures will be
compatible with Mario Party Star Rush.

Mario: Color Splash
: In this new Paper Mario
game, the story begins as Mario and friends arrive on Prism Island and
need to solve the mystery surrounding Toad characters that have lost
their color. Mario and his new partner Huey join forces to learn more
about what is happening on Prism Island, and also to collect missing
Paint Stars.

In a first for the series, The Koopalings make their Paper Mario debut
in the game, and players can use the Wii U GamePad controller to “cut”
sections of the landscape to help Mario solve puzzles. The game launches
Oct. 7.

Heaven Megamix
: The game offers more than 100 rhythm
games, 30 of which are new to the series. An additional 70 have been
selected from previous games in the series, including the original Game
Boy Advance title, which was never released in North America. The game
also features a continuous story for the first time in the history of
the series. Players view the action on the top screen, and on the bottom
screen they will receive feedback on how well they are matching the beat
of the music as they play. The game also offers StreetPass features and
a multiplayer mode for up to four players. This Nintendo eShop exclusive
game launches … right now! Go find it, as well as two new Nintendo 3DS
themes and a free demo in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, or purchase
the game at

This sequel to the acclaimed BOXBOY! game for Nintendo 3DS
features the ability to create two sets of boxes, which means players
will be challenged by new kinds of puzzles. The game picks up right
where the original left off, but can be enjoyed even by people who
missed the first one. The Nintendo eShop exclusive game launches June
30. To celebrate the upcoming launch, the original game is available at
a discounted price in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Between now and
June 21 at 8:59 a.m. PT, the original game will be available for $2.99,
a 40 percent savings off the regular price, with My Nintendo members
getting an additional 10 percent off the discounted price. More details
on this special sale price are available at
June 30 can’t come soon enough? The game is available for pre-purchase

WATCH 2: Bony Spirits
and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls
The next big entries in the YO-KAI WATCH series for Nintendo 3DS
arrive on Sept. 30. Players will embark on a new adventure across
Springdale and through time, with more than 350 new and returning Yo-kai
to discover and befriend—each with a unique look, personality and
Soultimate Move. Teaming up with the heroic cat Hovernyan, players will
travel back in time to 60 years ago and witness the origin of the Yo-kai
Watch. Up to four players with their own systems and games can team up
in an action-packed co-op mode to earn rewards that can be used in the
single-player adventure.

Hunter Generations
: Starting June 30, a special demo
will be available for all prospective hunters to download on Nintendo
eShop. This special demo features single-player gameplay in addition to
local and online co-op. Select ambassadors will receive two early access
codes for the special demo before it’s made available to everyone.
Additionally, those with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate save data on
their systems will receive a bonus item pack that includes an exclusive
Felyne armor set, potions, in-game money and more to help dive right
into the hunt.

QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
: This
Nintendo 3DS remake of the classic turn-based game involves a young boy
who sets off with his friends on a journey to restore the world to its
former glory and save the present by mending lands that were sealed in
the past. In addition to updated graphics and an entirely new
localization, the game does away with random enemy encounters to bring
the player deeper into the game world. Players can also collect and
share Traveler’s Tablets via the StreetPass feature, granting access to
special dungeons offering unique rewards. The game launches Sept. 16.

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