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Reggie Fils-Aime To Step Down From Nintendo Role

It’s time for a change of leadership at Nintendo America, as Reggie Fils-Aime is stepping down from his position as President of the US segment of the company.

On April 15, Reggie will officially hang up the mantle, one that saw him launch the Wii, 3DS, Wii U, and Switch. He joined the company at the tail end of 2003, and gained stardom when he showed up at Nintendo’s E3 press conference and proclaimed, “My name is Reggie. I’m about kickin’ ass, I’m about takin’ names, and we’re about makin’ games.” 

“Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever,” Fils-Aime said in a press release. “It’s a part that is filled with gratitude — for the incredibly talented people I’ve worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world’s most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not ‘game over’ for me, but instead ‘leveling up’ to more time with my wife, family and friends.”

Replacing Reggie will be Doug Bowser, currently the head of sales and marketing at Nintendo of America. His last name also makes him a very appropriate choice for that position.

“It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America,” Bowser said (while not trying to capture any princesses). “And rest assured, we will continue to build on his work to evolve and expand our brand, furthering Nintendo’s global mission of creating smiles. There are millions more of those to come.”

Doug Bowser joined Nintendo in 2015 as vice president of sales. He previously worked at Electronic Arts and Procter & Gamble.

We wish Reggie all the best in his future endeavors.



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SNES games are coming to the Nintendo 3DS, here is what you can play

During a recent Nintendo Direct press conference, the company announced that their new Nintendo 3DS will be able to play SNES game. This has been a highly-requested feature for a long time with this handheld console, but was allegedly never released because the previous generation of products were not powerful enough to play them. With their latest 3DS, the Super Nintendo can finally be unleashed in all of it’s 16-bit glory!

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Here is the full list of titles that will be released as part of this initial wave:

North America

March 3 — F-Zero (Available now)
March 3 — Pilotwings (Available now)
March 3 — Super Mario World (Available now)
March 24 — Donkey Kong Country
March 24 — EarthBound
March 24 — Super Mario Kart
April 14 — Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
April 14 — The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
April 14 — Super Metroid

Europe and Australia (PAL)

March 3 — EarthBound (Available now)
March 3 — Super Mario World (Available now)
March 10 — The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
March 10 — Super Metroid
March 17 — F-Zero
March 17 — Super Mario Kart
March 24 — Donkey Kong Country

Japan

March 4 — F-Zero
March 4 — The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
March 4 — EarthBound
March 4 — Donkey Kong Country
March 4 — Super Mario World
??? — Super Metroid
??? — Super Mario Kart
??? — Kirby’s Dream Course
??? — Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
??? — Fire Emblem: Genealogy of Holy War
??? — Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
??? — Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie’s Double Trouble
??? — Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
??? — Final Fight
??? — Final Fight 2
??? — Final Fight 3
??? — Super Castlevania IV
??? — Super Ghouls and Ghosts
??? — Contra III: The Alien Wars
??? — Street Fighter II’ Turbo
??? — Super Street Fighter II
??? — Street Fighter Alpha 2
??? — Mega Man 7
??? — Mega Man X
??? — Mega Man X2
??? — Mega Man X3

These Virtual Console SNES games will include a “perfect pixel” mode to retain the original hardware’s aspect ratio, and the games will cost $7.99 each on the VC. Unfortunately, any customers who previously bought these titles for the Wii U will not be able to get a discount or even just download it for free since they already own it. In other words, if you want to play this on both systems, you will need to buy it twice.

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Spotpass Content Coming to Fire Emblem: Awakening This Spring

Fire Emblem Awakening launched on Feb. 4, exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, but bonus content keeps the game play going strong. Fans will continue to look forward to and receive free game content via SpotPass all the way through spring. This new SpotPass content is different from the downloadable content that is currently available through the game’s Outrealm Gate. The free SpotPass map available today is called “A Hard Miracle,” and follows the story of Fire Emblem Awakening main character Chrom as he encounters a mysterious woman and sets off on a journey with her to rescue a group of kidnapped villagers.

During the next few weeks, more maps will become available through the SpotPass feature. These include “Ghost of Blade” on March 28, a haunted tale about a ghost and the ultimate sacrifice; “The Wellspring of Trust” on April 11, a map full of challenging enemies; and “The Radiant Hero” on April 25, which takes place on an isolated island as Chrom and his allies search for a legendary hero. Players can also look forward to other special items that will be distributed for free via SpotPass, such as special weapons, additional playable characters and bonus challengers for the game’s Double Duel multiplayer mode.

SpotPass is a built-in Nintendo 3DS feature that allows content to be automatically downloaded to a Nintendo 3DS hand-held system through wireless Internet access points. To receive content in Fire Emblem Awakening, users must opt in to receiving content from SpotPass. To check if SpotPass is on, open the main menu in the game by pressing the X button, then select “Wireless,” then “SpotPass.”

When SpotPass data is downloaded to the Nintendo 3DS system, users will receive a notification message. After receiving this message, open the main menu in the game once more, then select “Wireless,” “Bonus Box” and “Update Now.” The SpotPass maps can be found under “Bonus Maps.”

For more information about Fire Emblem Awakening, visit http://fireemblem.nintendo.com

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Pokémon Black Version 2/White Version 2 coming soon for DS

Junichi Masuda, the director of the Pokémon franchise over at “Game Freak”, confirmed this past weekend that the latest Pokémon titles will debut in Japan this June.

Following up their previous hit games, “Pokémon Black: Version 2” and “Pokémon White: Version 2” will be available for the Nintendo DS system in June in Japan. An english translated version will be available soon after, although no official release date was announced for North America yet.

“Black Kyurem” and “White Kyurem” are the names of the two new legendary Pokémon in this pair of games, so good luck catching them. The games will also be available to play on the Nintendo 3DS system in both 3D and 2D.

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