Mario Kart 8 to Have at least 30 Characters

This picture was taken from a recent hands-on preview of Mario Kart 8. We now know that there are at least three more racers to be revealed. Thus far, we see every racer we’ve seen already, while three other spots are covered with question marks. Who else are you wanting to join the Mario Kart 8 roster?

Tomodachi Life File Size Revealed

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Thinking of buying Nintendo’s wacky new simulator digitally? Well, we have some good news for you. The upcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Tomodachi Life, has a conservative file size of 3,391 blocks, which is roughly 424 megabytes. You can find the full details here.

Nintendo Cuts the Prices of Five Great Nintendo 3DS Games

Coming from an official Nintendo PR email:

Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time, are getting a new lower price. Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today. The five games are must-haves for anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system, and their new price represents an even better value for consumers.

Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each.

In order, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time in the United States – each one has sold more than 2.15 million physical and digital units in the U.S. alone. All five of the newly discounted games star classic Nintendo characters and franchises, and their strong sales over time demonstrate the longevity of Nintendo’s games. The games make great gifts, engaging entertainment for families and other spring break travelers, or just a way to introduce kids to the fun of video games.

Wii U and 3DS Nintendo eShop Downloads (4/10)

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This week you can download Governor PokerBoxzle, and Atlantic Quest (4/15), as well as the retail-digital download versions of Conception II: Child of the Seven Stars (4/15) and LEGO The HobbitMach Rider is also on Virtual Console.

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This week you can download My Exotic Farm, as well as Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Minigame$ and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror on Virtual Console.

Tomodachi Life Direct 4.10.14

Nintendo aired an unexpected surprise Nintendo Direct earlier today announcing and focusing on the localized Tomodachi Life, known as Tomodachi Collection: New Life in Japan. The eleven minute long Direct shows off the wacky, crazy, and silly game, as well as the release date, being June 6th, 2014 for both North America and Europe. You can also check out the announcement trailer here.

Tomodachi Life Announcement Trailer

This morning, Nintendo announced that Tomodachi Life, known as Tomodachi Collection: New Life in Japan, is being localized for North America and Europe for Nintendo 3DS. Tomodachi Life can’t simply be described, but the best way to put it is The Sims with Miis, but much crazier. Tomodachi Life releases in both Europe and North America on June 6th, 2014.

Live a Life You Never Imagined in a Hilarious and Unpredictable New World from Nintendo

Coming from an official Nintendo PR Email:

Take all your preconceived notions about life’s possibilities, crumple them into a ball and toss them out the window. It’s time to star in a whole new life. On June 6, visit the outrageously bizarre island world of Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS system. Everyone you know, and everyone you wish you knew, should prepare to meet their Mii maker – you! – as you build a bustling fantasy population of friends, family and even celebrities, all in one wild and hilarious world. The real emotional connection you already share with your Mii characters will keep you glued to the drama, intrigue and hilarity that ensues as everyone goes about their extraordinary daily lives, evolving and interacting in unpredictable and often uproarious ways.

Tomodachi Life from Nintendo launches June 6, 2014.

The Tomodachi franchise already has taken Japan by storm, selling more than 5.5 million games. Its first North American title, Tomodachi Life, is poised to stake out unprecedented video game territory when it launches June 6. Nintendo announced more details today in a special Tomodachi Life-themed Nintendo Direct. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.

“Nintendo fans are familiar with Mii characters, but now they come to life in ways they never have before – with their own lives, interests and personalities,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Customization and open-ended play are two big video game trends for 2014, and Tomodachi Life delivers a fun, creative experience that makes you want to visit again and again, because there’s always something interesting going on.”

“Tomodachi” is the Japanese word for “friend.” After completely customizing all your Mii characters, from their voices and appearances right down to their personality quirks, you’ll recognize them instantly. But you can’t possibly predict what they’ll do next. For the first time ever, Mii characters behave based on the personality traits you select, playing out the drama you set in motion. A celebrity might fall in love with your math teacher. Your mom might jump on stage to belt out heavy metal songs. Or you could become famous striking poses down the runway of a fashion show wearing cute and silly outfits. Best of all, you can document these unbelievable moments for posterity and share them all with your friends via the Nintendo 3DS Image Share service.

Even your far-fetched celebrity dreams can come true in Tomodachi Life. If you have ever wanted international superstar Christina Aguilera to join you in a sing-off, or believed that she would become BFFs with your cousin or wished she would perform a song with your customized lyrics, it could happen here. The multi award-winning singer has signed on to be a part of Nintendo’s promotional campaign for the game, and her Mii character will be available at launch. Aguilera’s Mii character also will guest star in a TV commercial and in online videos that show all the exciting things that happen when celebrities mingle with Miis players know personally. The first video in the series can be viewed here:http://youtu.be/sBTHSY5GKKY. Additional celebrities involved with Tomodachi Life will be announced over the upcoming weeks.

The plot of Tomodachi Life thickens with the addition of each Mii character. As they deliver one gripping twist and turn after another, you can reward them with in-game gifts and clothes, their favorite foods or special flourishes for their apartments. Together you can further broaden your Tomodachi Life horizons by exploring the island, solving characters’ problems and helping them with their needs.

Additional information about Tomodachi Life will be revealed in the future. For the latest updates, visit http://tomodachi.nintendo.com. The game will play on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems, and will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and on Nintendo 2DS at a suggested retail price of $34.99.