Universal Studios Japan breaks ground for Super Nintendo World

Jun 8, 2017

Universal Studios Japan breaks ground for Super Nintendo World

The Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka plans to add a new area featuring Nintendo characters and worlds, which was unveiled at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.Super Nintendo World will have rides, shops and restaurants, including a Mario Kart race game, the park operator ...

Apple CEO Cook visits Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto

/ Oct 13, 2016

Apple CEO Cook visits Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto

Tim Cook seems to be enjoying his visit to Kyoto.Apple Inc.’s chief executive officer was in Japan’s ancient capital on Thursday, meeting with Nintendo Co. executives at the gaming company’s headquarters. Cook’s visit follows last month’s unveiling of “Super Mario Run” for Apple devices, ...

'Pokemon Go' a hit 20 years after franchise debuts

| Aug 1, 2016

'Pokemon Go' a hit 20 years after franchise debuts

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“Pokemon Go,” the GPS-crossover game for smartphones, has been an instant hit all over the world, particularly in Japan.The explosive popularity also means there are numerous Pokemon beginners. But what exactly is Pokemon? Why has the game proven so popular? And how does the ...

Worldwide gaming community mourns death of Nintendo CEO

Jul 13, 2015

Worldwide gaming community mourns death of Nintendo CEO

Video game enthusiasts and developers across the world paid tribute on social media Monday to Nintendo’s chief executive Satoru Iwata, mourning his death at the age of 55.Many took to Twitter to express their sorrow after the Kyoto-based company announced his death from a ...

Nintendo's 'Splatoon' shooter rivals 'Call of Duty' in reviews

/ Jun 3, 2015

Nintendo's 'Splatoon' shooter rivals 'Call of Duty' in reviews

Game reviews ranked Nintendo Co.’s “Splatoon” almost on par with best-seller “Call of Duty,” giving an early indication of success for the company’s first-ever foray into the online shooter genre on its console.“Splatoon,” a family friendly action game where players spray ink instead of ...

May 10, 2014

Nintendo sorry for not permitting same-sex relationships in game

Nintendo Co. apologized Friday for failing to allow players to engage in same-sex relationships in an upcoming video game title.“We apologize for disappointing many people by failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life,” Nintendo of America Inc., a unit of the Japanese game ...

Mar 15, 2013

Nintendo ordered to pay in 3-D patent suit

Nintendo Co. said it was ordered to pay $30.2 million to a former Sony Corp. employee after a federal jury in New York ruled that the maker of the 3DS machine infringed on his patent.The jury ruled Wednesday that Nintendo’s handheld player infringed on ...