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Friday, May 4, 2012

05/04/2012 - Marvel's The Avengers Table Comes to Pinball FX2
Marvel’s The Avengers Pinball Table Revealed!

Avengers Assemble! Zen Studios is proud to unveil Marvel’s The Avengers, a pinball table based on the recently released movie from Marvel Studios! Marvel’s The Avengers will release as part of Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles, a brand new four-table pack for Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE Arcade, and Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita.

Please visit the Marvel Pinball press site to download Marvel’s The Avengers table trailer and screenshots: http://www.marvelpinball.com/press.html

Here is a quick YouTube link to the trailer: http://youtu.be/eYKQiBi3TC4

If you have a PS3 or PS Vita test kit, we are happy to send Zen Pinball 2 code for preview / impressions.

About Marvel’s The Avengers Pinball Table

The Avengers table was developed with digital assets taken directly from Marvel Entertainment’s The Avengers movie. The table features custom balls for each of the Avenger, representative of each Avenger requiring players need to complete specific missions for each ball in order to activate the wizard mode. Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor are all aboard the Hellicarrier with Nick Fury leading the charge into battle.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

05/03/2012 - THQ Confirms New Saints Row 3 DLC
The Dominatrix has you. THQ confirms development of Saints Row: The Third – Enter The Dominatrix
All science, just a little fiction. Seriously.
AGOURA HILLS, CALIF. May XX, 2012 – The real world may be a lie… but this announcement isn’t. THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:  THQI -  News) and Volition, Inc.® are proud to announce the development of Saints Row®: The ThirdTM – Enter The Dominatrix™, the groundbreaking standalone expansion to Saints Row: The Third. No longer an April Fool’s dream, the outrageous game concept will be reality this fall. It’s really happening.

Slated for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, for a suggested retail price of $29.99, Saints Row: The Third – Enter The Dominatrix takes the award-winning, over-the-top action of Saints Row: The Third and adds the most requested gameplay features from the Saints Row community: freaking super powers.

“Faster than a speeding cyber jetbike, more powerful than a roided-out Luchadore, able to leap flying aircraft carriers in a single bound… That’s the power you’ll find inside the Dominatrix. Use it for good. Use it for evil. Use it for whatever you want. As always in Saints Row, it’s up to you,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Game Production, THQ Inc. “With a franchise with more than 11 million units shipped globally, it’s incredibly gratifying to have the flexibility to give Saints Row fans the features they want most.”  

He later added, “Freaking super powers.”

About Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix
Saints Row: The Third - Enter the Dominatrix picks up immediately following the events of Saints Row: The Third. For centuries, alien warlord Zinyak has eyed Earth and its precious natural resources and females with a watchful eye.  As he prepares an armada for invasion, he has only one worry: the Third Street Saints.

Once a simple street gang from Stilwater, the Saints have evolved into a global empire, replete with bombastic TV advertising and tasteful consumer products, the kind of TV advertising and consumer products that would give any alien warlord pause. Clearly, the Saints are the biggest badasses on Earth. 

Now, in order to prepare his forces for domination, Zinyak captures the leader of the Saints and imprisons him in an elaborate virtual reality simulation. This simulation program looks and feels like Steelport, but it is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. Here, you are a slave. Welcome… to the Dominatrix.

More details and a first look at Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix will be available this summer.

THQ, Saints Row, Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row: The Third-Enter the Dominatrix, Volition, Inc. and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

05/02/2012 - Nintendo Unveils New Features for Mario Tennis 3DS
Nintendo Volleys Even More Features for Mario Tennis Open

Following last month’s unveiling of the Special Games mode in Mario Tennis Open, Nintendo has revealed even more details about the upcoming game, which launches for the portable Nintendo 3DS system on May 25. In addition to the variety of fun tennis games with a Mario twist in Special Games mode, fans will be able to connect with friends for online matches, enjoy new StreetPass features and unlock bonus game characters through game play and special QR Codes.

Newly revealed game elements include the following: 

• Online Play: Mario Tennis Open players can compete and cooperate in local wireless matches with other opponents and play exhilarating games. Players can also build up their Open Match standings, check the monthly leaderboard and win Victory Medals from every challenger they defeat.

• Ink Showdown: In this fast-paced competition, Piranha Plants spit ink balls from the back edge of the court. Players must destroy the ink balls before they splatter, while hitting tennis balls away from an opponent. 

• StreetPass Features: Players can inspire friendly competition by using the Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass feature. They can engage in competitive StreetPass Matches or cooperative Ring Shot challenges with computer-controlled versions of people they encounter and share their StreetPass winning streak. StreetPass can also be used to show off players’ Mii characters, which can be customized with new outfits and accessories that can improve their on-court performance. As users play, new items for their Mii will be unlocked in the Item Shop. 

• Unlockable Characters: New and familiar Nintendo characters can be unlocked – some through game play, others via special QR Codes. Unlockable characters include Luma, Baby Mario and Dry Bowser.

Remember to keep up to date with all the official Nintendo announcements and exclusive new game information by following the official Nintendo of Europe Twitter feed @NintendoEurope.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

05/01/2012 - New Midnight Purple 3DS Coming May 20th


April 30, 2012 - Just as lilacs and hyacinth bloom throughout the spring, so too a new color is blooming for the Nintendo 3DS system. Midnight Purple gives the hand-held a royal new look. The new color will launch May 20, the same day  Mario Tennis Open becomes available.

The Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS, offered at a suggested retail price of $169.99 in the United States, becomes the fifth color in the always-stylish Nintendo 3DS color palette, joining Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red and Pearl Pink. Now fans have another option to customize the look of their systems to suit their individual styles and personalities.

Nintendo 3DS lets users enjoy games and videos in 3D without the use of special glasses. Mario Tennis Open adds to the strong library of Nintendo 3DS games, which also includes  Super Mario 3D LandKid Icarus: Uprising and
  Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir. Fans also can check out 3D videos on Nintendo Video and access new and classic downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information this and other features, visit

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Monday, April 30, 2012

04/30/2012 - Nintendo Universe to launch Free Digital Magazine
Nintendo Universe to launch Free Digital Magazine

London, UK - April 30, 2012 - Nintendo Universe (  www.nintendo-universe.co.uk  ), a website dedicated to providing extensive coverage for Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS platforms, is pleased to announce plans to launch a free, monthly digital magazine.     

With Nintendo Universe set to attend the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the full-fledged magazine will launch toward the end of June and will provide extensive coverage of the latest software, hardware and accessories that will be on the show floor, focusing upon Nintendo's anticipated reveal of the Wii U.     

To coincide with such announcement, a preview issue has been made available today which can be  
viewed on Issuu  , outlining the initial concept for its finalised design. Within, you will find preview and review coverage of recent and upcoming releases including Mario Tennis Open, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Pandora's Tower and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure.     

"It's a particularly exciting time not only for Nintendo Universe and the new direction we're to undertake, but also for fans worldwide eagerly awaiting Nintendo, and third-party publishers, to lift the lid on their Wii U plans," said Nintendo Universe's editor  Alex Seedhouse .  "I had been contemplating a free digital magazine for quite some time, and felt that attending E3 this year will provide a fantastic springboard to ensure our debut issue will be packed with great content."

The digital magazine is planned to be made available across digital platforms, including iOS.

About Nintendo Universe         
Nintendo Universe was launched in October 2010, steadily expanding its readership to a level where it now reaches a global audience. The site has contributors in both North America and the UK, and prides itself on providing extensive coverage regarding worldwide Nintendo news.

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