Nintendo will finally make the leap to smartphone gaming. Nintendo announced a partnership today with Japanese mobile game developer DeNA to create new and original games for smartphone devices, featuring Nintendo IPs. Rather than getting ports of 3DS or even older games, it seems we will be getting all new experiences. This is really big news, as other companies such as Sega and Square Enix developed games for smartphones, but Nintendo has stayed away. As part of this commitment and long-term relationship, Nintendo and DeNA have formed a capital alliance. Nintendo will acquire 15,081,000 of DeNA treasury shares (10 percent of total outstanding stock), while DeNA will acquire 1,759,400 of Nintendo's treasure shares,(1.24 percent of outstanding stock.) While the percentages of outstanding stock are different, each equal out to 22 billion yen. In the same announcement of the partnership with DeNA, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo is working on a new hardware concept code-named "NX."
Geometry Wars 3 is getting a hefty update at the end of March. Coming on the 31st is an update that adds 40 new levels to adventure mode, boss fights, a new Sweeper drone, and Detonator super ability. Best of all, this update will be free for all players on all available platforms.
Steam is having a Cyberpunk sale this week, offering some nice discounts on select titles. Titles include Transistor, Jazzpunk, and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than an Evovle game challenge event? Starting now through Sunday, if 35,000 games are won by the community with Griffin in the trapper lineup, free predator skins will be given away for free. Anyone who participates within the event time will be eligible to receive the skins if the goal is met. If enough games are won, the new skins will be given out on March 31st.
New Releases for this week
Battlefield Hardline (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC)
Resident Evil Revelations Episode 4 (PS4, PS3)
Tales From the Borderlands Episode 2 Atlus Mugged (PC, Mac, PS4, PS3,)
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (PC)
Cabela's African Adventures (PS4, Xbox One)
Bladestorm: Nightmare (PS4, PS3, Xbox One)
Jamestown + (PS4)
Woolfe- The Red Hood Diaries (PC)
Resident Evil Revelations Episode 4 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)
Tales From the Borderlands Episode 2 Atlus Mugged (Xbox One, Xbox 360)
Tales From the Borderlands Episode 2 Atlus Mugged (iOS, Android)
World of Magic (PC)
Mario Party 10 (Wii U)