Knights of the Old Republic II Gets Some Steam TLC

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Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is on sale for a measly $7.49 on Steam right now. The game is getting a major update that will make it compatible with Mac, Linux, and SteamOS. This update is also making several improvements to the Steam version of the game: 5K resolution, widescreen support, and controller support as well as compatibility with the Steam Cloud (including achievements) and Steam Workshop.

The Sith Lords is the sequel to BioWare’s legendary RPG Knights of the Old Republic, a game that laid the foundation for modular dialogue and player choice used in BioWare’s immensely successful Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises today. Both are available on Steam and come highly recommended.

Diancie will be distributed to Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire on July 24th

The mythical Pokémon Diancie is finally being distributed via the Nintendo Network to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire versions from July 24th through July 27th.

In order to get this Pokémon, you simply have to connect to the internet and download it from the in-game menu.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. It only lasts three days!

Four new events begin in Pokémon Shuffle, includes Cresselia, Mega Blaziken, and more


This week, Pokémon Shuffle is seeing four new events. Among them are events giving you a chance to capture Cresselia and Wobbuffet, as well as the opportunity to get Blazikenite.

They all have their own rules and end at different times, so head past the break for the details on each event!

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Outpouring of fan appreciation for late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata


Shocking and saddening much of the entertainment world with his untimely death on July 11th, 2015, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata has garnered a great deal of media attention during the past week, particularly on social networking sites. At the Nintendo World Store, however, fans have left a touching tribute to the man who helped shaped so many of their fondest childhood memories.

In the above photo provided by Tanooki reader Michael Hilger, condolence books are filled with visitors’ messages. Continue past the break for more.

A Preview of Shouzou Kaga’s Vestaria Saga

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Fans of Fire Emblem‘s early titles have been buzzing about a new independent title being developed by Shouzou Kaga, the original mastermind behind the franchise. Kaga split from Intelligent Systems after Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, and went on to create Tear Ring Saga before going off-radar for many years. Now, he has put together a small  team and is working on a game that will touch very close to his roots.

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First In-Engine Trailer for Total War: Warhammer Revealed

Creative Assembly has revealed its first in-engine cinematic trailer for Total War: Warhammer this morning. The scene gives us a closer look at the iconic Battle of Blackfire Pass, which pits the Empire of Man against the Greenskin Horde. It showcases many of the new fantastical units available to both of these races (but no Spider Riders, so arachnophobes, eat your hearts out).

Earlier this week, they also released a more detailed look at one such unit: Demigryphs, the Empire’s elite monstrous cavalry. That video is available after the break. Don’t forget to check out our conversation with Creative Assembly at E3 this year, and stay tuned for more updates. Continue reading

Mega Lucario event returns to Pokémon Shuffle, runs until July 20th


LucarioEventA Mega Lucario Competitive Event is once again live for Pokémon Shuffle. This event occurred twice before, so those who missed their chance to get their hands on Lucario’s Mega Stone can try to get it now!

It runs from today until July 20th, 5:00am UTC, and the rewards will be handed out from July 2o – July 27. Placing in the top 30,000 (NA) / 15,000 (EU) / 60,000 (JP) will earn you a Lucarionite.

If you fail to place in the top score range, you will still be awarded with a Jewel. If you place in the top range and already have a Lucarionite, then you get two Jewels. The event can be replayed as many times as you like to improve your high score.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has passed away


It’s with great sadness that Nintendo of Japan has confirmed the passing of company president and CEO, Satoru Iwata. Mr. Iwata was 55.

Mr. Iwata had suffered from illness over the last few years due to a bile duct growth. He had a procedure to remove the growth, and despite a noticeable weight loss, he seemed to be doing better. He was unable to attend the last E3 showcase due to his illness.

Mr. Iwata has been with Nintendo since the early 80s and is largely responsible for games such as EarthBound and titles in the Kirby series.

We at The Tanooki would like to send our condolences to his family and those at Nintendo. He will be greatly missed.

Toys”R”Us preorders for Yoshi’s Woolly World and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival bundles go live in the U.S.


Those who have been anxiously waiting to claim the U.S. version of the Yoshi’s Woolly World bundle—because who can actually resist the Yarn Yoshi amiibo and still be human?—finally have the opportunity now that Toys”R”Us preorders have gone live online. Also available is the Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival bundle, complete with Isabelle and Digby amiibo figures and three amiibo cards. The games will officially release in North America on October 16th and December 31st, respectively. Click the links below to preorder your copies!

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Pokémon Shuffle’s Arceus event begins today, runs until July 24th


An event that gives players a chance to capture Arceus in Pokémon Shuffle has gone live. The event is until July 24th 6:00am UTC (that is July 23rd 11:00pm PDT/July 24th 2:00am EDT). You will earn 1,000 Coins the first time you complete the stage.

Unlike the previous Jirachi event, you are free to challenge this stage as many times as you like throughout the event period rather than just once per day.

Don’t miss this chance to nab this incredibly rare Pokémon!