Nintendo to Help Bring 'Key' Games Overseas to Boost 3DS

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Satoru Iwata: Nintendo to support 3rd-party developers in bringing games to the West

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced at the Thursday briefing for its third-quarter financial results that his company intends to release at least 10 titles on its own in the West in order to hopefully raise sales of the Nintendo 3DS in countries outside of Japan. Iwata added that the company also plans to raise sales of already-released games by digital distribution. Iwata also said that Japanese third-party developers were in the process of developing big games, and Nintendo will help them to get those games overseas as well.

Iwata noted that Nintendo already announced that Fire Emblem Awakening, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Brain Age: Concentration Training, and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins will be released in the first half of this year. Animal Crossing: New Leaf will also be available in the first half of this year, and Pokémon X/Y will get a simultaneous worldwide release in October.

Source: Siliconera

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