Nightly News Roundup 2010.06.28

The 3DS may come out this year after all, national Pokémon champions crowned in North America, Club Nintendo year is almost up and more.

By James Stank. Posted 06/29/2010 08:21 Comment on this     ShareThis

2010 Pokémon National Championships Senior Winner -- Wade Stanley

2010 National Pokémon champions crowned

First you have to catch ’em, and then you have to rule with ’em. That is exactly what Wade Stanley, of San Diego, Calif., and Wesley Morioka, of Chicago, did over the past weekend at the 2010 Pokemon National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.

Stanley, 11, won the Junior Division championship; Morioka, 16, was the top dog of the Senior Division. Both will go on to compete in the world championships during August in Kona, Hawaii.

In addition, each winner walked away with a Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi, and a bunch of Pokemon prizes. Hawaii and gifts? I’m definitely jealous.

Source: Nintendojo

Nintendo won’t confirm 3DS launch

When Reggie Fils-Aime appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show a few nights ago, he said that the 3DS would launch next year. However, Nintendo is not confirming Reggie’s statement, and industry insiders have said that his statement was incorrect. It appears as though there is a chance for the 3DS to still launch this year.

Source: GoNintendo

Pokémon Black and White now have a release date

The next entry in the ever popular Pokémon series will be hitting Japan on September 18. Black and White will feature tons of new Pokémon, new attacks, and new 3 on 3 battles. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until sometime next year to get our hands on this new adventure.

Source: GameSpot

Club Nintendo year almost over

Nintendo fans, the Club Nintendo year ends June 30, so don’t forget to register your games and fill out your surveys on If you reach 300 coins before the year ends, you will receive Gold status. If you can reach 600 coins, you will receive platinum status. Those of you who receive either status will receive a gift from Nintendo. Last year, the Gold reward was a calendar, and the Platinum recipients got to choose between a Mario hat and Doc Louis’s Punch-Out!!

Source: Club Nintendo

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