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Nintendo has released its financial report for the first three months of the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014 and ending March 31, 2015. CEO Satoru Iwata has a goal of earning $200 million for the company this year, but he's off to a rough start. From April 1 to June 1, the company has reported a net loss of ¥9,294,000,000 or about $90 million in US currency. Iwata is not revising the company's forecast of $200 million in profits for the whole year, as he expects to generate "robust" profits from 3DS for the rest of the year.

In today's Miiverse pic of the day, Sakurai announced a new Paper Mario-themed stage for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

The first screenshot shows off a segment of the stage that appears to be inspired by Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the 3DS; Sakurai comments that strong winds can blow the stage away because it is made of paper, suggesting that the fan in the background can affect the stage in some way. Perhaps it can affect the layout of the stage or trigger the stage to transform.

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Capcom has been a highly important and successful third-party company for decades, but lately they've faced some tough times and financial struggles. As a result, the company has experienced downsizing and restructuring over the past two years, and investors recently voted to end their takeover defense policies. Previously Capcom had rules in place to make sure that no outside company could buy up enough stock to take control, but the decision-makers at Capcom have decided to do away with these rules and open themselves up to the possibility of being bought out.

Of course there's no guarantee of a takeover, and not all of Capcom's investors want to sell, but the possibility is now there. A company interested in buying Capcom would have their work cut out for them, but doing so would grant them exclusive ownership of popular franchises like Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and more. Any developer could use those games in their lineup, but there's one company that would benefit substantially more than the others, and that's Nintendo. In fact, Capcom is just what Nintendo needs to take big steps forward in the next generation.

Bravely Second, the sequel to popular 3DS game Bravely Default, is currently in development by Silicon Studio and Square Enix. Bravely Second is set in the same fantasy world as its predecessor, but it takes place several years later, explores new territories, and stars new playable characters and features. Agnes Oblige, a playable character in the first game, will return to play an important role in the game's story, and a new city, Guatelatio, will be an important location in the game. Hit the jump to catch all the details, as well as a breakdown of four classes in the game.

Today, Nintendo outlined at least some of their plans for Gamescom 2014, with a focus on Pokémon.

Nintendo announced that on Thursday, August 14th, Shigeki Morimoto (leading developer for the Pokémon battle system) will be signing autographs and participating in a Pokémon X and Y tournament with six players. They also announced that there will be a distribution at Gamescom for the Pokéball patterned Vivillon. In addition, there will be an exclusive video message from Junichi Masuda about Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Any of you guys going to Gamescom?

In today's Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions preview, we get a look at a symphonic rendition of one of the saddest Pokémon songs ever written—N's Farewell from Pokémon Black and White.

Today's preview will arguably benefit the most from the live performance; while the preview excerpt is slightly melancholy, the live orchestra will be able to convey much more emotion through the song than the synthesized version ever could. Seriously, this could be the song that makes everyone at the concert cry.

Hop inside to give the preview a listen!

Monster Hunter 4 has been a phenomenal success in Japan, breaking sales records and establishing itself as the highest-selling game in franchise history, as well as one of the highest-selling 3DS games in Japan. Like several of the games before it, Monster Hunter 4 will be receiving an Ultimate version later this year in Japan, and that version will then be released globally next year.

As a nod to Nintendo, Monster Hunter 4 features Zelda equipment like the Master Sword and Hylian Shield. Capcom has now confirmed that these items will be in the Ultimate version, which means Western gamers will be able to unlock them as well. Capcom also teased that there would be more special items, but we'll have to wait until the game launches to find out what they are. You can catch the Link's Equipment Trailer by hitting the jump!

Bravely Default, a charming RPG released on 3DS by Square Enix, has just topped one million total sales worldwide.The game originally launched in Japan in 2012 and would later be re-released as the new and improved "Bravely Default: For the Sequel." It was met with a solid critical reception and sold well enough to receive a global release, with the Western versions being based on For the Sequel. A sequel, dubbed "Bravely Second," was officially announced in 2013 and is believed to have been in development since 2012.

Recently, the folks over at VG Tribune had the chance to sit down with Jeron Moore and Chad Seiter, who are co-creators of the upcoming Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions concert series.

During the interview, the duo stated that future dates and venues for the concert series are dependent upon the success of the first two shows in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia; they did state, however, that there are currently additional cities that are interested in hosting a concert.

Hop inside to take a look at the interview and more!

In today's Miiverse pic of the day, Sakurai announced that Takamaru will be an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U; he could also potentially be an assist trophy in the 3DS version of the game.

Sakurai comments that he debuted in the same year (1986) as Link, Samus, and Pit. From the screenshot, we can see that Takumaru uses what Sakurai calls a "Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack" to damage players.

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