At the beginning of the year, it was revealed that Titan Comics would be publishing a new series based on Bandai Namco's Dark Souls. The first issue of Dark Souls released on April 6th with five different covers available. The comic clearly proved to be popular as it sold out on its first day. Furthermore, Titan Comics has said that they will be releasing a second printing, and it will be available in stores on May 18th. They have warned that it is very likely that history will repeat itself and round #2 will sell out just as fast.

If you want to make sure you get your hands on a copy, you can ask your local comic store to order one in for you using the Diamond code "MAR168497."

Development of a new IP has already begun at FromSoftware, director Hidetaka Miyazaki revealed in a recent interview. The developer recently launched Dark Souls III, and they are still working on two DLC packs for the game that are due to release as late as 2017. Instead of making another sequel, though, Miyazaki believes it's time to head in a new direction. He also turned down the likelihood of a new Demon's Souls game, reiterating that FromSoftware wants to make something new.

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An obscure countdown began recently on Persona 5's website, and is due to end on May 5th, at 8:30 AM eastern time. The countdown clock will end with a live broadcast themed around the game, Atlus has announced, that will start as soon as the clock hits zero. There's no further information on what the broadcast will entail, but many fans are eagerly awaiting an official release date. The current release window is Summer 2016 for Japan, and an even more vague 2016 window for western audiences.

This year has been an interesting one for trademarks, including everything from Nintendo "quality of life" products to mysterious game names from Sony like Days Done. But Sony apparently is not stopping there, with their Sony Computer Entertainment Europe branch registering a trademark for "The Sentinel." The listing doesn't give much information, but we do know it was classified as a game, with possible online functions.

Currently, the name is only registered within the European Union, but with E3 coming up it's possible more information is coming.

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A Pikachu-themed Pokkén Tournament controller is coming to Japan in June for ¥3758 (around $34). Developed by HORI, the special yellow and black controller will provide a more vibrant alternative to the regular Pokkén Tournament controller, which is in white and grey. These controllers are designed specifically to work with Pokkén Tournament and aim to provide an arcade-like experience for console users. There is currently no information on a worldwide release.

Nintendo revealed today that their first social mobile app, Miitomo, has reached a milestone of ten million unique users. To celebrate, a special event will start on April 29th and run for ten days through to May 8th. No further information on what's planned has been announced, but Nintendo did release some other stats for Miitomo, sharing that over 300 million conversations have taken place, and over 20 million "Miifotos" have been taken.

In Nintendo's recent financial report, they revealed that the NX won't be launching until March 2017. Many were disappointed, as it was generally assumed that the console would be launching at the end of this year, in time for the holiday season. When asked by Japanese paper Nikkei, though, Nintendo's President Tatsumi Kimishima commented on why the NX won't be launching in 2016, saying that Nintendo wanted to ensure they had a good amount of games ready for the console's launch.

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Dark Souls III's second DLC pack won't arrive until early 2017, director Hidetaka Miyazaki has confirmed in a recent interview. FromSoftware recently revealed that the first DLC pack will launch this fall, but there was no release window for the second. Both DLC packs are currently in development at FromSoftware, and they are set to include new locations, bosses, enemies, weapons, and armor. The Dark Souls III season pass, which will include both of the DLC packs, is available now for $24.99.

Earlier this morning, Nintendo announced a new Animal Crossing app for mobile platforms at its investor's meeting. In a press release sent out shortly after, they expanded on the announcement with a few key details, such as its focus on gameplay and a release date in the fall. However, one mysterious detail stood out: the app is being designed in such a way that it can be "connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems."

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Earlier this morning, we reported that Nintendo will be releasing two more apps for mobile platforms based on the beloved Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises, as part of all of the reveals made at Nintendo's Investor's Meeting. Some more information on these two apps has come to light that might have fans of the two series very excited. A press release sent out by Nintendo revealed that both of these apps will be "pure games."

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Nintendo released its annual earnings report today, giving investors a run-down on the past year's financial figures and sales data while also looking ahead to plans for the future. Buried in all of the big announcements about Nintendo NX and the upcoming Zelda game, Nintendo also quietly announced some notable changes to the company's corporate structure. Specifically, Nintendo issued a notice regarding their plans to transition into a company with an Audit and Supervisory Committee and to introduce an Executive Officer System that includes new titles for Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe Presidents Reggie Fils-Aime and Satoru Shibata. Hit the jump for more!

Nintendo wrapped up the previous fiscal year on March 31st, and they recently issued an earnings release to highlight sales numbers from the past year and to discuss some of their plans for the future. As usual, Nintendo also updated their list of games slated to launch on 3DS and Wii U in 2016 and beyond. Nintendo put together a release schedule for first-party games and Nintendo-published titles, as well as a list of upcoming third-party titles.

The biggest change from the last release schedule is the news that the upcoming Zelda game for Wii U has been delayed to 2017 and will launch on both Wii U and the mysterious NX. As previously reported, Metroid Prime: Federation Force has also been delayed, and it will now launch in August or September, depending on your region. At this time, Project Giant Robot is still listed as a "TBD" title. You can check out the full schedule by clicking below.

Nintendo has just released its annual earnings report for the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2016. In addition to highlighting sales of 3DS and Wii U software for the fiscal year, Nintendo updated its life-to-date numbers for key titles. As it turns out, two 3DS games eclipsed the milestone of 10 million sales last fiscal year. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (which released in Japan back in 2012 and launched globally in 2013) sold over 1 million units last year, bringing its total sales to 10 million. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (which also launched in 2012) also moved over 1 million units last year, bringing its total to 10.25 million.

Nintendo just released its annual earnings report, highlighting sales data and financial figures for the fiscal year of April 1st, 2015 - March 31st, 2016. Nintendo reported an profit positive operating income for the second straight year (reversing a trend of three straight losses), but net profits for the year fell 61% from last year. Overall, Nintendo's earnings report shows that they now have ¥570,448 million ($5.12 billion) in cash and deposits and ¥1,021,135 million ($9.17 billion) in current assets.

The cash and deposits total is up from last year's total of ¥534,706 million, but Nintendo's current assets have declined from the ¥1,097,597 million they reported last year. Nintendo's total assets (including property, buildings, equipment, etc.) stand at ¥1,296,902 million (over $11.6 billion), which is also down from last year's total of ¥1,352,944 million. Nintendo explains this decrease of ¥56 billion as being "mainly due to a decrease in securities and inventories."

Last month, Nintendo entered the mobile market with Miitomo, a Mii-focused social app. Miitomo topped the download charts in Japan and the US at launch, and it already has over 10 million active users. According to analysts, Miitomo generates around $280,000 every week from its in-app purchases. Nintendo declined to give specifics numbers for Miitomo revenue during their recent earnings report (instead lumping mobile revenue and IP licensing into a single category), but President Tatsumi Kimishima stated that estimates making the rounds online are "not too far from reality."