April 24, 2015

PSA: Smash Bros Update For Mewtwo Fixes Now Live 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:59 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Smash Bros

Both systems should be able to go psychic now

Updates for both Super Smash Bros 3DS and Wii U have been dispatched to fix the Mewtwo glitches.

The update, which is required to go online and will perform the usual breaking of replays, fixes an issue where accessing any mode that involved the Global Smash Power score with Mewtwo would cause an overflow that would bar the user from going online.


Xenoblade Chronicles X Stream Recap WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:01 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Heavy on the details, light on the dates.

The Xenoblade Chronicles X video and stream had plenty of gameplay detail, but the only release date committed to was still 2015.

The video showed off the opening of the game with your ship known as The White Whale crashing into a planet, and showed the game’s five known continents. Enemies will... Read more...

April 23, 2015

Nintendo Downloads - April 23, 2015 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 7:11 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The two Wii U games combined for a total NWR score of 11.5 on their first review.

An interesting week on the Nintendo download front, even if all of the attention's going to the 2nd DLC for Mario Kart 8. You can celebrate the release by grabbing the portable classic Mario Kart DS, with its never-repeated Mission Mode and the joys of cart customization... or you can torture yourself with Suspension Railroad Simulator.


Nintendo of America Announces Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:52 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Mechs! Monsters! Treehouse! Exclamation points!

Nintendo of America has sent a PR email confirming a presentation will air on the Nintendo Direct page April 24 regarding Xenoblade Chronicles X.

The presentation will air at 11am PDT/2pm EDT, and will be followed by a Treehouse Live presentation. There are no details as to what the video will contain aside from being in English only. Keep it locked to Nintendo World Report for all the details and analysis you need.


Mario Kart 8 Update, 2nd DLC Pack Now Live WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 3:36 am PDT
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May your downloads hit at 200cc

The green flag has dropped on the second Mario Kart 8 DLC pack.

An update to version 4.0 is available in all territories that is required to download the pack. The DLC includes three new racers (Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser), two new cups worth of tracks and other bonuses such as support for more Mii suits by Amiibo and new Miiverse stamps.


April 21, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: Extra-Stable Bundles WiiU3DS

by - 5:02 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo, TicToc Games

New console boxes, new firmware and new release dates in today’s Nintendo news.

A lot of news in the last few days is headlined by a new Wii U bundle.

Splatoon Wii U Bundles Announced

Nintendo has announced hardware bundles for both North America and Europe that will include Splatoon. The NA bundle will be $299.99/$329.99 MSRP and will include a Deluxe Wii U, a download code for Splatoon and a preinstalled copy of NintendoLand. In the US, the bundle will be a Best Buy exclusive.


April 16, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: Nintendo Sales Panic WiiU3DS

by - 5:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo, Atlus

Mewtwo caused some issues, and we know how to keep your drive spinning.

Today in Nintendo news, we’ve got March sales figures for the US, and some Wii U technical news.

March NPD Sales Figures Released: 3DS and Wii U Up From 2014, Mario Party Well Attended

NPD released the US retail sales for March, and in a down month for hardware compared to 2014 both the 3DS and Wii U showed gains.


Nintendo Downloads - April 16, 2015 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:50 am PDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Nintendo PR

The original bafmadad collector itself comes around for one more spin.

So it's finally here / Downloading for you

If you got 10 bucks / You can grab it too

But when you start to play / You'll really want to snap

As you find fifty million / Pieces of crap

DK / Donkey Kong

DK / 64 is here

...yes, the long-awaited (for some reason) Donkey Kong 64 headlines the week in downloads for North America, while 3DS owners get to go fishing, beat up zombies with Wii Remotes, and... make note of birthdays.


April 15, 2015

Capcom Bringing Back Mega May Promotion GBAWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 1:04 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Capcom Unity

And YOU get to decide which Mega GBA game leads off.

After the success of last year’s Mega May promotion on the 3DS, Capcom is bringing it back around with four GBA games up for the Wii U Virtual Console.

A poll is open at Capcom Unity to determine which of the following games will release on May 7:

Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Blue/White) Mega Man Battle Network 4 (Red Sun/Blue Moon) Mega Man and Bass Mega Man Zero 2

The other three games will release each Thursday in May.


Smash Bros Updates Now Live, Club Nintendo Mewtwo Codes Being Distributed 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 3:38 am PDT
Total comments: 16

"We have failed to curb its violent tendencies..."

Updates for both versions of Smash Bros are now live.

The update, which brings both the 3DS and Wii U versions to version 1.0.6, adds sharing of Mii fighters, stages and snapshots, nebulous balance changes, and support for downloadable content. Mewtwo codes have been distributed in most regions... Read more...

April 14, 2015

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Revealed WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

From the majesty of Big Blue to the terror of Baby Park, it's all right here!

Nintendo has posted videos to their Japanese Youtube account showing the full content of the DLC releasing on April 23.

In addition to the previously known three characters, the trailer shows the two new cart and bike designs, as well as the eight courses that will be available.

The new courses are:


Nintendo Newsletter: Shovel Knight Digging Through To Store Shelves? WiiU3DS

by - 4:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Best Buy, @MonsterHunter, Project CARS

In a big Nintendo Newsletter, you might see the misadventures of Butt Butt at your local retailer.

We’ve already had major Wii U and 3DS announcements today, but there’s still more news to come in today's Nintendo Newsletter.

Shovel Knight Getting A Retail Release?

Best Buy has added listings for a 3DS retail release for Shovel Knight.

The site lists September 15 as the release date... Read more...

Sega Unveils New 3D Classics

by Jared Rosenberg - 11:59 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Sega Blog

Sega is bringing a slew of Sega Genesis classics to the Nintendo 3DS later this Summer.

Sega will continue it’s line of 3D Classics this Summer with three Sega Genesis favorites, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, and Gunstar Heroes.

In addition to stereoscopic graphics, Sega promises each of the games will include new modes and features. In the first wave of 3D Classics, new features included the ability to spin dash in the original Sonic the Hedgehog and a Super Dolphin Mode in Ecco the Dolphin.


Activision Announces Guitar Hero Live for Wii U WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:16 am PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Activision

Bring on the groupies and prepare to rock the night away once more.

After a five-year hiatus, Guitar Hero will make its return this fall and the Wii U will get to jam along.

Guitar Hero Live will launch this fall for $99.99 with a new guitar that has two rows of buttons in black and white instead of the traditional five-button setup. Unfortunately, this new controller... Read more...

April 13, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: New 3DS's Show of Unity 3DSWiiUWii

by - 5:01 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Mark MacDonald, Capcom, BandaiNamco

Plus a couple of RPG announcements and some unexpected sales figures.

Today in the Nintendo news, the New 3DS could have a lot of exclusives headed its way.

New Nintendo 3DS Gaining Unity Support

At an indie game conference in Japan, the Unity game development engine announced support for the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DSXL.

The engine, already in use on the Wii U,... Read more...

April 10, 2015

Nintendo Newsletter: Dolls and Guys 3DSWiiU

by - 4:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo, NIS America, Activision

Plus some on sale information and an update that at the very least helps a launch game.

More Xenoblade Chronicles X details and some 3rd party Wii U news in the last Nintendo Newsletter of the working week. Are YOU feeling it?

Xenoblade Chronicles X Shows off Mechs and Multiplayer

With just a few weeks to go before the game’s Japanese launch, a video was shown earlier today showing off the game’s Doll designs and the ability to have clans of up to 32 people.


April 9, 2015

Spring Sale on Nintendo eShop for North America

by Donald Theriault - 9:44 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo

Pikmin 3, Kirby and Tomadachi Life headline a large game sale

Nintendo has revealed the list of games that will be 30% off on the North American eShop from April 9 through the 20th.

The games are:

Wii U

Pikmin 3 ($41.99 from $59.99) Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker ($27.99 from $39.99) Chariot ($10.49 from $14.99) Sportsball ($7.00 from $9.99) CastleStorm... Read more...

LEGO Dimensions Announced For Wii U WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 8:42 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Warner Brothers

Some assembly required for your third portal.

WB Games has announced their entry into the toys-to-life genre with LEGO Dimensions.

Releasing on Wii U on September 27 for the US and 29th for Europe, the game will use characters from The LEGO Movie, Batman, Lord of the Rings and even The Wizard of Oz in an open world adventure title. The starter... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - April 9, 2015 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:30 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Space. Space. Space. Gotta go to space. Please, space.

There's a couple of giant games coming to the various eShops this week for North America. On the 3DS side, New 3DSXL owners will get the first New 3DS-only game, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D - and given the delay North Americans had to endure for Xenoblade on Wii, eight days seems almost instantaneous. Just have that extra-capacity memory card handy, because 3.7GB/28,000+ blocks won't fit on the default memory card.


April 8, 2015

Europe To Hold International Streetpass Week 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 7:15 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Europe

Complete global Satoruation couldn’t come at a better time for StreetPass game owners.

To commemorate the launch of the new StreetPass games, Europe is having a giant StreetPass party.

From 16 April – 27 April, every Nintendo Zone in Europe will be scrambled to produce Miis from all over the world, and StreetPass communities in Europe will be holding special events to coincide with the launch of StreetPass Zombies, StreetPass Fishing and the VIP room.

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