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July 25, 2014

The Swapper Coming to Wii U This November WiiU

by Clay Johnson - 9:46 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Curve Studios (Twitter), Kotaku UK

Curve Studios is porting the well-received indie puzzle platformer to Nintendo’s system.

The Swapper, a highly-regarded 2D puzzle platformer created by Finland-based indie developer Facepalm games, is coming to Wii U.

Curve Studios, the developer of such titles as Fluidity and Stealth Inc. 2, is porting the game to Nintendo’s platform. Curve is also responsible for bringing the game to the PlayStation family of systems. The Swapper originally came out for PC in May 2013.

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Nintendo Download - July 24 3DSWiiU

by Bryan Rose - 12:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 6

Blast your way into this week's Download and master these fine games!

After last week's very small offering of Nintendo Download goodness, we're back in form this week with a number of titles for both systems, including a few Virtual Console titles. This week's edition of the Nintendo Download is for everyone out there who followed their radioactive pet frog down a hole in the ground and found a white tank to shoot things with.

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July 23, 2014

Nintendo Starts Allowing NFC Payment Option on Wii U in Japan WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 6:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: NCL

A new payment option finally comes to Nintendo’s home console along with a free game enticing gamers to use their NFC payment cards.

Nintendo has allowed for the use of NFC payment cards for purchases on Wii U in Japan. The cards, which are used in Japan as a means to scan for train fare or purchasing items at convenience stores, can be utilized by touching them against the NFC reader on the Wii U GamePad. Usable cards include Suica, Pasmo, Kitaca, Manaca, Toica, Icoca, Hayakaken, Nimoca and Sugoca.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Coming to Disney Infinity WiiU

by Kimberly Keller - 5:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Disney Interactive

Who wouldn’t want to rush in with a gun-wielding raccoon?

Guardians of the Galaxy will come to Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Superheroes this fall, joining The Avengers and Spider-Man Play Sets.

In this Play Set, players will explore and protect Knowhere while being pursued by Ronan the Accuser and his Sakaaran fleet after having stolen a powerful cosmic object from him. The story will be based on both the upcoming film and comic series.

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Persona Q Release Date Annouced 3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 2:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

It's Persona! On 3DS! and it is out this year! What more do you want?

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth hits retail and the 3DS eShop on November 25 in North America.

Developed by a combination of both the Persona and the Etrian Odyssey development team, Persona Q features the characters of Persona 3 and 4 in an all new story. While it shares the same type of combat as the Persona games, the Etrian Odyssey elements sink in with its first-person dungeon crawling.

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July 22, 2014

Sheik, Ruto, and Darunia are Playable in Hyrule Warriors WiiU

by Clay Johnson - 1:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Famitsu

A trio of Ocarina of Time representatives have been revealed for the game, along with the return of Golden Skulltulas.

Key Ocarina of Time cast members Sheik, Ruto, and Darunia have been confirmed by Famitsu as playable characters in the upcoming Wii U title, Hyrule Warriors.

Sheik, of course, is well-known as Zelda’s alter ego and has featured prominently in the Smash Bros. series, but these will be the first... Read more...

Tetris Ultimate Coming to the 3DS 3DS

by Kimberly Keller - 6:07 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Ubisoft

Get ready for some serious Tetrimino action.

Tetris Ultimate will come to the 3DS this fall, Ubisoft announced this week.

The game will feature six modes of gameplay: Marathon, Endless, Ultra, Sprint, Battle, Battle Ultimate and Challenge. Special power-ups, like Let it Rain and Buzz Saw, will add an additional layer of chaos to Battle Ultimate mode. Leaderboards will also be updated to showcase top players around the world as well as your friends’ best scores.

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Wii U Gets an Update and System Transfer Option WiiU

by Kimberly Keller - 3:58 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Nintendo

Plus a new way to navigate the eShop!

Nintendo has released a new update for the Wii U that allows full system transfers for the first time. The new option will be added to the System Settings menu and will enable users to transfer all software and data to a new console.

Version 5.1.0 will also allow users to navigate through the eShop using any Wii U compatible controller and adds general system stability improvements and other minor adjustments.

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July 20, 2014

Wii U Virtual Console Promotion Coming to Europe WiiU

by Daan Koopman - 11:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: NoE Twitter

Discount on NES titles if you own either NES Remix for the Wii U!

Europe will see four weeks of Virtual Console discounts on the Wii U, starting July 24th. The announcement was made via Twitter this past Saturday.

Following last week's promotion on both NES Remix entries, the Virtual Console service on Wii U will be offering various discounts on classic games.... Read more...

Nintendo's NPD Results for June 2014 Announced WiiU3DS

by Bryan Rose - 12:54 am PDT
Total comments: 5

Mario Kart, Tomodachi Life sell well in the month of June.

Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life both ranked in the top 10 this month on the NPD charts.

Tomodachi Life ranked at number 9, while Mario Kart 8 ranked highest at number 2. Call of Duty: Ghosts, which came out for the Wii U last November, continues its success at at number 8.

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