April 19, 2014

Nintendo Hosting Worldwide Mario Golf Tournament 3DS

by Aaron Brown - 6:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release, Nintendo

Get your practice swings in.

Nintendo is hosting regional and worldwide tournaments in Mario Golf: World tour, starting May 22.

The tournament is in collaboration with golf gear manufacturer Callaway, and participants will receive in-game, stat-enhancing Callaway Golf items, such as clubs and balls. Aside from the Callaway... Read more...

April 18, 2014

Diancie Pokémon Event Detailed for Japan 3DS

by Bryan Rose - 11:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Serebii

One step closer to catching them all.

The legendary Pokémon Diancie will be distributed in movie theaters across Japan.

Otherwise unobtainable in the Pokémon X and Y games, Diancie will be distributed in theaters for the newest Pokémon movie, Diancie & the Cocoon of Destruction. The Pokémon is level 50 and knows the moves Diamond Storm, Reflect, Moonblast and Return, and will also be holding a Normal Gem item.


Ubisoft Partners with Cirque du Soleil for Child of Light WiiU

by Kimberly Keller and Bryan Rose - 11:15 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Ubisoft YouTube Channel

Canadian songwriter Cœur de Pirate ties it all together with an enchanting score.

Ubisoft has partnered with Cirque du Soleil for the upcoming release, Child of Light.

Ubisoft released a behind-the-scenes video detailing their partnership with Cirque du Soleil, as well as songwriter Cœur de Pirate. Their aim is to develop the game "into a well-rounded work of art". Creative... Read more...

April 17, 2014

Nintendo Downloads - April 17, 2014 3DSWiiU

by Bryan Rose - 10:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 4

Yes, Super Mario Bros. 3 is finally out!

This week's focus seems to be squarely on Virtual Console releases. After months of being mum on the subject, April seems to be the month that a bunch of major games are making their Wii U and Nintendo 3DS debuts. For example, there's a little art house title called Super Mario Bros. 3 making it's solemn, low key debut this week. There's also a batch of new Game Boy Advance games coming out today as well. Check out the titles below!


Machete Brawl Coming to Wii U This Year WiiU

by Aaron Brown - 2:52 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Everything

Using carrot guns to win a carrot trophy only makes sense.

Machete Brawl, the follow-up to q-bit's Machete, is expected to release later this year on the Wii U.

The game is about an islander family who sets up a rather interesting tournament. The prize? A Mighty Golden Carrot Trophy! Players will fight their way to the golden carrot through a variety of stages, with different weapons and bonuses included throughout. The game will also support up to 5 players for some fact-paced multiplayer action.


Famicom Remix 1, 2 Discount Sale Coming to eShop in Japan WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 2:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: NCL

Own Famicom Remix? You can get a discount on the sequel!

Gamers in Japan who own Famicom Remix on Wii U will be able to receive a discount from 1,543 yen to 1,300 yen for Famicom Remix 2 on the eShop between April 24 and April 30.

The sale works the other way around, too. For gamers that purchase Famicom Remix 2 in during the campaign and do not yet have a copy of Famicom Remix, they can then purchase the original game for 1,300 yen. The sale is currently exclusive to the Wii U eShop in Japan.


April 16, 2014

New DrinkBox Game Announced, May Be Coming to Wii U, 3DS WiiU3DS

by Aaron Brown - 8:05 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Destructoid

Slice 'em and dice 'em.

DrinkBox Studios has announced their next game, Severed.

A non-linear action-fantasy with a warrior heroine, it's explained as a cross between Mega Man, Infinity Blade, and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out. The game seems to rely on a couple of core features, including world exploration and a control scheme reliant gesture-based inputs. For example, swiping will perform both magical spells and physical attacks.


BurgerTime World Tour Leaving Wii Shop Wii

by Aaron Brown - 7:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Expiring licenses means no more Peter Pepper.

BurgerTime World Tour, the WiiWare sequel to the classic game, will soon be removed from the Wii Shop Channel due to expiring licensing agreements, according to publisher MonkeyPaw Games.

Unlike other versions of the game, World Tour will not be discounted on the Wii. The publisher stated that owners of World Tour "should still" be able to download the game even after it is removed from the shop.


Secure Axcess Sues Nintendo for Patent Infringement WiiU

by Aaron Brown - 6:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: The Southeast Texas Record

Yup, again.

Both Nintendo Co. Ltd. and Nintendo of America, Inc., along with a slew of other companies, are being accused of patent infringement by Secure Axcess, LLC,

The patent in question was issued February 18, 2003, and is for "a computer providing multiple display capability where one display presents the current document and another display may show a true display of a previously opened document."


Campaign for Free Game with Purchase of 3DS XL Starting Soon in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 6:50 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NCL

Buy a new 3DS XL, get a voucher for a free game!

Nintendo is set to start a new campaign on April 26 in Japan that will give purchasers of new Nintendo 3DS XL units a voucher for a free game. The campaign, roughly translated as the Nintendo 3DS XL Monthly Recommended Software Campaign, gives new 3DS XL owners the choice of two games to download... Read more...

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