February 28, 2013

Treasurenauts Is Renegade Kid's New Game WiiU3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 4:00 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source:, Siliconera

X marks the spot. It's there you can find Treasurenauts.

Renegade Kid, the developer behind Mutant Mudds, is developing a game titled Treasurenauts.

Nothing is known about the game. This name was discovered by Siliconera through a trademark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

In the meantime, Renegade Kid is releasing ATV Wild Ride 3D on the 3DS eShop March 7, while Mutant Mudds Deluxe for Wii U comes out Q2 of this year.


Japan's eShop Requires Publishers Be Owned by Japanese Majority WiiU

by Tyler Ohlew - 10:36 am PST
Total comments: 30 Source:, Siliconera

Find out what's preventing your favourite eShop games from making their way to Japan.

NCL requires publishers of 3DS and Wii U eShop titles to be majority owned by Japanese stockholders.

The news comes from Siliconera's report of Nano Assault Neo being published in Japan by Arc System Works (the studio behind the BlazBlu and Guilty Gear series).

This regulation means many independent studios must find publishing deals with Japanese studios to put their game on that country's eShop.


Wii U Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Patch to Add Off-TV Play, Cross-Region Online Multiplayer WiiU

by J.P. Corbran - 10:13 am PST
Total comments: 13

These additions, plus free downloadable quests, coming in April.

The Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will receive a patch in April that adds Off-TV play and cross-region online multiplayer to the game. The game, originally announced to be region-locked in multiplayer, will now allow players in Europe and North America to hunt together.

Capcom also...

The Amazing Spider-Man Not Releasing in Australia WiiU

by Nicholas Bray - 10:09 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source:

Spidey's senses were signalling to steer clear of an Australian release.

The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition will not be releasing in Australia, however the game will still be released in Europe.

The Ultimate Edition of the game includes the original game plus the DLC that was released for the title. 

This news makes it the third title from publisher Activision to not see release in Australia, the other two titles being 007 Legends and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.


Nintendo Downloads - February 28, 2013 3DSWiiDSWiiU

by Tyler Ohlew - 8:25 am PST
Total comments: 6

Bit.Trip Presents...Downloads2: Mirror Fate of Retro Rampaging.

Pretty big turnout for this Downloads party I'm throwing. Coaster Creator 3D is over there in the corner, chatting it up and NOT using a coaster on my new oak table! You'd THINK he'd know better. Easter Eggztravaganza and Mahjong Mysteries - Ancient Athena were unexpected guests, but they're welcome... Read more...

ATV Wild Ride 3D Hitting the 3DS eShop March 5 3DS

by Tyler Ohlew - 7:27 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Renegade Kid sure loves its mud.

The 3DS eShop gets its quad on next week, as Renegade Kid's ATV Wild Ride 3D has been dated for March 5. The arcade styled racer will arrive in North America with a price tag of $7.99.

Originally released as a retail game for the DS, ATV Wild Ride 3D is a remake for the 3DS eShop. The game packs... Read more...

February 27, 2013

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Update Now Available WiiU

by Curtis Bonds - 5:22 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Adds new costumes and new Ninja Trials

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge now has new content available, in the form of new costumes and online Ninja Trials.

Once downloaded, the title screen will display that the version of the game is now "v1.30," and then give you a notice that new costumes for Ryu, Momiji, and Kasumi are now  available,... Read more...

Canadians Snap Up 35,700 Wii Minis Since Launch Wii

by Tyler Ohlew - 8:57 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo of Canada

Will Wii Mini become the next Canadian staple? Move over, Alanis Morissette! 

From its launch through to January 31st, the Wii Mini has sold 35,700 units across Canada, according to the NPD Group.

When asked of Nintendo of Canada's opinion regarding the reception, Ryan stated that the "Canadian market has reacted positively to the great value the system has to offer, and we are seeing this reflected in the sales numbers."


The 3DS Gets Two New Colors in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 7:33 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source:, NCL

Gamers can almost complete a 3DS rainbow with Nintendo's new colors.

Two new colors will be added to the Nintendo 3DS lineup in Japan. Starting March 20, Nintendo will begin selling Light Blue and Gloss Pink colored 3DS units. Each unit comes with a 4GB SDHC memory card and retail for 15,000 yen each. 

These two colors will bring the total number of standard... Read more...

Resident Evil: Revelations, Tetris: Axis Coming to the 3DS eShop in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 4:59 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source:, NCL

Add some more third party titles to the digital pile. 

Tetris: Axis and Resident Evil: Revelations are coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan. 

Tetris: Axis, simply titled Tetris in Japan is being published by Namco Bandai, and is set to release on February 28 for a slightly discounted price of 3,400 yen (the physical version runs 3,990 yen).


February 26, 2013

Wii Mini Officially Confirmed for European Release Wii

by Daan Koopman - 2:53 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: (Nintendo of Europe)

Also, new titles in the Nintendo Selects line-up.

Nintendo of Europe has announced that the Wii Mini will be available all across Europe next month. 

Most countries such as the United Kingdom and the Benelux area will get the system on March 22, while Germany will kick it all off on March 15. As pricing details are up to retailers, the cost of the unit is still up for debate.


LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Coming to Wii U, GamePad Exclusive Features WiiU

by Tyler Ohlew - 12:17 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Last years LEGO title rebuilt for Wii U, brick by brick.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will be brought to the Wii U this Spring, announced Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

New to the Wii U version is the ability to play offline co-op without the split-screen presentation found in last June's versions; one player can use the TV while the other... Read more...

February 25, 2013

Australian Release Dates Announced for High-Profile Nintendo 3DS Titles 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 6:14 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Check out the newly confirmed dates for Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and Animal Crossing.

Nintendo Australia has announced release dates for several high-profile games for the Nintendo 3DS.

The games Nintendo has given dates to include Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, which is coming out on March 28, Fire Emblem Awakening will be coming on April 20, the new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is arriving on May 18, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be available on June 15.


NWR Wii U Community Night Tomorrow Night Site NewsWiiU

by J.P. Corbran - 2:45 pm PST
Total comments: 12

Come play Wii U games with NWR staff and readers!

Nintendo World Report is having a Wii U community event tomorrow night, February 26, where our staff and readers can get together and play online. 

The action starts at 7 p.m. Eastern (that's 4 p.m. Pacific and Midnight UTC), so pick your favorite Wii U online game and get in the chat to find people to play with!


Nintendo Grants JAKKS Pacific Consumer Product Rights

by Zack Kaplan - 10:53 am PST
Total comments: 12 Source:, Business Wire

Merchandising, merchandising - that is where the real money from games are made.

JAKKS Pacific will be marketing and distributing  lines of Nintendo toys and costumes under JAKKS Pacific sub-division, Disguise, Inc.

Toys and costumes will come from multiple Nintendo franchise including Mario, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda. Jack McGrath, COO of JAKKS... Read more...

February 24, 2013

Mighty Switch Force 2 Announced for 3DS 3DS

by Rory Cocker - 4:31 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Destructoid),

The quirky action platformer series makes its way forward.

A sequel to 2011’s Mighty Switch Force is in development for Nintendo 3DS.

Mighty Switch Force 2 will see the return of protagonist Patricia Wagon and will again feature music composed by Jake Kaufman. The development team is aiming for a release in either Q1 or Q2.

WayForward director Austin Ivansmith announced the game during a Destructoid podcast. The developer later confirmed the reveal on their Twitter page.


Rumor: Wii Mini Coming to Europe RumorWii

by Zack Kaplan - 6:32 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source:, Nintendo Official Site

The Wii may still have some life left in Europe. 

The Wii Mini may be coming to Europe.

The Wii Mini has been discovered under the Wii tab on multiple European versions of Nintendo's official site. However, it could be a mistake; after clicking on the link, users are greeted by an error page.

So far, the Wii Mini has been exclusive to Canada.


February 22, 2013

Emergency Maintenance Scheduled Next Week for Pokemon, Ninja Gaiden 3, and Warriors Orochi  WiiUDS

by Curtis Bonds - 12:40 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source:, Nintendo

Expect service interruptions on February 25 and 26. 

Nintendo has stated on its Network Status page that "emergency maintenance" is scheduled Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26 for the online portions of Pokémon Black and White (both the originals and sequels), Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, and Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper. Nintendo has not specifically discussed what needs fixing, but expect intermittent issues with playing any of these games online on February 25 and 26.


Cars Revealed as the Fourth Disney Infinity Playset 3DSWiiUWii

by Zack Kaplan - 12:27 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

How many Pixar franchises can fit in one game? 

Cars was revealed as the fourth playset in Disney Infinity.

Following The Incredibles, Monsters University, and Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars will let players play in the world of Radiator Springs as Lightning Mcqueen, Mater, Holley Shiftwell, and Francesco Bernoulli.

The Cars...

Black Ops II Double XP Weekend Starts Today WiiU

by Rory Cocker - 11:28 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Twitter),

Get twice as many points for shooting people in the face.

A double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops II is happening right now.

The weekend promotion runs from Friday to Monday, and is available to players on Wii U, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

To participate, simply hop online between February 22 and February 25, and you’ll automatically earn double the experience points for every headshot, frag kill, and flag capture you can rack up.



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