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September 30, 2014

Lack of Circle Pad Pro Support for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explained by Director 3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 12:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: NeoGAF

Sakurai speaks the words you did not want to hear.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS does not support the Circle Pad Pro due to hardware constraints, specifically, the amount of processing power the add-on requires.

Smash Bros. and Kid Icarus: Uprising director Masahiro Sakurai explained the problem in a recent issue of Famitsu magazine: "Supporting the... Read more...

Tetris Movie in the Works

by Bryan Rose - 11:51 am PDT
Total comments: 7

A live action film, no less.

Threshold Entertainment announced today that video game classic Tetris will be making it's way to the big screen.

Partnering with The Tetris Company, Threshold is set to turn the puzzle series into a live action, sci-fi epic.

"Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved... Read more...

Japanese Version of Super Mario Bros. 2 Was Nearly a Nintendo Power Giveaway WiiUWii

by Scott Thompson - 10:25 am PDT
Total comments: 5

New details emerge about the strange history of Super Mario Bros. 2.

The notoriously difficult Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2 nearly came to North America as a giveaway to Nintendo Power subscribers.

In his book, “Super Mario Bros. 2”, author Jon Irwin chronicles the sequence of events that led to the creation of two very different versions of Super... Read more...

Hyrule Warriors' First DLC Pack Adds An Entire New Adventure Map and Scenario

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:10 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NeoGAF

Fight as Epona, wage war as Cia, and play through a harder Master Quest.

Specific details about the first paid DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors have surfaced in Japan, showing off the upcoming pack's new adventure map, scenario, weapon, and more.

The new adventure map presents another version of the classic Legend of Zelda map with new challenges. Dubbed the Master Quest... Read more...

Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Released

by Bryan Rose - 1:44 am PDT
Total comments: 11

All you need to know is...folders!

The latest update to the Wii U brings the inclusion of folders, among other interface changes.

The design and layout of the HOME Menu has been updated. Folders can now be created in the Wii U Menu to hold and organize software icons. A Download Management icon has also been added to the Wii U Menu.

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September 29, 2014

No Booth for Nintendo at New York Comic Con 2014 3DSWiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 5:19 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

There will be a Smash Bros. 3DS tournament at Nintendo World Store in New York City that weekend, though.

Nintendo of America will not have a booth at New York Comic Con, a company representative confirmed to us today.

In lieu of their appearance at the event, which runs from October 9 to October 12, the company will be hosting a Super Smash Bros. 3DS tournament at Nintendo World Store in New York... Read more...

Rive Confirmed for Wii U eShop Release Switch

by Clay Johnson - 12:20 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Two Tribes

Two Tribes' 2D shooter / platformer will come to Nintendo hardware after all.

Two Tribes has confirmed that its "metal wrecking, robot hacking shooter" Rive will be available to Wii U owners via the eShop.

When the game was announced back in July, a Wii U version was considered a "definite possibility," but developer Two Tribes remained noncommittal on the issue. Now, after... Read more...

Epona Announced for Master Quest DLC Pack WiiU

by Becky Hollada - 12:20 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NeoGAF

The dynamic duo will ride again.

On October 16, Epona will be appearing in Hyrule Warriors as part of the Master Quest DLC pack. Eiji Aonuma announced via Miiverse that Link's loyal steed would be in the new Dynasty Warriors/Legend of Zelda crossover as a weapon that can pair up with Link to decimate hordes of enemies.

It was... Read more...

September 28, 2014

Image for Super Smash Bros. Wii U Bundle Appears on Amazon WiiU

by Daan Koopman - 8:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Amazon

With a special box logo for the Amiibo figurines to boot.

An image of a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U bundle appeared on Amazon last week.

The picture shows the previously announced package of the game, a GameCube controller and the special GameCube Controller Adapter. It also boasts a special Amiibo logo in the upper right corner, which might indicate how costumers will recognize figurine-supported games.

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Release Date Changes WiiU

by Bryan Rose - 8:44 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Twitter

The Wii U version will now be released one week earlier.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U has been slotted for November 11, as reported by the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter.

There was no reason given for the early launch, but speculation seems to be that the announcement of Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which was recently also given the 11/18 release date, might have spurred Sonic Boom's new date.

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September 26, 2014

Two Castlevania Games Heading to Virtual Console in October WiiU

by Bryan Rose - 9:59 am PDT
Discuss in talkback!

Just in time for Halloween!

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, as well as Castlevania: Dracula X will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console in October.

Nintendo's press release for this weeks downloads indicated the new releases. Dracula X will be released on October 2, while Circle of the Moon will be out October 9.

Dracula... Read more...

Nintendo Download - September 25 3DSGBAWiiU

by Bryan Rose - 9:55 am PDT
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Hyrule Warriors slashes its way onto the Download!

Not the biggest week in Download history, but there is one game making the rounds that a lot of people are talking about: Hyrule Warriors! And while any Zelda game is going to be big news, Mario Golf: Advance Tour is also making its way to the Wii U. While not as high profile as a new Zelda game,... Read more...

September 25, 2014

Transparent Red and Blue 2DS Systems Heading to Europe 3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 3:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Press Release

The bundles are also coming with a game many will be poké-ing into.

The 2DS is getting the transparent treatment with two new 2DS designs; Transparent Red and Transparent Blue.

The consoles themselves are due out November 7, while bundles with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are coming November 28. The 2DS units themselves will retail for £89.99 while the bundles will be £114.99. Worth noting, the games are digital copies on a 4 GB SD card included, they are not cartridge copies.

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2014 Club Nintendo Japan Rewards Announced 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 1:24 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: NCL

Check out the latest swag that is coming to Japanese Nintendo fans!

Club Nintendo Picross Plus and a special Japanese Mario-themed calendar are going to be rewarded to Platinum Club Nintendo members in Japan.

Club Nintendo Picross Plus features over 100 new puzzles based on characters from such franchises as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. The game will be a 164 block download and available only to Platinum Club Nintendo members.

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September 24, 2014

New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL Out November 21 in Australia and New Zealand 3DS

by Clay Johnson - 8:04 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Direct Australia

The big news came via the first Nintendo Direct Australia.

The recently unveiled New 3DS and New 3DS XL models are set for release in Australia and New Zealand on November 21, as revealed in a surprise Nintendo Direct tailored just for fans in those territories.

The Direct details the same enhancements touted when the New 3DS line was introduced for Japanese... Read more...

September 22, 2014

Rumor: Super Smash Bros. Wii U Due Out on November 21?

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: NeoGAF, Twitter, Joystiq

Reports suggest that Nintendo's marquee Wii U game will launch on the Friday before Thanksgiving.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is very likely set to come out on November 21 in North America and Europe, according to a variety of reports, including our own retail sources.

Aside from the November 21 date being the same Friday before Thanksgiving day that Nintendo of America launched Super Mario... Read more...

September 21, 2014

Animal Crossing Felyne Costumes Coming to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 12:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Capcom Unity

It will change up their voices too!

Animal Crossing costumes for your Felyne companions will be coming to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. This was announced during Tokyo Game Show 2014 and detailed on Capcom's Unity blog.

Your Felynes will be able to transform into Isaballe (clipboard included) and Mr. Resetti. These costumes will fully... Read more...

KORG DSN-12 Coming September 25 to Europe, NA Shortly After 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 12:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Facebook

Developer Detune apologizes for a short delay on their part.

The next entry in Detune's music creation software, known as KORG DSN-12, will release in Europe on September 25th. This information was released on the facebook page for the software.

KORG DSN-12 allows for easy song creation through the means of various tools and synthesizers. Detune promises... Read more...

Nintendo Download- September 18 3DSWiiU

by Bryan Rose - 12:45 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

Final Fantasy, Cooking Mama and more this week!

This week on the Download, things heat up as the weather cools down! At least in some areas, anyway - it’s still well over 100 degrees in California. Oh well! In terms of releases this week, Cooking Mama is back in town, Legend of the River King 2 and Wild Guns are out on VC, and there’s even... Read more...

September 18, 2014

Majora's Mask, More Twilight Princess Characters Coming to Hyrule Warriors as DLC Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:07 am PDT
Total comments: 17

Five packs will hit over the next few months bringing new characters, weapons, stages, and adventure maps.

Five DLC packs are coming to Hyrule Warriors in the coming months, adding new characters, weapons, stages, and much more.

The first pack, which is free, comes to Japan on September 30 and North America and Europe on October 16. It includes the three Hyrule Warriors villains (Cia, Volga, and Wizzro)... Read more...

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