Europe gets two classics and North America gets a charging cradle. Europe wins today's news.
Metroid: Zero Mission Coming to Wii U in Europe This Week
Metroid: Zero Mission is coming out on Wii U in Europe this week alongside the Wii version of Punch-Out!! and the long-awaited release of the indie game The Fall Episode 1. Punch-Out!! will be €19.99/£17.99, The Fall launches at €9.99/£6.99, and Metroid: Zero Mission on the GBA Virtual Console will be €6.99/£6.29.
On the 3DS end, the Sega 3D Classics line kicks it into high gear with the remake of Outrun (€4.99/£4.49), and in celebration the series one releases with the exception of Sonic the Hedgehog will all be 50% off from March 12 to 19.
Our Take: “Europe's really lucky this week, especially with The Fall coming out. And if that 3D Classics sale crosses the ocean I'm buying most of them.” - Donald Theriault
"I will do terrible things to play Zero Mission on my TV. I won't, however, do the logical thing and hook up GameCube with Game Boy Player because I don't know, that seems hard and save states are cool." - Neal Ronaghan
Cube Creator 3D Enters Nintendo Certification Process
Big John Games tweeted on Friday that Cube Creator 3D has been submitted to Nintendo for lotcheck, one of the last steps before a release date can be set. Provided there's no issues with the submission, the Minecraft-inspired 3DS building game should have a release date soon. Both a list released during the Game Developer's Conference and the game's page on Nintendo's North American website show a release in the second quarter.
You can check out the demo of Cube Creator 3D on the 3DS eShop right now if you're curious.
Freedom Planet Announced for Wii U
Galaxy Trail Games revealed that their Kickstarted platformer Freedom Planet will be coming to the Wii U. The game takes many cues from the Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog games with its sense of speed and animal characters. The game's launch trailer from 2014 also promotes the ability to turn off cut scenes if you just want to get to the action. No release date has been announced for the Wii U version of what Galaxy Trail calls a “Sonic successor.”
Our Take: “I'm intrigued by how it looks and plays, but I hope to never use the cut scene kill switch.” - Donald Theriault
"If it errs on the side of 'Sonic 2' then I'm on board." - Neal Ronaghan
Nintendo of America Store Adds New 3DS XL Charging Cradles
It didn't take long for Nintendo of America to start selling the specially designed charge cradle for the New 3DS XL. The unit is now available in Nintendo's online store at a list price of $9 (plus shipping) – a full $10 less than the cost of the same cradle for the 3DS XL.
Still no word on if the small version of the New 3DS will be sold anywhere in America.
- Koei Tecmo attributes Hyrule Warriors as keeping the Dynasty Warriors brand fresh. I think a lot of us can agree with that.