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November 30, 2012

Trine 2: Director's Cut Delayed in Australia WiiU

by Nicholas Bray - 5:39 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/3258232/trine-2...

The game has missed the Australian launch, but it won't be too far behind.

Trine 2: Directors Cut is absent from the Wii U Australian eShop.

The developer of the game, Frozenbyte, did not submit Trine 2 to the Australian Classification Board in time for launch. The developer takes full responsibility for this unfortunate situation.

The game is expected to release in mid-December with the 20 percent launch discount still applying. The full price for the game will be $19.99, and $15.99 with the discount applied.


New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU Top Wii U eShop Downloads WiiU

by Patrick Barnett - 5:35 pm EST
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo eShop

Trine 2: Directors Cut shows up in spot number three.

A list of the 20 most popular Wii U eShop games to date has been released on the Wii U's eShop.

New Super Mario Bros. U came out on top, with ZombiU right behind. Two indie games, Trine 2 and Nano Assault Neo, came in at third and fourth place, respectively. Of the five indie titles released on launch day, Chasing Aurora was the only one that did not make the top 10. Check out the entire list below.


Amazon, GameStop Show Delay for Sonic Racing on 3DS 3DSWiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 11:11 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Amazon, GameStop, http://www.amazon.com/All-Stars-Racing-Transformed..., http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/games/sonic-a...

For a hedgehog so fast, his games come out so slow.

Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed may have been delayed for the 3DS again.

According to both Amazon and GameStop, the Sega mascot racing title will arrive for the 3DS on February 12, 2013. Sega has not confirmed this delay, nor has any reason been given for it.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is available now for the Wii U via retail or on the eShop.


3DS eShop Outs Ninja Gaiden's Release Date WiiU3DSDS

by Tyler Ohlew - 9:02 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: (3DS eShop)

How do you lure a ninja out of hiding? Release it on the 3DS Virtual Console, I guess.

Ninja Gaiden for the 3DS Virtual Console will be available for purchase on December 6. The title, originally released for the NES in 1989, carries a price tag of $4.99. It was originally scheduled to arrive on the 3DS on November 8 according to an October press release.

Ninja Gaiden is known for its difficulty and early use of cinematics. Players control Ryu Hayabusa, and attempt to stop a madman's attempt to destroy the world.


Trine 2 Update, Demo Planned for December WiiU

by Tyler Ohlew - 9:02 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: NeoGAF, http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4491614...

Get your Trine on, better than ever before.

In mid to late December, Trine 2: Director's Cut for the Wii U will receive an update that brings voice chat, support for the Wii U Pro Controller, new languages, "additional vividness to the graphics", and other minor fixes. The game's developer, Frozenbyte, aims to release a demo in December as well.


November 29, 2012

Release Date for Level-5's Crimson Shroud Comes Into Focus Wii3DS

by Tyler Ohlew - 11:20 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: (Press Release)

Yasumi Matsuno's latest work will make it to eShop before the year's end.

Crimson Shroud, the third game in Level-5's Black Box series on the 3DS eShop, will be available in North America and Europe on December 13, according to publisher Level-5 International America. The price has not been announced.

Designed by Yasumi Matsuno, Crimson Shroud places you in the role of... Read more...

3DS XL Mario Kart 7 Bundle Coming Dec. 7  3DS

by Tyler Ohlew - 11:13 am EST
Total comments: 11 Source: Press Release

Drive, fly, and swim your way to savings.

A 3DS XL bundle containing the handheld and Mario Kart 7 will be sold at retail for $199.99 come December 7.

The bundle includes a blue/black 3DS XL, and Mario Kart 7 pre-installed on the handheld's 4GB SD card.

Separately, the system alone costs $199.99, with Mario Kart 7 selling for $39.99 in retail and the eShop.


Nintendo Download - November 29, 2012 3DSDS

by Tyler Ohlew - 7:34 am EST
Total comments: 3

Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away...

Hope you got your stylus at the ready, folks, because this is a DS family exclusive week. On the eShop we've got Yoot Saito's Aero Porter and the NES version of Pac-Man. DSiWare has Invasion of the Alien Blobs! as well as Bloons TD 4. Sorry Wii U owners, all you get is a reminder that YouTube... Read more...

November 28, 2012

Mutant Mudds Deluxe Arriving on Wii U in Q1 2013 WiiU

by Andy Goergen - 11:07 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: Twitter, https://twitter.com/JoolsWatsham/status/2738627971...

The next 3DS-to-Wii U eShop port is coming early next year and might use Miiverse.

Mutant Mudds Deluxe will release on the Wii U eShop in the first quarter of 2013, according to Renegade Kid Co-Founder Jools Watsham.

In addition, the Wii U version of the game will feature "even more" content exclusive to the platform. Recently, the 3DS version of the game was updated with new levels that were developed for the PC version of the game. Those levels should also be included with the Wii U version.


Australian Wii U Midnight Launch Locations Detailed WiiU

by Nicholas Bray - 5:16 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Check out the huge list of midnight launch locations!

Wii U midnight launches are happening all around Australia, get ready to rejoice! As the clock ticks ever closer to midnight on Thursday November 29, the tension will build and fun will take off as Aussie gamers anxiously await the launch of Nintendo's new home console.

Nintendo Australia has announced...

Club Nintendo Gold Nunchuk Sells Out Again, Will Return

by Justin Berube - 4:03 am EST
Total comments: 6 Source: (Nintendo of America Twitter), http://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/27358626...

Nintendo says it will be back after the New Year.

The Club Nintendo Gold Wii Nunchuk reward has sold out for the second time, however Nintendo has revealed via Twitter that it will return after the New Year.

The Gold Wii Nunchuk accessory was first released as a North American Club Nintendo reward last August, but quickly sold out. It was recently added for a second time just yesterday and once again it sold out.


Dark Horse to Release Hyrule Historia Limited Edition

by Justin Berube - 12:02 am EST
Total comments: 17 Source: (Dark Horse), http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/23-043/The-Legend-o...

Hardcore Zelda fans will want one of the 4,000 copies produced.

Dark Horse will be releasing a Limited Edition translated version of Hyrule Historia. The Limited Edition version of the book includes a faux-leather hardcover with a debossed Gate of Time logo on the front, and will have gold gilded pages. This version of Hyrule Historia will be limited to 4,000 pieces and costs $69.99.


November 27, 2012

Golden Classics Level Pack for NSMB2 Released in Japan 3DS

by Andrew Brown - 6:25 am EST
Total comments: 13

Update: Now coming to North America too!

Relive some retro level dreams in Coin Rush for free!

To celebrate the global tally total of over 300 billion coins, Nintendo has released a special Golden Classics Course Pack for New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan.

The pack will feature rearranged levels from Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. (levels 1-1, 1-2 and 1-4) and Super Mario Bros. 3 (1-1 and 1-5), with new features and secrets to fit in with the Coin Rush theme.


Wii Mini Exclusive to Canada, Lacks Internet, GameCube Functionality Wii

by Tyler Ohlew - 5:50 am EST
Total comments: 73 Source: http://www.nintendo.com/wiimini?country=CA&lan...

Canada: home of poutine, three NWR staffers, and now the Wii Mini.

The Wii Mini will be exclusive to Canadians this holiday season, and will retail for $99.99.

The redesign, which we rumoured originally, will arrive on store shelves December 7. The system itself is matte black with a red border. and ships with a red Wii Remote Plus, and red Nunchuk.

The Wii Mini will not have any online functionality, and like current model regular Wii hardware, does not support GameCube backwards compatibility.


Wii Mini Revealed Via Best Buy Website Wii

by Nicholas Bray - 4:09 am EST
Total comments: 18 Source: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/home.aspx?path=f9af28b...

The rumours were true, a mini Wii is on its way!

A new revision of the Wii called the Wii Mini is coming to store shelves next month. An image of the console is now live on Best Buy's Canadian website.

The newly redesigned mini Wii looks vastly different to the original Wii design. It features a black surface with a stylish red border around the edges of the console, and it looks more square-shaped than the original.


November 26, 2012

ThruSpace Is the Latest Club Nintendo Reward DSWii

by Zack Kaplan - 12:49 pm EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Club Nintendo, https://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/32006....

You don't have to travel through space to download ThruSpace.

ThruSpace is now available for 150 coins on Club Nintendo.

From now until December 9, this WiiWare game can be downloaded for free on the Wii Shop Channel. Originally released in 2010, ThruSpace is a 3D Puzzle game which served as the inspiration for 3DS eShop title Ketzal's Corridors.

ThruSpace replaced the Virtual Console game Super Punch Out!! ThruSpace can be downloaded along with Touch Solitaire for 100 points until December 2.


Wii U Sells 400,000 Last Week, Total Hardware 1.2 Million WiiU

by Tyler Ohlew - 12:46 pm EST
Total comments: 8 Source: CNET, http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57554183-235/nin...

Reggie says Wii U launch numbers are hindered only by supply.

In its launch week the Wii U sold over 400,000 units, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told CNET.

Fils-Aime went on to say that Wii U deliveries sell out as soon as the systems hit the shelves, with supply the only limit on how well the console is performing.

In total, Nintendo...

November 25, 2012

Cloudberry Kingdom Not Coming This Month WiiU

by Daan Koopman - 3:40 pm EST
Total comments: 6 Source: (Pwnee Studios)

For rough and tough platforming, we will have to wait a little longer.

Cloudberry Kingdom, the upcoming Nintendo eShop title for Wii U, is not coming this month its developer, Pwnee Studios, confirmed.

In a response to our question of whether the game would launch this month as expected, we received the following response: ''Unfortunately it is not. Looks like we're going to delay for a bit and go for a simultaneous launch across multiple platforms.''


Fan-made Album Dedicated to Sounds of Wii U Downloadable WiiU

by Daan Koopman - 3:31 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: (Dj Cutman), http://music.djcutman.com/album/wiiu-grooves

Listen to some free remixed tunes of some Wii U favourites!

Dj CUTMAN, a DJ with a love for video games and chiptune music, mixed some Wii U hardware and software tunes into a nine-song package.

The album, dubbed WiiU Grooves, brings music like the Nintendo eShop theme (Gone Shoppin') and the settings music (Remain Calm & Adjust Your Settings) and gives them new layers of tunes to enjoy. There are also songs dedicated to Nintendo Land, including ''Let's All Go to Nintendo Land!'' 


3rd Annual NWR Live Podcast Telethon for Child's Play Site News

by Jonathan Metts - 9:24 am EST
Total comments: 96

We're doin' it live, for the kids, all over again! UPDATE: The full recording is now available -- all 9 hours!

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We're back with another mega-podcast for charity, all performed live with many opportunities to interact with the NWR crew and our special guests. Please consider supporting this event with a generous donation to Child's Play -- all money goes... Read more...


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