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November 29, 2013

Arkham Origins DLC Available for the Wii U WiiU

by Kimberly Keller - 6:19 pm EST
Total comments: 4 Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Finally some Wii U love!

New downloadable content for Batman: Arkham Origins was announced today by Warner Bros. Interactive and will be available for all systems, including the Wii U. The three packs offered are the Infinite Earth Skins Pack, Black Mask Challenge Pack, and Online Supply Drop #1, although the Supply Drop pack will not be available on the Wii U.


November 28, 2013

Nintendo Downloads - November 28, 2013 3DSWiiUDS

by James Dawson - 7:18 pm EST
Total comments: 2

3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On are out this week.

This week in Nintendo Downloads stars Sega's 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On. If those don't interest you, there's also a couple Virtual Console titles, a few eShop games, and several sales to drain your wallet.

3DS Retail Games

Young Justice: Legacy - $29.99

3DS eShop Sales

Shin Megami Tensei IV - $29.99, November 28 - December 2


Nintendo Working on Original Title Involving Pikmin Director

by Nicholas Bray - 3:26 pm EST
Total comments: 9 Source: https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/statuses/4051706..., http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/26/5147090/pikmin-d...

The Pikmin and 1080° Snowboarding director is still at Nintendo.

A recent Twitter post from the current lead Tekken designer has let slip that Nintendo could be working on a brand new IP.

Katsuhiro Harada was asked by a fan what Masamichi Abe, an old colleague of his, is up to these days. According to Harada, Abe is working on "some Nintendo original title."


4th Annual NWR Live Podcast Telethon for Child's Play Site News

by Karl Castaneda - 12:11 am EST
Total comments: 25

Complete, four-part, ten-hour recording now available! Donations close on 11/30! 

The event may be over, but that doesn't mean it's too late to donate to Child's Play! Just follow the link below. We hope to post a recording for those that missed the live event soon.

You read right, readers! We're back with another mega-podcast for charity! For the uninitiated, this is an all-day... Read more...

November 27, 2013

Super Mario 3D World Suffers Low Sales in Japan WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 11:03 pm EST
Total comments: 29 Source: 4Gamer, NeoGAF, http://www.4gamer.net/games/117/G011794/2013112706..., http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=91495...

Super Mario 3D World has the lowest first week sales of any 3D Mario game. 

Super Mario 3D World debuted second in Japanese sales charts with 99,588 units sold.

Bested by Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 14, which managed to sell over 250k copies, Super Mario 3D World's sales were quite low compared to other Mario games. Its sales placed it as the lowest debut of any 3D Mario game in Japan, below Super Mario 64 DS. In comparison, the best debut was Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the Wii with over 330k games purchased.


Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Available Now on the eShop in Europe, Japan and Australia 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 2:41 pm EST
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Direct, PR

Visit the Louvre from the comfort of your own home via your 3DS!

The Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre is available now on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan for £17.99/€19.99, AUD$26.00, NZD$34.00 and 1,800 yen respectively.

The software offers an in-depth look at the Louvre with 30 hours of audio, 400 pictures of the interior of... Read more...

November 25, 2013

LEGO The Hobbit Coming to Wii U and 3DS WiiU3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 2:03 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: NeoGAF, http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72228...

If you were planning on shaving your feet, stop right now! 

LEGO The Hobbit is coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

This new LEGO title will be based off the first two Hobbit movies; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. They are of course based off of the J.R.R. Tolkien book The Hobbit. Like other LEGO games it will feature many playable characters from the series including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey and all of the dwarves.


November 24, 2013

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Announced for 3DS 3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 7:55 am EST
Total comments: 8 Source: Gematsu, Siliconera, http://gematsu.com/2013/11/persona-q-shadow-of-the..., http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/24/persona-q-sha...

Persona fans rejoice!

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is coming to the 3DS.

Persona Q combines the characters of Persona 3 and 4 into an all-new RPG.  The game has the characters done in chibi-styled visuals and is being directed by  Daisuke Kaneda , the director of Etrian Odyssey IV.  It has similar... Read more...

November 22, 2013

Nintendo 3DS Welcome Promotion Launching in Europe and Australia 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 4:47 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Press Release)

Nintendo to take you to the promised land if you purchase a new system and game.

Nintendo has announced a new promotion for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL in Europe and Australia.

The promotion lets new 3DS owners download a digital copy of Super Mario 3D Land if they register their system and one game on Club Nintendo. To be eligible, the system and game must be registered... Read more...

Club Nintendo Link Between Worlds Poster Set Available Now 3DS

by Kimberly Keller - 2:24 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Club Nintendo, https://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/42502....

Time to make some more wall space.

Three posters for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds are now available on Club Nintendo for 500 coins and feature new artwork for the game.

The prints depict the game package’s artwork, living paintings of characters, and Link looking over Hyrule and Lorule’s vistas. Each poster has the dimensions of 22” by 28” and will ship in a poster tube.


November 21, 2013

Nintendo Downloads - November 21, 2013 3DSWiiUDS

by Justin Baker - 2:04 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: (Nintendo)

Mario, Zelda, Mega Man, what more do you want!?

Holy fire sale, Nintendo fans! This week Nintendo is giving us everything and the kitchen sink. Mario, Zelda, and a big sale on the Blue Bomber himself. I hate to do it once again, but if you’re not excited about something this week then you’ll have to turn over your Nintendo Fun Club card. 


Mario and Luigi Dream Team 3DS XL May Be on the Way Rumor3DS

by Kimberly Keller - 7:19 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: My Nintendo News, http://mynintendonews.com/2013/11/18/silver-luigi-...

Could this be the last hurrah of the Year of Luigi?

A special edition Mario and Luigi Dream Team 3DS XL may be hitting shelves soon, just in time for the holiday season. A Walmart employee sent in a photo of the system to My Nintendo News and reported a release date of December 2.

The silver system features a simple illustration of Mario and Luigi... Read more...

November 20, 2013

Next SteamWorld Title a Mixture of Gameplay Styles, Coming in 2014 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 2:20 pm EST
Total comments: 5

Image & Form's CEO drops a few hints on what is to come!

Brjann Sigurgeirsson of Image & Form said a few more words about the new SteamWorld game. He said this in a post-mortem audio interview, which you can listen to right here.

At the question if there is any update on the title, the company CEO said the following: ''It is the next SteamWorld game,... Read more...

November 19, 2013

One Piece: Romance Dawn NA Release Date Announced 3DS

by Josh Max - 7:15 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/19/one-piece-rom...

Get ready to sail the Grand Line in February!

One Piece: Romance Dawn will be available in North America on February 11, 2014.

One Piece: Romance Dawn will be sold both digitally and physically. The digital copies will be sold through the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The physical copies will be sold exclusively through GameStop, Club Namco and EB Games. The physical copies will feature a limited edition holographic foil packaging and will be individually numbered.


Wii U Firmware Version 4.0.2 Now Available WiiU

by Nicholas Bray - 4:37 am EST
Total comments: 9

Slowly the Wii U becomes more and more stable.

Nintendo has released a new Wii U firmware update for the Wii U, bringing the version number for the system up to 4.0.2.

The update is only a small one, adding further improvements to the overall system stability and some other minor changes that will enhance the user experience.


November 15, 2013

Pokémon X and Y Breaks Records in Australia and New Zealand 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 7:08 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: (Press Release)

Looks like the sales numbers mega evolved!

Nintendo Australia has revealed that the first weekend sales for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y exceeded 100,000 units combined.

The titles have beaten all previous records for Nintendo games sold in Australia and New Zealand. For reference, Pokémon Black and White sold through 80,000 units in their first full week, X and Y beat this on the first day.


The European Version of Bravely Default Features SP Drinks 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 7:06 pm EST
Total comments: 1

The DLC item doesn't escape this side of the world.

The European version of Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies features the previously mentioned SP Drink. We can confirm this after toying around with our copy today.

The SP Drink will allow players to instantly regain points so that you can more freely attack and use the Bravely Second feature. With Bravely Second, you can attack at any given moment which gives you an edge over the competition.


Super Mario Galaxy Stage Revealed for Smash Bros Wii U 3DSWiiWiiU

by Josh Max - 7:42 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: (Smash Bros), http://www.smashbros.com/

An all-new stage with all-new tactics! 

A new Super Mario Galaxy stage is coming to the next Super Smash Bros. for Wii U when it comes out in 2014.

This information comes from the official Super Smash Bros. site showing off the brand-new stage. Sakurai also commented "The pull of gravity emanates from the center of the planet,  so this will require brand new tactics."


Nintendo Mahjong Set Coming to Japan

by Danny Bivens - 3:08 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: NCL, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n09/mahjong/index.html

One of the next big releases from Nintendo is not software.

Nintendo is releasing a new Mahjong set in Japan on November 29. The set, which retails for 18,900 yen (about $190 USD), features minimal markings from the the company with subtle Nintendo logos on the chips and a special turtle mark that was used on the company's older products. Optionally, interested parties can also purchase a mat for 5,250 yen (about $53 USD). 


Kirby 3DS Releasing in Japan This January 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 2:38 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: NCL, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/balj/index.html

Nintendo is set to kick off 2014 with the adorable pink puffball invading your 3DS.

Hoshi no Kirby: Triple Deluxe, better known as simply Kirby: Triple Deluxe in the West, is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on January 11. The game will retail for 4,800 yen and will be available both physically and as a digital download on the eShop. This latest entry in the series sticks to the... Read more...


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