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May 31, 2013

New Monster Hunter 4 and Ace Attorney 5 Details Revealed in Japanese Nintendo Direct 3DS

by Justin Baker - 5:59 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: (Operation Rainfall), http://operationrainfall.com/japan-may-31st-ninten...

More finger pointing and monster hunting than you can handle!

In a Nintendo Direct presentation shown in Japan today, Nintendo released new details about two upcoming Capcom games: Ace Attorney 5 and Monster Hunter 4.

Ace Attorney 5, or Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies as it will be called in English territories, is set to occur one year after... Read more...

Luigi 3DS XL Bundle Coming to Japan July 18, Comes with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS

by Justin Baker - 5:59 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: (Destructoid), http://www.destructoid.com/jp-luigi-3ds-xl-bundled...

Mean, green Luigi machine.

Nintendo Japan has announced that the upcoming Luigi themed 3DS XL will come to Japan on July 18, and will be bundled with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

The bundle will cost 22,800 yen ($225.77), and come with the standard 4GB SD card.


Flipnote Studio 3D Coming to Japan July 3, North America in Summer 3DS

by Justin Baker - 3:46 pm EDT
Total comments: 3

Get your GIF on this summer.

Flipnote Studio 3D will be coming to the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop on July 3, and will feature six colors, three layers, and exporting options of AVI or GIF filetypes for short animations.

The North American release of the game is still slated for this summer, although no specific date has been announced.


Rumor: Scribblenauts Unmasked Releasing on September 24 RumorWiiU3DS

by Justin Baker - 8:17 am EDT
Total comments: 3

You could be creating infinite Batmen in September.

5th Cell's newest game, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, is slated release later this year on September 24, according to a source close to publisher Warner Bros. However, the source noted, this date could change.

The game, coming to Wii U and 3DS, will feature DC Comics characters, and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive.


May 30, 2013

Official GamePad Extended Battery Coming from Nintendo WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 4:31 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/accessories/index.h...

Coming to Japan on July 25.

Nintendo will be releasing a battery pack with a larger capacity for the Wii U GamePad in Japan on July 25 for 3,150 yen.

Though third party batteries have recently become available, Nintendo doesn't want to be left out of the party. Their 2550mAh battery hold a charge that lasts 5-8 hours, an improvement over the included 1500mAh batteries that last 3-5 hours.


Wii U Pro Controller Support Coming to New Super Mario Bros. U WiiU

by Justin Baker - 11:53 am EDT
Total comments: 23 Source: (Miiverse), https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAABAABnUY...

A long overdue addition.

A member of the Developer's Room has announced on MiiVerse that an upcoming update for New Super Mario Bros. U will add Wii U Pro Controller support. The patch will go live before or on the day New Super Luigi U launches.

Additionally, players will be able to purchase New Super Luigi U within New Super Mario Bros. U instead of having to go through the eShop.


Mutant Mudds Deluxe Coming to Wii U June 13, New Trailer Shown WiiU

by Justin Baker - 11:19 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: (Renegade Kid), http://www.renegadekid.com/mutantmuddsdeluxe.htm

Get your jet pack ready!

Renegade Kid has confirmed that Mutant Mudds Deluxe will hit Wii U on June 13, and has revealed a new trailer. This is great news considering the delay of the game earlier this year.

This version will feature 20 new ghost levels and the DLC from the 3DS version. Check out the trailer below.


Nintendo Downloads - May 30, 2013 3DSWiiU

by Justin Baker - 10:36 am EDT
Total comments: 13

Not one, but two Zelda games!

We've got it all this week: time travel, weather control, bodysuits, robots, and demons. Break out that 3DS, because you're going to be saving the world for quite some time if you pick up both the the Oracle games. There's something for everyone this week. Hopefully Nintendo keeps this download momentum going!


Nintendo to Release Official Wii Remote Battery Pack and Charger WiiWiiU

by J.P. Corbran - 8:07 am EDT
Total comments: 8

Six years after the console's launch, Nintendo sees fit to introduce this much requested functionality.

A first-party Nintendo Wii Remote rechargeable battery pack and charger will be released in Japan July 13.

Nintendo promises that using this set, a Wii Remote will regain one hour of play time after nine minutes of charge time, while a full 90 minute charge will allow for 13 hours of gaming. 


Nintendo Land Wii Remote Plus Bundle Coming to Japan WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 8:07 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NCL, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/alcj/index.html

Two new bundles for the Wii U's showcase title are hitting arriving in mid-July.

Nintendo Land will be available in a special Wii Remote Plus Set in Japan starting on July 13. The set retails for 5,985 yen ($59.38) and includes a physical copy of Nintendo Land alongside either a pink or blue Wii Remote Plus. The stand alone version of the game costs 4,935 yen (around $48.96). This is the first time that Nintendo Land has been offered in a bundle in Japan. 


White Wii U Deluxe Set Coming to Japan this Summer WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 8:06 am EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: NCL, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/hardware/index.html...

Nintendo is adding a little bit of variety to the Wii U in Japan.

A White Wii U Premium Set, or Deluxe Set as it is known in the West, will be available in Japan starting July 13. The new variation will retail for the standard price of 31,500 yen (about $312.72). Currently, the White Wii U is only available with the Basic Set, which comes equipped with 8 GB of storage while the Deluxe offers 32 GB.


May 29, 2013

LIVE STREAM: Backlogg With CurtDogg Today at 3pm PDT!

by Curtis Bonds - 12:25 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback!

Hopefully I'm bringing Punch-Out!! to a close today!

Hey everyone, Curtis (aka "CurtDogg") here, and I'm gonna be taking over the official Nintendo World Report Twitch channel every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. I'll not only be streaming/commenting on the various games in my backlogg, but I'll also be interacting with all... Read more...

More Details About Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Emerge WiiU

by Justin Baker - 10:32 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Capcom), http://www.capcom-unity.com/gregaman/blog/2013/05/...

House rules, achievements, and more!

Capcom has unveiled more details about the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara which will be releasing June 18 on Wii U eShop.

In addition to again confirming online co-op and GGPO netcode they also detailed other new features:

    - Challenges, similar to achievements.


Zelda Oracle Games Launching with Price Cut Across European Regions 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 10:08 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Until June 20, Europeans, Australians and New Zealanders can buy the games cheaper!

The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages and Seasons Game Boy Color games will be releasing this week for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console across Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

The games will be released at a reduced price and will remain until June 20. The prices during the sale and after are:

Sale PriceEU - €4.99 (£4.49)AU - $6.50NZ - $8.50


Touch Detective 3 Revealed for Nintendo 3DS 3DS

by Tom Malina - 8:40 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: (Description), ONM UK, http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/50133/to...

If there's an extremely nonsensical mystery afoot, fear not - Mackenzie and Funghi are on the case once again. 

Touch Detective 3, the third in the series of point-and-click adventure games that began on Nintendo DS, has been announced for 3DS.

This latest adventure, which when translated from Japanese has the full title of Touch Detective Rising 3: Does Funghi Dream of Bananas?, is being developed by BeeWorks... Read more...

Rumor: Retro Studio's New Game is a New IP Rumor

by Zack Kaplan - 8:30 am EDT
Total comments: 13 Source: IGN, http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/05/28/playing-and-d...

Could Retro be working on something entirely new?

Retro Studios could be working on an all new game, according to one staffer at IGN.

In a video playthrough of Super Metroid on IGN, one of the commentators commented on Retro's new game, saying that he has heard rumors of it being an all new IP. Though not a rumor posted on the site, IGN has been right in the past.


DiRT Listed on Amazon for Wii U WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 8:16 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Life, http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/05/amazon_li...

UPDATE: Codemasters has no idea why this was listed.

Update: Codemasters, the developer of DiRT, says it does not have a product in development for Wii U.

DiRT has been listed for the Wii U on Amazon.

Orignally shown in a sizzle reel during the reveal of the Wii U at E3 2011, Codemasters  has been very quiet concerning the game since then. There has been no official word confirming or denying this listing.


May 28, 2013

First Trailer for Young Justice: Legacy 3DSWiiU

by Kimberly Keller - 6:20 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Little Orbit Official YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEmE52tN9b8

They're back!

Little Orbit has released the first trailer for Young Justice: Legacy, showing off an array of playable characters and some basic gameplay.

The game takes place between Season one and two of the Cartoon Network series and incorporates all 12 of the team members from the show. Each character will... Read more...

Super Mario Accessory Bag Now Available as North American Club Nintendo Reward

by Justin Berube - 4:26 pm EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: (Club Nintendo), http://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/36502.d...

This item is swarming with Mario villains!

A Super Mario Accessory Box is now available as a North American Club Nintendo reward. The new item costs 700 Club Nintendo Coins and is only available in limited quantities.

The Super Mario Accessory Box is green and has various Mario series villains printed on it. The item is shown as being a great place to store games, consoles, and accessories.


New Digimon World Re:Digitize Trailer Shows 3DS Gameplay

by Josh Max - 12:31 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Polygon), http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/27/4370672/digimon-w...

Redigitizing never felt so good. 

Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for the upcoming Digimon World Re:Digitize today. The trailer shows off some gameplay from the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. 

Digimon World Re:Digitize was originally released for PSP last year along with Digimon Crusader in accordance with the show's 15th year anniversary. The 3DS version will feature new content including new Digimon and areas. 



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