More than 680,000 Club Nintendo members voted on their favorite 3DS and Wii U games of 2014 and Nintendo have posted the results online.
As a shock to no one, Super Smash Bros. and Nintendo’s other heavy-hitters dominate both top ten lists, but there are a few welcome surprises like Fantasy Life, Persona Q and indie hits like Shovel Knight and Guacamelee.
It really seems like this would be a perfect setup to discount these games as part of some kind of end-of the year sale in the eShop, but sadly, Nintendo doesn’t appear to want to capitalize on that. What a shame.StevenNo comments
Last month, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto told investors that they had plans to manufacture cards with the same functionality as amiibo figures, but in an interview with the Associated Press, he revealed that it’s possible that these cards could serve as replacements for figures no longer in production.
“We’re not making promises for certain figures, but the way ‘amiibo’ is designed is that certain games can have ‘amiibo’ specifically for that game. Other games can take advantage of past ‘amiibo’ that developers want to make their game compatible with. In the future, we have the option, if certain ‘amiibo’ figures are no longer available in stores, to release an ‘amiibo’ in card form with the same functionality.”
Source: Abcnews.go.comStevenNo comments
Toys R Us is reportedly cancelling online orders for amiibo due to a manufacturing and supply issue. It’s not just the retailer-exclusive Lucario figure that’s being affected, either. There are claims that orders for Wave 3 amiibo and other figures currently not in stock are also being cancelled.
Regarding Lucario, a Guest Relations employee for Toys R Us says they simply took too many pre-orders for their allocated stock and since they don’t know when they can restock it, they’ve had to cancel orders.
Source: NeoGAFStevenNo comments
A Wii Remote-compatible version of Duck Hunt was announced during last month’s Nintendo Direct and now it has a release date. The NES classic will hit the Wii U Virtual Console on December 25 for $4.99.
The Virtual Console release will have add a cursor to show where you’re pointing the Wii Remote. It does seem like this would make the game easier, but at the same time, it could be a little hard to be precise enough to hit anything without it.
Source: Nintendo.comStevenNo comments
The limited-edition Pokémon trainer Red Nendoroid from Good Smile Company that was originally exclusive to Pokémon Center stores and Amazon in Japan is now available for purchase in the U.S. via the English Pokémon Center online store and Amazon.com.
The $50 figure is modeled after the version of Red in the FireRed/LeafGreen GBA remakes. He comes with a ton of accessories, including three sets of expressions, arms and legs, a Poké Ball, a Master Ball, a backpack and three pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.StevenNo comments
Wayforward’s bringing Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse to the Wii U eShop on December 25.
The game came out earlier this year for the 3DS. While that version featured 3D-enhanced character art and game elements, the Wii U one will have HD character portraits along with support for Off-TV play, the Classic Controller Pro and Pro Controller.
Like the 3DS release, Shantae and the PIrate’s Curse for the Wii U will cost $19.99.
Source: Press Release, @WayForwardNo comments
New games aren’t usually added to the eShop until Thursday, but Nintendo and Capcom are making a special exception since it’s the 27th anniversary of the Mega Man series.
To celebrate, they’ve launched Mega Man Zero for the Wii U Virtual Console and discounted six Mega Man games in the eShop.
From now until December 22, you can get the following games for cheap:
- Mega Man II (GB) – Was: $2.99 Now: $1.49
- Mega Man III (GB) – Was: $2.99 Now: $1.49
- Mega Man IV (GB) – Was: $2.99 Now: $1.49
- Mega Man 5 (NES) – Was: $4.99 Now: $2.49
- Mega Man 6 (NES) – Was: $4.99 Now: $2.49
- Mega Man 7 (SNES) – Was: $7.99 Now: $3.99
Source: Capcom-UnityStevenNo comments
Bandai Namco, the developer and publisher that brought us the Tekken and Tales series, announced today that they will officially change the name of several Bandai Namco Games subsidiaries to Bandai Namco Entertainment beginning April 1, 2015.
In the press release, they say the reason for the name change is “to widen the definition of their business field to entertainment without limiting them to the present field of games, thus aiming for further growth through new development of service and content businesses that utilize networks.”
Twenty Bandai Namco subsidiaries worldwide will be affected:
Source: Bandainamco.co.jp (.pdf)StevenNo comments
To say the GameCube Controller Adapter is hard to find is a bit of an understatement. Wii U owners’ frothing demand to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with a GameCube controller has caused the peripheral’s price to skyrocket on eBay and Amazon, even leading some Wii U owners to think that Nintendo has stopped its production.
Nintendo is well aware of the current situation and issued the following statement:
“Both the Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo GameCube Controller and the Adapter that connects it to the Wii U console remain in distribution in the North American region Nintendo of America is doing everything we can to meet the strong demand for these products, and the additional stock will be made available and delivered to retailers. We ask consumers to contact their local retailers directly regarding availability.”
So, more adapters are coming, but it’s anyone’s guess as to when they’ll start showing up on store shelves.
Source: @kobunheatStevenNo comments