Nov 27

eShop Thursday: “Unhygenic Barrel Food” Edition

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Mighty Final Fight

Happy Thanksgiving from Nine Inch Sandwich! We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday filled with food cooked with love… and not found in a barrel on the street.

Nintendo is recently opened a Turkey Fest community on Miiverse, where they’re posting various polls and challenges. They’re also holding an online tournament for Mario Kart 8, featuring the newly-released DLC pack 1. The tournament code is: 2593-0985-4929.

Also, Nintendo is discounting 10 Wii U and 3DS eShop games by up to 30 percent beginning today and continuing on until December 2 as part of their eShop Cyber Deals promotion.

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Nov 26

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Sales Top 3 Million Copies Worldwide

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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Omega Ruby Promo Art

The newly-released Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remakes have sold more than 3.04 million units worldwide in only three days, according to sales numbers released by The Pokémon Company. Japan alone accounts for more than 1.5 million of those units.

The figures count the Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby dual pack, but don’t include digital sales of the game.

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby launched worldwide on November 21, except in Europe, where the game was delayed until November 28. Another jump in sales is expected when the games launch.

Source: Famitsu [via Kotaku]

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Nov 25

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells Nearly Half A Million Units in Three Days

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U NA Box

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now the fastest-selling Wii U game in the U.S., selling more than a combined 490,000 units during its launch weekend in the eShop and at retail.

The title was previously held by Mario Kart 8, which sold 1.2 million units worldwide (Nintendo never released U.S. launch sales figures for the game).

Source: Press Release

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Nov 24

Atlus Announces Etrian Odyssey V

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A fifth game in the Etrian Odyssey series (not counting the remakes of the first two games) is in the works. Developer Atlus announced the game earlier today with the release of a teaser trailer and the launch of the game’s official website.

No platform or release date have been announced. However, the series has been exclusive to the DS and 3DS so far.

Source: Siliconera

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Nov 23

This Week in Games: “Etrian Odyssey: Persona Edition” Edition

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Persona Q Aigis

Worlds collide this Tuesday with the launch of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for the 3DS. Not only do the Persona 3 and 4 universes crossover with each other, they also get caught up with some of the gameplay elements from Atlus’ other franchise: Etrian Odyssey.

Other than Persona Q, the Wii version of Penguins of Madagascar is the only game coming out this week.

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Nov 22

Mewtwo Smash Bros. DLC Will Be Available for Purchase in the Future

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Mewtwo Smash DLC

Contrary to what we’ve been hearing before, Nintendo confirmed to GameSpot that Mewtwo will eventually go on sale as a paid DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

People who purchase and register both versions of the game with Club Nintendo, however, will still be able to get Mewtwo for free, in addition to the free game soundtrack CDs.

The company hinted at the possibility of Mewtwo becoming paid content in the rules and restriction at the bottom of the Super Smash Bros. soundtrack CD and DLC offer page.

No price has been set for Mewtwo, but it will become available for download in Spring 2015. Aside from this, Nintendo has no other plans for paid DLC for Super Smash Bros.

Source: GameSpot

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Nov 21

Pictures of Hyrule Warriors’ “Twilight Princess” DLC Content

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Hyrule Warriors Postman Link

So the familiar character costume Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma hinted would be coming to Hyrule Warriors turns out to be the Postman. He did say it may make you say “Wow!” and it seems like he’s right.

Just. Wow.

Never thought we’d see the day Link donned some plum smugglers.

Famitsu.com broke down all the content in the upcoming Twilight Princess DLC pack and uploaded pictures of all the new stuff, including the new playable character.

In addition to the new character and Postman Link, Zelda will get a new costume that turns her into Ordon Village’s Ilia, along with a new weapon: the Dominion Rod. Lastly, there will be a new Adventure Mode map, giving you more missions to wade through.

The Twilight Princess pack comes out on November 27 for $7.99.

Source: Famitsu.com

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Nov 20

eShop Thursday: “Midnight Releases From the Comfort of Home” Edition

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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Omega Ruby Logo

Just a reminder that the eShop versions of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby all unlock at midnight tonight, if you really can’t wait to beat up Nintendo characters and/or become a pokémon master.

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Nov 19

Smash Bros. Creator Explains Why Mewtwo Won’t Be Paid DLC

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Mewtwo Super Smash Bros Wii U

The pokémon Mewtwo is coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS this spring as free DLC to anyone who purchases both games.

In an interview with IGN, Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai says the reason Mewtwo won’t be paid content is because it’s meant to be an “experiment meant to act as a foothold in content distribution; thus it’s simply meant as part of the service we’re providing to gamers.”

In a separate interview with VideoGamer.com, Sakurai expressed his concerns over releasing DLC for Smash.

“I understand that DLC could add a lot to the appeal of Smash Bros.,” Sakurai said, “and I appreciate that a major part of the excitement for these games come from which characters will appear in the roster, so I think fans could really enjoy DLC that could keep this excitement going. However, I think there might be criticism that we are cutting up content to sell characters one by one, or that we are adding things later that should have been there from the start.”

Additionally, he added that there are currently no plans for paid content for the game.

“…what I can say now about paid DLC is that we aren’t working on anything at the moment,” Sakurai said. “We’ve put all our efforts into making the actual game. Creating DLC would involve large additional costs and require the involvement of a lot of people. I can’t yet give you an answer about whether the price would justify the costs and criticisms mentioned above.”

Source: IGN, VideoGamer.com, My Nintendo News

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Nov 18

Hyrule Warriors Twilight Princess DLC Pack Launches on November 27

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Hyrule Warriors 01

Zelda series producer and Hyrule Warriors supervisor Eiji Aonuma took to Miiverse to highlight some of the new things coming in next week’s Twilight Princess DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors.

Headlining the pack is a new playable character: (Spoilers if you haven’t beaten Twilight Princess) Twili Midna, who fights using the (more spoilers) Mirror of Twilight. There’s also a picture (again, spoilers) of them in battle.

Additionally, the DLC pack will include a new weapon, another adventure map and two costumes. Aonuma hinted that one of the costumes will allow you to dress up Link as a “certain familiar character from the Zelda series.”

You can get the Twilight Princess pack on November 27 for $7.99, or you can get all four DLC packs the season pass for $20.

Source: Miiverse

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