Nintendo released update 11.2.0-35U for the 3DS yesterday, which continues the string of updates merely designed to improve system stability.
If 3DS owners have not already received prompts to update the system’s firmware, they can do so manually through the 3DS System Settings menu.
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Online services for Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be down for two hours while Nintendo performs network maintenance beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST on October 31.
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that amiibo support would be added to the 3DS game as part of a big fall update. It is unknown if this downtime is related.
An Animal Crossing mini-Direct that will highlight the new content in the update is scheduled to air on November 2 in Japan.
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The final DLC pack for the “Legends of Hyrule” Season Pass for Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends launches on October 31 in Japan. It will add Ravio and Yuga from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds as playable characters.
On the 3DS, the DLC will add even more content in the form of 15 new My Fairy Costume pieces, a new Adventure Mode map, a new Adventure Battle and two new Challenge Battles.
The A Link Between Worlds DLC pack will cost $6.99 for the 3DS version, $4.99 for the Wii U version and $9.99 for both.
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The latest trailer for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS looks at some of the 100 new Nintendo-made courses included with the game and their unique medal challenges, like “Reach the goal without releasing Right on the D-Pad” or “Reach the goal without pressing the jump button.”
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS goes on sale in stores and the 3DS eShop on December 2.
The very first special event for Pokémon GO is taking place during Halloween. From October 26 to November 1, trainers can take advantage of several bonuses, including:
- Doubled candy earned for catching, hatching and transferring Pokémon.
- Quadruple candy earned from Buddy Pokémon.
- Increased encounter rate for “spooky” Pokémon, like:
Pokémon GO also received an update recently that makes some user experience changes, including:
- Eggs patterns now indicate the distance required to hatch them.
- Pokémon information screens now include type icons.
- Pokémon GO Plus now indicates when the battery is low.
- Minor text fixes.
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While last week’s Nintendo Switch reveal trailer had footage of what looked like a new Mario, Mario Kart and Splatoon, Nintendo cautions that it is not a confirmation of the existence of those titles and the footage shown may not be representative of actual gameplay.
“This video is all about explaining how the Nintendo Switch works,” a Nintendo U.K. spokesperson told Eurogamer. “We wanted to convey in a self-contained video how Nintendo Switch represents a new era for video game systems enjoyed in front of a TV, by letting gamers play anywhere, anytime, with anyone they choose. It adds the mobility of a portable system to the power of a home gaming system.
“At a later date, before the March launch, we’ll be talking about things like exact launch date, and of course, the games. You shouldn’t assume what you saw on the video represents actual game footage and further specifics on first-party games will be provided later.”
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Nintendo previously stated that their upcoming new console, the Switch, was a completely new game machine and not a successor to the Wii U. The company already confirmed that the Switch will not be backwards compatible with Wii U discs, and they recently told Polygon that the system’s tablet would not function as a second screen like with the Wii U.
“Nintendo Switch is dedicated to deliver a single-screen experience,” said a Nintendo official, “on whatever screen you might choose.”
Polygon attempted to get more information from Nintendo regarding things like chipset, touchscreen or motion controls support, tablet specs and possible additional controller attachments, but they refused to comment.
More information on the Switch will be announced closer to the system’s launch in March.
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Following the reveal of the Nintendo Switch, Famitsu had the opportunity to ask Nintendo some questions about their new console.
While the Switch is following up the Wii U, Nintendo does not view it as its, or even the 3DS’, successor. With that, the company added that the Switch will not be backwards compatible with Wii U discs or 3DS game cards. There was no mention of whether Wii U or 3DS games could show up digitally via the eShop.
When the Switch launches, Nintendo confirmed that the system will come with the dock and left and right Joy-Con controllers. It is not certain if the Joy-Con Grip, the cradle that holds both of the Joy-Con parts, will also be included.
As for battery life, Nintendo did not go into specifics, only saying that the Switch was developed so you are able to comfortably play as much as possible, even in places with no power.
Famitsu also asked questions regarding the Switch’s game card specs and the possibility of the console being able to play smartphone titles, but Nintendo did not provide any solid answers.
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