Apr 18

Nintendo and GameTruck Taking Splatoon on the Road

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Nintendo just announced a new partnership with the party planners at GameTruck to offer Splatoon in their fleet of gaming trucks this summer.

From June 1 until August 31, customers will be able to rent out Splatoon-themed party trucks and have their guests play around with the upcoming Wii U shooter. Experts will even be on hand to help new players learn the game.

As a bonus for anyone renting a truck for a birthday, the birthday celebrant will get a free amiibo from the Splatoon series.

Source: Press Release

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Apr 17

Nintendo Hardware Sales Show Overall Improvement in 2015

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Nintendo’s hardware is off to a better start this year, with U.S. 3DS sales figures showing an increase of 80 percent for the first three months of 2015 over the same period in 2014. Part of the large jump in sales can be attributed to last February’s launch of the New 3DS XL and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.

Additionally, Majora’s Mask 3D is quickly making its way to the million-seller milestone with more than 730,000 units sold to date. Of that, more than 184,000 units came from sales from just last month.

Even the Wii U is showing improvement. For the first three months of 2015, total Wii U hardware sales are up 20 percent from the same time last year.

As for recent Wii U software, Mario Party 10 came close to selling 290,000 units nearly a month after its launch in the U.S.

Source: Press Release

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Apr 16

eShop Thursday: “You’ll Never Fill Out Your StreetPass Mii Plaza Content” Edition

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There’s a new update today for StreetPass Mii Plaza that adds two new premium games, Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler, plus a suite of new features to the Plaza itself.

For the Virtual Console, we have 3D Fantasy Zone II on the 3DS and Donkey Kong 64 on the Wii U.

This is also the last week to save up to 30 percent on select 3DS and Wii U titles in the Super Spring Sale. The sale ends on April 20.

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Apr 15

Possible Mewtwo Bug Preventing Online Play in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Club Nintendo members have already begun to receive their Mewtwo DLC codes for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. However, several users are reporting an “irregular save data” bug that stops them from playing online in the Wii U version.

The exact cause is still unclear, but those affected say their Global Smash Power ranking reset to zero upon completing 10-Man Smash with Mewtwo. Afterwards, when trying to go online, they were met with the error message:

“You have been disconnected because of irregular save data.”

Nintendo has not officially commented on the issue. In the meantime, you should avoid playing 10-Man Smash or any of the other mini-game modes with Mewtwo just to be safe.

Source: My Nintendo News

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Apr 14

Streets of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes and Sonic 2 3D Classics Coming this Summer

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Sonic 2 3D Classic

SEGA announced three more 3D-enhanced remakes due out this summer for the 3DS: 3D Streets of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

The games will be released in the 3DS eShop a month apart from each other, with 3D Streets of Rage 2 launching in July, 3D Gunstar Heroes in August and 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in September. They will be priced at $5.99 each.

Source: SEGA Blog

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Apr 13

Capcom Announces Monster Hunter Spin-Off RPG

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At this year’s Monster Hunter Festa in Japan, Capcom unveiled Monster Hunter Stories, a new RPG spin-off for the 3DS.

Aside from the change to a cuter art style (which still has some menacing-looking monsters), little is actually known about the game other than it’s still in development and won’t be out until 2016 in Japan.

Source: IGN

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Apr 12

This Week in Games: “Lot of Stuff Coming Out This Week” Edition

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Just kidding. We’re just a bunch of jokers!

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Apr 11

Splatoon amiibo Unlocks Detailed

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The trio of Splatoon amiibo revealed during the last Nintendo Direct will unlock bonus challenges that reward you with exclusive in-game gear for your character.

From the official Splatoon tumblr:

Splatoon amiibo challenge report! We’ve just confirmed that completing enough challenges will unlock a special challenge, and if you beat it, the amiibo will reward you with some exclusive in-game gear! Sounds like you can earn different weapons, headgear, and clothing from each Inkling amiibo. Brb gotta go take some deep breaths, this is way too exciting!”

The site also confirmed that each figure will give you 20 challenges.

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Apr 10

Project X Zone 2: Brave New World Reportedly Coming to the 3DS

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Italian news site e-duesse may have accidentally leaked the existence of Project X Zone 2: Brave New World for the 3DS, a sequel to the 2012 Bandai Namco/Capcom/SEGA crossover SRPG.

The original article, which has already been edited, mentioned two previously unannounced titles from Bandai Namco’s Level Up event on April 7: Saints Seiya Soldiers’ Soul and Project X Zone 2: Brave New World. Development on the former was confirmed today, giving credence to the possibility of the latter being real.

Source: e-duesse.it [via NeoGAF]

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Apr 9

eShop Thursday: “Free-to-Play*” Edition

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Pokemon Rumble World

Pokémon Rumble World, Nintendo’s latest experiment with alternate free-to-play models, is now out.

WarioWare: Touched! and Yoshi Touch & Go both drop today, adding to the fledgling DS library on the Wii U Virtual Console.

The digital versions of Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D both come out this week alongside their retail versions.

The Super Spring Sale kicks off today. You can find 30 percent off Wii U and 3DS titles like Mario Kart 7, Pikmin 3 and Captain Toad.

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