Mar 4

First Print Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier for Wii U Will Include the Original Wii Version

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Anyone who pre-orders or picks up a first print copy of the Wii U version of Rodea the Sky Soldier will also receive the original Wii version of the game for free, NIS America confirmed today.

During Rodea‘s development, the team at Prope actually finished working on the Wii game only to have it indefinitely shelved by the Japanese publisher Kadokawa Games.

The game reportedly features a multiplayer mode that was dropped from the Wii U and 3DS versions. So, there might be a reason to actually try out the Wii version rather than just keeping around as a collectible.

Source: Siliconera

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Mar 3

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Announced

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Yacht Club Games announced Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, the first of many free updates for Shovel Knight, is coming soon to the Wii U, 3DS, PS3, PS4, Vita, PC, Mac and Linux.

The expansion stars Shovel Knight boss character Plague Knight on his quest to gather the ingredients to create the Ultimate Potion… by defeating his former allies.

Plague Knight plays very differently than Shovel Knight, utilizing his knowledge of alchemy to fight with explosives and perform bomb jumps. Plague of Shadows also introduces a new Alchemy mechanic, where items you collect can be used to create equipment and power-ups for Plague Knight.

It doesn’t sound like the game will be a complete retread of old ground. The developers promise new areas in addition to remixed versions of previous stages, but more importantly, there will be new bosses to fight.

A release date hasn’t been hammered out just yet, but Plague of Shadows should be out in the second quarter of this year.

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Mar 2

More Marth Amiibo Shipping in April

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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. lets you use the Fire Emblem amiibo to unlock their playable counterparts in the game.

So, to make sure people don’t have to pay upwards of $30 just to play around as Marth, Nintendo of America announced that additional shipments of the Marth amiibo will be heading to stores in late April.

Nintendo has not said anything about replenishing stocks for Ike.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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Mar 1

This Week in Games: “Didn’t I?” Edition

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Sometimes, there are weeks where there are no game releases and it makes you think that maybe game publishers view themselves as Leonard Nimoy did in The Simpsons.

Rest in peace, Leonard Nimoy.

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Feb 28

Azure Striker Gunvolt Sequel Confirmed for 3DS

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Developer Inti Creates’ fast-paced side-scroller Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel for the 3DS.

The company announced the project during their Fan Festa event, which is currently going on this weekend.

Details on the game are still light, but they promise to keep people updated as time goes on.

Source: @GunvoltGame, Inti Creates Facebook

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Feb 27

Majora’s Mask 3D Patch Fixes Sword Glitch and More

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There’s an update in the 3DS eShop that fixes the following bugs in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D:

  • Fixed the issue in which an “ERROR!****” message appears in-game
  • Fixed the issue in which users become unable to swing their swords after playing at Honey and Darling’s Shop
  • Adjustments have been made to make for a more fun gaming experience

To get the update, simply enter “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” in the eShop search bar and select “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Update Ver. 1.1.

More detailed instructions can be found on Nintendo’s support site.

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Feb 26

eShop Thursday: “DK! Donkey Kong Is Here!” Edition

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After being mysteriously delisted from the the Wii Virtual Console, the Donkey Kong Country trilogy is back, but now on the Wii U.

Not only that, the Donkey Kong Land trilogy is now available for the 3DS.

IRONFALL Invasion, the new FPS from the technical wizards at VD-Dev, is out today. The single player and multiplayer portions of the game can be purchased separately. There’s a trial version out that lets you try out both modes for free.

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Feb 25

Final Rewards Added for Club Nintendo Japan

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It’s only fitting that the last set of rewards before Club Nintendo’s shutdown be insanely better for Japan than every other region. After all, they’ve always gotten the best stuff.

In addition to a bunch of Virtual Console games, members can get some exclusive shirts, 3DS themes, game soundtracks and accessories.

Why couldn’t we get the Blooper shirt, Nintendo?

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Feb 24

Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Soundtrack Now Shipping

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The Club Nintendo-exclusive Super Smash Bros. soundtrack isn’t supposed to come out until March, but club members are already starting to receive e-mails letting them know the CDs have shipped.

The two CD set was originally offered late last year to Club Nintendo members that registered both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. The registration period for the offer has already passed, so you’re pretty much out of luck if you wanted one.

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Feb 23

Rodea the Sky Soldier Pre-Orders Open on Amazon [Update]

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[Update: The listings for both versions of the game appears to have been taken down. No reason has been given.]

It’s been a long time coming, but the Wii U and 3DS versions of Rodea the Sky Soldier are finally available for pre-order on Amazon.

Yuji Naka first announced Rodea for the Wii and the then-unreleased 3DS back in 2010. Since then, the aerial action game has gone through very tumultuous development cycle, with publisher Kadokawa Games seemingly holding off publishing the completed Wii version only to announce that they’ve moved the title to the Wii U.

NIS America will handle publishing duties in North America and Europe, where the game will launch this fall.

Source: @Wario64

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