Oct 23

eShop Thursday: “Do What You Want ‘Cause A Pirate is $20?” Edition

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Yar! Har! Fiddle-dee-dee! Being a pirate is all right to be, and you can now that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is out in the 3DS eShop!

Konami continues its October of Castlevania this month with the Virtual Console release of the fan-favorite Aria of Sorrow.

Coming later this week: The digital versions of Fantasy Life, Pokémon Art Academy, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2.

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Oct 23

Mewtwo Returns to Super Smash Bros. As DLC

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The pokémon Mewtwo has been absent from the Smash series since Brawl, but the legendary Psychic-type will finally return for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as a downloadable fighter.

Mewtwo will be available for free to anyone who purchases both versions of the game. It hasn’t been announced whether it will be available to people with only one version.

The development team is currently still working on Mewtwo, but it’s expected to be completed and released sometime in Spring 2015.

If you missed the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct, you can watch it in its entirety on YouTube.

Source: Nintendo.com

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Oct 22

Yoshi’s Circuit, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach Coming to Mario Kart 8 as Paid DLC

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Nintendo of Japan recently put out a trailer showing off some of the new content in the first paid DLC pack for Mario Kart 8.

The pack, which launches next month, includes an updated version of Yoshi’s Circuit, a track that first appeared in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! for the GameCube. It also adds two new characters, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach, who join the previously-announced guest character Link.

Also included in the pack are four new vehicles: The Blue Falcon from F-Zero, the B-Dasher from Mario Kart DS, Link’s Master Cycle and a vehicle that has yet to be announced.

The second paid DLC pack, which comes out in May and features a crossover with the characters from Animal Crossing, also adds eight tracks, three characters and four vehicles.

Each pack is priced at $7.99, with both available as a bundle for $11.99. If you purchase both packs, you will also receive eight additional colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy.

Source: Nintendo

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Oct 21

Link amiibo Will Work with Hyrule Warriors

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Nintendo confirmed today that the Link amiibo will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors. They didn’t specify how the figure will be incorporated into the game, but details will come at a later date.

With this, Hyrule Warriors is now the sixth game to feature amiibo support.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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Oct 20

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct Coming This Thursday

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Super Smash Bros Wii U Direct

Ready to learn about the new things in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.? Good, because during the next Nintendo Direct, Nintendo’s going to run through 50 of them.

You can see it all at 3 p.m. (PST) this Thursday, October 23, on the Nintendo Direct website. Don’t worry if you miss it, you can always go back and check it out in the archives.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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Oct 20

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Demo Codes Coming Soon

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Nintendo of America will begin distributing demo codes for the newest Pokémon games, Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, very soon, the company confirmed.

Your earliest chance will be this Friday, where you can get a code if you purchase Pokémon Art Academy in the 3DS eShop.

Other methods include:

  • Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
  • Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
  • You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You’ll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
  • Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
  • Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.

The demo takes you through a few scenarios, including getting to meet a new Mega-Evolved pokémon. You’ll even be able to transfer a new Mega-Evolved Pokémon (along with some items you pick up) to the full game, when it comes out on November 21.

Source: Nintendo.com

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Oct 19

This Week in Games: “The Witch Hunts Continue” Edition

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The stylish witch Bayonetta heads to the Wii U this week when Bayonetta 2 hits this Friday. The packaged version of the game will come with a second disc containing an updated version of the original Bayonetta with new bonus costumes. If you pick up either Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 in the eShop, you will get a special discount that will be automatically applied to the other game.

Level-5’s 3DS life-sim/RPG Fantasy Life also makes its way to North America this week, and it’s about time. The game originally launched in Japan nearly two years ago.

Pokémon Art Academy comes out this week as well. Now you can learn to draw all your favorite pokémon, like Pikachu and Eevee or even… Banette.

Video: Platinum Blog

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Oct 18

Amazon Listing Leaks Board Game Mode for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Another new game mode for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U may have been leaked on Amazon. The store’s product description briefly mentions a new board game mode.

Battle it out as Nintendo’s greatest heroes on the Wii U console

Face off against the biggest roster of Nintendo all-stars ever assembled! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn all-new customizations and equipment that trick out your fighter’s moves and stats. Then power-up and train intelligent amiibo figures* to take on your friends!

The multiplayer showdown** you know and love is now on the Wii U console! Take on all comers as Mario, Mega Man, Sonic, and more gaming greats. Or tap an amiibo* to the Wii U GamePad controller to train it up by battling with or against it. You can even pit your amiibo against a friends’ to see how your training methods stack up. Whether you’re creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your opponents in a brand new board game mode, there’s no doubt that the ultimate Smash Bros. game has arrived.

*amiibo figures sold separately

** Broadband Internet access required for online play. Learn more at support.nintendo.com.

The blurb also seems to suggest that the thing Sakurai teased last week will be some sort of challenge mode.

In related Smash news, Toys R Us currently has a promotion going where you can get one free amiibo if you buy Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Source: NeoGAF

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Oct 17

The Pokémon Company Is Collaborating with Horror Manga Artist Junji Ito

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Pokemon Junji Ito

Junji Ito, the manga author behind The Enigma of Amigara Fault (DRR…DRR… DRR…) and Uzumaki, is working together with The Pokémon Company on KowaPoké, or Scary Pokémon, a series of illustrations featuring some of the Pokémon world’s creepier monsters.

More images will be released over the course of the month. The first, which stars the Ghost-type Banette, is available as a wallpaper for your phone. It’s also available as a T-shirt, but those will be given away as a prizes.

Source: Anime News Network

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Oct 16

eShop Thursday: “One Moon’s for Harvesting, The Other’s for Killing Vampires” Edition

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Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance Wii U VC

We have a couple of classics heading to the Virtual Console this week: Harvest Moon 2 GBC and Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance. They weren’t the most well-remembered games in their respective series, but they were still both great entries.

Also, Hyrule Warriors gets two new updates today. The first is the free update that makes the villains Cia, Volga and Wizzro playable characters. The other is the Master Quest pack, the first of four paid DLC packs. It contains the following:

  • Ride Epona into battle when you play as Link
  • Play through 5 story episodes that lead to the cataclysmic events in the main game
  • Challenge yourself with the Master Quest Adventure Mode map
  • Outfit Cia and Lana with Guardian of Time costumes

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