Sep 22

Nintendo Turns 125 Years Old Today

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It’s hard to believe that Nintendo’s been around for well over a century, yet here they are turning 125 years old today.

The company’s seen quite a few changes since its start in 1889 as a producer of Hanafuda cards, venturing into different business realms – taxis, love hotels, toys and more – before becoming the iconic gaming giant it is today.

Happy birthday, Nintendo! We hope you have continued success in the years to come.

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Sep 21

This Week in Games: “Just Don’t Mess With Him” Edition

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Hyrule Warriors launches this Friday, giving people the opportunity to mow down hordes of enemies with Link and company and answer the question: “Do you see what you get when you mess with the WARRIOR?!”

New Disney Infinity sets based on the Marvel universe are heading to store shelves this week. There’s the Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 starter set and playsets based on Guardians of the Galaxy and Ultimate Spider-Man.

Legacy Editions (read: roster updates) of FIFA 15 are also coming out this week for the 3DS and Wii.

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Sep 20

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Gets Felyne Outfits Based on Animal Crossing’s Isabelle and Mr. Resetti

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will have craftable crossover costumes for your Felyne companions, allowing them to not only look like Animal Crossing‘s Isabelle and Mr. Resetti, but sound like them as well.

Earlier in the week, Capcom revealed Felyne armor set based on Sonic the Hedgehog. The set even includes a weapon: Caliburn from Sonic and The Black Knight.

In addition to the costumes, hunters will be able to use special Guild Card backgrounds based on Animal Crossing and Sonic.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate comes out early next year in North America and Europe.

Source: Capcom-Unity

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Sep 19

Hyrule Warriors Season Pass Coming to North America and Europe

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Hyrule Warriors 01

It feels weird talking about a season pass for a Nintendo title (albeit a collaborative one with Tecmo Koei), but Hyrule Warriors is getting one and it’s coming to North America and Europe.

For $19.99/14.99€/13.49£, pass purchasers will be able to download the following four DLC packs (content based on the Japanese versions) as they come out:

  • Master Quest Pack – October
    • One new weapon
    • New scenario
    • New Adventure Mode map
    • Two costumes
  • Twilight Princess Pack – November
    • One new character
    • One new weapon
    • New Adventure Mode map
    • Two costumes
  • Majora’s Mask Pack – January
    • Two new characters
    • New Adventure Mode map
    • Three new costumes
  • Boss PackFebruary
    • Two new game modes

Additionally, season pass owners will get a Dark Link costume that can be used immediately.

Free DLC will also be available. Next month, players will be able to download a free pack that makes the villains Cia, Volga and Wizzro playable.

Source: NeoGAF

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Sep 18

eShop Thursday: “Free For All!” Edition

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Super Smash Bros 3DS FFA

If you weren’t fortunate enough to qualify for a Super Smash Bros. for 3DS demo code (or at least knew someone who did), the demo will be available to the general public at 9 a.m. PST tomorrow.

The Super Smashing Sale continues this week with discounts on games starring: Pikachu, Samus and Wii Fit Trainer.

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Sep 17

Final Fantasy Explorers Comes with the First Final Fantasy

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As a bit of an incentive to pick up the game early, first-print copies of Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan will come with a download code for the original Final Fantasy. However, this version will feature updated visuals and include 3D support.

Final Fantasy Explorers comes out on December 18 in Japan.

A demo, titled Final Fantasy Explorers Light, was also announced. It will take players through the opening sections of the game in single- and online multiplayer. No date was given for the demo’s launch.

Source: Nintendo World Report

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Sep 16

Super Smash Bros. Director Explains Why The Ice Climbers Aren’t in the 3DS/Wii U Versions

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Ice Climbers

In his bi-weekly article in Famitsu, Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai revealed that there were plans to have the Ice Climbers return for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The development team got the duo to run in the Wii U version, but ran into technical problems when trying to bring them to the 3DS.

In combination with the fact that Popo and Nana haven’t exactly been relevant – they haven’t starred in a game since the original Ice Climber from 1985 – they weren’t considered as high a priority as other characters, ultimately leading to the two being dropped entirely.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Sep 15

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Exploit Allows Any Image to Be Posted on Miiverse

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Miiverse Exploit Reggie

3DS users have found a way use a non-updated copy of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team to post screenshots of anything they want on Miiverse, including images from the 3DS Internet Browser.

Needless to say, there’s been a flood of not safe for work content rolling into the Dream Team community page. Most of it has already been taken down by Nintendo’s moderators and screenshot posting has been disabled until further notice.

Nintendo hasn’t issued an official statement on the exploit or plans on how to deal with it.

Source: NeoGAF (NSFW content in thread)

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Sep 14

This Week in Games: “Could Really Use Another ‘E’ Edition” Edition

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call NA Box

There are only two games coming out this week, and they’re both for the 3DS: Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.

I can’t be the only one still bothered by the fact that the “Theater” part of the word “Theatrhythm” doesn’t have the second “E,” right?

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Sep 13

Nintendo Treehouse Stream Recording Now Up

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Miss any part of yesterday’s Nintendo Treehouse stream? A recording of the entire eight-hour event has been uploaded to YouTube.

Now you can catch up on all of the games demoed, along with all the talk of headcanon and puppy death.

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