Oct 12

This Week in Games: “You Mean It’s NOT The Classic ABC Soap Opera but With Ducks?” Edition

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Dynasty Title Card

Nothing too interesting coming out this week. Mostly licensed tie-in stuff.

Unless you’re a big fan of Duck Dynasty, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, or Petz, you can just go ahead and keep waiting for Bayonetta 2 to come out.

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Oct 10

Mega Latias, Mega Latios and More in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby

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CoroCoro Mega Latios Latias

Four more pokémon are getting Mega Evolutions in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, Japanese publication CoroCoro revealed.

In their latest issue, they gave us our first look at the Mega Evolutions for Generation One pokémon Beedrill and Pidgeot and the Generation Three legendaries Latias and Latios.

Mega Pidgeot is a Normal- and Flying-type with the ability No Guard and Mega Beedrill is a Bug- and Poison-type with the ability Adaptability.

Like in the original games, Latias and Latios will be split up across both games, with Latias being the Alpha Sapphire exclusive and Latios the Omega Ruby exclusive. In order to access them, you need to get the Eon Ticket, an event item that will be distributed in a future issue of CoroCoro.

You can hop on the backs of Latias and Latios to explore the skies of Hoenn and find legendaries like Reshiram, Zekrom, Dialga, Palkia. Non-legendaries can also be found roaming the areas above the region.

Source: Serebii

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Oct 9

eShop Thursday: “Yep. Bayonetta 2’s Still A Wii U Exclusive” Edition

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Bayonetta 2 gif

With only a couple of weeks before Bayonetta 2 comes out, Nintendo and Platinum have released the demo for the game in the Wii U eShop.

It’s joined by a handful of other games, with the notable standout being Castlevania: Circle of the Moon for the Virtual Console.

Image: Kiru

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Oct 8

Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Will Not Work With Other Wii U/Wii Games

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Super Smash Bros Wii U Bundle Box

Earlier this week, the official Nintendo UK store put up a listing for the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter along with a description saying it would be compatible with Wii U and Wii games that use the Wii Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller. However, in a statement given to GameSpot, the company confirmed that the peripheral will only work with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

“The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is compatible with Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically – it is not compatible with any other Wii U software.

“The adapter is also not compatible with Wii and we apologize for any confusion”

The UK store listing has since been updated with the new information.

Source: GameSpot

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Oct 7

Nintendo Outlines Its Holiday Line-Up with Amiibo, Smash Wii U and More

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Amiibo Launch Date

A second set of amiibo figures will be out in time for the holidays. Nintendo recently announced the Series Two set, which includes: Luigi, Diddy Kong, Zelda, Pit, Captain Falcon and Little Mac. The figures will go for $12.99 a piece.

The Series One figures, which are: Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby and Marth, launch on November 21, which also happens to be the same day Super Smash Bros. for Wii U comes out.

Nintendo will offer a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U bundle at launch that comes with the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter and a Super Smash Bros. insignia GameCube controller for $99.99. The adapter and controller can be purchased separately for $19.99 and $29.99, respectively.

Rounding out the holiday releases is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which launches fpr the Wii U on December 5.

Source: @NintendoAmerica, 2

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Oct 6

3DS Home Menu Themes Are Now Available

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Zelda LBW 3DS Home Menu Theme

Nintendo just rolled out a new system update that changes the look of the 3DS Home Menu and gives users the option to purchase new themes to further change the way the Home Menu looks and sounds.

The update includes five free themes, with 15 more available in the all new Theme Shop. Prices for new themes range from $.99 to $1.99.

Users can now also take screenshots of their Home Menu by pressing Y and Down on the D-Pad. Unfortunately, it cannot be used to take pictures of the top screen while software is suspended.

The 3DS eShop has also gotten an update, making it easier to access available videos, demos, user reviews and other information.

Source: Nintendo.com

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Oct 5

This Week in Games: “It’s A Trap” Edition

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Skylanders Trap Team launches this week. While the franchise’s concept of connecting toys and games together is novel, the fact that its in its fourth iteration in as many years is a bit worrying. It’s dangerously going down the same path as Guitar Hero and the plastic instrument craze from just a few years ago.

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Oct 4

Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack Available for Download

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Former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope is letting you name your own price on the entire Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack on Bandcamp. That’s 164 tracks from the classic N64 adventure.

While you can listen to the entire album for free on the site, paying customers get access to MP3 and FLAC downloads, along with the ability to stream it on the Bandcamp app.

Last year, Kirkhope released the Banjo-Kazooie beta album filled with 22 songs that were never used in the original game.

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Oct 3

Rune Factory 4 Is Still Coming to Europe

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Rune Factory 4 04

After originally being cancelled, Rune Factory 4 is coming to Europe as a 3DS eShop exclusive from Marvelous and XSEED Games.

Several factors forced the game’s publisher Marvelous to shelve the game back in January. Just months before the cancellation, Neverland, the studio responsible for the Rune Factory series, closed down. While Marvelous did manage to take in most of the staff, the people who knew Rune Factory 4‘s programming code, and were critical in getting the game released in Europe, were not among them.

Moving ahead, it appears that those staff members may not have been as important as once thought. Ken Berry, executive vice president of XSEED Games, a subsidiary of Marvelous, confirmed to Siliconera that they’re pushing ahead with a different programming house and the game’s release is pending approval from Nintendo of Europe.

“The situation is that we know the Rune Factory 4 fans in Europe have suffered enough with one cancellation already, so we didn’t want to announce anything until the game passed [Nintendo of Europe] certification and we were sure its digital-only eShop release was imminent since we are using a different programming house to try to pick up where the original dev team left off.”

Marvelous and XSEED expect to have the game go through Nintendo of Europe’s master submission process in the next couple of weeks.

Source: Siliconera

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Oct 2

Rayquaza Gets A Mega Evolution in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby

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The legendary pokémon Rayquaza will be able to Mega Evolve in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.

When it becomes Mega Rayquaza, it gains significant boosts to its stats, including its already high Attack and Sp. Atk. It also gains the signature ability Delta Stream, which causes the following effects while its in battle:

  • The moves Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Sandstorm, and Hail will fail.
  • The Abilities Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will fail to activate.
  • Moves of a type that Flying-type Pokémon are usually weak to will only deal normal damage to any Flying-type Pokémon in the battle.

As for attacks, Mega Rayquaza learns Dragon Ascent, one of the strongest Flying-type moves in the game, where it flies up among the stars and comes crashing back down onto its opponent.

Mega Rayquaza’s Mega Evolution requirements are apparently different from other pokémon, but the developers aren’t saying anything about how to do it except to play the game when it comes out.

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby launch on November 21 in Australia, Japan, North America and South Korea and on November 28 in Europe.

Source: @Pokemon, pokemonrubysapphire.com

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