The main lineup for this year’s Evolution Championship Series has been announced and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee will both be featured on the main stage.
Melee has seen a renewed surge in competitors since the 13-year-old game returned to EVO in 2013. In fact, last year’s tournament drew in a record 970 entrants, he most of any Smash tournament to date.
More details on the actual tournament schedule will emerge as the event approaches. EVO 2015 takes place from July 17 to 19 in Las Vegas.
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After six years of offering members game downloads and exclusive rewards, Nintendo announced that they will be discontinuing the Club Nintendo customer loyalty program.
A new loyalty program is in the works, but the company will announce more in the future.
Members will have until June 30 to register games and spend any unused Coins before the program shuts down completely. On July 1, any leftover Coins will be deleted.
As a bit of a farewell gift, members will be able to download Flipnote Studio 3D for free beginning next month. If you don’t already have a Club Nintendo account, you can still create one and be eligible for the free download. However, the deadline to create new accounts is March 31.
Other important Club Nintendo shut down dates:
- January 20, 2015 – Products released after this date are not eligible for registration with Club Nintendo.
- March 31, 2015 – Last day to earn Coins, register products with Club Nintendo, and sign up for new Club Nintendo membership. Also the last day to reach Gold or Platinum Elite status.
- April 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015 – Period to redeem Elite Status 2015 free game download.
- June 30, 2015 – Last day to redeem Coins or access your account on the Club Nintendo website.
- July 1, 2015 – All Club Nintendo accounts and coin totals will be deleted.
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The era of plastic instrument music games may have died off during Activision’s Guitar Hero days, but Harmonix, the studio behind the Rock Band series, is wondering if it’s about time to get the band back together.
The company created a survey asking fans of the Rock Band games to share a little bit about their playing habits from back in the day and what they would like to see from a hypothetical new game in the series, including what console they would like to see it on. Among the choices is the Wii U, which suggests that Harmonix is at least considering the console.
Source: My Nintendo News
During the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo teased the penultimate DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors, which is all about Majora’s Mask.
The pack adds a new Adventure Mode map, playable Tingle and Young Link and three new costumes. Lana will be able to dress up as Skull Kid , while Sheik and Impa get their old outfits from Ocarina of Time.
It’ll be available on February 5 for $7.99 in North America, but it will come out earlier, on January 29, in Japan for ¥1200. That same day, a new update will be released for the game that makes the following changes:
■ Raised max level for characters.
■ New potions.
■ Even more new medals.
■ New weapon skill(s)?
■ Smithy improved, adding several new options
“Delete Skill”, “Check skills (before crafting)”, and add “Sale weapons”
■ More information available during Adventure Mode
Total damage is visible, and you can now restart the mission without going back to the map.
The final set of Hyrule Warriors DLC, the Boss Pack, adds two game modes. It will be out in March.No comments
Nintendo of America officially announced that the New Nintendo 3DS will launch in North America on February 13 in four varieties: New Red, New Black, Majora’s Mask 3D Special Edition and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Edition (GameStop exclusive).
However, it will only be available in the XL model and not come packaged with an AC adapter.
Nintendo released a pair of official statements to IGN regarding these decisions:
“Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing. We think New Nintendo 3DS XL makes the most sense for our market.”
On not including an AC adapter:
“New Nintendo 3DS XL uses the same AC adapter as any Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo DSi system. Rather than raise cost of New Nintendo 3DS XL by charging consumers for a component they may already own, we are giving them the option to only buy if they need an AC adapter.
The New Nintendo 3DS XL will retail for $199 ($229 for the Monster Hunter bundle). Some stores, like GameStop and Best Buy, are already taking pre-orders.No comments
The next Nintendo Direct is scheduled for tomorrow, January 14 at 6 a.m. PST and will cover the company’s spring Wii U and 3DS software line-up.
With rumors and “leaked” marketing materials claiming the New 3DS will launch in North America next month, people are speculating that Nintendo will officially announce the New 3DS for the region.
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You have until midnight tomorrow to register the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. to qualify for the Super Smash Bros. soundtrack CD offer.
Don’t forget that you’ll also need to actually order the CD through Club Nintendo before Wednesday, January 14.
If you’ve done all of that, your CD should ship out sometime in March.StevenNo comments