The Game Boy Color version of the Pokémon trading card game comes out today for the 3DS Virtual Console. It was a surprisingly good spin-off at the time, managing to capture the feel of playing the actual card game while throwing in a little adventure to tie it together.
As for other stuff coming out this week, we have Tetris Ultimate and PICROSS e5 for the 3DS and Tengami and Mario Kart: Super Circuit for the Wii U.No comments
You can now pre-load Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on your Wii U.
You won’t exactly be able to do anything with it aside from maybe stare at it and wait for November 21 to roll around. Or, you could hope Nintendo doesn’t know how to do pre-loads and accidentally releases the game early.
If you do plan on getting the game digitally, you can pre-order it through Nintendo.com, in addition to the Wii U eShop.
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Eleven more amiibo will be heading to stores this February.
The third wave of figures include: Lucario, Rosalina & Luma, Bowser, Toon Link, Sheik, Ike, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Shulk, Sonic and Mega Man.
Some of the figures will be retailer exclusive. So far, Shulk is confirmed to available only at GameStop.StevenNo comments
Nintendo and Loot Crate, the nerdy, subscription-based delivery service, are working together to bring amiibo directly to people’s doorsteps.
Anyone who signs up for the “amiibo Subscription Service” will receive 10 pre-selected amiibo – Nintendo confirmed Mario, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Fox and Yoshi, the rest will be announced by Loot Crate – split across three crates delivered throughout the holiday season.
Subscriptions aren’t being taken just yet, but Loot Crate is currently letting people sign up for the waitlist to be notified.
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Lots of licensed games coming out this week. You have Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze, Winx Club: Saving Alfea, Hello Kitty and Sanrio Friends 3D Racing, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. You even have Safari Quest, which looks like it yanked its character designs from the Madagascar movies. So, I say that’s close enough to count it with the others.No comments
It turns out that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has been in development for quite a while. Series producer Eiji Aonuma told folks on Miiverse that work on the game began not long after production wrapped up on the 3DS remake of Ocarina of Time.
If true, that would mean that Majora’s Mask 3D has been in the works for more that three years.
According to Aonuma, the reason the game was not announced sooner was because he wanted to wait until he felt that the game was “not going to be just another remake and that it’s going to be worth your time.”
Majora’s Mask 3D is scheduled to come out in Spring 2015. Ninten2tv put together a video comparing footage of the 3DS and N64 versions.
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At Nintendo’s financial results breifing, Senior Managing Director Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that the company plans to release cheaper versions of amiibo in the future as a way to reach a wider audience.
“I just talked about cards (“Nintendo e-Reader”), and the amiibo product range will also include cards in the future. For example, when amiibo become cards, we can create a game which can be played only by passing several cards over the NFC reader/writer, and the results will be stored in the amiibo card. I cannot discuss any of the details today, but amiibo has the potential to propose new ways to play card games. We will also launch smaller and even more affordable amiibo figures in the future, so we hope that with this variety of price points, consumers will be able to enjoy a number of amiibo.”
At $13 a pop, collecting amiibos can be a costly endeavor. So, it’s nice to see that Nintendo is looking to offer a less expensive alternative to getting those game bonuses.
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The demo for Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is out today in the eShop. The game really failed to impress me back at Comic-Con, but maybe they’ve taken the time to fix some of the problems I had with it.
Also this week, we have a special on nintendogs+cats, where you get a free nintendogs+cats theme for your 3DS home menu when you buy the digital version of the game.
On the Virtual Console, we have Pokémon Puzzle Challenge on the 3DS and Super Mario Advance on the Wii U.No comments
After years of toying with the hearts of many, Nintendo finally announced a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the 3DS. They didn’t waste any time, either. Dropping the first trailer at the start of today’s Nintendo Direct.
The game is getting similar treatment to 2011’s Ocarina of Time remake, with updated visuals, gameplay tweaks and, of course, stereoscopic 3D effects.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D heads to stores and the eShop in Spring 2015.
Important dates for other things announced during today’s Nintendo Direct:
- Code Name S.T.E.A.M. – 3DS, Spring 2015
- Ultimate NES Remix – 3DS, December 5
- Buy Ultimate NES Remix, get a free Famicom 3DS menu theme
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Wii U, December 5
- amiibo series 1 – November 21
- amiibo series 2 – December 2014
- Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 – November 13, $7.99
- Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – May 2015, $7.99
- DLC Combo Pack (1+2) – $11.99
- Kirby and the Rainbow Curse - Wii U, February 2015
- Hyrule Warriors amiibo compatibility update – November
- Duck Hunt – Wii U Virtual Console, TBD
- Pikmin Short Movies 3D – 3DS, $4.99
- Pikmin Short Movies HD – Wii U, $4.99
- Xenoblade Chronicles X – Wii U, 2015
- Splatoon – Wii U, Q2 2015