Sep 8

Nintendo Treehouse to Stream The Final Build of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS This Friday [Update: Start Time and Featured Games]

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Nintendo Treehouse

[Update: The stream will start at 10 a.m. PST and continue until 6 p.m. PST. Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Ultimate NES Remix and Fantasy Life are all confirmed to appear.]

Following the success of the Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3, the members of the Treehouse, Nintendo of America’s Product Development division, will be showing of the completed version of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS along with a few other Wii U and 3DS games this Friday, September 12 on Nintendo’s Twitch channel.

The stream is scheduled to run for eight hours, but no start time was given in the announcement on Twitter.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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Sep 8

Club Nintendo Game Downloads for September 2014

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Club Nintendo Games Sep14

Eight new Featured Game Offers are now up on Club Nintendo. This month you can get:

  • Mario Bros. – Wii U, 200 Coins
  • Kirby Super Star - Wii U, 200 Coins
  • Super Punch-Out!! - Wii, 250 Coins
  • NES Play Action Football – Wii, 200 Coins
  • Super Mario Bros. – 3DS, 200 Coins
  • The Legend of Zelda – 3DS, 200 Coins
  • Touch Solitaire - 3DS, 150 Coins
  • Art Style: PiCTOBiTS – 3DS, 200 Coins

The games will be available to download until October 12.

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Sep 7

This Week in Games: “Don’t Worry. It Should Stop By Next Week” Edition

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There’s stuff coming out next week, but until then…

Did you know tooth decay is the most common non-contagious disease in the world?

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Sep 6

No Circle Pad Pro Support for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

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3DS XL Circle Pad Pro

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will not support the Circle Pad Pro, according to a note at the bottom of the peripheral’s support page. However, if the game is played on a New 3DS, it will let you use the C-Stick as another way to perform Smash attacks.

The decision to not support the Circle Pad Pro comes as a bit of a surprise, considering its predecessor Super Smash Bros. Brawl supported a wide variety of controllers and control schemes.

Source: Nintendo.co.jp [via NeoGAF]

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Sep 5

New Bravely Second Characters Revealed in Jump Magazine

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Bravely Second Jump 00

In Bravely Second, the wind vestal Agnès Oblige is now Pope of the Crystal Orthodoxy. As a result of her new position, she has been assigned three bodyguards: “Wolf of the Inferno” Jean (in the blue uniform with dark hair), “Bison of Solidity” Nikolai (in the robe and cape) and “Falcon of the Gale” Yu (in the green uniform and short brown hair).

The three were revealed in the latest issue of Jump magazine. The publication also confirmed that Yu will be a playable character.

Source: Siliconera

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Sep 4

eShop Thursday: “Super Smashing Sale” Edition

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Super Smashing Sale

The absolutely awful Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight comes out this week, but if you’re actually looking for something good to spend your money on, several games starring the cast of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS are currently on sale.

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Sep 4

Bayonetta 2’s Tag Climax Mode Lets You Play Online With A Friend

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Bayonetta Umbran Gekka

Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto and producer Akiko Kuroda outlined the game’s new online co-op mode, Tag Climax, during today’s Nintendo Direct.

You and a friend will be able to take part in a series of fights against various enemies and bosses from the main game. If you’re able to win, you will earn Halos to spend on new in-game stuff.

The mode incorporates a risk/reward difficulty system similar to the one from Kid Icarus: Uprising. You can wager Halos to make fights harder – enemies will be much stronger and take more damage – and also increase the amount of Halos you get if you win. It’s a nice feature that takes Tag Climax from a novelty to what could be a decent alternative to grinding out money for new items.

Hashimoto and Kuroda also revealed a new playable character for Tag Climax: Rodin, the weapons dealer from the first game. He appears to hit harder than Bayonetta or Jeanne, but he also seems a bit slower. Another downside is he doesn’t have the ability to slow down the action with Witch Time.

Bayonetta 2 comes out on October 24 in stores and the Wii U eShop in North America. The boxed version will also come with a copy the first Bayonetta. The eShop version will require two separate purchases, but a discount will be applied so you only end up paying $59.98. That’s one whole cent cheaper than a retail copy!

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Sep 3

The New 3DS and New 3DS XL Will Be Region-Locked

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New 3DS New 3DS XL

A representative for Nintendo confirmed to Gamespot that the New 3DS and New 3DS LL (New 3DS XL outside of Japan) will not be able to play games from other regions.

While the announcement is not that surprising – Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata has previously stated that he is in favor of region locking – many were hoping for a change following the growing campaign asking Nintendo to abandon the practice.

Source: Gamespot

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Sep 2

Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct Coming Later This Week

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Bayonetta 2 Direct

A new Nintendo Direct all about Bayonetta 2 is scheduled to air this Thursday, September 4 at 3 p.m. PST.

We already learned a lot about the game during E3, but Nintendo promises there will be new details to discuss.

Bayonetta 2 launches in North America on October 24 in North America. It will also come bundled with the first Bayonetta.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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Sep 1

Todaybor Day is Labor Day

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Assembly Line

Take it easy this Labor Day.

Seriously. Take it easy. You don’t want General Bennedetto to come after you.

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