Category: 3DS

Super Mario Run Coming To iOS


For years Nintendo stood on the fence when it came to putting their big ticket mascots on a system or mobile device other then their own. The tides have since changed and for the very first time in history Mario will appear exclusively on Apple’s App Store. 

During Apples September 7 conference revealing the new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2, Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen from Nintendo took the stage to show off the new side scrolling runner game where simplicity and ease of use is key. The game is described by Nintendo below. 

In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.

There are three different game modes to play. The first mode features challenging courses for you to complete while collecting coins. The second mode has you challenge the play data of other players to show who can beat a course with the most style to impress Toads into joining you. In the third mode, you get to create your own Mushroom Kingdom using the coins and Toads collected by playing the first two game modes.

Super Mario run will be a pay once and play game with no need to spend extra on in app purchases. The game will be hitting the iOS App Store exclusively this December. For a first look check out the gameplay video below.

Super Mario Run Game Play

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D European Box Art


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Highly detailed box art (above) for the European version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D has finally been revealed. The game appears to be coming in a new sleek black case. The updated port of the classic Wii game will feature 3D visuals and Amiibo support. The Japanese file size of the game is said to be 3.6GB which translates to around 28800 blocks on your New 3DS.

Nintendo Reminds Us Why We’ll Go Broke Friday


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On Friday the 13th, Nintendo will be releasing a New 3DS XL system which adds motion tracking 3D, a “C” stick, ZL/ZR buttons, faster CPU, NFC support for Amiibo figures and extended batter life. The system will arrive in a standard red and black color configuration and two limited editions based around Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Majora’s Mask. Both Mojara’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will release this day as well. It’s going to be arguably one of the most important days of the year for Nintendo and they’ve shown no signs of allowing us to forget. Check out some of these entertaining trailers below.

Majora’s Mask 3DS Setup At Nintendo World Store


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Tumbler user Mega Matt has been kind enough to share a photo of the beautiful looking New 3DS XL Majora’s Mask Edition and Skull Kid figure set up at the Nintendo World Store. Above you can see both the special edition new 3DS XL system, Skull Kid figure, game and their original packaging. Below is a beautiful close up of the Skull Kid figure included with the limited edition Zelda Majora’s Mask game.

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Come back Friday as we bring you an in depth review and unboxing of the New 3DS XL Majora’s Mask edition and the game.

Pokémon Shuffle May Hit 3DS eShop Next Week


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Multiple reports are claiming that Pokémon Shuffle may arrive on the 3DS eShop next week in North America. This news was apparently revealed via an official news letter that apparently states the game will be available on Wednesday, February 18th. Pokemon Shuffle involves the player matching three or more Pokemon in a “puzzles and dragons” style puzzle area. Matching Pokemon will deal damage as the player battle wild Pokémon across diverse stages.

Sonic Added To Super Smash Bros Wii U & 3DS


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Nintendo announced today that Smash Bros fans will be able to play as Sonic in the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. This will be Sonic’s second time being features in the Smash Bros roster and should serve up some fast past action in this upcoming brawler.

Street Pass DLC Arrives In North America


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North Americans can now perform a simple 3DS update which adds not only a revamped Mii Plaza look but the much awaited DLC content to Mii Plaza. 3DS owners have the option of either purchasing the content separately at $4.99 per game or in a bundle pack for $14.99 which saves you $5.00. Check out Nintendo’s Mii Plaza breakdown below.

 

StreetPass™ Mii Plaza™ lets you meet and play with Mii™ characters created by other gamers. Simply carry your Nintendo 3DS™ system with you in Sleep Mode, and it’ll collect Mii information (and send yours) when you pass other players. When you visit your StreetPass Mii Plaza, you’ll see the new Miis you’ve collected. You never know who you might meet!

You can then use your new Mii friends in fun games, including:

  • Find Mii – Recruit a Mii army to defeat monsters, save your own Mii, and earn stylish hats for him or her to wear.
  • Puzzle Swap – Trade puzzle pieces with others via StreetPass to complete 3D scenes of Nintendo favorites.

The latest StreetPass Mii Plaza update includes new free Puzzle Swap panels (one of which you will get automatically—the other three you earn via StreetPass!), an updated layout, and new touchscreen controls. You’ll also get access to four new, individually-priced StreetPass games which let you earn tickets you can exchange for new hats and costumes for your Mii:

  • Mii Force – Blast your way through enemies in this scrolling space shooter. You’ll use StreetPass Mii characters for special power-ups so you can defeat your enemies—and save the galaxy
  • Flower Town – Grow and maintain your own flowers and collect flowers from StreetPass Mii characters to form new breeds and expand your gorgeous garden.
  • Warrior’s Way – Collect troops over StreetPass and fight with—or against—other warlords to conquer new countries. Battles take “rock, paper, scissors” to a whole new level.
  • Monster Manor – Design and explore a multi-level mansion using pieces that you collect from StreetPass Mii characters. Battle ghosts and find stairways to unlock new levels.

 

 

To get the update, simply ensure your Nintendo 3DS system has been updated to the latest version (Ver. 6.1.0-12 U), then follow the prompts shown when you open StreetPass Mii Plaza. Once your update is complete, you’ll be able to purchase any of the new games by selecting “Games” in the Mii Plaza. Select the bunny character next to the game title you’re interested in to learn more or purchase the game (or all four).

 

 

Source: Nintendo

3DS Receives Firmware Update


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Nintendo recently sent out a brand new update for 3DS owners which now allows users to backup save data for downloaded games and newly added Mii Plaza Street Pass games which are currently only available in Japan and UK. Check out the full detail below.

North America

● Save Data Backup Feature

Users can now back up save data for downloadable versions of Nintendo 3DS software and most Virtual Console games

● System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user’s experience.

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● StreetPass Mii Plaza

Added an option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza. An update is currently available that will add a shop where the user can purchase new games for StreetPass Mii Plaza. This update also allows the user to set a facial expression for their Mii to use when greeting other users’ Mii characters.

● Save data backup feature

Save data of compatible downloadable software can be backed up and restored.

● System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user’s experience.

Here’s the fine details in regards to the addition of the new street pass games. These additional games will now cost£4.49 / €4.99 each, with a Combo pack setting you back £13.49 / €14.99.

StreetPass Squad
Enjoy a side-scrolling shoot ’em up featuring Mii characters as an intergalactic police force defending the galaxy against evil space pirates.

StreetPass Garden
Cultivate seeds into full bloom and cross-pollenate with other players’ flowers to create dozens of hybrids, or even completely new flowers.

StreetPass Mansion
Perfect for those who enjoy a good scare! Exchange map segments with other users to plot your way to the top of a haunted mansion.

StreetPass Battle
As ruler of the realm, try to conquer all 20 countries on the map while defending and expanding your own castle.

Hats off!

By playing these games you can earn plaza tickets – swap them at the Exchange Booth for exciting new hats!

Express yourself!
Set a facial expression for your Mii to use when greeting other users’ Mii characters.

Nintendo E3 Recap


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Despite many who thought Nintendo’s E3 Direct was rather bland and lacking the wow factor many expected, Nintendo did deliver on a rather safe but enjoyable looking line up for Wii U. Here’s an in depth recap of all the games Nintendo announced during the presentation.

Wii U Games Announcements

  • SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD: Super Mario 3D World is a continuation of the series Super Mario 3D Land which was originally released on 3DS. For the first time in a 3D Mario game it will feature up to four players in multiplayer mode with either Mario, Luigi, Toad or Peach to choose from. Each character will feature their own unique ability such as Peach’s ability to hover in mid air, toad’s ability to run faster then others and of course Luigi’s classic long jump. The game will feature a brand new suit called the Cat Mario suit. The Cat Mario suite can perform new actions such as climbing up walls and scratching enemies with his claws. You can look out for the new Super Mario 3D World game this December.

 

  • Mario Kart 8: Mario Kart 8 features a brand new gameplay mechanic called the anti gravity which has been implemented within the courses. With this new mechanic players can race upside walls and upside down creating a brand new dimension to the game. You can also race underwater, glide in the air or ride motorcycles like in Mario Kart Wii. The game will feature its classic online multiplayer mode and for the first time ever Miiverse integration. Through Miiverse players can share racing highlights via Miiverse. The feature is dubbed Mario Kart TV. Mario Kart 8 is set to launch in Spring 2014.

 

  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker: Earlier this year it was revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker would be making its way to Wii U as a completely remastered titles with updated HD visuals. Below is a new trailer showing off the latest in game footage of the upcoming Zelda title. Wind Waker will feature 1080p support, new shaders support to help visual expressions, refined texture graphics. The Tingle feature in the game has been upgraded to be used with Miiverse. Look out for Wind Waker this October.

 

  • The Wonderful 101: The Wonderful 101 is an action game where a group of heroes and their leader battle against the space invader group who have started to attack earth. The hero features a mode called unit mode where the hero joins all partners together to form a giant special weapon which can be used to defeat large enemies and bosses. Unite mode can activated by using the gamepad to draw gestures which will determine how powerful your weapon is.The Wonderful 101 will be available on September 15th, 2013.

 

  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is a new title by famed developers Retro studios which features Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong back at Donkey Kong Island which has been taken over by a new enemy. In order to save Donkey Kong Island, Donkey Kong must set off against the new set of enemies called Vikings from the North Sea. The game will feature new dynamic camera angles and HD visuals to help realize the world of Donkey Kong. Look out for Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze this November.

 

  • Bayonetta 2: During the E3 show Nintendo showed off the much anticipated Bayonetta 2 which is exclusive to Wii U. Bayonetta 2 will arrive in 2014. Check out the latest epic trailer below.

 

  • X: From the creators of Xenoblade comes this new epic title X by Monolith Soft. X is an open world adventure game for Wii U. Look out for X in 2014. Check out the trailer below for a taste of this fantastic looking game.

 

  • Super Smash Bros (Wii U & 3DS): Here is the latest trailer for the upcoming Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS. Super Smash Bros is set for release in 2o14.

 

  • Wii Party U: Wii Party U is a collection of stand out board and party games that utilize the unique features of the Wii U Gamepad and Wii remote controllers. The game will feature 80 new and different mini games and the addition of a brand new mode called “Table Top Mini Games” which you can play using one Gamepad and two players. Wii Party U was originally supposed to be released this summer however the game is being delayed in order to take more time to work on the game. The new release window for Wii Party U is October of this year.
  • Wii Fit U: Wii Fit U was originally slated for a summer release. Nintendo has decided to take more time to work on the game to help implement new features. The new scheduled release window for Wii Fit U is slated for a December launch.
  • Art Academy: After Miiverse blew up into an artistic drawing endeavour by many Nintendo fans, Nintendo decided they would like to create a new Art Academy designed for Wii U artist in order to help better show off their drawings in Miiverse. Users will be able to use a host of drawing tools to show off their art work in Miiverse for the world to see. This new drawing tool will be available on the Wii U eShop this summer.

Here is a list of 3rd party Wii U and 3DS releases for 2013;

  • Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag (Wii U/October 29th, 2013)
  • Batman Arkham Origins (Wii U/October 25th, 2013)
  • Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate (3DS/October 25, 2013)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Directors Cut (Wii U/2013)
  • Disney Infinity (Wii U/August 18th, 2013)
  • Just Dance 2o14 (Wii U/October 8th, 2o13)
  • Rayman Legends (Wii U/September 3rd, 2013)
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Wii U/Fall 2013)
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (3DS/Fall 2013)
  • Disney’s Planes (Wii U/August 6th, 2013)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS/July 16th, 2013)
  • Skylanders Swap Force (Wii U/October 13th, 2013)
  • Skylanders Swap Force (3DS/October 13th, 2013)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Wii U/August 20th, 2013)
  • Sonic Lost World (Wii U/Holiday 2o13)
  • Sonic Lost World (3DS/Holiday 2o13)
  • Watch Dogs (Wii U/November 19th, 2013)

 

Here is a list of games set to arrive both Wii U and 3DS eShop in near future:

 

That wraps up some of the biggest highlights from Nintendo’s E3 conference. Stay tuned for more upcoming news as we get hands on with some E3 games this Saturday.