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.
According to a questionable report from 4chan it appears that Rayman may be set for DLC in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. A video was leaked showing Rayman in the roster. The video seems to be pretty convincing and for those that remember a Nintendo employee from Canada seemed to imply that Rayman would be playable last August. Check out the video below.
Update: The video has been confirmed as a fake.
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.
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.
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.
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).