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.
During todays Nintendo Direct, Mr. Iwata announced some new details surrounding Super Mario 3D Land for Wii U. A new power up called the Cherry Power Up joins along side the new Cat Mario suit. The Cherry Power Up allows Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad to multiply their character up to four times for added fire power. Mr. Iwata stated that the game will feature four player co-op play and a great single player campaign. Super Mario 3D Land will hit store shelves and the Nintendo eShop on November 22. Along with a new gameplay trailer which can be seen below Nintendo announced two Wii Remote Plus controllers. On November 1st Mario fans can pick up either a Mario or Luigi themed Wii Remote Plus controller.
Wii U owners will soon be able to take control of Scrooge Mcduck in the upcoming multi-platform remaster of Disney’s Duck Tales game which originally released on the NES in 1989. In a new WayForward “Duckumentary” it has been revealed that the game will launch in North America on August 13 for $14.99 and August 15 in Europe for €14.99. Check out WayForwards background Duckumenary below.
Nintendo has finally confirmed the release date for the long awaited Flipnote Studio 3D. Flipnote Studio 3D is set to release on 3DS in North America in early August of this year. If the release date news wasn’t good enough the application will be entirely free and feature two community services. Here’s the full details listed below.
Flipnote Gallery: Friends
- You can create an online gallery and invite your friends to visit and participate.
- Up to 20 people, including you, can participate in each gallery.
- You can post comments, rate flipnotes and download your favorite flipnotes to your Nintendo 3DS.
- You can have up to two galleries open at any given time. Each gallery will be available for 15 days. When one closes, you can open another.
Flipnote Gallery: World
- Flipnote Gallery: World is a paid community service where users can share flipnotes with other Flipnote Studio 3D users from all around the world. The first 30 days of use will be a free trial period. After the free trial, you will need to buy a pass for $0.99 every 30 days to participate. Flipnote Gallery: World will be available free between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- You can post comments, rate flipnotes and download your favorite flipnotes to your Nintendo 3DS. For these activities, you need coins. A certain number of coins are included when you buy a pass.
- You can collect points through activities in Flipnote Gallery: World. After collecting a certain number of points, you will receive a pass, good for the next 30 days. There are two types of points – Coin Points and Collectors’ Points. Coin Points can be collected when you post flipnotes. Collector’s Points can be earned by introducing flipnotes that gain popularity within the community.
Collect Coin Points as a Flipnote Creator:
- Earn good ratings by posting quality flipnotes. You will receive Coin Points based on how well your flipnotes are rated by the community. After earning a certain number of Coin Points, you will receive a pass to participate over the next 30 days for no additional charge.
Collect Collector Points as a Flipnote Collector:
- There are other ways to earn points besides creating flipnotes. You can participate in the community as a collector. A collector finds and rates quality flipnotes and creates a collection. Your collection will be shared with other users. When a lot of visitors view your collection, you’ll earn Collector’s Points. If you earn a lot of Collector’s Points and get a high Collector’s Ranking, you may be awarded a pass to participate over the next 30 days at no additional charge.
Source: Flipnote Studio page
It hasn’t been an easy road for Precursor Games, the developers behind the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness called Shadow of the Eternals. After major efforts such as YouTube videos, blog posts and communication with fans, the Kickstarter funded project is simply falling short of expectations.
At the time of this writing the funding stands at a mere $116,555 out of the expected $1,350,000 requested to make the game a reality. Currently the project has just 18 days to go to meet the required funds which sadly seems unlikely. A fan recently asked a question via website Reddit if the game would still see the light of day if the project does not meet it’s Kickstarter goal. Precursor Games COO Shawn Jackson responded with a very straightforward answer;
Since we do not have any other source of funding, it is unlikely. We will entertain all options to make this game a reality because we believe in this project. However, we can’t be sure a publisher will share our vision for interacting with the community during development or this would work in the traditional model.”
Today Jools Watsham from Renegade Kid announced that the long awaited Mutant Mudds Deluxe will finally hit Wii U eShop sooner then you think. Starting on June 13 in North America Wii U owners will have a chance to download this expanded version of the 3DS original. Mutant Mudds Deluxe will feature the original 40 levels, 20 Grannie levels and 20 New Ghost levels. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the original on 3DS as of yet now is your chance to get your hands on all the pixel goodness of Mutant Mudds. The original tweet can be seen below.
Breaking News! Mutant Mudds Deluxe Available on June 13 in Wii U eShop in North America. New Trailer & Screens: renegadekid.com/mutantmuddsdel…
— Jools Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) May 30, 2013
A recent Tweet from Conker’s Bad Fur Day creator Christopher Seavor and voice actor for Conker hints at the possible development of a game for Wii U. In the tweet which can be seen below Seavor speaks about needing more Wii U dev kits at some point this year. No other specific details have been given to shed light on what project this could be. With E3 on the horizon we may be lucky enough to find out some more details but for now it remains a mystery as to what this “top secret” project might actually be.
…..WiiU devkits ain’t cheap and it’s lookin likely @gorydetail is gonna need 3 at some point this year 😉 (that’s top secret btw) heh!
— Christopher Seavor (@conkerhimself) May 25, 2013
Capcom continues on it’s promise to bring a collection of it’s classic library to the Wii U’s eShop. On May 30th gamers will be able to pick up not only the first 16-bit Mega Man game but the first of the “X” series which originally released on SNES in Japan in 1993 and North American and Europe in 1994. The game will cost $7.99 which adds Gamepad support, game saves and a Miiverse community. Check out the official trailer for Mega Man X below.
Capcom has announced that Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara will be arriving on the Wii U eShop next month. Chronicles of Mystara is a compilation of both Tower of Doom and Shadow Over Mystara which had originally released in the early 1990’s. Chronicles of Mystara will feature HD visuals, drop-in and out multiplayer co-op, customisable house boards, Gamepad support and more. On June 18th you can pick up your copy of Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara on the Wii U eShop for $14.99.