A new Nintendo 3DS System Update is now live. Version 7.0.0-13U adds support for Nintendo Network IDs as well as Miiverse. It also adds a software update notification and removes the limit to system transfers. Additionally, it changes the start-up method of 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu to require pressing the L and R Buttons simultaneously. And finally, the update brings further improvements to overall system stability.
Early last month Capcom ran a competition in the United Kingdom which tasked the community with creating their very own Capcom Christmas Card. The winning Christmas Card was the lovely Monster Hunter themed card, which you can see above. The winner was David Hankin who won himself a PlayStation 4. You can view the top five finalists work, right here.
Famed industry analyst Michael Pachter has told MCV that he believes that Wii U hardware sales will fall 65 per cent year-on-year. This means that Wii U US November sales are estimated at 149K by Pachter. The news comes ahead of the November NPD results which should indicate just how well the console has done against the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. However, it should be noted that last November is when the system launched, so sales should be higher.
Pachter added that Wii U is expected to have suffered significantly as a result of the launches, with hardware sales falling 65 per cent year-on-year. Xbox 360 and PS3 sales are predicted to have fallen 44 per cent and 28 per cent respectively
Earlier this year, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced The LEGO Movie, which is due to hit cinemas in February 2014. Alongside the movie release, the publisher also announced that it would be launching The LEGO Movie Videogame for various platforms. Other than its initial announcement, we’ve not heard much in the media pipeline, but now Warner Bros. has published the game’s first trailer.
In the trailer above, you’ll play as Emmet – a perfectly ordinary LEGO figure mistaken for one named “The Special” who must save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant. Combined with the trademark LEGO humour, players will find 15 levels following events from the movie, and will experience animation never seen before in a LEGO game. Even Batman makes an appearance to a rather excitable Emmet, plus there’s catchy music with every mini figure bopping to the beat.
Warner Bros. hasn’t announced a release date as of yet, but we assume it will tie-in with the movie release early next year. The LEGO Movie Videogame will launch for Wii U and 3DS, as well as other platforms.
This week’s Nintendo downloads for Europe have been confirmed. Leading the pack is the highly regarded Super Nintendo classic, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the Wii U eShop. The acclaimed Zelda adventure will retail for €7.99 / £5.49. You can see the rest of the downloads and sales available, below.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Virtual Console) – €7.99 / £5.49
- Wii Party U – €44.99 / £34.99
- Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! – €44.99 / £36.99
- RUSH – €1.99 / £1.79 until 9/01/14, then €3.99 / £3.59
- Wii Fit U Quick Check – Free
- Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! – €34.99 / £28.49
- Donkey Kong 3 (Virtual Console) – €4.99 / £4.49
- 3D Ecco the Dolphin – €4.49 / £4.09
- 3D Galaxy Force II – €4.99 / £4.49
- Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker – €19.99 / £17.99
- Girl’s Fashion Shoot – €29.99 / £29.99
- Nano Assault EX Demo – Free
- AeternoBlade Demo – Free
- Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (3DS) – Now: €19.99 / £14.99 until 9/1/14, Was: €29.99 / £24.99
- Snow Moto Racing 3D (3DS) – €5.99 / £5.39 until 9/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Bugs Vs Tanks (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Crimson Shroud (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Liberation Maiden (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- The Starship Damrey (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
Permanent Price Reductions
- Nano Assault EX (Wii U) – Now: €9.99 / £8.74, Was: €14.99 / £12.49
Super Smash Bros designer Masahiro Sakurai has announced that the long-awaited Super Smash Bros on Nintendo the 3DS and Wii U features a Steel Diver sub machine gun. The news was announced by Sakurai on Wii U social network Miiverse.
Pic of the day. Q: “Is this a Steel Diver?” A: “Yes, indeed, that is a Steel Diver.” The sub from Steel Diver is now a cute projectile weapon–it launches torpedoes that fly slowly at first.
This week’s UK chart positions are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. Last week Super Mario 3D World climbed into the all-formats charts at 14, now after a further week of sales it’s clutching to 20th position in all-formats, but lands at a disappointing 30th in the individual. And Bravely Default for Nintendo 3DS, which released in the UK last week, fails to even chart in the top 40.
There’s no change at the top of the leader board either, with Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4 all sitting comfortably in the same positions as last week. Due to flash sales and the Christmas mad dash, Just Dance 2014 has worked its way back up the chart and places in 7th in the all-formats. However, the Wii version is cooking up a storm with consumers and climbs from 13th to 6th position in the individual.
Nintendo 3DS games are still keeping up with the flood of next-gen console games. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds places at 19, with Pokemon X, Y, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf all falling into step with each other in positions 23, 24, and 25, respectively. You can check out the top 10 all-formats below, or in full, here. You can also find the individual charts, here.
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- FIFA 14
- Battlefield 4
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- Grand Theft Auto V
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- Just Dance 2014
- Gran Turismo 6
- Killzone: Shadow Fall
- Batman: Arkham Origins