Online gaming publication IGN managed to get some hands on time with Bayonetta 2 at this week’s San Diego Comic Con. The site played through the explosive second chapter of Platinum Games upcoming Wii U exclusive. Bayonetta 2 is coming to the west in October.
Nintendo of America announced a few days ago that it will be streaming content from the San Diego Comic Con Nintendo Gaming Lounge on Twitch. Presumably the Nintendo Tree House team will be there to provide yet more great Nintendo themed content after a fantastic E3. There’s no word regarding who the host is for the event.
Beloved Nintendo character Wario has his very own section on the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop this week. The company has listed which games Wario has appeared in and they list Super Smash Bros 3DS as one of those games. Wario has yet to be officially announced, but it would be surprising if he wasn’t added.
SEGA and Nintendo of America have announced that Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Nintendo 3DS will be in North American stores November 11th. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be available on Wii U on November 18th. You can see the box-arts above and below.
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Siliconera has shared some additional information regarding the recently announced online multiplayer co-op mode in Bayonetta 2 called Tag Climax. The publication says there are plenty of diverse stages from fighting challenging bosses, to hordes of enemies. Here’s some the details that have emerged so far.
- Online mode known as “Tag Climax”
- Can play with friends, be matched up with random players or vs a CPU
- Various stages where you can do things such as fight a boss or horde of enemies
- Stages are represented as “Verse Cards” and you can select which one you play at the start of the match
- You can select the difficulty of the stage in exchange for extra halos, but may earn larger rewards
- Can beat halos against your opponent in online quick matches
- You can select your character and equipment at the start of the match
Nintendo of Japan and Koei Tecmo have uploaded a new Hyrule Warriors trailer which gives us a better glimpse of Ocarina of Time characters Princess Ruto, Darunia and Sheik. There’s plenty of fast paced action included within the video, so be sure to give it a watch.
Wondering which games are available for download this week on the Nintendo eShop? Well wonder no more. There’s a scattering of indie games on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U that you can download including Siesta Fiesta and Wooden Sen’SeY. Here’s what’s available this week in the United States.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Siesta Fiesta – Siesta Fiesta combines various elements of classic arcade game play – from brick-breaker to modern-day platformer – to create a truly unique adventure. Use the ball-like Siesta to smash Piñata Blocks, activate power-ups, battle bosses and trigger a host of wacky contraptions. Siesta Fiesta is available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- Wooden Sen’SeY – Jump and grapple your way through exotic worlds, dodging obstacles such as fire, collapsing platforms, pits and whirring metal blades. If you want a real challenge, speed through 30 hair-tearing levels as quickly as possible in Time Attack mode and try to beat the developers’ times in each stage. Clickhere to watch the latest trailer for Wooden Sen’SeY.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Ufouria: The Saga – Join Bop-Louie as he searches for his three friends to help him escape an unknown world. But it won’t be easy. Brain-boggling mazes, traps and bizarre pitfalls stand in your way back to Ufouria. Click here to watch the trailer for Ufouria: The Saga.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
- Blaster Master – Jason, in search of his pet frog named Fred, has fallen down a manhole into a world of danger. Mutant-sized creatures he never imagined await him at every turn. In order to survive, Jason must pair up with an armored combat vehicle codenamed SOPHIA. It’s panic or perish as you blast through an endless maze of tunnels, seeking secret passages for an escape.
- NintendoeShop Sales
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut – Trine 2: Director’s Cut is 60 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $7.99) until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 12 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
- Joindots Game Sale – 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes, Jewel Match 3 and more Joindots games are on sale until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 14 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
- Poker Dice Solitaire Future – Poker Dice Solitaire Future is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 6 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
- Chubbins is being reduced to $3.99 from $5.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.