Online UK video game retailer ShopTo is currently selling the Wii U for a fantastic and enticing price point. You can purchase the 8GB Basic Model with Bayonetta 2, Bayonetta 1, Wii Party U, Nintendo Land and a Wii Remote Plus for only £179.84. Don’t forget that if do decide to purchase this it’s well worth investing in a external HDD.
Nintendo has registered a couple of new trademarks in Europe. The trademarks are related to Nintendo’s ill-fated Virtual Boy and also Nintendo DS title, Polarium. Hopefully this means that we may see Virtual Boy games on the Virtual Console, but it could be that Nintendo is simply protecting their trademarks. Hopefully we will find out soon.
Nintendo has released a new Miiverse update today. Although minor, the update will allow users to filter their activity feeds on both the Wii U and web version to “Friends Only” or “All”. By selecting the “All” button at the top of the page, a drop down menu will pop up and allow users to select between displaying their friends updates or all those they follow on Miiverse.
Other than that, Marty has relayed that the search box for finding users has been moved to the top of the page on the Wii U and 3DS versions. It’s the same as the web version, which was moved to the top of the community list in the update last month for ease of access.
Super Smash Bros game director Masahiro Sakurai has been up to his old tricks again and teasing fans in a new Wii U screenshot. But while it may not be a secret to many of the brawler’s fans, particularly to those who had their eyes peeled on a leak just a few months ago, Sakurai is keeping the “secret” fighter under wraps for the time being. However, with a Smash Bros Nintendo Direct arriving this Thursday, we may just get to see the fighter in action in a new reveal video. Here’s the Miiverse screenshot, showing a NES Zapper as its huge hint, along with the director’s caption below.
“Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes in one of the secret fighter’s shooting moves. The object being held is called an NES Zapper. This is an accessory which was released for the NES outside of Japan. Now, this image is edited, but it’s a scene from the secret fighter’s reveal video.”
Nintendo UK has uploaded a new trailer for Sonic Boom which showcases both the Wii U and 3DS versions. So if you missed the US trailer released a couple of weeks ago, you can catch it here. Fans of the blue blur won’t want to miss his new HD adventure in Rise of Lyric and team up with Tails, Knuckles, Sticks and Amy to face-off with staple enemies in the Sonic franchise such as Metal Sonic and the robotic lizard.
But if you fancy tackling the smaller screen, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the 3DS promises all that fast-paced action when on the move. Make sure to check out the gameplay trailer above featuring some neat CG cutscenes. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U and Shattered Crystal for 3DS is available on November 21 in Europe, while North America receives both titles slightly earlier on November 11.
Nintendo of Japan has revealed a brand new Zelda theme for the 3DS home screen. Available from today in Japan, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword theme can be purchased from the eShop and themes menu for 200 yen. With a beautiful moody blue and purple background, characters Fi, Ghirahim, Link, Zelda, Impa, Groose, and Gaepora all feature in a panoramic view from the game’s stunning artwork.
The Skyward Sword theme also comes with the Ballad of the Goddess soundtrack, along with gold framed icons and folders with the Triforce emblazoned on the front. Make sure you take a look at the video embedded above to see the theme in its full glory. Hopefully we’ll hear the official word from Nintendo of America and Europe for a westward bound Skyward Sword theme soon.
Nintendo has unveiled a new teaser for Mario Kart 8. The latest trailer for the Wii U racing title showcases gameplay footage of Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach, both of whom are included in the game’s first DLC pack, which is scheduled to release next month. The video also reveals that the upcoming pack includes Yoshi Circuit from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! In addition, it contains Link from The Legend of Zelda, four new vehicles and seven other courses. Consumers who advance purchase the pack in addition to next year’s Animal Crossing-themed bundle can begin using eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy immediately.