Nintendo Will Bring Five Of Its Hottest Games To WonderCon This Weekend

Nintendo has unveiled it will be showing off five of its hottest games at WonderCon later this week. Budding Mario Kart 8 racers will be able to get their heart rates pumping with playable tracks at the event, while both Nintendo 3DS gems Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Mario Golf: World Tour will be playable before release as well. The annual convention will take place in Anaheim, California, between April 18 and 20. Below is a list of the Nintendo games playable at WonderCon.


Rune Factory 4 Has Sold 200,000 Units In Japan

Marvelous AQL has announced a milestone mark for Rune Factory 4 and has sold 200,000 copies in Japan. The simulation game has also had equal success in North America where it faced numerous stock issues at retailers. But even uttering the name of the title in Europe is quite possibly a sore spot for fans following the game’s cancellation.

However, if you’re lucky enough to own a Japanese 3DS and haven’t yet purchased Rune Factory 4, it’s prime time to do so. With the milestone mark achieved Marvelous AQL are launching a two-week sale for the game, where it will be discounted to half price. Starting April 23 until May 7, Rune Factory 4 will be available to download in the Nintendo eShop for 2,685 yen compared to the usual 5,369 yen. Plus if you are fluent in Japanese, you can check out Marvelous’s video above in celebration of the achievement. 


Nintendo Issues Yoshi T-Shirts In Wrong Size, Offers Replacements For Club Nintendo Members

yoshi_club_nintendoNintendo of America has issued wrongly sized Yoshi T-Shirts to Club Nintendo members after the reward was made available again earlier this month. The green dinosaur was so in vogue with fans that his t-shirts sold out in a few short days, but due to an unfortunate hiccup from the Club Nintendo team, members received sizes that were simply too large or too  small for them.

However, Nintendo has since been notified of the problem and has apologised for the inconvenience. Those who ordered a Yoshi T-shirt from the US Club Nintendo website will receive a confirmation email detailing that Nintendo will ship the correctly sized product at no extra charge, plus members can also keep the original T-shirt – handy if you have a sibling or friend who missed out on the chance to nab one. Did you get an incorrectly sized tee? Let us know in the comments below.


Atlus Confirms Conception II DLC For North America, European Release Due In May

Atlus has uploaded a brand new trailer for the launch of Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars for the Nintendo 3DS. The breed-to-survive RPG is now available from retailers and the Nintendo eShop in North America, so if you’re a dungeon-crawler fan make sure you check out the trailer above, which details all the glorious features of the title.

The publisher also reiterated the game’s Q2 release date for Europe via press release, specifying a launch some time in May. However, Conception II will only be available as a digital download in the Nintendo eShop.

Along with its launch trailer, Atlus confirmed free DLC for Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, which gives you a bunch of new quests and items for your journey. The details of when the DLC will be available in North America are listed below.

  • Warrior of Sadness - Available from April 15
  • Fallen Disciples – Available from April 22
  • Overlord’s Return - Available from April 29
  • Monokuma Strikes – Available from May 6
  • Monokuma’s Revenge – Available from May 13

Paper Mario-Inspired Game Upside-Down Dimensions May Come To Wii U

Upside-Down Dimensions has been announced by developer Hydra Interactive Entertainment for a number of platforms, with a possible release on Wii U. The title, which draws inspiration from games like Paper Mario and Pokemon, is an action RPG set in a paper world. It focuses on two characters, Ryuu and Keiko, who have been separated into different dimensions and must fight their way through a world in danger of being consumed by evil. Upside-Down Dimensions is slated for a 2015 launch.


IGN Lists Eight Reasons Why They’re Excited For Mario Kart 8 On Wii U

Online gaming publication IGN has listed eight reason why they’re eagerly awaiting the release of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. One of the main reasons they are excited for the game, amongst others, is the sumptuous visuals. To be fair it looks as though they’re excited for everything about the latest entry in the Mario Kart franchise.

  • The graphics
  • The power ups
  • The characters
  • The retro tracks
  • The level design
  • The local multiplayer
  • Sharing (Miiverse replays, Mario Kart TV)
  • The competition

Thanks, Jimbob


Sakamoto Talks About The Future Of Metroid

Yoshio Sakamoto, the director behind Super Metroid and Metroid: Other M, doesn’t sound like he’s returning to the series anytime soon. Sakamoto says that he wants to create entertainment that’s completely different and that genuinely brings new emotions. Sakamoto is currently the director of Tomodachi Life.

“I do not intend to do so. There might [currently] be various tasks I might be involved in with past series. However, even if so, I would always like to introduce new entertainment and new fun to those series.”

“… This might be indirect, but if we can make new types of gamers enjoy video games for the first time through Tomodachi Life, then they might eventually become interested in the more conventional games. … I would like to challenge myself to do that.”

Thanks, David

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