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.
The Spanish counterpart of the Official Nintendo Magazine recently reported that Diddy Kong is a playable character in Mario Kart 8. The supposed reveal was followed by a tweet from the publication’s director, Juan Carlos Garcia, who stated that the character’s inclusion in the upcoming racing game can only be confirmed by Nintendo. The publisher previously revealed that the red-clothed chimp is featured in the roster of fighters in Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
Best Buy is offering a $25 gift card with the purchase of a Nintendo 3DS XL. The temporary deal – which can be accessed via the electronics retailer’s website – is applicable to select 3DS XL handhelds, including the black, blue and red systems. Customers looking to get a better deal can visit Target, which is giving away $40 gift cards to those who buy a 3DS XL. Both offers are good for this week.
Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has revealed that he was banned from Miiverse a couple of times. Yoshida, who leads the firm’s PlayStation sector, violated the Miiverse code of conduct by promoting his Twitter handle – @yosp – and by expressing his affection for the PlayStation brand. The Sony executive previously confirmed that he owns two Wii U consoles.
“The first time was because I had my Twitter account in my profile and that’s against the rules,” Yoshida said. “The second time is because I wrote, ‘I love PS.’ You’re not supposed to promote a commercial product in MiiVerse, so they correctly interpreted ‘PS’ as PlayStation.”
Italian indie developer Storm in a Teacup has announced that its new project Nero is coming to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Described as a next-generation visual novel, the game is also in development for other platforms, but the Wii U version will contain elements that utilize the Wii U GamePad. For example, user interface icons will be laid out on the controller’s touch screen, rather than obstructing the player’s view on the main display.
“NERO is a wonderful journey in a world of incredible beauty where a kid is the key to all locks and the night is not as frightening as we all could think,” reads the game’s official description. “NERO is about love. NERO is about faith. NERO is about feelings. NERO is about questions that need answers.”
The Pinball Arcade developer FarSight Studios has apologized for the comments it made yesterday on Wii U. Via Facebook, the studio said it was “misinformed” when it claimed Nintendo’s latest console was significantly less powerful than the aging PlayStation 3. The studio added that its initial comments were based on a talk it had with the developer handling the Wii U version of the pinball game.
“Those comments were made based on a conversation I had with the developer who’s been working on the WII-U version, he was unable to get the console to perform anywhere near what the xbox one and ps4 were capable of,” the developer said. “I was misinformed in that I said the ps3 was far more powerful… after speaking to him again, I was told that while the system still does not compare to XB1 or PS4, I was incorrect in regards to the ps3 comparison, and for that I apologize.”
Nintendo has released a new trailer for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The video stars new challenger Greninja, the final evolution of Froakie from Pokemon X and Y. Although it was playable via the Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Charizard will also be a selectable character with its own set of unique moves. Super Smash Bros for 3DS launches this summer, whereas the Wii U version will arrive in the winter.
The Mario Kart series has been around for more than two decades. The first entry, Super Mario Kart, made its debut in 1992 on the SNES. To date, seven core Mario Kart titles have been released – with four being on home consoles and three for handhelds. The eighth installment, Mario Kart 8, is scheduled to launch May 30 on Wii U.
Vblank Entertainment has released a new trailer for Retro City Rampage: DX. The one-minute video showcases the new content featured in the Nintendo 3DS title’s first update. Highlights of the new version are the inclusion of Parking Garages, Waypoints and a Jukebox. It was recently revealed that the game’s first month on 3DS exceeded the sales of the Xbox 360 version.
Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf has joined Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as an Assist Trophy. According to Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai, the cheerful character will assist players with fresh-picked fruit from her town. Nintendo recently announced that a Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct will air on Tuesday, April 8th. The upcoming online presentation will provide new details on the forthcoming fighting game, which arrives later this year.