Don’t expect any more Game Boy titles to hit Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has “moved on” from supporting the service with additional Game Boy games, according to Natsume, which has also confirmed it has no further Game Boy, Game Boy Color, NES or SNES games heading to 3DS Virtual Console. The last batch of Game Boy titles to arrive via the service in North America was the Donkey Kong Land trilogy, which was released earlier this year.
The latest trailer for Project X Zone 2 offers an extensive look at what the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS crossover sequel has to offer. Developed by Monolith Soft, the game gives players the chance to play as characters from a multitude of celebrated franchises such as Sakura Wars, Virtua Fighter, Resident Evil, Megaman, Devil May Cry, Tekken, Tales of Vesperia, Xenoblade, Street Fighter and much more. Project X Zone 2 launches next month in Japan, followed by a February 2016 release in North America and Europe.
In case you don’t own a Wii U yet, you now have the option of purchasing one from Amazon. That’s right – Amazon has begun selling Nintendo’s latest console again. The online retailer currently has the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set in stock. Priced at $299.99, this bundle includes the 32GB version of the console along with a pre-installed copy of Mario Kart 8. It also features all of the racing game’s downloadable content (DLC), which consists of six new characters, eight new vehicles and 16 new tracks in total.
You can now check your online standing in Splatoon via SplatNet on the Wii U shooter’s official website. Players can gain access to the Splatoon-specific service by logging into splatoon.nintendo.net with their Nintendo Network ID to recruit friends for battles, view rankings and more. Users can even check the online status of their friends and view the gear and weapons they had while playing online.
It looks like Wii U owners won’t be able to get their hands on the gory Slain! until next year. Although it was supposed to launch earlier this year, the action-adventure game from Digerati Distribution is now targeting a “mid-late Q1 2016” release on consoles, including Wii U. Set in a Gothic world, Slain! revolves around a lycanthropic hero named Bathoryn who seeks to liberate seven towers from seven deadly overlords. Along the way Bathoryn will encounter puzzles, traps and monsters in his path.
Wii U owners in Europe and Australia will have to wait a bit longer for Freedom Planet to come out. The combat-based platformer won’t arrive in either region until November, according to developer GalaxyTrail, which has yet to announce a solid release date. Freedom Planet debuted last week in North America on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. It asks players to help a monster girl named Lilac and her friends save the world from a war influenced by an alien attack force.
After an entire month of Super Mario Maker videos, Nintendo Minute is dedicating some time to something completely different. Hosts Kit and Krysta have started a multi-part playthrough of Year Walk, which was released a few weeks ago on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. In the game, players set out on a vision quest to foresee the future and use the Wii U GamePad to study a mysterious folklore encyclopedia, decipher hints and take notes.