Nintendo has released an accolades trailer for Bayonetta 2. Available now exclusively on Wii U, the action title has nabbed perfect scores from a number of publications, including Destructoid, Edge Magazine, GameSpot and Joystiq. The game allows players to dress Bayonetta in costumes modeled after several iconic characters, such as Princess Peach, Samus Aran and Link.
A single Wii U console can connect to two Nintendo GameCube controller adapters simultaneously. This feature is supported by Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s recently-revealed 8-player Smash mode, which lets eight players fight at the same time in local multiplayer matches. The adapter will launch alongside the Wii U version of the fighting title on November 21st. Nintendo is also planning to release a bundle that includes the game, one GameCube controller and an adapter.
NinjaBee has announced the release date of A World of Keflings for Wii U. The city-building title will release via the Nintendo eShop in the U.S. on November 13th, and it will be priced at $9.99. The sequel to the A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings revolves around tiny characters called Keflings, who need help building their kingdoms. As a giant, players teach Keflings to harvest resources and develop a booming economy. Interestingly, the game doesn’t include an antogonist or conflict.
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.
WayForward Technologies has released a new character trailer for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. The video puts a spotlight on Ammo Baron, the loudmouthed leader of the Ammonian Army who has his sights set on Sequin Land. When the Ammo Baron adopts Shantae’s home as his new military staging ground, things quickly go from bad to worse. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse’s official launch trailer was also recently revealed. The game arrives this Thursday, October 23rd, in North America. It will be available for $19.99, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.
Yacht Club Games has revealed that its debut title, the critically-acclaimed Shovel Knight, wouldn’t be on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS without the help of Dan Adelman. Adelman, who served as the head of Nintendo of America’s indie program for nearly a decade, was apparently the main motive for bringing the retro-inspired platformer to the Nintendo eShop. Available now in North America, Shovel Knight arrives in Europe and Australia next month.
“Without Dan, Shovel Knight wouldn’t be on the Wii U/3DS and maybe it wouldn’t exist at all,” Yacht Club Games said. “We essentially sent Dan a blind email before our Kickstarter asking if we could be approved as developers on the platforms. He put his full trust in us and the game – without that, who knows if the Kickstarter would have even funded!
“He is unbelievably supportive of indies, and it’s amazing to see a person so committed to aiding smaller teams so that they can focus on creating interesting and unique experiences. Also, he’s a spicy curry champ. Champion of indies and spicy curry…what more could you want?”
Nintendo has released a French commercial for Disney Magical World, highlighting some of the recognizable characters found in the life simulation title. The Nintendo 3DS game, which arrives in Europe on October 24th, features more than 60 Disney characters. It allows players to create outfits, run a café or go fishing with Donald Duck. They can also battle ghosts and trade items with their friends.