Nintendo has announced a dual-pack variant of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The special-edition item will release in the region on December 11th and will come with a decorative sleeve and several stickers. Priced at 9,800 yen, it will be available in limited quantities and is exclusive to the hand-held version of the fighting title. The latest Super Smash Bros can be purchased in stores and from the Nintendo eShop for 3DS. The game hits Wii U on November 21st in North America, December 5th in Europe, and December 6th in Japan and Australia.
Koei Tecmo has revealed that sales for Hyrule Warriors have exceeded expectations in North America and Europe. Although it hasn’t shared specifics such as figures, the Japanese publisher says it is surprised by the hack-and-slash title’s performance outside its home country. Earlier this month, Nintendo attributed the Wii U console’s recent increase in sales partially to the game. Hyrule Warriors is available in stores and on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
Nintendo has unveiled the Australian packaging for the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The new hardware will make its debut in the region on November 21st. At 3.88 inches, the device is larger than the original Nintendo 3DS. Unlike the standard New Nintendo 3DS, it doesn’t feature a customizable exterior design with replaceable cover plates. Nintendo has yet to announce when the New 3DS and New 3DS XL will be released in North America and Europe.
Nintendo’s amiibo figures that were introduced at E3 2014 look a bit different from the retail versions releasing next month, according to comparison pictures compiled by Kotaku. The images compare the initial designs of Peach and Link to the final renditions of the two characters’ models. The first 12 amiibo figures are available for pre-order for $12.99 each. They will launch on November 21st alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the first game that will offer amiibo integration.
The latest Nintendo Minute takes a look at the Wii U version of Skylanders Trap Team. Series hosts Kit and Krysta sit down with Skylanders executive producer Jeff Poffenbarger and play through the beginning of the game and showcase some of its new characters. Skylanders Trap Team is the fourth installment in Activision’s immensely popular Skylanders series. It is available on a number of platforms, including Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS.
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.