Nintendo has released another system update for Nintendo 3DS. According to the company’s website, the new update adds further improvements to overall system stability. It also implements other minor adjustments to enhance the user experience. The handheld received another minor system update earlier this month.
Capcom has confirmed that Mega Man Battle Network is set to arrive July 31st on the Wii U Virtual Console service in North America. The release date was announced in the latest Nintendo Minute episode, in which the YouTube series’ hosts chat about what’s going on in the world of Nintendo and Capcom. Mega Man Battle Network will be available later today, July 24, on Wii U in Europe. It will launch alongside ports of Mega Man 5 and Mega Man 6.
Nintendo has released a new commercial for Mario Kart 8. The 30-second promo showcases the racing title’s colorful visuals and its characters’ facial expressions in glorious slow motion. Luigi’s infamous death stare also makes an appearance, which initiates once the green-clad driver zooms past the seemingly innocent Baby Rosalina. Mario Kart 8 is available in stores and on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
Another playable character for Hyrule Warriors will be unveiled this week. Based on a tweet by the forthcoming action title’s official Twitter handle, the unannounced character will have something to do with the ground – leading some to speculate that a Goron will be revealed. One of the latest trailers for the game demonstrates how the Wind Waker can be used as a weapon. Hyrule Warriors is scheduled to launch on September 26th for Wii U.
Shin’en Multimedia has revealed that it is planning to release the Wii U iteration of Art of Balance by the end of the summer. The upcoming home console version of the physics-based puzzle game features off-TV play and supports multiple control schemes. It also contains several online and local multiplayer modes that incorporate either competitive or cooperative play.
Nintendo has teased that a “few special surprises” regarding the next Super Smash Bros. will be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con. The company is also planning to host the first-ever tournament for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS during the upcoming convention, which runs from July 24th to July 27th. The fighting game tourney will be live-streamed on Nintendo’s Twitch page.
Target has seemingly made some shelf space reserved for a Nintendo 3DS version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. The picture above supposedly comes from a Target employee, who says he thinks the American retailer has accidentally confirmed that the Nintendo 64 game is coming to the handheld. Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently admitted that he is aware of the demand for a remake of the classic.
Koei Tecmo has released another trailer for its upcoming Wii U exclusive, Hyrule Warriors. The new video puts a spotlight on Zelda, who can wield the Wind Waker and use it during battle. The magical baton can emit melodies that summon powerful forces; for example, playing the Song of Storms will literally blow baddies away. Hyrule Warriors will be available September 26th.
Nintendo has reconfirmed that Bayonetta 2 will be packaged with a physical disc of the original Bayonetta. On the other hand, consumers who want to purchase the digital versions of both titles will need to make two separate purchases via the Nintendo eShop. Either way, the duo will be listed for the same manufacturer’s suggested price. Bayonetta 2 launches in October for Wii U.
The physical/disc package will include two discs: one for Bayonetta 2 and a separate one for Bayonetta 1. With the digital version, consumers will need to make two separate purchases, but the price of both will equal the total for the retail combo version. So you can buy one or the other separately if you want.
Nintendo of America has shared a photo in which Mario and Luigi are shown enjoying Happy Meals at a McDonald’s restaurant in Los Angeles, Calif. The picture depicts how Nintendo is promoting the recently-released Mario Kart 8 via via the popular fast-food chain, where toys based on the racing game are being included in Happy Meals for a limited time. A few months ago, the Mario brothers were spotted in Washington, D.C.