television advert for Mario Golf: World Tour’s upcoming release. The advert showcases some of the interesting and unique character shots from various trailers, some exposure for the Castle Club, as well as the local and online multiplayer modes for all your extra golfing needs.
Nintendo has uploaded a new
Yesterday, Nintendo confirmed the title would receive DLC, as well as a Season Pass offer and an exclusive Gold Mario playable character. Mario Golf: World Tour is set for release for the Nintendo 3DS on May 2 in both North America and Europe.
Nintendo has rolled out a new Miiverse update today and Marty is on hand to divulge the details in the community forum. For those who often access Miiverse on the go from smartphones or the internet, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s now an option to access posts only from verified users. To enable the feature just select “posts from verified users” icon at the top of the community screen and an update will never pass you by again.
The second feature, as Marty explains, is an update to the community search function, allowing you to search for communities by software title. It will affect all versions of Miiverse and, subsequently, means users can no longer post numerous comments in a short space of time on someone else’s post.
According to the update, Miiverse users will have to wait for up to three minutes before being able to post again. However, this only affects other people’s posts, since you can post as many times as you like on your own. Of course, the update will be put to great use in terms of moderation, but it may break up the conversational flow for other users. What do you think to the new update? Let us know in the comments below.
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This week’s Media Create sales figures are now in from Japan. After shipping over one million copies in Japan, Level-5′s Yokai Watch has claimed this week’s top spot with a further 34k copies sold – the ghosts will never know what hit them. A few new 3DS games have clambered into the top 20, with Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection taking the lead in fourth place from 26k units sold.
In terms of hardware this week, 3DS sales have begun to tail off a little, reaching just under 20k, while the Wii U laps up another 5k and is consistent with last week. Here’s the top 20 software and hardware charts.
- [3DS] Yokai Watch – 34,690 (754,910)
- [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen – 31,724 (174,156)
- [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – 31,326 (New)
- [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection – 26,925 (New)
- [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 18,848 (304,835)
- [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen – 17,755 (145,991)
- [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen! Tokimeki Up! – 12,315 (New)
- [PSP] Juusanshi Engi Engetsu Sangokuden 2 – 8,499 (New)
- [3DS] Meitantei Conan: Phantom Kyoushikyoku – 8,336 (New)
- [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 8,018 (198,054)
- [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 – 6,553 (212,619)
- [3DS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars – 6,357 (22,766)
- [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 6,218 (553,578)
- [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 5,315 (4,034,629)
- [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS – 4,691 (169,109)
- [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 4,409 (3,260,421)
- [Wii U] Just Dance Wii U – 4,367 (29,934)
- [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear – 4,144 (140,178)
- [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z – 4,115 (1,439,301)
- [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd – 4,102 (125,173)
- PlayStation Vita – 17,905 (24,078)
- PlayStation 4 – 14,396 (13,034)
- 3DS LL – 14,023 (17,291)
- PlayStation 3 – 6,468 (7,305)
- 3DS – 5,920 (6,271)
- Wii U – 5,204 (5,512)
- PSP – 2,094 (2,027)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 1,133 (1,220)
- Xbox 360 – 240 (229)
Ubisoft has reportedly registered various domain names for its next Just Dance title. Spotted by eagle-eyed reporters, Just Dance Now could be the next rhythm-boogie title to hit console platforms. On March 20, Ubisoft Entertainment Sweden AB registered the domain title justdancenow.com, as well as .org, .fr and .de, but a quick visit to any of these sites will leave you hanging at a Ubisoft 404 error page. Last year, Ubisoft unveiled Just Dance 2014 at E3, so it’s likely we’ll hear official confirmation from this year’s event in June.
Intended for an April release, Picross e4 will miss its initial date by a very small margin as developer Jupiter Corporation will launch the game on May 1. According to Nintendo’s official website, the puzzle and strategy title will be hitting the North American 3DS eShop next Thursday, and will feature more than 150 puzzles, as well as Micross and Mega Picross modes.
For those who own previous instalments of the puzzle game, players with save data can access special puzzles, allowing your brain to stretch just that little bit further. Jupiter Corporation has stated in the past that it would see a European eShop release within the same month as North America, so those overseas shouldn’t have too long to wait.
Yokai Watch has shipped over one million copies in Japan following an announcement from Level-5. According to figures released just over two months ago, the anime RPG had reached 500k on the Nintendo 3DS but in a short space of time has rocketed to a milestone mark. It’s believed sales have been boosted due to the popularity of the animated TV series, which began airing in January.
A sequel to the popular fantasy RPG will launch for Japan on July 10, and will come in two versions for avid fans of the series. Though western audiences are yet to get their hands on Yokai Watch, Level-5 have not ruled out the possibility and are considering bringing the game over.
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 – a simple, yet effective title – will be gracing our console screens at some point in 2014. The first Ghostly Adventures title released in North America last October, though only reached European shores last month.
Bandai Namco has revealed that Pac is certainly back with a sequel to Ghostly Adventures. In a special announcement trailer,
The sequel will feature Pac, Spiral and Cylindria as they defend PacWorld from Lord Betrayus in a captivating, new storyline. Check out the trailer above to get a feel for the next instalment in PacWorld. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 will launch in North America on the 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.
announcing a release date for the upcoming game, One Piece Unlimited World Red. The action RPG, which is based on the Manga, is scheduled for launch on June 27 for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
Bandai Namco Europe has delivered fantastic news for One Piece fans today by
But it’s not just the summer release date that will get fans in a frenzy as the publisher has revealed the title will receive two special edition releases. For those looking to purchase the Straw Hat edition, you’ll find 10 exclusive costumes featuring the Luffy Strong World Outfit, as well as the Anniversary Pack’s 9 outfits which commemorates the animated series’ 15th Anniversary in Japan. The limited edition also features a new quest entitled: Flame Fist and Straw Hat.
The Chopper Edition is the publisher’s second special release for Europe and Australasia, which features a key holder, wall scroll and lanyard of Chopper, 10 stickers of Straw Hat crew members (plus logo), exclusive artbook, as well as the Takoyaki DLC pack with three costumes and one quest. Let us know if you’ll be picking up either of these for the Wii U or 3DS in the comments below.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be heading to North America. The publisher’s latest rhythm-fever 3DS game is due to launch in Japan later this week and will feature 221 songs with over 60 characters from the Final Fantasy franchise.
Square Enix has announced that
From the announcement trailer – posted above – Square Enix is looking to release the title at some point this year, though there’s no launch window or specific dates detailed. With a North American release on the cards, and according to an earlier spotted trademark, here’s hoping the publisher brings the popular rhythm game over to Europe.
Nintendo has confirmed downloadable content for Mario Golf: World Tour, which will be available when the 3DS title is released in early May. For golfing fans who simply can’t get enough of the greenery, a further 108 holes can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop in three different packs, priced at $5.99 each.
The first DLC named the Mushroom Pack will launch on May 2 to coincide with the title’s release, while the Flower pack sprouts up in late May, and finally the Star Pack will aim for a June release. All DLC packs contain two new 18-hole courses and a new playable character – Toadette within Mushroom, Nabbit within Flower and Rosalina within the Star pack.
For pro-golfers who would like to download all three, a season pass can be purchased at the discount price of $14.99 from May 2. Nintendo will also offer a special Gold Mario – who has a fantastic Golden Flower shot, giving players coins for every yard it travels – as a playable character for season pass holders. Gold Mario will also be available after the third pack has been released for those who purchase all three packs separately. Nintendo of America’s sales and marketing VP Scott Moffitt said the following in support of the DLC:
“We’re letting fans expand their experience with Mario Golf: World Tour. Some players might be content hitting the links on the numerous courses already included with the game, while others will appreciate the option of being able to add to their fairway fun with new courses and characters.”