New customers to Flets Hikari internet service in Japan have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition Mario White or Mario Silver Nintendo 3DS XL console. There’s only one hundred units of each model and they’re priced at 19,900 yen each. These special edition Nintendo 3DS consoles were previously released in China.
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has posted a new 3DS screenshot showing Kapp’n and Donkey Kong having a little chat on The Island in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In fact, this is the first time The Island has been shown in the daily pictures for the 3DS version, and has sparked up conversation in the Miiverse community, with many users questioning Sakurai as to whether it’s a new stage. For the moment, at least, he’s left us with this caption:
“Yar, I wants to watch some o’ that Smash action, too, ye great beast!”
This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. The biggest news comes in the hardware charts, where both the 3DS and Wii U take glory at the top of the board. The 3DS, a consistently great selling console in Japan, has sold over 120k units, while the Wii U gets a good bump in sales from 28.5k last week to almost 50k (48, 762) this week.
Software sales are looking healthy for Nintendo this week. New release for both Wii and Wii U Dragon Quest X comes in at number 2 and 6, respectively, while Super Mario 3D World shifts another 43.8k copies, coming in at number 7. Nintendo 3DS title Bravely Default: For the Sequel, which failed to chart in the UK, places at number 8, with Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Duel Carnival coming in just behind in 9th. The software charts are listed below, followed by the hardware charts.
- [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 – 204,784 (New)
- [Wii] Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online – 117,432 (New)
- [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 111,790 (3,200,919)
- [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – 93,471 (New)
- [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy Big Bang / Supernova – 91,643 (New)
- [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online – 70,648 (New)
- [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World – 43,844 (183,245)
- [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel – 35,617 (New)
- [3DS] Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Duel Carnival – 26,497 (New)
- [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – 21,600 (358,755)
- 3DS LL – 92,375 (82,409)
- Wii U – 48,762 (28,518)
- 3DS – 32,894 (25,964)
- PlayStation Vita – 25,594 (20,202)
- PlayStation 3 – 24,085 (13,311)
- PSP – 4,416 (4,232)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 3,772 (5,391)
- Wii – 767 (588)
- Xbox 360 – 473 (309)
Farewell, Umihara Kawase in both Europe and Australia, according to an Australian classification board listing. Dated yesterday, the classification notes the platformer’s original Japanese title, which was released back in Japan this summer.
Agatsuma Entertainment may be releasing the Nintendo 3DS title
In October, Natsume announced that they would be handling the publication for the game in North America, as well as title it under Yumi’s Odd Odyssey. It’s still set for an early 2014 release date on the 3DS eShop. You can check out Umihara Kawase’s debut Japanese trailer above.
Nintendo of America has updated its Club Nintendo rewards for those of you in the United States. There are four titles that you can get your hands on including Balloon Flight and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels. Which games will you be spending your hard-earned coins on this month?
- Mario’s Picross - 100 coins (Nintendo 3DS eShop)
- Super Mario Bros The Lost Levels - 150 coins (Wii Shop)
- Starship Defense - 150 coins (Nintendo 3DS eShop)
- Balloon Fight - 200 coins (Wii U eShop or the Wii Shop)
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Mario Party: Island Tour. For 3DS users in North America, the latest Mario Party game has been available since late November and has met with mixed reviews from the critics. But for UK fans, the game is due for release on January 17, 2014 – just over a month away.
Nintendo UK has uploaded a new trailer for
The above trailer isn’t much different to what we’ve seen before, but it does show new gameplay in various locations. With 7 boards to compete on, each with their own unique rules and guidelines, and over 80 mini-games you certainly won’t be stuck for fun. Mario Party: Island Tour releases exclusively next year for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.
Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune’s 3DS title KAIO: King of Pirates has been pushed back to 2014. Originally, the action adventure game was due for release in 2012, after it was announced way back in 2011. However, Marvelous AQL and Comcept together pushed the date back once again to 2013, and nothing had been heard since. Now, according to the official website, the date has been pushed back once more to an unspecified date in 2014.
In 2011, we reported that the developer had set its sights on bringing the game over to western shores, but there’s been no mention that it will be released outside of Japan. To refresh your memory of KAIO: King of Pirates, you can find the trailer, here.
A new Nintendo 3DS System Update is now live. Version 7.0.0-13U adds support for Nintendo Network IDs as well as Miiverse. It also adds a software update notification and removes the limit to system transfers. Additionally, it changes the start-up method of 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu to require pressing the L and R Buttons simultaneously. And finally, the update brings further improvements to overall system stability.
announced that it would be launching The LEGO Movie Videogame for various platforms. Other than its initial announcement, we’ve not heard much in the media pipeline, but now Warner Bros. has published the game’s first trailer.
Earlier this year, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced The LEGO Movie, which is due to hit cinemas in February 2014. Alongside the movie release, the publisher also
In the trailer above, you’ll play as Emmet – a perfectly ordinary LEGO figure mistaken for one named “The Special” who must save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant. Combined with the trademark LEGO humour, players will find 15 levels following events from the movie, and will experience animation never seen before in a LEGO game. Even Batman makes an appearance to a rather excitable Emmet, plus there’s catchy music with every mini figure bopping to the beat.
Warner Bros. hasn’t announced a release date as of yet, but we assume it will tie-in with the movie release early next year. The LEGO Movie Videogame will launch for Wii U and 3DS, as well as other platforms.
This week’s Nintendo downloads for Europe have been confirmed. Leading the pack is the highly regarded Super Nintendo classic, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the Wii U eShop. The acclaimed Zelda adventure will retail for €7.99 / £5.49. You can see the rest of the downloads and sales available, below.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Virtual Console) – €7.99 / £5.49
- Wii Party U – €44.99 / £34.99
- Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! – €44.99 / £36.99
- RUSH – €1.99 / £1.79 until 9/01/14, then €3.99 / £3.59
- Wii Fit U Quick Check – Free
- Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! – €34.99 / £28.49
- Donkey Kong 3 (Virtual Console) – €4.99 / £4.49
- 3D Ecco the Dolphin – €4.49 / £4.09
- 3D Galaxy Force II – €4.99 / £4.49
- Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker – €19.99 / £17.99
- Girl’s Fashion Shoot – €29.99 / £29.99
- Nano Assault EX Demo – Free
- AeternoBlade Demo – Free
- Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (3DS) – Now: €19.99 / £14.99 until 9/1/14, Was: €29.99 / £24.99
- Snow Moto Racing 3D (3DS) – €5.99 / £5.39 until 9/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Bugs Vs Tanks (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Crimson Shroud (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Liberation Maiden (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- The Starship Damrey (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
Permanent Price Reductions
- Nano Assault EX (Wii U) – Now: €9.99 / £8.74, Was: €14.99 / £12.49