The guys over at GameXplain have made a video comparing the gameplay of the Neo Bowser City track on the Nintendo 3DS to the Wii U, ready to release as part of the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 on April 23rd– only 3 days to go!
The track layout looks to be the same, but the sleek new version of the track manages to make even the Nintendo 3DS graphics look clunky. More exciting to me is that you can blast through this dark track adorably as Isabelle! You can check out GameXplain’s analysis of the other tracks in the DLC here.
The rumour mill continues to churn and with it comes news that we could be getting an additional five characters in Super Smash Bros. Someone dug deep into the Super Smash Bros source code and found that there are five open slots that have yet to be filled. The very same person also found that there’s an additional stages coming too. There’s currently room for seven. One of these new stages is thought to be a Kirby one as there’s a number of Kirby songs included. So far we’ve got:
- Roy (rumor)
- Ryu (rumor)
Ah, it’s good old rumour time! Turns out someone apparently got a StreetPass hit at The Legend of Zelda Symphony Concerts. Nothing unusual about that. What is odd is that the game they were apparently previously playing was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Nintendo 3DS. Now we all know the game hasn’t been announced, but if it’s legit it’s likely to be for the New Nintendo 3DS.
We have yet to get the Collectible Badge Centre over here, but that hasn’t stopped us from getting some footage of the lovely new Legend of Zelda themed pins and badges that have popped up. Let’s hope that it eventually makes its way over the west sooner rather than later, as I’m sure a lot of you would love to collect them.
The New Nintendo 3DS XL system continues to inject growth into Nintendo’s hand-held business, and the momentum created for Wii U in 2014 has carried over into 2015. Take these two elements, add in fun, exclusive titles starring some of the biggest names in gaming, and overall sales of Nintendo hardware systems so far in 2015 have increased by nearly 60 percent over sales during the same time frame in 2014.
Other Nintendo sales highlights include:
- Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by nearly 80 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D added more than 184,000 total units in its second month, bringing lifetime sales to more than 730,000 total units.
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS added more than 110,000 total units in its sixth month on the market, bringing its lifetime total to 2.4 million units.
- Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by more than 20 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
- Mario Party 10 launched on March 20 and sold nearly 290,000 total units in its first two weeks.
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 continue to sell well in their respective fifth and 11th months on the market, bringing their lifetime totals to nearly 1.6 million total units and more than 1.9 million total units, respectively.
The momentum for Nintendo software and systems should continue over the next few months thanks to a strong lineup of software that includes the just-released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo 3DS XL, April 10) and Splatoon (Wii U, May 29) games.
To further celebrate International StreetPass Week, Nintendo has rather kindly produced a brand new theme for the Nintendo 3DS. The theme is absolutely free and it requires you to go to special Nintendo Zones to get it. If you would like a closer look at the StreetPass theme then be sure to check out the video above during which NintenDaan gives us a tour of the theme.
There’s a ton of new and fun content that has been added to the StreetPass Plaza on the Nintendo 3DS. You can check out the two new games which are StreetPass Zombies and StreetPass Fishing and also get a Reggie Fils-Aime Mii character drop in. If you haven’t already checked it out then I would recommend you do so as there’s plenty of content to keep you occupied for the evening. You can check out all the videos in the handy YouTube playlist. Enjoy!