There’s plenty of love for Mega Man today as Capcom has not only announced that Mega Man Zero is now on the Wii U Virtual Console, but there’s a huge Mega Man sale. This is all in part to commemorate twenty seven years of Mega Man by Capcom. The Mega Man games are discounted until December 22nd. Here’s the games you can get hold of via the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
- Mega Man II GB ($1.49)
- Mega Man III GB ($1.49)
- Mega Man IV GB ($1.49)
- Mega Man 5 NES ($2.49)
- Mega Man 6 NES ($2.49)
- Mega Man 7 SNES ($3.99)
With Christmas just weeks away, Nintendo Australia announces two new records set through sales of Pokémon titles for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles in Australia and New Zealand. Firstly, the record for biggest ever first week release for a Nintendo title – over 100,000 units previously set by Pokémon X and Pokémon Yjust last year – has been surpassed by the latest core Pokémon titles.
With combined sales exceeding 120,000 units in the first week, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire has been taking players on a new adventure exploring the origins of Mega Evolution. With new Mega Evolutions of favourite Pokémon characters, new areas to explore and new ways to travel, fans who fell in love with the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games will feel like they are embarking on their adventure through the Hoenn region for the first time in these record-breaking titles.
In the same week, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y became the highest selling Pokémon games in Australia and New Zealand, taking the record from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which released for Nintendo DS in 2007 – selling over 330,000* units life-to-date. Launched on 12th October 2013, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were the first core Pokémon titles to feature gameplay in 3D, and introduced players to Mega Evolved Pokémon in an exciting adventure through the Kalos region for the very first time.
“We’re thrilled to see players in Australia and New Zealand embracing the latest Pokémon titles on Nintendo 3DS” said Darryl Mohr, Nintendo Australia’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Considering the install base of Nintendo DS at the time of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, these two new records are a testament to the quality of Pokémon titles available for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles heading into the holiday season.”
The local announcement follows the recent news that as of 21 November, over 7.7 million units of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire had been shipped worldwide, and together with the recent release of two new bundles – Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red + Pokémon Omega Ruby and Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue + Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – there will be plenty of options for fun with the latest Pokémon titles this Christmas.
Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida
Nintendo has added yet another new feature to the Japanese Nintendo 3DS home screen. The new application is called the Collectable Badge Center and it enables you to add Nintendo themed badges and pins to the Nintendo 3DS home menu. You can check out this new addition to the Nintendo 3DS in the video embedded above.
Thanks, NintenDaan and David S
WayForward Technologies has explained why it continues to support Nintendo and Wii U. Although it no longer makes games exclusively for Nintendo platforms, the Shantae developer attributes its success to longtime Nintendo fans. The studio is currently working on the Wii U version of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, which is set to launch on December 25th via the Nintendo eShop. The game made its debut earlier this year on Nintendo 3DS. WayForward has another project in the works, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which is also heading to Wii U.
“We’ve been there supporting Nintendo with every system launch starting with the Game Boy Color,” said WayForward creative director Matt Bozon. “We want to be first in line to make games for these legendary platforms. Whether they reach a massive audience or not, Nintendo fans occupy an extremely loyal corner of the game industry. They like intelligent design and visually iconic characters, and they typically understand that games of high quality take time. Sure, we want our games to appear everywhere and be played by everyone, but I feel we have a real connection with Nintendo and its fans.
“We’re working to expand our fan base, but Nintendo fans got us here which is why we go the extra mile to serve them when we can.”
We already found out Amiibo will be compatible with One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X and now there are more joining in on the action. Once you scan in an Amiibo using your New Nintendo 3DS the characters in the game will wear a suit based on which Amiibo you’ve chosen. Here’s the Nintendo costumes the players can wear.
- Nami – Wii Fit Trainer
- Franky – Donkey Kong
- Brook – Marth
- Chopper – Kirby
- Usopp – Yoshi
- Nico Robin – Samus
Popular YouTuber Rosanna Pansino recently had the opportunity to talk with the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen about the upcoming Nintendo games for 2015. Be sure to watch the video to see footage of the gorgeous Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mario Party 10, Mario Maker, and plenty more. Enjoy.
Thanks, RetroGamingLord and lamatsucubo
Everyone loves Frozen so it comes as no surprise that the video game adaptation inspired by the movie has been a massive success in the United Kingdom. In fact it’s the Nintendo DS version of Frozen: Olaf’s Quest which has proven the most popular and has easily outsold the Nintendo 3DS version of the same game.
The success of Frozen was a bit of a surprise. We thought it’d do well. We’d done some decent movie licences before, such as Sony’s Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. We thought this one was going to be maybe a little bit bigger as it was Disney, but nowhere near the stratospheric sales that we’ve experienced.
We thought Frozen would be our last title on DS to be honest. Nintendo hasn’t been manufacturing the console for a few years, but we thought that there is a big user base our there, and there is a second hand, hand-me-down market for the old DS consoles. We launched Olaf’s Quest on DS and it’s still outselling 3DS. And we’ve got Disney’s next big film out in January, Big Hero 6, and we’re bringing that out on 3DS and DS. If you’d said to me 18 months ago you’d be bringing out a DS product in January 2015 I’d have laughed.
Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida