Category Archives: 3DS

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CoroCoro Changes Statement And Says It will Just Be Showcasing All The Smash Bros Characters And Stages So Far

Japanese publication CoroCoro has changed its statement which originally suggested that the magazine would be revealing all the stages and characters for Super Smash Bros on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The publication now says that it will be providing a look at all the characters and stages that have already been announced so far.

Thanks, Retrogaminglord

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Target Seemingly Makes Shelf Space For Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3DS

zelda_majora_mask_target_shelfTarget 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.

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New Show Cat Mario Now Available On The Nintendo eShop In Europe

Kids with a current Nintendo console are in for a treat, as the first episode in a new series of kid-friendly video content called The Cat Mario Show is now freely available to watch on Nintendo eShop on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.

The bite-sized presentation delivers a puppet show hosted by Cat Mario and Cat Peach and is peppered with fun facts, tips and quizzes for Nintendo’s youngest fans. In the first video, the two hand-puppet hosts reveal insider secrets on becoming a Mario Expert and challenge kids to spot the hidden Luigi  in SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD, while the show also delivers some top tips on becoming super powerful in the Kirby Fighters battle mode of Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

With new episodes to be released over time, kids can now get their paws on the first episode by visiting Nintendo eShop on their Nintendo console and loading up The Cat Mario Show – a purr-fect slice of Nintendo-style fun for kids and parents alike.

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Nintendo Brings Smash Bros And Plenty More To San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo is heading to Comic-Con in San Diego to bring a collection of fun games and engaging events directly to fans. Visitors will be able to enjoy hands-on time with Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, as well as additional upcoming 2014 games like Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Add to this an exciting multiday stream of live game-play challenges on the Nintendo Twitch channel and a host of other fun activities, and you have Nintendo’s biggest presence at Comic-Con ever.

“Nintendo fans are going to have a great time with what we have planned for San Diego Comic-Con this year, whether they are attending the event or watching at home from across the country,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “From first hands-on opportunities to tournaments and a fun live stream, we want to make sure that everyone has a great time experiencing Nintendo at the show.”

Nintendo’s hub at San Diego Comic-Con will be located at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel, an area open to the general public, so even fans who don’t have a Comic-Con badge can get in on the fun. The playable games scheduled to appear include:

Nintendo 3DS

  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo
  • Pokémon Art Academy from Nintendo
  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from Nintendo
  • Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from SEGA
  • THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL from Square Enix, Inc.
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)
  • Siesta Fiesta from Mojo Bones Ltd. (Nintendo eShop)

Wii U

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo
  • Hyrule Warriors from Nintendo
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Nintendo
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World from Nintendo
  • Mario Kart 8 from Nintendo
  • Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric from SEGA
  • Just Dance 2015 from Ubisoft
  • Skylanders Trap Team from Activision
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)
  • 1001 Spikes from Nicalis (Nintendo eShop)
  • Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition from DrinkBox Studios (Nintendo eShop)

Visitors to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will also be able to view a display of amiibo, figures modeled after Nintendo characters that will interact with compatible Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. A special area themed after Tomodachi Life will also be available, where visitors can recharge their minds, bodies and Nintendo 3DS systems. In addition to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge, Nintendo will have a booth at the San Diego Convention Center dedicated entirely to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

On July 25 and July 26, Nintendo will stream Nintendo Challenge Live, a stage show hosted from the Nintendo Gaming Lounge that features intense tournament competition and awesome game-play challenges from some of the hottest upcoming games on Nintendo platforms. Fans can open their browsers to http://www.twitch.tv/nintendo to catch all of the action and stick around for hours to soak in all the festivities.

Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. Tournament slots are limited for the one-day event, and fans will be able to sign up the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. The full tournament will be streamed athttp://www.twitch.tv/nintendo. The tournament will be conducted using the E3 version of the game. This version represents a game still in development and may not represent the final quality and balance of the game, which launches on Oct. 3.

Mario Kart 8 is already one of the best-selling Wii U games of all time, and the love for the game and franchise will be well-represented at Comic-Con. Racers who visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be able to compete in local Mario Kart 8 competitions. The bracket-style competitions will pit 32 players against each other. The winner of each local competition will then be invited to take on racers around the world using the online tournament feature ofMario Kart 8. Players at home can join the online tournaments with a chance to face off against the local champions. The online tournament codes and schedule will be announced via Nintendo’s social media channels in the future.

Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 aren’t the only franchises with unique activities at Comic-Con. Bayonetta fans will want to make sure they mark their calendars for a screening of the new animated film Bayonetta: Bloody Fate from FUNimation Entertainment. The stylized animated movie follows the powerful witch Bayonetta as she battles the forces of heaven to regain her memory. The feature film will screen Friday, July 25, at 9:35 p.m. PT in Marriott Hall Room 4 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel.

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Nintendo UK/Euro Now Allows eShop Cards To Be Purchased Via PayPal

Nintendo UK has announced a new option which allows users to purchase digital eShop cards via PayPal. Available for European Wii U, 3DS, DSi and Wii systems, owners can either purchase an eShop card to the value of £/€15, £/€25 and £/€50 for their use, or gift the funds to another.

For those who live in the UK, remember to purchase your chosen eShop card in GBP from PayPal. On the other hand, those in Europe can purchase their eShop card through the German website at the moment. All cards purchased with Euro currency will work in other European countries,  since it is not specific to Germany. You can find out more about the terms and conditions at PayPal’s digital gifts website, here.

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Dragon Quest X Will Receive Physical Release In Japan, No Cartridge Included

Dragon Quest X will receive a physical retail release for Japan but a cartridge is not included. The popular MMORPG was announced for the 3DS last week and will arrive on September 4.  It was thought Dragon Quest X would be a download-only title, however if you opt for the physical edition you will receive extra goodies. Rather than a cartridge, owners of retail copies will be provided with an eShop download code which can be used for 60 days of online play. Additional items included in the release are:

  • Lemon Slime Board Prism
  • Five large experience point ancient documents – which entitle players to 1,000 instant experience points
  • A casino coin ticket of up to 1,000 casino coins
  • A lottery card ticket – players will be randomly allocated in-game items

While we’ve still heard no further news regarding a western release, other than consideration from Square Enix, the 3DS version is the first online streaming game for the handheld. Hopefully we’ll hear more in the future if the 3DS version is a success.

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Club Nintendo Platinum And Gold Member Rewards Announced For North America

Nintendo of America has revealed exactly which rewards Club Nintendo members holding the Platinum or Gold member status can receive. Unlike previous years where Nintendo has offered special physical items to those with 300 or more coins, this year the company has solely opted to reward members with a selection of digital games.

While platinum members will be able to choose from the full selection, where you must have over 600 coins to qualify, gold members will choose from half of the digital games on offer.  Elite status members can only choose one free digital game, so make sure you log into your Club Nintendo account to see whether you’ve qualified with gold or platinum. The full selection of games are listed below, or you can check them out here.

Platinum Only:

  • Game and Wario – Wii U
  • NES Remix – Wii U
  • Earthbound – Wii U
  • Dr. Luigi – Wii U
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 3DS
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle – 3DS
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western – 3DS
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move – 3DS

Platinum and Gold:

  • Ice Climber – Wii U
  • Kid Icarus – Wii U
  • Super Mario Bros. – Wii U
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Wii U
  • Donkey Kong 3 – 3DS
  • Wario Land 2 – 3DS
  • Metroid – 3DS
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – 3DS

 

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Here’s A Better Look At Secret Bases In Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire (Video)

The Pokemon Company has given fans an in-depth look at secret bases in a brand new trailer. Yesterday, we reported on the new mega-evolved form of Metagross with a trailer featuring Pikachu cosplay in Pokemon Amie and some footage on secret bases. Now, the Japanese trailer displays a thorough look at what players can expect to find and collect in their secret bases for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Pokemon plush dolls, interesting gym layouts, deceptive lighting tricks and other such furniture will be available to collect in-game, giving players unlimited customisation options. Plus, there are opportunities for players to visit friends’ secret bases via QR codes. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launches November 21 for North America and November 28 in Europe.

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Japan’s 3DS Software Promotion Adds September Titles, Includes Dragon Quest X

Nintendo Japan has updated its 3DS software promotion to include upcoming titles for September. The campaign – which started in April and concludes in September – is looking to entice potential 3DS consumers with one free game of their choice. The Kyoto-based company provides a selection of popular 3DS games which are switched on a monthly basis, broadening the choice for consumers. Previous games announced in the software promotion have included Pokemon X & Y and Pokemon Art Academy.

The official website lists the following games up for grabs this September, along with the newly announced Dragon Quest X – the first 3DS online streaming game. With September as the final month of the campaign, consumers will be able to opt for the game of their choice in advance.

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Tomodachi Life (or Collection in Japan)
  • Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind
  • Dragon Quest X (available from September 4)

 

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Yokai Watch 2 Sold 1.28 Million Units Over Four Days

Yokai Watch 2 has sold 1.28 million copies according to Famitsu sales tracker. In just four days, the ghost-hunting RPG sequel has broken its predecessors records, selling a grand total of 1,281,096 units across Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. Last week, we reported Yokai Watch 2 had over 800,000 pre-orders via Media Create, so it was clear the title would produce meaty numbers on its July 10 release.

Confirmation of Yokai Watch 2′s chart-topping victory will be released tomorrow in Japan’s Media Create sales, as well as how many of those exclusive 3DS LL’s were sold in the hardware chart.