It looks as though you’ll still be able to get Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros even if you don’t own both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game in Europe. Nintendo says that Mewtwo will available for purchase on the eShop as add-on content at a later date. Currently you need to purchase both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros to claim Mewtwo and the free bonus Smash Bros soundtrack which contains 72 tunes.
“The free download codes for Mewtwo will be distributed in spring 2015. The character will be made available to purchase as add-on content in the future.”
We’ve finally found out which games you can download this week on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop in the United States. There’s some heavy hitters this week including Super Smash Bros Wii U, Watch Dogs and Donkey Kong: King of Swing. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire will also be up for download later this week. Here’s the Nintendo downloads for the US.
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WaiS Co.LTD and The Location Inc, have teamed up to create a chat application for Nintendo 3DS owners. The chat app which is named Chat-A-Lot will be coming to North America on November 20th and will retail on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $7.99. The application is a text and voice app that allows you to chat to your friends who are on your Nintendo 3DS friend list. Teyon has promised that it will be coming to Europe very soon.
For two days only, from November 21st to the 22nd, consumers can buy one get one 40 percent off all Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo DS and Wii games at Toys R Us. The upcoming offer will apply to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – all of which are launching on November 21st as well. Toys R Us is currently hosting another Nintendo-related deal that allows buyers to purchase three amiibo figures for $30. This offer will also end on November 22nd.
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai must be exhausted between developing Smash Bros on Wii U and answering interviews with journalists. Anyway, Sakurai explained to IGN why Ridley isn’t a playable character in the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U versions of the game. Sakurai doesn’t think Ridley from the Metroid franchise would be accurately portrayed as “it’d have to be shrunk down, or its wings reduced in size, or be unable to fly around freely.” Here’s what he told the gaming publication.
“I definitely know that Ridley’s a much-anticipated name for fans, but if we made Ridley as a fighter, it wouldn’t be Ridley any longer,” Sakurai told IGN in an email interview. “It’d have to be shrunk down, or its wings reduced in size, or be unable to fly around freely.”
“Providing accurate portrayals of characters is something I want to pay ample attention to,” he continued. “If I don’t stick to that thought, then we’d have to lower the quality or break the balance of the game. Something that goes way off spec could break the entire game.”
“Instead of going through a lot of very convoluted hocus-pocus to make Ridley a fighter, I figured it’d be better to keep Ridley as it currently is, the correct way, and have it feel like a truly threatening presence,” Sakurai explained. “There are other icons, too, like Metal Face and the Yellow Devil, which help effectively portray each of their world settings. They go a long way toward deepening the game world, and I think it’s been fun to experiment with.”
Super Smash Bros producer Masahiro Sakurai has told IGN why he decided not to add Mewtwo as paid downloadable content. Sakurai says that what he’s looking to do with Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros is an experiment that’s he’s keen to see work out. Sakurai explained in an earlier interview today that Nintendo isn’t working on any additional paid downloadable content for Super Smash Bros.
“As for why Mewtwo isn’t paid content from the start, releasing that character is an experiment meant to act as a foothold in content distribution; thus it’s simply meant as part of the service we’re providing to gamers.”
“Creating a single fighter involves a huge investment, and we’ve already been giving it our all and investing a lot of work in the characters currently available in the game, and I think it’s an incredible package in terms of the sheer amount of content in the game. But it might be that people may not understand and may think that I am not offering enough just by looking at DLC itself.”
“…What I can say now about paid DLC is that we aren’t working on anything at the moment. We’ve put all our efforts into making the actual game. Creating DLC would involve large additional costs and require the involvement of a lot of people.”