Nintendo Japan has uploaded some delightful footage of the upcoming Wii U and 3DS title Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. The four-minute trailer shows off a number of levels, where players must guide Mario and co. across hazardous areas to the correct exit doors, collecting coins and power-ups along the way. You’ll have to weigh up the risks versus the rewards, however, as there are many challenges waiting in the wings to keep you on your toes.
Earlier today, the game’s Japanese website opened and features a few interesting tips and tricks, a focus on Miiverse integration and star swapping with friends. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be available for both the Wii U and 3DS on March 5 in North America, and a little later in Europe on March 20.
Capcom has released the launch trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which is available now for Nintendo 3DS. Those who purchase the digital version of the role-playing game via the Nintendo eShop through March 15 will receive a bonus download code for a free “MH4U Gore & Seregios” theme that can be used to customize the 3DS system’s HOME Menu background.
IGN has uploaded a seven-minute gameplay video for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. The upcoming RPG port is exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS and New 3DS XL and takes a remarkable 3.6 GB to download digitally on a micro SD card. So if you’d love a sneak peek of the port in action, would like to hear character interaction and some lovely background music, make sure you check out the video embedded above. Last week, the European box art was revealed showing the New Nintendo 3DS exclusivity black banner in a horizontal position to avoid consumer confusion. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is due to launch in April for North America and Europe.
Nintendo UK has uploaded the launch trailer for the latest cooking phenomenon on the 3DS in Cooking Mama: Bon Appetit! Looking to perfect your pancakes, even though Shrove Tuesday was last week? Fantastic. What about whipping up a virtual cream storm with enormous desserts, or slicing up some meat delicately as a resident butcher for delectable sandwiches and other scrumptious savoury meals? Wonderful, since you can view all that and more in the embedded trailer above.
Featuring 60 different recipes to experiment with and a whole host of mini-games to interact with from harvesting vegetables to shop-keeping, Cooking Mama: Bon Appetit! will release for the Nintendo 3DS on March 6 in Europe – alongside Gardening Mama: Forest Friends, too. For more information on the game, check out its blurb below.
Cook up everything from the everyday to the exotic with 60 recipes, including toasted sandwiches, mozzarella salisbury steaks, Lobster Thermidor and more. Intuitive controls make cooking easy for everyone: just slice, mix, grill and flip with the stylus to see your dish come together before your eyes. And don’t worry if you make a mistake: Mama will fix it!
Cook 60 varied dishes in the kitchen with Mama. Up to four players can compete, just one copy of the game required! Customise your house and receive new items via SpotPass.
One of the great things about the standard New Nintendo 3DS is the ability to change the cover plates to whatever you want. Nintendo Europe has recently released some adorable Kirby and Pikachu themed cover plates and YouTuber NintenDaan has managed to get his lucky hands on both. Be sure to watch the video to see an unboxing of both cover plates which are available to purchase now.
Nintendo had some fantastic scores on Metacritic last year, but sadly those high review scores didn’t translate into lots of sales. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is aware of this and says that Nintendo needs to rethink how they promote and sell their products in the future. This is probably why they’ve reached out to popular YouTubers in an effort to promote things such as the New Nintendo 3DS.
“Our products are receiving high scores but are still not selling as expected, there is much to be done in the way we incorporate aspects into our products that sell themselves, and in the way we communicate with consumers to promote and sell our products.”
The Pokemon Company International has announced the elusive Eon ticket will be distributed online very soon for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners. So if you’ve yet to obtain the ticket through the StreetPass Relay system in the UK or US, you’ll be able to download a special code to unlock the legendary Latios or Latias, according to the game you own.
While the Eon ticket distribution service has been widespread in the UK, there are still many Pokemon fans across the region – particularly those who live in remote areas – whom have missed out on an additional legendary. The Pokemon Company even produced a lovely infographic detailing how far the ticket has spread across the UK on their Facebook page. However, trainers across the US have found it much more difficult to locate the Eon ticket, leaving frustration rather than elation.
From February 27 until March 2, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners can head over to the official Pokemon website and download a special code online to unlock the legendary. Please note that if you’ve already received the code, you cannot receive another one. Did you manage to grab the Eon Ticket through StreetPass? Let us know in the comments below.