Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has made its debut in North America. The fighting game is now available for purchase digitally for $59.99 via the Nintendo eShop, and it requires 15.6GB of free space to download. The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. contains more than 50 new features, including an eight-player mode and the ability to build and share custom stages. It also offers several new modes such as Smash Tour: World Smash, in which players use items, spin a wheel and advance around a map. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U arrives on November 28th in Europe, November 29th in Australia and December 6th in Japan.
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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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – Face off against a massive roster of video game all-stars! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn new customizable equipment that trick out your fighter’s moves and stats. Then power-up and train amiibo figures (each sold separately) to take on your friends. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be available on Nov. 21. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Watch_Dogs – Watch_Dogs tells the story of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. The game lets players use Chicago as their weapon to exact their own style of revenge. Watch_Dogs takes advantage of the Wii U hardware with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago displayed on the Wii U GamePad controller, as well as off-TV play, letting gamers continue playing Watch_Dogs solely on the GamePad.
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DK: King of Swing – In this Game Boy Advance adventure, grab, climb and swing on pegs as you charge and bash through enemies that block your way. Collect bananas and Crystal Coconuts in the five worlds of Adventure mode, or play some puzzling levels in single-player Jungle Jam mode. Find those medals and let the festivities begin!
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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – Soar high above the Hoenn region on an unforgettable quest to be the very best Pokémon Trainer. As you catch, battle and train a variety of Pokémon, you’ll unleash powerful new Mega Evolutions. Seek out Legendary Pokémon from regions near and far while uncovering the secret powers of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. Click here to watch a trailer for the games.
Get a Smashing Soundtrack and Mewtwo DLC – For a limited time, buy and register both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to receive a special soundtrack CD and free Mewtwo DLC from Club Nintendo. The soundtrack CD offer runs Nov. 21 through Jan. 13, 2015. The Mewtew DLC offer runs Nov. 21 through Mar. 31, 2015.
National StreetPass Weekend is back! – Swing by a Nintendo Zone hot spot with your Nintendo 3DS system from Nov. 26 through Nov. 30. We are mashing up StreetPass Relay Points across the U.S. and Canada so you can get up to six StreetPass tags from many different places. Collect puzzle pieces from Mii characters to fill up your puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap or pick up enemy tokens for StreetSmash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
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Nordic Games is putting Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and other fun games on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 2.
The Letter is more than 75 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 30.
Ping 1.5+ is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 3.
A new patch has been released for Pokemon Bank. Update version 1.2 requires 210 blocks of free space and is required for online features. There’s currently no official word on what the patch does, though it probably has something to do with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – both of which launch this Friday, November 21. Pokemon Bank is a Nintendo 3DS application that allows players to store thousands of their Pokemon via the Internet. The app is available on the Nintendo eShop and offers a free trial period to first-time users.
Indie developer Bertil Hörberg has revealed that Gunman Clive 2 is about five minutes longer than the first game. In relative terms, that’s about 35 percent longer. Compared to the original, the sequel boasts improved graphics with more color and richer environments. It also promises more dynamic levels, several bosses, four playable characters with different abilities, and it will run at 60 frames per second. Gunman Clive 2 is on track to launch through the Nintendo eShop by the end of this year.
Nintendo of Europe has revealed six new home menu themes will be heading to the 3DS eShop this week. On Friday, November 21, 3DS owners will be able to download two Pokemon themes featuring either an adorable sleeping Pikachu or a panoramic background with Primal Kyogre and Groudon. So if you’re thinking of picking up Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire when it launches on November 28 in the region, you can twin your purchase with either background for €1.99 / £1.79 each.
Alternatively, three new Super Mario themes will launch to add to the ever-growing collection of the popular character. Coming in pastel pink, blue and neon green, all three themes are priced at the regular €1.99 / £1.79. But for those who like to grow their theme selection for free, 3DS owners can also download a free Sonic Boom home theme menu. For a closer look at the upcoming themes, you can view them in the gallery below.
Nintendo has revealed that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the best-selling hand-held title so far in 2014. According to the NPD Group, the fighting game sold more than 485,000 total units in October and became the 10th Nintendo 3DS title to sell at least one million units in the U.S. In addition, it has already sold 1.2 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S alone. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS was released on October 3, and it’s available in stores and on the Nintendo eShop.
It’s official: Smash is a smash. Despite only being on the market for a little more than a month, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has already sold 1.2 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S alone. The game sold more than 485,000 total units in October to become the 10th Nintendo 3DS title to sell at least 1 million units in the U.S. The Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game is the best-selling hand-held title so far in 2014, but will face a stiff challenge to hold onto that title when the next great Pokémon adventures – Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – arrive on Nov. 21.
Wondering which games you’ll be able to download on your Nintendo platforms? Well Nintendo of America has revealed precisely which games will be available to get this week. There’s a number of titles on the Wii U including Tengami and Mario Kart: Super Circuit. You’ll also be able to download the Mario Kart 8 DLC pack which should be available now. Here’s this week’s games.
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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric – In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic, Knuckles, Amy and Tails, each with his or her own unique abilities, must work together to save the world and stop the evil alliance of Lyric and Dr. Eggman. With two-player co-op, a “Team Challenges” mode for up to four players and the ability to unlock special upgrades with Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on the Nintendo 3DS system (for those that own the system and the game), this may be Sonic’s biggest adventure yet! Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is available exclusively on Wii U. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
A World of Keflings – Embark on a giant kingdom-building adventure to exotic lands and help your new tiny Kefling friends along the way. Play as your Mii character and help the friendly little Keflings harvest resources, assemble buildings and create thriving cities. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Tengami – Discover the wonders of a folding world. Go on a serene journey through Japan with striking visuals, unique game play and haunting music. Fold and slide the beautifully crafted paper world to solve puzzles and discover secrets. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
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Mario Kart: Super Circuit – Some of your favorite kart-racing characters are ready to kick it into high gear in Mario Kart: Super Circuit! This Game Boy Advance classic offers 20 courses and hidden bonus tracks, each loaded with classic power-ups and primed for the free-for-all racing that only Mario Kart can deliver. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Brainiac, using the power of the Lantern Rings, shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest superheroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is now available on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
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Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal – Play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and new friend Sticks, each with unique abilities, as you work as a team to save Amy and locate the Crystal before it’s too late! In addition to the secret-filled adventure, you can experience a StreetPass collectibles mini-game and play through the story to unlock special upgrades for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U (for those that own the system and the game). Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze – The Turtles are back in action against the evils of the world. Stop Shredder and his army of mutants as he threatens to unleash the power of a new Super Mutagen that could destroy their beloved New York City. Clickhere to watch a trailer for the game.
Tetris Ultimate – With six exciting modes plus an exclusive Nintendo 3DS challenge mode, fun new features and unique visuals, the evolution of this iconic game is a must-have on Nintendo 3DS.
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Pokémon Trading Card Game – Build new decks, hone your skills and test your abilities in Pokémon Trading Card Game. Expand your card collection, duel your way through eight Club Masters and earn the right to challenge the Grand Master. Shadowy figures, wise instructors and powerful opponents await you in this trading card game adventure. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.