Nintendo has unveiled a new teaser for Mario Kart 8. The latest trailer for the Wii U racing title showcases gameplay footage of Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach, both of whom are included in the game’s first DLC pack, which is scheduled to release next month. The video also reveals that the upcoming pack includes Yoshi Circuit from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! In addition, it contains Link from The Legend of Zelda, four new vehicles and seven other courses. Consumers who advance purchase the pack in addition to next year’s Animal Crossing-themed bundle can begin using eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy immediately.
WayForward Technologies has released a new character trailer for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. The video puts a spotlight on Ammo Baron, the loudmouthed leader of the Ammonian Army who has his sights set on Sequin Land. When the Ammo Baron adopts Shantae’s home as his new military staging ground, things quickly go from bad to worse. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse’s official launch trailer was also recently revealed. The game arrives this Thursday, October 23rd, in North America. It will be available for $19.99, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.
The Pokemon Company has revealed via its official website that the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game and the Pokémon Trading Card Game will be coming to the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop. Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game is coming out on November 6th and the Pokémon Trading Card Game is out on November 13th.
You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You’ll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
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Yacht Club Games has revealed that its debut title, the critically-acclaimed Shovel Knight, wouldn’t be on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS without the help of Dan Adelman. Adelman, who served as the head of Nintendo of America’s indie program for nearly a decade, was apparently the main motive for bringing the retro-inspired platformer to the Nintendo eShop. Available now in North America, Shovel Knight arrives in Europe and Australia next month.
“Without Dan, Shovel Knight wouldn’t be on the Wii U/3DS and maybe it wouldn’t exist at all,” Yacht Club Games said. “We essentially sent Dan a blind email before our Kickstarter asking if we could be approved as developers on the platforms. He put his full trust in us and the game – without that, who knows if the Kickstarter would have even funded!
“He is unbelievably supportive of indies, and it’s amazing to see a person so committed to aiding smaller teams so that they can focus on creating interesting and unique experiences. Also, he’s a spicy curry champ. Champion of indies and spicy curry…what more could you want?”
Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which games you can download this week for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. If you own a Wii U then you’ll be able to download Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance on the eShop which you can watch a trailer for above. Here’s the games you’ll be able to purchase this week in the US.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Ballpoint Universe: Infinite – In this indie shooter made entirely with ballpoint-pen sketches, explore detailed doodle worlds, customize your ink ship and blast through enemies in 16 missions. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut – In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease. Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a new kind of adventure in which the choice of how to survive is up to you. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Paper Monsters Recut – Welcome to Paperland! Dive into the world of Paper Monster Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Play as Juste Belmont and explore the old castle grounds as you fight off grisly monsters using the trusty Vampire Killer and an assortment of holy weaponry. Use Spell Fusion to combine sub-weapons and spells to create up to 30 new attacks. The castle’s enchanting mysteries and danger await all those who dare enter. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Nintendo eShop Sales
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- SteamWorld Dig is more than 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
- Squids Odyssey is more than 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Master Reboot is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $6.99) from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22 until 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 5.
- Shut the Box is 30 percent off (reduced from $0.99 to $0.69) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 13.
- TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Oct. 23 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Demon’s Crest – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
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Yacht Club Games has revealed Shovel Knight‘s European and Australian launch month. The critically-acclaimed action-adventure platformer will be available across both regions this November via the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The game, which launched earlier this year in North America, revolves around a shovel-wielding small knight with two main goals: defeat the evil Enchantress and rescue his lost beloved.
“Hey Shovelonians! Believe it or not, we can finally confirm that Shovel Knight will be releasing in Europe and Australia in November for the Wii U and 3DS,” the developer said on its website. “We are working on pinning down the exact day still, but the wait is almost over.”
The Nintendo 3DS can now download software on its HOME Menu without going into sleep mode. Upon downloading content from the Nintendo eShop, 3DS users are given the option to “Download Now” or “Download Later.” The latter choice requires the handheld to be asleep in order to receive software digitally, but you can now choose the “Download Now” option via the device’s HOME Menu.