Michael Condrey, the Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games and developer behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, says that the highly anticipated game won’t be coming to Wii U. Condrey says it was Activision’s decision and that the team are concentrating on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC versions of the game. Condrey also confirmed that Treyarch won’t be making a version.
There are many official Super Smash Bros screenshots, as provided by the game’s director Masahiro Sakurai in his daily Miiverse posts, but there are also a few screens which have unofficially leaked. According to a post on the Nsider Forums, these screenshots apparently reveal the entire character roster for the latest Smash Bros instalment on Wii U and 3DS.
While we love a good juicy rumour here, the screens should be taken with a large pinch of salt, and thrown over the shoulder in good faith. Nevertheless, you can take a look at the images on the aforementioned forums, here.
For the less inquisitive, you can rest assured that the leaked images contain fan-favourite Ness, Dr. Mario, the return of Shulk, Bowser Jr, and – weirdly – Duck Hunt, as is pictured above. Wario also seems to be missing a pupil, but maybe that’s just a trick of the eye. Let us know your thoughts on the leak in the comment section below.
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Recent sales numbers from Famitsu state that the recently released Hyrule Warriors had a much better début than The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD in Japan. Famitsu says Hyrule Warriors sold 78,773 units in its opening week and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD only shifted 31,154 units when it was released in September 2013.
Nintendo of Europe has detailed exactly which titles you can purchase in a special Super Smash Bros-inspired eShop sale. From August 21 to August 28, the eShop will offer discounts on select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games to celebrate the hard-working veteran fighters in the upcoming brawler.
Last week, Nintendo of Europe hosted a special sale entirely dedicated to Smash Bros. newcomers. But their time is over, and the veterans have returned with up to 50 per cent off selected downloadable titles. And as a treat for Fire Emblem fans, the original and classic Game Boy Advance Fire Emblem game has arrived just in time for the eShop sale on the Wii U Virtual Console. All other discounted games can be found in the list below.
- Fire Emblem: Awakening – €29.99 / £25.99 (was €44.99 / £39.99)
- New Super Mario Bros. 2 – €35.99 / £31.99 (was €44.99 / £39.99)
- Sonic Lost World – €23.99 / £20.99 (was €39.99 / £34.99)
- 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure – €4.20 / £3.78 (was €6.00 / £5.40)
- Donkey Kong (Game Boy, Virtual Console) – €2.79 / £2.51 (was€3.99 / £3.59)
- Kirby’s Dream Land (Game Boy, Virtual Console) – €2.80 / £2.52 (was €4.00 / £3.60)
- Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Game Boy, Virtual Console) – €2.80 / £2.52 (was €4.00 / £3.60)
- Super Pokémon Rumble – €29.99 / £25.99 (was €44.99 / £39.99)
Wii U eShop:
- New Super Mario Bros. U – €47.99 / £39.99 (was €59.99 / £49.99)
- Sonic Lost World – €29.99 / £23.99 (was €49.99 / £39.99)
- Pokemon Rumble U – €9.99 / £8.99 (was €14.99 / £13.49)
- Donkey Kong (NES, Virtual Console) – €3.49 / £4.99 (was €4.99 / £3.49)
- Kirby’s Adventure (NES, Virtual Console) – €3.49 / £4.99 (was €4.99 / £3.49)
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (Super Nintendo, Virtual Console) – €2.80 / £2.52 (was €4.00 / £3.60)
- Fire Emblem (Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console) – €4.89 / £4.40 (will cost €6.99 / £6.29)
This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales figures are now in thanks to Media Create. The recently released Hyrule Warriors entered the Japanese all-formats chart at number two and has subsequently boosted Wii U hardware sales this week. The Wii U sold 18K compared to the previous week when it only sold 13K. The Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita remain on top once again.
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 118,526 (2,212,518)
- [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 69,090 (New)
- [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 29,933 (144,162)
- [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 28,221 (627,635)
- [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 27,273 (108,857)
- [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package (Capcom, 08/13/14) – 21,169 (New)
- [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 11,604 (53,931)
- [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 10,879 (138,721)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 10,420 (1,245,042)
- [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 9,624 (56,119)
- [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 6,644 (91,232)
- [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 6,286 (45,283)
- [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 6,053 (4,127,888)
- [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 5,535 (2,368,112)
- [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 4,728 (423,075)
- [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 4,705 (41,748)
- [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 4,542 (280,209)
- [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,447 (3,774,698)
- [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 3,984 (238,539)
- [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,796 (3,327,503)
- 3DS LL – 42,365 (33,172)
- PlayStation Vita – 20,825 (17,084)
- Wii U – 18,161 (13,598)
- 3DS – 9,429 (7,873)
- PlayStation 4 – 6,913 (5,470)
- PlayStation 3 – 6,260 (6,486)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 1,491 (1,344)
- PSP – 416 (301)
- Xbox 360 – 160 (151)
Smealum, the renowned French coder, has announced that a Homebrew Channel for the Nintendo 3DS is coming very soon. The new Homebrew Channel will work on current Nintendo 3DS firmware versions and should also allow you to play games from any region. However, you can’t run commercial or pirated 3DS ROMS.
- It works on the latest 3DS firmware, unlike previous hacks that require outdated versions from a year and a half ago
- This will not load commercial or pirated 3DS ROMs, only homebrew apps and games (though it will be able to run emulators like this SNES one for 3DS)
- It will support North American, European, and Japanese systems
- While Smealum hasn’t implemented region unlocking yet, he says “playing games from other region[s] should almost definitely be possible”
- Presumably you’ll need a homebrew device to patch your system once Smealum releases the hack.
Nintendo employee Toshiaki Suzuki has informed visitors of Nintendo’s social network Miiverse that there are mysterious travellers scattered around Wii Street U. Suzuki says that you can use the hints in the above image by using the Record button to find them.
Hello, this is Toshiaki Suzuki from Nintendo. We’ve confirmed that there are new mysterious travelers hidden in Wii Street U! Use the hints below by utilizing the Records button to find them!
James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan recently appeared on American TV show The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. It wouldn’t be complete without Fallon inviting Pierce Brosnan to play the iconic Nintendo 64 shooter, GoldenEye 007. You can watch the pair getting to grips with the legendary first person shooter in amusing ways, above.
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First 4 Figures has added a new figurine to its growing Nintendo line-up. Revealed by the company yesterday, Sword Kirby is the first in a colourful, dreamy collection of the Kirby series. Standing at just 16 inches, the pink puffball will set you back a chunk of hard-earned coins, priced at $239.99 (roughly £144 or €180). But because he’s so adorable in his green and yellow hat and LED sword, you’ll soon forgive his makers for setting such a meaty price.
Made from polystone resin, the same material used to make the wonderful Princess Zelda figurine, Sword Kirby arrives with a Cookie Country level-designed base hailing from Kirby’s Return to Dream Land on the Nintendo Wii, plus he comes with an authenticity card, numbered base, and full coloured packaging.
Sword Kirby will come in two exclusive forms at First 4 Figures. The special LED sword edition is limited to 850 pieces worldwide, and is priced at the aforementioned $239.99. While the standard edition – having no LED light in the sword – is limited to 2,000 pieces worldwide, and priced at the lower $219.99. Both can be pre-ordered at the official First 4 Figures site, here.
A new Nintendo Minute has gone live. The latest episode in the YouTube series looks at a couple of school-related games that deal with math and dodge ball. Super Dodge Ball and Donkey Kong Jr. Math are featured in the video – both of which were originally released on NES. Both titles are also available on the Virtual Console service for Nintendo 3DS via the Nintendo eShop.