Nintendo has yet again filed another interesting patent which has been discovered by NeoGAF member, Rosti. The patent allows for emulation of classic Game Boy titles on various devices, including the latest smartphones and tablets. Here’s a description of the recently filed patent.
A software emulator for emulating a handheld video game platform such as GAME BOY.RTM., GAME BOY COLOR.RTM. and/or GAME BOY ADVANCE.RTM. on a low-capability target platform (e.g., a seat-back display for airline or train use, a personal digital assistant, a cell phone) uses a number of features and optimizations to provide high quality graphics and sound that nearly duplicates the game playing experience on the native platform. Some exemplary features include use of bit BLITing, graphics character reformatting, modeling of a native platform liquid crystal display controller using a sequential state machine, and selective skipping of frame display updates if the game play falls behind what would occur on the native platform
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Today, Ubisoft announced the latest batch of DLC tracks for Just Dance 2015, the newest installment of the leading dance game franchise. The new songs are available now to download on all current and next-gen gaming systems, and include:
- “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus
- “Funhouse” by P!nk
- “Want U Back” by Cher Lloyd ft. Astro
- “C’mon” by Ke$ha
- “Kiss you” by One Direction
Just Dance 2015 features more than 40 of the hottest tracks and throwback tunes, including “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “I Love It” by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX, “Walk This Way” by Run DMC & Aerosmith, and “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj.
Nintendo of America has detailed which games you’ll be able to download in the US this week. We had a bumper week last week with Super Smash Bros and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This week is a little more subdued, but there’s still plenty of things to get your hands on. Here’s this week’s downloads.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- Thomas Was Alone – In this indie platformer, guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Mario Pinball Land – A day at the funfair has turned into a rolling adventure for Mario. After he is transformed into a ball, Mario must collect stars across five different worlds as he unlocks a path to Bowser’s castle and saves Princess Peach from the evil Koopa’s clutches!
- Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
- Mighty Final Fight – The Mad Gear Gang has kidnapped the mayor’s daughter, and now the mayor is going to show them who’s boss! Join Haggar, Cody and Guy as they uppercut, kick and bash their enemies into the ground in five intense levels of hard-hitting action! Mighty Final Fight is now available in both the Virtual Console for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – For the first time ever, the Personaseries comes to a Nintendo console! Join the Persona 3 and Persona 4characters on a new adventure in an art style that you haven’t seen before. Choose characters from either game to form your dream team, and use the bottom screen to map out dungeons and fuse Persona. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Mighty Gunvolt – Mighty Gunvolt is an old-school 8-bit NES-style retro mini-adventure starring Gunvolt and Beck from the upcoming action game Mighty No. 9. Play as one of three heroes, each with his or her own unique powers, as you run, double-jump, dash and blast your way through five stages of baddies and bosses. It’s a pixelated adventure you can really sink your teeth into! Mighty Gunvolt will be available on Nov. 28. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Turkey Fest Community onMiiverse
- Spend Thanksgiving holiday with your family fans in the Turkey Fest community on Miiverse. From Nov. 21 to Dec. 1, you’ll be able to join in all kinds of special events such as tournaments, polls and challenges featuring Nintendo games and characters. And what better time to bowl a turkey in Wii Sports Club Bowling? Don’t miss out on tons of fun activities featuring Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fantasy Life and Pokémon Art Academy. Also be sure to join our Miiverse Turkey Fest tournament in Mario Kart 8 using the new DLC Pack 1 this Thanksgiving weekend. The tournament code is 2593-0985-4929.
Nintendo eShop Sales
- NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
- The Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals will let you save up to 30 percent each on 10 select games from Thursday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. PT until Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8:59 a.m. PT. Visit www.nintendo.com/eShop-cyber-deals for more information. Plus, don’t forget to check out discounts on other great games! Head to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and look under “Price Drops” to find out more about these great deals.
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is on sale for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 1.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- Rock Zombie is more than 10 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 27 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 4.
- ZaciSa’s Last Stand is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
Also new this week:
The creative folks over at GB Posters Blog have created a lovely infographic giving us a glimpse at the Super Smash Bros franchise through the years. The infographic shows how various Nintendo and third-party characters have evolved through the years.
Get it while you can people! Walmart Canada currently has the incredibly hard to find GameCube adapters for the Wii U in stock. As you would imagine the product is extremely hard to acquire at the moment. You can buy the GameCube adapter for $25, so be quick.
An odd article has popped up online, thanks to Yahoo. The article states that the Pokemon franchise is killing Nintendo simply because it’s selling too well and enables the company to keep its head in the sand. The publication suggests that Nintendo needs to get with the times and put its beloved franchises on smartphones and tablets as its missing out on billions of dollars in new revenue and depriving a generation from playing their much-loved games.
Nintendo has released a new update for Hyrule Warriors, version 1.4.0, which increases the maximum warrior level to 150 and allows players to carry up to 999 of a single type of material. The latest patch also adds new mixtures to the Apothecary and new medals. In addition, users can now receive amiibo presents by touching an amiibo to the Wii U GamePad while on the title screen to get a random bonus. An amiibo can grant only one present a day, and up to five presents can be obtained by using five different amiibo.
The Twilight Princess pack has also been released, making it possible to play as Midna in her true form and use the Mirror of Twilight. Priced at $7.99, the DLC pack allows players to use the Copy Rod weapon when playing as Zelda. It also introduces a new Adventure Mode map and new costumes for Link and Zelda. Hyrule Warriors is available in stores and on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.