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Nintendo Europe To Hold Zelda-Themed September Sale To Celebrate Hyrule Warriors’ Launch

Nintendo of Europe are set to hold a special Zelda-themed sale throughout September in celebration of Hyrule Warriors’ release later this month. Between September 4 and September 26, a selection of The Legend of Zelda titles will be discounted in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and 3DS, so if you’ve yet to experience some of the classic adventure titles, now’s your chance.

As a special offer to Zelda fans, Nintendo of Europe is currently offering those who have previously downloaded Zelda titles to their Wii U or 3DS consoles a 10 per cent discount – €44.99/£35.99 instead of the regular price of €49.99/£39.99 – on Hyrule Warriors from September 19 through to September 26.

Similar to the Super Smash Bros veteran and newcomer flash sales, Nintendo of Europe are keen to drive digital sales on the eShop. The selection of Zelda games will change each week, but for now you can check out which titles – including Wind Waker HD and Ocarina of Time – are discounted this week in the list below.

Wii U

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Nintendo) – €39.99/£32.99 (Ends September 11, normally €59.99/£49.99)
  • The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, NES VC) – €3.49/£2.44 (Ends September 11, normally €4.99/£3.49)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, NES VC) – €3.49/£2.44 (Ends September 11, normally €4.99/£3.49)

3DS

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo) – €29.99/£25.99 (Ends September 11, normally €44.99/£39.99)
  • The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, NES VC) – €3.49/£2.44 (Ends September 11, normally €4.99/£4.49)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, NES VC) – €3.49/£2.44 (Ends September 11, normally €4.99/£4.49)

 

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Xenoblade Chronicles’ Riki Assist Trophy Announced For Smash Bros, Plus Sakurai Teases Tingle

Super Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakurai has announced the adorable Riki from Xenoblade Chronicles will be an assist trophy in the upcoming brawler. In the creator’s daily Miiverse post, Riki appears next to Shulk in a new screenshot – shown above – with his trusty weapon, Biter. The orange-coloured Nepon also has three signature moves to deal including Happy Happy, Freezinate, and Yoink, along with a few others left as a surprise for both Xenoblade and Smash fans.

Along with posing as an assist trophy, Riki will also be a part of Shulk’s final smash within a chained attack as seen in Shulk’s announcement trailer last week. And for those who aren’t familiar with Riki, Sakurai mentions his personality is akin to The Legend of Zelda’s Tingle, though Riki’s more likely to make interesting sounds of his own than Tingle’s “Kooloo-limpah!” The director then goes onto tease Tingle’s appearance for Super Smash Bros which has yet to be confirmed. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:

“The legendary hero Riki appears as an Assist Trophy and in Shulk’s Final Smash!! As an Assist Trophy, he uses many arts like Happy Happy, Freezinate, and Yoink! He sounds a bit like Tingle…but don’t worry, Tingle will make an appearance too.

“By the way, a cursor will appear above Assist Trophies and Pokémon to indicate which fighter is its ally. Now you can tell right off the bat who it belongs to!!”

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UK Charts: Tomodachi Life Drops Out Top 10, Mario Kart 8 Sits At 24

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track. For a number of weeks, Tomodachi Life has been floating quite happily within the individual top 10 but, for the first week since its debut, the life simulation game drops into the ‘teens, placing at unlucky 13. However, it’s still the top 3DS game within the charts, sandwiched between Watch Dogs and Grand Theft Auto V.

Mario Kart 8 dips again and settles for 24 rather than its 22nd position in last week’s charts. Not far behind is New Super Mario Bros. U which sits at 27, while Pokemon X and Y place at 33 and 38, respectively. The Last of Us: Remastered Edition climbs back to its reigning chart position and is closely followed by newcomer Metro Redux. You can check out the top 40 individual chart in full below.

1. (02) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
2. (NE) [PS4] Metro Redux
3. (04) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
4. (NE) [XBO] Metro Redux
5. (05) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
6. (01) [PS4] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
7. (09) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
8. (10) [XBO] Titanfall
9. (03) [XBO] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
10. (NE) [PS4] Madden NFL 15
11. (11) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
12. (12) [PS4] Watch Dogs
13. (08) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
14. (21) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
15. (19) [360] Terraria
16. (17) [PS3] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
17. (18) [XBO] Call of Duty: Ghosts
18. (20) [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts
19. (14) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
20. (07) [360] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
21. (13) [PS4] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
22. (15) [360] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
23. (NE)[XBO] Madden NFL 15
24. (22) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
25. (26) [360] Titanfall
26. (16) [PS3] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
27. (27) [WIIU] New Super Mario Bros. U
28. (24) [360] Skate 3
29. (30) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
30. (25) [360] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
31. (32) [PS3] The LEGO Movie Videogame
32. (35) [360] Sniper Elite 3
33. (29) [3DS] Pokemon X
34. (33) [360] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
35. (28) [360] Watch Dogs
36. (RE) [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order
37. (36) [PC] Football Manager 2014
38. (40) [3DS] Pokemon Y
39. (NE) [360] Madden NFL 15
40. (RE) [XBO] Watch Dogs

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Rumour: Have The New Nintendo 3DS Hardware Specs Been Leaked?

Tilmen from Nintendomination has received information from a source which claims that the new Nintendo 3DS console is codenamed Snake. The source also claims that CPU clockspeed has tripled and the ram speed has doubled. The console also reportedly has a L2 Cache and the GPU and VRAM are the same. Of course this should be taken with a grain of salt. We don’t know a whole lot about the specifications of the new Nintendo 3DS console. We know that it has an improved CPU over the previous iteration and we heard a rumour stating that the new Nintendo 3DS has double the RAM and nearly double the VRAM.

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Sounds Like Pokken Tournament Could Eventually Come To Wii U

When Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed the Pokken Tournament was an arcade title he didn’t entirely rule out that the game would eventually come to consoles. Pokemon fansite Bulbagarden has tweeted that “The way Ishihara phrased his answer, talking about doing arcade first, does suggest that Pokkén will eventually come to console.” Hopefully we should hear something about the game coming to Wii U in the coming months.

Thanks, Christopher

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Nintendo Explains How amiibo Differs From Disney Infinity And Skylanders

Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime has explained how amiibo differs from other franchises that use near field communication (NFC) technology. Unlike Disney Infinity and Activision’s Skylanders, Nintendo’s NFC-based platform is optional and designed to work with multiple games from different genres. The first 12 amiibo figures, including Mario, Peach, Samus and Pikachu, are available for pre-order at $12.99 each. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first title with full integration of amiibo functionality.

“Our vision is to have these ‘amiibo’ figures be your playable friends that allow you to enhance the overall experience,” said Fils-Aime. “It’s a different approach from Activision and Disney, which is more to unlock something in the game. You’re going to want to have your ‘amiibo’ figure because it’s going to allow you to enhance your skills, upgrade your character and take the experience over to a friend’s house.”