The official UK Nintendo Store is once again offering gamers the chance to nab exclusive pre-order gifts if you purchase games with them. If you decide to get Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from the Nintendo UK Store you are eligible to receive a free Captain Toad keychain. You can pre-order the game for £35 on the store.
Ubisoft and Nintendo of America have uploaded the launch trailer for Ubisoft latest dancing game, Just Dance 2015. The snazzy game is available on both the original Wii and the Wii U and is available to purchase right now if you’re interested.
Nintendo of America has confirmed that Hyrule Warriors will have Amiibo support in the future. In a tweet uploaded to fans of the Koei Tecmo and Nintendo cross-over title, the publisher disclosed that the Link amiibo figure will be compatible, with more information to be revealed soon. Given the DLC that’s promised to fans later this year and in early 2015, Link’s amiibo support may yet be bundled within an update. Though it does beg the question as to whether we may see Zelda amiibo support offered in the hack-and-slash game as well. Will Hyrule Warriors’ amiibo inclusion affect your purchases? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
It seems fairly obvious that we will eventually be getting some sort of downloadable content for Super Smash Bros in the near future and to back this up it appears as though NeoGAF member PushDustin has found some hidden code in the brawler. Here’s the proof that the game has code to load character and stage DLC:
- ui/script/lib ui/replace/field
- ui/replace ui/replace/image
- ui/replace/profile ui/replace/figure
And here’s info that a downloadable content store will appear
SMASHOnlineSmash RunGames & MoreChallengeWii UStreetPassTest your skills in classic Smash! Challenge the CPU or nearby players.Connect to the Internet, and test your skills against your friends and the world!Collect boosts in a vast labyrinth to prepare for an epic final battle!Solo and group games, plus Training, custom fighters, the Vault, and more!Take on challenges and win prizes!Connect to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.A StreetSmash of epic proportions! Defeat your rivals and win prizes! ChallengesNotificationsShop
And here’s the conclusion PushDustin came to about the discovery.
The game uses pictures (EFF and BCO for Japanese and English) to animate “A Challenger Appears” on the top screen, so since there is a text version in the dump, either characters are unlocked through connecting to the Wii U, or it will display the text when a character is purchased through the store. Even though I hate to admit it, it’s most likely connected to the Wii U menu as there is no other text for the store (it’ll probably connect to the E-Shop, or download the page from the Internet). However, there are no additional characters files in the game which severely hurts the chances of this being the case (as the 3DS would have to download quite a bit of data from the Wii U in order to utilize the character).
The 3DS can be used as a controller in 8 player Smash for the Wii U, based on the pictures with the file names: 29CE and 279A (Essentially: the 1-8 Player Icons, and numbers with pictures of 8 fighters). Files with CFC13 are the menu pictures (posted above).
Nintendo’s UK marketing boss Shelly Pearce has told MCV magazine that they remain optimistic about Wii U sales. Pearce says sales of the Wii U are up 60% and they believe that there’s momentum. Pearce concluded by saying that the Christmas period will be all-important for the console and they will be marketing it with a big campaign.
“Wii U has had quite a good year so far,” said Nintendo’s UK marketing boss Shelly Pearce when MCV came to visit the company in Windsor this week.”
“Yet Pearce’s positive appraisal comes from her belief that the Wii U has turned a corner. When it comes with competing with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that ship – for want of a better cliché – has sailed. But Wii U is actually growing. Sales are up over 60 per cent in the UK this year. And from Nintendo UK’s perspective there’s been a change in public opinion.”
“We’ve really seen momentum pick up with Mario Kart 8 back in May,” continues Pearce. “That was when we saw a step change, not just in terms of sales but also people’s attitudes to Wii U. People are starting to consider buying now, which was cemented by our E3 activity. All the software that we showed then gave people confidence that there were lots of games coming that they wanted.”
UK boss Simon Kemp adds: “We’ve felt a real increase in interest and momentum. Compared to 12 months ago, it does feel noticeably different.”
“It is still about driving hardware to Nintendo fans,” says Pearce. “We have some support, but there’s still more out there. And then we will broaden the console out to families around Christmas time.”
Oddworld series creator Lorne Lanning has explained that they have decided to delay the Wii U version of the game due to the 8GB basic model. Lanning says that if developers are going to make a Wii U title then they need to be able to get it up and running on the 8GB model.
“If you’re going to make a Wii U game, it better run on the 8GB unit. Otherwise, it’s not really a Wii U game.”
AE Games, the development studio that came out of nowhere and pledged support for the Wii U, have released a trailer for their forthcoming Wii U game, Mad Men Football. The developer has also revealed on the official blog that they’re now officially licensed Wii U developers. You can check out their project in the video, above.
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