We have learned today that Super Mario Maker will have 99 amiibo costumes as unlockable content. The news was revealed on the official Super Mario Maker Japanese website. Fear not, if you don’t have the amiibo you can still unlock the costumes if you complete the 100 Mario Challenge. The game will take up 1.4GB and you will be able to use the Wii Remote, Classic Controller (Pro), Pro Controller with the game. Super Mario Maker launches on the Wii U this September.
There are images of a Dr. Mario themed stage for Super Smash Bros that are currently making their way around the web. It is interesting that they have appeared today when we heard news of the massive Super Smash Bros update which is due to arrive on July 31st. The images originated from 4Chan, but they do look reasonably legitimate. Guess we shall have to wait and see.
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Today, Ubisoft announced a free Just Dance 2016 demo on new-gen consoles for players using the Just Dance Controller App. The one song demo is “Blame” by Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman and is now available to download on Nintendo’s Wii U system, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. The latest installment in the best-selling music game franchise will launch on October 23 in the UK.
The free Just Dance Controller App, now available for Apple and Android devices and soon to also be available for Windows Phone devices, enables players on new-gen consoles to play Just Dance 2016 without any peripherals or console cameras. The app transforms the player’s smartphone into a game controller that tracks the accuracy of their moves and allows them to navigate intuitively through the game’s menus. To play the demo using the Just Dance Controller App on smartphones, players can simply follow the steps below. On Xbox One, players also have the option to access the demo using Kinect for Xbox One.
- Download the Just Dance Controller app to your Apple or Android smartphone.
- Download the Just Dance 2016 demo to your Wii U, PlayStation4 or Xbox One.
- Connect your smartphone to the same wi-fi network as the console.
- Select the song and dance holding the phone in your right hand!
With more than 40 new tracks, ranging from Billboard hits to classic throwback favourites, from artists like Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman and Lady Gaga, everyone in the entire family will have a favourite track to dance to in Just Dance 2016.
Source: Ubisoft PR
LEGO Dimensions is one of the big titles coming out this September for a number of platforms which include the Wii U. The ultra-creative game, which is developed by Traveller’s Tales, features a number of recognisable characters who have stared in previous LEGO games including Batman, Gandalf, Robin, and many more, who are tasked with going after a masked villain in multiple worlds. It is part of the Toys to Life category like Skylanders, amiibo and Disney Infinity and will be released September 27th in the US and September 29th in Europe.
The Wii U has had a tough time in a competitive marketplace but Nintendo has announced that the console has now sold over 10 million units since it launched back in 2012. Nintendo’s latest IP the super-colourful Splatoon has been a success for the company since it released back in May. The shooter has sold 1.62 million units by June 30th. On the hardware side, Nintendo also announced that it has sold over 1 million Nintendo 3DS consoles during the last quarter. Software sales for the Nintendo 3DS have also been encouraging at 7.92 million. Nintendo has yet to give sales figures for amiibo figures but says they are “favourable.”
Nintendo has announced its first-quarter financial results and they aren’t to be sniffed at. The company posted its biggest First-Quarter results since 2012. Net sales reached an impressive £466.7m for the three months ending June 30th. The company’s operating income rose to £5.94m. Overall profits for the First-Quarter of 2015 were at £42.8m.
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Nintendo has confirmed today that there will be a gigantic Super Smash Bros update for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U coming on July 31st. The new update brings with it new stages, Mii Fighter costumes, a new tournament mode, and much more. Some of it will be free DLC and other parts of it will be paid DLC. The Mii Fighter costumes include one for King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong Country series and Chrom of Fire Emblem. Here’s what will be available on July 31st.
• Parka costumes, which can be used by all three Mii types
• King K Rool costume for Mii Fighters
• Chrom Costume for Mii Fighter
• Hyrule Castle 64 Stage
• Peach’s Castle 64 Stage
• Tournament Mode
• Ability to save and post replays to YouTube
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