Japanese publisher and developer Koei Tecmo has announced Hyrule Warriors has topped one million shipment units worldwide. As of today, the Zelda come Dynasty Warriors mash-up title has reached the remarkable milestone from cumulative shipments in North America, Europe and Japan. Though the game has yet to top sales of that number, the publisher has celebrated by giving fans the opportunity to download some exclusive Hyrule Warriors wallpapers on its official website, here.
Earlier this week, we reported that Hyrule Warriors was one of Koei Tecmo’s most successful games in the US, taking more than double the sales seen for any other Dynasty Warriors game in its first month. The game’s next DLC pack, which includes Majora’s Mask items and costumes, will be available on February 5, along with version update 1.5.0.
Hackers have found out that the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL include a video decoder that supports H264, which is the same video format used to stream Wii U content to the GamePad. Based on this, some are speculating that Nintendo will eventually introduce a feature that will allow the new hand-held devices to stream Wii U games. New 3DS XL will launch in North America on February 13th.
It has emerged from the Japanese Twitter account for Xenoblade Chronicles X that the sound effects for the game will be created by Sound Racer. These folks are best known for their sterling work in Super Mario RPG and Chrono Trigger. If you’re interested you can see a list of the game that they’ve worked on previously below.
- The Legend of Legacy
- Terra Battle
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Sonic Colors
- Disaster: Day of Crisis
- Xenosaga Episodes 2 and 3
- Kingdom Hearts
- Soulcalibur 3
- Ridge Racer 6
- Final Fantasy VI through X-2
- Chrono Trigger
- Super Mario RPG
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Good news if you were hoping to get the Mario Party 10 Wii U bundle that contains a Mario Amiibo as it is back in stock on Amazon. Again, this is a product that sells out really quickly being as the Mario Amiibo is only available in the bundle for a limited time only. Anyway, if you want it I suggest you pre-order now.
Thanks, Nick M
Super Smash Bros fans have discovered that the latest edition to the series was originally going to have a Rhythm Heaven character included. It was also discovered that a stage based on the Dr Mario series was also planned. Of course these could come at a later date as additional downloadable content, but Super Smash Bros producer Masahiro Sakurai has stated that he has no plans for DLC.
The official Splatoon Twitter account has showcased yet another in-game store for the upcoming Wii U game. The new clothing store will join the weapon and headgear stores unveiled last week to compete for your hard-earned battle money and, of course, will be owned by another peculiar-looking store clerk. According to translations, the clothing store named “Sas au Bon” will have a range of unisex t-shirts and tops with specific perks attached to pump up your characters fighting skills.
If you were hoping to purchase a full outfit, though, you’ll be hopelessly searching as store clerk Echizon refuses to stock bottom halves. Presumably it’s because he can’t wear them as a blue jellyfish – his tentacles need the room. Echizon’s unique speech pattern can make him difficult to understand, yet despite this he’s still a forward-thinker and fashion guru in the field. You can check out his cool style in the artwork below.
WayForward designer and director James Montagna has revealed that he is developing a solo project for Wii U. Montagna says he plans to soon make a formal announcement regarding his upcoming Wii U project. In addition to his indie projects, Montagna worked with WayForward on over 15 titles, including A Boy and His Blob, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!! and the recently-released Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.