For two days only, from November 21st to the 22nd, consumers can buy one get one 40 percent off all Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo DS and Wii games at Toys R Us. The upcoming offer will apply to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – all of which are launching on November 21st as well. Toys R Us is currently hosting another Nintendo-related deal that allows buyers to purchase three amiibo figures for $30. This offer will also end on November 22nd.
We all knew that New Super Mario Bros Wii was popular, but we weren’t entirely sure how popular. Well it turns out the game, which was released back in 2009, has now sold over ten million units in the US. The news was announced via Nintendo of America on Facebook. It’s certainly quite an achievement for the Wii title.
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Those investigative sleuths over at Unseen64 have discovered that the popular TV show Family Guy was going to be a Nintendo 3DS and Wii game, but was ultimately canceled. The game which was titled Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse was developed by Heavy Iron Studios. It originally came out in November 2012 on PC, PlayStation and Xbox 360 and was published by Activision.
”We stopped working on them around August. They weren’t that far along but both were up and running just fine. Everyone working on it was transitioned into working on the other version of it after that. The Wii version was dropped first and then the 3DS one quickly after. I think it was a combination of them wanting us to focus on making one version of the game and growing concerns about how it would perform on those platforms.”
Blue Tongue, who created the classic Wii titles De Blob and De Blob 2, is no more, but thankfully Nordic Games has acquired the lucrative IP. Nordic didn’t specify future plans for the platform-puzzle video game franchise, but they must have something cooking.
“de Blob is just a great and truly unique franchise. We are excited about what the future holds for this polychromatic extravaganza as the newest addition to our portfolio. We will evaluate opportunities with the existing games, as well as potential sequels.”
- Reinhard Pollice, Business & Product Development Director at Nordic Games.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has informed investors that the company is planning to release a Mii application for smartphones and tablets sometime next year. They were originally planning to release the app this year, but they had so many ideas that they thought it would be best to delay it until it’s polished and ready. Iwata says that the app isn’t about making money, but instead strengthens the connection between the company and consumers.
Activision brings the energy and excitement of one of the hottest shows on television to a new stage today with the release of The Voice, an original singing video game for home consoles based on NBC’s flagship, Emmy Award-winning music competition television show of the same name.
Featuring compelling solos, powerful duets and heart-pumping head-to-head Battle Rounds, The Voice video game nails the drama and emotion of the TV series from the Blind Auditions all the way to the Finale. Players can go through a range of single and multiplayer game modes, battling rival singers on the road to stardom. Party Mode lets up to eight friends duke it out over chart-topping classic and modern hits across every genre from rock and pop to country and R&B, including songs from key moments on the show including popular songs like:
· “Counting Stars”
· “My Songs Know What you Did in the Dark”
· “You Won’t Find This”
· “Over You”
While The Voice video game is designed to accommodate newcomers by rewarding passionate performances, its scoring system is sophisticated enough to let creative, exceptional singers shine. Players can even go in-depth to learn professional-level techniques and improve with simple, responsive feedback in Voice Coach Mode.
The Voice video game is now available on PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo’s Wii U system for $49.99. It is available for Nintendo’s Wii system for $39.99. Each retail copy of the game will be bundled with a microphone. Digital copies of the game will require a USB microphone to play.
The latest Nintendo Minute takes a look at the Wii U version of Skylanders Trap Team. Series hosts Kit and Krysta sit down with Skylanders executive producer Jeff Poffenbarger and play through the beginning of the game and showcase some of its new characters. Skylanders Trap Team is the fourth installment in Activision’s immensely popular Skylanders series. It is available on a number of platforms, including Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS.