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.
Peripheral manufacturer PDP has added four new fight pad controllers based on iconic Nintendo characters, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario. The controllers are GameCube style Wii Classic Controllers and join the previously announced Mario, Peach, and Yoshi designed ones. You can purchase a fight pad for $25.
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Club Nintendo has been updated for the month of October and here’s the games you can spend your hard-earned coins on. There’s currently eight games to choose from spread across platforms. Here’s the Club Nintendo games you can acquire this month.
- Wrecking Crew – 200 coins (Wii U)
- Kirby’s Dream Course – 200 coins (Wii U)
- Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II – 200 coins (Wii)
- Maboshi’s Arcade – 250 coins (Wii)
- Kersploosh – 150 coins (Nintendo 3DS)
- Brain Age Express: Math – 200 coins (Nintendo 3DS)
- Kid Icarus – 200 coins (Nintendo 3DS)
- Donkey Kong – 150 coins (Nintendo 3DS)
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Not a fan of the brilliant Wii U Pro Controller? Well you will soon be able to purchase a new adapter in Japan that will allow you to hook up a Dual Shock 4 or a Dual Shock 3 to your Wii or Wii U. The USB adapter, which is made by Cyber Gadget, plugs into the port in the Wii Remote. Cyber Gadget will be releasing the adapter on November 30th in Japan. Here’s the controllers it will work with:
- DualShock 3
- DualShock 4
- Cyber Analog Turbo 3 (PS3)
- Classic USB Gamepad (PC USB controller)
- iBuffalo Arcade Stick 13 II (joystick)
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold through 93.45 percent of its shipment in Japan. Since its debut in the region on September 13th, the hand-held version of the fighting title shifted about 944,644 copies at retail. By comparison, the Wii console’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl sold approximately 819,647 copes at launch and experienced a sell-through of 94.37% of its shipment. It was recently revealed that Super Smash Bros for 3DS surpassed the one million sales mark during its first couple days on sale in Japan.
Smash-tember continues in the latest Nintendo Minute episode, which focuses on the original Super Smash Bros. Hosts Kit and Krysta are joined by JC Rodrigo from the Nintendo of America Treehouse and Twitch user Scar as they duke it out and engage in team matches in the Nintendo 64 classic. Released in 1999, the first entry in the renowned fighting game series includes 12 playable characters and nine multiplayer stages. It is also available on the Virtual Console service for Wii.