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.
Unseen64 have uncovered the existence of Super Mario Spikers which was under development for a very short period of time by the acclaimed Next Level Games. The site says it was a cancelled volleyball/wrestling hybrid game that was in the conceptualisation phase, but never made it past that.
‘It was a wrestling/volleyball hybrid with a game show slant. It was never released and was financed as more of a reward to Next Level for doing such a great job on MSC’
Twitter user Oscar Lemaire has put together a graph showing how well the Smash Bros series has done on the formats it’s been released on in Japan via Famitsu numbers. As you can see, the launch week for Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS was the biggest ever for the franchise. No doubt the Nintendo 3DS version will remain the best-selling until we get a new entry in the future.
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Nintendo of America has detailed which games you can get using your coins this months on Club Nintendo. There’s something for everyone in the latest update including The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console and Mario Bros on the Wii U Virtual Console. Here’s the games you can get this month.
- Mario Bros (Wii U) 200 Coins
- Super Punch Out!! (Wii) 200 Coins
- NES Play Action Football (Wii) 200 Coins
- Super Mario Bros (Nintendo 3DS) 200 Coins
- The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS) 200 Coins
- Touch Solitaire (Nintendo 3DS) 150 Coins
- Pictobits (Nintendo 3DS) 200 Coins
- Kirby Super Star (Wii U) 200 Coins
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Bandai Namco has revealed the Madagascar Penguins will be stirring up trouble on the Nintendo Wii, Wii U and 3DS this holiday season. Published by Little Orbit and in conjunction with DreamWorks Animation – who brought the successful How To Train Your Dragon 2 game earlier this year – comes a new adventure with the Penguins of Madagascar Videogame exclusively for Nintendo platforms.
In Penguins of Madagascar, players will follow in the footsteps of an elite penguin spy and are able to switch between the four penguins – Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico – at any given time. The game will coincide with the film’s release on December 5 and will launch November 28 for Europe and Australasia, with Bandai Namco handling the distribution. Check out the press release below for more information.
The four web-footed operatives, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, uncover a nefarious plot by the evil octopus, Dave (Dr.Octavious Brine) to destroy the penguin world as we know it. Players will travel to top-secret locales and embark on covert missions to thwart Dave’s evil plans.
Players will be able to play as the four penguins and instantly swap between them depending on the situation encountered. For example, Rico, a demolitions expert, loves to blow things to smithereens while Skipper can dish out his stun slap to give enemy octopi high-powered smackdowns! Players can solve puzzles by choosing the penguin whose natural skills are best suited for the task.
“Following our success with DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 this summer, we are once again thrilled to work with them to bring Penguins of Madagascar to gamers later this year,” said Matt Scott, president of Little Orbit. “Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private stole the show in previous Madagascar films with their humor and crazy antics.”