On-demand streaming service Netflix will be hopping down under and on to the Wii U in late March. Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand announced the news to fans via Twitter earlier today. As part of Netflix’s plans to expand their online services into new regions, those living in Australia and New Zealand will be able to sign up from March 24. New customers will have a choice of three levels of service, including single-stream definition, two-stream HD, and a four-stream ultra HD plan. As of yet, a certified price structure has not been revealed.
Netflix originally launched on the Nintendo Wii back in 2010, which needed a streaming disc to activate the app. It launched later in 2012 for the Wii U in both North America and Europe, and has since offered its Super HD service to users in the US. The company also plans to expand its streaming services to Japan in late 2015. Unfortunately, we’ve still yet to hear solid information on the rumoured live-action Legend of Zelda TV series from Netflix.
Yacht Club Games has announced a free expansion pack for its 2D side-scrolling platform game Shovel Knight. The Californian-based developer has been hard at work on its first DLC pack, Plague of Shadows, since securing the game’s North American and European release on multiple platforms last year. Arriving for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, among other platforms, Plague of Shadows is due to arrive in the eShop around the second quarter of 2015.
Playing as the mischievous master of alchemy, Plague Knight, fans must guide him through various levels to find ingredients for the Ultimate Potion: Serum Supernus. But you’ll have to obtain these ingredients by extracting them from former allies – it’s a risky venture, though the Order of No Quarter won’t stand a chance against your world-class platforming skills.
The free DLC pack also features new gameplay mechanics and an alchemy crafting system for all your necessary power-ups. With many new bosses, enemies and a bunch of objectives, fans will be able to savour new flavours in a meaty expansion in Plague of Shadows. To take a look at some of the great new screenshots and illustrations, head to Yacht Club Games’ official site. Plus, gameplay details for Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows can be found below. Let us know if you’re looking forward to the expansion in the comment section.
- Explode onto the scene as Plague Knight! Use explosives, bomb jumps, and alchemy to blast your way through the game in a whole new way!
- Crafting Comes to Shovel Knight with the Alchemy System! Collect loot and use alchemy to craft equipment and power-ups
- Collect new recipes and reagents to become the master of disaster!
- New objectives and enemies!
- Brand new areas and new paths through classic levels!
- New bosses!
- Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!
Inti Creates has announced the update for Azure Striker Gunvolt on the Nintendo 3DS will be arriving later this week for North America. Fans will be able to download the 1.2 version update, which features a new boss rush mission, New Nintendo 3DS support and a brand new Lumen song, slightly earlier than Japan on March 5. But the update’s not the only new item on the cards from Inti Creates, as an additional 3DS home theme and demo version will surface on the same day.
The 3DS home theme, which you can see above, features the seven Sumeragi boss characters from the game on the upper screen, with some beautiful evening city scenery on the lower screen. Plus, the action-packed boss battle theme “Sumeragi Skirmish” will play in the background, with the theme available for the usual $1.49.
For those who have yet to purchase Azure Striker Gunvolt, a new demo will arrive on March 5. Featuring a special bonus for fans who go on to buy the full version, the demo will also contain various materials and in-game currency to get you started. Unfortunately, the title is yet to arrive in Europe but Inti Creates states the update will be available immediately on purchase when Azure Striker Gunvolt releases.
Nintendo has released a brand-new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Titled “Heir to the Monado,” the three-minute video looks at how Shulk discovers the legendary Monado blade gives him visions that can be used to his advantage in battle. The game, which is a remake of the acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii, launches exclusively for New Nintendo 3DS on April 10th. It introduces a new mode that lets players view 3D models of characters and listen to music tracks from the game.
You can now get Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS for the ultra cheap price of $19.99 at US retailer Fred Meyer. I’m not sure how long the game is on sale for but it’s the cheapest I’ve seen it. Hopefully other retailers might be able to price match. It’s worth checking out.
Nintendo has just released a new firmware update for Nintendo 3DS owners. It is version 9.5.0-23U and I’m afraid it is just a stability update. As if the Nintendo 3DS wasn’t stable enough. So yeah, sadly there’s no additional features with this update but make sure you download it.
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Haven’t been able to get your hands on a Marth amiibo figure? Well, Nintendo of America has just tweeted that more of them will be arriving at retailers in late April. No doubt as soon as they’re made available they will be snapped up in a matter of minutes, but it’s good to know that new stock will be coming in.