Just a quick reminder that you can check out the Splatoon single player mode at select Best Buy and GameStop stores in the United States. There’s a ton of stores with demo locations so you will want to check this link to make sure that your local store will be offering the demo. Amy from Miiverse has been reminding people to check it out, so I guess it is best to do what she says!
Hello Inklings of Miiverse! I hope you had a chance to play yesterday. How many battles did you win? I think I won three battles – I was happy to see the result showing how much I contributed to the team. For those who can’t wait until the game launches to play, I have amaz-ink news! You can now test out the single-player mode for Splatoon at selected Best Buy and GameStop stores! Make sure to visit the website in this post to check which stores are offering the demo. If only I could transform into a squid and swim quickly to one of those stores right now!
Thanks, Josh S
If you’re looking to purchase a new Nintendo 3DS game then you might want to think about buying it from Best Buy. The US retailer is offering gamers the chance to buy one Nintendo 3DS game and get a second for half price. That’s not a bad deal and there’s plenty of games to be had including Super Smash Bros and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. You can check out the deal here.
For one day only. Take your fun on the go, with these great games for your Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL or the New Nintendo 3DS XL. When you buy one Nintendo 3DS game by Nintendo, you’ll get a second 50% off. Plus, Gamers Club Unlocked members get an additional 20% off.
The Meta Knight amiibo has been once of the hardest to find amiibo since its initial release, but amiibo collectors of the US may be in luck. Apparently, Meta Knights have been appearing in their thousands at distribution centres on both coasts of the US, just waiting to be shipped. Now, two separate sources have confirmed that Best Buy stores will be receiving Meta Knight shipments on the 20th May and ready to sell on the 29th May. Heard that date before? That’s because it’s also the date of Splatoon, wave 4 Super Smash Bros. and Silver Mario amiibo release. It’s the amiibocalpyse.
If you’re over the age of 13 and in the US, get yourself to one of the 8 Best Buy locations that are hosting qualifying events on May 30th for the Nintendo World Championships, which is taking place on June 14th in Los Angeles.
“The qualifying competition will feature the Championship mode of the Ultimate NES Remix game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. In this mode, players will take on a series of three score-based challenges in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3 and Dr. Mario. Games and systems will be provided at each location, although Ultimate NES Remix is available now in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for anyone who wants to start practicing for the competition. The top scorer from each of the eight regional competitions will move on to the final event in Los Angeles, which will be a multi-round competition with a variety of Nintendo games. An additional eight competitors selected by Nintendo will also compete in the Nintendo World Championships 2015. Nintendo will reveal these competitors in the near future.
The qualifying events will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time at Best Buy stores at the following locations:
E3 2015 is fast approaching and it looks as though Best Buy might be privy to information regarding both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The retailer has begun listing E3 dummy SKU’s ahead of the event which are likely to be new bundles which will be announced during the Nintendo E3 Digital Event. Whether these will be bundles with unannounced games or alternatively ones with current games remains to be seen.
Itching to play more Splatoon after the Global Testfire Demo? Well you are in luck if you reside in Canada. Nintendo has confirmed that the super colourful shooter will be available to play in a number of Best Buy locations in Canada. The company has stated on their official webpage that all sampling events will take place from 12pm-4pm local time, on May 16-17 and May 23-24. You can check out if it’s taking place at a store near you by checking out this link.
Shovel Knight is a game that deserves plenty of sales. At present the game is only available to download via the Nintendo eShop but if a Best Buy listing is correct than the critically acclaimed 2D game will be getting a physical release. The US retailer has listed Shovel Knight for Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, on their website.
Update: Yacht Games confirms physical version of Shovel Knight are under consideration.
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