UPDATE: We now have access to a better quality image, pictured above.
A low-resolution image of the official Super Mario 3D World box art has apparently leaked. The box shows all four playable characters in both their normal attire and while wearing the game’s signature cat suits. Speculation is brewing about the fact that the box art includes the Nintendo Network logo in the upper right, especially since it was recently announced that the game would not include online multiplayer.
Several fake versions of the 3D World box art have recently popped up on the internet, but Nintendo has yet to make an official announcement with a high resolution image. However, at the same time as their announcement for Nintendo 2DS and the Wii U price drop, Nintendo did give Super Mario 3D World an official release date of November 22nd, and the standard price tag of 59.99.
“The Nintendo Direct video showed a glimpse of the Swift Sail (red sail) that allows the ship to go faster. Those of you who played the original may have noticed, but not only will this sail make the ship go faster, but it will always be full of wind, meaning you’re now able to control the ship to any direction you want, without having to use the Wind Waker to change direction of the wind.”
“…Some of you may wonder whether this can still be called a sailing ship, but along with this sail and the nautical chart displayed on the Wii U GamePad that works like a car nav, it’s now become much easier to travel to the small islands and salvage points scattered around the great sea. Even if you struggled with sea exploration in the original, I think you’ll have a blast exploring the great sea once more.”
- Eiji Aonuma via Miiverse
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Canadian retailer Future Shop has posted the North American Mario & Luigi: Dream Team box art, which is practically identical to the game’s Japanese box art – the only noticeable differences are the title and logo of the game. The new box art is strikingly similar to the box art of the last installment in the series - Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story - which also features a white background and the mustachioed brothers standing beside each other, behind the game’s title. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will be released in North America on August 11th.
Amazon Japan has posted the official box-art for the Japanese version of Mario and Luigi: Dream Team for the Nintendo 3DS. The game sees Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach take a vacation to Pi’illo Island, where people are able to enter another world via people’s dreams. However, as Luigi has a go on one of these Pillow Portals, a mysterious force pulls Peach inside his dream world. Mario and Luigi must explore both Pi’illo Island and the world inside Luigi’s dreams in order to rescue Peach. The game is due for release in Europe on July 12th and in North America on August 11th.
Nintendo has revealed the box art for The Wonderful 101. Developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo, the action-adventure game will be released on September 15th, exclusively for the Wii U console. Earlier today, Nintendo confirmed that additional details regarding the game will be announced after E3.
Nintendo of America has shared more details on Pokemon X & Y for the Nintendo 3DS. The game takes place in a new region called Kalos, where players will encounter beautiful forests, thriving cities, and many never-before-seen Pokemon.
The central city in Kalos is Lumiose City, which is described by Nintendo as a metropolis featuring a tower that is set to become an iconic structure in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. The game also adds to the more than 640 Pokemon that have been encountered in previous games. We posted the latest trailer for the game which can be viewed, here. Anyway, here’s some more information on the Pokemon which you will encounter in Pokemon X & Y.
- The cowardly Pokémon Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon, can generate enough electricity through sunbathing to power machinery. But wise Trainers won’t be deterred by Helioptile’s lack of bravery. It knows Parabolic Charge, a brand-new move where Helioptile attacks everything around it. Helioptile’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.
- Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, sings with a beautiful chirp that is sure to delight any Trainer. Although it is known to be very friendly, Fletchling will suddenly unleash relentless attacks once it’s in battle. For example, when it uses its Fire-type move Flame Charge in battle, in addition to doing damage, Fletchling’s Speed increases every time.
- With a leaf always in its mouth and an intimidating glare that is rarely effective, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its playful side when it lets out a little smile when its head is pat. Pancham can learn a brand-new move, Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent’s Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer’s party during battle.
- A new method of transportation—riding the brand-new Pokémon, Gogoat. This large Grass-type Pokémon is a reliable way to travel certain parts of Lumiose City. In battle, it can use Horn Leech to recover HP equal to half the damage dealt by this move.
Amazon has posted what it presumably the final box-art for the forthcoming Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a port of the original Wii game which was developed by the acclaimed Retro Studios. This new version of the game sports 3D visuals and is developed by Monster Games who are the developers behind Pilot Wings Resort. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is due to be released May 24th in North America.
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Hero Chase McCain and baddie Rex Fury share the spotlight on the box art of LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins. Although it is a prequel to Wii U-exclusive LEGO City Undercover, which arrives later this month, LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins launches next month, on April 21st, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. If you want to pre-order the Nintendo 3DS game from Amazon, click here.
Capcom has released the European and Japanese box-arts for Resident Evil: Revelations Unveiled Edition which is coming to the Wii U on May 21st in North America and May 24th in Europe. We already know that the game will include off-TV play and will support the Wii U Pro controller. Which box-art do you prefer?
Namco Bandai Games says it’s aware that there is a spelling error on some of the printed box covers for Naruto Powerful Shippuden, which launches next week for the Nintendo 3DS. The publisher assures consumers that the spelling error will be revised for additional pressings of the game, and to players who receive one of the flawed covers and want it replaced, Namco Bandai Games will be providing printable replacement labels online.
“NAMCO BANDAI is aware of the labeling error for Naruto Powerful Shippuden. The spelling will be corrected for additional pressings of the game and we are currently working on an online solution to provide a printable replacement label for all our customers who would like to replace their box covers.”
-Namco Bandai Games representative