It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got a firm release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV in Europe. The eShop only title will be released in Europe on October 30th. Shin Megami Tensei IV received good reviews when it released in the US last year.
Nintendo Europe has released a brand new trailer showcasing the magnificent Donkey Kong Country which will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday. We are still waiting to hear when Nintendo of America plans to release the series on the Virtual Console. All three SNES classics are coming to Europe this month.
Who’s ready for adventure? Captain Toad certainly is, but he’s not the only one when Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases for Wii U on 9th January, with pink-pigtailed Toadette introduced as a second playable character in portions of the upcoming game.
Unlike traditional video game heroes, Captain Toad and Toadette don’t have any special powers – these tiny heroes can’t even jump! Plus, they’re terrified of just about everything, but face their adventures head on. Armed with headlights and a can-do attitude, they must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth.
These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette! Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo. In the process, they’ll encounter more than 70 fun, puzzling stages while also collecting stars and gems.
Captain Toad and his puzzling levels first appeared in Super Mario 3D World for Wii U. The levels were such a hit with fans that he and Toadette are now getting their own game. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just another way Nintendo is expanding its universe of games with familiar characters facing fun new challenges.
Let the treasure hunt commence on 9th January when Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases for Wii U. In the meantime, take a look at what lies in store with a new trailer for the game.
Nintendo of Europe has confirmed Super Smash Bros for Wii U will launch on December 5 for the region. But not only do we now have a release date for the upcoming Wii U brawler, but the new trailer also showcases the first wave of Amiibos which are available to purchase on November 28 from retailers.
With the excitement brewing, not many will be able to withstand the cute Nintendo collectables ready for battle. However, you’ll have many more characters to choose from when a second wave of Amiibo models hit Europe on December 19 – just in time for the Christmas shopping rush. The second batch of Amiibo characters include those listed below, totaling a remarkable 18 figures ready and raring to go in Super Smash Bros:
- Diddy Kong
- Little Mac
- Captain Falcon
- Princess Zelda
Square Enix has recently filed a trademark for Mevius Final Fantasy in Europe. There’s no hints regarding what platform this could be for as Square Enix are known for their abundance of mobile titles. However, it would be nice if it was related to Final Fantasy Explorers or something similar for the Nintendo 3DS.
Xseed has told online gaming publication Siliconera that the company is trying to release Rune Factory 4 in Europe. The good news is the game will be coming, but it will be a digital only release. News emerged yesterday that the game was coming to Europe when a listing for Rune Factory 4 was found on the USK ratings board. Here’s what Xseed’s Executive VP, Ken Berry, had to say about the situation.
“The situation is that we know the Rune Factory 4 fans in Europe have suffered enough with one cancellation already,, so we didn’t want to announce anything until the game passed [Nintendo of Europe] certification and we were sure its digital-only eShop release was imminent since we are using a different programming house to try to pick up where the original dev team left off.”
“Though I can’t disclose which development house is handling the PAL localization programming duties for us, I can say that it’s been in the works for months already and we hope to start the master submission process with NOE within the next couple weeks.”