Nintendo has released some new themes on the Nintendo 3DS eShop including brand new Mario and Rosalina themes. Those of you that want to save your cash will be pleased to know that there are currently four free themes to try out. To check them out go to the recently added Theme Shop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS.
Today, Ubisoft announced that Petz Beach and Petz Countryside, two new vibrant locales in the popular pet-simulation adventure game series for kids, will be available for Nintendo 3DS system on October 17, exclusively available through Amazon in the UK.
Just in time for the holidays, Petz fans will embark on the ultimate adventure in two new exciting environments, where players can care for a variety of dogs, complete quests to expand their village and connect with other Petz owners.
With a huge variety of more than 50 different types of animals in Petz Beach and Petz Countryside, there’s something for everyone. Not only does the village expand as players progress through the games but the environments also change with the seasons, so the adventure lasts all year long!
With the Nintendo 3DS Street Pass feature, both Petz games will also allow players to connect with other Petz owners to exchange exclusive items and photos of their pets. If a player has both Petz titles, they can even visit the other town with their pet and exchange exclusive items between the games. Players can also use the Nintendo 3DS facial recognition system for an even more interactive bonding experience with their pet, as well as the voice recognition system to teach their pet a variety of new tricks.
Players can learn while on the journey in Petz Beach and Petz Countryside. As kids care for their pets and complete missions, they’ll learn fun facts about animals, plants and insects!
Compiled in one action-packed game, rapid-fire challenges from 16 of Nintendo’s finest NES-era titles are making their way to Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems on 7th November in the form of Ultimate NES Remix, releasing at retail and on Nintendo eShop.
Ultimate NES Remix is a mash-up of classic Nintendo games that have been literally remixed to offer short time-based challenges with a twist. As a definitive compilation of titles from NES Remix and NES Remix 2, both available on Nintendo eShop for Wii U, Ultimate NES Remix features challenges from the following games-
Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Dr. Mario, Excitebike, Kid Icarus, Kirby’s Adventure, Mario Bros., Metroid, Punch-Out!!, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, The Legend of Zelda, and Zelda II – The Adventure of Link.
From beating Ridley from Metroid, to performing the unusual task of making Princess Peach save herself, even the most seasoned of retro gamers will be tested, not least in the game’s Championship Mode, where players will take on a series of score-based challenges from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario. For those looking to test their platforming reflexes in a unique new game mode, Speed Mario Bros. is a full version of the original Super Mario Bros., but presented at super-speed, requiring players to think fast when blazing a trail for the goal pole. Meanwhile, for dedicated players who earn 3 stars in all of the game’s challenges, the Japanese version of NES Remix, Famicom Remix, will be unlocked, allowing the games to be experienced in fresh new ways.
In order for players to showcase their achievements to others, in Ultimate NES Remix online leaderboards will be available for every challenge and mode in the game, allowing players to see how their scores compare against fellow competitors from across Europe. To check out the skills of the top performers, the online leaderboards will also contain a feature to watch videos of successfully completed challenges – perfect for picking up some handy gaming tips from players at the top of the rankings!
Pit your gaming skills against all manner of retro-era challenges remixed for the modern day when Ultimate NES Remix releases across Europe on 7th November.
Sega has released a video which takes a behind the scenes look at the extensive development of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on the Nintendo 3DS. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be in stores in North America on November 11, 2014.
Ubisoft confirmed today that Tetris Ultimate, the latest iteration of the world’s most loved puzzle game, will be available for the Nintendo 3DS from November 11, 2014. In addition to delivering six exciting modes, Tetris Ultimate for Nintendo 3DS also includes an exclusive single-player Challenge mode.
Available digitally through the Nintendo eShop (11th November) and in as a boxed edition in retailers (14th November in the UK), Tetris Ultimate for 3DS offers exciting modes, fun features and unique visuals that allow 1–4 players to face off in seven different game modes:
- Marathon – Complete level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
- Endless – Keep clearing lines until your stamina runs out!
- Ultra – Race to score as many points possible before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
- Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
- Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out 1-4 challengers.
- Battle Ultimate – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups! Go on the offensive with Carouseland make your opponent’s Well shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump garbage down on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you out by clearing away a number of your lines, especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.
- Challenge – With four mode variants, be prepared for a variety of challenges that will put any player’s determination to the test:
- Master – The Tetriminos drop instantly and appear at the bottom.
- Rotation Lock – The orientation of the Tetriminos are random and you cannot rotate them.
- Escalation – As the game levels up, you’ll have to clear more lines
- Invisible – The Tetriminos become invisible as they drop to the bottom.
Tetris Ultimate will also be available for digital download this winter for the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, and Windows PC.
Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded the first sixty minutes of the recently released Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate which went on sale in Japan this weekend. Sadly we’ve got a while to wait as the game isn’t coming to the west until sometime early next year. Still, judging from the video, it will certainly be worth the wait.