Nintendo Badge Arcade is now available in North America on Nintendo 3DS. It is a free download via the Nintendo eShop and requires 582 blocks of free space. With the crane machine game, you can collect badges based on Nintendo games and series and decorate your HOME Menu with them. There are several different machines that contain badges from series such as Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, Super Mario Bros. and more. Nintendo Badge Arcade will arrive in Europe on November 13.
If you’re interested in purchasing the downloadable version of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, you may be wondering how much space it requires. The download size for the upcoming sports game is 888 MB, according to Nintendo. Depending on how much space you have left on your Wii U, you may need an external hard drive to download the game. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is set to launch on November 19 for Wii U. The downloadable version will be available via the Nintendo eShop, and you can pre-order it now.
The Nintendo eShop will soon go offline for a whole 24 hours of maintenance. The online marketplace on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will be inaccessible starting on November 1 at 7 p.m. PT and ending on November 2 at 7 p.m. PT. For Wii and Nintendo DSi users, the Wii Shop Channel and the Nintendo DSi Shop will be unavailable during the downtime as well.
For this week’s dose of nostalgia, NintenDaan has posted a YouTube video featuring gameplay of the recent European Virtual Console release – Mario vs. Donkey Kong. The title was originally released on the Game Boy Advance in 2004, and can now be downloaded in Japan, Europe, and Australia via the Wii U eShop. You can check out almost twenty minutes of footage over on NintenDaan’s YouTube channel.
The Shovel Knight DLC – Plague Of Shadows – is now available to download. It’s free for all owners of Shovel Knight and can be downloaded via the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS, or as an automatic update for the Wii U. Yacht Club Games has put together a guide on how to update the game – as the in-game update option on the 3DS isn’t possible due to the size of the download. You can check out instructions for each console here.
The Nintendo eShop are selling Humble Bundles, where you pay what you want to get some pretty cool Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games– that is, if you live in North, Central or South America. There’s just under 7 days left of the offer, and they’ve added some new games if you pay or have paid the average price or more of $9.19. The entire collection of games in the Humble Bundle are:
- $1 – Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Woah Dave!, Mighty Switch Force!
- Average (currently $9.19) – Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Woah Dave!, Mighty Switch Force!, The Fall, OlliOlli Moon Chronicles Episode 1, Sportsball, Gunman Clive, Runner2
- $10 or more – Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Woah Dave!, Mighty Switch Force!, The Fall, OlliOlli Moon Chronicles Episode 1, Stealth Inc 2, SteamWorld Dig, Sportsball, Gunman Clive, Runner2
As you may have heard earlier, a new Dr. Mario game has been released on the Japanese Nintendo eShop. Naturally video blogger NintenDaan is on the case and has uploaded some gameplay footage for you all to enjoy. He has also captured some additional gameplay for the newly announced Germ Buster mode. Let’s hope Nintendo announce when we can get our hands on the game in the west.