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.
Curve Studios has shared some of its thoughts on the Nintendo eShop. The Fluidity developer said that while Nintendo’s handling of digital content is constantly getting better, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. It would also like to see Nintendo put more efforts into promoting indie titles via the publisher’s online presentations, such as Nintendo Direct broadcasts and demonstration videos executed by Nintendo of America’s Treehouse team.
“Nintendo are still nowhere near as savvy with the store, digital or social as the other platform holders, but that’s changing so quickly,” said Curve Studios’ Rob Clarke. “The best example of that is the Treehouse, which was one of the best streaming events of the year, and their excellent digital press conference at E3. They just need to work on connecting that more with indie developers, so they aren’t just platforms for first party games to get even more coverage.”
For Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe, Nintendo has a few treats in store for fans this Thursday. With a big following, the Pokemon Trading Card Game for the Virtual Console hits the 3DS eShop and retails at a cracking price point of €4.99/£4.49. So if you’d like to throw yourself back into a nostalgia cocoon for Pokemon TCG, featuring more than 200 Pokemon cards based on the original decks, as well as new and exclusive cards, you can do so on July 10.
Nintendo is also offering a special discount to those who have bought NES Remix or NES Remix 2. From July 10 until July 24, fans of the Wario Ware-styled game can grab the first of second – providing they own one of the two Remix games – for €6.99/£6.29 rather than the standard price of €9.99/£8.99. For all other offers beginning this Thursday, check out the list below.
- Pokemon Trading Card Game (Nintendo, GBC VC) – €4.99/£4.49
- Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai Demo (Shin’en Multimedia) – Free
- Nintendo Pocket Football Club (Nintendo) – €11.79/£10.79 (Ends July 13, regular price €14.99/£13.49)
- Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai (Shin’en Multimedia) – €4.99/£4.25 (Ends July 24, regular price €8.99/£7.66)
Wii U eShop:
- Pop’n Twinbee (Konami, SNES VC) – €7.99/£5.49
- Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND: 2-hour Ticket (Nintendo) – €2.99/£2.69
- NES Remix (Nintendo) – €6.99/£6.29 for people who own NES Remix 2 (Ends July 24, regular price €9.99/£8.99)
- NES Remix 2 (Nintendo) – €6.99/£6.29 for people who own NES Remix (Ends July 24, regular price €9.99/£8.99)
Nintendo has revealed that four titles from its Game Seminar event last year will be released this week on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U in Japan. Crafted by teams of students, the games will be available as free downloads from the online marketplace. Game Seminars have been held by Nintendo since 2006. They give students the opportunity to get mentored by Nintendo employees as they make games.
Mario Kart 8 has made its worldwide debut. The racing game is now available for $59.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. A Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set Wii U bundle will also be released today, featuring a 32 GB Wii U system, GamePad controller, Mario Kart 8 game disc, Mario Wii Wheel accessory and Mario Wii Remote Plus controller, all at a suggested retail price of just $329.99. If you register Mario Kart 8 with Club Nintendo before July 31, you’ll receive an eShop download code for one of four other Wii U titles: New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD or Wii Party U.
Nintendo has released a new trailer for Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball. The video showcases the “Nontendo 4DS” and highlights the games available for the virtual system. 4DS games are featured in Rusty Slugger’s ramshackle sporting goods store, which also contains balls, bats and gloves. Nintendo 3DS owners can download Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball for free from the Nintendo eShop, but they’ll need to pay in order to play the title’s individual baseball minigames.