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.
Nintendo has released a new trailer for Super Mario Bros. 3. The classic NES platformer is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Europe. It will arrive in the eShop in North America at a later date. Super Mario Bros. 3 was originally released in 1988 and introduced several iconic power-ups, such as the Frog Suit and Super Leaf, which also appears in the latest Mario title, Super Mario 3D World.
The Nintendo eShop is now available on all systems. pic.twitter.com/FGWHjfSV8o
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 29, 2013
Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo eShop is now up and running on all systems, including Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The company says it will continue to monitor the situation, even though it doesn’t anticipate any further outages. Yesterday, Nintendo shared some details on what caused the service’s downtime, which lasted for a few days.
Nintendo has kicked off the third week of Nintendo eShop discounts. Select Mario titles are now available at the online marketplace for 30 percent off, including Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario World for Wii U, as well as Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins for Nintendo 3DS. The downloadable Mario games will return to their original prices on December 5th.