Nintendo has released this pretty cool new video celebrating 30 years of Mario, and showcasing the new Mario Maker a little bit. The video features gameplay of the classic games, which you can use in Mario Maker, back to back so you can see how the game has evolved over time and the worlds you’ll be creating from. The nostalgia just may bring a tear to your eye! Which was your favourite or first Mario game?
Well, this is curious timing. Just before E3 Nintendo of Japan will be hosting a Nintendo Direct which will focus on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS titles that are due for release this summer. It’s unlikely to contain any surprises with the E3 Nintendo Digital Event coming up, but it should be worth a watch.
We’ve seen plenty of footage of the multiplayer mode for Splatoon in recent commercials, but what about the single player? Well, the latest TV advert from Nintendo of America shows off just that. You can watch the inklings take on a variety of interesting opponents and decimate them with their ink-based weapons complete with cheesy music.
You can get a number of Nintendo eShop games as part of this month’s Humble Bundle promotion. You can pay what you want for Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition, Woah Dave and Mighty Switch Force. If you pay more than $10 you unlock Stealth Inc 2 and Steamworld Dig. It’s a pretty sweet deal, however it is only available for those in North, South and Central America.
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You may be familiar with the Yoshi species – the long, sticky tongues, the ability to eat enemies of various shapes and sizes, their commonly green-coloured appearance… But in Yoshi’s Woolly World, coming to Wii U on 26th June, tap one of over 40 compatible amiibo to your Wii U GamePad, and Yoshi will transform in-game to assume the patterns of your favourite Nintendo characters.
Meanwhile, tapping a Yarn Yoshi amiibo or Yoshi amiibo to your Wii U GamePad will allow you to play solo with Double Yoshi – two Yoshis on screen.
To get a sneak peek at Yoshis applying their new transformation trick when coming face to face with amiibo, check out a new Yoshi’s Woolly World CGI trailer.
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has uploaded the full Fire Emblem: If interview onto their website and thankfully it has now been translated. There’s a number of key points in the interview including that weapons such as Javelins and other long-range weapons will no longer be able to double attack. It has also been revealed that classes chosen largely depend on which campaign you choose.
Interestingly, Javelins and similar ranged weapons (such as Hand Axes, most likely, and not naturally ranged weapons like Tomes or Hidden Weapons) can no longer double attack
It seems that the classes available largely depend on the campaign chosen. So in Nohr, you will typically see more characters in familiar classes, like Cavaliers. While in Hoshido, most of the characters are in Japanese-themed classes, like Samurais.
But unlike the female-only Pegasus Knights of yore, these Pegasus Warriors can be male or female. After promoting, they can wield Bows in addition to Lances.
While Nohr is Western-themed, it also carries a dark atmosphere; its castle even stands in the middle of a giant hole in the ground. So there’s a feeling it’s not your typical Western fantasy nation.
We’ve got lots of new Yoshi’s Woolly World information popping up recently with lots of new videos coming out, and here’s a round-up of all the latest details from Nintendo World Report, including the controls, levels and yarny goodness. What do you think of new info? I like the sound of ‘Hot Cocoa Yoshi’.
- “takes place on Craft Island, a small island in the Handmade Ocean
- this is where a clan of peaceful Yoshis live
- Kamek shows up and turns most of the dinosaurs into various sets of yarn
- Two Yoshi manage to escape to catch Kamek
- as Kamek escapes, he drops yarn everywhere, which Yoshi sets out to get
- health is represented by hearts that circle around Yoshi
- use yarn balls to find hidden paths and platforms
- in Knitty-Knotty Windmill Hill, you rebuild a windmill using yarn
- pull bows with Yoshi’s tongue to reveal secrets
- some seemingly dead-end walls actually hide secrets
- Smiley Flowers make a return
- if you hit one at the stage’s end roulette wheel, a bonus challenge will await you
- collect fruit along the way
- points that you earn are changed into beads, which are added to a specific counter
- beads are used as currency for Power Badges
- these badges will grant you special powers for a single course and you can only use one at a time
- as you progress, more badges will become available
- some badges help you to get 100% in older levels
- badges let you use Poochy the dog, pull items in with a magnetic force, see hidden items, make your Ground Pound move stronger, become faster and more
- you can even change your ability mid-stage
- 20 of the beads in every stage contain Stamp Patches
- these unlock some Miiverse stamps
- there are 5 Wonder Wools in every course
- grab all 5 to make re-knit a Yoshi and have them appear alongside you
- options include Hot Cocoa Yoshi, Candyfloss Yoshi, Poochy Yoshi and more
- every world has its own theme
- start in a grassy world, move on to the desert, head to a wondrous playground, and then finish in a deep jungle
- not every level in a world follows the overall theme
- the second level is Bounceabout Woods, where all trees in the stage are bouncepads
- another stage is Crawdaddy Beach, where you skip yarn balls across the water
- “Wobbly Mobile Jaunt” has a number of mobiles similar to what you see in the Smash Bros. stage
- tilt the mobiles to climb higher
- “Scarf-Roll Scamper” makes you hang tight on fabric rolls to move about and you can’t use your yarn ball
- “Spooky Scraps! Don’t Get Spooked” reveals platforms when you hide behind a curtain
- when behind a curtain, enemies can’t be defeated
- Yoshi transformations include a motorcycle,a mermaid with a special spin attack, a plane, umbrella, digging device, and growing massively in size
- levels have frequent checkpoints, but offer a good amount of challenge
- supported controllers include Wii Remote, the Wii Classic Controller (Pro), the Wii U Pro Controller or the Wii U GamePad
- when playing with just the Wii Remote, you can tilt to steer the yarn ball yourself
- backgrounds of levels are sometimes curtains or clouds hanging from string”