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Nintendo America Announces NES-Styled 3DS XL Edition, Launches October 10

nes_3ds_xlNintendo together with GameStop have announced a new NES-Styled 3DS XL Edition today. The special edition will be sold exclusively at GameStop and will launch across North American stores on October 10. The hardware is modeled after Nintendo’s iconic NES controller and the box looks like an NES system – it will retail at a suggested price of $199.99.

The NES 3DS XL Edition marks the second team-up with GameStop retail stores, as earlier today a new Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 3DS XL Edition was revealed at this year’s GameStop Expo, which will launch alongside the game on November 25.


Nintendo America Launches Smash-Themed eShop Sale On Select Titles Until October 2

Nintendo of America are hosting a Super Smash Bros-themed sale in the run up to the brawler’s 3DS release on October 3. Over the course of four weeks, Smash fans can purchase a number of firm-favourite Nintendo titles featuring veteran fighters and newcomers at discounted prices. As was revealed in the US Nintendo downloads today, bargain lovers can save up to 33 per cent on such titles which starts from today, September 4, until Thursday, October 2, 8.59am PT.

Similar to the Smash-themed veteran and newcomers two-week eShop sale for Europe, North America has detailed exactly which games you’ll be able to purchase for a lower price on its official website, here. Alternatively, check out the list below to see the first week’s sales, featuring games from Mario, Yoshi, and Little Mac.

From September 4 – 11:

Wii U

  • Super Mario Bros. U – $39.99 (usually $59.99)
  • Super Mario 3D World – $39.99 (usually $59.99)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 – $3.49 (usually $4.99)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 – $3.49 (usually $4.99)
  • Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream – $3.49 (usually $4.99)


  • Super Mario 3D Land – $19.99 (usually $29.99)
  • Yoshi’s New Island – $29.99 (usually $39.99)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 – $3.49 (usually $4.99)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 – $3.49 (usually $4.99)
  • Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream – $3.49 (usually $4.99)




Hyrule Warriors Demo Now Playable Across Select North American Retailers

Nintendo of America has given fans of Hyrule Warriors a special treat with a new playable demo of the upcoming Zelda and Dynasty Warriors crossover title. Currently available at select North American retailers including Target, GameStop, and Best Buy, the demo will give fans the opportunity to explore Hyrule field and magically blast or slash through multiples of enemies. Choose between Link, Zelda, or Midna and take on the magnificent King Dodongo, throwing bombs strategically to defeat him.

For those interested in the demo, make sure you check out where your nearest retailer is on the handy map, here. Unfortunately, the game’s demo is not currently available in the Nintendo eShop. Hyrule Warriors launches for Wii U on September 26 in North America and September 19 in Europe. Have you managed to get some hands-on time with the upcoming game? Let us know in the comments below.


Thorium Wars: Attack Of The Skyfighter Launches August 28 For 3DS eShop

Big John Games is gearing up to release its air fighter title, Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter, on the 3DS eShop next week. Arriving only in North America for the moment, while details of the European release are marked out, the sequel to the 2009 DSiWare title will bring players back into the Thorion war and feature a choice of three Skyfighter air crafts to pilot in a heated battle to save humanity.

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter will also introduce players to three difficulty settings before taking on a mission, as well as numerous opportunities to earn combat medals in levels. There’s also a special boost manoeuvre enabling accurate dodging and an all-new charged shot mode for when players find themselves in a sticky situation.

Developed by 3PM Games, the sequel will arrive on the 3DS eShop on August 28 for North America, priced at $7.99. Check out the trailer above to see some of the air combat in action.


Gunvolt For Nintendo 3DS eShop North American Release Date And Pricing Announced

The team behind Gunvolt has announced via Twitter that the game will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Friday, August 29th. The 2D action packed action title will be priced up at $14.99.


Here’s How NA Club Nintendo Members Can Grab Ganondorf’s Hyrule Warriors Costume DLC

Nintendo of America has given eager Zelda fans the details on how you can obtain the fantastic Ganondorf costume DLC for Hyrule Warriors, previously mentioned in the Nintendo Direct. Available to all participating Club Nintendo members in US and Canada, fans can grab a free download code for the Demon King costume set DLC, which includes Ganondorf’s eerie, metallic costume from Twilight Princess and the vibrant but evil colours from his Ocarina of Time costume.

In order to obtain your free code, fans must purchase Hyrule Warriors for Wii U and register the title with Club Nintendo between September 26, 2014, and October 10, 2014.  More details on other costume DLC sets for the Zelda spin-off game will be available in the near future.


Club Nintendo Platinum And Gold Member Rewards Announced For North America

Nintendo of America has revealed exactly which rewards Club Nintendo members holding the Platinum or Gold member status can receive. Unlike previous years where Nintendo has offered special physical items to those with 300 or more coins, this year the company has solely opted to reward members with a selection of digital games.

While platinum members will be able to choose from the full selection, where you must have over 600 coins to qualify, gold members will choose from half of the digital games on offer.  Elite status members can only choose one free digital game, so make sure you log into your Club Nintendo account to see whether you’ve qualified with gold or platinum. The full selection of games are listed below, or you can check them out here.

Platinum Only:

  • Game and Wario – Wii U
  • NES Remix – Wii U
  • Earthbound – Wii U
  • Dr. Luigi – Wii U
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 3DS
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle – 3DS
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western – 3DS
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move – 3DS

Platinum and Gold:

  • Ice Climber – Wii U
  • Kid Icarus – Wii U
  • Super Mario Bros. – Wii U
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Wii U
  • Donkey Kong 3 – 3DS
  • Wario Land 2 – 3DS
  • Metroid – 3DS
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – 3DS