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

 

Wii Sports Club For Wii U Coming To North American Retail Stores On July 25th

Fore! Love! Strike! Home run! TKO! All five of these phrases are going to echo through the homes of Wii U owners everywhere when the five-sports-in-one packaged version of Wii Sports Club hits stores on July 25 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. With Wii Sports Club, the millions of people who fell in love with Wii Sports can now hop off their couches and get active with new versions of the five original classic sports – Tennis, Bowling, Golf, Baseball and Boxing – enhanced with online multiplayer and optimized for play with the Wii U GamePad controller.

Wii Sports Club feels like a new experience, with the addition of crisp high-definition graphics and Wii MotionPlus technology, as well as creative uses of the Wii U GamePad. For example, in Wii Sports Club – Baseball, the pitcher aims a fastball, change-up or curveball by moving the GamePad around in real space and pressing a button to throw. If the ball gets hit in the air, the player holds the GamePad to track and catch the fly ball – just like they would with a baseball glove! In Wii Sports Club – Golf, players place the GamePad on the floor. The ball will appear on the GamePad controller’s screen and then “fly” to the TV screen when players take their golf swing using the Wii Remote Plus controller.

Using the game’s new online multiplayer mode, players no longer have to wait for a reunion or holiday gathering to play with friends and family members who live far away. Gamers from all over the country who own the game and have a broadband Internet connection can play Wii Sports Club together. Players also can join a club to represent their regions and build online communities with fellow club members by sending tips, pep talks and other messages via Miiverse.

There are so many new features in Wii Sports Club that players will feel like they are playing the game for the first time. The added GamePad features elicit the same “You have to try this!” reactions generated after playing the original Wii Sports.

Digital versions of all five Wii Sports Club games will also be available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U starting at 6 p.m. PT on June 26.

Thanks, WiiUMasterRace

 

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Will Launch September 16 For North America

Square Enix has announced a firm launch date for its upcoming rhythmic adventure, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. Due for release on September 16 in North America, the Final Fantasy-themed title will launch with two special versions of the 3DS game.

As the first of the two special versions, the Collector’s Edition features the grandest selection of extra goodies and includes a special 3DS collector’s pouch, 5-track Theatrhythm Remix CD, a 20-track “Best of Theatrhythm” CD and an exclusive set of five premium collectacards. The Limited Edition version is also up for grabs and features the 5-track Remix CD previously mentioned. The publisher has also stated that every player who pre-orders the game will automatically receive the limited edition.

If you’re looking to pre-order the special Collector’s Edition, you can do so through Square Enix’s online store, here. Only 5,000 copies of the Collector’s Edition are available to purchase and will retail for the recommended price of $69.99.