Nintendo’s latest Splatfest has come to an end in North America. It was a much closer battle this time around from both Team Marshmallow and Hotdog on Nintendo’s third-person shooter Splatoon, though the former just edged its way to victory with a 256 – 244 winning score. According to the latest results, courtesy of Callie and Marie, the breakdown saw Marshmallow claim victory in terms of popularity with a 64 per cent lead over Hotdog’s 36 per cent, while Team Hotdog topped the wins with 52 per cent versus 48 per cent.
Nintendo of Europe’s Splatfest is still underway and will conclude in the next few hours where either Team North Pole or Team South Pole will be crowned the victor. Last week, the colourful Wii U title had a considerable update which saw the arrival of two new matchmaking modes, new weapons, gear and a level 50 cap for players who have already reached level 20.
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Today has been a bevy of amiibo news — however a reliable source to amiibo news (via Nintendo Inquirer) claims that each Best Buy in North America will have over a hundred Dark Pits. We know what you are thinking: “big claims require big evidence.” Lo and behold, the smoking gun:
The picture, which appears to be taken from a Best Buy terminal, shows 9000 amiibo are on hand within California. Meanwhile, there are only 85 (maximum) Best Buy locations within California. Doing the math, that means each Best Buy would be holding 105.88 Dark Pits (see, math is useful in the real world). There are still questions left unanswered — if this applies to California, can we expect the same amount of support across the market? That remains to be seen. However, remember you can grab the Dark Pit amiibo in the United States on July 31, only in stores.
Nintendo is holding a massive sale on many popular Wii U and 3DS games on behalf of E3 week. As part of celebrations for the largest entertainment and gaming expo taking place in Los Angeles, Nintendo has offered savings of up to 30% off in the Nintendo eShop on select franchises such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, LEGO and Yoshi. From now until June 23, 8:59 a.m. PT, fans in North America can purchase games from the eShop or via nintendo.com at a reduced price. To view the full list of titles available at discounted rates, head over to the official E3 offers page, here. Alternatively, a list of the biggest and best savings is detailed below.
Mario Wii U
- Mario Party 10 – $34.99 was $49.99
- Super Mario 3D World – $41.99 was $59.99
- New Super Mario Bros. U – $41.99 was $59.99
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – $27.99 was $39.99
- Mario and Luigi: Dream Team – $27.99 was $39.99
- Mario Golf: World Tour – $20.99 was $29.99
- Mario Tennis Open – $27.99 was $39.99
- Super Mario 3D Land – $20.99 was $29.99
Zelda Wii U / 3DS
- Hyrule Warriors – $41.99 was $59.99
- The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD – $34.99 was $49.99
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) – $27.99 was $39.99
- The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap – $5.59 was $7.99
Yoshi Wii U / 3DS
- Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) – $27.99 was $39.99
- Yoshi Touch & Go – $6.99 was $9.99
- Yoshi’s Island DS – $6.99 was $9.99
- Yoshi (3DS) – $3.49 was $4.99
Nintendo of Europe / UK are also hosting a similar sale with up to 30% off on a smaller selection of titles in both the Wii U and 3DS eShops. For details on exactly which games you can get and their UK prices per platform, see the list below.
Wii U (UK prices listed)
- Hyrule Warriors – £27.99 was £39.99
- Metroid Prime Trilogy – £12.59 was £17.99
- Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones – £4.40 was £6.29
- Mario Power Tennis – £4.40 was £6.29
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga – £4.40 was £6.29
3DS (UK prices listed)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – £27.99 was £39.99
- Fire Emblem: Awakening – £27.99 was £39.99
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – £24.49 was £34.99
- Star Fox 64 3D – £27.99 was £39.99
- Mario Tennis Open – £27.99 was £39.99
- Mario & Luigi Dream Team Bro – £24.49 was £34.99
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity – £24.49 was £34.99
- Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! – £8.18 was £11.69
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today the upcoming release of the Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the latest installment of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series that has sold more than 13 million units worldwide. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will be available in North America in winter 2015. Players can look forward to even greater, randomly created dungeons that change each time they enter. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, players will battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to save the world in a sweeping tale of adventure and mystery.
After the much loved Attack on Titan manga and anime series, the game was released in Japan and is now coming to North America. You can find Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains in the Nintendo 3DS eShop on May 12th. Also, anyone who buys the game will receive a free Attack on Titan Nintendo 3DS Home theme! Unfortunately, Europe still has a delay and an unknown release date as they bumped into some copyright issues, so the game will be known as the Japanese title of ‘Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains’ there. You can see some characters that will feature in the game in the video above, and check out the first 45 minute of gameplay to see if you fancy it. Will you be saving the date and buying this game?
With upcoming 3DS shooter IronFall: Invasion releasing in Europe this Friday, the developers behind the game have taken to Twitter to reveal they are now working towards its North American release. VD-Dev – a team of three indie developers from France – are aiming for the game to arrive in the region by the end of February. Though Nintendo of America has yet to specify a date, it’s good to know the third-person shooter will arrive shortly after its European release.
Featuring single and multiplayer modes, IronFall: Invasion will allow players free reign of the first level in a special demo for Europe. You can view the launch trailer and more information on the upcoming game in our previous article, here.
Flipnote Studio 3D is now available to download for Club Nintendo members in North America. It may have been a terribly lengthy wait for the animation app to arrive on the eShop for many, including a small hiccup last week, but Nintendo of America has updated its rewards catalogue page with a confirmation note of its release. Club Nintendo members can simply access their “to-do list” on the website to receive their free download code.
Available as a free download to Club Nintendo members in North America until June 30, 2015, Flipnote Studio 3D allows users to create three-dimensional animations, add background music and sound effects, as well as use various touchscreen drawing tools. Animations can then be shared to 3DS users over a local wireless connection, or be saved onto an SD card and shared over social media.
For Flipnote Studio 3D, please check your To-Do list to receive your download.