Sega has announced via its official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U will be released in North America a week earlier than anticipated. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will now arrive on November 11th.
We’ve heard a number of release dates for Super Smash Bros on the Wii U and most of those are scheduled for sometime in November. We won’t know anything until Nintendo decides to official grace us with an actual release date, but signs seem to be pointing towards November 21st, which is just before Black Friday 2014.
Despite Kotaku stating that Nintendo would announced the release date for Super Smash Bros on the Wii U on Friday, Game Informer says that is not the case. The US gaming publication reached out to Nintendo of America to find out whether or not they will announce a date for the game, but the company says it has no plans to at present.
“A representative from Nintendo has reached out to let us know that the report is false and the release date will not be revealed on Friday.”
“The release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will not be unveiled on Friday during the stream, but more information about the game will be showcased.”
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A Nintendo of America representative has told Kotaku that the company will be announcing the release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros during the live stream which is being broadcast on Friday. We already know the release date for the Nintendo 3DS version but the Wii U date remains a mystery.
“As for the biggest remaining 2014 Nintendo mystery, the company still isn’t saying when Smash Bros. for Wii U will be out. During the presentation, a Nintendo rep said the date would be revealed this Friday during Nintendo’s Smash Bros. streaming event.”
Update: Game Informer says this isn’t the case and the Super Smash Bros Wii U release date will be announced at a later date
Nintendo of America has confirmed that the long-awaited Bayonetta 2 will be arriving in North America on October 24th. The game features over-the-top battles with wild weapons that take place in gorgeous set pieces. A new snake transformation lets Bayonetta better navigate underwater. The original Bayonetta game, complete with some Nintendo cosplay options for the powerful heroine, comes bundled with the retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.
This fall, Pokémon Art Academy will welcome students of all ages and skill levels to study the fun and fine art of drawing some of their favorite Pokémon. Starting Oct. 24, aspiring artists can hone their skills through a series of easy-to-follow lessons under the tutelage of esteemed Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Drawing their way toward graduation – from the art basics of simple shapes and coloring, to exciting advanced techniques of shading and blending – players will wield a variety of tools, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and paints to illustrate popular Pokémon from all known regions. As they advance, players can unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon.
On the road to becoming Pokémon artists, players can showcase their 2D artwork in Miiverse galleries or save their creations to SD cards and print their limited-edition artwork to share with friends and family. Pokémon Art Academy will be available Oct. 24 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
SEGA and Nintendo of America have announced that Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Nintendo 3DS will be in North American stores November 11th. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be available on Wii U on November 18th. You can see the box-arts above and below.
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