Individual Super Mario Series Mario Amiibo Will Be Released On April 3rd In The US

Nintendo of America has just tweeted that the lovely Super Mario Bros collection Mario amiibo will be released next month in the United States. In Europe consumers were able to purchase the figure individually, whereas in the United States it was only available in a bundle with Mario Party 10. It doesn’t sound as though this particular amiibo will be retailer specific, which is good news.

Thanks, Rubberyen

Amazon Spain Lists Splatoon With May 29th Release Date

Remember that accidentally leaked Nintendo Europe release schedule? Well it might have been bang on the money as Amazon Spain is now listing Splatoon with a May 29th release date. The release schedule also mentioned that Yoshi’s Woolly World will be coming to Wii U this summer. Guess we shall have to wait for the next Nintendo Direct presentation to find out for sure.

Thanks, Xabi

Rodea: The Sky Soldier Release Date Announced For Japan

We’ve finally got a release date for the long awaited Rodea: The Sky Soldier on the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. The bad news is it’s just for Japan and there’s no hints as to when the game from the former head of Sonic Team will be coming to the west. Anyway, Japan will be getting the action title on April 2nd. I’m sure we will see plenty of videos of the game in action once it’s finally released.

Thanks, Kirbypop

Rune Factory 4 Confirmed To Be Coming To Europe On 11th December

XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe are delighted to announce that Rune Factory 4 for the Nintendo 3DS system will finally be cropping up in Europe and Australia on 11th December, 2014, exclusively via the Nintendo eShop at an RRP of £24.99/€29.99 and $49.95 AUD, respectively.

Rune Factory 4 is the latest instalment in the critically acclaimed Bokujo Monogatari spin-off series, which revolves around the same addictive life simulation and farming activities that its father franchise, now known as STORY OF SEASONS, is famous for. The Rune Factory series, however, also incorporates classic action-JRPG elements into the mix, all framed in a stunning fantasy setting. Taking place in the Kingdom of Norad, players must fill the shoes of a Prince or Princess and aid the people of a small, picturesque town named Selphia in achieving lasting peace and prosperity.

Created by acclaimed series producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Rune Factory 4 is by far the most ambitious title in this storied series. Boasting countless items, crops, weapons and other pieces of equipment to find and grow, as well as a substantial story with richly developed characters, innumerable hours of enjoyment await within the humble confines of this download. Players must farm and find romance among the town’s singles before setting off into the wilderness and surrounding dungeons to defeat or tame monsters. It’s a mix of play styles that has garnered well-earned praise both from fans and critics alike.

Rune Factory 4 has been the most successful iteration in the series to date, having sold out at North American retail stores on numerous occasions due to unprecedented demand. Fans outside of Japan and North America have been desperate to get their hands on this Nintendo 3DS system exclusive title ever since.

“We know how great Rune Factory 4 is, which is why we’re so happy it’s releasing in PAL territories” commented Steven Tarry, Marketing Manager, Marvelous Europe. “2014’s been a great year for Nintendo gamers, and this really is the icing on the cake.”