Rumour: Here’s Sales Data For A Number Of Key Nintendo Titles In The US

Once we have the NPD results through Nintendo usually gives us an update on how their software is doing in the United States. We usually get sales data for key Nintendo titles. A member on the NeoGAF forums who is apparently privy to NPD data has revealed how many units certain games have sold in the United States. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has sold 326,000, ZombiU has sold 204,000 units, Bayonetta 2 has sold 157,000 copies and finally, The Wonderful 101 has sold 104,000 units. These numbers haven’t been confirmed by Nintendo so you’ll just have to trust the NeoGAF poster who published the US sales data.

Thanks, Michelle

Rumour Update: Twilight Princess 3D Rumour Busted?

If you saw our previous post, you’ll know there’s a little rumour going around that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess could be coming to the Nintendo 3DS, after someone apparently got a hit on StreetPass of someone who’d recently been playing Twilight Princess 3D.

Obviously being assumed to be a fake, twitter user TaDavidID then posted a photo of his full console to add some credibility.

But, we still weren’t convinced. So, as he promised, he posted a Vine of him bumping into the Mii on StreetPass again. It’s enough to get your heart racing a bit, especially when other people have tweeted about finding the same thing.

A reddit user pointed out that these can easily be faked through the use of Homebrew applications, to make it look like you’re playing any game which, according to this report, looks like what happened.

9MID1BbThey had me going for a minute there, but this is likely to be fake, as much as we’d all love to see a remake of Twilight Princess.

 

Rumour: It Seems We Could Be Getting An Additional 5 Characters In Super Smash Bros DLC

The rumour mill continues to churn and with it comes news that we could be getting an additional five characters in Super Smash Bros. Someone dug deep into the Super Smash Bros source code and found that there are five open slots that have yet to be filled. The very same person also found that there’s an additional stages coming too. There’s currently room for seven. One of these new stages is thought to be a Kirby one as there’s a number of Kirby songs included. So far we’ve got:

  • Mewtwo
  • Lucas
  • Roy (rumor)
  • Ryu (rumor)
  • ????
  • ????

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Rumour: Is Zelda Twilight Princess Coming To Nintendo 3DS?

Ah, it’s good old rumour time! Turns out someone apparently got a StreetPass hit at The Legend of Zelda Symphony Concerts. Nothing unusual about that. What is odd is that the game they were apparently previously playing was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Nintendo 3DS. Now we all know the game hasn’t been announced, but if it’s legit it’s likely to be for the New Nintendo 3DS.

Thanks, Bill

Sony Were Apparently Trying To Get The Rights To A Pokemon And Super Smash Bros Movie

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You may remember that a while ago Sony Pictures were hacked and a deluge of internal memos and emails found their way on to the internet. Judging from a leaked email Sony Pictures were planning to produce a Super Smash Bros movie along with Pokemon and Mario. We already knew about the Mario movie, but we heard nothing about Super Smash Bros or Pokemon. The information posted above and below was taken from WikiLeaks.

X5oVq3WThanks, MasterPikachu6

 

Could Fire Emblem’s Roy And Street Fighter’s Ryu Be In The Forthcoming Smash Bros DLC?

An interesting rumour has popped up courtesy of Reddit which suggests that Roy from the Fire Emblem franchise and Ryu from Street Fighter could be included in the next batch of downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. The news was uncovered by Shinyquagsire23, who is best known as being part of the Nintendo 3DS hacking and custom firmware scene. He delved deep into the latest update data and found the following:

Ok, so I just got the latest update decrypted, and I think I have some news which might be rather interesting.

First things first, new sounds. In /romfs/sound/bgm we have a slew of new sounds (and some old ones from prior updates since each update overwrites the other). The list is:
•snd_bgm_F27_AIR_MoriStage_3DS.nus3bank
•snd_bgm_H12_BW_Sentou_Zekrom_Reshiram_3DS.nus3bank
•snd_bgm_SF01_SF2_Ryu_3DS.nus3bank
•snd_bgm_T09_SDX_PupupuLand_3DS.nus3bank
•snd_bgm_V01_PAC_PacMan_3DS.nus3bank
•snd_bgm_Z80_F_Mewtwo_3DS.nus3bank
•snd_bgm_Z81_F_Ryu_3DS.nus3bank
•snd_bgm_Z82_F_Lucas_3DS.nus3bank
•snd_bgm_Z83_F_Roy_3DS.nus3bank

Now obviously the biggest sticklers are Ryu, Mewtwo, Roy, and Lucas. Not sure who Ryu is (although if anyone does know, please tell),. However, Roy most intrigued me. Did they update the koopa kid’s sound for some reason? Or is there more?

So I converted the 4 sounds which most stuck out to me:
•snd_bgm_SF01_SF2_Ryu_3DS
•snd_bgm_Z81_F_Ryu_3DS
•snd_bgm_Z82_F_Lucas_3DS
•snd_bgm_Z83_F_Roy_3DS

Most of these are victory screens, all but the first Ryu sound file which seems to be a new stage. Now here’s the kicker: Roy’s victory theme is the Fire Emblem victory theme.

Yes, we’re getting Roy back guys!

I’ll continue exploring around if I can, it’s a bit late here unfortunately and I might not be back for a while though.

EDIT: I just looked into it, apparently Ryu is from Street Fighter

EDIT 2: Went ahead and ran a file listing on every updated file (although, granted, this also includes every update from before 1.06), txt file is here. Nothing too special, wouldn’t run to any conclusions from just a file list.

EDIT 3: Just to clarify, this is from a 3DS decryption, not Wii U. No idea what’s in the Wii U files, and I don’t have a Wii U to verify that.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

Could Baby Park Be A Track In The Forthcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC?

Update: It turns out this is fake and originated from GameFAQS. Guess we shall have to wait and see which tracks are announced by Nintendo

Judging from the system files that have been unearthed in Mario Kart 8 it would appear as though we may know two of the tracks that will be included in the upcoming Animal Crossing themed DLC. The fan favourite Baby Park from Mario Kart: Double Dash would appear to be one of them as well as Neo Bowser City from Mario Kart 7 on the Nintendo 3DS. Guess we shall have to wait and see!

The following are the ones we got:

  • GC_YOSHI_CIRCUIT = GCN Yoshi Circuit
  • SFC_RAINBOW_ROAD = SNES Rainbow Road
  • WII_WARIOSMINE = Wii Wario’s Gold Mine
  • WU_DRAGONROAD = Dragon Driftway
  • WU_EXCITEBIKE = Excitebike Arena
  • WU_HYRULE = Hyrule Circuit
  • WU_ICEPARK = Ice Ice Outpost
  • WU_MUTECITY = Mute City

And these are the ones listed but we never got:

  • 3DS_NEOBOWSERCITY = 3DS Neo Bowser City
  • GC_BABYPARK = GCN Baby Park
  • WU_ANIMAL = Animal Crossing
  • WU_METRO = ?
  • WU_WOODS = ?

Thanks, Adam