A new update for Steel Diver: Sub Wars has been made available by Nintendo. We reported an update was on the cards for the free-to-play 3DS game a few days ago, though whether it would make some deep-sea changes to the title was unknown. Nintendo of America has confirmed these changes on their official website, stipulating that users must download the new data for online and local multiplayer play.
To download the update, simply head to the Nintendo 3DS eShop and search for updates to the software. Check out the list below to see what changes have been made; please note that the update will include version 1.1 and version 2.0 updates as well.
- Battle online with players on your Nintendo 3DS Friend List (Premium version only).
- Unlock three additional subs by playing a certain number of Local Play battles. (These submarines can be unlocked in both versions, but can only be used in the Premium version.)
- Two new arenas were added especially for Local Play battles: “Underwater Rings” and “Underwater Plant” (These can also be used in Friend Battles in Internet Mode).
- Owners of the Free version can access the submarine shop and purchase extra subs.
- The number of Play Coins required to play Internet Mode in the Free version has been reduced from two coins to one coin.
- Subs will not take damage from allied attacks.
- Send preset messages in Morse-Code Chat using the direction pad (Up: “THANK YOU”, Right: “GOOD”, Down: “STOP”, Left: “SORRY”)
- Score three times as many points for long-range hits.
- Torpedoes will travel at 1.25 normal speed if fired while the sub is moving forward.
- Eight new crew members were added. (These crew can only be used in the Premium version.)
- Improved stats of the Clairvoyant and the Mechanic.
- Some submarine stats have been fine-tuned.
- Other adjustments have also been made to balance the game and make for a more fun gaming experience.
confirmed a substantial update will be provided for Mario Kart 8 later this month, alongside the free Mercedes DLC pack. The major update will see an optional on-screen map added to TV display – a significant feature we mentioned was missing in our review – and the default menu selection after a Grand Prix race will be adjusted to the “next race” key, rather than the “view highlight” button.
Alongside those two updates are a number of smaller yet significant fixes, aiding in an enhanced user experience. Your preferred or last used Kart customisation will be saved to your system, shortening the lengthy process of choosing your cyber slick or monster wheels, plus you can copy and edit other players’ highlights in Mario Kart TV. Other key areas addressed are:
- Scoreboard area can be selected so you can view your total coins, online record of wins and losses, selection of characters, and so on.
- Online communication and races will have improved stability.
- Other minor fixes to problems.
During this substantial update, Nintendo will also add the free Mercedes-Benz DLC pack, which comes with the GLA, 300 SL Roadster and the Silver Arrow from the ’30s. Both the update and DLC pack will be available from August 27 in Europe, North America and Japan. Let us know what you think of the changes in the comment section below.
A new update for Wii Sports Club has arrived bumping it to version 4.1 after its physical retail release last week. According to the official Nintendo site, the update fixes minimal bugs and issues with no real major enhancements to gameplay. Though there’s no particular song and dance in the boxing ring or tennis court to be made here, the update will bring a smoother run for online activity as well as a tennis score card fix for both North America and Europe. Below you can find the official word from Nintendo.
- Fixes an issue where the results of online Two-Player Team Play tennis matches were not displayed correctly in Play Records
- Introduces additional enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment
Miiverse has had another minor update today and, as always, Marty has all the new details for us. For the first time, Miiverse users can now write posts and comments across multiple lines, meaning the “Enter” button on the keyboard can be used to create a new line – or paragraph – instead of an extra space. Rather than lumping all your text together, the update now allows structure to posts and comments, as can be seen in Marty’s post.
However, when viewing a list of posts, users will not be able to see line breaks. In order to see paragraphs, you’ll have to select the post. Plus, there’s a restriction on how many line breaks you can use in each post or comment – using too many will result in an error and you’ll have to reduce them.
The second minor update only affects the Wii U and 3DS versions, which now can show up to three of your favourite game genres on your profile page. Just head to your profile settings on your user page to select three.
You will be able to get your hands on the free Mutant Mudd Deluxe update on July 3rd in Europe and North America. The update provides gamers with a number of additional features including twenty new ghost levels, mid-level checkpoints, four hidden characters, plus some awesome new chiptune music tracks.
Nintendo has updated Miiverse today and, as always, Marty is on hand to give us all the necessary details. The appearance of members’ most recent “Yeahs” on the activity feed – added in an earlier update – was frustrating for many regular Miiverse users, so Nintendo has added an option to disable Yeahs from appearing in the feed all together. You can locate the option to do so in your Miiverse settings from the user menu.
But if you’d rather see fewer Yeahs than disabling the option, Nintendo has now reduced the display amount, though members will see the full post instead on both Wii U and 3DS versions.
Further to these changes, an update to the web version of Miiverse is now live, where it matches the Wii U and 3DS versions, as well as including your favourite handwritten post. And finally, there’s also a new feature which allows users to embed a Miiverse post onto a web page – you’ll find the option available at the end of the specific post.
Nintendo has announced that it’s updated its Nintendo TVii application on the Wii U. One of the biggest new features that has been implemented by Nintendo is a dynamic home screen that allows you to easily go to a specific show by using the Wii U GamePad. Here’s the rest of the details that you need to know.
- Quicker load times across the service
- Easier access to your favorite sporting events, now including baseball. Now you can start predicting plays & climbing the leaderboard even faster
- Enhanced search functionality for all your favorite channels, shows, movies and sports to find out what’s on
- Increased TV Tag coverage to all shows on the top 70 channels
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Nintendo has provided a new update for Miiverse today, and as always Marty is on hand to divulge the details. Up first is an improvement to your individual profile page on the social channel, where ‘user menu’ has been replaced with the option ‘user page’. Clicking on your profile will result in a newly refurbished page, detailing your profile comment and which Nintendo devices you own, followed by pages for your activity feed and connections.
The new profile page, which can only be viewed on Wii U or 3DS, also allows you to select a “favourite post” from a current or past Miiverse post, which can then be proudly displayed as a head banner at the top of your profile. To do so, just touch the spanner icon on any one of your old posts and in the pull down option menu select “favourite post”. You can remove or replace your favourite post by accessing profile settings from the User Page, as well as access the User Menu from within your User Page.
The second minuscule update now allows Miiverse users on all platforms to “Yeah!” comments, as well as posts. Clicking on a comment will also enable users to see some of the people who gave it a Yeah.
The video embedded above gives a better look at just how fast the new quick start menu is for the Wii U. The update should be made available to Wii U owners this summer and allows you to slash the time taken to boot the console. You’re presented by the applications as soon as you click the power button on the Wii U GamePad. You can quickly pick the app you want to use, allowing you to skip the Wii U home screen.
Nintendo has rolled out a new Miiverse update today and Marty is on hand to divulge the details in the community forum. For those who often access Miiverse on the go from smartphones or the internet, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s now an option to access posts only from verified users. To enable the feature just select “posts from verified users” icon at the top of the community screen and an update will never pass you by again.
The second feature, as Marty explains, is an update to the community search function, allowing you to search for communities by software title. It will affect all versions of Miiverse and, subsequently, means users can no longer post numerous comments in a short space of time on someone else’s post.
According to the update, Miiverse users will have to wait for up to three minutes before being able to post again. However, this only affects other people’s posts, since you can post as many times as you like on your own. Of course, the update will be put to great use in terms of moderation, but it may break up the conversational flow for other users. What do you think to the new update? Let us know in the comments below.
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