Koei Tecmo and Nintendo have released a new video to celebrate the launch of the Master Quest downloadable content for Hyrule Warriors which goes on sale today in Europe. The DLC costs £6.99 and contains the following:
2 new costumes for Lana / Cia,New weapon for Link (Epona)
Brand new map for Adventure Mode (with some new 8-bit weapons and alt. color costumes to unlock)
New Legend Mode battles
A software update is also available for Hyrule Warriors and is version 1.3.0. The description says that the new update introduces new features and adjustments to enhance the overall experience.
Adds ability to access the content in the Master Quest Pack
Adds three new playable characters: Cia, Volga and Wizzro
Introduces additional enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment
Matt Bozon, Director of the Shantae series, has announced that the company is extremely excited about the prospect of the new Nintendo 3DS which launches next month in Japan. Bozon says that WayForward Technologies are already working on an update patch for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse that will take full advantage of the new hardware from Nintendo. The company also confirmed that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will run at a blazing 60 frames-per-second on a regular 3DS with the stereoscopic 3D turned on.
“We’re really excited about the New 3DS! We have an update for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse already underway, which will add a ‘quick select’ control scheme, as well as other minor improvements to the game. Look for that to arrive closer to the launch of the New 3DS in the US.”
A new Miiverse update has been rolled out today – and, as always, Marty is on hand to give us all the necessary details. Changes have been made to the post-filtering function on both Wii U and 3DS versions of Nintendo’s social network. Users will now find two tabs displaying player posts and popular posts – selecting the player posts will filter into the following categories, with the screenshot posts a new addition in today’s update:
All posts (no filtering)
Posts with a tag (Question, Impressions, Accomplishment, and so on)
Miiverse users will also find that a reminder function has now been added to the “saved posts” area on the Nintendo 3DS version. A notification will pop up in your saved posts list saying, “There are posts in the Saved Posts list, which you can check here.” Selecting this will enable users to post such saved posts directly to their activity feed.
And finally, the web version of Miiverse has changed slightly, coming into line with the Wii U and 3DS versions. Users will now find a profile settings option, as well as a larger displayed version of their designated favourite post.
A minor update for the web version of Miiverse has been rolled out. As always, Marty is on board to give us the details on the update, which can be found here. Web users no longer have to log in to their Wii U and 3DS Miiverse accounts in order to select three favourite game genres, as you can now do so straight from the web. To set your favourite genres, simply go to your User Page, then User Menu and into Profile Settings to select them.
Koei Tecmo has announced via Twitter that its free update for Hyrule Warriors will arrive for Japanese Wii U owners on September 1. Along with the usual bug fixes, the free to download Version 1.2.0 will include a new challenge game mode, which allows players to complete a series of specific events against a countdown clock.
The update will also give players the opportunity to change the background music setting for their preference on the battle field, along with adding a brand new weapon for Link: an 8-bit Sword. Other additional tweaks to the game include fixes for the Wii U GamePad’s off-TV play function, stabilising and syncing the in-game sound, as well as enhancements to the game’s overall stability. Screenshots can be viewed in the gallery below, or on the Hyrule Warriors official Japanese website, here.
Following Nintendo’s scheduled maintenance this morning, Mario Kart 8 version 2.0 is now live and ready to download. For eager Karting owners who simply cannot wait to check out the Mercedes DLC pack, you can head to the eShop and select the free downloadable content, which is approximately 12.5MB in size.
Choosing to download the Mercedes DLC pack will automatically start the download for Version 2.0, giving players access to statistics, an on-screen TV map, and an in-game shop displaying the newly announced and future DLC packs with Link and Animal Crossing characters. However, if the Mercedes cars are not of interest, simply start up Mario Kart 8 and Version 2.0 (approximately 136MB) will download automatically, updating your game.
The update will also add a teaser for the new DLC characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Dry Bowser, Animal Crossing Villager and Isabelle – no doubt serving to taunt players. If you do opt to pre-order the bundle, the selection of eight different coloured Yoshis and Shy Guys will reportedly be available to play straight after pre-ordering. For a run-down of what’s in the update and the Mercedes DLC pack, check out the bullet-pointed list below.
Displays an in-game shop menu on the main start screen, which will take you through what’s included in the new DLC packs arriving November this year and May 2015.
The in-game shop menu will also give you access to the Mercedes free downloadable content, if you haven’t already downloaded it from the eShop.
Displays statistics on the main start page, giving players access to the number of coins they’ve collected, win-loss record play, favourite courses and characters, number of boosts and super boosts, etc.
Adds the ability to display an on-screen TV map both on the main TV screen and on the GamePad for off-TV play. To enable this feature simply press the select button (or (-) minus button) on the Wii U GamePad. Currently no other controller has this feature enabled, though you can still select the map via the GamePad and use another controller if you so desire.
Changes the default menu option after a race to select “Next Race” with the “Watch Highlight Reel” following after.
Enables a system memory function – even when your Wii U is powered down – in order to save your favoured vehicle customisation.
Increases the maximum player race or battle rating to 99,999 from 9,999.
Improves stability for online races and battles, as well a number of other fixes for overall player enjoyment.
Mercedes DLC pack adds three vehicles, including the Mercedes-Benz GLA, 300 SL Roadster and the Silver Arrow.
Nintendo has scheduled maintenance for tomorrow, August 27, which will affect the online leaderboards and rankings for Mario Kart 8. Maintenance is specifically taking place for the popular racing game’s update, along with the arrival of the free Mercedes DLC, which includes three news cars to test out on the game’s various tracks. Here are the times online play will be affected across the world on August 27: