Here’s Plenty Of Gameplay Clips For Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be heading to the North American eShop next week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It’s also a crossbuy title which means if you purchase the Wii U version you will get the Nintendo 3DS version for free. The videos showcased above and below show off both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Be sure to check them out.

GameStop Italy Stores Listing Zelda Wii U With A Spring Release Date

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Perhaps GameStop Italy are privy to more information than the rest of us as they have started advertising The Legend of Zelda Wii U with a spring release date. The date appears to be plucked out of nowhere as a spring release date hasn’t been mentioned by Nintendo and seems a little too soon. Still, GameStop Italy are listing the game for release this spring which doesn’t make too much sense at present.

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Thanks, littleskullkid

Tantalus Is Also Porting A Wii U Game To Xbox One, PlayStation 4 And PC

We’ve just heard that Tantalus, the developer tasked with porting over Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex, to the Wii U is bringing another AAA title to the Wii U, but we’ve also learned that they are porting across a Wii U title to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It’s anyones guess as to what that title could be, but a safe bet would possibly be ZombiU. This is pure speculation and it could be another title entirely, though I’m not sure which one.

Thanks, Don Billbo

Tantalus Wii U Port Set To Be Announced Soon And Is Studio’s Biggest Project Yet

Good news for Wii U owners as Tantalus have announced that they will be revealing their Wii U port very soon. Tantalus is the development team that has been tasked with bringing AAA titles to the Wii U. They’ve already brought across Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, so it will be interesting to see what their latest project is. Feel free to speculated as to what you think it is.

We’re doing that. It hasn’t been announced, but it will be soon. And can I just further add to the mystique and say that it’s big. It’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done. And it’ll come out this year, and I hope it won’t disappoint.

Thanks, Don Billbo

US Nintendo Downloads: The Donkey Kong Country Series Arrives On Virtual Console

I know you’ve been waiting for them so I’m pleased to say that the Donkey Kong Country games are heading to North America today on the Wii U Virtual Console and the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Rare’s acclaimed 2D platforming titles join IronFall, the thrilling third-person shooter for the Nintendo 3DS eshop. Here’s all the games you can download this week in the United States.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • IRONFALL Invasion – IRONFALL Invasion is a thrilling third-person shooter with single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. Equipped with an arsenal of destructive weapons, take cover and repel an invasion of alien robots. Play for free or purchase DLC starting today in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Titan Attacks! – The Titans are invading! Single-handedly turn back the invading Titan army, drive back the aliens across the Solar System and finally defeat them on their home world. Click here to view a trailer for this modern remix of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Donkey Kong Land – Making a bet with Cranky Kong is never wise. In this Game Boy adventure, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must set off on another adventure to retrieve their banana hoard from the evil K. Rool’s clutches. Swing, roll, jump and barrel blast through four worlds that are swarming with returning and original enemies.
    • Donkey Kong Land 2 – K. Rool has kidnapped Donkey Kong and he’s demanding the entire banana hoard as ransom! In this Game Boy classic, play as either Diddy Kong or Dixie Kong and take advantage of their unique abilities in more than 40 levels of nonstop platforming action. Keep an eye out for some friendly faces (and some shiny collectibles) to help you out.
    • Donkey Kong Land III – Dixie Kong has been left behind to babysit her younger cousin, Kiddy Kong. But that won’t stop her from seeking adventure in this Game Boy game. Help Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong through 36 Kremling-infested levels, each containing secret areas, bonus levels and collectibles. Maybe they’ll even find the entrance to the hidden Lost World!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Donkey Kong Country – Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings in this Super NES masterpiece! Play solo, compete with a friend or play cooperatively with a friend in more than 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus areas. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family, animal friends and your fast reflexes, our dynamic duo will prove to be an unstoppable force.
    • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day. In this Super NES sequel to the Donkey Kong Country game, play solo, compete with a friend or tag team with a friend in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.
    • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble – Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing! In this Super NES adventure, play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong solo, against a friend or with a friend. Take advantage of each of their unique abilities as they throw each other into action through more than 40 levels.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Buy one or more participating Donkey Kong games for the Virtual Console service on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and get 30 percent off your Nintendo eShop purchase of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS). This offer lasts until March 3 at 8:59 a.m. PT. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the discount. Visithttp://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more information.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • 3D MahJongg and more games from JoinDot are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 13.
    • Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) from Feb. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • NES: Donkey Kong
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Hunter’s Seal - Available Feb. 28
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Palicoes 4 Ever – Available Feb. 28

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Best Buy: Wii U 32GB Console Super Mario 3D World And Nintendo Land Bundle For $275

Thinking of jumping on the Wii U bandwagon? Well, if you want a deal you’re best of heading to the Best Buy website where you can pick up a 32GB Wii U Deluxe Console with the fantastic Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for $275. It’s not a massive saving, but it’s certainly better than nothing.

Thanks, Jester

Creative Lead Of Saints Row Was Apparently Working On A Wii U Game With Nintendo But Was Cancelled

We’ve found out today that the creative lead of the original Saints Row for the Xbox 360 was working with Nintendo to produce a game for the Wii U. However, the game was cancelled one day before production started. It’s unclear why the game was cancelled, but it sounds as though Nintendo wasn’t happy with it.

Thanks, paidenthusiast