Sin & Punishment 1 + 2 Coming To US Wii U eShop Tomorrow

Nintendo of America has confirmed two of the games that will be available tomorrow as part of the eShop update in the United States. Yes, you will be able to get hold of the acclaimed on-rails shooter Sin & Punishment and Sin & Punishment 2. If you want to get the Nintendo 64 original then you will need to pay $11.99 but if you opt for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor then it’s $19.99.

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Nintendo America Details Holiday Lineup Including Star Fox Zero

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Ensuring that 2015 is packed with gaming fun for everyone, Nintendo announces a robust lineup of games and special offers for the remainder of the year. The Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems will showcase a huge number of games, most of which are exclusive to those platforms.

“Nintendo has games, amiibo and systems to satisfy all kinds of players, whether they’re looking for back-to-school gifts or getting an early start on their holiday shopping,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “No one can match the quality or uniqueness of what Nintendo has to offer for the rest of 2015.”

Here’s a look at what Nintendo has on tap for the rest of 2015:

Wii U Bundle

  • Walmart and Walmart.com will be the exclusive retailers for a special Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that includes the game, Idea Book and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. The bundle goes on sale the 11th of September for $299.96.

Wii U Games

  • Super Mario Maker launches on the 11th of September at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World launches Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will also be available in a bundle that includes a green Yarn Yoshi amiibo at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The green Yarn Yoshi is available as part of the bundle, with individual pink and light-blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo also launching on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $16.99 each.
  • A new combo pack that includes two great games goes on sale Oct. 16. The pack includes both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, co-developed by Koei Tecmo Games, launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Oct. 22 for $49.99, just in time for Halloween. Players can download this free-to-start game and play the prologue, chapter 1 and most of chapter 2 for free. The full version of the game can be purchased as DLC directly from the Nintendo eShop or via the in-game menu.
  • Star Fox Zero launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X launches Dec. 4 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Devil’s Third launches Dec. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and amiibo figures for Animal Crossing characters Isabelle, Digby, K.K., Reese, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Mabel and Lottie launch Holiday 2015.
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash launches Holiday 2015.
  • Runbow from 13AM Games will launch in North America on Aug. 27 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. For the first month after launch, anyone who downloaded the Nindies@Home demo version will receive 15 percent off the regular price of $14.99. Runbow is an up-to-nine-player action platform party game that includes guest characters from some of the Nintendo eShop’s most popular indie titles, like Azure Striker Gunvolt, Shovel Knight, Guacamelee! and Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition from Disney Interactive launches Aug. 30 at a suggested retail price of $64.99.
  • The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for Wii U from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $74.99. For the first time in Skylanders history, two of Nintendo’s iconic characters – Donkey Kong and Bowser – will guest star as playable characters and will also work with select amiibo-compatible games with a simple twist of the character’s base. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be exclusively playable on Wii U, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment launches Sept. 27 at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Additional LEGO Dimensions Level, Team and Fun Packs will also be available on Sept. 27 at the respective suggested retail prices of $29.99, $24.99 and $14.99.
  • Guitar Hero Live from Activision launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $99.99.
  • Just Dance 2016 from Ubisoft launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games – winner of more than 100 awards, including many “Game of the Year” accolades – is coming to retail stores. The classically styled adventure launches on Wii U in October at a suggested retail price of $24.99.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches Sept. 25 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The set of 100 Animal Crossing amiibo cards, which are compatible with the game, launch the same day. The game comes with one complimentary amiibo card, so players can experience how to use the cards to bring additional Animal Crossing characters into the game. People who opt to download the digital version of the game in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at the same price will receive an exclusive Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer HOME Menu Theme instead of an amiibo card. Cards are sold separately in packs of six at a suggested retail price of $5.99 per pack. A bundle also launching on Sept. 25 includes the game, one amiibo card and the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The wireless NFC Reader/Writer is also sold separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash launches Oct. 9 at a suggested retail price of $29.99. A bundle that includes the Chibi-Robo amiibo launches the same day at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches Oct. 23 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH launches in the U.S. on Nov. 6 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $64.99. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head to head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser, are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS, and can also be played on the Wii U system.
  • The Nintendo 3DS version of Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games will launch in stores in October at a suggested retail price of $24.99.

amiibo News

  • A new 3-pack of Mii Fighters from Super Smash Bros. will launch on Nov. 1 at a suggested retail price of $34.99.
  • The Mewtwo amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 13 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi, a giant green Yoshi amiibo made from yarn, goes on sale Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. When tapped to the GamePad controller in Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mega Yarn Yoshi activates “Double Yoshi,” a second Yoshi to use at any point in the middle of a stage, as well as the ability to save a player’s favorite Yoshi pattern to the amiibo. The standard Yarn Yoshi amiibo also enables the same functionality.
  • The Falco amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.

Nintendo 2DS

  • Effective Aug. 30, the new suggested retail price of Nintendo 2DS will be $99.99, down from the current suggested retail price of $129.99. The system still comes with a free download code for the digital version of Mario Kart 7.

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Pokken Tournament Announced For Wii U And Coming Next Spring

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today announced the upcoming release of Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U home console. Currently an arcade game available only in Japan, Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U will be released worldwide in spring 2016.

Developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., producers of TEKKEN, one of the most successful fighting-game franchises in history, Pokkén Tournament brings Pokémon to life in a way never before seen, where Pokémon in battle move in direct response to the player’s actions. The intuitive controls make this fighting game accessible to players of all skill levels, and the stunning visuals emphasize the size and power of each Pokémon.

“Pokkén Tournament combines the best elements of a traditional fighting game with an authentic Pokémon experience,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “Fans will be thrilled to see their favorite Pokémon battle in a whole new way.”

Thanks to those who sent this in.

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Here’s Some More Awesome Super Mario Maker Videos

The folks over at GameXplain have been hard at work playing around with the immensely creative Super Mario Maker. You’ll see in one of the videos that they have made a Super Mario themed shoot-em-up which was probably no easy feat and looks pretty cool too. There’s also a video for all eleven cursors including Cat Paws and the Mario Glove. Finally, there’s a look at the Super Mario Maker secret Mario Paint fly swatting game. You can check out the videos, above and below.

 

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising Coming To US Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

Good news for Wii U gamers as Nintendo of America has confirmed that Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising is coming to the Virtual Console tomorrow. It should be part of the Nintendo Downloads that will go live tomorrow. It has been a long wait for North American consumers, but it is finally coming. You can watch a video review for Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, right here.

“The Black Hole Army comes storming back in this worthy successor to an award-winning strategy game. Rain destruction upon their foul legions by ordering your troops effectively and overpowering your enemies with new Super Commanding Officer Powers. Then, see how your tactics stack up to your friends’ in 4-player battles—all with one Wii U.”

“Take control of more units and battle on more maps than even the original Advance Wars had to offer. More terrain means more options, and more options means crazier creations. So employ every feature of the robust map designer to craft punishing maps, and then challenge the CPU or your friends on the battlefield. After a few battles, take your hard-earned points to the Battlemaps shop to purchase new maps, challenges, and Commanding Officers.”

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Video: Here’s Pretty Much Every Amiibo Costume (So Far) In Super Mario Maker

You have probably seen screenshots of the wide variety of amiibo costumes that can be found in the forthcoming Super Mario Maker, but now we finally have a video of the amiibo costumes in action. Whether or not these were meant to be showcased on video before the game’s release remains to be seen, but it has certainly been entertaining. Our review of Super Mario Maker will be up shortly.

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Famitsu Reviews Devil’s Third

The review scores from the latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu are in. The review that you will be most interested in is Devil’s Third. The fast and frantic shooter received good review scores as the four reviewers gave it an 8/9/8/8 which is rather impressive given the feedback from western media. Then again, Famitsu is renowned for being generous with their review scores. Our review for Devil’s Third will be coming very soon so be on the lookout for that.

  • Devil’s Third (Wii U) – 8/9/8/8
  • Girls Like Robots (Wii U) – 8/8/8/8
  • Puchikon Magazine First Issue (3DS) – 6/7/9/8
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (PS4) – 7/6/8/7
  • Rollers of the Realm (PS4) – 6/6/8/6
  • Rear Pheles -Red of Another- (PSV) – 5/6/6/6

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