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Wario Land 4 Virtual Console Trailer

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Nintendo Download for May 8, 2014

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Nintendo 3DS eShop

Grinsia – $10.00

THE DENPA MEN 3: The Rise of Digitoll – $9.99 and Free Demo

Parking Star 3D – $2.99

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (Demo version) – Free

Nintendo DSiWare

Jewel Match – $4.99 (500 Points)

Jewel Quest 4 Heritage – $7.99 (800 Points)

Sokomania 2: Cool Job – $1.99 (200 Points)

Virtual Console

Mega Man II (GB on 3DS) – $

Mega Man III (GB on 3DS) – $

Wario Land 4 (GBA on Wii U) – $7.99

Nintendo eShop Sales

Super Smash Bros. U – Bullet Bill Item

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It’s beginning to look like this Super Smash Bros. game will have the most items of any Smash Bros. game. Joining the expansive list of items now is Bullet Bill from the Super Mario Bros. series. Any guesses as to what it does?

Super Smash Bros. U Screenshot – A Wonderful Trophy

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Looks like some characters from The Wonderful 101 will appear as trophies in the new Super Smash Bros. games.

Super Smash Bros. U Screenshot – Hide in the Lights

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Players will be able to hide amongst the lights on the game’s boxing ring stage.

Super Smash Bros. U Screenshot – Dillon’s Rolling Assist

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Dillon from Dillon’s Rolling Western will be rolling to the battlefield as an Assist Trophy. Expect some fancy rolling attacks from this armadillo.

Nintendo Download for May 1, 2014

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Wii U eShop

Stick It To the Man – $9.99

Abyss – $1.99

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Kirby: Triple Deluxe – $39.99

Mario Golf: World Tour – $39.99

PICROSS e4 – $5.99

Azada – $5.99

Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons – $2.99

Virtual Console

Mega Man Xtreme (GBC on 3DS) -

Mach Rider (NES on Wii U) – $4.99

Nintendo eShop Sales and Price Reductions

  • Tappingo is on sale for 30% off starting today until May 15.
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV will be $29.99 starting May 5 and lasting until May 12 at 9 A.M. PST.
  • Bird Mania Christmas 3D reduced to $0.99 ($1.00 off)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist reduced to $29.99 ($30 off)

NES Remix 2 – Find Luigi: Remix I Stage

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Nintendo Announces Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle

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Nintendo has announced a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle that will release alongside Mario kart 8 on May 30, 2014.

This bundle will include a black Wii U Deluxe, black Wii U GamePad, Mario Kart 8, a red Mario Wii Wheel accessory, and a red Mario Wii Remote Plus controller. Plus, those that buy this bundle will qualify for Mario Kart 8′s free Wii U game deal.

This Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle is being offered at the suggested retail price of $329.99. That means you can get a Wii U Deluxe Set, two Wii U games, and an additional controller for a pretty, pretty, pretty good price.

Get a Free Wii U Game When you Buy Mario Kart 8

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Fans that buy Mario Kart 8 will have a chance to download 1 of 4 Wii U games to add to their digital collection. Fans that register Mario Kart 8 on Club Nintendo between May 30 and July 31, 2014 will receive a download code for 1 Wii U game of their choosing.

Here are the four Wii U games being offered in this special deal:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Wii Party U

Super Smash Bros. U Screenshot – Super Leaf

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Characters who pick up the Super Leaf will don the classic raccoon ears and tail, and be able to float through the air. Sakurai mentions that he’s not sure if you’ll be able to attack with the tail as of right now.

Mario Kart 8 – New Features Trailer

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Mario Kart 8 Direct – April 30, 2014

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Today’s surprise Mario Kart 8 Direct has unleashed a ton of new information about the upcoming Wii U title.

Kart Bumping Boosts

Racers will now be able to gain a boost when bumping into other players. That is, if they’re engaged in anti-gravity racing. Players are being encouraged to try bumping into each other and other objects to gain this new spinning boost.

New Items Detailed

Two new items were also detailed in today’s direct. These two items are the Crazy Eight and Super Horn.

The Crazy Eight item will work just like the Lucky Seven item from Mario Kart 7, except with the addition of one extra item. That’s right, players will be surrounded by eight items which they can then use at their own discretion.

Lastly, and what could perhaps go down as the great Mario kart equalizer, is the introduction of the Super Horn. Like many Mario Kart items, the Super Horn can be used offensively and defensively to try to turn the odds in your favour. When racing past opponents, give a honk on the Super Horn to blast them away. While that looks neat, it’s the item’s defensive strategy that gets our motors purring.

Players will be able to block items with one honk on the horn, which even includes the dreaded Blue Shell of death. This gives the game some much needed balance, ensuring the best racers a sense of safety when they’re in first place.

Super Princess Power

Also revealed today are two new princess racers whom are poised to take over the tracks of Mario Kart 8.

First up we have Baby Rosalina, an infant version of fan favourite Rosalina. Baby Rosalina will be a lightweight driver much like the other baby characters. Then we have Pink Gold Peach, a heavyweight, metallic version of Princess Peach who perhaps would make a good mate for Metal Mario.

Online We Go

Finally, Nintendo has shed some light on the online multiplayer for Mario Kart 8, and it sounds like there’s a lot of fun in our future.

There will be four different modes to choose from, which includes three found in previous entries of the Mario Kart series: Worldwide, Regional, and Friends. These three are self-explanatory and will let players race against 11 other players from all over the world, within their region, or direct from their friends list. However, it’s the fourth Tournament mode that opens up new possibilities for Mario Kart fans.

Tournament mode will let players create and join custom tournaments to find out who truly is the best kart racer around. Players will be able to customize details such as controllers allowed, time of day and week, items, class and more.

Other exciting online features include the ability to chat with players in the lobby using text commands, or get this, voice chat using the Wii U GamePad’s microphone. Finally, Nintendo is starting to embrace those of us that like to use our voices to chat. Also, players will be able to download and upload ghost data to either challenge themselves, or other players from around the world.

Tube Vision

One of the last new features discussed today was the addition of Mario Kart TV. This simple, yet inviting feature will let players upload and watch race highlights from players all over the world. Those with a Google/YouTube account will also be able to upload their highlight reels directly to YouTube.

Other important details were announced today, though we’re putting those details in their own posts.

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