Category Archives: Wii U

Peach Pink Wii Remote Plus Coming Soon

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Nintendo will be releasing a Pink Peach Wii Remote Plus – which features a yellow d-pad and Princess Peach’s regal crown – to match the Mario and Luigi controllers they released last year. This Wii Remote Plus controller works with all Wii and Wii U games that use Wii Remote controllers and will be released in late April 2014. This controller will retail for the standard $39.99 in the United States, which means it’s probably $44.99 in Canada.

Super Smash Bros. U Screenshot – Greninja Has Some Serious Moves

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Sakurai says that Greninja’s “sophisticated moves” are fun to use once you get use to how he controls. He also gives us more information on his side special attack, Shadow Sneak.

super-smash-bros-u-greninja-shadow-sneakGreninja’s Shadow Sneak move allows Greninja to teleport across the stage. The longer you gold the button, the farther Greninja will travel. Players can also charge this move and walk around freely for a better chance at ambushing opponents.

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity – Nintendo eShop Trailer

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Golden Sun – Nintendo eShop Trailer

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Nintendo Download for April 10, 2014

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Wii U eShop

My Exotic Farm – $?

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars – $?

Boxzle – $?

Governor of Poker – $?

Atlantic Quest – $? (Available April 15)

LEGO The Hobbit – $29.99

Virtual Console

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror – $6.99

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ – $6.99

Mach Rider (NES on 3DS) – $4.99

Nintendo eShop Sales

NES Remix 2 Introduces New Championship Mode

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NES Remix 2 is scheduled for an April 25 release on the Wii U Nintendo eShop and it’s introducing a new Championship Mode to the game.

Much like the famous 1990 Nintendo World Championship event, NES Remix 2 will challenge gamers to play three games in succession to try to grab the highest score in Championship Mode. The three games you will be playing in this mode in NES Remix 2 are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario. Players will also be able to share their high scores on the Miiverse.

There is a catch, however, as gamers need to own the first NES Remix game, as well as NES Remix 2 to unlock Championship Mode.

Super Smash Bros. U Screenshot – Jet Boots For the Win

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Zero Suit Samus will rock a new pair of jet boots, which are quite similar to the heels worn by Bayonetta. Hint? Nah…

New Citizens of Earth Trailer Confirms Atlus as Publisher

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Citizens of Earth – a quirky, Earthbound-esque RPG coming to Wii U – will now be published by Atlus as indicated in the new trailer.

Press Release: Super Smash Bros. Blowout! Nintendo Direct Video Details Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Games

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Nintendo Announces New Characters, Launch Windows, Online Functionality and New “Smash Run” Mode

VANCOUVER, B.C., April 8, 2014 – A new Nintendo Direct video revealed numerous details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. video games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. At the start of the video, series creator Masahiro Sakurai announced that the launch of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game is planned for this summer, with the Wii U version planned for winter 2014. Both games will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for their respective platforms. Sakurai also detailed many of the stages and items in both versions, described the games’ online functionality, revealed a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version and announced fan-favourite Greninja, a Pokémon from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, as a new playable character.

“New Super Smash Bros. games are a major event for video game fans everywhere, and present an experience that only Nintendo can offer,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “Fans have two launches to look forward to this year, and they will want to get in plenty of practice with the Nintendo 3DS version so that they can be prepared for the launch of the Wii U game later in the year.”

To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit Today’s announcements included:

  • Launch windows: The Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is planned to launch this summer. The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. is planned to launch in winter 2014.
  • Silky-smooth 3D: Most game-play elements of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game will run at 60 frames per second, all in stereoscopic 3D.
  • “Smash Run”: Exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version of the game is a new mode called “Smash Run.” In this mode, four players have five minutes to enter a dungeon and explore the surroundings, fight enemies and obtain power-ups to enhance their fighters. Once the five minutes are up, all four fighters enter a battle arena using their newly equipped items and power-ups. Enemies encountered in the Smash Run mode are from a wide range of game series. Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems and games are required for multiplayer modes.
  • New challenger!: Greninja, the awesome final evolution of Froakie from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, joins the roster as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
  • Oldies but goodies: Many of the classic characters from past Super Smash Bros. games that are returning in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS have new powers and abilities. Four characters that have appeared in previous games, but had yet to be announced before this Nintendo Direct, include:
    • Zero Suit Samus: That’s right, Zero Suit Samus is back, but this time she is her own fully playable character, separate from suited Samus. In the new game, she is given jet boots to make her even more powerful.
    • Sheik: As with Zero Suit Samus, Sheik is another character that appeared in previous Super Smash Bros. games, but will be a unique playable character for the first time in the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Sheik has new moves like Burst Grenade and Bouncing Fish.
    • Yoshi: In previous games, Yoshi stood on two legs and hunched over, as if Mario were going to jump on top of him at any moment. This new version of Yoshi stands completely upright, making him an even stronger fighter.
    • Charizard: After appearing from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. Melee and becoming playable by using Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this fire-breathing Pokémon is now a selectable character.
  • Online play: Both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. will offer online multiplayer game play with other players on the same platform. Players with broadband Internet access can battle it out with anyone else who is online and also has the game.
    • When playing with random players online, two modes are available: “For Fun” and “For Glory.” In “For Glory,” only Final Destination stage variations are available. There are no platforms, elevated areas or items in this mode. It is a nice, clean battle between characters. In “For Fun,” all stages are picked randomly and all items and power-ups are available.
    • When playing with friends, full customisation is available – players can set the rules.
  • Variety of stages: While the cast of playable characters is the same in both versions of the new games, the stages where the battles take place are vastly different, depending on which system a player chooses. The Wii U stages are primarily based on past home console games, while the Nintendo 3DS stages draw from hand-held games for inspiration.
    • Boss characters, such as the Yellow Devil in Dr. Wily’s Base, will make appearances in some stages. When bosses appear, fighters will have to battle the boss, as well as one another. The boss can even be used in strategic ways to damage other fighters.
    • Almost all the stages in both versions of the game will have a “Final Destination form,” an alternate form of each stage that is inspired by the relatively simple layout of the much-loved Final Destination stage.
  • Items, trophies and Pokémon: Items, assist trophies and Poké Balls all return in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. New to the games are Master Balls, special Poké Balls that contain Legendary Pokémon like Arceus and Xerneas.
  • Get connected: There will be elements in Super Smash Bros. that link both versions of the games. More details about this will be revealed at a later date.
  • Custom moves: In a series first, players can now customise move sets when playing locally or online with friends. More information about this feature will be announced in the future.

Greninja, Charizard, Yoshi, Zero Suit Samus, and Sheik Confirmed for Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U

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The biggest announcements to come from today’s Super Smash Bros. Direct are the new and confirmed character returns.

First, in the trailer shown at the end of today’s stream, it was confirmed that Greninja and Charizard will join the battle. Greninja, a starter in the latest Pokemon games, will be making his Smash Bros. debut, but Charizard is returning without the Pokemon Trainer.

Also, to satisfy Yoshi fans, Sakurai finally confirmed the dinosaur’s existence. This time, however, Yoshi will fight on his legs as opposed to on all fours. A tidbit that has eluded me until today.

Lastly, Sakurai confirmed the return of Zero Suit Samus and Sheik, however, both can only be chosen outside of battle. It’s unknown if they will take up a spot on the roster, or just be character swaps of Samus and Zelda respectively.

Super Smash Bros. Direct – April 8, 2014

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Lots of new info to enjoy in the latest Super Smash Bros. themed Nintendo Direct.

Super Smash Bros. U Screenshot – New Crate and Box Designs

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Hours before the airing of the Super Smash Bros. Direct, Sakurai has revealed the new designs for the crates and boxes in the game. More to come about both Super Smash Bros. games later today.

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