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While the release of the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. is definitely going to overshadow its little portable brother this week, it doesn’t mean the 3DS counterpart will stop improving. A version 1.04 update is currently available on the eShop, and while Nintendo didn’t list all the details of the patch, it’s supposed to improve the game’s overall balance and stability.

Because of the lack of detailed patch notes, fans are currently trying to figure out all the changes themselves. The community at Smashboards is documenting all findings in a single forum thread, so make sure to check out their progress so far.

For how long do you think Nintendo will continue to support Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Siliconera

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DK: King of Swing Rated For Wii U By ESRB Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:30:13 +0000 Anthony Pershkin

Game Boy Advance has a lot of odd spin-offs in its library, things people don’t usually remember or even know about. DK: King of Swing was one of them, and, by the looks of it, will be getting a Virtual Console release pretty soon. Otherwise, the game recently received a Wii U rating by the ESRB as a joke.

This is not the first time an ESRB rating spoils the surprise of a Virtual Console game, so I assume we can expect Donkey Kong to swing onto our Wii U consoles in the near future. Hopefully, at some point we’ll also get its DS sequel, DK Jungle Climber, which is considered by fans to be a massive improvement over the original.

Would you like to see other Donkey Kong spin-offs released on Wii U? Any Jungle Beat fans out there?

Source: Nintendo Everything

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New Stages And Mighty No. 9 Bosses Coming To Mighty Gunvolt Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:00:25 +0000 Anthony Pershkin

Mighty Gunvolt ended up being a nice little bonus to an already great game, but the fun-train is not going to stop just yet. The 8-bit spin-off to Azure Striker Gunvolt will be getting its first and maybe not last DLC pack in the near future.

Priced at $2.99, the DLC pack consists of four new stages with four bosses from Azure Striker GunvoltMighty No. 9, and GalGun. Oddly enough, two of the new bosses, Mighty No. 1 and Mighty No. 7, originated from the not-yet-released Mighty No. 9. This is not the first time such weirdness happens, as Beck, the main hero of Mighty No. 9, made his first video game appearance in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z as an unlockable costume.

On top of that, Inti Creates is releasing a free version 2.0 update for Mighty Gunvolt on November 28. On the same day the game will stop being offered for free alongside Azure Striker Gunvolt, so make sure to buy it beforehand, if you’re still interested.

Source: Siliconera

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Watch Dogs Receives First Wii U Screens Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:00:20 +0000 Robin Wilde

The Wii U version of Watch Dogs, released some months after the game became available for other systems, has received its first official screenshots from Ubisoft, shortly before launch.

The game, which comes on a disc or as a whopping 15GB eShop download, centres around master hacker Aiden Pearce’s quest to avenge his niece’s death (among other things). The game was heavily hyped before its launch, but some critics felt it fell flat in certain areas, not least the limited scope of its hacking mechanics.

The Wii U version will be released in Europe this Friday, after the game was delayed due to Wii U’s low sales and lack of power compared to the other systems. However, this hasn’t stopped the screenshots looking very nice indeed. Launch day DLC including Conspiracy! and Access Granted will also be available.

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Source: MyNintendoNews

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Toad and Toadette are Genderless, Says Captain Toad Producer Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:30:38 +0000 Robin Wilde

Koichi Hayashida, producer of the upcoming quirky puzzle game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, has said in an interview that neither Toad nor Toadette have applicable genders.

Speaking to Gamespot during a live stream, Mr. Hayashida explained:

“This is maybe a little bit of a strange story, but we never really went out of our way to decide on the sex of these characters, even though they have somewhat gendered appearances.

“But I think what I can say is that Toadette and Toad are not siblings – perhaps it would be more accurate to say they are adventure pals. And that’s certainly true here.”

Neither Toad or Toadette are human, instead being fungoid residents of the Mushroom Kingdom, so it could be that traditional notions of sex and gender apply to them. Nintendo has caused questions to be raised before over its depiction of gender in the Mario series, when villain Birdo from Super Mario Bros. 2 was described with the phrase, “He thinks he is a girl and spits eggs from his mouth” in a manual.

Source: IGN

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Twili Midna coming to Hyrule Warriors Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:00:05 +0000 Robin Wilde

The already-impressive character roster which makes up Hyrule Warriors is set to receive a boost next week when the upcoming “Twilight Princess Pack” DLC hits the eShop.

On Miiverse, series producer Eiji Aonuma announced that Midna, Link’s shadowy ally in the game, will be appearing in her full-sized and powerful Twili form for players with the downloadable pack.

“Twili Midna’s weapon is the Mirror of Twilight, which appeared in Twilight Princess,” Aonuma said. “This mirror was destroyed at the end of that game, but it’s pretty amazing in Hyrule Warriors. In fact, I can’t describe in words what’s so amazing about it, so I hope you’ll download this DLC pack and see for yourself.”

In addition to Twili Midna, the pack will add weapons, costumes, and a map based on Link’s first Wii (and last GameCube) outing.

Hyrule Warriors, released last month to critical and commercial acclaim, has become one of the best selling Wii U titles, with sales outside Japan exceeding expectations of publisher Koei Tecmo.

Source: Siliconera

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New Details Emerge Regarding Majora’s Mask 3D Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:30:49 +0000 Marc Deschamps

Two weeks ago, Nintendo fulfilled the wishes of many a Zelda fan when it announced the oft rumored The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. Details at the time were limited, but a recent Famitsu interview with series Producer Eiji Aonuma has shed a little more light on the development process and what to expect when the N64 classic returns in 2015.

The game is being built on a similar engine to Ocarina of Time 3D. As such, it will incorporate some of that game’s improvements when it arrives, particularly some of the added gyroscopic abilities. That won’t be the only game influencing Majora’s Mask 3D, however. The game will draw some inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds‘ touchscreen interface. The game will not sport any graphical improvements when played on the New 3DS, but there will be something added, though Nintendo remains mum on exactly what to expect. In regards to other new features, Aonuma did, however, let slip that a new fishing minigame has been added to the title.

“You’ll get to fish! Although… it makes you wonder whether you’ll have that free time to fish in the world of Majora’s Mask, so we’ve added fishing ponds. Two of them, too. There might be something monstrous you could fish out, so please look forward to it.”

While the game won’t be any easier than before, the developers are making certain changes to improve the overall game. One boss fight in particular will be revamped while the narrative will seek to make certain things a bit easier to understand this time around. Aonuma specifically pointed out that unexplained parts of the game’s story will be cleared up.

Do you plan on picking up The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D when it arrives next year? As usual, let us know in the comments below!

Source: Siliconera

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Nintendo Reveals Amiibo Abilities for Hyrule Warriors Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:26 +0000 Marc Deschamps

With Nintendo’s first wave of Amiibo figures hitting store shelves later this week, the company has been slowly revealing information on exactly what the toys can do. A couple weeks ago, we learned that Hyrule Warriors players can use the Link Amiibo to unlock the Spinner weapon from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, but we now know what the other Amiibo will bring to the table, as well! The Zelda Amiibo will unlock a Three Star Weapon or higher in the game once a day when the toy is scanned, while other figures will unlock either a Three Star Weapon or lower, a Rupee bonus, or a crafting material bonus once a day when the toy is scanned.

It’s not surprising that characters unaffiliated with the franchise won’t unlock anything major, but it is surprising that we won’t see more from the Zelda Amiibo, given the exclusive weapon Link comes with. Still, players will have three games that Amiibo can interact with the day they come out. That’s a pretty impressive start for the line all by itself.

Which Amiibo do you plan on picking up this weekend? As always, let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo

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Club Nintendo Digital Rewards Announced for November Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:30:08 +0000 Marc Deschamps Pilotwings are now available! ]]>

The newest batch of digital rewards is now available for Club Nintendo members! Players looking forward to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U this week will find a pair of Game Boy titles featuring some of the game’s veteran fighters. Without further ado, here are this month’s downloadable options!

  • Clu Clu Land for Wii/Wii U Virtual Console: 200 Coins
  • Kirby’s Pinball Land for 3DS Virtual Console: 150 Coins
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus for 3DS Virtual Console: 150 Coins
  • Picturebook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit for Wii/Wii U eShop: 250 Coins
  • Pilotwings for Wii U Virtual Console: 200 Coins
  • Starship Defense for 3DS eShop: 200 Coins
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs for 3DS eShop: 200 Coins
  • Vegas Stakes for Wii U Virtual Console: 200 Coins

The titles are available from now until December 14. This month continues what seems to be a Club Nintendo tradition as another Kirby game makes an appearance. Diehard fans of the pink puffball have had a few opportunities now to amass a nice collection of games by simply cashing in their club coins every month! One of Kirby’s fellow Smash veterans also gets a release this month with Metroid II: The Return of Samus. It’s not the most popular adventure in the Metroid canon, but it’s tough to compete with classics like Super Metroid and Metroid Prime! Still, fans of the franchise will undoubtedly want to take a look. As we do every month, Nintendojo would like to point out that Clu Clu Land and Picturebook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit can only be accessed from the Wii menu, requiring players to own a classic controller in order to play.

Do you plan on downloading any of this month’s digital rewards? As always, let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: Club Nintendo

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Little Mac Has the Lowest Win Ratio in Super Smash Bros. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:28 +0000 Anthony Vigna

There’s one thing that I hear about Super Smash Bros. for 3DS more than anything else: Little Mac is overpowered. While it’s true that Little Mac has incredible power on the ground, his awful recovery and terrible air attacks really lowers his overall capabilities. This disadvantage is probably very effective, as Super Smash Bros. producer Masahiro Sakurai revealed in Famitsu that Mac has a drastically lower win ratio online compared to other fighters! Check out the full statement below:

For Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the individual character win ratios lined up nicely in a staircase format, but [for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS] one fighter has a significantly low ratio. It’s Little Mac.

Little Mac is a fighter with very pronounced strengths and weaknesses. While he has an enhanced dodge and megaton-level punch for aggressive play, he has very weak jump power and a simple back throw along with a follow-up attack prove to be crippling. It appears that the biggest reason for his low win ratio is because people fall under the assumption that ‘Little Mac is strong!’ and all rush to use him only to get pummeled in return. He gives the impression of being able to win easier than other fighters which leads to more people using him, but in reality, he’s a difficult character to actually continuously win with.

Maybe he isn’t as overpowered as people think! Despite this, Sakurai said that he doesn’t plan on averaging the statistics of every character because he believes that would create a worse gaming experience. Even though we’ll probably never find this out, I’d love to hear who’s averaging the most wins online too!

What are your thoughts on this? What do you think about Little Mac as a fighter? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Kotaku

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