Nintendojo » News http://www.nintendojo.com nintendo news, analysis & musings since 1996 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:50:41 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 Copyright Nintendojo 2011 wpAdmin@nintendojo.com (Nintendojo) wpAdmin@nintendojo.com (Nintendojo) Podcast 1440 http://nintendojo.com/wp-content/uploads/podpress_temp/nd_podcast144.jpg Nintendojo http://www.nintendojo.com 144 144 Nintendojo's Weekly Podcasts, including Dojo-Show-Go! and Airship Travelogues Nintendojo's weekly podcasts! We talk about the latest games, news and other zany items in the World of Nintendo... and beyond. Nintendo, Wii, GameCube, DS, nintendo, 64, NES, SNES Nintendojo Nintendojo wpAdmin@nintendojo.com no no Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells Nearly 500,000 Copies in Three Days http://www.nintendojo.com/news/super-smash-bros-for-wii-u-sells-nearly-500000-copies-in-three-days http://www.nintendojo.com/news/super-smash-bros-for-wii-u-sells-nearly-500000-copies-in-three-days#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:00:56 +0000 Marc Deschamps http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133863

Last Friday, Super Smash Bros. finally released on Wii U, to the delight of many a Nintendo fan. While everyone expected the game to move units, it still managed to impress in a very short period of time! According to Nintendo, over 490,000 copies of the game have been sold at retail and on the eShop in North America. That particular number makes Super Smash Bros. the fastest selling game on the Wii U, blurring past Mario Kart 8‘s previous record.

The sales data comes as good news for Nintendo as it seeks to make up ground against Sony and Microsoft during the holiday season. While the game has yet to release in Europe or Japan, this is certainly a nice start for Nintendo’s popular fighting franchise. It will be interesting to see exactly what role the game will play in spurring console sales throughout the next few weeks. Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, wasted no time in celebrating the news.

The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans. With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.

Have you picked up your copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U yet? As always, let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo Life

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Venom Table Coming to Zen Pinball 2 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/venom-table-coming-to-zen-pinball-2 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/venom-table-coming-to-zen-pinball-2#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:33 +0000 Marc Deschamps http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133865

Zen Studios’ excellent Wii U pinball title Zen Pinball 2 already features a plethora of tables based on popular pop culture franchises. That number will continue to grow in just a few short weeks as fans of the eShop game will find a brand new offering, featuring one of Marvel Comics’ most popular villains! The latest table stars Spider-Man’s nemesis Venom as the duo is forced to team-up against the symbiote Carnage. The table will focus on Eddie Brock, the original Venom, rather than the current “Agent Venom” incarnation of the character. The table will be available December 11 for $2.99/€2,99.

The Venom table’s quick announcement and release date is interesting given the fact that Zen Studios has yet to announce a release date for the previously announced pair of South Park tables. The company has confirmed that they are still on the way to Wii U, however. It simply appears that fans looking for a trip to South Park might have a little bit longer to wait.

Have you checked out any of the Zen Pinball 2 tables yet? As always, let us know in the comments below!

Source: Zen Studios

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Atlus Announces Etrian Odyssey/Mystery Dungeon Crossover for 3DS http://www.nintendojo.com/news/atlus-announces-etrian-odysseymystery-dungeon-crossover-for-3ds http://www.nintendojo.com/news/atlus-announces-etrian-odysseymystery-dungeon-crossover-for-3ds#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:42 +0000 Kevin Knezevic http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133848 Etrian Odyssey V.]]>

During a livestream presentation earlier today, Atlus and Chunsoft unvieled Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon, a new collaborative RPG for Nintendo 3DS.

As its title implies, Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon is a crossover between the two dungeon-crawling series. Players will have to explore randomized dungeons in the vein of  traditional Mystery Dungeon games, while the cast will be comprised of characters drawn from the Etrian Odyssey series. You can watch the game’s Japanese trailer below.

During the same presentation, Atlus also announced the next mainline installment in the Etrian Odyssey series, Etrian Odyssey V. While the publisher has yet to specify what platform the game is in development for, it’s safe to assume it will be coming to 3DS considering the series’ history with Nintendo handhelds.

Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon will be released in Japan on March 5, 2015.

Source: Siliconera

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New Splatoon Single-Player Details Revealed http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-splatoon-single-player-details-revealed http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-splatoon-single-player-details-revealed#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:00:38 +0000 Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133774

Nintendo previously shed some light on the single-player portion of Splatoon during the recent Nintendo Direct, but more details have emerged thanks to the game’s new  Twitter account.

A number of new characters have been revealed, including a mysterious squid guide who will help you out in the game’s Hero Mode and who seems to know about the plans of the evil Octopus Corps. Apparently, the other squids only  live  peaceful lives and know nothing about nefarious plots!

The Twitter page also revealed a Battery Catfish, which powers the world of Splatoon and which the Octopus Corps decide to steal. Naturally, it will be up to you to get the Catfish back!

Finally, the page also gives us a glimpse at a sponge block which will feature in the single-player portion of the game. This block swells up when hit by squid ink and shrinks with octopus ink. I can see this being a useful tool for solving puzzles!

Personally, I was already sold on the idea of Splatoon when I saw the multiplayer gameplay, but from what we’ve seen of the single-player so far, it seems like the final game will be much more  fleshed out than it initially seemed.

What do you make of the new single-player details revealed?

Source: Siliconera

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Mewtwo to Be Available as Paid DLC http://www.nintendojo.com/news/mewtwo-to-be-available-as-paid-dlc http://www.nintendojo.com/news/mewtwo-to-be-available-as-paid-dlc#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:00:46 +0000 Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133755 Super Smash Bros.]]>

While Mewtwo has already been announced as a free playable character in Super Smash Bros. for owners of both the Wii U and 3DS versions, it has now been revealed that owners of only one game will be able to purchase the 150th Pokémon separately as DLC.

The official Japanese Smash Bros. website explains how owners of both versions of the game will receive DLC codes for Mewtwo which can be redeemed at some point in spring 2015. If you don’t happen to have bought the game on both platforms, though, you will still be able to purchase the DLC at a later date.

No further information has been revealed about the exact release date or price of the Mewtwo DLC, but all will likely be revealed as we get closer to its release.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is available right now in North America  and releases in Europe on November 28.

Source: Siliconera

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Nintendo Download: 11.21.2014 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/now-playing/nintendo-download-11-21-2014 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/now-playing/nintendo-download-11-21-2014#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:00:05 +0000 Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133743 Super Smash Bros., Pokémon, and Watch Dogs are just a few of the titles you can play this week.]]>

There are plenty of big games releasing for both Wii U and 3DS this week, so let’s get to it:

Releases

Wii U Retail

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – $59.99
  • Watch Dogs – $59.99
  • The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition – $39.99
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – TBC
  • Penguins of Madagascar – $39.99

Wii U eShop

  • Alphadia Genesis – $14.99
  • Snake Den - $3.99
  • ZaciSa’s Last Stand demo – FREE

Wii U Virtual Console

  • DK: King of Swing – $6.99

3DS Retial

  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – $39.99
  • The Amazing Spider-Man – $29.99
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – TBC
  • Penguins of Madagascar – $29.99
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $29.99

3DS eShop

  • Battleminer – $9.99
  • Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey demo – FREE

Discounts

Wii U eShop

  • Jeopardy – Reduced from 11.25.14 – 12.02.14
  • Wheel of Fortune – Reduced from 11.25.14 – 12.02.14
  • The letter – Reduced to $0.49 from $1.99 until 11.30.14
  • PING 1.5+ – Reduced to $2.49 from $4.99 until 12.03.14

3DS eShop

  • Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay – Reduced to $19.99 from $29.99 until 12.10.14
  • Yumi’s Odd Odyssey – Reduced from 11.25.14 – 12.01.14
  • Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns – Reduced from 11.25.14 – 12.01.14
  • Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest – Reduced to $19.99 from $29.99 until 12.10.14
  • The Keep – Reduced to $7.99 from $12.99 until 12.04.14
  • Classic Games Overload: Card and Puzzle Edition – Reduced to $19.99 from $29.99 until 12.01.14
  • Real Heroes Firefighter 3D – Reduced to $4.99 from $9.99 until 12.04.14

In addition to these, Nintendo also announced last week that both Mario Pinball Land (Wii U Virtual Console) and Might Final Fight (Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console) will be released on November 27. There is also a special promotion running, where if you u register Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS on Club Nintendo before January 13, 2015, you’ll be eligible for a double-disc soundtrack. Registering both before March 31 will also get you free Mewtwo DLC when it is released. So, just what will you be playing this week?

Source: Nintendo

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Balance Patch Out Now http://www.nintendojo.com/news/super-smash-bros-for-nintendo-3ds-balance-patch-out-now http://www.nintendojo.com/news/super-smash-bros-for-nintendo-3ds-balance-patch-out-now#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:00:47 +0000 Anthony Pershkin http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133710

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 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/dk-king-of-swing-rated-for-wii-u-by-esrb http://www.nintendojo.com/news/dk-king-of-swing-rated-for-wii-u-by-esrb#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:30:13 +0000 Anthony Pershkin http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133704

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 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-stages-and-mighty-no-9-bosses-coming-to-mighty-gunvolt http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-stages-and-mighty-no-9-bosses-coming-to-mighty-gunvolt#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:00:25 +0000 Anthony Pershkin http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133693

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 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/watch-dogs-receives-first-wii-u-screens http://www.nintendojo.com/news/watch-dogs-receives-first-wii-u-screens#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:00:20 +0000 Robin Wilde http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133662

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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