Nintendojo » News http://www.nintendojo.com nintendo news, analysis & musings since 1996 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:30:03 +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 Nintendo Download: 04.16.2015 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/now-playing/nintendo-download-04-16-2015 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/now-playing/nintendo-download-04-16-2015#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:00:41 +0000 Kevin Knezevic http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139620 Donkey Kong 64 Art

This week’s Nintendo Download may not be quite as packed as last week’s, but there are still a few noteworthy titles to keep your eyes on. StreetPass fans will be happy to know that the latest StreetPass Mii Plaza games, Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z, are now available for download, while the first batch of Super Smash Bros. DLC costumes can be purchased for both the 3DS and Wii U versions. The biggest release this week, however, is Donkey Kong 64, Rare’s polarizing attempt at bringing the tie-wearing ape into three dimensions. Whether you love or loathe the game, it’s nice to see it finally appear in the Wii U Virtual Console, and its massive quest is sure to keep players busy for a long while (or at least until Paper Mario hits the service in two weeks).


Releases

Wii U eShop

  • Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles – $5.99
  • Word Search by POWGI – $7.99

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Donkey Kong 64 – $9.99

3DS eShop

  • 3D Fantasy Zone II W – $5.99
  • A-Train: City Simulator – $29.99
  • Dooors – $4.99
  • Pazuru – $5.99
  • Word Search by POWGI – $7.99
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza: Battleground Z – $4.99
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza: Ultimate Angler – $4.99
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza Upgrade – $4.99

Discounts

Wii U eShop

  • Breezeblox – Reduced permanently from $9.99 to $4.99
  • Costume Quest 2 – Reduced from $14.99 to $9.99 until April 24
  • Darts Up – Reduced until May 14
  • Paparazzi – Reduced from $4.99 to $2.99 until April 28

3DS eShop

  • Castle Conqueror EX – Reduced until May 7
  • Code of Princess – On sale from April 20 until April 27
  • Darts Up 3D – Reduced until May 14
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl – On sale from April 20 to April 27
  • Fairune – Reduced until May 7
  • Parking Star 3D – Reduced until May 7
  • Real Heroes Firefighter 3D – Reduced from $9.99 to $4.99 until April 30

We’re also nearing the end of Nintendo’s Super Spring Sale, which features some generous discounts on a number of noteworthy 3DS and Wii U games, including Pikmin 3, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Tomodachi Life, and many others. The sale ends at 8:59 AM Pacific Time on April 20, so be sure to take advantage of the savings while you can!


See anything you’d like to download this week? Let us know in the comments!

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Runbow Getting Quest Characters from Other Indie Games http://www.nintendojo.com/news/runbow-getting-quest-characters-from-other-indie-games http://www.nintendojo.com/news/runbow-getting-quest-characters-from-other-indie-games#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:08 +0000 Anthony Pershkin http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139574

13AM Games, the developer behind the couch co-op madness simply known as Runbow, has revealed that its game will be getting multiple quest appearances from other Wii U indie heroes. These characters will include Juan and Tostada from Guacamelee!, Shovel Knight from Shovel Knight (well, duh), Rusty from SteamWorld Dig, Commander Video and Commander Girl Video from the Bit.Trip. series, Swift Thornebrook from Sportsball, and Scram Kitty himself, but without his buddy on rails. Guest characters are nothing more than just re-skins, but hey, who wouldn’t want to look like Shovel Knight, while playing Runbow?

Personally, I’m very glad to see this kind of announcement. It makes it feel like all of the aforementioned games combine into one big family of Nintendo indie games. Characters like Shovel Knight became so popular that they might even make into Smash Bros. at some point, but it’s also nice to see lesser known guys like Scram Kitty also make an appearance.

What other characters from indie games do you think deserve a spot in Runbow? My choice is Armillo.

Source: Siliconera

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Ryu and Roy Rumored to Be on the Way To Super Smash Bros. http://www.nintendojo.com/news/rumors/ryu-and-roy-rumored-to-be-on-the-way-to-super-smash-bros http://www.nintendojo.com/news/rumors/ryu-and-roy-rumored-to-be-on-the-way-to-super-smash-bros#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:00:11 +0000 Anthony Pershkin http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139567

Update: A website by the name of Cutting Room Floor has weighed in on the rumor. The website specializes in digging through code to find content that has either been hidden in games or left unused. According to the site, there are sound files for Ryu, which were added in the latest update for the title. They have not commented on Roy, however. Stay tuned to Nintendojo where we’ll continue to offer more information as it becomes available!


Super Smash Bros. is now practically open to countless possibilities for new additions to its roster, thanks to the most recent Nintendo Direct, where Nintendo announced a poll to get your favorite characters into the games. But, even with that in mind, some rumors still feel very odd. For example: apparently, Ryu from the Street Fighter series and Roy from Fire Emblem could be new DLC fighters.

According to a modder at Reddit, who’s been digging through the source files of the new Smash update, there are very interesting sound files that can be interpreted as Roy’s victory sound and Ryu’s stage music from Street Fighter II. Another Fire Emblem character would fit into the roster just fine, but the addition of Ryu is quite questionable. That said, if Mega Man can resurrect himself in Smash, then Street Fighter’s most recognizable character might as well, too.

Do you think this rumor could be true? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments below.

Source: Nintendo Life

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New Mario Kart 8 Tracks Officially Confirmed http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-mario-kart-8-tracks-officially-confirmed http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-mario-kart-8-tracks-officially-confirmed#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:09:46 +0000 Anthony Pershkin http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139549

Seems like the recent rumor ended up being true, after all, and so, we now know exactly which new courses are coming to Mario Kart 8! The next DLC pack will include some returning courses, such as:

  • Baby Park – Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GameCube)
  • Ribbon Road – Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GameBoy Advance)
  • Neo Bowser City – Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
  • Cheese Land – Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GameBoy Advance)

On top of that, players will get four new tracks, including Nature Road, Big Blue, Lingling Metro and Animal Crossing.

Are you excited for any returting track in particular? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Mewtwo Super Smash Bros. DLC Codes Incoming http://www.nintendojo.com/news/mewtwo-super-smash-bros-dlc-codes-incoming http://www.nintendojo.com/news/mewtwo-super-smash-bros-dlc-codes-incoming#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 02:00:08 +0000 Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139505

As you likely know, everyone who bought  a copy of Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS is eligible to receive a free DLC code to add Mewtwo to the game as a playable character.

While the DLC was expected to be delivered to users on April 15, they have already been sent to some users. Codes have already been distributed to those eligible in Japan, and are expected to reach those in both North America and Europe at some time within the next 24 hours.

Once you receive your code, you can redeem Mewtwo on your 3DS by heading to the in-game shop, while it can be redeemed through the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. In order to use the code, though, you will first have to download the new patch for the game.

For those of you who either didn’t get both versions of the game or accidentally forgot to register your copies with Club Nintendo, Mewtwo can be purchased on April 28 at $3.99 for either version, or $4.99 for both.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Lego Dimensions Minifigures List Potentially Leaked http://www.nintendojo.com/news/rumors/lego-dimensions-minifigures-list-potentially-leaked http://www.nintendojo.com/news/rumors/lego-dimensions-minifigures-list-potentially-leaked#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:30:42 +0000 Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139483

Lego recently announced its entry in the growing toy/video game genre, Lego Dimensions, which, like Skylanders and Disney Infinity before it, allows players to buy real life toys and transport them into their game. One of the big draws of this, however, is that it will draw on the huge number of characters and worlds licensed to Lego.

It didn’t take long, then, for a list claiming to detail this to make its way onto the Internet. A Reddit user called admiraltyphoon has uploaded this image featuring what supposedly contains the minifigures which will be included in a box when the game itself is released.

I’ll start by saying it: the list is not particularly clear. That said, a number of characters have been identified, with more users guessing at what those currently unidentified minifigures may be.

While I’m excited by how these characters would all interact together, it remains to be seen whether this list is accurate or simply a wishlist. At any rate, I think we can all agree that it would be pretty awesome to see Scooby-Doo and Chell (from Portal) working together.

Do you think the list seems genuine? If, like me, you have trouble reading blurred colours, Lego is sure to release official information on the game in the run up to its release on September 27 in North America and 29 in Europe.

Source: Groove Bricks

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Guitar Hero Live Announced for Wii U http://www.nintendojo.com/news/guitar-hero-live-announced-for-wii-u http://www.nintendojo.com/news/guitar-hero-live-announced-for-wii-u#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:00:20 +0000 Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139464

Activision has confirmed that Guitar Hero Live, the latest entry in the series, will be coming to Wii U.

The game is the first new title in the Guitar Hero franchise in five years and is being developed by FreeStyleGames, which has previously worked on DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2.

A brand new guitar will be released with it, with two rows of three buttons, and its gameplay will feature a shift in perspective from the previous games. The game now plays out from a first-person perspective, looking out at a crowd who will react in real-time to how well you are playing.

The new GHTV multiplayer mode was also detailed, which allows you to play against both friends and strangers. It can be entered at the press of a button, supports drop-in, drop-out local and online play, and aims to allow gamers to start playing with others immediately.

While a song list hasn’t been confirmed yet, the following artists have been confirmed to join the tracklist: The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gary Clark, Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Pierce the Veil, and Blitz Kids.

Guitar Hero Live is set to be released in autumn 2015 and is also coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, as well as select mobile devices.

Source: IGN

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First Printings of Rodea Will Include Wii Version in North America http://www.nintendojo.com/news/first-printings-of-rodea-will-include-wii-version-in-north-america http://www.nintendojo.com/news/first-printings-of-rodea-will-include-wii-version-in-north-america#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:00:05 +0000 Marc Deschamps http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139385

We’ve known for some time now that Japanese gamers that buy Rodea the Sky Soldier early on Wii U will also receive the Wii version of the title. Up until now, however, we didn’t know whether or not the same could be said for the game when it reaches North America.

Today, publisher NIS America confirmed that the promotional item is set to arrive in North American, as well! The Wii version will come on its own disc, similar to the way Bayonetta 2 shipped with the original Bayonetta. The Wii version of Rodea the Sky Soldier offers certain differences from the Wii version, including motion control options. The NIS America website is also offering a really neat special edition of the game, which includes an art book, a CD soundtrack and more. The Wii version is included in the bundle, as well.

Are you looking forward to Yuji Naka’s Rodea the Sky Soldier? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: Twitter

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Project X Zone 2 Coming to North America http://www.nintendojo.com/news/project-x-zone-2-coming-to-north-america http://www.nintendojo.com/news/project-x-zone-2-coming-to-north-america#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:00:33 +0000 Marc Deschamps http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139387

In 2013, Bandai Namco released Project X Zone on Nintendo 3DS. Developed by Monolith Soft, the title was a strategy game that utilized characters from Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom. Like games such as Dreammix World TV Fighters, the title almost seemed too unique to leave its country of origin. Against all odds, not only did the game arrive in North America, it shipped nearly 400,000 copies worldwide!

With such an impressive financial success under their belts, its no wonder Bandai Namco officially announced Project X Zone 2 over the weekend. The most potentially exciting news about the game is the group of new characters that have been added to the roster. From Virtua Fighter to Resident Evil, some very unique franchises are represented. We’ve mirrored the list below, for your viewing pleasure!

    Bandai Namco characters:

  • Haseo and Kite (.hack)
  • Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima (Tekken)
  • Natsu (Soulcalibur V)
  • Yuri Lowell and Flynn Scifo (Tales of Vesperia)
  • Capcom characters:

  • Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy and Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
  • Dante and Virgil (Devil May Cry)
  • Strider (Strider)
  • X and Zero (Mega Man X)
  • Sega characters:

  • Akira Yuki and Kage (Virtua Fighter)
  • Erica Fontaine and Ichiro Ogami (Sakura Wars)
  • Hotsuma (Shinobi)
  • Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima (Yakuza: Dead Souls)

It’s certainly an interesting and diverse lineup of characters, to say the least! Project X Zone 2 is scheduled for North American release this fall. Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information on the title in the coming months!

Source: Siliconera

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Rumor: Mario Kart 8 DLC Tracks Revealed? http://www.nintendojo.com/news/rumor-mario-kart-8-dlc-tracks-revealed http://www.nintendojo.com/news/rumor-mario-kart-8-dlc-tracks-revealed#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:38:39 +0000 Marc Deschamps http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=139373

Update: A GameFAQs user has taken credit for making the listings up. If we hear anything different, we’ll continue to update. For now, assume that this is just someone having fun with Nintendo fans.


When Nintendo’s first paid DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 appeared on the Wii U eShop last fall, a handful of older tracks returned in high definition. We’ve known all along that the second DLC pack would offer a similar mix of old and new material, but we haven’t known exactly what to expect. That could have changed, however, thanks to some game coding supposedly unearthed by a user on Neogaf. We’ve mirrored their supposed findings below!

    3DS_NEOBOWSERCITY = 3DS Neo Bowser City
    GC_BABYPARK = GCN Baby Park
    WU_ANIMAL = Animal Crossing
    WU_METRO = ?
    WU_WOODS = ?

If we’re to assume the list is the real deal, Baby Park from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Neo Bowser City from Mario Kart 7 will be added to the track lineup next week. Baby Park has often been considered one of the best tracks from the GameCube classic. With its ovular shape, it places a large emphasis on drifting, and not much else.

The other two tracks are less cut and dry. Woods would seem to imply a forested area, while Metro would likely imply something city-based. However, given that the previous DLC featured tracks based on F-Zero and Excitebike it’s not unfathomable that these could be based on other Nintendo franchises. Perhaps Metro is Metroid and Woods could be Whispy Woods from the Kirby franchise!

It’s all conjecture at this point, but speculating is fun until we get some confirmation when the DLC pack releases on April 23! Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: Neogaf

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