Nintendojo » News http://www.nintendojo.com nintendo news, analysis & musings since 1996 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:49:18 +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 OlliOlli Release Date Confirmed http://www.nintendojo.com/news/olliolli-release-date-confirmed http://www.nintendojo.com/news/olliolli-release-date-confirmed#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:00:42 +0000 Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137398

Curve Studios, the developers of OlliOlli, have announced that the game will launch on both Wii U and 3DS on March 5 and will cost $9.99 (€9.99/£7.99).

OlliOlli is a 2D sidescrolling skateboarding game, where players must pull off a variety of tricks and then land them perfectly. It was released last year on PS Vita, and was later ported to PC and both PlayStation 3 and 4.

Curve Studios also confirmed that it has worked closely with Nintendo to ensure that the game will support cross-buy as well. This means that if you purchase the game on either console, you will get a free copy of it on the other.

Were you already planning on getting OlliOlli and, if not, has the cross-buy offer changed your mind?

Source: Nintendo Everything

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LastFight Announced http://www.nintendojo.com/news/lastfight-announced http://www.nintendojo.com/news/lastfight-announced#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:30:15 +0000 Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137415 Indie developer Pirana King has announced its newest game, LastFight, with a short teaser trailer.

The trailer shows off a colorful and cartoony art style, fast paced gameplay, and a quick look at some of what we can expect in the game. While less than thirty seconds of gameplay is shown, it shows off a number of its features, like a combo counter, special abilities, and the fact that fighters can use nearby objects against their opponents.

No specific information has been revealed so far about the game’s release date or even what consoles it will be on, but the developer has said that it is hoping to bring it to”all major platforms.”

While it’s early days yet, but would you like to see LastFight come to Wii U?

Source: Nintendo Life

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New World Record Set For Super Mario 64 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-world-record-set-for-super-mario-64 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-world-record-set-for-super-mario-64#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:02 +0000 Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137436 News Desk Masthead - Mario 2A speedrunner by the name of Nero has broken the world record for collecting all 120 stars in Super Mario 64.

Nero was racing against fellow speedrunner Puncayshun to see who could complete the game fully in the quickest time possible. Not only did Nero manage to beat Puncayshun, he finished in 1:42:15.92, which makes him the new world record holder. This time also takes into account the fact that he had to save and quit twice during the run.

The previous record was actually held by Puncayshun, who managed to collect all of the stars in the game in 1:42:32– so Nero’s new record is only seconds faster.

Now we will just have to wait and see how long it will take Puncayshun to retake his crown!

Source: Kotaku

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Tantalus Media Working on “AAA Next-Gen” Port for Wii U http://www.nintendojo.com/news/tantalus-media-working-on-aaa-next-gen-port-for-wii-u http://www.nintendojo.com/news/tantalus-media-working-on-aaa-next-gen-port-for-wii-u#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:38 +0000 Kevin Knezevic http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137388

Third party releases may have all but dried up on Wii U, but fortunately, it seems at least one fairly major next-gen title will be coming to the console in the near future. Tantalus Media, the developer behind the Wii U conversions of Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, is currently working on bringing a game for “an absolute top notch publisher” to Nintendo’s system.

While details on the project are scant at the moment, Tantalus’ Tom Crago has said that the title will be launching this year and is the “biggest thing” the studio has ever done. This is certainly good news for Wii U owners, as outside of Nintendo’s own software lineup (much of which is still without a definitive release date), there seems to be little in store for the console this year.

We’ll have more information on Tantalus’ mystery project as it develops. Have you purchased either of the developer’s previous Wii U ports? What do you think its current project is? Sound off below in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Nintendo Confirms Gold Mario Amiibo Walmart Exclusivity http://www.nintendojo.com/news/nintendo-confirms-gold-mario-amiibo-walmart-exclusivity http://www.nintendojo.com/news/nintendo-confirms-gold-mario-amiibo-walmart-exclusivity#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:30:49 +0000 Kevin Knezevic http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137380

Last week, reports began to emerge that the rumored Gold Mario Amiibo would be released in the United States exclusively at Walmart. Today, Nintendo of America officially confirmed those reports, announcing that the figure would only be available at 3,000 Walmart stores across the country. (And, in what has become a disheartening trend for Nintendo fans, the figure sold out of pre-orders within minutes of the announcement.)

The Gold Mario Amiibo is scheduled to be released on March 20, the same day as Mario Party 10, with which it will be compatible. The figure will retail for $12.96.

Were you one of the lucky ones to pre-order the Gold Mario Amiibo before it sold out? Have you become burnt out on Amiibo hunting? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Source: Siliconera

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Nintendo Download: 02.26.2015 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/now-playing/nintendo-download-02-26-2015 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/now-playing/nintendo-download-02-26-2015#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:00:08 +0000 Kevin Knezevic http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137333

It’s Thursday again, which means another batch of downloadable goodies has been added to the eShop! This week is highlighted by Nintendo’s great ape, Donkey Kong, as the entire Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land trilogies have been released on Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console, respectively!

Here’s the full list of downloadable games available this week:

Releases

Wii U eShop

  • GravBlocks+ – $4.99

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Donkey Kong Country – $7.99
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest - $7.99
  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble – $7.99

3DS eShop/Retail

  • IronFall Invasion
  • Luv Me Buddies Wonderland - $24.99
  • Titan Attacks! – $9.99

3DS Virtual Console

  • Donkey Kong Land – $3.99
  • Donkey Kong Land 2 – $3.99
  • Donkey Kong Land III – $3.99

Discounts

Wii U eShop

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Save 30 percent with the purchase of any Donkey Kong Country Virtual Console game, until 03.03.2015
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom – Permanently reduced beginning 03.01.2015
  • Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade – Reduced until 03.31.2015
  • Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues – Reduced until 03.31.2015
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Permanently reduced beginning 03.01.2015
  • TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition - Reduced from $7.99 to $4.99 until 03.05.2015
  • Toon Tanks – Reduced from $1.99 to $1.49 until 03.12.2015

3DS eShop

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – Save 30 percent with the purchase of any Donkey Kong Land Virtual Console game, until 03.03.2015
  • 3D Mahjongg – Reduced until 03.13.2015
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom - Permanently reduced beginning 03.01.205
  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D – Reduced from $7.99 to $3.99 until 03.05.2015
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Permanently reduced beginning 03.01.2015

Personally speaking, I’m excited to finally try the Donkey Kong Land games, as I missed out on them when they were first released for Game Boy. What about you? What will you be downloading this week? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo

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Concept Art From Mysterious New Disney Wii U Game Revealed http://www.nintendojo.com/news/concept-art-from-mysterious-new-disney-wii-u-game-revealed http://www.nintendojo.com/news/concept-art-from-mysterious-new-disney-wii-u-game-revealed#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:00:01 +0000 Robert Marrujo http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137229 News Desk Masthead - Wii U 1

Thanks to freelance artist Cari Mayle, it is now known that Disney is underway producing a new title for Wii U! Her design illustrations from said game are on full display on her website, and show a variety of fantasy-themed characters.

What does it all mean? What game is this? When will it be released? All good questions, and ones that no one has an answer to– yet. Stay tuned to Nintendojo for further details as they develop!

Source: Nintendo Life

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Bows Strong in Japan http://www.nintendojo.com/news/the-legend-of-zelda-majoras-mask-3d-bows-strong-in-japan http://www.nintendojo.com/news/the-legend-of-zelda-majoras-mask-3d-bows-strong-in-japan#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:30:24 +0000 Robert Marrujo http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137223

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D made quite the impression during its first two days of release in Japan. Selling over 230,000 copies, Majora’s Mask 3D kept pace with the previous Zelda release on 3DS, A Link Between Worlds. What’s notable about the parity in this case is that Majora’s Mask 3D was only available for preorder for one month prior to hitting store shelves– impressive.

Ocarina of Time 3D has sold roughly half a million copies in Japan since its launch, and A Link Between Worlds isn’t far behind that number, itself. Hopes are high that Majora’s Mask 3D will have similar longevity, both in Japan and abroad.

What do you think of Majora’s Mask 3D? What Zelda game do you hope Nintendo remakes next? Give us your thoughts in the comments!

Source: Siliconera

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Yahtzee: The Legend of Zelda Coming Late Spring http://www.nintendojo.com/news/yahtzee-the-legend-of-zelda-coming-late-spring http://www.nintendojo.com/news/yahtzee-the-legend-of-zelda-coming-late-spring#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:24 +0000 Robert Marrujo http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137218 News Desk Masthead - Zelda 2

As someone who loved Yahtzee: Super Mario, I was excited to discover that USAopoly, maker of all the wonderful themed boardgames that fans have come to love, is broadening its horizons even further in 2015 with Yahtzee: The Legend of Zelda. The game, as you can see in the picture below, features a Zelda treasure chest as the cup and rupee-colored dice– nice! It’s expected to land in late spring.

The second game coming from USAopoly is TACDEX: Super Mario. It’s a card game similar to War, but with some slight variations allowed to keep gameplay fresh. Fans will have to wait a little longer for this one, however, as it isn’t due until the end of the year.

Are you a fan of these sort of cross-pollination projects? Do you prefer seeing Nintendo’s franchises stick to video games? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Worlds Unite Comic Combines the Worlds of Sega and Capcom http://www.nintendojo.com/news/worlds-unite-comic-combines-the-worlds-of-sega-and-capcom http://www.nintendojo.com/news/worlds-unite-comic-combines-the-worlds-of-sega-and-capcom#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:00:58 +0000 Marc Deschamps http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=137171

When Archie Comics first got the rights to publish comics based on Mega Man, it seemed it would only be a matter of time before he crossed paths with Sonic the Hedgehog. After all, Archie had been publishing comics featuring the blue blur since 1992, and the title has maintained a faithful fan base ever since. The first crossover between the two characters, World’s Collide, focused primarily on the heroes and their supporting casts. For the follow-up, Worlds Unite, Archie Comics is upping the ante.

The cast of World’s Unite will include a veritable who’s who of Sega and Capcom’s most popular and enduring franchises. Think of it as a video game version of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Thus far, the creative team has revealed that characters from Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, Breath of Fire 3, Viewtiful Joe, and Alex Kid will appear, alongside Mega Man X and Sticks, of Sonic Boom. Archie Comics has provided a teaser image with several characters still left unrevealed. We’ve mirrored it below for your viewing pleasure!


Click to enlarge!

The first issue of the World’s Collide crossover will arrive in comic stores this May. Are you excited about the crossover? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: IGN

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