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Nintendo has given Japanese gamers an incentive to pick up a copy of the New 3DS remake of Xenoblade Chronicles — a free CD of the game’s much lauded soundtrack. This deal will only be available for the first printing of the game.

The CD includes a total of twelve tracks:

  • Main Theme – Yoko Shimomura
  • Colony 9 – Yoko Shimomura
  • Time to Fight – Yoko Shimomura
  • Gaur Plain – ACE+
  • Memories – Manami Kiyoto
  • Forest of the Nopon – Manami Kiyoto
  • You Will Know Our Names – ACE+
  • Mechonis Field – ACE+
  • Engage the Enemy – ACE+
  • Bionis’ Awakening – Manami Kiyoto
  • Once We Part Ways – ACE+
  • Beyond the Sky

A similar promotion was offered when the original Wii version of the game was released through Club Nintendo in Europe, but no announcements have been made regarding whether or not this particular offer will be available outside of Japan. As a fan of the game’s stellar music, I definitely hope Nintendo will be kind enough to offer us the CD one way or another.

Source: Nintendo Life

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Hyrule Warriors Hits Million Unit Milestone Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:50:03 +0000 Andy Hoover

Nintendo has yet another reason to celebrate, as they can verify another big hit for Wii U — Hyrule Warriors. Marrying the world of Zelda with the action of Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors franchise has proven to be quite fruitful as both companies announced the joint project has sold over a million units around the world.

The game got off to a strong start, selling 190,000 units in its first month in North America and 100,000 in its first month in Japan. Buzz around the game must have been strong as it obviously retained a great deal of momentum and managed to keep selling throughout the 2014 holidays. Unfortunately, no numbers have been given regarding the game’s performance in Europe, but considering the scope of the game’s success, it might be fair to assume that Europeans probably bought more than a few copies.

However, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo aren’t done with Hyrule Warriors as more DLC remains on the horizon. February 5th will see the launch of Majora’s Mask themed content, including Young Link and Tingle as playable characters.

Source: Siliconera


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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Comic to be Reprinted Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:40:34 +0000 Andy Hoover News Desk Masthead - Zelda 2

Our readers old enough to remember the early days of Nintendo Power might recall with great fondness the comics that appeared in some of those issues. Whether is was Nester’s adventures, or illustrated retellings of Super Metroid or Star Fox, the comics were another one of the plethora of reasons that made the magazine a cornerstone of the Nintendo fandom. Tracking down all those issues would prove to be a timely and costly endeavor nowadays, but capturing at least a small part of that nostalgia is soon going to be much easier.

Viz Media, a company responsible for localizing countless anime and manga, has announced that they will be releasing the comic version of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The comic was drawn by Shotaro Ishinomori, a celebrated mangaka responsible for Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009, and premiered in Nintendo Power all the way back in 1992.

“Many older fans recall eagerly awaiting each new issue of Nintendo Power magazine back in the ‘90s for a new monthly chapter of A Link to the Past.” said Senior Editorial Director Beth Kawasaki. “While it followed the overall story arc of the original Super Entertainment System game, creator Ishinomori also added new plot twists and characters that made this a stand-alone favorite among multiple generations of fans.”

The collected issues of A Link to the Past will be available on store shelves sometime in May.

Source: IGN

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Mario Party 10 Will Be Budget Priced Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:00:38 +0000 Marc Deschamps

While video games have gone up in retail price over the last few years, Nintendo has often kept its prices a little bit lower than the competition. During the last console generation, the company priced most Wii games $10 cheaper than the average video game. This generation, Wii U titles have mostly matched the industry standard $60 price point, but Nintendo has also shown some willingness to release titles for a little bit cheaper. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, for example, retailed for a very affordable $40. It appears it won’t be the last Wii U title to do so, either. Nintendo has announced that Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Mario Party 10 will both retail under the regular MSRP for most Wii U titles.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will retail for $40 when it arrives at the end of February. Mario Party 10 will retail for $50 when it releases the following month. If fans are concerned that this might be indicative of quality, Famitsu’s reviewers recently awarded Rainbow Curse with 8, 8, 9, and 9 ratings, earning a total 34 out of 40. Coupled with the recently announced Toys “R” Us pre-order offer, Kirby’s first adventure on Wii U looks like a pretty good bargain.

Do you plan on picking up Kirby and the Rainbow Curse or Mario Party 10? As always, let us know in the comments below!

Source: IGN

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A New World Record Has Been Set For The Legend of Zelda Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:30:42 +0000 Marc Deschamps

In the Internet age, speed runs have become popular among retro gamers. The thrill of beating a game faster than anyone else certainly seems to have some appeal, as gamers all over the world compete in classic games in order to get the fastest time.

Over the weekend, a new world record was set as Twitch user Darkwing_Duck_sda beat The Legend of Zelda on NES in an incredible 30 minutes and 29 seconds. That same user also holds the previous record of 30 minutes and 37 seconds. Of course, to beat the game in such a quick time frame, shortcuts had to be taken. In this case, there is a glitch that allows Link to travel through certain walls. Without said glitch, the average time to beat The Legend of Zelda increases to about 10 hours. Still, it’s incredibly impressive, either way! If you’re looking to try a Zelda speed run of your own, you can find instructions on how to pull off the maneuver here.

What’s your best video game record? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Kotaku

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Club Nintendo Europe Offers The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtrack Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:40 +0000 Marc Deschamps

Last week, we learned that Club Nintendo is closing its doors in all regions. While something will end up taking its place, just what that will be remains to be seen. In the meantime, Nintendo plans to unveil a few new items for fans to spend their remaining points on. So far, it appears that Nintendo of America only has downloadable titles up for grabs, but Europe is getting a nice new physical option with the soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds!

Club Nintendo members in North America haven’t had too many soundtrack opportunities from the club, but in Europe, they’re a little more commonplace. The soundtrack for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will feature 89 tracks and 16 of the game’s Milk Bar musician pieces. It already sounds like a pretty impressive set, and a must-have for Zelda fans.

The special edition CD will set club members back 3000 stars. Do any of our European readers plan on checking it out? As always, let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo Life

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Pokkén Tournament Details and Videos Surface Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:00:38 +0000 Anthony Pershkin

Pokkén Tournament has been finally shown in all its glory, with a lot of new information announced regarding how the game works. Unlike Namco’s popular fighting series, Tekken, Pokkén Tournament will be a mix of 3D and 2D fighting. Judging by the videos, the game controls with complete 3D movement while players keep a distance between each other, but after certain hits, it starts functioning like a 2D fighting game, with a fixed camera and a 2D plain. Also unlike Tekken, Pokkén Tournament doesn’t have a distinction between high, middle, and low attacks, as all of them can be blocked with the guard button. On the other hand, like most fighters today, Pokkén Tournament does have a super meter known in the game as Resonance Burst mode, which powers up all of your attacks for a limited period of time.

So far, the confirmed list of characters looks like this (not counting the support cast):

  • Pikachu
  • Machamp
  • Lucario
  • Suicune
  • Gardevoir
  • Blaziken

Pokkén Tournament location tests start next week in Japan, so hopefully we will see the game ported to Wii U a year from now. How do you like the gameplay videos? Can you feel the hype?

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Possible Amiibo Wave 3 Release Dates Revealed for North America Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:00:45 +0000 Anthony Pershkin

Amiibo madness keeps on moving, with Wave 3 of Nintendo’s line of figures scheduled to be released somewhere in February 2015. Thanks to a Reddit user by the name of KingOfRedLions, we now possibly have a more concrete release date for Wave 3 in North America. According to the leaked information posted on an Amiibo Subreddit forum (in a form of GameSpot employees memo), figures can be sold as soon as they arrive in stores, but eight of 10 figures still have these estimated arrival dates:

  • Bowser: February 6
  • Sheik, Shulk, Toon Link, Ike, and King Dedede: February 13
  • Mega Man and Sonic: February 20

Does this leak looks believable to you? Are you planning to get some figure from Wave 3? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Nintendo Life

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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo Coming to GameStop? Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:00:36 +0000 Anthony Pershkin

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is getting closer to its release date on March 13 in North America, so it might be a good idea for Nintendo to start thinking about a way to get more people on board with this fresh new game. Luckily for us, a demo version is currently in the works, according to a poster on NeoGAF. If this information is to be believed, GameStop will have an exclusive deal with Nintendo, distributing special cards with download codes for the demo version.

The cards themselves look pretty legit, and also quite nice, as well. Even after its one-time use, they might continue to live as a neat collectors’ item.

While Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is being made by a well-known developer, Intelligent Systems, it is still an entirely new game which is yet to prove its worth. In this case, releasing a demo version is definitely a good move by Nintendo. Will you try to get your hands on the demo, or are you already sold on the game thanks to content-rich presentations?

Source: Nintendo Life

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Gunman Clive 2 Release Date Announced Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:00:57 +0000 Jon Stevens

Bertil Hörberg, the developer of Gunman Clive 2, has announced that the game is set to be released via the Nintendo eShop for 3DS on January 29. Upon release, the game will cost just $2.99 (or €2.99 in Europe).

The first game in this western action series, Gunman Clive, was released three years ago and was subsequently ported to 3DS, which accounted for the majority of the game’s sales. As of December 2013, it has gone on to sell 250,000 copies.

Hörberg also announced that he has plans to release Gunman Clive 2 in Japan, where the first game sold particularly well. In fact, Gunman Clive sold the same amount in Japan as it did in the rest of the world combined.

Did you enjoy the first Gunman Clive, and, if so, do you plan on picking up its sequel?

Source: Siliconera

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