Nightly News Roundup: 09.27.2012

New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC, Darksiders II exclusive Wii U features, and hope for a spiritual successor to … Banjo-Tooie?!

By Michael Contino. Posted 09/27/2012 21:48 2 Comments     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Mario levels up on 3DS

Shortly ago, Nintendo of Japan revealed the very first details on the promised DLC for New Super Mario Bros. 2. Three Coin Rush packs are on their way but you must have SpotPass enabled. For Japan, each pack will cost 200 yen and will arrive October 2nd, late October and late November, respectively.

Look for details on the American release, very soon.

Source: NintendoWorldReport

The dark side of the Wii U

Darksiders II will arrive on Wii U at launch and developer Vigil Games has provided information on the title’s unique Wii U features, the first five of which are not included on the disc for PS3, 360 and PC:

Argul’s Tomb – The game’s first downloadable content pack featuring a unique area, three new dungeons and new weapons and armor to collect.
Death Rides Pack – Three new side-quests for the Darksiders II campaign.
Angel of Death & Shadow of Death packs – New legendary armor and weapon choices for the player early in the game.
Deadly Despair Pack – Upgraded horse speed boost.
Additional unique legendary weapon and armor sets for the player to use from the start of the game.

Unique Wii U GamePad Functionality – Play Darksiders II like never before using the Wii U GamePad screen to instantly access inventory and abilities.
Different Ways to Play – Play Darksiders II on your TV, just on the Wii U GamePad, or with the Wii U Pro Controller.

Darksiders II

Source: Darksiders II

A rare second chance

Two ex-Rareware employees, composer Grant Kirkhope and artist Steven Hurst, have begun a campaign to create a spiritual successor to the 2000 Nintendo 64 classic, Banjo-Tooie. The last new entry in the series was Microsoft’s 2008 Nuts & Bolts which pleased some fans while enraging others over the game’s emphasis on vehicles over platforming.

The new project will be a new IP with the flair of the old Banjo games, containing “that same kind of humour, silly characters, fun game play, great tunes” and more. Please support the team by following them here.

Hopefully this game comes to fruition and lands on Wii U.

Source: IGN

2 Responses to “Nightly News Roundup: 09.27.2012”

  • 1567 points
    penduin says...

    These NSMB2 levels look like a lot of fun, but I’m only interested if I can play them “for real”, not in super-time-constrained, no-exploration-allowed, one-cheap-death-ruins-everything mode. (I guess I’m not a fan of coin rush :^)

    • 1567 points
      penduin says...

      Bah. I played some coin rush last night and had quite a bit of fun, now that I’m better at playing it. So, nevermind. I want these levels even if I can’t explore them at my leisure. I’ll still be a little bit grumpy about it though. :^)

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