NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS FEB. 5, 2015

Good grief it’s early to be posting an article on Nintendo’s Downloadable goodies. Yawn. Here are the goods, folks. Sales, price drops and DLC.

 Have I yawned already?

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This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

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Ok we’re all here. Wait, where’s player 1? Player 3! You said He was with you.

 

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Demo Version – Experience big game hunting with the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo, now playable on Nintendo 3DS. Play alone in a robust single-player experience or join with up to three other players via a local connection or online via Wi-Fi to tackle hundreds of quests and take down ferocious monsters. Click hereto watch a trailer for the game.

 

  • Moon Chronicles – DLC – The three remaining episodes in Major Kane’s epic lunar journey are all available today for download, giving fans the opportunity to experience the entire season without delay. Players may purchase the new content individually, as separate episodes, or choose to purchase the Season Pass, which contains all three remaining episodes for a lower price. Click here to watch a trailer for Moon Chronicles.

 

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – Pre-Purchase – You can now pre-purchase Kirby and the Rainbow Curse in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Upon your purchase in the Nintendo eShop, you can pre-load the game onto your Wii U console, and then you’ll be able to play after a small game update when it’s officially released in the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. PT.
  • Hyrule Warriors – DLC – The Majora’s Mask Pack is available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop for only $7.99 and includes new maps, costumes and the ability to play as Young Link and Tingle (Tingle!). The Majora’s Mask Pack is also part of the Hero of Hyrule Pack, the 4-Pack Hyrule Warriors DLC Bundle. The Hero of Hyrule Pack is available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $19.99, and includes the Majora’s Mask pack, two previously released DLC packs, a “Boss Pack” that will launch in March and a bonus in-game Dark Link costume.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

  • Game & Watch Gallery 3 – With the third installment of the Game & Watch Galleryseries, you can enjoy five different games in both their original and revised versions: EggTurtle BridgeGreen HouseMario Bros. and Donkey Kong Jr. There are also six extra games that can be unlocked and played in Classic mode.

Virtual Console on Wii U

  • DIG DUG – Become Dig Dug as you drill and defeat all of the enemies to clear each stage. Defeat the deep-dwelling Pooka and Fygar by using the harpoon and pumping air into them, or by dropping rocks from above. Lure and defeat multiple enemies at once, and collect vegetables for bonus points.
  • MAPPY-LAND – Nyamco and his gang of felines have hidden birthday presents across MAPPY-LAND. Help Mappy find them and make it back to Mapico’s birthday party on time! Activate traps or use special items to distract the cats as you collect six of the same presents in each stage.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

  • Colorful Game & Watch
  • NES: Fire-Breathing Bowser
  • NES: Fire Mario

Price Reductions:

Also new this week:

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Beat the rush and Pre-Load Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Beat the crowd and pre-load the game. HA, stupid shoppers-i don't have to leave my house.
Beat the crowd and pre-load the game. HA, stupid shoppers-i don’t have to leave my house.

With the holiday rush gearing up, getting to your local Game Stop or preferred location to buy games will be tough. Once you get there, the throngs of sweaty Nintendo fans will be tough enough to deal with. Add in the limited supply of games that always hits when Nintendo releases something as anticipated as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and you have the makings of a frustrating trip with the possibility of no game. Nintendo is offering a way around this by letting fans avoid that rush by letting Wii U owners pre-load the game on Nov. 21st at midnight.

This of course will not get you a physical copy of the game, and Nintendo games that are rare have become very hot commodities, even for their failed or underachieving Game Cube. Just try and find a reasonably priced copy of Mario Kart for that console! Read on below for the full details from Nintendo, and happy shopping.

Remember to keep checking here and my twitter @rpdgame for literally, the quickest updates and breaking updates for Nintendo. Tell your friends!!

If you’re looking forward to this game, let us know if you’re going to buy a copy or preloading it.

“It’s no secret that video game fans are beyond eager to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To help shoppers avoid the day-one rush, Nintendo is offering a few ways for people to get their hands on the game as soon as possible after it launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U

“Starting now, Wii U owners can pre-purchase Super Smash Bros. for Wii U directly from the Nintendo eShop or by purchasing a download code for the game from participating retailers. At the time of pre-purchase, much of the game’s data will be pre-loaded to the purchaser’s Wii U system if it is in Standby mode. As soon as the game releases in the Nintendo eShop at midnight Eastern time on Nov. 21, the final data needed to unlock the full game will automatically download.

 Super Smash Bros for Wii U has also been available for pre-order on Nintendo.com. Today Nintendo announces that these pre-orders will also support the same pre-load capability. Within 72 hours of the game’s release date, people who have pre-ordered the digital version of the game on Nintendo.com using their Nintendo Network ID will be emailed a redemption code. Once they redeem the code, they will also be able to pre-load the game.”

 These pre-purchase and pre-load options offer a tremendous benefit to players, who will be among the first people able to play the game once it arrives on their Wii U systems.

 For more information about the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us.

Nintendo shows off Crystal Red and Blue 2Ds systems

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Nintendo continues to push its diverse line-up of offerings. The “DS” systems are what has helped keep Nintendo afloat as their Wii U and first party games have been recovering. Read below for the full announcement from Nintendo.

Do you think Nintendo needs to put out more variants of their mini-consoles?

 

NINTENDO INTRODUCES CRYSTAL RED AND CRYSTAL BLUE NINTENDO 2DS SYSTEMS

Nov. 11, 2014

With a durable design and lower price point, Nintendo 2DS is a great first-time system for kids or anyone new to portable gaming. Its unique combination of video game fun and value will become even clearer on Nov. 21 when Nintendo launches new Crystal Red and Crystal Blue Nintendo 2DS systems at a suggested retail price of $99.99 each. Kids will love the slick semi-transparent design, and gamers of all ages will enjoy having access to a library of more than 3,000 games, including the recently launched Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and other great games like Mario Kart 7 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

The Crystal Red and Crystal Blue systems are launching alongside Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the next great Pokémon adventures coming to retail stores, Nintendo.com and the Nintendo eShop at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each.

The Nintendo 2DS system plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, is backward compatible with a huge library of Nintendo DS games and also offers the ability to download games from the Nintendo eShop. The system maintains many of the same hardware and connected features as Nintendo 3DS such as touch-screen controls, StreetPass, Miiverse and online multiplayer functionality. Without any hinges, Nintendo 2DS is an affordable, durable gaming system and offers a great entry point into the Nintendo hand-held experience.

For more information about Nintendo 2DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/2ds

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It looks like candy. MMMM candy.

POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY AND POKÉMON ALPHA SAPPHIRE DUAL PACK TO RECEIVE IN-GAME BONUS

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Hey Faithful friends and trainers. Nintendo has some really really fresh Pokemon news, and I know you’re excited to hear. I’m trying to get this out to you as soon as I can, and I am adding some nice images for you. To keep up with the very latest and up-to-date news straight from your source, follow me here and on twitter. Here ya go!

 

Fans who want to pick up both the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games when they launch for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Nov. 21 now have access to a special offer. The Dual Pack launches on Nov. 21, exclusively at Best Buy retail stores, on BestBuy.com or on Amazon.com at a suggested retail price of $79.98. Separately, each game sells at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack includes both games, letting players experience both adventures (not to mention the ability to capture both Legendary Pokémon).

In addition to both games, the Dual Pack includes a pair of in-game download codes that can be redeemed for 100 Potions each. Starting a new Pokémon game with 100 extra Potions is a treat for players who want to be well-stocked for their epic journey through the Hoenn region.

The 3DS Porpas Dual pack
The 3DS Porpas Dual pack

i_42181Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are reimagined versions of the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games, which launched for the Game Boy Advance system in 2003. Not just simple remakes, both games offer updated graphics and new features like Soar, which allows players to travel on the back of Mega Latios or Mega Latias. Players can also decorate their personal Secret Bases and enter Pokémon into in-game Pokémon Contests. Fans may even learn the mysterious origins of Pokémon Mega Evolutions.

 

Both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will launch in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on Nov. 21. People can also purchase the digital version of the game at Nintendo.com and have it sent directly to their Nintendo 3DS system. (Click here to pre-order the game now). The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version is also now available. Visit Nintendo.com to learn how to receive a download code.

 

For more information about the games, visit http://www.pokemonrubysapphire.com.

Nintendo’s List of Super Smash Bros. features and more

Intruder Alert
Intruder Alert

Ladies and gentleman, for those that did not sit through Nintendo’s hour long video presentation for Super Smash Bros. here is a breakdown of many those features that were revealed. In addition, there is a ton of great screen shots and extra images for my faithful readers. Dig in everyone. Can anyone say “Amiibo support.”

 

8-Player Smash: In a major first for the franchise, a special mode lets eight players fight simultaneously in local multiplayer. This option appears only in the Wii U version, and lets players compete on even larger stages to accommodate all the characters.
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Custom Stage Creation: The touch screen of the Wii U GamePad makes it easier than ever for players to build their own stages and eventually share them with friends and other players around the world using broadband Internet access.
Controls: Players who own the Nintendo 3DS version of the game can use their Nintendo 3DS systems to control the action on the TV screen, in addition to the many other control options available.
Importing Fighters: Fans of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game can immediately benefit from the fruits of their smashing labors. Players can import custom Nintendo 3DS fighters to the Wii U game, along with their customized equipment, costumes and hats.
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Special Soundtrack Offer: Everyone who buys both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. and registers both games on Club Nintendo by Jan. 13 will receive a two-disc soundtrack of music from the games.
Mewtwo: Like the soundtrack, this series veteran fighter will be made available as free downloadable content in spring of 2015 for anyone who buys both versions of the game.
Modes: The Wii U version of the game offers many new modes and different ways to play that keep players coming back for more:
  • Smash Tour: World Smash is a fighting party game that looks like a board game. Players use items, spin a wheel and advance around the map. Up to four players can compete at once as they navigate the board and gain fighters and power-ups they can use in a final battle.
  • Special Smash Mode: Players can customize battles with unique parameters.
  • Coin Battles: Players compete to collect coins from other players.
  • Stamina Matches: Players fight until their hit points reach zero.
  • Classic Mode: One or two players fight through a series of battles and advance as long as they survive. Many random events can shake things up, and players can adjust the intensity settings. The more difficult the game, the greater the rewards.
  • All-Star Mode: Like in the Nintendo 3DS version, opponents appear in chronological order. Only this time, the newest fighters appear before the older ones, and two players can battle through this mode together.
  • Event Mode: One or two players take on set character- and theme-based battles. Clearing stages helps players see the way forward.WiiU_SmashBros_102314_SCRN_12
Masterpieces: This menu gives players a peek into the past lives of some of the Super Smash Bros. characters. Players can play cut-down versions of the characters’ greatest games.
Stages: The Wii U game offers more stages than any game in the series. The expanded Big Battlefield makes its debut in addition to the traditional Battlefield Stage. The Great Cave Offensive, based on the underground labyrinth found in Kirby games, challenges players to avoid potentially lethal danger zones – or throw their opponents into them. The Jungle Hijinxs stage, based on Donkey Kong Country Returns, lets players fight in the foreground and background. Blast barrels shoot players from front to back and vice versa.
Tunes: The game includes hundreds of music tracks, songs and jingles that players can listen to and settings to customize what music plays during game play. Players add songs to their library by collecting CDs that appear while smashing or after completing challenges.
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Movies: When players clear Classic or All-Star modes, they’ll be treated to a brief movie featuring whichever fighter they used. Every fighter has a movie, so it’ll be a challenge to view them all.
Ridley. Yes, Ridley: Fans have been clamoring for Ridley to appear in a Super Smash Bros. game for a while, and now they’re getting their wish. But true to form, Ridley appears in an unexpected way. Players will find him in the Metroid series-inspired Pyrosphere stage, but he does more than just hassle players. If one player attacks Ridley enough, Ridley will join that fighter’s side and attack others. Players (including the one on Ridley’s side) can KO Ridley to earn a point toward the match result total. And if Ridley consumes enough energy, he will become Meta Ridley and all the more vicious.
Characters: The Wii U version offers 40 characters and the use of Mii characters from the start. Each character’s moves match those found in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, so players who hone their skills in the portable game will have an edge over opponents in the console version of the game.

 

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Bayonetta returns with more over the top crazyness

Box art for Bayonetta 2
Box art for Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 comes to Wii U, bringing it’s unique over-the-top explosive combat to the Nintendo console. Platinum Games has refined its formula has created a new multiplayer or co-op component with the Tag Climax system. Join friends to lay waste to legions of baddies as different characters from the main game.

Players that purchase the physical edition of Bayonetta 2 will receive a disk copy of the definitive edition of Bayonetta 1. Suggested retail price for the game is $59.99. The packaged versions of the game will be available Oct. 24th, and a playable demo will be available soon on the Wii U Nintendo eShop. For more information about the game, visit http://bayonetta2.nintendo.com.

For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

 

This is probably the most calm thing you'll ever see in a Bayonetta game.
This is probably the most calm thing you’ll ever see in a Bayonetta game.

Huge Nintendo news article: POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY AND POKÉMON ALPHA SAPPHIRE

Get ready for some amazing new Pokemon content starting in November 2014.
Get ready for some amazing new Pokemon content starting in November 2014.

POKÉMON fans rejoice and rejoice long and strong. Legendary POKÉMON will be available in Omega Ruby and in Alpha Sapphire. Get your 3ds ready because those games drop on the 3ds systems on November 21st. I know several people that I know have been waiting what seems like years to get legendary Pokemon. There are people out there that dedicate portions of their lives to finding these powerful little creatures, so the opportunity to get your hands on one should not be passed up. Get ready Latios, because I’m coming to find you. As if that little news item wasn’t enough, an Eon ticket will be available later this year that will open up the Hoenn region’s Southern Island. Make sure to read the full release if you’re a true fan, because the release contains a lot of news and exciting items like a special demo version. For more information and Nintendo’s full press release, read below.

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – October 14, 2014 – Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that the Legendary Pokémon Latios can be obtained in Pokémon Omega Ruby while Latias can be obtained in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when the titles launch November 21 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These high-flying Dragon- and Psychic-type Pokémon can Mega Evolve fly freely through the skies of the Hoenn region. Trainers can hop on the back of their Mega Latios or Mega Latias and navigate the region through the air at high speed while performing midair tricks and hairpin turns. This brand-new method of travel, called Soar, takes a player’s Pokémon adventure to new heights and provides access to Mirage spots, where rare Pokémon—including Legendary Pokémon—and valuable items may appear.

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Dust off the 3DS and practice those training skills.

It was also revealed today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to obtain the Eon Ticket later this year, granting them access to the Hoenn region’s Southern Island where they can encounter and catch Latias in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Latios in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This is the only way players can catch these Legendary Pokémon in-game, as they cannot be caught during normal gameplay. More details about when and how players can obtain the Eon Ticket will be announced later this year.

Special Demo Version Available Soon!

Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS owners can now embark on a special Hoenn adventure by downloading the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version. The Special Demo Version gives players a glimpse of the adventure coming on November 21, including the chance to battle with SceptileBlaziken, or Swampert and seeing their Mega-Evolved forms in action!

To obtain the Special Demo Version, players first need to obtain a serial code, which is being distributed at no charge in various ways, and head to Nintendo eShop on their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS device to download the Special Demo Version.M_spear_official

Pokémon fans who have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and have opted to receive the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter will receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version when the newsletter is emailed to them on October 21. Get a Pokémon Trainer Club account at no cost at Pokemon.com by October 19 to receive the October 21 newsletter and Special Demo Version serial code. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are sold separately beginning November 21.

Additional methods of how to receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version will be announced soon.

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New Mega-Evolved Pokémon: Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill!

Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill will make their debut in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Boasting increased Special Attack and high Speed, Mega Pidgeot makes quick work of its opponents. Pidgeot can learn the Flying-type move Hurricane, which creates a chaotic storm around the target, potentially causing confusion. Coupled with its No Guard Ability, which allows all moves to land a hit regardless of accuracy, Mega Pidgeot can be a saving grace in any battle.

Upon Mega Evolving, poisonous stingers on Beedrill’s tail and arms grow, new barbs sprout from its legs, and its Attack receives a boost. The Bug-type move Fell Stinger raises Beedrill’s Attack stat by two stages when it causes an opponent to faint, and its Adaptability Ability raises the power of its moves of the same type from the standard 150% to 200%, making Mega Beedrill a great offensive teammate.

Navigate Your Adventure with PlayNav Plus!

PokéNav Plus is a new tool designed to help players navigate their journey across the Hoenn region. PokéNav Plus is packed with applications to help players find hidden or specific types of Pokémon in tall grass via the DexNav, check all kinds of Hoenn region information via the AreaNav, and view news from around Hoenn and from other players whom you’ve passed with BuzzNav.

The PlayNav function offers three popular features that first appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y—the Player Search System (PSS)Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training. The PSS allows players to trade Pokémon and battle with others nearby or around the world with a Wi-Fi connection. Trainers can play with their Pokémon and feed them treats called Poké Puffs in Pokémon-Amie, and the bond between Trainer and Pokémon will grow. Super Training is a fun way to prepare your Pokémon team for battle. PlayNav also allows players to manage their O-Powers, special advantages that can be kept or shared with others as the game progresses, and view announcements via the Holo Caster.

Ready for Latios and Latias?
Ready for Latios and Latias?
Be sure to visit Pokemon.com/OmegaAlpha for more Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire news that will be revealed leading up to the November 21st launch.
To connect with Pokémon online: • Visit www.pokemon.com • Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon • Follow @Pokemon on Twitter • Check out the official Pokémon YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/pokemon
Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

POPTROPICA: FORGOTTEN ISLANDS NOW AVAILABLE FOR NINTENDO 3DS™

Here’s more news about the fun and super-portable Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo and its 3rd party developers are really pushing to get quality games on all of its consoles. Ubisoft  and Nintendo has been pretty busy lately,  and you’ll find a couple of posts by yours truly here showing that. Poptropica looks like a fun and charming jaunt. Look below for more info.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — October 14, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Poptropica®: Forgotten Islands, the adventure game based on the massively popular virtual world for kids, is now available for Nintendo 3DS™ system. The game is available at retail stores for $29.99 and is rated E for Everyone.

Just in time for the holidays, fans can now embark on exciting quests in the ultimate on-the-go 3D Poptropica experience. Players will explore the vast, uncharted island chains of Poptropica, discovering the secrets of their past one artifact at a time and uncovering the truth to prevent a shadowy force from destroying the Forgotten Islands’ history forever!

For the latest information on Poptropica: Forgotten Islands, please visit poptropica3ds.com.

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit ubiblog.com.