Every week, Disney releases a new set of Toy Box levels, usually based around some sort of theme. This week’s set of releases could be the best yet for the game. It’s all about DuckTales. There are five new maps available for download on the Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3 and iPad. Here are some details just for you.
- Saving Scrooge: Find all the buttons hidden inside the Money Bins to open the Beagle Boys hideout. Then rescue Scrooge and take him to the castle.
- Scrooge’d: One epic Duck Tales race track.
- McDuck in Danger: Blast me bagpipes, Scrooge has been captured by robots! Find and rescue five Scrooges. Then a reward awaits near the stadium…
- Safe Cracking: Scrooge has locked himself in his own money bin! Find the combination hidden in Duckburg and return Scrooge to his mansion.
- Mega Gizmoduck: Blatherskite! Gyro’s robot Armstrong has gone haywire… and grown giant! Save or destroy Duckburg in this 1v1 arena.
Just head to the multiplayer section of the game and download them all. They’re free. They don’t cost you anything and you get to hang out with Scrooge McDuck toys. What’s not to like?
And in related news if you haven’t checked out Episode 191 of the Nintendo Okie Podcast or the Facebook Group this week you’re missing out on two chances to win a copy of DuckTales Remastered on Wii U.
The install base for Wii U is a detail that Reggie Fils-Aime harps on every single time someone shoves a microphone in front of his face. He wants you to know how important that Nintendo thinks the install base of the system is and how that’s going to be the thing that will eventually drive game development for Wii U. If people buy the system, developers will come. When developers come more people will buy the system and things get better and better for a console. That’s how it works. It seems like a catch-22, but one side will always have to take the initiative and Nintendo is hoping that consumers will do that with Wii U. How? By giving them great software from a first party perspective. In a recent interview with Siliconera Reggie laid out exactly what Nintendo is doing on that front.
Well, in terms of Nintendo-published titles, we’re not publishing any more Wii games—neither are we publishing any more DS games. Third parties are publishing for them – but we’re focused on driving the install base of the Wii U. From a licensing perspective, it’s tough to ignore a 100 million unit install base on Wii, and a 150 million unit install base on the DS, but from a Nintendo first-party perspective? We have to focus on driving the install base of the new platforms, because if we don’t do it, no one else will.
Nintendo generally knows that people come to their system for Nintendo titles. People buy them for Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart and Metroid. The third parties are there to supplement those titles and get some additional sales. I think at this point relying on third parties for a Nintendo console is just not something that is going to happen. They’ll give some cursory support and port games over when it is easy to do, but it’s going to be tough to get third parties to lead on Wii U. What Nintendo needs more than anything from third parties is unique titles that can only be done on their systems or titles that are exclusive to Wii U. There are some coming and those games look great, but Nintendo is going to be the driving force behind people buying Wii U and only then will you see real support from the EA’s and Activision’s of the world.
I’m going to be up front with y’all. There is no treasure in this game. There is however a submarine, some radioactive boots, a bunch of aggressive bugs and a really crazy shark. Apparently all of that equals Treasure Master for the NES. I’m not sure how the math checks out but you can call 1-900-370-treasure to find out for yourself.
Mutant Mudds Deluxe is coming to PSN on December 17th for $9.99. The enhanced version of the original game features new levels and Granny as a playable character. The game will feature cross-buy for PS3 and PS Vita when it releases in a couple of weeks. It will also feature cross-save functionality so no matter where you are you’ll be able to continue right where you left off.
Mutant Mudds 2 has been talked about a few times by Renegade Kid over the last few months. The follow up to the highly successful platformer which began life on the 3DS has now been announced to be delayed. Jools Watsham announced recently that they were temporarily putting Mutant Mudds 2 on hold to complete work on other projects including two upcoming 3DS games, Treasurenauts and Cult County. Treasurenauts, another side scrolling platformer, which features a Mudds hero Maxwell, will be available early in 2014 with the latter game coming a few months after that. Speaking on the delay, Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham told me:
The delay of Mudds 2 is in no way a shift away from the title. We’re super excited about Mutant Mudds 2 and eager to jump back into it. We just want to focus all of our attention on Treasurenauts and complete that game before turning all of our efforts to Mutant Mudds 2.
In addition to those titles he also mentioned another 3DS title would be announced with an expected release sometime around the middle of 2014. Just what that game is at this point is anyone’s guess. He’s a tricky man.
If you’re worried about not getting more Mutant Mudds action have no fear the 3DS release of the game will be getting a free update “sometime in 2014” that will add more content to the already fantastic game.
Monster Hunter is a big deal in Japan. Within the first four weeks of availability in the country Monster Hunter 4 sold over three million units. In the seven weeks since that time the game has managed to tack on an additional million units bringing the total to over four million. At this rate everyone in Japan will have a copy of the game by next Tuesday.
The series, as a whole, is closing in on thirty million units sold worldwide. Most of that coming from inside Japan, but the game is gaining traction in other markets as well. Capcom still won’t talk about whether or not Monster Hunter 4 will ever see a release outside of Japan however.
While many critics of Nintendo continue to talk about the failure of Wii U, the sales continue to slowly creep up. It has been reported in Japan that the system has seen improvement in the number of units sold for a second week in a row. Last week the system sold just over 21,000 units. This week sales numbers show an improvement of over 7,000 units with 28,518 units sold.
It’s a modest gain, but it’s still a gain and Nintendo must be happy about that. The Wii U was the second best-selling system in Japan during the week, behind the 3DS, selling more than the Xbox 360 and the PS3. The two newest consoles from Microsoft and Sony aren’t available in Japan yet and won’t be until after the first of the year.
If you’re still thinking about picking up Pokemon X/Y and/or a 2DS you might want to wait until Friday. Nintendo has announced that two new 2DS bundles will be hitting stores, beginning on December 6th.
Target will be offering a bundle that consists of a red 2DS system and a copy of Pokemon X. Toys ‘r’ Us will be offering a bundle consisting of a blue 2DS system and a copy of Pokemon Y. Both bundles will be available for $149.99.
Have no fear if you’re the type of person who needs every exclusive new version of a system released. These will just be the standard 2DS systems with no special or exclusive graphics printed on them.