This week sees the release of many people’s childhood dream, the ability to create your own Mario levels, with the release of Super Mario Maker. Virtual idol Miku Hatsune gets a release on 3DS. Tecmo Bowl hits the Virtual Console on Wii U. Outside of that we have the usual run of sales, a new 3DS theme centered around Mario and the Famicom, and more. Head past the break for all the details and everything that is available for purchase starting this week.
It’s Monday and that means it’s podcast time once again. Micah can’t contain his excitement this week about Yakuza. Shelby has some glitchy guac, Ethan runs out of like and Tony hits the gridiron. What else could possibly happen?
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Yakuza 5 Developers sit down for the second of a three part interview series. This time they speak to the themes of the game, the inspiration behind the character designs, hostess clubs and more.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes free DLC for Smash Bros., and update for Splatoon as well as an update for Pokemon Rumble World. The biggest new release of the week is Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold. The second game in the Golden Sun franchise hits the Virtual Console and a number of games go on sale this week.
Head past the break for the full list of games available for download on Wii U and 3DS.
September is a big month for amiibo. That’s when the next wave of them fully drops. Eight new Smash Bros. related amiibo hit store shelves as does the retro colored version of the original Super Mario. The first wave launches on September 11th and includes:
- 30th Anniversary Mario Classic Color
- Zero Suit Samus
- Bowser Jr.
- Dr. Mario
The next set, the Retro 3 Pack, which includes Duck Hunt, R.O.B. and Mr. Game & Watch, will be available for purchase on September 25th. The only way to get these three characters is through this pack as they will not be sold separately.
There was another set of amiibo, a 3 Pack of Mii Fighters, that was originally scheduled to launch in September, but that set has been moved back to November.
All of these figures will have compatibility with the upcoming Super Mario Maker software.
Interested in a bunch of games published by NIS America, but don’t want to break the bank? Well good thing they’re having a sale right now. More than 20 titles published by the company including games in the Disgaea and Danganronpa series’ are on sale. PS+ members can get some of them for up to 80% off right now.
The sale runs from today until August 11th at Noon. Head past the break to see the full list of games on sale.
PS4, Xbox One and PC owners can expect to get their hands on six classic Mega Man games this month on August 25th. Both North American and European players will get the game that day for the low, low price of $14.99 (€14.99 / £11.99). 3DS owners will have to wait a little bit longer as the game isn’t set to come out on that platform until early 2016.
If you want a physical edition of the game those will be available for all systems early next year and will cost a little bit more, $29.99. The collection includes all six of the original NES Mega Man games as well as hundreds of high-res sketches, production art and unused Robot Master designs. There will also be a database of enemy information, a Challenge Mode that remixes the game play and a music player that includes more than 100 songs from the soundtracks of all the games.