Shovel Knight is digging its way back into the news! This time, in a more physical manner. As we all know, Shovel Knight is getting a retail release this October on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and 3DS. However, what we just learned during the Nindies@Night event that Shovel Knight is also getting an Amiibo. That’s right, Shovel Knight will be the first indie game character to receive an Amiibo and the Amiibo functions will be exclusive to Wii U.
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The holiday season is approaching and with it, we’re beginning to get some release dates. Today’s release date comes in the way of the 3DS RPG and spiritual successor of the Saga games, Legend of Legacy. Atlus has announced that they’ll be releasing the game in North America, October 13th. Unfortunately, there’s no word on a European release.
To take it a step further, Atlus has announced a launch edition for the game. The launch edition includes a 40-page hardcover art book and a 10-track soundtrack CD, all in a 6″ x 8″ box. The launch edition will come at no extra cost. This is great for those who are pre-ordering and definitely sweetens the deal of picking this one up.
The newest NPD data is in and there’s some good news for Nintendo. While the Wii U console sales aren’t doing too well, Wii U software sales are up 10% for the first 7 months this year compared to last year. This is thanks to Splatoon, which has sold 85,000 units in its third month on the market in North America. This brings Splatoon up to 540,000 units in the U.S. and 1.6 million units worldwide.
That’s not all though. The 3DS is up 35% in the first seven months of the year compared to last year. This is thanks to the launch of the New 3DS and several key titles. Hopefully Nintendo can continue to outperform their sales last year during the holidays.
Due to the recent firmware exploitation that allows homebrew and region-free gaming, Nintendo has pulled IronFall: Invasion from the 3DS eShop in both North America and Europe.
IRONFALL Invasion is temporarily unavailable on Nintendo eShop. Apologies for the inconvenience. Stay tuned for more information.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope)
Luckily, the game was a free download and many people who actually wanted to play the game were able to try it by now. Did you check out Ironfall: Invasion? Do you still have a copy on your 3DS?
Rodea: The Sky Soldier has had a lot of ups and downs. The game was originally developed for Wii and was really far in when Wii sales had a massive drop and the project went silent. Luckily, the project moved to Wii U and NIS America announced they picked up localization earlier this year. Since then there’s been quite a bit of news including a release date, a delay, a special edition, and the Wii version included with the launch Wii U version.
Well, here’s some more news. Tillman from Nintendomination released a new video of the game. Before the gameplay started, he broke the information that the game has been delayed again due to some “tiny problems with localization”. We can now expect to see the game in North America November 10th and Europe November 13th.
There’s some good news though. The first run edition on Wii U is also getting a reversible cover. Now you can swap between the Wii U cover and a Wii cover. On 3DS, the launch edition will now include the 10-track soundtrack.
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.
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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.