If you live in Canada and are interested in Amiibos, you may want to pick some up soon. Nintendo of Canada just announced that starting April 1 they’ll be increasing Amiibo prices to $15.99 CAD.
After careful review, Nintendo of Canada Ltd. will increase the suggested retail price of its amiibo toy-to-life product line beginning April 1, 2015. The MSRP will increase from $13.99 CAD to $15.99 CAD for all amiibo launched in Canada after April 1. The price increase is in direct response to current and future projected exchange rates between Canadian and US dollars. Retailers are free to set their own prices.
All is not lost though as Nintendo of Canada is also bringing the Gold Mario Amiibo to retailers across Canada.
In addition, on April 10 Nintendo of Canada will launch the Super Mario series Mario amiibo—Gold Edition figure, a shiny, gold-coloured Mario figure that will be available at retailers across Canada at a suggested retail price of $15.99.
It definitely stinks that there’s a price increase but for those looking forward to the Gold Mario Amiibo, this is also good news. Gold Mario will be available in retailers across Canada April 10th.
A new game is on the way to the 3DS eShop that fans of games like Zone of the Enders and Liberation Maiden may be interested in. Publisher Teyon and developer Amzy announced Iron Combat: War in the Air for the 3DS eShop. The game is a fast-paced fighting/action game in a futuristic setting and will feature both a Campaign mode with a story and a stage by stage Free Play mode. Iron Combat: War in the Air will be released March 19th for $6.99 in the US and a European release will soon follow. Go ahead and check out the trailer below tell us what you think.
We Wii U owners have had Trine 2: Director’s Cut since the Wii U launched but unfortunately have been missing the first game in the series. That changes tomorrow. Frozenbyte has announced that Trine: Enchanted Edition will be landing on Wii U in North America March 12th for $14.99. This means for all those holding off playing Trine 2 because you want to be able to play the original first, you’ll now have access to both games.
To add to this, Frozenbyte also announced that Trine 2: Director’s Cut will be on sale for $10, and Wii U owners who already own Trine 2 will be able to get Trine: Enchanted Edition for 20% off.
We’re extremely happy and excited to finally bring the origin story of the Trine series to Wii U. We’ve had a great reception with Trine 2: Director’s Cut ever since the launch of the console. To reward our loyal fans on Wii U, we came up with the Trine Series Fan Discount, a promotion that hopefully makes up for the delays we’ve had with the release!
The PS4 and PC already have the enhanced edition, so I think the discount is definitely a good gesture. Trine: Enchanted Edition is based in a fairytale-like world and is the origin story of Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief. Like Trine 2, it’s a physics-based puzzle-platformer and will feature three player local and online co-op.
Ronimo Games is set to bring their popular side scrolling RTS, Swords & Soldiers, to the 3DS later this month and we now know exactly when. Next Thursday, May 16th will be the day you can download this little gem, and it will only cost you $7. I played the game on Wii and absolutely loved it. It was one that I went back to on a regular basis. The visual style is charming. The characters are funny. The game play is solid. I really like how the developers have uncluttered the action on the 3DS by moving all of the relevant informational bits to the 3DS bottom screen.
Nintendo announced the release dates for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team today. The new game has Princess Peach once again being captured and sent to a dream world while the Mario crew is on vacation. This time, though, a portal to the dream world can only be opened when Luigi sleeps on a magical pillow. Gameplay will switch between the dream world and the real world where Mario and Luigi must work together to rescue the princess.
The game will be available in Europe on July 12th. It’s going to take the Treehouse a month to remove all the “U’s” from the translation because it won’t be available in North America until August 11th.
The parade of ports continues for the Wii U. This time it’s Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. We knew it was coming sometime this spring, we just didn’t know exactly when. Well, thanks to Warner Bros. we do know when that will be. The game will be hitting stores shelves on May 21st. There’s not a whole lot else coming out for Wii U right now and if you don’t care about Monster Hunter 3, this might be the game for you. You should be finishing up Lego City Undercover just in time for this launch and you can continue the brick building/destroying.
This new game will feature enhanced maps on the GamePad that are “better” than the other consoles. It also features Off-Screen play for when your son would rather watch an episode of The Brave and the Bold than play a Lego game with you. If you haven’t played the game and you’re interested in checking it out then now might be the perfect time.
Operation Rainfall and Wii fans rejoice. Xseed Games has announced the date you’ll finally be able to get your hands on a copy of Pandora’s Tower. The wait is almost over as the game will hit stores on April 16th for a budget price of $39.99. If you’re not familiar with the game here’s a little bit of information from the press release announcing the release date.
Developed in Japan by Ganbarion together with Nintendo, Pandora’s Tower takes the familiar maiden in distress theme and turns it on its head, asking the protagonist to slay over a dozen giant monsters and collect their flesh in order to lift a curse that has befallen his lover. The game opens in the Kingdom of Elyria, where an unassuming singer named Elena succumbs to a wretched curse during a festival performance. Bearing an arcane mark on her back, she begins a seemingly irreversible transformation into a cursed monster. It comes to pass that only the brave Aeron, a young ex-soldier whose heart has forever been pledged to Elena, can save her.
Like I’ve said many times before, this was my most anticipated game in the trio that was a part of Operation Rainfall. It caught my attention with the Final Fantasy style visuals mixed with the God of War style gameplay. I’m really excited to get my hands on the game here in the next couple of weeks.