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Amiibo Tap Coming April 30th In North America

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A smaller announcement that came from the Nintendo Direct earlier this month was for a piece of software called Amiibo Tap. The app came out earlier this week in Japan and it’s now on its way to North America.

amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits (confirmed for April 30): Download the game from the Nintendo eShop for Wii U, then tap any amiibo to your Wii U GamePad. You’ll unlock a random playable three-minute scene from a classic NES or Super NES game. It’s a cool way to extend the playability of amiibo. Here’s the game page: http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/FHXK5fELXvygJ9ALk2bqyATmG-iDm07q

While I don’t think this will be something people will be going out and buying Amiibos for, I can see how this would give all those Amiibo collectors something extra to mess around with. How do you feel about Amiibo Tap? Will you be checking it out when it comes out?

Xenoblade Chronicles Western Direct And Treehouse Live

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Not a lot of new info came out of today’s presentation for Xenoblade Chronicles X but we did learn some interesting and good things. For starters, the translation is still being worked on so things are subject to change, but, the mechs aren’t called Dolls in the western version. Instead they’re called Skells, short for Exoskeleton.

Another little bit of news is the fact the game was reconfirmed for a 2015 release. When they spoke of the translation in the Treehouse, they said the game is still coming later this year. Sure it’s not a release date but at least we know we’ll be getting it this year.

As for the presentation itself, you can watch the whole thing after the jump.

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Legend Of Kay Anniversary Pricing Revealed

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Publisher Nordic Games gave a press release and some details for Legend of Kay Anniversary. The game will be going to Wii U, PS4, 360, PS3, PC, and Mac this summer. It will be priced at $19.99 / €19.99 to $29.99 / €29.99 depending on the platform. Right now on Amazon US, it’s priced at $24.99 on Wii U and $29.99 on PS4. The pricing reasoning could be summed up in this quote from Nordic:

Legend of Kay was a true gem on the Playstation 2 platform. Our strategy is to focus on our IPs and make them available to as many players as possible and also on the current generation of consoles. We keep our options open to expand on the Legend of Kay franchise in the future.

Apparently, Nordic Games wants to test the waters and see how people respond to the brand before making a completely new game using this IP. For that price, they could be on to something. What do you think? Are you willing to give the game a try at that price?

Nintendo Download – Week of April 23rd

April 23, 2015 Leave a comment

200ccIt’s Mario Kart Day on the eShop. First we have the release of the much anticipated second batch of DLC for Mario Kart 8, along with the update to bring the 200cc speed class. Alongside that one of the best portable kart games in Mario Kart DS gets a release on the Wii U Virtual Console.   Mewtwo also goes on sale for the general public. Head past the break for everything that will be available today.

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Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow

April 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Nintendo DirectDidn’t we just have one of these not that long ago? Now we’re having what I like to call a Nintendo Direct X. It’s all about Xenoblade Chronicles X. Tomorrow, April 24th at 2:00pm EST there will be a video presentation from Nintendo all about their upcoming RPG from Monolith Soft. Afterward there will be Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game.

Watch it. This game is probably going to be awesome.  Just go here if you want to see all they have to say about the game.

Two Nintendo Producers Talk DLC

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Not too long ago, Nintendo was one of the few game companies out there that wasn’t doing DLC. This stance was praised by some due to the countless instances of bad DLC in games but was a complaint by others who wanted Nintendo to keep their games alive by expanding on them. This stance however is no more. Over the past few years, Nintendo has been introducing DLC in various different titles. Recently, it seems Nintendo has fully embraced DLC with most of the larger games integrating it as well as the Amiibo’s being used as a form of it.

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Bizerta: Silent Evil Gets First Screenshots

April 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Bizerta 4There’s a survival horror game coming to Wii U from a company called Edrox Interactive. It’s called Bizerta: Silent Evil and it appears to be a Wii U exclusive. Much like ZombiU, which was a launch title for the system, the game will rely heavily on the use of the touchscreen to do things like solving puzzles and unlocking doors. Just how much it relies on the device is unknown at this point.

What is known about the game is that you play as a 15 year old kid who one day wakes up as a 30 year old man in a dark world. You’ll be traveling through a building that appears to be abandoned in order to find out just what happened. Outside of that little is actually know about the game. It looks interesting and the screenshots certainly give it a unique feel that we haven’t seen on the system in quite a while.

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