Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 is getting DLC and many people have already pre-ordered the bundle of two packs that will be available. The first pack of DLC will be launching in November and includes a character from The Legend of Zelda for the first time. Link will be making his racing debut and many people expected him to have some vehicle to come along for the ride. Nintendo could have gone crazy and given people and Epona Cycle, but they did something even crazier. They actually made an Epona Cycle. Well, in reality it’s just a motorcycle with a body sort of shaped like a horse. It’s called the Master Cycle and it looks pretty good, right? It’s horse-like enough in shape to give the feel that Link is riding a horse, but not goofy like the Merry Go Round cart in the game now. I like it. I probably won’t use it much because I don’t like motorcycles in the game, but it looks cool.
Nintendo showed off the first details of their new, open-world Legend of Zelda title. The game takes on a similar art style to that of Skyward Sword, updated in HD. During Nintendo’s Digital Event, producer Eiji Aonuma talked about how the game has changed for their new, more open experience that is inspired by the original Legend of Zelda.
This wasn’t announced in the press release for the Nintendo Downloads in the eShop today, but Nintendo is offering one heck of a deal on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords. In honor of A Link Between Worlds being so awesome Nintendo has decided to give away the previously announced four player co-op game for the low, low cost of nothing in a deal they’re calling “4 Swords, 4 Free, 4 Days Only”.
All you need to do is head over to the eShop on the 3DS, click the icon for 4 Swords and download away. I would highly recommend you download the game on every 3DS you own so that you’ll have access to the local co-op play any time you want.
The game is available to download for free from now until 11:59PST February 2nd. It’s free. Do you really have any excuses to not download it?
Do you remember back a year or two ago when Pokemon and Nobunaga’s Ambition had a baby that was called Pokemon Conquest? I thought that was a game that wasn’t going to work, but turns out it was pretty awesome. Well, not content to let Pokemon have all the fun Nintendo, during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, thought it was Link’s turn.
Nintendo and Tecmo Koei are working together to bring their latest mash up project to life. It mixes the Legend of Zelda with Dynasty Warriors and looks pretty interesting. Link is running around Hyrule Field battling hordes of Moblins, and other Zelda baddies along with some Hyrulian soldiers. Check out this trailer to see a little bit more about the game.
The game is currently being called Hyrule Warriors, but according to the trailer that is a working title and could be subject to change. Visually it looks a little bit like a mix of Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time. Link has all his familiar moves like the spinning blade attack, bombs and even a really cool looking Din’s Fire spell. Not a lot of details about the game are available just yet, but it will be coming to Wii U sometime in 2014.
When the 3DS version of the Miiverse launched last week it was limited in the number of communities for 3DS players. I followed up asking if there were going to be some older communities that would be added and they didn’t exactly answer the question. Today, in a surprise move, they added more than half a dozen “new” 3DS communities to the Miiverse.
These new communities, pictured above, are all first party published affairs, but give players of some older games the chance to get together and talk about your experiences. It might also prompt some people, like me, to go back and play some of the older games again so I can share my thoughts about the game with the Miiverse.
What about you? Are you interested in revisiting some of these titles? What other communities would you like to see added to the Miiverse? Let us know.