Kirby comes out this week. That leads the pack in new content released in the eShop this week. Also, don’t forget, if you haven’t created a My Nintendo account and linked it to your Nintendo Network ID then do so. There will be a big sale coming right after E3 that you want to be prepared for.
Head past the break to see all the new content coming to the Wii U and 3DS this week.
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Warner Bros. has announced the details for the upcoming expansions to LEGO Dimensions, their take on the toys-to-life business, and I must say they’re going about it the right way. In all 17 new packs will be released to expand the game play of the already stellar game that was released last year. Some of these new packs will simply add new characters to the playable roster, others will add completely new adventures to be had, all based on very popular properties across movies and TV shows.
It all begins on September 27th when the first of the new sets arrive. Those sets are:
Ghostbusters Story Pack (which includes content based on the upcoming Ghostbusters film such as Abby Yates minifig, and a 3-in-1 Ecto 1 vehicle)
Adventure Time Level Pack
Mission Impossible Level Pack
Harry Potter Team Pack
Adventure Time Team Pack
A-Team Fun Pack
From there additional expansions will be released.
“We’ve built upon the existing LEGO DIMENSIONS Starter Pack to expand the gameplay possibilities with entirely new LEGO experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” – Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games
Read on for further details about what will be released throughout the Fall and into next Summer.
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Imagination. That’s what the newest game in the Skylanders franchise uses. The power of a child’s imagination. Skylanders Imaginators was announced today. The game, which launches in October, will for the first time, give the player the ability to really create their own characters. Previous games would allow you to mix and match some parts to create unique characters, however, not to this amount of depth. The new creation system will allow you to customize appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes and more.
“Since we launched the very first Skylanders game, we have received countless letters and drawings from kids all over the world sharing their vision for their own Skylanders.” – CEO of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg
31 new Skylanders characters will be introduced, including a group called Skylanders Senseis. They represent 10 powerful classes such as Knight, Sorcerer, Bowslinger, Brawler and others. They have special abilities that will allow them access to special areas in the game. These new senseis also include some former foes who now fight for the side of good.
If you’re interested in the chance to have one of your own creations appear in the game Activision is giving you just that chance. Beginning today submit drawings of your Skylander to Activision via Instagram or Twitter using the hastag #SkylandersArtContest. You can also submit them directly to Activision by emailing SkylandersCommunity@Activision.com. For more information on this contest visit http://Skylanders.com/SkylandersArtContest.
Skylanders Imaginators will launch for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Wii U on October 16th. The Starter Pack retails for $74.99 and includes two Skylanders, a Creation Crystal, the Portal of Power and the game.
This week might be the best time for anyone to check out the pretty polarizing DS game, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. It makes it’s Virtual Console debut on the Wii U this week. Super Meat Boy makes its way to another Nintendo platform and everyone can now finally learn how to draw the three most famous circles in children’s entertainment history with Disney Art Academy.
Head past the break to see the full lineup of new stuff heading to 3DS and Wii U this week.
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Straight out of the files of “you knew this was going to happen as soon as the game came to Wii U,” Minecraft is getting an update. On May 17th, the Wii U version of Minecraft is getting a free title update. This new update will smash together the worlds of Minecraft and Super Mario Bros.
This free update to the game will give players access to 40 new skins all based on characters from the Super Mario Bros. franchise including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Wario, the Koopalings, and Bowser. Item textures in the world will be redone to allow you to create your own Super Mario themed worlds. 15 new Mario themed pieces of music will be added to the world and a new Mario themed world will be available to explore.
This new update, which could have cost as much or more than most of the themed Mash-up Packs will cost you nothing. Future versions of the Wii U edition of Minecraft will be labeled to let players know that the game includes this Mario themed content.
Star Fox Zero is obviously the biggest release out this week. It’s getting pretty decent reviews at the moment. The thing I’m actually most interesting in checking out this week, however, is a 3DS demo. Game Freak’s Pocket Card Jockey, the combination of solitaire and horse racing, gets a demo this week. I was intrigued when they first showed this off and now we get a chance to see it in action.
Outside of that Fire Emblem Fates gets some new DLC and a couple of themes on the 3DS. Head past the break to see the full list of new software available on the 3DS and Wii U eShop.
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Nintendo will have a booth at PAX East this weekend and will have a number of games playable at the event. One of them, which will be playable for the first time is Tokyo Mirage Sessions # FE, the game previously known as Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem. It takes place in real world Tokyo and features a number of familiar locations around the city.
Announced today is a Special Edition of the game which be be available on the June 24th launch. The package will be exclusive to Gamestop and Amazon.com and will cost $79.99. Included in the package is the game, a six song soundtrack CD, six song cards, and a sticker sheet. There will also be five DLC packs, all of which will have codes in the Special Edition. The DLC packs will each cost $1.99 when they launch and include additional quests and costumes.
If you’re heading to PAX this weekend and get to play the game let us know what you think of it. We’re all excited around here for the launch of this game.