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.
The Big Game of the Week: Lost Reavers Open Beta for Nintendo Wii U – Free
Bandi Namco’s free to play co-operative shooter will be in an open beat until April 26th. The game has been featured on several Nintendo Directs and looks like a fairly wacky affair. You can play with up to three friends online in treasure hunting missions. Each character has a different attack style including a bazooka wielding soldier and a school girl who has a sword. This looks like it could be a really fun and mature (something the Wii U desperately needs) experience and it’s free too! Continue reading Nintendo Download for Europe 14/04/16
I recently got the chance to speak with the founder and director of Squarhead Studios; Rhys Lewis. Squarehead is a small games studio based in Wales, UK who have just released their first game on the Nintendo Wii U eShop. We talk about Rhys’ influences and history, challenges and advantages of developing for Nintendo and much more in a very interesting interview.
Hello and thank you for taking out the time to talk to us today. Could you introduce yourself and tell everyone a little bit about Squarehead Studios?
Hi, thank you for having me. My name is Rhys Lewis. I’m the founder of Squarehead Studios, a tiny little indie game company, based in South Wales. I’ve just released Star Ghost on the eShop for Wii U, which was developed by myself with major contributions from David Wise (music) and Michelle Sundholm (voice over). Continue reading Squarehead Studios Interview
Around three and half years ago I joined a really awesome website that reviews games and has a podcast. The guys there talked about this game known as Mutant Mudds on occasion and referred to it as being hard to play as Mega Man. My curiosity got the better of me and I ended up grabbing my 3DS to find what Mutant Mudds was about. As soon as I saw the preview trailer I knew I had to do more than just beat this game, I had to be the very best like no one ever was. Since then Mutant Mudds has released on a number of consoles, steam, and iOS as well as being updated to Mutant Mudds Deluxe with additional harder stages for an unlockable character and ghost levels. As if Mutant Mudds was not hard enough Renegade Kid has released Mutant Mudds Super Challenge. Continue reading Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Review