Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nintendo Announces Special Edition Mario 3DS XL, With "New Super Mario Bros. 2" Pre-installed for $149.96

"Etrian Odyssey 5" Announced for the 3DS in Japan

Atlus has announced that "Etrian Odyssey 5" is coming to the Nintendo 3DS. You can check out the short trailer below. As you can see, they have made huge changes to the gameplay. Do you link the new style better or do you prefer the traditional Etrian Odyssey gameplay?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals Offering Certain Games 30 Percent Off Starting Thursday

Looking for some good Black Friday deals that you don't have to leave the house for? Well, Nintendo may have what you are looking for with their eShop Cyber Deals. Starting Thursday, November 27 and running through December 2nd, Nintendo will be offering up to 30 percent off select games. You can check out the list of games below:

3DS eShop
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus
  • Wario Land 2
  • Wario Land 3
Wii U eShop
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
  • Metroid Fusion
  • Wario Land 4
  • Wii Party U
  • The Wonderful 101

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Forbes Video Interview With Reggie Fils-Aime on Sales and the Holiday Season

Check out this video interview that the president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, did with the Forbes. He talks about sales and the increase in sales they have seen with the Wii U.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lucario Amiibo Confirmed as a Toys-R-Us Exclusive

Nintendo has just confirmed that the Lucario amiibo will be an exclusive to Toys-R-Us. Yesterday we posted that Shulk was exclusive to GameStop and Meta Knight was exclusive to Best Buy. At the end of the article we also made our prediction that more amiibo figures would be announced as exclusives for other stores ... which now has proven to be true.

I wonder what the next exclusive amiibo will be, if any. I would not be shocked to see Wal-mart or even Target get an exclusive amiibo as well. Nintendo is trying to spread the love.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Meta Knight Amiibo Exclusive to Best Buy and Shulk Amiibo Exclusive to GameStop

As you may already know, certain amiibo figures will be exclusive to certain retailer. Earlier this month, Nintendo announced that the Shulk amiibo will be exclusive to GameStop. Now, we also know that the Meta Knight amiibo will be exclusive to Best Buy.

There is a chance that some other amiibo figures will be exclusive to other retailers. This could include retailers likes Target or Toys-R-Us. For now, however, only these two amiibo figures have been labeled as being exclusives. This may make these certain amiibo figures more rare. So if you want them, you may want to pre-order them.

"Mario Kart 8" Update Includes Tweak For Lightweight Racers

Recently, "Mario Kart 8" got a small update. Within this update was a tweak for lightweight racers. This includes such characters as Toad and Shy Guy, just to name a few. In short, this update makes it so that lightweight racers do not get knocked around as bad by heavyweight racers. This is a small update, but a welcome one for those who like the lightweight racers. It does not have any effect on Time Trails. Here is what Nintendo had to say about the update:

“For this update, we made just a minor tweak to the way two players deflect when they collide with each other. Up until now, when two players collided, the more lightweight racers would get knocked too far away. That, combined with other overall elements we considered, made us conclude that the lighter racers were at a bit of a disadvantage. If you like Toad or Shy Guy and feel like you can’t win at all, go ahead and give them another try after applying the update. Also note that this tweak doesn’t have any effect on Time Trials when playing solo.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wii U Turns 2 Today, Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday Wii U! That's right, as of today (November 18), the Wii U is officially two years old. Although the Wii U had kind of a rough start, it has finally been coming into its own thanks to hits like "Mario Kart 8." With the launch of Super Smash Bros for Wii U just around the corner, I think we are just starting to see what the Wii U can really do. "Mario Kart 8" was able to boost sales, but I think Smash is going to take it a step further.

What are your thoughts on the Wii U after two years? Do you think the Wii U sales will continue to improve? Let me know what you think in the comments below!