Saturday, December 7, 2013
A few days ago we reported that "Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition" would be coming to next generation consoles. Unfortunately, it appears that the Wii U is not included. The game, which is going to be shown off at the VGX Award show, will only be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One. We should know later today if this game is officially skipping the Wii U or not.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The creator of Super Smash Bros, Masahiro Sakurai, has just announced via Miiverse that assist trophies will be making a come back in "Super Smash Bros." on the Wii U and 3DS. He made this announcement by showing off the Skull Kid assist trophy from the Legend of Zelda series. What other assist trophies do you think they will add in the game? You can see the original post made by Sakurai in the Smash Bros. community on Miiverse.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Its Thursday and you know what that means! Nintendo has added new games to its Wii U and 3DS eShops. Below is a list of the games that have been added as well as some of the games you can now find on sale:
Wii U eShop:
"The Legend of the Mystical Ninja ($7.99)
"3D Sonic the Hedgehog" ($5.99)
"3D Altered Beast" ($5.99)
"Donkey Kong 3" ($4.99)
"Brilliant Hamsters!" ($9.99)
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" ($29.99)
"Hooked on Bass Fishing" ($4.99)
Nintendo is holding a sale on Donkey Kong games on both the 3DS and Wii U eShop. The following titles are 30 percent until December 12:
"Donkey Kong Jr."
"Donkey Kong 3"
"Game and Watch: Donkey Kong Jr."
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
According to the President of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime, petitions do not decide if a game gets brought to America or not. During a recent interview with Siliconera, Reggie talked about petitions from places like Operation Rainfall and what kind of role they play when it comes to localizing games. Here is what Reggie had to say:
"I have to tell you—it doesn’t affect what we do. We certainly look at it, and we’re certainly aware of it, but it doesn’t necessarily affect what we do."
"I wanted to bring Xenoblade here. The deal was, how much of a localization effort is it? How many units are we going to sell, are we going to make money? We were literally having this debate while Operation Rainfall was happening, and we were aware that there was interest for the game, but we had to make sure that it was a strong financial proposition."
" I’m paid to make sure that we’re driving the business forward—so we’re aware of what’s happening, but in the end we’ve got to do what’s best for the company. The thing we know [about petitions] is that 100,000 signatures doesn’t mean 100,000 sales."
The Wii U continues to see sales inching up in Japan. This past week, the Wii U sold 28,518 units. This is an increase over the 21,002 units it sold the week before. Despite these decent numbers, it was the 3DS XL (or 3DS LL as they call it in Japan) that took the top spot. the 3DS LL was able to sell 82,409 units. The original 3DS sold 25,964 units. Thus, Nintendo currently has the top three spots in terms of hardware sales in Japan. You can see the rest of the list below. Remember that Wii sales in Japan will just continue to fall as the Wii has been completely discontinued in Japan in favor of the Wii U.
3DS LL – 82,409 (63,709)
Wii U – 28,518 (21,002)
3DS – 25,964 (20,797)
PlayStation Vita – 20,202 (21,044)
PlayStation 3 – 13,311 (12,436)
PlayStation Vita TV – 5,391 (7,868)
PSP – 4,232 (3,546)
Wii – 588 (457)
Xbox 360 – 309 (342)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
It has just recently been brought to light by IGN that the next Tomb Raider game may be called "Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition." This would be a remake of the Square Enix Tomb Raider game that was on the PS3 and Xbox 360. This remake would be for next generation platforms. Nothing is official yet, but reports suggest that it will be made for the Wii U, Xbox One and PS4. Square Enix is supposed to be showing off two games at the VGX Awards. This new Tomb Raider remake may be one of them. The VGX Awards takes place on December 7.
Just recently, Amazon Italy put up a new cover for "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze" but very quickly took it back down. This cover showed four Kongs on the front, who are now believed to be the four playable characters in the game. If this cover art is accurate, Cranky Kong will be the fourth playable character
There was a time when beat 'em ups ruled the gaming world. A lot of these came out during the 90's and could be found both on home consoles and in arcades. Although Beat 'em ups are not as common now-a-days, it doesn't mean we shouldn't respect the classics. So here is Nintendo Frontier's list of Top Ten Beat 'em Ups of all time! Keep in mind, that this list takes into account beat 'em ups from all systems, not just Nintendo. Also, we know that your list may differ from ours, so be sure to tell us what your favorite beat 'em ups are in the comment section below!