Thursday, October 30, 2014

Target Offering Buy 2 Get 1 Free On All Video Games

Looking to get a good deal on all of the Wii U and 3DS games coming out? Well, Target has what you are looking for. Starting November 9th and running till November 15th, customers can take advantages of Target's buy two get one free on all video games. This includes all systems, including the Wii U and 3DS

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nintendo's Second Quarter Profits More Than Double Analysts' Predictions

Today Nintendo published their second quarterly financial report, and things appear to be looking up for the Big N.  Nintendo posted a overall net profit of 14.3 billion Yen. This more than exceeds analysts predictions that Nintendo would only post a 6.8 billion Yen profit during that quarter.

Nintendo was able to more than double expectations thanks to an increase in Wii U sales. The boost in sales is thanks to heavy hitters like "Mario Kart 8" and "Hyrule Warriors." With more big name games on the way, like "Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Wii U," sales for the Wii U wont be slowing down anytime soon.

Of course, that was not the only great news for Nintendo. The Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, just recently returned back to work after having a successful surgery to remove a bile-duct tumor. He says that he feels great and is happy to return back to work.

The Wii U is a great system that is underrated. It is great to see sales for the system starting to increase. In fact, Nintendo says that they were able to sell more than 1.12 million Wii U systems from April to September. This puts the Wii U life-to-date sales to 7.29 million units.

Koei Tecmo Says They Are Pleased With "Hyrule Warriors" Sales Outside of Japan

Koei Tecmo has just recently revealed that they are pleased with the sales of "Hyrule Warriors." In fact, they said that they were extremely surprised with the sales of the game outside of Japan. Although Koei Tecmo did not give any official figures on sales for the game, they did say that it sold better than expected in both Europe and North America.

Nintendo has been very impressed with the sales of the game too. In fact, just earlier this month, Nintendo actually attributed some of the recent increase in Wii U sales to "Hyrule Warriors." Hopefully, the great sales of this game will help prove to Nintendo that they have to continue to invest in these types of games and get new and fun experience on their console.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Pier Solar HD" Coming to the Wii U eShop on November 6th in North America

"Pier Solar HD" has finally been given a release date for the Wii U in North America. This 16-bit RPG will be hitting the Wii U eShop on November 6th. This announcement was made on the Facebook page of WaterMelon, who is the developer of the game. They even posted a image of how the game is going to look on the Wii U GamePad. This is one RPG that I am really looking forward too ... of course, I'm a bit of a fan of 16-bit RPGs.

Excitebike Arena Track Confirmed for "Mario Kart 8" DLC

Nintendo has just confirmed one of the new tracks that will be made available in the first pack of DLC for "Mario Kart 8" on the Wii U. The track is called Excitebike Arena, which is of course based on the NES game "Excitebike." You can see a trailer for the track above.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

"Donkey Kong Land" Gameplay Footage

Here is a gameplay video for "Donkey Kong Land." The game just recently launched in Europe on the 3DS eShop.

Friday, October 24, 2014

PDP Announces Four New Fight Pad Controllers Based on Iconic Nintendo Characters

PDP has just announced that they are releasing four new fight pad controllers on top of the three they had already announced. The new fight pad controllers are based on the following iconic Nintendo characters: Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Warior. The three that were already announced were Mario, Peach and Yoshi. Each fight pad cost just $25 and they work with the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game. The controllers plug into the bottom of your Wii remote, so they are virtually wireless.

Video: Super Smash Bros for Wii U Nintendo Direct

Yesterday, Nintendo held a Super Smash Bros for Wii U Nintendo Direct. During this direct, they revealed 50 new details about the game. Some of these announcements were underwhelming but it was great to get more information about the game. One of the biggest announcements was the fact that Mewtwo would be made available for both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game as a DLC character. If you buy both versions you get him for free. You also get a free 2-disc soundtrack from Club Nintendo.

You can learn about all of the information that was released in the Nintendo Direct video above. Do you plan on getting Smash Bros for the Wii U? If you do, be sure to keep a look out for ShortRound and myself!