Tuesday, August 4, 2015

"Etrian Mystery Dungeon" is 42 Percent Off on Amazon

Are you still interested in buying "Etrian Mystery Dungeon" for the Nintendo 3DS? Than you might want to get it off Amazon.com. Currently, the game is on sale for $23.01, which means you save $16.98 or 42 percent. If you want it, you can grab the game HERE.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Nintendo Has Sold 14.7 Million amiibo

It should come as no shock that Nintendo has managed to move a ton of amiibo since they were first announced. In fact, according to the Big N, they have managed to sell 14.7 million amiibo. While this  is an impressive number, they would have sold more if certain amiibo would have been easier to get. Either way, this number will continue to grow as more amiibo are released in the near future.

Do you collect amiibo? How many do you have? Do you have plans to continue to collect them as Nintendo puts them out?

I don't really "collect" amiibo, but I have purchased my fair share. I currently owned 13, five of which are still in their box. I typically only buy amiibo that I use, unless I come across one that I think will be rare and I may want it for a future game.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Update for Super Smash Bros for Wii U Adds New Mode, Stages, Costumes and More

If you play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, you will be happy to hear that there is a new update for the game. This update brings the game to Version 1.1.0 and has to be applied before being able to play the game's online multiplayer features. Here is what is included in the update:

  • Tournament Mode has now been added. Players can fight against others online in Regular Tournament Mode or they can create their own Tourney Community and advertise it in Miiverse.
  • Replays can now be posted directly to YouTube and Miiverse.
  • New DLC is avaiable. Two new stages have been added Peaches Castle and Hyrule Castle. There is also a bunch of new Mii costumes for the game. You can see these costumes in the video above.
  • New adjustments have been made to the game to make the gaming experience more pleasant. This does mean, however, your old replays will no longer work.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nintendo May Soon Offer Their Own Loot Crate Like Service

Are you a fan of Loot Crate? I know we! Which makes the news that Nintendo may soon start offering its own version of Loot Crate all the more grand. According to reports from MCV, Nintendo is in the middle of planning its own monthly based subscription service that will see Nintendo themed merchandise packages delivered right to your front door.

this subscription, which will be called the "N-Box," will include clothing, toys and other items that are all inspired by Nintendo's iconic characters. To start with, the box will be offered in one month, three months, six months and one-year subscription packages.

So far, Nintendo has remained silent on this report by neither confirming or denying it. There have also been rumors that this was information leaked by Nintendo UK, so no word yet if it will be offered outside the UK. Stay tuned for more information.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Full Details Regarding the Massive "Splatoon" Update on August 6th

On August 6th, "Splatoon" is getting a huge update. With this update comes a lot of features that people have been waiting for the game for a long time. Below is a detailed breakdown of all of the improvements that will be coming to the game on August 6th.

  • Players will be able to create their own Squid-Squads. This allows players to play Squad Battle or Private Battle. In Squad Battle, players participate in ranked battles with their teammates instead of being paired up with random people. The goal is to see which team becomes is the bests. After forming a squad, players can recruit new players to join their group.
  • When playing in private battles, players can play with 2 to 8 friends in any combination of 1v1 up to 4v4. This includes 1v2 and 1v3. When playing in this mode, players can ban certain weapons and pick their stages.
  • The level cap will be increased to 50.
  • Ranked battle cap will be increased S+
  • Two new weapons will be added (The Gatling Gun and the Paint Bucket)
  • 40 new pieces of gear will be added.

Despite this being a massive update, this does not mark the end of the free content that keeps coming to "Splatoon." Nintendo said that they will continue to release free content for the rest of summer and into autumn. This includes the new Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, new weapons and new maps.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Spike Chunsoft Launches Countdown Site For Their New "Side-view RPG"

Spike Chunsoft announced just a few days ago that they were releasing a new RPG. They have just put up a new countdown site that is counting down the time till they announce the new game. It appears that the game is being developed by tri-Ace, which is the same team behind the Star Ocean series.

The new RPG will be shown off in this week's issue off Famitsu on Tuesday, July 28. So far, the only new information that we have about the game is that it's a "side-view RPG." That is a translation, so we may be looking at a side-scrolling RPG. We should know for sure next week.

Nintendo Shutting Down Nintendo TVii on August 11

Nintendo has just confirmed, after nearly three years of service, they are closing down their Nintendo TVii service for Wii U owners in Japan and North America. It will be officially going off the air on August 11, with an update for the Wii U that removes the icon from the system.

For those who don't know, Nintendo TVii was a feature that let Wii U owners interact with TV by making it a social experience. You could keep up with your friend's favorite shows and even get suggestions based on preferences. While this all sounds great on paper, it never panned out the way Nintendo had hoped.

Here is what Nintendo said about shutting down this service on Miiverse:

"After almost 3 years of finding, watching and engaging with Nintendo TVii, we will be ending the service on August 11, 2015 at 3:00pm PT. At the same time, we will be closing the Nintendo TVii Miiverse community."
"We sincerely thank you for all of your engagement within the community and the Nintendo TVii service. We look forward to your contributions within our many other Miiverse communities."

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Weapons, Maps and Rainmaker Mode Shown Off In New "Splatoon" Trailer

Be sure to check out the new Japanese "Splatoon" trailer above. It shows off new weapons such as a gatling gun and a paint bucket. It also shows off a new mode called Rainmaker. You can also see two new maps. This may be part of the big "Splatoon" update coming in August, which will allow you to team up with friends online.