Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Mario Kart 8" Mercedes-Benz DLC and 2.0 Update Now Live

It is finally here! After Nintendo's scheduled maintenance early this morning, "Mario Kart 8" users can now download the Mercedes-Benz DLC and the update that will bring "Mario Kart 8" up to version 2.0

First up, the Mercedes-Benz pack is free DLC for the game. The DLC can be found on the eShop or via the new Shop inside the "Mario Kart 8" game (more on that in a minute). The DLC adds the following new karts to the game: Mercedes-Benz GLA, 300 SL Roadster and the Silver Arrow.

Now let's talk a bit about the update that brings "Mario Kart 8" up to version 2.0. This update is  pretty big, clocking in at around 136MB. Here is what the update includes:

  •  In Game Shop - There is a new in-game shop that you can use to buy new DLC. The first DLC you can get for free, and that is the Mercedes-Benz DLC Pack. Future DLC packs will be offered here later. This includes the DLC pack that is coming out in November that will add Link, Cat Peach and Tanooki Mario to the game, as well as new courses. There will be another DLC pack in May of next year that will include Animal Crossing characters and Dry Bowser, as well as more tracks.
  • Statistics - On the main start page, you can now gain access to your player statistics. This includes your win-loss record, favorite characters and courses, number of boosts, number of super boosts, coins collected, etc.
  • Map Display - You can now display the map on your TV or on your GamePad.  To enable this feature, simply press the (-) minus button on your controller of choice.
  • Default Menu Option - Now, after a race, the default menu option that is selected is "Next Race" instead of "Watch Highlight Reel." Small fix, but very welcome.
  • Kart Memory Function - Now, even when your Wii U is off, the game will remember your favorite vehicle combination.
  • Race and Battle Ratings - The max race and battle ratings have been increase from 9,999 to 99,999.
  • Online - The stability of online races and battles have been fixed, as well as a number of other online fixes.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    "Mario Maker" for Wii U Allows Players to Share Their Custom Stages Online

    "Mario Maker" for the Wii U just went from good to amazing! It was recently confirmed in the latest edition of EDGE magazine that "Mario Maker" will allow players to share their custom stages online with friends. Now, you can create fun and challenging levels for your friends to try!

    Look for "Mario Maker" to hit the Wii U next year!

    "Xenoblade Chronicles X" on the Wii U is Five Times Bigger Than "Xenoblade Chronicles"

    Reports from EDGE magazine have shown that the maps in "Xenoblade Chronicles X" on the Wii U will be nearly five times bigger than the maps found in "Xenoblade Chronicles." This is one reason why they added vehicles to help the player get around. Here is what was said by Shinya Takahashi in the magazine:

    “Vehicles are called Dolls. They are 5 Times larger than a person. So to get the same feel as Xenoblade Chronicles, the map would need to be 5 times bigger. The game world in X is in fact even bigger than that.”

    Pokemon Fighting Game Being Developed by The Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco

    Today during a live-stream, the Pokemon Company announced "Pokken Tournament." This is a brand new Pokemon project and is the big "shocking" announcement that was reported last week. The game is being developed by the Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco.

    This is a fighting game that will be available in Japanese arcades by 2015. Although it is only planned for arcades right now, it is very possible that this game may get released on the Wii U. This goes double given Bandai Namco's pattern for porting their arcade games to home consoles.

    No other information is know about the game right now. You can see a trailer for the game above. This trailer features Machamp and Lucario. I wound how many Pokemon they will include in this fighting game?

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Koei Tecmo Announces a New Free Game Mode in First "Hyrule Warriors" Update

    Koei Tecmo has stated that they plan on supporting "Hyrule Warriors" for a long time. This has been proven in a tweet that was released on their official Twitter. The company said that the first free update to the game is going to include a brand new game mode. They have yet to reveal what this new mode is, but having extra game modes is always nice. We will keep you updated on any information we get about this new mode. An online multiplayer mode would be nice ...

    What kind of game mode do you think they are adding?

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Video Showcasing Songs From "Super Smash Bros" on Wii U and 3DS

    Check out the video above. It features a number of music tracks from the upcoming "Super Smash Bros" games on the Wii U and 3DS. There are a number of famous composers that are working on the soundtrack to this game. It is shaping up to be one off the best video game soundtracks every created.

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Check Out These New Games Added to the 3DS and Wii U eShop This Week (8/21/14)

    Its Thursday! Which means that the eShop has been updated. This week a number of games were released. Here is a quick rundown of the new games available on the 3DS and Wii U:


    "Blazeblue - Clone Phantasma" - This is a BlazBlue game featuring chibi characters. In this game, however you fight against hordes of enemies. The game is fun and easy to pick up and play, and provides fast pace battles. The rules are simple, knock off a certain number of enemies on each stage! Check the game out for only $5.99

    "Demon King Box" - This is a real-time strategy game with a few classic RPG elements. In this game you gather demons and other heroes to help aid you in your quest. You gain these new units by researching minions and by conquering other areas. As demons level up during battle, they become stronger. Due keep in mind that the game is rated 'M' for nudity. Price $3.99

    "Xtreme Sports" - Experience sports like you never have before. Choose your sports superstar and try out extreme sports like skating, sky boarding, street luge and even surfing. This game is a mix of not only old sports game, but also a role-playing adventure game. There are a number of power-ups, secret paths and multiple modes. Price $4.99

    Wii U:

    "Disney Infinity" - Now, you can finally get "Disney Infinity" on the Wii U eShop. Best of all, the game is completely free to download. You can use your Wii U GamePad to create your own worlds and complete missions to unlock new play sets. Remember, the game is free to download, but it does require a Disney Infinity figure and base to upload your characters into the game. These are sold separately, and are required to play. Price Free.

    "Mega Man 6" - This classic Mega Man game finally hits the Virtual Console on the Wii U. This game features 16 new levels that Mega Man  has to beat in order to defeat his hardest foes yet. Price $4.99

    "Life Force" - This is an intense scrolling shooter. You have to battle wave after wave of enemies on six stages. These six stages alternate between being vertical and horizontal scrolling. You can play the game alone or with a friend (local play). Price $4.99

    "Midtown Crazy Race" - This is a game that is a tribute to classic racing games from the 90s. It offers 3D racing, nearly 50 levels to race on, day and night mode and much more. Although the game lacks online play, it can be purchased for the low price tag of $4.99

    Are you going to pick up any of these games?

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Buy "Azure Striker Gunvolt" and get "Mighty Gunvolt" for Free


    It has just recently been revealed by Inti Creates, that people who buy "Azure Striker Gunvolt" will be able to get "Mighty Gunvolt" for free. This offer is only good for people who buy "Azure Striker Gunvolt" during the first three months that it is out on the 3DS eShop.

    You can see a video for both of these games above. Look for "Azure Striker Gunvolt" to launch on August 29th for just $14.99.