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!
                    

Nintendo Announces the Functionality of All Amiibo Figures For "Hyrule Warriors"


As you may already know, not all amiibo figures will work with every game. That being said, "Hyrule Warriors" is one of the few games that every amiibo will work for. Nintendo has finally made it clear how each of these figures will interact with the game.

Unlike Super Smash Bros for the Wii U, "Hyrule Warriors" does not store information on your amiibo figure. In stead, they unlock in-game items. The items they unlock depend on the character you are using. Amiibo figures who are part of the Hyrule universe, like Link, Zelda and soon Toon Link, offer better items than amiibo figures who are not.

Link and Toon Link will unlock the secret Spinner weapon. This is one of the items that Link used in the game "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess." Zelda will unlock one three star or HIGHER weapon once a day.

The other amiibo's will unlock items once a day as well. However, these items will change at random from crafting materials to rupees and weapons. The weapons these amiibo figures unlock, however, are only three start or LOWER.

It might not seem like much, but it is cool to see a few games offer support for all amiibo figures besides just Smash Bros. Amiibos are kind of like physical DLC that keeps on giving ... for a verity of games.
                              

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ubisoft Has a Change of Heart and Announces "Some" DLC for Wii U Version of "Watch Dogs"


Ubisoft has been on the receiving end of a lot of hate ever since they botched the release of "Watch Dogs" for the Wii U. Not only is the game coming out months late for Wii U owners, but Ubisoft originally said that they would not be releasing any DLC for the game. Now, it appears Ubisoft has had a change of heart. Although Wii U owners will not get all of the DLC (for example the Bad Blood DLC was not mentioned), it does appear they will have access to some. Here is what Ubisoft had to say:

"Via the Nintendo eShop, players can download the Conspiracy DLC, which is an in-game augmented reality mission where AI enemies are hunted down. The second add-on pack is Access Granted, which is a compilation of the pre-order bonus content that shipped across all versions. It includes new outfits, skills, and a trio of contract missions."

Unfortunately, I think it is too late for Ubisoft to save the release of "Watch Dogs" for the Wii U. The game has already received sub-par reviews, and the Wii U version is late to the party. Once again, Ubisoft will be upset that Nintendo fans don't buy their games. Maybe we would if they would release good games on time and with all the content that the other versions of the game got. Some DLC is better than none, but this may be too little too late.
                      

Thursday, November 13, 2014

XSEED Says Editing and Translation of "Story of Seasons" Is Complete


If you have been waiting for "Story of Seasons," like I have, than you will be happy to hear that XSEED says the localization of the game is nearly at hand. On the XSEED official blog, the company said that they have completed editing and translation work. Now the game only requires a few minor bugs to address and trying to keep each character's personality the same. Here is what they said:

"Just yesterday, we logged a bug where Elise told the player, “Ugh, that tasted positively horrendous!” and then immediately added, “That was delicious!” Other times, we’ve seen townspeople say “Good morning” after sundown, or say “Get some sleep” right after dawn, or shout “You there!” to the person who’s been standing right in front of them the whole time. We’re fixing those as we go, of course."
“Besides all of the above, the QA process is also about preserving each character’s voice, making sure they speak in a consistent manner from scene to scene. That’s doubly important in a non-linear game like this one, where the script files aren’t always in any particular order, and where multiple localizers sometimes have to take turns writing the same character.”