Nintendo Force writer Emily Rogers has revealed via Twitter that Nintendo has delayed a PC and smartphone version of its eShop digital store until 2014 as well as some mysterious “other stuff”. The PC/smartphone version will allow you to purchase games while you’re out and about away from the comfort of your house. What this “other stuff” could be is anyone’s guess at the moment but stay tuned for the latest news! Are you looking forward to using a PC or smartphone version of Nintendo’s eShop?
Get ready 3DS owners because Miiverse is just about to hit your handheld console! Writer for Nintendo Force, Emily Rogers, has confirmed via Twitter that the update which will unify Nintendo Network accounts between Wii U and 3DS, as well as bring Nintendo’s social service Miiverse, will be launching sometime tonight. Nintendo revealed plans for a December update for the 3DS adding these features so it’s great to know it should only be an hour or so away!
Nintendo really wants to make a mark on gamers this holiday season and has chosen to have 9 bundles ready to choose from which would each make a valuable present for friends and family. All of Nintendo’s latest consoles are on offer with a game bundled in each and a few containing an exclusive console design. Which bundle strikes your fancy?
Tomorrow Nintendo launches the highly-anticipated SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD exclusively on Wii U, a dazzling 3D multiplayer platform adventure starring Mario, Luigi, Toad and Peach, brought to life with colourful crisp HD graphics married a jazzy orchestrated soundtrack.
Families and friends can all get together to save the little Sprixie Princesses who have been imprisoned by none other than Bowser, and utilise all manner of new power-ups and items. Use the Super Bell to transform into a cat, pounce on enemies and claw up walls, or don the Cannon Box to fire away at foes across over 80 brand new courses bursting with creative challenges for seasoned Mario fans and newcomers alike. Use the Wii U GamePad controller’s touch screen and microphone to find hidden secrets, or collect the Stamps that are hidden in every course and can be used on Miiverse to decorate your messages for fellow players.
Reviews have been pouring in for Mario’s latest, with critics unanimous in their praise for SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD:
IGN, 9.6 out of 10 – “Super Mario 3D World is marvelous, and its constant variety and fantastic light-hearted co-op play proves that Nintendo still knows exactly how to tweak the Mario formula in fun ways.”
GameSpot, 9 out of 10 – “This is a dazzlingly inventive game that brings the fun in spades, and will leave you grinning like a loon from start to finish.”
MMGN, 10 out of 10 – “Taking every idea that’s ever worked in previous Super Mario games and blending them with a variety of new, radically original ones, EAD Tokyo has crafted arguably the definitive “next-gen” game available this year.”
Vooks, 5 out of 5 – “I haven’t enjoyed a Mario game this much since Super Mario Galaxy 2 …this is a game you’ll play with a cheery grin the entire time, the fresh changes and abundance of ideas it brings to the series is amazing. Meow.”
Kotaku – “Super Mario 3D World is a fantastic game. Just… fun, from beginning to “end”…it’s packed with charm from front to back, contains some memorable levels and provides seamless multiplayer fun.”
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD bolsters a strong software line-up for the Wii U console in the run-up to Christmas, which recently saw critically-acclaimed releases such as Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, as well as family favourites such as Wii Sports Club and Wii Party U. Nintendo’s latest home console offers unique gaming experiences and characters that bring everyone together for quality family fun. The official Wii U website offers even more reasons to play Wii U.
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD launches in Australia and New Zealand on 30th November exclusive to Wii U, and is available as a digital download on Nintendo eShop, or at retail as a packaged version.
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Tekken lead Katsuhiro Harada has revealed via Twitter (in response to a fan question) that the director for the Pikmin GameCube titles, Masamichi Abe, is currently working on a brand new Nintendo IP.
Abe, who moved to Seattle for awhile, is currently at Nintendo Kyoto working hard on this unknown title, Harada claimed.
He is in Nintendo Kyoto now. working on some Nintendo original title RT@2Andrin what happened to Masamichi Abe? Is he retired?—
Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) November 26, 2013
Veteran Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has announced via Nintendo’s social service, Miiverse, that a community for A Link Between Worlds will be available to join once the 3DS update comes in December. Aonuma also has some handy tips for gamers struggling through tricky portions of A Link Between Worlds.
“As you know, this is not a Wii U game, so there won’t be a designated community in Miiverse just yet. However, once the system update for Nintendo 3DS rolls out in December, Miiverse will be available on Nintendo 3DS. At that time, we’ll make a designated community for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
“Lastly, I have one piece of advice as the producer. If you are stuck trying to solve puzzles, you can ask the Hint Ghost for help using Play Coins. Well, this is one method, but aren’t you perhaps forgetting something else? The more you get into the game, the more you might tend to forget about Link’s special ability to turn into a painting and merge into walls. Be sure to try that out whenever you get stuck in the game. I think it will help you make it through!”
Gaming site Destructoid has released a detailed video showing exactly how you unlock Rosalina in Super Mario 3D World as a playable character. According to the video, you need to gain access to a final “secret” world which allows you to gain the star character from the Super Mario Galaxy series. Check out the video above!
Answers for a question to Nintendo of America’s customer service about Miiverse functionality on 3DS has come back with unfortunate news. The 3DS version of Nintendo’s social service will not allow friends to exchange messages and will not allow friend requests to be sent or received. We’re hoping these features will be added later on but for now you’ll have to stick with a stripped down version of Miiverse for the handheld.
Gaming site IGN has accidentally published its video review of upcoming Wii U title, Super Mario 3D World, and has given the title a 9.6 out of 10. The video has been removed for now but plenty of readers watched the review before the mistake was eradicated. Positivity towards the game was centred on all but the four player camera during multiplayer mode. Reviews for Super Mario 3D World go live from November 19th onwards.
15th November 2013 – Nintendo Australia announces that within the first weekend of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y hitting shelves 12th October 2013, combined sales exceeded 100,000* units – smashing all previous records for a Nintendo game in Australia and New Zealand. The previous Pokémon release of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version sold a combined total of more than 80,000* units in its first week of sales, and the combined sales of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y exceeded this in the first day alone.
The demand for these highly anticipated titles has meant that some retailers in Australia and New Zealand have been faced with an out-of-stock situation. Nintendo Australia is ensuring that additional stock will be available from this week to ensure consumers are able to begin their adventure as soon as possible.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are also available on Nintendo eShop, where consumers can download exciting Nintendo 3DS download software, Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare titles directly to their system.
* Sales data provided by NPD Group and Nintendo Australia.