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.
Nintendo has announced that it will release a YouTube app for its current handheld, 3DS, to give users the chance to watch their favourite videos on the go.
YouTube on Nintendo 3DS: The video-sharing service YouTube is coming to Nintendo 3DS later this month with users able to watch videos while on the go, providing they have internet access. Users will be able to browse content on the bottom screen, while watching a different video on the top screen.
Mario’s latest party has a tropical theme, with seven new game boards and 80 new minigames, including some that use the motion controls of Nintendo 3DS, and the ability for four Nintendo 3DS owners to play all multiplayer game content with only one copy of the game via Download Play. Players can also engage with other players who have the game in StreetPass minigame competitions. The game is releasing on 18th January 2014.
December system update for the Nintendo 3DS portable system will allow users to combine their Nintendo eShop account balance for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo announced the news during a Nintendo Direct video released earlier today.
After the Nintendo 3DS system update, users can register their Nintendo Network ID for Wii U on their Nintendo 3DS systems and combine Nintendo eShop account balances. This will enable them to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. Nintendo 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U system can also create their own Nintendo Network ID for the first time.
There’s less than two weeks to go until Nintendo releases its highly anticipated Zelda 3DS title, A Link Between Worlds, and the first review has just been revealed from gaming publication, Game Informer. The magazine greatly praised A Link Between Worlds for its visuals, structure, new item rental system, and vast trickiness to its dungeons and ends up giving the title a perfect score of 10 out of 10. You can read some of the excerpt from the review, which will appear in Game Informer’s December issue, below!
I want to let the experience roll around in my brain for a while before I decide where it ranks among the best entries in the franchise, but I can say with confidence that it should be spoken in the same breath as A Link to the Past. In every way, A Link Between Worlds is exactly what you want out of a Zelda game.