3DS news round-up!

A 3DS Nintendo Direct has recently aired providing us with a lot of new announcements. I’ve detailed them below.

  • Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Star Fox 64 3D, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D are all coming to the European and North American eShop. The four games are available right now for €44.99/£39.99 in Europe while in North America, they will be available for $39.99 on October 18.

 

  • White 3DS XL Mario Kart 7 bundle and Pikachu 3DS XL announced for Europe. The Mario Kart 7 3DS XL will launch later this year. The Pikachu 3DS XL does not yet have a release-date and will only be available for a limited time

 

  • Pushmo sequel, Crashmo (Fallblox) is coming to US and Europe this November (the 22nd for the US). It will feature 90 training levels and 120 new levels. There is a new gameplay mechanic adding gravity to puzzle blocks. Not only that but puzzles are no longer limited to a 2D plane and can pulled from every side.

 

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GBA games might finally arrive on the 3DS eShop!

On the Nintendo of Europe press server, the box-arts for three GBA games (Super Mario Ball, Mario Golf Advance Tour and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga) were uploaded.

 
As you might know, a European 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct was announced. It is very possible that they may end up announcing GBA games for the eShop during that presentation!

In the Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga spirit, I ask you guys this.

Mega Wii U Conferences Summary!

We recently had multiple conferences regarding the Wii U. I’ve summarized all the things you need to know right here in this post!

Two SKUs

Basic: 8GB storage, HDMI cable, GamePad 299.99

Deluxe: 32GB storage, HDMI cable, GamePad, Stands, Includes NintendoLand + Deluxe Digital Promotion 349.99

Some Specs

Wii U supports full HD 1080p, GPU is able to perform general computing tasks (GPGPU). Main mem: 1 GB. System: 1 GB. Total: 2GB.

Games use only 1 GB of main memory. System memory is for OS. Game discs 25 GB, up to 22.5 MB/s (megabytes per second).
16:03 The Wii U consumes up to 75 watts of electricity. Typical power usage is 45 watts.

  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (otherwise known as Tri G) was announced for the Wii U and 3DS. It’s coming to the US this march and Europe sometime, the Wii U version has online but the 3DS version only features local-multiplayer. They feature the ability to transfer a save file between the 3DS and Wii U version of the game.

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GBA games coming to the eShop?

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It seems GBA games might be coming to the eShop soon. Nintendo Australia’s website features a GBA Virtual Console logo under the list of Virtual Console platforms. The only title listed for the GBA so far is Dr. Mario. While Dr. Mario was released for the GBA, it was ported from the NES. As the 3DS has a NES Virtual Console, it could be referring to the NES game.

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Even so the fact that there was a specific image made for a GBA Virtual Console gives me hope. Playing Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga as well as other great GBA games on my 3DS would be really awesome!

Top 5 most shocking Nintendo facts! – Part #2!

Here are 5 more Nintendo facts that you might not know about it. If you haven’t read the first one, you can read it here.

1. In Metroid Prime 3, there are hidden messages from renowned game creator Shigeru Miyamoto (known for creating Mario and other franchises), Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata and a couple others if you press the right combination of buttons.

 

Transcript/Translation:

To hear Satoru Iwata’s secret message, push buttons: 2 7 5 1

Hello, this is Iwata from Nintendo.
A president has to take things really seriously, even if it doesn’t seem like it.
It’s understandable if you lose weight from stress…but I get fatter instead.
Nobody thinks I’m taking it seriously.

To hear Shigeru Miyamoto’s secret message, push buttons: 8 3 5 4

Ah, can you hear me? This is Miyamoto.
All of you playing Metroid, can you hear me?
It’s fun, isn’t it?
I’ve also worked on many [Metroid] games, but this one is the best yet, don’t you think?
Make sure to play it all the way to the end.
See you!

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Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 might appear as downloadable titles on the European eShop

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On the Nintendo 3DS’s eShop servers, the European title IDs for Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land were added. Not only this but there is additional data that shows that the title contains a digital manual much like the retail copies of both games.

What does this tell us exactly, you ask? It means that Nintendo of Europe might be adding Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 to the eShop as another game available both on the eShop and in stores like New Super Mario Bros. 2!

First Ace Attorney 5 official screenshots and art-work

The first official screenshots of Ace Attorney 5 have been released. They show a change from traditional sprites to 3D models.

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