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Nintendo Castle’s Games of the Year 2014 Awards

Hello there! Welcome to Nintendo Castle’s Game(s) of the Year Awards 2014. A panel of 4 staff members nominated and voted on their favorite games of the year in a total of 4 categories: Favorite Handheld, Favorite Indie, Favorite Music, and Game of the Year. While these games reflect an aggregate opinion of Nintendo Castle’s staff, we do not claim these games to be the subjectively best games produced this year. These awards aren’t to be taken to seriously, they’re just a fun overlook of the games the staff members enjoyed playing most this year. Without further ado, here are the winners of Game of the Year Awards 2014!
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Super Luigi Bros. Fan Fiction Contest; Win 1 of 3 HQ 2015 Calendars!


Our friends over at Super Luigi Bros. are hosting a fan fiction writing contest until 12/17/2014. Three winners of the contest will each receive a high quality Super Mario Bros. 2015 Wall Calendar from Abrams Books. Contest entry details can be found below.

How to enter:

  • Write a Super Mario fan story of 500 words or more. Can be relating to any characters or places from the Mario universe, doesn’t have to include the main man himself. Send your story to luke[at]classic-marion[dot]net
  • Like us on Facebook (we’ll contact winners through facebook for delivery address, if entrant is under 16 we will contact parent/guardian of entrant for delivery address)

For more details makes sure to check out the full Mario Calendar Contest Giveaway on Super Luigi Bros.

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Pokéball Insider Joins the Fight!

If you’ve been following us on Social Media, you know that we’ve had a Pokémon site in the works for some time now. The site is now ready, just in time for the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire! Pokéball Insider will cover News, Walkthroughs, Guides, Articles, Media, and more on Pokémon, just like Nintendo Castle does for other franchises. Make sure to check the site our here, we’re even doing a pretty cool Pokémon giveaway! We’d like to thank you for your continued viewership, and don’t worry, after things get settled with PBI a few pretty big things will be coming to Nintendo Castle, stay tuned!

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Episode 2 of The Fall to come in Fall 2015


It was revealed earlier today via Miiverse that sales from The Fall: Episode 1 (review) have earned enough revenue to fully fund Episodes 2 & 3. Development of the next entry has already begun development and will arrive on the Wii U eShop next autumn. The team at Over The Moon games is currently working on the EU/AU Wii U versions of the game (with an expected November release) and porting the game to PS4 and Xbox One. Hit the jump for a full press release.
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Here’s a list of Music Tracks coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


It was recently confirmed that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will feature over 400 music tracks! Staff member Komodo_Zero has taken the liberty of compiling a list of known Music coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which will continue to be edited until release. The spreadsheet includes a plethora of information on each track (name, composer, series,) and a link to listen to each track. Click here to see the list.
Disclaimer: Most tracks are inferred after being heard in pre-release footage of the game, and aren’t actually confirmed.
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Over 50 Features Detailed for Smash Bros. for Wii U!

Earlier today the Smash Bros Wii U direct revealed 50 “fun facts” about Smash Bros. for Wii U, a lot of which was brand new information. Highlights include 8-player Smash, Mewtwo as a playable character, and Ridley making a guest appearance. Watch the video above or read the full press release after the jump.
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Yoshi Circuit Makes a Return for Mario Kart 8 DLC

Nintendo of Japan confirmed that one of the 8 tracks coming to the November 2014 Mario Kart 8 DLC will be Yoshi Circuit. Above is footage of the track running in Mario Kart 8. Yoshi Circuit debuted as a track in Mario Kart Double Dash!! for Gamecube. Will you be picking up the first wave of Mario Kart 8 DLC?
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Project Cars Delayed Until March 2015 on All Platforms


Update: It’s now been confirmed that Project Cars will release on March 20, 2015 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s no mention of when the Wii U version will release. Slightly Mad had this to say:

Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world. Something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience. Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.

Original Article:
A NeoGaf post suggests that Project Cars, originally to be released next month on PS4 and XB1 and next year on PC and Wii U has been pushed to March 2015 on all platforms. This piece of information has apparently been posted on the Project Cars backer forum and we should expect a press release later today, assuming this is true. We’ll keep you updated on that. While many will surely be disappointed of the news, Nintendo fans might find comfort in the new level playing field that the Wii U version of the game will have.

Here’s a snapshot of the revealed information:


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Nintendo Castle Top Ten Music Tracks: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Top Ten

With the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS today, which we’re no doubt certain you are all either already enjoying or will be so shortly, we figured it was time we looked into one aspect that we’re very excited about in the latest all-star brawler. The music. Despite having only two tracks per stage, there is still a wide variety of music on display. Even with all of the returning tracks, of which there are plenty, there is still a wide variety of new and remixed tracks that is sure to please fans of each respective series. Without further ado, Nintendo Castle presents to you our top ten picks of the music library the game offers.
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Wii U Firmware Version 5.2.0 is now Available for Download


The latest update to the Wii U firmware is now available in all regions. With this update comes folders, which allow you to organize your downloaded applications in any way you’d like, with custom titles and colors. Other improvements include access to the Download Management app from the Home Screen and overall system stability. Hit “Read More” for a full list of new features.
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