Nintendo has just released US sales data for 2015 so far and it is looking well for them. Nintendo 3DS sales have increased roughly 80 percent over sales during the same time period of 2014 with Wii U sales up more than 20 percent. Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS has continued to sell well with 110,00 for the 3DS version in its sixth month on the market. Newly released Mario Party 10 sold nearly 290,000 units in the first two weeks. Check out more information in the press release after the break...
This past week, Nintendo has finally unveiled the 8 courses coming in Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2. There will be four new courses and four retro courses. The new courses will be Animal Crossing, Big Blue from F-Zero, Super Bell Subway, based off of the Super Mario 3D World powerup, and Wild Woods. The returning courses include fan favorite Baby Park from the GameCube, Cheese Land from Mario Kart Super Circuit on the GameBoy Advance, Neo Bowser City from Mario Kart 7, and Ribbon Road from the GameBoy Advance.
The DLC Pack 2 also brings characters Isabelle, Villager, and returning character Dry Bowser, as well as more vehicles. Alongside the DLC will be a free update to Mario Kart 8, adding the new 200cc racing mode, and more Mii racing suits to be unlocked from tapping amiibo in, including characters like Pac-Man, Rosalina and Luma, Bowser, and Mega Man. Don't miss the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2, coming out April 23 for $7.99, unless you already prepurchased it, or alongside Pack 1, and don't miss the free update coming out the same day. Will you be buying the new DLC? You can check out an overview trailer of the DLC after the break.
Playtonic Games, the studio made up of former Rare employees, has recently announced an update on their awaited game, Project Ukulele. At EGX Rezzed this past March, they showed many things, such as in development screenshots of the game, information regarding gameplay and collectibles, and an announcement of a Kickstarter for the game. The update they announced via Twitter is an image saying, "Coming soon to to Kickstarter on May 1st!" Are you excited for Project Ukulele and will you help fund the Kickstarter? Stay tuned for more news in the future on Project Ukulele.
In a rather unexpected announcement at Monster Hunter Fest '15 Finals in Japan Capcom has revealed an up and coming RPG in the Monster Hunter series. Monster Hunter Stories will venture from the traditional Monster Hunter formula and feature a cartoon graphic style and RPG mechanics. Very little is known about the game so far, but we do know it has been in development for five years and you can catch the cinematic trailer after the break. Monster Hunter Stories is scheduled for a 2016 release in Japan and will probably head to the west soon after, stay tuned for more information.
The director of the Super Smash Bros. series of games is still having shoulder problems after the newly released games in the franchise, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, as he revealed in his column in the Weekly Famitsu. Two years ago, Sakurai revealed that he had calcific tendinitis in his right shoulder, and it appears he is still having problems. He also said how if he plays a game that involves button mashing, his arm would give out in ten minutes. You can check out more about Sakurai's pain and issues with his arm here.
Indie studio Big John Games has revealed the targeted release date for their 3DS Minecraft-like game, Cube Creator 3D. The studio yesterday revealed on their Twitter page that they are targeting a release of Cube Creator 3D on Thursday, April 23. The release date could be changed in the next few days, but they are hoping to release it on that day! The game features a survival mode to fight, explore, and create what they want to! While the game is still not out yet, you can still go to the Nintendo eShop now and download the Cube Creator 3D demo. You can watch the trailer for Cube Creator 3D after the break.
The popular franchise of Call of Duty could once again be heading to Wii U. This rumor is based on a NeoGAF member who found out it is possible to link your Nintendo Network ID on the Call of Duty website. Once you make your account on the website, you can link your account to either Xbox Live, Playstation Network, Steam, or your Nintendo Network ID. Let's hope that this is true and that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is coming to Wii U in the future, unlike the last Call of Duty game, Advanced Warfare. Do you think the game will be headed to Wii U? We may possibly find out on April 26 in the world reveal of the game. You can check out the official teaser trailer and the image showing the accounts you can link to your Call of Duty account after the break.
Earlier today, LEGO introduced the world to their own product line of toys-to-life figures, called LEGO Dimensions. Toys-to-life has become a popular idea as of lately, as shown in Disney Infinity, Skylanders, and especially amiibo, so it makes sense that LEGO is jumping along as well. It is not clear as to how the LEGO figurines interact with the game, but it could possibly add new characters, new levels, among many other things. We will hopefully find out more in the future. It appears that The Wizard of Oz, Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more themes will be tieing into the game, so there should be a big variety. You can preorder the game for Nintendo Wii U, as well as Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3, or Xbox 360 on the game's Amazon page for $100, and it will release on September 27, 2015. Continue reading after the break for the official LEGO Dimensions announcement video and for some of the expansion packs.
An update for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M first announced in the Nintendo Direct on April 1 has released today, which adds a fast-forward button to the enemy turn to speed it up. The update is available to users who already own Code Name: S.T.E.A.M either physically or digitally, and the update is free, but requires 27 blocks on your 3DS system. Check after the break for the official notes of the update, plus the update video for more information!
A new video by Nintendo features the difference in speed between the 200CC and the 150CC on the Piranha Plant Pipeway course in Mario Kart 8. The video shows a major difference between how quick 1 lap was finished in both of the versions of the game. Are you excited for the big 200CC Mario Kart 8 update? The update releases on April 23, which is not too far away. You can check out the video highlighting the difference in the 150CC and 200CC after the break.
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