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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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U Craft, a Minecraft Clone from Nexis Games, is Coming to Wii U

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Although we’ve known a Minecraft clone was in the works for Wii U eShop, it’s now been revealed that the developer behind it is Nexis Games. The company behind very dissapointing title Brickblast U and the promising Dance of the Damned hopes to have this monster of a clone up on the Wii U eShop before Christmas. This news comes shortly after Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft, sealing the deal that it won’t be coming to Wii U.
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Australia and New Zealand are Getting the New 3DS and XL this November

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To the surprise of many, Nintendo of Australia announced that the New 3DS and New 3DS XL systems will launch in Australia/New Zealand on November 21, 2014. Prices for the new system are $219.95 AUD for a White New 3DS or $249.95 AUD for a Metallic Blue or Black New 3DS XL. The systems will launch in Japan this October, but North America and Europe won’t see them until 2015. The systems will be avaiable to play at PAX Australia later this year. Hit the jump for the full Nintendo Direct.
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Here’s the Current Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Tier List

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Note: It’s very early to know if this tier list is accurate. Please take the order with a grain of salt.
In the competitive Smash Bros. community, there exists tier lists to organize which characters have an advantage against others in competitive settings. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has been out for a few weeks in Japan, and competitive players have put together a tier list of the best and worst characters. While this doesn’t affect those who casually play the series, those who participate in tournaments and competitions will have a hard time winning with a low-tier character. Is your favorite character high on the tier list? Let us know below.
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Getting Animal Crossing and Sonic Content


As part of the Tokyo Game Show this past week, Capcom revealed a couple new partnerships featured in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on 3DS.

In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, players are accompanied by Felyne AI comrades which feature their own in-depth customization options including armor, weapons and skills. As recently announced, players will be able to outfit these Felyne partners as the lecture-loving mole Mr. Resetti and canine secretary Isabelle from Animal Crossing, or the world’s fastest hedgehog Sonic. Players will also be able to hunt and drum like a pro with the Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn weapon.

What do you think of these rather interesting combinations?

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B-Dasher Revealed for Mario Kart 8′s First DLC Pack

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Nintendo UK revealed on Twitter today that the B-Dasher is one of the new vehicles in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack, available this November. The B-Dasher is a high speed kart that made it’s debut in Mario Kart DS. The two confirmed vehicles for the first DLC pack are the Blue Falcon and B-Dasher.

The 2 DLC Packs are avaiable for pre-order on the eShop right now ($11.99) and will be released this November and next May respectively.

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