Zelda DLC Announcement Details

Nintendo’s newest Zelda entry The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a hit and now we have even more reason to go back and play it or to pick up and start your journey. Out this summer the promised ‘Hard Mode’ will be released that will make the enemies level be upped by one and also have higher maximum levels. They will also be able to gain health slowly, Not only that but a new added feature where you will be able to find enemies and chests in the sky.

If new apparel is your thing then look no further Nintendo has you covered. A Korok mask that shakes when you are near one of their locations will help new and old players alike find all 900 seeds. We are also graced with new armour sets based off characters from previous Zelda titles, such as Tingle and Majora’s mask. Another trial to grind through is coming. A “Trial of the Sword” Challenge will let Link take out enemies to unleash “the true power of the Master Sword” while the Hero’s Path mode will help you keep track of where you have been in the last 200 hours. Think of it like a Sheikah version of a Fitbit Activity Monitor.

Last we are awarded a Medallion, what are you ever talking about you ask? Well it is the Travel Medallion, this momentou will let you the player assign there current location as a place you can instantly travel back to. Additionally, from today, players can download an update that will allow you choose different languages for the voice acting, while keeping the subtitles in your native language.

Check out the full Press Release after the break!

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By | 2017-06-17T00:03:03+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|DLC, eShop|0 Comments

NintyNews Weekly – 17th July ’15

It’s that time of week again! It’s time to look back over the past week to see what’s been buzzing in the Ninty world. It’s been a pretty ‘interesting’ and quiet week this week. It started off on a rather depressing note, though in the end it turned into something rather beautiful.

Check out the top news of the week after the break!

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By | 2015-07-17T13:27:11+00:00 July 17th, 2015|3DS, eShop, Nintendo, NintyNews Weekly, Wii U|0 Comments

OPINION – Mr. Fuego’s Nintendo E3 Predictions!

The most exciting time of the gaming calendar is here; it’s E3 Predictions time! I have 12 predictions lined up, and hopefully at least a few will be correct. Wait, who am I kidding? My predictions are 100% accurate! Let’s GOOOOOO…!

New Animal Crossing — Wii U

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I think a new Animal Crossing title will likely be announced for Wii U. It’ll run at 1080p, 60fps (okay, they probably won’t mention this, but if ANIMAL CROSSING can’t manage it nothing can). Honestly that would be all I’d need to know, but I think to entice more players they just might go a little further. So what’s different from past games? I think it might be expanded online support with big online features.

Star Fox Online Competitive Multiplayer Shown!

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We all know Nintendo are going to show the new Star Fox game at E3, but I think there will be more than just a single player mode shown. I predict we’ll see an online multiplayer mode too! After all, Tadashi Sugiyama and Takaya Imamura, the producer and director of Steel Diver Sub Wars are producing/directing Star Fox along with Miyamoto — and I have a reliable source on that! WIKIPEDIA! Undeniable!

New Metroid — Wii U and/or 3DS

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I think a new Metroid title is very possible this year. So far Metroid games have been played from either a 2D perspective (most games), or in first-person (Prime games). But that doesn’t mean it’ll always be that way. In 2012 Miyamoto said “the kind of ideas I have on Metroid [are reflected in Metroid Blast].” — a game played from a third-person perspective. Traversal is a major theme in Metroid games, and a third-person perspective would mean the precision and feel of Samus’s movement could be improved. So I think a third-person view is reasonably likely, too. And if that’s right, Platinum are revealing something this year…

Zelda Wii U Mentioned

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Nintendo may have said Zelda Wii U won’t be in their Digital Event, but I see through their lies. I’m predicting it’ll be mentioned! That’s right, MENTIONED! Hah, I see through your lies Nintendo! Bold Prediction, right? Wait, that doesn’t actually contradict what they said? Oh… Okay, I predict Aonuma will pop up to talk about it… briefly. I’m not exactly expecting much from Zelda, but they can’t just ignore it.

Pokémon Game With Amiibo Support — Wii U and/or 3DS

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Pokémon Amiibo are pretty much useless in anything but Smash Bros., despite being one of Nintendo’s most beloved brands. But they’ve got to be used for something, right? I predict Nintendo will show a new Pokémon game at E3, launching alongside a fully-supported “Pokémon” line of Amiibo.

Something First Party & Exciting — 3DS

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The 3DS’s 2015 lineup has been pretty sparse so far. In terms of new first-party retail games there has been… one?! Something exciting’s gotta be announced at E3. I’m just not sure what it could be. I’m expecting and hoping the next main series Pokémon will be announced and released next year, it’s too soon for Zelda, and there’s already been a new IP gamble for 3DS. There has to be something big here for 3DS fans, and it’ll be exciting to find out what it is.

A Lot More Third-Party & Exciting — 3DS

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Monster Hunter. Yokai Watch. The Great Ace Attorney. Bravely Second. Dragon Quest VIII. There are quite a few third-party 3DS games that have a strong chance of showing up, even if Nintendo don’t have anything exciting themselves. I wouldn’t be surprised if the majority of future 3DS titles are Japanese third-party & ported titles. Wii U needs strong first-party support, but 3DS can survive with less, meaning Nintendo can gear up game development for their next system instead.

Xenoblade X Release Date

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Xenoblade X will get a release date. I predict November. I’m excited. That’s it.

GameCube Virtual Console or Remake

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We’ll either get a GameCube remake, or finally get GameCube games to download, methinks. Something GameCube-ish. Depends on whether it’s possible to get GameCube games to work with the GamePad, really. GAMES. Mario Sunshine is my bet for a remake.

Club Nintendo Replacement/Better Account Features Mentioned

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Existing owners of Wii U and 3DS know how bad the account system is, so this would bizarrely be a really exciting announcement. Making accounts more user-friendly with features like cross-buy and linking-downloads-to-your-account-so-if-your-system-breaks-you-still-have-access-to-them would not go unnoticed by fans. I don’t think they’ll go to deep into their new online system, but I think it will be at least mentioned.

Smash Bros., Splatoon, & Mario Kart 8 Content!

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I think we’ll get new DLC Content for Smash, Splatoon and Mario Kart 8. I’m not sure what will come to Splatoon and Kart, but Street Fighter music files were found in Smash 3DS update data back in April, and they’re pretty much confirmed to be real at this point. I predict he’ll be revealed on Sunday’s Smash Bros. Presentation (which was correct! (I wrote this on Friday)). As for returning characters, I think Wolf will be shown at the Digital Event, and Roy might show up alongside Ryu on Sunday. I also think new, unseen stages are likely to show up.

Wait, this was already announced today (and caused some server problems in the process)!

New Retro Studios Game, Not Metroid — Wii U

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Personally I’d like to see Retro tackle something new and let another team work on Metroid, and actually think that’s fairly likely. Either way, I’m certain Retro will show their newest game this year. It could be a new entry in any number of Nintendo series, or even a totally new concept.

So there — those are my predictions for this year’s Nintendo E3 Presentations! You can post your own in the comments, if you want. I don’t really mind. Nope, doesn’t bother me.

Nintendo World Championships and more at E3

Yes, I know we are a bit late on this one, but after 25 years (I wasn’t even born back then) Nintendo are bringing back the Nintendo World Championships to coincide with their E3 presence. For the weeks leading up to E3 2015, Nintendo will be holding regional evens in North America for fans to compete to become the Nintendo World Champion 2015 at the Nokia Theatre, LA on the 14th June.

Not only will they have the Nintendo World Championships (which seems to have no love for other countries) but we can also expect to see their Digital Event, Treehouse Live streams and demos of Mario Maker at Best Buy locations.

Check out the entire press release after the break!

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By | 2015-05-14T09:32:54+00:00 May 14th, 2015|3DS, Amiibo, E3, eShop, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U|0 Comments

Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is Cross-Buy

Although it has been somewhat overlooked in recent years, the Mario vs. Donkey Kong has become somewhat of a flagship series for the eShop, and it’s about to break new ground (for Nintendo at least) – the latest title will be the first (well, second in Europe) cross-buy eShop title.

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Cross buy is a already a familiar concept for playstation owners, but the feature has been somewhat absent across the Wii U and 3DS, but that seems to be changing. Over on Sony’s platforms, purchase of a game on PS3, PS4 or PS Vita often unlocks it for use on all three systems, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will follow a similar pattern. However, for once Nintendo’s lack of an accounts based system for download games is a plus, because rather than automatically unlocking the game, Nintendo plan to provide a download code to purchasers. Expect to see many of these on eBay in the near future…

As for the game itself, Tipping Stars follows the template laid out by its predecessors well – once again, the aim is to guide mini toys to the exit via simple touch controls. Also returning is the level editor which has got a significant upgrade – while you can still share your creations online, players of your levels can now rate them by tipping you with stars. I see what you’re doing there Nintendo…

Stars can be used to buy new parts for levels, with the idea being that the most creative designers will get more parts to use, hence enabling them to create better levels. Sounds a bit like the rich will get richer then, but there you go.

Tipping Stars is out on the 5th March in North America and 20th March in Europe, exclusively on the eShop.

 

 

By | 2015-01-14T17:00:07+00:00 January 14th, 2015|3DS, Cross-Buy, eShop, Mario vs Donkey Kong, Wii U|0 Comments

Pokemon Shuffle is Free to Play and Out in February

Free to play doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere any time soon, and Nintendo will be getting in on that action with a brand new Pokemon game – Pokemon Shuffle. In true free to play style, the new game is another of those puzzle-shifting-match-three things, and is not dissimilar from the previous Pokemon Link/Trozei games.

The free to play elements will be familiar to anyone who owns a smartphone – you use up a heart each time a stage is tackled, and regenerate hearts as time passes, but this process can be sped up if you part with some card hold cash. Nintendo previously experimented with the free to play model when it released Steel Diver sub wars, but this seems to be a much more confident effort with more potential for wide appeal.

Pokemon Shuffle will be out in February for 3DS, and naturally will be free to download. Will you be picking up a copy?

By | 2015-01-14T18:08:31+00:00 January 14th, 2015|3DS, eShop, Pokémon|0 Comments

NintyBuzz @ EGX 2014

It was an early Sunday morning, dew fresh on the ground and sleep encrusted upon my eyelids. There was no time to waste, as the final day of EGX lay ahead. Yes, we had the pleasure to attend one of the biggest gaming expos in the UK, full of various upcoming titles from many different developers for many different consoles, though of course, we mainly stayed in the Nintendo booth… scratch that, that was our home for the entire day!

Check out our full experience from the event after the break!

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