Nintendo @ E3 2015 Live Stream

Well, the time has finally come. In just under an hour, we will discover what Nintendo have in store for us lucky folk for the next year in their Digital Event @ E3 2015 and here’s hoping for some surprise announcements *coughsunshine2metroidprimecough*

If you haven’t already, why not check out some of Fuego’s predictions for what Nintendo could have in store for us here and feel free to come up with your own in the comments!

Also, be sure to check back soon after the Digital Event has finished to check out my discussions on the event as well as the rest of E3 this year!

Check out the live stream after the break at 9am PT/5pm BST!

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Smash Bros. Wii U – A Week (and a bit) Of News

With my recent absence from NintyBuzz (apologies) there has been a slew of news for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Indeed you may have already encountered all the news, but in case you have missed any juicy details then you are in luck, as we have compiled an awesome little article to outline all the best bits!

Check out the announcements after the break!

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By | 2014-10-17T20:17:09+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Miiverse, Nintendo, Smash Bros., Wii U|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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Amiibo, Smash And More – Nintendo PR Announcement

Pre-Orders for First 12 amiibo Figures Kick off Nintendo’s Holiday Season

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo has prepared a massive lineup of new games and products for the 2014 holiday season. The lineup includes new entries from some of the biggest franchises in gaming, new hardware bundles for Wii U and Nintendo 2DS, and new amiibo interactive figures featuring some of the most iconic characters in the world of video games.

The holiday shopping season begins today for Nintendo fans, as the first 12 amiibo interactive figures become available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of just $12.99 each. The first dozen characters available for pre-order at select retailers are Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future.

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SmashShot of the Day (8th August 2014)

For the past year, Smash Bros. Director, Masahiro Sakurai, has been showing off Smash Bros. glory by uploading a screenshot from the upcoming instalments for 3DS and Wii U nearly every day on Miiverse… that’s a whole lot of content for your eyeballs! Today Sakurai has a retro surprise… a VERY retro surprise!

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“?Ba-ding!?”

If you turn on the 3D effect, it really looks like there’s a Game Boy inside the screen.

Yup, it’s a Game Boy, and if you turn on the 3D then apparently it looks like there is a Game Boy inside your 3DS [Game-ception much]. It is possible that this is a brand new stage, though Sakurai has yet to confirm this… also, the character sprites are quite different from their usual Smash Bros. one to fit in with the Game Boy theme.

Super Smash Bros. is set to be released for 3DS on the 13th September 2014 in Japan, 3rd October 2014 in Europe and North America, and a day later in Australia. The Wii U version is set to be released during Q4 2014.

By | 2014-08-08T21:29:01+00:00 August 8th, 2014|3DS, Miiverse, Nintendo, Smash Bros., Wii U|0 Comments

SmashShot Of The Day (6th/7th August 2014)

For the past year, Smash Bros. Director, Masahiro Sakurai, has been showing off Smash Bros. glory by uploading a screenshot from the upcoming instalments for 3DS and Wii U nearly every day on Miiverse… that’s a whole lot of content for your eyeballs! Yesterday, Sakurai shoed us two new support Pokémon which appear from within the Pokéball item!

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Here’s what he had to say…

Victini and Xerneas are both support Pokémon. Victini’s Victory Star boosts the attack of whoever throws the Poké Ball, and also prevents flinching. Xerneas’s Geomancy increases the launch power of all fighters, but exceptionally raises it for whoever had the Poké Ball.

It seems these Pokémon don’t cause damage directly towards fighters, but instead will put effects on them. Victini will temporarily boost the users attack power as well as reduce flinching. Xerneas increases the launch power of all fighters, though the user’s is raised more so. Today’s picture shows off some of the Trophy Gallery from the 3DS version of the game!

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And here’s his comment…

Here’s the trophy gallery for the 3DS version. You can rotate the trophies by drawing circles on the bottom screen. Super Smash Bros. Brawl had tons of trophies, but rumor has it that the 3DS version alone may have more than Brawl. Looks like the Dr. Wily that we made from scratch for the 3DS version is on his knees in disbelief.

As expected, you’ll be able to see the entire trophy on the top screen while looking at the information on the bottom. I expect you can use the Circle Pad to rotate the trophy, but you can also use the stylus on the bottom screen to do so. It also seems like there may be more trophies to collect in the 3DS Smash than the Wii U’s. Today is also a double feature as Sakurai shows us something new for the Trophy Gallery…

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Here’s something new–the trophy shop. If you’re having a hard time getting certain trophies, why not just buy them? They sometimes go on sale, too.

Now we can finally put the many coins we collect in Smash Bros. into good use with the brand new Trophy Shop. If you crave a specific trophy then you can just buy one by using the gold you collect in the modes of Smash Bros.; they also go on sale from time to time. If you walk more than you smash [strange people] then you can also use your collection of Play Coins to purchase trophies too. Play Coins can be collected by putting your 3DS system into your pocket and walking the day away. You get one coin for every 100 steps, you can collect 10 a day and you can carry a maximum of 300 coins.

Super Smash Bros. is set to be released for 3DS on the 13th September 2014 in Japan, 3rd October 2014 in Europe and North America, and a day later in Australia. The Wii U version is set to be released during Q4 2014.

By | 2014-08-07T21:19:58+00:00 August 7th, 2014|3DS, Miiverse, Nintendo, Smash Bros., Wii U|0 Comments

SmashShot of the Day (4th/5th August 2014)

For the past year, Smash Bros. Director, Masahiro Sakurai, has been showing off Smash Bros. glory by uploading a screenshot from the upcoming instalments for 3DS and Wii U nearly every day on Miiverse… that’s a whole lot of content for your eyeballs! Yesterday we were shown a look at the inclusion of an old Japan exclusive Nintendo game!

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And here’s Sakurai’s comment…

In this Smash Bros. installment, this little guy is also making an appearance! I…don’t know his name, but he’s the Prince of the Sablé Kingdom. He’s from the Game Boy game Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (translated as The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls), which was only released in Japan.

It looks like another assist trophy, it’s definitely welcome that the development team are including characters from games which never saw a Western release… or at least didn’t for several years! But here’s another look at the trophy, as well as an explanation on what it does in combat!

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And here comes the explanation…

Here’s the trophy of the Sablé Prince. He transforms into a snake or a frog, and unloads multiple attacks on any opponent he catches. Keep attacking your foes when they’re trapped in his dust cloud.

That seems to be quite a devastating effect. Now onto today’s SmashShot where we get to have a peek at an extremely devastating weapon crafted by the gods/goddesses themselves!

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Here’s Sakurai’s comment…

Look at these three radiant pieces… Yup, you guessed it! It’s another combinable item like the Dragoon-the Daybreak.

The powerful weapon from Kid Icarus Uprising makes a triumphant return in the new Smash Bros. Similar to the Dragoon, you have to collect all three pieces to unleash its almighty power… though there is something different about the Daybreak to the Dragoon…

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This is what it looks like when all three parts are combined together. How powerful will its beam blast be? FYI, you can fire shooting items while moving backward and forward. Change direction by flicking the Control Stick or Circle Pad toward the back of the fighter.

Upon completion of the Dragoon, a reticle appears on screen to dispatch the other fighters to their doom. With the Daybreak, a reticle doesn’t appear, instead you are carrying it around with you like the ray gun… unlike the ray gun however, the Daybreak has immense power. If it is anything like the version from Kid Icarus, then a very well aimed shot can dish out many one-hit K.O.s!

Super Smash Bros. is set to be released for 3DS on the 13th September 2014 in Japan, 3rd October 2014 in Europe and North America, and a day later in Australia. The Wii U version is set to be released during Q4 2014.

By | 2014-08-05T21:05:18+00:00 August 5th, 2014|3DS, Miiverse, Nintendo, Smash Bros., Wii U|0 Comments
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