"“The second-half of 2013 is packed with great games and great experiences for Nintendo fans, from new entries in longstanding franchises to software that highlights the many benefits of connecting our hardware to the Internet,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’re always on the lookout for new ways that our fans can interact with their favorite game series, and Animal CrossingPlaza extends the fun of the infectious series to Wii U.”"
Wii U News
Animal Crossing Plaza: A new application on Wii U for Animal Crossing fans is now available for download for free in the Nintendo eShop. The service will run through the end of 2014, and allowsAnimal Crossing fans from around the world to meet, interact and exchange information through the Animal Crossing Miiverse community. Players can import images they took in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for Nintendo 3DS, custom design QR Code patterns via their SD cards and organize them in albums. Players also can post messages to Miiverse with those images. The QR Code patterns posted can also be directly scanned and used in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Players can select their favorite animal in the Animal Crossing Plaza to post about those specific animals or view posts only about them. If players want to see more posts, they can jump directly to the Animal Crossing series Miiverse community from Animal Crossing Plaza.
Pokémon Rumble U: Players have the opportunity to befriend some of the Toy Pokémon that they defeat in battle. People can play as, and do battle against, every one of the 649 Pokémon that have appeared in the video games through Pokémon Black Version 2 andPokémon White Version 2. Pokémon Rumble U also lets players bring the game into the real world with optional, collectible NFC Figures that let them access Toy Pokémon with Special Traits in the game by scanning them with the Wii U GamePad controller. Players can purchase 18 different Figures exclusively through GameStop stores once Pokémon Rumble U launches. These NFC Figures are not required to see everything the game has to offer, but are a fun new way to interact with Wii U. Pokémon Rumble U launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Aug. 29.
Challenger Approaching!: Luigi has been confirmed as a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo is calling 2013 “The Year of Luigi” due to the high number of games that Mario’s brother is starring in, such as Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for Nintendo 3DS andNew Super Luigi U for Wii U.
Sonic Lost World from SEGA: Launching exclusively for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 22, the game features radio-controlled gadgets that can be created and customized on Nintendo 3DS and sent to a player’s Wii U for use in cooperative multiplayer mode. Players use these gadgets to destroy enemies and collect items.
Rayman Legends from Ubisoft: Even Rayman likes to cosplay! The Wii U version of the game will include a special bonus: Players will be able to unlock a Mario costume for Rayman and a Luigi costume for Globox. Players on the Wii U version will also have access to select fan-favorite stages from the previously released Rayman Originsgame. Rayman Legends launches Sept. 3.
Art Academy: SketchPad: This application, headed to the Nintendo eShop on Aug. 9, uses features from an upcoming edition of the Art Academy series for Wii U to let users create original artwork that can be posted directly to Miiverse. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: This reinvented HD version of the Nintendo GameCube classic features several adjustments that enhance the overall play experience, such as faster sailing. The game launches this October.
Pikmin 3 on Miiverse: The recently released Pikmin 3 game allows players to capture in-game images from the eye-level of diminutive Pikmin, and post them directly to Miiverse. Nintendo is asking fans to post their most creative captions for a series of Miiverse images that will be posted to the Wii U Facebook page in the coming weeks. The top captions will be highlighted for everyone to see and enjoy.
The Wonderful 101: Stay tuned! A special installment of Nintendo Direct dedicated to The Wonderful 101 is coming at 7 a.m. PT on Aug. 9. The game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Sept. 15.
Nintendo 3DS News
Layton-Mania: The third game in the latest Professor Layton series will launch in 2014, as will a new crossover adventure co-starring Capcom’s Phoenix Wright in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: The game’s logo represents one of its key plot points: Link will undergo a new adventure across two worlds. In one world, the iconic Triforce exists, while the shadowy Triforce in the logo suggests the existence of another Triforce in a different world from where Link lives. Taking place long after the events of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, some of the game’s scenery will be familiar to fans of the series, while its puzzles and dungeons are new.The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds launches this November.
Summer Carnival ’92: RECCA: This notoriously hard-to-find Famicom game was originally designed for a games festival in Japan in the summer of 1992. It’s remembered as being one of the most challenging shooters ever created, and it’s coming to the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS soon.
Virtual Console Games: More classics are headed to Nintendo 3DS. The NES version of Donkey Kong launches Aug. 15, followed by Tecmo Bowl in September. Game Boy Color platformer Wario Land 3 is coming soon, and Super Mario Bros. 3 will be released in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS later this year.
Exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf Item at Nintendo Zone: Starting Aug. 11, owners of Animal Crossing: New Leaf can visit any Nintendo Zone location to receive a Pumpkin Pie in-game item. Visit a Nintendo Zone, then go to the post office in the game and ask about a present. Different in-game items will be distributed every two weeks through late September.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team: The latest hand-held adventure for this super sibling duo launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Aug. 11. While exploring the two massive worlds of the real world and Luigi’s dream, players can customize their play experience by equipping different badges and gear that impart different benefits in battle. Players can also extend their play experience by taking on Expert Challenges, such as dodging 10 consecutive enemy attacks to earn special gear.
The newest member of the Nintendo 3DS family is designed specifically for anyone looking for a more affordable entry point into the world of Nintendo hand-held video games. Nintendo 2DS will be available in Red or Blue on Oct. 12 at a suggested retail price of $129.99.
Nintendo 2DS plays the entire library of packaged and downloadable games for Nintendo 3DS only in 2D. The system features a distinctive fixed, slate-type form factor, and optional carrying cases will be available in Red or Blue at launch at a suggested retail price of $12.99. Nintendo 2DS maintains many of the same hardware features as Nintendo 3DS: dual screens, game-play controls and touch-screen features. The system also has backward compatibility with the existing library of more than 2,000 Nintendo DS games, as well as access to wireless connectivity features like multiplayer online game play, fun Nintendo Video content and great digitally delivered games in the Nintendo eShop. To view a video of Nintendo 2DS, visit http://youtu.be/sAExBTWIp3M.
People eager to test drive the new system will have the chance beginning in October, when Nintendo 2DS joins a sampling tour in conjunction with Simon Malls that visits several different markets before it wraps up on Nov. 3. For more information about the tour, visit http://www.nintendo.com.
New Suggested Retail Price – Wii U Deluxe Set
Starting Sept. 20, the Deluxe version of Nintendo’s Wii U system will be reduced in price by $50, to a new suggested retail price of just $299.99. The new price makes Wii U an even greater value, particularly with the strong lineup of Wii U games available and on the way for the system in 2013. These include Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, EarthBound,New Super Luigi U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Bundle
A new limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launches on Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $299.99. The bundle includes a black Deluxe Wii U console; a GamePad controller adorned with gold lettering, a gold Hyrule crest and gold symbols from the game; a download code for the digital version of Hyrule Historia, a book that details the chronology, history and artwork of The Legend of Zelda series; and a code that can be used to download The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from the Nintendo eShop immediately at no additional cost.
The digital version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will also launch on Sept. 20, while the packaged version launches Oct. 4 with distinctive gold-foil packaging, both at a suggested retail price of $49.99. GameStop is also offering an exclusive Ganondorf figurine bundled with the packaged game at a suggested retail price of $54.99.
A $50 price drop for the Wii U Deluxe Set to a new suggested retail price of just $299.99, effective on Sept. 20. A limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launching on Sept. 20. The introduction of Nintendo 2DS, an entry-level dedicated portable gaming system that plays all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. Nintendo 2DS launches Oct. 12, the same day as Pokémon Xand Pokémon Y, at a suggested retail price of $129.99. Dates for an outstanding lineup of Q4 video games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Q4 Games
The robust lineup of games on the way for Nintendo systems in Q4 includes:
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: Launches Sept. 20 (downloadable) and Oct. 4 (packaged) at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Wii Party U: Launches Oct. 25 bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller and stand at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Super Mario 3D World: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Launches Dec. 6 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Wii Fit U: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date, pricing and bundling information, will be revealed at a later date. Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games™: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date and pricing, will be revealed at a later date. Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24) andLEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Fall) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (Nov. 5) from Activision Publishing; Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA; and Rayman Legends (Sept. 3), Just Dance 2014 (Oct. 8), Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Oct. 29) and Watch_Dogs(Nov. 19) from Ubisoft.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Mario Party: Island Tour: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24);LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril (Fall) and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Oct. 25) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force(Oct. 13) from Activision Publishing; Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (Nov. 19) from D3Publisher; and Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA.
First off, the 2DS is the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Even uglier than that Wii Mini. It looks very uncomfortable to hold and looks like some cheap calculator. And the 2DS name is absolutely horrible. It's way too confusing for the average person who doesn't follow video games. We already have too many people who think the DS can play 3DS games and the WiiU is just an accessory for the Wii. This name is only gonna add to the confusion. Then getting rid of the 3D feature... I know a lot of people don't use it, but Nintendo was acting like it was gonna change the world when the 3DS was first released. Backing out of that now just sucks.
The price drop on the WiiU is very surprising, but totally welcoming. Even if it's just $50, it'll help bring in some more sales. The Zelda WiiU Bundle is very cool. $300 for a Deluxe Special Edition WiiU, Wind Waker HD, and Hyrule Historia is an absolute steal. It would look super sexy with my Zelda 3DS. If I didn't already have the PS4 preordered and more games on the WiiU actually appealed to me, I'd jump on it in an instant.
When can we get Wii Fit U? I probably won't play it when we have to pay to be honest. "
Wii Fit U will be available as a free download in the Nintendo Wii U's Nintendo eShop starting on November 1 2013 and ending on January 31 2014. If you download the Wii Fit U software during this time period, it'll be available for you to play and use as much as you would like for a month. Starting on February 1 2014, the free download offer of Wii Fit U expires, although Wii Fit U will now be available as a paid download in the Nintendo eShop. The packaged retail versions of the Wii Fit U game go on sale starting December 13 2013. Two packaged versions will be available. One package contains the Wii Fit U software and a Fit Meter, while the other contains the Wii Fit U software, a Fit Meter, and a Wii Balance Board.
Those who take advantage of the free download of Wii Fit U will be able to use their free download of the game forever simply by syncing a Fit Meter to their Wii Fit U software. Fit Meters will be available at retail starting on November 1 2013 in a black/silver color for an MSRP of $19.99 each. Thus, by purchasing the Fit Meter, you never actually pay for the game itself.
Wii Sports Club, on the other hand, acts as a hub of sorts. Each of the five games found in Wii Sports will be released individually, and you'll access the games from within the Wii Sports Club application. Tennis and Bowling will be the first two games available, both of which arrive on November 7 2013. When you download Wii Sports Club, you'll be granted a trial pass which will allow you to play any of the available games for a 24 hour period from the time that you first launch the Wii Sports Club game. After the trial pass has expired, you'll then be able to purchase a 24 hour day pass at any time for $1.99, or you can purchase unlimited and permanent access to the games for $9.99 each.
I really hope there'll be some sort of new into about the new gardening mama 2 and cooking mama 5 like when will the states get it and a release data on lego friends ds(kinda desperate for cheap ds games that's not same old same old)
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