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Nintendo Download: Dr. Mario, Clu Clu Land, more

drmario-1A few months after adding Dr. Luigi to the Wii U eShop, Nintendo has gone and ahead and made the NES original, Dr. Mario, available to download as well. Another NES puzzler, Clu Clu Land is now available to download from the 3DS eShop.

Four other games will make their way to the Nintendo eShop this week including My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Wii U), a hair styling sim; Skater Cat (3DS), a platformer where you control a skateboarding cat; Airport Hero Hawaii (3DS), an air traffic control sim; and I Am In the Movie (DSi), a video editing application.

More information on all of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Disney has added Lightsabers to Disney Infinity

Almost from the day it was announced, fans have been begging Disney Interactive to add Star Wars characters to Disney Infinity. While we’re not there quite yet, the publisher has revealed that a Lightsaber, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age, can be found in the game.

So if you’ve ever wanted to watch Mickey Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie from Toy Story, Mr. Incredible, Dash, and Elastigirl from The Incredibles, The Lone Ranger, Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc., Rapunzel, Jack Skellington, Wreck-It Ralph, Jack Sparrow, Elsa from Frozen, and several others wield a Lightsaber, I recommend checking out the trailer above.

As for actual Star Wars characters, we’ll probably have to wait for Disney Infinity 2.

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Nintendo to add Super Mario Bros. 3, GBA classics to Virtual Console in April


Super Mario Bros. 3, one of the greatest games of all time, will soon be available to download through the Virtual Console on the Wii U and 3DS. It’ll be released next month alongside the first Game Boy Advance games to be added to the Wii U eShop.

Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion will kick things off on April 3. They will be joined on the Wii U eShop by a least one new GBA game every week for the entire month. Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! will follow on April 10, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity and Golden Sun can be downloaded beginning April 17, and Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 completes the first wave of GBA on Wii U games on April 24.

Like all Virtual Console titles on the Wii U, each game will include Off-TV Play and a Restore Point feature to save your progress. Miiverse functionality will also be included.

More details and pricing information for all of these titles can be found after the break. Yes, even for Super Mario Bros. 3. Though, if you need more information on Super Mario Bros. 3, I want to see the rock you’ve been living under, it must be impressive. (more…)

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Lego Ninjago: Nindroids coming to 3DS, Vita this Summer


Lego’s popular Ninjago line will receive a second video game adaptation this Summer when WB Games brings Lego Ninjago: Nindroids to the 3DS and Vita.

Developed by Hellbent Games (in partnership with TT Games), Nindroids will include 30 levels of action and puzzle-based gameplay adapted from events in the Lego Ninjago Rebooted animated show. Players will train in the art of special moves and combo attacks to become a “Spinjitsu Master” as they defend New Ninjago City:

Lego Ninjago: Nindroids players will face their greatest challenge as they work to protect New Ninjago City from the Overlord’s Nindroid army. Infiltrate Borg Tower, fly the Kai Fighter and face off against the evil Tech Wu. Take to the streets in Cole’s Earth Mech and Jay’s Thunder Raider, defend the skies in Zane’s Ninjacopter, escape Pythor on Lloyd’s Golden Cycle, and enter the Digiverse for an epic final battle. Story mode features additional favorite characters like Nya, Sensei Garmadon, Samurai X, and PIXAL.

WB Games also announced that Lego Battles: Ninjago, which was released exclusively for the DS in 2011, has sold two million copies to date.

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New Releases: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Deception IV, Witch and Hundred Knight, More


Are you ready to dive back into Sanctuary to do battle with pure evil? If not, you better get ready as Blizzard will release Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for the PC this week. A PS4 version is also in the works and will be available later this year. But if you’re a PlayStation gamer who wants a new dungeon-crawler now, NIS America plans to release The Witch and the Hundred Knight for the PS3 this week.

If dungeon-crawling RPGs aren’t you thing, this week also sees the release of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma (PS3), the latest fighting game from Arc System Works, and Deception IV: Blood Ties, the latest game in the cultish trap-filled strategy series.

And if you’re looking for more games, a few more new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Mighty No. 9′s GDC 2014 trailer is mega-tastic

I’ve got good news! Especially if you were 10 years old in 1990… Keiji Inafune and Comcept have unveiled another trailer for Mighty No. 9 during their Game Developers Conference presentation!

After Inafune left Capcom, the publisher left Mega Man, his best-known creation, to flounder amid a sea of cancellations and cameos. But the developer has distilled the essence of Mega Man into Mighty No. 9 and produced a game that is looking less “homage” and more “unauthorized sequel” every time we see it. And that’s a good thing. He even patterned Mighty No. 9′s boss robots on the Robot Masters from the original Mega Man. My inner 10-year-old gives this trailer seven thumbs up.

Inafune funded the side-scrolling shooter last year through a mega-successful Kickstarter campaign that ensured the game will be released for nearly every platform imaginable: 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Battle Trozei, Pure Chess, more


It’s Thursday, so that means we’re in store for another update to the Nintendo eShop.

The 3DS leads the way this week with Pokemon Battle Trozei, a strategic puzzle game that includes more than 700 Pokemon. Also available to download on the 3DS this week is Pure Chess, a chess sim, and Yumi’s Odd Odyssey, a puzzle platformer that stars a daredevil fisherwoman.

Over on the Wii U, there’s an HD version of Pure Chess, as well as the Hello Kitty Kruisers kart racer and one of the earliest NES games, Volleyball.

More information about all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)

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The Last of Us wins Game of the Year at 2014 GDC Awards


The 2014 Game Developers Choice Awards were handed out last night and The Last of Us took home “Game of the Year.” Naughty Dog’s unquestioned dominance in this year’s awards season really makes you wonder, does it ever get boring for Neil Druckmann and company? I’m guessing no, but after winning several BAFTAs, multiple DICE Awards, the Writer’s Guild Award for Videogame Writing, and a Warp Zoned Golden Pixel Award, it stops being surprising. In addition to being selected as “Game of the Year,” The Last of Us was also honored with the “Best Game Design” and “Best Narrative” awards.

But The Last of Us wasn’t the only winner last night. Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was picked as the “Best Handheld/Mobile Game” while IGF darling Papers Please took home the award for “Best Downloadable Game” as well as the “Innovation Award.”

The only other multi-award winner of the night was BioShock Infinite, which was recognized for its sights and sounds with the “Best Visual Art” and “Best Audio” awards. Finally, the low-key Gone Home (and its developer, The Fullbright Company) was picked as the “Best Debut” while the bombastic Grand Theft Auto V took home “Best Technology.”

The full list of this year’s winners can be found after the break. (more…)

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