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Are you ready for even more Amiibo figures? While I’ll probably never get my hands on a Little Mac, Nintendo has gone ahead and announced a fourth wave of the popular toys as well as a special Super Mario series.
Wave 4 will be available sometime this Spring and will be comprised of six figures (Robin, Lucina, Pac-Man, Wario, Ness, and Charizard). Meanwhile, the special Super Mario series will launch on March 20 and include new figures for Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser. The series will also include Toad, who will be making his Amiibo debut.
All of these Amiibo figures will be compatible with Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and some will work with other Wii U games such as Mario Party 10 and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is ready to search for shiny baubles on the Wii U eShop this week. The isometric action game, which is based off a series of bonus levels from Super Mario 3D World, gets Toad (and Toadette) out into the world in his first starring role.
Toad will be joined on the Wii U eShop this week by Fire Emblem, the Game Boy Advance classic that marked the franchise’s American debut. In other Virtual Console release news, the NES version of Lode Runner is also available to download today.
Over on the 3DS eShop, a trio of new games are now available including Ultimate NES Remix, a portable NES minigame collection. Also new on the digital storefront today is Christmas Wonderland 4, a hidden object game, and Violetta: Rhythm & Music, a music game based on the Disney television series.
More details about all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Welcome to December, ladies and gentlemen! On the average, December is a month that doesn’t see many new releases, but 2014 appears to be different. Six major releases will be available in stores this week, which is extremely atypical for the the first week of the final month of the year.
We start things off with the delightful and adorable Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Wii U. Based on the Captain Toad sections found in last year’s Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo may have outdone themselves with their latest attempt to cram a ton of cuteness into a game while keeping the gameplay appropriate for all ages. Yup, I thinkl Toad in an archaeologist costume searching for lost treasure means we’ve finally reached “Maximum Nintendo.”
Next up is Ubisoft’s cross-country racer The Crew. Available for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, Ubisoft held several beta tests to ensure that The Crew’s online modes work like a charm. Also available this week is Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix, a new Kingdom Hearts compilation for the PS3.
Speaking of compilations, Nintendo has smushed together both NES Remix games into a Wii U retail disc known as the NES Remix Pack. It’ll be joined by Ultimate NES Remix, a 3DS edition of the NES-based minigame collection.
Are you ready for your dose of Sunday cuteness? I hope so, because Nintendo has released a new trailer for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Featuring the “Mini-Universes” of the game, this trailer ping pongs through 70 different levels from the game and each one offers plenty of sights to behold. Keep your eyes peeled for #56, it appears to be based on the original Donkey Kong arcade game.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be released exclusively for the Wii U on December 5.
Nintendo hasn’t said much about Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker since they announced the game at this year’s E3 Expo. But today, the publisher confirmed that Captain Toad will march on to the Wii U on December 5 with a budget price of $39.99.
Captain Toad is based on a series of minigames that originally appeared in last year’s Super Mario 3D World. But for Captain Toad, they’ve expanded beyond those simple rotating levels and will now include bigger adventures like “exploring a haunted house or escaping a smoldering volcano.” I gotta admit, I didn’t think little Toad had it in him.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be the first game released by Nintendo with Toad in a starring role. And the game will get even bigger in 2015 when Nintendo will patch in support for their upcoming line of Amiibo figures.
EGX London, formerly known as the Eurogamer Expo, finally gives UK players a chance to their hand at unreleased games after all the other big Summer shows: E3, PAX Prime, Gamescom, and TGS. It sits at the right time of year too! I always tend to get a bit down on games over the Summer when my consoles sit mostly unused.After playing a dozen of the biggest games scheduled to release over the next nine months, I’m excited to finally charge a DualShock 4 again.On top of that, talking to so many gamers in one place really gives you a nice vertical slice of where the industry sits at the moment. But first… the games! (more…)
Are you attending next weekend’s PAX Prime convention? If so, you’ll have a chance to try out Nintendo’s entire Fall lineup as the consolemaker is planning to display ten games on the show floor.
But if you live in the Seattle area you couldn’t make it into PAX Prime, don’t worry, The Big N has got you covered. On Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 the company will pop in to various public spots in Seattle with copies of Super Smash Bros. For 3DS in hand. To find out where, follow along with Nintendo’s Twitter feed and keep an eye out for the #SmashBash hashtag.
Nintendo will also hold a special after hours event for Hyrule Warriors at Renaissance Seattle Hotel (515 Madison St.) on Friday from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Fans will be allowed inside on a first-come, first-served basis, but you can jump to the head of the line if you cosplay as your favorite character from The Legend of Zelda.
Both games will also be available on the PAX Prime show floor, along with Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and several others.
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I think we can all agree that, while the same old question of “Who won E3 – Sony or Microsoft?” has still been going around, the truth is that Nintendo surprised and pleased everyone. The trailer for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is no exception to this. The levels are colorful and whimsical, and the ability to switch to first-person view with the GamePad made me want the game right now.
Luckily, the wait won’t be that long, as the projected release date for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the Wii U is this holiday season.