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Nintendo adds a dozen titles to budget-priced Nintendo Selects line including Super Mario 3D World, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Nintendo only rarely adds new titles to their budget-priced Nintendo Selects line, so it’s always big news when they do. Today, the consolemaker confirmed that eight games on the Wii U and 3DS will receive price drops in the near future, including fan favorites like Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.
Wii U Games
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- NES Remix Pack
- Pikmin 3
- Super Mario 3D World
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
- Mario Party: Island Tour
- Yoshi’s New Island
Nintendo also announced plans to reissue Super Mario All-Stars (a compilation includes Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World) for the Wii, as well as dropping the price on an additional trio of Wii classics:
- Animal Crossing: City Folk
- Donkey Kong Country Returns
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
All of these new additions to the Nintendo Selects line will be available from retail locations beginning March 11 for $19.99.
Yoshi’s New Island has been a long time coming. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, the first game in the series, was originally released in 1995. It was well-liked by gamers and critics and was even included in Nintendo’s 3DS Ambassadors program as a gift for the handheld’s early adopters. But where that one took me weeks to complete – replete with dozens of “Game Over” screens and more Mario tears than anyone could handle – Yoshi’s New Island took me just six hours. It was a fun six hours (spread out over four days), but the original had me dying more times than I knew I even could die in a platformer. While in the new game, I rarely died more than once per world. It was a breeze, and while I’m not surprised, I am just a tiny bit disappointed. (more…)
Sony continues to have problems with this week’s PlayStation Store update, but Nintendo has unveiled this week’s Nintendo Download right on time. This week’s new additions include…
- Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – The formerly Japan-only Super Mario sequel is now available on the Wii U eShop.
- Galaga – One of the most popular games to riff on the Space Invaders formula is now available on the 3DS eShop.
- Yoshi’s New Island – At the stroke of midnight, players will get to help Yoshi keep Baby Mario safe once again on the 3DS eShop.
More information on all of these games, as well as a few others, can be found after the break. (more…)
It’s finally here. After a boatload of E3 awards and a hugely successful beta, Respawn’s TitanFall is ready to bring man versus mech multiplayer to the PC and Xbox One this week. And if you haven’t picked up an Xbox One console yet, don’t forget that the Xbox One + TitanFall Bundle will also be available on Tuesday.
If you haven’t upgraded to a next-generation system yet, you’ll probably be pleased to know that From Software will bring Dark Souls II to the PS3 and Xbox 360 next week. If you’re waiting on the PC version, it’ll be available at the end of April.
Finally, Nintendo will make the 3DS a Yoshi-er place this week with the release of Yoshi’s New Island and Tecmo Koei will continue the popular Atelier with the release of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky on the PS3.
A full list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
Yoshi lays an egg in a new Yoshi’s New Island trailer
There is a lot of cute happening in this trailer for Yoshi’s New Island. Fans of the original game are sure to be excited about not just the things that feel warm and familiar, but also the crazy new features (eating giant enemies and laying giant eggs that break so much?!?!) that run rampant here. It’s A Shell of a Time!
Yoshi’s New Island will be available on March 14 for Nintendo’s 2DS and 3DS handheld systems.
Whatever your opinion of the Wii U is, it’s impossible to ignore the great year the 3DS had. According to Nintendo, more than 16 million 3DS games were sold in stores and through the eShop in 2013. Also, more than 11.5 million 3DS (and 2DS) handhelds have been sold in the US since the system launched.
So what does Nintendo have planned for 2014? Well…
Yoshi’s New Island will be released on March 14. The game is being produced by Takashi Tezuka, who was the Creative Director of the first game in series, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. In the game, players can expect to see “Yoshi [reunited] with Baby Mario in a gorgeous landscape to help him to safety.” The game will also include “flutter jumps, ground pounds and egg throws, along with some new actions that use the unique features of [the] 3DS.”
The never-before-announced Disney Magical World will also be available this year. On April 11, players will be able to take control “dozens of Disney characters in a variety of Disney-themed worlds.” They can also “customize their characters with hundreds of Disney-themed outfits and accessories, all while managing a cafe, planting crops and collecting Disney character cards.”
And, of course, Bravely Default is still on track for a February 7 launch and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy has been penciled in for a February 28 release.