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Link, Isabelle, new tracks and more coming to Mario Kart 8 as DLC

Holly Fellmeth On Aug 27th 2014 with 1 Comments

History will be made this November: for the first time in a Mario Kart game, Link (…from the Zelda series) will be hitting the tracks. The new character comes as part of a DLC pack that’ll also unlock a couple of new cups with brand-new tracks to race on. If my instincts serve me, the new cups will be a Yoshi’s egg cup of some sort and a Triforce cup.

This Spring, Isabelle and the Villager from Animal Crossing will also make their debut at the starting line in a second DLC pack, which will also include another two brand-new cups: an Animal Crossing cup and a Super Bell cup.

Cat Mario, Cat Peach, and Dry Bowser will also find their way into Mario Kart 8 through these DLC packs, though I’m not sure where. You can pre-order the DLC packs right now, individually for $7.99 apiece or together for a discounted price of $11.99.

Personally, I’m thrilled to know I’ll be racing as Link later on this year, and the new courses will have me racing back to Mario Kart 8 in a flash. But what about you?

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Infendo Radio Episode 322: A Ditto in Our Midst

Holly Fellmeth On Aug 25th 2014 with 7 Comments
Infendo Radio Episode 322: A Ditto in Our Midst

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Episode 322 of Infendo Radio is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Lewis Pugh, Harrison Milfeld, Colin Crompton and I talk about Nintendo news, including the upcoming “shocking” Pokemon announcement, the inclusion of online multiplayer in Fantasy Life, Ubisoft’s vow not to port M-rated games to the Wii U, and more.

Our feature is an initial attempt to rank the top 5 RPG/strategy games out on the Nintendo 3DS, and this is where you, the listener, come in: we on Infendo Radio are generally fond of RPG/strategy games, but we haven’t collectively played all of the great games from the genre on Nintendo’s handheld, one notable example being Shin Megami Tensei IV. Your job? Let us know, in a comment below this post if you’re in your browser or in an e-mail to contact@infendo.com, what your top 5 RPG/strategy games on the 3DS are. Feel free to go into detail on one or more titles; this will help us to properly rank the 3DS greats two episodes from now.

Apologies to those who recently sent in comments/questions; it may be the next one or two episodes before they are read/discussed, due to my forgetful nature.

Enjoy the show!

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Rumor: Possible Smash Bros. roster leak

Harrison Milfeld On Aug 25th 2014 with 3 Comments
Rumor: Possible Smash Bros. roster leak

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We are almost a month away from the release of the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros, which means any last roster reveals from Masahiro Sakurai or Nintendo could pop up soon. However, that hasn’t stopped an anonymous poster from sharing what he or she claims to be the full Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U roster.

According to a well-documented thread on NeoGAF, several forum members have posted images and video of Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles, Bowser Jr., and, to our surprise, the dog from Duck Hunt. In addition, Ganondorf is shown to make a return to the Smash roster. From the provided videos, it’s shown that Bowser Jr. will use the Koopa Clown Car as a means to battle opponents.

Aside from the after-mentioned characters, Dark Pit, Dr. Mario, and Ness joining the roster. There’s no word whether or not Dark Pit and Dr. Mario are clones or a costume swap officially. ¬†Finally, the NeoGAF thread user who has shared this information also claims that DLC will be available. The claim states that the DLC characters would be Lucas, Star Wolf, Snake, Ice Climbers, and the Chorus Men.

Nintendo has since responded to various gaming media’s inquiries on the matter of these leaks by stating “we have nothing to announce at this time.”

Now, much like any rumors, these will be taken with a huge grain of salt. But one must realize that if these are fakes then they’re probably some of the most-convincing one’s we’ve seen in the span of Smash Bros. 4′s development. Still, all of this could be too good to be true.

What’s your take on these rumors? Are they legit or just another sense of false hope? Tell us in the comments below.

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Retro Redux: NES Quest – Updates + New Vote

Holly Fellmeth On Aug 22nd 2014 with 2 Comments
Retro Redux: NES Quest - Updates + New Vote

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  • Game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
  • Release Date (North America): Dec. 1990
  • Developer: Konami
  • Genre: Beat ‘em up

As you can see, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game is up next on NES Quest. I’ve already acquired an original NES cartridge of the game, so I will start playing it this weekend. But what about my progress on Bionic Commando? I’m about to tell you about that in detail…past the break, that is…also, if you have no desire to read about Bionic Commando (or if you’ve never played it), you may just want to scroll to the end of the post for the latest vote, which gives second placers a second chance…anyway…

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Fantasy Life to feature online co-op, Streetpass features

Justin Riley On Aug 19th 2014 with 4 Comments

With release dates in September (Europe) and October (North America) looming, details regarding LEVEL-5′s highly anticipated RPG/life simulation, Fantasy Life, have surfaced. While a fair bit of information has already been released, LEVEL-5 have now revealed that Fantasy Life will contain very broad online features.

The first of many online features is Link Mode, a communication tool that can be achieved by visiting the Guild Office, located in the town of Castele. Link Mode allows players to connect with friends who are playing Fantasy Life at the same time. Through this connection, players can exchange messages and share advice during gameplay. Link Mode will also feature a notification setting that will share your in-game accomplishments with your friends.

Secondly, Fantasy Life will make use of StreetPass. Players acquired through StreetPass encounters will appear in your game as citizens of Reveria. Befriending these players can lead to you receiving new items.

Perhaps the most exciting online feature of Fantasy Life is the announcement of the online co-op mode. Up to three players can band together, either by local wireless or online, and journey through the vast world together. Co-op mode will include some form of chat feature, allowing players to communicate to each other while tackling quests together. Online co-op will also allow players to trade items through the in-game Exchange Box.

While the life simulation aspect of Fantasy Life may not excite some fans, the RPG element is certainly worth checking out, and, with this addition of online multiplayer, Fantasy Life may turn out to be quite an enjoyable game. Will you discover your Fantasy Life, hidden within the world of Reveria?

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Infendo Radio Episode 321: Gliding Into Action

Holly Fellmeth On Aug 18th 2014 with 3 Comments
Infendo Radio Episode 321: Gliding Into Action

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Welcome to another episode of Infendo Radio. In episode 321, Harrison Milfeld, Lewis Pugh, Colin Crompton and I talk about recent Nintendo news, including the return of veteran fighter Meta Knight to the Smash Bros. roster, the special promotions in Europe attached to the games, the tragic passing of Robin Williams, and the upcoming Pokemon card game app headed to iPads. In our feature, we answer listener questions on StreetPass and the state of Nintendo’s online environment. Anthony DeVirgilis, who sent us a great question to discuss, has a gaming podcast of his own over on gamegravy.com that is just starting out and is well worth checking out.

As always, send your questions and comments in an e-mail to contact@infendo.com or leave them in a comment below this post. Thanks for your support and enjoy the show!

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