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Smash Bros: Meta Knight, Limited Edition Pack and more

Only 51 days remain until the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, yet the announcements keep rolling out. A returning character, another stage, a limited edition pack AND a Smash Bros. themed sale were all announced over the last 24 hours.

Kirby fans can now rejoice, as Sakurai announced the return of Meta Knight. After teasing Meta Knight’s return on Monday, by posting a picture of a Mii fighter wearing a Meta Knight costume, today Sakurai confirmed Meta Knights return. He also verified that the Battleship Halberd stage will be coming back as well. Sakurai wrote:

“‘Looks like there was an impostor in the earlier posts, so I introduced him to my sword!’… I’ll leave it up to your imagination if he really said that or not. The veteran hero, Meta Knight, returns to battle!! We didn’t forget the Battleship Halberd either!!”

In other Smash Bros. news, Nintendo of Europe announced that a Limited Edition Smash Bros. Pack will be released on October 3rd. A special red and black console, with a Super Smash Bros. motif emblazoned on the front, this limited edition console will come with a digital copy of Super Smash Bros. preloaded on the system. So far, this limited release has only been confirmed for Europe. No mention of a North American release has been made at this time.

Lastly, Nintendo of Europe also announced an extensive eShop sale, focused around several Smash Bros. characters. From August 14-21, games featuring some of the New Challengers will be on sale. The following week, August 21-28, games featuring some of the Veteran Fighters will go on sale. So far this has only been confirmed by Nintendo of Europe. Much like the special edition 3DS, no confirmation of a North American sale has been announced. The following games will be on sale in the New Challengers sale:

Mii Fighter - Tomodachi Life (3DS) 20% off & Wii Party U (Wii U) 30% off

Villager - Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) 30% off

Palutena - Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) 30% off

Wii Fit Trainer - Wii Fit U (Wii U) 30% off

Little Mac - Punch-Out!! (3DS & Wii U) 50% off & Super Punch-out!!! (Wii U) 50% off

Mega Man - Mega Man 1-6 (3DS & Wii U) 50% off

Pac-Man - Pac-Man (3DS & Wii U) 50% off

Posted by Justin Riley 13.08.2014 in All
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Game Boy Stage for New Smash Bros?

As the days count down towards one of the most talked about releases this year, Sakurai continues to drop various hints and sneak pics through his Miiverse account. Yesterdays screenshot appears to reveal a new Game Boy stage. Along with the image above, Sakurai wrote “Pic of the day “?Ba-ding!?”…. If you turn on the 3D effect, it really looks like there is a Game Boy inside the screen.” Sakurai did not confirm if this is in fact a stage, but it certainly appears that way. This would be a truly fitting stage design, as the Game Boy just turned 25 years old this year. Much like Melee’s Game & Watch stage, the new stage would be an homage to the glorious beginnings of Nintendo’s handheld lineup.

Posted by Justin Riley 08.08.2014 in All
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A glimpse of Super Smash Bros. Trophy Shop/Gallery

Completionists and collectors have a large task looming in their near future. With over 540 trophies to be collected, the new Super Smash Bros. games will keep players extremely busy. While the trophies are meant to be collected throughout the game, they can also be purchased with in-game currency or Nintendo 3DS Play Coins.

Recently, Masahiro Sakurai shared a few screenshots on a Miiverse post, giving fans a glimpse of the Trophy Shop and Trophy Gallery for the 3DS version of the upcoming game.

Along with multiple screenshots, Sakurai shared the following:

“Here’s the trophy gallery for the 3DS version. You can rotate the trophies by drawing circles on the bottom screen. Super Smash Bros. Brawl had tons of trophies, but rumor has it that the 3DS version alone may have more than Brawl. Looks like the Dr. Wily that we made from scratch for the 3DS version is on his knees in disbelief.”

“Here’s something new – the trophy shop. If you’re having a hard time getting certain trophies, why not just buy them? They sometimes go on sale, too.”

With a release date of October 3rd, the 3DS version is certainly ramping up fans excitement and looks to be a surprisingly fulfilling version, with plenty of replay value. With over 540 trophies, will you claim them all?

Posted by Justin Riley 07.08.2014 in All
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Mercedes-Benz DLC coming to Mario Kart 8 August 27

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The free Mercedes-Benz DLC that was promised for Mario Kart 8 owners in the west finally has a solid release date: August 27. Nintendo announced this today and even included a trailer to go alongside it. And there isn’t just one new kart, but three headed our way. The first is the 2014 GLA, “the compact SUV of Mercedes-Benz”; the second is the 1934 W 25 Silver Arrow, “the legendary formula racing car”; and the third is the 1957 300 SL Roadster, “the dream sports car.” Even more good news: the new karts will come with a variety of paint jobs. See them in action for yourself in the trailer above.

In addition to the Mercedes-Benz DLC, an update for Mario Kart 8 (also coming on the 27th) will give players the option to display a course map on the TV screen while they race.

What do you think of the upcoming DLC? Do you think Nintendo will release more Mario Kart 8 DLC in the future and, if so, what would you want to see? Sound off in the comments below.

Posted by Holly Fellmeth 06.08.2014 in All
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New characters, modes and more from Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct

New characters, modes and more from Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct

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Today Nintendo broadcasted another Nintendo Direct, this one focused entirely on the Legend of Zelda/Dynasty Warriors crossover Hyrule Warriors.

You can check out the broadcast below:

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The highlights includes;

  • new playable character: Ganondorf
  • new playable character: Zant
  • new playable character: Ghirahim
  • new item: giant bombchu
  • new weapon: Chain Chomp
  • Adventure mode, with NES style map to concur

This brings the rosta of playable characters to 12; Link, Zelda, Midna, Shiek, Darunia, Ruto, Agitha, Fi, Lana, Ganondorf, Zant and Ghirahim.

As a reminder Hyrule Warriors will release on September 26 in North America and September 19 for Europe.

How do you feel about the revealed rosta so far? Do you expect even more warriors to join? Let us know in the comments below.

Posted by Lewis Pugh 05.08.2014 in All
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eShop cards on sale at Target

From now until August 9th, all American Target stores will be offering an excellent sale on eShop cards. The deal is simple, buy one eShop card and you get the second card for 25% off. The values of these cards can be mixed and matched, but the 25% will come off the lowest priced card. Anyone interested in purchasing anything off the eShop may want to head down to Target right away, and save yourself some money.

Posted by Justin Riley 04.08.2014 in All
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