NES Remix and NES Remix 2 will be released together on a disc this holiday season. The small collection of Wii U eShop titles will be called NES Remix Pack.
Nintendo made this announcement during their live stream from San Diego Comic Con. For those of you who don’t already own NES Remix or NES Remix 2, does this upcoming physical release appeal to you? If you do already own one or both games, would you still consider NES Remix Pack? Let us know in a comment below.
If you’re a Wii U owner and a fan of free stuff, you’ll be ecstatic to hear that Nintendo is giving away a download of one of four Wii U games– absolutely free!
The offer is part of a promotion where you can redeem the Club Nintendo code off of your copy of Mario Kart 8 online at clubnintendo.com. Once you register, you’ll be allowed to download any one of the games you see below for no charge at all! This is an excellent way to promote joining Club Nintendo.
What you need:
1. Wii U system
2. Copy of Mario Kart 8
(let’s face it, if you own a Wii U, you should already own MK8)
3. Club Nintendo insert with registration code
This promotion is scheduled to end on July 31st, 2014, so you have exactly one week as of posting this to grab your free game. For full details and a step-by-step guide, click here.
Which game do you plan to download? What’s your current summer game?
Club Nintendo’s 2014 selection of Elite Status rewards is available to peruse now. If you were able to reach Gold or Platinum status on the service during the year starting July 1, 2013, these rewards are available…right now, in fact, as a downloadable game of your choice. Click here to sign in to the Club and find out whether one of these games will be yours soon:
Platinum Members Only
- Game & Wario (Wii U)
- NES Remix (Wii U)
- Earthbound (Wii U)
- Dr. Luigi (Wii U)
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
- Fluidity: Spin Cycle (3DS)
- Dillon’s Rolling Western (3DS)
- Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (3DS)
- Ice Climber (Wii U)
- Kid Icarus (Wii U)
- Super Mario Bros. (Wii U)
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- Donkey Kong 3 (3DS)
- Wario Land 2 (3DS)
- Metroid (3DS)
- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS)
This is a drastic departure from what we’ve come to expect on Club Nintendo, in terms of Gold/Platinum rewards. Previous Elite Status rewards were always physical and included desk calenders, playing cards, posters, official soundtracks, and more in recent years. Club Nintendo has offered digital games as normal rewards for a while now, but this still comes as a surprise to me. And it’s not exactly a happy surprise. Club Nintendo should be about exclusive, physical goodies that fans will collect and cherish in a way they don’t necessarily cherish their game collection.
This move combined with Club Nintendo’s currently poor selection of regular physical rewards has me worried. What are your thoughts on the subject? Leave your comments below.
Thanks to Anthony DeVirgilis for the tip.
Since releasing Blok Drop U, RCMADIAX (one-man developer Michael Aschenbrenner) has clearly been busy. Poker Dice Solitaire Future, the first of a series called “Tabletop Games,” recently hit the Wii U eShop, and Aschenbrenner’s Super Robo Mouse is set to release sometime later this year on the Wii U eShop.
The game is RCMADIAX’s largest yet and stars a mouse called Robo, who must escape various maze-like stages by collecting titanium cheese to unlock the gates. There are over 20 such stages, including 3 boss fights. Players will have a lot of control options to choose from, including the Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Classic Controller (and Pro), and Wii remote + nunchuck. Off-TV play is also optional.
The game will hit Europe and North America around the same time with a price point of under $5. More details will become available closer to the game’s release. For now, let us know what you think about Super Robo Mouse in a comment below.
Click past the break to check out more screenshots (those shown here may differ slightly from the final product).
Hot off the recent reveal of three characters (two new and one returning) for the fourth and fifth iterations of the Smash Bros. franchise, a Japanese publication titled CoroCoro will offer more insight to the full roster. According to the publication, they will have a full exclusive of the complete 3DS Smash Bros. roster and stages on August 12th.
Now, the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. will have exclusive stages that reflect the handheld and console aspects of Nintendo’s famous franchises. However, the character selection will be the same across both platforms. So, much speculation has occurred on what new characters will be announced and what returning characters will make the cut or not. The current roster is now at 36 fighters (37 if one is to believe Mr. Game & Watch’s cameo at the end of the Pac-man reveal is confirmation that the character will return), which means we are getting to the tail end of character reveals before the 3DS version’s September release in Japan. For many Earthbound fans, now would be the time to start sweating some bullets; we all should be worried.
So, with a possible full character roster reveal looming, how many more fighters do you think Sakurai and his team will unveil? Ridley? Shulk? Ness…finally? Tell us in the comments below.
Smash Bros. head honcho Masahiro Sakurai revealed earlier today a new Smash trophy on Miiverse. To the surprise of many, the trophy is that of a third party character: Rayman. Not to be confused with an assist trophy, this in-game collectable trophy was actually designed by Ubisoft themselves and not Sakurai’s team.
The trophy reveal came a few hours before the Smash Bros. website was to announce a new character, which led many to believe Rayman would be added to the roster. Unfortunately, that was not the case for many Rayman fans. You can read Sakurai’s statement on the Rayman trophy below.
“In order to make Rayman’s trophy, we asked Ubisoft to share their references. We were expecting to receive 2D drawing references for Rayman, but to our surprise, they sent us data of a brand new 3D model that they rendered for this game!! And that was how this trophy was created. It takes a lot of work creating each model, so it’s wonderful that the creators contributed their own efforts!!”