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.
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?
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.
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:
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.
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.
Update: Fans in the UK can watch the Nintendo Direct here at the less insane time of 08:00 CEST. If you’re good with 05:00 CEST, however, feel free to tune into Nintendo of America’s broadcast here!
Original Post: Nintendo of America’s official Twitter account has revealed that a Nintendo Direct broadcast focusing on Hyrule Warriors is on the way. The live stream of the Direct will take place this Monday, August 4, at 8:00PM PT on Nintendo’s website.
It’s a strange time for a Nintendo Direct (9:00PM my time, 11:00PM Eastern), but what are you hoping to see in the broadcast? There is a bit of an overabundance of female characters that are confirmed as playable in Hyrule Warriors (8 female vs. 2 male), so I’m expecting up to two or three character reveals.