Nintendo and Super Smash Bros. join The Tailgate Tour

Posted under 3DS, News, Wii U
6 minutes ago by (@NE_Brian)

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Is a Buckeye a better brawler than a Wolverine? What would a Gator’s final smash against a Bulldog look like? Nintendo will help answer some of these questions, as the latest Super Smash Bros. games join The Tailgate Tour.

Nintendo is bringing the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS games to top college football tailgate stops across the South and Midwest regions of the United States through the end of November. Before the players hit the gridiron, fans from rival schools will be able to settle it in Smash by competing in head-to-head matches, playing their own part in these classic rivalries. Nintendo will be keeping score as fans compete, with a visual display indicating whether the home or away team has the edge with the Super Smash Bros. action. A demo version of the Wii U version of the game will be used to pit fans of the rival school against one another, while the Nintendo 3DS game will be focused on letting friends settle their scores.



Stone Shire is another Minecraft-like game for Wii U (and maybe 3DS)

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34 minutes ago by (@NE_Brian)

Finger Gun Games is working on another Mincraft-like game (which also takes inspiration from Dwarf Fortress and DnD) for the Wii U called Stone Shire. The game may also come to 3DS depending on its success.

Here’s an overview of Stone Shire straight from the developer:

The concept of the game is simple: explore, mine, and build. The player will be able to choose from different fantasy races that we all know and love, like dwarves, elves, and hobbits, and they will each come with their own special traits. To keep everything simple, there likely won’t be a leveling system. Your gains come from what you create and find. And of course, an exploration game would not be without enemies. One moment you could be fighting a goblin in the woods. Or you could be mining in the deep caves under a mountain, when suddenly you spot red eyes peering through the dark as a drow or some other beast desires to prey upon you.

Stone Shire appears to be in the earlier stages of development, but we’ll keep track of its progress.



HullBreach Studios bringing Defense Dome to Wii U

Posted under News, Wii U eShop
39 minutes ago by (@NE_Brian)

On Twitter, HullBreach Studios shared an initial announcement regarding a new game for Wii U. The indie developer intends to bring “Defense Dome” to the eShop.

Details will be shared later today. At the moment, HullBreach has only confirmed that Defense Dome is launching in December.



Let battle commence as Nintendo UK hosts Smash Bros. 3DS tournament

Posted under 3DS, News
49 minutes ago by (@NE_Brian)

To celebrate the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, fans will be able to battle it out for the chance to be crowned National Champion 2014

1st October, 2014 – Fans of the Smash Bros. franchise will be pleased to learn that they can apply to enter the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship from 3rd to 8th October, to celebrate the launch of this all-star fighting game on a handheld console for the first time. Successful applicants will have the chance to not only be crowned the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Champion, but the overall winner also receive a Wii U console, a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U when it is released in the UK this winter and a Super Smash Bros. merchandise goody bag.

To enter Smash Bros. fans need to have access to a copy of the game and a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS and then apply via, selecting their preferred date and location, to be in with a chance of taking part in the nation-wide tournament. Entrants will need to be quick as spaces for the heats are limited! The tournament heats will be held on 11th and 12th October at the following 8 GAME stores across the UK, with the Grand Final set to take place in London on 31st October:



Super Smash Bros. for Wii U screenshots (10/01/14)

Posted under News, Screenshots, Wii U
5 hours ago by (@NE_Jarop)

Today Sakuari gives us a look at a Wii U exclusive stage from the Star Fox universe which is looking pretty chaotic:

He goes on:


Missiles are launched towards the Orbital Gate! The force field shields the machinery for a while, and the missiles eventually get shot down by team Star Fox. Overall, this stage feels like a ride. It’s pretty hectic, so hold on tight!


The Arwings are passing through the gate! And the fighters hop on for a free ride!!


Kamiya again comments on Bayonetta 2’s initially troubled fate and how Nintendo saved the game

Posted under News, Wii U
9 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Last week on Twitter, Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya commented further on the development of Bayonetta 2. As has been said before, the game was in a very troubled state before Nintendo stepped in.

Kamiya noted in his tweets that Bayonetta 2’s problems came about when it was initially with SEGA. Something happened when the project was in the works there, and development halted. The game was pitched to various publishers, though it seems that most declined picking up Bayonetta 2. However, Nintendo agreed to step in and development was only then able to proceed.

Head past the break for a full translation of Kamiya’s tweets. They’re quite interesting, even if some of the tidbits had been shared previously!