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amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits also launching next week in North America

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amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits came to Japan earlier this week. We recently found out that the app is coming to Europe next week, and we can now say the same for North America.

Nintendo will launch amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits through the North American Wii U eShop on April 30. You can find a brief overview below.

amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits (confirmed for April 30): Download the game from the Nintendo eShop for Wii U, then tap any amiibo to your Wii U GamePad. You’ll unlock a random playable three-minute scene from a classic NES or Super NES game. It’s a cool way to extend the playability of amiibo. Here’s the game page: http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/FHXK5fELXvygJ9ALk2bqyATmG-iDm07q

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Natsume on the VC process, Pocky & Rocky SNES games unlikely, Medabots hope, no remakes

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A new Q&A from Natsume sheds some light on things including the Virtual Console, Medabots, and remakes.

First up, here’s what was shared about the process of getting a game onto the Virtual Console:

The titles for Virtual Console are handled by Nintendo. The publisher and Nintendo discuss which classic titles would be a good fit and have the best potential to sell. Once a title is agreed upon, Nintendo and the publisher work together to bring that title to the designated system, with Nintendo doing the bulk of the work.

Speaking of the Virtual Console, another fan asked if we’ll ever see the two Pocky & Rocky SNES games (which would hit Wii U if they were to happen). Sadly, Natsume isn’t expecting any of the company’s other SNES games on the Virtual Console because “Nintendo’s interest has moved onto other classic systems.”

At this point, it’s unlikely we’ll see any other Natsume SNES games coming to the Virtual Console, as Nintendo’s interest has moved onto other classic systems.

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Nintendo Download (4/23/15, North America) – Mario Kart 8 DLC, Mario Kart DS, Cube Creator 3D, more

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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

Suspension Railroad Simulator

Wii U Virtual Console

Mario Kart DS

Wii U DLC

Mario Kart 8 Update and DLC Pack 2 – The latest Mario Kart 8 free software update has crossed the finish line and now you can race like never before in 200CC … if you think you’re fast enough. DLC Pack 2 is here, too, with three new characters, four new vehicles and eight new tracks, all for the thrill of the race. DLC Pack 2 is sold separately for $7.99 individually or bundled with Pack 1 for $11.99 from the in-game shop or the Nintendo eShop.

3DS Download

Cube Creator 3D

3DS Themes

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker: Apocalypse

Wii U/3DS DLC

Super Smash Bros. DLC – Mewtwo – The Psychic-type Pokémon Mewtwo makes its grand entrance! Make it Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y in its Final Smash, and then use Psystrike to blow away the opposition. Starting on April 28, you can purchase and download the new fighter Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS for $3.99 each game or for $4.99 for both versions.

eShop Sales

Wii U

– Tetrobot & Co. is 70 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 30.
– Cocoto Magic Circus 2 is 66 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7.

3DS

– Korg DSN-12 and Korg M01D from Detune Ltd. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7.
– Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 11.
– Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 is 47 percent off (reduced from $6.66 to $3.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 17.
– Soccer Up 3D and Soccer Up Online from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 21.

Activities

Mega May is Back! – Vote Today
During the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating our favorite blue bomber, Mega Man, with six game releases on the Virtual Console service for Wii U. The Game Boy Advance versions of Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man & Bass will land on the Nintendo eShop throughout the month. Click here to vote for the first game of Mega May, which will launch May 7. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on April 29.

International StreetPass Week
Take your Nintendo 3DS system on a whirlwind tour without leaving your hometown during International StreetPass Week! Through April 26, collect up to six Mii characters from across Europe, the United States and Canada when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location. U.S. and Canada visitors will even get a special Mii of Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America.

Source: Nintendo PR

 

amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights coming to Europe next week

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amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights is launching in Europe next week, Nintendo has announced. The app will be available via the Wii U eShop starting on April 30.

Nintendo wrote on Twitter just a couple of moments ago.



amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights – otherwise known as amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits in North America – just launched in Japan. Once downloaded to your Wii U system, it’s possible to try out samples of classic NES and SNES titles by scanning amiibo to the GamePad.

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Full lineup of amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits games

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amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits has now launched in Japan, and the full lineup of supported games has been revealed. There are a total of 22 NES titles and 8 SNES games to try out by using various figures.

Here’s the complete lineup:

NES

Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA version)
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Kirby’s Adventure
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Metroid
Yoshi
Dr. Mario
Punchout!!
Mach Rider
Excitebike
Ice Climbers
Kid Icarus
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Balloon Fight
Wrecking Crew
Pinball
Clu Clu Land
Wario’s Woods

Super Nintendo

Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
F-Zero
Kirby’s Dreamland 3
Kirby’s Super Star
Kirby’s Dream Course
Super Metroid
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Remember: when scanning an amiibo, you’re granted access to a random game. So a Mario amiibo won’t necessarily unlock a Mario title!

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HullBreach Studios shares updates on Defense Dome, SDK Paint, Tomeling: Darkness Falls, and SDK Spriter

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HullBreach Studios passed along new information about its upcoming plans, including new games and previously-released titles. The latest news covers Defense Dome, SDK Paint, Tomeling: Darkness Falls and SDK Spriter. Read on below to find out what’s new with each of these releases.

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DEFENSE DOME:

Development just finished on this title, and it was sent to Nintendo for review today. We will announce when the release date is set. For those new to this game, it is a gyroscope-controlled arcade-style shooter, where you launch countermeasures to shoot down incoming missiles. The Wii U GamePad acts as a zoomable scope. The initial launch will come with 2 levels: Mountains (tutorial mode) and Hurricane (blitz mode). Future levels will be in the form of inexpensive add-on content. No 2 levels will be alike in this: some will be first-person perspective; others will be heavy on power-ups. Some levels will be based on ideas posted to Miiverse, so the gamers will help design the future levels! Defense Dome is fully translated into English, French, and Spanish.

SDK PAINT

A demo for SDK Paint is pending review with Nintendo right now. This demo previews just Painting mode, and it provides screenshots for other modes. The next update to SDK Paint is in development. It will contain direct Miiverse posting, more brushes, bug fixes, and a redesigned interface. Additionally, there will be add-on Galleries and add-on shaders (like fisheye, motion blur, ripple, etc.). The plan is to also build online sharing into this version, linking artwork with SDKPaint.com and some upcoming Wii U titles.

TOMELING: DARKNESS FALLS:

This RPG stars an ancient tome that has come to life and his human companions, as they journey to save the world from a demonic incursion. The gameplay will be reminiscent of some of the classic games of the 1990s. We hope to have a video teaser ready in the next few weeks. The target release is in the fall.

SDK SPRITER:

This end-to-end 2D game level design studio will allow gamers to draw animated sprites, draw tilesets, build tilemaps, and combine everything into playable levels. The levels will come in the forms of parallax sidescroller, overhead platformer, and “Mode 7″. Artists will be able to share content over Miiverse. The target release is in the summer.

Source: HullBreach Studios PR

 

Video additions to the eShop (4/22/15)

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This week’s video additions to the Wii U/3DS eShops are as follows:

Wii U

Splatoon Start Inking Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Baby Park Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Big Blue Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Cheese Land Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Neo Bowser City Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Ribbon Road Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Super Bell Subway Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Wild Woods Course Trailer
Music of Mario Kart 8 – Big Blue Trailer
Music of Mario Kart 8 – Super Bell Subway Trailer
Music of Mario Kart 8 – Wild Woods Trailer
Donkey Kong 64 Trailer
3D Fantasy Zone II W Trailer
Runbow Guest Character Reveal Trailer

3DS

Splatoon Start Inking Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Baby Park Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Big Blue Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Cheese Land Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Neo Bowser City Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Ribbon Road Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Super Bell Subway Course Trailer
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 – Wild Woods Course Trailer
Music of Mario Kart 8 – Big Blue Trailer
Music of Mario Kart 8 – Super Bell Subway Trailer
Music of Mario Kart 8 – Wild Woods Trailer
3D Fantasy Zone II W Trailer
Runbow Guest Character Reveal Trailer

Source: Wii U/3DS eShops