Nintendo Everything: Wii U

3DS update version 9.7.0-25 out now – stability

red-new-3ds-xl Posted 1 hour ago
By (@NE_Brian)

A new 3DS update is now available for download. Users can grab the latest firmware, version 9.7.0-25, by visiting the system settings.

There are no interesting features in today’s update, sadly! Of today’s upgrade, Nintendo simply says:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

As always, you’ll need today’s update before you can access the eShop.



Guitar Hero Live fact sheet

Posted 4 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Last week, Activision finally announced the next entry in the Guitar Hero franchise titled “Guitar Hero Live”. If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out the comprehensive fact sheet below. There are plenty of details for the uninformed!



Rumor: Star Wars figures to be a part of Disney Infinity 3.0

disney_infinity Posted 5 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Polygon is reporting that Disney Interactive is in the process of readying Star Wars figures as part of the launch of the new Disney Infinity game. Assuming the site’s report can be believed, the first Star Wars figures will release by the time the upcoming film hits theaters later in the year.

That’s not the only Disney-Infinity-related news to have come out today. A bunch of new figures seem to have leaked for Disney Infinity 3.0, including Olaf, Mulan, Inside-Out characters, and more.



Rumor: Disney Infinity 3.0 character lineup to feature Olaf, Mulan, Inside-Out, and more

disney-infinity-3-0-characters Posted 13 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Disney Infinity 3.0 is definitely something that will be happening later this year. Although no official announcements have been made on that front just yet, the first round of toys relating to the game may have leaked ahead of a reveal.

Chinese retailer Taobao recently put up various images for Frozen’s Olaf, Tron Legacy’s Sam Flynn and Quorra, classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mulan, and five characters from Inside Out. Infinity Inquirer picked up on the product listings, but the site’s post was taken down “at the request of Disney Interactive”. Taobao also removed all references to the new characters.

We’ll keep you updated as the situation develops.



UK software sales (Week ending 4/18/15) – Wii U/3DS

Posted 15 hours ago
By (@KiraraKoneko)

This week’s Wii U/3DS specific charts are as follows:

Wii U

1. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo

2. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo

3. Super Smash Bros.

4. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Nintendo

5. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo

6. New Super Mario Bros. U – Nintendo

7. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo

8. FIFA 13 – EA Sports

9. Mario & Sonic: Sochi Winter Games 2014 – Nintendo

10. Disney Infinity 2.0 – Avalanche Software


1. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Capcom

2. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – Nintendo

3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo

4. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire – Nintendo

5. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo

6. Pokemon Omega Ruby – Nintendo

7. Super Smash Bros. – Nintendo

8. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo

9. Xenoblade Chronicles – Nintendo

10. Pokemon Y – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track



[Feature] How Mario Kart 8 continues to breathe new life into a once-stagnant series

mario kart 8 dennis Posted 21 hours ago
By (@LyonHart_)

The newest installment on the Wii U breathes life into a series that was quickly losing its charm and magic

The illustrious Mario Kart is a series that’s been around since SNES and has touched the hearts of millions across the globe with its simplistic-yet-addictive and sometimes-competitive gameplay. We’ve seen the series grow exponentially in features and gimmicks with each new generational entry, but there’s always been one thing in particular that they’ve all had in common that was causing the series to dwindle in its excitement and keeping it from its full potential: speed.

Now, just to be clear, I’ve always loved and will continue to love Mario Kart. It’s held a special place in my heart since I first played it as a child on the Nintendo 64, but as I’ve grown and watched it evolve with each new entry, whether handheld or console, my interest in Mario Kart began to tank, specifically after Double Dash!!. I didn’t have any animosity towards the series (except for Mario Kart Wii) – it’ll always be in a league of its own – but as I began to delve into other racing games across various platforms, quickly becoming one of my favorite genres, it was hard to go back to Mario Kart expecting an immersive, adrenaline-fueled experience games like Burnout, Need for Speed, Extreme G Racing, or F-Zero would give me. After a while, even games that had the same power-up/items mechanics it had like Wipeout, Blur, Split/Second and, in a more obscure sense, Twisted Metal started to feel superior to Mario Kart. I’d still go back and play Double Dash!! and 64 from time to time with friends, but despite the merriment of the occasion, I couldn’t play more than twenty minutes at a time before wanting to go to sleep. The excitement was lost for me. I preferred to watch from a distance.