HORI releasing Link Battle Pad for Wii U

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

In a couple of months, HORI will be releasing a Link-styled “Battle Pad” for Wii U.

The controller plugs into the Wii Remote and has short stroke L and R buttons, three Turbo settings, and a large d-pad. It should work with Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro supported titles and “most” Virtual Console games. Players can use it with games like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Mario 3D World, and Mario Kart 8.

Amazon lists the Link Battle Pad for release in North America on September 21 with a $27.99 price point. Europe is getting the controller in August.

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Media Create sales (6/22 – 6/28) – Fire Emblem Fates sells 300,000 copies

Posted under 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, News, Wii U
3 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Vita – 23,134
New 3DS LL – 21,818
PS4 – 14,482
Wii U – 13,166
New 3DS – 8,294
PS3 – 2,761
3DS – 1,396
3DS LL – 847
Vita TV – 820
Xbox One – 243

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

New 3DS LL – 17,642
Wii U – 14,616
PS4 – 13,850
Vita – 11,748
New 3DS – 4,506
PS3 – 2,819
3DS – 1,126
3DS LL – 790
Vita TV – 540
Xbox One – 201

And here are the software charts:

1. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates – 260,675 / NEW
2. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 94,036 / NEW
3. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition – 42,991 / NEW
4. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 42,718 / 266,726
5. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward – 38,758 / NEW
6. [WIU] Splatoon – 37,458 / 348,040
7. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.2 – 16,392 / NEW
8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 10,896 / 220,589
9. [PSV] Chaos; Child – 10,325 / NEW
10. [3DS] Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale – 9,284 / 55,776
11. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward – 8,729 / NEW
12. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 7,978 / 1,045,901
13. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden – 7,687 / 98,789
14. [PSV] Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu: Setsugetsuka Koi Emaki – 6,762 / NEW
15. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition – 6,454 / 42,326
16. [3DS] Kaitou Joker: Time Crossing Phantom Thief and the Lost Gem – 5,189 / NEW
17. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 4,899 / 2,648,334
18. [PS4] Chaos; Child – 4,860 / NEW
19. [PS4] Ride – 4,056 / NEW
20. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 4,054 / 122,038



Petit Computer Magazine features user-made games

Posted under 3DS eShop, News
4 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Petit Computer #3 SmileBASIC has been out on the Japanese 3DS eShop for quite awhile now. Since its release, users have come up with all sorts of apps and games.

SmileBoom has now launched Petit Computer Magazine: First Edition, which bundles together a few games made in Petit Computer #3 SmileBASIC. Here’s what we know about it:

– Petit Computer Magazine doesn’t require Petit Computer #3 SmileBASIC (it’s a standalone purchase)
– Users can commercialize their products and find ways to develop new ones using BASIC, a hobbyist programming language
– The collection will include user nominated titles that won awards for their originality, humor, design, and artfulness
– 36 unique games
– SOLID GUNNER, a title developed using the new SmileBASIC 3 software, will also be included in the collection
– SOLID GUNNER: contemporary shooting game with retro-style looks that doesn’t rely on walls of projectiles for difficulty
– The program has also been used to create themes for the New Nintendo 3DS
– Hakase and Mr. Syntax, characters who’ve merited advertisements, official websites, and books, have had themes created for them using SmileBASIC 3
– 200 yen each for the themes
– Petit Computer Magazine: First Edition is 300 yen



Nintendo’s SDCC 2015 plans – lineup, tournaments, and more

Posted under 3DS, News, Wii U
4 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Nintendo has shared its extensive plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

First, here’s a look at the company’s lineup for the show:

Wii U

Super Mario Maker from Nintendo
Yoshi’s Woolly World from Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo
Splatoon from Nintendo
Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision

Nintendo 3DS

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash from Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes from Nintendo
Little Battlers eXperience from Nintendo
YO-KAI WATCH from Nintendo

All of these games are playable at Nintendo’s booth (No. 235). They’ll also be featured at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina (333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101), which doesn’t a Comic-Con badge for entry. The lounge will be open from 10 AM to 7 PM July 9-11 and 10 AM to 5 PM on July 12.

The Nintendo Gaming Lounge will highlight Super Mario Maker in a big way. Those who stop by can “view a stage show in which members of the Nintendo Treehouse will demonstrate the game’s features, including level-creation techniques that will help people easily create custom levels in the game to share with friends.” The voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, will also be on hand.

That’s not all though. Tournaments are planned for Splatoon, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Head past the break for the rundown of the different tournaments, plus information about Little Battlers eXperience to win collectible figures.



Dark Pit amiibo confirmed as Best Buy exclusive in the U.S.

Posted under General Nintendo, News
7 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Looks like we have another retailer-exclusive amiibo on our hands here in the United States! When Dark Pit launches later this month, it seems as though it will only be sold by Best Buy. You’ll notice that there’s an “Only @ Best Buy” image attached to the amiibo when searching from him over on the store’s website.

The Palutena amiibo launches alongside Dark Pit this month as well. Chances are that figure will also be a retailer-exclusive.

Thanks to CarpetCrawler for the tip.