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

Wii U Download

Cutie Clash – $1.99
Cutie Pets Go Fishing – $1.99
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty – $14.99
Outside the Realm – $0.49
Word Puzzles by POWGI – $9.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Big Brain Academy – $6.99
Kuru Kuru Kururin – $4.99
Polarium Advance – $6.99

Wii U Demo

Vector Assault

3DS Download

Word Puzzles by POWGI – $9.99

3DS Demo

Petit Novel Series: Harvest December

eShop Sales

Wii U/3DS

– Rock ‘N Racing Off Road (Wii U), Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Enjoy Up are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
– The Legend of Legacy (Nintendo 3DS), Citizens of Earth (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 22.

Wii U

– Save up to 50 percent on select Wii U games including Teslagrad, Chariot and more in Nintendo eShop during the “Nindies Love You” sale! This offer is valid until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.
– Nano Assault NEO is 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
– Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
– Avoider, Color Bombs and more games from RCMADIAX are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.
– Shadow Puppeteer is 10 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $13.49) starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Feb. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 15.
– Girls Like Robots is over 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $4.99) starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Feb. 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 20.

3DS

– Angry Bunnies, Color Zen and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 14.
– Brunch Panic and Sweet Memories – Blackjack are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
– Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.
– Petit Novel series – Harvest December is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $11.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.

Source: Nintendo PR

Kuru Kuru Kururin is heading to the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, according to a listing on Nintendo’s website. The GBA game will be sold for just $4.99.

Here’s a brief overview:

“Kururin’s brothers and sisters are lost across 10 different worlds! In his special helicopter, the Helirin, navigate through mazes as quickly as you can while avoiding obstacles such as walls, pistons, and cannons. You can also customize your Helirin by using items acquired in Adventure mode.”

Kuru Kuru Kururin’s release on the North American Wii U Virtual Console is particularly noteworthy. Originally, the title was only sold in Europe and Japan. This marks the first time that it will be officially available in the states.

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The first shot of Magiana – a brand new Pokemon – has emerged. Get a look at it above.

Magiana is classified as a Man-Made Pokemon. It has a metallic body, with text stating that it was ‘made by human hands’. The Pokemon was created over 500 years ago. No word on its type. Volcanion is chasing Magiana – only it knows Magiana’s secret.

Magiana will be featured in the upcoming movie “Volcanion and the Exquisite Magiana”.

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

PS4 – 31,058
Vita 23 -,090
New 3DS LL – 19,991
New 3DS – 4,389
Wii U – 3,939
3DS – 2,705
PS3 – 1,715
3DS LL – 459
Xbox One – 286

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

Vita – 45,114
PS4 – 32,557
New 3DS LL – 22,593
Wii U – 8,931
New 3DS – 4,978
3DS – 3,298
PS3 – 1,993
3DS LL – 558
Xbox One – 92

And here are the software charts:

1. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – 64,446 / NEW
2. [PSV] Dragon Quesgt Builders – 46,391 / 224,407
3. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders – 32,784 / 174,153
4. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders – 19,151 / 72,305
5. [WIU] Mario Tennis: Ultra msash – 17,856 / 73,187
6. [3DS] Monster Hunter X – 13,391 / 2,674,914
7. [WIU] Splatoon – 11,816 / 1,240,225
8. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters – 10,171 / 2,193,737
9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 8,926 / 651,150
10. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami – 8,046 / 131,562
11. [3DS] Monster Strike – 7,891 / 787,645
12. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami – 7,243 / 85,262
13. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends – 6,685 / 76,338
14. [WIU] Super Mario Maker – 4,623 / 790,345
15. [PS4] Just Cause 3 – 4,414 / 47,002
16. [PSV] Sangokushi 13 – 4,359 / NEW
17. [PS4] Sangoku Koi Senki: Omoide Gaeshi CS Edition – 3,950 / 24,051
18. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege – 3,868 / 68,593
19. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 – 3,659 / 270,985
20. [PS3] Sangokushi 13 – 3,528 / 18,959

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Picross 3D 2 came to Japan last October. There hasn’t been any news about the amiibo-supported puzzle game heading west, but a classification discovered by Nintendo Everything reveals plans for localization.

The USK, Germany’s ratings board, has added in a listing for “Picross 3D: Round 2”. Although it submitted towards the end of last year, the listing was only made public recently.

Nintendo has yet to officially announce Picross 3D: Round 2 for Europe. However, the listing suggests that news should be on the way soon. It’s also unclear if Nintendo has any plans for the game in North America.

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There’s been plenty of talk surrounding Fire Emblem Fates since it was reported that the title wouldn’t feature the petting mini-game included in the original Japanese release. It’s been an interesting couple of weeks to say the least, but believe it or not, we have something new pertaining to the situation.

Apparently, the petting mini-game hasn’t been cut entirely. We’re hearing that it’s still there for units that have S-supports and/or potentially A+ supports with Corrin.

We’ve embedded the relevant portion from GameSpot’s episode of “The Lobby”, which talks about how the mini-game hasn’t been entirely removed. One editor speaks about rubbing your marriage partner’s face to wake them up and blowing into your 3DS’ microphone to remove steam after they’ve taken a bath.


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Last week, Nintendo brought out the final DLC characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Director Masahiro Sakurai gets reflective in his Famitsu column with development having wrapped up. His piece is about exhaustion and stimulation. Based on what’s written, it seems to refer to a cycle with continuous updates, where a game starts being exciting, but over time people may get a little bored (exhausted), and that’s when the development staff have to think about new things (schemes) and implement them into the game so that it becomes exciting again (stimulant).

Sakurai starts off by touching on Smash Bros. DLC just slightly. Aside from Lucas and Roy – who have been represented in Smash before – the DLC characters were made to offer unique gameplay. Sakurai refers to Corrin with his transformation and super range as well as Bayonetta who makes use of special combos, gun shots, and Witch Time.

Today, Polygon published a massive piece about Sonic’s history. The site chronicled the series’ early times all the way up through Rise of Lyric as well as the future (in general terms).

We highly suggest giving the full article a read here if you’re a fan of Sonic. But after the break, you can find a breakdown of comments from Big Red Button CEO and co-founder Bob Rafei about Rise of Lyric as well as other comments from SEGA about the franchise.

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty – Special introductory offer: €15.99/ £11.99 / CHF 22.40 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €19.99 / £14.99 / CHF 28.00

Discovery – €6.99/ £5.99 / CHF 9.99

Jones on fire – €5.99/ £4.59 / CHF 5.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (DS) – €9.99/ £8.99 / CHF 14.00

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team – €6.99/ £6.29 / CHF 9.80

3DS Retail

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight – €39.99/ £34.99 / CHF 51.90

Project X Zone 2 – €39.99/ £29.99 / CHF 44.90

The Legend of the Dark Witch 2 – €6.99/ £5.59 / CHF 8.30

3DS Download

Alphadia – €9.99/ £8.99 / CHF 14.00

Dementium Remastered – €14.99/ £13.49 / CHF 21.00

3DS Demo

Bravely Second: End Layer Demo – The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers

Stella Glow

3DS DLC

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Yggdrasil Veteran – free

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Hidden Hot Springs! – Special introductory offer: free until 18/02/2016. Regular price €2.49 / £2.29 / CHF 3.50

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Highlander’s Return! – Special introductory offer: free until 18/02/2016. Regular price €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Wanted: Golden Sprout – €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF 2.80

Project X Zone 2: SP Advanced Mode Addition – €2.49/ £2.29 / CHF 3.50

Project X Zone 2: Trial Cross Item Pack – free

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Packs 1 – 19 – €0.99/ £0.89 / CHF 1.40 each

Project X Zone 2: All-In-One Pack – €14.99/ £13.49 / CHF 21.00

Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward: Pink Latte – Nautical Casual Pack –  free

Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward: Pink Latte – FABBY-tacular Pack – free

3DS Themes

The Legend of the Dark Witch – Blad Theme – €0.99/ £0.69 / CHF 1.07

The Legend of the Dark Witch – Verri Theme – €0.99/ £0.69 / CHF 1.07

eShop Sales

Wii U

99 Seconds – €1.49/ £1.34 / CHF 2.10 until 10/03/2016. Regular price €2.49 / £2.29 / CHF 3.50

Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade – €3.99/ £3.49 / CHF 4.99 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €6.99 / £5.99 / CHF 8.45

BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION – €1.45/ £1.34 / CHF 2.10 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.69 / CHF 4.20

Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues – €3.69/ £3.33 / CHF 5.20 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF 6.99

Chariot – €7.49/ £6.74 / CHF 10.50 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €14.99 / £13.49 / CHF 21.00

Chasing Aurora – €3.49/ £2.99 / CHF 4.49 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €6.99 / £5.99 / CHF 8.99

Citizens of Earth – €4.99/ £4.00 / CHF 8.00 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €11.99 / £9.99 / CHF 16.80

Color Zen – €2.24/ £2.24 / CHF 2.99 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.99 / CHF 3.99

Color Zen Kids – €1.79/ £1.79 / CHF 2.39 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.99 / CHF 3.99

Darts Up – €1.49/ £1.34 / CHF 2.10 until 10/03/2016. Regular price €2.49 / £2.29 / CHF 3.50

My Style Studio: Hair Salon – €3.74/ £3.35 / CHF 5.24 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF 6.99

My Style Studio: Notebook – €2.39/ £2.15 / CHF 3.35 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.69 / CHF 4.20

Nano Assault Neo – €7.49/ £6.70 / CHF 10.50 until 03/03/2016. Regular price €9.99 / £8.99 / CHF 14.00

Puzzle Monkeys – €1.49/ £1.49 / CHF 1.99 until 03/03/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.99 / CHF 3.99

RACE THE SUN – €4.99/ £3.49 / CHF 5.00 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €9.99 / £6.99 / CHF 10.00

Shadow Puppeteer – €12.99/ £11.99 / CHF 18.00 until 15/02/2016. Regular price €14.99 / £13.49 / CHF 21.00

Tengami – €3.99/ £3.49 / CHF 5.00 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €7.99 / £6.99 / CHF 10.00

Teslagrad – €7.49/ £6.99 / CHF 9.99 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €14.99 / £13.99 / CHF 19.99

Trine 2: Director’s Cut – €8.49/ £6.99 / CHF 9.99 until 10/03/2016. Regular price €16.99 / £13.99 / CHF 19.99

Trine Enchanted Edition – €6.49/ £5.49 / CHF 8.99 until 10/03/2016. Regular price €12.99 / £10.99 / CHF 17.99

Turtle Tale – €1.49/ £1.24 / CHF 2.10 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.49 / CHF 4.20

ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! – €1.49/ £1.14 / CHF 2.10 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.29 / CHF 4.20

3DS

Citizens of Earth – €4.99/ £4.00 / CHF 8.00 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €11.99 / £9.99 / CHF 16.80

Color Zen -€2.39/ £2.39 / CHF 3.19 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.99 / CHF 3.99

Color Zen Kids – €1.99/ £1.99 / CHF 2.79 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.99 / CHF 3.99

My Style Studio: Hair Salon – €3.48/ £3.14 / CHF 4.89 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF 6.99

Turtle Tale – €1.49/ £1.24 / CHF 2.10 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €2.99 / £2.49 / CHF 4.20

Angry Bunnies – €3.89/ £3.49 / CHF 5.39 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €6.49 / £5.99 / CHF 8.99

Brunch Panic – €2.99/ £2.49 / CHF 3.50 until 03/03/2016. Regular price €3.99 / £3.39 / CHF 4.70

Bubble Pop World – €2.99/ £2.69 / CHF 3.99 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF 6.99

Dress To Play: Cute Witches! – €1.99/ £1.79 / CHF 2.80 until 10/03/2016. Regular price €3.99 / £3.59 / CHF 5.60

Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles! – €1.99/ £1.79 / CHF 2.80 until 10/03/2016. Regular price €3.99 / £3.59 / CHF 5.60

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey – €3.48/ £3.14 / CHF 4.89 until 12/03/2016. Regular price €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF 6.99

Football Up Online – €1.99/ £1.79 / CHF 2.80 until 10/03/2016. Regular price €3.99 / £3.59 / CHF 5.60

Petit Novel series – Harvest December – €7.99/ £6.39 / CHF 10.00 until 18/02/2016. Regular price €11.99 / £9.19 / CHF 14.30

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version – €4.99/ £4.49 / CHF 7.00 until 18/02/2016. Regular price €9.99 / £8.99 / CHF 14.00

Retro City Rampage: DX – €5.99/ £5.48 / CHF 8.99 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €8.99 / £7.99 / CHF 12.99

Shin Megami Tensei IV – €9.99/ £8.99 / CHF 14.00 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €19.99 / £17.99 / CHF 28.00

Super Street Fighter IV 3D – €8.00/ £7.20 / CHF 11.20 until 25/02/2016. Regular price €19.99 / £17.99 / CHF 28.00

Sweet Memories Blackjack – €2.99/ £2.39 / CHF 3.50 until 03/03/2016. Regular price €3.99 / £3.19 / CHF 4.70

Source: Nintendo PR

Game Informer has a new interview up with Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam producer Akira Otani (Nintendo) and director Shunsuke Kobyashi (AlphaDream). In addition to the 3DS game, Otani and Kobyashi talked about the series in general as well as a few other topics. The two developers were asked about things like the possibility of the studio making a Paper Mario game (not happening), false endings in the Mario & Luigi series, and more.

Head past the break for some excerpts from the interview. You can read the full piece here.

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