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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze allows for local cooperative play, but the game doesn’t offer an online option. Speaking with GameSpot, Retro Studios CEO Michael Kelbaugh said the team did not wish to “shoehorn” the functionality in.

He said:

“If we’re going to create an online component for Donkey Kong, we really need to do it right and not shoehorn in, ‘Oh, let’s play Dixie remotely.’ That just wasn’t an objective for Tropical Freeze. So if we were really go back and create an online environment, I think we owe it to the fans to do it better than just making online co-op. We really need to put some thought and resources into doing it the right way.

“If we were to make a full online experience, I’d want to spend time to do it and make sure that we stay true to the franchise and incorporate this new feature in the right way. And I’m not sure that this game is the right way to start Donkey Kong Country Online [laughs]. I’m really a purist at heart, especially when it comes to Donkey Kong Country, and I’d want to approach it the right way.”

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

The Bumper is back with a detailed new design. This also means there will be no Flippers.

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Retail Download

– Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Namco Bandai, €44.99 / £36.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

– Renegade (Arc System Works, €4.99 / £3.49)

“Luigi” Special Offers

– New Super Luigi U (Nintendo, €14.99 / £13.49 until 13th March, normally €19.99 / £17.99)
– Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 13th March, normally €4.99 / £3.49)
– Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. (Nintendo, €31.99 / £27.99 until 13th March, normally €39.99 / £34.99)
– Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 13th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3DS Downloads

– Tappingo (Goodbye Galaxy Games, $2.99)
– Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger (Microvalue, €4.99 / £4.49)

3DS Retail Download

– Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Namco Bandai, €34.99 / £28.49)
– Life With Horses 3D (Treva Entertainment, €29.99 / £24.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discount

– The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (Genius Sonority, €6.99 / £6.29 until 13th March, normally €9.99 / £8.99)
– Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €3.49 / £2.99 until 3rd April, normally €6.99 / £5.99)
– SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €2.10 / £1.89 until 1st May, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
– Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €2.10 / £1.99 until 3rd April, normally €6.99 / £6.29)
– 3D Game Collection (Joindots, €5.99 / £5.99 until 27th March, normally €13.99 / £11.99)
– Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €6.99 / £6.99 until 27th March, normally €19.99 / £17.99)
– Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £5.99) until 27th March, normally €14.99 / £14.99)
– 3D Mahjongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.29 until 27th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
– Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.99 until 27th March, normally €6.99 / £5.99)
– Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.99 until 27th March, normally €14.99 / £14.99)
– Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €6.99 / £5.79 until 27th March, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

3DS eShop Permanent Discounts

– Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, €19.99 / £17.99, was €29.99 / £24.99)
– Beyblade: Evolution (Rising Star Games, €19.99 / £19.99, was €29.99 / £29.99)
– Girls’ Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, €19.99 / £19.99, was €29.99 / £29.99)
– Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.89, was €2.99 / £2.69)

DSiWare

– Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (1st Playable Productions, 800 Nintendo Points)

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Moon Chronicles could eventually make its way to the Wii U, depending on how successful the 3DS version is.

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham told NintendoWorldReport that the studio has considered the shooter for Nintendo’s hardware, but it “would only happen if the 3DS version is a runaway hit”. The company would need to be able to “afford to invest in a complete visual upgrade to take advantage of the increased graphical power offered by the Wii U.”

Watsham’s comments in full:

Our thoughts have always been primarily on the 3DS version, but we have discussed a Wii U version. That is something that would only happen if the 3DS version is a runaway hit so we could afford to invest in a complete visual upgrade to take advantage of the increased graphical power offered by the Wii U.

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USGamer has a few new quotes from Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe and Retro’s Michael Kelbaugh. Between the two, they commented on tutorials, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and the possibility of returning to Metroid one day. You’ll find a roundup of the quotes below.

Nintendo has provided a new look at yet another track in Mario Kart 8. Below, you’ll find a couple of new images featuring Twisted Mansion.


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UK software sales (Week ending 3/1)

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This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

LW TW Title Format Label Publisher
1 THIEF PS4 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
2 THIEF XB ONE SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
1 3 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
4 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
5 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
6 THIEF XB360 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
2 7 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
5 8 FIFA 14 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
10 9 FIFA 14 XB ONE EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 10 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
11 THIEF PS3 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
6 12 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
11 13 FIFA 14 PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
14 TALES OF SYMPHONIA: CHRONICLES PS3 BANDAI NAMCO GAMES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
15 CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 PS3 KONAMI KONAMI
9 16 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
7 17 FIFA 14 PS4 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
8 18 GRAND THEFT AUTO V XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
16 19 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
17 20 GRAN TURISMO 6 PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 21 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE WII U NINTENDO NINTENDO
15 22 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
12 23 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
13 24 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PS3 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
25 CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 XB360 KONAMI KONAMI
14 26 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME 3DS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
34 27 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
19 28 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS4 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
29 29 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
21 30 RAYMAN LEGENDS PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
28 31 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS3 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
30 32 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
39 33 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 PC SEGA SEGA
35 34 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB ONE ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
38 35 POKEMON Y 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
36 RAYMAN LEGENDS XB ONE UBISOFT UBISOFT
36 37 POKEMON X 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
22 38 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
24 39 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION PS4 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
31 40 WWE 2K14 XB360 2K SPORTS TAKE 2

All formats

LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher
1 THIEF EIDOS MONTREAL SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
1 2 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2 3 FIFA 14 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE POPCAP GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 5 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS INFINITY WARD ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
4 6 BATTLEFIELD 4 DIGITAL ILLUSIONS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
5 7 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
6 8 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION 4J STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
8 9 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
10 CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 MERCURYSTEAM KONAMI KONAMI
7 11 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR NORTH ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
10 12 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
13 TALES OF SYMPHONIA: CHRONICLES NAMCO TALES STUDIO BANDAI NAMCO GAMES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
12 14 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS GHOST GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
16 15 GRAN TURISMO 6 POLYPHONY DIGITAL SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
9 16 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE RETRO STUDIOS NINTENDO NINTENDO
19 17 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES GEARBOX SOFTWARE SEGA SEGA
17 18 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
14 19 WWE 2K14 YUKE’S 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
18 20 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA TRAVELLER’S TALES XBOX 360 CLASSICS DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
22 21 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WB GAMES MONTREAL WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 22 NBA 2K14 VISUAL CONCEPTS 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
11 23 LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
15 24 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION CRYSTAL DYNAMICS SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
25 25 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 TURN 10 STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
32 26 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 SPORTS INTERACTIVE SEGA SEGA
23 27 JUST DANCE 2014 UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
30 28 POKEMON Y GAME FREAK NINTENDO NINTENDO
27 29 POKEMON X GAME FREAK NINTENDO NINTENDO
26 30 DISNEY INFINITY AVALANCHE SOFTWARE DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
24 31 FABLE: ANNIVERSARY LIONHEAD STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
20 32 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL GUERRILLA GAMES SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
28 33 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
29 34 THE SIMS 3 THE SIMS STUDIO EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
31 35 SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE VICARIOUS VISIONS SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
38 36 DEAD RISING 3 CAPCOM VANCOUVER MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
34 37 LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME TRAVELLER’S TALES XBOX 360 CLASSICS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
38 SENRAN KAGURA BURST MARVELOUS INTERACTIVE PQUBE PQUBE
33 39 LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN TRAVELLER’S TALES DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
35 40 LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS TRAVELLER’S TALES XBOX 360 CLASSICS DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS

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Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

The twin grannies, Kotake and Koume, appear in Gerudo Valley! They’re definitely up to no good.

Following leaks from retailer ads, Nintendo has officially confirmed the green Yoshi Edition 3DS XL for North America. The system features an image of Yoshi on the front and several Yoshi eggs on the back.

Pricing for the Yoshi Edition 3DS XL is set at $199.99. It’ll be available on March 14.

You can find today’s announcement in full below.

During a presentation held at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media last week, PlatinumGames creative producer JP Kellams shared a few words pertaining to Bayonetta 2’s Wii U exclusivity.

Asked about the challenges in moving between publishers and platforms, Kellams said that the game “would not exist without Nintendo white knighting that project.” In the end, Platinum “really wanted to make Bayonetta 2,” and that’s what mattered most.

Without getting into some stuff that is both business and confidential, the simple question I’d like to ask you is, ‘Do you want to play Bayonetta 2?’ Bayonetta 2 would not exist without Nintendo white knighting that project. So while I totally understand that people want to play it on the platforms that they’ve played it on previously, we really wanted to make Bayonetta 2.

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