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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been delayed. The game will now launch in February 2014, as opposed to December 2013.


Mighty No. 9 is now coming to every major platform. The game’s Kickstarter just hit the 3DS and PS Vita stretch goal having raised $3.5 million (combined wtih PayPal) with only 11 hours remaining in the campaign.

Mighty No. 9 will also be coming to the Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

Could Mighty No. 9 reach another stretch goal before the campaign ends? At $3.7 million, the title will receive a single-player Call stage and boss.


Nintendo has shared the full patch notes of additions/improvements made with the Wii U’s latest update, version 4.0.0. The big highlights are being able to display Wii content on the GamePad, addition of the Friend List icon to the Wii U Menu, updates to Wii U Chat and the Internet browser, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:


This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U download

Wii Karaoke U by Joysound – free – available Oct. 4
Wii Karaoke U by Joysound: 1-hour trial ticket – free (Limited to one ticket per Wii U console)
Wii Karaoke U by Joysound: 1-hour ticket – €1.99 / £1.79
Wii Karaoke U by Joysound: 24-hour ticket – €4.99 / £4.49
Wii Karaoke U by Joysound: 30-day ticket – €14.99 / £13.49

Wii U retail

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – €59.99 / £49.99 – available Oct. 4
Just Dance 2014 – €49.99 / £34.99 – available Oct. 1

Wii U VC

Final Fight (US version) – €7.99 / £5.49
Final Fight 2 (US version) – €7.99 / £5.49
Final Fight 3 (US version) – €7.99 / £5.49

3DS retail

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure – €44.99 / £39.99
Game Festival 1 – €24.99 / £19.99

3DS demo

Witch & Hero Demo

Special offer

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D – €3.99 (£3.59) until 17/10/13, 23:59 local time. Was €4.99 (£4.49).

Source: Nintendo PR


Takashi Tateishi, the composer of Mega Man 2, is on board for Mighty No. 9’s development. Mega Man 1 composer Manami Matsumae and Inti Creates’ action-music veteran Ippo Yamada were previously confirmed for the project.

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James Anderson, a programmer over at Intelligent Systems, is listing a mysterious game for Nintendo’s new console on his LinkedIn profile.

On his CV, Anderson mentions that he’s “currently working on an unannounced title for the Wii U, as well as providing tools support for other internal teams.” There’s speculation that some of his responsibilities could be related to Wii Sports Club, though that’s far from confirmed.

Anderson most recently worked on Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Game & Wario.

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Emily Rogers has returned with another rumor regarding the Wii U’s upcoming update.

A tweet Rogers published a short while ago states that the firmware is going live sometime this week, perhaps as early as Monday.

The tweet reads:


The Wii U’s next update is the second of two major firmware upgrades for the console. Nintendo hasn’t said what will be included, but the system’s speed (loading times and associated elements) should be improved.

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Nintendo is planning extended maintenance for the Wii U and 3DS this coming Monday. Online play, rankings, and other related Internet elements will be affected.

An announcement on Miiverse also confirms that the service will be affected by maintenance on Monday. Features such as friend requests, block list and messages will be unavailable.

The maintenance will begin at 8 AM PT. It’s expected to end a few hours later – specifically 5 PM PT.


Nintendo has been working on the next firmware update for the 3DS. According to the generally-reliable Emily Rogers, the download was originally scheduled for October. The update, however, has apparently been pushed back to an unspecified timeframe.

The Wii U is also expected to be receiving a major update – first announced several months ago during a Nintendo Direct. Rogers teased on Twitter that the new firmware will arrive “sooner than you think.”

The tweet in full, which also contains an interesting tidbit regarding Ubisoft, reads:


Asked to elaborate on the Ubisoft note, Rogers tweeted:


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Although it had been hinted at in previous interviews, Image & Form has officially confirmed that a new entry in the SteamWorld Dig series is in development for the 3DS. Similar to its predecessor, the new title will be released on the 3DS eShop.

Speaking with Nintendo Life, Image & Form’s Brjann Sigurgeirsso said:

“We’ve come quite far developing the next game in the SteamWorld series, and we’re waiting for the right moment to announce more details.”

SteamWorld Dig launched to critical success in August. The game has been financially successful, too.

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