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Nintendo has pushed out updates for the StreetPass Mii Plaza and Girls Mode 3 in Japan.

StreetPass Mii Plaza has now been patched to version 4.1. The update is all about addressing unnamed bugs and improving stability. At the moment, it’s not available in either North America or Europe.

The new version of Girls Mode 3 is now 1.1.0. This addresses a couple of things. First, Nintendo fixed a bug which gave the wrong western-style cloth when purchasing one from hangers or torsos inside other players’ StreetPass rooms or inside a room which Kimi gave. Nintendo also fixed display names for various transparent hangers and transparent torsos.

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A new video from Nintendo Life compares Mario Kart 8’s new 200cc speed to the 50cc, 100cc, and 150cc options. Check it out below.


Nintendo has updated Collectible Badge Center to version 1.2.0 over in Japan. Today’s patch includes the latest general improvements, but a couple of features have been added as well.

First up are the Badge Cases. These items allow users to organize up to 1,000 badges into each case. Up to 100 cases are supported.

Aside from Badge Cases, Nintendo is also adding in a prize for Practice Mode. Players can now obtain a Free Play Practice Badge, whereas in the past it was only possible to nab a ticket that could be used for three free plays.


New updates are now available for the mainline Pokemon 3DS games.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been updated to version 1.4. Meanwhile, Pokemon X and Y have received a 1.5 patch.

According to the update details, “adjustments have been made for an improved gaming experience”. You’ll need these new versions in order to trade, battle, and use other online features.


On its official website, Yacht Club Games shared an update on the new Plague of Shadows content and Challenge Mode for Shovel Knight. Both items will debut in Q2 of this year.

Here’s the latest:

Plague of Shadows

Plague of Shadows, the first big free update, continues to bubble and brew– taking more of its final form each passing day! Lately we’ve been tackling alchemy items, upgrades, and overarching systems! We were elated (and breathed a collective sigh of relief) to hear everyone’s feedback on Plague Knight’s core mobility during PAX East; now we’re now moving full steam ahead on all the overarching elements that go into the most plague-ular adventure.

Challenge Mode

Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long filled out? Well, then sharpen your skills for Challenge Mode! Prove your mettle by taking on new scenarios and returning foes alike. Use every bit of Shovel Knight knowledge you have to take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too! Challenge Mode will debut alongside the Plague of Shadows Update. As new Updates take form…so too will new challenges!


Yacht Club also announced that Shovel Knight is making its way to Japan. More details will be announced in the future, but it’s been confirmed that a new Japanese language option will be added to all versions of the game.


Elliot Quest just received a patch last week that was intended to be a bug fix. However, more issues have cropped up, and another update is in the works.

Over on Miiverse, PlayEveryWare’s Thomas O’Connor wrote:

No word yet on when this latest patch will be available. We’ll let you know when we hear anything.


Update: Now live in North America as well (thanks LordDisco).

StreetPass Mii Plaza has received a 4.0 update in Europe. You’ll need to grab the update directly from the app rather than through the eShop.

Along with today’s update, users can now purchase the new StreetPass Fishing (Ultimate Angler) and StreetPass Zombies (Battleground Z) games in addition to StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium.

We’ll update this post when we confirm that the new content is live in North America.

Watch a bunch of footage from the new StreetPass Mii Plaza content below.

Following the release of Citizens of Earth’ update earlier this week, Atlus has now sent out official patch notes. We know that loading times have been cut in half on Wii U, bugs have been addressed, and fixes have been implemented for crashes.

Below are the full patch notes:

General Patch Details:

– Minor bug fixes
– Crash/stability fixes
– Reduced encounters in Casino Canyon
– Added checkpoint in Casino Canyon
– Added Retro soundtrack

Wii U:

– Loading times halved

Citizens of Earth is available via the Wii U and 3DS eShops.

Source: Atlus PR

Nintendo didn’t provide a whole lot of details about today’s Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS update. In terms of balancing, it was only said that adjustments were made “for a more pleasant gaming experience.”

Even though Nintendo is keeping quiet, fans are certainly not. There’s already quite a few details out there about balance changes in particular. If you’re interested in learning about all of the modifications uncovered thus far, read on below.

Confirmed Changes


A + B together produces smash attacks
Tilting the analog stick + smash stick together no longer produces tilts, but rather smash attacks.
Lylat Cruise edges (including Omega) changed to “slope” recoveries

Diddy Kong
Up Air Damage 8% -> 6% [KB reductions?]
Forward Air Damage 12/10% -> 10/8%
Up Throw 10% -> 8%
Down Throw 7% -> 6%

Bair 10% -> 7%

Citizens of Earth’s new patch is now available in North America. You can download the update for both Wii U and 3DS.

As confirmed by the official Eden Industries Twitter account:

As for what’s included in today’s update…

Europe should have access to the Citizens of Earth patch on Wednesday.


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