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As promised, Nintendo has aired a Nintendo Direct for Band Brothers P. Below are a collection of details shared during the presentation:

– Vocaloid Iwata is introducing us to the game. Moving over to Polygon Iwata.
– Control options include buttons and using the touchscreen as guitar or drums. Introducing us to various instruments.
– The game can be enjoyed over local and online play.
– Like previously mentioned, you can make a vocaloid singer. This will allow you to simulate singing and play another special touchscreen version.
– The SD card can save up to 3000 songs and you use tomatoes to download songs.
– Just like the previous game, there are radio studios which you can listen to with fav songs. Genres now as well.
– Up to January 31, it is possible to import songs from the Deluxe version. Does require some information though.
– Songs can be uploaded to YouTube, so that people with portable devices can look at them.
– Circling through the four featured artists. They seem excited about it.


This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (PS3/360) – 9/9/9/9
Metal Max 4 (3DS) – 9/9/9/8
NBA 2K14 (PS3/360) – 9/9/8/8
Akiba’s Trip 2 (PS3/PSV) – 9/8/8/8
Onechanbara Z: Kagura With NoNoNo (PS3) – 8/9/8/7
Wonderbook: Book of Spells (PS3) – 8/7/8/8
Exstetra (3DS) – 8/8/7/7
Glass Heart Princess: Platinum (PSP) – 8/8/8/6
Tamagotchi! Seishun no Dream School (3DS) – 8/7/8/6

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This week’s 3DS eShop charts are as follows:


1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
2. Pokemon X
3. Pokemon Y
4. The Legend of Zelda
5. SteamWorld Dig
6. Pokemon Dream Radar
7. Super Mario Bros.
8. Resident Evil: Revelations
9. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
10. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
11. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
12. Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
13. Super Mario Bros. 2
14. 3D Game Collection
15. Rune Factory 4
16. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
17. Pokedex 3D Pro
18. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
19. Fire Emblem: Awakening
20. Gunman Clive


1. Pokemon X/Y Launch Event
2. SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge Trailer
3. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Trailer 2
4. Regular Show Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land Trailer
5. Pokemon X/Y Mega-Evolved Pokemon Revealed!
6. Batman: Arkham Origins – Blackgate Trailer
7. Pokemon X/Y Museum
8. Three New Mega-Evolved Pokemon Revealed
9. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Trailer
10. Pokemon X/Y: New Regions
11. Pokemon X/Y: Battle Dreams
12. Super Mario 3D World Trailer
13. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Trailer
14. Sonic Lost World Coming Soon Trailer
15. Get Excited for Pokemon X/Y
16. Pokemon X/Y: Pokemon Dreams
17. New York Comic Con – Cosplay Trailer
18. Super Mario Kart Trailer
19. Rune Factory 4 Trailer
20. Escape from Zombie City Trailer

Source: 3DS eShop

Back when Final Fantasy V and VI were in development (you know, in the 90s), planner Takashi Aki was working with Tetsuya Nomura on the RPGs. Aki recently did some cleaning up around his residence and came across a few sketches that were previously unseen.

Aki was kind enough to share the various photos on Twitter – you can find them above.

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When the Wii Sports Club app makes its way to the eShop early next month, players will be able to obtain the download for free. Keep in mind though that you’ll need to fork over $2 for a Day Pass or $10 for permanent ownership.

Nintendo is also including a free 24 hour trial for all Wii U owners. That means you won’t have to spend any cash during the first day that you use Wii Sports Club.

Nintendo has also confirmed, per the latest Iwata Asks, that you’ll receive another free 24 hours when each new sport becomes available. That means you’ll earn a free 24 hours when baseball launches, another 24 hours when golf arrives, and a final 24 hours when boxing becomes available. This allows players to sample the different sports without forcing an immediate purchase.

You can read more about this, as well as an explanation of Wii Sports Club’s pricing, after the break courtesy of the latest Iwata Asks.

Wii Sports Club wasn’t an entirely internal effort from Nintendo. Revealed in the latest Iwata Asks, the Big N ended up working with Namco Bandai on the game’s development.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata as well as designers Kozo Makino and Takayuki Shimamura spoke about the decision to bring in Namco Bandai for the creation of Wii Sports Club. The group stated:

When Wii Sports Club launches next month, just two sports will be available: tennis and bowling. Golf, baseball, and boxing will be added at a later date. However, Nintendo did offer up some details on the three upcoming sports additions in the latest Iwata Asks, summarized as follows:


– Use the GamePad and the TV screen
– Place the GamePad on the floor first, as shown in Wii U’s concept video back at E3 2011
– Ball is shown on the GamePad screen by your feet
– Fairway is on the TV screen
– Play like real golf
– If you face the Wiimote Plus toward the GamePad by your feet, the head of the club appears on screen
– If you twist the Wiimote Plus controller, the club head also turns
– Hit in that position and you can hit a fade and so forth
– Coming “soon”


– Swing the Wiimote Plus like a bat
– Pitcher uses the GamePad
– Also similar to the Wii U concept video
– Look into the GamePad and choose a course and type of pitch


“For Boxing, we’re considering a lot with regard to network compatibility and so on. I think you’ll have to wait a little longer for that.”


With the launch of Wii Sports Club just a couple of weeks away, Nintendo has put up a new Iwata Asks. You can check out the full discssion here. We’ve also rounded up footage included in the Iwata Asks above.

This week’s Wii U eShop charts are as follows:


1. Zelda: Wind Waker HD
2. Super Mario World
3. Super Mario Bros.
4. The Legend of Zelda
5. EarthBound
6. Art Academy: SketchPad
7. Pokemon Rumble U
8. Mighty Switch Force! 2
9. Super Metroid
10. Zelda II – The Adventure of Link
11. Batman: Arkham Origins
12. DuckTales Remastered
13. Mega Man X
14. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
15. Super Mario Bros. 2
16. New Super Mario Bros. U
17. Pikmin 3
18. Pinball
19. Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
20. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara


1. Super Mario 3D World Trailer
2. Batman: Arkham Origins Trailer
3. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Trailer
4. Super Mario 3D World Trailer 3
5. Super Mario 3D World Trailer 2
6. Sonic Lost World Coming Soon Trailer
7. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Trailer 2
8. Wii Party U Trailer 2
9. Wii Party U Trailer
10. Zelda: Wind Waker HD 7/11/13
11. Sonic Lost World Trailer
12. Nintendo Minute – Super Mario 3D World New Levels and Power-Ups
13. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Trailer
14. Pokemon Rumble U Gameplay Trailer
15. Just Dance 2014 Trailer 6/11/13
16. Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Trailer
17. Mighty Switch Force! 2 Video
18. Rayman Legends Accolades Trailer
19. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut Trailer
20. Zelda: Wind Waker HD – Hero Mode Trailer

Source: Wii U eShop

Reggie Fils-Aime has taken over the official Nintendo of America Twitter account for a second time. He’s back to answer more fan questions, including his favorite old-school game, favorite Mario power-up, and how he’s gotten his body ready… really!

You can find the roundup of Reggie’s comments below.