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Nintendo has officially confirmed the recently leaked Pokemon X/Y promotion for Club Nintendo.

Those who register any 3DS – including the original model – as well as one of six eligible games can receive either version for free. The offer is valid for the entire month of March in both the US and Canada.

You can find a video outlining the promotion above. An official page is located here.

Update: Added in a second screenshot below.

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

There are actually two versions of the boxing ring stage! This ring is the Smash Bros. version…

Second screenshot:

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Nintendo has released a new update for Wii U, bringing the firmware up to version 4.0.3. It’s primarily intended to improve system stability (as well as software compatibility).

You can find the official update notes from Nintendo below.

On March 27, Nintendo will release a new Wii U bundle in Japan. The package contains a white 32GB console and Wii Sports Club pre-installed. Pricing is set at 30,000 yen.

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

LW TW Title Format Label Publisher
1 1 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
6 2 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
8 3 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
4 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE WII U NINTENDO NINTENDO
15 5 FIFA 14 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 6 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
10 7 FIFA 14 PS4 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
13 9 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
19 10 FIFA 14 XB ONE EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
22 11 FIFA 14 PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
9 12 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
7 13 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PS3 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
30 14 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME 3DS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
32 15 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
23 16 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
21 17 GRAN TURISMO 6 PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2 18 LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII PS3 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
17 19 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS4 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
14 20 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
21 RAYMAN LEGENDS PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
16 22 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
12 23 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PS4 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
18 24 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION PS4 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
11 25 FABLE: ANNIVERSARY XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
25 26 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WII U WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
29 27 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
28 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS3 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
24 29 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
40 30 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
34 31 WWE 2K14 XB360 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
5 32 LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII XB360 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
20 33 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME XB ONE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
35 34 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
27 35 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB ONE ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
37 36 POKEMON X 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
37 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
38 38 POKEMON Y 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
28 39 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 PC SEGA SEGA
31 40 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES XB360 SEGA SEGA

All formats

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

Source 1, Source 2

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U
Darksiders II (Re-Addition) €49.99 (£39.99)
Evofish €3.99 (£3.59)

Wii U VC
Wario’s Woods €4.99 (£3.49)

3DS
Aeterno Blade €14.99 (£13.50)
The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths €14.99 (£13.49)
SENRAN KAGURA Burst €34.55 (£29.99)
Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 – The Seventh Gate €11.99 (£10.79)
Bibi & Tina – Das Spiel zum Kinofilm €39.99 (Germany Only)

3DS VC
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe €4.99 (£4.49)

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Price Reductions

Temporary

Wii U
Darksiders II €39.99 (£31.99) until 13/03/14 23:59 UTC.
Knytt Underground €4.49 (£3.99) until 06/03/14 23:59 UTC.

3DS
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate €22.49 (£19.99) until 06/03/14 23:59 local time.

Permanent

Wii U
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist €29.99 (£19.99)
Just Dance 4 €19.99 (£14.99)

Source

A couple of weeks ago, Stick it to the Man was confirmed for Wii U. We caught up with Zoink founder Klaus Lyngeled following publisher Ripstone’s announcement to find out more about the game. We also asked about WeeWaa, interest in the 3DS, and more.

You’ll find our full interview with Lyngeled after the break.

Best Buy’s 20% discount on eShop cards is now live. Consumers can purchase a $50 card for $40, $35 for $28, and $20 for $16. You can place an order here.

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David Cox, producer of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadows series, believes that the days of 2D Castlevania games are gone.

Cox told GamesTM this month that even though hardcore gamers would appreciate a new 2D Castlevania, “the reality is that it’s a very niche market and Konami really want this series to be mainstream again.” He wouldn’t rule out a new 2D title completely, though it wouldn’t come from MercurySteam.

You can find Cox’s full comments below.

System: Nintendo Wii U
Release Date: October 29, 2013 (NA) – October 18, 2013 (EU)
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Nintendo/SEGA


Author: Jack

In a normative sense, Sonic as a platforming archetype ultimately aims to achieve one goal: create a constant chain of ephemeral pleasure via the utilization of perceived velocity the controllable gameplay object reaches in gameplay. While such a vision, an expanded AudioSurf if you will, perennially begets hedonistic intrigue, that seemingly one-dimensional objective for some dang reason hasn’t really ever come to fruition for Sonic Team over the past few console lifespans. A definite, tangible goal as such seems easy enough to reach, right?

Unfortunately, a granular obstacle to that simple speedy sentiment exists prohibiting fulfillment of that thought: the more the design team over at Sonic Team’s vision rides off in all directions (Sonic Unleashed’s Werehog levels being a prime example) as opposed to finding one meaning around which Sonic should revolve, the more plodding and forgetful each subsequent entry in the series gets. How can one ever hope to solve that ever-nagging dilemma?