Author Archives: Craig Skinner

OH NO!! Nintendo Power to End Distribution in December

After being in print for more than 24 years, Nintendo Power is closing it’s doors. While at first this news was only a rumor, Nintendo confirmed this in a statement yesterday, saying:

“Nintendo can confirm that Future US will end the production of Nintendo Power magazine with the last issue slated for December 2012.”

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Nintendo Wii U Price Confirmation Coming This September?

It’s safe to say that we are all curious what the price for the Nintendo Wii U will be. There has been plenty of speculation, ranging from $200 to $350, but a definite price has yet to be set. The latest prediction is a price announcement coming in September, with the reason being Microsoft and Sony. Once a price is announced by Nintendo for the Wii U, both Microsoft and Sony will drop the prices of the Xbox 360 and PS3, respectively, to compete with the Wii U. Therefore, a later announcement means less time  for Microsoft and Sony to get much farther ahead in anticipation of the Wii U.

While this isn’t a guaranteed or absolute date, it seems likely that this would be an opportune time to announce the price. While it keeps the consumers in growing anticipation of the impending console launch, it decreases the amount of consoles that Microsoft and Sony will be able to sell in between the price announcement and the Wii U’s release.  While we’re on the topic of Wii U pricing, what is the most you are willing to pay for the Wii U? Let us know in the comments! -Craig Skinner

Source: NowGamer

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Gets a Competitive Camera Feature

If you already thought co-op in New Super Mario Bros. was hectic, wait till you hear about this new feature to be implemented in New Super Mario Bros. 2 for Nintendo 3DS. According to Kotaku,

“…there’s an arrow over either Mario or Luigi, and whoever has the arrow gets the camera. That means the other player is more or less tasked with following the arrow player around. However, you can power-drop onto the player with the arrow and claim it for yourself…”

There is no telling how much more competitiveness this will bring to the multiplayer aspect of this game, despite the fact that it is “cooperative multiplayer. What do you think of this feature? -Craig Skinner

Source: Kotaku

Rhythm Thief Won’t Be Available In North America Until July

For those of you in North America looking forward to playing Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure, you will have to wait just a little bit longer. Sega announced that the release date for Rhythm Thief on the 3DS in North America will be July 10th. European countries will have access to the game more than 2 months earlier: April 5th. For those readers in Europe, you can access the demo now on the eShop. The demo should be available in the U.S. soon! -Craig Skinner

Source: My Nintendo News

Super Mario Galaxy Hits Five Million Units Sold

Today, it was announced that Super Mario Galaxy has reached its five millionth sale! This makes it the ninth Wii title to reach this milestone, almost twice as many as any other current-gen consoles. The other eight titles that have reached this remarkable feat are Wii Play (13.06 million), Mario Kart Wii (11.3 million), New Super Mario Bros. Wii (8.86 million), Wii Fit (8.18 million), Wii Fit Plus (7.32 million), Wii Sports Resort (6.45 million), Just Dance 2 (5.61) million, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl (5.43 million). The next game expected to reach five million is Just Dance 3, which currently has sold a total of 4.61 units. “The fact that one of the best-reviewed games of all time is available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 speaks to Nintendo’s combination of quality, family fun and value that is unmatched in our industry,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s vice-president of Sales & Marketing. Were you one of the happy gamers who helped get this game to five million sales? -Craig Skinner

Source: Nintendo PR