Author Archives: Greg Boe

I'm the founder and administrator of Nintendo Charged. I've dedicated the past three years to keeping our readers in the loop with the imaginative world of Nintendo. My biggest gaming interest at the time is the Nintendo Wii U and it's upcoming games, but I've been a close follower of the 3DS since launch in 2011. My favorite game as of now is The World Ends With You on DS.

If you have any questions, or just want someone to play online with, leave a comment! I hope you enjoy your visit at Nintendo Charged.

Review: Cut the Rope: Triple Treat (3DS)

cut_the_rope_triple_treatAt first glance, this might look like a new game. In reality, it is a collection of previously released games, brought to Nintendo 3DS! Cut the Rope: Triple Treat includes the first three games in the popular mobile series: Cut the Rope, Cut the Rope: Experiments, and Cut the Rope: Time Travel. Is it worth the $29.99 price tag? It is a good fit for 3DS? Find out in my review!

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Watch the Tomadachi Life Nintendo Direct Right Here

Is your body ready for another Nintendo Direct, only a few days after the spectacular Smash Bros. Direct earlier this week?  Nintendo posted another video yesterday, showcasing the upcoming life sim, Tomodachi Life.  Our host for the entertaining broadcast is Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen.  The game offers a world of endless possibilities and in does so in ways you would never imagine.  North American 3DS and 2DS owners can enjoy living the Tomodachi Life on June 6th.

Debut Gameplay Footage From Renegade Kid’s Cult County

Seeing the game in action for the first time just gives me chills.  We haven’t even seen any sort of combat yet and I can’t wait to play Cult County on Nintendo Wii U.  Yesterday, developer Renegade Kid posted gameplay footage (above) from the game on YouTube, and it’s looking pretty promising!  Check out the gameplay video above and tell us what you think!

 Make sure to drop by the game’s Kickstarter page and help them out!

Kickstarter: Cult County

Is Nintendo Making Super Mario Galaxy 3 Next?

super_mario_galaxy_bowserIn a recent interview with Edge magazine, Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizumi revealed that the development team are already working on a new title.  He is not yet able to confirm what the game is, or whether it’s coming to Wii U or 3DS, but he did note that they are already working on new game mechanics.  What better title to add new mechanics to than one in the Galaxy series?  Nintendo has previously hinted towards another game in the series, but they were in the middle of Super Mario 3D World at the time.  We can’t be for sure, but do do have a pretty big hunch that the next game will be Super Mario Galaxy 3 for Wii U.  What do you think?

Source: Edge Online, via Wii U Daily

Review: Bravely Default (3DS)

Bravely Default Box ArtThis probably isn’t the first time you’ve seen the name Bravely Default.  If you haven’t then I would assume you are probably sharing the same first impression that we all had: “WHAT DOES THAT NAME EVEN MEAN?!”  I know; the developers couldn’t have picked a more awkward and confusing name if they tried.  Despite the strange name, it has done remarkably well in the West.  The game received overall positive reviews from critics, and even topped the spectacular launch sales of Fire Emblem: Awakening last year.  You’re probably asking, what’s the big deal with Bravely Default?  Why is it so great?  Find out in my review!

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Is There a Mario DLC Zone Coming to Sonic Lost World?

28437TropicalCoast_Zone4_130830_06Anything’s possible!  Sega plans to bring Wii U owners more DLC zones to Sonic Lost World, and judging from the last two Nintendo-themed levels (based on Yoshi’s Island and The Legend of Zelda), a Mario zone would fit right in.  Producer Takashi Iizuka has shared that he and the Sonic Team still want to make more Nintendo-influenced downloadable content.  Here’s what he said:

“Sonic Lost World is a title that only released on Nintendo hardware, which is an opportunity that I couldn’t believe, collaborating together. This time, the appearance is interesting, as combining Sonic into such a world is extremely foreign, and I wanted to aim at the unexpected.”

“In normal production, the hardest part is building up the base of the game. Stages can normally be changed simply by variations, but this time, it was shaped to be a different experience on each stage of the DLC, which is why it took so long to complete.”

“The team says that the music, sound and songs of The Legend of Zelda were entertaining to try and re-create and is now interested in working on more levels that allow it to collaborate with Nintendo.”

How awesome would it be to explore the colorful Mushroom Kingdom as Sega’s iconic blue blur?  It would sure be a shame if the developers didn’t do a Mario zone, but there are also a ton of other Nintendo worlds I would love to see Sonic visit.  Where do you want Sonic to visit next?

Source: 4Gamer

Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct Airs This Tuesday

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten some solid Super Smash Bros. news, but that’s about to change this Tuesday.  Nintendo recently shared that they will be holding a Nintendo Direct broadcast on Tuesday, April 8th, exclusively for the games on Wii U and 3DS.  Be sure to tune in to the link here at 6 p.m. EST (11 p.m. UK time) to watch the live stream.

My fingers are crossed for some more new characters!

Source: Nintendo of America

Mario Kart Producer Sheds Light on Improved Visuals in Mario Kart 8

2404984-wiiu_mariokart8_121813_scrn_01If you’ve seen any footage from Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, then you know how great it looks in action.  The lighting, frame-rate, HD visuals, and higher processing power of Wii U – all of these factors play a key part in making this the most visually stunning Mario Kart game to date.  The Wii U’s power has also made this the most graphically-stable game in the series.  Producer Hideki Konno recently shared some remarks on the presentation in the game:

We’re working with HD for the first time, and we really wanted to take advantage of that. We put a lot of effort into making this a good looking game–it’s a very pretty game.  This time with the power of the Wii U we really made an effort to keep that graphic quality high regardless of how many ways we were splitting the TV into.  Using the power of the Wii U, we were able to create a Mario Kart title that feels right, and the controls feel like they’re perfect for this game.

Fasten your seat belts, because Mario Kart 8 hits North America on May 30th.  Stay tuned for a preview on the game in the coming weeks before launch!  Who else is super excited?

Source: Wii U Daily

Watch the first 10 Minutes of Ubisoft’s Beautiful RPG, Child of Light [Video]

Ubisoft’s third title to utilize the revolutionary UbiArt framework is heading to Wii U this month!  Child of Light is an RPG where the concept art is the in-game graphics, thanks to the new engine.  This cuts down development time, and allows the developers at Ubisoft Montreal to take their ideas and put them directly in the game with ease.  Eurogamer was nice enough to post the first 10 minutes of gameplay from this adventure on their YouTube account, and without a commentary!  This way, you can enjoy the direct-feed footage without any distractions.

Check it out above this text.

Source: Wii U Daily

Retro City Rampage Sold more on 3DS than Xbox 360 version

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The developers of the successful eShop title Retro City Rampage: DX have taken to Twitter to tell fans that the game made more money in it’s first month on 3DS than the Xbox Live Arcade did worldwide. Impressive, huh?

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out this fantastically nostalgic trip back to the 8-bit era on the 3DS eShop!

Check out Mr. Dacotah Dudley’s review here.

Source: My Nintendo News

Two Rainbow Road Tracks are Coming to Mario Kart 8

What’s better than one Rainbow Road course?  The answer is simple: TWO Rainbow Road courses!  Since the start of the series, each Mario Kart game has featured one new Rainbow Road track, but Nintendo has decided to change that.  In Mario Kart 8, you will be able to race on the fan-favorite N64 version as well.  Game director Kosuke Yabuki says:

Rainbow Road of course is a classic course. This time we actually grabbed Rainbow Road N64 version in addition to the current iteration of Rainbow Road. So we hope you look forward to racing on both of those courses. One thing I do want to mention is Rainbow Road, that final course. We really want you to look forward to what we’ve done to it this time because it’s something else. It’s really spectacular.

Also, some of you are aware of the rumor that this installment would feature a track editor, but the developers have put that to rest.  Here’s why, according to game producer Hideki Konno:

With regards to course editing, and letting users create and edit their own courses, it’s something that I’m interested in, and I’ve been interested in for a long time. It’s a fun feature. However, with Mario Kart, courses are key to the series, and it’s really tough. This is the eighth game in the series, and when we work on a Mario Kart title, we work on courses, and we create them, and then we work on them again, and again, and we revise until we come up with something that we think will be fun for everyone to play.

More Mario Kart 8 news is on the way, right here on Nintendo Charged!

Source: Wii U Daily

Cult County is Now on Kickstarter, No Longer Coming to 3DS

Renegade Kid previously told fans that survival horror Cult County was coming to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but there has been a few changes.  First, the game is now being funded via Kickstarter.  This was an awesome decision on the developer’s end, and I’m looking forward to seeing them reach their $580,000 goal (because we know they will).  Well, have fun watching the Kickstarter video above!

Source: Kickstarter