Nintendo and Prima recently released the spectacular strategy guide box set for six popular adventures in The Legend of Zelda franchise. Inside of the box set was a letter from producer Eiji Aonuma, in which he shares that the series is only still going because of the devoted fans. He also touches on the next installment on Nintendo Wii U. Here’s what he said:
It has been 25 years since The Legend of Zelda was introduced to the world, and it is still going strong. This was made possible by the fans who love the series. In the next installment, it is my desire to create a unique experience that is beyond your expectations. We are privileged to have your unwavering support.
I’m really looking forward to being surprised with whatever Mr. Aonuma and the Zelda team have in store for us with the next game. We have to wait until E3 in June 2014 to see the game in action. Before then, stay tuned for more news and updates on The Legend of Zelda! -Greg Boe
Are you into puzzle games like Picross? Well, here’s a game you should look out for. Tappingo is heading to the Nintendo 3DS eShop very soon, and I recently got the opportunity to interview the creator, Hugo Smits of Goodbye Galaxy Games.
Be sure to check out this exclusive interview after the break! -Greg Boe (more…)
It’s been a very long time coming, but I’d say it looks to be worth the wait.
Back in 2011, we told you about a new Castlevania-esque 3DS adventure called Chronoblade. Fast-forward two years and we have finally found more details. Since we last heard about the game it has undergone a name change. The successfully crowdfunded Aeternoblade is landing in Europe and North America on January 14th. While both regions are getting a chance to play this new game, only Europe will get a demo on the eShop. The Europe-exclusive demo will be available on December 12th.
Check out the trailer below, and be sure to stay tuned for our coverage on Aeternoblade for Nintendo 3DS! -Greg Boe
What’s the difference between Wii U and Wii? About 6 years.
Many of you have pointed out that the majority of consumers think that the Wii U is just a new controller for Wii. Well, believe me when I say that it is not. Nintendo has tried many approaches to explain the differences between the two consoles, and according to NOA CEO Reggie Fils-Aime, consumers have finally caught on. Here’s how he put it:
That issue has been largely addressed, I think, as we’ve told consumers all the great things you could do with the GamePad as we’ve showed fantastic software like Pikmin 3, and Wonderful 101, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker in HD. The consumer I believe now understands this is a brand new system with brand new capabilities. It has all of the benefits of backward compatibility. And we’re the only next gen system with backward compatibility, so the consumer has this great library of games from Wii, can use them with the Wii U. But now they understand all of the new capabilities that they can have.
Well there you go! All it takes is a look at the new tech and innovative software to tell the difference between the two. If only they didn’t have such similar names… -Greg Boe
It may have been a shocker to them, but not to us.
We are quickly approaching the highly-anticipated North American release of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on Nintendo 3DS. The traditional Japanese RPG has already launched in Europe and is seeing some great reviews. Apparently, the game’s success in the United Kingdom totally took the developers by surprise. This is what they posted in response on their official Twitter account:
“Bravely Default is a game that was designed only taking RPG fans in Japan into consideration. We thought overseas expansion was impossible. Seeing this much anticipation moves me deeply.”
Bravely Default (title shortened for localization) is launching in the United States on February 7th, 2014. If you live in Europe, you can purchase the game now. -Greg Boe
Now there is officially NO reason NOT to buy this version if you own a Wii U.
Sure, the Wii U version of Batman: Arkham Origins does not include the multiplayer mode, but let’s be honest, it was garbage anyways. This version does support the fantastic DLC, which is available right now for download. The two DLC packs are the Infinite Earth Skins Pack and Black Mask Challenge Pack. The full game will cost you $49.99, which is $10 cheaper than other console versions. To go along with the main game as being the most affordable Arkham Origins experience available, the Infinite Earth skin DLC pack is up for download for only $3.99 (opposed to $4.99 on competing consoles. The Black Mask Challenge pack, however will cot you $1.99, which is the same price as on all other versions.
Be sure to download the Deathstroke DLC, which comes packaged free with the game! My review on this game goes live tomorrow at 8:00 AM CST. Don’t miss it! -Greg Boe
It seems as if everything is getting a makeover in the new Super Smash Bros.
Series producer Masahiro Sakurai is still keeping many details under wraps on the new project, which explains why we haven’t seen many items yet. Well, the screenshot above proves that the items have undergone some changes, and they are AWESOME. I’m sure we’ll see some more items in the near future, at some point before the early 2014 release date.
Stay tuned for more updates on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS right here on Nintendo Charged! -Greg Boe