Source: All Games Beta
It’s been a long time coming, but WayForward’s Shantae is finally hitting the 3DS Virtual Console… Next month. The official release date is June 20th for North America. With Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse coming to the Nintendo eShop later this year, this is the perfect game to start with. -Greg Boe (admin)
Source: Nintendo 3DS Blog
May 20, 2013
We here at WarioWare, Inc., are working with our fearless leader, Wario, to create his new Wii U game, Game & Wario – a game that can only be described as incredible, amazing, stupendous … and a bunch of other adjectives! To help Wario achieve his dream of funding this awesome game by his target launch date of June 23, he has created his own special crowdsourcing site called Crowdfarter.com. Here, visitors “donate coins” to the game by “liking” the site and daily updates from Wario via Facebook or by tweeting them to the masses on Twitter. Wario is so excited about bringing his genius vision to reality that he can hardly contain himself.
“Game & Wario is an entertaining collection of uproarious games that uses the Wii U GamePad controller in unique and hilarious ways,” said Wario, CEO of WarioWare, Inc., and all-around amazing guy. “WAHAHAHAHA! THAT WAS MY IMPRESSION OF A SUPER-SERIOUS GUY IN A SUIT!GAME & WARIO IS THE BEST GAME IN THE HISTORY OF TIME! IT’S THE YEAR OF WARIO! WAHAHAHAHA!”
Fans can visit Crowdfarter.com and show their support today. In addition to the immense satisfaction one will get from supporting an incredible game that will make all Wii U users of the world howl with laughter and weep with delight, participating in the Crowdfarter.com campaign offers visitors a whole lot of great rewards. As fans continue to show support, stretch goals will be unlocked, offering fun rewards such as an exclusive video, wallpaper and even a ringtone with Wario’s melodious voice.
In addition, Wario himself is going to take time out of his busy schedule to visit Crowdfarter.com and post daily executive updates. These updates will range from not-so-helpful tips from Wario to exclusive assets from Game & Wario. Wario’s executive updates are guaranteed to make everyone’s day a gas. Be a part of gaming history! Check out Crowdfarter.com today!
Anybody who has played the Mass Effect series will tell you that you need to play the first two games before the third one. If you had the two previous adventures behind you, you could transfer the decisions made to the latest installment. This definitely makes for a more immersive experience, but isn’t at all necessary. Mass Effect 3: Special Edition recently launched on Wii U, and since the last two games weren’t even released on the platform, Nintendo fans will have no other choice than to start with this one.
Fortunately, the developers of the Special Edition didn’t leave it up to newcomers to figure out what the hell is going on. Upon starting a new game, you’ll have the option to view the Interactive Comic and make all the key decisions from the previous two games. It runs a bit long, but it’s crucial if you want to learn more about Commander Shepard’s past, along with the characters you’ll meet again in your current adventures.
In the end, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition is the best possible version of last year’s RPG, and has the best features as well. My favorite is definitely the GamePad-only feature, which lets you play the entire game only on the Wii U GamePad (duh). This game may cost you quite a bit, compared to the Mass Effect Trilogy, which runs for about the same price, but if you own a Wii U, it’s still worth the dough.
Have you played Mass Effect 3 on Wii U? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments! -Greg Boe (admin)
Usually, Nintendo focuses on only the attending audience at E3. This year, the company is teaming up with retail store Best Buy to demo unreleased Nintendo Wii U games during the week of E3. The demos will be available at over 100 Best Buy locations in North America.
For now, that’s all the info we have, but Nintendo will fill us in on what games will be available and what locations they will be at in the coming weeks leading up to the gaming trade expo. -Greg Boe (admin)
Nintendo has shared more information on the 8 brand new levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. The new levels are available for players of both the original and new mode, and each one is based on one of the game’s 8 worlds. These levels introduce new challenges like falling tar and flipping platforms that will test your skills after beating the main levels.
Can’t wait? Well, you don’t have to for long. Nintendo is releasing this fantastic game on May 24th via retail stores and digital download on the eShop. -Greg Boe (admin)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons have both already been announced for release on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, but now we have gotten an official launch date. Available May 30th, the games will be up for download for a dollar less than the regular price for the first 3 weeks. From May 30th – June 20th, the games will sell for $4.99, and after three weeks the price will go up to $5.99. Sure, you’re only saving one dollar, but it’s still a good deal, making both games only $10 to buy together for a limited time.
Will you take advantage of this deal? -Greg Boe (admin)
Along with all the great SEGA news we’ve gotten from this morning’s Nintendo Direct broadcast, we’ve received some great news regarding the Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS eShop. Most likely in celebration of Nintendo and SEGA’s recently announced partnership, the company is releasing 13 SEGA Game Gear classics to the eShop in the near future. Here’s the list: Columns, Crystal Warriors, Defenders of Oasis, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, G-LOC: Air Battles, Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya, Sonic Blast, Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tails Adventure, and Vampire: Master of Darkness.