I am personally very excited for the addition of Little Mac in the roster of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. I mean, how cool is it that Nintendo is bringing Punch-Out’s star to another fighting game? On Miiverse series producer Masahiro Sakurai has shared some tips on how to fight with Little Mac:
“Little Mac’s side smash attack is his straight right punch…but it can transform into an uppercut if you tilt diagonally upward, or a body hook if you tilt diagonally downward. The body hook is the most devastating of these moves and it doesn’t blast the opponents away.”
“The trick in activating these punches is to avoid tilting the controls diagonally from the get go–instead, tilt up or down right after the smash attack starts kicking in. You can also tilt up or down while you’re powering up.”
Assist Trophies were introduced to the fighting series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii, and they are coming back in the upcoming games on Wii U and 3DS. Luigi’s doppleganger, Waluigi, was among the Assist Trophy lineup in Brawl. As the screenshot above eludes, he’s coming back! Some had hoped he would be a playable character, but it’s better than nothing.
The list of indie games coming to Nintendo systems just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Back in 2009, developer Ronimo Games brought Swords and Soldiers to Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, PlayStation Network, WiiWare and Windows PC. The game’s sequel, Swords and Soldiers 2, has been announced to be released on Wii U in the near future. Check out the first trailer to the new sidescroller below. More news is expected to be uncovered during GDC this month, as well as PAX East in April.
Well, you’ve come to the right place! Nintendo enthusiast NintenDaan has recently uploaded a large sum of short gameplay clips from the upcoming 3DS platformer, Yoshi’s New Island. The game comes out on March 14th, so this should tie you over until then! Check out all the clips in the playlist above!
THQ closed up shop in 2012, which limited the availability of their Wii U launch title, Darksiders II, in stores and on the system’s eShop. Well, Nordic Games has since then gained rights to the series, and put the digital version back up. If you haven’t played it yet, this is your chance. Here’s to more Darksiders adventures in the future!
Do you love the quirky characters of the Persona series? Do you enjoy dungeon-crawlers like Etrian Odyssey? Then Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth might be the perfect game for you. The spin-off game for Nintendo 3DS was previously only available for Japan, but Atlus USA has announced their plans to localize it for their Western audiences. We are not sure yet if the game will be a download-only, or if it will get a physical copy for North America, but we do have a launch window. The game hits the United States this Fall!
It’s safe to say that I will never grow tired of the LEGO games, especially when they have anything to do with Tolken. If you enjoyed the LEGO: Lord of the Rings game, then this is for you. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in partnership with TT Games are bringing us another Hobbit-sized adventure, slated for an April release on Wii U, 3DS, and all other major systems. Expect the usual LEGO humor, along with some references to the Hobbit movies, directed by Peter Jackson. LEGO: The Hobbit lands in North America on April 11th.
Retro City Rampage is that game that seems to poke fun at the old GTA games while taking us back to a simpler era of gaming, being chock-full of references to popular cultural pieces of the 80′s and 90′s. Now, the game is about to expand on the 3DS! What is this amazing downloadable content being added? Why, 3 hours of music to fuel your rampage! Plus, you’ll get the tracks on your 3DS playlist, so you can make them the theme songs of your life! Be sure to keep an eye out for your musical addendum to your incredible game!
Yes, I did mean to put all those exclamation points in the title. Such an offer deserves that much excitement, with a 1:10 ratio of question to excitement! Pokémon X and Y were revolutionary in the series, adding loads of new features we hadn’t seen before, and now you can get a copy for free! This could be your shot to get in on the PokéAction, or maybe you just want to pick up the other version of the game so you can play both! Well, there are a few requirements to get the title: Live in North America, be a part of Club Nintendo, and buy a few products in a set time period! Totally doable. What products, you ask? Well, first off you have to buy the 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS and register it with Club Nintendo, then also register one of the following games: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D Land, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Yoshi’s New Island, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, or Mario Kart 7. Register both of these during the month of March and in your Nintendo To-do list will appear a item “Select your free game” which will give you a download code for the amazing title! Make sure you’re ready for these days!