Posted under News by Luke Schlachter on Tuesday 1st July 2014 at 1:00pm - Comments

Soon approaching the release of Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo has released weapon videos of some playable characters, such as Link, Zelda, and Impa. These weapons are some examples of what to see in the final product of the game. Hyrule Warriors is planned to launch on September 26. The three videos can be found below:





Cross Platform Purchases Now Possible on eShop

Posted under News by James Mayell on Monday 30th June 2014 at 6:08pm - Comments

Nintendo of Europe have announced that if you purchase a copy of 'Squids Odyssey' published by the Game Bakers on the 3DS eShop, you will recieve the WiiU version of the game for free providing you have linked your Nintendo Network ID to both the 3DS system and the WiiU console you wish to recieve the game on.

This shows us that cross platform purchases are possible on the Nintendo eShop, and it's good news for the future of the network.

Nintendo updated the 3DS a while back to allow you to link your Nintendo Network ID to the system and this has opened up a world of possibilities with the eShop and Nintendo Network between devices. Which games would you like to see release on cross platform purchasing? Let us know in the comments.





Check out this Videogame Show KickStarter 'Games Lounge'

Posted under Extras by James Mayell on Saturday 28th June 2014 at 10:15am - Comments

Shaun Paul Johnston, producer of the ZombiU fan film we shared with you last year is starting a Kickstarter campaign along with a whole bunch of other talented people to fund a new Videogame show called Games Lounge.

The show is inspired by the style of the various 90s gaming shows from television, and hopes to provide coverage of the latest video game news and information in a format that is remeniscent of the shows of the past.

"Back in the early 90's there were some pretty amazing video game shows on television, like Games World and Bad Influence! for example; that really captured what it felt like to be a gamer back then, playing awesome beat-em-ups like Streets of Rage on the Mega Drive, or Genesis for the American gamers out there, and the eye-poppingly fast F-Zero on the SNES running in glorious Mode-7-ovision. When I first saw Bad Influence! it was a revelation, covering all the latest news and info on the games industry from around the world, including things like exclusive peaks at the Silicon Graphics tech powering the 'mind-boggling at the time' 3D graphics on "Ultra 64" games. It was a great gaming show made specifically for passionate gamers like me that ran for 4 years before closing shop and it’s probably one of my favourite childhood memories.

As well as Bad Influence! we also got shows like GamesMaster with Dominik Diamond & Sir Patrick Moore (Patrick Moore!), Bits and several others here in the UK, however there's not really been anything like that since then. Of course, we now have the Internet for almost everything we could possibly want, but, I still miss that classic feel and style of those early 90s TV video game shows and I think the time is about right to do something about it."

The kickstarter is aiming to raise £7000 to buy the proper equipment necessary to produce a show like this on a regular basis, such as camera and lighting equipment and the ability to live stream the show. Here's the official campaign video from their kickstarter page:

They have also managed to produce a pilot episode to show us what we can expect to see from the project should it be funded, which you can see below:

By supporting the campaign by donating you can help get this project off the ground and get some pretty awesome rewards. Feel free to check out their Kickstarter page and consider donating to make this awesome idea a reality. We'd love to see it get funded and look forward to seeing more from these guys in the future!

What are your thoughts on the project? Will you be backing it? Let us know in the comments below!





Satoru Iwata Re-elected as Nintendo President

Posted under News by James Mayell on Saturday 28th June 2014 at 8:43am - Comments

It has been revealed that at Nintendo's Shareholders meeting Mr. Satoru Iwata was re-elected as Nintendo's President. Mr. Iwata himself was ill and unable to attend the meeting. It hasn't been announced what the approval rate for Mr. Iwata being re-elected was but details should emerge soon.

What are your thoughts on Mr. Iwata's re-election to the Nintendo throne? After the few years of dissapointing sales figures many fans were calling for Mr. Iwata to step down and for someone else to take over the position. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

 

[Via MyNintendoNews]





Amiibo Figures Listed for Preorder on ShopTo Website

Posted under News by James Mayell on Friday 27th June 2014 at 8:37am - Comments

A UK retailer by the name of ShopTo has listed various Amiibo figures for preorder on their website. We're not too sure if the prices listed are actual retail prices or if they will change closer to release, but each figure is available to preorder for £12.85 now.

Reggie mentioned a few weeks that we could expect to see the Amiibo figures go on sale for about $10 (£5.87) each to compete with Skylanders and other figures. This is obviously a lot more than that, however we're still not sure if these prices listed are an estimation or fixed.

Still not much is known about Amiibo, whether they will be cross platform, when they will be releasing and how much they will definitely cost is still uncertain, but this listing is the first in the world to appear online, so perhaps more details are to follow?

What do you think about this listing? Legit or speculative? Would you buy figures for this price? Let us know in the comments below.

 

[Via KitGuru]





Mutant Mudds Update Coming July 3rd

Posted under News by James Mayell on Thursday 26th June 2014 at 5:33pm - Comments

Next week Mutant Mudds will be recieving a free update on the 3DS eShop which will add 20 new levels to the game, in level checkpoints, brand new music tracks and 4 new hidden characters, bringing the game up to scratch with the PC version.

Developer Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid mentioned a while back on his twitter account that the update would be coming, but now we know that the update will be releasing for free in North America and Europe on July 3rd.

Mutant Mudds is one of the best eShop games in our opinion, and it's great to see it get the update for free!

Do you have the game? Will you be getting the update, and what do you think about the addition of mid level checkpoints? Let us know in the comments below!

 

[Via MyNintendoNews]







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