No, not available to buy and listen to. That’d probably make too much sense for Nintendo.
Instead, to celebrate the Halloween season, they’ve got Gloomy Manor’s theme music from Dark Moon playing as you browse and purchase games. Here’s a video showing it in action (so to speak):
Personally? I kind of like it. Okay, I’d probably prefer the tune from Haunted Towers or Treacherous Mansion myself (since their theme songs are much better than the Gloomy Manor one ever was), but hey, it’s nice to see Luigi’s Mansion 2 getting such attention this time of year.
You can find the full theme (as taken from the original game) in the full article after the break, if you just feel like hearing it again.
They’re all in Japanese (as you’d expect), but they show much, much more of the game than ever before. Have a look:
Pretty nice videos aren’t they? I especially like the comparisons between the original GBA versions of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire and their remakes, because they show just far the series has come in the last few years or so.
But what do you think? Are these new trailers and TV spots making you even more excited for the new Pokemon games?
Take this with a pinch… no wait, a whole bucket of salt. But apparently, someone online is claiming they have a special copy of Super Smash Bros for 3DS with DLC characters like Mewtwo and Wolf unlocked. Here’s the video:
Apparently, we’re getting more footage on Saturday. But is it real? If you want our thoughts on the matter, click the link below and keep reading!
It’s been known about for a while now, but now Nintendo have officially shown off the trailer for the Excitebike Arena track. Here it is:
It’s mostly as you’d expect from an Excitebike themed track, but the layout is actually random. So those bumps and slopes you see are generated each time you play the course, like they were in the original NES game!
But if you want to see some screenshots of the track, and find out when it’s going to be available… hit the link below to keep reading!
Don’t own Super Smash Bros for 3DS yet? Want to try out the game for free? Happen to live in Japan?
Well if so, you’d better be quick; Nintendo of Japan has posted that the demo will be removed from the eShop on October 31st. Here’s the official announcement about it, along with a translation to English:
『大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS』のニンテンドーeショップでの体験版配信は10/31（金）までです。ご興味のある方は配信期間内にお試しください。
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) October 27, 2014
Super Smash Bros for 3DS is available on the eShop until October 31st. Please try it now if you don’t want to miss out.
And as we all know… where Nintendo of Japan goes, Nintendo in other regions follows. So we can likely expect the demo to be removed from the English eShop services some time near the end of this year, perhaps even mere days from the Japanese end date.
Better test out that demo if you don’t own the game and haven’t tried it already!
It’s required in order to play online, and features various ‘stability improvements’ to fix the game and make it a bit more fun to play. As per the last one, it will not be possible to play the game online without downloading and applying this new update.
To quickly get it, scan the below QR code and download it from the eShop:
You can find more information about the update and what it does via the link to the official site below:
Remember the Super Smash Bros double pack that Nintendo announced a while back? The one that let players buy two copies of the 3DS game in the same box? Or how I mentioned that Pokemon should do the same thing?
Well, it seems like someone at Nintendo is listening to us! Because now, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are available in the form of a convenient double pack! With both games in one box, for those die hard Pokemon fans who don’t want to have to trade with someone else!
Here’s a picture:
It also comes with a nice free gift in game, namely 200 potions you can use to heal your Pokemon! Yeah, because apparently the early game is so difficult that 200 cheap healing items is going to be necessary for anyone…
Still, the deal’s a pretty nice one if you ask me. I mean, both remakes in a nice box with some free gifts? That’s definitely something we could have done with back in the days of Red and Blue. Or Gold and Silver. Or every single generation including the latest one.
It may not be Mushroom Kingdom Fusion, but it’s definitely one of the best Mario fan games of all time. Super Mario Fusion Revival is being released in beta form in November 2014 this year!
Here’s the trailer for the new beta of the game:
Pretty cool, isn’t it? It’ll have new levels (including Mana Caverns and Isle de la Reina), new bosses (like Ograoum Papas from the above video) and even new mounts (like Chocobos), so get ready for it this November!
You should be able to find it at the Nintendo Comunity Fan Games Convention held around the same time.
Articles about Mario facts and trivia, are pretty common online. Indeed, we’ve already written a good five articles on the subject, like the ones below:
But while such articles are indeed common online, we like to think our fact lists are the most interesting of the lot. Instead of posting about how SMB 2 wasn’t a ‘real’ Mario game for the millionth time, or how Mario is somehow a communist because he wears red and has a moustache, we like to post… some more interesting bits of trivia about the series. So here it is, our seventh list of Mario facts that you probably… no wait, definitely didn’t know. Enjoy!
1. Fahr Outpost is Nintendo of Europe’s HQ
Yes seriously. In the German version of Paper Mario 2, it’s called ‘Großfrostheim’. Get it?
Above: Nintendo’s European HQ in Großostheim.
It’s a pun on Großostheim (and frost), which happens to be where Nintendo of Europe’s HQ is based. Guess those Nintendo of Europe folk really like the cold war and Soviet Union!
What? Just kidding. Chapter 7 was a big reference to James Bond, the Soviet Union and Spy fiction after all…
2. Super Mario 3D World references Panel de Pon
As many of you probably know, Super Mario 3D World has a few levels that reference the Legend of Zelda series, in the form of tiles you activate to form a picture of Link’s sprite.
But did you also know that these levels reference Panel de Pon? Yep, the official soundtrack calls them ‘Panels de Mario’ and ‘Panels de Link’, a clear reference to the the Panel de Pon series and their naming.
3. Paper Mario 2 References Itself
As said via a Toad in Petalburg:
Anyway, I saved up for a new game…
The sequel to “Paper Mario”! I just got started, but it’s
a blast so far.
Try it for yourself and see!
He then continues later with:
I’ve been playing “Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door” like crazy lately…
I wasn’t sure at first…
But that game is AWESOME! I just beat it! Every chapter! Totally cool ending!I
loved it. So worth the money!
Think there’ll be a sequel?
Yeah, talk about some in game self promotion! He then talks about how he needs more time to review it properly, which acts as a nice unintentional ‘take that’ to Gameinformer and their mediocre 6.0 score for the game.
Well, there’s a whole bunch of other cool things, but due to time zone differences… we’ll have them up tomorrow. But for now, enjoy this cool feature!
So yeah, there’s a bunch of cool stuff, including this! What do you think?