Along with just about all of the Super Smash Bros Brawl cast that didn’t make it in, including the Ice Climbers, Wolf, Pokemon Trainer and various others. How do we know this? Well, some leaked data showing the taunts in the game has been released online, and the list of characters should look VERY familiar to some people…
Here it is (see the list after the break):
All in all, Majora’s Mask replicas are not particularly rare. But while you can easily find a lot of real life replicas based on the titular mask due to how iconic it is, the other masks in the game don’t quite get as much love in the hobbyist scene.
This Kickstarter on the other hand, looks to be different. Instead of just remaking Majora’s Mask, and maybe a few more ‘popular’ ones like the Fierce Deity Mask and transformation masks, Frida Paredes actually plans to remake every single mask in the game. Yep, all 31 of them. So if you’re interested in trying a real life Postman’s Hat, or wearing the remains of the bosses on your face for whatever reason (was that even possible in the actual game?), or even just trying to creep people out with the Garo Mask, this is your chance.
I’ll just warn you though; this could be expensive. After all, you know how much you’d need to donate for all 31 masks? Over 3000 dollars. Still, here’s the Kickstarter link for anyone who’s interested:
But what do you think? Would you donate to a project like this in order to get real life replicas of the masks from Majora’s Mask?
You should definitely take this with more than a grain of salt (given that the original source is a 4chan topic, a place always prone to rumours and lies). But the same leaker known for releasing content about the 3DS game has posted what appears to be a list of stages from the Wii U game, as well as some other things. You can the post below:
Can’t read that? Click on the thumbnail to view it in full. But in case you don’t want to do that… keep reading to see the potential stage list for yourself!
Ever wanted to try Nintendo’s games with a Virtual Reality headset? Well, thanks to the recent work of a few hackers, now it seems you can! They’ve actually managed, through some technical process, to connect the 3DS to the Occulus Rift headset, letting people play their 3DS games in what can almost be described as Virtual Reality.
Well, almost. Just one snag exists in this system… Can you spot it in the video below?
Yeah. It repeats the screen view on both ‘eye’ screens rather than somehow merging the same image across both. As a result, while you do indeed get to play a 3DS game with a VR headset strapped to your head, the experience comes across as kind of like wearing a pair of 3DS consoles as sunglasses rather than a true ‘VR’ experience.
What is it with Nintendo and Animal Crossing DLC as of recent months? First we got the Villager and co in Super Smash Bros, then we got him and Isabelle as playable characters in Mario Kart 8, and now…
We get this. Isabelle and Mr Resetti costumes for Monster Hunter 4. No, that’s not a joke. You can now dress up Felynes as Animal Crossing characters, in a crossover DLC pack best described as ‘utterly bizarre and likely at complete odds with the game’s general tone’. Have a trailer:
See that picture above? That’s the crowd waiting outside the Pokemon Centre in Japan to pre order the gen 3 remakes. Yes really. They’re not lining up to actually buy the games, just to pre order the damn things.
That’s some impressive level of popularity for two games that haven’t even been released yet. It’s like if you had people waiting to simply get their receipt for the new iPhone, just to come back in a few weeks and actually pick up. Crazy.
What do you think of this level of popularity?
As any Nintendo fan with access to the eShop knows, the Virtual Console on the 3DS and Wii U is filled with games from all kinds of different systems. You’ve got games from the NES, SNES and Nintendo 64. Handheld titles for the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance. Heck, you’ve even got games for what used to be rival systems, like the Sega Genesis or the TurboGFX-16!
But one group of games hasn’t ever appeared on the Virtual Console, or any other console based digital download service for that matter. And that group of games, is that of classic PC games. Games from both the DOS era and earlier computer based systems like the ZX Spectrum.
The first group, is an interesting one. You see, while a lot of people were growing up with consoles like the SNES and Genesis/Mega Drive (especially in the US), European gamers and various others had their own interesting games in the form of PC exclusives. These included ID Software’s Commander Keen series, a series of Mario inspired platformers that actually started out as an attempt to make a computer port of Super Mario Bros 3:
And Jazz Jackrabbit, a series of 2D Sonic style games that were extremely impressive in terms of technical capabilities, even for the time:
These franchises, along with many other PC only platformers and games of the day (other notable examples including Speedy Eggbert, etc) were never released on consoles. So just about everyone who enjoyed Mario, Sonic, Mega Man or various other console only franchises, never got to play them. Perhaps the Wii U could finally change this, with the game’s being available for Nintendo fans just as they were for old school PC gamers. After all, they definitely seem like the type of games that fans of NES and SNES era platformers would enjoy playing, right?
The other type of old school computer games that should be available on VC, are not DOS or early Windows PC games. Instead, they’re titles for old British systems like the ZX Spectrum or BBC Micro or Amstrad computers. These include some of the very first games made by Rare, then called Ultimate Play the Game. Like Knight Lore and Sabre Wulf:
And these aren’t the only games either. Dr Ashens and Guru Larry on Youtube have made tons of videos showing these old school UK only games on systems like the Spectrum. For example…
And so while many of the games they mention are the less impressive ones (because they’re internet comedians, and poorly done games make funnier videos), they do remind us how many games were released for these systems way before Nintendo struck it big with the likes of Super Mario Bros. Seriously, the wiki page for the Spectrum says about 25,000 games were released for the console. And even with Sturgeon’s Law in full force (and about 1% of that total being good games), that still leaves hundreds or thousands of titles that could be seen as great classics if they were finally released on a modern console with an audience outside of the UK.
So let’s try and get some of these titles rereleased on the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console, so that the a whole new generation of gamers (plus anyone who’s only played Nintendo titles in general) can experience such gems for themselves.
Which in case you’re wondering, makes Dark Link (in his Twilight Princess incarnation) an alternate costume for Link, and lets you play as Cia, Volga and Wizzro (the main villains of the game) for the first time.
Here are some Tweets from Nintendo UK, showing the DLC in action:
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 18, 2014
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 18, 2014
As you can see, the villains DLC will be entirely free, and the Dark Link one will be free for anyone who pre orders the paid DLC content packs for the game.
Pretty good deal, isn’t it?
They’re not in the final game, but could this taunt be evidence that they were removed at the last minute? Because while the audio isn’t entirely clear due to quality reasons, it definitely sounds a lot like the crowd are chanting ‘Ice Climbers’ at the top of their lungs!
Here’s the video:
So yes, is this evidence that the Ice Climbers were only cut from the game at a fairly late point in development? Or perhaps a sign that they might be making a reappearance soon, like through DLC or Amiibo?
We’ve had the soundtrack posted in its entirety on Youtube. We’ve had every character, trophy, assist trophy and stage shown in videos. But now, in a move which may surprise more than a few people… hackers have managed to rip every single texture from Super Smash Bros for 3DS.
No, I’m not kidding. They’ve ripped and documented all 160MB of textures found on the game card, and if you’re the kind of person who’s so inclined, you can find a link to the entire download in this article’s source!