Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC being released outside of Japan
So if you want a real life car for Mario and friends to drive in Mario Kart 8… well, you’ll soon get your chance. The special Mercedes style kart is being released over here in Summer this year, and will likely be free like it is in Japan.
Head inside if you want to see Nintendo’s Twitter posts about it…
Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate UK Promotion; ‘Gift and Hunt Together’
Club Nintendo UK’s generosity will never cease; in addition to the ‘So Many Games!’ promotion, which enables owners of three of a selection of recent games to download a fourth for absolutely free, they have also unveiled a ‘Gift and Hunt Together’ promotion for Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate on 3DS.
The deal is as follows; if you own a copy of the game, register it on Club Nintendo by the 30th of June (if you have the downloadable version it should already have been registered) and upon this date you will receive a free download code to give to a friend. Your friend will have needed to register their 3DS system before this date, and if they enter said code into the eShop before the 5th of August, they will be gifted with a full copy of the game. A little complicated, but nonetheless a great incentive to promote the franchise’s multiplayer facet, which is truly where the game shines. Plus, who can turn down a free game?
Source(s): Official Nintendo Magazine
Earthbound fans offer Nintendo Free Translation of Mother 3
Well, here’s a deal Nintendo would be pretty mad to miss. Apparently, some fans of Earthbound are offering Nintendo their full translation of Mother 3 for absolutely nothing just to see it get rereleased in the US and Europe. Here’s what Earthbound fan Clyde Mandelin said to Nintendo in his blog about the deal:
I realize that localizing a game this size can cost a lot, so if it’ll help in even the slightest, I’ll gladly offer to let Nintendo use my text translation files for any use at all, completely for free. I’ll even edit the files to fit whatever new standards are necessary (content, formatting, memory size, etc.), completely for free. I’ll even retranslate everything from scratch if need be. Just whatever it takes to get an official release out.
And here’s the link to the original blog entry where this offer was made complete with the author’s portfolio and CV:
Honestly, Nintendo really should take them up on this deal. I mean, you’re getting the entire translation of the game (including any necessary changes or corrections) for absolutely no cost whatsoever. How the hell is this a deal you can not be interested in taking? I know if I ran a company which was in this situation that I’d take them up on it. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
If people are willing to help you out this much just to get a game they like officially released in other countries, you should definitely at least consider it.
What do you think of this deal? Will Nintendo take them up on this offer and localise Mother 3 now that it can be done for practically no cost whatsoever?
Earthbound Fans to Offer Sequel Translation for Free – My Nintendo News
Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon; Use Download Play, Play Locally and Online without Host
Or in other words, apparently you can play the entirety of the local and online multiplayer mode via download play, even when the host (player that owns the game) isn’t there! So it’s not just a stripped down version of multiplayer with one character and a few levels like in Mario Kart, it’s the whole experience complete with ability to play online independently from the person who actually owns the game.
It’s a pretty neat idea if you ask me. But is there possibly an even better idea lurking around that could get the 3DS selling even more units? I think there is, and that’s what another post will be about…
Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon has Fun Download Mode Surprise – Nintendo World Report
Register 3DS XL, get a free 3DS Game!
It’s an offer Nintendo of Europe are holding for anyone who registers their 3DS XL on Club Nintendo, and some of the games you can get for free are absolutely fantastic! Seriously, here are the games you can get a free download code for by registering your 3DS XL:
- New Art Academy
- Super Mario 3D Land
- New Style Boutique
- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
- Freakyforms Deluxe.
New Style Boutique and Art Academy aren’t the most interesting choices, but a free copy of Super Mario 3D Land or Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask? Now that’s a nice deal for anyone who wants to take it!
So yeah, anyone who has a 3DS should definitely go ahead and do this, you’d be mad to miss out on the chance to get a free game worth about £30.
AKB48+Me gives free downloadable copy with every retail one?
Now this is a nice way to get people to buy the game in retail form! Apparently, when you buy the Japanese third party 3DS game AKB48+Me, you get a free digital copy along with the retail one.
That’s a pretty good deal I’d say, and while it still falls short of the idea of a proper account system, it’s a decent enough substitute to give someone the digital version free whenever they buy the boxed one. Think Nintendo will try the same thing with their first party games one day?