Nintendo finally has a cross buy game on 3DS and Wii U

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And by cross buy, I mean a game which you can buy on one platform and play on either without buying it again.  Something which many of their competitors have figured out years ago but which Nintendo seems too scared to actually embrace. That game is Squid’s Odyssey.  Buy it on the 3DS, get it for free on the Wii U.  All assuming your Nintendo Network ID is the same between consoles mind. So yeah.  There’s now a game on a Nintendo system which can be bought on one system and played on another.  Perhaps now this’ll lead to a future where we don’t have to say, rebuy Super Mario Bros 1 for every system’s seperate virtual console library. Source: […]

New Super Smash Bros Character being revealed Tomorrow?

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Yeah, take this with at least a grain of salt given that it’s a rumour related to Super Smash Bros 4, but apparently, a magazine given out at the World Hobby Fair (an event which is ending tomorrow and has is being held in Japan) indicates a new character is going to be revealed for the game.  Here’s a picture of the magazine in question: There’s apparently something there asking about a newcomer, one who isn’t listed on the page.  And given that Nintendo is apparently present at this event, the chances that they’ll show something off at it are pretty good. So yeah.  We could be seeing a new Super Smash Bros 4 character revealed tomorrow.  Hopefully someone decent […]

Why I love the idea of Splatoon

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Yeah, it’s been said a million times by now.  Splatoon is a first person shooter game revealed by Nintendo at this year’s E3.  It involves players controlling humanoid squids that shoot ink at each other in an attempt at controlling the most terroritory in the level. But even so, there’s something I really like about this game.  Something which has absolutely nothing to do with the genre, story, characters or anything else.  Do you know what that is? The fact that unlike in other Nintendo games in recent years, they actually bothered to create a new IP when they had a new idea. Cause that’s what Nintendo have been getting wrong for years.  They take all these new ideas (many […]

Why Mario Party 10 Looks Fantastic

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Lately with the E3 hype dying down, I’ve noticed there hasn’t really been much said about Mario Party 10 for the Wii U.  Oh sure, Mario Party Legacy and a couple of other fan sites about the series (some of which we here at Nintendo 3DS Daily endorse as affiliates) hyped the hell out of it.  But that’s their job (so to speak), and the coverage about the game from other, more mainstream news outlets has honestly been kind of non existent to mediocre. But I actually think Mario Party 10 looks great.  Why?  Because practically speaking, Mario Party is THE series the Wii U was made for. It’s true.  Whenever I think ‘asymmetric multiplayer’, I think Mario Party. I […]

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC being released outside of Japan

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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…

Mario Maker; Five Things It Needs to be a Truly Great Level Editor

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Just a few days ago at E3, Mario Maker was announced.  The first official level editing tool by Nintendo, it aimed to let Mario fans build their own levels, sort of in the same way as all those PC editors you could get for fan games and ROM hacks.   But while people did rejoice about the concept, the features… were not the best.  So here are five things Mario Maker really needs in order to be great, in order to make this a tool worth paying a decent price for… 1. Custom Graphics/Tiles And before you say ‘when has Nintendo ever allowed that in their games’, well, remember this: They already let you draw your own stuff from WarioWare DIY’s […]

E3 2014; Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker

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Remember those special Captain Toad levels from Super Mario 3D World?  The ones in which you had to get the Toad Captain from Mario Galaxy to the end of a square course without hitting enemies, while collecting three Green Stars? The ones in which you couldn’t jump because Nintendo wanted it to be all about ‘puzzle solving’? Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker is basically that as a full game.  If you liked those levels and wanted to see what a full game based around them would be like, head inside and keep reading!

Nintendo Announces Amiibo; Their First Foray into Skylanders Style Figurines!

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Yeah, it’s quite the awkward name, isn’t it?  I assume ‘Amiigo’ (a slightly more catchy and meaningful one) was already trademarked and Nintendo went for the next ‘best’ thing.  Either way, here’s Nintendo’s entry into the Skylanders/Disney Infinity style NFC figurines market.  What’s more, they’re planned to work with all kinds of different Nintendo titles, with figurines being shared across more games and systems!  So if you want to know more, keep reading!

E3 2014; Zelda Wii U is here!

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Well, isn’t this an announcement people have been waiting for ever since the Wii U was announced?  Either way, it’s finally happened.  Nintendo have at long last shown off the upcoming Legend of Zelda title for the Wii U, and it looks as good as we imagined it.  Here’s the first trailer for the title: As for the rest of the stuff, head inside and keep reading if you want to see it, because it is absolutely great!

E3 2014; Nintendo Announces Mario Maker, the first Official Mario Level Editor

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Unfortunately, as I’ll make pretty clear later in the article, it’s not exactly as revolutionary as some people are saying, or Nintendo were hoping it’d be.  The level editor functionality only works with things from Super Mario Bros 1 or New Super Mario Bros U (mostly the former, since you can switch between both styles at will), the level of features seem roughly equivalent to what Super Mario Flash achieved in the early 00s or earlier, and all in all, the game doesn’t quite look as good as some of the other stuff Nintendo announced at today’s show. So if you want to see my more detailed thoughts about this new Mario level editing tool, as well as all the […]