On the official website, in a new section called ‘Music’.
But do you know what’s best of all here?
They actually use music from Mario & Luigi Dream Team! Yeah I know, this site really likes singing that game’s praises. But come on, it’s a game with a soundtrack that was just made to be remixed in Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U. Like this:
Or the tons of boss themes from the game itself that sound even better. After all, would anyone not like hearing Antasma’s battle theme remixed in the new Super Smash Bros title?
That aside, there are a bunch of other cool themes that are posted on there, so if you want to see the full list (and listen to them for yourself), click the link below and keep reading!
Okay, I’m officially in shock now. The official Nintendo UK store, has listing for DLC based on Animal Crossing New Leaf and the Legend of Zelda series. As in, Animal Crossing and Zelda characters in Mario Kart 8. No, this is not a drill. I’m not making it up folks, and it’s not a rumour I’ve taken from the internet. This is official. Behold:
Yes, that’s Link from A Link Between Worlds riding a motorbike, as well as both the villager and that assistant character from Animal Crossing, in Mario Kart 8. And in addition to that:
Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach and Dry Bowser are also new playable characters, And wait, what’s this?
Each pack comes with eight new race courses! So for buying these, you’re getting basically a whole new Mario Kart bolted onto the existing one! Epic win or what?
If you need proof, well, here are the links on the official store:
This is being listed directly on the official Nintendo store. Yes it’s not shown on the home page, but it actually exists on Nintendo’s servers. Nintendo Kart is officially coming, and it will be awesome!
What do you think about Mario Kart 8’s awesome new DLC? That’s coming in 2015?
Well, this is an unusual choice of game for server maintenance, isn’t it? Apparently, Super Mario 3D World is having its online play and leaderboards maintained on the 19th of August, aka next Tuesday.
Here’s the information about it from the Japanese server status website:
From (approx.) Tuesday, 19 August 2014 00:30
to Tuesday, 19 August 2014 01:30. Affected services:
- Online Play, Rankings etc. for Super Mario 3D World
It’s only a rumour, but it appears that this might indeed be so, and that another Wind Waker HD style remake/remastering might be coming to the Wii U sometime in 2015. And as is mentioned in the title, it seems like the game might well be a big deal than we ever expected…
So if you want to read more about this rumour (as well as find out something else that might be great for the Wii U in 2015), click the read more link and keep reading!
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.
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 like King K Rool.
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 of which the fans of their existing series aren’t particularly interested by), and instead of creating a new series with them, cram them into existing franchises where they don’t fit. Usually Mario or Zelda to be honest. Did the latter really need to have things like boats, trains, birds and crossbow arcade shooting thrown in?
Heck, why did Four Swords Adventures even exist? The game’s concept was perfect for… well, a new series. Yet Nintendo stuck the Zelda brand on it, and then Square stuck the Final Fantasy brand on their similar game (Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles). Or how Paper Mario Sticker Star? The ideas in that (well, the non storyline related ones) were interesting, but they didn’t fit the Paper Mario series. They should have instead been put in a new IP with a new cast, and new ideas.
It’s what Nintendo did so well in the NES and SNES days (when they made a shooter, it was Star Fox rather than Mario in a spaceship, when they made an adventure game it was Zelda rather than say, Mario with a sword), and what they failed to do recently. Splatoon shows that they’ve finally realised this, and finally learn that cramming an existing IP into a new idea isn’t necessary in order to make it appealing. And I commend them for that.
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 think 1 vs 3 minigames and players being complete jerks to one another in the most meanspirited ways possible.
And Mario Party 10 looks like to amplify that by about a million. Why? Bowser:
Rampaging through boards, smashing the hell out of player carts, trying to blow characters up in the most over the top ways possible… I have a feeling playing as Bowser will be an absolute blast. Especially if you get to set up four difficult CPU players and spend the next hour or so trying to make them suffer horribly to repent for their crimes in past Mario Party and Mario Kart games. Or I guess if you’ve got a bunch of ‘friends’ you don’t really enjoy of the company of all too much. Basically, it’s a griefers dream game.
What’s more, it’s pretty much the perfect marketing tool for the asymmetric multiplayer concept. Oh sure, Nintendo Land exists, but a bunch of Miis running around in Nintendo costumes does not sell. It doesn’t appeal to anyone, Nintendo fans or casuals alike. Game & Wario exists… but it’s usage of the GamePad ranges between decent and utterly abysmal, and Nintendo’s marketing for it was roughly as good as that for the likes of Delgo (or [insert another horribly crashed box office bomb here]). This on the other hand… could be a pretty good way to market the mechanic. After all, Mario Party fans already know how this asymmetry works, they just know it as ‘1 vs 3 minigames’. And the rest? Well, they have to admit that being able to play as a giant turtle dragon thing and wreck other people’s games is a pretty good selling point, right? Whereas Nintendo Land was mostly tech demo and Game & Wario just confused, this game could work by appealing to people’s dark sides.
Above: How to destroy friendships very, very quickly.
Hell, you know what would really sell this game? Asymmetric Bowser mode online. Oh sure, they’ll never add it, because the concept is anti social as heck. But come on, imagine the interesting possibilities you’d get if you could join random people’s games, play as Bowser and just wreck everything. Or if they’re real cruel, if you could join ‘friends only’ games as the designated antagonist and just cause absolute mayhem. Forget Pikmin or Nintendo Land, this game could (in theory) have made for a far more interesting Wii U selling point, an online game specifically designed to encourage antagonistic play and jerkass behaviour rather than punish or prevent it.
So yeah. Mario Party 10 looks pretty damn good to me. Especially the possibilities for ‘anti co-operative’ player potentially allowed for the Bowser Party game mechanic.
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…
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 microgames, so there’s absolutely no reason they couldn’t let you draw some custom tiles and backgrounds for your Mario Maker levels. Especially when all those fan made editors out there (think Lunar Magic and Super Mario Bros X), let you do just that, adding just about every set of graphics possible within the constraints of the engine.
So that’s one thing they need. The ability to let you add your own graphics. That way, people’s dreams of Mario racing through levels based on all kinds of different franchises (or just their own crazy original ideas) can finally become a reality.
2. Custom level soundtracks
Again, this seems like a no brainer. Every unofficial editor has this feature, so why can’t Nintendo also add it? After all, they let you use custom music in Excite Truck on the Wii, and play it through a custom music player on the 3DS, and so the functionality for importing music to a Wii U game is likely just a few clicks away.