Nintendo Enthusiast http://nintendoenthusiast.com Nintendo Wii U, 3DS News, Reviews, Games Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:33:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Meme Run Pulled from eShop http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/meme-run-pulled-from-eshop/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/meme-run-pulled-from-eshop/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:33:26 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=73360 Near the end of last year a controversial endless runner was released called Meme Run.  The game had you running across the screen collecting swag… ]]>

Near the end of last year a controversial endless runner was released called Meme Run.  The game had you running across the screen collecting swag points while throwing memes at you in the hopes to make you fail.

As of this morning it seems the game has been pulled from the eShop and its miiverse community removed.  There’s still no official word on why the game has been pulled.

We reviewed the game when it first came out and gave it a 2/10 mainly due to the game not trying to be anything but a random game meant to garner a few laughs.  Still we found the game to be surprisingly addicting.

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/meme-run-pulled-from-eshop/feed/ 0
Mario Party 10 Scores Well In Latest Famitsu Issue http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/mario-party-10-scores-well-in-latest-famitsu-issue/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/mario-party-10-scores-well-in-latest-famitsu-issue/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:47:12 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=73351 High-flying party time. ]]>

Popular Japanese gaming-publication, Famitsu has just released review scores of new titles, and the Wii U exclusive Mario Party 10 was one of them. The title got some good scores: 8/8/8/9.

Mario Party 10 will be making it’s way to Wii U in North America on March 20th.

[SOURCE]

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/mario-party-10-scores-well-in-latest-famitsu-issue/feed/ 0
Nintendo Japan Quietly Launches Long Awaited Web-Based eShop http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-japan-quietly-launches-long-awaited-web-based-eshop/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-japan-quietly-launches-long-awaited-web-based-eshop/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:01:08 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=73349 Nintendo of Japan have quietly launched a web-based eShop service, to allow gamers the option to purchase software without having to use either their Wii… ]]>

Nintendo of Japan have quietly launched a web-based eShop service, to allow gamers the option to purchase software without having to use either their Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. At time of writing the only software currently available in this way are the Mario Kart 8 DLC packs including the free Mercedes Benz DLC, the paid Pack 1, Pack 2 or the combined bundle of both packs together. It is unclear as to when exactly this service will be expanded to include full software titles, indie and virtual console titles for both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo’s CEO Satoru Iwata previously revealed that Nintendo were working on a web-based eShop application which would allow all forms of software available in the usual eShop to be purchased and installed remotely, without the need of using the actual hardware in question. The original announcement was at the 2014 financial briefing, which would indicate that this service has been in development for well over a year now.

This new eShop service is currently only available to consumers with a Japanese Nintendo Network ID (NNID) but is expected to launch in the rest of the world at a later date.

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-japan-quietly-launches-long-awaited-web-based-eshop/feed/ 0
North American Mario Party 10 Commercial Released http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/north-american-mario-party-10-commercial-released/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/north-american-mario-party-10-commercial-released/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:50:02 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=73346 Nintendo of America have released the official commercial for the Wii U exclusive party game, Mario Party 10 ahead of the game’s launch later this… ]]>

Nintendo of America have released the official commercial for the Wii U exclusive party game, Mario Party 10 ahead of the game’s launch later this month. The trailer highlights many of the game’s features with a group of young friends playing the game in their bedroom, such as new levels, mini games and the Amiibo functionality. For the first time in Mario Party’s illustrious history the game offers Amiibo functionality in the form of Amiibo Party. A Wii U exclusive mode, which offers players the chance to party around a unique character-specific game board, hoard power ups to use later and take your opponents down.

The trailer concludes by advertising the bundle which will be available from launch which features a Super Mario Bros series Mario Amiibo, which will also be made available separately after launch. Other Super Mario Bros series Amiibo include Luigi, Peach, Toad, Bowser, Wario & Donkey Kong.

Mario Party 10 is scheduled to launch in stores across North America on March 20th 2015.

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/north-american-mario-party-10-commercial-released/feed/ 0
Australia – Netflix App Coming to Wii U eShop on March 24th http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/australia-netflix-app-coming-to-wii-u-eshop-on-march-24th/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/australia-netflix-app-coming-to-wii-u-eshop-on-march-24th/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:40:55 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=73343 Nintendo of Australia today announced that Netflix is finally heading to the region from March 24th, and will also be made available to Wii U… ]]>

Nintendo of Australia today announced that Netflix is finally heading to the region from March 24th, and will also be made available to Wii U owners as the Wii U app launches in the eShop on the same day!

Netflix is the world-leading online video-on-demand distributor originally established in 1997 in California. The company has now grown substantially and as of September 2014 offers services in over 40 countries with more than 50 million world-wide subscriptions. On January 16th 2014 a Netflix exclusive known as The Square became the first original production to be nominated for an Academy Award. Netflix primarily offer feature length movies, documentaries and network television series but over recent years have continued to offer critically-acclaimed original programming including House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Lilyhammer and upcoming Wachowski-produced series Sense8.

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/australia-netflix-app-coming-to-wii-u-eshop-on-march-24th/feed/ 0
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D: Heir to the Monado Trailer http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/xenoblade-chronicles-3d-heir-to-the-monado-trailer/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/xenoblade-chronicles-3d-heir-to-the-monado-trailer/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:29:12 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=73340  Nintendo today released a brand new trailer for the New Nintendo 3DS-exclusive JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Weighing in at an impressible 3 minutes 24… ]]>

 Nintendo today released a brand new trailer for the New Nintendo 3DS-exclusive JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Weighing in at an impressible 3 minutes 24 seconds, this new trailer takes a look at the game’s protagonist Shulk as he realizes that he is the heir to the legendary sword known as the Monado. As the trailer progress several of the game’s initial areas are shown off including the town in which the game starts, known as Colony 9, all the way until Shulk and Reyn make it to the start of the Bionis’ leg.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D was announced as a New Nintendo 3DS exclusive remake of the Wii original in a Japan-only Nintendo Direct on August 29th 2014. The game is made possible thanks to the new hardware’s improved processing power and to date is the only confirmed New Nintendo 3DS exclusive game. Several games have been announced to be including New Nintendo 3DS only content, but not entirely exclusively to Nintendo’s latest 3DS iteration. Other new features confirmed for this remake include Streetpass and Amiibo functionality.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is expected to launch worldwide during April 2015.

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/xenoblade-chronicles-3d-heir-to-the-monado-trailer/feed/ 0
Nintendo Rolls Out Small Update for 3DS http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-rolls-out-small-update-for-3ds/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-rolls-out-small-update-for-3ds/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:59:51 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?p=73334 Nintendo has recently released a brand new update for the 3DS’ firmware: version  9.5.0-23U. For all those wondering, this doesn’t add anything significant — just another… ]]>

Nintendo has recently released a brand new update for the 3DS’ firmware: version  9.5.0-23U.

For all those wondering, this doesn’t add anything significant — just another “stability” patch. Although Nintendo has always stuck to that generic description, many users have pointed out that small updates like these are usually released to fix game exploits.

[SOURCE]

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-rolls-out-small-update-for-3ds/feed/ 0
Free DLC Coming to Shovel Knight – Plague of Shadows http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/free-dlc-coming-to-shovel-knight-plague-of-shadows/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/free-dlc-coming-to-shovel-knight-plague-of-shadows/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:03:43 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=73325 Shovel Knight was one of the more impressive indies of 2014 for the Wii U and 3DS. Combining retro graphics and gameplay with precise controls,… ]]>

Shovel Knight was one of the more impressive indies of 2014 for the Wii U and 3DS. Combining retro graphics and gameplay with precise controls, Shovel Knight was a hit with both critics and fans alike. Yacht Club Games has just announced that Shovel Knight will be getting some free DLC, and it’s quite the package.

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows features you playing as a different character, Plague Knight. Plague Knight will have an all new story that uses his alchemy based fighting style. New areas, new enemies, new bosses, remixed content, and an Alchemy System which brings crafting of weapons and power ups is included as well. Yacht Club Games is shooting for a Q2 2015 release, and as previously stated, this DLC package will be completely free.

Be sure to check out the gallery below to see what all the DLC will contain. Are you excited for the free Shovel Knight DLC? Let us know in the comments.

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/free-dlc-coming-to-shovel-knight-plague-of-shadows/feed/ 0
WayForward Announces Steep Sales for 25th Anniversary Celebration http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/wayforward-announces-steep-sales-for-25th-anniversary-celebration/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/wayforward-announces-steep-sales-for-25th-anniversary-celebration/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:28:47 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=73322 One of the most consistent developers in the past 2 decades, WayForward has just celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary. What would a celebration be without giving… ]]>

One of the most consistent developers in the past 2 decades, WayForward has just celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary. What would a celebration be without giving something to those who have helped WayForward reach their success though right? Well this evening, WayForward announced some crazy savings on some eShop games, for both Wii U and 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS eShop (3/12/-3/19, North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand):
– Mighty Switch Force! (3DS) – 75% off
– Mighty Switch Force! 2 (3DS) – 75% off
– Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS) – 25% off

Nintendo Wii U eShop (3/12/-3/19, North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand):
– Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (Wii U) – 75% off
– Mighty Switch Force! 2 (Wii U) – 75% off
– Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U) – 25% off

What games will you be picking up in the sale? Let us know in the comments below.

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/wayforward-announces-steep-sales-for-25th-anniversary-celebration/feed/ 1
Marth Amiibo Re-Release Coming in April http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/marth-amiibo-re-release-coming-in-april/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/marth-amiibo-re-release-coming-in-april/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:51:51 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=73313 Nintendo has announced that the Marth Amiibo figurine will be re-released in North America in late April. This is primarily due to the fact that… ]]>

Nintendo has announced that the Marth Amiibo figurine will be re-released in North America in late April. This is primarily due to the fact that the Marth figurine is compatible with Code Name S.T.E.A.M., a third person turn-based strategy game launching later this month.

The Marth Amiibo figurine is considered one of the “holy trinity” and is considered the most challenging amiibo to find in stores. The figurine sells for upwards of $100 on eBay, so it may come as a relief to many that the figure will once again be in stores in just a matter of months.

]]>
http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/marth-amiibo-re-release-coming-in-april/feed/ 1