Nintendo Enthusiast http://nintendoenthusiast.com Nintendo Wii U, 3DS News, Reviews, Games Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:56:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Shovel Knight Amiibo Officially Confirmed By Nintendo http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/shovel-knight-amiibo-officially-confirmed-by-nintendo/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/shovel-knight-amiibo-officially-confirmed-by-nintendo/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:56:17 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80389

After several leaks, and even an announcement by the retailer GAME earlier today, Nintendo announced that the Shovel Knight amiibo would release later this year.…

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After several leaks, and even an announcement by the retailer GAME earlier today, Nintendo announced that the Shovel Knight amiibo would release later this year. This announcement took place during Nintendo’s PAX event Nindies@Night.

For the first time, exclusive to the Wii U version of the game, players can scan the Shovel Knight amiibo and take on Shovel Knight’s quest cooperatively with a friend. On Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the amiibo can be used to level up and customize Shovel Knight with new visual enhancements, relics and abilities. These abilities can then be used in new, exclusive amiibo challenge levels. To top it off, the amiibo figure will be supported in future Shovel Knight games.

Will you be picking up the Shovel Knight amiibo when it launches later this year? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Treasurenauts’ Development Is Back on Track http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/treasurenauts-development-is-back-on-track/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/treasurenauts-development-is-back-on-track/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:54:58 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80384

Since the announcement of Treasurenauts back in 2013, little has been heard about the progress of the title’s development. After so many delays for focusing in other…

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Since the announcement of Treasurenauts back in 2013, little has been heard about the progress of the title’s development. After so many delays for focusing in other titles like Xeodrifter and Moon Chronicles, the project is now very far from the intended release date.

Today, Renegade Kid’s co-founder Jools Watsham has confirmed today that Treasurenauts is in active development again, mostly since both eShop titles Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and Dementium Remastered are now in the closing stages of development.

This 2D side-scrolling dungeon crawler was confirmed to be in development for the Nintendo 3DS, with a Wii U version being released after.

You can see the official announcement below:

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13AM Games Confirm More Content for Runbow http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/13am-games-confirmed-more-content-for-runbow/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/13am-games-confirmed-more-content-for-runbow/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:54:33 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80378

Runbow was just released today on the Wii U eShop in North America, and it seems that the guys at 13AM Games are already planning what to…

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Runbow was just released today on the Wii U eShop in North America, and it seems that the guys at 13AM Games are already planning what to do next.

During a Reddit AMA held today, 13AM Games’s Producer Dave Protor replied some questions from users of the site and also confirmed new content, such as new levels and costumes:

We’re planning new content right now and we’ll be making announcements very very soon. Suffice it to say we will continue to fix issues if there are any, and we want you guys to know that we are appreciative for all of your support. Definitely new costumes and levels down the road.

It was also mentioned that fixing bugs and other stuff will be a priority, whereas some of the new content will be a reward for the player’s support:

[..] Starting with some bug fixes and little notes that we’re already aware of, but we also want to give you guys something for letting us fix these. Maybe new costumes!

What new characters would you like to see in Runbow? Please feel free to share in the comments.

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Project Treasure Now “Lost Reavers”; New Trailer and Beta Soon http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/project-treasure-now-lost-reavers-new-trailer-and-beta-soon/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/project-treasure-now-lost-reavers-new-trailer-and-beta-soon/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:20:52 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80380

Project Treasure seemed to be on the back burner. After an announcement from Nintendo, this free to play game from Bandai-Namco was mentioned in passing…

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Project Treasure seemed to be on the back burner. After an announcement from Nintendo, this free to play game from Bandai-Namco was mentioned in passing at E3 2014, and then was seen briefly during a Nintendo Direct. Since then, the game has been quiet, until now.

Project Treasure is now known as Lost Reavers, and it looks like the game is coming along nicely. With a high emphasis on co-operative play and character customization, Lost Reavers could be a very fun addition to the Wii U. Check out the new trailer just released below and let us know what you think of Lost Reavers.

 

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This Week’s North American Downloads – Sin & Punishment, Runbow, Disney Infinity and More! http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/this-weeks-north-american-downloads-sin-punishment-runbow-disney-infinity-and-more/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/this-weeks-north-american-downloads-sin-punishment-runbow-disney-infinity-and-more/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:08:31 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80371

Out this week: This is a big week for the eShop. Five new Wii U eShop titles including the Nindie title Runbow, both the original…

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Out this week:

This is a big week for the eShop. Five new Wii U eShop titles including the Nindie title Runbow, both the original and sequel of Sin & Punishment are now available for download, the Squid Sisters now have their own theme for the 3DS and more!

Runbow

  • Game Description: Runbow is a fast-paced action party game for up to 9 players! The world changes with each swipe of the background colour and if you can’t see something it doesn’t exist! Players can go head-to-head in Run, Arena, King of the Hill, and ColourMaster, or hone their skills on their own in Adventure or The Bowhemoth.
  • Price: $14.99


Pixel Slime U

  • Game Description: PIXEL SLIME U is a unique auto-platformer that challenges you to get the LOWEST score possible. Jump, twist, and glide your way through 40 challenging levels while trying to avoid death. This game will keep you coming back while you compete with others on Miiverse™ to have the LOWEST score.
  • Price: $2.99


FullBlast

  • Game Description: Many have tried and lost their lives … it seemed that the war against these horrible things would be a cakewalk, but this is taking more than expected, humanity needs you! You’re our hero, Kill them! Fullblast is a fast paced action game, go and save the earth through an amazing level full of aliens.
  • Price: $5.99


Brave Tank Hero

  • Game Description: Paradise City has been invaded, and it’s up to you, brave soldier, to help take the city back! Complete over 50 action-packed Missions in this 3D action tank game! You’ll be able to power up your tank to take on the increasingly difficult enemies! Don’t forget to use your radar to plan tactical attacks against the enemy! You can also replay Missions to get better rankings to help power up your tank!
  • Price: $5.99

Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

  • Game Description: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars™ to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters, stories and worlds. Together new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination in the 3.0 Toy Box! Disney Infinity encourages you to play your way, whether you explore open-world creation in the Toy Box or story-driven gameplay inside Play Sets!
  • Price: TBA, available from August 30th.

Sin & Punishment: Star Successor

  • Game Description: Take aim, and blast your way through a postapocalyptic world packed with nonstop arcade-shooter action in Sin & Punishment™: Star Successor, the sequel to a Japanese Nintendo 64™ cult classic. As Isa or Kachi, you’ll go on the run and on the defensive, shooting everything in sight as you’re bombarded with foes determined to hunt you down.
  • Price: $19.99

Sin & Punishment

  • Game Description: Take aim, and blast your way through a postapocalyptic world packed with nonstop arcade-shooter action in Sin & Punishment™: Star Successor, the sequel to a Japanese Nintendo 64™ cult classic. As Isa or Kachi, you’ll go on the run and on the defensive, shooting everything in sight as you’re bombarded with foes determined to hunt you down.
  • Price: $11.99

Gotcha Racing

  • Game Description: Enjoy the fast-paced action of a top-down racing game, but with a twist! All of the parts you use to make your car are dispensed by Capsule Machines! Therefore, when you start racing, you won’t have the greatest car, but as you progress and gain access to better Capsule Machines, your car will become the envy of the racing world! The game uses both screens together when you race, so the tracks will appear huge on your Nintendo 3DS, and even more so on your Nintendo 3DS XL!
  • Price: $5.99

  • Splatoon: Squid Sisters
  • Woah Dave! Alien Invasion!


Nintendo 3DS – Temporary Discounts

  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars – $19.99 ($29.99) – Until August 31st
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers – $14.99 ($29.99) – Until August 31st
  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan – $14.99 ($29.99) – Until August 31st
  • Turtle Tale – $1.99 ($2.99) – Until September 17th
  • 2 Fast 4 Gnomz – $2.99 ($4.99) – Until September 17th
  • Funfair Party Games – $6.99 ($7.99) – Until September 10th
  • Jewel Match 3 – $5.99 ($6.99) – Until September 10th
  • Classic Games Overload: Card and Puzzle Edition – $19.99 ($29.99) – Until September 21st
  • Soccer Up 3D – $1.99 ($2.99) – Until September 24th
  • Darts Up 3D – $0.99 ($2.99) – Until September 24th
  • Soccer Up Online – $2.99 ($3.99) – Until September 24th
  • Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons – $1.99 ($2.99) – Until September 10th
  • Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay – TBA – From August 28th to October 5th
  • Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest – TBA – From August 28th to October 5th

 

Nintendo Wii U – Temporary Discounts

  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails – $4.99 ($9.99) – Until September 2nd
  • Turtle Tale – $1.99 ($2.99) – Until September 17th
  • Rock ‘N Racing Off Road – $3.49 ($5.99) – Until September 10th
  • KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker – $4.99 ($7.99) – Until September 18th
  • Darts Up – $0.99 ($2.49) – Until September 24th

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Pokemon Company Teases Big 20th Anniversary Surprises http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/pokemon-company-teases-big-20th-anniversary-surprises/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/pokemon-company-teases-big-20th-anniversary-surprises/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:46:56 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80369

Pokemon is a staple franchise on Nintendo platforms, and next year will mark the 20th Anniversary of the Pokemon franchise. In a recent interview with Pokémon…

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Pokemon is a staple franchise on Nintendo platforms, and next year will mark the 20th Anniversary of the Pokemon franchise. In a recent interview with Pokémon Company International’s Director of Consumer Marketing, J.C. Smith, he teased that we will be seeing something big for the celebration when asked about it.

There’s always big plans for it. And obviously, you’re seeing some big product stuff for it that’s been announced that’s exciting for the year and we always want to keep fans on their toes, but nothing I can reveal at this time.

What sort of surprises would you like to see from Pokemon in 2016? Let us know in the comments below.

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Nintendo Files More Patents: In Game Chat, Sound Sampling, Low Power Mode, More http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-files-more-patents-in-game-chat-sound-sampling-low-power-mode-more/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-files-more-patents-in-game-chat-sound-sampling-low-power-mode-more/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:15:44 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80367

With the curious patents Nintendo filed last week, including a piece of hardware without an optical drive, people have began to speculate just what exactly…

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With the curious patents Nintendo filed last week, including a piece of hardware without an optical drive, people have began to speculate just what exactly Nintendo is up to. Today it was discovered that even more patents have been filed by Nintendo.

In Game Chat makes use of an external device as an off-screen chat interface.

An exemplary game system includes a monitor for displaying a game image or a television program, and a terminal device having a camera, a microphone, and a loudspeaker. When a user is playing a game or viewing a television program by using the monitor, another user can have chat by using the terminal device.”

There will be a hardware feature mode that allows for various degrees of power consumption as well.

“An information processing system is capable of communicating with an external apparatus via a network. The information processing system is capable of operating in at least three operation modes including: a first mode; a second mode, which consumes less power than the first mode; and a third mode, which consumes less power than the second mode and where the communication via the network is not performed.”

Finally, there will be real-time changes to environment based on certain conditions, such as in game issues and player skill issues. Also, there was a patent for using sound as a sampling mechanism for reading compressed data.

This all seems very interesting, and with these new patents, leads to more questions than answers. What do you think of all this? Let us know in the comments.

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Shovel Knight Amiibo Confirmed by GAME http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/shovel-knight-amiibo-confirmed-by-game/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/shovel-knight-amiibo-confirmed-by-game/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:24:38 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80364

Amiibo collecting is alive and well, and now after rumors have been circulating, it appears that Shovel Knight is a real thing and is coming…

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Amiibo collecting is alive and well, and now after rumors have been circulating, it appears that Shovel Knight is a real thing and is coming this November. UK retailer GAME has confirmed that a Shovel Knight amiibo will add be released on November 27th in the UK according to GAME.

The amiibo will work with both the 3DS and Wii U. Interestingly enough it is stated that the product will work with future games Yacht Club Games brings to Nintendo platforms.

Are you excited about the Shovel Knight amiibo? Let us know in the comments section below if you plan on picking this up, for shovelry!

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Nintendo’s Selling Refurbished Wii U Premium Sets for $235 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendos-selling-refurbished-wii-u-premium-sets-for-235/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendos-selling-refurbished-wii-u-premium-sets-for-235/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:53:03 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80358

Coin drop.

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One complaint that many non-Wii U owners seem to have about the system is that it’s too expensive. While it’s $50 cheaper than its nearest competitor being the XBOX One, many still think that the price should be lower. Nintendo hasn’t given the system a price cut in quite some time, but if you’re interested in picking one up for a decent price, then the Big N themselves have got you covered.

You can pick up a refurbished White Wii U console that comes with 32GB of storage, as well as 2 free games — Super Mario 3D World and  Nintendo Land — for the price of only $235. This is $64 less than the MSRP of a brand new bundle, and considering both included games would run you into about $120  put together ($60 each), this is definitely a killer deal. You can check it out on Nintendo’s Online Store.

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Both Sin & Punishment Games Coming to North American Virtual Console Tomorrow http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/both-sin-punishment-games-coming-to-north-american-virtual-console-tomorrow/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/both-sin-punishment-games-coming-to-north-american-virtual-console-tomorrow/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:46:56 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=80357

Both games in the cult classic Sin & Punishment series will be coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console on August 27th.

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Both games in the Sin & Punishment series will be re-released on the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday, August 27th in North America.  Sin & Punishment and Sin & Punishment: Star Successor are cult classic 3D shoot-em-ups, originally released for the Nintendo 64 and the Nintendo Wii, respectively.  The first game did not see an international release until the original Wii’s Virtual Console, and the second was not a huge seller, so having both of them readily available on the Wii U is very appreciated.  Have you played the games in the series, and will you buy them on Wii U?  Let us know!

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