Thursday, December 24, 2015

From the Source: Focus Home Interactive - The Technomancer

This game is also set for release on PC & PS4... so roll with the version that works for you!


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Dec 24, 2015
Genetic experiments, mutations and evolution: the surprising creatures of The Technomancer come to life in a new series of screenshots 

The Technomancer, Spiders' new sci-fi RPG, offers a rich and varied bestiary, that you will come across and confront in combat during your journey on Mars. In this new series of screenshots, discover a few of these strange creatures conceived and brought to life by the talented teams at Spiders studios.

Although Mars’ red surface is naturally barren and completely devoid of life, hundreds of years of human civilization has led to the creation and evolution of many hybrid species built from the genetic makeup of animals found on Earth. What was first an exercise to create an ecosystem to support the original settlers eventually grew out of control, following the cataclysm that wiped most settlers and isolated Mars from Earth. Mutations and accelerated evolution forged what little life there was into threatening beasts scattered all over the red planet.

While originally bred as domestic animals, the harsh living conditions on Mars led these creatures to develop effective defense mechanisms - poison, camouflage, brute force... The longer Mars is cut off from Earth, the more dangerous Mars’ new wildlife grows. They will aggressively defend their territory should you trespass it.

Today's screenshots show a few of these creatures. Mastery of The Technomancer’s visceral combat styles and electrical powers should help you survive the bizarre hybrid species of Mars!

Your quest on Mars begins early 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC!






Drama'N'Drablands | 12.25.2015




By the way, here is some "Let's Play... Zombie Party!" action for your viewing pleasure. Game on!



From the Source: Nintendo - Nintendo Downloads

The Wii U should've seen a new Super Mario Galaxy game... but for what it's worth, if they are going to come out with one, i'd rather it be on the new console as a launch title that shows the power of the Nintendo NX (and the results of hard work put into years of development).


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Dec. 24, 2015 14:00 UTC

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Become Mario as he traverses gravity-bending galaxies, traveling in and out of gravitational fields  ...
Become Mario as he traverses gravity-bending galaxies, traveling in and out of gravitational fields by blasting from planet to planet. (Photo: Business Wire)
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Super Mario Galaxy – Become Mario as he traverses gravity-bending galaxies, traveling in and out of gravitational fields by blasting from planet to planet. Control Mario with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers, power up to reach inaccessible areas and collect Star Bits to either stun enemies or feed Lumas in this Wii classic – now available from the Virtual Console service on the Wii U console!
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – DLC Update – Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition includes two gigantic puzzle RPGs, which both use a unique drag-and-match style of game play. And now your Mushroom Kingdom experience expands even further with a downloadable update for the Super Mario Bros. Edition. This free update brings new Mario and Luigi Leaders, new Transformations and new Allies. You’ll also find updated Score Attack challenges that include online world rankings, new Free Challenges that let you pick your own team and game-play replays.
Nintendo eShop sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS), Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival (Wii U) and more games from Capcom are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1.
    • Shovel Knight (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1.
    • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), TRANSFORMERS PRIME (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Activision are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 4.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Roving Rogue is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Electronic Super Joy is more than 10 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Toto Temple Deluxe is 40 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 6.
    • Jeopardy!Wheel of Fortune and more from Nordic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Chat-A-LotGovernor of Poker and more games from Teyon are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is 30 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth are on sale starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 28 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 11.
    • Funfair Party GamesJewel Match 3 and more games from Join dots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Glory of GeneralsParking Star 3D and more games from Circle Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
    • Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot is 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Zombie Incident is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Coaster Creator 3D and Cube Creator 3D are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • League of HeroesMonster Shooter and more games from Gamelion Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
    • KORG DSN-12 and KORG M01D are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • 2 Fast 4 GnomzAiRace Speed and more from Qubic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
    • Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto is 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
Activities:
  • Fan Faves – The fans have spoken! The Miiverse community voted on their picks for best Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games of the year. Did your favorites make the list? Go to the 2015 Nintendo Fan Faves website to find out!
  • National StreetPass Holiday – Share the joy of the season with other Nintendo fans by trading StreetPass tags during National StreetPass Weekend. Stop by any of the more than 29,000 Nintendo Zone hotspots across North America with your Nintendo 3DS system from Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 – you could get up to six StreetPass tags from across North America. In the YO-KAI WATCH game, visit the old Wayfarer Manor to meet wandering Yo-kai and receive gifts from them or even battle and befriend them. Collect puzzle pieces for the new Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam panel, or pick up enemy tokens for StreetSmash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. You can also find a character named Claude with a special decorating request for you in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game.
    Find a hotspot near you here: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • Mario’s Winter Wonderland
    • Pokémon: Peeking Friends
    • Pokémon: Poké Crests & Kokeshi Dolls

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Gift of Gaming: What will 2016 and beyond... mean for you as a gamer and developer?



Gaming is an option, an opportunity... and a privilege to immerse yourself in an interactive recreational art. It can emerge in the positive direction even more... if the approach is done right. Not just in the development of good games (which is important), but I am also talking about doing the development team right... as well as the financially supportive gamers (you know those of us that buy the games in a way that result in the developers benefiting financially).



Some studios have an almost... sweat shop like atmosphere abusing the passion the development team came with, so much so to the point that some don't want to be a part of a big development studio anymore (and some even give up game development). It doesn't have to be like that, and the passion is beneficial to a development versus someone simply wanting to be done with a game to finish their contract.

There are pricks on both sides of the controller/keyboard, and until these individuals value gaming for what its worth... they will continue to be part of the problem that pushes it in a less favorable direction (those with influence, destructive power, and the right position at a studio). Remember that... and develop, publish, and/or game on with the purpose of having a good memorable experience... because misery is optional.


No matter what holiday you celebrate this December, be joyous, not hateful... especially if you have a choice. Peace! By the way, congrats to... Hideo Kojima! -RkRk

Speaking of gaming... here is a new Let's Play I did of Dungeon Souls. I was owned a few time quickly... but not bad for my first time, the Barbarian is my fave thus far. The wizard's fireballs are that accurate (though i'm sure they improve as you grow... hopefully). There will be an aim to review this game... but we have other games we have to review first (to be fair to the developers... so for now... check out this nearly hour long vid). 

There will most likely be more let's plays of this game... just to see how far I can get. Game on!



Friday, December 18, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

From The Source: Xbox - New Xbox One Backward Compatibility Titles Playable Today

Those backwards compatible 360 titles for Xbox One are still rolling out... and we have the newest line up below (compliments of Microsoft). Game on!

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"Last month we launched one of the most requested features: Xbox One Backward Compatibility, with an initial set of more than 100 titles, allowing fans to take their Xbox 360 experience to Xbox One." 
                                                                                                                                                     - Addie


Titles

·         Braid
·         DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION
·         Doritos Crash Course
·         Fable III
·         Halo: Reach
·         Hydro Thunder
·         Iron Brigade
·         Kane & Lynch 2
·         Motocross Madness
·         MS.PAC-MAN
·         Peggle 
·         Portal: Still Alive
·         Spelunky
·         Splosion Man
·         Ticket to Ride™
·         Zuma's Revenge!

From the Source x 5: Nintendo - New Digital Content! + A demand for Square-Enix!

I don't mind the DLC for Super Smash Bros... and there is plenty of free content, but a big character and stage pack would be better than segmented DLC. That would be worth the price... but free would be even better (from a gamer's perspective). 

Nintendo also has the opportunity to sell a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition (now that the new content cycle has run its course)!

By the way.. we will reach out to Square-Enix with feedback, because (as you see)... they are open to making money off of Nintendo fans with the Final Fantasy legend himself... Cloud Strife, but what's up with a true Final Fantasy game on a Nintendo home console (like we got with Bayonetta)? This is a good sign though, and may the DLC be successful enough to hit them with an explosive wake up call. (Ka-BOOM!) By the way, we were away for a week... enjoying some Nintendo World action!




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Dec. 17, 2015 15:00 UTC

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Cloud makes his Super Smash Bros. debut and brings the Midgar stage with him, complete with Summons! ...
Cloud makes his Super Smash Bros. debut and brings the Midgar stage with him, complete with Summons! (Photo: Business Wire)
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS DLC – Cloud makes his Super Smash Bros. debut and brings the Midgar stage with him, complete with Summons! Cloud + Midgar stage is now available as a download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $5.99 each, or for both game versions together for $6.99.
    • Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Mojang’s video game phenomenon Minecraft launches worldwide in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. The downloadable game comes with some of the most popular add-on content packs. Players will even be able to expand their experience with 16 additional add-on packs available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop at launch. Additionally, only the Wii U console edition features off-TV play. Experience all the adventures you’ve come to expect from creating your own worlds in Minecraft, now on Wii U.
    • TEMPLE OF YOG – Enter the TEMPLE OF YOG and battle your way through two linked dungeons by using the Wii U GamePad controller to peer into and swap between the realms of Light and Shadow. Unlock relics, embark on challenging quests and upgrade four classes in this twin-stick retro roguelike RPG. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mega Man Zero 4 – Dr. Weil has taken over Neo Arcadia and ordered any Maverick opposing his rule to be marked for extermination. Take up arms as Zero, equipping new weapons to use in battle. Choose Easy or Normal Mode, which affects the difficulty level, weather and skills obtained.
    • Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel / Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman – Dr. Regal and his cronies from Nebula HQ have returned and raided SciLab. It’s up to Lan and Mega Man to return the stolen PETS to their rightful owners. Game content is the same for Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel and Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman, but NetNavi chips and other items may differ.
Nintendo eShop sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Turtle Tale (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • 3D Game CollectionSuspension Railroad Simulator and more games from Join dots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) starting 9 a.m. PTon Dec. 22 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 4.
    • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 26.
    • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Mighty Switch Force! and more games from Wayforward are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 6.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Costume Quest 2 is 65 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $4.99) starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 21 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 28.
    • Star Sky is 50 percent off (reduced from $4 to $2) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Momonga Pinball Adventures is 50 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Tengami is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 23 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 11.
    • Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles is 50 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 6.
    • Arrow Time U is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Swords & Soldiers II is 30 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $13.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Lone Survivor: The Director’s CutOlliOlli and more games from Curve Digital are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Journey of a Special Average Balloon and Maze are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 2.
    • Art of Balance is 25 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $6.70) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Canvaleon is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.95 to $6.95) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Armillo is 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 18 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Fractured Soul is 80 percent off (reduced from $11.99 to $2.39) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Gunslugs 2Sumico and more games from Engine Software are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 4.
    • Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden-Mercenaries Saga 2 and more games from CIRCLE Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan are on sale starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 21 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 4.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • The Legend of Dark Witch - Blad Theme
    • The Legend of Dark Witch - Klinsy Theme
    • The Legend of Dark Witch - Sola Theme
    • SEGA Hi-Tech Theme
Also new this week:
  • The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and His Square Mind (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Island Flight Simulator (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Dec. 17, 2015 14:00 UTC

Dec. 21 Super Mario Maker Update Adds Never-Before-Seen Items, Bookmark Web Portal

Use Computers, Tablets and Smartphones to Find Levels and Queue Them up to Play
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The courses in Super Mario Maker are about to get even more interesting – and a lot easier to find. A free Dec. 21 update will deliver a new set of never-before-seen items for players to use as they create courses in the Wii U game. On the same day, Nintendo launches a Web portal called Super Mario Maker Bookmark that lets players search for courses to play by using their computer, tablet or smartphone.
The courses in Super Mario Maker are about to get even more interesting – and a lot easier to find.  ...
The courses in Super Mario Maker are about to get even more interesting – and a lot easier to find. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Players have already created and shared a huge number of courses, and now it will be easier and more fun than ever for players to create and find levels they will love to play,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Combining classic Mario game play with the creative fun of making and sharing levels, Super Mario Maker is a perfect experience for the holidays.”
New features coming to the game include:
  • Fire Koopa Clown Car: This volcanic vessel is capable of shooting fireballs as well as a powerful charged shot that can even destroy Blocks. It’s perfect for creating shoot-’em-up-style courses.
  • P Warp Doors: Unlike regular Warp Doors, these are only visible while a P Switch is active – perfect for creating truly devious Ghost House courses.
  • Bumper: This bouncy donut-shaped object sends Mario bounding away when touched.
  • World Records: Now pages will display the World Record for each course uploaded, displaying the fastest clear time.
  • Super Mario Maker Bookmark: Levels that players have bookmarked to play later using the Web portal will be accessible from the Course World tab.
Players can access the Super Mario Maker Bookmark portal site from their computer, tablet or smartphone, using their Nintendo Network ID to log in. The portal will let players browse recommended courses or search for courses with filters like difficulty, game theme or course style. Players can also search using a selection of tags, making it easier to find courses that fall into a specific category such as automatic, puzzle or music. Appealing levels can then be bookmarked for instant access the next time players fire up the game. These comprehensive options are also accessible on Wii U via the Course World in Super Mario Maker, allowing players to find a course and hit the Play Now button to jump straight into the action. A link to the new portal site will be available on the game’s website when it launches.

Dec. 15, 2015 22:40 UTC

New Video from Nintendo Spotlights Three Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Fighters

Bayonetta and Corrin Join the Fight, Plus Additional Details About Cloud
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In the final video presentation dedicated to the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, creator Masahiro Sakurai provided many details about previously announced character Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII, as well as introduced two new playable fighters to the franchise: Corrin from upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Fire Emblem Fates, and Bayonetta from the critically acclaimed Bayonetta games. Bayonetta was the overall top pick in the recent Fighter Ballot, which asked fans to nominate characters that they would love to see added to the Super Smash Bros. series. Bayonetta was the No. 1 pick in Europe and in the top five in North America. When factoring in the amount of votes, Bayonetta was the clear worldwide choice.
Bayonetta was the overall top pick in the recent Fighter Ballot, which asked fans to nominate charac ...
Bayonetta was the overall top pick in the recent Fighter Ballot, which asked fans to nominate characters that they would love to see added to the Super Smash Bros. series. (Photo: Business Wire)
In addition to detailed information about the new characters, Sakurai also revealed two new stages coming to both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as downloadable content. Midgar – a familiar location for fans of FINAL FANTASY VII – will join the series as Cloud’s stage, while Bayonetta will feel right at home in the Umbra Clock Tower stage. New Mii Fighter outfits will also be added to the game, highlighted by a full costume inspired by Geno from the Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
All of these new additions will be the last downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. This new content brings the total number of playable characters to 58, the total number of stages in both versions of the game to 84 and the number of costumes and hats to 99 and 97, respectively.
“Mr. Sakurai knows how to go out with a smash,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “With the inclusion of even more surprising characters, stages and costumes, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U cement themselves as two of the most robust fighting games of all time.”
Launching as downloadable content planned for February 2016, Corrin from Fire Emblem Fates joins the roster of both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Like Wii Fit Trainer, Robin and the Villager, players can choose to play as a male or female version of the character. Corrin has the blood of a dragon in his veins, allowing him to transform and pull off attacks like no other fighter. Corrin will be available as a download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $4.99, or both game versions together for $5.99.
As revealed in the Nintendo Direct presentation last month, Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII is coming to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS andWii U. The character will have two costumes: one inspired by the original FINAL FANTASY VII game and one from FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children. Like in FINAL FANTASY VII, Cloud possesses Limit Breaks when fighting in Super Smash Bros. As Cloud gives and receives damage, or uses his Down Special Attack, his Limit Break meter will fill. Once full, Cloud can activate his Limit Break. While playing on Midgar, Cloud’s new stage, players can grab Summon Materia that call forth summons from the FINAL FANTASY universe like Ifrit and Bahamut ZERO. Once activated, only the player who triggered the summon will be safe from damage. Cloud and the Midgar stage will be available as a download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $5.99, or both game versions together for $6.99, beginning within hours of today’s video presentation.
Launching at the same time as Cloud, a new Chocobo hat for Mii Fighters will release as downloadable content. Also launching is a costume based on fan-favorite character Geno from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, a classic role-playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System created in collaboration with SQUARE ENIX. Additionally, Mii Fighter costumes for Sonic the Hedgehog series characters Knuckles and Tails, and even costumes inspired by more characters from other franchises will be made available for download in February 2016.
The Umbra Witch herself is joining the giant cast of playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as a result of the worldwide Fighter Ballot. Just like in her action games, Bayonetta is a combo fighter in Super Smash Bros., chaining different kinds of attacks together. Her signature move is Witch Time, which slows down opponents if they are within range. Her new exclusive stage is called Umbra Clock Tower and is filled with moving platforms and even an alternate world. Bayonetta and the Umbra Clock Tower stage are planned for launch in February 2016, both available for download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $5.99, or both game versions together for $6.99.
As with all the other playable Super Smash Bros. characters, Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta will also get their own amiibo figures. More information about these upcoming amiibo figures will be revealed in the future. Additionally, amiibo figures for current fighters Ryu and Roy, along with a Famicom Color version R.O.B., will launch on March 18. All amiibo figures are sold separately.

Dec. 10, 2015 14:00 UTC

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, FAST Racing NEO lets you jump into the driver’ ...
Available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, FAST Racing NEO lets you jump into the driver’s seat of anti-gravity vehicles and put them through their paces in high-octane competitions at 60 frames per second. (Photo: Business Wire)
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • FAST Racing NEO – Available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, FAST Racing NEO lets you jump into the driver’s seat of anti-gravity vehicles and put them through their paces in high-octane competitions at 60 frames per second. Try to become a legend by besting all three of the leagues, each of which ramps up the competition … and the speed! Tear through 16 winding, twisting tracks that showcase stunning locales and realistic weather conditions. Click here to see a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • SteamWorld Heist – From the makers of SteamWorld Dig,SteamWorld Heist is a space adventure with turn-based tactical shootouts, in which you aim in real time and perform awesome bullet-bouncing trick shots. For a limited time, you can buy SteamWorld Heist from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at an introductory price of $16.99, and receive a free HOME Menu theme, until Dec. 31, 2015! Click here to see a trailer for the game.
    • Terraria – Experience the infinite possibilities of Terraria with the most intuitive interface imaginable. Reach directly into the world of Terraria using the touch-screen interface of the Nintendo 3DS system. Share the adventure with up to four friends via Local Play, teaming up to battle monstrous bosses or build amazing super-structures. Hundreds of hours of entertainment await in Terraria, where the only limit is your imagination. Click here to see a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Medabots: Metabee / Medabots: Rokusho – Kids everywhere are losing their prized Medabot Medals and Medaparts to a diabolical team of warped Medamaniacs. Join Ikki and his friends as they track down the source of the trouble and beat the Rubberobos at their own game. Completely customize your Medabots from tons of different Medaparts to prepare for intense Robattles.
Nintendo eShop sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Phineas & Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 75 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 14 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 28.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Life of Pixel is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 10.
    • ZaciSa’s Last Stand is 75 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • COLOR BOMBS is 30 percent off (reduced from $1.49 to $1) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 6.
    • KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT onJan. 3.
    • Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2: Director’s Cut is on sale starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 15 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 5.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • AeternoBlade is 65 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 4.
    • Adventure Bar StoryKAMI and more games from CIRCLE Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 14 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 28.
    • Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is 35 percent off (reduced from $8 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 9.
Activities:
  • You Have a New Client Waiting! Claude is looking for a home designer in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game to help decorate his place. Fulfilling Claude’s request will net you new and unique items for your catalog. This bunny with a pretty major collection of gaming hardware is available for a limited time via the game’s SpotPass feature so check the in-game Nintendo 3DS system on the second floor of Nook’s Homes to meet him and take him on as a client!
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • Mario Hanafuda
    • SteamWorld Heist (Free with purchase of the SteamWorld Heist game until Dec. 31, 2015.)
Also new this week:
  • Devil’s Third (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Dinox (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Jones on Fire (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Sketch Wars (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Petit Novel Series – Harvest December (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Radiohammer (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Rytmik Ultimate (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)