It appears as though Nintendo may be offering some last minute deals for this upcoming Friday. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, retailers typically reduce games to drastic prices but there didn’t seem to be too many deals for Wii U owners…. Until now that is. Apparently the big N has something planned so be sure to be very active on Twitter this week to catch some deals.
What do you hope to see?
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed to Video Gamer that the company has no plans to release premium downloadable content for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions. Sakurai says the reason behind this is that he wants fans to feel content that they’ve got the full version of each game. Here is what he had to say regarding the DLC:
“I understand that DLC could add a lot to the appeal of Smash Bros.,” Sakurai said, “and I appreciate that a major part of the excitement for these games come from which characters will appear in the roster, so I think fans could really enjoy DLC that could keep this excitement going. However, I think there might be criticism that we are cutting up content to sell characters one by one, or that we are adding things later that should have been there from the start.”
“Creating a single fighter involves a huge investment, and we’ve already been giving it our all and investing a lot of work in the characters currently available in the game and, I think it’s an incredible package in terms of the sheer amount of content in the game. But it might be that people may not understand and may think that I am not offering enough by just looking at DLC itself.
“In light of this, we always need to weigh up both sides of this topic and carefully consider whether it really is best to have DLC or not.”
“However, what I can say now about paid DLC is that we aren’t working on anything at the moment,” he continued. “We’ve put all our efforts into making the actual game. Creating DLC would involve large additional costs and require the involvement of a lot of people. I can’t yet give you an answer about whether the price would justify the costs and criticisms mentioned above.”
The good people at Nintendo Minute were super excited about unboxing the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U bundle and some of our favorite amiibo figures! The first 12 amiibo will launch with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on 11/21.
Which amiibo is your favorite, or will you be getting the whole collection?
Here is the Nintendo Direct Live stream for your viewing pleasure. Check out the video above and let us know what you think about the show.
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be in stores in North America on November 11, 2014. Both games will be in stores in Europe on November 21, 2014. Pre-order now at Gamestop (in the US) and EB Games (in Canada) to receive an exclusive Sonic figure!
Here is a series of short clips comparing the original version and the 3DS remake of Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire. Taken from the official website, gamers can take a quick gander at the video above and see how the title has changed for the 3DS.
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire will be available on November 21st.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is officially sold out in Japan. The popular fighting title has already shifted over 1.37 million copies and shows no signs of slowing down. With the title releasing here in the States as well, Nintendo will no doubt be thrilled with the sales.
No word on the official release date for the Wii U version of the game but we fully expect a November release.
Hello, Smash-tember continues on with another Nintendo Minute video. Kno’ Yo’ Nintendo is back by popular demand and this time they wanted to test your knowledge of the Super Smash Bros. games. The good people at Nintendo Minute also made the questions a lot harder since many of you said the questions from the last Kno’ Yo’ Nintendo episode were too easy.
Check out the latest Nintendo Minute everyone.
The reviews for Super Smash Bros. 3DS are starting to roll in and you can find them below. The highly anticipated title has already shifted over 1 million units in Japan and are gearing up for a Western release soon. Check out the reviews and let us know what you think:
IGN – 8.8 / 10
GameSpot – 8 / 10
Polygon – 9 / 10
Destructoid – 9 / 10
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
NintendoWorldReport – 8.5 / 10
Joystiq – 4.5 / 5
DigitalSpy – 4 / 5
Shacknews – 8 / 10
USgamer – 4 / 5
Game Informer – 9.25 / 10
GamesBeat – 97 / 100
GamesRadar – 3 / 5
Here is what you will be seeing on the tube in the next few weeks as the official North American commercial for Smash Bros can be viewed above. The game has been a smash hit (see what we did there) thus far in Japan and will no doubt be a giant hit when it’s released in the West.
Check out the commercial and let us know what you think.