Written by: J.H. Longman
Updates, DLC and reveals, this week has been a good one and if you missed any of it, then allow us to fill you in. From Mario to Link, to Inklings to Pokémon and as always, we’re here to keep you updated. Below you can catch all of our choice picks of noteworthy news this week and we’ve included a new section where we include our latest reviews. These are the Miketendo64 News Highlights of the week!
Super Mario Maker (COURSES GALORE AND WALLPAPER MAKER):
This week Nintendo’s award winning Super Mario Maker, we learned of the Super Mario Maker Wallpaper Maker, an online site where for those of us in love with Super Mario Maker, can take our building ways and has design our very own wallpaper for our PC, or even mobile phones.
But that wasn’t the only news the game had us, since its release, over 6.2 million levels have been created and uploaded with over 400 million plays and to top all of that off, Professor E. Gadd from Luigi’s Mansion, has also joined the game, as the latest in a long line of Mystery costumes and he didn’t come alone either. Released alongside his Paranormal Research event course, was four other courses taken from the Tokaigi 2016 “King of Course Creators/King of Course Players” finals!
If you haven’t yet and would like to, you can find a link to the Super Mario Maker Wallpaper Maker below:
Splatoon (DATAMINING DISCOVERY):
With a very successful concert for the Squid Sisters, it’s looking like we could be seeing more of them as a dataminer has found data for a new update, containing data for regarding two separate amiibos, who else could it be than Callie and Marie? But as of yet, there has been no official confirmation, but given how much of a hit the game has become, it would be most surprising if the Squid Sisters didn’t get an amiibo each. The only question is, would such amiibos come out during the era of the Wii U, or the era of the NX, alongside Splatoon 2?
Pokémon X&Y and ORAS (MEW UNLEASED):
The first of many Mythical Pokemon month giveaways has come. From now until the 24th of February, those in the likes of North America, Europe, and Australia (just to name a few) can now go to their local EB Games, GameStop and GAME, to pick up the limited code card to acquire their very own, Lv.100 Mew. For a list of the other Mythical Pokémon and what month they become available in, you can find those details in either of the articles below. You can even check out Mike Scorpio’s piece on the acquiring Mew process:
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (BREAKS A MILLION):
Moving on to the first Zelda portion of this piece, Nintendo have revealed that Tri Force Heroes has surpassed 1 million sales, thus beating Four Swords Adventures, its multiplayer predecessor. In our article of this, we compared the game’s number of sales to those of Majora’s Mask 3D. The remake obtained double the amount of sales, but Tri Force Heroes obtained the amount it did, in far less amount of time.
Furthermore as far as sales go, the Nintendo’s 2013 HD release of the Wind Waker has only obtained 1.69 million, so Tri Force Heroes isn’t that far behind. Granted the Wind Waker HD was released on a console that currently has only had 12.6 million sales, whereas the 3DS has had over 50 million, but the Wind Waker was a beloved game of many GameCube owners, and Tri Force Heroes an all new Zelda game that many Zelda fans have turned their nose up to, due to its fashion orientated story. Either way, granted they might not be the greatest of sales in the world, but Tri Force Heroes hasn’t been out that long and not everyone does have a Wii U. Just reaching over a million sales is an achievement in itself.
Sticking to Tri Force Heroes, Nintendo also officially included the game and its prequel, A Link Between Worlds, into the official timeline, placing them between Link’s Awakening and the original Legend of Zelda.
Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS (BAYONETTA AND CORRIN HAVE ARRIVED):
This week’s Smash news, the final dlc for the game is now out and as well as the two new fighters, there’s also new Mii Fighter costumes and stage. Sure we had to wait a couple of months for it, but the wait was worth the while!
Weekly Review (POKÉMON RUMBLE U):
With this being Pokémon Month, it’s only fitting we include a Pokémon review, so while I pen my Pokémon Rumble World review for the 3DS, here’s Pokémon Rumble for the Wii U:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (FURTHER DETAILS RELEASED):
Once again for this week’s Big news, we’re continuing with the Legend of Zelda, this time turning the spotlight onto Twilight Princess HD. After a steady supply of screenshots and a trailer, we’ve now got plenty of details to go along with it all. Some we know already and some are brand new.
Firstly, being a Wii U game, Twilight Princess HD will be taking advantaging of the GamePad, no real surprise but it will enable us to access the map, manage our inventory a lot better and transform into Wolf Link. The GamePad can also be used for accessing the Miiverse where you can make your latest journal entry, or upload a post full of Zelda themed stamps, which can be found through-out the game, inside chests.
Then of course there is the Ghost Lantern, which comes in handy for when you want to go off Poe Hunting as it well help you find where they are and sticking to side-quests made easier, there are now fewer tears of light to be collected, Link is getting a wallet upgrade and there will be an included Hero Mode meant to test us.
And if none of that excites you, maybe this will, for anyone who only played the mirrored Wii version, Twilight Princess Wii U comes with a mirrored version, so if you didn’t play the original, that’s okay because the game is playable in the style you last played it in. Regardless of all that though, all I know is I just want to play it so bad!
Source: Tony Polanco of Geek
With this week’s news over, it’s time to turn our attention to next week’s and with this still being the month of #Pokemon20 and #ZeldaMonth, with fingers crossed, maybe, just maybe, we could learn a little more about Pokémon GO and Zelda U and in the event it does, we’ll be here to share and divulge to all. We’ve got you covered.