Well Jack the poor soul is still ill with Man Flu so I am covering the Weekly Round-Up this week.It has not been the biggest of news givers like other weeks but it has brought with it some interesting articles what with updates to Super Mario Maker and Splatoon. Miitomo is to launch in Japan 17th of March and there is a New Mobile Pokemon game coming to iOS and Android in Japan called Pokemon Comaster. So without further ado, lets get into the Weekly News Round-Up!
Super Mario Maker Gets New Update:
Super Mario Maker is the gift that keeps on giving as Nintendo have brought us a new update (1.40) that is not just new costumes but new tool elements including the Spike Pillar, Keys, Key Doors and Key Coins that will make gameplay much more interesting as you can also hide keys on defeatable enemies, essentially creating ‘Boss Battles.’ There is also the inclusion of Super Expert Mode in the 100 Mario Challenge which brings with it 6 stages of Random courses from Hell and if you though 100 lives will surely be enough? Hope you get lucky because if you though Expert was tough, it is a cakewalk in comparison now. The Super Mario Maker Bookmark Website has also had some updates which now includes your rankings, lives lost, courses played and other stats on your profile.
Splatoon gets a new update:
As fore mentioned in the last Nintendo Direct, Splatoon has had some balance updates and other tweaks including Rank Battles and other balances to weapons and sub-weapons. There has also been the Introduction to “Sheldon’s Picks” where Sheldon will be recommending new weapon packs to players that should help them find there preferred style of play.
Pokemon Comaster- Coming to a Smartphone in Japan this Month:
A trailer created by The Pokemon Company was uploaded to Nintendo of Japan’s YouTube Channel announcing a new Pokemon Game coming to iOS and Android in Japan. It looks to be a strategy board game that uses virtual fighters with their own attributes which you have to build up decks to defeat your opponent. It is being co-developed between The Pokemon Company and HEROZ, the latter of which are known for Building AI for Chess and Backgammon games on Mobiles.
Our Article: New Pokemon Game Coming To Mobile!
Miitomo Launches In Japan March 17th:
A launch date has been confirmed for the upcoming Mobile game Miitomo, well in Japan at least. Miitomo is Nintendo’s answer to Social Networking and will see the User’s Mii interacting with their friends which you can talk and play games with. You will be awarded points when certain tasks are completed which can be used to purchase rewards like digital downloads and merchandise in My Nintendo. Miitomo will be hitting Smartphones in Japan on March 17th.
Nintendo Badge Arcade Gets A New Update:
The ever popular free-to-start app Nintendo Badge Arcade has been given a new update (1.3.1). This time it will allow you three free plays at select opportunities and more chances to score free plays from practice mode. It is not the best update in the world but anything that will give you free tries on the cranes can’t be too bad now 😉
Europe to get it’s own Wii U “Nintendo Selects”:
It seems that Europe will not be missing out as 6 Wii U titles have been selected to join “Nintendo Selects” which is Nintendo’s range of amazing games at discounted prices. Such titles include; New Super Mario Bros U + Super Luigi Bros U bundle, Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Nintendo Land and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze to name a few.
Zelda U To Bring “Something New”:
In this week’s issue of Famitsu Magazine, there was an interview with Zelda Series Producer Eiji Aonuma. The interview centered around Twilight Princess HD but Famitsu did ask Aonuma how development was going on the newest Zelda installment to which he replied they were working on ‘something new.’ Here is an quote from Aonuma in regards of Zelda U;
“I think the base of our secret sauce has always been Ocarina of Time. But this time, the change in flavor will be like going from Japanese food to Western style food. Perhaps, players will be surprised. Please look forward to it, because I think we’ll be able to make ‘something new’ like Ocarina of Time was.”
Well that is all from us for this week. I hope it is enough for you to get your fix for this week. The coming week will be bringing us Pokken Tournament and we are sure there will be plenty of news flowing around that.
Well Guys & Girls That’s All From Us For Now. Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!