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5 days until the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Demo

Thursday’s Nintendo Direct brought a ton of good news for Nintendo fans. Among those was the announcement of a Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Demo arriving soon to both the 3Ds and Wii U eShops. However, we didn’t have the information on when the demo would be made available to download. Well, know we know.

Have ready your Nintendo console of choice and prepare to boot it up this February 21, because in just five days a glimpse of the challenging adventure of Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise will be waiting for you in your system’s eShop.

Will you download the demo? Are you excited for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate? Let your voice be heard in the comments section!

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New Wii U and 3DS bundles for Europe

Thursday’s Nintendo Direct brought interesting news for European gamers. NOE boss Satoru Shibata announced black and white editions of 3DS XL would be coming to Europe in addition of two new bundles for 3DS and one for Wii U.

On March 22nd, the Big N will release the Wii U Limited Edition Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Premium Pack and the Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Limited Edition Pack. The former will include a black premium Wii U with 32GB of storage, a Wii U Pro Controller, and a copy of the game. The 3DS pack will contain the new black 3DS XL with a pre-installed copy of the game.

The 22nd day of March will also mark the release of the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro for European players who wish to experience the game with two analogue sliders.

Also announced for the region was a special 3DS XL Limited Edition Fire Emblem bundle, featuring a blue 3DS XL with the game being pre-installed.

Does this sound like a good deal to you? Are you excited for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate? Let us now in the comments!

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Digital promotion in Europe for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

In a move to encourage digital distribution and the advantages of the eShop, Nintendo of Europe have announced a new promotion for its digital store.

The promotion which started yesterday and will last until 2pm on February 21st consists of a £10 discount for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, leaving the game available at the reduced price of £19.99.

If you haven’t bought the game yet this is the perfect opportunity for you to grab it. Upon its original release on the Nintendo 64 Ocarina of Time was praised as the best game ever created. Follow Link’s journey as he travels through time in his quest to stop the evil Ganondorf and rescue Princess Zelda. Do not miss this adventure.

Just don’t forget that this promotion only applies when buying the game through the 3DS’ eShop.

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-Via Nintendo Insider

Konami explains why Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will stay a 3DS exclusive

Speaking to Dave Cox, producer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, explained the thinking that went behind the decision of not creating a Wii U version of the game.

The principal cause? Resources. Here’s what Mr. Cox had to say:

The reason that we’re not making a Wii U-version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is because of our resources. We have a limited amount of people working on the title. About 60 people worked on the first title and that’s a pretty small team. With the sequel we have slightly expanded that team, but in order to make a Wii U-version, we need about 20 to 30 extra people. Next to that, we’re already pretty far into the development of Lords of Shadow 2, so it would be very hard for us to work on a Wii U-version without negatively effecting the general development of the title. That’s the only reason there won’t be a Wii U-version, it’s not that we don’t want to make it, it’s just that it wouldn’t make sense for us to do so right now.

While the idea of an HD version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 sounds appealing, nothing is lost in having a development team focus all their efforts in a single platform. Hopefully this will translate in better game and a tailor made experience for 3DS users.

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-Via Nintendolife

Grab a free 3DS game

See all those game in the image above? One of them can be yours. For free!

What is the catch? Well, you’ll have to buy a Nintendo 3DS XL plus a copy of either Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. Then register your purchase and you’re set to download the game of your choice from the five depicted up there.

If you like how it sounds and are itching to upgrade or just found the reason to buy your first 3DS, don’t go rushing to the store just yet. Why? Because this promotion will begin on the 21st day of March and will last until April 30.

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New trailer for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

With confirmation last month from Activision that Terminal Velocity’s take on the successful zombie franchise would be heading to the Wii U, we bring you the new gameplay trailer from The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

Events in the game will take place before the storyline set up by AMC’s record breaking TV show and will follow brothers Daryl and Merle as they try to stay alive in the zombie-infested world. Terminal Velocity is aiming for a survival stealth-action vibe for the game, in which Wii U users will have the advantage of accessing “a more elegant inventory management system” by using the Gamepad, as stated by Producer Glenn Gamble.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will release on US March 26th and EU March 29th.

What do you think about the new trailer? Are you excited for the game or do you prefer Telltales’s take on the franchise? Write us a comment and let us know what you think!

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Nintendo Direct Live Blog

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– Hi everyone! In only a few minutes a new Nintendo Direct broadcast will go live and I’ll be here bringing you the news. Unless you’re heading to Nintendo’s official website were you can see the broadcast for yourself, Don’t go anywhere!

– Five minutes until the broadcast begins. Are you excited?

– Don’t forget to refresh your browser every few minutes to get the latest information as it is delivered. Will The Wonderful 101 make an appearance?

– Will we hear amore about Bayonetta 2? Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

– It has started! Say hello to the always smiling Saturo Iwata

– Going by his outfit – he is wearing a Luigi’s hat –I assume a new video for Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon is about to be shown.

-Luigi’s debut on 3DS will be release on March 24.

– A lot of new environments for the game are being shown: Luigi can be seen walking in the snow while blizzard strikes, books are flying everywhere in one of the castles libraries. Miyamoto talks about the enhanced lighting in the game and how the depth of the 3D makes his vision for the original Luigi’s Mansion finally come true.

– As previously announced, the game will pack tons of puzzles for you to decipher and four-player multi-player both local and online.

– A new Mario & Luigi RPG has been announced!

– The game will take place inside Luigi’s dream, will be called Mario & Luigi Dream Team and will be released this summer for the Nintendo 3DS.

– A new Mario Golf: World Tour has also been announced! You can take Mario and his pals on this World Tour this summer.

– Based on the footage shown the game looks beautiful, with crisp and colorful graphics that make the franchise justice. Coming to a 3DS near you.

– Now, for Wii U announcements, we have New Super Mario Bros. Wii U DLC. The new downloadable content will bring Luigi to the spotlight and is being touted by Nintendo as a large piece of DLC “similar of development of full software.”

– Communities for unreleased games will be coming to the Miiverse. Starting with the new community for The Legend of Zelda.

– Remember to download the first pack of downloadable content for the recently released Fire Emblem. It will only be available for free for a few more days.

– More information about Fire Emblem’s DLC is being shared. If you haven’t bought the game yet you can head to your 3DS’s eShop and downloaded right now.

– New Animal Crossing will be released on June 9!

– This time around you’ll be the Mayor of your town. That’s right, no more working for Tom Nook. And being the Mayor gives you the ability of customize your whole town, want to change the design of the Town’s streetlights? You can do it!

– Lego City undercover will be arriving March 18.

– Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins for 3DS will release April 21. This game will be a prequel to the Wii U’s one and will take place two years before the storyline of Lego City undercover for Wii U.

– Google Street View now available for Wii U. You can download it from the eShop.

– Harmo Knight is coming to the 3DS eShop. The new game from the guys at Game Freak (creators of the Pokémon franchise) has you playing a rhythm/platform crossover. It will be available on March 28 and a demo will be released on March 8.

– A new game is headed to the eShop. Kersploosh! is the name and you will be able to purchase it starting this March 7. Here you’ll take control of a falling rock that has been tossed  into a well and your job is to maneuver its through a tight corridor. The game reminds me of Ketzal’s Corridors, another eShop game published by Nintendo.

– Mario v.s Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move has been announced. It will be a eShop downloadable game.

– Dillang’s Rolling Western is getting a sequel. The downloadable tower-defense game will be available April 11 on the 3DS eShop.

– Harvest Moon and Legends of the River King are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console.

– Now, let’s get talking about the Wii U.

New Deluxe ZombiU set available on February 17 for $389,99.

– Brit. Tip Runner 2, Toki Tori2 and Zen Pinball 2 on the eShop. The latter will be free to download this month!

– All three games will support off-tv play.

– Need for Speed Most Wanted is coming to Wii U March 19 with Miiverse support.

– March 26 will mark the debut of The Walking Dead franchise on Wii U with Activision’s FPS take on the post-apocalyptic world.

– Disney Infinity coming to Wii, Wii U and 3Ds.

– Injustice: God among us is coming to Wii U as well.

– Donkey Kong Country returns 3D announced for the 3DS! 3D video available of the game available on the 3DS eShop now!

– And that’s it for today. There’s some information that slipped by me: a demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be made available on the Wii U eShop this and a couple of new promotions are starting today for those who haven’t yet bought Nintendo’s newest consoles.

– See you next time!

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Wii U selling less than the PS Vita in the UK

January’s software sales figures of the UK games market have been revealed and the scenario is not looking bright for Nintendo. According to the numbers (which you can find below) the Wii U represents just 1.6% of the software sold last month on British soil.

To put things into perspective, only the PSP and the PS2 are behind Wii U’s sales. The Playstation Vita managed to move 12,000 units of software more than the Big N’s home console, which is also behind its little brothers 3DS and DS, and more importantly its direct competitors, the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The former currently topping the software sales charts with the latter following somewhat closely behind.

You can spot the numbers yourself below.

January software sales (market share):

  • Xbox 360: 810,000 (38.4%)
  • PS3: 545,000 (25.8%)
  • PC: 228,000 (10.8%)
  • Wii: 182,000 (8.6%)
  • DS: 139,000 (6.6%)
  • 3DS: 112,000 (5.3%)
  • Vita: 46,000 (2.2%)
  • Wii U: 34,000 (1.6%)
  • PSP: 13,000 (0.6%)
  • PS2: 2,000 (0.1%)

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Region-locked servers for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

For the time being forget about playing Mosnter Hunter 3 Ultimate online with your friends overseas as Capcom has confirmed the game’s servers will be region-locked. Separating gamers according to their continent of residence.

A small ray of hope still shines, however. Speaking through Capcom Unity forums, Yuri Araujo, Capcom’s associate online and community specialist, said:

“I’m not thrilled with the servers being split either. I am definitely aware of the demand and feedback, not only in this thread, but also from threads before finding out these bad news; so be sure that I will pass it along. There is no guarantee this will change though.”

Given the disappointment voiced by video game player through various forums across the globe when Capcom’s plans were made public, let’s hope the region lock disappears, letting gamers all over the world join and play a round of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate together.

Does it bother you that the servers will be region-locked or are indifferent to the news? Leave a comment and let us now!

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Get ready for a new Nintendo Direct tomorrow!

Mark your calendars and cancel tomorrow’s plans because a new Nintendo Direct is coming.

The broadcast is scheduled to air tomorrow (February 14) at 6am PT/9am PT/2pm GMT.

Secretive as the Big N is, not much information is known on what will be shown tomorrow or if something will be announced. Yet, we do know that Nintendo of America is planning share information about upcoming 3DS and Wii U games, while Nintendo Europe will be discussing 3DS games only. No confirmation about a Japanese broadcast has been made.

With only ours to go until we know what Nintendo has up its sleeve, we encourage you to let your mind wonder. Will something big be announced or we’ll be getting gameplay demos only? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

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