Here ya go, nerd. In case you’re feeling as though you haven’t already tossed enough hard earned cash at Marvel this summer, good news! As of today Marvel Pinball 3D is available to download through Nintendo’s eShop for 7.99. Roughly half the cost of a matinee ticket or the three subs you knocked out at Togo’s this afternoon. Table themes include Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Captain America, and uh…Blade. Not the hottest selection I can imagine but eh, you know how it is.
Check out the trailer below…
…and click right here to have a look at some other stuff that you can download today. I mean..if you want to that is.
Blogspot user, Jed Henry is currently hard at work translating Nintendo’s icons into these Gorgeous Japanese Traditional Woodblock Prints. As you can see above, his rendition of a certain stubborn monkey and a man who enjoys jumping is quite impressive. But what other popular video game franchises have received the treatment? Well why don’t you go ahead and click “read more” to find out, genius. READ MORE
Only what’s this? No second analogue stick has been added? As the Nazi from that one 60’s sitcom would say: “Verrry intereschting. But schtupid.”
- 3DS LL is the 3DS XL in North America and is fucking HUGE.
- Coming in Red and Blue, bundled with 4GB SD card. I can’t wait to trade up and get red for that Virtual Boy feel.
- Due out in NA for $199 on Aug. 19th. Time to start selling some blood.
Check out the presentation below for more info on upcoming Nintendo related type things.
Well, it looks like the Virtual Console is refusing to stay down for the count as yet another new title was added to the service today. That’s right, this means that the VC has been updated in some form or another for five straight weeks now, some kind of record to be sure. Today’s retro game is Double Dribble 2: The Revenge for the NES, Acclaim’s action fueled 2-player sequel to Konami’s classic NBA game. This entry marks a truly odd departure for the series, finding what we can only assume are two former professional basketball players on a quest to rescue someone’s girlfriend. Apparently these two guys are also martial arts masters as players will quickly find themselves administering every flavor of pain known to the Earth upon anyone unfortunate enough to walk past them on the sidewalk. It’s pretty simple stuff but a lot of fun and if you’ve got a buddy to play alongside, easily worth the five dollar admission.
To find out what other new games are now available to download on participating Nintendo systems, click right here to check out Nintendolife.com’s report. Oh and be sure and tell them, “Large Marge sent ya.“
This New branding across 2D Mario platformers the last few years is getting out of control. Will I really find myself someday down the line asking a store clerk to “pull me down a copy of that New Super Mario Bros. Wii U 2, sugarpants”? I have no doubt about it. Anyway the new wallpaper looks pretty snazzy and showcases this game’s surprising emphasis on coin collecting. An aspect of the Mario series that I thought had become pretty arbitrary quite a long time ago. Y’know, what with the ridiculous amount of easily obtained extra lives and what not and so on and so forth. Unless Nintendo has devised some kind of new mechanic that makes racking these bad boys up not only fun but integral to the gameplay, I can’t imagine how that accompanying chime can possibly sound satisfying again. I guess we’ll all find out August 19th.
Well, if a quote made by Shigeru Miyamoto to IGN.com (and no doubt taken out of context) is to be believed, Nintendo still isn’t quite sure. Apparently right now the answer is a toss up between remaking the SNES classic Link to the Past or Nintendo 64’s criminally underrated Majora’s Mask (which really should have been included on the Ocarina of Time 3D cart if you ask me. I know you aren’t actually asking that, but you’re welcome to my opinion anyway).
Capcom’s Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective came out a year and a half ago in North America on the DS, and I played the demo and fell in love about six months before that. Because human beings are terrible at making decisions that make them happy, though, I didn’t make it a priority to pick up the game on release and only bought it this past week (and finished it last night), despite being impressed with the demo, and furthermore despite loving Shu Takumi’s other famous creation: the Ace Attorney series.
Before I go into detail I’ll say this: If you loved Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, you will in all likelihood adoreGhost Trick. Please at least play the online flash demo. READ MORE
This all appears in English in the US release, I just grabbed what looked like a decent video.
After I write this I’m submitting a proposal to change the blog title to “Yesterday’s News.”
The Virtual Console floodgates remain open this week as SNK’s OTHER Neo Geo samurai fighting game series, The Last Blade, makes an appearance, with the first game in the series now available for download at the usual 900 points/$9 American price point. I’ve played the second (and to date final) game in the series on Dreamcast, and while I am crap at fighting games it was certainly a fun (and gorgeous) one, and has a devoted group of fans among those who know what they’re talking about.
This isn’t quite the first appearance of the series on a Nintendo system: Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO on the Gamecube featured Last Blade 2’s Hibiki as one of the selectable fighters. There was also SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter’s Clash on the DS but we don’t count that game because it was bad (or so I hear) and also a card game. If it was good and a card game then we’d probably count it but alas. It came second anyway so the point is rather moot. I’ll stop typing now.
I know, I know. Why am I posting my E3 reaction 2 days after the presentation ended? Well, the original plan was to live-blog during the show but turns out I was way too sleep deprived to conjure up any kind of coherent thought. I actually did manage to type brief snippets as the show went on with the intention of going back later in the day to flesh them out, but by now you all know how that went. So here, dear reader are those original thoughts featuring some spelling and grammatical corrections as well as a bunch of fancy trailers and stuff.
Nintendo’s E3 press conference (the real one) yesterday opened with a bang, as Shigeru Miyamoto walked on stage with some plant-like guests in tow. Pikmin 3, the long-awaited continuation of Miyamoto’s most high-profile original series on the Gamecube was indeed announced and shown off in trailer form for Wii U, kicking off Nintendo’s game reveals at E3. Miyamoto had previously stated that Pikmin 3 would be revealed at the show, and was quoted in an interview after the presentation as expressing his relief that he would not have to “fall on [his] sword back at the hotel room tonight after all.”* READ MORE
Welp, we’re almost there. Now mere hours away from Nintendo’s golden shower of information regarding the last new games we’ll be playing before the Mayan calendar explodes. Are U ready? This sucker goes nuclear at precisely 9am (PDT). I foresee a sausage McMuffin and three or four hash browns in my future.
Click right here for the link to Nintendo’s main site that will be streaming the event and hold on to your butts.
Whoa, wait. A Back to the Future AND Jurassic Park reference made in the same post? Oh yes, I did.
Ubisoft unleashed this new teaser for their follow up to the excellent Rayman: Origins today. Looks pretty snazzy, huh? Check out this interview where Xavier Von Poix IV (head of Ubisoft France) talks at length about the company’s massive software support for Nintendo’s new console right out of the gate as well as whether or not the new tablet will manage to appeal to casual gam-*snoorrrre* Sorry, what was I saying?
Let’s get the bad out of the way first though, shall we? Yes, the video above is excruciating to sit through but the information it contains is pretty hot. Live video chat was something most of us predicted when we got our first look at the Wii U tablet but seeing it in action is very exciting. Also take a look at this:
Booyow. I need an oversized poster of this thing hanging from my ceiling. There were plenty of other tidbits revealed of course, mostly to do with some kind of “Miiverse” or something. I dunno. Have a look at the full list of details courtesy of gonintendo.com by clicking right here.