Nintendo E3 Digital Event is Today at 9 AM PT E3 2014

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Visit e3.nintendo.com at 9 a.m. PT to watch the Nintendo Digital Event livestream. In the meantime, be sure to visit the site regularly for the latest E3 updates and announcements.

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

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The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Anniversary Edition is Free This Weekend!

 

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This weekend, from Thurs Jan 30- Sunday Feb 2nd at 11:59pm (PST) Nintendo has announced they are giving away eShop copies of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Editions for free on the 3DS and 2DS. Just log into the eShop from your 3DS or 2DS handheld and you can download this fantastic game all for the very low price of FREE!

You can get more information Here.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DaynCody

BOXING DAY DEAL – Nintendo Deals on Games and Hardware

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If you’re looking for a Wii U today wouldn’t be a bad day to pick one up, Nintendo has some great Boxing Day deals on hardware and games. Deluxe Wii U set is on sale for $249 and the best Wii U game available Super Mario 3D World is only $34.99. Also the 2DS is on sale For $99 and many of the best 3DS/2DS games are on sale for $14.99. Check out the deals below:

Boxing Day Deals.

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Nintendo Cyber Monday Deals

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If you haven’t had the chance to pick up a Wii U, today is the day. Right now at participating retailers you can get a Wii U with a $50 gift card. Not does the Wii U have some great bundles available now you can use that $50 towards one of the many great games available for the Wii U like Super Mario 3D World. Other deals include some of the best 3DS games like Fire Emblem for $25, check out the link below for all the deals.

Nintendo Cyber Monday Deals

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By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Wii Sports Club Tennis and Bowling now Available

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WII SPORTS CLUB – TENNIS AND BOWLING NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
The five beloved sports from the original Wii Sports game – bowling, tennis, baseball, boxing and golf – are making a dramatic and competitive return on Wii U. Starting today, two of the five sports – tennis and bowling – are now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

The sports are being released individually as downloads in the Nintendo eShop, and feature HD graphics, enhanced controls via Wii MotionPlus technology, as well as a much-requested online multiplayer versus mode, so users with broadband Internet access can face off against friends and family members online. Players can choose to associate themselves with various state or regional clubs and can send messages to one another via Miiverse. People can play casually against members of their own club, or take on members of rival clubs to increase their club rankings.

Wii U owners who download Wii Sports Club will get a free trial pass that will let them play any available sports for a 24-hour period from when the Wii Sports Club game is started. Once the trial period ends, players can purchase two types of passes exclusively available in the Nintendo eShop: a Day Pass for $1.99 to play all available sports for a 24-hour period, or a Club Pass to gain permanent access to individual sports for $9.99 each.

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For more information about Wii Sports Club, visit http://wiisportsclub.nintendo.com.

via Press Release

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Review: New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo 3DS

To say the truth there isn’t much “new” in New Super Mario Bros. 2, but that isn’t a bad thing. Nintendo has taken a relatively safe, if it ain’t broken don’t fix it approach to a classic formula that everyone already loves. That doesn’t mean that Nintendo hasn’t made any progress in the series though. There are a bunch of new features however probably not as many as an old school Mario veteran may like.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 shares the same old princess has been kidnapped story line but this time the Koopalings make a return to power as the main baddies. You’ll find Mario traversing the Mushroom Kingdom on an overhead map similar to the prequel and Wii versions with multiple routes and secrets to be found. There are over 8 worlds filled with Ghost Houses, Mushroom Houses and of course the end of world Boss Castles. Gameplay is classic Super Mario Bros at its finest, jumping and bouncing along all the while merrily collecting those shiny golden coins. My favorite addition to the game though is the return of the Super Leaf which turns Mario into Raccoon Mario and gives him the ability to fly. In addition to the Super Leaf though Mario can wear coin boxes on his head for huge coin bonuses and use the new Golden Flower to hurl golden fireballs that turn everything into coins. The Giant Mushroom and Tiny Mushrooms also make a return but you’ll only use them a couple times during the entire adventure.

The biggest features to be added though are the Coin Rush and Co-op modes. In Coin Rush you are challenged to collect coins across 3 random levels having only 1 life and against the clock. The big reward here though is that all the coins collected are doubled after each level is successfully completed. This mode will definitely add to the re-playability of New Super Mario Bros. 2 and be essential to completing the games extra goal of collecting 1 Million Coins. Co-op is pretty much just that, using 2 systems and unfortunately 2 carts you and a buddy can earn double the coins and take down bosses together. Co-op is definitely a welcome feature as every game is better when playing with a friend, unless that friend totally sucks.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is without a doubt another solid addition to the Mario series. If you’re a fan of Mario there is a lot to like here, however you may be a little disappointed if you were expecting something radically different. I on the other hand knew what I was getting into and that was classic 2D platforming perfection. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is definitely the best 2D platformer on the 3DS and worth a look whether you’re into Mario or not.

SCORE: 8.5 / 10

New Super Mario Bros. 2
Published by: Nintendo
Developed by: Nintendo
Genre: Platformer
Release Date: August 19, 2012
MSRP: $39.99
Rated: E for Everyone
By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
 @RicF