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Nintendo is set to add characters and courses inspired by several of its popular franchises to Mario Kart 8. The revelation came via a listing that appeared on the Nintendo UK online store today. Two DLC packs will be released featuring characters such as Link from The Legend of Zelda, Isabelle and The Villager from Animal Crossing as well as new courses set in the worlds of F-Zero, Excitebike, Zelda and Animal Crossing.
Check out the full official description of this exciting DLC below.
Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.
Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 – Released: November 2014
Pack 1 includes:
- 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
- 4 Vehicles
- 8 Courses
Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 – Released: May 2015
Pack 2 includes:
- 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
- 4 Vehicles
- 8 Courses
As a bonus for purchasing both packs – as a bundle or separately – you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.
What do you think of this announcement, are you glad Nintendo is introducing characters from other franchises or would you have preferred Mario Kart to remain exclusive to members of the Mushroom Kingdom?
Masahiro Sakurai, creator of Super Smash Bros. has revealed new costumes today for Zero Suit Samus based on her appearance in the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission. In that game players could see Samus in this rather revealing get-up if they met certain demands upon completing the game. Sakurai revealed these outfits in one of his regular ‘pic of the day’ Miiverse posts in which he also took pains to point out that it was a female designer who worked on these models for Samus.
Looking at the number of days we have left for development, it would be an impossible task to create this… That’s what I told my staff. But thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here’s Samus in shorts!
The outfits will be available to use in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. Sakurai also posted an image from the 3DS game, which not only shows the outfits but also the return of a classic stage – Brinstar from Super Smash Bros. Melee!
Collectorvision, an indie games developer/publisher that specializes in making games for old systems has announced Justice Beaver – a new platformer for SNES and Wii U. The developer hopes the SNES version will be ready first, allowing for the game to be released on the Wii U virtual console which is normally reserved for classic titles, although if Nintendo does not grant this request it will be released as a standard eshop title.
Besides Justice Beaver Collectorvision is also working on Sydney Hunter and the Mayan’s Revenge for the NES and Sydney Hunter & The Caverns of Death for the SNES, although no plans have yet been announced to bring these titles to the eshop so you’ll have an excuse to dig out your old consoles if you want to play them.
Alongside the release of Mega Man Battle Network on the Wii U eshop today there was a nice surprise for North American Mega Man fans in the form of this announcement:
If you like Mega Man, then you’re in for a treat – a classic Mega Man game will release every Thursday in August in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U!
There is no news yet on precisely which games will be on offer or if the games will come to other territories, but we will be sure to update you once we find out.
Unlock Boss Mode
Finish the game once.
Unlock Extra Mode
Complete Adventure Mode with 100%.
Unlock Meta-Knight Mode
Complete Extra Mode with 100% (beat all nightmares).
Nintendo today revealed more details about its new range of NFC figurines for the Wii U. The toys and the NFC feature itself will collectively be known as ‘amiibo‘.
The first game to feature support for amiibo will be Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U. By entering your amiibo figure into battle you can level up its stats. Each amiibo figurine will have individual stats and customizable move sets. Figurines confirmed so far include Mario, Kirby, Yoshi, Pikachu, Peach, Donkey Kong, The Animal Crossing Villager, Link, Wii Fit Trainer and Samus.
Besides Smash Bros. other games that will support amiibo in the future include Mario Kart 8, and the newly announced trio Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Wooly World.
Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 is set to arrive this October it was revealed today. A special bundle will also be available containing the original game.
Developer Platinum Games also showed off unlockable Nintendo costumes, including Link, Samus and Princess Peach outfits. You can see them in the new trailer below which was premiered at today’s E3 Digital Event.
A new Star Fox game has been confirmed for the Wii U by Shigeru Miyamoto. The news leaked before Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event via an interview with TIME.
Players will use the motion controls of the GamePad to control Fox’s ship which can also transform into a Landmaster Tank. The GamePad will display a first-person cockpit view, while a third-person view of the action is displayed on the TV screen.
There will also be a new two player mode where players can control a helicopter and a mini robot.
In addition to Star Fox Miyamoto is working on two other Wii U titles – Project Giant Robot and Project Guard. Little information about these games is known so far but Project Giant Robot involves building custom robots to do battle with each other, while Project Guard sees you attempting to ward off a robot invasion.
Brain Training (or Brain Age as it’s known in the US) has received the honour of being the first DS game to appear on the Wii U Virtual Console – in Japan at least. The game is available for free to Japanese gamers until June 30th, after that date it will sell for an as yet unannounced price.
Support for DS titles seems to have been added in yesterday’s Wii U system update which also added a Quick Start menu to the GamePad. The game is only available to those who installed the update.
It has not yet been announced when DS games will come to the Wii U in Europe or the US but it is possible we may find out at next week’s E3.