Mario Kart 8 DLC coming this Fall

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Nintendo’s online UK store his listed a “The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8″ DLC pack, as well as another pick with Animal Crossing. The first pack releases November 2014 and includes Link, the return of Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii along with seven other tracks, the Blue Falcon kart, and other characters. The second pack includes Isabelle and Villager, as well as eight tracks and four vehicles, and releases May 2015. If you purchase both packs, you’ll also get eight different colored Yoshi and Shy Guy characters. Here’s what the listing says:

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Over 20 Minutes of SteamWorld Dig Gameplay for Wii U

This week, 3DS eShop favorite SteamWorld Dig will be releasing on the Wii U with Off-TV support, HD graphics, and a clutter-free screen with stats and maps available on the GamePad. Above is over twenty minutes of gameplay of the game from NintendaanSteamWorld Dig for Wii U launches August 28th for $9.99 in America, or £6.99 and €8.99 with a 25% discount in Europe if you own the 3DS version of the game.

This Week’s Nintendo eShop Downloads (8/21)

3DS

This week you can download Demon King Box and BLAZBLUE -CLONEPHANTASMA-, as well as Xtreme Sports on Virtual Console.

Wii U

This week you can download a retail-digital download version of Disney Infinity is available for free, but requires the purchase of a base, as well as Midtown Crazy RaceMega Man 6 and Life Force are also available on Virtual Console.

 

3DS Homebrew Channel Releasing Soon

A hacker by the name of Smealum has coded, with gemisisDev helping design the menu, and revealed a 3DS Homebrew channel that will be releasing soon for European, American, and Japanese region 3DS systems. The Homebrew channel is currently confirmed to work on the latest firmware update, and will also remove the region lock on systems later on , allowing you to play any game from any region not assigned to your 3DS. The Homebrew channel will not support ROMs however, to prevent piracy of games, but will have its own applications within the channel.

This Week’s Nintendo eShop Downloads (8/14)

3DS

This week you can download Gothic Masquerade, as well as a demo for Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit!.

Wii U

Soon Shine, XType Plus, and GAIABREAKER are all available to download, as well as MEGA MAN BATTLE CHIP CHALLENGE and Double Dragon II: The Revenge on Virtual Console.

Sales

Gravity Badgers (Wii U) is 30% off until August 28th, Hello Kitty Kruisers (Wii U) will be $9.99 starting August 18th until September 1st, Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails (Wii U) will be 50% until August 21st, ZaciSa’s Last Stand (Wii U) will be 50% as well until August 28th, select ATLUS games (3DS) including Code of Princess will be on sale starting August 18th until September 1st. Classic Games Overload (3DS) will be $19.99 until September 4th, Me & My Furry Patients 3D (3DS) will be $9.99 until September 3rd, and finally Travel Adventures with Hello Kitty (3DS) will be 50% starting August 18th until September 1st.

 

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS themed Nintendo 3DS XL Coming to Europe

Nintendo of Europe has announced that a Super Smash Bros. for 3DS themed Nintendo 3DS XL will be coming to Europe on October 3rd, including a special edition red 3DS with the Super Smash Bros. logo as well as white and black cartoon style characters lined up on the front, as well as the full game pre-installed in the system. The special edition system hasn’t yet been announced for North America, but we should be seeing it soon hopefully. What do you think of the design?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Wii U gets Nuketown 2025 DLC Map

Almost two years after the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on the Wii U, Treyarch has finally released the preorder bonus Nuketown 2025 DLC map on the system. Nuketown 2025 was originally a preorder bonus map also promised for the Wii U, but up until now Activision and Treyarch never delivered on the promise without much of a reason. But now, users can update their game to finally receive the free map. What do you think about this? Do you think it’s a little too late?