For the first time, Hundle Bundle has introduced console games to it’s game service, and kicking off is a variety of 3DS and Wii U “Nindie” games. With the Hundle Bundle service, you pick what you want to pay for the collection (worth $88), either as little as $1 or as much as you’d wish. However, paying above the average amount and second $10 tier will get you more games. You can view the bundle here and learn more about how the money goes to charity, this time being Code.org. Keep in mind that the Humble Nindie Bundle is only available for North and South America, excluding Brazil.
Love hurts, and that’s certainly the message that Heartbeaten is trying to get across. Just when your heart is crushed, you move on only to find it continually crushed again to no end with the cycle. Heartbeaten seems to take this slightly depressing story and turn it into a somehow humorously dark and questionably gruesome minigame experience.
Last week, Nintendo revealed the return of the Nintendo World Champions for their E3 plans this year, where eight regional finalists will compete at E3 2015 in Los Angeles on June 14th. The first 750 attendees at the eight different Best Buy locations below on May 30th, from 10 AM to 7 PM local time, will compete for the highest score on Ultimate NES Remix for the 3DS. The top scorer from each location will move onto the finals as mentioned above. You can register and find more info here. Here are the list of participating Best Buy locations:
- San Francisco, CA (1717 Harrison St.)
- Torrance, CA (3675 Pacific Coast Highway)
- Miami, FL (10760 NW 17th St.)
- Schaumburg, IL (900 E. Golf Road)
- Maple Grove, MN (12905 Elm Creek Blvd. N)
- Long Island City, NY (5011 Northern Blvd.)
- Dallas, TX (9378 N Central Expy)
- Tacoma, WA (2214 S. 48th St.)
In this week’s Nintendo Minute, Kit and Krysta bring us to Santa Monica, California to the recent Splatoon Mess Fest event to celebrate the upcoming launch of Splatoon. At the event, fans and celebrities gathered to play the game and take part and watch the ink filled obstacle course inspired by the game. Splatoon will be released on May 29th, exclusively for Wii U.
This past week, Nintendo allowed fans to play an early demo for Splatoon for an hour at three different times to introduce the basics of the game and the online Turf War mode before launch. Now, the Splatoon Global Testfire demo will be returning for one more round on May 23rd from 3 – 4 PM PST/ 6 – 7 PM EST. You can download the demo on the Wii U eShop right now, but it will only go live next week.
The newest title in the Pushmo series, Stretchmo, makes its debut today on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Stretchmo, however, is free to download, but new attractions with themed levels will be available for purchase. Stretchmo also adds a new gameplay concept with the ability to stretch out blocks, adding new strategy to completing the new courses.
Nintendo has officially revealed the new Silver Mario amiibo, which was first seen along with the Gold Mario amiibo in a manufacturing report in February. The Silver Mario amiibo will not be a store exclusive, but will be released on May 29th, along with Splatoon and its amiibo line and the Super Smash Bros. wave 4 amiibo. The amiibo will function with any game supporting the Mario amiibo and will retail for $12.99.
In just a little over a month, Nintendo will be kicking off E3 2015 with the return of the Nintendo World Championships, the first in over 25 years on June 14th. The event will be broadcasted live on the official Nintendo E3 website, followed by the Nintendo Digital Event on June 16th at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST, which we’ll get a look at new upcoming games for the 3DS and Wii U. With the remainder of E3, June 16th – 18th, the Nintendo Treehouse will be livestreaming games on Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3. Fans will then be able to play Mario Maker at select Best Buy stores on June 17th and 20th.
Even more Yoshi pattern designs for Yoshi’s Woolly World were revealed in addition to the previously revealed amiibo designs, this time found in each level of the game. You can unlock new costumes such as a Shy Guy, watermelon, or even Wii U logo design by collecting all five Wonder Wools in each level. You can check out the video above for a look at some of the new designs.