Bayonetta 1 Wii U Comparison

YouTuber NiNTENDOMINATi0N has uploaded a comparison video of the Wii U version of Bayonetta 1, up against the Playstation 3. You can check out the video above to get an idea of the improvement of the Wii U version over the PS3, or areas that might seem about the same or not as great as the other version. Bayonetta 1 comes included for free when you purchase Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U on the eShop or a retail store.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Demo Available on the eShop

A free demo of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is now available for everyone to download on the 3DS Nintendo eShop. Unlike the special Club Nintendo demo, this version is limited to 30 plays, so make sure to use that wisely between the two week wait for the full version of release. The demo includes five playable characters including Mario, Link, Pikachu, Mega Man, and Villager, as well as Battlefield in both regular and Final Destination mode. Be sure to download the demo today!

This Week’s Nintendo eShop Downloads (9/18)

3DS

This week you can download Secret Empires of the Ancient World and Horse Vet 3D, as well as digital-retail versions of THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALLCooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit FIFA 15 (9/23). A free demo for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will also be available on the 19th. Legend of the River King 2 and Wild Guns are also available on Virtual Console.

Wii U

This week you can check out Arrow Time U and SPIKEY WALLS, as well as the retail-digtial download version of Hyrule Warriors (9/26).

First FAST Racing Neo Screenshot

Shin’en has finally revealed the first screenshot of FAST Racing Neo, a new futuristic racer coming to Wii U. We haven’t seen anything from the game or heard much other than small details of the game since the original announcement almost a whole year ago. The game will feature 4K and 8K textures as well as running in 60 frames per second. It hasn’t been mentioned if the game is still launching this year, but it definitely looks great.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Demo Coming Soon

Similar to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Nintendo will be releasing a demo for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. While not much information is known nor is a release date, but you can visit the official page here to find out what the demo will offer. Again, as with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, the demo appears to be a “special demo”, which will feature unlimited plays but will possibly be exclusive to Club Nintendo members once again.

Rumored Super Smash Bros for Wii U Release Date

A preorder card at retailer Fred Meyer has included a release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, being a November 21st release. The game will supposedly release the same day as Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby for the Nintendo 3DS, but this isn’t the first time Nintendo has released two major games in one day. Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds both released on the same day last year, so it can definitely happen this year. What do you think about the release date?

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Demo available early for Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo has released a free demo for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS via email to Club Nintendo members who reached Platinum status from July 1st, 2013 to June 31st, 2014 and have a Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS registered on their account. The demo will be available for everyone to download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on September 19th in case you weren’t able to get a code. Here’s the PR email:

Today, Club Nintendo members who have achieved Platinum status between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, have registered Nintendo 3DS hardware or software, and have opted in to receive emails from Club Nintendo will receive an email containing four download codes for the demo.

Nintendo encourages recipients of the Club Nintendo demo to share the three extra codes with friends who also own Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS systems. Together they can play along through local wireless multiplayer, even if those three friends aren’t Club Nintendo members. The Club Nintendo demo of the game features an unlimited play count, five playable characters (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man), one stage (Battlefield) and the ability to compete in local multiplayer matches with fellow Nintendo 3DS owners who have downloaded the demo to their systems. The Club Nintendo demo codes must be redeemed before Sept. 19.

All Nintendo 3DS owners can download a free demo for the all-star fighting game from the Nintendo eShop starting on Sept. 19. This demo includes the same content and features as the Club Nintendo demo that select members will receive one week earlier, and can be opened from the Nintendo 3DS Home Menu a maximum of 30 times. A Nintendo Network ID is required to download either the Club Nintendo or Nintendo eShop demo.

Starting on Sept. 18, select retail locations will feature in-store kiosks with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo for everyone to enjoy.

Smash Run will only support Local Play

Masahiro Sakurai, director of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, has stated that Smash Run, a game mode within Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, will not include online. While replying to a tweet asking clarification about a Famitsu interview stating that Smash Run will feature online play, Sakurai responded with it being a mistake. Were you hoping for an online mode for Smash Run?

This Week’s Nintendo eShop Downloads (9/11)

3DS

The KeepTop Model 3D, and Hideaway: Foggy Valley (9/12) are all available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop this week.

Wii U

This week, Teslagrad and KickBeat Special Edition are available on the Wii U eShop. Adventure Island and The Keep are also available on Virtual Console.

Sales

Parking Star 3D (3DS) is on sale for $1.99 until October 1st, Unepic (Wii U) is on sale for $7.99 until October 2nd, and Bit Boy!! Arcade (3DS) is on sale for $4.99 until September 24th.

Nintendo Treehouse Live Schedule

Nintendo’s official Twitter has revealed the full schedule of the eight hour Nintendo Treehouse: Live at the Treehouse livestream taking place this Friday. Starting 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and going until 1 PM PST/ 4 PM EST, the Nintendo Treehouse will begin livestreaming Bayonetta 2Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure TrackerUltimate NES Remix, and Fantasy Life, and starting at 1 PM PST/ 4 PM EST until the end of the livestream, the Treehouse will be playing the final version of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. You can tune into the livestream at Nintendo’s Twitch channel here.