In the new Nintendo Minute, Kit and Krysta give us a look at Mario Kart 8‘s upcoming DLC Pack 2, showing off the some of the new tracks, amiibo costumes, new characters, new karts, and 200cc which are all included in the upcoming update, coming April 23rd. You can watch the trailers for the new tracks here.
This week’s releases include DOOORS, 3D Fantasy Zone II W, Pazuru, and A-Train 3D: City Simulator. Battle Ground Z and Ultimate Angler are new StreetPass minigames available in StreetPass Mii Plaza.
This week, we have Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles and Donkey Kong 64 on Virtual Console.
Nintendo has revealed that sales for the Wii U and 3DS are up nearly 60% this year compared to sales from last year at this time. Thanks to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, now at 2.4 million sales, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, now at 730,000 sales, the 3DS’s sales are up 80%. The Wii U’s sales are up 20%, with titles such as Mario Kart 8, now at 1.9 million sales, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, now at 1.6 million sales, giving the console a boost from the holiday season and continuing. Here’s what Nintendo had to say:
The New Nintendo 3DS XL system continues to inject growth into Nintendo’s hand-held business, and the momentum created for Wii U in 2014 has carried over into 2015. Take these two elements, add in fun, exclusive titles starring some of the biggest names in gaming, and overall sales of Nintendo hardware systems so far in 2015 have increased by nearly 60 percent over sales during the same time frame in 2014.
A new update to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U bring new DLC shops for both versions of the game, along with character patches and new sharing options for the Wii U versions. The update also adds new playable stages for 8 player Smash mode. You can find information on the new DLC additions here and the official update notes after the jump.
Today we got a better look at what to expect in the upcoming DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, which was just slightly shown off two weeks ago during the Nintendo Direct. We now have trailers for all eight of the new tracks coming, along with the four new karts and Dry Bowser. You can watch the combined trailer above, or all eight trailers in a playlist with extra information after the jump.
With a new update coming tomorrow for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS, we’ll be receiving DLC costumes for the Mii characters and be able to download Mewtwo if you registered both games on Club Nintendo before March 31st. If you didn’t register the games, however, Mewtwo will be available for purchase on April 28th for $3.99 for single versions or $4.99 for both versions of the game. You can find out more details here.
Guitar Hero is making a comeback with the launch of Guitar Hero Live, announced earlier today. With a new modern take on the classic formula, the game will release with an updated guitar controller design along with the game for $99. Guitar Hero Live will be releasing on the Wii U along with other consoles this fall.
With 200cc on the way for Mario Kart 8 in a new update later this month, there’s no better way to try the high speed than on the Mute City track from the first DLC pack. You can watch the gameplay above, and if you haven’t been up to date with what’s coming in the update on April 23rd, you can check it out here.
Nintendo has uploaded a new trailer for Splatoon explaining the new game modes as well as the new amiibo figures and functionality, which we saw in the Nintendo Direct earlier this month. Splatoon will be releasing on May 29th, exclusively for the Wii U, and is already available for preorder.
The highly acclaimed RPG originally on the Wii, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, releases today exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS XL. With new features built around the New 3DS XL such as 3D and amiibo, fans of RPG will enjoy the 3DS version for hours of gameplay to play at home or on the go. If you haven’t seen the trailer, you can watch it here. Here’s what Nintendo had to say about the release:
Two giant titans frozen in time. All over their bodies, armies of humans and machines engage in epic battles across vast lands. Unlikely hero Shulk, equipped with an ancient blade, sets off on a magnificent adventure to put an end to this generations-long war once and for all. This enticing scenario sets the stage for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, a stunning hand-held remake of acclaimed Wii role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles that can only be played on the New Nintendo 3DS XL system.