Yoshi Circuit Returning in First Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack

Nintendo has finally revealed the last track and kart that will be included in the upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC pack; the return of Yoshi Circuit from Mario Kart: Double Dash and a tanooki Jeep-style car. You can check out the trailer for the remade classic track above. The first DLC pack releases in November, next month.

If you’ve missed out on what’s coming in the first DLC pack, we have the Blue Falcon from F-Zero, Mario Kart DS B Dasher, Legend of Zelda themed Master Cycle, as well as the tanooki car in the video above; and in two cups containing Yoshi Circuit, Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, an F-Zero themed track, an Excitebike themed track, a Legend of Zelda themed track, as well as three other unrevealed tracks. Link, Tanooki Mario, and Tanooki Peach also come with the pack, and you can get eight different colored Yoshis and Shy Guys by preordering both DLC packs.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U being livestreamed on Thursday

Nintendo has announced a livestream for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for this Thursday, October 23rd, at 3 PM PST/6 PM EST. During the livestream, fifty new things and information will be shown off before the game launches November 21st. You’ll be able to check out the livestream on Nintendo’s website. Here’s what the livestream website says:

Catch a livestream event on October 23 at 3 pm PT. We will share new details about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which launches on November 21.

Stage Builder returning in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, as well as new Modes

Amazon has leaked yet another piece of information of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, this time revealing that the stage builder from Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be returning, as well as a new board game style mode and a Master Hand and Crazy Hand mode that Sakurai hinted at on Miiverse.You can check out the full description below with the leaked details. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is out November 21st in North America and December 5th in Europe.

Face off against the biggest roster of Nintendo all-stars ever assembled! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn all-new customizations and equipment that trick out your fighter’s moves and stats. Then power-up and train intelligent amiibo figures* to take on your friends!

The multiplayer showdown you know and love is now on the Wii U console! Take on all comers as Mario, Mega Man, Sonic, and more gaming greats. Or tap an amiibo to the Wii U GamePad controller to train it up by battling with or against it. You can even pit your amiibo against a friends’ to see how your training methods stack up. Whether you’re creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your opponents in a brand new board game mode, there’s no doubt that the ultimate Smash Bros. game has arrived.

New Legend of Zelda themed Bike Coming in first Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack

Nintendo has revealed a new Legend of Zelda themed bike that will be available to use for those who will be buying the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack, the Master Cycle. You can check out concept images of the bike above, which will be joining the classic B Dasher and Blue Falcon kart, as well as one other mystery kart. The first DLC pack launches next month for $7.99.

Donkey Kong Country and Land Trilogy heading to European Wii U and 3DS eShop

Nintendo of Europe has tweeted a new sale on both the 3DS and Wii U Nintendo eShops themed as Donkey Kong Country Weeks, revealing the Virtual Console return of the classic Donkey Kong Country series on Wii U as well as Donkey Kong Land on 3DS. Starting October 16th and going through November 6th, buying any of the Donkey Kong Country games will get you 33% off Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and doing the same with any of the Donkey Kong Land games will get you 33% off Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D as well. The release schedule goes as follows:

  • Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land – October 16th
  • DKC 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2 – October 23rd
  • DKC 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble and Donkey Kong Land 3 – October 30th

RUMOR: Tons of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Information LEAKED

This is a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt, but this is some very interesting information to say the least.

  • The demo is coming to America
  • Mega Lunatone and Solrock with feature in the demo, and you receive one Megastone depending on the demo you get
  • Mega Flygon and Jirachi are programmed in
  • There are lots more megas that the leaker can not confirm just yet as they don’t know 100%
  • New Trick House is amazing
  • Mega Milotic is a high-chance, with Water/Fairy and increased SpDef
  • Shiftry, Ludicolo, Butterfree, Zangoose, Seviper, some more gen 5, Raticate, Torkoal, Slaking, Exploud, Tropius, Azumarill, Ninetales and Mightyena were all talked about as possible Megas sometime during development and may be in
  • Luxray, Arcanine, Farfetch’d, Dragonite, Eelekross, Luvdisc, Linoone, Cincinno, Steelix, Raichu, Politoed, Gliscor, Weavile, Rotom, Bisharp and Walrein Megas have not been really discussed that the leaker has heard of
  • Items (including Lunatone/Solrock megastone) will transfer to ORAS from Demo
  • Johto starters back, but some people say they have megas and some don’t
  • Character customization back in Pokecentres. Pokecentre in CoroCoro was the Elite Four one possibly.
  • Skintone back
  • More diverse encounters, so more like XY variety
  • Battle Frontier possibly back
  • Groudon/Kyogre still version exclusive atm
  • Contests revamped and very “beautiful”
  • Contests staying a secret, apparently will be very surprising and amazing
  • Canada will get demos
  • Pentagon currently stands for all Gen 6 Pokemon now, not just Kalos born
  • MOVE TUTORS BACK
  • A lot more post-game
  • Gym Leaders will get roster changes from their RSE counterparts
  • No new double megas like Mewtwo/Charizard at this stage

Source: Reddit

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Trailer

Along with the exciting news of  Super Smash Bros. for 3DS sales numbers and a release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo also revealed the release date for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, being December 5th in North America. If you’re unfamiliar with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, it expands upon the Captain Toad levels from Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U, into a new game with over 70 levels, for $39.99. Along with Toad, Toadette also makes an appearance in the game’s story. You can check out the trailer above, and here’s the official PR email as well:

Who’s ready for adventure? Captain Toad certainly is, but he’s not the only one. Pink-pigtailed Toadette joins Captain Toad and makes her debut as a second playable character in portions of the upcoming Captain Toad: Treasure Trackergame.

Armed with a headlight and a can-do attitude, Captain Toad and Toadette must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth. These heroes need to be extra clever in order to tackle these obstacles, since they can’t jump.

These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette. Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo. In the process, they’ll encounter more than 70 fun, puzzling stages while also collecting stars and gems. There will even be different power-ups they can use to their advantage, like the Double Cherry item that makes another copy of Captain Toad or Toadette, making some of those stages even more riveting.

Captain Toad and his puzzling levels first appeared in Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U console. The levels were such a hit with fans that he and Toadette are now getting their own game. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just another way Nintendo is expanding its universe of games with familiar characters facing fun new challenges.

The Wii U game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Dec. 5 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.

This Week’s Nintendo eShop Downloads (10/9)

3DS

This week on the 3DS Nintendo eShop you can download Ninja Battle Heroes, Riding Star 3DPetz Countryside (10/14), Poptropica: Forgotten Islands (10/14), and Petz Beach (10/14), as well as the digital-retail version of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2.

Wii U

This week you can download Art of Balance and Turtle Tale, as well as the digital-retail version of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2. A demo for Bayonetta 2 is also available, and Game Boy Advance title Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is on Virtual Console.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has sold over Two Million Copies, Wii U Release Date

Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has sold 2.8 million copies worldwide since the game’s release in Japan on September 13th, and October 3rd elsewhere. Nintendo has not only almost sold 3 million copies of the portable version of the game, but they have now announced a release date for the Wii U home console version. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be releasing November 21st in North America, December 5th in Europe, and December 6th in Japan, as rumored. The game also be available in a GameCube controller and adapter bundle on the same day. Here’s what Nintendo has to say (via PR email):

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New 3DS Firmware Update Now Available, Adds Home Menu Themes

During a Nintendo Direct in August, Nintendo announced that a new update would be launching in October with themes for the Home Menu, with the addition of a theme shop. The new update, 9.0.0-20 has now been released, and along with five free themes, you can now take screenshots of the slightly redesigned Home Menu. Here’s the official notes for the update:

Main changes for version 9.0.0-20

  • Users can now use themes to customize the design and sounds of the HOME Menu
  • Five themes are pre-installed and additional themes can be purchased from the Theme Shop
  • Themes can be changed by using settings located within the HOME Menu settings
  • A feature has been added that allows users to capture screenshots of their HOME Menu
  • The Nintendo eShop Title Information page has been updated to provide easier access to any available videos, demos, user reviews, and other information
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience