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.
During the Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company has revealed that Slowbro will be getting his own Mega Evolution in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire both release on November 21st of this year.
A listing on the German Amazon site for “Rayman Triple Compilation” on 3DS has appeared, which may indicate that a collection of the three original Rayman games may be coming to 3DS. No boxart is shown or other information about the game is listed, which could possibly lead to the listing being an error. No word or announcement from Ubisoft as of this moment.
This week you can download Gothic Masquerade, as well as a demo for Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit!.
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.
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.
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?
Nintendo has uploaded a new trailer for Hyrule Warriors, featuring Zant from Twilight Princess and his Scmitar, from the Hyrule Direct last week. If you missed the Direct, you can check it out here. Hyrule Warriors releases on Wii U on September 26th.
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?
For the first time ever outside of Japan, you can download The Mysterious Murasame Castle on Virtual Consoles. The Mysterious Murasame Castle is the classic Famicom title that inspired Takamaru’s Ninja Castle from Nintendo Land.
This week you can download Jett Tailfin and SHUT THE BOX, as well as Cybernator, Mega Man 5, and Super Mario Kart on Virtual Console.
Internal Invasion (Wii U) is $1.99 until August 8th, and games (3DS) developed by UFO Interactive Games such as Johnny Impossible are on sale from August 12th until Sepetember 2nd.
Nintendo of Japan has just uploaded a TV commercial for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. The game is just little over a month away from its September 15th release in Japan, so we should probably see more information on the game during the coming weeks. Are you excited for the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS?
Coming from a PR email from Nintendo, explaining the new free DLC Karts coming up, as well as an update for the game, coming August 27th:
For the first time ever, Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise will be powered by some real-world horsepower. An Aug. 27 game update to Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U console will deliver a variety of new features for players, including the ability in-game to download three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race: the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s.