Review: Heart Beaten (3DS)

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.

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Eight Best Buy Locations Set for Nintendo World Champions Event

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.)

Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Returning for One More Round

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.

Stretchmo Now Out on the Nintendo 3DS eShop

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.

Silver Mario amiibo Releasing In Stores on May 29th

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.

Nintendo Brings the Return of Nintendo World Championships for E3 Among Other Events

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.

New Yoshi Patterns Shown Off for Yoshi’s Woolly World

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.

Nintendo Will Be Revealing Plans for E3 2015 Tomorrow Morning

As E3 2015 is just around the corner, the annual hype is building up as Nintendo will be revealing their plans for the event tomorrow at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST. Nintendo hasn’t held a stage conference at the expo since 2012, only announcing their upcoming games via Nintendo Direct livestreams, so that may continue this year.