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Paper Mario collides with Mario & Luigi’s universe in new 3DS RPG

Paper Mario has been a solid part of the Nintendo platform since it originally released on the N64 in 2000 — and especially so when Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door released on the Gamecube in 2004. A new Paper Mario game will coming to the 3DS in just two months.

Mario & Luigi Paper Jam is slated for a late January release on the Nintendo 3DS after it was elaborated on in the last Nintendo Directify Conference.


While this is the second Paper Mario style game on the 3DS, Nintendo is counting on this one as a key feature in their upcoming push for the holiday season and beyond. It isn’t entirely in that classic style though. It’s a merging between the two universes — Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario. All three of them team up as they alternate between the worlds. And, yes, Mario and Paper Mario are actually different playable characters with their own set of puzzles and quests to do with each of them.

“Take advantage of Paper Mario‘s unique skills, like slipping through cracks, making copies of himself, and folding himself up.”

“Take down Bowser’s army of dastardly villains, solve puzzles, and embark on quests as a brand-new trio of heroes.” – Nintendo Direct

The game will have the same RPG style that fans have praised in the past of both the Mario & Luigi games and the Paper Mario games.

Paper Jam will retail at $39.99 and will also be available for download in Nintendo’s digital store on January 22.

Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario can chase Nabbit, race with Yoshi, and solve puzzles come early 2016.
Puzzles take advantage of the different physics both universes have.
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Play Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows on September 17

Yacht Club Games has finally declared when Shovel Knight’s DLC will be released. Every version of Shovel Knight, which includes the 3DS, Wii U, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and PC, is receiving a free update that will add a new campaign for the game called Plague of Shadows on September 17, 2015.

Read information about the game that Yacht Club Games has on their blog below.


sk_PlagueOfShadows_02Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is a free expansion for Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game that won over 70 Game of the Year Awards in 2014. You play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own. Using his maniacal scientific mind, Plague Knight is seeking to concoct Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. However, to retrieve these ingredients, he must extract them from his
former allies… the villainous knights of the Order of No Quarter! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows; an explosive quest with a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more!


An adventure featuring a New Star: Plague Knight!plagueKnight010

  • See your favorite game from a new point of view! Play as the explosive trickster Plague Knight with new story and gameplay!
  • Join Plague Knight on his quest to overthrow the Order of No Quarter! Become the ultimate alchemist… and maybe find some romance, too…

New Gameplay

  • Explode onto the scene as Plague Knight! Use explosives, bomb jumps, and alchemy to blast your way through the game in a whole new way!
  • Crafting Comes to Shovel Knight with the Alchemy System! Collect loot and use alchemy to craft equipment and power-ups
  • Collect new recipes and reagents to become the master of disaster!

Remixed Game Content

  • New objectives and enemies!
  • Brand new areas and new paths through classic levels!
  • New bosses!
  • Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!
  • Prove your mettle in Challenge Mode. Take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too!

monaPotionarium480Yacht Club Games has also mentioned that you will need to complete the original game before you will be able to play the new campaign and Challenge Modes. However, if you have lost a save file or have repurchased the game on another platform, the developers are willing to offer a special code that unlocks the new content.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Gets a Release Date

Early Tuesday during Gamescom Nintendo announced that Zelda’s latest iteration of the franchise, Tri Force Heroes, will release on the 3DS October 23, 2015.

The game was originally announced at E3 2015, but it wasn’t until now that a release date was unveiled.

This new action-adventure dungeon crawler will have a greater emphasis on multiplayer contrary to most previous Zelda games.

Tri Force Heroes offers the ability for three players to play simultaneously online in order to solve numerous puzzles throughout the game. The most noteworthy aspect of the multiple characters is their distinct abilities that differ depending on which outfit is being worn. Each outfit has a specific boost that can be swapped for another in the game world.

Although the focus is on a three-person multiplayer, a single player option is also available.

Nintendo has also confirmed Tri Frorce Heroes will not have Amiibo support.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is one of many games that Nintendo will be pushing to make up for the downward-sliding sales figures that the company has been experiencing as of late.

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Monster Hunter 4 sets franchise milestone | One million units shipped

Monster Hunter 4 is leading the franchise to new successes in the West.
Monster Hunter 4 is leading the franchise to new successes in the West.

Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 set a new franchise record as the fastest selling Monster Hunter game in North America and Europe. The action-RPG has sold a combined one million units between retail and digital sales since its initial release just two months ago (February 13) on the Nintendo 3DS.

Not only has the game now become the fastest selling Monster Hunter in the west, it is also the holder of the highest Metascore of any game in the franchise. The combination of quality gameplay and the new multiplayer experience on portable systems has been greatly received by fans and critics alike.

As a token of appreciation, the developer has elected to offer a free Nintendo 3DS Monster Hunter styled-theme. The custom theme will be available for download in May.

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Nintendo showcases map size and gameplay of The Legend of Zelda (WiiU)

A vast map with incredible visuals to accomodate to a more modern style of gaming, Nintendo is trying their hardest to evolve the Zelda series in ways to keep the classic style, but ensure the game is fresh and has a new feel.

The new Zelda game has no official title other than The Legend of Zelda as of yet, but the amount of gameplay displayed how far into development Nintendo has gotten. The new world premier video shows off some incredible vistas, classic components of past games, and portrays how massive the world will feel.

Not only are the gameplay mechanics exciting to see begin to take shape, but the WiiU’s hardware is properly utilized as well with the mini-map displayed on the WiiU gamepad updating based on your in-game waypoints and location.

While its difficult to determine the exact scale of the map, it clearly is large enough that traveling itself becomes an adventure. At one point, the distance between a seemingly close waypoint and the developers’ location on the map is estimated to be up to five minutes.

The environment is also shown to be dynamic with trees dropping apples that Link can store and eat, and creatures, insects, and animals scattered across the lands to ensure that no traveling is found to be too dull.

On top of all the buzz generated from the Zelda game, Miyamoto also revealed that the new WiiU Star Fox game will also be coming soon — before Zelda’s release next year. On top of that, Nintendo has also slated Majora’s Mask for an even earlier release.

Watch Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma show off The Legend of Zelda (WiiU) in the video below:

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New Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire gameplay trailer

Coming this November, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been generating massive excitement from fans of their former games, Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, as well as new fans to the series.

Some of the notable news from Nintendo’s official press release include a new mega-evolved pokemon (Mega Metagross), the ability to play games with your pokemon one on one (Similar to Pokemon X & Y), and more info regarding Mega Dianci.

– Mega Dianci will now have a significant boost to its Speed and smaller boosts to its Attack and Sp. Atk. Though a reduction to its Defense and Sp. Def. as well.

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