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Nintendo and GameTruck to Bring Summer Fun

Apr 16, 2015 - 7:39 AM - by garyopa
Celebrate Splatoon with 10 Fun Facts About Squids

Starting this June, the entire fleet of more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will be splattered in the bright, bold colors of Splatoon, the upcoming action shooter video game exclusively for Wii U console


GameTruck for the last few years, has been bringing the 'video gaming lan party' right to your door, for your kids or teens birthday or other special event, and with its large trucks and multiple high-tech latest gaming systems, you will be right in action with all your friends, mowing down the latest batch of Zombies in CoD......

Opps... Not any more, Sorry Halo Teens, Nintendo has taken over GameTruck, all 100 of them, and this summer you will be force to use the Nintendo Wii U and shoot your birthday buddies with 'ink' instead of bullets. --- Oh'well... Too bad, but big 'N' says it will be FUN!!!

Nintendo and GameTruck are teaming up to deliver truckloads of squids and ink to parties across the country this summer. Starting this June, the entire fleet of more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will be splattered in the bright, bold colors of Splatoon, the upcoming action shooter video game exclusively for Nintendo's Wii U system. The vehicles will all feature ink splashes and squid characters called Inklings from the game. And on the inside, some TVs on every truck will be outfitted with a Wii U system and the game.

GameTruck delivers a fun video game experience to major metropolitan areas in 25 states around the country. The trucks bring gaming experiences directly to private consumer events and parties with over 100 trucks fully equipped with the latest video games. There are even game experts on board to give tips, tricks and training. The trucks roll right up to the location of the party to provide a no-hassle way for party planners to give their attendees a fun experience they'll never forget.

Splatoon gives players the goal of covering as much territory as possible with their ink-spewing weapons. The game, which is scheduled to launch exclusively for Wii U on May 29, features four-on-four online team matches, as well as a full single-player mode that takes players deeper into the game's unique world and characters.

The inky action of Splatoon delivers a burst of fun to any party. GameTruck's onboard Splatoon experts are ready to run kids through a rigorous Splatoon Training program, arming them with the best strategies to take them to victory. The birthday kid will also receive a Splatoon series amiibo figure, while supplies last.

Although the trucks with Splatoon won't hit the road until June, party planners can start reserving them now. For more information about how to reserve a GameTruck packed with Splatoon fun, please visit www.gametruck.com. For more information about Splatoon, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com
So we asked Nintendo why will it be more fun at my kids birthday party to be shooting ink, instead of killing Zombies, and we got this reply, on the 10 fun facts why Squids are better enjoyment for everyone young to old.

In advance of the launch of Nintendo's new game Splatoon for the Wii U on May 29th, Nintendo compiled a list of fun and interesting facts about squids. In case you aren't aware, the "Inkling" main characters in the game can transform into squids during gameplay to swim over the surface and up the walls, so we thought we would help you to get to know a bit more about them. You'll find 10 fun facts about squids below, which we encourage you to share with your readers.

Enjoy!
The Nintendo Team
10 Fun Facts About Squids:

  1. Squid have gills just like fish. They are often mistaken for octopus. While the two are similar they are different types of creatures.
  2. Every squid has three hearts. They also move through the water tail first instead of head first.
  3. The ink sac can be triggered to release this black substance very rapidly.
  4. The Humboldt squid is very aggressive and will even attack sharks in the water.
  5. The only predators that giant squid have are sperm whales.
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RUMOR: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Wii U Release?

Apr 11, 2015 - 9:04 AM - by garyopa
CoD: Black Ops III website update now allows linking to your Nintendo ID account!

Although we got confirmation of Call of Duty: Black Ops III being real yesterday via a new trailer, we now are getting some interesting details based on updates to the official Call of Duty website.


Yesterday, we posted the teaser trailer released by Activision for the upcoming next Black Ops game, but very few details were released just a hashtag and date for when more info would be coming, but in the meantime some smart fans browsing the official sites noticed that besides the teaser released, the CoD website was updated also to allow you to link to them your Nintendo ID account, before the Black Ops 3 trailer only Xbox and PSN and Steam were on the selection screen, now the N network was added, so right away the rumor mill was in full throttle mode with talk about #3 of game coming out for Nintendo Wii U also.

When logging into the Call of Duty website, users are prompted to link their console account information to callofduty.com. This allows for in-game optimization and upgrades. As of today, April 10, it is now possible to link your Nintendo Account to callofduty.com. Hmmmmm.....

According to users on the video game forum NeoGAF, this option has never been available before. Could this mean that the just announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be making its way to a Nintendo platform? We know that Treyarch is going to be developing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and we also know that Treyarch was responsible for the Wii U port of Call of Duty: Ghosts. This shows that Treyarch is already familiar with developing for the Wii U.

Obviously this doesn't officially confirm that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is coming to the Wii U. It could actually mean that some other Call of Duty game is coming to a Nintendo console. In 2012 Activision and nStigate Games made Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified for the PS Vita. It served as a companion game and the narrative bridge between Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Could this account link point towards a Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified 2 that will be the bridge between Black Ops 2 and the new Black Ops 3? Activision would certainly be smart to focus on the 3DS user base compared to the PS Vita user base, especially if they want to sell copies.
Until Activision releases more info as promised on April 26th, we will just have to keep debating and fueling the rumor mill fie ourselves, but yourself as Nintendo fanboy, what do you think will we infact see Black Ops III on our Nintendo Wii U console afterall, which has not really has not had much loved by third-party companies recently for popular AAA+ game titles.

NEWS SOURCE: Call Of Duty Wii U Release? (via) iDigitalTimes
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Explore Acclaimed RPG Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Apr 10, 2015 - 10:27 AM - by garyopa
Discover the Origins of Shulk and the Incredible Story of the Monado Blade in This Massive Adventure

Available right now, is Xenoblade Chronicles 3D which is 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.


It is finally here and on store shelves, selling out very fast, the first game that you infact NEED the New Nintendo 3DS that was just recently launched in North America, so if you have not grabbed one by now you going to be shit out of luck as demand is outstripping supply let again, and here below is all the reasons from big 'N' on what that is happening as the new Xenoblade is mind-blogging.

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.

Available now, the game uses all the enhanced features of New Nintendo 3DS XL, including camera control with the C Stick, face-tracking 3D and the new ZL and ZR buttons. The massively robust RPG is perfectly suited for portable play on New Nintendo 3DS XL, allowing players to take the game with them wherever they go and hop in and out whenever they are ready to dive into the unforgettable adventure.

"New Nintendo 3DS XL owners will not want to miss out on this hand-held version of an amazing game," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is simply enormous in scale, but is perfect for portable play on New Nintendo 3DS XL, and a must-have for any and all fans of open-world role-playing experiences."

The main story of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D revolves around Shulk, who many will know as a playable character in the recent Super Smash Bros. games. The game reveals the origins of Shulk and uncovers the secrets behind his mysterious blade called the Monado. As Shulk journeys across two giant titans, he and his unexpected party of memorable playable companions will traverse varied worlds full of all different kinds of beasts - some friendly, some ... not so friendly. The numerous open-world environments contain hundreds of side quests, treasures and hidden areas, and come to life with the face-tracking 3D of New Nintendo 3DS XL.

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3D game includes a deep yet intuitive battle system that finds players battling in real time, as opposed to turn-based battles employed by traditional role-playing games. During battle, characters automatically attack as long as they are next to a targeted enemy. By moving freely around, players can select between a series of upgradable special abilities known as "Arts," adding a layer of strategy to each battle. These abilities can be customized to match the players' fighting style or chained together for truly devastating attacks.

As players complete quests, defeat enemies and even explore new parts of the world, they will earn experience. Experience is used to level up Shulk and the party, as well as earn new arts and increase strength and other stats. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D features a sophisticated character customization and upgrade system that allows players to change equipment, improve their characters' performance and even experience a fascinating relationship-building mechanic that influences character interactions. While the customization and upgrade options are numerous, they offer many options for hard-core players, as well as easy-to-learn systems for players new to the genre.

Using Collection Mode - a new mode exclusive to Xenoblade Chronicles 3D - players can look over a number of animated models of both enemies and allies in the Model Viewer, or listen to the game's incredible soundtrack in the Jukebox - even when the New Nintendo 3DS XL system is closed. These models and songs are unlocked by using in-game tokens, which can also be obtained by meeting other players via the StreetPass feature, spending Play Coins or tapping a Shulk amiibo figure (sold separately) to the touch screen of New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is now available exclusively for New Nintendo 3DS XL
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Celebrate National Siblings Day April 10 with Nintendo

Apr 09, 2015 - 6:03 PM - by garyopa
YOU COULD WIN A NEW 3DS XL --- 'My bro is outta this world'.....

Join Nintendo and two of gaming's most famous siblings - Mario and Luigi - to celebrate National Siblings Day on April 10 with a little video game rivalry and a whole lot of fun.


Get Ready.... --- Round 1.... Its Brothers vs. Sisters.... It is time to FIGHT as Tomorrow is your day, and instead of beating each other up the old-fashion bloody knuckle, hair-pulling way, lets upgrade to today's world and pickup your 3DS handheld and Super Smash Bros. and then share the results with the rest of your social world, and guess what if you do big 'N' going to enter you into a contest they have.

Join Nintendo and two of gaming's most famous siblings - Mario and Luigi - to celebrate National Siblings Day on April 10 with a little video game rivalry and a whole lot of fun.

Pick up your Nintendo 3DS systems, put aside your differences and show us how you take on your sister(s) and/or brother(s) in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Then, team up for a chance to win a New Nintendo 3DS XL system and a Nintendo eShop gift card!

First, commemorate your Super Smash Bros. and siblinghood celebration by creating your own Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game-play videos and photos and give us the scoop in your caption. Post the evidence to your Instagram account on April 10 (anytime from 7am to midnight PT) using the hashtag #SiblingSmash and #SweepsEntry to enter Nintendo's National Siblings Day contest for your chance to win.

Have a smashing National Siblings Day!
- Your Friends at Nintendo -
So are you going to take up Nintendo offer they sent us, if so, we love to see here on MaxConsole some of your family sibling action!

Our thanks to 'Nintendo' for being our friend... Good Luck EveryOne!
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YO-KAI WATCH Sensation Coming to U.S. Shores on 3DS

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:56 AM - by garyopa
Nintendo Will Publish Multimillion-Selling Role-Playing Game

After selling millions and being a cultural phenomenon in Japan, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems role-playing game YO-KAI WATCH is coming to the United States.


Be warned parents with young kids in North America, it will soon be time to get ready to open up your wallets as big 'N' is planning on releasing the multi-million selling hot fad called YO-KAI WATCH from Japan to be ported over to the Western World where it will for sure be instant hot selling hit on their Nintendo 3DS console, but also be careful as the game so habit-forming you might be grabbing it away from your kids and keeping it just for yourself to play, forcing you to buy them another 3DS console to play on once they start crying.

Published by Nintendo, YO-KAI WATCH centers on a boy who gets a special watch that lets him befriend and help mischievous Yo-kai* and later summon them to fight other Yo-kai. Players can overcome challenges and help various characters solve everyday problems with the help of Yo-kai friends. These eccentric Yo-kai resemble anything from inanimate objects to mythical creatures. After the 2013 launch in Japan, the Nintendo 3DS game became a top seller and was well-received by both critics and players. Along with the anime and manga, the YO-KAI WATCH phenomenon evoked wide-spread popularity and demand for the brand among children.

"With sales of more than 7 million units in Japan, YO-KAI WATCH is coming to the U.S., where a new audience will be able to experience this irresistible franchise for the first time," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "It doesn't matter if you're a kid, parent, fan or fan-in-the-making: Everyone will be won over by this charming game."

YO-KAI WATCH is launching in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Korea, demonstrating its global demand and appeal. Beyond video games, manga and anime television shows, YO-KAI WATCH has generated more than $1 billion in retail sales of toys and other merchandise in Japan, not counting games, music or publishing.

*Yo-kai: They are not ghosts, monsters or creatures. Yo-kai are, quite simply, Yo-kai. They cannot be seen by the human eye, but they are everywhere. Whether born from the soul of a deceased human, or an everyday object discovering its higher purpose, their personalities are distinctly humanlike.
So is this something you been dieing to see come overseas, and happy to know you will finally be able to become a Yo-Kai fan.
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‘Angry Joe’ Refusing to Stream Nintendo Games Anymore

Apr 05, 2015 - 10:26 AM - by garyopa
NO MORE NINTENDO - Is Joe's words, after big 'N' sends in its lawyers over his Mario Party 10 video!

'Angry Joe' Vargas, an YouTube streamer with a subscriber base of 2 million has posted a video outlining his frustrations with Nintendo and why he will no longer be streaming any more games from them.


Nintendo has been cracking down on popular YouTube'rs that still not 100% playing by their Creator's Program rules, that horrible idea from big 'N' that basically grabs a nice large-share of your ad revenue from Let's Play videos, the problem with program is that you have to wait into big 'N' decides when its ok to steam a new game and Mario Party 10 was not on the list yet when Angry Joe decided to play it with his buddies and share it to world to watch, so bang Nintendo send in their copyright police after him for breaking the rules!

After Vargas posted a video of himself and a few friends playing Mario Party 10 for Wii U, Nintendo issued him a copyright claim on the video, which doesn't remove it necessarily but would grant Nintendo all revenue generated by it. Vargas responded by taking the video down and taking to Twitter to vent his frustrations with the company, promising that it would be the last video he ever does of a Nintendo product.

Nintendo has a "Creator's Program" agreement with streamers like Vargas that puts heavy restrictions on which of the company's games can be used - Mario Party 10 is not yet one of them - and guarantees Nintendo a 40 percent cut of all revenue. The program was met with heavy criticism, but many streamers still accepted it as it became the only way to successfully post videos featuring Nintendo's games on YouTube without getting hit with copyright claims by Nintendo.

As Vargas argues in his video above, Nintendo absolutely has the legal right to enforce its rules and flag Vargas' Mario Party 10 video, but Vargas argues that it's a ridiculous right to enforce. He lists all his hardware he bought from Nintendo to make the video happen, totaling about $900, and asks why that isn't enough for Nintendo, who will still benefit from the exposure to Vargas' audience.
So again the debate over Nintendo and their 'Creator's Program' is raging once again, well big 'N' bend and change the rules (not likely at all), or will instead more popular YouTube'rs follow Joe's route and just stop playing Nintendo games all together.


NEWS SOURCE #1: AngryJoeShow (via) Twitter
NEWS SOURCE #2: ‘Angry Joe’ Refusing to Stream Nintendo Games Anymore (via) HardCoreGamer
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Upcoming Wii U / 3DS Games and Amiibo Cards!

Apr 03, 2015 - 8:45 AM - by garyopa
Nintendo gave out info yesterday on the up-coming Wii U and 3DS games, along with new type of Amiibo

A totally new form of amiibo is coming this fall! The first set of amiibo cards will be based on Animal Crossing characters and will be compatible with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game.


If you missed the Nintendo Direct yesterday because you were too busy playing jokes on your co-workers, don't worry because we got the full re-cap from Big 'N' themselves, that you can read over this morning, as you recover from the jokes played on you.

With so much information, it would be easy to dismiss the latest Nintendo Direct presentation as an elaborate April Fool's Day prank. But the latest Nintendo Direct is definitely no joke.

The next evolution of amiibo? It's happening! Lucas from Mother 3 in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS? He's joining the battle! The debut of a 200cc speed class in Mario Kart 8? Yup! A new line of Yoshi amiibo figures made of actual yarn?

Oh yeah. A home-designing Animal Crossing game? Launching this year! Splatoon launching on May 29 and more details about Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World and the new game in the Fire Emblem series? It's all accurate!

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.

"The world of amiibo is getting bigger, better and even more interactive," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "And with existing amiibo support for games like Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 and more, and upcoming support for Splatoon, Yoshi's Woolly World and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, amiibo continue to stretch the definition of the toys-to-life category."

Highlights revealed in the video include:

amiibo

  • amiibo Cards: A totally new form of amiibo is coming this fall! The first set of amiibo cards will be based on Animal Crossing characters and will be compatible with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game. An NFC reader/writer peripheral for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS - which offers the functionality for scanning amiibo currently included in the New Nintendo 3DS XL system - will also launch the same day as the new Animal Crossing game.
  • The Next Waves of Super Smash Bros. Series amiibo: On May 29, a new set of amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. series will launch, featuring Charizard, PAC-MAN, Wario, Jigglypuff, Greninja, Robin, Lucina and Ness. July brings Dark Pit and Palutena. And in September, Zero Suit Samus, Ganondorf, Olimar, Dr. Mario and Bowser Jr. will join the amiibo family.
  • Play Classic Nintendo Games Using amiibo: With amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, Wii U users can download the free application from the Nintendo eShop and tap any amiibo to unlock game-play highlights from select NES and Super NES games.
  • Yarn Yoshi amiibo: A new set of Yoshi amiibo figures made of actual yarn will launch later this fall along with the Yoshi's Woolly World game. Tapping one of these yarn amiibo to the Wii U GamePad controller while playing Yoshi's Woolly World will make another Yoshi appear in the game to assist the player. The Yarn Yoshi amiibo will be available in three colors: green, pink and light blue.
  • Splatoon amiibo: Launching simultaneously with Splatoon on May 29 are Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Inkling Squid amiibo figures. By tapping one of these amiibo to the GamePad, players can receive special missions to unlock weapons and gear.
  • More Mii Racing Suits!: On April 23, a new free downloadable software update to Mario Kart 8 will add support for nine more amiibo figures, including Mega Man, Sonic and PAC-MAN. Players can tap these amiibo to outfit their Mii characters in Mii Racing Suits themed to those amiibo characters.


Wii U

  • Mario Maker: The Mario Maker game launches exclusively for the Wii U console in September and easily lets users create their own Mario levels and share them online with people all over the world! Various activities related to the 30th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. game are also planned throughout the year.
  • Splatoon: In
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Nintendo squashes browser-based Mario tribute game

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:59 AM - by garyopa
GAME OVER: Big 'N' puts an end to the 'Super Mario 64 HD' remake recently launched by fans

While Nintendo proper might be willing to let some folk make a Mario game, we're a long way from that extending to free browser-based versions of the company's best-known franchise.


Some fans of Mario got together and using the free Unity game developer tools which are used by many indie studios produced a nice Super Mario 64 HD remake and it didn't even last a whole week on the internet as browser-playable game before big 'N' turned into mean Bowser and killed off their own Mario.

It might not be the most surprising state of affairs, but the fan-made HD remake of Mario 64 that you could previously play directly in your browser, is now no longer accessible.

Although it was just one level, it seems that Nintendo just couldn't risk the damage to its bottom line, and as a result, you can't play it any more.

The complaint was sent by Nintendo's attorneys to Cloudflare, which had previously been hosting the game. It says:

"The copyrighted work at issue is Nintendo's Super Mario 64 video game (U.S. Copyright Reg. No. PA0000788138), including but not limited to the audiovisual work, computer program, music, and fictional character depictions. The web site at http://mario64-erik.u85.net/Web.html displays, and allows users to play, an electronic game that makes unauthorized use of copyright-protected features of Nintendo's Super Mario 64 video game. Nintendo requests that CloudFlare, Inc. immediately disable public access to http://mario64-erik.u85.net/Web."
At the time of writing, the desktop versions of the level were still accessible for download from other hosting providers.
As noted above, if you search the 'Dark Web' as its called these days, you can still find the highly illegal Mario game, but please no posting of links here on MaxConsole, as I really don't need any mushroom squashing on us by the Mario-killing big 'N' lawyers.


NEWS SOURCE #1: Nintendo squashes browser-based Mario tribute game (via) EnGadget
NEWS SOURCE #2: Game over: Nintendo puts an end to Mario 64 HD remake (via) TheNextWeb
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Zelda for Wii U delayed beyond 2015, skipping E3

Mar 27, 2015 - 4:56 PM - by garyopa
Since we’d like to focus on developing the game we’ve decided to not show the game at this year’s E3

Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U won't be making it's previously announced 2015 release date, series producer Eiji Aonuma said in an update today.


Sad news this week for Nintendo fans around the world, that the next planned big Zelda game for their new Wii U console will now NOT be coming out in 2015, but been delayed to sometime in year 2016, plus if you were hoping that you see more teaser footage at E3, forgot that pipe-dream also, as they now going to lockdown any more info for the year, and you have to wait until 2016 to hear more about Zelda, just like their new console NX, nothing more this year, see you in 2016 seems to the new buzz-phrase for the big 'N'.

"In these last three months, as the team has experienced firsthand the freedom of exploration that hasn't existed in any Zelda game to date, we have discovered several new possibilities for this game," Aonuma said in a video posted to Facebook and YouTube. "As we have worked to turn these possibilities into reality, new ideas have continued to spring forth, it now feels like we have the potential to create something that exceeds even my own expectations.

"As I have watched our development progress, I have come to think that rather than work with meeting a specific schedule as our main objective, and releasing a game that reflects only what we can create within that scheduled time, I feel strongly that our focus should be to bring all these ideas to life in a way that will make The Legend of Zelda on Wii U the best game it can possibly be."

Aonuma apologized to fans waiting for the game and said that the Zelda team is "no longer making a 2015 release our number one priority."

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U apparently won't be seen for a while either. Nintendo of America said on Twitter that Aonuma and team have decided not to show the game at this year's E3.

The new Legend of Zelda game was announced during E3 2014, promising a vast, open world for players to explore. At the time, Aonuma said the Wii U game would be "a clean break from the conventions of past games in the Zelda series, where you had to follow a set path and play through the scenario in the right order."
Now what happens if come 2016, they announce the since NX is just around the corner, Zelda will be releasing on it instead of the Wii U.


NEWS SOURCE #1: The Legend of Zelda Wii U delayed beyond 2015, skipping E3 (via) PolyGon
NEWS SOURCE #2: Hi everyone in The Legend of Zelda community, I’m the producer Eiji Aonuma. (via) MiiVerse
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Nintendo moves into physical DLC you NEED this Amiibo

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:15 AM - by garyopa
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker mode moves beyond usual Amiibo cosmetic bonuses

Since its November launch, Nintendo's Amiibo toy line has mostly been used to unlock cosmetic bonuses in Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. That has now changed as you will need a 'Toad' to unlock a level.


Originally, the Amiibo's were just little toys they were not very useful just make it easier to unlock a bonus item or give you extra lifes, stuff which you could get normally by just playing the video game on your Wii U or 3DS on your own without the added Amiibo you.

But, that has all changed now, as the recent update to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for Nintendo's Wii U adds a super-duper new puzzle-filled mode which will require you to own the above pictured very-supply-limited Toad Amiibo figurine to unlock it before you can play the new 'hide-and-seek' mode.

The new "hide-and-seek" mode, while admittedly simple, strays significantly from its source game. It asks players to rotate and scour the game's small, detailed levels to find a hidden, animated "pixel Toad" icon somewhere on the walls. Once you see one, tap it on the gamepad's screen to clear the challenge; these, like a Where's Waldo book, range from stupidly easy to "holy crap where the heck is Toad" hard, especially since the icon sometimes runs around the level. As of press time, this mode only unlocks with a Toad Amiibo; other Mario series toys will only unlock boring old bonus lives in the game.

A quick glance at sites like Amazon, Best Buy, and Gamestop shows that the Toad figure is already hard to come by online and low in stock at brick-and-mortar locations; it hasn't risen to $100-plus gold Mario levels, but Captain Toad completists may want to rush to get in on the hide-and-seek action.
So there you go, get ready to open up your wallet and go store hunting or eBay'ing as big 'N' has moved into the era of 'Physical DLC'.

NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo’s physical DLC: Supply-limited toy needed for new gameplay puzzles (via) ArsTechnica
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