NINTENDO NEWS THREAD

Vince McMahon said:
Visit www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct tomorrow, Oct. 1, at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET for a Nintendo Direct focused on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games launching later this year.
I'm going with the expectation of new screenshots and videos and nothing more. That way I can either not care that nothing important happened or I can be pleasantly surprised.
 

GutsehMan

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.
OFFICIAL CHANGES TO WII U MENU (V 4.0.0): Version 4.0.0 U, available via an Internet connection, includes the following improvements:

New Features:

A feature to output video and sound to the Wii U GamePad when using Wii Mode¹
Users can choose to output to the TV and GamePad, or just the TV
A feature to automatically receive recommended software and demo titles from Nintendo using SpotPass
Support for USB keyboards
An option to disable use of a Nintendo Network ID on non-Nintendo hardware, such as PCs and smartphones
Support for Dolby® Pro Logic® II Surround Sound when playing Wii software
Changes to Wii U Menu:

Added a friend list icon to the Wii U Menu for easier access to the Friend List
Changes to System Settings:

An option to automatically receive recommended software is now available under "Internet"
A setting to select which cable outputs sound is available through "TV"
Users can choose to output sound through an HDMI cable, non-HDMI cable, or both cables at the same time. Click here for instructions
A setting to adjust the hourly interval
 

GalacticPetey

Donkey Kong
Am I the only one who finds it odd that Sakurai hasn't posted a smash pic yet? Maybe he's just late, or he's waiting for something to be announced. It's probably just wishful thinking.
 

Shokora

L'esclavage D'amour
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Wiki Staff
GalacticPetey said:
Am I the only one who finds it odd that Sakurai hasn't posted a smash pic yet? Maybe he's just late, or he's waiting for something to be announced. It's probably just wishful thinking.
Are you talking about the daily update on smashbros.com?
 

Shokora

L'esclavage D'amour
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Wiki Staff
As far as I am aware, this was the new image posted earlier, after the weekend break.
 

GutsehMan

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new Nintendo Direct video revealed more than a dozen new ways that Nintendo is delivering both variety and value to consumers in 2013 and beyond. Nintendo unveiled key characters in the next installments of the Super Smash Bros. and The Legend of Zelda series, new designs for Wii Remote Plus controllers in honor of everyone’s favorite video game brothers and a variety of free and paid downloads to expand the enjoyment of existing Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games.

A new Nintendo Direct video revealed more than a dozen new ways that Nintendo is delivering both var ...
A new Nintendo Direct video revealed more than a dozen new ways that Nintendo is delivering both variety and value to consumers in 2013 and beyond. Nintendo unveiled key characters in the next installments of the Super Smash Bros. and The Legend of Zelda series, new designs for Wii Remote Plus controllers in honor of everyone's favorite video game brothers and a variety of free and paid downloads to expand the enjoyment of existing Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Nintendo is delivering unprecedented value and variety to consumers this holiday season,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “From shaking up the way players enjoy the next Zelda adventure to providing fans with more content to enjoy in Pikmin 3, we’re always looking for new ways to deliver the best entertainment experience possible to consumers.”

To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. Today’s announcements included:

Wii U News

Super Mario 3D World: The game contains a ton of fresh power-ups, like cherries that allow players to duplicate their characters, in addition to the series-first Cat transformation. A new website for the Nov. 22 game has launched. Visit it here: http://supermario3dworld.nintendo.com.
Super Smash Bros.: Sonic is confirmed as a playable character in the upcoming fighting game, which is scheduled to launch for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014.
Pikmin 3: The game is getting a free software update (broadband Internet access required) that provides players with a new Mission Mode stage. Other new Mission Mode stages are now available for the game as paid downloadable content. Additional downloadable stages will become available for purchase in the future. The game update also improves the global ranking feature, allowing players the ability to see the world’s highest scores at any time. Learn how to get the update at http://pikmin3.nintendo.com/.
New Wii Remote Plus Designs: Nintendo fans will have their choice of a Mario-themed controller or a Luigi-themed controller. These controllers will launch on Nov. 1 at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: The game launches exclusively for Wii U on Nov. 15. For the first time in the Mario & Sonic series, players from around the world can take the action online and compete with others from around the world (broadband Internet access required). Four events are playable online: Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross and Short Track Speed Skating, in addition to Winter Sports Champion Race, a Dream Event that combines Skiing, Ice Skating, Bobsleigh and Snowboard into a single event. Every time players win a medal in online game play, they will win points for their home country. The points can be viewed through persistent online rankings. The game will be available as standalone software in the Nintendo eShop and in stores for a suggested retail price of $49.99, or bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller (which is required for some events) at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
Wii Party U: House Party mode places the focus on the Wii U system’s GamePad controller and couples its use with the Wii Remote controllers in unique, engaging and social ways. In Water Runners, for example, players scoop water from a stream displayed on the GamePad and must skillfully carry the water to a pitcher displayed on the TV. The game launches Oct. 25. The physical version of the game includes a Wii Remote Plus controller and the new Horizontal Stand for the Wii U GamePad, which allows players to use the GamePad in a more balanced and comfortable fashion with GamePad-exclusive Tabletop games such as Tabletop Baseball.
October Third-Party Releases: Key third-party releases for Wii U in October include Just Dance 2014 from Ubisoft (Oct. 8), Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision Publishing (Oct. 13), LEGO Marvel Super Heroes from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Oct. 22), Batman: Arkham Origins from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Oct. 25), Sonic Lost World from SEGA (Oct. 29) and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag from Ubisoft (Oct. 29).
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: In order to deliver the optimum gaming experience for fans, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will now launch in February 2014. Developed by Retro Studios, the series’ first Wii U installment stars Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong as they go head-to-head against invaders from the northern seas who have taken over Donkey Kong Island. Featuring intense side-scrolling action with dynamic camera angles, cooperative play for up to two players and beautiful HD graphics, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the coolest Donkey Kong Country adventure yet.

Nintendo 3DS News

A New Kirby Game: A new side-scrolling installment in the Kirby series launches in 2014, and features Kirby moving not only from left to right, but also from the foreground to the background. Kirby also gets an “inhale everything” ability that can be used in specific parts of each stage to help him clear anything blocking his path. More details about this game will be available in the future.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Many of the most essential items in the game will be available early on at a shop run by a new character named Ravio. Ravio lets players rent or buy items before they head off to their next dungeon adventure, meaning players will have more freedom to explore dungeons in the order they want. The game launches in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
Bravely Default: This highly acclaimed fantasy role-playing game developed by Square Enix introduces a new battle system, bringing deep, strategic combat to Nintendo 3DS. Bravely Default will launch in the first quarter of 2014, and will feature an updated UI system and new content not included in the original Japanese release. A new trailer providing an updated look at the game is now available at www.nintendo.com, www.youtube.com/nintendo and in the Nintendo eShop.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf: The Nintendo Direct video offers owners of Animal Crossing: New Leaf a QR Code featuring a pattern of the shirt that Link wears at the beginning of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Players just need to go to the Able Sisters shop in their towns and ask to use the sewing machine. Then they can scan the QR Code with their Nintendo 3DS systems to get the in-game shirt. Fans who want to access the QR Code can view the Nintendo Direct at www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct and pause the video during the Animal Crossing: New Leaf segment.
Exclusive Nintendo Zone StreetPass Offers: A previous Nintendo Direct announced that Nintendo 3DS owners who have enabled the StreetPass feature and visit Nintendo Zone locations would receive StreetPass data from the previous visitor. Later this month, owners will receive data from the last six visitors, making it even easier for them to maximize their connections. Throughout 2013, Nintendo is offering free exclusive content to Nintendo 3DS owners at Nintendo Zone locations, including:
Available now through Oct. 14: Fedora Chair furniture for Animal Crossing: New Leaf owners. A Sushi Platter will become available starting on Oct. 15.
Additional content for Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Mario 3D Land, as well as special Gold Pants Mii character distributions, will become available later this year.
October Third-Party Releases: Key third-party releases for Nintendo 3DS in October include Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl from ATLUS (Oct.1), Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision Publishing (Oct. 13), LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Universe in Peril from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Oct. 22), Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Oct. 25) and Sonic Lost World from SEGA (Oct. 29). In anticipation of the game’s Oct. 24 release, a demo version of Nintendo eShop exclusive Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies is available for download in the Nintendo eShop.
Additional Information

Wii U System Update: A new Wii U system update is now available for download. The update delivers the ability to output audio and video to the GamePad in Wii Mode, a more streamlined experience when adding Friends and other improvements. For a full list of changes, please visit http://support.nintendo.com/wiiu/updatesummary.
 

GutsehMan

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.
also uh TESTING TESTING



edit: it worked
 

Purple Yoshi

King Bowser
Additional content for Kid Icarus Uprising? Yes! I love that game!

I wonder what kind of content it is...
 

SKmarioman

King Bowser
I knew that Sonic was going to be announced for SSB4 at some point, and including Windy Hill is a nice touch.

All we need now is Pac-Man so we can have Mario vs Sonic vs Mega Man vs Pac-Man.

Also, that cherry powerup reminds me of that SMB Dual Dash fangame to an extent.
 

Lakituthequick

Celestial Guide
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Minor thing, Charles Martinet is coming to The Netherlands for a Mario Look-alike competition. Link (Dutch)

Super Mario look-alike competition! said:
Super Mario look-alike competition with Meet & Greet Charles Martinet (thé voice of Super Mario)

To honor the release of SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD, thé voice of Super Mario comes to The Netherlands soon, and we organize fun activities!

Do you often hear that you look incredibly like Super Mario or do you have everything you need to look like him, then the Super Mario look-alike competition really is something for you!

You can get an exclusively by Charles Martinet (the voice of Super Mario) signed Wii U Premium bundle including the Wii U and SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD and your own voicemail (spoken by Charles Martinet)!

The competition takes place on Sunday 1 December, 13:00 - 15:00 o'clock at the Media Markt at Amsterdam ArenA.

The participants will by judged by jury-members Charles Martinet (the voice of Super Mario), Jurjen Tiensma (game journalist Power Unlimited) and Bianca Stirnweis (PR & Events Manager Nintendo Benelux B.V.) on the following criteria:

1) Super Mario appearance (do you look like Super Mario?)

2) Do you sound like Super Mario (by saying 'It's me, Mario!')

3) Your Mario jump (how high can you do the Mario Jump?)

PRIZES

The jury eventually determines the winner of the look-alike competition, where also 2th and 3th prizes are awarded:

• 1th prize: a Wii U Premium Pack signed by Charles Martinet including Super Mario 3D World and a personalized voicemail by Charles Martinet.

• 2th prize: the game SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD, signed by Charles Martinet.

• 3th prize: a Super Mario plush.

[...sign-up info...]

MEET & GREET

Participants automatically have a Meet & Greet with Charles Martinet, but it is also possible to meet Charles Martinet without participating in the competition. You don't have to sign in for this, but note that it is first come first serve. So come at Sunday 1 December, 13:00 - 15:00 o'clock to the Media Markt at Amsterdam ArenA to have your copy of SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD signed. *

SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD

Super Mario 3D World for Wii U will launch on Friday 29 November. In this new exclusive Wii U game, the worldwidely known characters Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad team up. What's more, players can play with up to three others simultaneously for the first time in a 3D Mario game. During gameplay, as Cat Mario, Mario can climb walls, claw at enemies and climb up flagpoles. Next to the Catsuit are lots of other new power-ups that allow you to copy your characters. Not just Mario appears like never before with new features because of his Catsuit, but each character in the game has their own playing style.

* During the Meet & Greet, pictures of you can be taken. You agree that Nintendo can use these for reasons of promotion and publicity.
 

GutsehMan

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.
There is a Nintendo Direct announced for 11:00AM EST tomorrow, focusing mainly on 3DS games for this year.
 

Weasel

Donkey Kong
Forum Moderator
Is it bad that the main reason I get excited for these is the possibility of a new Smash character?
 

Smasher

Smasher
Forum Moderator
Chat Operator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Mienfoo said:
Is it bad that the main reason I get excited for these is the possibility of a new Smash character?
not really, that's basically the only reason I do too.

(that and i can't watch them anyway)
 

SonicMario

Star Spirit
Maybe now we'll get the SSB Pokemon reveal that people expected in October? It's a Nintendo direct based on 3DS games. So obviously a 3DS game related reveal would be done if there is one. And Pokemon X&Y is a possibility. And even though it hasn't been too long since Marth was revealed. It didn't take too long after Toon Link was revealed to put up Sonic, even if he could of have been just a special case.
 
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