Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Try New Nintendo 3DS XL at GameStop Locations on February 7th

Want to try out the New Nintendo 3DS XL before it's available? Head to a participating GameStop location on Saturday, February 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to go hands on with Nintendo's newest addition to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. You'll also have a chance to try out the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

To find a participating GameStop location in your area, head over to GameStop.com to do a quick search. If you live in Utah, you can head over to the GameStop location in Centerville, located at 621 North Market Place Dr., Centerville, UT 84014.

For updates to the event happening in Centerville, UT, head to our Facebook event page and RSVP to get updates as they're posted.

Source: GameStop.com

Monday, January 26, 2015

GAME & LISTEN - Episode 35 - RIP Club Nintendo

GAME & LISTEN - Episode 35 is now available as a downloadable podcast for you to listen at your convenience! This week we cover the Club Nintendo closure announcement, and speculate and predict what Nintendo's new loyalty program could be, based on what Nintendo's President Iwata has said in previous investor's meetings. Plus, some amiibo news, including when and where you should be able to pick up Wave 3 of the Super Smash Bros. series amiibo.

Download and subscribe now: iTunes, TalkShoe, or Stitcher

Have any comments or questions about this weeks show? Send them to podcast@utah3ds.com. We had a lot of listener interaction this week, which was really fun, so let's keep it up!

Monday, January 19, 2015

GAME & LISTEN - Episode 34 - Nintendo Direct and New Nintendo 3DS Discussion

GAME & LISTEN - Episode 34 is now available as a downloadable podcast for you listen at your convenience! With so much news to cover from the Nintendo Direct, our show hit a 2 hour mark, so we apologize before hand for the larger download, but we had lots to say, especially about the lack of New Nintendo 3DS in North America.

Have any comments or questions about this weeks show? Send them to podcast@utah3ds.com. We had a lot of listener interaction this week, which was really fun, so let's keep it up!

Remember, the show streams live every Saturday from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM MST, and is soon after posted to iTunes, TalkShoe, or Stitcher as a downloadable podcast.

Nintendo eShop Update - 1/15/2015

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

3D After Burner II – 3D After Burner II is a remastered version of the arcade classic. Pilot your F-14D fighter through enemy territory while blasting away squadrons of enemy fighters. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Lufia: The Legend Returns – Join a cast of 12 playable characters in this classic Game Boy Color turn-based adventure filled with love, hope, terror and revenge. Complete quests to open up new paths, level up by battling monstrous enemies and gain new abilities by finding Ancient Texts hidden within dungeons and caves.

Also New this Week

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight – In this NES classic, Ken has retired from his glory days in the Street Fighter world, but he must return to his roots when he finds his friend missing. Jump, climb and fight past monstrous enemies as Ken teleports across the galaxy to set things right.

Also New this Week

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
The Throwback Sale is on! Generations of fun come together as we pair classic games from past Nintendo systems with their newer siblings on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Going on now until Feb. 5 at 8:59 a.m. PT, we’ll offer weekly discounts on select game pairings like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 3D World. Buy one or buy both games in each pairing – either way, you’ll get great savings during the sale. Check out www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers#throwback-sale for more details.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Loads of indie hits are now on sale during the Super Indie Connection Sale #2. Now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29, fans who own any of the participating games already – or purchase one at full price during the promotion – qualify to receive 60 percent off any of the other participating games. Check out http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details.

Price Reductions

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Nintendo Direct to air on Wednesday, January 14th

This morning's Nintendo Direct will be about 46 minutes long. Enjoy!

Watch live video from Nintendo on www.twitch.tv

Through Nintendo of America social media pages, it was announced late last night that a new Nintendo Direct will broadcast live on Wednesday, January 14th, starting at 7:00 a.m. MT. 

Many of you have been eagerly been waiting for more news for games like Yoshi's Wooly World, Mario Maker, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, as well as a release date for newest member of the Nintendo 3DS family -- *New* Nintendo 3DS. Lots of rumors seem to point to a release as soon as February 13th in North America. We are sure to hear more details about all those games, along with some few surprises. 

What do you hope to see and hear from Nintendo to kick off 2015? Star Fox? Nintendo 64 Virtual Console? Metroid? Try not to get your hopes too high, but Nintendo has a history of sharing big details during their first big direct of the year (for a reminder, watch January 2013 Nintendo Direct and the February 2014 Nintendo Direct).

Bookmark this link and you'll be able to watch the stream right on our website. See you then!

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's a Wonder Trade Christmas!

Utah 3DS StreetPass is happy to announce a special event for the holiday season: This year the staff at Utah 3DS would like to do an additional Pokemon themed event, hosted by Paige, one of our admins.

For those of you who play X and Y and/or ORAS, we thought it would be fun to give back to the Pokemon community around the world. A lot of kids will be opening Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, and/or Y on Christmas and trying out Wonder Trade for the first time, so how cool would it be to receive a Christmas, holiday or winter themed Pokemon that can't be found until later in the game?! 

Some suggestions:
  • Delibirds (based on Santa) holding hard to find items.
  • Stantler or Sawsbuck with reindeer names.
  • Trubbish nicknamed The Grinch and holding a Heart Scale.
  • Abomasnow for looking like an Abominable Snowman, duh.
  • Ice-type Pokemon
  • Staryu or Starmie to top off a tree with. (Or Jirachi if you have extras)
  • Sudowoodo named Christmas Tree.
  • Pineco named Cinnamon.
So, if you'd like to participate, try to breed at least a box of Pokemon to give away on Wonder Trade and send them out on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. We could really make some kids happy and spread the magic of Pokemon!

If you can't access a certain Pokemon that you would like to breed on your own, PLEASE message Utah 3DS on Facebook, Twitter, or send an email to Chris@utah3ds.com with ATTN: Paige in the subject line as Paige can hook you up with what you need and help you get started. 

We hope you'll participate, thanks everyone! Please RSVP to the Facebook event page, so we have know how many people plan on participating! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nintendo eShop Update - 12/4/2014

Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest through maze-like mini-universes, only on Wii U. (Photo ...
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Ready for adventure? Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest through maze-like mini-universes, only on Wii U. Each stage is stacked with tricks and traps, so our stubby little hero will have to use his wits to dodge dangers and track those treasures. Survive smoldering volcanoes, hazardous steam engines, haunted houses and many other perils – all in the name of treasure! Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be available on Dec. 5. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric – Demo Version – Try it before you buy it! Download the free demo version ofSonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Sonic and his friends must work together as a team to stop the evil alliance of Lyric and Dr. Eggman. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Fire Emblem – Play the first Fire Emblem game to ever be released in the U.S.! In this timeless Game Boy Advance classic, master battle tactics as you train your army, learn their strengths and weaknesses and command them into the fray. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Lode Runner – Play as the Runner and collect all of the gold in 50 challenging stages. The action may be easy to pick up and play, but the stages become increasingly challenging as you move on. You can also create your own levels in Edit Mode.

Ultimate NES Remix – Take on a rapid-fire onslaught of challenges and mashups from 16 of Nintendo’s finest 8-bit games. Test your skills on a gantlet of quick, tricky challenges and remix stages that combine parts of different NES classics like Super Mario Bros. 3, Kid Icarus and Metroid. The best mix of titles from the NES Remix and NES Remix 2 games is on Nintendo 3DS… now you’re playing with PORTABLE power! As a bonus, get a free Famicom theme for your Nintendo 3DS Home menu when you purchase the Ultimate NES Remix.* Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

*For Nintendo eShop purchases, the download code for the free theme will appear on the digital Nintendo eShop receipt. For the packaged version, the code will be included on the reverse side of the game cover sleeve. Download codes are available while supplies last. Both the download codes and the offer expire on Dec. 5, 2015.

Also new this week:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
  • 99Seconds is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $2.49 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 26.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS