Monday, July 21, 2014

SALE OVER: Grab Wii Fit U with Balance Board and Fit Meter for $59.99

NOTE: The sale for this bundle has ended. Original story follows: 

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If Best Buy's current deals aren't enough for you, then today only you can get a little more. As part of Best Buy's Deal of the Day for July 21st, you can grab a Wii Fit U Bundle with the game, balance board, and fit meter, for only $59.99 while supplies last. This offer is available both in store and online, and you can even check-out online and select "Store Pick-Up" so that you can be sure that you get one.

Source: BestBuy.com

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Buy One Get One Free on Select First Party 3DS Games


Starting Sunday, July 20 and until Saturday, July 26, you buy one select Nintendo 3DS game and get a second game free at Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com. Here are a full list of games available with this offer:
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Disney Magical World
  • Tomodachi Life
  • Yoshi's New Island
  • Mario Golf: World Tour
  • Bravely Default
  • Pokemon Y
  • Pokemon X
  • Mario Party: Island Tour
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe
Also on sale this week: 



As you can see, this sale is for the most latest releases from Nintendo on the Nintendo 3DS. Again, the sale lasts until Saturday, July 26th or while supplies last, go to BestBuy.com right now to take advantage of these great deals. Remember: you can select Store Pick-up so you don't have to wait for shipping! (Assuming of course that your local store has enough stock). 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

RUMOR: GameCube Adapter for Wii U Will Work With a Variety of Games



Coming from the Bestbuy.com listing for the Wii U GameCube Controller adapter:
Let your mind drift back to an afternoon not so long ago, when you and a few friends got together to duke it out in a heated session of Super Smash Bros. Melee. With your GameCube controller in hand, there was no opponent you couldn't overcome. These days your gatherings take place around a Wii U, but you can't help but feel nostalgic for those well-known controls. Get ready to dust off your GameCube controller for a whole new experience with this adapter. 
Play your favorite Wii U games with the controller experience you know and love using this GameCube Controller Adapter. Bash your way through new and exciting titles with your GameCube controller, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Make it a party by connecting up to four original GameCube or WaveBird controllers, so your friends can get in on the fun. It's time to unleash your classic moves on a new generation of games. 
    Product Features 
Play a variety of games on your Wii U using your classic GameCube controller 
Enjoy your favorite titles, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with the familiar GameCube controls you know and love 
Invite your pals to join in the fun by connecting up to four original GameCube or WaveBird controllers to your Wii U 
Source: Bestbuy.com (bold emphasis added
As the GameCube controller is many gamers favorite controller to ever to be released by Nintendo, it's great to know that the Gamecube Controller Adapter for Wii U will possibly work with other Wii U games, even in Wii Mode to play games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl with the GC controller on the Wii U.

As the title of this article states, this is in no way a confirmation from Nintendo that the adapter will work with anything other than Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Other retail sites, including GameStop.com, Amazon.com, and Newegg.com, have simple product descriptions that in no way mention what games will be compatible with the adapter.

Will you be using a GameCube controller for the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U? Are you hoping that it will work with more games outside of Smash Bros.?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June Event: Mario Kart 8 Tournament Rule Set

Hello racers! Those of you who picked up a copy of Mario Kart 8 (and maybe a Wii U to play it on) have had a few weeks to get some practice in, so now it's time to announce the Utah 3DS StreetPass Mario Kart 8 Tournament Rule Set! This event marks our 3 year anniversary so we want to make sure that the event is extra special. The event and tournament will take place on June 28th, 2014 at the Murray Library Auditorium from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. Even if you don't want to race, just come to watch and collect streetpasses!

Basics:
- No entry fee, all ages welcome.
- Bring your own controller (you are responsible for securing your own controller!) You can bring pro controllers and wiimotes, but no gamepads allowed (just because there’s no way to allow for all players to play with a gamepad if they want to).

Rules:
- 4 players per match (3 if not even, depends on number of entrants)
- 4 random tracks per match
- All items allowed
- No COM players

- 150CC
- Top 2 per match advance in tournament, bottom 1 or 2 are out. This is a single-elimination tournament in the interest of time.
- All characters and any unlocked karts/bikes/accessories available allowed. Not everything will be unlocked, and anything unlocked during the tournament is allowed once unlocked.
- Any tie-breakers will be decided by a one race sudden death match between the participants following the same rules outlined above.
- No coaching allowed from participants or the audience! Coaching will lead to disqualification/getting kicked out of the event.
- ANY unsportsman-like conduct (deemed by the Utah 3DS Staff, includes but is not limited to excessive cursing, throwing things, ect.) will result in immediate disqualification from the tournament and possible disqualification from any future tournaments held by Utah 3DS StreetPass for any game (including the upcoming Smash and SLCC tournaments). Please behave yourselves.

Prizes:
1st Place: $50 eShop giftcard + competing in StreetPass Alliance Mario Kart 8 Tournament
2nd Place: $50 FYE giftcard

Now, you may be wondering what the StreetPass Alliance Tournament is. We are working with other StreetPass groups from across North America to plan a tournament of champions! Which StreetPass group has the top Mario Karter? Details are still being worked out, but it will likely be sometime in July. Our first place winner will be our representative in this tournament, and the competition will be tough. This tournament is all for glory and bragging rights!

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or to comment on our event page. Thanks everyone!

- Paige

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Nintendo eShop Update - 5/29/2014


Nintendo of America typically updates the Nintendo eShop on both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. MST. While some games will be released this morning, Nintendo will also list any games that will be available before next Thursday, and will specifically list their release date. Also, Nintendo will often have sales on some games for a limited time.

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

Nintendo eShop on Wii U



Mario Kart 8 – Feel the rush as your kart rockets across the ceiling. Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueled Mario Kart game yet. Take on racers across the globe and share videos of your greatest moments via Mario Kart TV (broadband Internet access required for online features). Mario Kart 8 will be available on Thursday, May 29th at 10:00 PM MST.



Ittle Dew – Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick, Tippsie, crash onto a strange island filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet. Experience devious puzzles, timeless game play and lots of exploration in this puzzling adventure game. Click here to check out a trailer for Ittle Dew.

Virtual Console on Wii U

KLONOA: Empire of Dreams – Emperor Jillius has banned dreaming, and finds Klonoa guilty of breaking the law. To win back his freedom, Klonoa and his friend, Huepow, must journey across the empire to defeat four nightmarish monsters. Platform your way through 40 stages filled with puzzles, useful items and bad guys in a fight to restore dreams.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS



Mega Man™ Xtreme 2 – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. The final Mega May release is Mega Man Xtreme 2, which originally launched on the Game Boy Color system in 2001. Join Mega Man X and Zero as they solve a mysterious case involving Reploids being turned into empty shells. As the investigation leads deeper into a research facility, the two partners will discover that all souls are up for grabs.

New Nintendo eShop Cards

$10 Nintendo eShop Cards including Photos with Mario – There’s a new way to have fun with your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. A special-edition series of $10 Nintendo eShop Cards lets you use your Nintendo 3DS system to play and pose with Mario, Princess Peach or a Goomba using character cards and the Photos with Mario application, at no additional cost. Not only do you get $10 to spend on downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop on both Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, but you also get a cool way to create fun photos on your Nintendo 3DS system. Choose your favorite character (or collect all three!) exclusively at Target retail stores. For details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/photoswithmario.

Nintendo Promotion
Get a free download code for a select Wii U game from Club Nintendo when you register Mario Kart 8 – Register Mario Kart 8 between May 30 at 12 a.m. ET and July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT to get a free download code for one of the following Wii U games: New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Wii Party U. For full promotion details, visit http://club2.nintendo.com/mario-kart8-promo.

Nintendo eShop Sale

Get up to 33 percent off Pushmo and Crashmo – See where it all started before the Pushmo World game comes out for the Wii U console. From May 28 at 9 a.m. PT to June 13 at 8:59 a.m. PT, the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS is offering the first two games,Pushmo and Crashmo, at up to 33 percent off their regular prices. For details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers.

Also new this week:

Price reduction: LEGO® The Hobbit™ – LEGO The Hobbit is being reduced to $39.99 from $49.99 starting June 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

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 system, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/wiiu, http://www.nintendo.com/wii,http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Super Smash Bros. Demo Event at Best Buy Time and Locations Announced

Nintendo News: Nintendo Brings a Sneak Peek of Super Smash Bros. to Select Best Buy Stores in June

Nintendo has a smashing surprise in store for fans this summer. In partnership with Best Buy, Nintendo will offer players a chance to go head-to-head with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U before it launches in stores later this year. On June 11 from 4 to 9 p.m. and June 14 from 12 to 5 p.m. local time, more than 100 Best Buy stores around the U.S. will host “Super Smash Bros. Smash-Fest @ Best Buy,” an event that features the same demo version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that people will get to play at the E3 2014 video game trade show in Los Angeles. 

If you live in the Utah area, there is only one location that will have these events for the two days. To find more details on the events in the Salt Lake City area, click over to the Utah 3DS Upcoming Events page

For other participating Best Buy locations across North America, you can check the following website for details: http://www.bestbuy.com/smashfest.


The four-player demo of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U lets players battle it out against one another using their favorite characters from fan-favorite video game franchises like Pokémon, Super Mario Bros., Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and The Legend of Zelda.

In addition to the action-filled demo, the first 70 attendees who pre-order Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS at each event will receive a rare collectible Super Smash Bros. gold coin (one per customer, while supplies last). As a bonus offer, people will get a $5 My Best Buy Rewards Zone certificate when they both pre-order and pick up their game upon release.

As one of E3 2014’s most talked-about games, Super Smash Bros. will likely draw a crowd to the Best Buy locations, so attendees should bring their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS systems to the event and take advantage of the perfect chance to play games like Kirby: Triple Deluxe or Mario Golf: World Tour.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are scheduled to launch in 2014. For more information about the games, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nintendo eShop Update - 5/22/2014


Nintendo of America typically updates the Nintendo eShop on both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. MST. While some games will be released this morning, Nintendo will also list any games that will be available before next Thursday, and will specifically list their release date. Also, Nintendo will often have sales on some games for a limited time.

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

Virtual Console on Wii U

Street Fighter™ Alpha 2 – Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes with lightning-fast game play and amazing innovations. Quick Move Reversals, Alpha Counters and the incredible Custom Combo System created a standard for all games to fight by. Neutralize opponents’ attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute incredible Custom Combos to create a rapid-fire assault of attacks. Previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma and Bison are joined by five fighters: Rolento, Gen, Sakura and classic favorites Dhalsim and Zangief.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS


Mega Man™ V – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a differentMega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This week’s release is Mega Man V, which originally launched on the Game Boy system in 1994. During a peaceful stroll with his sister, Roll, Mega Man is confronted by a powerful robot that drops from the sky. The enemy easily defeats Mega Man, and then quickly dispatches an army of robots to conquer Earth. Waking up in Dr. Light’s laboratory, Mega Man is given a new and powerful weapon to defeat the alien invasion: the Mega Arm. Using the aid of weapon upgrades and companion assists, Mega Man blasts through waves of robotic foes to solve the mystery behind this alien attack.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U


Swords & Soldiers – The funniest action-strategy game you’ll ever play! Command an army of Vikings in their quest to create the ultimate BBQ sauce, lead the Aztecs in defense of the Holy Pepper and build an array of explosive Chinese toys. Build your own forces and defeat your foes using berserkers, dart blowers, giant boulders, ninja monkeys (yes, ninja monkeys!) and other crazy weapons and items.


Squids Odyssey – A unique mix of action and turn-based RPGs! With its colorful realm under siege, a scrappy shoal of squid heroes has no other choice but to fight back. Build your team of heroes and throw them into epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps. Squids Odyssey is exclusive to Wii U and includes the two original campaigns from SQUIDS and SQUIDS Wild West, as well as original content. 

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • Darts Up 3D – Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on June 11, Darts Up 3D is 67 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Classic Games Overload – For a limited time, get $10 off Classic Games Overload in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 2.
  • Joindots – For a limited time, Joindots is discounting select games, including 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games and Gardenscapes in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 5.
  • BLOK DROP U – Now through 9 a.m. PT on June 4, BLOK DROP U is 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
  • AeternoBlade – For a limited time, Aeternoblade is on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer starts on May 23 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 26.

Also new this week:


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 system, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu, http://www.nintendo.com/wii,http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.