Monday, September 29, 2014

Utah 3DS Launches Gaming Communities for Mario Kart and Smash Bros.

Utah 3DS StreetPass would like to formally announce the launch of a few game specific communities - the Utah 3DS Mario Kart Community and the Utah 3DS Super Smash Bros. Community. The purpose of these communities is for members to have a place to meet, chat and set up their own activities around a certain game. 

Utah 3DS will also be setting up events, online and offline, within these communities as has already been done in the Mario Kart Community which started it's first Mario Kart 8 tournament last week that will continue weekly every Thursday.

For the Utah 3DS Mario Kart Community, Utah 3DS will continue to host online events - Every Tuesday for Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS and every Thursday for Mario Kart 8 on Wii U. Check the events page on the Facebook group each week for details on each weekly tournament.  Members area encouraged to make posts on the page to chat and exchange friend codes/NNIDs.

For the Utah 3DS Super Smash Bros. Community, this will be a great place for people to exchange friend codes and NNIDs to play with local players on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. If the Wii U version has any sort of way to set up tournaments like you can for Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, then we will start organizing online tournaments. We will also try to let people know about any tournaments going on in the Utah area that people may like to participate in. Members area encouraged to make posts on the page to chat and exchange friend codes/NNIDs.

These groups are open to the public and will be monitored by Utah 3DS staff to make sure conversations within the communities are on subject, and to kick out anyone behaving inappropriately. Please invite anyone you know that would love to participate and have fun in these communities.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly Sales for the Week of 9/28/2014


Best Buy
Deals good until the end of the day Saturday, October 4


Target
Deals good until the end of the day Saturday, October 4

Toys 'R' Us
Deals good until the end of the day Saturday, October 4

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    GAME & LISTEN Episode 21 Broadcasting Live at 11:00 AM Today


    GAME & LISTEN , Utah 3DS StreetPass' Nintendo podcast, will be broadcasting episode 21 live from the 801FM Studio on Saturday, September 27 from 11:00 AM. Today, we'll be talking about our early impressions of Hyrule Warriors, along with some news highlights for the week.

    Have a comment or question you'd like to ask the hosts? Send an email to podcast@utah3ds.com and we may read your response on the show!

    You can listen live through the 801FM website starting at 11:00 AM, or you can listen to the show later on your own time by subscribing to the podcast on through iTunes, TalkShoe, or Stitcher.


    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Hyrule Warriors Available Now on the Nintendo eShop


    For the First Time, the Worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors Unite!

    Hyurle Warriors, the collaborative project between Nintendo and Dynasty Warriors Developer Koei Techmo, is now available exclusively on the Wii U. Download it now from the Wii U eShop, or pick up a copy at your local retailer at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The file size on the Nintendo eShop is 8.07 GB.

    Also, announced by Nintendo of America - "Nintendo plans to support Hyrule Warriors for the long run with more content to help players expand their adventures even further, kicking off when the game launches on Sept. 26. People who buy the game will receive access to a free download that adds a new mode, a new weapon and the option to select music during a stage to add to the Hyrule Warriors experience. People who pre-order the game at select retailers will receive a free download code for alternate in-game costumes for Link and Zelda. Additionally, anyone who registers the game by Oct. 23 with Club Nintendo will receive a free download code for a set of alternate in-game costumes for Ganondorf. All of these additional costumes will become available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop in the near future."

    Are you excited to try out this new style of play for the Legend of Zelda series? Which characters are you most excited to play as?

    Nintendo eShop Update - 9/25/2014



    Hyrule Warriors – It’s time to fight. Cut down entire legions of enemies as Link, Zelda and other characters fromThe Legend of Zelda series using over-the-top, powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. This legendary adventure through the beloved locales of Hyrule will have you battling the fiercest enemies in The Legend of Zelda history. Collect materials and rupees to enhance your characters, upgrade weapons and dominate. Hyrule Warriors will be available at midnight EDT on September 26th. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

    Other Wii U releases:


    The first Yu-Gi-Oh! video game for Nintendo 3DS brings characters and stories from the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series to life. (Photo: Business Wire)Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival – The first Yu-Gi-Oh! video game for Nintendo 3DS brings characters and stories from the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series to life. Play as one of 12 characters, each with his or her own storyline, and battle with 40 Duelists from the TV show to compete in the World Duel Carnival. Enjoy multiple game modes, a tutorial and customization options as you play with more than 5,700 cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.


    It’s your last chance to save up to 40 percent on select games starring fighters from the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. This week includes games featuring Kirby, Donkey Kong and other classic characters. Check out the games at http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers.

    Other Nintendo eShop Sales:
    • Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party is 30 percent off (reduced from $11.99 to $8.39) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 12 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
    • Armillo is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 6 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
    • Swords & Soldiers is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 9 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
    • Glory of Generals is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 am PT on Oct. 9 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
    Coming Soon to the Nintendo eShop:
    • Castlevania: Dracula X – Oct. 2 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
    • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon – Oct. 9 (Virtual Console 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 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.

    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 or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    SALE OVER: Get Wii Fit U with a Balance Board and Two Fit Meters at Over 50% Off

    SALE OVER: Groupon currently has a great deal for those who have yet to pick up Wii Fit U. Right now, you can get a psychical copy of Wii Fit U, a Balance Boards, and 2 Fit Meters for only $49.99. The sale lasts until Thursday, October 2nd, but quantities are limited, so it may run out before it meets that deadline.

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Nintendo PR: Four Ways to Enjoy the New Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo

    REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To make the wait for the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 3 easier, Nintendo is giving fans four different ways to experience a demo version of the game.


    To make the wait for the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 3 easier, Nintendo is giving fans four different ways to experience a demo version of the game. (Photo: Business Wire)

    Today, Club Nintendo members who have achieved Platinum status between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, have registered Nintendo 3DS hardware or software, and have opted in to receive emails from Club Nintendo will receive an email containing four download codes for the demo.

    Nintendo encourages recipients of the Club Nintendo demo to share the three extra codes with friends who also own Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS systems. Together they can play along through local wireless multiplayer, even if those three friends aren’t Club Nintendo members. The Club Nintendo demo of the game features an unlimited play count, five playable characters (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man), one stage (Battlefield) and the ability to compete in local multiplayer matches with fellow Nintendo 3DS owners who have downloaded the demo to their systems. The Club Nintendo demo codes must be redeemed before Sept. 19.

    All Nintendo 3DS owners can download a free demo for the all-star fighting game from the Nintendo eShop starting on Sept. 19. This demo includes the same content and features as the Club Nintendo demo that select members will receive one week earlier, and can be opened from the Nintendo 3DS Home Menu a maximum of 30 times. A Nintendo Network ID is required to download either the Club Nintendo or Nintendo eShop demo.

    Starting on Sept. 18, select retail locations will feature in-store kiosks with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo for everyone to enjoy.

    For more information about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.