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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SALE OVER: Wii Fit Meter for $9.99 at Best Buy

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Continuing their great sales on Nintendo systems, games, and accesssories, for today only, Best Buy and have the official Wii Fit Meter that works with Wii Fit U for the Nintendo Wii U for only $9.99, normally $19.99. Like the Wii Fit U Bundle on Monday, a Deal of the Day sale, so if someone in your family wanted to get fit with you, then buy the Wii Fit Meter today while it's cheap.

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: 


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.


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 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 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 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: (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,, and, 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!

- 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).

- 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.

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

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

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

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, visit,, or