We're still a week away from the budget range of 3DS titles hitting the shelves, but the price seems to be getting better by the day. Falling even further below the £15 mark, the titles on offer might not be to everyone's tastes, but there's no arguing how the budget range will be welcome to gamers who find expanding their 3DS library is a strain on the wallet. Here's the full list:
Thanks to Recharg3 @ HUKD!
Nintendo have announced that a brand new Premium bundle for the Wii U will be coming to Europe at the end of the month. Along with a Premium console, it will also include Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon, making it a great place to start if you’ve yet to get hold of Ninty’s latest home console.
That said, there are a few issues. Firstly, the words “Limited offer” are used in the announcement, meaning we have no idea how many will be available or who will stock them. Secondly, no price is mentioned, although our educated guess puts a potential price between £250-300. Considering the next few months will be prime time for Nintendo to strike with some aggressive pricing, let’s hope they make it more affordable.
UPDATE: MCV are reporting that the bundle will be priced at £239.99. If that proves to be accurate, this could well be the best Wii U bundle to buy (provided you can get your hands on one.)
The price for this particular version has shot up in price recently. Thankfully, this offer makes it a much more affordable (although how long the stock will last is anybody's guess.) As for the game, in our review we said that "Yoshi's Woolly World reminds us that there's no shame in creating a wonderful toy. Beautifully crafted with love, innovation and attention to detail, it's a joy to play with - not just play." If that isn't enough to convince the Wii U owners out there to give it a whirl, perhaps mention of the creative level design, challenging levels, and copious collectables to find might sway you. Thanks to philiphunter @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Yoshi's Woolly World review for more details!
We know many of you have waiting for this one to hit that magic £20 mark, so now is the time to expand that 3DS games library. It beats the next best offer elsewhere by almost a fiver, which is a significant saving. Perfectly suited to Ninty's handheld thanks to its drop-in, drop-out style of gameplay, the freedom to allow the player to build up the town as they wish to makes it the best and most charming entry in the series... even if it does enslave you to a greedy raccoon, drown you in debt and force you into a life of menial labour. Thanks to neneromanovagirl @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Animal Crossing: New Leaf review for more details.
While we've seen bundles at a similar price in the past that come with a game and / or a small memory card, this deal is currently the cheapest around by about £20. So, if you're looking to experience the extensive 3DS game catalogue on the cheap, or want to buy a device that the kids won't be able to break the hinges on, this is is definitely worth considering. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!
While you could have got it fractionally cheaper with a (now expired) voucher code, this listing is the cheapest we've seen for Splatoon. It beats the next best price elsewhere by £6, which is a huge saving. In our review we said that Splatoon was "approachable for newcomers and enjoyable for old hands" thanks to its fresh approach to third person shooters. With new maps and matchmaking functionality added in recent months, it really has become an essential purchase for Wii U owners. Cheers to BuzzDuraband for the heads-up!
Be sure to check out our Splatoon review for more details.
We're informed there's a new way to log into the Nintendo website and by adhering to the new login process you can earn yourself 750 Nintendo stars.
It's easy to link your Club Nintendo account with your Nintendo Network ID, and if you do:
Here's yet another chance to get Yoshi's Wooly World for under £25, with TGC's latest deal beating the next cheapest offer elsewhere by a few founds. In our review we said that "Yoshi's Woolly World reminds us that there's no shame in creating a wonderful toy. Beautifully crafted with love, innovation and attention to detail, it's a joy to play with - not just play." If that isn't enough to convince the Wii U owners out there to give it a whirl, perhaps the creative level design, challenging levels, and copious collectables to find might sway you. Thanks to robtallica @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Yoshi's Wooly World review for more details!
This latest offer from ShopTo is the cheapest price we've seen for Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. Better yet, it beats the next best offer by around £15, making it a fantastic bargain. Sticking to what it knows, the final instalment in the Professor Layton series provided more of the same challenging puzzles spread throughout a highly enjoyable story. It may not be the best entry point into the series, but it's definitely worth playing if you own a 3DS. Cheers to oUkTuRkEyIII for the find!
Friday will see somewhat of a large update introduced to Super Smash Bros. The Wii U is to receive major updates including the much anticipated Tourney Mode which is made up of two modes, the first of which allows players to compete for the highest points count which will be referring to as Community Tourneys. The second, Regular Tourneys include a more defined rule structure and will only be available at set times.
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) July 29, 2015
YouTube replays will also be introduced into the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. allowing players to share their match replays to the popular Google owned video sharing service.Click here to read more...
Splatoon really is the game that just keeps on giving. August will bring a major update to the popular Wii U title with Nintendo officially highlighting the following in a recent press release:
Splatoon blows third-person shooting wide open with its wildly unique mechanics and uninhibited sense of fun. Approachable for newcomers and enjoyable for old hands, it's an impressive Wii U exclusive, though we'll have to take Nintendo's promises of free DLC and updates on trust. - Splatoon Review | Squid Free Or Dye Hard
If you had no interest in Splatoon before today, you very much must have now. Tomorrow sees the introduction of the N-ZAP89, which in retro terms you may remember as the Nintendo Zapper. I'm not sure I should, but I feel the need for a hashtag! #DuckHunt
...and another gun called the Octobrush. Doesn't that bring back memories? Sat there, right in front of the TV with the end of the Nintendo Zapper almost touching the screen as you tried to take down those pesky ducks!Click here to read more...
News has emerged this morning that Satoru Iwata, the President of Nintendo, passed away on Saturday. He was 55 years-old.
In a statement released early this morning, Nintendo confirmed that the cause of death was “due to a bile duct growth.” He had missed out on last year’s E3 due to having surgery for the same issue. He was survived by his wife Kayoko.Click here to read more...
Yoshi's Woolly World is Nintendo at their inventive best. Delightful and deceptively devious, this sensational platformer encourages you to explore, experiment and genuinely play with it at every turn. - Yoshi's Woolly World Review | Nintendo At The Top Of Their Game
This brilliant price is brought to us by The Game Collection as part of their 10th birthday anniversary and will require the use of code BIRTHDAY10.
Thanks to Gizmo2501 on HUKD for the tip off.
UPDATE: The Game Collection keep running out of stock. If you can't get a copy, you can buy Splatoon for £22.39 at Base!
Here's another one to add to the list of voucher code-based deals in The Game Collection's birthday celebrations, beating the cheapest price elsewhere by a few pounds. In our review we called Splatoon "fresh, messy, raucous and brilliant," and while it was lacking features and maps at launch Nintendo have released a steady stream of content since then. Basically, if you own a Wii U it's a hard to argue against the value at this price. Thanks to littlemonster2011 @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Splatoon review for more details.
If you own a few amiibo and are looking for a storage solution and doubles up as a display and carry case, look no further than the Nintendo store. You can now get an 8-figure carry case decorated with Mario and Pals, complete with carry handle, secure velcro fastener and inner window display with 8 separate compartments. It usually costs £19.99, both from Nintendo and elsewhere, but you can knock it down to £13.99 with a voucher code!
Oh, and word is that Amazon Germany are stocking all the wave 6 amiibo.
It's not that I don't believe Capcom. If they say something then, why shouldn't it be happening? Maybe I'm just allowing myself to easily believe that sometimes if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
Capcom are teasing the pre-order of the Wearable Mega-Man Helmet stating:
"Due to immense popular demand! There have been many attempts at creating a wearable Mega Man helmet over the years, but it's never been made officially. Made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions and details, plus working LED lights! A unique clamshell hinge allows the front and back half of the helmet to easily open up to comfortably fit your head inside the soft padded interior for a perfect fit.Click here to read more...
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is a fantastic package, containing two meaty match-3 RPGs and hours of quality content without a single microtransaction. Accessible, deep and involving, it's great for killing a few minutes or an entire evening at a time. - Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Review | Perfect Match
Credit to FantasyDeals on HUKD for the heads up.