Archive for February, 2014

Nintendo shutting down DS and Wii online servers

Friday, February 28th, 2014

In a press release, Nintendo announced that in May 2014, it will shut down Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for the Nintendo DS and Wii platforms. This means that online play will no longer be possible in those systems, affecting games such as Metroid Prime Hunters, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the Mario Kart and Pokémon series.

The Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop will remain active, so purchases of WiiWare and Virtual Console titles will still be possible.

Source: Nintendo

Metroid Fusion coming to Wii U Virtual Console

Friday, February 14th, 2014

In today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that Game Boy Advance Virtual Console will be launched on Wii U in April, initially with games like Metroid FusionMario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 and more. No pricing was announced, however.

Besides that, Nintendo also announced NES Remix 2, another collection of challenges based on classic NES games, this time including ones from Metroid.

Finally, our heroine Samus makes a fun cameo in the announcement video for Little Mac in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

You can check out the complete Direct here.

Zero Suit Samus figma incoming

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

If you’re a savvy Nintendo fan, you know that for the past few years, various action figures based on Nintendo characters have been showing up. Some already released ones include Samus (which our pal Darren reviewed here), Link and Pit from Max Factory’s figma line and Mewtwo from D-arts. Confirmed for release later this year are a Lucina figma, Luigi Nendoroid, and Lucario and Mario from Figuarts. And now the latest additions to the plastic Smash Bros. family have been announced: Link is getting a Nendoroid for his Wind Waker look, and Cordelia (from Fire Emblem Awakening), Link (from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds) and Zero Suit Samus (from Metroid: Other M) will become figmas. These things usually take a while to make, however, so don’t expect them before 2015.

New Figmas

I personally have the first four figures mentioned, and have to say that they’re all very high-quality figures, worthy of anyone’s shelf.

Thanks to VGMStudios and Metroid Database for the tip.

Mother Brain is an Assist Trophy in Smash Bros.

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Game director for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Masahiro Sakurai posted on Miiverse a screenshot featuring Mother Brain as an Assist Trophy.

Mother Brain as an Assist Trophy

Mother Brain will attack players with Rinkas and her Laser Brain attack.