Zelda: Majora’s Mask Music Preserved In Upcoming Remake For 3DS

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Nintendo composer Koji Kondo has revealed that Nintendo has preserved the music of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask in the upcoming remake for Nintendo 3DS. While the audio quality has been enhanced for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, its music remains the same. However, the title did go through some rebalancing to make its audio more suitable for a hand-held device such as the 3DS. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is scheduled to launch in spring 2015.

“Actually, with Majora, we thought it was really important to protect the feeling of the game because the music was tied so well to the original gameplay,” said Kondo. “We’ve done some clean up on the audio quality, but the music itself we haven’t changed.

“We did some rebalancing, of course, to make it sound good on the Nintendo 3DS. Before you were hearing it out of you…

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Nintendo 3DS Firmware Update Is Live Includes Theme Shuffle And Amiibo Menu (Video)

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Nintendo has just released the latest firmware update for Nintendo 3DS owners. The new update include changes to the HOME Menu including the ability for users to shuffle their various themes. You can also get software updates via the HOME Menu. There’s also the Amiibo menu which you can check out in the video above.

Changes to the HOME Menu:

  • A Shuffle Favorites feature has been added under Change Theme in HOME Menu Settings. Users can choose multiple themes and have their theme change when the system is left in Sleep Mode from the HOME Menu or turned on after being off
  • Available software updates can now be downloaded from the HOME Menu
  • Users can now capture screenshots with both the upper and lower screens included

Improvements to system stability and usability:

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

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Happy Birthday, Satoru Iwata

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is celebrating his 55th Birthday today so I’d like to take some time out to wish him a very Happy Birthday. There’s been a few that have been disappointed at some of Satoru Iwata’s decisions, but there’s no doubt that he’s done a great job at delivering high quality AAA titles. Both Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros are two of the highest rated games this year so he’s clearly doing something right. Happy Birthday, Satoru Iwata!

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Sonic Boom TV Series Appears To Be Doing Fairly Well

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The Sonic Boom games on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U have stirred up all mixed opinions from Sonic fans, but the TV show that the games are based on appears to be doing quite well. Data provided by TV By The Numbers shows that the cartoon is holding its own against the competition and sits at the number one spot on Saturday mornings. This in turn should help boost the game’s sales.

Saturday Morning saw year-to-year gains among all targeted demos, ranging from +9% to +17%. Sonic Boom (7a) and Pokemon the Series XY (8a) premieres ranked #1 in their respective time periods among boys 6-11/9-14. Premieres of both series were up across all targeted demos vs. the same time period year ago, ranging from +46% to +73%.

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New Wii U Firmware Update Is Available To Download

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Nintendo has now updated the Wii U firmware to version 5.3.2. Before you go expecting anything grand it should be noted that it’s simply a stability update with no additional features. Hopefully it resolves the error messages that some Wii U owners have been getting on their console regarding system memory.

Increased stability and convenience of the system

Thanks, Ben

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Sakurai Says He Might Be Done With Super Smash Bros

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Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has once again claimed that he might be done with the Super Smash Bros franchise. Sakurai believes that he has delivered all he could in the well-received Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game and is not sure how he could improve on them. Here’s what he had to say.

“I can’t positively declare there won’t be [another Smash Bros. game]. With both Melee and Brawl, I made those games with the thought that there wouldn’t be any more sequels. Thus, I really can’t deny the chance for another.

“However, as for myself, I don’t think there will be.”

“Our intention [with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U] was to provide extra merits to the game which go far beyond the sale price,” he said. “In terms of scope, and in terms of sheer number of characters, we went beyond our limits long…

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Nintendo Provides Infographic For Those On The Fence About Wii U

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You may have seen that Nintendo has begun a new Wii U marketing campaign which is centred around the hashtag #TheTimeIsNow. The new campaign is to get those who are currently on the fence to purchase a Wii U and with a host of compelling games it’s hard to ignore. They’ve provided the entertaining infographic to prove the point. You can check it out if you click on the image above.

Thanks, Elias

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Wii U Life-To-Date Sales Have Now Surpassed 2 Million In Japan

You’re glad, aren’t you?

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The Wii U has hit two million sales today following Media Create’s latest sales data for Japan. Since Nintendo’s home console launched in the Japanese market two years ago, the system has sold 2,009,513 units in its life-to-date. This week’s software and hardware charts in the region, which you can see here, confirmed the Wii U sold an extra 12k units, enabling it to top the milestone marker.

Back in October, Nintendo published its second quarterly financial report. The company stated that Wii U sales had reached a total of 7.29 million sales worldwide between its launch in 2012 up until September 30, 2014. With Japan hitting two million before the holiday season ends, it’s a great sign the Wii U is pushing forward with momentum.

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Donkey Kong Actor Sues Nintendo After Suffering Heart Condition

Nintendo of America… You pricks.

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An actor who donned a Donkey Kong costume to promote Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is suing Nintendo. Parker Mills was hired to play the iconic gorilla at the Los Angeles Zoo on May 24th, 2013, after which he says he suffered a serious heart condition. Mills’ attorneys claim that he was denied breaks and not provided with an ice pack to cool him down while he was in the Donkey Kong suit. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D was also released on May 24th, 2013, for Nintendo 3DS.

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Captain Toad Was Created As Miyamoto Is A Fan Of The Rubik Cube

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Koichi Hayashida has revealed that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker’s unique design was ultimately inspired by Miyamoto’s fascination with the Rubik Cube. Hayashida says that Mr Miyamoto had been thinking long and hard about how he could implement a Rubik cube style of gameplay into a video game. The end result became The Adventures of Captain Toad which featured in the critically acclaimed Super Mario 3D World. Here’s what he had to say,

“He’s a fan of the Rubik cube. And at one point he was thinking about implementing a Rubik cube-style of gameplay into a video game.” When Miyamoto saw what the team accomplished, he suggested they make Captain Toad into its own video game.”

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