Tag: Updates - Page 9

  • News Here Are The New Features Coming in Miitomo's Next Big Update

    Miifoto Logs! Bios! Other Stuff!

    After today's Fire Emblem collaboration, it seems that Miitomo is being brought back into the limelight a bit. A little while back, the app received a considerable update that reworked several important aspects, and now it's come out that Nintendo is poised to put out another similar update in the near future. The...

  • News The Pressure Is Off With Super Mario Run's New Easy Mode

    Unlimited time and bubbles for those who need it

    Do you enjoy playing Super Mario Run but find it a bit too taxing for your tastes? If this is the case you'll be delighted to know that Nintendo have rolled out a update today which adds an "Easy Mode", giving the player unlimited time and bubbles to clear the course. This really takes the pressure...

  • News Niantic is Expanding the New Tracking System in Pokémon GO

    Into certain regions, that is

    When Pokémon GO came out, it launched with a fairly hit or miss means of tracking Pokémon via footstep measurements. This system was rather difficult to accurately read and just failed to work altogether at times, so Niantic decided to pull it early on. The problem is, it never replaced it with another means of...

  • News Niantic is Rebalancing the Combat Power of Some Pokémon in Pokémon GO

    Alakazam, Rhydon, and Gengar all receive buffs

    Pokémon GO has done an admirable job of adapting the Pokémon series' primary combat into a simpler format that works better on mobile. That being said, there's still much room for improvement; the 'CP' system is constructed in such a way that certain Pokémon are not nearly as powerful as they perhaps...

  • News The New Miitomo Update is Now Live

    A much-needed shot in the arm

    During the Financial Investors Briefing a few weeks ago, Nintendo revealed that a big update was coming to Miitomo which, among other new features, would be adding in the ability to send out personal messages to friends. The update has just gone live for Android and iOS, and has brought a whole wealth of new features to...

  • News Daily Bonuses Are on the Way to Pokémon GO

    Get rewarded for regular play

    Some rumours have been floating around the internet lately concerning a future update for Pokémon GO. Data miners uncovered data that seemed to be pointing the way to some sort of 'Daily Quest' system to keep players invested in continuous play. Given the evidence, it seemed like a pretty safe bet that this would be...

  • News Miitomo is Due to Get a Major Update in the Near Future

    Personal messages!

    Miitomo certainly seemed like an odd choice for Nintendo's debut software entry in the smart device market. It's safe to say that nobody expected a Mii-centric social network game, and it seems like Nintendo itself has been a bit unsure what to do with the app. Nonetheless, the company isn't keen on giving up on it yet, and the...

  • News A New Update is Rolling Out for Pokémon GO

    New eggs!

    Following hot on the heels of the announcement of Pokémon GO's first event, Niantic has opted to put out another update for the popular monster catching game. This update doesn't really change much, mostly affecting cosmetic parts of the game, but it's nonetheless welcome. The biggest change is that eggs will now be a different color...

  • News 3DS System Version 11.2.0-35 is Now Live

    Buckle up

    It's been about a month and a half since Nintendo last gave the 3DS an update, and 3DS owners have no doubt been growing more worried with each passing day. With the advent of the Nintendo Switch and the American Presidential Election, times have never been more uncertain or, shall we say, unstable. The people need somewhere or something...

  • News Pokémon GO Plus Has Just Received an Update

    Well, that's a plus

    The Pokémon GO Plus accessory only just came out about a month ago, allowing aspiring Pokémon trainers the opportunity to interact with the world of Pokémon GO in a more passive fashion. Though the dongle came a few months later than expected, it's still been rather tough to find in stores due to demand. Now, a new update has...

  • News Splatoon Version 2.12 is Now Live

    Splatting those pesky bugs

    Though the online community for Splatoon is still going strong, it's safe to say that the game has passed its prime. It got its last hurrah with the release of the new Callie and Marie amiibo this summer, and now that Splatfests are over, it seems that Nintendo has moved on (hopefully to make the sequel). That being said,...

  • News Niantic Pushes Out a New Pokémon GO Update

    Pokémon Appraisal is the big new feature

    A while back, Niantic promised Pokémon GO players that trading would be the next big feature they'd be working on implementing. While this still has yet to materialise, Niantic has just pushed out a new update with a feature that seems to be a pretty sizable addition to ease the process of raising Pokémon...

  • News ​Niantic Issues a New Pokémon GO Update

    Nearby Pokémon are replaced by "Sightings"

    Another week, another Pokémon GO update. The last update wasn't too popular with fans, as it introduced nearly as many bugs as it fixed and it got rid of the three step tracking. That last part wouldn't have been too bad, but Niantic also made sure to shut down every third party tracking service it could,...

  • News LEGO Dimensions Expansion Packs Get Solid Release Date

    Fantastic Beasts, Sonic The Hedgehog, Gremlins, E.T. and Adventure Time!

    LEGO Dimensions continues to get even more amazing in Wave 7 which will arrive on 18th November 2016 to empty your bank account. Including a host of new media franchises and gameplay features, the toys-to-life brand looks like it's going to have quite a big Christmas this...

  • News LEGO Dimensions Second Year Goodies Include More Detailed Worlds

    Supergirl to the rescue

    Disney Infinity might have been canned, but that doesn't mean toys-to-life is going anywhere soon. The talented team behind LEGO Dimensions have a lot of confidence in the future of their brand and have been talking to our chums at Eurogamer.net about plans for Second Year content. Speaking to game director Jimmy

  • News Patch For Minecraft Battle Mini-Game Rolling Out Now

    Fixes issue that prevented people from joining public games

    4J Studios has confirmed that a patch to fix issues with the newly-released Minecraft Battle Mini-Game is rolling out now. Released on the 21st June, the new mode crashed when players attempted to join public games...

  • News Pokkén Tournament Update 1.3 Promises To Bring Some Balance

    Arriving this month

    Got beef with some of the fighters in Pokkén Tournament? Well you'll be pleased to learn that the brawler will be getting a new update this month which should hopefully iron out some of the kinks and make everything that little bit fairer. Version 1.3 includes various balancing changes which will impact the following...

  • News Nintendo Badge Arcade Updated, More Free Plays For Everyone

    Pin this one on me

    Nintendo Badge Arcade has been updated in Europe, a fact which should make it a little more appealing to those who have resisted its free-to-play charms thus far. Version 1.3.1 requires 627 blocks of free space and ups the number of free plays offered to players. The super bonus from the Practice Catcher now gives three free...

  • News Prepare to Unlock Birdo and Excitebike Costumes in Super Mario Maker Soon

    Two new NES REMIX courses coming up

    Update: Oh, and Captain Toad is coming too... [tweet Original Article: Super Mario Maker truly is the game that keeps on giving, as today brings us an update which adds P Warp Doors, the Fire Koopa Clown Car and more to be used when creating levels. But what fun is an awesome level desi

  • News Super Mario Maker DLC Confirmed, Famitsu's Mascot Necky The Fox Coming Soon

    Necky the Fox to be a playable costume in Japan

    Super Mario Maker hits the shops in Europe and North America tomorrow (just in case you hadn't heard!). Out of the box it supports a staggering variety of amiibo figurines; for example if you tap a Kirby amiibo against the Wii U GamePad while creating your level you can give Mario an 8-bit Kirby...

  • News Update on the Way to Make Wheels Round Again in Gunman Clive HD Collection

    No need to re-invent it

    We're big fans of Gunman Clive HD Collection on Wii U, as it successfully combines two terrific 3DS games in one package on the home console. There can be a couple of little technical issues for some, though, and developer Bertil Hörberg has been working on a fix. The issues generally seem to pop up if you have the game...

  • News ​3DS Free To Play Release Pokémon Rumble World Catches A Big Update

    Lucky balloons and a new land to explore

    3DS free-to-play release Pokémon Rumble World has just gotten a new update - version 1.1 - which should hopefully bring it back into your conciousness. Updating the game gives access to a new area - called Changing Land - where you're far more likely to encounter Pokémon you've not yet caught. Also added...

  • News There's Another New Weapon Coming To Splatoon Today

    Or tomorrow, depending on where you are in this crazy world of ours

    Nintendo sure isn't letting up when it comes to Splatoon content - we've already had a new map this week, and today we'll be getting a brand new weapon as well. Bing's handy translation feature gives us this in English: Ibuki sharp markers are added. It's less variation in...

  • News Free Anniversary Update Rolling Out To Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails

    The cat who got the cream

    Dakko Dakko has confirmed that a free update will be flinging its way to Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails soon to mark the game's first birthday. The update adds "a new play style, allowing players to freely aim one direction whilst riding in another using a 'twin-stick' control setup" and will begin rolling out today...

  • News Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

    Finally stop selecting "View Highlights" by mistake

    Update 2: This update and DLC has now been confirmed in North America, with Super Mario Kart now also available on the Wii U eShop. Update: This update has now also been confirmed for 27th August in Europe. Original Story: Nintendo has updated its Japanese website with the following details...

  • News New 3DS Update Brings StreetPass Relay Functionality

    6.2.0-12 available now in North America and Europe

    Remember the StreetPass Relay function that Nintendo spoke about recently? The one where your StreetPass data is stored in Nintendo Zone locations and then exchanged with the next person to walk past? Well, that feature has just gone live thanks to firmware update 6.2.0-12 — now available in both...

  • Rumour The Recent Wii U System Update Has Boosted Clock Speeds

    CPU and GPU both got a bump, according to uncredited source

    Everyone loves a good rumour, right? Well this one is a doozy, so grab as much salt as you can before reading. According to a poster on TV Tropes — who doesn't give a source — the recent Wii U system update has upped the clock speed of both the CPU and GPU: The CPU and GPU are built...

  • News ZombiU Patch Rises From The Grave To Harass The Living

    Long-expected fix now hitting Wii U consoles worldwide

    ZombiU is a fantastic game, but like so many modern titles, it shipped with a few bugs which have impacted the enjoyment of many players. Ubisoft confirmed that a patch was incoming a while ago, and we're now hearing reports that it's live. We don't currently have any solid details about...

  • Video Wii U Menu Speed Upgrade Cuts Waiting Time By More Than Half

    Nintendo shows off forthcoming performance enhancement

    We all know that the Wii U isn't the fastest system when it comes to navigating the main user interface, but Nintendo is aware of this fact and is issuing two software updates this spring and summer which will cut down waiting times. The company has released a video which shows just how much...

  • News Trine 2: Director's Cut Update Hits North America

    Grab it now.

    Following hot on the heels of the European release, the patch for Trine 2: Director's Cut has arrived in North America. All you need to do to download and install it is open up Trine 2 on your Wii U console. For those of you that don't know, the update adds Wii U Pro Controller support, voice chat, improved visuals, a German voice...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Update Hits A Rocky Patch

    Pun absolutely intended

    A short while ago, Activision confirmed that the Call of Duty: Black Ops II patch would be coming to the Wii U later this month. However, that prediction might prove to be incorrect, as it would appear that Activision is experiencing some problems getting the update ready for deployment. Here's what has been posted on the...

  • News Wii U System Updates Due In Spring And Summer

    Will improve overall system speed

    The Wii U menu isn't exactly fast - we know that, and thankfully Nintendo does, too. During today's Wii U Direct, the company confirmed that two Wii U system updates will take place this year - one in the spring and another in the summer - with the aim of speeding up the overall system experience. According to...

  • News Frozenbyte Hopes To Release Trine 2 Update This Month

    The Australia and New Zealand release, too

    Late last year Frozenbyte told us that an update for Trine 2: Director's Cut would arrive before the Holidays, providing improved graphics, Wii U Pro Controller support and voice chat. As the eagle-eyed among you undoubtedly noticed a while ago, that didn't happen. The developer has now published a video...

  • News Ice Climber Now Has Download Play Multiplayer in Japan

    Double the fun

    With a steady increase of retro titles on 3DS Virtual Console, including those from NES and Game Boy Advance for 3DS Ambassadors, notable omissions from most re-releases have been multiplayer modes. For those hoping to recreate nostalgic days of 8-bit goodness with a friend, 3DS iterations have been a disappointment. It seems to be...

  • News Letter Box Update Adds Coloured Ink

    At last

    Popular message-swapper Nintendo Letter Box got an update today that lets you write and draw with coloured ink. European 3DS owners can simply scan the QR code below to go straight to the update, which adds five coloured inks to the free application: red, blue, green, purple and orange. Black remains an option too. To scan the QR code...

  • News Mighty Switch Force Update to Remaster All Levels

    Free is the magic word

    We already know that WayForward Technologies is entering into the world of eShop DLC with five additional levels in Europe this week, available for free if you already own the game or included with new purchases. The developer has now posted a new entry on its website blog stating that the updated version will have more to...

  • News Mario Kart 7 Update Available Now

    Commence updating!

    The exploit-fixing update for Mario Kart 7 is available now. It patches up glaring shortcuts in the game's Wuhu Island Loop, Wuhu Mountain Loop and GBA Bowser Castle 1 courses. You won't be able to play online if you don't download the update, so hopefully this'll level the online playing field. Here's how to update your game: 1)...

  • News Europe, Your 3DS System Update Arrives 25th April

    Update: North American update on the same day

    You know that fancy 3DS system update that was announced earlier in Japan? Europeans can now look forward to grabbing it on the same day, 25th April. The update will come as a relief to those who have cluttered up their Home screens with the Ambassador games, demos and 3D trailers. You'll be able to give...

  • News Heroes of Ruin To Include Free Daily Challenges for a Year

    Hits Europe on June 15th

    Heroes of Ruin is one of the most intriguing 3DS titles on the horizon, especially as it's an RPG that will feature online multiplayer and voice chat. It seems that online play really is vital to this game, with details of downloadable content announced in today's Nintendo Direct. Nintendo Europe boss Satoru Shibata...

  • News Organise Your Home Menu With New 3DS Update

    All the fun of folders

    If your Home Menu's looking a little cluttered these days, you might want to anticipate the new 3DS system update in a few days that adds folders to the mix. You'll be able to create folders to hold as many as 60 tiles each, which should certainly de-clutter that menu. You can name your folders too, which should make finding...

  • News Mario Kart 7 To Get Shortcut-Fixing Patch

    Part of new update

    Nintendo will add the ability to patch software later this month, with Mario Kart 7 due to get an update in July. Satoru Iwata revealed that Nintendo will release a patch to fix issues with shortcuts that cause problems with online play, though didn't specify which shortcuts would be affected. Previously Nintendo has said it has...

  • News eShop Welcomes You With Update Notifications

    Come in, sit down

    Those exhausting days of opening the eShop, heading over to settings and scrolling through your download list to see if any of your purchased games have received updates are over. Power up the eShop now and, if any updates for your games are available, you'll be met with a message telling you exactly that; it's then a simple tap to...

  • News VVVVVV Flip Fix Submitted to Nintendo

    Isaac still waiting for word

    Last week we reported that the European release of VVVVVV was getting nearer with Nicalis confirming, via Twitter, that the title had been given a PEGI rating. Once again the publisher has been tweeting good news, with confirmation that the final bug fix in the European version is complete and the game is being sent to...

  • News Super Mario Bros. for Ambassadors Just Got VC Features

    Suspend points are in!

    If you're a 3DS Ambassador, the NES upgrades just started rolling in. Super Mario Bros. now comes with Suspend Points, allowing you to suspend your play mid-game and reload it as often as you like. Should make those speed runs a whole lot easier. Other games have updates available but from our quick flick through it doesn't...

  • Talking Point The Evolution of the 3DS

    Learning to walk

    On 7th December the latest firmware update arrived on the 3DS, adding new features, functionality and playable content to the handheld. In fact, the system now has a more rounded feel to its functionality, with the current fully updated console boasting significant additions to its original capabilities. We've already put together a...

  • News Nintendo: Miyamoto Is Not Stepping Down

    Issues statement

    Shigeru Miyamoto is not stepping down from his current position as head of Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis and Development team, Nintendo has confirmed. In an interview with Wired Miyamoto seemingly announced he was stepping down into a smaller role, but an official statement from Nintendo says this is not the case: Video game...

  • Guide Nintendo 3DS System Update

    All the information you need

    So you've got the 3DS system update and want to know exactly what's new? We've got you covered. Here you'll find a regularly updated account of how to get the most from your system's new features. If you have any questions, use the Contact form and we'll do our best to address them. Page 1: 3D Video RecordingPage 2:

  • News 3DS Firmware Update Available Now

    Get to it!

    The wait is over: the Nintendo 3DS firmware update is available now around the world. The update adds new features including 3D video recording, new games in the StreetPass Mii Plaza and the ability to download games from the 3DS eShop while the system is in sleep mode. Here's how to get your update. Bear in mind you'll need a wireless...

  • News Luigi's Mansion 2 is Not Multiplayer After All

    It was all a mix-up

    Yesterday we reported that Luigi's Mansion 2 was listed as a two-player game on the Nintendo of Europe website. We've now received confirmation from Nintendo that this was an error and that the game is single-player only. Luigi's Mansion 2 is set for release in early 2012. Read our Luigi's Mansion 2 preview for an early...

  • News 3DS System Update Due Before 8th December

    A little delayed

    The much-anticipated 3DS system update has suffered a minor delay, and will now be available before 8th December. The update — previously thought to be available on 30th November — is now in the final stages of testing and will see launch within the next ten days. Once available, the update adds 3D video recording, the 3DS...