News Roundup July 29 Feature

July 29th News Roundup

Here’s a summary of the most relevant news from today.

Super Mario Maker

Basic info about the game:

– Game file size = 1.4Gb;
– Save file size = 80Mb;- Supported Controllers: GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote, Classic Controller;
– You can save up to 120 courses in the game;
– Will be compatible with all released and announced amiibos, except for the Mii Fighters;
– Has over 99 amiibo costumes, and players will be able to obtain them without amiibo by playing through the 100 Mario Challenge.

super-mario-maker-costumesNintendo is also releasing two Wii U bundles in Japan similar to the European one, one containing the Classic Colours Mario amiibo and another without it.

super-mario-maker-bundles-jpLike the European players, Japanese gamers will get the PDF version of the artbook when buying the digital version of the game. However, unlike in Europe, Nintendo will sell the physical version of the book online to those who own the digital version and are interested in getting it.

Yesterday and today, Nintendo held the Super Mario Maker “hackathon” event at Facebook’s headquarters, where they will be selecting one level created by a Facebook employee that will be made available for download at the game’s launch.

You can find some photos from the event below, in addition to a new promotional video recently uploaded to the Japanese channel.


The Japanese Twitter account posted some new info about Private Battles today. Check it out:

Another addition to the impending large update are “Private Matches”, a mode where you can enjoy free play online with your friends.

The number of players can be between 2 and 8, with the rules, stage, and team organisation being set as you like.

Be aware that you won’t receive any points for playing in a Private Match, victories and defeats won’t affect your skill level or rank.

You can also set a password, so you can be a little more careful about which friends can and can’t join.

Nintendo also uploaded a new video to their Japanese channel showing off Splatoon’s new Slosher weapon in action. You can watch it below:

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

With the release of the game, we are now able to take a look at some of the costumization features available.

The following images cover the available skin tone, hair and eye options. We also have confirmation the title features 48 usable emotions, 8 more than New Leaf.

Check the pictures in the gallery below:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo also announced today that a brand new update is soon coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

Here’s a list of the various things that will be made available on July 31st:

• Parka costumes, which can be used by all three Mii types;
• King K Rool costume for Mii Brawler;
• Chrom Costume for Mii Swordfighter;
• Hyrule Castle 64 Stage;
• Peach’s Castle 64 Stage;
• Tournament Mode;
• Ability to save and post replays to YouTube;

Apparently, more costumes and information will be revealed via the official Smash Bros. Twitter account tomorrow as well!

You can view some screenshots from the additions listed above in the gallery below:

Additionaly, a rumour also showed up at 4Chan saying that a Dr. Mario stage is in the works, and can supposedly be added with this DLC batch. If that is the case, it might be one of tomorrow’s announcements.

Here’s some pictures posted with the rumour:

LEGO Dimensions

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment uploaded a new “Worlds Collide” story trailer for LEGO Dimensions earlier today.

Check it out below:

NOTE: Shut up you two! I’M Batman! XD

July 30th Famitsu Scans Roundup

This week’s Famitsu scans are now online too.

Covered games include Devil’s Third, Dragon Quest VIII, Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX, Monster Hunter X and Monster Strike.

You can find them all in the gallery below:

And that’s all for today’s main news! Enjoy!