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Nintendo Unveils The Miiverse’s Top 3 Games For Wii U / 3DS

Posted on December 20, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo has unveiled the most popular games as measured via traffic on their Miiverse social media website / Wii U application.  This year didn’t feature the two big marquee releases for Wii U – Star Fox: Zero and The Legend of Zelda Wii U, as both of those games got delayed into 2016. However, it was strong year nonetheless for both platforms with releases including the surprise hit Splatoon, the ever inventive Mario Maker, monsters causing mayhem in Monster Hunter 5 on Nintendo 3DS among other great titles.

So which games made the top 3 per platform? I won’t leave you in suspense… according to Nintendo the top 3 choices according to fans on Miiverse where:

Wii U

  1. Splatoon
  2. Super Mario Maker
  3. Xenoblade Chrincles X


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes
  3. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Did any of these top six games surprise you? For me, it’s not shocking to see Xenoblade in the top 3 for Wii U even though the game has only been out for under two weeks. Fans have been anticipating its release ever since it was revealed several E3s ago. I also really enjoyed the fresh kicks that Splatoon introduced over the summer – with its focus on team based objectives rather than traditional KDR it was a refreshing take on the established Team Death Match formula.  Now that I think about it, my family ended up purchasing almost all of these games…

Did your favorite Nintendo titles make the cut? Check out the graphics Nintendo shared on Miiverse below:





Hands-On With The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes | Preview

Posted on October 18, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo held a special online-only stress test for their upcoming multiplayer focused entry in the Zelda franchise – The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. Codes were distributed by the Big N’s mailing list and select 3DS owners were able to participate in a maximum of 15 hours with the game across three different levels with random strangers. I quickly grabbed my Kokiri sword and green tunic and ventured into the world of Hyrule for a few hours over the course of this weekend and I’d love to share some of my initial impressions.Read More


The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Special Demo Available To Select 3DS Owners

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Special Demo Available To Select 3DS Owners

Make sure to check your inbox and spam folders because Nintendo has sent out redeemable codes for a special demo version of the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes.

According to the email that Nintendo sent out to those lucky few were selected for this special demo this demo is only playable with three other people locally and limited online play during certain hours. That means that there is no included single-player or online multiplayer (outside of Nintendo’s pre-defined hours) for those who don’t have three friends with 3DS systems readily available.

Here’s the online co-op times for the demo:

10/16: 5 PM – 10 PM PT10/17: 5 PM – 10 PM PT10/18: 7 AM – 12 PM PT

Everyone who received a code also received 2 bonus codes to give out to their friends. Codes have also been given out on the GameFaqs forums, so if you didn’t get a code you might have some luck there.

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes is one of the few multiplayer focused entries into the series. In it three players must work together to solve puzzles and defeat bosses. If you chose to play Triforce Heroes you’ll be playing with two “dolls” that you can control with the system’s touchscreen.

Trifroce Heroes was originally revealed at this past June’s E3 and will be released to retail next Thursday October 22nd.


Zelda Tri-Force Heroes Teams Up in Less than a Month

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Jason Nason

The game kind of came out of left field when Nintendo unveiled it, but with the previous success and fun of the Four Swords game(s) maybe this could also be fun?

Form a legendary trio with your friends and tackle dungeons and boss battles together in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, coming to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on October 23rd. Presented in the same top-down style as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the game will challenge you to solve inventive puzzles as a team. Not only that but you’ll also dress Link in a range of outfits to enable new abilities that enhance your adventure.

Wait, so Link gets to play dress up?

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