Published on January 17th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Quick, to the eShop! Kirby’s Stacking Crashes Tokyo into the Amazon, Receives a Fire Emblem Awakening
For a moment there, I thought the goodies for the Wii U were just about coming to an end. All of a sudden, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate slices things up with new screens and a demo announcement. Then, Need for Speed Most Wanted shows us that EA still has interest in bringing AAA titles to the ever expanding library of the Wii U.
We here at GAMINGtruth are finally getting back into the swing of things after trekking the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the Consumer Electronics Show. There wasn’t much in terms of gaming on the Wii U, but I can say this after checking out Nyko Technologies: They are preparing to fit your Wii U GamePad with more battery life than your grandpa’s scooter.
Nyko’s lineup for accessories was pretty impressive, and the Power Pak delivers a battery Wii U owners shouldn’t pass up. Heck, they give you the tools you need to ensure you will game for more than 4-5 hours, which is the current lifespan of the Wii U GamePad on a full charge. The pack promises to deliver up to three times more battery than that of the standard included battery.
With all of this talk about Nintendo’s newest console you might wonder: What about the original Wii? If you are still living in the past, then you can sleep tight tonight knowing that they haven’t forgot about the console that allowed Nintendo to reclaim the title of “Console King”. The original Wii will now support Amazon streaming video. This means Wii owners can now stream content from a huge selection (over 140,000 titles to be exact) through the subscription based service. Visit the official site here to get all the details.
Last week, we talked a more about Fire Emblem Awakening. Updates have been dropping left and right for highly anticipated role playing game. A demo for the game is now available in the eShop. If you are still reading this and own a Nintendo 3DS, shame on you. At the least you should start the download and keep reading. Unless your internet is slower than molasses dial-up in the winter. Then by all means, fall of the face of the Earth for not upgrading, you hippie!
Now on to the games!
Release Date: Jan 17, 2013
Get ready to stack them stars! Kirby is back and this time he’s not in a compilation game. The 1997 release of Kirby’s Star Stacker brought joy to GameBoy fans that wanted more than Tetris could offer. What might that be? How about Rick the Hamster, Kine the Sunfish, or Coo the Owl?
The game features notable characters from the Kirby series. Most of these stem from the release of Kirby’s Dreamland 2 on the handheld. Stack stars, sandwich friends, it’s like a night out in Hollywood without the weird. Well, Hollywood is weird in general, so maybe just like a puzzler game where you stack things and earn cool points.
Release Date: Jan 17, 2013
Developer: Nintendo / MITCHELL
I remember seeing this title a while back during the Nintendo Direct Feed. Some might shrug off the quirky-silliness of the game, but that’s essentially what these games are here for. Forget for a minute that you have a deadline, paper due or parent(s) that have got you down. Throw some people around Tokyo for bonuses and make yourself happy again.
Surprisingly, the game features a Story and Challenge mode. It does support the 3D feature, so get ready to feel like UFOs with random people in snuggie lookalikes are flying at you.
Other honorable mentions this week include Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo Escape to the Big Blue (Nintendo 3DS eShop) and Deer Drive Legends (Nintendo 3DS eShop).
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