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DS/Wii WiFi Connection, 3DS Video app closing ⊟
Well that was a weird way to end the 3DS’s birthday. Along with releasing another vague firmware update for the 3DS last night, Nintendo announced that it’s closing the WiFi Connection service for DS and Wii games around the world on May 20, as well as its 3DS Video app in Japan and Europe at the end of March (no word yet on the North American edition).
This won’t affect devices that use Nintendo Network for online features like the 3DS and Wii U, but this is a huge blow to a lot of games. Say goodbye to online multiplayer in Mario Kart DS and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. No more DLC for people who decide to pick up classics like Dragon Quest IX. Hope you don’t mind not accessing leaderboards or trading user-generated content (WarioWare DIY…) anymore!
You will still be able to purchase DSiWare games — online features for those titles will no long worker, though — and use the built-in web browser on the DSi, though. You will be able to buy Wii games through the Wii Shop, too.
This really, really sucks. I can deal with Nintendo Video shutting down, as it was a service that never lived up to its potential despite some fun offerings (shout-outs to Dinosaur Office). But losing WiFi Connection makes some quality DS games feel incomplete as far as content goes at best, and removes critical features in other titles at worst.
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DS/Wii WiFi Connection, 3DS Video app closing ⊟

Well that was a weird way to end the 3DS’s birthday. Along with releasing another vague firmware update for the 3DS last night, Nintendo announced that it’s closing the WiFi Connection service for DS and Wii games around the world on May 20, as well as its 3DS Video app in Japan and Europe at the end of March (no word yet on the North American edition).

This won’t affect devices that use Nintendo Network for online features like the 3DS and Wii U, but this is a huge blow to a lot of games. Say goodbye to online multiplayer in Mario Kart DS and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. No more DLC for people who decide to pick up classics like Dragon Quest IX. Hope you don’t mind not accessing leaderboards or trading user-generated content (WarioWare DIY…) anymore!

You will still be able to purchase DSiWare games — online features for those titles will no long worker, though — and use the built-in web browser on the DSi, though. You will be able to buy Wii games through the Wii Shop, too.

This really, really sucks. I can deal with Nintendo Video shutting down, as it was a service that never lived up to its potential despite some fun offerings (shout-outs to Dinosaur Office). But losing WiFi Connection makes some quality DS games feel incomplete as far as content goes at best, and removes critical features in other titles at worst.

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  • Source nintendo.com
Muramasa Rebirth cat DLC coming to North America in early 2014 ⊟ 
Confirmed! Aksys Games issued a press release with details of the “Fishy Tales of the Nekomata” DLC, coming out for the Vita’s Muramasa Rebirth.

Tasked with taking a prized tea set to the shogun, Okoi and her brother set out on a journey to Edo. However, Okoi’s family’s chief retainer will stop at nothing to retake the tea set from Okoi. What once was a simple courier service mission just got a lot more dangerous!

Okoi uses claws to attack, and can summon her cat Miike. She uses a skill tree to upgrade her claws, instead of forging new blades. And completing her DLC unlocks a boss rush featuring the bosses from the main game.
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Muramasa Rebirth cat DLC coming to North America in early 2014 ⊟

Confirmed! Aksys Games issued a press release with details of the “Fishy Tales of the Nekomata” DLC, coming out for the Vita’s Muramasa Rebirth.

Tasked with taking a prized tea set to the shogun, Okoi and her brother set out on a journey to Edo. However, Okoi’s family’s chief retainer will stop at nothing to retake the tea set from Okoi. What once was a simple courier service mission just got a lot more dangerous!

Okoi uses claws to attack, and can summon her cat Miike. She uses a skill tree to upgrade her claws, instead of forging new blades. And completing her DLC unlocks a boss rush featuring the bosses from the main game.

BUY Muramasa RebirthPS Vita

Bravely Default: For the Sequel has English DLC ⊟

It’s looking more likely that when Nintendo publishes Bravely Default in the West next year, we’ll get this enhanced edition (not a sequel, despite its title) instead of the original version that released last year! Even if that’s not the case, at least those with a Japanese 3DS will be able to import a copy and play it in English with the DLC. The language options also include French, German, Italian, Spanish, and obviously Japanese, but only English and Japanese voice tracks.

[Update: Square Enix’s official twitter account for the game just announced that Bravely Default's Western releases will be based on For the Sequel!]

Square Enix opened its Japanese site for this Bravely Default+ game, detailing a few of the 100+ improvements it’s thrown in. As you can see in the screens above, For the Sequel looks a bit nice. The game will also have adjustable encounter rates, new story events, tweaked controls, additional difficulty options, multiple save slots, auto-mode to speed up battles, and more.

In other sorta-Final Fantasy news, Square Enix has filed a U.S. trademark for something called Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, according to Siliconera. Cross your fingers for something that’s not mobile. If this turns out to be a re-release with extra songs/content for iOS, I’ll know you didn’t cross your fingers, and I will resent you for weeks.

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Get New Leaf’s Best Buy DLC without leaving home

Best Buy has a set of exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf items you can grab via StreetPass if you visit the retailer’s locations. Not everyone has a Best Buy nearby (and not everyone wants to visit the store), though, so here’s a workaround posted by Link.

You’ll need to do some fiddling with your router:

  1. Change the SSID on your router to “Bestbuy” — this is case sensitive, so make sure it looks just like that without the quotes (you can also use tethering on your cell phone)
  2. Make sure you can connect to it via your wifi settings
  3. You should get an indicator on your 3DS homescreen signaling that you’re connected to a Nintendo Zone
  4. You do NOT need to load up Nintendo Zone; simply boot up New Leaf, go to the post office, and ask Pelly for your present to grab the DLC

And repeat every other week until August! Thanks to Animekatt for the screenshot of the Raccoon Wall-clock.

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  • Source projecthyrule.com

Dat censorship

Fire Emblem: Awakening's latest DLC release Summer Scramble lets players see a selection of characters in their swimwear, but in the case of Tharja, Nintendo of America decided it didn’t want to show too much of the Dark Mage.

Meanwhile in Japan, Nintendo has no problems with allowing licensees to create these lewd Tharja figures. At least the company didn’t edit this out, which is what everyone really wanted from the Summer Scramble DLC:

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  • Source neogaf.com

Upcoming Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC

This clip starts off reviewing the downloadable content that’s already released for Fire Emblem: Awakening, but it also covers upcoming map packs and their rewards (including new classes like the Dread Fighter and Bride).

That EXPonential Growth map would’ve helped a lot in my efforts last weekend to give my Fire Emblem children a better life. Kids these days (or during the days in some far off future) have it so easy.

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New round of Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC out
Fire Emblem: Awakening's first paid downloadable content is now available at your local Outrealm Gate, dubbed Champions of Yore 2 and featuring series favorite Roy.
You can pay $2.50 for the map, or spend $4 to buy the Champions Pack. The latter contains the first and currently free map, Champions of Yore 2, and the third not-yet released chapter with Micaiah.
The fantastic artwork above of “Marth,” by the way, comes from Poiv.
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New round of Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC out

Fire Emblem: Awakening's first paid downloadable content is now available at your local Outrealm Gate, dubbed Champions of Yore 2 and featuring series favorite Roy.

You can pay $2.50 for the map, or spend $4 to buy the Champions Pack. The latter contains the first and currently free map, Champions of Yore 2, and the third not-yet released chapter with Micaiah.

The fantastic artwork above of “Marth,” by the way, comes from Poiv.

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  • Source gonintendo.com

The last New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC packs are out

One of the $2.50 packs is a set of three “Impossible” levels, which you can sample in the GIFs above. As you can see, they’re not messin’ around — these stages are sincerious. There’s also a pack of “Mystery Adventure” courses with lots of hidden and alternate paths. Jeremy Parish has a great breakdown of the two sets, as well as some thoughts on the evolution of New Super Mario Bros. 2’s DLC

eShop brought out the Christmas HAM early, by the way, with more than a dozen releases (new games and downloadable editions of retail titles). You can see the list of titles, plus a calendar for upcoming games on this handy page.

Oh, and Nintendo TVii should be out now for Wii U, along with its accompanying Reggie Asks roundtable interview with the app’s developers.

BUY New Super Mario Bros. 2, New Super Mario Bros. U

Who wants free New Super Mario Bros. 2 levels? Nintendo has released a free Gold Classics Pack that you can download now. It’s filled with three Coin Rush courses inspired by iconic levels from the original Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3. Grab it soon because Nintendo will charge $2.50 for it starting February 1.

Buy: New Super Mario Bros. 2
See also: More New Super Mario Bros. 2 news, media

Infinite Koopa bounce trick found in New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC. Though the video here doesn’t show that many coins coming from it, you could conceivably get many hundreds of coins in this “Nerve-Wrack Pack” level by bouncing on Koopas as Gold Mario, as each bounce gets you 50 coins.

Buy: New Super Mario Bros. 2
See also: More New Super Mario Bros. 2 news, media [Via NeoGAF; thanks, Chopper!]

Trailer for the first Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy downloadable content. These eight songs will be available on the eShop in Japan this week for 150 yen ($1.90) each. Square Enix plans to support the game with DLC releases every 2-3 weeks. In Japan, that is. Here, Square Enix plans to _______ (they haven’t said anything).

Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Pearl Pink, Black, & Blue)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Theatrhythm Final Fantasy news, media
[Via Nintendaan, Andriasang]

Just in case anyone with a new $170 3DS also picks up Dead or Alive Dimensions, Tecmo Koei is restarting the game’s DLC schedule, giving the daily costume downloads a second encore. From August 15 through September 17, a new costume will be delivered via SpotPass every day to DOA Dimensions owners who have opted to let the game do so. And why wouldn’t you?

When DOA Dimensions first came out, I thought it was remarkable that the 3DS fighting games, including this and SSFIV 3D, were the only ones even trying to get StreetPass/SpotPass functionality right. Just a few months later, those games seem remarkable just on the basis of being games that were released for the 3DS. :/

Buy: Dead or Alive Dimensions

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

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