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Nintendo confirms new '3D' Mario, Zelda games coming to Wii U

Daniel Perez | Nov 29, 2012 8:44 AM CST

The Nintendo Wii U's launch library probably isn't strong enough right now to sell like hot cakes as fans are most likely waiting for the next Mario, Legend of Zelda or Smash Bros. title in order to pick up the company's next-generation console. Games like New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU and Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition will probably do well on the console, but nothing garners excitement like a new Mario or Legend of Zelda title.

A new Mario or Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U was inevitable as there's no way Nintendo would launch a new console without thinking about new versions of their first-party AAA games. But during an interview with IGN, Nintendo's Global President Satoru Iwata confirmed a new "3D" Mario and Legend of Zelda game are currently under development for the Wii U.

The question was never if, but rather, when we would be hearing about the new Mario or Legend of Zelda titles. Iwata had the following to share during his interview:

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GTA series passes 125 million units, Rockstar still won't move to yearly releases, thankfully

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 29, 2012 2:25 AM CST

The Grand Theft Auto series is one of the best selling series of all time, with numbers passing 125 million units life-to-date according to Take-Two Interactive's CEO, Strauss Zelnick. Zelnick revealed the amazing milestone during his presentation at the Credit Suisse 2012 Technology Conference.

In September 2011, GTA series units were sitting at 114 million - so we're looking at 11 million units selling in the last twelve months alone. Zelnick didn't break the figures down, but a Take-Two Interactive rep confirmed that the 2008 released GTA IV shipped 25 million units. Zelnick attributes the success of the Grand Theft Auto series to the James Bond film franchise, which doesn't get a release every two years. The release schedule keeps the series "special", says Zelnick.

Zelnick doesn't like the risks associated with a yearly release like Activision's Call of Duty series, with Zelnick stating that this business model has risks that his company doesn't want to take. He adds:

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Nintendo 3DS XL bundled with Mario Kart 7 available on Dec. 2 for $199

Daniel Perez | Nov 28, 2012 11:30 AM CST

The holiday shopping season is in full swing and what would the season be like without major video game console manufacturers bundling their previously released systems with an extremely popular game? It wouldn't be a holiday season without it as many parents will be enticed at the prospect of getting a hot game console with a great game for a great price.

Nintendo is the king of bundling their hardware with software and this year is no different as they announced a new 3DS XL bundle will be made available at major retailers starting on Dec. 2nd. The 3DS XL bundle will come with a Blue/Black Nintendo 3DS XL and comes pre-loaded copy of Mario Kart 7 for $199.99. Without this special bundle, the 3DS XL system and Mario Kart 7 would retail for a total of $239.98, which makes this one sweet deal if you were already planning on picking up both the 3DS XL and Mario Kart 7.

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LeakedTT: Bungie's new game, Destiny, has story details leaked

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 28, 2012 12:36 AM CST

I still remember the feeling of booting up my fresh Xbox console with Halo - it was the same feeling that Half-Life on the PC gave me, and it looks like Bungie, now separate from Microsoft, could have lightning strike twice with 'Destiny'.

Details on the new game from Bungie have been leaked out and provided to IGN by a reader, including story details and concept art. According to the document:

Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man's Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it's here for, but only that it's our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young 'knights' tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and - eventually - overcoming it.

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 receives Gold Classics Pack DLC to celebrate 300 billion gold coins collected milestone

Daniel Perez | Nov 27, 2012 12:30 PM CST

New Super Mario Bros. 2 was released this past August and Nintendo has announced fans of the game have collected a total of 300 billion gold coins in a little over 3 months. To celebrate the milestone, Nintendo is offering a new piece of DLC called the Gold Classics Pack for free for a limited time.

The Gold Classics Pack includes three new courses inspired by older Mario titles like Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3. Each course can be played through the game's Coin Rush mode and will allow players to share their records with other player's through the game's StreetPass feature.

As of now, the Gold Classics Pack is completely free to download until Feb. 1, 2013 where the Gold Classics Pack will be available to purchase for $2.50.

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Say 'Hello' to the Wii Mini now that it is officially confirmed

Trace Hagan | Nov 27, 2012 12:02 PM CST

Nintendo has come out and confirmed the Wii Mini after a few leaks had made the device's launch not-so-secret anymore. The new Wii Mini will only play Wii games and will lack support for the older GameCube games and lack the ability to connect to the internet. This means no eShop or online features in games.

Sadly, the Wii Mini is currently only slated to show up in Canada and Nintendo has said they don't currently have any plans to bring it to other markets. "The system launches in Canada on December 7th with a suggested retail price of $99.99. No announcements have been made regarding other regions."

"There are games in the Wii library for every type of player," said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada's vice president and general manager. "Wii Mini is a great gift for the holidays that brings everyone in the family together to play. Wii Mini has a mini price, but it's all about big fun."

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Grand Theft Auto 5 PC fans petition for its release; gathers over 50k signatures

Daniel Perez | Nov 27, 2012 10:00 AM CST

As of now, Grand Theft Auto 5 has only been announced to be releasing on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in Spring 2013. If you're a PC gamer, you may have noticed Rockstar Games has left your gaming platform of choice without GTA V which is why fans are petitioning in favor of a PC version of the game be made available.

The petition, which has over 50,000 signatures as of this posting, hopes to receive 100,000 signatures in hopes their voices are heard by Rockstar to release a PC version of GTA V.

A portion of the petition reads:

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Wii U hits 400k units sold in the U.S. since launch; 'sold out at retail'

Daniel Perez | Nov 26, 2012 11:07 AM CST

The Wii U has yet to be sold around the world, but Nintendo is already gloating about its sales numbers of units sold in North America since its launch on November 18th.

According to internal data at Nintendo, 400,000 units of the Wii U have been sold in the U.S. and, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, is "essentially sold out of retail."

Not only did Fils-Aime disclose how many Wii U units have been sold in the U.S., but he also said 300,000 Wii units, 275,000 Nintendo DS units and 250,000 3DS units were sold in the U.S. just within a week. Altogether, Nintendo has sold over 1.2 million units of all of its hardware combined.

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Grand Theft Auto Radio app brings nearly every station to your Android device

Daniel Perez | Nov 26, 2012 7:02 AM CST

Before Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, one of my favorite aspects of the Grand Theft Auto series was its radio stations, primarily all of the fake music stations, their jocks and their hilarious commercials. After Vice City, Rockstar Games decided to supply real music along with their witty humor, which added a layer of realism to the series' radio stations.

Up until now, it was only possible to listen to the radio stations by popping in whatever GTA game into the console it was made for, and pretty much play through the game. But now, you can listen to every radio station from every Grand Theft Auto game right on your phone.

The Grand Theft Auto Radio application is currently available on the Google Play Store and contains radio stations from Grand Theft Auto III all the way up to Grand Theft Auto 4, although some radio stations are currently missing from GTA 4. The app developer promises to have all of the GTA 4 radio stations available in a future update.

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Wii U U.K. launch event giving games away to attendees on Nov. 30th

Daniel Perez | Nov 24, 2012 9:15 AM CST

The Nintendo Wii U launched in the U.S. nearly a week ago, but others around the world are still waiting for their official release dates for Nintendo's console to release in their neck of the woods. The Wii U is set to release in Europe on November 30th, and it seems like their official launch event is going to blow the U.S. launch event out of the water in terms of goodies attendees will walk away with.

If you're in Europe and plan on attending Nintendo's launch event at the HMV Oxford Street store, you might want to get there quick as there will be a number of freebies available for those who are one of the first to purchase the Nintendo Wii U.

When the doors open at 11 P.M., the first 100 Wii U purchasers will be given two free games with their purchase from a pre-determined selection of games, one of which being New Super Mario Bros U, which we know you were planning on getting anyway.

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