Puzzle Swap is a mini game included in 3DS consoles that works in conjunction with StreetPass. You are given different game panels that require puzzle pieces to be completed. Each time you complete a panel it becomes a 3DS animated loop. Every time you get a Mii you get to see their progression with panels and choose one piece to progress with your own. Since the 3DS came out, Nintendo has released form time to time ‘panels’ on different games, including Zelda related panels. As far as I know you need the latest system update (Ver. 6.0.0-12E) and the Mii Plaza upgrade (currently available to Europe users) to trigger the new panel event.
I initially found this release is quite surprising because usually the panels are related to 3DS games but in this case it is aimed to the Wii’s title “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword”. Thinking about the old panels made me remember that another Zelda panel available is for Twilight Princess, which is another home console game, thus it is not as odd as I initially thought. Still, I think it is worthy to share the news for all of us 3DS owners and Zelda Fans.
Do you think there is a special reason for Nintendo to Release a panel for this game?
With the flood of information from E3, we have received word, images, and a trailer for the newest addition to the Super Smash Bros. series: Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Super Smash Bros. 3DS. These two games obviously are for the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS and will feature some sort of connection between the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS as shown in the trailer. Mario was able to jump through “dimensions” from the Nintendo 3DS gameplay to the Nintendo Wii U gameplay, also changing between the two styles found in the game.
Below, you can find screenshots of Legend of Zelda’s own Link. If you want to check out the other screenshots for Mario, Pit, Samus, and Pikachu, you can find them at our wiki soon enough.
In preparation for Nintendo’s E3 Conference and Nintendo Direct, we’ve made this news post to hopefully capture all the information that has been presented to us. Please note: this news post will be updated every time there is a nice new piece of information, so please keep refreshing this news post every minute of two to keep up-to-date. Also check out our Facebook for some information as well!
- For Pokemon X & Y, the Fairy-type was introduced. Sylveon’s Type is Fairy. Gardevoir, Jigglypuff, Marill, and some other older Pokemon will be dual-Fairy-type as well.
- Super Mario 3D World, the sequel to Super Mario 3D Land, now includes a Cat Suit, which can be used to easily get 1UPs at the end of the stages.
- Footage for Mario Kart 8 is shown. They included anti-gravity and 15 new features. Launches Spring 2014.
- Wii Party U will feature many party games, and utilize special control schemes with the Wiimote and Game Pad. Launch delayed to add more content.
- A new installment of Art Academy is in the works.
2013 3rd party releases
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (October 29th, 2013) [Wii U]
Batman: Arkham Origins (October 25th, 2013) [Wii U]
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (October 25th, 2013) [3DS]
Deux Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut (2013) [Wii U]
Disney Infinity (August 18th, 2013) [Wii, Wii U, 3DS]
Just Dance 2014 (October 8th, 2013) [Wii U]
Rayman Legends (September 3rd, 2013) [Wii U]
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Fall 2013) [Wii U, 3DS, Wii]
Disney’s Planes (August 6th, 2013) [Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS]
Shin Megami Tensei IV (July 16th, 2013) [3DS]
Skylanders SWAP Force (October 13th, 2013) [Wii, Wii U, 3DS]
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (August 20th, 2013) [Wii U]
Sonic Lost World (Holiday 2013) [Wii U, 3DS]
Watch_Dogs (November 19th, 2013) [Wii U]
2013 Wii U Nintendo eShop releases
Coaster Crazy Deluxe
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Mutant Mudds Deluxe
Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty
Scram Kitty & His Buddy on Rails
Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party
A World of Keflings
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be rendered in 1080p with shaders that improve visuals and refine textures. The Tingle Bottle lets you send Miiverse messages in bottles that will wash up on the shores of other players’ games. Launches October 2013.
- The Wonderful 101 by Platinum Games is an action game. It will feature a group of heroes and their leader, Wonder Red, battling the Gethjerk. Launches September 15th, 2013.
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Wii U features Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong fighting against invading vikings from the North Seas. Dixie Kong will also be playable. Launches November 2013.
- Bayonetta 2 by Platinum Games features the titular character with a revamped look. Launches 2014.
- A new Wii U title by Monolith Soft aims to create a large-scale open world that can be explored seamlessly. This new game will launch in 2014.
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will feature veteran fighters Mario, Link, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Samus, Fox, Kirby, Bowser, and Pit. Newcomers include Villager from Animal Crossing, classic Mega Man, and Wii Fit Trainer. Both games launch 2014.
- Yoshi’s New Island for the 3DS is the official title for the next game in the Yoshi’s Island series.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS is the official title for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
The fourth installment of the Super Smash Bros. series will be revealed at E3 2013 through the means of a trailer during Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct on June 11th. Rumors of this new installment have said that the game will be released on not only the Nintendo Wii U console (following the console only trend of the series), but will be also on the Nintendo 3DS handheld system sometime during the holiday season of 2014.
As such, we’ll be trying to cover details about the new addition to the series fairly soon.
This news post will cover all the information from today’s Nintendo Direct.
10:02 AM – New Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
– Some games require Wii U Gamepad
– Dream Events. Different sports in familiar Mario and Sonic locales, like hockey in Delfino Plaza.
– Mix Events. A couple of events are mixed together to provide a new challenge, like mixing skiing with shooting.
10:04 AM – Sonic: Lost Worlds announced, Wii U exclusive. More details later.
10:05 AM – Will be releasing additional Sega Game Gear games on eShop.
10:06 AM – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages will be sold for $5.99. For the first 3 weeks, they will be sold for $4.99.
10:07 AM – Information on Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move. You can make your own levels for others to try online.
10:09 AM – Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D gets 8 new levels. Launches on May 24th.
10:10 AM – Animal Crossing: New Leaf information. Talk of videos about the game. Available on Youtube and Nintendo eShop.
10:11 AM – Information on Game and Wario. A minigame where you throwing fronks. The ninja sisters, Kat and Ana, are back. Young Cricket and Master Mantis also return in a platformer.
10:15 AM – News on Resident Evil: Revelations for Wii U. Gamepad-only play available. Miiverse posts visible upon death and when friends are enemies in Raid mode.
10:16 AM – More information on New Super Luigi U. Playing with Luigi, Blue and Yellow Toad, and Nabbit. Nabbit doesn’t take damage and doesn’t power-up.
10:19 AM – Standalone for New Super Luigi U coming out on August on 25th. Standalone will be $30 and DLC will be $20.
10:20 AM – Information on Wonderful 101. September 13th release. More information later.
10:20 AM – Pikmin 3 information. Alph, Brittany, and Carlie are the three new Captains in the game. They land on the Pikmin Planet to find new food sources for their own planet, Hokocate, which is suffering from a food shortage. If they don’t have enough food, they can’t continue exploring. You can only explore from dawn to dusk; night is dangerous. You can see a replay on the day’s event on the Nintendo Gamepad. You can use the GamePad, a WiiMote, or the Wii U Pro Controller for the game.
10:28 AM – Reggie is up. Nintendo of America partnered with Best Buy to allow people to try their E3 games during E3.
10:30 AM – It’s over.
We hope this title comes in other areas too, but for now the only confirmed one is the United Kingdom Region. With the new zelda title coming to the 3DS borrowing the world and atmosphere from this game, this launch sounds like a great excuse to familiarise ourselves with this great game. For me, it would be another opportunity to finally finish it and hopefully do it before the 3DS one hits the shelves .
For now we don’t know when exactly will it be launched or how much will it cost, but I suppose it is going to be similar to what other SNES titles used to through the Wii’s Virtual Console.
The Nintendo Wii Virtual Console was finally released yesterday and so far only has a handful of NES and SNES games in its library. Nintendo promises Nintendo Wii U owners that in the future they will include N64 and Gameboy Advance Games to play on the virtual console. As well, you will be able to play all the games off screen and on the Nintendo Gamepad.
Charlie Scibetta, Senior Director of the Corporate Communications for Nintendo of America has recently released a statement concerning about Nintendo’s presentation at e3 this year.
Nintendo will be presenting their presentations completely different this year; instead of having one large event, they will be having two smaller events. One of the events will focus on the media, while the other event will be involving Nintendo with its partners. As well, they will be discussing things with retailers, publishers, analysts, etc. at the Nokia theater about their business plans and give information.
As you’ve already seen, a lot of news about Nintendo games and services that traditionally would be held until E3 is being delivered this year through Nintendo Directs, and various press events. This approach will continue between now and E3. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll be fully informed. We look forward to continuing to provide you with Nintendo news and content in ways you haven’t before experienced. Beyond the news that will be communicated through Nintendo Direct videos in the run up to E3, at the show itself we’re hosting two smaller events on Tuesday morning before the LACC opens instead of just our traditional one event. A media event and a partner presentation will both occur that morning. While the audiences will be different between the two events, both will occur on the Tuesday morning of E3 (June 11) which is the date and time period the public has come to expect for Nintendo to deliver E3 news.
At the Nokia theater we’ll meet with business partners (retailers, publishers, analysts, etc.) from the NOA territory and discuss our plans for driving the business and providing tailored information that this group finds useful to their operations. Nintendo has done these same type of business meetings at past E3 shows, but has not in the past few years. This year we are returning to that business partner meeting format. New this year at our booth in the LACC, prior to the show opening, we’ll invite a small group of media to play our games. We will have a strong line-up of beloved franchise experiences available for immediate hands-on play. We are continuing to consider exciting new ways to bring the news of our games and information directly to the players at home during the E3 timeframe, and will have more to say about that at a later date.”
Nintendo has explained during their financial results briefing that there are many third-party games that have yet to be announced for the Nintendo 3DS which will come out sometime during the 2013 year. Some of the confirmed third party games that are coming to the handheld system are Disney Infinity, Disney Planes and Skylanders: Swap Force.
Recently, third-party software developers overseas have had fewer of their best development studios develop software for handheld devices. However, for this year, the release of several key titles has already been announced, and I have also heard there are more unannounced titles to come.
Also, as I mentioned on another occasion, we plan to more actively support the Japanese software developers in distributing their key titles overseas.
… I’ve also heard that our third parties are planning to launch other software titles that they have not announced yet. With these titles in the lineup, I think that, although much later than in Japan, the overseas markets are finally ready for Nintendo 3DS to get on an ideal sales track.