Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Smash Bros. Wii U Release Date Annouced

As expected now that Mario and Co. are smashing the hell out of each other Nintendo has given us the release date for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Amiibo.

Not only do we know its release date but it will also come in (possibly) 3 flavours; The core game, The Amiibo pack (bundled with an Mario Amiibo) and the GC pack (comes with Gamecube Adapter). Check out the trailer below


As we saw in the video there will be 18 Amiibos for release this year and in an effort to slightly seperate Amiibo from Smash Bros it will launch November 28th, UPDATE: The above Amiibo's will come in two waves. The First wave figures we all ready know about. Zelda, Luigi, Captain Falcon, Pit, Didy Kong and Little Mac. The secound wave will hit December 19th.

I suspect we may get an Mario Kart X Amiibo update around then too. As we reported before several figures have been discounted to a neat £10 on Amazon

Abe's Take
Hopefully giving a released date will kill the Smash Bros Wii U delayed news storys on other sites. Game Informer has been the worst for this as every news story about smash or the Wii U claimed it's delayed.

anyway... I'm glade we have a date for this, as much as i am enjoying Smash on 3DS I'm finding it hard to learn the new characters moves on the small screen, I look forward to seeing them in glorious HD 

The Offical Nintendo Magazine Is No More

In this digital era we see more and more magazines and papers going out of print, especially the specialist magazines and now an old favourite of ours has recived the old blue shell.

The Official Nintendo Magazine coming a close with issue issue 114, some 22 years after it started life as Nintendo Magazine System and has followed all the systems till the Wii U and 3DS.

It's unknown if the ONM site will continue as it has become quiet of late and like it's sister sites OXM and OPM have also had their staff cut right down. Today the ONM site posted this.

The last issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, which launched in the UK in 2002, will be in stores on 14th October, 2014 (Issue 114). Throughout its tenure, Official Nintendo Magazine has continued to bring fans, news, interviews, previews and reviews on both new and retro Nintendo hardware and software.

Nintendo will continue to speak directly to fans via Nintendo Direct, our social media and online channels and public events.

Nintendo UK and Future will continue to work closely on future projects across Gamesradar.com, CVG, Edge, Kotaku UK and Gamesmaster.

The Official Nintendo Magazine has been published by Future since 2006, prior to this it was published by EMAP.

For Official Nintendo Magazine subscription inquiries, please contact the Future Customer Services team on 0844 848 2852 (UK) or +44 1604 251045 (International).

This also marks the end of Nintendo in print as there are currently no other Nintendo magazines on the stands

Abe's Take
It's a sad truth of the modern world that most magazines will disappear, I doubt my children will buy any when they have access to all their news on several devices for free. It's a shame that a Magazine that has like us followed Nintendo from the NES wont get to see Nintendo's next systems

Goodbye ONM it's been great and thank you.