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Zelda E-Shop Sale Coming to UK to Celebrate Hyrule Warriors

Nintendo UK has announced a 10% off sale coming to Wii U and 3DS over the coming weeks. In celebration of Hyrule Warriors release on September 26, each week a variety of Zelda titles, old and new, will have a reduced price of around 30%. Even Hyrule Warriors itself will be reduced by 10% upon its release date.

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The New 3DS: Unnecessary or Essential

Nintendo’s announcement of the New 3DS has caused cheers and complaints, but above all, confusion. Is this a new system or just a slight upgrade? The most obvious addition to the New 3DS is a bunch of buttons: two triggers and a second analog stick have been added. Perhaps the most underwhelming feature of the 3DS is the 3D itself, which now seems to be fixed. The handheld now tracks your head using camera and gyro-function, so while using 3D, the image follows you and doesn’t just turn into a blurry mess. A new way to save battery takes the form of an auto-adjusting screen. Based on the lighting, the brightness will change to the ideal setting without any effort from the user . Technical upgrades include Amiibo support and more powerful CPU, meaning traversing between menus is faster, along with downloading games. With great power, comes great games–exclusives at least. A port of the Wii’s Xenoblade Chronicles is the first game that will only work on New 3DS, leaving the current versions behind. These features are definitely cool, but do we really need all this new stuff?

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Gamer’s Fascination With Console Colors

Though we often discuss the differences between game-consoles—why Microsoft added this, why Sony added that—one aspect remains the same across the board. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U are all black. If a variation is released, the best we can expect is usually white. In the past, designers haven’t been as strict. The Nintendo DS has over sixty color variations, and even home-consoles have worn brighter hues. The focus should be the beautiful worlds, big explosions and epic stories, but the console’s color is more important than you might think.

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Bayonetta 2 Releasing October 24th

Nintendo had a ton of announcements today regarding release dates for their fall/holiday season. Among these release dates was Bayonetta 2, which will launch exclusively on the Wii U October 24th. Back in June at E3, Nintendo announced that the sequel would be bundled with the first game at no extra cost.

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New Bravely Second Trailer

After the success of the 3DS-exclusive RPG, Bravely Default, Square Enix has been hard at work on the game’s sequel: Bravely Second. During the Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning, a new trailer for the game was unveiled.

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Lockout From Halo 2 Gets a Complete Overhaul in The Master Chief Collection, Gameplay Released

Halo 2 fans will be happy to know that Lockout, a small arena type map and an all around classic, will be returning with a complete overhaul in The Master Chief Collection, according to Xbox.com.

Lockout joins the likes of Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar and Sanctuary as the fifth Halo 2 map to be re-imagined in The Master Chief Collection, which releases on Nov. 11. Make the jump to watch actual gameplay from the recently revealed map, courtesy of Polygon.