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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (In-Depth Switch Impressions)

When Nintendo launched the Wii U launched back in 2012, it launched with several titles, most of them ports of games from the PS3 and 360. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, Assassin’s Creed 3, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, and others. Along with all the ports, there were a few original titles in the mix, one of them was New Super Mario Bros. U, a title that sold very well at launch and is considered to be one of the best in the series. An expansion, New Super Luigi U, was added later that threw a few new twists in the formula. Eventually the two games were bundled onto one disc.

Fast-forward to today, the Wii U has long since been abandoned in favor of the extremely successful Nintendo Switch, and about 85% of the Wii U’s library has ended up being ported to the Switch in some way, shape or form, usually with enhancements that balance out the games and make them that much better. New Super Mario Bros. U is one of those aforementioned titles, now known as New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, the Switch version like the Wii U NSMBU bundle, includes both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U out the gate. The enhancements to the game are small but noticeable.

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Nintendo 3DS Update Information and First Impressions

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Yesterday, December 10th, 2013, Nintendo released the newest Nintendo 3DS firmware update. This update adds Nintendo Network and Miiverse support from the Nintendo Wii U to 3DS. This will enable a Nintendo 3DS owner to merge their Nintendo 3DS account information with the WiiU’s as well as make Miiverse posts that include screenshots of game play (on either screen). It will trigger automatically when you enter a zone of Internet or WiFi if you have the previous update before it, or if you haven`t updated in the last three months, you can access it via System Settings.

However, this update changes the Nintendo 3DS Store to require the user to sign into Nintendo Network either way, so if you don’t currently own a Wii U, you will be making a Nintendo Network account, which can be used if you purchase a Wii U.

This update as well allows users to move their content from Nintendo 3DS to another an unlimited amount of times, but only once per seven days. This makes those who upgrade from a previous Nintendo 3DS model to potentially a 3DS XL much easier than the process was before. Another small addition to this update is changing of the button command on the 3DS camera from either L or R to having to press both buttons simultaneously (a nice addition, in my honest opinion).

Upon installation of the update, you will see the new Miiverse icon next to the Internet Browser icon. Upon entering you will be asked to link your Miiverse account, which will move you to 3DS settings and ask you if you want to link your own Nintendo Network ID or create a new ID. This process will run you through the explanation of what the linking process does. It will explain how it merges the information of your past purchases, account balances and credit card info. This update disallows users from shopping from any Nintendo E-Shop that is not their region by voiding any balance that is not in local currency. You will also be explained how the 3DS System Link works and how your Club Nintendo account can be also linked, if you have one. As well, when you enter the 3DS Store, you will sign into Nintendo Network manually, but are offered to save your password.

First Impressions: With the addition of the Nintendo Network support, I now don`t have to manually add information after I upgraded from the original model to a XL model, which sped up setup. The Miiverse allows for a screenshot of either screen which I already put to work last night as I shared a photo from Zelda, and the process is not difficult, functioning very similarly to the Wii U`s rendition which I am glad to see.  As well the small addition of the new camera command nulls the annoying issue of tapping the shoulder button accidentally on the menu and being moved into the camera when you didn`t want to. Overall, the overhaul of the Shop system is what Nintendo needed to do, as the non-linked status, unlike Sony who with the PSP before it and the Vita now having links with PSN, made the systems feel unrelated.

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Wii U Soon to Video Chat with Mobile Devices, Some Features In-Game

Nintendo has announced the expansion of its web conference and mobile video chat features. Instead of just using the video chat available in the Mii Verse app, users of the Wii U will now be able to experience video in their games as well with a social twist. Beyond that, Wii U owners now get multiple-person video conferencing features for their system allowing them to talk with more than one person at a time in realtime video and audio calls. But perhaps the most exciting addition for Wii gamers will be the ability to chat in live video with mobile devices.

It is currently unclear which of these features work in-game and which don’t, however it has been confirmed by Satoru Iwata that some of the features being added will work in-game.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20130304 and was last modified on 20130304 .