Posts tagged #update

Splatoon August Update details, coming August 5th

Details have emerged about the previously announced August Update for Nintendo's popular online multiplayer game Splatoon for the Wii U.

From the press release:

On Aug. 5, a free software update in the Splatoon game for the Wii U console brings a large amount of new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level cap and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Players will now be able to create a winning strategy and fight to be the best and most battle-tested squid squad around.

The new update introduces Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options. In Squad Battle, players can participate in Ranked Battle rule sets with friends, rather than being teamed up with other players through a random selection. After a player creates a squad, friends can be recruited to form a team of two to four Inklings. Friends will always play together on the same team and battle against other squads at random.

In Private Battle, friends can splat it up in private, customizable matches. Two to eight friends can battle together by selecting their favorite map, mode and weapons. The number of participants ranges from 1v1 to 4v4, but teams don’t have to be even: If the host chooses, he or she can select a 1v4, 1v2, or any other combination of players.

With this robust new update also comes an increased level cap in both Regular Battle and Ranked Battle modes. After downloading the software update, players will be able to reach level 50 (raised from level 20) and rank S and S+ (both higher than A+).

While Inklings around the world are enjoying and mastering the current arsenal of weapons in Splatoon, two new weapon types will be available with the update, adding a new layer of strategy to the game. The bucket-like Slosher weapons hurl ink straight ahead at an impressive range. By adjusting the angle, these new weapons can be used to splat opponents who are up high or even on the other side of a wall. With the Gatling-style Splatling, players can charge blasts of all-powerful ink. A maximum charge unleashes the full potential of this particular weapon type. In addition to the new weapons, more than 40 pieces of gear, including everything from a leather jacket to a sushi-chef costume, are coming to the various in-game shops in Splatoon.

Despite its size and scope, this massive August update is not the end of the splat-acular free content coming to Splatoon. Following this update, more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and fall, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps and new weapons. More details about these additions will be revealed in the future.


Posted on July 27, 2015 and filed under News.

Nintendo 3DS Version 6.1.0-12U update available

Update for North America brings new features to StreetPass Mii Plaza, including new purchaseable games.

From the press release:

Version 6.1.0-12U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Changes to StreetPass Mii Plaza:

  • The option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza is now available from the Streetpass Mii Plaza menu

       

    • Updating StreetPass Mii Plaza will provide new features, such as the ability to change your Mii character's expression and the ability to purchase new StreetPass Mii Plaza games*
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  • *The ability to update within StreetPass Mii Plaza and purchase paid content is only available to users in regions where the full version of the Nintendo eShop is available.

Improved system stability and usability:

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Posted on July 12, 2013 and filed under News.

Less than 24 hours till Wii U... the anticipation

Hmm.

This article was going to be all about how awesome it was that the Wii U was coming out tomorrow, and how I couldn't wait, and how excited I was as I waited for the delivery truck to ship it to our house.

But scrap all that. I'm going to talk about anticipation, but not for the Wii U launch.

You see, launches come and go. But the console remains. And it's that console, formed at launch but an evolving updating growing thing that I'm looking forward to.

Launches can be rocky things. Things can go wrong, features can be delayed, or software may need patching. Case in point, the Wii U will not ship out of the box with online features enabled, but will require a patch out of the box in order to add that functionality. And in the case of the TVii feature, it's not going to be available at launch, but instead will be rolled out sometime in December.

Cue the uproar.

"You promised, Nintendo! You said! Why Nintendo, whyyyyyy?"

Which would you rather: ship a product with something that doesn't work quite right, and have people complain, OR delay a feature to fix it before release, and have people complain? If you're a company that cares about its product, you delay. I'd rather have customers waiting for a feature that is fully baked, than give them something that isn't ready and sully their user experience with something that you knew wasn't ready for launch.

If Nintendo can deliver on its promised features in a reasonable amount of time, I don't think that people are going to remember that it didn't come with TVii on launch day. Just like people won't remember that you used to have to put in a disc to get on to Netflix (remember that?) when it first came out for the Wii.

So it is that I am anticipating the console that is to be, rather than the one that is. Sure, when I get the Wii U in my hands I'll be excited and happy. I'll play games on it, I'll be sad that there's no TVii feature yet, but then I'll have one more thing to look forward to.

Enjoy the launch, everybody. Stay safe.

Posted on November 17, 2012 and filed under Countdown.

Wii (the original) update now available, no tape required

Yes, that's right, there's an update to the Wii (remember that thing?) that Nintendo just released today.

So go fire up that bad boy and get updating, or else something bad will happen.

In all seriousness, it's looking like it has something to do with the Wii U and making the Wii ready to get it's heart and soul ripped out of it and transplanted into the new console.

Why I can't just tape the Wii onto my Wii U and call it a day is beyond me...

Source: gonintendo

Posted on November 14, 2012 and filed under News.

PSA: Remember Pocket Frogs? There's an update coming!

According to toucharcade there's an update coming this week to the iOS game Pocket Frogs by nimblebit.

It's been over a year since the last update, so you'd be forgiven if you've forgotten about this game. One person that hasn't forgotten about it is my 9 year old daughter, who still plays and maintains her frog habitats regularly.

One thing about this update is that they will be dropping the Plus+ network from the game in favour of standardizing around GameCenter, so in order to ensure you maintain your game save data, you need to make sure that you have the game installed right now, before the update! This allows your save data to be updated on the Plus+ servers, so that when the update hits later this week, it will transition to GameCenter smoothly.

If you've uninstalled the game, and you don't install the old version right now, your Plus+ game save data will not transition over.

Fair warning.

Posted on October 29, 2012 and filed under News.