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Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga May Be Getting a 3DS Remake!

Well, this is a pleasant surprise! Seems like Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga may be getting a 3DS remake!

Why? Because a well known 3DS modder has found game codes (on the 3DS eShop) for both Ever Oasis and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga DX. This is interesting given that while Ever Oasis is already pretty well known (Nintendo announced it ages back and has a release date listed for the game in the near future), no such information about a Mario & Luigi remake has been put out by the company.

Here’s the original tweet about it by 3DS hacker Michael (SciresM):

Which in all practicality, means we’re gonna see an announcement at an upcoming event. Maybe E3, maybe a Nintendo Direct beforehand. Any time could be possible here!

But yeah, it seems like Mario & Luigi fans might be seeing a remake of the original game soon. However, what should they change in it?

Well, I have an answer to that. Behold, a rather… old video I made on this exact subject:

Put simply, I stand by everything mentioned there. I want to see graphics redone to the same quality as Dream Team’s (without losing the more unique character designs in the process). There should be super high quality music (ideally done with real instruments) to replace the rather scratchy sounding GBA tunes in the original.

And for gameplay… well it should mostly just be a few tweaks here and there. No heavy cutscenes, no redone Bros Attacks, no (mandatory) giant fights or gimmick battles. Just the same old gameplay with certain annoying parts redone a bit (Joke’s End especially) and some decent optional bonus content to keep longtime fans happy. Maybe a Battle Ring could work here? Or a Mad Skillathon type deal for Bros Attack mini games?

Yeah, I think that sounds good. But still, what do you think?

Are we really getting a remake of Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga for the 3DS soon? And if so, what kind of changes do you wish to see here?

Post your thoughts here or at the Gaming Latest forums today!

New Character Called Helix Announced for Nintendo Switch

Ever since the ARMS Nintendo Direct, we’ve been gradually getting more information about the game. We’ve seen Mimi announced as a new character. Various costumes and palette swaps shown for existing ones. New weapons and abilities in tweets. Basically, Nintendo’s finally stepping up their marketing with the game, and not trying to hide everything outside the initial demo like in the past.

Which brings us to today’s surprising announcement. Namely, a new playable character called Helix being announced for the game! Here’s a trailer showing him in action:

As well as some artwork showing him in a new light:

Helix

Helix Artwork

So what’s interesting about him? Well for one thing, he’s the first explicitly artificial character in the series.

Like say, Mewtwo in the Pokemon series, he was created by ARMS Laboratory as a fighter for the game rather than being a modified human like everyone else in the cast.

And that’s not all. Oh no, his body is also apparently elastic, meaning that he can shrink and stretch at will in battle. In other words… his whole body acts like the arms of the other characters. Pretty neat eh?

Either way, that’s the latest additions to the ARMS roster. So what do you think of him? Is Helix an interesting addition to the game’s cast? Or are you going to stick to one of the first five announced for the title?

Nintendo Announces the New Nintendo 2DS XL

Well, this is a turn up for the books! Apparently there’s some life in the old 3DS line after all!

Yeah, you read that right. Nintendo has (perhaps against all odds) announced the New Nintendo 2DS XL. This system is a more powerful version of the 2DS, with the New Nintendo 3DS’ tech. However, with no 3D and a lower price point of $149.99, the console is likely intended at a younger audience. You know, those kids whose parents don’t want to spend a ton of cash on a handheld games console.

Here’s a trailer showing off the system:

Plus the console’s box:

As well as some photos showing more of how the console looks:

New 2DS XL Promo Yellow

New 2DS XL Promo Blue

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Nintendo Refuses to Comment on the SNES Mini

With a rumoured SNES Mini in development, there’s been speculation that Nintendo would reveal it within the next few weeks or so. After all, the NES Mini is dead now. And hey, there have been rumblings of this sort for a while now.

It’s got to be announced at some time, right?

Well, maybe. But unfortunately for the Wall Street Journal, that wasn’t today. Because when asked about it in their interview, Nintendo’s chief just said they have nothing to talk about right now. Here’s the tweet confirming this courtesy of Takashi Mochizuki:

It’s a bit disappointing, but do you know what?

It’s not at all unexpected. Remember, Nintendo is a notoriously secretive company. They’re flat out paranoid that competitors may find out about future projects ahead of time. Or that news will get out before they’re willing to share it.

Heck, this is why the Official Nintendo Magazine dropped their ‘Ask Nintendo’ column after about four weeks. Because every single question got the answer “we have nothing to announce at this time”. Sorry mass media journalists, but that applies to you too. If Nintendo doesn’t want to say anything, then you’ll have better luck getting blood out of a rock.

So no, they’ve got nothing to announce yet. Better keep waiting if you want that SNES Mini announcement!

Nintendo Hosting Splatoon 2 Tournament at E3 2017

Well, this is pretty cool. Seems like Nintendo’s holding a Splatoon 2 tournament at E3 2017:

This isn’t a new idea for the company (see their Nintendo World Championships idea a few years ago), but it’s a pretty cool way to promote the game none the less. Let’s hope for some great matches this time around as well!