A Day to Remember

Nintendo is doing something different tomorrow – and that is releasing 2 major titles on the same day.  This is making it a day to be remembered as Kirby Triple Deluxe and Mario Golf: World Tour are released tomorrow May 2, 2014 on store shelves and within the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Mario Golf includes new courses, new characters, and even online play.  Also available will be DLC available day one giving you additional courses and characters.  The suggested price is $29.99 with the DLC each being $4.99 each.  If you purchase the season pass (all 3 DLC courses), you will be awarded a special character.  This is an incredible deal as 3DS games typically cost $39.99, so for $5 more, you can have all of the content and get the special Gold Mario character.

In Kirby Triple Deluxe players will try to save the legendary rival, King Dedede.  Kirby returns with his special inhale ability to copy enemy attacks.  Kirby can acquire some new abilities such as the Hypernova ability where he can take out massive amounts of objects at once.  Aside from the story mode, players can collect key chains hidden with the game’s levels.  If player get sick of story mode they can have battles with local wireless download play with up to 4 friends on a single copy of the game.  If you find yourself friend-less, then you can also battle AI generated Kirbys.

See below for the official press release:

[Press release]

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May 1, 2014 12:00 UTC

Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe Make May 2 a Day to Remember

Two Hit Franchises Release on Nintendo 3DS on the Same Day

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– When you see two round objects rolling your way, don’t be alarmed: They’re probably just a harmless golf ball and a familiar pink puffball. On May 2, the Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe games are launching in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It’s a double dose of Nintendo! Both games are the next installments in their respective franchises and the first of their series on Nintendo 3DS. Both games also feature some of the most loved and iconic characters in the Nintendo universe. And, best of all, both games are ridiculously fun.

On May 2, the Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe games are launching in stores and in t ... On May 2, the Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe games are launching in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. (Photo: Business Wire)

“May 2 is going to be an outstanding day for Nintendo 3DS owners,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe add two exclusive Nintendo experiences to the already-incredible library of software found only on Nintendo 3DS.”

Mario Golf: World Tour: Players can drive, swing and putt using their favorite residents of the Mushroom Kingdom like Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, or their Mii characters. Exciting courses that are filled with Warp Pipes or even Piranha Plants await players in Mario Golf: World Tour, as well as more traditional golf courses.

It wouldn’t be a golf game set in the Mushroom Kingdom if power-ups inspired by the Super Mario Bros. series weren’t waiting to be activated. Mario Golf: World Tourfeatures plenty of items that can add an extra element of fun to the game when used. The Dash Mushroom, for example, gives the golf ball extra speed when it hits the ground; the Fire Flower burns through leaves and tufts of grass; and the Bullet Bill power-up allows the ball to fly in a straight line and ignore wind.

When not playing one of the numerous courses, players can wander the expansive Castle Club and its luxurious grounds as a Mii character to purchase new gear, visit the trophy room or take a break in the lounge to hang out with Mario and friends. There are hundreds of pieces of gear to unlock in the game, including shirts, pants, gloves, hats, golf clubs and golf balls. Each piece of gear can enhance Mii characters’ golf attributes and add power or control to their shots, according to their play style.

Mario Golf: World Tour also features extensive online multiplayer matches as well as communities that players can customize with unique tournament rules. During these matches, up to four players from all over the world with a wireless broadband Internet connection can play together on the various courses in the game. Players can choose either to take turns or to engage in simultaneous play, meaning everyone takes shots at the same time. Either way, players can use built-in emoticons to let rivals know how they’re feeling about the game. This unique twist on traditional multiplayer matches adds a level of fast-paced excitement to the proceedings.

In addition to being able to create their own custom tournaments, players can also participate in online tournaments hosted by Nintendo to get all sorts of new in-game gear. These scheduled events could range from nine-hole tournaments to smaller-scale events such as longest-drive challenges, coin-gathering challenges or even speed golf. Through SpotPass notifications, players will be informed of upcoming tournaments, and all they need to do is play the event and upload their scores before the event deadline. Nintendo is even collaborating with Callaway Golf Company for a series of in-game tournaments that begin on May 22. During these tournaments, players are rewarded with exclusive Callaway in-game items like golf clubs and golf balls just for participating.

Fans of the series can also expand their play options by purchasing up to three packs of downloadable content as they release, which will add a total of 108 new holes and three playable Mushroom Kingdom characters. Through Toad’s Booth in the game, the packs can be purchased individually at $5.99, or all together at a discounted rate of $14.99 with the Season Pass. Players who purchase the Season Pass will receive the packs as they become available and also have instant access to a special Gold Mario playable character. Fans who purchase all three packs separately will be able to get Gold Mario once all packs are available. Players can even participate in Trial Tournaments to sample courses from the downloadable packs available at that time, once they download the Trial Pack from Toad’s Booth in the game.

Mario Golf: World Tour will launch in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on May 2 at a suggested retail price of $29.99. Fans can also now download the demo version in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. For more information about the game, visit http://mariogolf.nintendo.com.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe: In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, players must help Kirby save longtime rival King Dedede by traveling through numerous colorful worlds while inhaling enemies, copying their abilities and jumping back and forth between foreground and background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling levels.

Kirby’s legendary ability to copy enemies’ powers returns, allowing him to inhale, spit and transform into new forms like the bow-wielding Archer and the horn-sporting Beetle, as well as returning classics like Parasol, Hammer and Sword. These forms each possess their own abilities and help Kirby make his way through numerous challenges. New to the Kirby series and a highlight of Kirby: Triple Deluxe is Kirby’s new, dramatic Hypernova ability. After collecting Miracle Fruit, Kirby will be imbued with the ability to inhale almost anything that stands in his way, including massive obstacles and entire sections of levels. The Hypernova ability can also come in handy for solving massive puzzles that Kirby might encounter throughout the game.

While taking a break from the action of the single-player adventure, up to four friends can duke it out in the Kirby Fighters multiplayer battle mode via local wireless or Download Play. Kirby Fighters finds players picking their favorite copy abilities and using them in fighting-game style matches against friends or the game’s AI (artificial intelligence). With Download Play support, four friends can play together using only one game card. (Additional Nintendo 3DS systems are required for multiplayer modes.)

Fans of collecting hidden items will love Kirby: Triple Deluxe. The game has more than 250 keychains that are hidden in each stage. Every keychain is inspired by the gorgeous character sprite art from classic Kirby games like Kirby’s Dream Land and Kirby Super Star. Keychains can also be collected by using the StreetPass functionality of the Nintendo 3DS system to tag other players who also have the game.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe will also launch in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS on May 2 at a suggested retail price of $34.99. For more information about the game, visit http://kirby.nintendo.com/triple-deluxe/.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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About the author:

Greg’s gaming hobby started with the NES when his grandma purchased it for Christmas one year. He started with Super Mario Brothers with Duck Hunt set and Super Mario would become the first game he beat. From there he continued gaming with the SNES, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, Game Cube, Nintendo DS (original, Lite, DSi), and then was a first week Wii owner. Most recently he games on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U. His favorite series include Mariokart, Legend of Zelda and Metroid. His genres of choice are action/adventure, RPG, puzzle/strategy and platforming. His life long goal of going to E3 was achieved in June 2013 and hopes to return in the future.

Greg has been blogging for NintendoFuse since November 2011. He started off as a knowledgeable contestant for the Ambassador Tournament, and was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and occasionally sharing news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as the Event Moderator.

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