Resident Evil Remastered Now Available

by Skyler Edgar on January 20, 2015

in General Gaming News Bits

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Resident Evil Remastered is now available for digital download on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One and Playstation 4 for $19.99.

If you were a fan of the classic Resident Evil game, which made its debut on the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002, you should be picking up the remastered version of the game on Xbox Live or Playstation Network this week. This title features the same great gameplay found in the first title combined with “enhanced graphics, 5.1 surround sound, widescreen mode option, alternate control version and a Very Easy mode for novice players”.

Also, a small reminder to folks interested in the Resident Evil series; the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 launches on February 24th, 2015. A copy of the game will also launch at retail for Playstation 3 & 4 and Xbox 360/One on March 18th, 2015 and March 20th, 2015 respectively.

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Some surprising news came out of Nintendo today as they announced that they will be discontinuing their loyalty program, Club Nintendo, in the coming months.

Nintendo states that any games released beyond January 20th, 2015 will not be eligible for it’s Club Nintendo program and March 31st will be the last day you can earn coins on your account from redeeming codes & completing surveys. This of course means that you will be unable to register your shiny ‘New Nintendo 3DS XL,’ The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3DS & Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate when they are released on February 13th, 2015.

There is a little bit of good news though for current Club Nintendo members. Anyone who has an active account starting February 1st will be eligible for a free copy of Flipnote Studio 3D. Also, Nintendo plans to release “a limited quantity of exclusive reward items” throughout the next couple months; This will vary from digital and physical rewards.

Finally, Nintendo will fully shut down Club Nintendo come July 1st, 2015. This means any coins, digital codes and registered product will be deleted by then. Make sure you head on over to Club.Nintendo.com to register your products soon before it is too late!

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UPDATE 2: Most retailers are already sold out! If you want one of these bundles, you better act fast!

UPDATE: You can pre-order the bundle now at Gamestop! The bundle will retail for $199.99; The same price as the New Nintendo 3DSXL by itself.

Continuing the slew of announcements coming fresh from the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo has revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D will hit store shelves on February 13th, 2015. This also confirms that the game will launch alongside the New Nintendo 3DSXL.

With the announcement of the release date, Nintendo has also shown off the New Nintendo 3DSXL that includes a Majora’s Mask faceplate which will launch on February 13th, 2015 as well. Unfortunately, the game will not be included with the bundle.

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Following multiple leaks last night regarding the possible release date of the New Nintendo 3DS XL in North America, Nintendo has confirmed this morning via their Nintendo Direct, that the new handheld will be available on February 13th, 2015. Here are some of the new features on the New Nintendo 3DS XL:

- A new 3DS c-Stick which is supposed to simulate a smaller sized circle pad as featured on the current 3DS.
- 3DS tracks your movement so that the 3D effect isn’t lost when viewing it at different angles.
- Game card slot moved to the bottom of the 3DS console.
- Faster Processor and GPU (Graphics).
- Two Triggers on either side (ZL and ZR as seen on Wii U and Circle Pad Pro).
- 3DS will adjust brightness depending on the light in the area.
- Micro SD slot as opposed to a standard SD card slot.

Nintendo has also confirmed that the New Nintendo 3DS XL will not include a AC adapter. While it will utilize the same adapter from the Nintendo 3DS or DSi systems, new adopters will need to purchase one separately in order to experience the New Nintendo 3DS.

The New Nintendo 3DS XL will be available on February 13th, 2015 and will retail for $199.99. There is currently no announcement if the previous Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL will drop in price as a result of the launch of this handheld.

UPDATE – You can now pre-order the New Nintendo 3DSXL at Gamestop!

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Nintendo has announced that Wii Software will now be available for download via the WiiU starting today. Announced via Nintendo Direct, Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be the first Wii game available for download.

– Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Launches today
– Punch Out – Launches January 22nd
– Metroid Prime Trilogy – Launches January 29th

Nintendo has also revealed that more Wii titles will be available for digital download, however no future titles have been announced as of yet.

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