Olympia Rising Comes to Wii U

Olympia Rising is a 2D action platformer that takes place in an ancient Greek setting populated by Gods and monsters from Greek Mythology. It was funded on kickstarter.com by 842 backers and launched on Steam in June to mostly positive reviews. The game was released on the Wii U eShop in Europe on April 15, and will finally make it’s way to the US eShop today on June 9.

New Super Smash Bros. DLC

Today, 2 new stages and several Mii Fighter Costumes for Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS were released on the Nintendo eShop.

Peach’s Castle and Hyrule Castle from N64 are now available stages in #SmashBros! pic.twitter.com/9K8usxNmch

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 31, 2015

Hyrule Castle Peach's Castle

The long-awaited Tourney mode has also been added in today’s 1.10 update.

The time has come to play Tourney mode in #SmashBros on #WiiU. Good luck out there!

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 31, 2015

China Ends 15 Year Ban on Consoles

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China officially ended their 15 year video game console ban only yesterday. China originally began the ban in 2000 when fears arose about consoles having physical and mental negative affects on development of children. This left people playing with PCs, mobile devices, and web-based video games. The only possible way to receive or sell said consoles, was through the black market. With the console ban lifted, PCs just got three new competitors in the Chinese market.

Super Mario Maker Editions Revealed for Europe

Various editions of Super Mario Maker were recently revealed by Nintendo of Europe. The Standard Edition seems to include solely the game in a box styled case unlike the generic Wii U cases. It looks like the Limited Edition comes with an original-colored 8-Bit Mario amiibo and the game. The Premium Pack appears to have a Wii U System, both of the new 8-Bit Mario amiibo, a Mario-themed calendar, and an unknown object that appears to be a block.