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Super Smash Bros for 3DS – PE Tournament & League Sign-ups

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is upon us. PlayerEssence is going to be having a series of leagues and tournaments. Hit the link for tournament rules and details! This post will be stuck at the top for a while, new articles will be posted underneath!

Blok Drop 2 is in Development for Wii U, Launching in 2015


Indie developer RCMADIAX has revealed that Blok Drop 2 is in development for the Wii U eShop. The studio also tweeted out a release list of games through 2015.

Hyrule Warriors – Master Quest DLC Content Revealed


Koei Tecmo has revealed the full content in the first DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors, the Master Quest Pack. Get all the details below.

Fantasy Life – Get a Life Trailer (NA)


Nintendo of America has uploaded a new trailer for Fantasy Life on the 3DS. It details all the different jobs and classes players can explore, level up, and play.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – Launch Trailer & Details


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is finally out in North America and Europe. Get the full launch trailer below, as well as details on DLC, cross-platform play, and online play.

If you live in Germany, pick up Super Smash Bros for 3DS TODAY!

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It seems like some game stores in Germany are selling Super Smash Bros. for 3DS early. Tilmen from Nintendomination has put a short vine video showing just this.

Tomodachi Life is Selling Quite well in France

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Tomodachi Life has been a rousing success in Japan, North America, and Europe. However, France specifically, has sold over 200,000 copies in the country alone. Via: GoNintendo, Source: WiiZ FR

Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor – First 20 Minutes Gameplay (PS4)


Shadow of Mordor is finally out on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC today. Check out the first 20 minutes of gameplay footage below.

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia – Tech Demo Footage Looks good

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Zordix is looking to scratch the itch of all WaveRace fans out there with Aqua Moto Racing Utopia for the Wii U. Check out this tech demo done all in real-time.

SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT – Smash Bros 4 – 3DS Online (Part 3)


Maximilian Dood tests out the Super Fighting Robot Mega Man….. fighting to save the world, in online matches!

Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor – Launch Trailer


Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gates, is slaughtered alongside his family and is resurrected by the powerful Wraith, Celebrimbor. The two will face the might of Sauron’s Army and Black Captains with the aid of unexpected allies, ultimately confronting The Dark Lord himself. Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™

Hyrule Warriors – Lana, Cia, Epona, and Costumes DLC Footage

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Check out more footage of Cia, Lana, and Link with Epona from the latest Hyrule Warriors DLC update.

Hyrule Warriors – Cia, Volga, Wizzro DLC: Game & Watch (Video Preview)


The Japanese version of Hyrule Warriors has been updated to include a playable Cia, Volga, and Wizzro so we went through and tried them all out! How do they play? Find out in our latest Game & Watch!

Ripley4077 Discusses Bayonetta 2’s Sales in France #OperationPlatinum

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One of my best users on YouTube uploads videos and didn’t tell me…..BUT…. I found his channel. And not only did he give PlayerEssence a shout out, but he is a highly intelligent user from the great country of France! Check out this video of Ripley4077 discussing Bayonetta 2’s performance in France.

#OperationPlatinum, Tee Bag, and Open Em UP!


Operation Platinum, Tee Bag questions and unboxing FOOS! Subscribe to Mizzah Tee for more awesome content!

Poker DICE Solitare Future on sale for $0.69 Starting on October 2nd

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Wii U owners can purchase RCMADIAX’s Poker DICE Solitaire Future for the discounted price of $0.69 starting on October 2nd, and running through October 30th. This is for North America only. I did a short let’s play on the game you can watch here!

Hyrule Warriors – Awesome Cia DLC Trailer (Wii U)

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Check out this amazing Hyrule Warriors trailer showcasing Cia on Wii U. She can attack with Shadow Link’s and has a whip that’s deadly in close range.

Masahiro Sakurai Reveals why Smash Bros and Kid Icarus Uprising lack Circle Pad Pro Support


Many gamers have wondered why Kid Icarus Uprising, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and a host of other games do not support the Circle Pad Pro for the 3DS. Famed Smash Bros. producer Masahiro Sakurai has finally answered that question, explaining that the Circle Pad Pro uses CPU power. Both Kid Icarus Uprising and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS use all the CPU power to run the game.

Watch Dogs will Actually Launch in Japan for the Wii U, Coming on December 4th


In a move I find quite shocking, Ubisoft is actually launching Watch Dogs for the Wii U in Japan. The title will drop on December 4th in the land of rising sun. The Amazon listing here reveals the launch date and confirmation.

Hyrule Warriors – Cia Combat Footage

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The latest Hyrule Warriors update just dropped in Japan. This update adds Cia, Wizzro and Volga to the playable character list. Check out 6 minutes of footage with Cia below.

It’s Not A Video Game! – Jimquisition


Addressing a common criticism leveled at certain types of video games, and explaining why they are, contrary to the criticism, still video games.

The Super Smash Bros. Show Ep. 14 – First PE Tournament and League Details!

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is launching this Friday, and PlayerEssence will be your one-stop-shop for all things competitive in Smash Bros! We’ll be hosting open matches, competitive and non-competitive leagues, prize tournaments, and much more! Get all the details in this information packed Super Smash Bros. Show! Subscribe to PE Nintendo for more awesome content! Sign up for the Lighting and Basic league here!