March 23, 2012

Renegade Kid Will Develop a New 3DS eShop Game Based on a Game Pitch Contest  3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 7:50 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source:, (pitchWinPLAY)

If you ever wanted one of your game ideas to become a reality, now might be the chance.

Renegade Kid and GAMEscribe have joined forces to bring us the pitchWinPLAY contest, a competition where one submitted idea will become a 3DS eShop game.

The contest simply requires that you submit your pitch for a new side-scrolling platformer. Whomever's pitch is chosen in the end will get the... Read more...

GameStop Says Goodbye to the GameCube GC

by James Dawson - 3:41 am PDT
Total comments: 50 Source:, (GameStop)

Starting April 2, 2012, the retailer will no longer accept the trade-in of GameCube consoles, games, and accessories.

GameStop is ending their part in the used GameCube consoles, games, and accessories market. According to a banner located at the bottom of the Trade-Ins page on their US site and similar signs in stores, GameStop and EB Games will no longer accept trade-ins on any GameCube consoles, games, or accessories starting April 2, 2012.


March 22, 2012

'Pokémon Tretta' Trademarked by Nintendo

by Alex Culafi - 8:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source:

...and no one has any idea what it means.

The name "Pokémon Tretta" has been trademarked by Nintendo, GameFreak, and Creatures.

The trademark itself (number T2012-14319) has not been given meaning yet, though a logo was included with the trademark. In Japan, the word "tretta" usually refers to something bookshelf or bicycle related, but with an English logo being given alongside a Japanese one, whatever the trademark refers to will likely come to the west in some form.


Nintendo Downloads - March 22, 2012 3DSWiiDS

by Patrick Barnett - 1:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: (press release)

Slay some zombies, play some poker, and solve a mystery all with this week's Nintendo Downloads.

Every Nintendo device is receiving some downloadable content this week, in the form of an eShop original, a DSiWare game, and a WiiWare title.

The Nintendo 3DS's eShop got Zombie Slayer Diox this week. This rhythm based side-scroller action game has players join Diox, a samurai guitarist. In order... Read more...

Ketzal's Corridors Release Date Set 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 7:05 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source:!/NintendoAmerica/status/1826..., (Twitter)

The sequel to ThruSpace gets a North American release date.

Ketzal's Corridors is releasing on the North American eShop on April 12, according to Nintendo of America via Twitter.

Ketzal's Corridors, the sequel to ThruSpace, released in Japan during October 2011. The games objective is to guide various shaped "guardians" through holes on walls. The nearly 100 story mode missions are set among ancient relics. Ketzal's Corridors also supports some multiplayer modes.


Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Coming to North America and Europe 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 6:54 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: (press release)

The wait for this music game is almost over for North Americans.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is coming to the Nintendo 3DS this summer, according to Square Enix.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy was released in Japan on February 16, and sold significantly well. The game will now have its chance in North America in the coming months. 

The game celebrates the 25th...

Coro Coro Comics 35th Anniversary 3DS Revealed 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 2:39 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source:, (

Yet another style of the 3DS is on its way to Japan.

A Coro Coro Comics 35th anniversary edition 3DS is being released by Nintendo and Coro Coro. This 3DS is the next in a large list of different styled 3DS's that have been revealed over the past few weeks. 

Additional details are set to be revealed in the May issue of Coro Coro, releasing on April 14.


March 21, 2012

Namco Bandai Announces Gon Paku Paku Paku Paku Adventure 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 7:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source:, (

Eat, explore, and sleep in this new 3DS adventure.

Namco Bandai revealed their new game for the Nintendo 3DS, Gon Paku Paku Paku Paku Adventure.

Little to no information was supplied regarding the game, other than a short description of what you do: eat, explore, and sleep.

The game's official website can be accessed here.


Release Date Revealed for Colors! 3D 3DS

by Alex Culafi - 6:28 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source:!/colors_3d/status/1825895573...

The sequel to a classic homebrew application will be hitting digital shelves early next month.

Colors! 3D will be released onto the North American eShop on April 5, as reported by Jens Andersson, founder of the series.

The release date was tweeted along with confirmation that the game had passed Nintendo's submission process and is ready for release. Colors! 3D is the follow up to Colors!, a DS homebrew application that allowed players to create simple paintings. Colors! for the DS was originally released in June 2007.


Jake Hunter Heading to Nintendo 3DS 3DSDS

by Patrick Barnett - 2:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source:, (

The long-running mystery series is coming to Nintendo's handheld.

Jake Hunter's next outing will be on the Nintendo 3DS, according to Andriasang via Famitsu.

The Jake Hunter series of mystery adventure games, which has already seen numerous releases on the Nintendo DS, will now make the leap into 3D. The game, titled Tantei Jinguji Saburo: Fukushuu no Ronbu (translated... Read more...

More 3D Music Videos Coming to 3DS 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 2:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: (press release)

Want to see your favorite song performed in 3D? There are plenty of new videos coming.

A large lineup of 3D music videos are headed to Nintendo Video on the 3DS, according to Nintendo.

"Sabotage" by Wale and "So Good" by B.o.B are already available beginning today. These two videos will be joined soon by others. The other music videos currently confirmed for the service include:

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Epic Mickey Sequel Coming to Wii, Is a Musical Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:57 am PDT
Total comments: 41 Source: (AP),

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will star Mickey and Oswald and feature full voice-acting. Also, it will be a freaking musical.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is coming to Wii (and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) this fall, according to the Associated Press.

Like the first game, which came out exclusively for Wii in 2010, the game will be developed by Disney superfan Warren Spector and his Austin-based Junction Point... Read more...

March 20, 2012

Code of Princess Japanese Boxart Revealed 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 4:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source:, (

The game's cover as well as a bonus book cover were revealed.

Code of Princess's boxart as well as a bonus sound and visual book cover were revealed by developer Agatsuma.

Code of Princess features character designs by Kinu Nishimura (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors), as well as an online multiplayer mode.

Code of Princess is currently scheduled to release on April 19 in Japan. There has been no word on whether the game will come to other territories.


Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Announced for WiiWare Wii

by Alex Culafi - 4:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: (Press Release)

Frogger goes the way of Street Fighter in this upcoming update.

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition has been announced by Konami for release on WiiWare, Playstation Network, smartphones, and Xbox LIVE Arcade in a recent press release.

The game is an update of Frogger as part of its 30th anniversary celebration. In addition to classic gameplay, Hyper Arcade Edition... Read more...

Pokémon Black and White 2 Coming Out This Spring in Australia and New Zealand DS

by Alex Culafi - 4:29 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: (Press Release)

The Australian release date has been given a slightly shorter release window.

Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 are releasing in Australia and New Zealand this spring, as confirmed by a press release.

The games have already been announced for an autumn release in Europe and North America, as well as a June release date in Japan. In Australia, spring runs from September until November. When Black and White released last year, Australian versions released four days after North America, on March 10.


Epic Mickey 2 on 3DS? Rumor3DSWii

by Nate Andrews - 10:40 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: (CVG),

The console follow-up, along with a handheld version, might be announced next week.

The long-expected sequel to Disney Epic Mickey could be shown as early as next week, along with a 3DS version, according to a tweet from Official Nintendo Magazine France.

Translated, the message reads:

"Presentation of the Epic Mickey 2 will take place next week. 3DS version, Power of Illusion, more classic 2D is also provided for."


March 19, 2012

Rayman Origins 3DS Officially Delayed Until June 2012 3DSWii

by Patrick Barnett - 6:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 4

Rayman's 3DS outing will have to wait a little longer.

Rayman Origins for the Nintendo 3DS has been officially delayed until June 2012, according to Ubisoft.

Rayman Origins saw release on the Wii in November 2011. The 3DS version of the game was originally scheduled to release on March 20 in North America. However, those holding out for this version of the game will have to wait just a little longer to enjoy the newest Rayman adventure.


Nintendo Download - March 15, 2012 3DSWiiDS

by Patrick Barnett - 6:11 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: (press release)

Relive the Game Gear with this week's Nintendo Download.

Nintendo unleashed three Game Gear titles onto the 3DS eShop, as well as a DSiWare game and a Wii Virtual Console classic in this week's Nintendo Download.

The three previously announced Game Gear titles finally made their way to the service. Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble lets players join Sonic and Tails in another Sonic adventure. The game can be downloaded for $4.99.


EA Shutting Down Some Online Services Wii

by Patrick Barnett - 6:04 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source:, (EA)

Boom Blox Bash Party, EA Sports Active 2, and more will soon lose online capabilities.

EA will be shutting down the online servers for a number of their games on April 13, according to the company.

The full list of Nintendo Wii games that will lose their online functionality are:- Boom Blox Bash Party- EA Create- EA Sports Active 2.0- EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp- FIFA 10

If you have any interest in going back to do anything with these games online, now is the time to do so.


RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Coming Near End of Spring 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 5:59 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source:, (facebook)

The game may finally see release soon.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D will be launching near the end of spring, according to Atari on their Facebook page.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D was originally scheduled for release during the month of March. The game still seems to be on track to release soon, but not as soon as we had originally expected.

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