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
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...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
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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 DS3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 2:54 pm PDT
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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...

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