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October 31, 2012

Treasure Working on New 3DS Title 3DSGCWii

by Tom Malina - 4:31 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/10/sin_and_p..., Nintendo Life

The denizens of boss battles have set their sights on Nintendo 3DS.

Sin & Punishment developer Treasure has announced that it is working on an action game exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.

In an interview with gamesTM magazine, the studio's CEO, Masato Maegawa, said:

"We are making a new game on Nintendo 3DS now. Not multiplatform, but exclusive to 3DS."

There... Read more...

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Rises from the Grave with New Trailer and Details 3DS

by Tyler Ohlew - 12:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 4

Here's some new information you can really sink your teeth into.

Gabriel Belmont, protagonist of the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, will be making a return in Mirror of Fate for the 3DS. Gabriel rounds out the cast of four playable characters, joining Alucard, and Simon and Trevor Belmont.

The details are accompanied with a trailer you can watch below.... Read more...

EA's Peter Moore Talks Company's View of Wii U WiiU

by Tyler Ohlew - 9:35 am PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/10/peter-moore-..., Wired

Will Madden find a home on the eShop?

Electronic Arts' Peter Moore spoke on the Wii U, noting that, while its online structures are an improvement over the Wii's, EA is unwilling to commit to digital delivery of its games through the eShop.

In an interview with Wired, EA's chief operating officer explained that the company is taking... Read more...

Update for Oni Training Now Available on the 3DS eShop in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 8:36 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2012/10/31/6099..., Inside-Games

The Big N released a patch to fix a few bugs in Dr. Kawashima's latest title.

An update for Oni Training on the Nintendo 3DS was made available on the eShop today. 

The update fixes two specific bugs in the game, one of which was to correct some answers in Oni Rōdoku (reading aloud). The other update was used to to fix a bug in Oni Mimi Zan, which is a variation... Read more...

Where to Play Wii U in Australia WiiU3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 3:33 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

A full list of locations and times for the new Wii U Experience Tour inside.

UPDATE: You can now see the session times for each location here.

Wii U Experience Stores will be coming to select locations around Australia throughout November and early December to showcase the new system to the general public.

The demo areas will feature various Wii U games for people to try... Read more...

Bravely Default Seeing Digital Release Tomorrow in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 2:14 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2012/10/31/6099..., Inside-Games

Square Enix's new IP for the 3DS is about to brave the digital frontier.

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop as a downloadable title on November 1 in Japan. The digital version will be cheaper than the retail copy, priced at 5,400 yen compared to 6,090 yen for the boxed version.

Bravely Default was released in Japan on October 11. There is still no word whether or not the game will see a release in Western markets. 

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October 30, 2012

3DS Remake of Dragon Quest VII Announced and Dated 3DS

by Minoru Yamaizumi - 10:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: http://www.dragonquest.jp/dq7/

We didn't have to wait long to get a confirmation of the rumor.

A 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshitachi (Warriors of Eden) will be released in Japan on February 7, 2013, a newly opened Square Enix webpage confirmed. 

As was rumored, it is being developed by ArtePiazza, the developer of DS remakes of DQIV, V, and VI, and they were also involved... Read more...

Iwata Comments on Wii U Supply, Pre-Orders WiiU3DS

by Tyler Ohlew - 3:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/121..., Nintendo

At the recent investors meeting, Iwata discusses Wii U sales information, 3DS worldwide performance issues, pesky Friend Code business, and more.

Nintendo opened the floor to its investors last week, commenting on Wii U supply and demand, and allowing questions to be asked of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata during their Second Quarter Financial Results briefing.

On the topic of Wii U, Iwata made note of Wii U pre-order performance, citing... Read more...

Splinter Cell Blacklist Display Sighted at GameStop RumorWiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 2:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49766..., NeoGAF

Sam Fisher may have sneaked by on this one.

A Splinter Cell Blacklist display was found in a GameStop, according to a NeoGAF user. The forum user found this display in his local GameStop in Dublin, Ireland.

Even though we've seen no evidence to indicate Blacklist will be coming to the Wii U, this is not the first hint that this game might come to the Wii U. A video from HipHopGamer also noted that Splinter Cell would be receiving a Wii U release.

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Wii U Digital Deluxe Program Details Revealed WiiU

by Andy Goergen - 2:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 30

Save your coins and shelf space with Nintendo's digital incentive program.

Nintendo of America has revealed the details of their Wii U digital download incentive program, titled the Deluxe Digital Promotion. The program, which runs through the end of 2014, will offer approximately ten percent of the purchase price back to the customer in store credit which can be used on either the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Wii U eShop.

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New Nabbit Feature Announced for New Super Mario Bros. U, Coin Battle Detailed

by Tyler Ohlew - 11:21 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Press Release

That lapin committed larceny!

New Super Mario Bros. U will have a new feature that tasks players to capture a burglarizing bunny before he makes off with Toad's stash.

When exploring the game's world map, a character named Nabbit will appear within one of the available courses. Enter that stage, and you'll witness the Nabbit... Read more...

RUMOR: Dragon Quest VII Remake Rumored to Come to 3DS in Japan Rumor3DS

by Danny Bivens - 7:39 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Hachima Kiko, Neo GAF, http://blog.esuteru.com/archives/6711772.html, http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49766...

A leak from JUMP could give us some insights on what's coming next from Square Enix on 3DS. 

A 3D remake of Dragon Quest VII is set to be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan in February, according to a leak from a JUMP magazine. Little is known about the title right now, however, it appears that it is being developed by ArtePiazza, a company who has been involved with numerous Dragon Quest... Read more...

Australian Mario Kart 7 Competition Announced 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 5:34 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Australian families can team together to compete for the chance to win cool prizes!

Australian families will have the chance to participate in a nationwide Mario Kart 7 competition throughout November to find the fastest family. 

The competition, sponsored by Nintendo, is free to enter and will be happening at various EB Games stores throughout the country. The family teams... Read more...

Final Three Nintendo Land Attractions Detailed WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 5:19 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release, http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/29/the-depth-o..., IGN

Yoshi dances with an octopus in a race... or something like that.

Nintendo has revealed details on the final three Nintendo Land attractions. The three games are Yoshi's Fruit Cart, Captain Falcon's Twister Race, and Octopus Dance.

In Yoshi's Fruit Cart, players are required to use the TV screen to find fruit and avoid obstacles while controling a cart with the GamePad's touch screen. There are about 50 stages in total.

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October 29, 2012

Super Punch-Out!! Is the Latest Club Nintendo Download Reward WiiDS

by Justin Berube - 2:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: http://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/31506.d..., (Club Nintendo)

Little Mac has to fight his way to the top of the WVBA in this SNES classic.

Super Punch-Out!! is now available as a Club Nintendo download reward for 150 coins. 

Club members have until November 14, 2012 to redeem this Wii Virtual Console title, which originally released on the SNES back in 1994.

Super Punch-Out!! replaces Pilotwings as a redeemable Club Nintendo reward. The DSiWare title Pro-Putt Domo is also currently available as a reward for 100 coins until November 4, 2012.

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Former SpotPass TV Program, Tobidas, Returns to 3DS in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 7:31 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/tobidas/, Fuji TV

SpotPass is long dead in Japan, but Tobidas, a comedy sketch program, rises from the dead and comes to Nintendo Video.

Daily Tobidas, a program that formerly appeared on the Nintendo 3DS on the Japan only SpotPass TV, has made a return to the system on Nintendo Video. Rebranded as Tobidas Z due to no longer being a daily program, the show focuses on comedy sketches mixed with a little bit of talk about Nintendo software.... Read more...

October 28, 2012

Iwata Would Love to Make Games Again, Says It Would Be an Inconvience Wii

by Daan Koopman - 3:45 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: (Something Awful)

Also, learn about the roots of the careers of both Game Center CX's Arino and the Nintendo president.

Satoru Iwata mentioned his interest in making video games once more, but says it would be an inconvience for many people involved. This and more he mentioned in a Q&A session on the Game Center CX special, which aired after the Nintendo Direct conference.

As a reply to Arino Shinya's question,... Read more...

October 27, 2012

Two Brothers Announced for Wii U eShop WiiU

by Tom Malina - 10:44 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.notenoughshaders.com/2012/10/26/exclusi..., Not Enough Shaders

Monochromatic adventuring awaits!

Two Brothers, a retro-styled action role-playing game, is coming to the Wii U eShop in 2013, developer Ackkstudios announced this week. 

Unveiled for various platforms earlier this year, the game received funding through Kickstarter, enabling Ackkstudios to greatly expand the scope of... Read more...

October 26, 2012

New Professor Layton Commercial Features Penélope & Mónica Cruz 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 10:33 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Apparently solving puzzles in Professor Layton is more important than your job.

Penélope Cruz and Mónica Cruz are featured in a new commercial for Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.

The commercial starts with Penélope trying to help her sister complete a puzzle in the new game. She is interrupted, however, and called to the scene of some sort of film shoot. Whilst performing her scene, she stops and rushes back to her sister with the solution to the puzzle she was trying to complete.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Also Available on Wii U eShop As 16GB Download WiiU

by Tom Malina - 10:31 pm PDT
Total comments: 31 Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/25/tekken-tag-to..., Siliconera

The digital version of the game will be cheaper, but at the expense of a massive chunk of hard drive space.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition will be sold on the Wii U eShop, as well as at retail, when it launches alongside the new console.

In Japan, players who buy the digital version will make a small savings, as Namco Bandai Games revealed that the download will cost 6,280 yen, whereas the retail version is priced slightly higher at 6,980 yen. Pricing details for the Western release are yet to be announced.

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