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May 31, 2012

Nintendo Applies for 3DS Camera Attachment, Force-Feedback Stylus Patent 3DS

by Aaron Kaluszka - 10:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2012/0135803.htm...

The gaming applications will shock you.

Nintendo's latest patent application includes a number of 3DS game enhancements designed around improving the virtual reality potential of the system. Both the camera and stylus undergo significant enhancement.

The patent application describes ways in which players could interact with the 3DS's... Read more...

Natsume Announces New IP Codenamed Project Happiness 3DS

by J.P. Corbran - 5:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 7

The new game from the creator of Harvest Moon will be revealed at E3. 

A new game from Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of Harvest Moon, will be unveiled by Natsume at E3. Codenamed Project Happiness, the game is the product of a partnership between Natsume, TOYBOX and Rising Star Games. 

Wada left his position at Grasshopper Manufacture late last year, along with colleague... Read more...

Nintendo Download - May 31, 2012 3DSDSWii

by Patrick Barnett - 12:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

The eShop got quite a bit of content today.

The week before E3 has a great number of downloadable games heading to all services, except WiiWare.

First on the 3DS Virtual Console is the Game Boy Color game, Rayman. In this classic platformer, Rayman must save the Electoons across the games six worlds, and defeat Mr. Dark. It is available now for $4.99.

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Nintendo eShop Reveals Order Up!! Price 3DS

by Patrick Barnett - 9:48 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: eShop

This retail-to-download release has a listed price.

When Order Up!! releases on the eShop in a few short weeks, it will be priced at $9.99, according to the game's listing on the Nintendo eShop.

Last month we learned that the game was coming to the eShop as a downloadable title instead of getting a retail release as initially planned. The game's demo hit the eShop today and revealed this information, but its release date is still listed at TBD.

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Extra Pad 3D Accessory Coming to 3DS in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 8:57 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2012/05/29/5696..., Inside-Games

A Japanese third-party, GameTech, aims to give 3DS owners a better grip for their Circle pads.

The Extra Pad 3D is coming to Japan on June 7 for 480 yen. Released by third-party company GameTech, the silicon attachment looks to fit snuggly over the Circle pad and give Nintendo 3DS users a better grip, as well as a bit more height for controlling their games.

Each set comes with eight different... Read more...

DC Comics Fighting Game Coming to Wii U from Mortal Kombat Developers WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:04 am PDT
Total comments: 29 Source: http://www.injustice.com

Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman will duke it out with villains on Wii U in 2013.

Injustice: Gods Among Us, a fighting game based on the DC Universe and developed by NetherRealm Studios, is coming to Wii U in 2013.

The game pits DC heroes against villains, and features a roster including Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, Harley Quinn, and Solomon Grundy.

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May 30, 2012

Yellow and Pink Yoshi QR Codes Revealed for N.A. 3DS

by Garnet Red - 9:18 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Joystiq, http://www.joystiq.com/2012/05/29/invite-a-yellow-...

Scan codey, Get Yoshi.

Yellow and Pink Yoshi are available in Mario Tennis Open through new QR codes in North America.

Simply scan each code through the 3DS camera from inside the game. Yellow focuses on Power, while Pink focuses on Technique.

These new additions bring the total Yoshi count to six. In the past month,... Read more...

Rumored Star Fox/Metroid Crossover Put to Rest WiiU

by James Dawson - 9:18 pm PDT
Total comments: 72 Source: http://paulgalenetwork.com/home/2012/05/19/rumor-i..., Paul Gale Network

Paul Gale now claims that the game is not in development.

The rumor of a Star Fox/Metroid crossover supposedly in development for the Wii U, appears to have been put to rest. According to Paul Gale, the blogger who presented the rumor nearly two weeks ago, Retro Studios is not working on the title, nor is any other developer.

However, according to... Read more...

New Spy Hunter Coming to 3DS 3DS

by Alex Culafi - 4:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

It's the reboot you never knew you wanted.

Spy Hunter, a reboot of the classic combat driving series, has been announced for a release on 3DS later this fall.

The new title is announced on the eve of the franchise's 30th anniversary, and it builds upon the gameplay of the original with new customization and playing options. One example lies... Read more...

Heroes of Ruin Delayed to July 17 in North America 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: (Press Release)

Square Enix announced their E3 lineup and stealthily delayed n-Space's upcoming game.

Heroes of Ruin, from Square Enix and n-Space, is getting pushed back by three weeks to July 17, according to a press release from Square Enix about E3 2012.

The game, which is a Diablo-esque game featuring four-player co-op locally and online with voice chat, was originally slated for a June 26... Read more...

Nintendo Teasing Three Wii U Launch Titles on Facebook WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:59 am PDT
Total comments: 43 Source: http://www.facebook.com/WiiU/posts/345083798892833...

The Wii U Facebook page has been updated with a cryptic status.

Nintendo of America updated the Wii U Facebook page with the following status: "Guess what the initial game releases will be for Nintendo’s new home console, Wii U? Soon we’ll scratch off to reveal the names! ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒... Read more...

Zen Studios Announces CastleStorm 3DSWiiU

by J.P. Corbran - 9:58 am PDT
Total comments: 1

It will launch on 'Nintendo digital platforms' later this year.

CastleStorm, a hybrid of tower defense, real-time strategy, and physics-based destruction, will come to Nintendo download platforms later this year courtesy of Zen Studios.

Set in medieval times, the game has you defending your castle against waves of enemies attempting to capture your flag. To do so, you use a variety of the weapons at your disposal, including both explosive projectiles and ground soldiers you can send out.

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Zelda II Coming to eShop in Japan Next Week 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 8:34 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/vc/tanj/index...., NCL

The classic title will be available to everyone on the eShop.

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan next week on June 6 for 500 yen. The game, which was part of the Nintendo Ambassador program, was originally released to 3DS owners for free last summer.

The Japanese version of the game is based on the version released... Read more...

May 29, 2012

Metro: Last Light Not Currently in Development for Wii U WiiU

by Nate Andrews - 1:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a384034/metr..., (Digital Spy)

A Wii U version of the game could still happen in the future, but isn't actively being worked on.

Metro: Last Light, the sequel to the bleak 2010 shooter Metro 2033, is no longer confirmed to release on Wii U, according to THQ Global Brand Manager Mark Madsen.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Madsen noted that while a Wii U port of the game "could" occur in the future, work on such a version is not happening at present.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Confirmed for 3DS 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:09 am PDT
Total comments: 26 Source: (Nintendo Power)

Nintendo Power's cover story goes over MercurySteam's 3DS debut.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, a new entry in the Castlevania series made by Lords of Shadow developer MecurySteam, is coming to 3DS.

The game was originally revealed in a confirmed rumor last week, and now there is no room for doubt. Mirror of Fate appears to be a side-scrolling game that shares graphical similarities to Sega's Shinobi 3DS title from last year. The camera might be more dynamic, though.

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Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Announced for 3DS 3DS

by Alex Culafi - 9:51 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

The title is landing in North America by the end of 2012.

Harvest Moon: A New Beginning will be coming to 3DS in North America by the end of 2012, as reported by a recent press release from Natsume.

The focus of A New Beginning lies in customization; for the first time in series history, players can customize their appearance as well as their farm. Outfits, facial expression, gender, skin color, hairstyle, and more can be customized.

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May 28, 2012

NWR Community Night 5/29/12 - Mario Tennis Open Site News3DS

by J.P. Corbran - 6:58 pm PDT
Total comments: 6

We're mixing it up and bringing out Camelot's recent tennis title.

Join the Nintendo World Report community for a game of tennis this Tuesday, May 29. The action starts at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 Pacific (1 a.m. UTC for anyone overseas). You can exchange friend codes in the Talkback below, or go stock up in our massive 3DS Friend Code thread.

Do you like these weekly... Read more...

Super Mario 3D Land Toys Included with Drinks in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 4:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: http://www.itoen.co.jp/campaign_cm/campaign/detail..., Ito En Japan

Quench your thirst and have Mario to back you up.

Ito En, a company known for being one of the largest tea distributors in Japan, is including Super Mario 3D Land toys with its products starting on May 28. There are two varieties of the toys, with each variety featuring six different characters. The characters include Mario, Tanooki (Fox) Luigi, Stone Mario, Koopa Troopa, Toad, and a Goomba.

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Kingdom Hearts 3D Patched in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 8:33 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: http://support.jp.square-enix.com/news.php?id=1385..., Square Enix Japan

The game receives a patch in Japan, but users may have a hard time finding it. 

A patch for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is now available to download for players in Japan. 

However, at the moment, the patch does not have a prominent place on the eShop and may be difficult to find for users unaware of its availability. Owners of the game can follow a link to the... Read more...

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Receiving Ninth Set of DLC in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 8:25 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/t_ff/musiclist3.html#..., Square Enix Japan

Square Enix is gearing up for the next set of DLC for the popular 3DS music game.

Square Enix is releasing the ninth set of songs for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy on May 30. The four tracks, which are listed below, will be available for 150 yen each.

Final Fantasy III – Saigo no Shitō (Final Struggle, Battle Music Stage)Final Fantasy IX – Battle 2 (Battle Music Stage)Final Fantasy X – Otherworld (Battle Music Stage)Final Fantasy XI – The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (Field Music Stage)

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