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December 30, 2012

Senran Kagura Burst Coming to Japanese 3DS eShop 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 8:49 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: (NCL website)

Marvelous AQL's action game is hopping on the digital bandwagon.

Following the trend of more third-party releases on the Nintendo eShop, Marvelous AQL's Senran Kagura Burst will be available digitally on January 10, 2013, as confirmed by Nintendo's Japanese 3DS website.

The website lists the title at its retail price, which was roughly 6,000 yen. The size of the game is currently unconfirmed.


3DS Downloads Slice Their Price for New Year in Japan 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 8:06 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Japan, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/newyearsale/in...

Get three 3DS eShop classics for a reduced price!

Nintendo will slash the price of three selected digital games on the Nintendo 3DS, the company announced on its website.

The games in question are Denpa Ningen RPG 2, Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight, and 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure. The sale will run from 10:00 JST on January 1 until 13:59 JST on January 6.


Swords & Soldiers 3D Heading to 3DS eShop in 2013 3DSWii

by Tom Malina - 2:43 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Description), Siliconera, http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/28/swords-soldie...

Years after its WiiWare release, the 2D strategy title arrives on 3DS next Spring.

Quirky real-time strategy game Swords & Soldiers 3D is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop some time in Spring 2013.

Swords & Soldiers, which pits Aztecs, Vikings and the Chinese Empire against each other in cartoon-styled 2D battles, was first released as a WiiWare download in early 2009.... Read more...

December 29, 2012

Big Pokémon News Incoming on January 8 

by Daan Koopman - 11:37 pm EST
Total comments: 31 Source: (Serebii.net)

Interesting things are afoot in the world of the Pocket Monsters!

According to information released on Japanese television, we might see some exciting Pokémon news on January 8, 2013. This information was brought to the world by the folks over at Serebii.net.

At the end of a trailer for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, a teaser image confirmed a big announcement, though we aren't sure what will pop up. This could be anything related to already released products, to entirely new ones all together.


December 28, 2012

Zen Pinball 2 on Wii U Delayed to January WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:16 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: https://twitter.com/zen_studios/status/28410286144...

January does what Decemdon't.

Zen Pinball 2 won't be hitting the Wii U eShop until January, according to developer Zen Studios.

Originally slated for a December release in both North America and Europe, the pinball game, which currently has two releases on the 3DS eShop, is getting pushed back slightly.

Unlike the 3DS version,...

December 27, 2012

Nintendo Downloads - December 27, 2012 3DSWiiDS

by Tyler Ohlew - 9:38 am EST
Total comments: 12

Wash away 2012 with Fluidity: Spin Cycle, or just pass these remaining days with any number of today's Nintendo Downloads.

With 2012 drawing to a close, it's time for us to look back and reflect on the terrific games we've had digitally delivered to our eager mitts. Or, as this week's Nintendo Download's would have you believe, now is the time to release a few more pieces of great entertainment, and inevitably throw that... Read more...

December 26, 2012

Super Mario Bros. 3 Coming to 3DS eShop in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 6:46 pm EST
Total comments: 19 Source: NCL, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/vc/tabj/index....

Now with download play for up to two players!

Super Mario Bros. 3 is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan next week on January 1. The title will retail for 500 yen.

This iteration of the game will feature download play for up to two players. No specifics were given about what modes the download play will be utilized in, but it will likely be used in the Mario Bros. two player mode. 


December 24, 2012

Satoru Shibata Gives a Thank You to the Fans

by Daan Koopman - 6:30 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Europe, http://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2012/Christmas-gree...

Nintendo's classy man became even classier.

Nintendo of Europe's president, Satoru Shibata, sent out his warmest Christmas wishes to everyone and thanked fans for their support in 2012 in a letter posted this past Friday.

Shibata wasn't at first very sure if people would enjoy his appereance in European Nintendo Direct conferences, saying the the following: 


Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure Announced for Australia DS

by Nicholas Bray - 6:09 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

The Pokémon typing teacher is coming in January for both Australia and New Zealand.

Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure for the Nintendo DS will launch in Australia and New Zealand on January 10, 2013.

The player takes on the role of a new member of the Elite Typists Club. The game slowly builds in difficulty as the player attempts to accurately type the names of the Pokémon... Read more...

December 23, 2012

Color Commando! Announced, Newest Title from Ace Mathician Creator DS

by Tyler Ohlew - 11:29 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Color Commando Website, http://www.goodbyegalaxygames.com/colorcommando/pr...

Clear your path with the power of paint. 

The next DSiWare title from Goodbye Galaxy Games has been announced, a colorful puzzle-platformer named Color Commando!. The game's creator, Hugo Smits, previously developed Flipper 1 and 2, and Ace Mathician for the DSiWare service. Color Commando! is scheduled to arrive in early 2013.

Spread across...

December 20, 2012

Nintendo TVii Live Now in North America WiiU

by J.P. Corbran - 12:49 pm EST
Total comments: 15

So go on and set up your accounts!

Nintendo TVii is live now in North America. 

The Wii U service, which combines information from multiple sources, including live TV listings and content from streaming services such as Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video, was revealed to be launching today earlier in the week.

It will be expanded early next year to include Netflix streaming and integration with TiVo digital video recorders.


Little Inferno, Trine 2, Chasing Aurora Discounted on Wii U eShop WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:08 pm EST
Total comments: 36

But hurry! The sales all end in the first of January!

Three Wii U eShop games, Little Inferno, Trine 2: Director's Cut, and Chasing Aurora, are currently on sale on the eShop until early January.

Little Inferno, regularly $14.99, will be $9.99 until January 4; Trine 2, regularly $19.99, will be $15.99 until January 7, and Chasing Aurora, regularly $14.99, will be $7.49 until January 4.


Nintendo Downloads - December 20, 2012 3DSDSWiiWiiU

by Tyler Ohlew - 11:54 am EST
Total comments: 5

Can you escape a computer? Guide Wario to infinite wealth? You can in this week's Nintendo Downloads!

Nintendo is gearing up for your holiday dollars with a healthy smattering of digital releases this week. On top of the New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush DLC we found out about, you can expect a digital release of Bit. Trip Saga, Mario Tennis Open, Pilotwings Resort, and Pokémon Rumble Blast. And don't forget Wario Land II for the 3DS Virtual Console! It's finally out in America!


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Coming in  March 3DS

by Josh Max - 11:38 am EST
Discuss in talkback!

Another day, another dungeon to conquer. 

The newest installment of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Gates to Infinity, will be released in North America on March 24, 2013. This will be the series' first fully 3D game.

Players take on the appearance and abilities of one of five Pokémon: Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig, or Axew. The game features 20 constantly changing dungeons that players can navigate and battle their way through. 


Monster Hunter 3G Seeing Wii U Digital Release in Japan WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 8:18 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Inside-Games, http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2012/12/20/6239...

The hunt begins digitally next week in Japan.

Monster Hunter 3 (tri) G HD Ver., known as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in the West, will see a digital release on December 27 in Japan. The digital version will be 500 yen cheaper than the packaged version, retailing for 4,300 yen including tax.

Monster Hunter 3 (tri) G HD Ver. was a launch title... Read more...

December 19, 2012

Soul Hackers Finally Making North American Debut 3DS

by Tyler Ohlew - 4:22 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Long lost Saturn RPG sees new life, and an American release on 3DS.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers for the Nintendo 3DS is coming to North America in the Spring of 2013.

The game, released this past August in Japan, is an updated port of the Sega Saturn and PlayStation title released in 1997 and 1999 respectively. It is a first-person dungeon-crawler... Read more...

Last Two Coin Rush Packs Revealed for NSMB2 3DS

by Tyler Ohlew - 4:12 pm EST
Total comments: 3 Source: IGN, http://www.ign.com

A little bit of mystery mixed with the impossible.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is receiving its last two Coin Rush DLC packs soon. Mystery Adventures Pack and Impossible Pack have been revealed in a video by IGN. Both packs will be made available December 20, and will sell for $2.50 each.

Mystery Adventures takes the hidden paths known to Mario fans... Read more...

Chotto Nintendo Direct for Dragon Quest X Hits Japan WiiWiiU

by Danny Bivens - 7:39 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Inside-Games, http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2012/12/19/6236...

Talking about DQX version 1.2, higher level caps, new character classes, and half off the Wii U version of the game for Wii users. 

Another surprise Nintendo Direct featuring the Wii version of Dragon Quest X was released early this afternoon in Japan. 

The video, hosted by Satoru Iwata and Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito, focused mainly on the upcoming update for the game to version 1.2. Included in the update are... Read more...

Monster Hunter 4 Delayed in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 7:28 am EST
Total comments: 5 Source: Inside-Games, http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2012/12/19/6236...

Players will have to wait a few more months for the next title in the hit Capcom series.

The release of Monster Hunter 4 for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan has been delayed. 

Capcom initially intended to release the title this March, but is pushing the game back to a summer release. Capcom feels that to meet the demands and expectations of the users, they need to increase the quality of the game.


Nintendo TVii to Launch in North America December 20 WiiU

by J.P. Corbran - 6:41 am EST
Total comments: 17

Nintendo's video content aggregator is about to make its debut.

Nintendo TVii, the Wii U service that combines TV and video from different sources, launches in North America December 20.

The service, which includes TV listings from various cable and satellite providers, as well as content from streaming services such as Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus, brings... Read more...


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