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February 28, 2012

The Binding of Isaac 3DS Release Blocked 3DS

by James Dawson - 8:50 pm EST
Total comments: 61 Source: (Edmund McMillen), https://twitter.com/#!/EdmundMcMillen/status/17469...

The popular indie PC title did not pass Nintendo's content review process.

The Binding of Isaac is no longer under review for release on the Nintendo 3DS. According to Edmund McMillen, the game’s creator, “After a long internal debate Nintendo has decided NOT to allow the Binding of Isaac on the 3ds. As many assumed the reasons were due to the games 'questionable religious content'. Thank GOD Steam exists!”


Nintendo Files for Personal Weather Station Patent Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:46 am EST
Total comments: 16 Source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2012/0046767.htm...

Is it a secret Wii U feature or just a Wii idea that didn't pan out?

Nintendo is considering an environment sensor unit that could interface with the Wii, a recent patent application reveals.

The filing reveals a number of possible applications. The sensor data can be used to predict the weather, estimate the time of year, and detect which room in which the device is located. The sensor readings can also be used to alter in-game content.


Pokémon Black and White Version 2 Formally Announced for Western Territories DS

by Alex Culafi - 7:06 am EST
Total comments: 6 Source: (Press Release)

The DS games have also been given a tentative release period.

Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 have been formally announced for release in North America and Europe.

The announcements were made in two press releases issued by Nintendo announcing the localization, with both territories being given a release date of fall 2012 (which places the release date in either September, October, or November).


February 27, 2012

Australian Date for Kid Icarus: Uprising Announced 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 11:14 pm EST
Total comments: 1

The battle to defeat the Underworld minions will begin soon.

Kid Icarus: Uprising will be launching for the Nintendo 3DS in Australia on March 29, 2012, Nintendo Australia announced.

The game's story starts out with the return of Medusa, the Queen of the Underworld. Pit along with the help of Palutena the goddess of light, must combat the forces of darkness by air and land.


Bravely Default Demo to Japan eShop This Week 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 4:57 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: (Andriasang), http://andriasang.com/con03x/bravely_default_demo/...

Square Enix is starting a series of demos for the new title starting this week.

Square Enix is releasing a demo version of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on the eShop this week on February 29. The demo, which is the first in a series of demos, is titled “Bravely Default Demo Vol. 1 Crystal Maiden Volume", and contains a new AR movie focusing on the heroine Anies. Another segment... Read more...

February 25, 2012

Iwata Mii Delivered Through SpotPass in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 9:05 pm EST
Total comments: 8

The Nintendo president visits 3DS's in Japan!

Nintendo sent a special gold pants version of Satoru Iwata’s Mii to Nintendo 3DS owners in Japan this morning, February 26. Users were sent a message in the Notifications section informing them that someone has arrived in the Mii Plaza. After going into the Mii Plaza, the gold pant-donned Satoru... Read more...

Pokémon Black and White Sequels Announced DS

by Alex Culafi - 3:56 pm EST
Total comments: 49 Source: (Pokemon Smash)

The DS will receive not one, but two sequels in Japan later this year.

Two sequels to Pokémon Black and White have been revealed, titled Pocket Monsters Black 2 and Pocket Monsters White 2, as revealed on the latest episode of Pokémon Smash.

The announcement was made in the last few minutes of the show as Pokémon director Junichi Masuda appeared on the show to reveal... Read more...

February 24, 2012

Iwata Asks: Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS

by Nate Andrews - 1:11 pm EST
Total comments: 7 Source: http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/3ds/kid...

Iwata discusses the upcoming 3DS title with Masahiro Sakurai.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata sat down with Masahiro Sakurai, CEO and Director of Software Development at Sora Ltd., to discuss the development of the upcoming Kid Icarus: Uprising in a recent edition of Iwata Asks..

Iwata started the interview by comparing the battle mode of Uprising to what... Read more...

Official Australia & New Zealand Mario Kart 7 Community Opened 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 1:08 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.nintendo.com.au

Nintendo Australia has opened up a new MK 7 community.

Nintendo Australia recently announced that they have opened an official Mario Kart 7 Community. In addition to the new community group, there will also be various special guest challenges, with the first guests being people from the Nintendo Australia staff.

The date and time for the first challenge...

NWR Wi-Fi Night: Resident Evil Revelations - Saturday, February 25 Site News3DS

by J.P. Corbran - 7:53 am EST
Total comments: 25

Come play Resident Evil: Revelations' Raid Mode with the Nintendo World Report Community.

Nintendo World Report is holding a Community Wi-Fi Night for the Raid Mode of Resident Evil: Revelations this Saturday, February 25. The main event kicks off at 7 p.m. Eastern, which is 4 p.m. Pacific and Midnight GMT. 

Post your 3DS friend code here and add other NWR readers, making sure to... Read more...

February 23, 2012

Monolith Soft Recruiting For 3DS Development 3DS

by Andy Goergen - 4:12 pm EST
Total comments: 5 Source: Monolith Soft, http://andriasang.com/con02n/monolith_3ds/

A new 3DS game looks to be on the way from the developers of Xenoblade Chronicles.

Monolift Soft has begun recruiting for a Nintendo 3DS project. A page on their official website has put out a call for experienced developers in the areas of effect and motion development, and 3D models. The new game will be developed in the Kyoto studio.

Recently, Monolift Soft put out a call for...

escapeVektor Coming to Nintendo 3DS 3DS

by Nicholas Bray - 2:56 pm EST
Total comments: 9

The hit WiiWare game is now making its way to the 3DS.

Update: A Nnooo representative confirms that the game will be a downloadable title on the 3DS eShop.

WiiWare game escapeVektor will be now coming out for Nintendo 3DS and Playstation Vita, Australian games developer Nnooo announced today.

Nnooo's Creative Director Nic Watt mentioned that the new... Read more...

Project Zero Haunting Wii Again Wii

by Andrew Brown - 2:51 pm EST
Total comments: 4 Source: (Nintendo Direct)

The scary spirit-snapping saga continues.

The updated remake of Project Zero: Crimson Butterfly (known as Fatal Frame in the USA), the second game in the ghostly photography series, has been reconfirmed for a release on Nintendo Wii.

The game, first announced early last year, will feature updated graphics and character models over its original PS2 and Xbox counterpart, as well as fluid aiming controls with the help of the Wii Remote.


RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Might Be Coming Out in Three Weeks 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:36 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/JDCfCQeysm...

In the past week, this n-Space-developed game has been on hold, delayed until May, and now, possibly hitting shelves in March.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D, published by Atari and developed by n-Space, is due out on March 13, according to a Nintendo release list.

The saga of this game has gotten quite confusing. It was initially announced last year, slated for an early 2012 release. A few weeks ago, we confirmed with Atari that the game was on hold. Then, last week, it was listed for a May 22 release on various retailer sites.


February 22, 2012

Game Gear Titles Headed to the eShop 3DS

by James Dawson - 4:12 pm EST
Total comments: 14 Source: (Nintendo Direct)

Shinobi, Dragon Crystal, and Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble will be the first Game Gear titles to hit the 3DS Virtual Console.

Sega Game Gear games are finally headed to the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Originally announced prior to the launch of the eShop, their release was reconfirmed today during the Nintendo Direct conference. The first three titles, Shinobi, Dragon Crystal and Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble will be released on March 14 in Japan and mid-March in Europe.


Rhythm Thief Gets European Release Date 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:43 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Press Release)

Sega's peculiar rhythm game is coming out in April with help from Nintendo.

Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure is slated for an April 5 release in Europe, and will be distributed by Nintendo of Europe in the region.

The game, developed by Sega, takes place in Paris centers around the mystery behind the disappearance of the main character Raphael's father. Also, there's a lot of dancing.


Punch-Out and Super Mario Bros. Out on European 3DS Virtual Console Next Week 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:34 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Press Release)

Also, a Nintendogs + Cats demo is out today.

Punch-Out and Super Mario Bros. are coming out on the 3DS Virtual Console in Europe on March 1. Both are the first NES games to get a full release on the eShop in Europe. Super Mario Bros. is an Ambassador game, and came out in North America last week for $5. 

A Nintendogs + Cats demo is also...

European Details from Nintendo Direct 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 6:20 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Nintendo Direct)

European plans mostly to be confirmed!

Nintendo of Europe gave its fans a translation of the Japanese presentation with a couple of minor differences. The Dragon Quest Monsters game and Fatal Frame were left out and most content mentioned got a big ''European plans to be announced'' stamp on it, though there a few details that did stand out.


Mario Tennis Open Releasing May 20 3DS

by Andrew Brown - 6:17 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: (Nintendo Direct)

Mario's new sports smasher gets a US release date.

The latest game to grace the Mario Tennis series has been confirmed to be launching in USA on May 20, Nintendo Direct revealed minutes ago. For more new details about the game, see our report from the Japanese version of Nintendo Direct earlier this morning.


XSEED Bringing The Last Story to North America Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:14 am EST
Total comments: 55 Source: (Nintendo Direct)

The Last Story is coming to North America!

The Last Story is coming to North America courtesy of XSEED Games, according to the Nintendo Direct presentation.

No release date was given, though Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime did say it will be on store shelves by the end of the year. 

The Last Story, developed by Mistwalker,...


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