June 30, 2016

Final Splatfest Announced: Callie vs Marie. WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:01 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Squid Research

Anyone who took part in the last Splatfest probably saw this coming.

After over a year of off-and-on competition, Splatoon's Splatfests will end with the most obvious question of all.

The contests will come to an end beginning on July 22 at 2 am Pacific / 5 am Eastern time, with a two day duel concerning the subject of Callie vs Marie. To drum up support for the... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - June 30, 2016 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:26 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Hot puzzles, boxing and such-and-such.

It's quite a heavy week on the retail front, which is only partially explainable by the end of the quarter. There's Terraria (already out as a download) and Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Wii U disc - the last disc games for over two months until Tumblestone - plus TFA and Zero Time Dilemma... Read more...

June 29, 2016

Axiom Verge Creator Still Interested in Bringing Game to 3DS WiiU

by Jared Rosenberg - 7:21 pm PDT
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Tom Happ, designer of Axiom Verge would like the game to come to 3DS.

At E3 2016, Axiom Verge creator Tom Happ explained to NWR that he’s very interested in bringing his Metroid-inspired game to 3DS.

A potential 3DS port would have to deal with the system's relatively low-speed processor and screen resolution, since the game was originally designed to run at 480x272... Read more...

North American Virtual Console Adding Super Mario RPG Tomorrow WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 12:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Nintendo

The great RPG drought of 2016 lasted about, oh, six days?

Giant swords will rain down on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America with the release of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

The 1996 Nintendo/Squaresoft collaboration will launch for $7.99 (US/C) with the $1.50 upgrade option available for owners of the game on Wii.


Tumblestone Dated For Retail And eShop WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 9:37 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nighthawk

The four player puzzle game had a disc release rumored pre-E3.

Tumblestone, the multiplayer puzzler from the Quantum Astrophysics Guild, will have a couple of release dates this summer.

The first release will come on July 12 with the game's digital release, followed a few days later by the game's launch as a Xbox Live Games with Gold title. A physical release for Wii U (and PlayStation 4) will then follow on August 30 from Nighthawk Interactive.


June 27, 2016

forma.8 Announced For New 3DS, Crossbuy With Wii U 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 1:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: MixedBag

Another Nindie title taking advantage of that power boost.

forma.8 will soon have its platforms number 2.

The Nindies @ Home title from last year was recently revealed to be in development for New 3DS, but this version will release shortly after the Wii U version does.

So we can confirm it: our #metroidvania forma.8 is coming to #Nintendo #N3DS too! Cross buy with Wii U!


June 23, 2016

Devil's Third Online Service Ending In December WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:59 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Price cuts are intended to coincide with this.

One of the Wii U's most notorious titles will be losing its online services at the end of the year.

An announcement on Nintendo's support website has indicated that the online services for Devil's Third will end on December 28 of this year. The in game "Golden Egg" microtransactions will no longer be available as of noon Eastern time Monday.


Nintendo Downloads - June 23, 2016 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:21 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

At least I'll destroy this pain and this loneliness.

Given last week's revelation of the Wii U's retail lineup being cricket chirping except for the obvious after next week, of course the attention is focused on the retail games. There's Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, which got two reviews (mine, Daan's) that ended up at the same very high score, and Mario... Read more...

June 22, 2016

New Sonic Game, Feature Film In Development

by Donald Theriault - 1:18 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Famitsu

The 25th anniversary plans include six stages and a movie.

The blue blur is about to smack into the silver screen.

Sonic Team sat down with Famitsu magazine in Japan for this week's issue, during which a new game (platforms to be announced on July 22) and a feature film was also announced. (Translation courtesy SOAH City)

"We at Sonic Team – are developing a completely new game, as well as developing a full movie, actively done by Sony Pictures, and animation on Sonic Boom" (emphasis added)


June 21, 2016

North America To Get Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Games On Virtual Console This Week WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:49 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

The number is hard to nail down.

A busy week for RPG fans may be about to get busier.

Nintendo of America has announced that they will be adding Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games to the Virtual Console this week, with the first series of games (Red Rescue Team on Game Boy Advance and Blue Rescue Team on DS) as well as the "third version" of the DS Explorers series, Explorers of Sky.


Metroid Prime Federation Force Adds Amiibo Support: Special Support For Samus 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:29 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo America

Furthering its Game of the Year win with some nice cosmetic things.

Nintendo of America has detailed how amiibo will work in the next Metroid title.

The information, sent out via the company's Twitter, shows different character skins for the Blast Ball mode, while scanning either of the Samus amiibo (regular or Zero Suit) will unlock skins and other ingame benefits. Details of the nature of the benefits were not provided.


June 16, 2016

Nintendo Downloads - June 16, 2016 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:23 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A surprisingly spry week when you get a major game dropped at random.

The shock releases of BOXBOXBOY's preload and especially Rhythm Heaven Megamix make for quite a pricey week on the North American eShop. The Wii U also apparently gets its downloadable version of Terraria, with the physical version to follow in roughly two weeks.

But there's quite a busy week on...

June 15, 2016

RFN Live E3 Reaction Podcast Site NewsSwitchWiiU

by James Jones - 5:45 pm PDT
Total comments: 2


It's over! We'll have the full episode available soon!

With the arrival of E3, it's time for E3 reaction shows. In order to be as timely as possible, this year we decided to record our reaction show live. Starting tonight, at 9 PM Eastern, RFN will break down The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, like only they can.


Rhythm Heaven Megamix Now Available On North American eShop 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

It'd fit right in on the Sega Saturn.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix received its full North American debut today, and it's available for download right now.

The rhythm collection will be available only on the eShop for $29.99 US / $42.29 Canadian. No European release details are available. A demo will also be available on the eShop.


Dragon Quest VII Launching September 16 In North America 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

It's been three (thousand) years...

The long wait has about three months to go for Dragon Quest VII.

The remake of the 2001 PS1 title for 3DS will release in North America on September 16 according to updated information submitted by Nintendo following the game's E3 stream.

A long demanded remake, SquareEnix credited fan demand and petitions for the game's localization, including all of the game's party chat.


Monster Hunter Generations Demo And Transfer Content Detailed 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 1:51 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

If you're not lucky, you can be charitable and get in early.

Capcom has announced the date for the Monster Hunter Generations demo, but you may be able to jump the queue.

The demo will go live for all users in the eShop on June 30, however "select 3DS users" will receive two demo codes by email that allow for early access. Another option for getting the demo early comes through Humble Bundle, as the site's E3 2016 Digital Ticket will contain an early code for anyone who gets in at the US$4 tier.


Pokemon Go Plus Accessory Receives Release Window And Price Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 1:42 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A simple, understated way to try and catch 'em all

Today's Treehouse Live introduced information about Pokémon Go and its accessory.

The Pokémon Go Plus is estimated to launch in "late July" currently, though the date may slip if the game's release does. Releasing at a MSRP of US$34.99, it will connect to the iPhone or Android device using Bluetooth... Read more...

New 3DS Action RPG Announced: Ever Oasis 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 11:17 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Treehouse Live

The producer/director is a RPG veteran.

Nintendo's new action RPG for 3DS has been announced, and it's from the veteran developers at Grezzo.

Ever Oasis is a game set in a barren desert that involves creating an oasis and fighting into dungeons to protect the village. During the Treehouse Live presentation, a three-member party was shown for dungeon exploration.


Nintendo Announces Boxboy Sequel Coming To North America As BOXBOXBOY 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 9:53 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Because it's twice the box.

The further adventures of Boxboy (or Boxgirl) are coming to North America.

Nintendo's Facebook has confirmed in today's Treehouse Live advertisement that Boxboy: Another Box will be released as BOXBOXBOY. No release date was given, but the game will be shown on today's Treehouse Live.

As well, Nintendo's schedule is promising that the new RPG game will be shown at 1:50 Eastern / 10:50 Pacific and it is a "action/adventure/RPG".


June 14, 2016

New Nintendo 3DS RPG Being Announced Tomorrow 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Nintendo

It'll be the closer for Treehouse Live

Tomorrow's Treehouse Live will get a little bit bigger, including yet another 3DS RPG.

A recap of today's events included a note about tomorrow's Treehouse Live that confirmed Rhythm Heaven Megamix and Yo-Kai Watch 2 would be on the stream, but also included at the end:

The broadcast will also include the introduction of a new role-playing IP for Nintendo 3DS.



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