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First New Look At Jade In Beyond Good & Evil 2

Legendary games designer Michel Ancel teased fans with new art work for the lead protagonist in Beyond Good & Evil on a Rayman Legends Twitch stream that the team did recently. Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been in development for what seems like forever. Hopefully we will catch a new glimpse of the game at E3 in June.


Nintendo America Cuts The Prices Of Five Great Nintendo 3DS Games

Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time, are getting a new lower price. Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today. The five games are must-haves for anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system, and their new price represents an even better value for consumers.

Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each.

In order, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time in the United States – each one has sold more than 2.15 million physical and digital units in the U.S. alone. All five of the newly discounted games star classic Nintendo characters and franchises, and their strong sales over time demonstrate the longevity of Nintendo’s games. The games make great gifts, engaging entertainment for families and other spring break travelers, or just a way to introduce kids to the fun of video games.


Indie Game Studio Drinkbox Announces Severed (Video)

DrinkBox Studios, the creators of Mutant Blobs Attack and Gucamelee, have revealed that they are working on a new project which is titled Severed. Destructoid says that the game is a mix between Mega Man, Infinity Blade, and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. The game is a dungeon-crawler adventure that is all gesture-based. The developer says iOS and Android are a given, they are also considering PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation Move, Xbox Kinect, and Project Morpheus. Severed is due for release sometime next year.


Darth Maul-Focused Game Was Meant To Come To Nintendo Platforms

Game Informer has revealed that a Darth Maul-focussed game from Lucasarts was originally meant to come to the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the Wii. Sadly the intriguing project was canceled back in 2011 and the game never saw the light of day. You can read some of the details surrounding the Star Wars title, below.

  • Being considered for Wii, 3DS, or Wii U
  • Main character was Darth Maul
  • Red Fly began handling prototype work in 2010 under the code name “Damage”
  • Project became a multiplatform release and shifted development to the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC
  • This was “due largely to Nintendo not meeting financial demands to make it a first-party project”
  • Game would explore the origin story of Maul’s transformation into a Sith Lord
  • The game would center on stealth and action
  • George Lucas also stepped in at one point and changed the project’s direction
  • Changed things to make Darth Maul and Darth Talon face off against Darth Krayt and his Sith army
  • LucasArts also considered the possibility of purchasing Red Fly
  • In June 2011, LucasArts ceased its communications for unspecified reasons
  • They eventually sent out a letter stating that the game had been terminated
  • Red Fly Studios did manage to continue on despite Darth Maul’s cancellation 
  • This cancellation lead to Red Fly having to lay off about 70 percent of its staffers

Here’s The First 90 Minutes Of Disney Magical World On Nintendo 3DS

Tilmen from Nintendomination has kindly uploaded the first 90 minutes of the well-received Disney Magical World for the Nintendo 3DS. The game sees players embark on a 3D fantasy adventure featuring more than 60 iconic Disney characters across a main central plaza and its four surrounding worlds inspired by Alice in WonderlandCinderellaAladdin and Winnie the Pooh. The game is available now in North America.

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Nintendo Denies Removing Same-Sex Marriage From Tomodachi Collection

The removal of same-sex marriages in the Japanese version of Tomodachi Collection sparked some controversy last year, however Nintendo insists that it was only there to begin with because of a game-breaking bug. Tomodachi Collection also included a glitch that allowed users to dress their Miis in the opposite gender’s attire. As a result of this, this allowed users to incorrectly classify their sex.

“Same-sex relationships were not possible in the original software. Two developments occurred that led to some misunderstanding about this. First, as a result of a mistake in comprehension of Japanese, [westerners] misinterpreted Japanese reports and fan activity and thought same-sex relationships were possible.”

“This occurred because they saw Japanese fans posting game screenshots of male and female Mii characters, where female Mii characters were designed and clothed in such a way that they looked male.”