Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has been released today in Japan and the one and only NintenDaan has managed to snag a copy of the cosmetic title. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer allows you to create your own decorative interiors for houses and other building with a number of tools at your disposal. The game won’t be arriving till October 2nd in Europe and September 25th in the United States. Anyway, be sure to check out the delightful video, below.
The new NFC reader/writer will soon be available for those of you who are still using the standard Nintendo 3DS and not the New Nintendo 3DS. The device will be available to purchase on Thursday in Japan and therefore a number of Nintendo 3DS games are getting updated so you can scan in your various amiibos. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Fire Emblem If, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy + and One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X are all in the process of being updated. The device launches in North America on September 25th and Europe on October 2nd.
The Wii U has had a tough time in a competitive marketplace but Nintendo has announced that the console has now sold over 10 million units since it launched back in 2012. Nintendo’s latest IP the super-colourful Splatoon has been a success for the company since it released back in May. The shooter has sold 1.62 million units by June 30th. On the hardware side, Nintendo also announced that it has sold over 1 million Nintendo 3DS consoles during the last quarter. Software sales for the Nintendo 3DS have also been encouraging at 7.92 million. Nintendo has yet to give sales figures for amiibo figures but says they are “favourable.”
Nintendo has confirmed today that there will be a gigantic Super Smash Bros update for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U coming on July 31st. The new update brings with it new stages, Mii Fighter costumes, a new tournament mode, and much more. Some of it will be free DLC and other parts of it will be paid DLC. The Mii Fighter costumes include one for King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong Country series and Chrom of Fire Emblem. Here’s what will be available on July 31st.
• Parka costumes, which can be used by all three Mii types
• King K Rool costume for Mii Fighters
• Chrom Costume for Mii Fighter
• Hyrule Castle 64 Stage
• Peach’s Castle 64 Stage
• Tournament Mode
• Ability to save and post replays to YouTube
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NIS America is very excited to announce The Legend of Legacy, a game developed by a core group of legendary developers who came together to create this brand new IP. This awesome game will be arriving in Europe in Winter 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS as both a physical and digital release
In The Legend of Legacy, seven adventurers — Liber, Meurs, Owen, Bianca, Garnet, Eloise, and Filmia — arrive on the mysterious island of Avalon to pursue their own agenda as explorers. They team up with two of the other adventurers to achieve their objectives — be it exploring the island for treasure, looking for the “god” on the island, or recovering lost memories. But things change when they discover a singing stone that causes the party to see phantasms of Avalon’s forgotten history.
In addition to exploring the island of Avalon, Combat will offer plenty of challenges in The Legend of Legacy. Combat is turn-based, but players will have the option to create their own formations tailored to their party of three, meaning each party member can be put into a different combat role (defending, attacking, supporting, etc.) at any given time. Formations can be saved and changed between turns as well, giving players plenty of options to maximize their strategies.
- Seven Unique Perspectives – Each character in The Legend of Legacy has their own motivation for exploring Avalon, and their individual conclusion at the story’s resolution. Play through as each character to see them all!
- Combats Gets Classless – Managing formations to instruct specific combat roles instead of fixed classes adds a different level of challenge for battle enthusiasts.
- Legendary Development – Illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi (SaGa series), renowned composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa, Final Fantasy XIII), writer Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger), game designer Kyoji Koizumi (SaGa series), and Masataka Matsuura (999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors) all come together to create this brand new experience.
- Balance for the West – Based on user feedback following the Japanese release, several gameplay adjustments were made to enhance the gameplay. More details to come later!
Source: Atlas PR
The Official Nintendo UK Store often has some great special offers to entice consumers to purchase hardware and software and this latest one should be very appealing. If you purchase a New Nintendo 3DS Summer Bundle, which includes the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D bundle, the Pokemon Omega Ruby bundle, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle, then you are entitled to get a free Super Mario 3DS holder. You will need to enter the code (MARI0HOLD5) at the checkout to get it.
This morning saw Square Enix announce Dragon Quest XI for a variety of platforms, but the all-important question we are all asking is whether the game will come to the west. Well, it seems as though Square Enix isn’t completely sure at present. The last instalment for the Dragon Quest series for consoles Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King made is way to the west and was a success. However, Dragon Quest X didn’t come over, but that was a massively multiplayer online title and would have required some extra work with the translations and the servers. There’s a likely hood that it will come, but expect a lengthy delay between the Japanese version and the western one.
“The Japanese publisher stated it understandably doesn’t have “a concrete plan at the moment”, but it’ll “consider it as [it has] done in the past for other Dragon Quest titles”.