Two Tribes has revealed that it still plans on bringing Toki Tori 1 to Nintendo 3DS. The developer is working with Engine Software on the forthcoming hand-held port of the puzzle game. To progress through Toki Tori, players must pick up each egg in a level using a set number of tools, and they will have to look and plan ahead carefully while using items such as the Telewarp, Freeze-o-Matic and InstantRock. Two Tribes recently confirmed that Toki Tori 2 won’t be released on 3DS.
The latest Iwata Asks interview is now up and this time it’s all about Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. There’s plenty of interesting things included within the interview but one of the stand out quotes comes from Monolith Softs Tetsuya Takahashi who says that his goal with the original game on the Wii was to create a masterpiece within the Japanese RPG genre. Judging from the reviews of the original, and also the Nintendo 3DS version, you could probably say that he achieved his goal. Here’s what he had to say.
Iwata: First, could you look back a little on what you were imagining for the world of Xenoblade Chronicles when you started development for the Wii version?
Takahashi: Of course. My first thought was that I wanted to build a masterpiece within the JRPG3 genre… So while I worked towards completing the game, I carefully gathered all of the many elements necessary to make that happen.
Iwata: JRPG refers to Japanese-made RPGs, which have had a unique evolution in Japan. The term is used more often in other countries, but not so much in Japan. After the Wii version of Xenoblade Chronicles was released, it seemed that there were a lot of people saying “The quality of Xenoblade Chronicles stands out amongst all the JRPGs released within the past few years.” So in that way, you can say that you succeeded in your goal, or should we say, ambition, of creating a masterpiece.
Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire has just launched in Europe on the Nintendo 3DS and NintenDaan has managed to secure himself a copy. If you’re not sure whether to bite the bullet on Level 5’s latest creation then be sure to watch the first 90 minutes of the game in the video embedded above.
Nintendo has released additional Nintendo 3DS themes based on NES classics Metroid and Kid Icarus. The new themes are now available in the handheld’s Theme Shop. 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS users can customize their system by applying themes to their HOME Menu background, icons and folders. The Theme Shop also includes special themes based on other classics such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda series that come with music, sound effects and animations.
We now know what you’ll get if you pre-order the first print version of Etrian Odyssey 2: Untold in North America and there’s some rather nice goodies. You will get the official staff book which includes 22 pages of gorgeous art, plus you will get the Fafnir Knight rough sketch soundtrack by series composer, Yuzo Koshiro. Here’s all the details you need to know.
The Official Staff Book — 22 pages of art, including early drafts of character concepts, introductions to the characters, with both explanations of their individual back stories as well as developer insight to the character creation process, and QR Codes that will unlock some beginner-friendly Grimoire Stones.
The Fafnir Knight Rough Sketch Soundtrack — CD soundtrack of early verions of the EO2U music by series composer, Yuzo Koshiro. It also has a brief foreword by both Koshiro and EO2U director Shigeo Komori. The CD packaging also has an EO2U mini-comic.
Both those items and the game will come in a collectible outer box.
Well, this is certainly interesting. A Reddit user has posted a teaser video for Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. The video has now been taken down but that hasn’t stopped people from posting some gifs from the aforementioned video. Who knows? It does look fairly believable, but I guess we won’t know for sure until the next Nintendo Direct. Then again, that Rayman leak for Super Smash Bros looked pretty believable and we know that was faked.
Good news if you live in Japan as listings found on the VGMdb state that both Xenoblade Chronicles X and Bravely Second will be getting official soundtracks. The Xenoblade Chronicles X soundtrack will come on five CD’s on May 20th for 4,298 Yen. The soundtrack for Bravely Second will ship on two CD’s and will also be available to purchase on May 20th, but pricing has yet to be announced.
Thanks, N-Dub Nation