Reports are coming in via Twitter that retailers in Germany and Spain have begun selling Super Smash Bros on Nintendo 3DS early. The game isn’t officially due to be released in Europe until October 3rd so it looks as though a few people are taking full advantage of this.
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has explained the reasons behind why the brawler for the New Nintendo 3DS will support the C-Stick but not the Circle Pad Pro. As we reported earlier this month, the Circle Pad Pro would not be supported on current 3DS models, despite it being a mirrored device for additional circle pad support.
However, the game’s director has addressed such concerns in his new Famitsu column, saying that the C-Stick support was enabled due to the increase in power from the new models, along with it fixed internally on the device rather than a peripheral control.
“Supporting the CCP requires the use of some of the CPU’s processing load. From the information received during the development of Kid Icarus: Uprising, this is a quite large load at around 5%. Kid Icarus: Uprising and Smash both use the maximum capability of the device, so we had to abandon the idea of CCP support. With the New 3DS, we were able to support the C-Stick as the processing power is increased and it is not a peripheral device.”
SteamWorld Dig creators Image & Form has shared some delectable new details for their upcoming game SteamWorld Heist. Announced earlier this month, the turn-based strategy game will see players venture into a space-filled scavenger hunt as the captain of a bunch of ragtag robots. Your mission is to simply survive and heist other ships in the SteamWorld universe for water and other such necessities.
As part of a weekly segment on its official blog, Image & Form will bring fans new information on SteamWorld Heist every Tuesday until release. Today’s serving offers up details on one of the game’s fearsome foes: Jack the Crippler, a Scrapper with a strange interest in blue hat collecting – pictured above. Check out the official word for these enemies from Image & Form below. SteamWorld Heist is aiming for a Spring 2015 release on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
“The Scrappers are a new faction of steambots that have quickly gained power through their ruthless piracy and exploitation of other steambots. Heinously, they defy the taboo of creating new steambots from “dead” or damaged parts, warping the personality of the newly created steambot towards wicked and cruel traits.
“Steambots is short for ‘steam-driven robots’. You might think all steambots like each other, since they’re made from the same stuff. That’s not the case. Which is good for you, since this means there will ample opportunity for conflict.”
There’s been a few amusing bugs in Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS, but the latest has to be the best yet. The bug, which you can see in the video above, happens when you’re confronted by a number of enemies. If you choose to play as Yoshi and continuously lay eggs it makes your opponents bigger and bigger until eventually they take up the whole screen and decimate you with a smash.
Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS is currently sitting at number one in the Amazon.com best-sellers charts. The chart is updated hourly so it could well change, but it appears as though there’s plenty of demand for the Nintendo 3DS version which will arrive on October 3rd. We are still waiting for a release date for the Wii U version which should also do rather well.
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With the New Nintendo 3DS launching in Japan in a mere few weeks, Nintendo has revealed a whole host of new 3DS background images to feast your eyes upon. Scheduled to arrive in a new firmware update for all 3DS consoles, current handheld users will be able to purchase an array of background themes and custom menu features for a small price on the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo of Europe has already confirmed the Nintendo-led themes will be available during October, but in the mean time Nintendo of Japan has launched a new website detailing each theme.
There are almost 50 background themes to choose from in Japan, so you may just be spoiled for choice. Though the themes may vary for western users, you can take a look at the new website, here, as well as check out the list and their Japanese prices, which all range between 100 and 200 Yen. Which 3DS background theme do you have your eye on? Let us know in the comments below.
Nintendo of Japan has opened a promotional site for the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL. Set to arrive on October 11, the New Nintendo 3DS will feature improved 3D screen technology, along with a C-Stick button and higher performance rates on new 3DS titles. Additionally, the new consoles will include the ability to interchange the plain faceplates to Nintendo-themed faceplates, including characters such as Mario, Peach and Yoshi.
Along with the promotional site, where you can view all the upcoming cover plates, along with a teaser for the Kawaii Kisekae plates here, a new eye-popping, bubblegum Japanese TV advert aims to have consumers running to retailers for the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL. You can take a look at Mario, Pikachu, Kirby, and many more jumping into the cosplay action in the video embedded above.