Nintendo of America has released some lovely new artwork for their upcoming holiday 2015 title, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. The fine folk over at GameXplain have uploaded the many high-resolution images into one handy video which you can view, below. The images showcase a number of new suits that you will have at your disposal. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is due for release this October exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.
Yes, you read that right! Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash will work with an impressive 57 amiibo once it launches later this year. Of course, you will be able to use the dedicated Chibi-Robo! amiibo which includes more functionality than existing amiibo including the ability for him to become Super Chibi Robo or alternatively allow you to receive a special figure from the Toy Capsule Machine. If you decide to use one of the 56 other amiibo you will get in-game coins. Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is destined to come to the Nintendo 3DS on October 9th in the United States.
Those hoping to get their hands on the standard New Nintendo 3DS from GameStop which comes pre-bundled with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer are out of luck as the product has already sold out. It just goes to show just how much demand there was in the United States for the original version which includes interchangeable face plates.
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If you are curious about Capcom’s upcoming Monster Hunter spin-off Monster Hunter Stories then the latest edition of Famitsu has plenty of information for you. Monster Hunter Stories is set to be a turn-based RPG and sounds vaguely similar to Pokemon. The game has been in development for two years and the team is proud of what they have accomplished so far.
- Battles are turn-based. You’ll fight using “Power,” “Technique,” and “Speed” command options.
- Monsters have habits so if you pay attention and read their movements, you can tell what will be advantageous in battle.
- “Otomon,” friendly monsters that Riders can deepen their bonds with, have their own minds and will act at their own will. If the condition calls for it, the Rider and monster can perform a cooperation attack.
- A Rider’s attack changes based on the equipped weapon. Large swords have the “Nagiharai” special skill, one-handed swords have the “Shield Bash” special skill, and so on.
- Once riders build a good enough bond with their monsters, they use the “Ride On” technique to dramatically increase their ability. Using the Kizuna Stone, you’ll be able to use stronger “Bond Techniques,” which includes different techniques depending on the monster.
■ Otomon Eggs: You can find monster eggs on the field and bring them back to the village to raise them. What kind of monsters will hatch depends on the location you find them.
- Since there are a lot of players that have an interest in the world of Monster Hunter, we were looking into a game in the the RPG genre that takes advantage of the setting for about five or six years. Actual development started two years ago.
- There are a lot of people who love monsters, so for this game we put the spotlight on monsters.
- I want players of all ages to play this game. We made the visuals and world setting as familiar as possible, and we’re aware the story is not too serious.
- The “Power,” “Technique,” and “Speed” command-based battles are not only games of luck. For example, the Velociprey likes to speed, etc. There are different habits for each monster. By continuously getting into battle, you’ll learn their habits.
- The hero can have a party with multiple monsters. In a battle, he can fight together with one of them. It’s also possible to change which monster you are partnered with in battle.
- The hero participates in battle but largely in a support role. The core attacks are dished out by the Otomon.
- Otomon have their own particular abilities, and there are cases when you can go places you normally can’t by making use of them.
- New areas previously not seen in the series will be depicted in this game.
- Riders form bonds with monsters, while Hunters hunt monsters. From the perspective of these opposing groups, the game will depict a deep story about the world of Monster Hunter.
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Nintendo Japan has uploaded a brand new trailer for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS holiday title The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. The trailer showcases some of the amusing cutscenes that can be found in the game as well as revealing that the game will feature an impressive 32 stages for you to explore. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is due to be released on October 23rd and features online multiplayer as well as co-op play.
Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which games you can download from the eShop this week. There’s a range of titles including Gunman Clive: HD Collection and the classic VS. Excitebike for the Wii U Virtual Console. You can also grab Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for 40 percent off. Here’s what’s available this week.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Gunman Clive HD Collection – The Nintendo 3DS indie hits Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2 are now on the Wii U console in one complete package. Experience both games in high definition as you take on the role of Gunman Clive and fight bandits, robots and dinosaurs in this Western-themed action platformer. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- VS. Excitebike – Fans love Excitebike for its frenetic races, high stakes and sweet jumps. And now, for the first time since its release in Japan, the Famicom Disk System version of the VS. Excitebike game is available in North America – complete with two-player split screen! Create tracks using 20 classic Excitebiketrack parts, and go for the best time or take on friends.
- Mario Golf – In this Nintendo 64 classic, Mario takes a well-deserved break from his role as the Mushroom Kingdom’s busiest hero and returns to the links for some world-class golfing action. With easy-to-learn game play that is fun for all ages, head out to the fairways on your own or bring up to three other players along.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Jett Tailfin is 23 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.
- Land it Rocket is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.
- Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is 33 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Steel Driver” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Steel Driver” tournament runs Sept. 3 through Sept. 7. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on the Nintendo 3DS system for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!
- Proun+ (Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $4.99 (from $6.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
- Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $29.99 (from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 7.
- Gravblocks+ (Wii U) is reduced to $3.49 (from 4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
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Interested to find out which monsters you will be facing in the upcoming Monster Hunter X? Well, Japanese publication Famitsu has given us a look at several of them. You will be tackling familiar creatures Lagiacrus (Monster Hunter 3), plus Shogun Ceanataur and Blangonga (Monster Hunter 2). The magazine also detailed one of the newcomers who is Raizecus. He is a ginormous dragonfly that emits sharp volts of electricity stunning the player.