Category Archives: 3DS

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Here’s The Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley US Launch Video

Natsume has released a brand new trailer for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley on the Nintendo 3DS. Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is scheduled to be released in North America on November 4th and will come to Europe sometime in early 2015.

Hiking your way through the mountains one day, you become caught in an unexpected snowstorm, and find shelter with the help of a faint voice. When you awaken, you find and help a kindly Harvest Sprite buried under the snow, who tells you all of the seasons in the valley have vanished except for winter. To return all 4 seasons to the valley, you’ll need the help of the villagers, the Harvest Sprites, the Harvest Goddess, and even the King of the Underworld!

You’ve never played a Harvest Moon game quite like this! The first Harvest Moon game with a fully three-dimensional setting, allowing players to dig, stack, and till the soil any way they like!

New and innovative controls! With Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley’s context-sensitive controls, players won’t have to rummage through their rucksack anymore. Players can choose whether to play as a boy or a girl, woo their favorite bachelor or bachelorette, get married, and start a family!

Reinvented crop and animal systems! Discover new kinds of crops depending on where you plant them and each animal you raise will have its own personality.

Thanks, Michelle

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New Sonic Boom Trailer Accelerates The Action For Both Wii U & 3DS

Nintendo UK has uploaded a new trailer for Sonic Boom which showcases both the Wii U and 3DS versions. So if you missed the US trailer released a couple of weeks ago, you can catch it here. Fans of the blue blur won’t want to miss his new HD adventure in Rise of Lyric and team up with Tails, Knuckles, Sticks and Amy to face-off with staple enemies in the Sonic franchise such as Metal Sonic and the robotic lizard.

But if you fancy tackling the smaller screen, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the 3DS promises all that fast-paced action when on the move. Make sure to check out the gameplay trailer above featuring some neat CG cutscenes. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U and Shattered Crystal for 3DS is available on November 21 in Europe, while North America receives both titles slightly earlier on November 11.

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Zelda Skyward Sword 3DS Theme Now Available In Japan

Nintendo of Japan has revealed a brand new Zelda theme for the 3DS home screen. Available from today in Japan, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword theme can be purchased from the eShop and themes menu for 200 yen. With a beautiful moody blue and purple background, characters Fi, Ghirahim, Link, Zelda, Impa, Groose, and Gaepora all feature in a panoramic view from the game’s stunning artwork.

The Skyward Sword theme also comes with the Ballad of the Goddess soundtrack, along with gold framed icons and folders with the Triforce emblazoned on the front. Make sure you take a look at the video embedded above to see the theme in its full glory. Hopefully we’ll hear the official word from Nintendo of America and Europe for a westward bound Skyward Sword theme soon.

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Targets Q1 2015 European Release, Plus New Trailer

Natsume Inc together with Bergsala Lightweight has announced a European launch window for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. Earlier this month, the game’s publisher Natsume confirmed a November 4 release date for the franchise’s fans in North America. And while both publishers have yet to specify a European release date for the adorable farming simulation title, it’s pinned for launch on the Nintendo 3DS within the first quarter of 2015.

Not to be confused with Marvelous’ Story of Seasons – published by XSeed Games in North America – and arriving in the region this winter, Natsume’s Harvest Moon title will focus on farming in a new world with changing seasons. Along with the launch window announcement, a new trailer can be seen above which showcases the game’s Minecraft-like textures. Bergsala Lightweight director Allan Ronnebro said the following in support of the game:

“Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley marks a new milestone in the Harvest Moon series, with the refined gameplay that has made it so loved around the world now moved into full 3D. We’re delighted to be able to bring it to Europe in early 2015, and hope that long-term and new fans alike will love what this latest game offers.”

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Here’s More Speculation About Potential Super Smash Bros DLC

It seems fairly obvious that we will eventually be getting some sort of downloadable content for Super Smash Bros in the near future and to back this up it appears as though NeoGAF member PushDustin has found some hidden code in the brawler. Here’s the proof that the game has code to load character and stage DLC:

  • ui/replace/customize/spi_10
  • ui/script/lib ui/replace/field
  • ui/replace ui/replace/image
  • ui/replace/stage
  • ui/replace/profile ui/replace/figure
  • ui/replace/customize
  • test/lumen/resource_font/FOLKH_Light/FOLKH_Light.brf
  • ui/replace/image/com_bg_d_img
  • effect/ui
  • ui/replace/mark
  • ui/script/util
  • ui/replace/item
  • ui/font/lumen
  • ui/script/app
  • ui/replace/popup
  • ui/replace/clear
  • ui/replace/chr
  • test
  • ui/replace/category

And here’s info that a downloadable content store will appear

SMASHOnlineSmash RunGames & MoreChallengeWii UStreetPassTest your skills in classic Smash! Challenge the CPU or nearby players.Connect to the Internet, and test your skills against your friends and the world!Collect boosts in a vast labyrinth to prepare for an epic final battle!Solo and group games, plus Training, custom fighters, the Vault, and more!Take on challenges and win prizes!Connect to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.A StreetSmash of epic proportions! Defeat your rivals and win prizes! ChallengesNotificationsShop

And here’s the conclusion PushDustin came to about the discovery.

The game uses pictures (EFF and BCO for Japanese and English) to animate “A Challenger Appears” on the top screen, so since there is a text version in the dump, either characters are unlocked through connecting to the Wii U, or it will display the text when a character is purchased through the store. Even though I hate to admit it, it’s most likely connected to the Wii U menu as there is no other text for the store (it’ll probably connect to the E-Shop, or download the page from the Internet). However, there are no additional characters files in the game which severely hurts the chances of this being the case (as the 3DS would have to download quite a bit of data from the Wii U in order to utilize the character).

The 3DS can be used as a controller in 8 player Smash for the Wii U, based on the pictures with the file names: 29CE and 279A (Essentially: the 1-8 Player Icons, and numbers with pictures of 8 fighters). Files with CFC13 are the menu pictures (posted above).

Thanks,Holonboy