To push the New Nintendo 3DS XL in North America, Nintendo of America have released a couple of new commercials to show off the system and its games. It seems like the two commercials might be aimed at either gender. One features a blue background with a male voice-over, and one features a pink background with a female voice-over and a different set of games, implying they might be more aimed towards girls. What do you think of the new commercials?
Good news for fans of Nintendo Minute because we’ve got an extra video this week! Stepping aside from AMAZE-INK MAY, which will continue this Friday, Kit and Krysta sat down to take a look at the Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. The game is out now so if you’re not sure whether to buy it, see if you like what you see in the video! What do you think of the look of Puzzle & Dragons?
The latest charts from Japan courtesy of Media Create have arrived, and it hasn’t been a great week for sales. The PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy X is a brand new entry that has taken the top spot, but only with 15,913 sales. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is still the top selling Nintendo 3DS game, and Mario Kart 8 is the top selling Wii U game. However, console sales have dropped significantly from last week, with the Nintendo 3DS falling from 26K to 16K and Wii U dropping back down to 6K from 11K. Take a look at the charts yourself and see what you think:
Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
- [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 15,913 (New)
- [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 13,844 (232,683)
- [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,303 (155,278)
- [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 7,422 (128,213)
- [PS4] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Take-Two, 05/14/15) – 6,922 (New)
- [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,405 (989,307)
- [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 5,260 (134,905)
- [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 4,236 (101,511)
- [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,648 (2,622,489)
- [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 3,252 (44,450)
- [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 3,204 (140,963)
- [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,133 (2,230,716)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 2,723 (2,606,206)
- [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,439 (3,972,933)
- [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 2,300 (105,342)
- [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 2,133 (17,997)
- [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 2,072 (117,161)
- [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,041 (636,111)
- [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 1,944 (84,347)
- [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 1,863 (100,345)
Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)
- PlayStation 4 – 11,489 (15,992)
- New 3DS LL – 11,340 (17,875)
- PlayStation Vita – 10,685 (17,273)
- Wii U – 6,428 (11,137)
- New 3DS – 3,483 (5,446)
- PlayStation 3 – 2,964 (4,351)
- 3DS LL – 790 (1,358)
- 3DS – 742 (1,413)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 439 (665)
- Xbox One – 148 (187)
Fire Emblem games have always used the same “weapon triangle” system, the standard: swords beat axes, axes beat lances, lances beat swords. Well, looks like Fire Emblem If is going to be changing things up a bit. The weapons and their strength will remain the same, but they’re throwing some extra weapons in there too, so it becomes: swords and magic beat axes and bows, which beat lances and hidden weapons, which beat swords and magic. We already know Fire Emblem If won’t have limited weapon usage, but stronger weapons will have demerits of lowered abilities for the unit. Here are some examples:
- Bronze Sword: can’t use special attacks (critical hits) but adds +10 to evasion from special attacks.
- Iron Sword: no lowered abilities.
- Steel Sword: evasion –5, follow-up attack chance –3.
- Silver Sword: critical evasion –5, power and skill goes down by –2 for the next turn.
- Brave Sword: attacks twice, but –4 on defense and magic defense.
Here are some of the characters you’ll meet:
- Felicia: Maid (CV: Nozomi Sasaki)
- Joker: Butler (CV: Junichi Suwabe)
- Gunther: Great Butler (CV: Rokuro Naya)
- Suzukaze: Ninja (CV: Daisuke Ono)
- Saizou: Ninja (CV: Tarusuke Shingaki)
- Kagerou: Ninja (CV: Rie Murakawa)
Code Name S.T.E.AM is coming out this Friday in Europe along with its Nintendo 3DS Home Menu Theme, which you can check out in the video above. The theme is now available for purchase in the Theme Shop, but if you preordered the game then you can get the theme for free. If you’re thinking about maybe buying the game but aren’t sure then check out a review to help you decide!
NIS America is excited to announce that there is a new Yuji Naka/Zin Hasegawa interview video for Rodea the Sky Soldier, which is coming to North America on September 22 and Europe on September 25 for Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
This new interview video features Creator Yuji Naka and Director Zin Hasegawa introducing Rodea the Sky Soldier and delving into the process of creating the game, as well as the future hopes for Rodea.
1,000 years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo’s assault was thwarted.
In present day, a spirited inventor named Ion discovers an abandoned robot that has fallen into disrepair in the heart of a scorching desert. Upon completing her repairs, the robot stirs to life and reveals itself to be none other than Rodea. Stunned to find himself in the future, Rodea learns that the Naga Empire is no more and that Garuda has known peace for 1,000 years.
But this peace was not meant to last, for the forces of Naga have returned to wage war against Garuda. Remembering the promise he made 1,000 years ago, Rodea takes to the skies to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire once again.
There’s been quite a bit of Project X Zone 2 info this week, with the first batch of screenshots and new characters announced, and now there’s even more screenshots for you to feast your eyes on! Check out the gallery below and see what you think of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, due to release in America in the Fall.