New Super Smash Bros Update Fixes Mewtwo Bugs

If you played with Mewtwo after the launch of the character in Super Smash Bros last week, you may have noticed some glitches and bugs playing with the character online, and on various other modes. Nintendo Japan said they were working to fix the the problem and now they have! The new update 1.0.7 went live today and fixes all the bugs, allowing you to play with Mewtwo safely without any problems, for both 3DS and Wii U. The 3DS update is 1700 blocks, and the Wii U update will take up 21MB of space.

Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy

sonic_boom_sonic_synergyA lot of details about the development of Sonic Boom have popped up after former employees of developer Big Red Button released material of when it looked to be a very different game. The latest of these is that it was originally named Sonic Synergy! We knew it had a previous name after a photo of inside Big Red Button showed an old logo, but it wasn’t until now that we’ve discovered what that name was. And as a fan of alliteration, I think it sounds pretty good!

sonic_boom_concept_artwork_sonic_synergy_big_red_buttonBut it wasn’t just the name that had changed, it looks like the style of the characters changed as well, with Sonic’s arms previously being the tan colour and having slightly different spike styles. If they were going to change anything though, it should have been the disproportions of Knuckles…

sonic_boom_sonic_synergy_charactersI wonder what made them change the name. Which title do you prefer? What do you wish they had changed?

Thanks, MasterPikachu6 and Josh S




Marvelous Announces Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven On Nintendo 3DS For Europe

Marvelous Europe can today announce that Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will be available to download in Europe and Australia for the Nintendo 3DS system on 4th of June 2015. Lord of Magna will be available exclusively from the Nintendo eShop for £24.99/€29.99 and $49.95AUD respectively.

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven is a strategy RPG adventure from the famed producer of the acclaimed Rune Factory series. Main character “Luchs” is an unsuccessful innkeeper forced to excavate crystals to make his way in life. One day while digging, he discovers a mysterious fairy maiden encased in a crystal! On awakening, the fairy maiden starts Luchs on a fantastical adventure where he must battle monsters, discover and uncover the secrets of six more fairy maidens, manage his inn and much much more.

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven features an innovative turn based battle system. Movement range is dictated by a circle of reach, and attacks will affect multiple enemies if they are within this circle.

“We’re extremely excited about finally announcing Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven for Europe and Australia” commented Steven Tarry, Marketing Manager, Marvelous Europe. “Hot on the heels of the successful European release of Rune Factory 4, we expect fans to get lost in this magical experience. “

Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven features:

  • Seven Heroines, Seven Stories – Each of the seven fairy maiden heroines who come to inhabit the inn have their own stories to tell, and building relationships with them will unlock new, specialised attacks to aid in combat when they join the battle party
  • Strategic Combat Makes Every Turn Count – “Bowl” over as many enemies with a single strike as possible, challenging players to line up melee, ranged and magical attacks so frontline enemies are knocked into others for maximum collateral damage
  • Craft Your Way to New Skills – In addition to unlocking new abilities, participating in Free Battles and registering for StreetPass™ can provide rare crafting items for use in creating new skills to help turn the tides of battle
  • Adjustable Difficulty Levels and More – Players can toggle among Easy, Normal and Hard difficulties, use the Fast Forward feature to speed up combat as desired, or relive fond memories via in-game movie and art galleries
  • Marvelous Europe’s sister company Marvelous USA will also release Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven in stores in North America from June 2nd at a suggested retail price of $39.99, as well as digitally on Nintendo eShop at the same price.

Dragon Ball Z Theme Released For Nintendo 3DS In Japan

dragon_ball_z_3ds_menu_themeBandai Namco has released a HOME Menu theme based on Dragon Ball Z for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Priced at 200 yen, the theme’s main image is a still of Goku and Frieza in a tight match between each other. 3DS themes can be purchased in the Theme Shop, which can be accessed via the handheld’s HOME Menu. Some themes even include music, sound effects and animations.

Bravely Series Producer Started Planning For Bravely Third

Ahead of the release for Bravely Second on 23rd April in Japan, Famitsu interviewed producer Tomoyo Asano, who said: “I already have the concept for Bravely Third in me.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, we have Bravely Second to play yet and assistant producer, Shinji Takahashi, says the main story takes 50 hours of gameplay but could be up to 100 hours with levelling up and sub-events. Asano said: “If sales for Bravely Second are good enough, I’m planning to immediately submit a proposal. Please give me your support!”

It might make you say ‘What?!’ given the timing, but I already have the concept for Bravely Third in me. If sales for [Bravely Second] are good enough, I’m planning to immediately submit a proposal. Please give me your support!

A New Adventure Time Game Is Coming to Nintendo 3DS And Wii U

OH MY GLOB! We’ll go to very distant lands in this new 3D adventure game titled ‘Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations.’ Developed by Vicious Cycle, this point and click adventure will see Finn and Jake stepping into Finn’s foster parents’ shoes and becoming Private Investigators. With new areas to explore in the extensive Land of Ooo and new enemies to face, hopefully this will be unlike any Adventure Time game we’ve seen before. I find the graphics style and screenshots unconvincing, but will keep my hopes up that this game will do justice to the world of Ooo.

Famitsu Reviews Xenoblade Chronicles X

Famitsu, the hugely popular Japanese magazine, has released its latest review scores— where a panel of four game reviewers cross-review certain games, scoring them out of 10. This week, they’ve reviewed Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Here are the scores:

  • Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bro. Edition (3DS) – 9/9/9/9
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U) – 9/9/8/8
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (PS4/XBO) – 9/8/8/9
  • The Swapper (Wii U) – 9/8/7/8
  • Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (PSV) – 8/8/8/7
  • Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (XBO/360) – 7/8/8/7
  • Little Inferno (Wii U) – 8/7/7/8
  • White Robe Love Addiction (PSV) – 8/8/7/6
  • Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend – Blessing Flowers (PSV) – 8/7/7/7
  • Radio Hammer (3DS) – 7/7/7/7
  • Super Toy Cars (Wii U) – 7/7/7/5
  • Nashi-jiru Action! Funassyi no Yukai-na Ohanassyi (3DS) – 6/7/6/5