Tilmen from Nintendomination has kindly uploaded the first forty-five minutes of the eagerly awaited Attack on Titan for the Nintendo 3DS. The game, which is based on a Japanese manga series, is due to be released in Japan tomorrow. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind is being developed by Spike Chunsoft, who are the same studio that produced 999: Nine Hours, Nine Personas, Nine Doors for the Nintendo DS and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward for the Nintendo 3DS.
Bravely Default is due to release later this week in Europe, but there’s some exciting news for Japanese 3DS users brewing. Confirmed in this week’s Jump Magazine, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy – as it’s titled in Japan – is getting ready to spread those wings for a sequel aptly named “Bravely Second”.
From the scan above, there’s a new character named Magnolia, with the game set in the same world as its predecessor. Though no other details have been confirmed, we’ll surely hear some interesting tidbits, as well as its confirmation for Western 3DS users some time in the future. Make sure you check out the recent trailer for Bravely Default, here, in order to get suitably hyped up.
With Bravely Default from Square Enix out this Friday, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles, a new Launch trailer is released today showcasing its fresh take on the JRPG genre. New gameplay elements such as the novel Brave and Default battle system challenge players to balance risk and reward in turn-based battles by choosing to make multiple moves in one turn but then being unable to move in subsequent turns. In addition, the trailer outlines features tailored to the Nintendo 3DS console such as beautiful 3D graphics and StreetPass functionality, where players encountered can be put to work to rebuild the town of Norende, the devastated town of the game’s protagonist, as well as summoned to help during battles.
If you can’t wait to experience what makes Bravely Default so innovative, you can download a recently released special demo from Nintendo eShop. This demo not only contains quests that are unique to this demo and not in the final game, but also allows you to experience StreetPass in the Norende rebuilding mode and offers 7 unlockable play bonuses, which include special items such as Antidotes and Echo Herbs to help you on your quest. Your progress in Norende as well as the collected play bonuses can be transferred to the final game, giving you an advantage when you start the full adventure. In addition, if you visit the Bravely Default website you can download special AR Cards and view an augmented-reality scene in the gripping storyline even when playing the demo.
Bravely Default launches across Europe on the 6th December 2013, available as a digital download from Nintendo eShop or at retail as either a standalone packaged version or, at participating retailers, as part of the Bravely Default Deluxe Collector’s Edition which includes the packaged version of the game and exclusive items such as an Agnès figurine, deluxe artbook, set of AR Cards and original soundtrack CD.
Capcom has announced that the highly regarded Monster Hunter 4 has topped over four million copies – including downloads from the eShop – since the game’s release in Japan. The popular monster hunting game has created a wave of excitement with 3DS users, which has surpassed over 28 million units to date over the course of the series.
From February next year, Capcom will hold an exclusive event with Universal Studios Japan called “Monster Hunter the Real 2014″. And has also planned an advertising campaign with the Shibu hot spring resort in Nagano prefecture to elevate the game’s sales even further. Future events will follow on from the previous “Monster Hunter Fest ’13″ gathering, which saw five cities across Japan join in on the hunting fun.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 4, 2013
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is open to the idea of him being playable in the next Super Smash Bros. game. Although he was probably joking, Fils-Aime said today that series director Masahiro Sakurai might consider adding him to the Super Smash Bros. roster if a petition gets at least 100,000 signatures from fans. If he does join the fighting game, however, Fils-Aime’s “Final Smash” move would apparently be “MY BODY IS READY SLAM.”
During the month of December, Nintendo is giving out a Christmas-themed item for your home via SpotPass in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. All you have to do is connect to the internet and talk to whoever is in the Post Office. From there you can select to download the item, which in this case is a tree stump chair. The offer is time-limited, so make sure to pick it up while you still can. Is anyone else decorating their Animal Crossing home with a Christmas theme for the holidays?
If you’re looking to grab yourself a bargain today then look no further than US retailer, Best Buy. The retail chain is currently selling the critically acclaimed Fire Emblem: Awakening for the Nintendo 3DS for a mere $14.99. If you haven’t already purchased the game then you should read our review, right here.
Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns is now available on the 3DS eShop for a mere $19.99. The sale lasts through December so if anyone is a huge Harvest Moon fan and hasn’t played the game, this would be a wonderful opportunity to do so. A Tale of Two Towns was originally released on the 3DS in 2011 in North America.
Grab #HarvestMoon A Tale of Two Towns 3DS on the North American Nintendo eShop for just $19.99! This sale lasts through December, hohoho~
Nintendo of Europe have posted a new TV advert to their YouTube channel for Animal Crossing: New Leaf. This time, the company has reached out to sisters Penélope and Mónica Cruz. In fact, the two actresses appear much more interested in trading items through the game than shooting their scenes on set, but they better give the little girl her bamboo back! Coupled with the Animal Crossing seasonal trailer Nintendo published last week, the game’s sure to appear under a fair few household trees this Christmas.
Sydney based developer Nnooo will be releasing its multi-award winning game escapeVektor in Japan later this month. The retro-style arcade game was released last year for the Nintendo 3DS in North America, Europe and Australia, but now the developer is setting its sights on Eastern users.
For 3DS users, escapeVektor will be available in Japan from December 11 and priced at 700 yen. Players must control Vektor – an entity trapped within the player’s CPU – you can see the Japanese trailer above. Nnooo’s marketing director Bruce Thompson said on behalf of the game’s release:
“We were approached by a few Japanese publishers earlier in the year, all keen to release escapeVektor in Japan. They all thought the game would resonate with Japanese gamers. It’s great to see escapeVektor become accessible to a whole new market.”