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.”
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:
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).
Japanese developer Imageepoch – most known for its stellar work on the tactical RPG Luminous Arc – has announced a new 3DS game named Stella Glow. Currently in development, Stella Glow arrives for Japan as a simulation RPG on the back of the studio’s tenth anniversary. While in-depth translations are yet to come through from the Famitsu announcement, the game will focus heavily on fantasy magic, along with a storyline teeming with witches and their abilities to use song magic.
Stella Glow will also feature strategy-focused battles and four main characters pictured in the scan above. While Imageepoch’s DS title Luminous Arc was released in 2007 for North America and Europe, it’s hoped the same can be said for Stella Glow, though confirmation of such may not happen until much later in the development.
Nintendo of Japan has announced more 3DS themes are set to hit the handheld console in the coming months. To celebrate the latest release in the franchise, two new themes for One Piece: Super Grand Battle X will be available to download alongside a digital or physical copy of the game on November 13. Fans will be able to opt for either the Luffy Straw Hat theme showcasing the main characters from One Piece or the pink and blue Chopper theme – both of which can be viewed in the gallery below.
Whether or not western fans will be able to get a slice of the One Piece themed action is currently unknown as we’re yet to hear confirmation of the game’s release overseas. The latest themes to hit North America and Europe were the Super Mario Galaxy spinner set featuring Mario, Rosalina, Bowser, and Peach.
WayForward Technologies has released a new character trailer for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. The video puts a spotlight on Ammo Baron, the loudmouthed leader of the Ammonian Army who has his sights set on Sequin Land. When the Ammo Baron adopts Shantae’s home as his new military staging ground, things quickly go from bad to worse. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse’s official launch trailer was also recently revealed. The game arrives this Thursday, October 23rd, in North America. It will be available for $19.99, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo of America has outlined how you can get your hands on a special demo code for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. This free demo lets you experience exclusive scenarios in the Hoenn region. You’ll encounter Pokémon that will Mega-Evolve for the first time—and you’ll even be able to bring a new Mega-Evolved Pokémon into the full version of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Items that you obtain while playing can also be transferred to the full versions once purchased.
How to get a demo code:
Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
Get a code with your purchase of the new Pokémon Art Academy game (out Oct. 24) when you buy from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.
You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You’ll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.
WayForward has just uploaded the launch trailer for the long-awaited Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. The description says the final chapter in the Shantae story is her biggest adventure yet. When Shantae loses her genie magic, she must join forces with the nefarious pirate Risky Boots to save Sequin Land from an evil curse.
As Shantae, explore mysterious islands, solve puzzling labyrinths, wield powerful pirate weapons, and slay monsters with Shantae’s signature hair-whip attack! Big bosses, off-beat humor, and a cast of characters both weird and wonderful as only WayForward can deliver. Available in North America on 3DS 10.23.14 for $19.99.