It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got a firm release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV in Europe. The eShop only title will be released in Europe on October 30th. Shin Megami Tensei IV received good reviews when it released in the US last year.
Nintendo has released three new Nintendo 3DS themes in Japan and they’re all Halloween based. Thankfully, the ever reliable NintenDaan has uploaded a video showcasing these Japanese exclusive themes. You can check out the three lovely new themes in the video, above.
Nintendo has released some new themes on the Nintendo 3DS eShop including brand new Mario and Rosalina themes. Those of you that want to save your cash will be pleased to know that there are currently four free themes to try out. To check them out go to the recently added Theme Shop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS.
Today, Ubisoft announced that Petz Beach and Petz Countryside, two new vibrant locales in the popular pet-simulation adventure game series for kids, will be available for Nintendo 3DS system on October 17, exclusively available through Amazon in the UK.
Just in time for the holidays, Petz fans will embark on the ultimate adventure in two new exciting environments, where players can care for a variety of dogs, complete quests to expand their village and connect with other Petz owners.
With a huge variety of more than 50 different types of animals in Petz Beach and Petz Countryside, there’s something for everyone. Not only does the village expand as players progress through the games but the environments also change with the seasons, so the adventure lasts all year long!
With the Nintendo 3DS Street Pass feature, both Petz games will also allow players to connect with other Petz owners to exchange exclusive items and photos of their pets. If a player has both Petz titles, they can even visit the other town with their pet and exchange exclusive items between the games. Players can also use the Nintendo 3DS facial recognition system for an even more interactive bonding experience with their pet, as well as the voice recognition system to teach their pet a variety of new tricks.
Players can learn while on the journey in Petz Beach and Petz Countryside. As kids care for their pets and complete missions, they’ll learn fun facts about animals, plants and insects!
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed in his weekly column in Famitsu that work on the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros isn’t finished. However, Sakurai may have been talking about the fact that he will still have to continue working on both versions with regards to adding patches to address gameplay balance. Sakurai said that an announcement, or possibly a Nintendo Direct, will be made to showcase the difference between the Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros and the Wii U version.
“When one fan asked him how it felt to be done with the development on Super Smash Bros., he replied, “I’m not done yet…”
“Game development is very hard.” Sakurai went on in his column in Weekly Famitsu. “You cannot get through it without sacrificing everything, including your own private life, and you often get hurt. However, I’m grateful that so many people have been involved, for the games that are completed, and all the people who play the games.”
“Sakura stated that an announcement – possibly a Nintendo Direct – highlighting the exclusive features of the Wii U version that will show the “true potential of Smash Bros.” was currently in the works and will be released soon.”
Thanks, Retrogaminglord and MasterPikachu6
Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which games you can download this week for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. If you own a Wii U then you’ll be able to download Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance on the eShop which you can watch a trailer for above. Here’s the games you’ll be able to purchase this week in the US.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Ballpoint Universe: Infinite – In this indie shooter made entirely with ballpoint-pen sketches, explore detailed doodle worlds, customize your ink ship and blast through enemies in 16 missions. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut – In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease. Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a new kind of adventure in which the choice of how to survive is up to you. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Paper Monsters Recut – Welcome to Paperland! Dive into the world of Paper Monster Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Play as Juste Belmont and explore the old castle grounds as you fight off grisly monsters using the trusty Vampire Killer and an assortment of holy weaponry. Use Spell Fusion to combine sub-weapons and spells to create up to 30 new attacks. The castle’s enchanting mysteries and danger await all those who dare enter. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Nintendo eShop Sales
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Master Reboot is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $6.99) from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22 until 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 5.
- Shut the Box is 30 percent off (reduced from $0.99 to $0.69) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 13.
- TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl and other ATLUS games will be on sale from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 20 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.
- Johnny Impossible, Samurai Sword Destiny and other UFO Interactive games will be on sale from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 17 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.
- Snow Moto Racing 3D is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 27.
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Oct. 23 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Demon’s Crest – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
Also new this week:
- Chests O’ Booty (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- PING 1.5+ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Harvest Moon 2 GBC (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
- Pyramids 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Dark Witch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)