Category Archives: 3DS

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Indie Game Studio Drinkbox Announces Severed (Video)

DrinkBox Studios, the creators of Mutant Blobs Attack and Gucamelee, have revealed that they are working on a new project which is titled Severed. Destructoid says that the game is a mix between Mega Man, Infinity Blade, and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. The game is a dungeon-crawler adventure that is all gesture-based. The developer says iOS and Android are a given, they are also considering PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation Move, Xbox Kinect, and Project Morpheus. Severed is due for release sometime next year.

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Darth Maul-Focused Game Was Meant To Come To Nintendo Platforms

Game Informer has revealed that a Darth Maul-focussed game from Lucasarts was originally meant to come to the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the Wii. Sadly the intriguing project was canceled back in 2011 and the game never saw the light of day. You can read some of the details surrounding the Star Wars title, below.

  • Being considered for Wii, 3DS, or Wii U
  • Main character was Darth Maul
  • Red Fly began handling prototype work in 2010 under the code name “Damage”
  • Project became a multiplatform release and shifted development to the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC
  • This was “due largely to Nintendo not meeting financial demands to make it a first-party project”
  • Game would explore the origin story of Maul’s transformation into a Sith Lord
  • The game would center on stealth and action
  • George Lucas also stepped in at one point and changed the project’s direction
  • Changed things to make Darth Maul and Darth Talon face off against Darth Krayt and his Sith army
  • LucasArts also considered the possibility of purchasing Red Fly
  • In June 2011, LucasArts ceased its communications for unspecified reasons
  • They eventually sent out a letter stating that the game had been terminated
  • Red Fly Studios did manage to continue on despite Darth Maul’s cancellation 
  • This cancellation lead to Red Fly having to lay off about 70 percent of its staffers
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Here’s The First 90 Minutes Of Disney Magical World On Nintendo 3DS

Tilmen from Nintendomination has kindly uploaded the first 90 minutes of the well-received Disney Magical World for the Nintendo 3DS. The game sees players embark on a 3D fantasy adventure featuring more than 60 iconic Disney characters across a main central plaza and its four surrounding worlds inspired by Alice in WonderlandCinderellaAladdin and Winnie the Pooh. The game is available now in North America.

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Nintendo Denies Removing Same-Sex Marriage From Tomodachi Collection

The removal of same-sex marriages in the Japanese version of Tomodachi Collection sparked some controversy last year, however Nintendo insists that it was only there to begin with because of a game-breaking bug. Tomodachi Collection also included a glitch that allowed users to dress their Miis in the opposite gender’s attire. As a result of this, this allowed users to incorrectly classify their sex.

“Same-sex relationships were not possible in the original software. Two developments occurred that led to some misunderstanding about this. First, as a result of a mistake in comprehension of Japanese, [westerners] misinterpreted Japanese reports and fan activity and thought same-sex relationships were possible.”

“This occurred because they saw Japanese fans posting game screenshots of male and female Mii characters, where female Mii characters were designed and clothed in such a way that they looked male.”

 

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Check Out The Exciting New Kirby: Triple Deluxe Trailer

Nintendo has uploaded a brand new trailer for Kirby: Triple Deluxe – and proves that the animated pink ball is just as exciting as ever. Gearing up for his May release, Kirby’s positively sparkling in gameplay, with a range of new features and abilities on offer. Hypernova Kirby is out in full force and we get a great glimpse of the game’s bosses from the trailer. Fans can take a trip into Dream Land on the 3DS and 2DS when the game launches for North America on May 2, with Europe following on May 16.

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Disney Magical World Launches In North America Today, Here’s The Details

A whole new world awaits players in Disney Magical World, launching today for the Nintendo 3DS system. After creating a personalized avatar and a customized dream life, players embark on a 3D fantasy adventure featuring more than 60 iconic Disney characters across a main central plaza and its four surrounding worlds inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin and Winnie the Pooh. It’s all Disney, all the time as players interact with beloved characters, run a café to earn in-game coins, set off on ghost-hunting quests and even visit friends’ towns via the StreetPass feature.

“It’s very exciting to see two powerhouses in entertainment – Nintendo and Disney – come together to develop a family-friendly video game,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Disney Magical World, players of all ages can experience the magic of Disney through the magic of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems.”

Endless opportunities for creativity and customization allow the imagination to run wild in Disney Magical World. With more than 1,000 items, players can hone their design skills to create hundreds of personalized Disney-themed outfits, accessories and furniture. Budding green thumbs can plant and harvest crops in the Hundred Acre Wood. Aspiring restaurateurs can design a café from its décor to its menu. As they foster its success through careful management, players can earn valuable in-game coins and even pique the interest of favorite Disney characters to stop by for a meal. The personal “My Room” retreat above the café offers another customizable opportunity with even more items and furniture.

For players looking for a dose of adventure, the Disney Magical World game features many exciting quests and unique collectibles. By collecting and using magic wands with different skill sets, players can battle through ghost-filled forests and dungeons. Players also can help various Disney characters retrieve missing hard-to-find items on these action-filled excursions.

Several aspects of the game leverage the unique features of the Nintendo 3DS system. By scanning Disney Magical World-specific AR Cards – which will be distributed online, in stores and at special events – with the Nintendo 3DS camera, players can unlock new clothes, accessories and furniture items. Players can connect locally or through StreetPass to interact with other players and scope out their customized avatars, towns and cafés. The game also offers additional free and paid downloadable content via Wi-Fi to players using a broadband Internet connection, including one free monthly in-game Disney-themed avatar T-shirt. Players also can opt in to receive free downloadable items like clothing and furniture every season, starting today.

As an added bonus, players who visit a Nintendo Zone location between April 18 and Aug. 7 will be able to download free exclusive items, most of which are themed to Pinocchio. These include Pinocchio hats and outfits, goldfish bowls and wallpaper. New items are available every two weeks, so players should keep checking back. For more information about Nintendo Zone and where to find one nearby, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.

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Four Titles Up For Grabs At The Pokemon X & Y Tournament 2014 Final, Hosted By Johnny Vegas, In London On 26th April

Following weeks of Pokémon battles up and down the country, the countdown to the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final is on. Hosting the Pokémon Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final in London on Saturday 26th April 2014 is comedian, actor and Pokémon fan, Johnny Vegas. Having emerged triumphant in the regional heats, Pokémon Experts from all across the country will descend on The Music Room, London, to see who will be crowned champion – with four titles for the taking: Ultimate Pokémon Expert, Junior Expert, Ultimate Team and Ultimate Pokémon Expert.

Johnny Vegas, will be hosting the Grand Final and awarding some fantastic prizes to all the victors, including a trip of a lifetime to Tokyo and a range of exciting Nintendo goodies. Full terms and conditions including prizes can be found at www.nintendo.co.uk/pokemontournament.

As well as the final battles between competitors, there will be an area for guests to relax and try other try other games from the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Mario Kart 7, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure. There will also be a training centre for newcomers, where a Pokémon guru will be on hand to answer any Pokémon related questions and Pokémon Trading Card demonstrations will take place throughout the event.

Throughout the day, there will also be competitions for the best Pokémon Cosplay as well as mini competitions based around Streetpass with on the spot prizes up for grabs, so make sure you come prepared with your Nintendo 3DS console and your best costumes.

The four main titles up for grabs at the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final are:

  • Ultimate Pokémon Expert - The winner of the prestigious “Ultimate Pokémon Expert” title – a category open to those aged thirteen years or older – will earn themselves a week-long trip for two to Japan, the birthplace of Pokémon. They’ll be able to immerse themselves in the Pokémon world by visiting the Pokémon Center and also explore all of the sights of Tokyo. Recommended for seasoned Pokémon players the “Ultimate Pokémon Expert” title will test your Pokémon skills to the limit. The first and second place winners in the Ultimate Pokémon Expert category will receive fast track entry to the second round of the official Play! Pokémon UK VGC event this spring.
  • Junior Expert – For the younger Pokémon Trainers (12 or under) there’s a chance to win a weekend trip for the whole family to Alton Towers theme park, including hotel stay, for whoever comes out victorious. The first and second place winners in the Junior Expert age category will receive fast track entry to the second round of the UK Pokémon Video Game Championships event this spring.
  • Ultimate Team - The “Ultimate Team” competition is exclusively for two family members (one aged 16 or older, and one 12 or under) who want to team up and take on other families in a four-player Double Battle. Successful teams will have the chance to win a £250 Nintendo UK Online Store voucher and a group trip for four to one of the world’s best gaming shows: EGX London 2014. This event takes place in Earls Court London, from 25th – 28th September and offers visitors the chance to play the biggest games before they are released.
  • Pokémon Apprentice – One new enthusiast will be claiming the “Pokémon Apprentice” title; meaning a complete newcomer to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will walk away with a mega bundle of Nintendo 3DS games, up to the value of £300.

Hosted by comedian and Pokémon fan Johnny Vegas, the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final will be held at The Music Room, London, from 11.30am until 7pm, where four titles will be awarded to the nation’s best Pokémon players. There are also great prizes waiting for these champions, including a trip to Tokyo and Nintendo products, so the stakes are high for all Pokémon trainers involved.

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Nintendo Talks All About Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Life producer Yoshio Sakamoto has spoken at length about the premise of Tomodachi Life on the Nintendo 3DS. Sakamoto says that while some of the ideas are similar, they didn’t receive any influence of input from the beloved Animal Crossing franchise. He also revealed that a console version of the game isn’t necessarily out of the question, though this is really something that the development team will have to consider.

  • Console version could be a possibility in Sakamoto’s opinion
  • 33 people at Nintendo worked on the title
  • External developers also helped
  • Development took two years
  • Localization took another year
  • The original game wasn’t localized due to DS restrictions
  • The voice/data engine couldn’t handle all the different languages and sounds
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Here’s This Week’s North American Nintendo Downloads

Nintendo of America has detailed precisely which games Nintendo fans can get their hands on this week on the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The games include LEGO The Hobbit for the Nintendo 3DS as well as Kirby & The Amazing Mirror for the Wii U VC.

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  • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror – April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week! Summon Red, Yellow and Green Kirby to help you solve puzzles, fight enemies or take out the big baddies. Use copy abilities such as the arrow-shooting Cupid Kirby or the melee-master Smash Kirby, while platforming through maze-like worlds. Need a break from the action? Try mini-games such as Crackity Hack and Kirby’s Wave Ride, which also star our favorite pink hero and friends.
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ – April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week! Prepare for lightning-quick game play as you blaze through more than 200 bizarre microgames designed by a crazy crew of Wario’s cronies. Simple controls make each game in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ easy to get into … until the games start coming faster … and faster … and FASTER! Think you can outwit Wario?

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  • LEGO(r) The Hobbit – LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the first two films in The Hobbit trilogy.
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars – In this JRPG, monsters have invaded the world of Aterra, and only a few special individuals imbued with the power of the Star God are equipped to fight them. Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be available on April 15.
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  • DuckTales: Remastered – Embark on an authentic Disney adventure around the world to retrieve five legendary treasures with Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews: Huey, Dewey and Louie. Now through 9 a.m. PT on April 17, get DuckTales: Remastered for 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
  • Escape From Zombie City – For a limited time, Escape From Zombie City will be 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This promotion starts at 9 a.m. PT on April 12 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on April 27.
  • G-Style Co. – Select G-Style games will be on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Crazy Construction, Chain Blaster, Undead Bowling and Jump Trials Supreme. This offer starts at 9 a.m. PT on April 12 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on April 27.

Also new this week:

  • Mach Rider (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Atlantic Quest (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available April 15
  • Governor of Poker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Boxzle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • My Exotic Farm (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Permanent price reduction:

  • My Farm (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Starting today, the price of My Farm is being reduced from $7.99 to $4.99.
  • Coming soon:
  • Popular NES game Super Mario Bros. 3 launches for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on April 17. Considered by many to be one of the best games ever made, the title makes for a great way to enjoy the Easter holiday weekend and beyond.
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Nintendo Pocket Football Club Trailer Seeks Budding Managers For Dream Team

Nintendo UK has uploaded a trailer for the miniature football title due to hit the eShop next week. Nintendo Pocket Football Club reminds us that every budding football manager has to start somewhere before birthing a legendary dream team.

The days of walking out on scruffy pitches to a heated crowd full of verbal vitriol towards your team’s performance may seem a thing of the past on other football games, but it’s oddly charming in the trailer and only enhanced by the music. Nintendo Pocket Football Club will be available on the European Nintendo eShop from April 17, priced at the special launch offer, £10.79.