Play Asia Says The Nintendo 3DS NFC Amiibo Reader Is Region Locked

Bad news for those of you who were considering importing the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer as PlayAsia has confirmed that the accessory is region locked. This means that the device will not work with your European or North American Nintendo 3DS consoles. The retailer is also warning people that the Animal Crossing Cards may be region-locked as well.

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Here’s The Opening Stage Speedrun For Mighty No. 9

The director of Mighty No.9 has uploaded a YouTube video showing off his unprecedented skills playing the charming 2D platformer. We haven’t got too long to wait until the game is in our hands as it is due for release on September 15th in the United States and September 17th for the rest of the world. If you are curious about the Mega Man inspired title then take a look at the video, below.

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Final Fantasy Explorers Coming to North America And Europe

Square Enix has today confirmed that the intriguing Final Fantasy Explorers for the Nintendo 3DS is heading over to the west in 2016. The JRPG will be arriving in the United States on January 26th and in Europe on January 29th. The latest Final Fantasy game invites players to “band together to form an elite squad of Explorers with your friends, braving hordes of monsters in hopes of conquering a newly discovered Grand Crystal – every Explorer’s dream.”

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Here’s The Nintendo Downloads For The US

It is Thursday which means it is time to find out what is available to download on the Nintendo eShop in the United States. There aren’t too many new releases this week, but Badlands Game of the Year Edition is available and features more than 15 hours of single-player levels. As promised there’s three Kirby games available on the Wii U Virtual Console these are, Kirby Squeak Squad (Nintendo DS), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64) and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (Wii). Here’s what’s available for download this week.

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    • BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition – Fly through the award-winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way. BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based game play and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. Purchase and download now to enjoy beautiful HD visuals, more than 15 hours of single-player levels and up to four-player local multiplayer awesomeness with co-op and death matches! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Xeodrifter – Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure. People who buy the Wii U version of Xeodrifter will also be able to download the game for Nintendo 3DS for free – and vice versa! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • New Splatoon Update – On Aug. 5, a free software update for the Splatoon game on the Wii U console brings new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level caps and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Following this update, more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and fall, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps and new weapons. For more information visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.
    • Just Dance 2016 – Demo Version – Play the free Just Dance 2016 demo today in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! No additional Wii Remote controllers are required – you can download the free Just Dance Controller app to your iOS or Android device to turn your smartphone into a controller.
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Nintendo eShop Sales:

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    • Elliot Quest is 15 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $10.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on August 13.
    • High Strangeness is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 3 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 9.
    • 99MovesAbyss and Rock Zombie from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Activities:

  • Miiverse has an entire new look and new features! – With a new Screen Shot Album and Play Journal features, there is a lot to explore! Get ready to have more fun than ever sharing tips, drawings and comments on Miiverse. Check out https://miiverse.nintendo.net/special/redesign_announcement for all the fun details.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Sink or Swim” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Sink or Swim” tournament runs July 31 through Aug. 9. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme

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Europe: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson Confirmed For 27th August

Marvelous Europe is proud to announce that ‘SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson’ will launch in Europe and Australia for Nintendo 3DS on 27th August 2015! The exclusive pre-order campaign is drawing to a close and the limited edition packs including the ‘Happy Boobs’ and ‘Ultimate Shinobi’ edition complete with ‘oppai’ 3D mouse mats are all but sold out!

To commemorate this occasion, Marvelous Europe is happy to announce that all existing and new orders of SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson on the official website will receive a pack of five collectable art cards as a thank you gift to all patrons. These cards feature high quality art of the ‘Yoma’ bosses that you will face off against in SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson.

The pre-order campaign has already been running for the last 4 months where fans have been able to snap up various versions of the game including special limited edition skus which are being sold exclusively through Marvelous Europe’s dedicated site, which can be found at http://www.senrankagura2.com. That’s right, these will not be available in shops.

In ‘SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson’, fans can look forward to more fast-paced beat’em up fun with a host of eye-popping new features, returning character favourites, insane combo chains, hilarious cut-scenes and an abundance of tantalising action! SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson is the western title for ‘SENRAN KAGURA 2: Shinku’ as released in Japan, August 2014. This new game continues directly from the events of SENRAN KAGURA Burst – and closely follows the story and rivalries of the Hanzo & Hebijo Academies.

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Little Battlers eXperience Arrives In Europe on 4th September, Here’s The Details

In a world where toy robots constitute more than just child’s play, can a group of middle-school children fight the forces of corruption to save that world from the brink of disaster? The answer awaits in Little Battlers eXperience, a role-playing game with real-time battle action launching 4th September on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, which gives players a near-infinite amount of possibilities to customise their own LBX robot and bring it to life in battle.

Little Battlers eXperience is the first game for Nintendo 3DS in the next hit series from developer LEVEL-5 – the force behind series like Inazuma Eleven and Professor Layton – which also spans a successful anime series, manga and toy line. The game follows the first season of the anime, set in the year 2046 and telling the story of Van Yamano, a middle-school student who is a fan of the palm-sized LBX robots: a range of toys that were previously deemed too dangerous to control. Since the invention of Battle Boxes – dioramas made from an advanced type of fortified cardboard – kids can safely let their LBXs duke it out in dedicated arenas via remote control units.

The story kicks off when a mysterious woman entrusts Van with a special “AX-00” model LBX that she says could either save the world… or destroy it. Van soon finds himself in battle with a rival at school, as he tries to secure the Armor parts for his Achilles set. But as an evil organization called the New Dawn Raisers sets its eyes on Van’s prized possession, the stakes are about to get a lot higher – not only for Van and his friends, but for the whole world!

Customisation is key when it comes to besting your opponents – whether that’s the New Dawn Raisers or your mates down the road. So with more than 130 different models and over 4.000 individual parts to collect, it’s down to you to build a truly unique LBX, assigning Weapons, Armor and Core Units before you watch your creation come to life in battle.

These battles take place in the aforementioned Battle Boxes, which may look like little dioramas but in fact conceal miniature worlds inside. As you control your LBX from a third-person perspective, make sure you use the environments to your advantage, dashing and jumping to manoeuver your LBX in place for a well-timed attack. From melee attacks to long-raged assaults, your actions will deplete your Tension Gage and when that runs out, your power and speed will be dramatically reduced, so use your wits and adapt your play style to your LBX and its load-out.

Be on the lookout for heavily damaged opponents: you could risk a Breaking Blow to see them off once and for all, but failure will cause your LBX to overheat, which limits your movement speed and leaves you open to attack…

Up to 6 players can compete in battles via local wireless multiplayer, but whether playing solo or with friends, keep in mind that LBXs gradually wear out as they battle. If the Maintenance Gage depletes fully, the LBX parts won’t gain as many Tune-up Points at the end of a successful battle, so be sure to grease up your LBX to keep it in fighting shape.

Free Add-on Content will be made available via SpotPass on a weekly basis from launch until June 2016. Players just need to connect their Nintendo 3DS family system to the internet in order to download new LBX Cards, Quests and Capsule Toys. Some LBX models will be made available exclusively via Nintendo Zones, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements!

Build the best LBX in the world and watch it come to life in battle as you take down the evil New Dawn Raisers from 4th September in Little Battlers eXperience on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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More Super Smash Bros Mii Fighter Costumes Revealed

Nintendo Japan has revealed that there are more adorable Mii Fighter costumes coming to Super Smash Bros which will arrive tomorrow morning in Japan. There’s a costume for Lloyd from Tales of Symphonia, the Flying Man from the EarthBound series for Brawlers and a honey bear costume for Gunners. The Super Smash Bros update arrives everywhere on July 31st and promises to be an impressive one.

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