Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Is Massive

Koji Igarashi seems marveled by his own project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which is surpassing his own limits and expectations. In a recent discussion, Igarashi noted that the game will likely have more than 1,600 rooms — roughly 1.5x the scale of the critically acclaimed Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. In fact, the game is so big, Igarashi has mentioned that the development team will need to add more enemies types to fill the space as well as expand the story to motivate players to explore. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night currently holds the title of most-funded game on Kickstarter, netting more than $5.5 million ($5 million above the funding point).

Nab A Zero Escape Watch By Pre-Ordering Zero Escape 3

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Little is known about Aksys’ Zero Escape 3 — the game is a sequel to 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward; the game is coming to PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS; and the release window is targeted for early 2016. However, we have learned today that if you pre-order the limited edition (titled “Limited Watch Bonus Edition”) from Amazon, you will get a limited edition watch, seen above. There is still no indication on the price point of the limited edition, but we will update you as that becomes available.

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 27K And Wii U Sells 13K

This week’s Japanese video game sales charts are now in thanks to Media Create. Unsurprisingly, the latest entry in the Fire Emblem franchise has kept the first-place spot, with Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom proving to be the most popular of the two games. Splatoon refuses to leave the top 10, pulling in at number 3 this week behind Rhythm Heaven: The Best+. In the top 20 games, twelve are Nintendo titles (9 for Nintendo 3DS, 3 for Wii U).

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 54,896 (315,571)
  2. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) -34,467 (301,193)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 34,135 (382,175)
  4. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Atlus, 06/25/15) – 13,028 (107,064)
  5. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,941 (232,530)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,833 (1,053,734)
  7. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 6,656 (105,445)
  8. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous, 06/18/15) – 4,992 (60,768)
  9. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 4,920 (47,246)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,719 (2,653,053)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,276 (3,992,729)
  12. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 3,529 (125,567)
  13. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,325 (2,253,580)
  14. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 3,148 (161,545)
  15. [PSV] Zettai Geigeki Wars: Metropolis Defenders (Acquire, 07/02/15) – 2,831 (New)
  16. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 2,708 (272,776)
  17. [PSV] Chaos;Child (5pb., 06/25/15) – 2,556 (12,882)
  18. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,536 (651,565)
  19. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (Square Enix, 06/25/15) – 2,430 (41,188)
  20. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution (Kadokawa Games, 06/11/15) – 2,142 (30,275)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 19,475 (21,818)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,171 (14,482)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,067 (23,134)
  4. Wii U – 12,781 (13,166)
  5. New 3DS – 5,506 (8,294)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,102 (2,761)
  7. 3DS – 1,394 (1,396)
  8. 3DS LL – 861 (847)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 741 (820)
  10. Xbox One – 235 (243)

Watch The SteamWorld Heist Off-Screen Gameplay With Commentary

SteamWorld Heist is many people’s most anticipated indies — coming from the prestigious indie creators, Image & Form, SteamWorld Heist is a more strategic affair build in the same universe of SteamWorld Dig. Check out the off-screen gameplay video (below) with commentary from Nintendo World Report. SteamWorld Heist is set to release on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (along with other platforms) in 2015:

Rumor: Terraria Has Been Cancelled Or Delayed For Nintendo 3DS In The US

It has been no surprise that the Minecraft-esque, indie title Terraria would be heading to Nintendo platforms — in fact, it was confirmed by the developers themselves. However, for those who follow the recent listings of the ESRB (i.e., only gaming journalism blogs), you may have noticed that the new rating Terraria is lacking one thing: the Nintendo 3DS version. In the ESRB rating (seen below), there is only mention of a Wii U and Vita (retail) version:

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This is by no means the end of days — there was never an official release date, so this may have been the plan all along (if it is simply a tiered launch timeline). Either way, which system do you hope to pick Terraria up on?

Red Goddess: Inner World’s Cinematic Trailer Is Badass

In anticipation of the Kickstarted game’s launch on PlayStation 4 later this week, Yanim Studios has released a cinematic trailer for their multi-platform indie, Red Goddess: Inner World.

Red Goddess: Inner World is targeting a Wii U release window of Q1 2016 and revolves around a young goddess named Divine who is haunted by her own subconscious. Something unknown is tearing her apart from the inside out, destroying her mind and her soul. Deciding to right this wrong, she enters into her own subconscious and discovers a planet within her own mind. Filled with trees, mountains and caves, she will journey this world and discover what her true connection to it is. And more importantly, who she is. Check out the trailer below:

Japan: Wii U Sells 16K, Nintendo 3DS Sells 25K

The charts from Japan are out thanks to Media Create, and the week shows the anticipated decline in Wii U sales. While Splatoon’s numbers are down again (expectedly) from last week, it remains in third place on the chart for the second week in a row. As a result, it seems that Wii U sales took a 5K dip, week over week.

New Nintendo additions to the list include Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (at number 1) and  Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (at number 2). As a result, Nintendo consoles have control over the top 3 titles this week, with a 10K Nintendo 3DS boost. In the top 20 games, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U hold a commanding 13 titles (11 and 2, respectively). For more information, check out the full chart below:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 157,591 (New)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 74,660 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 53,198 (266,929)
  4. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution (Falcom, 06/11/15) – 20,484 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 9,661 (1,029,263)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 9,657 (199,989)
  7. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 8,723 (111,834)
  8. [PS4] Alien: Isolation (Sega, 06/11/15) – 6,227 (New)
  9. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus (Spike Chunsoft, 06/04/15) – 6,070 (22,295)
  10. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 4,891 (151,194)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 19,620 (10,677)
  2. Wii U – 16,413 (21,169)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 10,822 (11,763)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 10,797 (10,829)
  5. New 3DS – 4,329 (4,086)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,633 (2,716)
  7. 3DS – 943 (2,089)
  8. 3DS LL – 880 (1,039)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 566 (610)
  10. Xbox One – 100 (219)