Nintendo of America has today confirmed that those of you who purchase the next Fire Emblem title for the Nintendo 3DS will be able to play as your own custom character. The custom character will then be the hero of the game. The new Fire Emblem game asks players to choose between two unique gameplay paths. We won’t be able to play it until 2016 though.
This should come as great news for Fire Emblem fans as Nintendo of Australia says that the newly announced title will be coming this year to the Nintendo 3DS. The news was announced in a recent Nintendo of Australia news letter which says Fire Emblem 3DS is coming this year along with previously revealed titles such as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.
We’ve finally learned that Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, which is a port of the Wii game, will be coming to the United States in April. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS so you won’t be able to play it on a regular Nintendo 3DS. The game is coming to Japan and Europe on April 2nd.
As GungHo has continuously reiterated to western audiences, Puzzle and Dragons Z for the Nintendo 3DS will be finally heading to North America and Europe. Both Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle and Dragons Z: Super Mario Bros Edition will be available in May 2015 as a special double pack. Make sure you view the trailer above if you missed it during the Direct.
Nintendo of Japan has unveiled four 3DS games have achieved double-million sales figures in just five months. In a press release, the Kyoto-based company named Yokai Watch 2, Super Smash Bros for 3DS, Monster Hunter 4G and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as its four games to reach two million copies sold since their respective launches. It’s a remarkable feat in such a short space of time for the Japanese market, where portable gaming is in a much higher demand than traditional home console gaming.
According to the publisher’s statement, the Nintendo 3DS now has ten titles that have achieved the double-million seller status, with only the Nintendo DS usurping after 14 games exceeded 2 million sales. Further down the line, the Wii remains with 8 double-million selling games and the Game Boy Advance with just two titles. In addition, Nintendo remarked sales of the handheld totaled 17 million units as of November 23 following a significant boost from sales of the New Nintendo 3DS.
While North America and Europe have yet to see the Yokai Watch franchise hit the regions, its success in Japan is admirable with Level-5 announcing Yokai Watch 2: Headliner – the third version which follows Ganso and Honke – topped one million in pre-order sales before its December 13 release.
The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has told Nintendo fans on Miiverse that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in development straight after they had completed work on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Aonuma explained that the team have been working on the game since June 2011 and they would have loved to have been able to reveal it sooner, but they wanted to make sure it was polished before announcing it.
“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was actually in development almost immediately after we finished working on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which was released in June of 2011. So although we’ve been working on the game for quite some time, we didn’t want to say it was being developed until we were at a point where we could proudly say that this is not going to be just another remake and that it’s going to be worth your time. For a while now, when fans from Japan and around the world would ask me if we were working on a Majora’s Mask remake, I would silently plead in my heart, thinking, “Please wait a bit longer!”
WayForward has revealed on Twitter just how much space Shantae and the Pirates Curse will take up on your Nintendo 3DS. The game is set to take up 2315 blocks, so make sure you’ve got enough room if you’re considering purchasing. Shantae and the Pirates Curse is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop on October 23rd in the United States for $19.99.