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.
Nintendo of America has detailed the games that you’ll be able to download this week from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. The big title this week on the eShop is Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS which launches on October 3rd. Castlevania: Dracula X is also available to download on the Wii U Virtual Console. Here’s the games you can get your hands on this week.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – Battle it out as the greatest heroes and villains in video games on the Nintendo 3DS system – at home or anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage with epic moves, then beef up your fighters with a variety of customizations and equipment. Find fun extras faster by beating hordes of classic enemies in Smash Run and mastering mini-games. Get ready to settle it in Smash! Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be available on Oct. 3. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Fans planning on purchasing Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS at launch can save time by downloading the free game update (ver. 1.0.2) in advance. It’s available starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 in the Nintendo eShop and is required for online mode.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Castlevania Dracula X – Richter Belmont must take up his family’s legacy and face Count Dracula if he is to save his beloved. Defeat legions of monsters in this multi-ending, multi-story entry in the classic Castlevania series. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 23.
- Tappingo is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 16.
- Castlevania: Circle of the Moon – Oct. 9 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Harvest Moon 2 – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
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