Nintendo has announced that the black New Nintendo 3DS will arrive in Australia and New Zealand on October 3rd. Only the white version had been released at launch in 2014, so it’s nice to see Australia and New Zealand getting more options in the run up to the holiday season. The release of this version will also be closely followed by the Animal Crossing – New Nintendo 3DS bundle on November 5th.
Earlier this week Tsunekazu Ishihara, Pokémon President and CEO, had an interview with the Japanese publication Famitsu. Nintendo Everything has translated the interview and revealed that he touched on various Pokémon titles and ideas for the future. When Ishihara talked about Pokémon Shuffle, that started as a download on the Nintendo 3DS and has recently been brought to smartphones, he admits it was intended to be released on both devices from the start.
Ishihara also explained how the idea of Pokkén Tournament was to create more realistic movements for Pokémon. He also said that although it’s been created by the Tekken team, they have used simple gameplay to make it easier to pick up on. Ishihara also advises that he hopes for a worldwide Spring 2016 release for the title on the Wii U, and wonders if players will practice at home to then progress on to compete in arcade tournaments.
Ishihara also divulges that the Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon title is basically a combination of its predecessors with new added features, and that developer Spike Chunsoft admitted he has never seen a Mystery Dungeon title so packed before. He describes the title as a ‘big adventure for kids’.
On the final notes, Tsunekazu Ishihara also mentioned that the Pokémon company will continue to create casual games, as it has had such high appeal. He also discussed future plans for Pokémon, even briefly mentioning the NX console whilst talking about expanding Pokémon titles with the use of Pokémon Global Link and Pokémon Bank.
It’ll be interesting to see what lies ahead for the Pokémon franchise, and what new paths they might take.
The limited edition Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden New Nintendo 3DS bundle is now live for pre-order on the Nintendo UK website. The bundle includes the standard size New Nintendo 3DS, a pre-installed digital copy of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, Dragon Ball Z themed cover plates and a download code for the Japanese version of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2.
The bundle is £189.99 with free delivery, and is due to be released on October 16th, 2015.
A video has emerged online from the Tokyo Game Show featuring footage of the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories title. Japanese magazine, Famitsu, revealed that the title would be released in 2016 and gave details on what to expect from the gameplay earlier this month. You can check out the new footage on 4GamerMovie’s YouTube channel here.
The Shovel Knight DLC – Plague Of Shadows – is now available to download. It’s free for all owners of Shovel Knight and can be downloaded via the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS, or as an automatic update for the Wii U. Yacht Club Games has put together a guide on how to update the game – as the in-game update option on the 3DS isn’t possible due to the size of the download. You can check out instructions for each console here.
Nintendo Everything have posted the second Hyrule Warriors Legends trailer on their YouTube channel. Famitsu has previously confirmed that Toon Link along with Tetra, and the King of Hyrule will be playable characters within the new title. It’s due for release in Q1 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS. You can take a look at the trailer here.
GameSpot has shared a YouTube video featuring a demo of Dragonball Z: Extreme Butoden from Tokyo Game Show. The clip shows the stage and character selection, along with the 2D fighter style gameplay. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is finally being released in the West this October, after its release in Japan in June this year. You can check out the full clip on GameSpot’s YouTube channel here.