Shantae Half Genie Hero E3 Early Access Demo Available Now

For those who backed Shantae: Half Genie Hero at the Early Access Reward Tier on Kickstarter, it’s time to get your E3 Demo Backer Build! Backers will receive three levels at beta quality, tweaked a bit to keep out any spoiler-y material.

Leaked E3 Trailer For Hyrule Warriors 3DS Analyzed

Hyrule Warriors is coming out for 3DS, and we aren’t supposed to know! ;)

And perhaps you’ve already heard, but an E3 trailer for the game leaked online. Its since been pulled, but that hasn’t stopped the whole world from acknowledging its existence. So much so, that GameXplain has taken the liberty to dissect and study every detail for you, and present their findings in video form. They are quite the detectives!

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice’s Box Art Revealed

Sonic Boom Fire and Ice Box Art

It’s only been a day since the reveal of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, however a picture of the supposed box art has surfaced. The box art, showing a wide range of Sonic’s friend-group, highlights some of the new enemies along with a distinct fire and ice theme. There is no set release date for Fire & Ice, however SEGA has confirmed that it is a Nintendo 3DS exclusive.

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker Release Two New Trailers

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the Nintendo 3DS remake to Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, then you are in luck. Earlier today, Nintendo UK’s 3DS YouTube channel published two trailers detailing the Fate System and the Demon Auction. For more info on these mechanics, check out both trailers below. Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker boasts a re-localized script, voice acting, and a new episode, and will be available in Europe on Nintendo 3DS on October 30th.

Japan: Wii U Sells 21K, Nintendo 3DS Sells 18K

The charts from Japan are out thanks to Media Create, and the week shows the “Splatoon bump” is still in affect. While Splatoon’s numbers are down from last week’s debut, it tops the chart for the second week in a row, doubling The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s lifetime sales. More importantly, Wii U sales have seen a moderate increase while Nintendo 3DS has stayed relatively the same.

New Nintendo additions to the list include Stella Glow (at number 4) and New Atelier Rorona: Hajimari no Monogatari – The Alchemist of Arland (at number 8), In the top 20 games, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U hold a commanding 13 titles (10 and 3, respectively). For more information, check out the full chart below:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 68,913 (213,731)
  2. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate (Spike Chunsoft, 06/04/15) – 16.224 (New)
  3. [PS4] Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho (D3 Publisher, 06/04/15} – 13.868 (New)
  4. [3DS] Stella Glow (Sega, 06/04/15) – 13.332 (New)
  5. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 13,272 (103,111)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 12,884 (1,019,603)
  7. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,708 (190,332)
  8. [3DS] New Atelier Rorona: Hajimari no Monogatari – The Alchemist of Arland (Koei Tecmo, 06/04/2015) – 8,352 (New)
  9. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 6,867 (48,309)
  10. [PS3] Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho (D3 Publisher 06/04/15) – 6,772 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Wii U – 21,169 (17,713)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 11,763 (12,272)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,829 (12,517)
  4. New 3DS LL – 10,677 (11,170)
  5. New 3DS – 4,086 (4,129)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,716 (3,069)
  7. 3DS – 2,089 (1,418)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,039 (919)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 610 (529)
  10. Xbox One – 219 (522)  TEST

Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse Update Hits North America Tomorrow

Fans of Shantae’s latest 3DS outing should be aware of the update coming to North America tomorrow. WayForward did us all a favor with their helpful tweet!

The update for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse includes a bunch of features made for the New 3DS! Many of these updates were created with speed-runners in mind. Here is the list of goodies, straight from WayForward:

  • Use ZL or ZR to quickly swap between Inventory and Map screens.
  • Use the Right Control Stick to “Quick Select” your magic and items.
  • Tap the Touch Screen at any time to revert to Original controls.
  • Owners of original Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL can also access these features by connecting the Circle Pad Pro accessory.

Official Sonic Tumblr Adds Sonic Boom 2 Image With Hilarious Tags

It’s exactly what the world needs — a sequel to the *cough* masterful Sonic Boom!

E3 season is always full of surprises, but let’s be honest — Sonic Boom 2 on 3DS was NOT on anyone’s radar… or wish lists. The original was a genuine lemon, and even Sega themselves admits it. Seriously, check out the tags in the picture! Do you believe that #its going to be way better than the first one?