Yacht Club Games are giving fans in Europe and Australia a brand new Shovel Knight theme for the Nintendo 3DS. As a reward for waiting so patiently, fans of the classic action and adventure title will be able to grab a 3DS theme based on the hero of the game. A sneak peek of the light-blue theme can be seen on the developer’s official website, as well as above.
Though this particular Shovel Knight theme will be exclusive to Europe and Australia, Yacht Club Games says North American fans may get different themes in the future based on other familiar characters. Currently, the studio are still working out the necessary details with Nintendo of Europe, however the theme will only be available for a very limited time. Shovel Knight is scheduled for release on Wii U and 3DS from November 6 in both regions. Here’s the official word from Yacht Club Games:
“As a thanks to our patient EU/AU fans, our friends at Nintendo of Europe have worked closely with us to create an amazing Shovel Knight theme, which will be available for a very limited time in the EU region. The exact details will be coming soon…but in the meantime, check out a sneak peek at the theme!!
“Aren’t you excited to decorate your 3DS with the Shoveling Knight? Stay tuned for more theme news in the US and beyond… hopefully this is just the beginning! What’s next? What character from Shovel Knight should be featured in their very own theme? Let us know what you think we should do!”
Nintendo Europe has shown off the final box-art design for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the Wii U. Japanese gamers will have to be content with this unusual yellow coloured box-art, but then again, they get the game way before Europe. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was recently delayed in Europe until January 9th.
Twitter user Nintendo Hall has discovered via the Nintendo 3DS eShop that the highly regarded Shovel Knight will be coming to Europe on November 6th. The same user also found that Picross e5 will be arriving on November 13th. Good news for European fans.
announced a European launch window for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. Earlier this month, the game’s publisher Natsume confirmed a November 4 release date for the franchise’s fans in North America. And while both publishers have yet to specify a European release date for the adorable farming simulation title, it’s pinned for launch on the Nintendo 3DS within the first quarter of 2015.
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Not to be confused with Marvelous’ Story of Seasons – published by XSeed Games in North America – and arriving in the region this winter, Natsume’s Harvest Moon title will focus on farming in a new world with changing seasons. Along with the launch window announcement, a new trailer can be seen above which showcases the game’s Minecraft-like textures. Bergsala Lightweight director Allan Ronnebro said the following in support of the game:
“Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley marks a new milestone in the Harvest Moon series, with the refined gameplay that has made it so loved around the world now moved into full 3D. We’re delighted to be able to bring it to Europe in early 2015, and hope that long-term and new fans alike will love what this latest game offers.”
It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got a firm release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV in Europe. The eShop only title will be released in Europe on October 30th. Shin Megami Tensei IV received good reviews when it released in the US last year.
Nintendo Europe has released a brand new trailer showcasing the magnificent Donkey Kong Country which will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday. We are still waiting to hear when Nintendo of America plans to release the series on the Virtual Console. All three SNES classics are coming to Europe this month.
Who’s ready for adventure? Captain Toad certainly is, but he’s not the only one when Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases for Wii U on 9th January, with pink-pigtailed Toadette introduced as a second playable character in portions of the upcoming game.
Unlike traditional video game heroes, Captain Toad and Toadette don’t have any special powers – these tiny heroes can’t even jump! Plus, they’re terrified of just about everything, but face their adventures head on. Armed with headlights and a can-do attitude, they must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth.
These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette! Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo. In the process, they’ll encounter more than 70 fun, puzzling stages while also collecting stars and gems.
Captain Toad and his puzzling levels first appeared in Super Mario 3D World for Wii U. The levels were such a hit with fans that he and Toadette are now getting their own game. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just another way Nintendo is expanding its universe of games with familiar characters facing fun new challenges.
Let the treasure hunt commence on 9th January when Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases for Wii U. In the meantime, take a look at what lies in store with a new trailer for the game.