Inazuma Eleven Go Chrono Stones: Wildfire And Inazuma Eleven Go Chrono Stones: Thunderflash Launching 27th March On Nintendo 3DS In Europe

Arion Sherwind and his famous footballing team mates are back in a new adventure, but all is not as it should be at Raimon Junior High. Arion finds himself in a world devoid of football and must unravel its mysterious disappearance and restore its place in the world. Travel through time and create the ultimate eleven to bring football back in Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Thunderflash, launching for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems, in stores and on Nintendo eShop, on 27th March.

The story kicks off with Arion Sherwind shocked to discover that the legendary football exploits of Raimon Junior High are suddenly unknown. Where mighty football stadiums once stood, now lie baseball fields. Kids who once kicked a ball in the street now instead busy themselves with basketball, gymnastics, music and calligraphy. In a parallel world where football has ceased to exist, Arion must discover what has happened to the ‘beautiful game’, tackle the shadowy intentions of El Dorado – the World’s governing council – and face off against time-bending villains in order to restore football to the world.

Exciting new gameplay innovations make their debut in Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Thunderflash. Seen for the first time in an Inazuma series title is the new Miximax feature, where one player can merge their aura with that of another player to become even more powerful. Miximaxing unlocks the potential for countless combinations of player skills and stat-boosts and, when coupled with the new wearable armourfied Fighting Spirits, Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Thunderflash offer the most comprehensive team-building possibilities yet seen in the series.

The Fighting Spirit system – where players can summon powerful entities that unleash special moves and greatly increase player stats to aid them during matches – returns and is better than ever, now that players are able to ‘armourfy’ Fighting Spirits. The armourfied Fighting Spirit surrounds the player’s body like a suit of armour and, while armourfied, all of the character’s abilities are greatly improved, and special moves become even more powerful.

The Inazuma series’ hallmark of providing exclusive content unique to each version returns, including different story events, characters, items and in-game cinematics exclusive to each title. As with previous instalments it is again possible for up to four people to play matches together over local wireless and, last but not least, from launch more characters and items will be available for download, enabling players to create an even stronger team.

Featuring a time-travelling storyline and innovative additions to the winning formula of role-playing game and football-based action, Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Thunderflash both launch for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems on 27th March.

Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse For Wii U & 3DS Targets February 5 European Release

WayForward has announced Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be landing on the European eShop next month. Due to release on both the Wii U and 3DS systems simultaneously, the platform game will arrive for Europe, Australia and New Zealand on February 5. And for those eager New Nintendo 3DS owners the developer has promised an update for the system is coming soon, enabling the use of the ZL and ZR buttons to swap between inventory and map screens, along with the C stick to quickly select from various magic spells and items. Details of the game’s pricing and if there will be an exclusive cross-buy promotion between the two platforms for the region – similar to Shovel Knight – has yet to be confirmed.


Kirby Fighters Deluxe & Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe Arriving February 13 In European eShop

Nintendo of Europe has announced that two Kirby mini-games will be arriving in Europe next month. Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe – both of which featured in Kirby: Triple Deluxe – will be available to download in the European 3DS eShop on February 13. While Japanese and North American 3DS users have been able to download the two games since last summer, European Kirby fans will now be able to hop on board and join the multiplayer fun.

Though a European / UK price point is yet to be set for the two Kirby games, it will likely be in line or an equivalent price to the US at $6.99. Make sure to check out the embedded trailer above for Kirby Fighters Deluxe. A summary on both games can be found below.

In Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe, players move Dedede across the stage, bouncing to the beat in seven new stages exclusive to this downloadable version. In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, players use different copy abilities to defeat all of the arena opponents. This version includes five new stages and a new team battle feature. Players who already own Kirby: Triple Deluxe with StreetPass data will get bonus content in both downloadable games.

Flipnote Studio 3D Will Be A Free Download To Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo will be offering all Club Nintendo members the opportunity to download Flipnote Studio 3D for free following its rewards programme closure. For Club Nintendo members in the US and Canada, Flipnote Studio 3D – a software which allows users to create three-dimensional animations and exchange them with friends – will be available to download for free in February. The application will be offered as a free download until June 30, and will also be available to newly registered Club Nintendo members before registration closes on March 31.

But for Club Nintendo members in Europe, Flipnote Studio 3D will still be offered as a free download though it will come much later in the year. According to its website newsletter, all users who sign up to the new rewards programme during the launch period in 2015 will be eligible to download the software for free on a Nintendo 3DS system. Nintendo of Europe will provide more specific information at a later date.

Earlier today, Nintendo announced its worldwide closure of the Club Nintendo rewards programme. Members in North America can still redeem their coins on download software and physical products until June 30, while European members must redeem all their stars within the stars catalogue before September 30, 2015.

Euro eShop: Three New NES 3DS Home Menu Themes Available From Friday

Nintendo of Europe will be offering three new NES home menu themes for your 3DS later this week. If you’re a stickler for nostalgia, you won’t want to miss out on the NES Ice Climbers, NES Pit or NES Donkey Kong backgrounds when they hit the European eShop this Friday, January 23. As per usual, all of the above backgrounds will be priced at €1.99 or £1.79. Let us know if you’ll be opting for any of the three – pictured above – in the comment section below.

  • NES Ice Climbers (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
  • NES Pit (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
  • NES Donkey Kong (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX For 3DS Arrives This May In North America & Europe

SEGA has revealed a western release date for its popular rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. Announced in mid-2014, the previously Japan-only title is an enhanced version of the series’ Project Mirai 2 and features 48 songs which can be customised to your liking through items and vocal changes. While its title name has received a slight change, from Project Mirai Remix to DX, the game is set to arrive in North America on May 26 and a few days later in Europe on May 29, both as a download eShop title and a physical boxed version. For more details on the game’s modes, check out a summary in the press release below.

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX features forty-eight full length versions of fan-favorite songs with multiple game modes and play styles. Game modes include both “Touch Mode” and “Button Mode”, each featuring multiple levels of difficulty and a wealth of customization options. Players are able to adjust difficulty via challenge and support items, change timing indicators and target icons, and swap out vocals in certain songs.

Further, players can watch their favorite videos and add scrolling commentary in the Mirai Theater, create unique dance routines in the Dance Studio, and compose their own song phrases in My Tune. The game also features customizable Player Cards which can be shared with the community over StreetPass™ and kept current via SpotPass.

GameStop Italy Reveals European Price Of New Nintendo 3DS

It looks as though GameStop Italy has let the cat out of the bag early and revealed the pricing for the New Nintendo 3DS in Europe. If you want the standard New Nintendo 3DS then you’ll need to fork out 169.98 Euros, but if you want to purchase the New Nintendo 3DS XL then that will set you back 199.98. The standard edition falls in line with the pricing of the Ambassador Edition New Nintendo 3DS. Now all we need is a release date from Nintendo Europe.