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Register Three Select Nintendo 3DS Games And Get A Fourth Game Free

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With such a large roster of games available for Nintendo 3DS right now, players may find it difficult to decide which one to go for next. Starting from tomorrow (23rd April) Nintendo Europe will be launching the So Many Games! Promotion on a select range of top Nintendo 3DS titles to help them choose.

Players simply need to register any three of eight top Nintendo 3DS titles with Club Nintendo by 30th June 2013, and they will be able to claim a free download code of their most-wanted game from the range for FREE. They can choose one of the remaining five titles to enjoy playing on Nintendo 3DS themselves, or select one they’ve already registered for the promotion to give to a friend to either share the fun, or experience some exciting multiplayer action!

There are eight top Nintendo 3DS games eligible in this promotion:

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Here’s A List Of Third-Party Games Releasing On Wii U In Spring And Summer

injustice_gods_among_us_wii_u_box_artThere are over 10 games coming from third-party publishers to Wii U in the summer and spring. Some titles, like DuckTales Remastered, Mutant Mudds Deluxe and Spin the Bottle, are download-only games and will be available in the Nintendo eShop. Upcoming physical games, including Injustice: Gods Among Us, Resident Evil: Revelations and Sniper Elite V2, will soon be released at retail. Of the upcoming Wii U titles in the list below, which ones are you looking forward to?

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Fast & Furious: Showdown
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION – DIRECTOR’S CUT
  • DuckTales Remastered
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
  • Mutant Mudds Deluxe
  • Spin the Bottle
  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Nintendo Releases Infographic To Show Nintendo 3DS’ Evolution Over The Last Two Years

nintendo_3ds_two_year_infographicThe Nintendo 3DS has been on the market for about two years, and its developer, Nintendo, released an infographic to show how the portable game console has evolved over the period. So far, there have been multiple fine games on the device, including Super Mario 3D Land, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceFire Emblem Awakening and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, with plenty more titles on the way, such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Shin Megami Tensei IV. Of the games released, which one is your favorite?

Here’s A List Of Confirmed Games Coming To The Nintendo eShop On Wii U

 nintendo_eshop_wii_uBelow is a list of confirmed games that are heading to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Among the titles coming to the online marketplace are several platformers, including Super Ubi Land, 8-Bit Boy, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Cloudberry Kingdom, Armillo and Another Castle. Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, another platformer, was released earlier this week in the Nintendo eShop. The list of games coming to the Nintendo eShop for Wii U is bound to expand… Among the confirmed titles, which ones are you looking forward to most?

  • 8-Bit Boy
  • Aban Hawkins & the 1001 Spikes
  • Anima: Gate of Memories
  • Armillo
  • Biker Bash
  • Another Castle
  • Cloudberry Kingdom
  • Cosmic Highway
  • Cryamore
  • Days of Dawn
  • Demon Tribe
  • Dusty Raging Fist
  • Fade into Darkness
  • Mutant Mudds Deluxe
  • Noctemis
  • Oliver and Spike: Dimension Jumpers
  • Pier Solar and the Great Architects HD
  • Pokemon Scramble U
  • Project Y2K
  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails
  • Spin the Bottle
  • Star Beast: The Stellar War
  • Super Ubi Land
  • The Pinball Arcade
  • The 90’s Arcade Racer
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Two Brothers
  • Unepic
  • Zen Pinball 2

Smash Bros Creator Says Stories In Games Are ‘Honestly Irksome To Me’

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Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Kid Icarus: Uprising and the Super Smash Bros series has taken to his Famitsu column to discuss video game narrative. Sakurai says that the majority of video game stories don’t actually match up with the gameplay, which actually makes gamers annoyed, rather than moved by the tale being told. He says he just wants to enjoy a game and thinks he is just intolerant of anything that block that enjoyment. Here’s what he had to say.

“As a player, as someone who’s been playing games for a long time, the stories that get told in video games are honestly irksome to me pretty often,” he wrote. “For example, games that take forever to get through the intro and won’t let you start playing, or games that go through the trouble of being fully voiced and wind up having their tempo all messed up as a result. I just want to enjoy the game and I think I’m just intolerant of aspects that block that enjoyment. I can enjoy a story in any other form of media; I just want the game to let me play it already.”

“For example,” he continued, “let’s talk about how, in RPGs and things, a character that you spent the game raising dies or leaves your party for the sake of the story. From a gamer standpoint, that’s dreadful; it’s totally unreasonable. In games where you’re fighting against enemies, you’re playing from the perspective of the hero, and you’re being asked to basically win every time. If players wind up in a predicament because of what the story calls for, that’s like penalizing them even though they made no mistake. As gameplay, it’s lacking.”

“[In Kid Icarus] I did it so I could write a story that jibed with the game, one that took advantage of the game’s advantages,” he explained. “Every character, including the bosses, had their personalities shaped by their roles in the game, or the structure of the game itself. That let me develop the dialogue to firmly match the developments you encounter in the game. If I had had someone else write the story, I’d either have to keep explaining things to the writer whenever anything changed in-game, or I’d have to partition it away from the game and lose on that consistency. Especially with a game like Kid Icarus, which features air battles where the gameplay, dialogue, and music needed to fully mesh with each other, it was vital that the story and game were one and the same and could easily be fine-tuned.”

A game’s story absolutely needs to match the content and the gameplay. In an ideal world, we could take advantage of this to provide new story developments that you’ll never be able to see in other media.”

Next Famitsu Will ‘Lift The Info Ban On A Popular Title’

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The next edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu will apparently ‘lift the ban’ on information for a very popular title. The news publication wouldn’t hint which game they’re referring to, but as always, there’s plenty of rumours on the internet speculating about which game it could be. Which game would you like to hear more information about?

“The ban on information for that popular title will be lifted.”

Here’s A List Of Upcoming Nintendo 3DS And Wii U Games Releasing This Quarter

fire_emblem_awakening_box_artBelow is a list of upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games that will launch in the U.S. and Canada during Q1 of this year. Brand-new titles, such as LEGO City: Undercover, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Rayman Legends and Toki Tori 2, will launch on Wii U in the coming months. Several Q1 Nintendo 3DS-exclusive games, including Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark MoonCastlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, will be released in digital form on the Nintendo eShop and in physical form at retailers.

Wii U

  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ Ultimate Edition
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party!
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted
  • LEGO® City: Undercover
  • Aliens™: Colonial Marines
  • Rayman® Legends

Nintendo eShop for Wii U

  • BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • Puddle
  • The Cave™
  • Fist of the North Star®: Ken’s Rage 2
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Zen Pinball 2

Nintendo 3DS

  • Etrian Odyssey™IV: Legends of the Titan
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party!
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D
  • Monster High™ Skultimate Roller Maze™
  • NARUTO® Powerful Shippuden
  • Brain Age™: Concentration Training
  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon
  • Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™

Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS

  • Bloody Vampire
  • Witch’s Cat
  • Coaster Creator 3D
  • Resident Evil®: The Mercenaries 3D
  • Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue
  • Deer Drive Legends
  • Ikachan
  • Guxt
  • Brain Age™: Concentration Training DEMO
  • ATV Wild Ride 3D
  • Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2
  • Nano Assault EX
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 3D

GameStop No Longer Accepting Pre-Orders For Upcoming Wii Games?

gamestop_bunnyAmerican video game and entertainment retailer GameStop has apparently stopped taking pre-orders for upcoming Wii games. The reason for this is because GameStop supposedly wants to have more virtual space available for Wii U pre-orders. The Wii is over six years old, and Nintendo confirmed that it’s no longer developing new Wii titles. However, there are publishers that are still bringing games to the aging platform, including Xseed with the localization of Pandora’s Tower for North America and Disney Interactive Studios with Disney Infinity, both of which will be released this year.

Update: Pandora’s Tower Now Available For Pre-Order From Amazon And GameStop

Nintendo Actually Needs To Sell More Than One Wii U Game To Profit From Its New Console

wii_u_console_whiteToward the end of last year, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told Mercury News that although the Wii U is currently being sold at a loss, to make a profit on its new console, consumers need only purchase one Wii U game. It turns out that this claim is incorrect, as Mercury News updated the article with an excerpt saying that Nintendo actually needs to sell more than one Wii U game to make a profit on the new Wii U console.

In a story about Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, Fils-Aime incorrectly said that Nintendo makes a profit on the Wii U console after consumers buy one piece of software. The number is more than one, but the company declined to say the exact number.

Seems Like Most Major Third-Party Games Are Skipping Wii U Early Next Year

bioshock_infinite_artworkKotaku made a list of multiple third-party games that are coming out next year, 2013, but haven’t been confirmed for Nintendo’s new Wii U console. However, keep in mind that the Wii U will be receiving some major third-party games early next year, including Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate, Rayman Legends, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Early 2013 third-party games that aren’t confirmed for Wii U are listed here:

  • Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Dead Island Riptide
  • Dead Space 3
  • DmC
  • Fuse
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
  • Metro Last Light
  • Remember Me
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Tomb Raider