Koei Tecmo has provided Hyrule Warriors fans with a few new details regarding the first DLC pack for Japan. According to an update on the official website, the DLC pack will contain additional costumes for Lana and Cia, Link’s trusted steed Epona as Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma announced last week, the untold storyline of the Black Witch Cia, and a new adventure mode map for 1,200 yen. However, players can purchase all of the above separately for a cost of 500 yen each for the Epona, Cia storyline, and additional adventure map, or opt for the costume pack for Lana and Cia for 200 yen.
The Master Quest Pack will be released October 16 for Japan, Europe and North America. Western prices are yet to be confirmed when purchasing the DLC separately, however Nintendo of America stated that owners of the game can buy a season pass for $19.99, which will give them access to all four of the upcoming DLC packs.
The Dynasty Warriors developer has also uploaded a brand new trailer showcasing Hyrule Warriors’ main villain and her deadly moves on the battlefield. You can take a look at Cia’s vicious battle techniques in the video embedded above. For Japanese players, it appears version 1.3.0 is now available for Hyrule Warriors.
You can check out the official website for the latest DLC screenshots, or alternatively view them in the gallery below. Here are some additional details for the DLC:
Adventure map adds “Master Quest” rules, so you won’t be able to heal or use items.
Players can discover Cia, Volga and Wizzro’s high-ranked battle weapons throughout the map, as well as an array of scattered weapons and other rewards.
Koei Tecmo has reiterated to fans on Twitter that Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden is only for Japan. However, the firm says they are aware of fans requests to localise the title. Fingers crossed we get a western release, but it doesn’t sound likely at the moment.
And regarding #WeWantFatalFrame requests, as far as we know this title is JP release only. Back to the office tomorrow FYI.
Nintendo of Japan has opened a promotional site for the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL. Set to arrive on October 11, the New Nintendo 3DS will feature improved 3D screen technology, along with a C-Stick button and higher performance rates on new 3DS titles. Additionally, the new consoles will include the ability to interchange the plain faceplates to Nintendo-themed faceplates, including characters such as Mario, Peach and Yoshi.
Along with the promotional site, where you can view all the upcoming cover plates, along with a teaser for the Kawaii Kisekae plates here, a new eye-popping, bubblegum Japanese TV advert aims to have consumers running to retailers for the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL. You can take a look at Mario, Pikachu, Kirby, and many more jumping into the cosplay action in the video embedded above.
Japanese silent comic artist Daiki Sugimoto has drawn some beautiful art depicting Super Mario and co when they’re elderly. You can view a collection of his artwork in the video above which shows Princess Peach is now married to Luigi and Mario lives alone.
Nintendo Japan have announced which prizes Club Nintendo Platinum members can get this year. First up is Club Nintendo Picross Plus for the Nintendo 3DS which features more than one hundred brand new picross puzzles. Platinum members are also eligible to get this delightful Club Nintendo 2015 original calendar. If you’re a gold member then you are entitled to just the calendar.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold through 93.45 percent of its shipment in Japan. Since its debut in the region on September 13th, the hand-held version of the fighting title shifted about 944,644 copies at retail. By comparison, the Wii console’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl sold approximately 819,647 copes at launch and experienced a sell-through of 94.37% of its shipment. It was recently revealed that Super Smash Bros for 3DS surpassed the one million sales mark during its first couple days on sale in Japan.
Twitter user Oscar Lemaire has put together a graph showing how well the Smash Bros series has done on the formats it’s been released on in Japan via Famitsu numbers. As you can see, the launch week for Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS was the biggest ever for the franchise. No doubt the Nintendo 3DS version will remain the best-selling until we get a new entry in the future.