Fancy a change of theme on your Nintendo 3DS? Well the Animal Crossing themes are now available to download on your handheld. They aren’t free, but they aren’t very expensive either, so it’s worth taking a look on the Theme Shop. They will set you back $1.99 each.
- Isabelle at Town (Town Hall music)
- Mable (Able Sisters music)
- Sable (Able Sisters music)
- Timmy and Tommy (Nookling Shop music)
- Colourful Pattern (a.k.a. Pop Tarts, title theme music)
- Isabelle and Bulletin Board (1pm music)
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Nintendo has announced a dual-pack variant of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The special-edition item will release in the region on December 11th and will come with a decorative sleeve and several stickers. Priced at 9,800 yen, it will be available in limited quantities and is exclusive to the hand-held version of the fighting title. The latest Super Smash Bros can be purchased in stores and from the Nintendo eShop for 3DS. The game hits Wii U on November 21st in North America, December 5th in Europe, and December 6th in Japan and Australia.
Nintendo has released a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS. Unlike last time when we were granted with new features, this particular updates just includes improvement to system stability and some adds some additional minor adjustments. Nothing particularly exciting this time around I’m afraid.
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Japanese Nintendo 3DS success story Yokai Watch 2 shows no sign of slowing down in Japan. Sales tracker Media Create has revealed that Yokai Watch 2: Headliner currently has 231,000 pre-orders. It managed to achieve this figure in just two weeks. Yokai Watch 2 looks well on its way to sell a staggering 3 million copies in Japan.
Power Rangers Super Megaforce marks the 21 st season of the iconic television series. The action side-scrolling Nintendo 3DS game gives fans the chance to experience the legendary powers of the Super Megaforce Rangers and save the earth from evil.
This season, the Power Rangers Super Megaforce must defeat a massive alien Armada sent to conquer earth. With the help of their supernatural guardian, Gosei, the Power Rangers are given special morphers and keys that allow them to morph into Super Megaforce Rangers. Before getting into fights, fans can use various Legendary red rangers, gaining access to their incredible powers, weapons, Zords and Megazords.
“Being the Super Hero of an epic adventure is the promise we are making to all kids getting their hands on our games. Once again, thanks to a successful partnership with Saban, we manage to entertain kids with a high quality and diverting game boasting bewildering features such as controlling Legendary red Rangers or Zords and the use of Special Cards. To make a marvellous spread out of this new launch: Power Rangers Super MegaForce is fateful to the latest season of the long-running anime series !” Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of IP Strategy at BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe.
In this new game, fans are able to play as their favorite Super Megaforce Rangers in addition to the Legendary Red Power Rangers and the iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Players are also engage in epic Zord battles to conquer the colossal monsters that threaten humankind. Go Go Super Megaforce.
Twitter user RCMADIAX has tweeted that Halloween inspired drawings are now available for free in Pokemon Art Academy. That’s right, they will cost you absolutely nothing to download. If you own Pokemon Art Academy then be sure to give them a try.
Those Pikmin short films that legendary video game developer Shigeru Miyamoto is working on will soon be heading to the Nintendo 3DS. The short films were showcased today at the International Tokyo Film Festival and Miyamoto and Kawakami had a press conference talking about how the concept came about.
The three Pikmin shorts are titled “The Night Juicer,” “Treasures in a Bottle,” “Occupational Hazards.” Thankfully, Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to watch them via their console at a later date through the eShop. Interestingly Miyamoto revealed that he drafted the concepts on Flipnote Studio 3D, and send them to the production company who made the shorts. Here’s some details.
- They’d considered doing something like this, but avoided it because of the difference between games and films.
- Another reason is that a film requires much more ‘setting in stone’ about the characters and world that could be limiting for the company when it comes to future games.
- However, with Pikmin they’re very small in game and you can’t see them well without zooming in. So he thought it’d be a good idea with this series, as it’d give more focus to the actual Pikmin.
- Storyboards for the shorts were made by Miyamoto using Flipnote 3DS.
- Made by an external CGI company. They also produced the opening of the 2012 E3 Presentation, where Miyamoto was followed by CGI Pikmin.
- They originally intended to make 10 3-minute short films, but after making the first one they decided on making longer ones. The 2nd is 8 minutes and the 3rd is 13 minutes long.
- The 3rd film features 500 Pikmin on screen at once and Pikmin covered in mud. Things they can’t do in-game.
- The models are based on the game’s models, but the CGI required about 10 times the fidelity of that in the latest game, so the 3D models themselves are mostly new.
- Miyamoto says the live-action Super Mario Brothers film was an interesting interpretation of the universe. When he first read the script, it was a heart-warming tale, like a Disney movie from his childhood, but it gradually evolved into the movie we know today. He thinks it’s interesting what a different interpretation can bring.
- Release timing for the Pikmin shorts unannounced; may be compiled together with the logo-movie for Toho Cinemas (which features Pikmin, too) when released on 3DS.
- Plans on releasing world-wide; no language to localize.
- Pikmin 3 demo is in the works.
- Miyamoto wants the short films to be a gateway for some to play the Pikmin games.