Atlus has announced that the long-awaited Devil Survivor 2: Break Record is alive and well and is coming to Japan on January 29th, 2015. The company also released a brand new trailer for the 3DS game which you can view in all its glory, above. There’s currently no word regarding when we can expect the game over here in the west.
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Online gaming publication IGN had the opportunity to play Bravely Second at this week’s Tokyo Game Show and came away with glowing impressions. The site says that Bravely Second is one of the best-looking video games currently on the Nintendo 3DS. It’s not just the sumptuous visuals that the publication was impressed with, but it’s also the level of detail and the art direction. Here’s what Brian Altano had to say.
“Bravely Second might be the Nintendo 3DS’ most beautiful game. With the 3D slider up, the town environments pop like beautiful little pop-up books or papercraft sculptures adorned with meticulous dashes of watercolor paint. It made me want to explore every little nook and alleyway of the ornate little village that our demo began in.”
“When it was time to head out to the world at large to battle, a lush forest with winding paths, mossy stumps, fallen trees and hidden treasures awaited us. It was both dreary and whimsical and harkened back to the scene in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past where our hero first finds his master sword.”
“The art direction at play here is absolutely wonderful, and once the random field battles start popping up, that sentiment is echoed in the character and enemy design as well. We’ve only experienced a tiny sliver of what the main game will offer so far, but everything we’ve seen is gorgeous.”
Wondering which games you can download this week on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop? Well wonder no more. The big title this week is the Super Smash Bros demo for the Nintendo 3DS which a few people have already gotten their hands on. That demo launches for everyone on the 19th, which is tomorrow. Anyway, here’s the games you can get hold of this week on the eShop.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – Free Demo – Nintendo 3DS owners can download a free demo for the upcoming all-star fighting game in the Nintendo eShop starting at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 19. This demo includes five playable characters (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man), one stage (Battlefield) and the ability to compete in local multiplayer matches with fellow Nintendo 3DS owners who have downloaded the demo to their systems. A Nintendo Network ID is required to download the demo. For more details about the game, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.
- THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL – Featuring new Versus and Quest Medley Modes alongside 221 songs and more than 60 characters from the Final Fantasy series,THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL is now available, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit – Conquer the kitchen as you bake, batter and roll 60 of Mama’s favorite oven-fresh meals and tasty treats. She also needs your help with 30 fun new activities like feeding kittens and running the burger shop. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
- Legend of the River King 2 – An angel appears to you and your brother, asking you to track down the River King and the Sea King, the biggest fish in the world. But before you’re ready to begin the search for the elusive water beasts, you’ll need to score smaller fry to feed yourselves and save up to purchase better tackle and rods. With all manner of angling to enjoy, from freshwater fly-fishing to deep-sea trolling to collecting a variety of insects and plant life, you’ll have hours of fun in this role-playing adventure.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Wild Guns – Blast your way through villainous outlaws, diabolical robots and towering, screen-filling bosses either by yourself or with a friend at your side in the Super NES classic, Wild Guns. You’ll need a sharp eye and quick-on-the-draw reflexes, but fortunately, you’ve got plenty of moves to help you survive the hail of bullets heading your way. You can dive-roll, jump, double jump, rope enemies with a lasso and clear the screen with explosive special attacks. Blast apart just about everything in the environment to find guns, bombs and other hidden power-ups. It’s up to you to bring justice back to town – or whatever’s left of it when the smoke clears.
- NintendoeShop Sales
- Hyrule Warriors – Sept. 26 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Mario Golf: Advance Tour – Sept. 25 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Castlevania: Dracula X – Oct. 2 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
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Nintendo Japan has announced that Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS has reached one million sales in Japan during the first two days of the game going on sale. These figures include digital and physical sales but it’s not readily apparent if the total figures are sold to consumers or shipped. Still, it’s very impressive.
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Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS is currently out in Japan and judging from streams everyone appears to be enjoying it. However, Kotaku has learnt that the game has caused some Nintendo 3DS Circle Pads to break off completely. It’s either the rubber part of the Circle Pad breaking off or the plastic part underneath which appears to be coming off as well. Nintendo Japan has yet to comment on the situation, but it appears to be reasonably widespread.
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Those of you hoping to use Miiverse or browse the internet while playing Super Smash Bros on the current Nintendo 3DS will be in for a shock. These features will only work if you have the new Nintendo 3DS which launches next month in Japan and sometime next year in the west. However, you will still be able to save in game screenshots to your Nintendo 3DS SD card.
“Miiverse cannot be run while this software is being played, so posting screenshots to this community is not possible. When using this software with the New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, Miiverse can be used while playing.”
GameMill Entertainment has assembled the heroes from Disney’s upcoming movie Big Hero 6 for an action-adventure platforming video game of the same name. Developed by 1 st Playable Productions, this new Big Hero 6 title will invite fans to explore the fast-paced action and lighthearted humor of the movie on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS handheld systems later this year.
Set after the events of the film, the game follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his like-minded friends turned heroes – Baymax, GoGo Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred – as they attempt to save the city of San Fransokyo from a battlebot invasion. The adventurous gameplay is brought to life with vibrant comic-style storytelling that gives players control of the stars of the film in this action-packed combat platformer.
Disney Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay lets players interact with all six members of the squad, each in unique ways. Playable characters include Fred, boasting over-the-top power; GoGo, specializing in speed; Wasabi, featuring fast-paced combat skills; and Hiro who’s adept at platforming. Baymax and Honey Lemon also show up to support players throughout gameplay. Each of the adventure’s 20 story levels is tailored to reflect and test the talents of a specific character with a diverse assortment of enemies and environmental hazards. The game also offers climactic boss showdowns, hidden collectibles that unlock potent upgrades for the crew and special Challenge Mode versions of each stage.
Disney Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay is suiting up for release on the Nintendo 3DS and DS this Fall, just in time for the movie’s big theatrical debut on November 7th.