With Bravely Default from Square Enix out this Friday, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles, a new Launch trailer is released today showcasing its fresh take on the JRPG genre. New gameplay elements such as the novel Brave and Default battle system challenge players to balance risk and reward in turn-based battles by choosing to make multiple moves in one turn but then being unable to move in subsequent turns. In addition, the trailer outlines features tailored to the Nintendo 3DS console such as beautiful 3D graphics and StreetPass functionality, where players encountered can be put to work to rebuild the town of Norende, the devastated town of the game’s protagonist, as well as summoned to help during battles.
If you can’t wait to experience what makes Bravely Default so innovative, you can download a recently released special demo from Nintendo eShop. This demo not only contains quests that are unique to this demo and not in the final game, but also allows you to experience StreetPass in the Norende rebuilding mode and offers 7 unlockable play bonuses, which include special items such as Antidotes and Echo Herbs to help you on your quest. Your progress in Norende as well as the collected play bonuses can be transferred to the final game, giving you an advantage when you start the full adventure. In addition, if you visit the Bravely Default website you can download special AR Cards and view an augmented-reality scene in the gripping storyline even when playing the demo.
Bravely Default launches across Europe on the 6th December 2013, available as a digital download from Nintendo eShop or at retail as either a standalone packaged version or, at participating retailers, as part of the Bravely Default Deluxe Collector’s Edition which includes the packaged version of the game and exclusive items such as an Agnès figurine, deluxe artbook, set of AR Cards and original soundtrack CD.
Nintendo and Google have finally released the YouTube application for the Nintendo 3DS. The news was originally confirmed in a previous Nintendo Direct presentation, but Nintendo declined to say when it was coming to the handheld format. Well, now it’s here. The download is available in both North America and Europe and is 113 blocks. Go check it out and tell us what you think.
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Surprisingly Nintendo has finally released a region-free game for the Nintendo 3DS. However, you shouldn’t get too excited as the title is the Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre. The guide is available in both digital and physical format. Nintendo has confirmed that both the Western edition of the game, which are available in North America, Europe and Australasia, will work across the listed regions. Kotaku believes that the reason the game is region-free is due to the fact that it’s an interactive guide of an art museum and not a game. Therefore the product doesn’t have to be rated or classified.
Atlus revealed during a Persona event which took place in Japan that the acclaimed series will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will be the first Persona title to move away from Sony handhelds. Persona Q will be coming to Japan on June 5th, 2013. There’s been no mention at this stage of a western release, but as always, we will keep you updated.
One Piece: Romance Dawn has finally been dated for North America. The game will be landing February 11th, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS. You will be able to purchase the game either at retail or through the Nintendo 3DS eShop. If you decide to pick up the retail version then you’ll be pleased to know that it comes in a special limited edition holographic foil packaging, and will be sold exclusively via GameStop.
Nintendo Japan has announced that it will publishing the latest Fossil Fighter game when it arrives in Japan sometime next year. The latest Fossil Fighters game is titled Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear. The character art for the game has changed to a slightly more mature look, which comes across more realistic and detailed than previous games in the series. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear is listed, once again, as Nintendo/Red. Red being the developers who helped co-develop the impressive Fire Emblem Awakening.
- 3rd person camera rather than overhead
- The new Fossil Mobile vehicle will help you transport across the world, find fossils via scanning, and attack enemies.
- Different mobiles with different parts. Red and blue revealed so far, but more to come (in silhouette in the mag)
- Fossils are covered in dirt and dust (more realistic) thanks to new graphics. Head, hands feet can be found. Scan to figure out the overall shape.
- Whole fossil is displayed on the top screen, you select parts to clean on the lower screen.
- Otherwise, mechanics seem to be more or less unchanged at this point.
- Can choose to be boy/girl. Default boys name appears to be Jura. Partner dino is called Kajiro.
- From next month, there will be a manga in Corocoro each month by Keisui Takaeda.
One of the readers who works at Walmart spotted this special edition Silver Luigi Nintendo 3DS console amongst the stock in the back room. This glorious Nintendo 3DS console is supposed to go on sale on December 2nd and comes pre-installed with the well-received Mario & Luigi Dream Team. Pricing for the special edition console has yet to be confirmed.
Prolific blogger NintenDaan has managed to get his hands on the English build of the long-awaited Bravely Default, which is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. The footage shows off the games critically acclaimed battle system and also gives a good look at the game’s stylised visuals. Nintendo Europe recently released a playable demo for Bravely Default which is currently available to download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Square Enix’s latest JRPG launches, December 6th in Europe and February 7th in North America.
A Nintendo of America customer service representative has confirmed via email that the Nintendo 3DS version of Miiverse won’t support message exchange between friends, or even friend requests. A NeoGAF member was curious as to why the Miiverse 3DS screens released lacked the messages icon present in the Wii U version. He then decided to contact customer service to find out exactly why that was. He was told that the 3DS version of Miiverse will not support message exchanges between friends or the friend request feature. It’s basically just the community features.
Nintendo Japan has confirmed that the forthcoming Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS will be released in Japan on January 11th. The company also revealed a brand new teaser website for Kirby’s latest adventure which can be viewed, here. Kirby: Triple Deluxe will be available in Japan for 4,800 yen. Nintendo has yet to announce a North American or European release date for the game, but hopefully we won’t have too long to wait.