The long-awaited Zero Escape Volume 3 has been announced for North America and will be arriving on the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita during the first half of 2016. For those not familiar with the title, Zero Escape 3 is a direct sequel to 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward. This time around the developers have announced the North American version at the same time as announcing the Japanese version of Zero Escape Volume 3.
“We’re working very closely with our Japanese development team to crank this out together and on time,”
Just this morning, Bandai Namco revealed that Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden bundle would be making its way to Nintendo 3DS. However, we now know what the gameplay looks like, according to the new trailer (seen below). Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is heading exclusively to Nintendo 3DS on October 20th.
Today, Ubisoft announced that The Smurfs will be available this week on Nintendo 3DS across all EMEA territories (Europe, Middle East and Asia).
Developed by Magic Pockets, The Smurfs for Nintendo 3DS will take players to the colourful comic book world of their favourite characters. In this great new adventure, players will need to help the Smurfs rebuild their village while finding out what could have possibly caused its destruction. To complete their quest, they will have to play through a variety of 12 mini-games, collecting resources and avoiding Gargamel’s traps.
In this brand new Smurfs game, players will be able to build the greatest village for Papa Smurf, Smurfette and all their friends. Through multiple environments, from Gargamel’s lab to the deep forest surrounding the village, players will collect wood, rocks and bricks to help them in their quest. Customisation will be possible for both the Smurf houses as well as the whole village by sawing logs, nailing planks and stacking bricks.
All the mini-games are tailored for Nintendo 3DS, taking full advantage of its features: players will play hide and seek with the Nintendo 3DS stylus, pilot a plane through the woodlands, organise music contests or create their very own recipes by tilting the Nintendo 3DS to mix ingredients and blow in the microphone to cool their preparations.
Nintendo says it remains committed to releasing Wii U and Nintendo 3DS titles while the NX has launched. Obviously I wouldn’t expect the period to happen for too long, but it should be for the first few months. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says that the company wants to satisfy those that purchased the Wii U to what he says is “the maximum extent possible.”
“Regarding your concern about what will happen to Wii U or what will happen to Nintendo 3DS, NX is a new platform, so the installed base will have to be built up from zero. When NX is launched, there already will be a certain volume of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U hardware widely existing in the market, so from a software business perspective, it would be highly inefficient to stop releasing titles for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U right after the launch of NX.”
“Therefore, while we are preparing NX for the future, we are discussing within our internal development teams as well as with the second-party developers we co-develop software with and also with third-party software publishers about how to continue creating software for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. So, I believe that your point of concern should not happen immediately. As for Wii U, we will continue to make efforts, as it is a priority within the company to think about how we can satisfy the consumers who purchased this system to the maximum extent possible.”
It was only two days ago that SEGA announced 7th Dragon III Code: VFD would be making its way to Nintendo 3DS. However, we have the first screenshots of the game to tide over anxious fans. Checkout some of the gameplay and setting pictures in the gallery (below). 7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be making its way to Nintendo 3DS in Japan on October 15 — no word has been announced regarding a North America or Europe release.
If you are a Nintendo 3DS owner looking for an RPG kick, today is your day — the newest iteration of the 7th Dragon series, 7th Dragon III Code VFD will be making its way to the Nintendo 3DS on October 15th in Japan. 7th Dragon takes place in the world of Eden, completely overrun with dragons. Thus, your mission is to eliminate the dragon threat.
7th Dragon III is actually the fourth game in the series, and likely the last. In an article on Famitsu, this game is described as “the end of the play” and will take place in the past, present, and future. Gameplay wise, players will have the choice of 8 jobs, 32 appearances, and 40 battle voices. There is no word yet whether 7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be making its way outside of Japan.
There has been a lot of Fire Emblem love on the eShop as of late. specifically the North American ESRB rating of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. However, North America isn’t the only one reaping the benefits — if you live in Europe you will be able to grab Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon this Thursday.
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon released in 2008 on Nintendo DS, and is the remake of the original Japanese-exclusive Fire Emblem title “Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Ken.” Check out the Virtual Console trailer below: