The media embargo is over so Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded the first 90 minutes of the wonderful Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D for you all to see. Some of you in the United Kingdom may have got your copy early so you’ll undoubtedly already be playing the game. But if you were on the fence be sure to check out the video. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D launches tomorrow.
As you may have already heard, a number of hackers have found a way to play pirated games on the Nintendo 3DS. As you would expect, Nintendo is aware of this particular issue and is currently in the process of banning users that have been using a special exploit. Here’s what one frustrated user wrote on the GBA Temp forums.
“Users in multiple countries have been getting error 002-0102, which normally means an internet connectivity problem. However, after contacting Nintendo, multiple users have confirmed that the CS says its a ban. They offer no further information at this time, and can not overturn it. As of now, there is no solid evidence that it is a NNID ban, and most conjecture/circumstance points to a MAC/SN ban. Users that are banned can still enter the eShop and purchase games, and download updates. They can not go online within any game or use their friends list. They also can not use ANY application that requires online connectivity, including Pokemon Bank, YouTube, and Netflix. However, the Web Browser DOES still work.”
Unseen64 is a great source of uncovering games that were abandoned and we had no idea they existed. Liam Robertson who is part of the site saw a 30 second promotional video for a cancelled 2.5D Metroid title that was cancelled back in 2012. Robertson says that the title was slightly more fast paced than than Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion. The cancelled Metroid game featured a slightly different art style to the one we’ve become accustomed to and Samus was a little bit thinner and more athletic looking. The thirty-second promotional video which we’ve yet to see showed Samus battling with enemies and then being confronted by a boss who is thought to be Kraid. Robertson says that the game was being produced by “a pretty popular western developer”.
The Nintendo 3DS you can see picture above was a victim of a fire last night, but surprisingly it still works perfectly fine. Nintendo products are renowned for being well made and sturdy and this is clearly a case in point. Reddit user Mightsoundsillybut says that he can still play Super Smash Bros on the console despite the obvious damage.
The left side was completely melted. The volume slider is melted closed and the SD card slot are sealed shut. However everything else made it through. Even the hard copy of sm4sh that I had to search weeks for, was in the DS at the time. No damage to it, the game still pops out. No damage to the triggers, theyre all functional. Just makes my left hand smell like burnt plastic when I’m playing! Overall.. I’m happy with how things turned out.
Nintendo has released another system update for Nintendo 3DS. Available via wireless Internet connection, version 9.5.0-22U includes improvements to system stability and usability. It also implements minor adjustments that will enhance the user experience. The last major firmware update for 3DS was released in December and added a Shuffle Favorites feature under Change Theme in HOME Menu Settings, among other things.
Interested to see how Amiibo work in the forthcoming Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy on the New Nintendo 3DS? Well YouTuber Nintendaan has provided an extensive overview of how they all work and the additional functionality they bring. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus launches today in Japan, so take this as a first look.
Want to land yourself a fanatic JRPG for a cheap price? Well look no further than Shin Megami Tensei IV which is on sale on the European Nintendo 3DS eShop. You can grab the critically acclaimed role-playing title for just £11.69. The game is only on sale until January 29th, so you haven’t got too much time to decide.
Thanks, Kill Bill