Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded footage of the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of Sonic Lost World. The review embargo broke today and reviews have already come flooding in. Online gaming publication Polygon awarded the Nintendo 3DS version of the game a measly 4.0 and said its imagination is impressive, but Sonic Lost World can’t even nail the basics. Have you purchased Sonic Lost World today?
There is a new addition to the entertainment options on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Starting today, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS owners can instantly stream current-season TV shows, hit movies, clips and premium commercial-free kids programming on their hand-held systems with the new Hulu Plus application for Nintendo 3DS. Existing subscribers now have instant access to their Hulu Plus accounts on their Nintendo hand-held systems, while new subscribers can enjoy a one-week free trial.
Users who have a wireless broadband Internet connection can visit the Nintendo eShop to download Hulu Plus. The application will allow users to navigate using the touch screen and view thousands of television shows and movies on the go. It also brings some of the best TV shows for children – including a larger selection of Jim Henson Family titles than any other video subscription service – to the platform through the Hulu Kids hub.
Hulu Plus is yet another entertainment option on Nintendo 3DS. In addition to multiple video services like Nintendo Video and social-sharing applications like StreetPass Mii Plaza and Swapnote, users can play the entire library of more than 2,000 Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games. Nintendo 3DS also features an extensive selection of downloadable software in the Nintendo eShop, including games, videos and applications.
All of these games and features – including Hulu Plus – can be viewed in 2D on the new Nintendo 2DS system. Nintendo 2DS is designed specifically for anyone looking for an entry point into the exciting world of Nintendo hand-held games.
The Nintendo 3DS enjoyed another bumper week in Japan with the release of the long-awaited Pokemon X & Y. Sales of the console reached an impressive 213.570 units. Pokemon X & Y sold 1.8 million units, which will clearly put a smile on Nintendo’s face. However, it was a dire week for Wii U sales as the console only managed to sell 3.276 units and this is on the back of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Nintendo’s struggling home console couldn’t even beat the ageing PSP. Here’s the software and hardware charts.
- [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 1,866,570 (New)
- [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 10/10/13) – 360,115 (New)
- [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 110,208 (2,652,824)
- [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (Namco Bandai, 10/10/13) – 77,228(New)
- [PSV] DanganRonpa 1&2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft, 10/10/13) – 76,162 (New)
- [PS3] Sakatsuku Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou (Sega, 10/10/13) – 73,696(New)
- [PS3] Fairy Fencer F (Compile Heart, 10/10/13) – 40,666 (New)
- [PSV] Sakatsuku Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou (Sega, 10/10/13) – 33,898(New)
-  Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 10/10/13) – 26,612 (New)
- [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Tecmo Koei, 09/26/13) – 11,044 (116,054)
- Nintendo 3DS XL – 141,245 (85,885)
- Nintendo 3DS – 72,325 (37,102)
- PlayStation Vita – 60,166 (3,538)
- PlayStation 3 – 12,395 (10,232)
- PSP – 3,467 (4,093)
- Wii U – 3,276 (4,001)
- Wii – 703 (914)
- Xbox 360 – 575 (354)
Nintendo Spain has announced that it will be attending this year’s Salón del Manga XIX event and will be bringing a number of quality titles to show off to the attendees. One of the games that Nintendo will be bringing to the event is none other than Monster Hunter 4 which hasn’t officially been confirmed for localisation. If the press release is correct, then it sounds like a western release for Monster Hunter 4 on Nintendo 3DS is on the cards. Here’s the games that will be playable at Salón del Manga XIX.
- Pokemon X
- Pokemon Y
- Inazuma Eleven 3
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
- Bravely Default
- Monster Hunter 4
The game universally held as the perfect casual game for the 3DS with one of the most generous download play schemes on the market today is hitting the eShop for all the Nintendo of America areas on the 10th of October. This release is an updated, polished and better version from the one released in Europe this summer. Better sound, smoother gameplay and better physics has been carefully woven into this version of the game.
Experience racing at breakneck speeds in paradisaical worlds of heaving oceans and sandy beaches. Do wild stunts for boost rewards and use the extra speed for an extra fun riding experience. Buy new, pimp out your rider and race all kinds of water-craft. Compete against your friends in Local Play where the ability for direct communication is paramount for hammering your superiority in! Advance, unlock and enjoy more powerful water-craft in tournament play and make your challenge for the top spot and record times.
This new and expanded game from Zordix takes the franchise one step further, implementing a more defined racing experience and a deeper immersion in the paradisaical vistas made possible by the possibilities on the Nintendo 3DS.
- Ride Real Waves in Exotic Locations.
- Experience 48 Challenging Courses
- Perform Gut-Wrenching Stunts
- Single Player Career with 14 Championships
- Local Play Action with Up To 6 Players
- Generous Download Play Capabilities
- Beat Target Times and Unlock Medals
- Excel in 25 Achievements
Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has confessed that mobile gaming on smartphones and tablets have hurt the PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo 3DS quite badly. However, Yoshida admitted that the Nintendo 3DS is fairing much than Sony’s latest handheld gaming device, the PlayStation Vita. Here’s what he had to say on the matter.
“I was asked during the Tokyo Game Show how badly this [mobile] hurts portable gaming consoles, and my answer was – quite. Quite badly. There’s no question,”
“In terms of the installed base, compare it to 3DS – the 3DS is doing much better.”
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed that Pokemon X & Y pre-orders in Japan have already topped 1.26 million even excluding the download versions. The publication declares the game the most pre-ordered Nintendo 3DS game so far in Japan. Pokemon X & Y is released worldwide on October 12th, but several stores in Canada and Italy have begun selling the game early.
Nintendo of America has uploaded the launch trailer for critically acclaimed Etrian Odyssey Untold. The game is both a reimagining and a remake of the first entry and is available to purchase in North American stores today. Japanese gaming publication Famitsu awarded the game an impressive 36/40 when the game went on sale in Japan back in June. Will you be purchasing Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl?
A brand new Kirby game has been announced as part of this afternoon’s Nintendo Direct. The game hasn’t got a title yet, but it will be launching next year for the Nintendo 3DS. Make sure you check out the trailer above to see Kirby in action – at one point he even sports a little green hat and a pirate costume. What do you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments below.
The Nintendo 3DS will have another addition to its gaming catalogue come 2015. Mighty No. 9, the Japanese side-scroller featuring protagonist Beck, has been confirmed for both the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on the official Kickstarter page. Together with PayPal contributions, the $3.5 million funding goal was met with less than 11 hours to go. Both handheld versions will be joining the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions, along with the newly announced PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions. Yesterday, the game’s developer Comcept published a rough, short video of the game testing with Unreal Engine technology. Which version will you be looking to get?