Shuuhou Imai, the Tokyo Majin Gakuen series and Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai director, has announced that he plans to reveal his new Nintendo 3DS game this week. Imai both wrote and directed the new announced title. Here’s what he had to say on his blog.
“Even though we finished working on Yuugekitai, what with making Yugekiwalker and following the progress of other projects, it’s like there’s no time to relax,” Shuuhou said. “Rather than thinking about being able to take any holidays during Obon, I was worried about launching it in time. Also, this week I’ll be able to release information about the new 3DS game that I wrote about previously, the one I wrote and directed.”
A minor system update for Nintendo 3DS has gone live. Version 7.1.0-16U is now available for download and adds further improvements to overall system stability. Other minor adjustments have also been made to enhance the user experience, according to Nintendo. The last major 3DS firmware upgrade added support for Nintendo Network IDs, Miiverse and removed the limit to system transfers. The Wii U was recently given a small system update, too.
Nintendo has shared via Twitter the first look at the Cheep Cheep Lagoon course in Mario Golf: World Tour on the Nintendo 3DS. The image is clearly a beautiful render, but it gives a nice glimpse of how the course could look. Mario Golf: World Tour is due for release on May 2nd in Europe and North America.
We finally have a North American release date for Kirby Triple Deluxe on the Nintendo 3DS. The game will be arriving on May 5th which is the same date as Mario Golf: World Tour on the platform. Nintendo of America also uploaded a trailer for the game which can be seen above.
Nintendo of America has finally announced that Mario Golf: World Tour will be coming to North America on May 2nd. The game has been pushed back a couple of times so it’s nice to finally have a firm release date for the Nintendo 3DS title.
NintenDaan previously uploaded a whopping forty five minutes of footage from the upcoming Disney Magical World for the Nintendo 3DS. The footage is from the Japanese version of the game, but it gives a nice little insight into the ultra cute title. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life is coming to North America in April.
Thanks, Barry D
Toys for Bob, the original development team behind the incredibly popular Skylanders franchise, is reportedly developing a brand new Skylanders game for the Nintendo 3DS. Details are fairly scarce, but the last Skylanders game developed by Toys for Bob was Skylanders Giants for home consoles and handheld. The game received an average review score of 80 on Metacritic.
Nintendo is preparing to announce a spotted green Yoshi Nintendo 3DS XL which comes with a copy of Yoshi’s New Island, according to a product page by online retailer Base. The bundle, which comes with a copy of Yoshi’s New Island pre-installed, is set to retail for $199.99 in North America and is due to be released on March 14th, the same day as the game is released.
Update: Turns out the image is a mockup. However, IGN says that a Yoshi’s New Island bundle is certainly on its way. Thanks, Mucrush
Nintendo of America has uploaded the first television commercial for Square Enix’s latest Nintendo 3DS JRPG, Bravely Default. We recently reviewed the European version and awarded it 8/10. Bravely Default is already out in Europe and Japan and is due to be released in North America on February 7th. What do you think to the advert?
Hugo Smits, a game developer from Goodbyegalaxygames, has written a blog post titled “Shut up! Nothing is wrong with Nintendo Wii U!” which attempts to defend the Wii U. Smits says the real problem with Nintendo is communication with consumers and developers coupled with Nintendo’s own services. Smits doesn’t think the Wii U is a bad console, but thinks it was just marketed poorly. He goes on to say that the same thing happened with Nintendo 3DS as consumers thought it was just a revised Nintendo DS after all the iterations of the Nintendo DS systems. You can read his post, here.