Terraria Confirmed Again For Wii U And 3DS And Playable At Gamescom

After months of rumour and speculation Terraria the action-adventure sandbox video game has been reconfirmed for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. If you are attending Gamescom next month then you will be able to go hands on with both versions. Guess all we need now is an official release date.

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Play Asia Says The Nintendo 3DS NFC Amiibo Reader Is Region Locked

Bad news for those of you who were considering importing the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer as PlayAsia has confirmed that the accessory is region locked. This means that the device will not work with your European or North American Nintendo 3DS consoles. The retailer is also warning people that the Animal Crossing Cards may be region-locked as well.

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Little Battlers eXperience Arrives In Europe on 4th September, Here’s The Details

In a world where toy robots constitute more than just child’s play, can a group of middle-school children fight the forces of corruption to save that world from the brink of disaster? The answer awaits in Little Battlers eXperience, a role-playing game with real-time battle action launching 4th September on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, which gives players a near-infinite amount of possibilities to customise their own LBX robot and bring it to life in battle.

Little Battlers eXperience is the first game for Nintendo 3DS in the next hit series from developer LEVEL-5 – the force behind series like Inazuma Eleven and Professor Layton – which also spans a successful anime series, manga and toy line. The game follows the first season of the anime, set in the year 2046 and telling the story of Van Yamano, a middle-school student who is a fan of the palm-sized LBX robots: a range of toys that were previously deemed too dangerous to control. Since the invention of Battle Boxes – dioramas made from an advanced type of fortified cardboard – kids can safely let their LBXs duke it out in dedicated arenas via remote control units.

The story kicks off when a mysterious woman entrusts Van with a special “AX-00” model LBX that she says could either save the world… or destroy it. Van soon finds himself in battle with a rival at school, as he tries to secure the Armor parts for his Achilles set. But as an evil organization called the New Dawn Raisers sets its eyes on Van’s prized possession, the stakes are about to get a lot higher – not only for Van and his friends, but for the whole world!

Customisation is key when it comes to besting your opponents – whether that’s the New Dawn Raisers or your mates down the road. So with more than 130 different models and over 4.000 individual parts to collect, it’s down to you to build a truly unique LBX, assigning Weapons, Armor and Core Units before you watch your creation come to life in battle.

These battles take place in the aforementioned Battle Boxes, which may look like little dioramas but in fact conceal miniature worlds inside. As you control your LBX from a third-person perspective, make sure you use the environments to your advantage, dashing and jumping to manoeuver your LBX in place for a well-timed attack. From melee attacks to long-raged assaults, your actions will deplete your Tension Gage and when that runs out, your power and speed will be dramatically reduced, so use your wits and adapt your play style to your LBX and its load-out.

Be on the lookout for heavily damaged opponents: you could risk a Breaking Blow to see them off once and for all, but failure will cause your LBX to overheat, which limits your movement speed and leaves you open to attack…

Up to 6 players can compete in battles via local wireless multiplayer, but whether playing solo or with friends, keep in mind that LBXs gradually wear out as they battle. If the Maintenance Gage depletes fully, the LBX parts won’t gain as many Tune-up Points at the end of a successful battle, so be sure to grease up your LBX to keep it in fighting shape.

Free Add-on Content will be made available via SpotPass on a weekly basis from launch until June 2016. Players just need to connect their Nintendo 3DS family system to the internet in order to download new LBX Cards, Quests and Capsule Toys. Some LBX models will be made available exclusively via Nintendo Zones, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements!

Build the best LBX in the world and watch it come to life in battle as you take down the evil New Dawn Raisers from 4th September in Little Battlers eXperience on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Source: Nintendo PR

Here’s The First 39 Minutes Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has been released today in Japan and the one and only NintenDaan has managed to snag a copy of the cosmetic title. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer allows you to create your own decorative interiors for houses and other building with a number of tools at your disposal. The game won’t be arriving till October 2nd in Europe and September 25th in the United States. Anyway, be sure to check out the delightful video, below.

Nintendo 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With The New NFC Accessory

The new NFC reader/writer will soon be available for those of you who are still using the standard Nintendo 3DS and not the New Nintendo 3DS. The device will be available to purchase on Thursday in Japan and therefore a number of Nintendo 3DS games are getting updated so you can scan in your various amiibos. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Fire Emblem If, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy + and One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X are all in the process of being updated. The device launches in North America on September 25th and Europe on October 2nd.

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Wii U Sales Pass 10 Million Since 2012 And Splatoon Has Sold 1.62 Million Units

The Wii U has had a tough time in a competitive marketplace but Nintendo has announced that the console has now sold over 10 million units since it launched back in 2012. Nintendo’s latest IP the super-colourful Splatoon has been a success for the company since it released back in May. The shooter has sold 1.62 million units by June 30th. On the hardware side, Nintendo also announced that it has sold over 1 million Nintendo 3DS consoles during the last quarter. Software sales for the Nintendo 3DS have also been encouraging at 7.92 million. Nintendo has yet to give sales figures for amiibo figures but says they are “favourable.”

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The Legend Of Legacy Coming To Europe Winter 2016

NIS America is very excited to announce The Legend of Legacy, a game developed by a core group of legendary developers who came together to create this brand new IP. This awesome game will be arriving in Europe in Winter 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS as both a physical and digital release

In The Legend of Legacy, seven adventurers — Liber, Meurs, Owen, Bianca, Garnet, Eloise, and Filmia — arrive on the mysterious island of Avalon to pursue their own agenda as explorers. They team up with two of the other adventurers to achieve their objectives — be it exploring the island for treasure, looking for the “god” on the island, or recovering lost memories. But things change when they discover a singing stone that causes the party to see phantasms of Avalon’s forgotten history.

In addition to exploring the island of Avalon, Combat will offer plenty of challenges in The Legend of Legacy. Combat is turn-based, but players will have the option to create their own formations tailored to their party of three, meaning each party member can be put into a different combat role (defending, attacking, supporting, etc.) at any given time. Formations can be saved and changed between turns as well, giving players plenty of options to maximize their strategies.

Key Features:

  • Seven Unique Perspectives – Each character in The Legend of Legacy has their own motivation for exploring Avalon, and their individual conclusion at the story’s resolution. Play through as each character to see them all!
  • Combats Gets Classless – Managing formations to instruct specific combat roles instead of fixed classes adds a different level of challenge for battle enthusiasts.
  • Legendary Development – Illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi (SaGa series), renowned composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa, Final Fantasy XIII), writer Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger), game designer Kyoji Koizumi (SaGa series), and Masataka Matsuura (999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors) all come together to create this brand new experience.
  • Balance for the West – Based on user feedback following the Japanese release, several gameplay adjustments were made to enhance the gameplay. More details to come later!

Source: Atlas PR