Ironfall Invasion On Nintendo 3DS Surpasses 300,000 Downloads

We just posted that a new update is available in Europe for IronFall: Invasion. Now the development team have taken to Twitter to say that they passed 300,000 downloads for the Nintendo 3DS eShop title. I’m pretty sure this total is not just sales but also downloads of the free demo version. If it was sales alone that this would be a magnificent achievement for the eShop shooter.

Here’s The First 90 Minutes Of Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire

Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire has just launched in Europe on the Nintendo 3DS and NintenDaan has managed to secure himself a copy. If you’re not sure whether to bite the bullet on Level 5’s latest creation then be sure to watch the first 90 minutes of the game in the video embedded above.

 

Here’s A New Rodea The Sky Soldier Nintendo 3DS Trailer

Prope and Kadokawa Games have just released the first trailer for the Nintendo 3DS version of the long-awaited Rodea the Sky Soldier. This is basically the first look at the Nintendo 3DS version as the game was originally destined to be released on the Nintendo DS and Wii. The game has since been moved to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and the company has announced that there will be a playable demo coming to Japan on April 2nd. We shall have to wait till the fall to get the game here in the west.

Thanks, JapanGamer

IronFall: Invasion Update Now Available In The US

Those of you in North America who have a copy of the action-packed IronFall: Invasion will be pleased to know that the 1.1 update is now available to download from the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The latest update brings a number of notable improvements including the ability to cover during a mad sprinting session and a four second invisibility after respawn in the multiplayer mode. Here’s a detailed log of all the changes available in IronFall: Invasion version 1.1.

Improvements (Paid version).

Campaign and Multiplayer:

  • Magnetization on the Y axis when entering aim mode.
  • Ability to cover during the sprint.

Multiplayer:

  • “Quick Online Match,” new option.
  • “Demo ON/OFF” and greater variation in arena selection.
  • “Free For All – Don’t bet,” players earn credits when they finished in second place.
  • Four-second invincibility after a respawn.

Improvements (For All)

Campaign and Multiplayer:

  • Possibility to use much faster settings for the camera and aiming.
  • Easier to turn during a sprint.
  • U-turn easier to achieve

Multiplayer:

  • Weapon balancing (Grenade Launcher, Explosive Rifle, Shotgun).
  • Improved efficiency of the “Shock Gun” weapon.
  • “Free For All,” player’s score canceled if leaving the current session, (alternative: score canceled when the player leaves the current session.)
  • Version number detection.

Thanks, Kallum

New Firmware Update Available For The Nintendo 3DS Includes Home Menu Layouts

Hurray! We’ve got a brand new system update for the Nintendo 3DS which is just waiting to be downloaded. This time it’s not just a stability update, but it also brings a few new welcome changes. Nintendo has added a Home Menu Layout setting which allows you to save and load 8 layouts on the Home Menu. The notes say you can add different theme and software icon arrangements. There’s also been some changes to the Theme Shop with additional categories added. You can read all the changes in the latest update, below.

Changes to HOME Menu:

A Home Menu Layout setting has been added to HOME Menu Settings. Users can save and load up to 8 layouts of the HOME Menu with different theme and software icon arrangements

Changes to Theme Shop:

Additional categories have been added under “View More” for easier navigation of the Theme Shop

Improvements to system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS Systems Only:

Changes to HOME Menu Settings
amiibo Settings has been added to HOME Menu Settings. amiibo Settings allows users to register an amiibo owner and nickname, delete data written to an amiibo by supported software, or reset an amiibo*

*This feature will require a peripheral device scheduled to launch in 2015

Sega’s Nintendo 3DS Themes Used Actual Authentic Sounds

Sega has pulled out all the stops when it comes to creating Nintendo 3DS themes. The company revealed that their SG-1000 and Dreamcast themes used authentic sounds that were recorded from the console. The news came from Sega’s Yosuke Okunari who tweeted a number of images to show how they captured the sound effects. So yeah, the themes certainly weren’t created in a half-hearted manner.

We wanted to recreate the short “Buu” sound when turning on the console for the SG-1000 theme and so we brought the console to the studio for recording. However, that sound varies depending on the software so we started up roughly 20 games and chose the one which sounded the most authentic.