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Magic Pockets Developing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles For Nintendo 3DS

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Activision has announced that a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle game is coming to the Nintendo 3DS and will be developed by Magic Pockets. The game will be a third-person action game and will tie in with the August 8th release of the Paramount Pictures film of the same name.

Mad genius Baxter Stockman’s mutant and robotic horrors have teamed up with the shadowy armies of the Foot Clan to terrorize New York City, and only Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello can protect its subways, sewers, rooftops and streets from their devastating campaign.

Developed by Magic Pockets, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is built around fast-moving hack-and-slash gameplay, letting players swap between its four main characters at will. From Mikey’s speed to Raph’s brute force, each brother brings a unique set of strengths and skills to battle based on their personality. Players can evolve in power over time, gaining new levels, abilities and stat points, while mighty new weapons can be crafted back at the Turtle’s Lair from raw materials collected throughout the adventure.

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Tablets Have Now Overtaken Nintendo 3DS As Most Popular Children’s Gaming Device In UK

Data provided by Futuresource Consulting shows that tablets are now the gaming format of choice for children in the United Kingdom.  For the first time they have overtaken the Nintendo 3DS as the most popular personal games device owned by children in the UK. A staggering  44% of UK children aged between three and twelve own a tablet. 30% of children aged three to four also own one. The report also says that tablets are the next thing that parents will purchase for their children, ahead of smartphones and dedicated handhelds.

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Nintendo Teases More Future Communication Between The WII U And Nintendo 3DS

Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi have explained that they may have some more titles that utilise a connection between the Wii U and the  Nintendo 3DS in the works. We already know that Super Smash Bros will enable players to transfer character data between the two systems, but we haven’t really heard anything else. Here’s what Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi had to say on the subject of connectivity between the two platforms.

“With Smash Bros., because the two games have the same gameplay and the same controls, that game in particular is designed where you’ll want to start playing on the 3DS first and build up your characters there, and then transfer that character data over to the Wii U and play with them there,” Shinya Takahashi, the GM of Nintendo Software Planning & Development, said.

“There’s no real reason that we haven’t done it yet,” Shigeru Miyamoto said. “I guess it just hasn’t really fit into the titles that we have been making and it’s not that we haven’t thought about it.”

“In fact, with Wii Fit U we created the Fit meter which connects to the Wii U GamePad wirelessly and transfers data. Within those plans we also thought about potentially having some type of functionality with 3DS that would connect to it, but ultimately we didn’t include it. We also had an idea where, if there’s a Wii U at home and maybe the father or the kids have a 3DS, then we might think up a system where the Wii U would know that you were home before your dog did,” Miyamoto said, as the room expectedly erupted with laughter.

“It was a kind of interesting concept based around that, but we ended up not doing anything with that idea. It hasn’t really worked its way into the titles we’ve been developing.”

“But there are some things that we’re working on that we haven’t announced here at E3 that do involve some sort of communication between the Wii U and 3DS,” Takahashi teased.

Miyamoto: “We can’t say the title, can we?”

Takahashi: “Not really.”

Miyamoto: “If you were to say it, they would get really excited.”

IGN: Now you really have to say something… (laughs).

Takahashi: “We are thinking about that with Mario and Donkey Kong.”

 

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NPD: Nintendo 3DS Was The Second Best-Selling Hardware In The US During May

Video game journalist Ian Sherr has tweeted that the Nintendo 3DS was the second best-selling video game hardware in the US during May. Sherr also says that Sony’s PlayStation 4 took the number one position. If you haven’t already seen it, here’s the best-selling video games in the US during May.