new trailer for Fantasy Life on the 3DS. In Fantasy Life, players will be able to craft, quest and customise their own experience in a vast new RPG world developed by the studio behind the Professor Layton titles: Level-5. Fantasy Life will arrive for the European 3DS and 2DS systems on September 26. For more information on Link Mode communication, multiplayer modes and StreetPass functionality, check out the press release below.
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Link Mode, an online communication tool discovered by paying an in-game visit to the Guild Office in the town of Castele, is a feature that – once activated – allows you to connect with friends when they are playing Fantasy Life at the same time*, and exchange messages and valuable tips during gameplay. To keep your friends informed of your in-game exploits, Link Mode also contains a notification setting to communicate your achievements, and ‘Applaud’ the landmarks reached by others.
As part of the game’s wider co-operative features, players can get together with up to two friends via either local wireless or online multiplayer and explore the world of Reveria together, with online multiplayer incorporating its own chat feature for players to communicate while – for example – on a hunt, or foraging for precious items! So whether you are in need of reinforcements to defeat a powerful monster, or are seeking to trade certain items with friends via an in-game Exchange Box, taking part in co-operative play with friends will help you accumulate much-needed experience and items to aid in your adventures.
In addition, with the game supporting StreetPass functionality, watch out for other players turning up in your game as citizens of Reveria after a StreetPass encounter. Befriend these fellow players, and you may even receive new items. Meanwhile, in order to capture your most exciting moments in Reveria, you can also unlock the Snapshots function, which will enable you to capture in-game screenshots by pressing the START button – just another way to show off your adventures to others!
With the tragic passing of Robin Williams earlier this week, Nintendo fans took to Change.org to request that Williams be remembered in a future Zelda title. The petition, which gathered over 90,000 signatures, asked the firm to name one of its non-player characters Robin in the next Zelda game. Nintendo has now responded to the petition and has given the following reply to Polygon.
“Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo.” offered a Nintendo spokesperson. “Our hearts go out to his entire family, and especially to Zelda Williams who we’ve worked with multiple times.”
“We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close.”
Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida
The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have confirmed that the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online will be coming to the iPad sometime later this year. There’s plenty of speculation as to why the Pokemon Company have decided to bring the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online to the iPad with some suspecting that it may include in-game transactions to bring in a further stream of revenue.
“Yes, we can confirm that is the Pokémon TCG Online iPad app, and it’s coming later this year.”
The Japanese eShop listing for the recently released Hyrule Warriors apparently says that additional characters, weapons and scenario are planned to be distributed in the near future. We’ve still got a while for the game to release over here as it’s not due until September.
Rumor: “Additional characters, weapons and scenario are planned to be distributed!” says eShop page of HW.
Mario Kart 8 has now sold more than 1 million total units in the United States alone, becoming the second Wii U game to cross that milestone, along with New Super Mario Bros. U (1.69 million). Mario Kart 8 continues to drive momentum for the Wii U platform. Through the first seven months of 2014, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by nearly 60 percent and more than 135 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013.
The continued strength of the Nintendo 3DS platform can be attributed to the breadth and quality of its overall lineup of software. To date, more than 40 million Nintendo 3DS software units have been sold in the United States alone. This includes 41 titles with a Metacritic score of 80 or higher, seven of which have a score of 90 or higher; and nine games that have sold at least 1 million units in the U.S. alone:
- Mario Kart 7: 3.48 million
- Super Mario 3D Land: 3.09 million
- New Super Mario Bros. 2: 2.28 million
- Pokémon X: 2.10 million
- Pokémon Y: 2.01 million
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 1.39 million
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 1.36 million
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: 1.33 million
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: 1.09 million
Four of the 10 best-selling software SKUs for July are exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS platform. This includes Tomodachi Life, which finished at No. 5 and sold more than 85,000 units in its second month, and Pokémon Y (No. 8), Pokémon X (No. 9) and Mario Kart 7 (No. 10). Those last three games appeared on the list despite being on the market for 10 months, 10 months and 31 months, respectively. The lineup for Nintendo 3DS will be bolstered by three of the most anticipated games of 2014: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Oct. 3) and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Nov. 21).
The very same person that previously predicted Devil’s Third on Wii U, and Pokémon ORAS claims that he has learned that Nintendo is working on another remastered title. Nico says that it’s the perfect game to fill the gap in Nintendo’s release schedule for 2015. He also claims Nintendo will have one game per month during 2015.
You’re gonna love it, but it’s a Remaster. It’s perfect to fill gaps inthe line-up. Really, Big N [Nintendo] will have one game per month in 2015.
Nintendo UK has tweeted that the official Zelda themed Nintendo 3DS XL carrying case is available on Club Nintendo in Europe and Australia as part of the Stars catalogue. The swanky case for your Nintendo 3DS XL will set you back 4000 Stars.
Emblazoned with the iconic Hylian Crest from The Legend of Zelda series, this neat carry case is just the ticket for pencils, toiletries – or even a Nintendo 3DS and some Game Cards! Fashioned from dark green nylon, it features a useful carry handle, plus a gold-coloured zip complete with two slider grips – one is stamped with a Zelda Heart Container emblem, the other with the Club Nintendo logo. Don’t forget it the next time you set off on an adventure! Dimensions approximately 19.5cm x 12cm x 6.5cm.
UK hackers, Chadderz and his brother Mr Bean, have discovered four unused cup icons in Mario Kart 8. At this point in time its undetermined whether they were placed there as forthcoming downloadable content, or they were simply scrapped by the development team. Still, it’s certainly an interesting find for Mario Kart 8 fans.
New images from the forthcoming Sonic Boom on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U have been published by Japanese publication 4Gamer. Sonic’s latest adventure is running on CryEngine 3, but still looks noticeably rough. Still, we’ve got a few months to go before the game is released. You can view more screens, right here.
Siliconera has revealed that Pokemon Black & White and Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver are still performing well at retail. Both games were released in 2010 and 2011 but are still shifting plenty of units. Pokemon Black & White sold 160,000 units between March 2013 and March 2014 and Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver sold 50,000 units during the same time period. Just goes to show that the Pokemon franchise remains a top seller for Nintendo.
Thanks, Kallum S