AeternoBlade will be launching for Western users next month on the Nintendo 3DS. Developed by Corecell Technology – who also brought Wicked Monsters Blast! to the Wii – AeternoBlade was announced back in 2011, though you may remember it under the name ChronoBlade. The Japanese version, however, will be published with the title Time Avenger at some point in the near future.
Due to a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, the demon-slaying game will be fighting its way over to the 3DS on January 14 for both North America and Europe. However, European 3DS owners will get an extra special treat as a demo will be available on December 12. Make sure you check out the trailer above to see the characters battle with ferocious monsters.
Earlier today, Nintendo of Europe announced in a Mini Direct that the virtual guide for the Louvre Museum in Paris would be available to download in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Now, Nintendo of America has announced that 3DS users will also be able to purchase the app in North America at $19.99, which includes set Museum tours, more than 30 hours of commentary and over 400 3D photographs in 360° panoramic view. Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre will be available from December 2.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD has launched in North America. The high-definition remake of the Nintendo GameCube classic The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is now available for purchase for $49.99 via the NIntendo eShop for Wii U. The packaged version of the game, which will be released on October 4th, features gold-foil packaging and will also cost $49.99.
This week’s Nintendo download for the North American eShop may just burn a whole in your pocket with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist due for release on August 20 for the Wii U at $59.99. But if the stealth game isn’t really your cup of tea and you do have some extra cash to spare, you can always pick up Runner 2 and Trine 2 on sale for a limited time only.
In accordance with the release of the Good Friends Character Pack DLC for BIT. TRIP Presents: Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Nintendo are holding a special sale for the frenzy dash Wii U game, where you can purchase it for a sweet $11.25 (normally $14.99) until 9am PT August 29. Similarly, Trine 2: Director’s Cut for the Wii U is on sale yet again, so if you haven’t had a chance to pick up this indie gem, now’s your chance. You can purchase Trine 2 for a nifty $7.99 (normally $19.99) until 9am PT September 5.
The Wii U Virtual Console also gets a look in this week with new release Galaga. The retro arcade classic where you fend off alien attacks is priced at the standard $4.99. And if none of those games tickle your fancy above, you can see below a list of other new releases this week. Will you be setting your eyes on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, or maybe Runner 2 this week?
3DS Virtual Console:
Donkey Kong – $4.99
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
10-in-1 Arcade Collection – $2.99
Barbie Groom & Glam Pups – $29.99
Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D – $4.99
My Western Horse 3D – $29.99
August sees four new reward games posted on Club Nintendo for North America, and this time Mario Golf is leading the pack on the Nintendo 3DS. Also up for grabs this month is Brain Age Express: Sudoku on the 3DS, Wario’s Woods and NES Play Action Football on the Wii. All four games will cost you 150 coins and are available until September 1. Is it your time to tee-off with Mario, or will you choose to spend your coins on the other three games offered up this month?
There’s a considerable chance that the long-awaited and highly sought after Kirby’s Dream Land 2 will be making its way onto the North American 3DS eShop. In fact, there’s photographic evidence that such a listing has been seen – which you can check out here – but many of us know by now that Nintendo can chop and change their listings, so we’ll chalk this up to a high possibility at the moment. By all accounts, the classic Game Boy adventure will be priced at $3.99 and will be released on August 1. Europeans 3DS owners have been able to grab this title since May 2012; will you be adding it to your collection?
IGN has spotted an all-black Nintendo 3DS XL in a commercial for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team in North America. The above screenshot was taken from the aforementioned commercial, which is currently airing on the American cable television network Cartoon Network. Because this is the second hint we’ve received so far, it seems plausible this color will come to North America within the next couple of weeks – leading up to the launch of the new Mario & Luigi game on August 11th – but Nintendo has yet to comment on the subject.
It’s been a long time coming, and Nintendo of America’s tease back in April probably didn’t help control your excitement, but today EarthBound is due to finally land on the Wii U Virtual Console. Spotted by a NeoGAF user on Nintendo’s website, EarthBound comes with a $9.99 price tag but it is yet to go live on the Wii U. According to a NeoGAF post, EarthBound is set to release 4pm PST today, and no doubt we’ll receive confirmation of this through this week’s download selection for North America.
Update: Europeans can also get their hands on EarthBound. You’ll find it on the Wii U eShop at 5pm BST. North American Wii U owners can download the title now.
advert – which you can see above – joins others that have aired in both Japan and Europe, in order to generate some much-needed steam for sales on the Wii U and Pikmin 3. It’s not a lengthy commercial, but it does showcase that teamwork is essential to overcoming certain obstacles and ferocious foes within the Pikmin world. No doubt there will be more to come from Nintendo as they continue to market the game across North America for its upcoming release on August 4.
Nintendo has unleashed the Pikmin through North America today as the colourful critters star in their first TV commercial. The
Nintendo today released the latest system update for Nintendo 3DS in North America. Version 6.1.0-12U, which has been available for download in Europe since last month, brings a couple of new features. After performing the update, users in North America will be able to purchase downloadable content in StreetPass Mii Plaza. The update also grants users the ability to change their Mii character’s expression. If you’re unsure of how to perform the latest system update for your Nintendo 3DS, click here.
Version 6.1.0-12U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:
Changes to StreetPass Mii Plaza:
- The option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza is now available from the Streetpass Mii Plaza menu
- Updating StreetPass Mii Plaza will provide new features, such as the ability to change your Mii character’s expression and the ability to purchase new StreetPass Mii Plaza game
Improved system stability and usability:
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience