IronFall: Invasion Developer Aiming For North American Release Later This Month

With upcoming 3DS shooter IronFall: Invasion releasing in Europe this Friday, the developers behind the game have taken to Twitter to reveal they are now working towards its North American release. VD-Dev – a team of three indie developers from France – are aiming for the game to arrive in the region by the end of February. Though Nintendo of America has yet to specify a date, it’s good to know the third-person shooter will arrive shortly after its European release.

Featuring single and multiplayer modes, IronFall: Invasion will allow players free reign of the first level in a special demo for Europe. You can view the launch trailer and more information on the upcoming game in our previous article, here.

Flipnote Studio 3D Now Available To Download For US Club Nintendo Members

Flipnote Studio 3D is now available to download for Club Nintendo members in North America. It may have been a terribly lengthy wait for the animation app to arrive on the eShop for many, including a small hiccup last week, but Nintendo of America has updated its rewards catalogue page with a confirmation note of its release. Club Nintendo members can simply access their “to-do list” on the website to receive their free download code.

Available as a free download to Club Nintendo members in North America until June 30, 2015, Flipnote Studio 3D allows users to create three-dimensional animations, add background music and sound effects, as well as use various touchscreen drawing tools. Animations can then be shared to 3DS users over a local wireless connection, or be saved onto an SD card and shared over social media.

For Flipnote Studio 3D, please check your To-Do list to receive your download.

Flipnote Studio 3D To Arrive In North America Later This Week

Nintendo of America has confirmed Flipnote Studio 3D will be available to download later this week. The 3DS app, which allows users to create three-dimensional animations and exchange them with friends, will be offered as a free download to all Club Nintendo members following its discontinuation. According to Nintendo’s US rewards catalogue page, the app will arrive in North America some time this week, with users recommended to check their “to-do” list on the site. A date has not yet been specified.

Earlier today, the US Club Nintendo site updated with a vast selection of digital games and physical goodies. Currently, the website is experiencing a high influx of traffic and is unavailable. You can check out a rundown of the physical items in our previous article, which included a Zelda: Majora’s Mask messenger bag, in the mean time. Flipnote Studio 3D will be offered as a free download to those in Europe when the new rewards scheme opens later this year.

“For Flipnote Studio 3D, please check your To-Do list to receive your download code later this week.”

Club Nintendo US Adds New Physical Rewards, Including Zelda Majora’s Mask Messenger Bag And Jigsaw Puzzle

Nintendo of America has just updated its Club Nintendo rewards catalogue to include a number of new physical items. Though the company is set to discontinue the members’ rewards scheme later this year, the arrival of a new month has brought a bunch of physical goodies and downloadable games. Included in the physical rewards are three poster sets for 700 coins; two of which are for Super Smash Bros and the other is a limited edition 2013 platinum poster set featuring Zelda, Luigi and Pikmin 3 posters.

Other physical rewards include a fantastic Zelda: Majora’s Mask messenger bag and a Majora’s Mask Fierce Deity Link jigsaw puzzle, both of which clock in for 800 coins. Members can also get their hands on a retro Mario t-shirt for 700 coins, a Legend of Zelda 3DS XL pouch and a set of Animal Crossing playing cards, both of which are 600 coins.

Nintendo of America has stated that quantity is limited on certain items, so be quick if you’re looking to secure any of the new physical items on the website. There’s also a vast selection of virtual console and downloadable games, including Wii Fit U, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario 3D Land, and many more. Please be aware that this is the final update for the US rewards catalogue, as stated by the company. To check out all the items and games available, visit the Club Nintendo US site, here.


Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Update Now Available In North America

An update for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric has now been made available in North America. Last week, SEGA and Big Red Button released a patch for the Wii U game in Europe, fixing a number of known bugs including Knuckles’ infinite jump and various other improvements to aid stability. Clocking in at just over 1GB, the sizable patch can now be downloaded from the North American Wii U eShop. Though we’ve yet to see any official update transcripts from the development team, an unofficial guide of fixes from Sonic Stadium can be found, here.

Flipnote Studio 3D Will Be A Free Download To Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo will be offering all Club Nintendo members the opportunity to download Flipnote Studio 3D for free following its rewards programme closure. For Club Nintendo members in the US and Canada, Flipnote Studio 3D – a software which allows users to create three-dimensional animations and exchange them with friends – will be available to download for free in February. The application will be offered as a free download until June 30, and will also be available to newly registered Club Nintendo members before registration closes on March 31.

But for Club Nintendo members in Europe, Flipnote Studio 3D will still be offered as a free download though it will come much later in the year. According to its website newsletter, all users who sign up to the new rewards programme during the launch period in 2015 will be eligible to download the software for free on a Nintendo 3DS system. Nintendo of Europe will provide more specific information at a later date.

Earlier today, Nintendo announced its worldwide closure of the Club Nintendo rewards programme. Members in North America can still redeem their coins on download software and physical products until June 30, while European members must redeem all their stars within the stars catalogue before September 30, 2015.

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX For 3DS Arrives This May In North America & Europe

SEGA has revealed a western release date for its popular rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. Announced in mid-2014, the previously Japan-only title is an enhanced version of the series’ Project Mirai 2 and features 48 songs which can be customised to your liking through items and vocal changes. While its title name has received a slight change, from Project Mirai Remix to DX, the game is set to arrive in North America on May 26 and a few days later in Europe on May 29, both as a download eShop title and a physical boxed version. For more details on the game’s modes, check out a summary in the press release below.

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX features forty-eight full length versions of fan-favorite songs with multiple game modes and play styles. Game modes include both “Touch Mode” and “Button Mode”, each featuring multiple levels of difficulty and a wealth of customization options. Players are able to adjust difficulty via challenge and support items, change timing indicators and target icons, and swap out vocals in certain songs.

Further, players can watch their favorite videos and add scrolling commentary in the Mirai Theater, create unique dance routines in the Dance Studio, and compose their own song phrases in My Tune. The game also features customizable Player Cards which can be shared with the community over StreetPass™ and kept current via SpotPass.