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Square Enix Announces Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call For North America

Square Enix has announced that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be heading to North America. The publisher’s latest rhythm-fever 3DS game is due to launch in Japan later this week and will feature 221 songs with over 60 characters from the Final Fantasy franchise.

From the announcement trailer – posted above – Square Enix is looking to release the title at some point this year, though there’s no launch window or specific dates detailed. With a North American release on the cards, and according to an earlier spotted trademark, here’s hoping the publisher brings the popular rhythm game over to Europe.


Here’s This Weeks North American Nintendo Downloads

Nintendo of America has listed precisely which games North American Nintendo fans can get their hands on this week on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Leading this week is Super Mario Bros 3, Golden Sun, and the acclaimed F-Zero.

  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Super Mario Bros. 3 – April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week! This NES classic, one of the most well-known and beloved video games of all time, is now available as a Virtual Console title on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Follow Mario and Luigi as they leave the Mushroom Kingdom to travel to the seven distinct worlds that neighbor it. Help the famous brothers fly above the action using the Super Leaf, swim faster by donning the Frog Suit or defeat enemies using the Hammer Bros. Suit. Are you ready to experience gaming bliss? Click here to check out the trailer for Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Golden Sun –Forces of darkness are pursuing the lost art of Alchemy. As they draw ever closer to their foul purpose, mankind hangs in the balance. You and your companions are the last hope. In the Golden Sun game, use noble weapons, magical Psynergy and elemental creatures known as Djinn to get the upper hand in dangerous battles. Combining Djinn in different ways will allow you to create powerful spells and attacks against deadly foes. Can you prevent the oncoming darkness? Click here to check out the trailer for Golden Sun.
    • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity –Whether you’re a veteran of the Super NES version or a racing rookie, you’ll need some practice laps to master this Game Boy Advance classic. Master 20 different tracks across four difficulty levels to prove you’ve got what it takes to rank among the galaxy’s most elite racers. Put the pedal to the metal and get busy boosting, bumping and jumping your way to intergalactic glory. Click here to check out the trailer for F-Zero: Maximum Velocity.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • LEGO The Hobbit – In LEGO The Hobbit, follow the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. The Wii U game will be available on April 22.
  • NintendoeShop Sale
    • Classic Games Overload – Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on May 1, get Classic Games Overload for 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Also new this week:

  • Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • My First Songs (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Smash Cat Heroes (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Price reductions:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Starting April 21, the price of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is being reduced from $59.99 to $39.99.
  • ZombiU (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Starting April 21, the price of first-person horror game ZombiU is being reduced from $59.99 to $29.99.



Here’s the North American Nintendo Downloads This Week

This week’s Nintendo downloads for North America are now in. There’s a number of titles to get your hands on this week including Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball for the Nintendo 3DS eShop and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition. I’ve listed all the titles that are available this week, below.

  • Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball (3DS)
  • Super Monkey Ball (3DS)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition (Wii U)
  • Metroid Fusion (Wii U)
  • Advance Wars (Wii U)
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Wii U)
  • Evofish (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst (3DS)
  • Mystery Case Files Dire Grove (3DS)

Also, if you buy or already own the classic puzzle game Dr. Mario from the Virtual Console service in the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console, you can get $5 off the purchase price of its sibling game Dr. Luigi in the Nintendo eShop starting today at 9 a.m. PT until April 10 at 8:59 a.m. PT.


Here’s Today’s Nintendo eShop Releases In North America

Nintendo of America has announced a bundle of games that you’ll be able to purchase if you’re in North America. Pure Chess is one of the big releases available for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U owners and you can watch the first twenty five minutes above. There’s also Pokemon Battle Trozei on the Nintendo 3DS eShop and also a demo for
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. Here’s the games listed.

Wii U



Animal Crossing 3DS Pouches Added To US Club Nintendo, Mario Accessory Box Back In Stock

ac_pouch_blue_big_3Club Nintendo America has added two items to the reward catalogue list. The Super Mario Accessory Box is back in stock on the members website and can be purchased for 700 coins. Meanwhile, for those who can’t get enough of Animal Crossing and want to store their 3DS safely, you can purchase an Animal Crossing pouch in either light blue or pink for 500 coins. Yesterday, Club Nintendo updated the four downloadable games which featured NES classic Yoshi for the Wii U.


Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends Will Blossom On 3DS This Spring For North America

Majesco Entertainment has revealed via press release that Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends will be heading to North America. The gardening simulation game released last September for Japan on the Nintendo 3DS, but will now bloom into new life in North America come April.

Gardening Mama 2 will feature over 100 items to customize and decorate your garden, plus players will be able to grow over 50 different types of plants, including watermelons, hydrangeas and hot peppers. There are also six different animal stores within the title, so you can stock up on garden points by fulfilling each store’s request. Other features included in the game are detailed below.

  • Trade points for items and decorations that let you create a one-of-a-kind, custom garden. Use shop tickets to purchase more flowers, fruits and vegetables to enlarge your garden and make it more productive.
  • Earn rewards such as new varieties of seeds, flower bulbs, and trees from your animal friends so you can expand your garden and they can grow their shops into bigger businesses that attract more customers.
  • New activities with multiple variations star Mama’s friends and family featured throughout the Mama games. Sort, pick, clean, organize, mow, arrange, water, harvest and much more!
  • Keep your garden healthy by protecting your plants from viruses and bugs.
  • Use Spot Pass to receive new garden backgrounds.

Pokemon Bank Now Available In North America

Nintendo has rolled out Pokémon Bank for North America today. The cloud storage app – which allows you to deposit, store and manage up to 3,000 Pokémon – was released yesterday for Europe and earlier this month for Asian territories. You can download Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter straight from the 3DS eShop for around 500 blocks on your SD card – a 30-day free trial is also currently available. Those who download the app by September 30 can receive the adorable Celebi as a free gift.


Nintendo Download: Zelda A Link To The Past Arrives On NA Virtual Console

Nintendo of America has confirmed The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’s arrival on the Wii U virtual console through this week’s Nintendo Download. So if you were feeling a little green-eyed at the European Wii U owners when it arrived last month, you no longer need to fret. A Link to the Past can be downloaded direct from the North American eShop for $7.99.

Elsewhere on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, you can purchase Mario Bros. on the virtual console for $4.99, as well as Castle Clout 3D – a puzzle strategy title from developer Teyon – also at $4.99. And if either of those didn’t quite take your fancy you can grab Ohno Odyssey for a discounted price at $3.99 until 9 a.m. PT on February 20.


Inazuma Eleven Has Disappeared From Nintendo’s North American Release Calendar

You may remember that Inazuma Eleven was finally listed to be released in the United States during the first quarter of the year. Well it now appears as though Nintendo has pulled the listing from their official website. Nintendo has yet to comment on the mysterious disappearance of the game from its official website, but hopefully we should hear something soon.


Inazuma Eleven Coming To North America

Nintendo of America has confirmed via its website that the Inazuma Eleven franchise will finally be coming to North America this year. The official website says that one of the Inazuma Eleven games for the Nintendo 3DS is due out in the first quarter of the year. It’s rumoured that it could be Inazuma Eleven 1.2.3 as the series hasn’t been localised for North America yet.

Thanks, Rainter