Category Archives: 3DS
Nintendo of America is bringing two classic Pokémon games from the Game Boy Color to the 3DS eShop in the run up to the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 21st November. First up will be Pokémon Puzzle Challenge on 6th November and priced at at $4.99, followed by Pokémon Trading Card Game on 13th November selling for $5.99. The latter of the two is already available on Europe’s virtual console.
Nintendo added that anyone who downloads either of these games will receive a free code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire demo while stocks last.
Masahiro Sakurai, creator of Super Smash Bros. has revealed new costumes today for Zero Suit Samus based on her appearance in the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission. In that game players could see Samus in this rather revealing get-up if they met certain demands upon completing the game. Sakurai revealed these outfits in one of his regular ‘pic of the day’ Miiverse posts in which he also took pains to point out that it was a female designer who worked on these models for Samus.
Looking at the number of days we have left for development, it would be an impossible task to create this… That’s what I told my staff. But thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here’s Samus in shorts!
The outfits will be available to use in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. Sakurai also posted an image from the 3DS game, which not only shows the outfits but also the return of a classic stage – Brinstar from Super Smash Bros. Melee!
Beat the Challenge Cup a second time to get this card.
Free Booster Packs
Use a computer in one of the gyms and click on the menu that has Japanese writing and numbers next to each item. Click on any of these and you should get a booster pack each time.
Infinite Energy Cards
Go to Dr. Ooyama’s lab and fight Mikasa. Every time you do this you will get two boosters full of energy cards.
Level 9 Slowpoke
Make a deck with 59 energy cards and one basic Pokémon and use it as your dueling selection. Go to Fire Club and a boy there will ask for your unused energy cards. If you say yes he will give you Slowpoke, if you say no he will leave and not come back and you will be unable to get the Slowpoke.
Ever since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D on the 3DS fans have been clamoring for a similar remake of its N64 sequel Majora’s Mask. Developer Grezzo has now dropped a hint that fans may in fact get their wish as they have posted a job listing which, translated from Japanese, asks applicants “Would you like to make a legend with us?” The word ‘legend’ is highlighted in gold.
Besides Ocarina of Time 3D Grezzo have also worked on Four Swords Anniversary Edition, WiiWare game Line Attack Heroes and Street Pass title Flower Town so it seems plausible that Majora’s Mask could be the project they are hiring for. Time will tell if this is the case.
Capcom has released an official trailer for Monster Hunter Ultimate 4 which the developer says will be released in the west in ‘early 2015’ on the Nintendo 3DS.
The game will offer new locales to explore and hundreds of quests to take part in. It will also be the first handheld entry in the series to offer online multiplayer in addition to a local wireless option.
Check out the trailer below and expect more coverage of the game during E3.
Sega has today announced new subtitles for the Sonic Boom games coming to Wii U and 3DS. The Wii U game will be titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, while the 3DS version will be called Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
The Wii U game’s title refers to the new villain, Lyric who is described as “a giant and monstrous snake-like creature from an ancient race. An extremely tech-savvy mastermind who uses a sophisticated robotic body of armor to carry out his own nefarious deeds, he is a formidable enemy and a force to be reckoned with.”
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is being developed by LA based Big Red Button and will be the first Wii U game to be powered by Crytek’s CRYENGINE. As well as the usual fast Sonic gameplay this game will feature intense combat and a new ability called the “Enerbeam”. This tool has multiple uses for both combat and exploration. It allows you to cross gaps by swinging or zip-lining and can be used to grab and throw enemies or remove their shields.
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal meanwhile has San Francisco based Sanzaru Games on development duties. It has a separate story but shares character’s and events from the Sonic Boom universe. It gives players their first chance to take control of new character, Sticks, as she attempts to rescue Amy who has been kidnapped by Lyric. The 3DS game features more traditional Sonic platforming gameplay in the vein of Sonic Rush. Players who own both games can unlock special content on the Wii U version by finding unique collectibles in the 3DS version.
Both games will be released in North America in November 2014 and will be playable at E3.
Meet Sticks, a wild jungle badger and the newest addition to Sonic Boom. Sticks will join the core ensemble of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy in the new branch of the Sonic franchise which includes a TV series, Wii U and 3DS game and a new toy range. Sticks is armed with a boomerang and is close friends with Amy.
Hiroyuku Miyazaki, Chief Content Officer for the Sonic Brand describes Sticks as “a significant addition to the Sonic Boom universe and the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. She brings a quirky personality and perspective to the team dynamic, and we look forward to sharing this energetic and funny new character with the world.”
The official Sega blog also released a full description of the character:
Sticks is new to Sonic’s circle of friends – actually new to friends in general – and as the most primal character in the Sonic universe, she is a force of nature in every way. Sticks is wilder than the other members of Sonic’s team with unparalleled animal instincts and extremely sharp survival skills. She’s a fearsome combatant and a tenacious hunter who’s armed with handmade weapons at all times, most notably a handmade boomerang that she keeps in tow.
Her wildness means that her social skills need plenty of work and she’s not the most trusting individual. Full of outrageous suspicions, Sticks’ instincts often prove to be accurate. While the concepts of sharing, compassion and friendship are foreign to her, Sticks has a good heart and a genuine desire to get closer to her new friends, particularly Amy, who helps Sticks adapt to civilization. Sticks and Amy quickly become best friends, with Sticks willing to go to extremes to protect her new pal, a quality that will play out through new Sonic Boom content. Her eccentric character adds an endless amount of humor and surprise to the Sonic team.
The 3DS/Wii U game will act as a prequel to the TV series which will air on Cartoon Network in the US and CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014-2015 season.
Check out the video below for a behind the scenes look at the creation of Sticks.
The latest Harvest Moon game is being localized for western audiences, but due to legal reasons the newest entry in the long-running series will go by the name Story of Seasons when it launches on the 3DS.
The change in title is due to the game being published by a different company, XSeed, a subsidiary of developer MarvelousAQL. Natsume, who have localized most of the previous entries in the series, owns the intellectual property rights to the “Harvest Moon” brand, but Marvelous and XSeed have vowed to continue the franchise with the same development team – just under a new name.
The game was launched in Japan earlier in the year where it was known as Bokujo Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shintechi (or Farm Story: Connect to a New World). The Japanese title refers to connectivity features that allow players to interact over Nintendo Network.
Marvelous and XSeed released a description of the game stating that players can:
create fully customizable character[s], selecting gender, hair style and facial features as desired. They will then take on their role as the newest resident of Oak Tree Town, a small settlement filled with promises of new beginnings, hard work and significant relationships. In the process of tending to crops, animals and the many other aspects of everyday farming life, players will amass the resources necessary to customize and expand their farms — from livestock and seeds to décor and layout — granting total freedom to shape their homestead as they wish and fit virtually any play style.
This should reassure fans that the game will indeed follow the traditional Harvest Moon format.
Story of Seasons will be shown at this years E3 so we should have plenty of new info to bring you soon.
A special ‘Fancy Pattern’ Vivillon is to be distributed in Pokémon X & Y to mark the 100 millionth trade made using the Global Trade Station. So far around 90 million Pokémon have been traded using the service and with the popularity of the game it surely won’t be long until the 100 million goal is reached.
The Pokémon Company released the following statement about the distribution event:
Vivillon is a unique Pokémon in that the patterns and colours on its wings typically vary based on the real-world region in which a player lives. Because of this characteristic, players around the world have been exchanging Vivillon via the GTS to collect all of the regional patterns.
This newly discovered Vivillon breaks with that tradition: it will become available to Pokémon fans across the globe once the 100 millionth Pokémon is traded via the GTS. When this enormous milestone is reached, a special distribution event will take place, enabling all players of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y to receive the Fancy Pattern Vivillon wherever they are in the world!
The Fancy Pattern Vivillon will know the moves Gust, Light Screen, Struggle Bug and Hold Hands. You can see some images of the Vivillon in action below.