Tag Archive | 3DS

5 days until the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Demo

Thursday’s Nintendo Direct brought a ton of good news for Nintendo fans. Among those was the announcement of a Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Demo arriving soon to both the 3Ds and Wii U eShops. However, we didn’t have the information on when the demo would be made available to download. Well, know we know.

Have ready your Nintendo console of choice and prepare to boot it up this February 21, because in just five days a glimpse of the challenging adventure of Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise will be waiting for you in your system’s eShop.

Will you download the demo? Are you excited for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate? Let your voice be heard in the comments section!

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Digital promotion in Europe for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

In a move to encourage digital distribution and the advantages of the eShop, Nintendo of Europe have announced a new promotion for its digital store.

The promotion which started yesterday and will last until 2pm on February 21st consists of a £10 discount for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, leaving the game available at the reduced price of £19.99.

If you haven’t bought the game yet this is the perfect opportunity for you to grab it. Upon its original release on the Nintendo 64 Ocarina of Time was praised as the best game ever created. Follow Link’s journey as he travels through time in his quest to stop the evil Ganondorf and rescue Princess Zelda. Do not miss this adventure.

Just don’t forget that this promotion only applies when buying the game through the 3DS’ eShop.

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-Via Nintendo Insider

Konami explains why Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will stay a 3DS exclusive

Speaking to n1ntendo.nl Dave Cox, producer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, explained the thinking that went behind the decision of not creating a Wii U version of the game.

The principal cause? Resources. Here’s what Mr. Cox had to say:

The reason that we’re not making a Wii U-version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is because of our resources. We have a limited amount of people working on the title. About 60 people worked on the first title and that’s a pretty small team. With the sequel we have slightly expanded that team, but in order to make a Wii U-version, we need about 20 to 30 extra people. Next to that, we’re already pretty far into the development of Lords of Shadow 2, so it would be very hard for us to work on a Wii U-version without negatively effecting the general development of the title. That’s the only reason there won’t be a Wii U-version, it’s not that we don’t want to make it, it’s just that it wouldn’t make sense for us to do so right now.

While the idea of an HD version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 sounds appealing, nothing is lost in having a development team focus all their efforts in a single platform. Hopefully this will translate in better game and a tailor made experience for 3DS users.

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-Via Nintendolife

Grab a free 3DS game

See all those game in the image above? One of them can be yours. For free!

What is the catch? Well, you’ll have to buy a Nintendo 3DS XL plus a copy of either Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. Then register your purchase and you’re set to download the game of your choice from the five depicted up there.

If you like how it sounds and are itching to upgrade or just found the reason to buy your first 3DS, don’t go rushing to the store just yet. Why? Because this promotion will begin on the 21st day of March and will last until April 30.

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Nintendo Direct Live Blog

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– Hi everyone! In only a few minutes a new Nintendo Direct broadcast will go live and I’ll be here bringing you the news. Unless you’re heading to Nintendo’s official website were you can see the broadcast for yourself, Don’t go anywhere!

– Five minutes until the broadcast begins. Are you excited?

– Don’t forget to refresh your browser every few minutes to get the latest information as it is delivered. Will The Wonderful 101 make an appearance?

– Will we hear amore about Bayonetta 2? Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

– It has started! Say hello to the always smiling Saturo Iwata

– Going by his outfit – he is wearing a Luigi’s hat –I assume a new video for Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon is about to be shown.

-Luigi’s debut on 3DS will be release on March 24.

– A lot of new environments for the game are being shown: Luigi can be seen walking in the snow while blizzard strikes, books are flying everywhere in one of the castles libraries. Miyamoto talks about the enhanced lighting in the game and how the depth of the 3D makes his vision for the original Luigi’s Mansion finally come true.

– As previously announced, the game will pack tons of puzzles for you to decipher and four-player multi-player both local and online.

– A new Mario & Luigi RPG has been announced!

– The game will take place inside Luigi’s dream, will be called Mario & Luigi Dream Team and will be released this summer for the Nintendo 3DS.

– A new Mario Golf: World Tour has also been announced! You can take Mario and his pals on this World Tour this summer.

– Based on the footage shown the game looks beautiful, with crisp and colorful graphics that make the franchise justice. Coming to a 3DS near you.

– Now, for Wii U announcements, we have New Super Mario Bros. Wii U DLC. The new downloadable content will bring Luigi to the spotlight and is being touted by Nintendo as a large piece of DLC “similar of development of full software.”

– Communities for unreleased games will be coming to the Miiverse. Starting with the new community for The Legend of Zelda.

– Remember to download the first pack of downloadable content for the recently released Fire Emblem. It will only be available for free for a few more days.

– More information about Fire Emblem’s DLC is being shared. If you haven’t bought the game yet you can head to your 3DS’s eShop and downloaded right now.

– New Animal Crossing will be released on June 9!

– This time around you’ll be the Mayor of your town. That’s right, no more working for Tom Nook. And being the Mayor gives you the ability of customize your whole town, want to change the design of the Town’s streetlights? You can do it!

– Lego City undercover will be arriving March 18.

– Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins for 3DS will release April 21. This game will be a prequel to the Wii U’s one and will take place two years before the storyline of Lego City undercover for Wii U.

– Google Street View now available for Wii U. You can download it from the eShop.

– Harmo Knight is coming to the 3DS eShop. The new game from the guys at Game Freak (creators of the Pokémon franchise) has you playing a rhythm/platform crossover. It will be available on March 28 and a demo will be released on March 8.

– A new game is headed to the eShop. Kersploosh! is the name and you will be able to purchase it starting this March 7. Here you’ll take control of a falling rock that has been tossed  into a well and your job is to maneuver its through a tight corridor. The game reminds me of Ketzal’s Corridors, another eShop game published by Nintendo.

– Mario v.s Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move has been announced. It will be a eShop downloadable game.

– Dillang’s Rolling Western is getting a sequel. The downloadable tower-defense game will be available April 11 on the 3DS eShop.

– Harvest Moon and Legends of the River King are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console.

– Now, let’s get talking about the Wii U.

New Deluxe ZombiU set available on February 17 for $389,99.

– Brit. Tip Runner 2, Toki Tori2 and Zen Pinball 2 on the eShop. The latter will be free to download this month!

– All three games will support off-tv play.

– Need for Speed Most Wanted is coming to Wii U March 19 with Miiverse support.

– March 26 will mark the debut of The Walking Dead franchise on Wii U with Activision’s FPS take on the post-apocalyptic world.

– Disney Infinity coming to Wii, Wii U and 3Ds.

– Injustice: God among us is coming to Wii U as well.

– Donkey Kong Country returns 3D announced for the 3DS! 3D video available of the game available on the 3DS eShop now!

– And that’s it for today. There’s some information that slipped by me: a demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be made available on the Wii U eShop this and a couple of new promotions are starting today for those who haven’t yet bought Nintendo’s newest consoles.

– See you next time!

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Region-locked servers for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

For the time being forget about playing Mosnter Hunter 3 Ultimate online with your friends overseas as Capcom has confirmed the game’s servers will be region-locked. Separating gamers according to their continent of residence.

A small ray of hope still shines, however. Speaking through Capcom Unity forums, Yuri Araujo, Capcom’s associate online and community specialist, said:

“I’m not thrilled with the servers being split either. I am definitely aware of the demand and feedback, not only in this thread, but also from threads before finding out these bad news; so be sure that I will pass it along. There is no guarantee this will change though.”

Given the disappointment voiced by video game player through various forums across the globe when Capcom’s plans were made public, let’s hope the region lock disappears, letting gamers all over the world join and play a round of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate together.

Does it bother you that the servers will be region-locked or are indifferent to the news? Leave a comment and let us now!

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Get ready for a new Nintendo Direct tomorrow!

Mark your calendars and cancel tomorrow’s plans because a new Nintendo Direct is coming.

The broadcast is scheduled to air tomorrow (February 14) at 6am PT/9am PT/2pm GMT.

Secretive as the Big N is, not much information is known on what will be shown tomorrow or if something will be announced. Yet, we do know that Nintendo of America is planning share information about upcoming 3DS and Wii U games, while Nintendo Europe will be discussing 3DS games only. No confirmation about a Japanese broadcast has been made.

With only ours to go until we know what Nintendo has up its sleeve, we encourage you to let your mind wonder. Will something big be announced or we’ll be getting gameplay demos only? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

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Super Mario 3D Land outperforming Mario Galaxy

Earning reports may not be every gamer’s cup of tea but from time to time interesting information can be found within them. Nintendo’s latest earnings report is prove of that.

According to the numbers released by Nintendo, Super Mario 3D Land have sold more units in its first 13th months on the market than Super Mario Galaxy during the same period. While the figures aren’t that far from one another – Land has managed to sell 8 million copies versus Galaxy’s 7.66 million – it is important to note that there’s less people who own a 3DS than those who owned a Wii back in 2008, when the red plumber space adventure had already been a year in the shelves.

Statistics in the report show that 3D Land’s better performance is a factor of Japanese gamers buying nearly two times more copies of Mario on the go than its Wii counterpart. Yet, only time will tell which game will end up selling more at the end.

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-Via Siliconera

More Pokémon X and Y details incoming

Looks like Pokemon fans won’t have to wait much longer for new details about the Pokémon debut on 3DS.

A new episode of Pokémon Smash was broadcast yesterday and with it came teasing information.

According to the TV show, further news regarding Pokémon X and Y will be announced through the new issue of Japanese comic CoroCoro and Pokémon Smash, this week.

What do you think will be revealed? What would you like to know about the new generation of Pokémon? Como back next Monday and discover if your intuition was correct and your wished fulfilled. In the meantime, enjoy the announcement trailer above once more.

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-Via Nintendo Insider

Resident Evil: Revelations taking advantage of Wii U’s features

After last month’s tease: “Are you scared? You should be…,” the new Official Nintendo Magazine issue has revealed the “world exclusive” they had prepared for us: The Wii U version of Resident Evil revelations.

Though the announcement of RE: Revelations up-ports for all current home consoles was made by Capcom some weeks ago, the 10-page feature on the magazine does have some interesting and new information to share.

Trying to take the most out of Nintendo’s newest console, Capcom will offer off-TV play support, the ability to play with the Wii U Pro Controller and inventory management through the Gamepad’s touch screen as well as access to multi-level 3D maps.

Producer Tsukasa Takenaka assures the game will be more than an HD port of the 3DS game: “All of the lighting effects and filters have been rebuilt from the ground up [specifically for Wii U], which improves the general quality of the environments. If you’ve played the 3DS version, the difference should be apparent in the first 10 minutes of the game.”

He continues, “I wouldn’t want to be so presumptuous as to say that everyone will enjoy one version more than another, but there are definitely features in the Nintendo Wii U version that are not found on other consoles.”

Starting this Friday, February 13th, the next issue of Official Nintendo Magazine will available for you to grab.

Does this sound like Capcom is going the extra mile for Wii U owners? Will RE: Revelations sell more copies than RE 6? Hit the comment section and let your thoughts be heard!

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-Via Nintendo Insider