It sure looks that way. It’s about time!
According to Emily Rogers from Nintendo Force, Miiverse should be made available on Nintendo 3DS after the scheduled maintenance. That’s pretty much all there is to this news story. So expect to see the originally Wii U-exclusive social network on Nintendo’s feisty handheld tomorrow!
More Nintendo 3DS news is on the way! Who’s excited for Miiverse on 3DS? -Greg Boe
What can you buy with two dollars?
There’s a lot of stuff you can buy for only two dollars. For me, I would spend my last two bucks on a can of Monster Energy or put some more fuel in my Honda, which is great on gas. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to buy a fun game for the same price? You bet it would. With all the other stuff I put my well-earned cash into, it’s always exciting to get a great game at a great price. Hörberg Studios recently released Gunman Clive to the Nintendo eShop, for the low price of $1.99.
Seeing the game’s price tag intrigued me, so I just had to give it a download. I mean, what’s two dollars? Read on for my mini review. -Greg Boe (more…)
It looks like we’re gonna have to wait a little longer on this one…
Shovel Knight is a Mega Man-inspired indie game that is under development for PC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Originally the retrofied platformer was slated for a 2013 release, but we’ve received word from Yacht Club Games that it will be a little longer than expected. The developer says that the game will now be available during the early months of 2014, which is thankfully not too much longer to wait.
Stay tuned for more new on the swarm of indie games on their way to Nintendo platforms! We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, reviews, and more. -Greg Boe
Puzzle game fans will want to keep an eye out for this one.
We recently brought you an exclusive interview with Hugo Smits, the creator of the upcoming 3DS puzzler, Tappingo. If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely do so. Anyways, since then, we’ve found some more info on the game. First, Hugo uploaded a Vine video which briefly shows off some new footage, which is above this text. Also new screenshots have been released, which I’ve included below. In the screens, you’ll be able to take a first look at the big puzzles in the game, which are looking to be quite the challenge to conquer.
This isn’t the end of our coverage of Tappingo. Be sure to subscribe to get updated with all the latest on this upcoming title by Goodbye Galaxy Games! -Greg Boe
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NOA president really wants to be playable in the next Super Smash Bros.
A few weeks back, we told you that some Smash Bros. fans made a petition for Reggie Fils-Aime to be featured as a playable character in the next Super Smash Bros. games. The Nintendo of America CEO recently took to Twitter about this, saying that if he ended up in the game, his smash move would be called “MY BODY IS READY SLAM.” Seems legit. After this, he even said (in a possibly joking manner) that if he got at least 100,000 signatures, series producer Masahiro Sakurai would consider adding him to the roster. Mr. Sakurai did say that he wanted characters that you wouldn’t expect in the next game, and this would definitely classify as unexpected.
Let’s see how this goes. Stay tuned for further updates on this intriguing subject! Do you think this is gonna really happen? -Greg Boe
While we are (impatiently) waiting to get the first game, a SECOND one is announced.
Bravely Default hits Nintendo 3DS in North America early next year, but as many of you know, it has been out for a while in Japan. In the latest issue of the weekly Japanese gaming publication Famitsu, a much-expected sequel was officially announced. Titled Bravely Second, the new adventure revolves around a new protagonist named Magnolia, who lives in the same world as in the first game. That’s all the news we have for now, but new details are sure to emerge in the coming days.
Stay tuned for our coverage of Bravely Default on Nintendo 3DS, and if you live in Europe, be sure to pick up a copy of your own this Friday! -Greg Boe
If Nintendo keeps this up, everything I love about 3DS will be in Smash Bros.
The Wii U and 3DS versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. will feature the same characters, but virtually everything else will be different. Take stages for example. The Wii U version has famous console game-themed stages, while the 3DS version has handheld game-themed stages. Yesterday, a screenshot from the game surfaced on the interwebs that featured a familiar face for Nintendo 3DS owners. Anyone who has gotten to the end of StreetPass Quest 2 – a free StreetPass game on 3DS – will recognize this creature as the final boss from the game. No one knows for sure what his role will be in Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Subscribe to Nintendo Charged for the latest Super Smash Bros. news for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS family of systems. -Greg Boe
This may disappoint some of you, but it’s truth, nonetheless.
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a petition about Nintendo by fans about something they could do differently. Stuff like Operation Rainfall and Operation Moonfall are definitely fun groups to be a part of, but it’s important to understand that these petitions don’t really affect Nintendo’s decision making when it comes to localizing a game. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime explains it quite well:
“I have to tell you—it doesn’t affect what we do. We certainly look at it, and we’re certainly aware of it, but it doesn’t necessarily affect what we do. I’ll give you an example. I mentioned earlier that our head of product development had a bet on X versus Y—we also had a bet around localizingXenoblade.
I wanted to bring Xenoblade here. The deal was, how much of a localization effort is it? How many units are we going to sell, are we going to make money? We were literally having this debate while Operation Rainfall was happening, and we were aware that there was interest for the game, but we had to make sure that it was a strong financial proposition.
I’m paid to make sure that we’re driving the business forward—so we’re aware of what’s happening, but in the end we’ve got to do what’s best for the company. The thing we know [about petitions] is that 100,000 signatures doesn’t mean 100,000 sales.”
More Nintendo updates are on the way! Be sure to subscribe to Nintendo Charged for all the latest news, reviews, and more! -Greg Boe
We’re always one step behind Europe when it comes to gaming, aren’t we?
Last week I told you about the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y 2DS bundles in Europe, and now we have a confirmation that they are coming to North America as well. Just like the European versions, those who buy the bundle will get a Red or Black 2DS handheld with a copy of either Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Starting on December 6th, you can buy a system of your own for only $149.99. If you don’t care much for 3D (which you should), then this is a very affordable price to get a 2DS for. Please note that the red 2DS will be a Target-exclusive buy, and the blue one will only be available at Toys”R”Us.
More news on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems – including the new 2DS model – is on the way. Let me know what you think about these new bundles! -Greg Boe