Author Archives: Greg Boe

I'm the founder and administrator of Nintendo Charged. I've dedicated the past three years to keeping our readers in the loop with the imaginative world of Nintendo. My biggest gaming interest at the time is the Nintendo Wii U and it's upcoming games, but I've been a close follower of the 3DS since launch in 2011. My favorite game as of now is The World Ends With You on DS.

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Retro City Rampage Sold more on 3DS than Xbox 360 version

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The developers of the successful eShop title Retro City Rampage: DX have taken to Twitter to tell fans that the game made more money in it’s first month on 3DS than the Xbox Live Arcade did worldwide. Impressive, huh?

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out this fantastically nostalgic trip back to the 8-bit era on the 3DS eShop!

Check out Mr. Dacotah Dudley’s review here.

Source: My Nintendo News

Two Rainbow Road Tracks are Coming to Mario Kart 8

What’s better than one Rainbow Road course?  The answer is simple: TWO Rainbow Road courses!  Since the start of the series, each Mario Kart game has featured one new Rainbow Road track, but Nintendo has decided to change that.  In Mario Kart 8, you will be able to race on the fan-favorite N64 version as well.  Game director Kosuke Yabuki says:

Rainbow Road of course is a classic course. This time we actually grabbed Rainbow Road N64 version in addition to the current iteration of Rainbow Road. So we hope you look forward to racing on both of those courses. One thing I do want to mention is Rainbow Road, that final course. We really want you to look forward to what we’ve done to it this time because it’s something else. It’s really spectacular.

Also, some of you are aware of the rumor that this installment would feature a track editor, but the developers have put that to rest.  Here’s why, according to game producer Hideki Konno:

With regards to course editing, and letting users create and edit their own courses, it’s something that I’m interested in, and I’ve been interested in for a long time. It’s a fun feature. However, with Mario Kart, courses are key to the series, and it’s really tough. This is the eighth game in the series, and when we work on a Mario Kart title, we work on courses, and we create them, and then we work on them again, and again, and we revise until we come up with something that we think will be fun for everyone to play.

More Mario Kart 8 news is on the way, right here on Nintendo Charged!

Source: Wii U Daily

Cult County is Now on Kickstarter, No Longer Coming to 3DS

Renegade Kid previously told fans that survival horror Cult County was coming to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but there has been a few changes.  First, the game is now being funded via Kickstarter.  This was an awesome decision on the developer’s end, and I’m looking forward to seeing them reach their $580,000 goal (because we know they will).  Well, have fun watching the Kickstarter video above!

Source: Kickstarter

Preview: Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars (3DS)

2422836-9611540061-conce (1)Have babies to save the world?  This is a new concept introduced in Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars on 3DS.  I found out about the game a few weeks back when it was announced to be coming to North America next month.  When the game’s demo was made available on the Nintendo eShop a few days back, I had to give it a try and give my first impressions.  Read on for my preview!

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This is What Smash Bros. on 3DS Looks Like Without the Bold Outlines

smash_3ds_linesSince the standard 3DS has a pretty small screen, the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game will feature characters with black outlines.  This helps you keep an eye on the action, even when the screen zooms out.  Want to get rid of these bold edges?  No problem.  Series producer Masahiro Sakurai previously shared that you are able to set the thickness of the outlines, or turn them off altogether.  Above is a comparison screenshot showing the difference in appearance.  It looks a lot more like the Wii U version without the outlines.  What’s your preference?

Source: Siliconera

Senran Kagura 2 Debut Trailer Unveils New Costumes and Gameplay

What’s a week at Nintendo Charged without Senran Kagura news?  A boring week, that’s what!  Today, we have a new trailer from the upcoming Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson on 3DS.  This is actually the first trailer from the game, so you can expect some solid chunks of gameplay footage in the video above.  The game comes to Japan on August 7th.  Due to the over-the-top, busty nature of this series, it’s probably not a good video to watch while at work.  I could have just put it after the break, but whatevs.  You’ve been warned!

Source: Siliconera

Bravely Default Could End Up On Wii U

542532__bravely-default-flying-fairy_pBravely Default did extremely well on Nintendo 3DS, and the developers at Silicon Studio are looking to expand the series in the future.  While they may not have a concrete plan, it’s great to see that they do plan on making it a long-running series, similar to Final Fantasy.

We may expand in the future, but we don’t have a clear plan yet. We’re talking about that, maybe using other devices, but we don’t have a clear plan. We’re trying to make a stronger franchise, just like Final Fantasy. We plan to continue with numerous titles.

When the devs say they are talking about using “other devices” we would assume they mean home consoles, specifically Wii U.  I’m not sure what kind of exclusivity agreement they have with Nintendo (if they have one at all), but there’s also a chance they mean PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.  I’d love to see the game world expanded to home consoles in crisp HD.  Maybe the artstyle will even evolve, with character models more human-like.  The second game in the series, Bravely Second, is on its way to Japan, and I am confident we’ll see a release in both Europe and North America sometime in 2015.  Would you buy a Wii U for Bravely Default?

Source: CVG via Wii U Daily

Wii U Games are Now Available for Rental at Redbox (update)

images_redbox_logoNintendo senkt GewinnprognoseAbout time!  Redbox locations all over the country have been renting out video games for quite some time now, but they only started with Wii U games two days ago.  Right now, you can rent critically acclaimed Wii U titles such as Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for only a couple bucks.  Seeing Wii U games finally available at Redbox gives us a little hope for the future of Nintendo’s under-appreciated home console.

Update: I stopped by my local Redbox to check the availability of Wii U games, and found that they hadn’t made it out this far yet.  This leads me to believe that the games haven’t made it out to a number of other locations as well.  I’m sure we’ll see them nationwide in the next few days.

Source: NeoGAF via My Nintendo News

2D Sidescroller “Mars Harpoon” is Coming to Wii U eShop

Developer Seductive Dungeon has announced their plans to bring the 2D sidescrolling shooter, Mars Harpoon to the Nintendo Wii U eShop.  In this game, you play as Kristen, a 24-year-old biologist tracking down an evil force in a mysterious labyrinth.  There isn’t a set release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted.  It’s great to see so many indie games coming to Wii U, and we look forward to what Seductive Dungeon brings to  the table in this exciting new title.

Source: Seductive Dungeon

Review: Cube Tactics (3DS eShop)

During the lifetime of the 3DS, publisher Teyon has brought a vast library of games to the eShop.  Their latest game, Cube Tactics recently made its debut on the eShop, and we were able to go hands-on.  How does it hold up against the growing number of strategy games already available on the system?  Keep reading, and you’re sure to find out.

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TLoZ’s Master Sword is in Infamous: Second Son?

cE76FyNIf this screenshot – taken from Reddit user Overstuffed Sofa – means anything, then yes!  It looks a bit different, but developer Sucker Punch is definitely paying an homage to Nintendo’s highly-acclaimed Legend of Zelda series.  Infamous: Second Son may be a PlayStation 4 exclusive title, but it sure is nice to see this, rather unexpected Easter egg in the game!  Who else found this?

Source: Reddit via My Nintendo News

See How Concept Art is Transformed Into Graphics in Ubisoft’s Child of Light

Most of you are familiar with the visually stunning Ubisoft titles Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends (available on Wii and Wii U, respectively).  These titles utilized the UbiArt Framework, which allows for developers to put their art directly into their games.  The publisher has yet another gaming masterpiece in the works, and it’s coming to the Wii U eShop late next month.  Child of Light is a traditional JRPG, starring a young girl named Aurora.

The concept art is the game art; we just cut it up, and it’s in the game that afternoon. – Brianna Code, lead programmer

The video above explains how the developers at Ubisoft Montreal use UbiArt to turn their art into graphics.  It’s quite interesting if you ask me.  Child of Light hits the Wii U eShop on April 30th.

Source: Polygon