Category Archives: 3ds News

Watch 45 Minutes of Gameplay from Mario Golf: World Tour

Can’t wait until May 2nd for the release of Mario Golf: World Tour on Nintendo 3DS?  Well, 45 minutes of gameplay (courtesy of NiNTENDOMiNATiON) should definitely tie you over.  Also, if you’re unsure whether or not you want to pick up this new installment, this should help you decide.  Look forward to more news on the game in the weeks leading to the game’s release next month.  What did you think about the footage?

Cult County is STILL Coming to 3DS

cultcounty4Although the eerie survival horror Cult County is now coming to home consoles and PC, the developers at Renegade Kid have shared that it is still coming to Nintendo 3DS.  This is a big relief, since it was originally announced for Nintendo’s feisty handheld.  Also, there’s just something about playing a survival horror game on my 3DS with 3D on that gives me chills.  After playing and beating the crap out of Resident Evil: Revelations, I’ve been dying to see more of the horror genre on 3DS.  In their latest Kickstarter update, Renegade Kid confirmed that the 3DS will be added to the platform lineup, as long as they reach their stretch goal of $580,000.

If you want to play the game on 3DS, be sure to support Renegade Kid in the development of Cult County.

Source: Kickstarter

Watch the Tomadachi Life Nintendo Direct Right Here

Is your body ready for another Nintendo Direct, only a few days after the spectacular Smash Bros. Direct earlier this week?  Nintendo posted another video yesterday, showcasing the upcoming life sim, Tomodachi Life.  Our host for the entertaining broadcast is Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen.  The game offers a world of endless possibilities and in does so in ways you would never imagine.  North American 3DS and 2DS owners can enjoy living the Tomodachi Life on June 6th.

Is Nintendo Making Super Mario Galaxy 3 Next?

super_mario_galaxy_bowserIn a recent interview with Edge magazine, Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizumi revealed that the development team are already working on a new title.  He is not yet able to confirm what the game is, or whether it’s coming to Wii U or 3DS, but he did note that they are already working on new game mechanics.  What better title to add new mechanics to than one in the Galaxy series?  Nintendo has previously hinted towards another game in the series, but they were in the middle of Super Mario 3D World at the time.  We can’t be for sure, but do do have a pretty big hunch that the next game will be Super Mario Galaxy 3 for Wii U.  What do you think?

Source: Edge Online, via Wii U Daily

Smashing!!! Surprising New Info From Today’s Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct!

screen-8If you’re anything like me, you were really anticipating today’s Smash Bros. Direct.  Just as Sakurai promised, this video was worth the wait, but maybe not in the ways you would’ve anticipated!  The first thing talked about was the release date.  The 3DS version of the game will be released first this summer.  The Wii U version is coming this winter.  You might be a little disappointed that both games aren’t coming out at once, but the thing is that the creators need enough time to pack in as much content into these games as humanly possible.  Read on for the details!

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Smash Bros Direct: “Worth the Wait” (update)

smash_cratesMasahiro Sakurai (Smash Bros. Creator) reminded everyone via Miiverse that a new Nintendo Direct will be out later today.  He also noted that this particular episode will be “worth the wait”.  What could that possibly mean do you think?  Here’s a hint, it’s probably got something to do with the picture above!  Most likely there’s going to be a new Smash Bros. character or two announced… but what do you think will be announced???

Update: Well, the broadcast has already concluded, and it was fantastic!  We have a confirmation of 4 returning characters, as well as an unexpected newcomer…  Watch the entire Smash Bros. Direct and check out my impressions of the new announcements here.

Source: Miiverse, via My Nintendo News

Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct Airs This Tuesday

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten some solid Super Smash Bros. news, but that’s about to change this Tuesday.  Nintendo recently shared that they will be holding a Nintendo Direct broadcast on Tuesday, April 8th, exclusively for the games on Wii U and 3DS.  Be sure to tune in to the link here at 6 p.m. EST (11 p.m. UK time) to watch the live stream.

My fingers are crossed for some more new characters!

Source: Nintendo of America

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

Nintendo is Making the VC Experience Even More Nostalgic

GBAMegaglareNow, I’m not sure about all the other Chargers out there, but when I was a kid, there was always one part of a game that I enjoyed as a great point of the gaming experience. An interesting point: not a bit of programming was involved in its development. Have you guessed what it is yet? That’s right, the companion booklet that seemed to come along with every game in the early days! Man, I loved those things. If I got a new game, you would see me every day at school with that booklet, memorizing every detail and throwing it in the face of all of my friends. Ah, memories. Anyways, now that is sort of coming back, in a virtual, less transportable format. Many of the Game Boy Advanced games that have hit the Wii U virtual console are starting to feature the original manuals that came with the old games. Man, it’s going to be a trip down memory lane! Be sure to pick up a few GBA games on the Wii U VC!

Source: Twitter

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