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.
In 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?
If 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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Masahiro 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.
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!
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
Now, 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!
Since 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?
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!
We’ve seen loads of 3DS systems come out with little special features, slight alterations, and even some amazing graphics with pre-loaded games. Well, now one comes around with a rarity rating higher than any other console before it, save custom designed handhelds. What’s coming around is a special Pokémon X sporting a beautiful Mega Charizard graphic. How does one obtain such a treasure? Well, there will only be two made in the world, like, ever. They will be prizes for the Japanese Pokémon Dragon Tournament, which occurs yearly and is open to grade-schoolers. The 3DS XL will be given to the winners of both the tournament for Pokémon X & Y, as well as the original Poket Monsters card game! The winner’s name will be inscribed on the bottom of the console.
Last week, I told you that there’s a very high chance we will be seeing more of the Senran Kagura series in the West. This is due to the stellar sales of Senran Kagura Burst, which saw an exclusive release to the 3DS eShop in North America. This week, publisher Xseed says that the game’s growing popularity on the eShop could gain the next games a physical release in the United States. Here’s what they said:
For all the people that supported Burst with an eShop purchase, we really appreciate it. The ‘no package no buy’ reasoning really doesn’t work because in this case the eShop release could be considered almost a ‘proof of concept’ where we prove to the retailers (and ourselves) that there’s a market for this series, which in turn gives us much more clout when trying to convince retailers to stock a physical release in the future because we have hard eShop sales numbers to prove it can sell.
This is great news for PS Vita owners, since the company is looking to release Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus in the West. Also, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is under development in Japan. Following it’s release in the island country, we may get an actual retail release in North America. How cool would that be?