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.
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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?
Earlier this week, we told you that Azure Striker Gunvolt – an eShop game developed by the creator of Mega Man – was coming to Japan. Since then, Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu has confirmed to Siliconera that the 3DS download title will be hitting North America later this year (Summer, to be exact). A European version is being considered as well, but because of the multiple languages in the country, it would take significantly longer to be localized. For more info on this exciting new 2D platformer, check out the official page here.
Xseed has brought gamers in the West many great titles that may have otherwise never been localized. In 2012, the bouncy, flirtatious, all-female brawler Senran Kagura Burst made it on my list of games that will never be released outside of Japan. Xseed proved me wrong late last year with a release in North America, exclusively on the 3DS eShop, followed by an early 2014 retail release in Europe. With the successful sales in both regions, new fans are now begging the company to bring the rest of the games in the series to Japan. The biggest game in demand is definitely the upcoming 3DS title, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. Xseed has responded to the plea of their followers on Facebook:
[Senran Kagura Burst] has sold well enough that we are open to considering other iterations in the series.
So there it is. If we get any more word on these games coming to the West, you’ll be able to see it here. Until then, we will continue to post updates on the development process of the so far Japan-exclusive Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, as usual! Check out our review of Senran Kagura Burst here!
Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has shared with the Official Nintendo Magazine (UK) that the recent Zelda games have been “rather linear” compared to the latest game, A Link Between Worlds, as well as the game that started it all on NES. Aonuma feels that the games have lost their “sense of wonder” over the years due to their sometimes restrictive feel, and the Zelda teams plan to change that in future games. Here’s what Aonuma told ONM:
“The recent Zelda games have been rather linear, as I thought players didn’t like getting lost, wondering what to do, or where to go. However, I’ve come to question this ‘traditional’ approach as I felt that we couldn’t gain the sense of wonder that existed in the original Legend of Zelda, in which you made unexpected encounters and where what used to be impossible would suddenly become possible.”
“We will, of course, continue to question and reconsider the approaches we have taken in the past without any reservations.”
It’s very exciting to see that the Zelda team is not only open to change, but that they are already implementing these changes in games currently under development. This year, Hyrule Warriors – a spin-off game developed by Tecmo Koei and Aonuma and the Zelda team – is coming to Wii U in most regions, so look out for more updates. Also, Nintendo is announcing the next main series Zelda game during E3 2014 this June. Are you excited for some change in the Zelda series?
Source: Official Nintendo Magazine
Another One Piece game is coming to North America! If you own a Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, then you’ll want to keep an eye out for One Piece: Unlimited World Red. The game is scheduled to launch in North America, Europe, and Australia sometime this year. The game is also being brought to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Stay tuned for further updates!
Source: My Nintendo News
GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 is almost upon us! The conference is often overlooked by consumers, but it is really important for game developers and the platforms they develop for. Nintendo has shared their plans to cater to indie developers during the conference.
Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of America says:
“We want to demonstrate to developers how easy it is for them to bring their creative ideas to Nintendo systems. Nintendo offers wide-ranging support for indie developers, whether they want to use NWF, Unity or their own proprietary code.”
GDC 2014 kicks off next week, so stay tuned for all the updates that are sure to follow!
Source: My Nintendo News
Have you ever wanted to golf underwater? … No? Regardless, I’m sure you’re wanting to see a new gameplay video from the upcoming Mario Golf title on 3DS. In the video above, you can see what it’s like to golf underwater in the Cheep Cheep Lagoon course. Mario Golf: World Tour is coming to North America on May 2nd.
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Following it’s reveal a few weeks back, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson now has an official website. On the website, you can find more about the new features in the game, including Pair Battle, Adventure Mode, Action Mode, and much more. Some of the story has been revealed as well, so if you’re a fan of the series, or just want to know what has everyone talking, check it out in the source below. The game launches on Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 7th.
Keiji Inafune, creator of the Mega Man series, and former member of Capcom, is hard at work on the upcoming Mighty No. 9, but is also working on a new game for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Azure Striker Gunvolt is an action sidescroller, similar to Mega Man and Metroid. Not much is known about the game yet, but we do know that it will be landing in Japan this summer, and is sure to come to other regions afterwards. Check out the reveal trailer below!