The Nintendo 3DS is currently doing very well in most regions. There are sure to be a few more years of life to come, but word on the street is that Nintendo is already working on a new handheld, and that it’s been under development since 2013. Until we hear an official confirmation, this is still a rumor, but it’s worth reading. Here’s the rumor:
Nintendo apparently started working on a new platform in early 2013 and has already selected a vendor for the SoC after talking to several potential candidates. The SoC might be based on an existing design, but will be changed to fit Nintendo’s requirements. I assume it’s for their next handheld, though.
Seems legit, especially since the big N is almost done with the construction of their new HQ for console and handheld development. Since the source is not certain if it’s a new handheld, there is also another possibility. What If this is the successor to Wii U? Nintendo might be working on a new home console due to the lackluster sales of their current system. What are your thoughts?
Well, that must’ve been embarrassing…
Yesterday, we told you that SEGA listed the upcoming Sonic Lost World to be releasing on November 29th, which was an entire month after the set launch date. It was quite obvious that this was a typo, and we’ve gotten a statement from a SEGA explaining the situation on the official Sonic the Hedgehog website. Here’s what they said:
“It’s not delayed – we’ll have it fixed shortly.”
Pretty straightforward, eh? So you can all rest easy now, Sonic fans. I know you probably couldn’t sleep last night after hearing the “dreadful” news. In all seriousness, the game looks great, and hopefully the influence from Nintendo will have made a difference big enough to improve sales for the company.
Sonic Lost World will launch in North America at the scheduled time of October 29th. Stay tuned for further updates on the Wii U and 3DS adventure. -Greg Boe
Ah, the Advance Wars series… It has been a while. Intellegent Systems (series developers) have been hinting at a new game for a few months now, and we have reasons to believe that there’s a new game under development. When asked whether or not a new title in the series was under development, director Kouhei Maeda replied: “Whether or not we have plans to bring out a new entry in the Advance Wars series is a secret.” So there you go. Sure, this may not be a legitimate confirmation, but at least it shows us that the developers are making a new game. Sure, the game may not be shown off at E3 in 10 days, but they are definitely up to something. I mean, what kind of company would say something like that and not be making a new game? Only a company that wants their fans to HATE them. Okay, that may have been a bit harsh, but I think you get the point. We’ll keep you posted on this one. -Greg Boe
This seems like a huge part of the super-hyped Year of Luigi. After all, a couple of Luigi based games is exactly what we’d expect from an event thus titled. To shed a little light on the situation, the online retailer Amazon recently posted a game called New Super Luigi, a title for the 3DS. However, we now have reason to believe that the title is not in actuality what it reads on the tin. Instead, what we see developing is that the title that is actually coming is an expansion to the New Super Mario Bros. U title on the Wii U that expands on Luigi’s part in the game called New Super Luigi U, which means it still fits into the Year of Luigi event. -Ryan Baxter
Was this simply a mistake or is there an interesting new title in the distance? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
The same team that developed the Super Mario Galaxy games are hard at work with a new 3D Mario title, exclusively on Wii U. It’s already been confirmed that this game will be playable at E3 next month along with the new Mario Kart on Nintendo’s next-gen console. According to CVG, the game will be released this October. That means that we have yet another Wii U game to add to out 2013 wish list.
Stay tuned for more news on this new project. -Greg Boe (admin)
There’s a lot of talk going around about the new Batman: Arkham game that will be coming out in few days. A bit of rumor has recently hit the surface, and we scooped it up and brought it home to you! Apparently, the new game is going to have multiplayers modes. One might assume that this is simply one player as Batman and the other as Robin but it seems that this game has a more interesting storyline in the multiplayer function. It’s simple. We kill the Batman. That’s right, you take on the role of an antagonist, whether a villain, such as Killer Croc, Firefly, or Death Stroke, or a simple crook, like the men who work for Joker or Bane, with the sole intent of eliminating those pesky hero types. There’s no confirmation of this gameplay in the upcoming title, but I’d sure like to see it worked in. -Ryan Baxter
What do you think about this play style? Is it cool to have the point of view changed to one of the villains for once or is it enough to play as our Dark Knight and his Boy Wonder? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
That’s what it looks like, at least. Spanish retailer Xtralife has recently listed the game for release, which pretty much confirms it’s existence. Nintendo has already announced that there will be a Nintendo Direct broadcast focused on the 3DS airing early tomorrow, so could The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D be one of the games to be announced. It sure looks that way, that’s all I can say.
We’ll keep you posted. -Greg Boe (admin)
The Pikachu 3DS XL shown above is one of the many products that was previously only enjoyed by the island county of Japan. However, this lovable character may soon be gracing our 3DS XL covers in North America as well as there have been many indications of the product in the US. The strongest evidence of this occurrence is a picture circulating the net of someone who found the famed product at his local store. The other, not as obvious hint is the announcement that a huge piece of Pikachu based news is coming tomorrow. When you add it all up, it seems pretty likely that we’ll be seeing our small yellow friend on our 3D systems. -Ryan Baxter
Would you buy a Pikachu 3DS XL if it came to your area? Stay tuned to NCharged for the developing story!
In this age of extreme technology in which everything a person is involved in can instantly appear online. For example, while most of our news comes directly from announcements by the company, today we have a bit of news scraped from LinkedIn, the site for professionals to connect with each other. The wonderful bit of news we present to you is that the title Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be coming to the Wii U console despite Ubisoft’s statements that seemed to crush our dreams of such events previously. However, on this content managers experience page for LinkedIn, he noted that he had worked on the Wii U version of this much anticipated title. Whether this is true or simply a mistyped note is yet to be seen, but there’s no reason we can’t be hopeful! -Ryan Baxter
From the most unlikely of places, this great stealth title will be hotly desired by any and all gamers and it will be available to Nintendo audiences on the incredible Wii U interface.
I know we still have 4 months left until E3, but it’s never too early to build up excitement for the biggest gaming exhibition of the year. We already know there are new Mario and Zelda titles hitting Wii U, so all I’m waiting for now is a Metroid title to be announced.
I’m not even going to sit here and try to speculate on where the story will take place, or any ridiculous crap like that, since we really have no confirmation at all. I’ve grown very close to the Nintendo 3DS in the past two years, so I would love to see the next game on the handheld. Maybe a Super Metroid remake? I think it would fit very nicely on the glasses-free 3D system. I’d like to see Team Ninja develop this one, too.
Anyways, with all the great Nintendo franchises, such as Luigi’s Mansion, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, and Paper Mario hitting 3DS, a Metroid game would be very welcome in the system’s library.
Do you think Nintendo will unveil a new Metroid game at E3? -Greg Boe (admin)
In the midst of all the server tension yesterday for Day One of the Wii U, a NeoGAF Forums member found himself or herself on the debug menu on Miiverse. Yeah I know, right? How exactly this user go onto this menu is unspecified, but while there, they found entries Yoshi’s Land and Soul Hackers, which haven’t even been confirmed for Wii U by their producers. Along with this list of unexpected games, this user was able to edit other Wii U accounts, and even view test posts from Nintendo devs on Miiverse. Since we have no idea as to how dependable this source is, we’re calling it a rumor until we get an actual verification by Nintendo, or the devs. Did you get a Wii U yesterday? Tell us why (or why not) in the comments! -Greg Boe (admin)
Source: My Nintendo News
Everyone loves the Metroid series, but recently, with Other M, the series has taken a bit of a nosedive. However, we all know that great changes come with every new system. Perhaps the Wii U will be the saving moment of this series. That is, of course, if this series even makes it to the system. Currently, Nintendo is only thinking about bringing this game to the Wii U, but there will be a Metroid based game on Nintendo Land at the launch of the Wii U for us to enjoy while the big boys are thinking about bringing us a new title. Nonetheless, this is the make or break time for Metroid, as if a poor game is released, then interest will surely fall away due to time, and there will be no hope of reviving the faint heartbeat of this falling series. Do you think the Metroid series can be brought back to its former glory?
Source: My Nintendo News