Category Archives: Nintendo 3DS

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is currently half-off on the Nintendo eShop

Ahead of the upcoming release of the third and final Zero Escape, the second game in the series, Virtue’s Last Reward, can be picked up on the cheap via the Nintendo eShop.

Ordinarily $24.99, VLR is currently available for $11.99 for 3DS. However, as many 3DS users learned in the past, the 3DS version of the game comes with a massive disclaimer: it has a game-breaking bug.

More accurately, it has a game-deleting bug. Saving in one of the game’s many puzzle rooms has a high chance of deleting or corrupting your save file, resulting in the permanent loss of all progress. The bug is not apparent in the Vita version of the game, yet it was never patched, though it can be avoided with careful saving. So, channel those Resident Evil typewriter skills.

Now is an especially good time to dive into the Zero Escape games, as the series will become a real-world escape challenge later this month with the launch of Real Zero Escape: Trust on Trial, a locked-room puzzle event hosted in Los Angeles. Organized by Japanese event studio SCRAP, Trust on Trial begins April 15.

Source: Nintendo eShop

Pokémon’s original legendary birds return with new abilities in May giveaway

Pokémon players will be treated to never-before-seen versions of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres as part of May’s Pokémon giveaway.

Pokémon’s legendary birds are as old as the IP itself, so their new abilities are the main allure of the May giveaway. For the first time, Articuno will have Snow Cloak, Zapdos will have Static, and Moltres will Flame Body.

As was the case with Jirachi, April’s Pokémon giveaway, legendary redemption codes will be sent via the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter, so you’ll need to be a club member if you want to pick up some free legendaries. The download codes will work with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon X & Y on Nintendo 3DS, New 3DS and 2DS.

To celebrate the return of Pokémon’s iconic birds, the Pokémon Company is currently streaming Pokémon The Movie: 2000, in which Lugia and the gang are pivotal characters, for free on Pokémon.com.

Source: The Pokémon Company

Via: Polygon

Metroid Prime Federation Force release date announced, launches this Summer

Metroid Prime Federation Force has finally received its official release date. The title will be released this Summer for the US on August 19 and September 2 for Europe, missing its expected Spring release.

 

The European release date was confirmed via the official European Nintendo Twitter account, which you can see down below. While the US version was announced via a PAX East press release which also notes that the game will be available for hands-on impressions this weekend.

 

This Machochu figure is the best thing we saw on the internet this week

While The Pokémon Company creates ridiculous Pokémon like the 'Trash Heap' called Garbodor and a 'Key Ring' named Pokémon named Klefki, Pokémon fans are making the Pokémon we not only need, but the ones we deserve.

Machochu, the mashup of Pikachu and Machoke, has been steadily gaining a fanbase overseas. With growing fame and utter neglect from The Pokémon Company, there was only one answer — to create an action figure for the beast of a Pokémon.

Netizen Meetissai took it upon themselves to craft the glorious amalgamation of Pikachu and Machoke. Check out the process behind making this creation here, fair warning the site is in Japanese.

The Pokémon Company has yet to allow Machochu to join the ranks of Pokémon, but as they run out of ideas and allow more trash inspired Pokémon into the generations they will cave in.

They have to, there's no way to deny Machochu. Look at those rippingly back muscles. 

[Rocket News]

Rayman Origins available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility, along with four classic arcade games

The now classic Xbox 360 still has something to offer the Xbox One – video games. Thanks to backwards compatibility, the Xbox 360's servers will continue to stay live as long as there are still games coming to the Xbox One. 

The latest backwards compatible game is 2011's Rayman Origins. The Ubisoft developed and published platformer originally launched five years ago on the Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, and Wii with mostly positive reviews. 

You can grab it on the Xbox Store for $14.99.

Shin Megami Tensei 4’s Apocalypse standalone is heading West this summer

Atlus today announced the Western 3DS release of Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse, the English version of Japan’s Shin Megami Tensei 4: Final.

Set in the same timeline as the original SMT4, Apocalypse stars a new protagonist who, in true SMT fashion, is killed by a demon and resurrected by a god. Apocalypse is a largely independent game, but does overlap with events, areas and demons from SMT4.

Apocalypse makes several additions to its predecessor, the most pertinent being a seven-partner cast which lets players further customize their party lineup beyond their three demon comrades. The game will also feature over 450 demons to fight and fuse, a record for the SMT series. Fusing demons will see the addition of skill affinities, allowing players to better tailor skill inheritance.

Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse will release this summer. An exact release date has not yet been provided. 

Source: AtlusUSA 

Via: GameInformer

Pokemon Sun and Moon's Legendaries may have just been leaked

It would seem that Game Freak, developers of the Pokemon games, have just filed for two new trademarks for what could possibly be the names of the respective Legendary pokemon in the upcoming 'Pokemon: Sun' and 'Pokemon: Moon'.

The two names in question read as "Solgaleo" and "Lunaala". These names clearly have connections to the latest titles with their root words 'Sol' and 'Luna' literally translating to 'sun' and 'moon'. Its not uncommon for leaked trademarks for past pokemon games to actually pan out to be true. With the official reveal of the games' content rumored to come next month, its certainly possible this is real and these are the storyline representatives we can expect.

In addition to these two trademarks, GameFreak also filed a trademark for 'Gigareki.'

The only cause for concern in all this is that the names were registered through a private Japanese intellectual property lawyer, Yusuki Inui. Traditionally, Pokemon trademarks properties under the known titles Nintendo, Game Freak, or The Pokemon Company. This may not mean much in the way of confirming or denying anything, but its likely this won't negate the validity of the reveal in any way.

Pokemon Sun and Moon are expected to release in the fourth quarter of 2016.

[NeoGaf]

Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are Nintendo's next mobile apps

In addition to the news of NX releasing this March alongside The Legend of Zelda's delay, Nintendo also announced that Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be the company's next two mobile apps.

Building on the positive consumer reaction to Miitomo, Nintendo announced that its next two mobile apps would be based on the familiar and beloved Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises. Nintendo plans to release both of these applications this autumn. As for the former app, while making it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems, Nintendo aims to offer the great value of a role-playing strategy game. Nintendo will design the latter game so that it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment. Both of these  are pure game applications. Compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business.

Nintendo will provide more details about these applications closer to their launch period, and aims to have multiple types of apps that appeal to different audiences and different groups of players.

Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow on 3DS have been downloaded over 1.5 million times

Today, Nintendo outlined their financial results for the past fiscal year which ended back in March and there are a few nuggets of data that stand out from the pack. First of all, Nintendo's net profits are down 60%, from ¥41.8 billion last year to ¥16.5 billion this year. As it turns out, that is less than what Sony pulled in on PSN sales alone. Ouch.

But there is one ray of light that Nintendo can hang their hat on. The re-releases of Pokemon, Red, Blue and Yellow on Nintendo 3DS have been very profitable ventures, resulting in a grand total of over 1.5 million downloads. And according to Nintendo, more than half of those downloads came from the US.

"We believe that we have successfully created a chance to appeal to the nostalgia of consumers who played these titles when they first came out" said Nintendo.

Now, this means that Gold, Silver and Crystal have to be in play for the future, right?

Source: [nintendo.co.jp]

New Mythical Pokemon available to download for free today

For long time fans of Pokemon, 2016 is a great year. Not only are we getting brand new core entries in the series with Pokemon Sun and Moon, but each month we get a new (and free) legendary Pokemon to download, so that we don't have to waste our time hoping to sucker someone into a one-sided trade on the GTS. 

This month's new mythical Pokemon is Gen 3's Jirachi. Jirachi is known as the Wish Maker Pokemon, who is known to make any wish come true, provided it's written on one of the notes attached to its adorable head.

Frankly, most trainers have been wishing just to own a Jirachi more than anything. Jirachi is compatible with Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, so you must own at least one of those to get the download. Or if you have all four, you can get four Jirachis (which is way better than one).

Don't forget that this weekend, we are anticipating the unveiling of footage for Pokemon Sun and Moon so stay tuned, trainers. 

Source: [Nintendo Life]