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New Samus Gunship Model From First 4 Figures

September 30th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

First 4 Figures, the makers of the awesome Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Gunship model, Goron leader Darunia and, um… the weird-faced Zero Suit Samus have gone back to the Metroid series to create the ship Samus used in the original Prime and Hunters.

Just like the Echoes ship, this one also has pretty glowing lights that illuminate the cockpit and accentuate other details on the body. Be prepared to cough up some serious cash for this thing, though. As a limited run model — only 750 will be made — each unit will run you $300!

As much as I’d like to have this thing acting like a night-light in my entertainment center, I think I’d rather put those three Benjamins towards a 3DS.

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Over-the-Shoulder Camera View In Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition?

September 30th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

Depth perception may not be the only new addition in the 3DS adaptation of Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition.

A demo of the game available at Nintendo’s 3DS conference reportedly lets people play from a behind-the back camera angle. According to a reporter from 4Gamer, the game still controls the same. He said he was able to successfully pull off Shoryukens and Hadokens without much difficulty.

This new camera angle isn’t something that’s been officially announced by Capcom. It’s very possible that this could only be a demo-only feature to show off the 3DS’ abilities and could be cut from the final version.

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You Maniacs! You Blew It Up! The 3DS’ Price, That Is

September 30th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

The 3DS will cost ¥25,000 (≈$300USD) and it’s all your fault. Yeah, you.

According to Bloomberg, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was asked about the handheld’s steep price at an analyst meeting yesterday. He said that there were many factors in deciding on the final price of the system, but it came down to the positive reaction the 3DS received when it debuted at E3 earlier this year.

So remember, everyone. Next time Nintendo unveils something new…

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3DS-ton: The Other Stuff – Fatal Frame 2 Remake, Rhythm Tengoku Wii

September 29th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

It’s a little unfair to announce other games at an event where the spotlight is focused mainly on the 3DS. But, what’s past is past. Nintendo revealed the Wii remake of Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly and the Wii version of Rhythm Tengoku (1:33 and 1:40 in the video, respectively).

Screen of both games are available on Nintendo’s conference site.

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3DS-ton: The Other Stuff – Pokémon Typing Game

September 29th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

After the success of Mario Teaches Typing, Nintendo has decided to go back into the world of teaching people to type with Battle & Get: Pokémon Typing DS. A game where people can duke it out in a literal war of words… but with pokémon.

In what could potentially be the greatest or most useless peripheral to come out for the handheld, Nintendo will bundle the game with a wireless keyboard.

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I Don’t Believe The 3DS Will Cost $300 In The U.S.

September 29th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

So the big stink across the internet is the news that the 3DS will cost ¥25,000, or roughly $300 in the U.S.

It’s a pretty big chuck o’ change, especially for a handheld. But, while we’re still reeling from sticker shock, there are a couple of little details we’ve forgotten:

  • The conversion rate does not determine a console’s price for a region. Back when the original DS came out, it retailed for ¥15,000 which is about $180USD. However, when the system debuted in North America on November 21 back in 2004 it sold for $150. I wouldn’t expect a drastic price drop for the 3DS, though. Still, the $250 price range is still possible.
  • While this more speculation than inference, there is a possibility that Nintendo may drop the bundled SD card and cradle accessory in the North American SKU. It would lower the price of the handheld and it would allow Nintendo to profit off them by selling them separately. Lame? Definitely. Plausible? We’re still paying for nunchuks, aren’t we?

Basically, for those of us in North America and Europe, we don’t know anything yet. We can assume all we want from what we heard at yesterday’s conference, but until NoA or NoE officially says anything about price and date, it’s all speculation.

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3DS Conference Is Over!

September 28th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

  • Release Date: February 26, 2011 for ¥25,000 ($300USD)
  • North America and Europe in March. No Price.
  • Launch colors: Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black.

[Update: Video of the presentation is available on Nintendo Japan’s site. Also, tons of new links to trailers and screens added]

We’re only a hour away from the big 3DS announcement. People everywhere are… probably not caring. Let’s face it, only a small chunk of avid video game enthusiasts would really care about an announcement like a system release date or price, let alone every person in the world.

I guess this would be a good time to throw out some last minute predictions.

As I’ve said before, I’m not expecting this thing to go over $200. I think a good price point would be $189.

Color-wise, I’m guessing Nintendo will launch in the three colors provided in the E3 media materials: Black, Blue and Red. Though, I imagine Nintendo has other colors they’ll save for slumping sales. They did it with every handheld since the original Game Boy, after all.

And we finally come to the subject of the release date. I’m going to say Nintendo will release the 3DS in Japan sometime late in November. It’ll give it some time to get hyped up before a holiday rush. As for the rest of the world, I’m going to take a bit of a wilder prediction and say it will be out in North America this year. Maybe sometime in early December. I have no real basis for this, but, hey, a prediction’s a prediction. Europe and Australia? I see them getting shafted yet again with a release squeaking into February or March 2011.

With that, it’s time to wait for the show to start! We’ll try to keep up with all the new bits of info as it trickles in. You can follow us after the break.

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Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Soundtrack Free To Download!

September 28th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

The soundtrack to Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, the DSiWare sequel to the original Shantae on the Game Boy Color, is available for download on the composer’s website.

While it’s free to download, donations are being accepted for anyone who wishes to support the studio.

If you’re feeling a bit more nostalgic, the original game’s soundtrack is also available for download.

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Kirby’s Epic Yarn Website Opens

September 28th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

Continuing Nintendo’s one-big-game-a-month march to the holidays, Kirby’s Epic Yarn follows up Professor Layton and the Unwound Future with its release October 17.

As a reminder of the pink puffball’s return, Nintendo has opened up a teaser site for Epic Yarn. It’s still a little light on the content side — all that’s there is a deceptively ominous-starting trailer — but there’s still plenty of Kirby adorableness to be had.

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Nintendo to Announce 3DS Launch Details Today

September 28th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

We’ve seen screens. We’ve watched it in action. We’ve even heard rumors about its inner workings. Now, today, we finally get to find out how much it will cost and when we’ll be able to buy it.

Nintendo’s big 3DS conference is being held today in the same building as the recently-ended Tokyo Game Show. A start time for the event hasn’t been announced, but I’ll be sure to provide a recap of the show.

Unless it happens while I’m in class. Then we’ll have to wait a bit.

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