Archive for August, 2011

Aliens: Infestation Gets Delayed Will Infest DSes This October

August 31st, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Yet another game published by SEGA is getting delayed. This time it’s Aliens: Infestation, WayForward’s side-scrolling shooter based on the Aliens movie universe.

Originally planned for a September release, the DS game has been pushed back to October 11 in the U.S. Europe will see the game launch on September 30.

Source: Joystiq

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Take Pictures of Ghosts With the 3DS in Fatal Frame Spin-Off

August 31st, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

The team that worked on the Fatal Frame series has a new project in the works for the 3DS called Shinrei Shashin (translated as “Spirit Photo“).

Players will be able to use the 3DS’ cameras to take pictures of ghosts, which will somehow be used to solve a mystery surrounding the Purple Diary, a cursed book represented by a bundled item called an “AR Notebook.”

In addition to the Purple Diary story, there will be other modes to play through, including a mini-game collection and a “spirit picture” battle mode.

A publisher for the game hasn’t been announced, neither has a release date.

Source: andriasang [via Nintendo Life]

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NES Ambassador Games Are Ready for Download in Japan and North America

August 31st, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo announced that 3DS Ambassadors would be able to download their 10 free NES games on September 1, but it turns out that the games are already available.

Redeeming the games is a bit of a hassle. Rather than having a button on the eShop welcome screen linking you to them, Nintendo decided that it would be better if you went to “Settings/Other” > “Your Downloads” > then hit “Redownload” on each of the games.

In addition to the NES games, there is also a Ambassador Certificate program that will notify you when new Ambassador games are available in the eShop.

Source: Nintendo

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Europe Won’t Get Bonus Layton RPG

August 30th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

While North America will be getting Professor Layton and the Last Specter with the bonus RPG London Life unlocked at the start of the game, Layton fans across the pond won’t even get a chance to enjoy the 100-hour side adventure.

Official Nintendo Magazine reports Nintendo UK currently has “no plans to include the London Life RPG with copies of the game.”

The company didn’t explain why they were cutting the bonus content from the game, but if I had to guess, I’d say it would have to do with the massive effort it would take to translate the text-heavy RPG into multiple languages for the region.

At least they got Xenoblade, right?

Source: ONM [via Siliconera]

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Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure Sneak Off To America and Europe

August 30th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Well, that was quick. Only a few days after debuting their new 3DS IP Rhythm Phantom Thief R:Inheritance of the Emperor Napoleon, SEGA has announced that the game will be heading to North America and Europe as Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure early next year.

Players will take control of Raphael, a Lupin III-esque thief who relishes the thrill of the heist over the actual treasure he steals, as he tries to solve the mystery behind the Wristlet of Tiamat and his father’s disappearance.

While the main focus is definitely on the single-player experience, SEGA has revealed that the game will also have a multiplayer mode and make use of StreetPass.

Source: SEGA Blog

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Full List of NES Ambassador Titles Revealed

August 30th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

With just two days before the first wave of Ambassador Program games go up in the eShop, Nintendo has announced the complete list of NES games that will be available come September 1 (previously unannounced titles in bold):

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Metroid
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Zelda II – The Adventure of Link
  • Yoshi

These games have been confirmed for North America and Japan. Europe has yet to make an announcement.

As reported earlier this month, these releases will be classified as “priority delivery.” They won’t have normal Virtual Console features like restore points or a complete instruction manual, but they will be added at a later date as a free update.

Source: Nintendo

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Star Fox 64 3D Adds New Multiplayer Weapons, Modes, Stages

August 29th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Looks like dogfights (birdfights? harefights? frogfights?) in Star Fox 64 3D are getting some much needed tweaks.

While the N64 multiplayer battles were fun, with only laser and bomb power-ups, it’s hard to deny that they were a bit… lacking when in came to weapon variety.

A brand new arsenal of power-ups is a welcome addition in my book. Those stealth bombs looks like they could be a serious rage inducer.

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Professor Layton and the Last Specter Head to North America This October

August 29th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Announced with the Zelda Collector’s Edition, the spookily titled Professor Layton and the Last Specter will be out in time for Halloween. October 17, to be exact.

The fourth game in the Professor Layton series, The Last Specter begins a new trilogy that actually takes place before the first Layton game.

While there were some worries that the localized version of The Last Specter would drop the unlockable London Life RPG that was present in the original release, Nintendo has reassured us that it is still there and, unlike the Japanese version, it will be available to players at the start of the game.

Source: Press Release

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Zelda Symphony Soundtrack Included With First Prints of Skyward Sword

August 29th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

It was announced today that every copy in the initial printing of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will come with a CD featuring select songs from the Zelda 25th Anniversary concert series.

For some extra anniversary goodness, Nintendo is planning to release a limited edition bundle that pairs the game and soundtrack with a gold, Zelda-themed Wii Remote Plus. The bundle will be priced at $70 and go on sale alongside the standalone copy on November 20.

Source: Press Release

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This Week in Games: “John Madden. aeiou aeiou aeiou aeiou” Edition

August 28th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

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