Archive for September, 2011

Capcom Sending Out Apology Packages to Devroom Winners

September 30th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Mega Man Legends 3 Devroom participants in Japan whose ideas and designs were to be included in the 3DS game are starting to receive consolation gifts for the game’s unfortunate cancellation.

The gift package includes a picture of a Servbot with the text “Thank you! From all the DASH 3 team at Capcom. 2011,” a letter from Capcom and a couple of screen cleaners with pictures of Servbots on them.

According to The Mega Man Network, the screen cleaners were originally supposed to be giveaways for a 3DS event that was cancelled due to the Touhoku earthquake.

No word on if North American Devroom members will be receiving a different gift package.

Source: The Mega Man Network

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Shinobi 3DS StreetPass Challenges Have A Special Guest

September 30th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

The protagonist of the original Shinobi series, Joe Musashi, will be a playable character in the upcoming 3DS Shinobi.

Sadly, Joe can’t be used in the main story. He’s been relegated to the challenge maps players can unlock through StreetPass or by using Play Coins.

Still, it’s nice to see Griptonite Games give a little treat to long-time fans of the franchise.

Source: SEGA Blog

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Third-Party 3DS Games See Price Drop

September 30th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Some recent and upcoming 3DS games have been spotted with a new, $30 retail price, the most notable being Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights.

Among the other games sporting the lower price are:

  • Frogger 3DS
  • Tetris Axis
  • Deca Sports Extreme
  • Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection
  • Brunswick Pro Bowling
  • MAHJONG CUB3D
  • Outdoor Unleashed: Alaska

One of the big complaints about the 3DS was that the games were on the expensive side. Could this be the start of a return to DS-level pricing?

Source: NeoGAF [via GoNintendo]

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eShop Thursdays: “Coins and Rupees” Edition

September 29th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

A delightfully meaty week for the eShop. In addition to a Mario Game Boy classic and the anniversary edition of Four Swords, those notification-ready trailers drop today.

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Happy 15th Birthday, Nintendo 64!

September 29th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

15 years ago, North America had its minds blown with one of the most groundbreaking pieces of hardware. Many of the features introduced with the Nintendo 64 would go on to become standard in later generations: Analog sticks, 4 control ports and even vibrating controllers.

While it didn’t live up to the success of its predecessor, the Super Nintendo, and it began the company’s struggles with third-party support, the N64 can still be appreciated for what it brought to the gaming industry.

Fun fact: Did you know the N64 “N” logo contained 64 vertexes and 64 faces?

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Get Notified on New Games Just for Watching 3DS Trailers

September 29th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

The latest batch of downloadable eShop trailers will give 3DS users the option to receive SpotPass notifications for the games they watched.

Other regions already have the trailers available for download, but North American 3DS owners can expect to see them up later today.

The seven trailers are:

  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Paper Mario
  • Animal Crossing
  • Mario Tennis
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising

In order to opt into the notification list, you simply tap the “Notifications” tab and confirm your selection.

Source: Nintendo Life

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R-Type Will No Longer Be Available on the Virtual Console

September 28th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

It was recently announced that SEGA would be taking the Master System version of R-Type off of the Virtual Console. The company didn’t provide any reason as to why they’re removing the sidescrolling shmup, but Joystiq suggests that it could be due to some sort of licensing issue.

If you really want your 8-bit R-Type, you still have time to download the game. The game won’t be removed from the catalog until September 30.

Source: Joystiq, SEGA

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Fire Emblem Devs Working on 3DS Puzzle/Platformer

September 28th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Even though Intelligent Systems are currently working on the new Fire Emblem for the 3DS, the developer has a downloadable eShop title in the works.

Hiku Osu is a puzzle/platformer where you manipulate blocks to create platforms which help you reach the goal at the end of a stage. There’s reportedly 250 stages in total and a level editor for you to create even more stages.

The Japanese eShop will get the game on October 7. It’s been priced at ¥700.

Source: Destructoid

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Zelda: Four Swords Is Now Available for Download

September 28th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

The 3DS/DSiWare version of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords can now be downloaded from the eShop/DSi Shop.

It’s a pleasant surprise, considering Nintendo usually updates their shop catalogs on Thursdays. Though, we did see a similar early release for the NES Ambassador Program games.

As we learned early on, this version of Four Swords doesn’t support online multiplayer, but you can still help/grief a buddy in local play or tag off with a second, dummy Link in single player.

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Visit A Real Life Hyrule Marketplace

September 27th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

As part of this year’s GameCity gaming festival in England, Nintendo will be transforming Nottingham’s Old Market Square into a market village straight out of Hyrule. On October 29, fans of the Zelda series will be able to take part in a series of events designed to celebrate the upcoming launch of Skyward Sword and the series’ 25th anniversary.

Some of the events mentioned include: making your own sword and shield combo, hanging out at the LonLon Milk bar and learning how to play an ocarina. If you put those ocarina skills to use and play with the Ocarina Orchestra, you will be rewarded with a limited edition Zelda-branded ocarina!

Skyward Sword will also be at the event, giving people one more chance to play the game before it ships out this November.

GameCity kicks off with an invite-only event on October 25, but the festival will run from the 26th until the 29th.

Source: N-Europe

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