Archive for October, 2013

eShop Thursday: “Creepy Flesh Tones” Edition

October 31st, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Wii Fit U Trainer

Honestly, how is it that the completely white Wii Fit trainer is considerably less creepy than the one in Wii Fit U?

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Club Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradles Sell Out

October 31st, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

3DS XL Charging Cradle Yellow

Nintendo wasn’t kidding about limited quantities for the colored 3DS XL charging cradles. All five colors sold out shortly after orders opened.

There’s no word on whether there will be a second release like with the gold nunchuk, but fingers crossed if you missed out.

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Bravest Warriors and Bee and PuppyCat Among New Shows Coming to Nintendo Video

October 31st, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward’s webseries Bravest Warriors is coming to 3DSes this fall along with fellow Adventure Time alum Natasha Allegri’s new show Bee and PuppyCat.

The two are part of the new season of Nintendo Video content, which is set to begin November 1.

Also coming this season are Wildheart Riukiu from the creator of Meat or Die and shorts based on The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Pikmin.

By the way, there’s a Kickstarter currently going on to turn Bee and PuppyCat into a six-episode series with TV-quality production values.

Source: Press Release

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Nintendo Posts Net Profit Despite Weak Wii U Sales

October 30th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

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Nintendo published its second quarter earnings release today. The report, which covers the six-month period from April to September, pretty much repeats what we’ve heard before – The 3DS is doing well, while the Wii U continues to hurt the company.

Overall, the company is doing better, posting a net profit of ¥600 million (≈$6.1 million). A massive improvement over the ¥28 billion (≈$285 million) net loss during the same period last year.

Several 3DS titles saw big sales over the past six months, including Tomodachi Collection, which sold 1.63 million units since its launch in Japan last April. Animal Crossing: New Leaf also performed well, selling 2.49 million units worldwide.

Thanks to that strong wave of software, the 3DS managed to sell 3.89 million units worldwide this period, bringing the total number of 3DS units sold to 34.98 million.

Meanwhile, the Wii U is still struggling to grow its global presence. Despite getting big-name releases like Pikmin 3 and Wind Waker HD, the console only managed to sell 460,000 units worldwide since April. The Wii U has sold 3.91 million units in total.

Nintendo does believe things will pick up eventually. They predict the Wii U will sell 9 million units by March 31, 2014. However, they have much higher hopes for the 3DS, predicting 18 million units sold in the same amount of time.

Source: Nintendo IR page

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SEGA 3D Classics Priced and Dated for North America and Europe

October 30th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Sonic 3D Classic

SEGA’s been releasing 3D-enhanced ports of their classic titles for the 3DS in Japan over the past year and they’ve finally announced prices and dates for them in North America and Europe.

The following games have received the stereoscopic treatment:

  • November 28: 3D Space Harrier, 3D Super Hang-On
  • December 5: 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, 3D Altered Beast
  • December 12: 3D Ecco the Dolphin, 3D Galaxy Force II
  • December 19: 3D Shinobi III, 3D Streets of Rage

Each game will cost $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 in the 3DS eShop.

Source: SEGA Blog

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Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Is A Club Nintendo Platinum Reward in Japan

October 30th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Advance Wars Character Shot

Five years after releasing Advance Wars: Days of Ruin for North America, Europe and Australia, Nintendo has finally made the game available in Japan as a 3DS download for Club Nintendo members who reached Platinum status.

Days of Ruin was originally scheduled to launch in Japan at around the same time as the other territories, but multiple delays eventually led to the game’s cancellation.

This release marks the first time a DS game has been made available through the 3DS eShop. The game reportedly takes up 426 blocks of space.

Source: club.nintendo.jp

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Natsume Publishing Sayonara Umihara Kawase in North America

October 29th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Umihara Kawase

The 3DS puzzle platformer Sayonara Umihara Kawase is coming to North America as Yumi’s Odd Odyssey, care of Natsume.

Your objective is fairly straightforward: Make your way across platforms and get to the end of the level, but there’s a big hook to the game, and it’s a literal one.

In order to get from platform to platform, you have to use your character’s fishing rod as a grappling hook. It can be used to swing across gaps, lower your character to hard-to-reach areas and even fling them across the stage.

Yumi’s Odd Odyssey will be released in 2014.

Source: Natsume facebook

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Nicalis Considering Physical Release of Cave Story for 3DS

October 29th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Cave Story 3DS eShop

The team at Nicalis is tossing around the idea of doing a physical release of the 3DS eShop version of Cave Story, taking to Twitter to gauge fan interest.

Not to be confused with Cave Story 3D, the remake of the original game with updated 3D graphics, Nicalis is talking about the 3DS eShop release, which was an updated version of the 2010 DSiWare release with stereoscopic 3D and the bonus modes added in Cave Story+.

Source: @nicalis

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Nintendo Announces Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Collector’s Edition for North America

October 29th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo confirms the gold Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL is coming to North America on November 22, the same day the game hits stores.

The $219 bundle comes with the gold and black 3DS XL and a download code for A Link Between Worlds.

GameStop leaked and confirmed the handheld bundle in their Black Friday flyer, which surfaced a couple of weeks ago.

Source: Press Release

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Wii and Wii U Versions of Young Justice: Legacy Cancelled

October 28th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Young Justice Legacy

Developer Little Orbit will not be bringing Young Justice: Legacy to the Wii and Wii U. According to the game’s facebook page, the cancellation is due to a variety of issues, including poor quality and lack of retailer support.

The game, which is based on the Young Justice animated series, is still coming to the 3DS, 360, PS3, and PC (Steam) next month.

Source: Facebook

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