Nintendo is cutting the prices of five of their best-selling 3DS games.
Beginning April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will retail for $29.99 in stores and the eShop.
According to the company, these games have sold more than 9 million units (physical and digital) in the U.S. alone.
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The eShop version of Tomodachi Life will be pretty easy on the SD card when it launches on June 6.
Nintendo Life reports that the European version of the game weighs in at only 3,391 blocks, or roughly 434 MB. It’s hardly the smallest game available in the eShop, but it pales in comparison to juggernauts like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (11,653 blocks/1.5 GB), Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (13,492 blocks/1.7 GB) or Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (14,798 blocks/1.9 GB).
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Okay, so we know what you can’t do in Tomodachi Life, but do you know what you can do? Have Morgan Freeman perform a riveting ballad about his career, that’s what.
No, Morgan Freeman isn’t actually in this game. CVG’s Chris Scullion just imported a Mii with his likeness to show off the level of customization you have with performances.
“There are a number of different song styles you can unlock and ‘gift’ to your Miis,” Scullion explained. “When you choose a song style the melody is set for you and you’re shown the entire list of lyrics. You can then tap a line and change the words. You can change them to whatever you like (no swearing though), but the results are generally better if the number of syllables is the same as the default line because it fits the song better (that’s why the second line sounds rushed… too many syllables).”
Tomodachi Life was recently announced for North America and Europe. It will launch on June 6.StevenNo comments
Nintendo is sending out a new Puzzle Swap piece to commemorate the release of Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball. It should be waiting for you the next time you fire up StreetPass Mii Plaza.StevenNo comments
Last year, Nintendo released a patch for the Japanese version of Tomodachi Life that removed the ability for two male Miis to get married and have children.
Given the hot-button nature of the topic of same-sex relationships, it’s only natural that someone would want to reach out to Nintendo to hear why they patched them out. That’s exactly what freelance games writer Wesley Copeland did and he got the following response:
“Two developments occurred that led to some misunderstanding about this,” a representative for Nintendo said via email.
“First, as a result of a mistake in comprehension of Japanese, some people misinterpreted Japanese reports and fan activity and thought same-sex relationships were possible.
“This occurred because they saw Japanese fans posting game screenshots of male and female Mii characters, where female Mii characters were designed and clothed in such a way that they looked male. Since these explanations were made in Japanese by the Japanese fans who posted the images, the Japanese people do not have such a misunderstanding.
“Second, a critical bug occurred in the original Japanese version of the game which made it impossible for the player to continue the game.
“When Mii characters were imported from a Wii console, or the previous game in the Tomodachi Collection series on Nintendo DS (which was only released in Japan), into the Nintendo 3DS version, it could lead to scrambled Mii data within the Nintendo 3DS version.
“This could result in different Miis being randomly assigned to existing in-game relationships, such as already married Mii, or as just one other example, giving the appearance of same-sex relations. Because this bug caused the inability for the player to save the game data and continue the game, we released a patch.”
What it seems to boil down to is that it’s not Nintendo taking a hard-line stance on the subject of same-sex marriage as much as it is the company just trying to fix a problem with data migration.
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“Human relations that become strange.”StevenNo comments
Level-5 is currently working on a sequel to Youkai Watch, the Pokémon-like 3DS RPG that’s part of the Pokémon-like game/manga/anime franchise with the same title, CoroCoro confirmed in their latest issue.
Youkai Watch 2 will be split into two versions: Youkai Watch 2: Ganso (Founder) and Youkai Watch 2: Honke (Head). Limited edition versions of each game will be produced, with Youkai Watch 2: Ganso giving players the opportunity to get the rare “Jibanyan Medal Nyaiiin” Z Medal and Youkai Watch 2: Honke players the rare “Jibanyan Medal Komanyachi” Z Medal.
The sequel will take place in the past, with Keita, the protagonist from the first game, and his friends somehow traveling back in time to the Showa era. There, they will discover the secret behind the origin of the titular Youkai Watch.
Last February, Level-5 asked English-speaking fans if they would like to see the first game released outside Japan. While they were met with plenty of yeses, the company has yet to announce anything regarding a localization.
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Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ join the Wii U Virtual Console this week. Both games are actually a dollar cheaper than the GBA games that hit the service last week. It’s not clear what the reason is for the price difference, but you know what they say about gift horses.
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Inspired by the 1990 Nintendo World Championships, NES Remix 2 will have a Championship Mode where players from around the world can compete to get the highest score in a series of three games.
A few tweaks have been made to the challenge. Instead of playing through timed versions of Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris, players will now go through three successive score-based challenges in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3 and Dr. Mario. High scores can then be posted on Miiverse.
According to the press release, the first NES Remix is required to access Championship Mode in NES Remix 2.
NES Remix 2 launches in the Wii U eShop on April 25.
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The quirky, off-beat life sim Tomodachi Life is getting an English release this summer.
Possibly due to the game’s… “odd” nature, as seen in the above gif, Nintendo put out a special Nintendo Direct along with the official website’s launch to help explain just what Tomodachi Life is about.
It’s kind of surprising to see Nintendo taking a change with such a game, but we have heard murmurings of a possible localization from as far back as January.
Tomodachi Life is coming to retail and the 3DS eShop on June 6.
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