Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice is getting an additional court case as DLC shortly after its launch in Japan.
Loosely translated as the “Turnabout that Crosses Time,” the case revolves around Phoenix Wright, his childhood friend Larry Butz, sidekick Maya Fey and rival prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. It will be available as a free download beginning June 30.
The case has only been announced for Japan. Capcom has not said whether the DLC will come out in other regions.
Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice is scheduled to launch for the 3DS on June 9 in Japan and this September in North America and Europe.
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There are five new Super Famicom games now available in for the New 3DS Virtual Console in Japan: Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble, Mega Man X, Mega Man 7 and Contra III: The Alien Wars. They are each priced at ¥823 (≈$7.60).
Nintendo also went ahead and announced the selection of Super Famicom games coming out in June. So, Japanese New 3DS owners can look forward to playing Kirby’s Dream Course, Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo, The Legend of the Mystical Ninja and Super Street Fighter II on the go sometime next month.
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The 3DS version of Shovel Knight is launching in Japan this June, and when it does, it will also be available as part of a bundle with the Shovel Knight amiibo.
The bundle is listed for ¥3,083 (≈$28) on Amazon Japan. A similar bundle has not been announced for North America or Europe.No comments
For people who want to prominently display their amiibo collections, Nintendo revealed a couple of diorama kits that are set to go on sale on April 28 in Japan.
Available in Kirby and Super Smash Bros. varieties, the displays have space for about four to five amiibo and include a small array of props. They are priced at ¥864 (≈$8) each.
Nintendo also plans to release a bundle that pairs the Kirby diorama with the new Kirby amiibo for ¥2,160 (≈$20). It will launch alongside the other dioramas.
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Japanese pre-orders for Zero Time Dilemma, the third game in the Zero Escape series, will come with a 48-page “premium booklet,” featuring art from character artist Rui Tomono, a piece by series director and writer Kotaro Uchikoshi, and additional content exclusive to the bonus.
Zero Time Dilemma comes to the 3DS and Vita on June 30 in Japan. The game releases a couple of days earlier on June 28 in North America and Europe. A PC release was confirmed and will be released later this year.
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Due to difficulties acquiring necessary parts, Nintendo Japan will discontinue repair services for the original DS (model NTR-001) on April 30 or until their repair supplies run out, whichever comes first.
The parts issue appears to only affect the original DS, as the company’s official statement says that they will continue to accept repairs for the DS Lite (USG-001), DSi (TWL-001), and DSi LL (UTL-001).No comments
The next pair of Pokémon games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, may make their first televised appearance on the Japanese variety show “Gathering in the Pokémon House?” on April 3.
Serebii.net reports that Pokémon series director Junichi Masuda, battle director Shigeki Morimoto and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire director Shigeru Ohmori are all scheduled to appear on that day to talk about the new games.
“Gathering in the Pokémon House?” is a variety show targeted primarily at children. As Serebii describes, it is not a news program and most of what they present as new information has usually already been revealed through other outlets.
So, it is very possible that whatever they plan to talk about will pop up before the show next month.
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Despite Nintendo not wanting to talk about download numbers last week, the official Miitomo Twitter account announced that the mobile communication app recently surpassed one million downloads after being available for three days.
Miitomo‘s immediate popularity was enough to bump off Line as the most popular social-networking app in the App Store. It’s expected to launch in more regions later this month.
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Nintendo’s first major mobile app Miitomo is off to a strong start in Japan, where it managed to knock off the messaging app Line from its number one social-networking app spot in the Japanese iOS App Store on launch day.
It’s a significant achievement for the company, given Line‘s dominance in the region. Unfortunately, Nintendo refuses to disclose the download numbers for Miitomo, making it hard to figure out exactly how well the app is doing.
Miitomo is scheduled to launch in 15 more countries, including the United States, later this month.No comments