More details on the next major installments in the Pokémon franchise will be announced on May 19 during a new episode of the Japanese variety show Pokémon Smash! Series director Junichi Masuda will also be a guest to talk about Pokémon X and Y.
Serebii.net suspects that the info to be announced will be leaked ahead of time in the next issue of CoroCoro, which heads out this Wednesday.
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The latest trailer for Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project mirai 2 shows off the new touch screen controls.
Unlike the original, players can tap and swipe along with the beat. The note charts have also been changed in the sequel. Instead of just having circles, notes now appear along paths, allowing for double notes and a less cluttered screen.
Three songs have been announced for the game: “Koneko no Paya Paya” by One Cup P, “Do Re Mi Fa Rondo” by 40m P and “Yume Yume” by Deco*27.
Project mirai 2 is due out in Japan this fall.
A new tool being implemented in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Tomodachi Collection lets you take and upload in-game screenshots directly to Twitter and Tumblr.
It bit more cumbersome than it sounds, though, since users have to use the 3DS browser to visit Nintendo’s mobile site and log in to their preferred social networking service from there. However, it seems like a better alternative to turning off the 3DS, taking out the SD card and uploading it through a computer.
So far, the tool has only been announced for Japan. There’s no word on if it will be included when Animal Crossing: New Leaf comes to North America and Europe.
Ace Attorney 5 is set to come out on July 25 in Japan. To celebrate, E-Capcom is releasing three different bundles for the game.
The Extended Edition comes with a 3DS carrying case that sports Phoenix’s colors, while the Figure Edition comes with a 1/10 scale figure of Phoenix in is AA5 attire. If you can’t choose between the two, the Limited Edition bundle includes both the case and figure. The bundles also come with stickers and an alternate cover.
Of course, if you don’t want any of that, there is also a standalone version.
Free DLC outfits will be available to anyone who downloads them before August 18. The outfits include: Phoenix’s suit from the previous Ace Attorney games, a new set of clothes for Apollo and a school uniform for Kokone.
That Phoenix figure is pretty dapper, but his face doesn’t seem to have the same assertiveness as the game’s artwork. The Miles Edgeworth figure that comes with the special Ace Attorney Investigations 2 bundle, on the other hand, captures Edgey-poo’s cool demeanor perfectly.
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Nintendo came out strong with the latest Nintendo Directs. We have info on a new Yoshi’s Island and Zelda 3DS game, confirmation on the Animal Crossing 3DS XL for North America and Europe, the Wii U Spring update and EarthBound on the North American Virtual Console.
Iwata could have just announced that last bit and it would have been an amazing presentation, but he just kept on piling on the good news.
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Not content with releasing multiple new handheld colors, Nintendo is now making colored 3DS LL charging cradles available to Japanese Club Nintendo members for 200 Coins a piece.
While it may seem vain having a charging cradle to match your 3DS LL, it’s worth remembering that the handheld didn’t come with a charger and cradle when it launched in Japan.
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Nintendo of Japan introduced two variations of a new 3DS XL color, Mint x White, which is set to launch in Japan on April 18.
The standard version sports a solid mint green outer shell with white interior. It’s priced at ¥18,900 (≈$197).
The special edition version Nintendo is bundling with Tomodachi Collection keeps the color scheme, but the exterior instead features patterned speech bubble designs (≈$238).
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Because what’s two more to the billions of different colored 3DSes they already have?
The Light Blue and Gloss Pink 3DS are set to come out on March 20 in Japan. Unlike the original packages, which came with a 2GB SD card, these will come with a 4GB card. However, they’ll still retain the original’s MSRP of ¥15,000 (≈ $163).No comments
Nintendo, being the masters of announcing things way ahead of time that they are, announced a new Japanese Nintendo Direct last night which aired early this morning.
Third-party releases were the star of the stream, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata still had info to divulge on their own offerings.
While the main focus was on third-party releases, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata still had a news to share about their own offerings. Among this morning’s highlights were:
- The Game Boy Color Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons games will be coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop on February 27 (Worldwide release planned but no date was given).
- The Mii-centered life sim Tomodachi Collection: New Life comes out in Japan on April 18.
- Footage of Youkai Watch, a new Touch Detective game, Dragonball Heroes, Super Robot Taisen UX, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Shin Megami Tensei IV and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies
- Guild02 won’t get a physical release, instead the games will be broken up into three separate downloads in the eShop.
- A Wii U app will allow Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the 3DS to be played online, but it will require connecting through a Wii U that’s hardwired to the internet with a USB LAN adapter.