Intelligent Systems shared some new details with 4Gamer.net about the upcoming 3DS Fire Emblem games they’re currently working on.
It was revealed when it was first announced that Fire Emblem if would come out as two separate games in Japan, Fire Emblem if: Byakuya Oukoku and Fire Emblem if: Anya Oukoku, each with their own different campaign. While both games will feature the same cast of characters, their personalities will differ depending on which side you ally with.
The Hoshido campaign in Byakuya Oukoku, is reportedly the easier of the two and will play similarly to Fire Emblem Awakening. However, in Anya Oukoku, the Nohr campaign will feature more difficult maps with varied completion requirements, like defending a base or finishing within a set amount of turns.
There will also be a third campaign, where the player allies with neither side, that will be a sort of middle ground in terms of difficulty.
When you buy the downloadable version of the game, you can play up to the fifth chapter, where you will choose which side you want to join. After that, you can then download the corresponding campaign for free. If you want to play the other campaign, you will have to purchase it separately.
Fire Emblem if: Byakuya Oukoku and Anya Oukoku are due out this June in Japan. Nintendo hasn’t said whether they will adopt this split-release model for the game’s release in other regions.No comments
The Shadow Pokémon Gengar will be a playable character in Bandai Namco’s upcoming arcade fighter Pokkén Tournament.
The character was announced this past weekend during a special stream for the game on Niconico. You can see a small sample of Gengar’s moveset in its reveal trailer, along with confirmation that it will be able to Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar.
With the addition of Gengar, Pokkén Tournament‘s playable roster is now up to seven. The game is due out in Japanese arcades sometime this summer.No comments
In addition to a bunch of Virtual Console games, members can get some exclusive shirts, 3DS themes, game soundtracks and accessories.
Why couldn’t we get the Blooper shirt, Nintendo?No comments
Corpse Party: Blood Covered …Repeated Fear ,the game that infamously brought the world the line about “buttering up your pooper,” is coming to the 3DS this summer in Japan, according to Famitsu.
They also report that the game will be based on the PSP remake. It’s currently unknown whether it will add anything new.
Source: SiliconeraNo comments
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Copies from the initial batch of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will come with a bonus soundtrack sampler CD in Japan, Nintendo confirmed yesterday.
The album is actually identical to the one originally released with the Wii version of the game. It contains the following 12 tracks:
- Main Theme – Yoko Shimomura
- Colony 9 – Yoko Shimomura
- Time to Fight – Yoko Shimomura
- Gaur Plain – ACE+
- Memories – Manami Kiyoto
- Forest of the Nopon – Manami Kiyoto
- You Will Know Our Names – ACE+
- Mechonis Field – ACE+
- Engage the Enemy – ACE+
- Bionis’ Awakening – Manami Kiyoto
- Once We Part Ways – ACE+
- Beyond the Sky
This bonus has not yet been announced for other regions.No comments
Bandai Namco and The Pokémon Company are collaborating on Pokkén Tournament, a Pokémon fighting game coming to Japanese arcades next year. The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara announced the game earlier today during their live stream event.
Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada and Soul Calibur producer Masaaki Hoshino both appear to be involved with the project, showing up to discuss the game on stream.
Despite no confirmation of a Western release, The Official Pokémon Channel on YouTube released an English version of the Pokkén Tournament reveal trailer.No comments
The Japanese version of Story of Seasons is getting an update that will lower the prices of items and decrease players’ stamina use to make things easier for farming-sim newbies.
The version 2.0.0 update goes live in Japan on July 24, the same day the digital version of the game debuts in the eShop.
Source: SiliconeraNo comments
Beginning July 22, Japanese Wii Us will be able to take payments in the form of contactless smart cards, like SUICA, PASMO, Kitaca, TOICA, manaca, ICOCA, SUGOCA and nimoca.
To encourage cardholders to use this method of payment, Nintendo created a promotional eShop game called Buta Medal. According to NeoGAF user L~A, for every ¥100 spent with a smart card in the eShop, cardholders will earn 30 coins to use in Buta Medal. It’s a little unclear what these medals do, but the game’s description seems to suggest that users will get money back.
The promotion will only be around for a limited time. Wii U owners can download Buta Medal until August 31.
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Inti Creates’ first independently published title Azure Striker Gunvolt is heading to Japan’s 3DS eShop on August 20. It will go for ¥1960 (≈$19).
Currently, the English release is still tentatively dated for “Summer 2014.”
Inside-Games has a huge collection of new screenshots, showing off a few of Gunvolt‘s stages and bosses.No comments