Update 1.5 for Pokémon X and Y and 1.4 for Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby went up recently and, while optional, are required if you plan to use the following online features:
- Connecting to the Internet using the Player Search System
- Using Wonder Trade
- Using Game Sync
- Connecting to the Global Trade Station
- Redeeming a Mystery Gift
The notes for both updates don’t mention any specific changes, only that “Adjustments have been made to make for a more fun gaming experience.”
You should receive a prompt to update you game the next time you start it up, but you can also search for the latest update manually in the 3DS eShop.No comments
Members of the Nintendo Treehouse confirmed during today’s presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X that the game is on track to come out in North America before the end of the year.
The game is set to come out next week in Japan, but there is still a lot of work to be done for the English localization. It was revealed during the showcase that there are many planned changes to in-game menu items and terms. One of the more prominent changes is that mechs are now “Skells” instead of “Dolls.”StevenNo comments
Nintendo U.K. head of marketing James Honeywell admits that the company… underestimated the demand for amiibo, especially from collectors, but he is doing what he can to make sure people will be able to find the figures in stores.
“We hope to do a better job of satisfying these needs in the future with more stock,”Honeywell told MCV,” and, while there are always going to be some times when we can’t on certain characters, I suspect that is also part of the appeal.
“What we hadn’t anticipated was the number of collectors wanting to get them all – this has seen demand exceed supply in some areas. Although, if you search around, you can still find some of the more hard-to-find Amiibo sitting on shelves.”
While discussing sales, Honeywell talking about the older demographic that currently comprises the majority of amiibo purchases.
“From what we’ve seen the core audience for Amiibo at the moment are our older fanbase who have the love and disposable income to get in first, but increasingly with the launch of new Amiibo compatible titles like Mario Party 10 with the Super Mario Classic range and upcoming titles like Splatoon, we are now starting to see younger fans buying into the unique gaming experiences on offer. We hope this will continue to grow throughout the year and will culminate at peak with lots of kids asking for their own Amiibo. They really are the perfect stocking-fillers.”
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Last week, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS players reported an “irregular save data” bug that occurred after using Mewtwo in several single-player modes and prevented them from playing online, but the latest update for the game reportedly fixes this problem.
Nintendo has only officially announced the version 1.0.7 update for Japan, but it appears to already be available for everyone. You should see a prompt to download it the next time you turn on the game.No comments
Mario Kart 8‘s free 200cc update is out today along with the game’s second paid DLC pack, which features content from Animal Crossing.
If that weren’t enough Mario Kart for you, Mario Kart DS is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console this week.
Capcom is planning to bring more classic Mega Man games to the Virtual Console and they want you to decide which one you want to see released first next month.No comments
XSEED Games announced that Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven, the new 3DS RPG from Yoshifumi Hashimoto, the producer of Story of Seasons and the Rune Factory series, will launch on June 2 in North America for $39.99.
As is almost standard with the publisher, first print copies of the game will come with a 28-track bonus soundtrack CD, featuring almost every song in the game. Unfortunately, the one major omission is the game’s main theme, which couldn’t be included on the album due to song rights issues. The song will, however, still be in the game itself.
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Splatoon is getting a Wii U bundle and it’s going to be sold exclusively at Best Buy stores in North America beginning May 29.
The $299.99 bundle comes with: A 32 GB Wii U Deluxe Set, a download code for Splatoon and a pre-installed copy of Nintendo Land.
Nintendo announced a similar bundle for Europe, but it’s unknown if it’s also going to be retailer-exclusive.
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The first set of screenshots and character art for Project X Zone 2 recently went out, giving us a little peek at who is appearing in Bandai Namco’s SRPG sequel.
Confirmed so far (list courtesy of Gematsu):
- Chris Redfield (Resident Evil Revelations)
- Jill Valentine (Resident Evil Revelations)
- Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil 6) (New)
- Dante (Devil May Cry series)
- Vergil (Devil May Cry series) (New)
- Mega Man X (Mega Man X series)
- Zero (Mega Man X series)
- Strider Hiryu (Strider) (New)
- Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza: Dead Souls) (New)
- Majima Goro (Yakuza: Dead Souls) (New)
- Erica Fontaine (Sakura Wars series)
- Ichiro Ogami (Sakura Wars series)
- Akira Yuki (Virtua Fighter series)
- Kage-Maru (Virtua Fighter series) (New)
- Hotsuma (Shinobi) (New)
- Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia)
- Flynn Schifo (Tales of Vesperia)
- Jin Kazama (Tekken series)
- Kazuya Mishima (Tekken series) (New)
- Kite (.hack series)
- Haseo (.hack//GU series) (New)
- Natsu (Soulcalibur V) (New)
In related Project X Zone 2 news, the game’s developers told Famitsu that they are tweaking gameplay to address complaints players had with the first game, notably the number of enemies per map.
“We received lots of opinions relating to things that affect the gameplay, like the number of enemies in one map and growth elements other than level ups,” said Monolith Soft’s Kouji Ishitani. “On the basis of those comments, we are rebuilding the gameplay for this game by adding new elements and improving the old ones in game rules and the system. We are also making the visuals of battle scenes, etc. easier to understand.”
Project X Zone 2 is coming to the 3DS this fall in North America, Europe, the Middle-East and Australasia.