Apr 24

eShop Thursday: “Try Before You Buy” Edition

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Mario Golf World Tour

We have Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 and the demo for Mario Golf: World Tour headlining today’s eShop releases, with NES Remix 2 and Child of Light being noteworthy additions coming later in the week.

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Apr 24

Skylanders Trap Team Coming in October

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Activision recently announced Skylanders Trap Team, the fourth main game in the Skylanders series.

Developed by Toys for Bob, who made the first Skylanders game, Trap Team allows players to capture villains and have them fight for good.

By placing traps on the included “Traptanium Portal,” players will be able to convert defeated enemies into allies. As with previous games, the portal can also be used with Skylanders figures to unlock new playable heroes.

Skylanders Trap Team will launch for the Wii U, Wii, 3DS, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 2 in North America; October 2 in Australia/New Zealand; and October 10 in Europe.

Source: Press Release

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Apr 24

Dai Gyakuten Saiban Debut Trailer

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Following the announcement in Famitsu of a new 3DS Ace Attorney, Capcom released the game’s debut trailer.

It confirms that the game will take place during the turn of the 20th century in Japan and will star Ryuunosuke Naruhodou, ancestor of Phoenix Wright (Ryuuichi Naruhodou in the Japanese games).

The trailer also introduces us to Ryuunosuke’s assistant Susato Mikotoba.

We know Ace Attorney series creator Shu Takumi will be directing the game. He will be joined by Monster Hunter Tri assistant producer Shintaro Kojima, who will serve as producer.

Source: Gematsu

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Apr 23

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Coming to North America

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Square Enix officially announced the sequel to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for North America.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call will launch for the 3DS later this year with a MSRP of $39.99. The game features more than doubles the amount of content in the original game with more than 200 songs and more than 60 playable characters.

Source: Square-Enix.com

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Apr 23

Nintendo Shuttering Taiwan Subsidiary

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Nintendo will close down their Taiwanese subsidiary, Nintendo Phuten, by the end of May, according to GNN. The majority of the company’s employees will leave before the end of this month.

Nintendo Phuten mainly handled hardware and software sales in Taiwan, but with the branch’s closure, that responsibility will be passed on to Nintendo Hong Kong.

No reason was given for the subsidiary’s closure.

Source: GNN [via Polygon]

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Apr 23

Mario Golf: World Tour Website Updated With DLC Videos

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Curious to see what’s in the recently-announced DLC packs for Mario Golf: World Tour?

Nintendo updated the game’s website with short videos showcasing the new courses and characters.

Regardless of your feelings towards DLC or Nabbit, you have to admit, his hole-in-one animation is pretty amazing.

Image: NeoGAF

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Apr 22

New Fatal Frame Movie, Novel, Manga and Wii U Game Announced

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Fatal Frame IV

It’s been six years since the last Fatal Frame game (two if you count the spin-off Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir), but Tecmo Koei is looking to reinvigorate the Fatal Frame franchise in a big way in Japan.

In addition to a brand new game for the Wii U, the company has a live-action movie in the works directed by Ring of Curse director Mari Asato. It is set to star Aoi Morikawa and Ayami Nakajo. The movie is planned for a fall release.

A Fatal Frame novel is being penned by Multiple Personality Detective Psycho and The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service writer Eiji Otsuka. It will be released in August.

No release date has been given for the Fatal Frame manga, but we know that it will be done by Drops of God writer Shin Kibayashi and published by Kodansha.

Source: Gematsu

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Apr 22

New Ace Attorney Game Revealed in Famitsu

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Dai Gyakuten Saiban

Ace Attorney series creator Shu Takumi mentioned that a new game in the series was in the works, and now the latest issue of Famitsu has information on the next Ace Attorney game coming to the 3DS. It will take place in the past during Japan’s Meiji period and have a new protagonist. Takumi will be directly involved with the project.

According to @CourtRecords_, the game is called Dai Gyakuten Saiban – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken (Grand Turnabout Trial – The Adventures of Naruhodou Ryuunosuke). Presumably, the person shown in the magazine scan is an ancestor of Phoenix Wright.

Source: @lite_agent, @CourtRecords_ [via Tiny Cartridge]

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Apr 22

Mario Golf: World Tour Has Day One DLC and A Season Pass

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Mario Golf DLC Characters

Toadette, Nabbit and Rosalina are coming to Mario Golf: World Tour as paid DLC, along with six new courses.

The new content will be broken up into three packs and have a staggered release:

  • The Mushroom Pack – May 2
    • Contains two 18-hole courses and Toadette
  • The Flower Pack – May
    • Contains two 18-hole courses and Nabbit
  • The Star Pack – June
    • Contains two 18-hole courses and Rosalina

Each pack is priced at $5.99, but a Season Pass containing all three packs will be available at launch for $14.99. Season Pass holders will get each new pack as they come out and, as a bonus, they will get an additional character: Gold Mario.

Online Trial Tournaments will be available, giving players a chance to try out the DLC courses for free.

In the press release for the DLC announcement, Nintendo points out that Mario Golf: World Tour contains as many courses as previous games in the series – 10 courses with 126 holes. The DLC packs will add 6 more courses with 108 new holes on top of that.

Mario Golf: World Tour launches on May 2 in North America for $29.99.

Source: Press Release

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Apr 21

Flipnote Studio 3D Still Planned for Release in North America

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Flipnote Studio 3D Logo

Nintendo of America is still working on releasing Flipnote Studio 3D in the eShop, according to a reply from customer service.

The application has been on an indefinite delay since last July/August and Nintendo hasn’t given an official statement explaining why.

Last November, Nintendo shut down Friend Galleries for the Japanese version of Flipnote Studio 3D in reaction to the controversy surrounding Swapnote and minors.

Source: NeoGAF

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