WayFoward has been at the forefront of making beautiful and fun 2D games for years now. Ever since gaining popularity with Shantae on the Game Boy Color, they have been unstoppable. Mighty Switch Force is the third entry in a series of titles WayForward has been releasing for Nintendo’s downloadable services and it is also the first of those titles to arrive for 3DS. With some interesting mechanics that led to some pretty challenging later stages, Mighty Switch Force is a great start for downloadable 3DS games.
We all knew it was happening today. Nintendo has held a pre-recorded press conference starring Nintendo of America’s very own Reggie Fils-Aime. Among the many announcements, updates for the 3DS were revealed including Hulu Plus coming to 3DS, the ability to record 3D video using the Nintendo 3DS camera, street pass updates and more.
Nintendo seems to upping their attempts to bring different types of media to the 3DS which is great news for them, as they continue to catch up with Sony and Microsoft as far as non game uses of their systems go. What do you think about the announcements?
Check out the video for your self after the jump.
During the Tokyo Game Show, publisher Capcom was present en masse, promoting their products heavily. Among the promotional materials were flyers in English promoting Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, the first time Capcom has recognized the English title. In addition to that was the statement that English character names were TBD, stopping just short of officially announcing the game for a North American release.
Among the teasing text was the official trailer for the game, and I swear that if they pull a Mega Man Legends 3 on this game there will be heads rolling…
Anyway, the trailer is after the jump.
More info has arrived on Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, including a trailer showing Neku Sakuraba from The World Ends With You as a partner character in Traverse Town. Also mentioned is the ability to control monsters known as dream eaters, who you can use team attacks with using the touch screen. Said cute monsters can also be played with in a separate mode using the 3DS’ augmented reality features, though the fast hard-hitting action is more appealing.
Kingdom Hearts 3D is due out in Japan this Spring, with a release overseas yet to be announced.
Be sure to watch the trailer after the break, and feel free to be as excited as I am.
The new Expansion Slide Pad(The english name will likely change, as this is a rough translation) add-on for the 3DS has been confirmed by the Big N at their big 3DS Conference earlier, as well as being priced and dated… In Japan, that is…
Well, if you live in the Land of the Rising Sun, it’ll set you back ¥1,500(or about $19) and it will be debuting on December 10th. This expansion requires 1 AA battery and adds a second circle pad and an R2 button to the 3DS, as well as acting as a grip.
As for software support, Monster Hunter Tri 3G will support it, as well as the newly announced Monster Hunter 4, Resident Evil: Revelations, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble, Dynasty Warriors Vs, and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Games featuring compatibility with the accessory will display so in an icon on the box, a la Wii titles, and it looks like it’ll at least be more successful than the Wii Speak, although one of the big titles pushing that was a Monster Hunter game as well….
Moving on, Nintendo also announced a new color to the 3DS assortment: Misty Pink. It’s planned to launch in Japan on October 20th, and Nintendo of America and Nintendo UK both were in the dark about the existence of this shade of handheld, with no plans to release it anywhere else in the world anytime soon.
There’s a gallery of both the system and accessory after the jump.
With the Tokyo Games Show coming up, it’s no big surprise that rumours are flying around – however, this one appears to have a lot more weight behind it than most, with a picture appearing of what seems to be the attachment for the 3DS’s second analog stick.
As seen in the picture below, the image was revealed in Famitsu this week, showing the addition being a clip on cradle that also adds some shoulder buttons. There are high hopes that this will help the 3DS against the Vita with Monster Hunter series producer Ryuji Tsujimoto stating that it is indeed a “secret weapon”
Take a look, and see for yourselves whether it’s a mock-up, or completely legit under the more banner here.
(Source: Siliconera )
Update: Kotaku has revealed a little more about the add-on, with the add on being more a cradle for the 3DS, and blocks the game slot and wireless switch, so that will be taken off to switch games every time. It’s being called ugly, and potentially one of the ugliest pieces of Nintendo Kit…What about the Virtual Boy? Everything else seems to be unblocked though.
Considering in the North American territories that new games are released on Tuesdays, this is the start of a recurring series which will try and keep anything from slipping into store shelves under the radar.
This week is a big one, easily able to drain the wallets of many a PS3 owner as well as those wanting to sport a flaming hot new handheld.
So without further ado, here’s the new releases for September 6th, 2011:
- Dead Island (360, PS3 and PC)
- Warhammer 40K: Space Marine (360, PS3 and PC)
- Resistance 3 & Doomsday Edition Move Bundle (PS3)
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten & Premium Edition(PS3)
- Rise of Nightmares (360/Kinect)
- Driver: San Francisco (Wii, 360, PS3 and PC)
- Driver: Renegade (3DS)
- Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures (DS)
- 1001 Touch Games (DS)
- Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection (3DS)
- Rugby World Cup: 2011 (360)
- Uncharted: Greatest Hits Dual Pack (PS3)
- Tiger Woods 12: The Masters (Mac)
- Sony Wireless Stereo Headset (PS3)
Oddly enough, this week there’s a few titles that decided that they didn’t want to share the spotlight with the rest of the games coming out, so they’re being released on the 9th and are as follows:
- Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
- Get Fit with Mel B (Wii)
- Flare Red Nintendo 3DS
Well there you have it, this week’s shopping list- find what you want and get to playing it already!
As part of the first of two waves of free games given out by Nintendo to early adopters of the 3DS before the major price drop, Nintendo released ten NES games which are now available to download from the Nintendo Eshop today. While the roster of Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong Junior, Mario and Yoshi, Wrecking Crew, Ice Climbers, Balloon Fight, NES Open Tournament, Golf and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link doesn’t contain such NES classic as M.U.L.E, River City Ransom and Solomon’s Key, it should be a good way to distract Nintendo Fans while they continue to deny Americans access to XenoStory’s Tower (or at least until the more interesting GBA games are announced, for which three still remain unknown). Instructions on how to download the games can be found in the source link and a thank you to vakamajordan for tipping us of about this.
While we don’t have the details on what the unannounced games will be we do now know exactly what the initial releases will include. The NES games coming to us on September 1st will include very basic manuals, pass n play multiplayer, and the standard VC Suspend feature. Later when these titles go on sale for non 3DS ambassadors they will have updated manuals, wireless multiplayer between 3DS’s, and save state functionality.
I can’t say the same for the GBA games which will be incredibly bare bones. They will come with manuals, but no suspend play so you can’t just close your 3DS and go into sleep mode. You need to find a save point and exit the game before you can quit playing.