We heard that Angry Birds would be coming to the 3DS. Then things went quiet and we heard nothing more about it. I figured the project had been canned. But Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio, the company that makes Angry Birds has confirmed that they’ll “have [their] games on the 3DS pretty soon.” I’m not keen to play the game myself, but I am interested to see how well it does on a “traditional” handheld platform.
This above photo was taken at EB Games. As you can see in the middle row, there are boxes with cover art for Donkey Kong 3D, a game that hasn’t been announced. This could easily enough be a mistake, or it could be something. What makes it feel like this is on the “something” end of the scale is the person who took the photo clarified that they were able to pay money to preorder the game, so EB Games believes it exists.
A listing has also appeared on Multiplayer.com, and I’m really hoping this is simply not a weird data error, as Donkey Kong is my favorite character from Nintendo. But for now, it is most definitely a rumor.
(via mynintendonews.com) and www.nintendo3dsblog.com
One of the stranger revelations from today's Nintendo Direct presentation was a teaser for a mysterious collaboration between three of the biggest Japanese game publishers. Capcom, Sega, Namco Bandai, and Banpresto are collaborating on the mysterious 3DS game that doesn't have a title, release date, or even any details yet. What it does have is the game equivalent of a rock super-group.
A teaser site (via Andriasang) shows a blue gloved hand typing in a code. The site reportedly states that we won't be able to guess the identity of the game, so you can probably discount whatever first comes to mind.
It's worth noting that Banpresto has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco since 2008. The company's game development efforts were folded into the parent company, while the brand remains in use for manufacturing toys and prize machines in arcades. Mentioning the Banpresto name could mean the 3DS game has some kind of arcade or toy tie-in, or it could have been invoked to remind Japanese gamers of some of the company's beloved properties, like Super Robot Wars and Magna Carta.
The combination of talent sounds intriguing, but most rock super-groups fall apart and produce albums that are only a shadow of their members' best work. Let's hope the same doesn't hold true in video games.
We don’t have a name yet, but here’s what we know about Dr. Kawashima’s new brain training title for 3DS thus far. The information comes from the latest Nintendo Direct.
- Focuses on training your concentration and your working memory
- Working memory refers to the system where information that enters the brain is held temporarily as it is manipulated and used
- Big difference in the way these are trained compared to the past titles
- High level of concentration will be needed in these games
- Called “Oni-Tore” exercises
- Kawashima will take on the appearance of a demon in the game
- Concentrate on this training for at least 5 minutes a day to see results
- Difficulty changes based on the player’s ability
- Recommended for those who want to keep their brain young and younger people who are working hard/studying
- Releasing this summer in Japan
Update: North American date is May 20.
Nintendo revealed the European release date for Mario Open Tennis during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation. It’s due out on May 25. Japan gets the game on May 24, one day earlier. We should be getting North American release date news later today
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is loading 2012 with surprises for all kinds of gamers. Today Nintendo can confirm that the acclaimed role-playing game The Last Story™ will come to North America for the Wii™ console in 2012, published by XSEED Games. Nintendo also can reveal that Xenoblade Chronicles™ will launch on April 6, complete with fan-chosen artwork that will be featured in the game’s packaging.
“Together, these two games level up the excitement for RPG fans in America,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “Whether roaming the vast landscape of Xenoblade Chronicles or choosing crossbows to battle with or against companions in The Last Story, gamers will recognize these titles as benchmarks for the genre.”
Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Japan has announced that its next Nintendo Direct conference will be streamed on the internet tomorrow. The Japanese Nintendo Direct Conference will be streamed here at 3am PST and 11am GMT. The Nintendo of America conference hosted by Reggie Fils-Aime will be streamed here at 6am PST and 2pm GMT. The conference will feature footage from Wii and 3DS rather than Wii U. What would you like to see?
Masahiro Sakurai, the creative force behind both the Kirby and the Super Smash Bros. series has stated that he’s currently starting work on the next Smash Bros game for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Now that he’s finished work on Kid Icarus: Uprising on Nintendo 3DS he’s turned his attention to researching how best to go about developing the next Super Smash Bros game. Sakurai is currently taking notes from the Smash Bros Dojo website and will gather developers to discuss the next game.
The latest issue of Nintendo Power confirms that Aksys will be publishing the sequel to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on the Nintendo 3DS. Apparently the title for the game in North America has yet to be confirmed by the publisher. The sequel to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors will be released in North America later this year.
Following the 3DS’ official show at E3 2010, Nintendo included the Etrian Odyssey series as one IP that would be coming to the portable. It’s been nearly two years, but Atlus has finally announced Etrian Odyssey IV.
Famitsu has the scoop on the game this week. You might be surprised to hear that, even though the game is just now being revealed, it will be released in Japan on July 5 for 6,279.
The development staff includes Daisuke Kaneda (director), Nizou Yamamoto (background artist), Shin Nagasawa(monster design), Yuji Himukai (character designer) and Yuzo Koshiro (sound).
According to Famitsu, there will be at least seven jobs in the title, such as sword man, medic, dancer, and sniper. The magazine also states that players will be able to change between “Normal” and “Casual” difficulties on the fly.
We’ll have more Etrian Odyssey IV news (and hopefully scans) soon.
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