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September 30, 2013

Shadow of the Eternals Has Been Placed 'On Hold' WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 3:59 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Precursor Games forums, http://www.precursorgames.com/forums/index.php?thr...

It's not dead, it's just taking a nap.

Shadow of the Eternals is being put on an indefinite hold according to Denis Dyack, Chief Creative Officer of developer Precursor Games.

The game was in development for the Wii U, among other systems, but has faced many problems on its journey. The first Kickstarter for the game was canceled shortly after being announced, and the second Kickstarter failed to reach its funding goal.


Nintendo Direct Tomorrow on Upcoming Games WiiU3DS

by Andrew Brown - 7:47 am EDT
Total comments: 12 Source: (Press Release)

Get ready for news about Q4's Wii U and 3DS games!

UPDATE: We just received confirmation of the Australian direct at midnight tonight AEST.

Nintendo is broadcasting their next Nintendo Direct video tomorrow, October 1 at 10am EDT/7am PDT. The presentation focus on upcoming 3DS and Wii U games slated for release by the end of the year.

We will...

September 29, 2013

Mighty No. 9 3DS Stretch Goal Added  WiiU3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 11:11 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/migh...

The new game from Keiji Inafune could be coming to the 3DS eShop.

Mighty No. 9 may come to the 3DS if a new Kickstarter stretch goal for the game is met.

If funding reaches $3,500,000, the game will be ported to the 3DS, along with the PS Vita, most likely by Abstraction Games, the team behind the Vita port of Hotline Miami. As of this news story, funding has reached $2,889,027 with a little more than two days to go.


September 26, 2013

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Comes to the eShop 3DS

by Becky Hollada - 11:03 pm EDT
Total comments: 4

Just in case you were waiting for it.

Super Street Fighter IV 3D edition is available as a digital download on the eShop starting today.

After releasing in Japan’s eShop earlier in September, Super Street Fighter IV’s digital download will now be available for $19.99 in the US. While keeping all the recognizable mechanics of Street... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - September 26, 2013 DS3DSWiiU

by Justin Baker - 4:14 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: (Press Release)

Time to break out those wallets, JRPG fans!

It's a light week unless you have a pension for strange eShop titles or pets, but there are some quality titles buried in there.

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl will finally be releasing (which you can read our review of here) on the same day as Rune Factory 4, so RPG fans will have their plates full. In addition to that, if you didn't pick up Shin Megami Tensi IV, then now is your chance. JRPG fans rejoice! This week is for you.


Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass Announced WiiU

by Tom Malina - 10:04 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Five DLC packs will be made available via this season pass.

The DLC Season Pass for Batman Arkham Origins has been confirmed for release alongside the main game on Wii U.

Available for $19.99 in North America, the Season Pass will provide access to five pieces of downloadable content. Two of the DLC packs will be single-player content; the first item, Arkham... Read more...

Toon Link Joins the Roster for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U 3DSWiiU

by Tom Malina - 3:38 am EDT
Total comments: 16 Source: Nintendo

The cel-shaded hero returns, with his giant cat-eyes in full force.

Toon Link will return as a playable fighter in Nintendo's upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U.

The star of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks and the former title's upcoming HD remake, Toon Link made his series debut in the previous game, Super Smash Bros.... Read more...

September 25, 2013

Honedge Evolved Form Revealed 3DS

by Kimberly Keller - 12:26 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokémon Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4094556125...

Who's that Pokémon! It's... Doublade?

Doublade, the evolved form of Honedge, was announced today via the Official Pokémon Facebook page.

Like Honedge, Doublade is a steel and ghost type Pokémon with the No Guard ability. It has a height of 2’07” and a weight of 9.9 lbs. According to their Facebook page, Doublade can carry out “intricate attacks by telepathically coordinating its two blades to deliver twice the slice in battle”.


Pure White and Clear Black 3DS Units Coming to Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 8:12 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: NCL, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/hardware/color/index...

The original 3DS isn't dead yet in Japan.

Two new colors for the original Nintendo 3DS line, Pure White and Clear Black, are set to release in Japan on October 10 for 15,000 yen. When they release, that will bring the number of available color variations for the original 3DS to five.

Recently, Nintendo discontinued the Ice White and Cosmo...

September 24, 2013

First 4 Figures Launches Mario Line with Tanooki Mario 3DS

by Justin Berube - 8:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: (First 4 Figures), http://tanooki.first4figures.com/newsletters/d6dd9...

High-end Mario collectables are here.

Today high-end figure manufacturer First 4 Figures started taking pre-orders on a new line of figures based on the Super Mario series. The first figures in this line are based on Tanooki Mario from Super Mario 3D Land.

Two versions of Tanooki Mario are currently being offered. The Standard Edition... Read more...

New Evolved Pokémon to be Announced Tomorrow 3DS

by Becky Hollada - 6:00 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokémon Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Pokemon?hc_location=timel...

Now taking bets on type.

A new Pokémon evolution will be announced this Wednesday, as reported by the official Pokémon Facebook page.

Gearing up for the October 12 release of Pokémon X and Y, the official Pokémon Facebook page for North America has been flooded with new Pokémon updates. The last two new Pokémon were... Read more...

September 23, 2013

Pokémon X and Y Will Have Pokédex Entries for Each Language 3DS

by Justin Baker - 8:27 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: (Interview)

Let me show you my multi-cultural Pokémans

In an upcoming NWR interview with Juinichi Masuda that will be releasing later this week, Masuda revealed that Pokémon X and Y will have multiple Pokédex entries corresponding to the language of the game they're from.

While talking about new features in the new games, Masuda said that when players "…trade a Pokémon that comes from a different language in the game [they will] unlock that entry in the Pokédex for that language."


Masuda: Game Freak Waiting for 'New Ideas' Before Making New Pokémon Snap  WiiU

by Justin Baker - 8:15 am EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: (Interview)

Pokémon Snap on Wii U could be possible.

In a recent NWR interview with Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda that will be releasing later this week, Masuda spoke about the probability of Game Freak making a new iteration in the Pokémon Snap series on the Wii U.

When asked if he had considered a new Pokémon Snap title that uses the GamePad,... Read more...

September 19, 2013

Sega Purchasing Atlus

by Zack Kaplan - 3:34 pm EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: http://kotaku.com/atlus-is-becoming-part-of-sega-1...

The makers of Etrian Odyssey and Shin Megami Tensei are being purchased by Sega.

Sega Sammy Holdings (Sega's parent company) is purchasing Index Corporation (Atlus's parent company) for a reported 14 billion yen, $141 million USD.

Sega will reorganize Atlus into its company and, according to Atlus previously, their brands will not change because of new ownership.


Nintendo Downloads - September 19, 2013 3DSWiiUDS

by Justin Baker - 3:16 pm EDT
Total comments: 14 Source: (Press Release)

Wind Waker! It's here! Again!

It's not enough that Nintendo is releasing the inevitably awesome HD remake of Wind Waker (which you can read our glowing review of here), oh no, they also have to pile on Monster Hunter discounts and tons of eShop games. Seriously, my wallet can't handle releases of this magnitude. I'm considering writing a strongly-worded letter to Nintendo asking them to just slow down a bit so I can catch up!


Skylanders Swap Force Started Production Before Skylanders Debuted WiiU3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:59 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

Vicarious Visions quietly began work on the third game before the first one even launched. Wacky, right?

Preproduction for Skylanders Swap Force began in 2011, according to representatives from developer Vicarious Visions at a recent event at their studio in Albany, N.Y. That means the third Skylanders game was in development before the first Skylanders game, Spyro's Adventure, even hit stores.

To...

No More 8-Bit Cries in Pokémon X & Y 3DS

by Josh Max - 5:30 am EDT
Total comments: 10

Time to grow up.

Pokémon will no longer have the cries they had in the past generations. All Pokémon, including Pokémon from the first couple generations, will have cries similar to the Pokémon in X and Y. Older Pokémon will have updated cries, especially Pikachu. 

In X and Y Pikachu's updated cry will be from the anime. It is the only known Pokémon whose cry is like this. 


Rollerblades Will Be a New Form of Transportation in Pokémon X & Y 3DS

by Josh Max - 5:24 am EDT
Total comments: 4

Sweet blades, bro.

Players will be able to ride bikes, ride pokémon and skate around on rollerblades in Pokémon X and Y. After receiving rollerblades in one of the first towns, players will able to equip them and skate around the world. 

Additionally, when players battle other rollerskaters and defeat them the skaters will teach them new tricks they can perform while rollerskating. 


Pokémon in X & Y Will Gain Experience After Capturing a Pokémon 3DS

by Justin Berube - 5:18 am EDT
Total comments: 5

Yet another positive changed in the upcoming Pokémon games.

After capturing a Pokémon in X & Y, the Pokémon the trainer went into battle with will now receive experience points.

In past iterations of the franchise a player’s Pokémon would not gain any experience after capturing a Pokémon. This is yet another positive, although minor, change to the existing formula.


North America to Get Free Month of Pokémon Bank 3DS

by Justin Berube - 5:15 am EDT
Total comments: 2

We also found out what happens to stored Pokémon if the annual fee isn't paid.

North America will be getting a free month of Pokémon Bank. After the trial is up, players will have to pay an annual fee. This exact price of this service will be announced at a later date.

Some players may also be wondering what happens to Pokémon stored in Pokémon Bank if their service runs... Read more...


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