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Archive:  July, 2013

By Jason Nason, July 30, 2013 0

Nintendo announced today the latest colour for the Nintendo 3DS XL will hit stores next week and the newest colour will be basic black.

On August 11th, Nintendo is releasing a black version of the Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held system, joining the currently available range of colors: blue, red and pink.

The system will launch on the same day as the latest Nintendo 3DS game: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Fans that pick up a new black system or already own a Nintendo 3DS can also play the exciting new entry in the much-loved Mario & Luigi role-playing series.

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By Jason Nason, July 30, 2013 0

Nintendo of Europe announced earlier today that Flipnote Studio 3D for the 3DS, follow up to the original DSiWare title, has been delayed. Here is the release from Nintendo:

Nintendo of Europe regrets to announce that Flipnote Studio 3D, originally due for a European launch on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on 1st August, will be delayed. Due to unexpectedly high levels of user activity since the launch of the application in Japan on 24th July, we decided to postpone our European launch until we can deliver the best possible service to users. We apologise for any inconvenience this delay may cause, and will announce a new launch date as soon as possible.

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By Jason Nason, July 28, 2013 0

No matter how many weeks have passed since the release, Mario titles have holding power with several releases from the last year still holding well in the top 30 releases.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is still holding strong in its fifth week of release in North America and has sold nearly 500,000 copies in the first five weeks. That pales in comparison to the Japanese release which has more than 3.5 million sold so far, though the game has been out for 36 weeks in Japan.

Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu, which is similar to Animal Crossing except that you play the game with your Mii characters, is still in the top five in Japan after three months and has sold more than 1.2 million copies. Hopefully Nintendo finally brings this game out in North America. Would love to finally play this game.

Take a look at Nintendo’s the full top 30 performance below:

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By Les Major, July 27, 2013 0

Dating Sims are a genre that is too few and far between, at least that’s what I’ve thought over these years. In general, they take romantic storylines and put you in control of their outcome. Usually with a lot of drama along the way.

MoeNovel has released If My Heart Had Wings in English and you can check out the trailer after the break. Even though the game is censored to only focus on the romance aspects and keep the sexual content out of the game, this still looks like a fun story to explore. Of course too, with beautiful artwork! (more…)

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By Les Major, July 27, 2013 0

I’m always poking away at Xbox Lives indie section for treasures like Cursed Loot, and this is a fun title especially for such cost as a dollar (well 80msp). The game is at first just another take on the classic Rogue gameplay of searching through a dungeon, leveling your character, and fighting mosters most of the time by bumping into them to attack.

However, Eyehook Games adds multiple choice role playing moments and even a coin rush side scroller section that really add some extra fun to the original formula. There’s even a slot machine! The game consists of a randomly generated 50 floor dungeon and 6 playable character classes. There’s tons of loot to find, including as the title indicates, cursed loot that you need to use a scroll to remove from your character. The trick is too, just like classic Rogue, you only have one life! Read on for the trailer. (more…)

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By Les Major, July 27, 2013 0

Sure, it’s not exactly the same and has a bit of a lighter feeling of sorts, but Rogue Legacy combines the randomness of classic “Rogue like” games and the side scrolling exploration of Metroidvania style Castlevania advetures. Eager as I am for a new Castlevania title like the DS and Symphony of the Night games, I dove into Rogue Legacy hoping for somewhat of the same feel and I’m having fun!

The biggest complaint I’ve heard about the game is how it’s more so a grind getting gold that you then use to choose parts of your keep to improve to level up. However the focus of the game also is the whole Legacy aspect of the title, meaning when your character dies you continue your legacy with a chosen heir. Each of the three choices you’re given after each death can potentially have unique features, such as various visual impairments or even some traits that work as a bonus. Check out the trailer after the break to see what I mean. (more…)

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By Les Major, July 27, 2013 0

Quick Fix Inc’s epet game with some Pokémon inspired elements has made it’s way from Android onto the iOS store! Unfortunately there have been a few errors, but the team is busy working those out and getting updates to the game released as soon as possible. It is a free to play title with ad support, which means the game does require an internet connection.

For a full list of compatable products Epic Pets 3D will run on, check out the games iTunes page listing. Read on after the break for a couple more game images. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, July 27, 2013 0

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros series is quite possibly one of the greatest ideas of all time – let’s take beloved video game characters from the last few decades and have them battle it out – but the next entry in the long running franchise will lose two of its greatest advancements: a single-player story mode and cut scenes. These enhancements were introduced in 2008′s Super Smash Bros Brawl, and were lauded by many Smash fans, myself included, and now they will be no more.

In a recent interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu series director Masahiro Sakurai broke down his decision to remove them from the development process simply: He feels that the experience of watching the game’s planned cut scenes will be ruined by interned users uploading the videos to the internet.  (more…)

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By Les Major, July 27, 2013 0

NIS titles are no stranger to heaven and hell inspired themes in their games with Disgaea and several others in their library. So it shouldn’t be too surprising when we say The Guided Fate Paradox focuses on a high school student named Renya who becomes a “god” by winning a lottery in a mall. As such, Renya travels through a reflection of the real world known as the Copy World to answer peoples wishes.

Interestingly, the game is being developed by the same team as Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. However, as much as the game looks like your usual tactical adventure, the YouTube page notes the game as an “extremely approachable roguelike RPG”. It should be interesting to see how that plays out. Want to see more? Check out the trailer after the break. (more…)

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By Les Major, July 27, 2013 0

If you’re like myself and absolutely loved the naval combat in AC3, you’ll be pleased to know that it seems like huge sailing ships are virtually AC4′s open world game cars in the sense of ease it takes to transition from land to sea adventure! Literally you just free run up onto your ship, take command, and sail away. No loading screens, no interruptions in the action.

It’s quite impressive to see in action and the video after the break even expands on the world of Black Flag. The game really has a powerful feeling of exploration to it from this video, and it definitely looks like another classic.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag sets sail on October 29th for current gen consoles, however next gen versions are in the works for PS4 and Xbox One. (more…)

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