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Archive:  August, 2014

By Jason Nason, August 28, 2014 0

Square Enix is putting Dragon Quest VIII for mobile devices on sale this weekend.

Dragon Quest fans are in for a treat as Square Enix today announced that the mobile versions of its fan-favorite RPG, Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, is now available at a reduced price until September 4th for $14.99.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King lets mobile players explore the game’s vast grassy fields, snow-capped mountains, daunting dungeons and restless seas. Players can slide their screens to pan the camera in a full 360 degrees around the character. In addition, Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King also features the original title’s revolutionary synthesizer score, orchestrated by the series’ long time music composer Koichi Sugiyama.

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By Jason Nason, August 28, 2014 0

Nintendo Wii U eShop
SteamWorld Dig – After its positive reception on Nintendo 3DS, indie hit SteamWorld Dig is making its way to Wii U for the first time. In this platform mining adventure, take on the role of Rusty as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors with interface elements that use the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

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By Jason Nason, August 26, 2014 0

Nintendo and the Pokémon company released a teaser video today of a new collaboration between the companies and Bandai Namco Games. In the unlikliest of games, Pokémon will be made into an arcade fighting game to be called Pokkén Tournament.

Not a lot of information has been released about the game aside from the title and tentative release date. The game will be released in arcades in Japan in 2015, but I haven’t seen any information about if the game will be released in North American arcades OR on the Nintendo Wii U.

The game is the second recent collaboration between Nintendo and outside developers, with the most recent being Hyrule Warriors with Koei Tecmo Games. Personally it’s nice to see Nintendo branching out a little bit with different genre twists to their existing catalog of properties. Perhaps next we’ll see an MMORPG with the Pokémon license to be produced alongside Square Enix?

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By Jason Nason, August 26, 2014 0

The DLC additions to Mario Kart 8 keep coming!

Two new downloadable content packs coming to Mario Kart 8, which launch this fall and in spring of 2015, and are available for advance purchase starting August 27th at $7.99 each (or $11.99 for both). Included in the packs are crossover characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda franchise and both Isabelle and the Villager from the Animal Crossing series.

In addition to these two new downloadable content packs, a previously announced game update goes live August 27th that adds a variety of new features, including three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race.

“More than 1 million Wii U owners in the United States alone are already enjoying the fun of Mario Kart 8,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Mario Kart 8 already includes the largest number of characters, karts and options of any Mario Kart game to date, and these amazing expansion packs give players even more choices.”

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By Jason Nason, August 25, 2014 0

You know, I’ve never tried one of the Art Academy series of games from Nintendo, though they do look pretty interesting. This fall, Pokémon Art Academy will be released on the Nintendo 3DS. Ever wanted to draw your favourite Pokémon character?

Starting October 24th, aspiring artists can hone their skills through a series of easy-to-follow lessons under the tutelage of esteemed Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS.

Drawing their way toward graduation – from the art basics of simple shapes and coloring, to exciting advanced techniques of shading and blending – players will wield a variety of tools, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and paints to illustrate popular Pokémon from all known regions. As they advance, players can unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon.

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By Jason Nason, August 23, 2014 0

Square Enix announced today that they are holding a back to school sale on the company’s online store starting today. The Back to School Sale that offers discounts up to 50% off select titles, starting until September 3rd.

The sale gives you a discount of 20% for one game, 30% for two games and 50% for three or more games. 

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By Jason Nason, August 23, 2014 0

I’m not going to pretend that I fully understand everything that is going on in this trailer for Dragon Quest X, but one thing is for sure. It looks epic.

The game looks beautiful and is breathtaking. It looks like you can fully customise your primary character, the game is filed with mini games and a lot to keep the game occupied, aside from the main story.

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By Jason Nason, August 21, 2014 0

Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man 6 – Every Thursday in August, Nintendo and Capcom are bringing classic Mega Mangames to the Virtual Console service in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. This week: Mega Man 6, which originally launched on NES. On the eve of the Grand Championship of the First Annual Robot Tournament, Mr. X announced that the entire tournament was just a scheme to get his hands on the world’s most powerful robots. Mega Man must battle through 16 levels to defeat his ferocious new foe. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

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By Jason Nason, August 7, 2014 0

Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console
Super Mario Kart – Hit the road with your favorite characters in the first game of the iconicMario Kart series. Super Mario Kart first launched on the Super NES in Japan on Aug. 27, 1992, and is releasing now on the Virtual Console in celebration of the game’s upcoming 22nd anniversary. The classic game offers crazy tracks that will test your gears in two single-player modes and three multiplayer modes. Use power-ups and gain the advantage to finish in first place. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

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By Jason Nason, August 5, 2014 0

Late on Monday night, Nintendo presented their latest Nintendo Direct with a half hour presentation for upcoming Wii U title Hyrule Warriors. The presentation let the lid off of many new features, including the reveal that Ganon as a playable character.

The game, which is being developed by Dynasty Warriors developer Koei Tecmo, will be released for the Wii U on September 26th. Take a look at more details from Nintendo’s official release and the full presentation below.

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