June 21, 2012

Say Hello To The Nintendo 3DS LL

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Kirk Williford

In one of the more surprising post-E3 twists, Nintendo announced today via their “Nintendo Direct” conference that a version of the Nintendo 3DS with a 90%-larger screen will be released next month in Japan.

Dubbed the Nintendo 3DS LL, the system, the top screen measures in 4.88 inches — A full 90 percent larger than it’s regular 3DS counterpart. The bottom screen is 4.18 inches, also 90% larger. The battery life is measured between 3.5 and 6.5 hours for 3DS games, compared to the regular 3DS’s 3 to 5 hours. Normal DS game battery life is between 6 to 10 hours.

Nintendo announced that in an attempt to cut production costs, they will sell the AC adapter separately; however, the regular 3DS AC adapter will work fine.

The 3DS LL arrives in Japan on July 28th and will come in three colors — White, Red X Black, and Silver X Black. It’ll retail for 18,900 yen — which is only about $40 more than a regular 3DS.

In America, the 3DS LL arrives on August 19th and will retail for $199.99. At only a $30 increase from the normal 3DS, is there really an excuse to not pick up this version of the hardware?


Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance Demo Now Available

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

During the Nintendo Direct Conference that aired this evening the Big N announced that a demo version of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance is now available in the E-Shop.

We’re not sure about the demo’s content since the conference is still on going. We’ll update this post if more information becomes available or make another post with our impressions of the demo version of Dream Drop Distance.


Nintendo Hands Over The Smash Bros Series To Namco Bandai

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Are you still wondering why the previously announced 3DS/Wii-U Smash Bros game did not make an appearance at this year’s E3? Well it turns out that is because Nintendo isn’t developing the game. That is not to say that long time series director Sakurai won’t have any input but the development details have been handed over to Namco Bandai.

More specifically the Ridge Racer team will be working on the title. Honestly, I am not sure how to take this news. Namco produces some of my favorite games, namely the Tales Of series, however the quality of the more recent Ridge Racer games have been lacking.

Perhaps they will launch the next Smash game with 5 characters and the rest will come to the Nintendo E-Shop in downloadable packs? Just like the PS Vita version of Ridge Racer…


Mechwarrior Online Launches Founder’s Packages

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The MechWarrior franchise has heated up recently. From fans creating the Crysis modification Living Legends a few years ago to the upcoming Free to Play action title MechWarrior Online coming to windows PC later this summer it is a great time to be a mech fan.

Developer Piranha Games have released three different tiers of founders packages for those looking to gain early access to the game. Not only will pilots who are willing to fork over a little of their cash be able to access the game early but they’ll also get a special title, a few months of premium access and in game currency.

Check out the different packages after the jump. Read More


Wayfarer of Time Features Beautiful Catgirls

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Anime girls with giant boobs, they are a dime a dozen right? Well they usually aren’t this detailed, that is for sure. Atlus’ next strategy RPG Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time for the PSP brings some very detailed and colorful traditional 2D artwork.

Now only do the newly released screenshots showcase anime cat girls in maid uniforms but also several different characters in revealing outfits of all kind. It’s not to say that Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time appeals only to the male audience, the male characters are also very pretty, in a Bishonen kind of way.Read More


Tales of Xillia 2 Screenshots

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Namco Bandai’s next “mothership” title in the Tales of franchise, Tales of Xillia 2, is a direct sequel from the 2010 original. The first Tales of Xillia hasn’t even been released in North America and the sequel is already on its way.

These new screenshots give us a good look at a few of the game’s characters as well as several action scenes and of course cute anime style pet cats.

Check out a few of the screenshots after the jump.

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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PS Vita Impressions

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Konami’s most famous mercenary for hire, Solid Snake, has infiltrated the Playstation Vita with the release of the Metal Gear Solid Collection. In a Broken Joysticks first two different editors will be reviewing the game sometime next week. EIC Rae Michelle Langdon will be handling the port of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Executive Editor for Community Jason Basset is playing through Metal Gear Solid 3.

After completing both the Tanker section and Virtuous Missions  they’ve decided to share their initial thoughts.  Read on to find out if Snake’s initial outing is successful.Read More


New Nintendo Direct Tonight

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Today, Nintendo announced that it will be doing a brand new Nintendo Direct with news regarding the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. It is widely speculated that Nintendo may reveal the price point and launch date of the new Nintendo console during this event. With regards to the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS, anything can be announced. Could it be that Nintendo is about to show off a brand new and bigger 3DS or will there be more software announced? Will this work in tandem with the Nintendo Network?

We will all find out tonight at June 21, 2012 @ 9:00PM PT! (12:00 ET for you east coasters).

You can view the Nintendo Direct via the Nintendo Direct app on Facebook or you can view the presentation on the Nintendo Direct website!


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