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Category Archives: 3DS

Terraria Wii U & 3DS Gameplay Details

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Terraria’s official forums have shared a host of new information on the Wii U and 3DS versions of the title. Check it all out below.

– Additional control options on New 3DS to take advantage of the extra buttons
– The team is trying to include as much content as possible
– Dual screen setup will be used to its fullest
– So far everything up to version 1.2 is in
– Not all of the 1.3 content will be ready for launch
– The game will be receiving future updates
– Won’t have stereoscopic 3D
– Touching to build and dig isn’t compulsory
– “Wii U will take its cues from the existing console versions, but obviously takes full advantage of touch and the second screen”
– No Download Play; each player needs a copy of the game
– Wii U version has Miiverse, but no voice chat currently
– For multiplayer on Wii U, you can split the displays, meaning the first player has all of the GamePad screen and the other players split the TV screen
– 3DS is four-player ad hoc
– Use the second screen for inventory and accessory management, housing management, map usage, etc.
– CodeGlue is handling the 3DS version
– Engine Software is on the Wii U version
– Looking into what will happen with the Plumber and Hero Outfits in terms of coloring
– There will be constant updates like the other version
– “first post launch updates are already specced out”

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Terraria 

Nintendo Claims they Often Listen to fans

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Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive VP of sales, has claimed that Nintendo listens to their fans, and looks at industry trends.

“We like to be different, unique and tend to march to the beat of our own drum. I would never say we’re blind to the outside world, but we listen to our game fans a lot. We’re always curious to [see] their reaction to new games like Splatoon. We don’t use them as our sole inspiration but we certainly like to hear what they are saying, enjoying and appreciating about a game, in addition to what they would like in future iterations of that game. We take a broad look and always pay attention to what is going on beyond our walls with trends, but it starts with listening really carefully to our gamers.”

Via: Nintendo Everything , Source: Examiner 

My Take “PAST THE LINK”. 

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden demo Launches on August 6th in North America

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Bandai Namco has announced that 3DS players will be getting a demo for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden on August 6th in Europe and North America.

The Dragon Ball Z: Extreme #Butoden demo will be available for download 8/6 at 9:00AM PT on Nintendo eShop! #DBZ pic.twitter.com/0l1lYiEYLr

— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) August 3, 2015

However, the post has since been deleted. 

Where is Lucas in The Current Metagame? – ZeRo

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ZeRo breaks down where Lucas fits in the current metagame for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Source: ZeRo

How Real is Power to Gamers? | ZyroXZ2

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“Power doesn’t necessarily equate to graphics. Graphics may be the buzzword in the current generation, but let’s talk about what power offers gamers… if anything at all anymore besides more shiny stuff.”

Source: ZyroXZ2

Chris Pranger Discusses Working for Nintendo’s Treehouse

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Nintendo Treehouse employee Chris Pranger has talked about working for Nintendo, and the challenges that come with localizing games. Get the highlights of the podcast he had with Part-time Gamer:

– Nintendo’s media policy has recently changed regarding employees being more open about talking about their work but not spoilers or anything
– He is the voice of the first level boss in Star Fox Zero; also working on the game
– Talks about NOA using employees as voiceovers for fun and cheap work
– Nintendo has a game library where employees can check out games for all systems in order to be well-versed in gaming; this is how he played Bioshock Infinite
– Sakurai kills himself for his games; he is very sensitive to fan feedback
– Localization costs a ton of money and often the vocal minority of fans who want a game localized isn’t a large enough consumer base to justify the localization costs
– The original Xenoblade is an example he gives of this
– Nintendo of Europe ate the cost on that project

Via: Nintendo Everything 

GameStop amiibo Pre-order Event Confirmed for August 8th, Including new 3-pack

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GameStop will be holding an amiibo themed event this Saturday at 9 AM. On a first come, first serve basis, GameStop will be taking pre-orders for a custom 3-pack amiibo set that includes Rob, Mr. Game & Watch and Duck Hunt. You’ll have to put down $5 for the pre-order. Via: Nintendo Everything 

Monster Hunter X – Lance & Gunlance Combat Videos

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Capcom has uploaded two new trailers showing off the Lance & Gunlance weapon in Monster Hunter X.

3DS eShop Charts (8/3/15) – The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Leads

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This week’s North American 3DS eShop charts are in. The Binding of Isaac Rebirth took the top spot, followed by 3D Streets of Rage 2. Get the full list of titles below.

PE Tournament #1 Smash Bros. Wii U Grand Finals | Seth (1) vs. Memo (3) (7:30 PM PT/10:30 PM ET)

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Two heavyweights face off for the first ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii U PE Tournament! The 3DS champ, Memo, takes on the number 1 seed Seth, in a best of 7 matchup!

Watch live video from PlayerEssence on www.twitch.tv

Rare Co-founder Doesn’t Know why Nintendo Didnt Purchase the Company

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At one point, Nintendo held a 49% stake in Rare, but in 2002, the whole company was purchased by Microsoft.  Rare co-founder Chris Stamper, has said he has no clue why Nintendo didn’t purchase the company.

I’ve no idea why they didn’t do that,” he recently said to Develop. “I thought we were a good fit.”

Stamper felt that the company needed the aid to keep up with the rising costs of development.  

“The price of software development was going up and up with the platforms, and Rare works really well with a partner. We were looking for someone to help broaden our horizons.”

Nintendo could have really used Rare with Wii U. What do you guys think? I think if Nintendo purchased Rare, a lot of the talent wouldn’t have left.

Via: Nintendo Everything

Gameboy – Operation C “Contra” James & Mike Mondays

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James and Mike check out Contra “Operation C” on the Gameboy.

Via: Cinemassacre

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS Website adds QR Codes for Miis

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS consumers can now purchase Mii outfits via QR Codes on the official website. Check out all of them here.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – The Forst Gameplay (Direct Feed)

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The guys over at GameXplain has uploaded some direct feed gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes on 3DS. Check out all the action below.

Source: GameXplain

ActiveGamerLife podcast #43 – Why do I still do this?

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The Red Knight and Mizzah Tee discuss a host of topics on the latest AGL Podcast.

Source: ActiveGamerLife

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS – Alph was Amost a Standalone Character

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Alph was almost a full character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. Sakurai revealed this in an interview discovered by the guys over at SourceGaming. Via: GoNintendo, SourceGaming

Splatoon was the top Selling game in Japan for June (Top 30 w/ Digital)

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Check out the best selling games for the month of June. Splatoon, Rhythm Heaven and Tobidasu lead.

Monster Hunter X – Hunting Horn & Hammer Weapon Videos

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Capcom has revealed two new videos on Monster Hunter X.

Source: CapcomChannel

PE Tournament #1 Top 10! – All Matches to be Played by 9 PM EST (Sunday)

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Top 10 matchups and details here for PE Tournament #1

Smash Bros. Wii U – PE Tournament #1 Top 20 Matchups! (August 2nd) 1PM PT

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This video is for the top 20 in the PE Qualify tournament! Use the ranking page to find your opponet and get the match going. When you win or lose, please post in the Miiverse section on the tournament app!

Rules:
Best of 3
no custom
no items
same stages as the Qualify are allowed
2-stock
6 minute matches

Monster Hunter X Japanese Boxart

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Check out the Japanese boxart for Monster Hunter X on the Nintendo 3DS.

Via: MNN

Rumor – Mighty No. 9 Might not Launch in 2015

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Rumors have begun to swirl that Mighty No. 9 will be delayed to 2016. GameInformer has reported that the game will miss 2015. Mighty No.9 is set to release on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS3, Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, and 3DS. Via: VGChartz