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Category Archives: 3DS

Do Amiibo Dream? | ZyroXZ2

Smash Bros Amiibo

It’s a strange question to be sure: do amiibo dream? I know, there’s no way that’s possible… right?

Source: ZyroXZ2

There is a Shovel Knight amiibo Coming this November

Shovel Knight

Ok, so there is an official Shovel Knight amiibo coming on November 27th. UK retailer GAME, has revealed pre-orders start tomorrow for the Shovel Knight amiibo. This adds more fuel to Shovel Knight in Smash Bros. rumors going around. 

Evolution of Super Smash Bros. | M. Productions

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M. Productions is back with a new video detailing the evolution of the Super Smash Bros. series.

Source: M. Productions

Nintendo Downloads NA (8/27/15) – Sin & Punishment and Runbow lead


This week’s North American eShop downloads are in. Get the full lineup of titles below. 

Senran Kagura Franchise Crosses 1 Million Units Sold Worldwide


The Senran Kagura franchise has crossed 1 million units sold worldwide. The series producer Kenichiro Taka announced the good news on Twitter recently.

3DS eShop Charts (8/26/15) – Super Mario Bros. 3 Leads


This week’s 3DS eShop charts are in. Super Mario Bros. 3 lead the sales. 

Mass Shooting Stopped At PWC, Q4 RAF Review, Alice 3? FF: Type 0 PC Problems + More! | EventStatus

Pokemon X & Y

EventStatus is back with another hard-hitting episode of The Main Event.

Is Shovel Knight Coming to Super Smash Bros.? (Rumor) | Tamaki

Shovel Knight

Is the Shovel Knight coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS? Check out Nintendo Life/Tamaki’s video on the topic.

Source: Tamaki

SSC – TSM | ZeRo (Sheik) Vs. Nakat (Fox, Pikachu) SSB4 Top 32 – Smash Wii U – Smash 4


Watch the king of Smash 4, TSM’s ZeRo, take on the wily veteran, Nakat.

Super Smash Bros Wii U – Super Smash Con | Dabuz, Nairo, Fatality, Esam & more

Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Watch a bunch of the world’s best players duke it out in the top 32 of Super Smash Con’s Smash 4 tournament.

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Trailer


Yacht Club Games has uploaded a brand new trailer for Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows. The development is complete and the free DLC will be launching soon.

Media Create Sales (8/17/15 – 8/23/15) – Super Robot Wars BX and 3DS Lead

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This week’s Media Create sales charts are in. Super Robot Wars BX topped the charts with 98,366 units sold. The Nintendo 3DS lead hardware with 28,279 units sold for the week. Get the full hardware and software charts below. 

Shin’en Details why they Stick with Nintendo Hardware, Might Talk About next game in 2016


Shin’en’s Manfred Linzer has discussed why they choose to develop on Nintendo hardware, Fast Racing Neo and possibly talking about their next game in 2016.

NWR: What makes FAST Racing NEO a Wii U game? Are there things the team could only do on a Nintendo platform?

S: It’s hard to say because we’re a Nintendo developer. We develop every game on Nintendo, so I don’t know what would be different if we would go and develop a game on another platform. We think Nintendo is a good environment for us, we’re very happy, there’s no reason to change. We want to show that it’s possible to develop a full-featured game because it has 60 tracks, 16 cars, multiplayer, local 2 and 4 player splitscreen, online multiplayer, hero mode… it’s like a full featured game, but it’s on the eShop. I think that’s the way to go, and even for Nintendo that’s something special. We think we can put something special out there, and we hope you can support us to bring those kinds of games in the future.

NWR: Where does the studio see itself in a couple of years from now? You’ve said you only make games for Nintendo systems, so are you already thinking about what’s next after FAST?

S: We’re already brainstorming but we can talk about it when we’re ready. Fact is, we don’t know what’s in the future, but we’d love to stick with Nintendo hardware, eShop games and if FAST is a success we’ll keep going. Maybe next year we’ll talk about the next game.

Via: GoNintendo, Full Interview on Nintendo World Report 

Super Smash Bros. Wii U – Tournament Mode (Ike) | shofu


Shofu is back with more Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournament mode gameplay. This time, he’s using we like IKE!

The Legend of Legacy – Over 1 Hour of Gameplay Footage | AtlusUSA


Atlus has uploaded over 1 hour of footage from The Legend of Legacy on Nintendo 3DS! Check out all the footage below, the game looks awesome.

The Legend of Legacy: Liber and Garnet Trailer


Atlus has released another character trailer for The Legend of Legacy.  This one details Liber and Garnet.

A treasure hunter with a penchant for danger, and also profiting off said danger, Liber is coming to Avalon not for a noble cause, but rather to line his pockets.

Being the resourceful adventurer, Liber is one of the strongest supports in the game and excels with bare fists, short swords, and spears. Plus, Liber has a strong affinity for the wind element.

A trained templar knight, Garnet is loyal to her holy order, and is exploring Avalon to stamp out the heretics spreading blasphemous rumors about gods returning to the mortal realm.

Garnet has balanced offense and defense, making her versatile in party formations. She prefers long swords and shields, and she doesn’t have any elemental affinities at all.

Nintendo Release Lineup Detailed for Wii U/3DS via Visual Graph


Check out this handy visual graph detailing Nintendo’s release lineup for the fall. I also did a cool video discussing the lineup as well.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gets a Perfect Score from Famitsu


Famitsu has awarded Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain with a perfect score of 40. You can get the full lineup of reviews below.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4/PS3/XBO/360) – 10/10/10/10
Until Dawn (PS4) – 9/8/9/9
Dragon’s Dogma Online (PS4/PS3) – 9/9/8/9
Polara (PSV) – 8/7/8/8
Zombie Defense (Wii U) – 7/8/6/7
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin (3DS) – 6/7/7/8
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive (PS4) – 7/7/7/7
Infinite Stratos 2: Love And Purge (PS3/PSV) – 7/7/7/6

Via: Nintendo Everything

LBX: Little Battlers eXperience – First 2 Hours Gameplay | Nintendomination

LBX Little Battlers

Check out the first two hours of LBX: Little Battlers eXperience on the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo’s 2015 Games Lineup is Looking Solid | PE NewZ

2015 Games linup MS

Nintendo unveiled a host of release dates for their upcoming titles in the second half of the year. I go over all the titles and give my thoughts on the overall lineup! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

LTC3 Smash4 – Boreal | Ally (Mario) vs TLOC | Denti (Sheik, Luigi) – Top 8 Winners

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Watch Ally completely body one of the better players out there, Denti.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U – Tournament Mode (Captain Falcon) | shofu


Shofu is back with more Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournament Mode gameplay.