Kirby Triple Deluxe came out yesterday, and I just so happened to be in Japan, so I picked it up at launch.
The little time I’ve spent with it has been great, and from what I’ve heard it sounds like it’s selling well, since people have been having trouble finding a copy. Hopefully a western release isn’t too far off!
Ryan

Kirby Triple Deluxe came out yesterday, and I just so happened to be in Japan, so I picked it up at launch.

The little time I’ve spent with it has been great, and from what I’ve heard it sounds like it’s selling well, since people have been having trouble finding a copy. Hopefully a western release isn’t too far off!

Ryan

Ace Attorney 5 box art, and Limited Edition items revealed showing the main characters of the game (looks like we’ll be seeing more of Apollo this time, too)!

The Limited Edition Ace Attorney 5 set comes with:

  • Game cartridge
  • Phoenix Wright pouch
  • Phoenix Wright figure
  • Collection of Ace Attorney 5 chibi stickers

The game is scheduled to come out in Japan on July 25th with the Limited Edition as well. Crossing our finger it will get a English release date soon!

Marissa

Happy Soul Hackers Day! The original Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers released on the Saturn in Japan in 1997. Despite a PlayStation port two years later, we still never released this title in the west until now.
The 3DS port contains improvements, tweaks, and new content and all first editions come packed with an arranged soundtrack CD.
Craig

Happy Soul Hackers Day! The original Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers released on the Saturn in Japan in 1997. Despite a PlayStation port two years later, we still never released this title in the west until now.

The 3DS port contains improvements, tweaks, and new content and all first editions come packed with an arranged soundtrack CD.

Craig

There’s been some rumors floating around that Namco Bandai Games stated that they wouldn’t be opposed to releasing Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the Nintendo 3DS.
As of know, there are no definite plans to port the game to the 3DS, but with the suggestion in mind, you never know what may happen in the future!
What do you guys think about Ni No Kuni being ported to the 3DS?
Marissa

There’s been some rumors floating around that Namco Bandai Games stated that they wouldn’t be opposed to releasing Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the Nintendo 3DS.

As of know, there are no definite plans to port the game to the 3DS, but with the suggestion in mind, you never know what may happen in the future!

What do you guys think about Ni No Kuni being ported to the 3DS?

Marissa

Today, Warner Bros. announced the release of a new Batman game in the Arkham franchise, Batman: Arkham Origins! Not only is this game going to be available for consoles, WB Montreal is producing it for the Vita and the 3DS as well! The handheld version will be titled; Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

This game takes place before the other two Arkham games, with a young and amateur Batman. He will be facing many familiar foes, one of them making their first appearance in the Arkham games; Deathstroke.

Both the console and handheld game currently have a release date for October 25th, 2013! Who else is excited that this game is getting a handheld release?!

Marissa

Shin Megami Tensei IV has a release date for Japan, and a limited edition 3DS XL! The game has been set to be released on May 23rd in Japan. The special edition 3DS will come with a copy of the game pre-installed on it.
Atlus has not yet announced a release date for North America. Fingers crossed we also get this nifty 3DS XL as well!
Marissa

Shin Megami Tensei IV has a release date for Japan, and a limited edition 3DS XL! The game has been set to be released on May 23rd in Japan. The special edition 3DS will come with a copy of the game pre-installed on it.

Atlus has not yet announced a release date for North America. Fingers crossed we also get this nifty 3DS XL as well!

Marissa

Best Buy has a few recent releases from Nintendo on sale, which are pretty uncommon to see so heavily discounted.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star, the latest entry in the RPG series from Intelligent Systems, is $19.99. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, the first 3DS entry in the series, is $14.99. Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 are both $14.99. Kid Icarus Uprising, one of the most highly acclaimed games of last year, is $14.99. CrossworDS Plus is $14.99, and Style Savvy: Trendsetters is $19.99.
It’s uncommon to see Nintendo first party games discounted so quickly, so if you’re interested, jump on these deals quickly, because it’s unsure how long they’ll last. As of this posting, they’re all available for shipping, and at least in my area, for in-store pickup at a number of stores.
Chris

Best Buy has a few recent releases from Nintendo on sale, which are pretty uncommon to see so heavily discounted.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star, the latest entry in the RPG series from Intelligent Systems, is $19.99. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, the first 3DS entry in the series, is $14.99. Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 are both $14.99. Kid Icarus Uprising, one of the most highly acclaimed games of last year, is $14.99. CrossworDS Plus is $14.99, and Style Savvy: Trendsetters is $19.99.

It’s uncommon to see Nintendo first party games discounted so quickly, so if you’re interested, jump on these deals quickly, because it’s unsure how long they’ll last. As of this posting, they’re all available for shipping, and at least in my area, for in-store pickup at a number of stores.

Chris

This week, Nintendo of America held another impromptu Nintendo Direct broadcast, focusing mainly on Luigi and the 3DS. Clad in a green Luigi hat, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced a number of new titles, as well as highlighted some soon-to-be-released titles as well as recent releases.
After announcing the Year of Luigi, Mr. Iwata showed off some gameplay footage of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, which is set for release on March 24. The footage detailed both the single player and multiplayer modes, both of which are looking quite compelling. After that, he showed a couple of new titles featuring the man in green, including a new 3DS entry in the Mario & Luigi series, and a new Mario Golf.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team takes place in the sleeping mind of Luigi. Throughout the sub-series, Luigi has been portrayed as a bit less courageous than his brother, but in his dream, he can be the brave hero he’s always wanted to be. Mario Golf: World Tour, from Camelot, was also announced. Both games are expected to launch this summer.
Moving away from the Luigi theme, Nintendo announced a number of upcoming eShop titles, including a sequel to one of last year’s eShop titles in Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (coming April 11), a spinoff of a spinoff in Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (coming soon), and a brand new title in Kersploosh! (coming March 7). They also confirmed the release dates for HarmoKnight (March 28) and a demo (March 14), as well as revealed that the GameBoy Color games Harvest Moon and Legend of the River King will be hitting the Virtual Console soon.
Following last year’s rumors of a 3DS Donkey Kong entry, Nintendo announced Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, a port of the 2010 Wii title from Retro Studios. The game will feature a full 3D makeover that enhances the graphics, and you can see it for yourself in an eShop trailer right now. The game is expected to launch this summer.
Finally, Nintendo announced a weekly sale on eShop games, starting with Bit.Trip Saga (right now), and in the coming weeks, Crashmo, Ketzal’s Corridors, Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword, Fractured Soul, and Mutant Mudds will all enjoy a temporarily reduced price. They also announced a promotion for new 3DS XL purchasers. If you buy a 3DS XL and either Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and register them on Club Nintendo by April 30, they’ll give you a free game download from the following choices: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, StarFox 64 3D, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, or FreakyForms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!
If this Nintendo Direct is any indication, the 3DS is in for a killer 2013.
Chris

This week, Nintendo of America held another impromptu Nintendo Direct broadcast, focusing mainly on Luigi and the 3DS. Clad in a green Luigi hat, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced a number of new titles, as well as highlighted some soon-to-be-released titles as well as recent releases.

After announcing the Year of Luigi, Mr. Iwata showed off some gameplay footage of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, which is set for release on March 24. The footage detailed both the single player and multiplayer modes, both of which are looking quite compelling. After that, he showed a couple of new titles featuring the man in green, including a new 3DS entry in the Mario & Luigi series, and a new Mario Golf.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team takes place in the sleeping mind of Luigi. Throughout the sub-series, Luigi has been portrayed as a bit less courageous than his brother, but in his dream, he can be the brave hero he’s always wanted to be. Mario Golf: World Tour, from Camelot, was also announced. Both games are expected to launch this summer.

Moving away from the Luigi theme, Nintendo announced a number of upcoming eShop titles, including a sequel to one of last year’s eShop titles in Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (coming April 11), a spinoff of a spinoff in Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (coming soon), and a brand new title in Kersploosh! (coming March 7). They also confirmed the release dates for HarmoKnight (March 28) and a demo (March 14), as well as revealed that the GameBoy Color games Harvest Moon and Legend of the River King will be hitting the Virtual Console soon.

Following last year’s rumors of a 3DS Donkey Kong entry, Nintendo announced Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, a port of the 2010 Wii title from Retro Studios. The game will feature a full 3D makeover that enhances the graphics, and you can see it for yourself in an eShop trailer right now. The game is expected to launch this summer.

Finally, Nintendo announced a weekly sale on eShop games, starting with Bit.Trip Saga (right now), and in the coming weeks, Crashmo, Ketzal’s Corridors, Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword, Fractured Soul, and Mutant Mudds will all enjoy a temporarily reduced price. They also announced a promotion for new 3DS XL purchasers. If you buy a 3DS XL and either Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and register them on Club Nintendo by April 30, they’ll give you a free game download from the following choices: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, StarFox 64 3D, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, or FreakyForms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!

If this Nintendo Direct is any indication, the 3DS is in for a killer 2013.

Chris

A look at my handheld game collection.

Or, the stuff that’s in boxes anyway. There’s probably about 50 or more loose cartridges floating around somewheres. 

I’ve always appreciated the tiny worlds portable gaming have given me. Universes in my pocket. 

Craig

A look at my handheld game collection.

Or, the stuff that’s in boxes anyway. There’s probably about 50 or more loose cartridges floating around somewheres.

I’ve always appreciated the tiny worlds portable gaming have given me. Universes in my pocket.

Craig

Xseed announced that they will be publishing Rune Factory 4 for North America!

This Rune Factory game allows players to select between a male or female player at the games start. You become Selphia’s prince or princess and can manage the town, explore the countryside with townsfolk, and tame wild monsters to aid you in battle or help you with the fields. There is endless farming, cooking, and battling, and a new spin to the romance side of it as well. You have tons of characters to date, including monsters that later turn into humans! 

Rune Factory 4 is scheduled to be released this Summer for the 3DS.

Marissa