Another week of slim pickings unfortunately. There a few things to be excited about though. Starfox for the DS is a welcome addition to the Virtual Console, Beatbuddy also seems like an interesting rhythm based action adventure to. Over on the 3DS there’r even less with no releases this week. There is a demo for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden though which will be worth a go for fans of the series and fighting game enthusiasts alike. Continue reading European Releases Week Beginning 02/08/2015
After months and months of piling evidence showing 505 Games side-scrolling sandbox Terraria coming to Wii U and 3DS we finally have confirmation. Today, in a blog post the developer officially confirmed the game’s existence and talked some of the details of what you can expect when the game comes to Nintendo platforms early next year.
The games will support multiplayer locally, much like the other console versions. On the Wii U you’ll be able to play with up to eight people. Four players can play together locally splitting the TV screen between them. Using the GamePad one player can have a screen all to themselves while the other three players share the TV screen. On the 3DS you can play up to four player ad hoc. There will be no download play. Each person will need their own copy of the game
There will be no voice chat on Wii U, but it will have Miiverse support.
The developers say that the dual screen functionality of those systems will allow the game to play closer to the PC version that other consoles allow. You will be able to use the touch screen for inventory management, housing management, map usage and anything else the developers feel they can fit on the bottom screen. They see a lot of potential with these versions of the game to make it the most unique Terraria experience to date.
One question that fans have is about the outfits that the Hero and Plumber characters in the game wear. The developers feel that those outfits, which in other versions of the game closely resemble Mario and Link could be changed if Nintendo feels that they’re infringing on their property, but 505 Games wants to work closely with Nintendo to ensure there is no problem with any of the content in the game.
Outside of that there’s not much else to share. We’ll have to wait until later for more details and an official release date. For now the release window is early 2016 for both systems. I am very excited for this release as I really enjoy Terraria and have thought the Wii U would make a perfect platform to release that game. We’ll keep you up to date on all the information about the game as we lead up to release next year.
Square Enix North America released the announcement trailer for Final Fantasy Explorers. In it we have a release date as well! Final Fantasy Explorers will be traversing onto 3DS in North America January 26th.
Words cannot express my excitement for this game. I put countless hours into games like Phantasy Star Online, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, and Final Fantasy XI. This game appears to be a cross between all three of those games. But don’t just let me tell you about it, take a look for yourself!
Xeodrifter hits the Wii U eShop this week. If you’ve already bought the 3DS version of the game you’ll get this one for free. If you pick this one up, you’ll get the 3DS version for free. Badland also hits the eShop this week. A few games, including Lego Batman 3, go on sale. Another Codename S.T.E.A.M. tournament starts.
Happy Birthday Kirby! In order to celebrate Kirby’s birthday three classic Kirby games go on sale, Kirby Squeak Squad (DS VC), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64) and Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii). All three of those games are available on the Wii U eShop.
Head past the break for everything that is available for download this week.
Continue reading Nintendo Download: Week of July 30th, 2015
With the announcement of Dragon Quest XI: The Search for a Bygone Time, there has been quite a bit of fan interest for the titles in the west. Eurogamer reached out to Square Enix Europe and received a statement on the game and a possible localization. This is what Square Enix said:
We don’t have a concrete plan at the moment. However, we will consider it as we’ve done in the past for other Dragon Quest titles. We don’t have further information to share at the moment.
I wouldn’t expect anything concrete for localization this early on. However, with so much western fan interest in the Dragon Quest series in recent years, I couldn’t imagine Square Enix being able to continue ignoring the market. Who knows though. Hopefully we’ll start seeing the games get localized sometime soon.
And the bomb shells have been dropped. Dragon Quest X is being ported to Playstation 4. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 will allow you to ride your monsters. Most importantly though, Dragon Quest XI was announced for the Playstation 4 AND the Nintendo 3DS. That’s right, both the PS4 and the 3DS are getting the latest installment of Dragon Quest.
The game’s producer is Saito Yosuke and both versions are being developed by the core team but Toylogic is helping with the 3DS version. The PS4 version is being made using Unreal Engine 4 and will take advantage of the systems power. The 3DS version takes good advantage of both screens in more ways normal. When running around the world and while in cut-scenes, the top screen will feature 3D chibi-like models but the bottom screen will feature the same content of your world in an old-school 2D sprite-based style.
Continue reading Dragon Quest XI Announced and Platforms Revealed; NX Receives It’s First Two Game Announcements
A few tentative prices for the upcoming Animal Crossing cards that will support Happy Home Designer have appeared. By no means are they confirmed but they may give us a glimpse into what we’ll be paying when the new range is released alongside the game later this year.
Argos, which is a UK retailer that operates mainly through their extensive catalogue that comes out a few times a year are showing both Happy Home Designer and the Amiibo cards in their latest catalogue. Continue reading Tentative UK prices on Amiibo cards appear