Category Archives: 3DS

Nintendo & Indies Unveil the Humble Nindie Bundle

Humble Nindie BundleThere was a time when something like this would never have happened, but now is not that time. Nintendo has teamed up with a number of independent developers to put together a Humble Bundle for the Wii U and 3DS eShop. The Pay-what-you-want service has eight games listed with more coming soon.

The three you get at any price are:

  • Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (Wii U)
  • Woah Dave (3DS)
  • Mighty Switch Force (3DS)

If you pay more than the average, which as of this writing was $7.14 you get:

  • The Fall (Wii U)
  • OlliOlli (Wii U & 3DS)
  • Moon Chronicles (3DS)

There are two more games that you get if you pay more than $10. Those are:

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Wii U)
  • SteamWorld Dig (Wii U & 3DS)

Overall this is more than $88 worth of games that you can get for whatever price you’re willing to pay. It’s a great bunch of games too. With the exception of The Fall I’ve played them all and they’re all really entertaining games. Check it out at http://www.humblebundle.com.

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon Announced

Pokemon Super Mystery DungeonThe Pokemon franchise is most well-known for its ‘gotta catch ‘em all’ RPG series of games. The series has featured a number of different spin-off series. The most popular of the spin-off games is probably the Mystery Dungeon line of games, which has collectively sold more than 13 million units worldwide.

This winter the latest game in that series will release on the 3DS, called Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon. Not a lot of details are known about the game as of now. The Mystery Dungeon line of games is known for randomly generated dungeons that change every time you enter them. Enemy characters move only when your characters move. You’ll get the chance to battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokemon.

It’s actually my favorite series in the Pokemon franchise. I’ve played them all at this point and there’s a good possibility that I’ll be playing this one as well. Stay tuned here for more details as they become available.

Rodea: The Sky Soldier Video Interview

Today, Rodea: The Sky Soldier director Zin Hasegawa and game creator Yuji Naka were in a video interview about their upcoming game. In it, they answered various questions about such as what the game has in common with their previous games and where they come up with their ideas. I recommend giving it a watch. Check it out below.

Nintendo Releases Free-to-Start Game Stretchmo

StretchmoFollowing the success of Pushmo and Crashmo on the 3DS eShop Nintendo is back for a third time. Now, though, they’re giving the first part of the game to you for free and you buy the remaining parts that you want. It’s the newest entry it their experimental pricing standards.

Stretchmo is free to download and you get the first seven puzzles of the game free to try out. From there you have a number of options in how you want to pay to add content to the game. There are four additional puzzle packs available to purchase.

  • Mallo’s Playtime Plaza ($4.99): 100 progressively challenging levels that introduce the basics of the game.
  • Poppy’s Sculpture Square ($2.99): 50 puzzle levels shaped like animals and objects.
  • Corin’s Fortress of Fun ($2.99): 50 levels featuring new gizmo obstacles and enemies.
  • Papa Blox’s NES Expo ($2.99): A treat for retro fans that features 50 levels based on classic NES characters.

You can buy all four in a bundle together for $10. If you buy the first one, Mallo’s Playtime Plaza separately you can get a bundle of the other three packs for $6.99. If you buy Poppy’s Sculpture Square, Corin’s Fortress of Fun, or Papa Blox’s NES Expo separately you can get a bundle of the other three for $8.99. That’s not confusing at all, is it?

This game also include the ability to create your own puzzles, just like all the previous releases before it. You can upload them via QR code to the Stretchmo Studio, which un unlocked by purchasing any of the additional content packs. You can also download other players creations and add them to your game.

Stretchmo is available now and is free to download.

New Jurassic World Trailer Released and Pre-Order Incentives Announced

LEGO Jurassic World arrives in North American on June 12th. Warner Brothers sent along another trailer for you to check out, which you can do below. Also announced were some exclusive “gift-with-purchase” bonuses announced for different retailers.

  • GameStop – LEGO Dino Trap Mini Playset
  • Target – Dr. Wu Minifigure
  • Walmart – $10 Movie Cash Certificate

LEGO Jurassic World will be available for PlayStation® 4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation® Vita, Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, Wii™U, Nintendo 3DS™ and Windows PC.

Nintendo Download: Week of May 14th

NihilumbraWhat’s in the eShop this week? A couple of “new” retro games, New Super Mario Bros. (DS) and Mega Man Battle Network 3. Popular anime Attack on Titan gets released and Sega releases a 3D Classic. Pushmo gets a theme for the 3DS, and, of course, there are sales. Head past the break for all the details.

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Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For 3DS In Japan

DQ8I know, I know. Square Enix has announced it, but it doesn’t mean we’re getting it. Today, the company announced that they are going to be bringing the popular PS2 RPG Dragon Quest VIII to the Nintendo 3DS. This announcement is for Japan only at the moment. There is no indication that they’re going to be bringing the title to North America.

It wouldn’t be the first time that this has happened. Fans of the series are still waiting to see the release of Dragon Quest VII, a game which came to the US on the PS1 back in 2001. The game was remade for the 3DS, but was never released here in the States.

Square Enix, if you’re listening, please, for the love of everything, bring Dragon Quest VIII to North America. It was easily one of my favorite games on the PS2. It’s an absolutely beautiful cel-shaded game.  This updated version of the game will include many new features, such as a new scenario, new party members, Street Pass functionality, and more.  It also needs to include a US release at some point.  The game will be released in Japan on August 27th.