If you haven’t picked up a 3DS XL or you’re thinking about getting one now might be the perfect time to pull the trigger. Between March 1st and March 31st Nintendo is giving away a free copy of Pokemon X or Pokemon Y to anyone that registers a new 3DS XL and one of a select few titles through Club Nintendo.
Just log on to Nintendo’s loyalty program website and register the system and one of the following games:
- Mario Kart™ 7
- Super Mario 3D Land™
- Animal Crossing™: New Leaf
- Donkey Kong Country™ Returns 3D
- LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins
- Yoshi’s New Island™
When you do that you’ll get a download code for your choice of either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y. It’s that simple. You have until May 31st to redeem your copy of whichever game you choose.
A new challenger approaches, and this time he’s a real fighter. After being limited to assist trophy status in Super Smash Bros. Brawl Little Mac makes the move to the main roster in the upcoming Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS.
The game is set to come out later this year.
I know this post is a few days late, but better late than never. Nintendo has released their newest lineup of digital rewards through Club Nintendo. You can head on over there and spend your hard earned coins on four new downloadable games. Those games this month are:
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream – 200 Coins
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – 200 coins
Donkey Kong Jr. – 150 coins
Art Style: PiCTOBiTS – 150 coins
Note: Super Mario RPG is the Wii Virtual Console version of the game, not Wii U. You will have to access the Wii Shop Channel to download that game. These games will be available until March 9th when a new set of games will be made available.
This wasn’t announced in the press release for the Nintendo Downloads in the eShop today, but Nintendo is offering one heck of a deal on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords. In honor of A Link Between Worlds being so awesome Nintendo has decided to give away the previously announced four player co-op game for the low, low cost of nothing in a deal they’re calling “4 Swords, 4 Free, 4 Days Only”.
All you need to do is head over to the eShop on the 3DS, click the icon for 4 Swords and download away. I would highly recommend you download the game on every 3DS you own so that you’ll have access to the local co-op play any time you want.
The game is available to download for free from now until 11:59PST February 2nd. It’s free. Do you really have any excuses to not download it?
There are as many different battle systems out there as there are RPGs. You have the pure turn based style games like Dragon Quest, the Active Time Battle system of Final Fantasy and even purely action based combat systems where you fight in real time. I know that Bravely Default isn’t the first game that allows RPG characters to hold an action for later in a turn or has a way to take their turn early, but it’s the first game that I’ve seen that uses it as so much of a focus of the game’s battle system.
The Brave/Default system is one of the more complex systems out there and takes a little while to wrap your head around, but when you do you’ll find it to be incredibly flexible and quite frankly a lot of fun to use. If you haven’t played the demo available on the eShop or know anything about the battle system let me explain basically how it works.
In a move that should really come as no surprise to people who follow Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham on Twitter, the developer announced their newest 3DS project. It’s called Moon Chronicles and is essentially an episodic remake of the DS title that came out in 2009. The game, which is set to come out some time in March or April will be sold in four different episodes. The first one will be released for $8.99 and will contain the first four chapters and 6 VR missions. It’s estimated to be around 4 hours of gameplay. That will later be followed by three more episodes that will be released as DLC for the game at $1.99 apiece. Episode 2 will contain chapters 5-8. Episode 3 will contain chapters 9-12 and the final episode will contain chapters 13-16. To go along with that they’re announcing plans for a second season sometime next year which would contain brand new contain and take place after the events of this first game.
Jools cited television shows like Lost where episodes would end on a cliffhanger that would have you wanting to watch the next episode right away and have long, intertwining storylines that cover multiple episodes to keep watchers coming back for more.
The game is being built from the ground up, specifically for the 3DS. It will run at 60 frames per second regardless of whether the 3D slider is on or off. They’ve also announced support for the Circle Pad Pro to give it the feel of bigger, more traditional shooters. The visuals have been upgrade to a higher resolution, and honestly look quite amazing on the 3DS.
He’d been talking about the title on Twitter a lot, asking questions about what people would like to see in a 3DS first person shooter. There was also the recent news that Renegade Kid had reacquired full publishing rights of the title. The original game was pretty ambitious for the system, but really showed that the DS could handle first person shooters and follows recent Renegade Kid remakes like ATV Wild Ride.
We’ll keep you up to date with any more information about the game and you can look for a review soon after it releases. You can also visit the game’s official page.
Shovel Knight is the first game from former Wayforward team members who created game studio Yacht Club Games. The game was Kickstarted, rather successfully, making over $300,000 of their $75,000 goal. The Mega Man/DuckTales inspired platformer now has a release date. March 31st is the day you’ll be able to bounce around and dig your way through enemy knights.
The game is set to come to Steam, PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U and 3DS.
Want to know what Renegade Kid’s mysterious first-person shooter project is? We do too, but we’ll all have to wait. Company co-founder Jools Watsham took to Twitter on Monday to tease fans with the announcement of an announcement.
The game will finally be revealed to all on Friday morning and will come exclusively through IGN.com, according to Emily Rogers. Jools also said that he’d be tweeting out the news and you can rest assured that we’ll be around to cover the announcement. There aren’t many of this type of experience, if any on the 3DS and Renegade Kid did some amazing stuff on the DS in the FPS genre with Moon and Dementium.
The developer also has the episodic adventure Cult County coming to Nintendo’s handheld later this year as well as Treasurenauts, a side-scrolling treasure collecting platformer. Add to that an update to Mutant Mudds on 3DS and the company is going to be busy this year.
Check back here on Friday for the news and any other information we’ll have available to you.
The newest digital Club Nintendo rewards hit the web today and this month has a couple of titles I’m really interested in. From now until February 9th you can get your hands on four new digital games through the eShop on the Wii U and the 3DS.
Game & Watch: Cement Factory – 100 Coins
Spin Six – 150 Coins
F-Zero – 200 Coins
1080 Snowboarding – 200 Coins
These are DSiWare and WiiWare games so keep that in mind when you’re downloading them. To download 1080 Snowboarding on Wii U you’ll need to access the Wii Menu and go to the Wii Shop channel. You cannot redeem this game through the Wii U eShop as it does not have Wii U version available at this time.