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Atlus Shows Upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Switch Games

Atlus Shows Upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Switch Games

On the weekend, Atlus held a special live stream to discuss upcoming game, including several Nintendo games. First, the recently-announced Radiant Historia; Perfect Chronology received its first trailer. This Radiant Historia remake not only improves the graphics and adds voice acting, it also adds a third history that can be played either alongside the original game’s histories or after clearing them. Next Atlus also had two new 3DS games to announce. Following the success of Etrian Mystery Dungeon, which came out in 2015, Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 will be released for the 3DS in Japan on August 31. Like its predecessor, it will combine the gameplay of the Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Du... »

Yasunori Mitsuda Shows a Slice of Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Music

Yasunori Mitsuda Shows a Slice of Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Music

We don’t know much about Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the upcoming Nintendo Switch sequel to the original Xenoblade Chronicles, but we do know it will have a lot of music. Composer Yasunori Mitsuda recently updated his blog with a post about his progress on the music for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Thanks to the translation from Nintendo Everything, we know that Mitsuda is responsible for the music score, although there are five composers working on the game. He expects large-scale recording to begin at the end of the month.   He also showed a picture of a sizable stack of music scores. That’s only 1/4 of the game’s total soundtrack, and he’s about halfway through the ent... »

Wii U Version of Bloodstained Officially Cancelled; Options for Backers

Wii U Version of Bloodstained Officially Cancelled; Options for Backers

It was widely expected that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night would be cancelled for the Wii U, especially since the game isn’t due out until 2018. Today, producer and project lead Koji Igarashi made it official, with a special apology to fans in the latest Kickstarter update. Hello, this is IGA.   Thank you for always supporting us. I would like to give a message to the backers who pledged for the Wii U version of Bloodstained.  During our Kickstarter campaign, the Wii U was at the height of its popularity, but the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch.  This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has l... »

New Kid Icarus Rewards at My Nintendo

New Kid Icarus Rewards at My Nintendo

My Nintendo has been updated with new rewards, and if you’re a fan of the Kid Icarus series, you’re in luck! The latest batch of rewards is all about Kid Icarus. Software Discounts If you’ve never played Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Nintendo 3DS, you can get a 30% discount for 80 Gold Points. Are you interested in the classic games in the series instead? Another 30% discount is available for Kid Icarus on the Wii U, as well as 3D Classics: Kid Icarus on the Nintendo 3DS. Each costs 20 Gold Points. And finally, you can get a 30% discount for Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters for the Nintendo 3DS for only 10 Gold Points. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, Kid Icarus i... »

Nintendo Switch Virtual Console Expectations

Nintendo Switch Virtual Console Expectations

The Nintendo Switch didn’t launch with a Virtual Console service, but while we wait for Nintendo to share news about the Switch Virtual Console, we can discuss what we expect to see from it. We know Nintendo plans to implement a paid online subscription service that includes 1 free NES or SNES game per month, only playable during that month. No matter what you think about that system, it’s likely that any games included in that service will be available on the Virtual Console. But while that might be the safest bet, the arrival of GameCube games on the Virtual Console has been one of the strongest and most persistent rumors. Back in July, Eurogamer reported that three separate so... »

Seiken Densetsu 1-3 Coming to the Nintendo Switch in a New Collection

Seiken Densetsu 1-3 Coming to the Nintendo Switch in a New Collection

The first three games of the Seiken Densetsu series (known outside of Japan as the Mana series) will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in Japan as the Seiken Densetsu Collection. This collection includes the original Seiken Densetsu (Final Fantasy Adventure), Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana), and Seiken Densetsu 3. All are action RPG, and the second and third games support cooperative multiplayer. The first game has been remade multiple times, most recently as Adventures of Mana last year. However, it appears to be the original game in this collection, rather than the remake. They will be largely the same as their original releases, but with the addition of a quick-save system, a Music Mode... »

Radiant Historia Remake Announced for the 3DS

Radiant Historia Remake Announced for the 3DS

In 2010, Atlus released a time travel-themed RPG called Radiant Historia for the Nintendo DS. Now, the game is being remade for the 3DS as Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. Thanks to a translation from Gematsu, we know a few details about Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology from the Weekly Famitsu’s feature on it. Perfect Chronology is a full remake of the original game, with improved graphics, a full lineup of voice actors, and an opening animation from A-1 Pictures. It also features a new “Sub-History” scenario that will exist alongside the Standard History and Alternate History timelines from the original game. You’ll have two options for experiencing the new ... »

A Closer Look at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s New Battle Modes

A Closer Look at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s New Battle Modes

One of the biggest changes for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, due out on April 28 for the Nintendo Switch, is its new Battle Mode. The original Mario Kart 8 featured a limited Battle Mode that reused the main game’s tracks, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will feature eight special arenas and 5 different battle modes. At PAX East, MonsterVine had a chance to preview the new battle modes and highlighted two that stand out: Coin Runners and Shine Thief. Coin Runners Coin Runners last appeared in Mario Kart 7. Your goal is to get as many coins as possible before the end of the match. Coins appear and disappear as players try to grab them, and hitting an opponent with an item makes them drop their coins. Th... »

Awesome Game Series Ep. 5 (Mario Sports Superstars – 3DS)

Awesome Game Series Ep. 5 (Mario Sports Superstars – 3DS)

Watch Ep. 5 of our Awesome Game Series! We tackle one game and give you a few reason why we find it awesome! »

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition Announced

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition Announced

Nintendo has announced a limited edition bundle for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the upcoming 3DS remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden. The North American limited edition includes:   Fire Emblem Echoes a hardcover artbook a CD with a selection of tracks from the soundtrack a pin set featuring Alm, Celica, and Marth a reversible cover sheet that looks like the original Fire Emblem Gaiden’s packaging   It will cost $59.99. The European limited edition includes everything from the North American limited edition, as well as the Alm and Celica amiibo figurines. No price has been given yet. In North America, the Alm and Celica amiibo will be sold together for $24.99. They unloc... »

Game Freak is Hiring for a Console RPG – Could It Be Pokémon?

Game Freak is Hiring for a Console RPG – Could It Be Pokémon?

Game Freak, the developer of Pokémon, is currently hiring for two positions for a new console RPG. One position is for a 3D CG designer and the other is looking for character modelers. Thanks to a translation from Siliconera, we know a few details about these jobs. They’re both contract positions not expected to last beyond May 2018, and they want people experienced with creating character models at the level you’d see in Wii U or PS Vita games. It is for a console game. Everyone thinks “Pokémon” when they see Game Freak’s name, and while it is their most popular series, they’ve made other games as well, such as the recent Pocket Card Jockey. However, ther... »

Top 3 Things to Be Excited for in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Top 3 Things to Be Excited for in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The announcement of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch might have disgruntled fans hoping for an entirely new Mario Kart game, especially since there aren’t any new tracks for the main mode. However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to look forward to for fans who already played Mario Kart 8. Here are the top three things to be excited for in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. 3. New Battle Courses Mario Kart 8 Deluxe might have the same 48 racetracks from the original, but you still have two new courses to look forward to if you play Battle Mode: Urchin Underpass, which is based on Splatoon, and Battle Stadium. The Battle Mode rules have also been tweaked. 2. Double Item Boxes... »

 

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