Atlus USA has released a full trailer of its new Nintendo 3DS RPG, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl. The full trailer has been released for the game’s launch. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is now available in stores and on the 3DS eShop.
Nintendo has released a new English-dubbed trailer for its 3DS RPG, which introduces the game’s main characters and features. Bravely Default will be available on 6 December (Europe) and early 2014 (US).
The western release of this game is a localised version of the Japanese Bravely Default: For the Sequel, which contains a few improvements on the original, including a better user-interface, character animations during conversations, adjustable random encounter rates and three new difficulty levels. Players will also be able to switch between English and Japanese audio.
The original version of this game, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, was released in Japan in October 2012.
To celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD for the Nintendo Wii U, the wall decal company Blik are releasing a series of stained glass decals depicting heroic scenes from the Zelda game; the scenes include Link acquiring each of his iconic weapons (sword, grappling hook, bow, boomerang), one featuring the princess Zelda and one of Link defeating the giant bird Helmaroc. There are 8 decals in total, and they are available for $37 (approx £23). The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD will be available for the Wii U on 4 October.
Blik also offers many other wall decals, including some for Pac Man, Hello Kitty, classic Atari games and more.
Nintendo has released a new trailer of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Those who fondly remember playing the Gamecube original will soon be able to relive the classic story in HD. The game will be available digitally and in a Wii U bundle on 20 September, followed by a retail release on 4 October.
Capcom has released a new trailer for Monster Hunter 4. The Nintendo 3DS title will be released in Japan on 14 September; there are currently no plans for an international release due to the lack of widespread interest in the franchise outside of Japan. The trailer showcases the game’s locations and battles.
The game will launch alongside two limited edition 3DS XL systems.
During it’s latest Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo has announced that the 3DS crossover game Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney will be heading to North America and Europe in 2014.
The Japanese anime studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist) created the animation sequences for the game, while Level-5 and Capcom developed the game. Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney was released in Japan in November 2012.
Sega has released a new English trailer for Namco Bandai Games’ crossover RPG Project X Zone, which will be available on Nintendo 3DS on 25 June (US), 4 July (AUS) and 5 July (EU). A demo of the game has just been released on the Nintendo eShop.
The trailer previews some of the animated sequenced created by Trigger anime studio and directed by Akira Amemiya (animator on Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt). It also reveals a few of the vast roster of characters available from 27 different titles.
The game was originally released in Japan last October.
It was announced on the wraparound sleeve of the latest and second volume of the BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger novels that an anime adaptation of the fighting game series has been green-lit.
Toshimichi Mori, the game designer of the BlazBlue series, previously said in 2010 that he wanted his games to be adapted into an animation. The Game creators Arc System Works’ European partner Zen United responded to this by creating an official petition to support the anime adaptation.
The first BlazBlue title, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, was released in 2008 as an arcade game. BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma is the latest title in the series, and was released in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS in December last year.
During the Nintendo Direct press conference, Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Nintendo will be releasing a new Zelda game for the 3DS. The game will be the sequel to 1991’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which is still regarded as one of the best videogames of all time – it will be interesting to see if the sequel can match the original.
The game will be available in the west this summer, and will be available in Japan in 2014. The Japanese title for the game is The Legend of Zelda: Kamigami no Triforce 2 (The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods 2); the game will be set in the same world as A Link to the Past, with some old features like using arrows to kill enemies and a mallet that hits pegs in the ground are returning from the original, but it will have an original storyline with new dungeons. Initial footage of the game has been released, which shows a new ability that allows Link to enter walls and become a drawing to navigate certain areas.
Nintendo has released an English trailer for its 3DS game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates of Infinity. The video highlights some of the game’s features; players can choose which Pokémon they play as – between Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig, or Axew – and they can also select another Pokémon as a companion to explore a seemingly infinite number of dungeons. The game will be available on 24 March (US) and 17 May (UK).
In each dungeon, players can battle or befriend other Pokémon, explore the surroundings and collect treasure. The dungeons change every time the player visits them, providing different Pokémon, treasure and items to collect each time.
Gates of Infinity uses augmented reality to allow players to enter new dungeons; players need only scan circular objects in the real world, which will then become “magnagates” to the in-game dungeons.
Tecmo Koei Europe has confirmed that PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ports of the previously Nintendo Wii U exclusive game Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will be released in Europe, Japan and America. The game will be released on 2 April (US), 4 April (Japan) and 5 April (EU).
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is an expanded Wii U version of 2011’s Ninja Gaiden 3. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will include an extra 25 missions, all the downloadable Wii U content, and costumes for the game’s protagonist and the Dead or Alive playable characters. The costumes can be purchased in game with “karma”.
Nintendo of America has released a trailer on the character progression in the strategy role-playing 3DS game Fire Emblem: Awakening. The video explains how players can level their characters in multiple ways: levelling up in battle, levelling their weapons, changing class and learning new skills. The game is set to be released on 4 February (US), April (EU), a year after its release in Japan.
Watch the official trailer below:
Nintendo released a new trailer for Platinum Games’ (Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising, MadWorld) The Wonderful 101 during its Nintendo Direct presentation today. The mass-hero action title will be released on the Wii U before April, during the console’s launch window.
Directed by Hideki Kamiya, the man behind Bayonetta, The Wonderful 101 sees a group of unlikely heroes fight against aliens that are invading Earth. Each hero can transform into powerful weapons to attack and defeat the aliens; they can also transform into objects that help the group traverse the environment, such as bridges. Players must work to recruit civilians to join the team of heroes and broaden the range of their transformations.
In September this year, Nintendo released a special edition Pikachu Yellow 3DS LL (or XL in the west) in Japan. The handheld console was available in limited numbers, and was only sold in the seven Pokémon Centre shops in Japan. It has now been revealed by Nintendo that the Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL will be released in Europe on 7 December 2012. Like the Japanese release, the console will be available in limited numbers.
The Japanese box and full console view:
A white 3DS XL is also being released in Europe this winter, which will come with a pre-installed copy of either Super Mario 3D Land or Mario Kart 7.
Three new promotional videos have been released by Nintendo for the upcoming release of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth game, which will be available on the 3DS in Japan on 23 November. Voice actress Rie Kugimiya (Gintama‘s Kagura, Fairy Tail‘s Happy, Hayate the Combat Butler‘s Nagi) vocalises the latest incarnation of Pikachu featured in the short animations.
The game turns players into a Pokémon as if in some sort of dream; the players partner up with other Pokémon to explore the world. Using augmented reality technology, players can scan objects in the real world that will then become “magnagates”, opening up new dungeons to explore within the game.