Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate ­ “New Management” Trailer

Aug 30, 2013

Developed by Armature Studio, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate brings the core Arkham pillars to a handheld format for the first time to Sony and Nintendo handheld systems. Featuring stealth gameplay, free-flow combat, and Batman¹s infamous gadgets, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate captures the genuine Arkham feel players have come to appreciate. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past. After gang-fueled uprisings occur within the walls of Blackgate Prison, Batman is called in to restore order and put an end to the rebellion before the chaos implodes. With gripping 2.5-D graphics, fully voiced narrative, and a captivating storyline, players will explore deep inside the bowels of this remote island penitentiary that plays an important role in the Arkham universe.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will release on PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Batman: Arkham Origins developed by WB Games Montréal will be available for the PS3 , Xbox 360, the Wii U system, and Windows PC. Both games will release worldwide on Oct. 25, 2013.

Nintendo Announces the 2DS. An Entry Level 3DS?

Aug 28, 2013

The biggest of the news that Nintendo revealed today was the 2DS. Nintendo has gone and removed the 3D function from the DS for a lower priced option in their handheld line. The system will launch on October 12th alongside Pokémon X and Pokémon Y and be released in 2 colors, Red or Blue. The system will play all current and future 3DS and DS titles in 2D just as you can on either the 3DS or 3DS XL. Nintendo will be selling this updated entry for $129.99, $40 lower than the 3DS and $70 under the 3DS XL.

The biggest change to the system is it’s slate like design that resembles a thin piece of cake. The device does not fold as traditional DS’s do and the buttons has shifted upwards for what looks like a more comfortable holding position. You can also opt for a carrying case, which will be available in Red or Blue at launch for $12.99. The Nintendo 2DS still has the DS signature dual screens with touch on the bottom and keeps the single slidepad. As with the current 3DS handhelds, you are able to play Nintendo DS games, access wireless networks for multiplayer, Street-Pass and Spot-Pass, and download games from the Nintendo e-Shop with the included 4GB SD card.

I personally would have gone with a different name, Maybe DS Micro or how about we bring back the Gameboy moniker? The Gameboy DS anyone?

Here’s a video with more 2DS to fill those curious minds of yours

Grease Up that Hamster Wheel, Brain Age: Concentration Training is Out Now

Feb 11, 2013

Brain Age is back and is now on the 3DS; Brain Age: Concentration Training is out today at Retail or available for Download from the eShop for $29.99US. New this time around are the Devilish Training exercises, they’re challenging activities that set out to stimulate concentration and working memory. These new Devilish Training activities challenge players to focus on two tasks simultaneously, quite evil indeed. This time around the difficulty of the training puzzles will increases or decreases based on the players’ results.

Also new in the 3DS version is the ability to StreetPass, by StreetPassing, you’ll be able to find Training Partners to review results or to compete with in Devilish Battles.

I’m ready to give my brain another workout, aren’t you?

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Focus Your Distracted World with Brain Age: Concentration Training

Pick Up Nintendo 3DS and Train to Improve Your Modern Mind

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A working mom rushes to schedule a meeting while answering emails and getting dinner ready for the kids. A student crams for a midterm the morning before an exam, but can’t stop thinking about the urgent paper he has to complete later in the week. A video game fan plays her favorite game for hours, but starts to forget where the key to the final dungeon is located after updating social media and checking out the latest blog post on her favorite website.

What all these people have in common is a need for a more focused mind. Having a focused mind can help lead to better performance in all life activities, especially in this modern world full of distractions. Whether it is in the office, the classroom or a far-off fantasy kingdom, distractions come from all directions, making it easy to lose focus and difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand. Actually, it is almost inevitable that … wait, what were we saying?

With the launch of Brain Age: Concentration Training for the Nintendo 3DS system, multitaskers can refocus their busy modern minds and get their concentration back on track.

“With so much happening around us on a constant basis, it is very easy to get distracted,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The Brain Age series has always been about training the brain, and Brain Age: Concentration Training continues this trend while also helping to improve concentration.”

The first two games in the Brain Age series on Nintendo DS surprised the world by demonstrating how brain training for just a few minutes a day could be fun. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! and Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! each went on to sell more than 3 million in the U.S. alone. Brain Age: Concentration Training builds on the winning formula of the first two games, while introducing new activities designed by Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, a neuroscientist in Japan, to specifically focus the mind and help with everyday distractions.

New to this game are the Devilish Training exercises, challenging activities that set out to stimulate concentration and working memory. These activities can be played for five minutes a day, making them the perfect exercises to pick up while going through the morning routine. These Devilish Training activities challenge players to focus on one task while simultaneously tracking another, and range from Devilish Calculations, a series of tricky math problems, to Devilish Mice, a clever memory game. The difficulty of each activity increases or decreases based on players’ real-time results. This helps to consistently train players at the limit of their abilities.

Many other modes are also featured in Brain Age: Concentration Training. In Supplemental Training, fan-favorite activities from previous Brain Age games make a return. These select activities were designed to complement Devilish Training, and include activities like Word Attack, a hectic word-recognition exercise, and Time Lapse. Under Brain Training, players are offered additional training opportunities, such as Block Head, an exercise that finds players taking turns occupying blocks to score points against Kawashima. There is also Relaxation Mode, which contains a collection of restful activities created to give brains a much-needed break. Additionally, players can use the game’s StreetPass feature to find potential Training Partners to review brain training results or to compete in Devilish Battles.

With more modes and more activities than ever before, Brain Age: Concentration Training is the biggest game yet in the celebrated series. It’s time to use new concentration skills to start training the modern brain and eliminating distractions.

Brain Age: Concentration Training is now available in retail stores or as a full download in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

For more information about Brain Age: Concentration Training, visit http://brainage.nintendo.com/.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 651 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Demo News and Release Date Confirmed

Jan 17, 2013

Big news for Wii U and 3DS owners today as Capcom has confirmed the release dates for the anticipated game Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. You can begin your journey when the game hits retail stores on March 19th in the US and March 22nd in Europe. Within that timeframe, Capcom says that the digital eShop version will be available as a full retail release as well. As one can expect, players will take on the role of a hunter and are sent to explore the Monster Hunter universe slaying monsters.

You’ll be able to play the game alone or in four player online or local play using Nintendo 3DS; Wii U players will be able to hunt with Nintendo 3DS players via a local wifi. Those with both a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS can take advantage of the inter compatibility of save data between the two consoles, taking the hunt from the living room wherever they go. Also of note is that Capcom says the Wii U version will fully support voice chat which has me excited for some good team strategy.

If you want to get a taste of the action to come, Capcom will release the demo for the game on the eShop for both the Wii U and 3DS versions on February 21st.

 

 

[quote]Capcom today confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U system and Nintendo 3DS will bring the battle to retail stores in North America on March 19, 2013 and across Europe on March 22, 2013. The full game will also be offered for digital purchase on both systems during this launch timeframe and the Wii U game will fully support the voice chat functionality available on that system.  For hunters looking to embark on their journeys sooner, free playable demos on the Wii U system and Nintendo 3DS will be available on February 21.

In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, players take on the role of a hunter sent to explore a settlement within the Monster Hunter universe, completing quests on their journey to seek and slay monsters while improving their skills and earning equipment upgrades. With many challenging monsters and over 200 quests, the latest addition to the series is set to be the most expansive offering to date. The game can be played alone, online (up to four players) on the Wii U system, or locally using up to four Nintendo 3DS systems or a combination of up to three Nintendo 3DS systems and one Wii U system.

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Wave goodbye to 2D Sprites in Pokémon X and Y

Jan 08, 2013

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It has happened folks, Pokémon has finally entered the 3D space with an all new main adventure hitting this fall. Pokémon X and Y will feature new graphics unseen in a Pokémon game before; travel towns and battle these pocket monsters in polygonal 3D. Gone are the classic 2D sprites in favor of graphics this game has sorely needed for years. It’s something that needs to be seen and the Nintendo Pokémon Direct that was viewed this morning gave a good glimpse into the action. Along with the news of the new graphics, Mr. Satoru Iwata revealed that the game will be releasing in all the major regions in October of this year. No more waiting for those outside of Japan. Please excuse me while I dance around the room like a cheerful little schoolgirl.

[quote]INTRODUCING POKÉMON X AND POKÉMON Y: AN EPIC NEW 3D ADVENTURE LAUNCHING WORLDWIDE IN OCTOBER 2013

New Pokémon Adventure Featuring All-New Pokémon Set in a Spectacular 3D World

BELLEVUE, WA—January 8, 2013—The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced today that the next generation of Pokémon video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, will launch worldwide in October exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. New Pokémon, a new storyline set in a spectacular 3D world, and dynamic battles instantly make Pokémon X and Pokémon Ytwo of the most highly anticipated video game titles of 2013.

“The worldwide launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y this October allows players to begin their adventures at the same time,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokémon Company. “Now, Pokémon fans across the globe can discover the secrets of Pokémon games and can collect, battle, and trade with each other immediately.”

“We brought Pokémon into an entirely new dimension and we’re incredibly excited to bringPokémon X and Pokémon Y  to fans,” said Junichi Masuda, video game director at GAME FREAK inc. “The stunning visuals, a completely redesigned environment, game scenario, music, and communication features will bring smiles to the faces of video game players around the world.”

Want an early sneak peek at Pokémon X and Pokémon Y? Visit Pokemon.com to watch a video introducing this new Pokémon adventure, including an exciting first look at the new starter Pokémon in battle! Fans can also catch a glimpse of the newest Legendary Pokémon and gameplay footage from the upcoming titles.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be the blueprint for an exciting array of new animation, Pokémon TCG, and toys debuting around the world.

Be sure to visit Pokemon.com, Like the official Pokémon Facebook page atFacebook.com/Pokemon, and follow Pokémon on Twitter @Pokemon to ensure you’re receiving the latest Pokémon X and Pokémon Y news!

About Pokémon 
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

About Nintendo
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 637 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.[/quote]

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon coming to a 3DS system near you

Dec 21, 2012

Looks like Pokémon will be making it’s first leap into the 3D gamespace with the Mystery Dungeon series. To be released on March 24th, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will let the player take control of one of five hot shot Pokémon adventurers;  Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig or Axew. There will be over 20 randomly generated dungeons and being a 3DS game, you can explore them in glorious 3D. The new hotness in this release will be the Magnagates. I’m not exactly sure how this will work but they say that you take a picture of round objects in the real world which somehow extend the adventure. Also a first for the series will be wireless multiplayer but we’ll get more information on these new features the closer we get to the 24th of March. For me, it’s a toss up between Pikachu and Smugleaf….er I mean Snivy.

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity to Release on March 24 for Nintendo 3DS

On March 24, the popular Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series will make its debut on the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system with Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. With vibrantly detailed 3D graphics and more than 20 Mystery Dungeons that change every time they are entered, nearly limitless adventure awaits players and their Pokémon friends in this new game.

Become one of five popular Pokémon from the fan-favorite franchise – Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig or Axew – and journey through infinite dungeons, battle and befriend other Pokémon, collect treasures and explore the game’s vast, beautiful world – all in amazing 3D. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, there are many labyrinths called Mystery Dungeons that change their form every time a player enters. Pokémon, items and treasure within a Mystery Dungeon will change location every time a player re-enters.

Players can gain access to additional Mystery Dungeons through “Magnagates.” To open the Magnagates, players scan circular objects in the real world using the Nintendo 3DS Camera, allowing them to continue their adventure, even after they have completed the main Mystery Dungeons.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity also introduces wireless multiplayer features to the series. More details on this functionality will be shared in the future.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be available in retail stores, and also as a download from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. For more information, visithttp://www.pokemon.com/MysteryDungeon.

For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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It’ll be a Flame Red Black Friday with Nintendo’s newest 3DS Bundle

Nov 20, 2012

What better way to work off that stuffed turkey with some shopping! Nintendo is here to help you out with it’s newest 3DS bundle. In the box you get a Flame Red 3DS with Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed. You’ll find this superstar bundle at various retail locations on Black Friday for the suggested price of $169.99. I would have liked to see that bundled with a 3DS XL but hey, can’t be choosy on Black Friday right? If you don’t have a 3DS yet, this is quite the bargin with them including the stellar Super Mario 3d Land.

 

[quote]Nintendo is giving early holiday shoppers a way to knock two items off their lists at once. Starting Nov. 23, a limited-edition version of the Flame Red Nintendo 3DS will come with Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed on the system. The bundle is offered at a suggested retail price of $169.99, providing an incredible value for holiday shoppers. If purchased separately, the system and the game would be offered at suggested retail prices of $169.99 and $39.99 respectively.

Since it launched, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has sold nearly 6 million in the United States alone. The portable dual-screen system lets users see 3D images without the use of special glasses, while providing them with a wide variety of gaming and entertainment options. People can explore and purchase additional games in the Nintendo eShop, or watch the fun and funny 3D videos on Nintendo Video.

Super Mario 3D Land reinvents everything fans love about Mario gaming with the first platforming environment in true 3D. Players will experience an exhilarating new sense of depth, distance and speed while running, jumping and stomping on enemies throughout the levels. Mario can also use the tail of his Tanooki suit to swipe at enemies or float down from heights.[/quote]

New Teaser Trailer for Activision’s Wreck-It Ralph

Oct 15, 2012

Here’s a sneak peek into Activision’s upcoming videogame, Wreck-It Ralph, available for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and DS. As a story extension to Disney’s upcoming film, you will jump into this arcade adventure videogame and help Ralph become a hero, leaving his wrecking ways behind. As a threatening Cy-bug invasion breaks out, you get to team up with Fix-It Felix and travel through action-packed puzzles and missions to save their arcade home once again. Get ready for some serious ground and pound in the Wreck-It Ralph videogame!

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I got hit with the Skylanders Flu

Jan 28, 2012

The other week I broke down and purchased the $99 Mega Pack at Best Buy and I’ll admit this is starting to become an addiction.  I just spent $35 at Gamestop picking up an adventure pack of 3 to get the last two elementals we needed (Air and Life). We also picked up two extra figures that we wanted while we were there.

The game itself isn’t the hardest or most complex thing around but it’s fun.  I spent most of my morning today leveling up my Chop Chop (skeleton dude) to a level 8 and completing all the side objectives in the first couple levels.  I warn anyone thinking of picking up this game, it will hit you hard in the wallet because like me, you will want to collect them all and right now they are almost impossible to find in individual packs.  I was calling around to stores Wednesday hoping someone had a shipment come in that day.  Lucky me was browsing the Gamestop website and saw they had some at the local store so after a call down there it turned out they had the ones we needed.

 I’ll have a more in depth review at a later date, but for right now, I’m enjoying my time as a Portal Master in the world of Skyland.

Rayman Origins 3DS Date and “Making Of”

Jan 24, 2012

Ubisoft announced Rayman Origins will be available on Nintendo 3DS on March 20th, 2012. Rayman Origins was previously released for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii on November 15, 2011 and will be available on PlayStation Vita February 14th.

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The Heroes of Ruin Walkthrough Trailer

Oct 28, 2011

Enjoy a walkthrough of the Coral Tombs. Join n-Space producer Tim Schwalk as he guides viewers through the fourth section of the Tombs, ‘The Deep’, bringing you face-to-face with the dangers that lurk within, including the tomb’s greatest and most dangerous secret… the deadly Leviathan.

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To boldly go where only cholesterol flows in Nano Assault

Oct 25, 2011

First Majesco got you to make delicious meals, then they taught you how to lose all that weight with your panty dropping dance moves.  Of course after you found that special someone you needed a lesson in childcare and Majesco was there for you.  Now in the fall of 2011 they prepare you for the inevitable cold and flu season for your children in Nano  Assault.

Launching for the 3DS on November 22, 2011, Nano Assault is a crazy looking game where the player must stop the Nanostray virus from destroying the human civilization. OH NO! Your skills will be tested against the likes of the Black Nucleus, Hyper Blods, and the terrifying Spore Plants. You’ll be battling your way through 32 Nano-rific (that’s my word, you cants haz) stages blasting away enemies with a varied aresnal at your stylus’s tip.

I have to say, from the trailer, the game looks gorgeous and there seems to be alot of potential for some really good use of the 3d.  Looks like Space combat in your bloodstream with obstacles to fly around Ala Starfox.

Are you ready to save humanity from this Nano-terror? (that’s also mine, you cants haz either)

www.NanoAssaultGame.com

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game – New Screenshots

Oct 21, 2011

We got a fresh batch of screenshots in from Ubisoft today of the upcoming game. Based off the feature film by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, The Adventures of Tintin will be available in North America on December 6th for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, and 3DS.

Resident Evil Revelations release date and GameStop pre-order bonus

Oct 04, 2011

It was announced today that Capcom will release Resident Evil Revelations in North America for Nintendo 3DS on February 7, 2012. According to Capcom the game will feature a brand new story, new characters, and new locations for the Resident Evil series. Being that this is a 3DS release there will be some form of 3D graphics represented.

Big news though is that gamers who pre-order with GameStop will receive a unique Resident Evil Revelations 3DS case with an image that will change when taken out into the sunlight. It’s a pretty nifty case and I’m curious how the case changes image in daylight. I’ve only ever seen color changing toys in water and those 3D packages where you can twist the object and see a 3D image, never a image that changes in sunlight.

If you’re looking to pickup this game and want some extra protection for your 3DS, this sounds like a good deal.

”Set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, the all new episodic narrative sees fan favorite characters Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield paired with new BSAA members Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat on their search to discover the truth about the Veltro terrorist organization and the T-Abyss virus outbreak. Players will need to make use of the unique Nintendo 3DS touch screen to solve puzzles and switch between weapons as they try to survive the horror that awaits them around every corner. Environments will need to be scanned with the Genesis Scanner to reveal hidden items and identify enemies. With more characters, brand new enemies and conspiracies still to be unveiled Resident Evil Revelations promises an authentic Resident Evil experience when it launches on Nintendo 3DS in February.”

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy gameplay montage

Sep 12, 2011

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From the first screens and details of this game, I couldn’t really pinpoint how this game would play; but after watching the above video, I can clearly see what they are shooting for.  Gamers have been mixed about what they see here and I fall under the, “looks good” camp.  The game basically looks like SquareEnix’s take on Elite Beat Agents and Guitar Hero, which so far doesn’t look half bad.  The difference here being that it looks like your using the screen for taps and slides like EBA but then there are a few of those markers with arrows inside them, which lead me to believe you’ll be using the circle pad as well.  After playing around with that hand position on my 3DS, it doesn’t seem all that difficult a setup.

As we knew before, your characters are Chibi-styled representations of characters throughout the Final Fantasy universe like Lightning and Cloud.  The game will have tracks ranging from the various Final Fantasy titles and it’s very easy to see that the more upbeat songs will be more engaging.  I will say though that I agree with some views about the music from Final Fantasy.  For a successful rhythm game they need tracks with lots of beats and when I think Final Fantasy, I’m thinking slow orchestral tracks.  That’s not saying there isn’t beat stomping music spread throughout the XIII (see what I did there) different titles and various spin offs, but I’m thinking this game is going to have more original content than what the average Final Fantasy fan will want.  We’ll see when the game actually makes it’s way to  Japan sometime in 2011 and our 3DS’s at somepoint in the future.

SOURCE: YouTube user: 5orans