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Update: Bumped to the top. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow codes are now $8 on Amazon.


Best Buy is running a pre-order bonus on Pokemon Sun and Moon for the day. If you pre-order one of the games, you can then save 15% on a Nintendo eShop card, ranging from $10 to $50 in credit. Best Buy is also offering codes for the digital versions of Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow at a 20% discount for the day, priced at $7.99.

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Chain Blaster originally landed on the North American 3DS eShop back in 2013. In Europe, however, it never was published – until now. Basically out of nowhere, the eShop lists Chain Blaster for release in Europe on September 1. It will cost €4.99.

For those who didn’t follow Chain Blaster back in the day, here’s an overview:

Set in the future, a deadly virus infiltrates the world’s super computer and puts on standby the world’s nuclear weapons ready for launch. With the world on the brink of destruction, take control of an anti-virus ship and go head to head with the virus, taking on wave after wave of enemy ships in a fierce battle to save the world.

Use special shots known as Chain Blasts to counter the virus ships as they swarm together in attack formations. Trigger a Chain Blast at just the right point to set in motion a combo explosion that will take out the entire chain of enemies. The more enemies you take out in one blast the higher your score. Upload your Top Score online and see how you stack up against players from around the world.

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It took longer than expected, but Vektor Wars is coming to the North American Wii U eShop tomorrow. The first-person cyber shooter was made by Life of Pixel developer Super Icon Limited.

Find a trailer for Vektor Wars below. For more details, head past the break, where we’ve included a game overview.

Welcome to an 80’s neon future inspired first-person cyber shooter.

The year is 2024 and you are Commander James Moses, a Space Ranger.

Your mission: destroy the robot death army, rescue the Robodudes and save the world!

Select your weapon and use your skills to face down a tidal wave of rogue robots… in this retro homage to Arcade classics such as Battlezone, Berzerk and Robotron. Frantic gameplay, an array of loud and destructive weaponry – you must cheat death at every turn!

KEY GAME POINTS:

Fast-paced First Person Combat
A neon-drenched vector world unlike any other
An armoury of loud and heavy weapons
9 World Zones to liberate, all with their own unique environments and enemies to annihilate
A wonderful original soundtrack
Arcade shooter gameplay; where the only things that matter are your game skills and the high-score table!

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NST, also known as Nintendo Software Technology, is losing two of its more notable employees. Lead designer Stephen Mortimer and assistant designer Paul Kranich have both departed from the studio.

You may also remember that Sonic co-creator Hirokazu Yasuhara joined NST back in 2012. Apparently, he left the company within the past few months as well.

NST has mostly worked on Mario vs. Donkey Kong games over the past few years. Other previous projects include Metroid Prime: Hunters and Crosswords Plus.

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After announcing Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy earlier today, Level-5 has now confirmed that the game will be released sometime next year in the west. 3DS, Android, and iOS users in Japan will be able to play it starting in Spring 2017.

Level-5 says Lady Layton features mostly new characters. It also has less of a focused on “dynamic problem-solving and more on solving multiple mystery cases” compared to Professor Layton. New puzzles and brain teasers will also be included.

Here’s the official blurb from Level-5:

“As one of LEVEL-5’s masterpieces, the PROFESSOR LAYTON series of puzzle adventure games has sold more than 15.5 million units worldwide to date. Its newest official sequel, Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy — available on Nintendo 3DS/Android/iOS — was announced to be released in Spring 2017 in Japan. Not only will the main character switch from ‘Professor Layton’ (Hershel Layton) to ‘Kat’ (Katrielle Layton), many of its characters will be brand new. The story will focus less on dynamic problem-solving and more on solving multiple mystery cases observed in the everyday lives of Londoners, which will bring a faster tempo and more comical tone to the series. It will be more familiar — and funnier — than ever, while maintaining an adventurous quality. The creators of the puzzles and brain-teasers, the core element of the series, will also be new. Please look forward to the new PROFESSOR LAYTON series, targeting a Western release in 2017.”

Source: Level-5 PR

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Nordic Games now has an official page up on its website for Darksiders Warmastered Edition. The page provides the first screenshots from the new version as well as details.

First, the screenshots:

Darksiders Warmastered Edition features several improvements over the original. It’ll run at 1080p, with doubled texture resolutions, enhanced rendering, improved shadow rendering, and post processing effects.

Head past the break for the full rundown on Darksiders Warmastered Edition.

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LEGO Dimensions will add several new packs on November 18. Two are planned for Fantastic Beasts Story Pack, plus one each for Sonic, E.T., and Gremlins.

Amazon is now accepting pre-orders here. Prices vary by pack.

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Blimbu Games has been working on Between Heartbeats, a project that has players taking on the role of a microscopic robot duo – Cecil and Egor – and battling hordes of viral spores inside the body. You’ll come across different locations, with each area offering a unique aesthetic and environmental obstacles. Between Heartbeats also makes use of dynamic camera systems that change the perspective of play on the fly.

Between Heartbeats is already on track for Wii U, and should arrive “soon after” the initial launch in November. However, success on Indiegogo could lead to faster development.

Get a look at Between Heartbeats in the video below. You can also try out a PC demo here.

Source: Blimbu Games PR

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Nintendo shared a Dragon Quest VII video a couple of weeks ago focusing on the game’s world. Today, we have another video, this time showcasing battles. Watch it below.

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Getting to Pokemon GO’s level cap of 40 is no easy feat. A whole lot of experience is needed to advance after level 30, and between levels 39 and 40, you’ll need five million points.

One Pokemon GO player decided to see what would happen after you reach that far-away mark. Reddit’s “name _problemz” used a bot to hit level 40, but found that nothing extra special happens. The game does give out several items though, including 40 Ultra Balls, Max Potions, Max Revives, Razz Berries, plus four Incense, Lucky Eggs, Incubators and Lure Modules.

The Master Ball does exist in Pokemon GO’s code. You just can’t obtain one by making it to level 40.

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