Nintendo Everything: 3DS

[Feature] Namco Roulette: An Introduction to Pac & Pals

HNI_0084 Posted 1 hour ago
By (@Patricklous)

Author: Patrick

Part of the appeal of Super Smash Bros. to me is the history behind it all. With their large cast of characters, range of collectibles and obscure music picks, I always seem to be discovering new games with each installment. The original game introduced me to Earthbound, while Melee first brought Fire Emblem to my attention. This new Smash Bros.’ cast of newcomers are largely from games released in the last few years, but what I find interesting how Namco-Bandai’s involvement in development resulted in Namco’s history finding a way into the game.

Pac-Man is one of my favourite characters to play as in the new Super Smash Bros. and it’s partially due to his “Namco Roulette” taunt. This taunt involves Pac-Man summoning a bunch of old Namco sprites from the company’s golden age for a quick cameo, but there’s no trophies or anything to give context to these characters. With that in mind, let’s look at all these Namco icons as we take either a trip down memory lane. Namco have a legacy of creating incredible arcade titles that still persists to this day –I’ve been hooked on Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost lately- and it’s great to see it represented in Smash Bros. in some form. So let’s start by traveling thirty-five years back in time…



Final Fantasy Explorers Famitsu review translated

final-fantasy-explorers-boxart Posted 2 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Famitsu published a review for Final Fantasy Explorers in one of its issues earlier this month. Across four different reviewers, the game earned eights across the board for a total of 32 out of 40.

Of course, it helps to know what the editors actually said about Final Fantasy Explorers. We now have a complete translation of the game’s review. Continue on below to read it in full!



Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland screenshots, art, more details

atelier-1 Posted 7 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Gust Corporation issued official screenshots, art, and details for Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland today. You’ll find all of the latest content collected below.

– Gust calls it a game of “enhanced charm”
– Revamped battle system suited for the 3DS’ stereoscopic 3D
– Look down on a grid-based field
– Can freely move characters before using actions
– Actions include attack, defend, items, skills
– Each action has their own range of effect on the grid
– Overtime Mode: After the story ends, Totori and Meruru come from the future and the three protagonists of the Arland trilogy are united in efforts to return them to their original worlds
– Totori and Meruru are playable in battle at this time and will also be chibi-fied
– Esty Dee: Esty, who was a recurring support character in the Arland trilogy, will be playable in addition to Totori and Meruru
– Although receptionist for the castle, Esty is said to exhibit great power in battle
– A number of carefully selected costumes suited to its chibi characters will be available
– The additional maps and bosses from the original Atelier Rorona Plus will also appear in the 3DS game
– Kitchen Garden and Atelier Redecorating: the kitchen garden and ability to redecorate Rorona’s atelier will also be available
– Can change the game’s difficulty
– Premium Box has a five-piece character metal charm set, cleaner cloth pouch, and mini-tapestry
– First-print copies of the game include an original 3DS theme



Pre-order updates (12/21/14)

Posted 7 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Below are the latest titles that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

Wii U

Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem – Best Buy
The Legend of Zelda – Amazon, Best Buy
Xenoblade Chronicles X – Amazon, Best Buy
Yoshi’s Woolly World – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Splatoon – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Kirby and The Rainbow Curse – Amazon, Best Buy
Mario Party 10 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Devil’s Third – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop (new)


Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker – Amazon, GameStop
Etrian Mystery Dungeon – Amazon, GameStop
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – Amazon, GameStop
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector’s Edition – Amazon, GameStop
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Amazon, GameStop
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop (new)
Fossil Fighters: Frontier – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop (new)
Story of Seasons – Amazon, GameStop


Meta Knight – Best Buy
Sonic – Best Buy, GameStop
Toon Link – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Sheik – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Shulk – GameStop (exclusive)
Mega Man – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Bowser – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
King Dedede – King Dedede, Best Buy, GameStop
Ike – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Zelda – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Diddy Kong – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Luigi – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Little Mac – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Pit – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Captain Falcon – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop

* Note: since some of the latest amiibo figures are releasing on different days at different retailers, we’ll still list pre-order links for the next few weeks.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


Media Create software sales (12/8 – 12/14) – Top 50

Posted 13 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 1.244.171 / NEW <84,77%>
02./02. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
(Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 152.384 / 1.950.481 (-11%)
03./00. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V # (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992) – 81.659 / NEW
04./01. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) – 79.005 / 306.533 (-65%)
05./00. [PS3] Shining Resonance # (Sega) {2014.12.11} (¥8.880) – 67.282 / NEW
06./05. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 47.393 / 1.835.852 (+60%)
07./08. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 32.168 / 2.958.112 (+37%)
08./07. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 29.418 / 2.255.273 (+17%)
09./11. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 24.938 / 778.808 (+30%)
10./00. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (Ubisoft) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992) – 17.656 / NEW
11./03. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold (Kadokawa Games) {2014.12.04} (¥6.264) – 16.659 / 90.275 (-77%)
12./04. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days
(Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.04} (¥5.627) – 16.023 / 49.174 (-52%)
13./17. [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2014.11.13} (¥3.996) – 14.628 / 80.510 (+24%)
14./00. [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation with Power-Up Kit # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.12.11} (¥10.584) – 14.054 / NEW
15./12. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Chain (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.12.04} (¥5.378) – 12.650 / 31.723 (-34%)
16./24. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2014.11.20} (¥5.184) – 12.216 / 36.053
17./00. [PS3] Hajime no Ippo (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.11} (¥8.208) – 10.675 / NEW
18./10. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova (Sega) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 10.117 / 137.263 (-49%)
19./25. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 9.961 / 3.830.376
20./13. [PS3] Resident Evil HD Remaster # (Capcom) {2014.11.27} (¥4.309) – 8.493 / 74.196 (-45%)



Youkai Watch 2: Shinuchi sold through 85% of its initial shipment

Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Youkai Watch 2: Shinuchi sold over 1.2 million copies in its first two days in Japan. Those strong sales also came with a very high sell-through rate. According to Media Create, Shinuchi sold through 84.77 percent of its initial shipment.

Strong sales of Youkai Watch 2: Shinuchi helped boost the Japanese market as a whole. Total software sales came in at 2.263 million units last week, up 210.80 percent from the previous week.



GameStop hosting post-Christmas sale next week

Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Starting on December 26, GameStop will be hosting a post-Christmas sale. You’ll find all of the eligible items with discounted prices below.

50% off all strategy guides
Up to 85% off PC Downloads (ongoing sale from 12/19 to 1/2)
Destiny for $29.99 w/purchase of new PS4
DualShock 4 for $39.99 w/purchase of new PS4
1-year PS Plus for $29.99 w/purchase of new DualShock 4
Destiny $44.99 on PS4, XB1; $39.99 on PS360
Any Wireless XB1 controller $10 off with purchase of new XB1
12-month Live $39.99 w/purchase of new XB1
3-month LIve $19.99 w/purchase of new Far Cry 4 XB1/X360
$5 off Kinect TV mount w/purchase of new XB1 Kinect
$5 off Energizer XB1 Charge Station w/purchase of new XB1 Armed Forces Wireless Controller
TB XO Four Headset $79.99
TB 500P Stealth Headset $109.99
X360 or PS3 Charge Base $19.99
Nyko Wired PS3 controller $14.99
GTA V on PS4 w/$10 free in-game cash $59.99
CoD: AW $49.99 on PS4, XB1
NBA 2K15 $49.99 on PS4, XB1; $39.99 on PS360, PC
NBA 2K15 PS4 plus PS4 camera $99.99
Madden NFL 15 $49.99 on all vanilla versions
FIFA 15 $49.99 on all vanilla versions
Rocksmith 2014 $49.99 on all versions
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel $39.99 on all versions
LEGO Batman 3 $49.99 on PS4, XB1; $39.99 on PS360, Wii U
Skyrim vanilla $14.99 on all versions
Skryim Legendary Edition $29.99 on PS360; $19.99 on PC
Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel $14.99 X360
Skate 3 $14.99 X360
LBP 3 $39.99 on all versions
Last of Us Remastered $29.99
Drive Club $39.99
Wolfenstein: The New Order $39.99 PS4, XB1, PC; $29.99 on PS360
The Evil Within $39.99 on PS4, XB1, PC; $29.99 on PS360
Shadow of Mordor $39.99 on all versions
Sniper Elite 3 $29.99 on PS4, XB1; $19.99 on PS360
Battlefield 4 $19.99 on all versions
Need For Speed Rivals Complete $39.99 on all versions
NBA Live 15 $39.99 on PS4, XB1
Dragon Age Inquisition $39.99 on all versions
Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition $49.99 on all versions
WWE 2K15 $49.99 on PS4, XB1; $39.99 on PS360
Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Starter Pack $54.99 on all versions
50% off select Disney Infinity accessories
$12.99 on all Disney Infinity characters
B2G1F on all Disney Infinity Power Disk packs
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix $29.99
Freedom Wars $14.99
32 GB Vita/PS TV Memory Card $49.99
Assassin’s Creed Unity Phantom Blade Replica $39.99
GAEMS Vanguard 19′ Gaming Environment $279.99
Skylanders Trap Team starter- $49.99 on all but 3DS ($39.99)
Big Hero 6 $19.99 3DS
Frozen: Olaf’s Quest $19.99 3DS
20% off Facebook Game Cards
Sims 4 $39.99 or $59.99 Premium Edition
Used PS4 wired headset or PS Move controller $9.99
Used X360 chatpad or X360 20GB external HDD $14.99
Used Wii Remote Plus or X360 Wireless G Adapter $29.99
Used system w/3 free games $15 or less and 1-year replacement plan $30 more
Used system w/3 free games $25 or less, 1-year replacement plan, and 1-year PUR Pro $60 more
Used system w/3 free games $50 or less, 1-year replacement plan, and 1-year PUR Pro $120 more
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 $159.99
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 $79.99
Universal Bluetooth Tablet Keyboard $19.99
All refurbished IPads $50 off
Cricket: Free HTC Desire 510 after $75 MIR (Visa promo card); Nokia Lumia 520 $39.99

These deals will be valid through December 30.