Posted 9 minutes ago
NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of November. The results can be found below.
1. Call of Duty: Ghosts
2. Battlefield 4
3. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
4. Madden NFL 25
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. NBA 2K14
7. Skylanders Swap Force
8. Just Dance 2014
9. Disney Infinity
10. FIFA 14
Posted 33 minutes ago
Another wave of Bravely Second details have come out of this week’s Famitsu. Producer Tomoya Asano and character designer Akihiko Yoshida discussed the game’s various aspects, including:
- Many details haven’t been decided as the game is only 30% complete
- More announcements regarding these will be made later
- Magnolia was made during a scenario brainstorm meeting
- The character was created after the keywords of “people of the moon” and “returnee” came to mind
- The team originally considered giving Magnolia some kind of space outfit and bunny ears
- Eventually decided to go with a character who showed “adultness”
- “Adultness” was a feature lacking in Bravely Default’s characters
- Experience gained from Bravely Default will help the team make a game that is much more polished than before
- The illustrators are currently working on characters and job designs
- Many of them will be quite unexpected
We also have the following quotes from Asano:
“There were actually several concepts, but out of all of them, the idea of ‘surpassing the previous title’ left the biggest impression. We were aware that the previous title was to get fans to like the characters and world, so we decided to have a sequel that takes place several years later, and has more to do with Luxendarc.”
“As we did previously, and for the sake of Japanese RPG fans, we’re developing with the goal to create a new pillar of support for Square Enix, while surpassing the previous title. I believe that it may take a little while longer until you’ll get to play the game, but we’ll be revealing new information little by little, so I hope you continue supporting us while looking forward to what’s coming.”
Update 2: (12/13/13): Pre-orders now open at Best Buy.
Update (12/2/13): Bravely Default pre-orders have just opened on Amazon. You can pre-order the collector’s edition here ($5 less than GameStop) and the standard edition here.
Original: Pre-orders are open for the Bravely Default Collector’s Edition… well, at GameStop at least. You can place an order here. The standard version can also be found here.
In Nintendo’s original announcement, the company said that the Bravely Default Collector’s Edition would be available “at select retailers.” Hopefully this means other retailers will open pre-orders in the near future. If other options appear, we’ll update this post.
Posted 2 hours ago
Lobodestroyo is coming to Wii U, but Nintendo’s console won’t be a launch platform for the title.
Lefthanded Games explained in a Kickstarter backer-only update that the Wii U version will arrive after the Ouya exclusivity window expires. This is due to a stipulation in the “Ouya Free the Games Fund”.
For every $10,000 in funds Ouya matches, the platform gains one month of exclusivity. Lobodestroyo has collected roughly $40,000, meaning four months of exclusivity is required.
Despite the wait, Lefthanded Games believes the wait will be worth it. The extra time will be used to properly port Lobodestroyo to Wii U “and take advantage of the new hardware.”
Lefthanded Games’ Kickstarter update in full reads:
Posted 4 hours ago
Several new games have gone on sale on the North American 3DS eShop today. A roundup of all discounted titles (including a few old ones) can be found below.
Liberation Maiden – $4.99 through 1/2 (was $7.99)
Crimson Shroud – $4.99 through 1/2 (was $7.99)
Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale – $4.99 through 1/2 (was $7.99)
The Starship Damrey – $4.99 through 1/2 (was $7.99)
Bugs vs. Tanks! – $4.99 through 1/2 (was $7.99)
Rising Board 3D – $1.49 through 1/9 (was $1.99)
101 DinoPets 3D – $2.99 through 12/21 (was $4.99)
Soccer Up 3D – $2.99 through 1/2 (was $6.99)
Farming Simulator 3D – $7.49 through 1/2 (was $9.99)
Undead Bowling – $3.99 through 12/31 (was $6.99)
Chain Blaster – $3.99 through 12/31 (was $6.99)
Crazy Construction – $2.99 through 12/31 (was $4.99)
Snow Moto Racing 3D – $5.99 through 1/9 (was $7.99)
Nano Assault EX – permanently $9.99 (was $14.99)
Myst – permanently $4.99 (was $9.99)
Deer Drive Legends – permanently $4.99 (was $9.99)
Puzzler World 2013 – permanently $4.99 (was $9.99)
American Mensa Academy – permanently $4.99 (was $9.99)
Puzzler Brain Games – permanently $4.99 (was $9.99)
Paws & Claws: Pampered Pets Resort 3D – permanently $9.99 (was $19.99)
Let’s Ride: Best in Breed 3D – permanently $6.99 (was $19.99)
Posted 5 hours ago
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX looks to be getting another character. A Japanese magazine scan apparently reveals that Rosalina will be joining the arcade racer through an upcoming update. It’s unclear if Rosalina would be playable, though we’d certainly hope so.
Posted 5 hours ago
Masahiro Sakurai is only 43 years old, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be around forever. One of these days, the Super Smash Bros. creator will need to step away from game development.
Sakurai tackled the topic of how long a developer can continue creating games in his regular column this week. First, he revealed an interesting tidbit: he’s one of the oldest members of the team for the new Smash Bros. games.
“As I look around the new Smash Bros. development office, hardly anyone here is older than I am.”
Posted 5 hours ago
Yumi’s Odd Odyssey will launch on the North American 3DS eShop in January, US publisher Natsume announced today. The company also shared several new details about the platformer, which you can find above. Be sure to check out the new screenshots as well.
Posted 6 hours ago
Earlier today, Nintendo updated the Japanese Kirby Triple Deluxe site with several screenshots and art, plus new details. A roundup of the latest content is posted below.
- Rescue King Dedede from Daranza
- Daranza: multi-armed enemy
- In order to rescue Dedede, Kirby needs to climb the World Tree to the floating kingdom of Floarald
- Collect sun stones to reach the boss
- Collect all of them in one stage and something will happen
- The key rings can be bought using star coins as well
- Roughly 20 power-ups
- Power-ups include the Beetle and Bell
- Beetle spikes enemies before flinging them off and defeating them