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GameStop is offering a pre-order bonus for Dragon Quest VIII. If you reserve the RPG there, you’ll be provided with a pouch. This is available both in-store and online.


In the latest issue of Famitsu due out tomorrow, the magazine provides ten pages of Monster Hunter XX coverage. Some of the information has leaked early, revealing the return of Congalala and sharing details about the Renkin Style.

Gematsu reports the rundown as follows:

Monsters with Nicknames

  • Ouma Diablos
  • Hellblade Glavenus
  • Silverpeak Gammoth
  • Heavenly Eye Mizutsune
  • Blue Lighting Master Astalos

Famitsu review scores (12/6/16)

Posted on 8 hours ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, 3DS eShop, News | 2 Comments | 0 Likes

This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

The Last Guardian (PS4) – 10/9/9/10
Dishonored 2 (PS4/XBO) – 9/9/8/8
SaGa Scarlet Grace (PSV) – 8/8/8/8
Battle Garegga Rev.2016 (PS4) – 8/7/9/8
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (3DS) – 7/8/8/7
Quest of Dungeons (3DS) – 7/7/7/7
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (3DS/PS3/PSV) – 7/7/7/6
Akiba’s Beat (PSV) – 7/7/7/6

Pokemon Shuffle’s weekly update features a Mega Stone competition, this time a return of Mega Abomasnow. The competition will run until December 13. To earn the Abomasite (if you don’t already have it), you’ll need to be in the top 12,000 players in Europe, 18,000 players in North America, or 60,000 in Japan. Other prizes are as follows:

  • 3 Mega Speedups and 3 Raise Max Level: Top 400 EU, 600 NA, 2,000 JP
  • 2 Mega Speedups and 2 Raise Max Level: Top 1,200 EU, 1,800 NA, 6,000 JP
  • 1 Mega Speedup and 1 Raise Max Level: Top 7,000 EU, 10,000 NA, 35,000 JP
  • Disruption Delay: 7,001-16,000 EU, 10,001-24,000 NA, 35,001-80,000 JP
  • Attack Power: Any players who didn’t earn the Abomasite
  • Anyone who already has Abomasite but qualifies to earn it will get a Level Up.

    Three other stages have been added: a new stage featuring Tyrantrum, and repeat runs for Emboar and Infernape. Tyrantrum will run until the 13th, while Emboar and Infernape will run until the 20th.


    Magearna is the very first Mythical Pokemon distribution in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Find a trailer for the event below.

    Data miners are up to their usual tricks, and have made an interesting discovery about Pokemon Sun/Moon. The two games actually have low-polygon models and animations of each Pokemon walking and running. On top of that, some of the code may hint at Pokemon being behind you.

    You can see some of the animations here. Because the models have no textures, they were applied to models used in battle.

    What might this mean? Well, it could be an innocuous discovery. Others are hoping it’s a sign of things to come in the rumored Pokemon Stars on Switch.


    Nintendo is now working with HackerOne to crack down on 3DS security vulnerabilities. Those who find and report such flaws can earn up to $20,000.

    A post on HackerOne reads:

    “Nintendo is dedicated to providing video game fans worldwide premium entertainment in a welcoming and secure environment. To that end, Nintendo invites highly skilled researchers to find and address vulnerabilities on the Nintendo 3DS handheld system that could jeopardize that environment. Nintendo is committed to creating a better game-play experience for all through those actions.”

    Nintendo hopes to prevent piracy, cheating, and dissemination of inappropriate content to children. ARM11 and ARM9, low-cost cloning, and security key detection are specifically called out when it comes to vulnerabilities.

    Regarding rewards, we have the following information:

    Nintendo has made a flurry of new announcements pertaining to the BoxBoy! franchise today.

    First, Goodbye! BoxBoy! is in the works for 3DS. We don’t have too much information yet, but a teaser site is located here. It’s coming out on February 2 for 680 yen.

    Here’s some gameplay:

    A BoxBoy! Qbby amiibo is also launching on February 2. It’s said to unlock secrets, though the specifics are currently under wraps. It will be included in a limited retail package containing all three games along with an official soundtrack for 3,456 yen. The OST will contain 34 pieces from the series.



    Harvest Moon: Skytree Village came out a few weeks ago, but we never actually got a proper look at the limited edition. We’re fixing that now with the following unboxing video from Nintendo Chit Chat:

    The first Mythical Pokemon is now up for grabs in Pokemon Sun/Moon. By using a new QR code, players can obtain Magearna.

    Before anything else, you’ll need to complete the main story. You can then select the QR Scanner function and use the image below. After visiting the deliveryman at the Antiquities of the Ages shop in Hau’oli City, Magearna will be yours.

    Note: this QR code is only valid in North America. We should have some news for European players tomorrow.


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