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Square Enix announces Dragon Quest X Version 3 “Legend of the Ancient Dragons”

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At Jump Festa 2015, Square Enix announced the next expansion for Dragon Quest X. Version 3 will be known as “Legend of the Ancient Dragons”.

For the time being, Square Enix is mostly keeping quiet with regard to actual information. However, the company did reveal a new playable race: the dragon tribe. You’ll find a first piece of art showing the race below.

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

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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%)

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Bayonetta 2’s conceptual design highlighted in new PlatinumGames blog post

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PlatinumGames updated its official blog yet again with another post about Bayonetta 2. This time around, we get to hear about the game’s conceptual design.

Check out a few excerpts below:

As you can see, the base tones for the original Bayonetta were red and black, whereas in Bayonetta 2 they’re blue (representing Bayonetta) and gold (representing the game’s enemies). Compared to the image above it, you can tell the bottom screen gives off a much brighter, vivid impression.

What was so difficult about this was that while Bayonetta’s key color was blue, the key color for Aesir’s power was blue as well. Ultimately we resolved this issue by changing this mysterious power of Aesir’s to an emerald green, but it’s still kind of hard for players to discern, so I gave Aesir his own unique line patterns in his design to draw distinction from Bayonetta.

Head on over to the PlatinumGames website for the full post.

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse likely to be priced at $40

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Thanks to Kirby and the Rainbow Curse’s upcoming Japanese launch, we knew that the game would be seeing a budget release of some sort. We just weren’t entirely sure how much the price would be in the west.

New listings on EB Games and Amazon Canada seem to reveal Kirby’s updated price in North America. On both retailer sites, the game is listed for $44.99 CDN. That would translate to $39.99 in the states (based on Captain Toad’s pricing). It should end up being a pretty great value!

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GameStop hosting post-Christmas sale next week

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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.

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Nintendo wins appeal: Creative Kingdoms’ patent invalid

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The federal appeals court has confirmed Nintendo’s win in a patent infringement case brought at the International Trade Commission by Creative Kingdoms. Creative Kingdoms asked the ITC to block importation of Wii U and Wii consoles, but it was reaffirmed that the company’s patents are invalid and should not have been issued. This is because Creative Kingdoms tried to claim more than it invented.

Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel, said of today’s news:

“We are pleased with the court’s determination. Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, particularly when the patents are being stretched beyond the inventors’ ideas. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”

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Image: Nintendo shares Metacritic infographic

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Nintendo is promoting the success of Wii U and 3DS games on Metacritic in a new infographic published today.

The image notes that there are 19 current-gen retail games on both platforms that secured a score of 85 or above on Metacritic as well as a User Score of 8.5 or better. That’s compared to just 8 titles on all other consoles.

View Nintendo’s latest infographic in its entirety above.

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