The Great Ace Attorney eShop demo coming soon to Japan

Posted under 3DS, News
5 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

During a mall event tour in Japan, The Great Ace Attorney producer announced that Capcom is planning on releasing a demo on the Japanese 3DS eShop. It will basically be the same one as the one shared at Monster Hunter Festa, but it will allow those who couldn’t attend to give The Great Ace Attorney a try.

The Great Ace Attorney’s demo weighs in at 48.9 MB and offers 30 uses. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on when it will be hitting the eShop. We should hear something more concrete soon.



[Just a Chat] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, new Art Academy, Nintendo World Championships, more

Posted under General Nintendo, Just a Chat, Videos
15 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

I’ve been sick and Austin isn’t around to edit audio, but Just a Chat must go on! In this week’s episode, Daan and I talk about the announcements of Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon and Art Academy: Atelier, plus the Nintendo World Championships, Nintendo’s hiring of “Bowser”, and the Splatoon Iwata Asks.


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[Let’s Talk] What is your favorite Nintendo franchise?

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15 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)
Let's Talk Favourite Franchise

Let’s Talk #9: What is your favorite Nintendo franchise?

Nintendo has created a ton of franchises over the years. We’ve seen IPs like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, Star Fox, Kid Icarus… just to name a few. There are so many series out there that it’s tough to choose a favorite. But that’s exactly what I’m asking of you this week!

This week’s Let’s Talk is very simple. I want to have a discussion about our favorite franchises. What’s your favorite? Why do you enjoy it so much? I’m curious about your absolute favorite series, but you can name a few runner-ups as well. Sound off in the comments! You’ll find a few thoughts from me and highlights from last week’s Let’s Talk down below.

Choosing a favorite Nintendo franchise is incredibly difficult since Nintendo has a bunch of well-known and great series to choose from. At the end of the day though, I’d probably have to go with Zelda. I’ve previously talked about how Ocarina of Time truly jump-started my interest in gaming, and my experience with it is a big reason why Nintendo Everything exists today!

There’s a lot to love in Zelda. The epic adventures. The variety of art styles. The different types of gameplay. For me, there’s very little that beats riding Epona across Hyrule.

I do want to mention that I have a ton of love for other Nintendo franchises. If I were to rank them, Zelda would be first, followed by Mario, and then Metroid. Mario… well, not much explanation is needed there! It’s an absolutely classic franchise that can resonate with just about anyone. I started with the Metroid series late – Metroid Fusion was my first experience with the franchise. But I never looked back, and have loved both the 2D and 3D entries.

Highlights from last week’s topic: Your thoughts on Splatoon


I had my worries in the past that they’re not doing as much as they should to promote it, but they should be credited for identifying their internet fanbase and getting to them where it counts. Tumblr in particular is big on the game’s aesthetic and characters, and they’re actually using their Vine account for the first time since 2013 solely to promote this game. Before last month, they had only two Vines, both half-heartedly promoting the Wii U, but now there’s a good amount of videos on it all dedicated to Splatoon. They’re really going all out on the internet front getting this game known. Pity about those American television commercials though…


I’ve read a lot of complaints about the game pad being necessary to play online. I have to admit, I was a little concerned too, given I use the Pro Controllers almost exclusively with the relevant games that support it. However, the gyro + analogue stick controls of the game pad were absolutely, surprisingly comfortable when playing for 1 hour during the Splatoon Global Testfire. I gave it a good go, then turned motion control off to see how I’d fare with the typical analogue stick controls, but I have to say I preferred the gyro + analogue combo; it seems far more accurate.

I wonder though how this might fare for longer periods of playing. No doubt, the game pad may get a little heavy over time, and I still had a lot of tweaking (and skill development) to feel like I had the hang of it 100%. Nonetheless, I was super pleasantly surprised – two hands on the game pad make for some seriously accurate and timely aiming – much more than those one handed Wii remote motion aiming days.

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I for one am REALLY excited for this game after getting my hands on it. It’s a new spin on a genre that DESPERATELY needed one & a polished one at that. That game feels SO good! Everything about it feels fluid and works together to make you feel immersed in the gameplay from the controls down to the sound design.


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[Giveaway] Splatoon amiibo 3-pack, Vector Assault

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15 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)
Splatoon Contest

Our Nihilumbra giveaway officially ended today, but we’re definitely not done with giveaways as a whole. In fact, we’re now kicking off two new ones!

Over on Twitter, we’re giving away a Splatoon amiibo 3-pack. Just make sure you’re following us and re-tweet this post.

Right here on the site, we have two copies of Vector Assault to share. Leave a comment below telling us about your favorite dual stick shooter. Note that you’ll need a North American Wii U console in order to redeem the code.

Winners for both giveaways will be announced next Friday (May 29). Good luck!


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Splaton Global Testfire’s extra round now live

Posted under News, Wii U
21 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Update 4: Nintendo has officially announced the hour extension. The company also apologized for today’s inconvenience.

Update 3: The hour is up, but we’re hearing reports of people getting in. Keep trying, folks!

Update 2: The official word from Nintendo:


Update: About 15 minutes in, and it seems a ton of people are experiencing issues!

Nintendo is holding one extra round for Splaton Global Testfire, and it has just now begun. This hour-long session will allow players to go hands on with the game’s multiplayer for a final time before launch.

Splatoon is arriving on May 29 – next Friday.



Rumor: Nintendo now enforcing 1 amiibo character per customer rule in the UK

Posted under General Nintendo, Rumors
21 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

The amiibo situation has been out of control almost since launch. Nintendo hasn’t been shipping enough figures for a number of characters, and scalpers have been taking advantage of the situation to drive up the prices on sites like eBay.

Based on a rumored internal email stemming from GAME, it seems that Nintendo is starting to crack down on things. Apparently, Nintendo UK has sent new rules to major retailers, and the company is now actively enforcing the 1 amiibo per customer rule forcibly. That means consumers are only able to purchase one unit of each character. It’s all being done in attempt to cut down on the reselling market.

I haven’t seen the email myself, but this information comes from the trustworthy information-leaker Liam Robertson. Assuming it’s true, it’s nice to see Nintendo finally looking to address some of amiibo’s issues.



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Little Devil Inside heading to Wii U after reaching Kickstarter stretch goal

Posted under News, Wii U eShop
21 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Neostream turned to Kickstarter in April to help fund “Little Devil Inside”. The project ended up reaching its $250,000 AUD goal a couple of days ago, and the team then announced a Wii U stretch goal of $270,000 AUD. That mark has now been reached so we’ll be seeing Little Devil Inside on the Wii U eShop sometime after summer 2016.

Below is a brief overview of the game:

Little Devil Inside is a truly engaging 3D action adventure RPG game where you are thrown into a surreal but somewhat familiar setting with humans, creatures and monsters to interact with, learn and hunt – journey, survive and discover the world that exists beyond.

This game is not just about killing arch-demons and saving the world. Take in the atmosphere and live a realistic life in an unrealistic world. This is a game that tells stories about people with ‘unusual’ jobs such as hunting monsters and what happens in their everyday life doing so.

You can check out the Little Devil Inside Kickstarter campaign here. There are two days remaining before it ends.



Dragon Quest VIII 3DS vs. PS2 comparison images

Posted under 3DS, Images
22 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

How does Dragon Quest VIII’s new 3DS version stack up to the PlayStation 2 original? You can get a look at the images above and below. 3DS is on the left while PS2 is on the right.

I do want to point out that all of these screenshots aren’t direct-feed. Still, they should give you a decent idea as to how the two versions compare!