Natsume bringing Brave Tank Hero to the North American 3DS eShop on August 11

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

Brave Tank Hero is coming to the North American 3DS eShop on August 11, Natsume has announced. The Wii U version will follow a few weeks later.

An overview and screenshots for Brave Tank Hero is posted below.



3DS NFC accessory isn’t region locked

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

Rumors surfaced earlier today about the 3DS NFC accessory being potentially region locked. In an email sent to a customer, the retailer claimed that the Japanese product wouldn’t work on a North American system.

It turns out that Play-Asia was incorrect in this case. Someone put things to the test, and has shown the Japanese reader working with a North American 3DS. That should end all speculation!


Capcom posts latest financial results, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate closing in on 4 million units sold

Posted under General Nintendo, News
8 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Capcom’s financial results for the three-month quarter ended June 30 are in. The company performed well as a whole, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate continues to sell well.

Here’s a quick breakdown of Capcom’s results, courtesy of GameSpot:

– Overall net sales up to ¥14.5 billion ($116 million)
– That’s an increase of 51.9 percent compared to last year
– Total net income rose 104.9 percent to ¥1.57 billion ($12.6 million)
– Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and Resident Evil HD enjoyed “robust” sales
– Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has now sold more than 3.9 million units worldwide
– The company’s online games “remained soft”
– Mobile titles also were “generally soft”
– Capcom’s video game business (Digital Contents) overall posted ¥6.3 billion ($50.7 million) net sales
– That’s up ¥5.5 billion ($44.3 million) this time last year
– Operating income was ¥1.1 billion ($8.8 million)
– This number is down 2.2 percent from last year
– “Amusement Equipments” business (like Pachinko) performed the best during the quarter



Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS – latest DLC tweet translations

Posted under 3DS, News, Wii U
8 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Over the past couple of days, the Japanese Smash Bros. Twitter account has been sharing information and images about tomorrow’s DLC coming to the Wii U and 3DS games. The new content covers the addition to Tourney Mode, Replay Uploading, stages, and Mii Fighter costumes.

The folks over at Source Gaming has gone to the trouble of translating the different messages. You can look at the tweets in English below, and the site’s original article here.

On the morning of Friday, July 31st, we will be releasing an update for Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. In addition to Tourney Mode (Wii U) and Replay Uploading, we will also distribute new premium DLC (Mii Fighter costumes, Stages).

In Tourney Mode, players compete to win points over a set period of time. Players can create their own tourneys and adjust the rules as they like. We will also be holding tournaments for players to compete for the top spot. Tourney Mode will be available for free.

New Costume – Smash Hoodie
Translation: A snazzy zip-up featuring the Smash logo. Also note the flame accent on the sleeve! Comes paired with cool gray pants. Available for all Mii Fighters on 7/31!

New Stages – Peach’s Castle 64 / Hyrule Castle 64
Translation: The two stages are throwbacks to the original Super Smash Bros., Peach’s Castle 64 and Hyrule Castle 64. Both stages will be available for 250 yen each on one console, and 350 yen for both Wii U/3DS.

New Costume (Swordfighter) – Chrom (Fire Emblem: Awakening)
Translation: A faithful recreation right down to the Brand of the Exalt on his arm. Unsheathe your Falchion and show Marth who the real Hero King is! Available 7/31.

New Costume (Brawler) – King K. Rool (Donkey Kong Country)
Translation: A vivid recreation, from the bulging eyeball to the glimmering crown. Put this on, and you’ll feel like King of the Kremlings! Available 7/31.

Translation: But that’s not all! We will be distributing more Mii Fighter costumes in addition to the ones we have shown today. Check back here tomorrow for more info!

Uploading Replays
Translation: In the 7/31 update, you will be able to upload footage of your battles to YouTube and Miiverse!
*Players must set up a Google account and YouTube Channel in order to upload replays.

New Costume (Gunner): Bear Suit
Translation: Introducing a full-body bear suit! A curious little cub poked its paw into the honey pot…and it got stuck! Luckily, that jar makes for a great gun, too! Available 7/31.

New Costume (Brawler): Flying Man (MOTHER)
Translation: This little birdie has flown straight out of the MOTHER series and right into Smash! The bold contrast between red and yellow is sure to draw everyone’s eyes. No need for a tombstone because you’ll be the one dishing out KOs! Available 7/31.

New Costume (Swordfighter): Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia)
Translation: This swordsman’s stylish hairdo really stands out. The adventure begins when you don this costume! Available 7/31.



[Review] Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

Posted under 3DS, Reviews
9 hours ago by (@LyonHart_)

System: Nintendo 3DS
Release: August 4, 2015
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus

Author: Dennis

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold is an epic dungeon-crawling experience in which you and a fixed group of party members embark on a journey. The objective is to complete a century-old ritual by a princess you randomly run into inside the forest close to the town your newly formed guild stumbles upon, High Lagaard. It is here you familiarize yourself with the townsfolk and collect quests to help you on your way to completing this ritual with the Princess. However, while deep in the dungeons heading towards the location where the ritual will take place, you come across a large monster in which you are forced to fight. It is here you stumble into other adventurers from faraway places and transform suddenly into an inhuman monster— wielding the power of a legendary sentient being once known as the Fafnir Knight. From this point forward you aim to figure out exactly why, and how, you were bestowed this power. You must uncover this mystery all while trying to complete this ritual with new friends and allies. Just as you have your own special skills and abilities—so do your allies, each with their own individual strengths and weaknesses. You are the hero of this tale, with your guild and a princess; you embark on a quest to uncover the truth behind the origins of the powerful Fafnir Knight.