Bravely Second gets first review in Famitsu

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1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)

Famitsu published a first review of Bravely Second in the magazine’s latest issue. As we mentioned a few days back, the game received a total of 36 / 40, with individual scores of 9, 9, 9, and 9 from four different reviewers.

We now have a complete translation of the verdicts from Famitsu’s review. For the full transcript, head past the break.



Walmart: New 3DS XL with game for $209

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1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)

A New 3DS XL bundle has gone up over on Walmart. The retailer is selling the system with one game of choice for $209.

Available titles include The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Smash Bros. 3DS, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, and more. You can also choose between a black or red New 3DS XL.

If you’re interested, check out the product page here.


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Amazon lists June release for The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

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1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)

UDON and Capcom have been prepping an English version for The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. And based on an Amazon listing, the art book should be out on June 9.

Below is the official description:

Objection! Phoenix Wright is back! After a hiatus as the lead protagonist of series, the original Ace Attorney has returned as the series’ top defense lawyer. The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies collects the artwork behind the latest installment in the popular Capcom franchise. Included are character designs, pin-ups, storyboards, character profiles, and much more!

Those who pre-order The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies on Amazon can save $14.


Kickstarter roundup (4/19/15)

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1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)

There are plenty of Kickstarter projects that feature Wii U in one form or another. For the latest look at which games are seeking funding, check out our roundup below.

Ping 1.5+ – European localization (new) – $700 for funding
HUSH – $146,795 for funding, includes Wii U
Izle – $90,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death – Wii U stretch goal at $35,000
FreezeME – $15,000 for funding, includes Wii U

We’ll also once again mention CrossCode, though it’s on Indiegogo. If funds reach €100,000, it will be on Wii U.


Update: Or not? – Loading fake Twilight Princess 3D eShop listing from hacked StreetPass hit causes online ban

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1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)

Update: It’s now coming into question whether banned users are being blocked due to using flashcards. I can’t confirm it either way at the moment, but you should definitely be cautious in any case. This entire situation is one big mess!

Earlier today, rumors surfaced about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess possibly coming to the 3DS. That speculation came about after images surfaced which showed people meeting someone in the StreetPass Mii Plaza who had supposedly been playing the “remake” – see below.


We didn’t post about the rumor as we had a pretty strong feeling that it was fake. Sure enough, it was. One 3DS owner managed to hack his system, which allows for any image/text he wants to appear as his recently-played game.

This wouldn’t be a problem for other 3DS users in most circumstances. However, many folks encountered the person with the hacked system at the Zelda Symphony Concert in Germany today. A ton of people attended the event, and many fans brought along their 3DS units in hopes of receiving some StreetPass hits. Unfortunately, you may have a fairly big problem on your hands if you happened to have conducted StreetPass with the hacked system.

We’re hearing reports that every user who received that person’s Mii and attempts to load the Twilight Princess 3D eShop page (which doesn’t exist of course) is being blocked from online services. This could affect quite a number of European 3DS owners who attended the Zelda concert earlier in the day. I’d imagine affected users would need to contact Nintendo in hopes of being unbanned. If you did come in contact with the Mii, be sure to delete it from the StreetPass Mii Plaza!

Thanks to Robin for the tip.



March 2015 NPD: Wii U and 3DS hardware sales, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., and more

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1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)
Code Name S.T.E.A.M. box art

The March 2015 NPD results were reported on Thursday. Nintendo neglected to share hardware sales, but we do have a couple of very close estimates. The family of 3DS systems sold roughly 260,000 – 270,000 units while Wii U moved about 80,000 – 85,000 units.

Aside from hardware sales, we have data for two 3DS titles that debuted in North America last month. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. sold just 31,000 units, based on a figure provided by reliable NPD leaker “creamsugar”. Fossil Fighters: Frontier also launched last month and managed to sell roughly 35,000 copies.

That’s not all on the NPD front, as cremsugar shared a few lifetime U.S. sales figures for Wii U titles as well. Those are as follows:

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – roughly 326,000 units
ZombiU – roughly 204,000 units
Bayonetta 2 – roughly 157,000 units
The Wonderful 101 – roughly 104,000 units



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Nintendo engineer lists next-gen, unannounced consoles on LinkedIn profile

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1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)

Lu Yang, a principal test engineer at Nintendo, has listed “next generation (unannounced) consoles” on his LinkedIn profile. For what it’s worth, Yang previously worked at Microsoft and spent a few years as a software development engineer for Windows Phones.

Here’s the full blurb:

February 2014 – Present (1 year 3 months)Redmond
Platform Tools for current (Wii U) and next generation (unannounced) consoles.

Obviously we know that NX is on the way, so perhaps what’s listed on Yang’s profile isn’t too surprising. We’ll be hearing more about that system next year!

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Pre-order updates (4/19/15)

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1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)

Below are the latest titles that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

Wii U

Guitar Hero Live (new) – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Maker – Amazon, GameStop (new)
LEGO Dimensions – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Rodea: The Sky Soldier – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Legend of Kay HD – Amazon
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – Amazon
LEGO Jurassic World – Amazon, GameStop
Terraria – Amazon
Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem – Best Buy
The Legend of Zelda – Amazon, Best Buy
Xenoblade Chronicles X – Amazon, Best Buy
Yoshi’s Woolly World – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Splatoon – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Devil’s Third – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop


Project X Zone 2 (new) – Amazon
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson – Amazon, GameStop
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Rodea: The Sky Soldier – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven – Amazon, GameStop
Fire Emblem – Best Buy
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – Amazon
LEGO Jurassic World – Amazon, GameStop
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Terraria – Amazon
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop