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The latest issue of Weekly Jump has revealed some new Dragon Quest XI details, which the folks at Gematsu have kindly translated. First up, some tidbits on the battle system.

As with the rest of the game, the 3DS version features both a 2D and a 3D mode – you can choose between 2D sprites or 3D models of the characters being displayed in battle. The game uses the series’ traditional command-based battle system. Two new monsters, Mandra and Ocobolt, can also be seen. Finally, there seems to be some sort of new combat element that’s activated when the protagonist is surrounded by a blue aura – though sadly the magazine doesn’t go into any more detail than that.

Two new characters also introduced. Martina is a high-spirited martial artist who is quoted saying “With you, we will protect everyone..that is my fight!”. Finally, there’s Rou, a mysterious old man with a white mustache who’s accompanied by the quote “I’ve been waiting for you to arrive.”.

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One of the many things Splatoon 2 is changing up compared to the original are the Special and Sub weapons – the Specials are entirely new, and some of the firearms have had their Sub weapons changed around. Today, the official Splatoon Twitter account revealed the Special and Sub weapons of the weapons that will be available to players during the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire this weekend. They are as follows:

  • Splattershot: Burst Bomb (sub) + Tenta Missiles (special)
  • Splat Charger: Splat Bomb (sub) + Sting Ray (special)
  • Splat Roller: Suction Bomb (sub) + Splashdown (special)
  • Splat Dualies: Curling Bomb (sub) + Inkjet (special)

Head past the break for videos that show the new specials and the new Curling Bomb sub weapon in action:

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Fire Emblem Heroes has added a new series of Quests, the Lunatic Challenge Special Quests. These will run until April 7, and they challenge players to beat certain story missions (namely each mission from Chapters 1, 5, and 9) on the Lunatic difficulty with every teammate surviving and specific types of Heroes on their team. The challenges for Chapters 1 and 5 each provide 1 Orb, and the challenges for Chapter 9 provide 2 Orbs each, allowing players to earn up to 20 extra Orbs.

Also, the prizes for the Michalis preview event are now being distributed, providing 10 Orbs, 5,000 Hero Feathers, and 10 Stamina Potions to players for logging in.

The game also requires a small .1 MB data download.

Bye-Bye BoxBoy! is releasing in PAL regions tomorrow. However, Nintendo hasn’t said anything about the special Qbby amiibo that came out in Japan this year.

Unfortunately, it’s looking like the figure won’t officially be made available in the west, meaning you won’t be able to find it at retailers. But on the bright side, Nintendo Australia put out a tweet stating that the Japanese version will be sold on its eBay store this Friday.


On another note, the release date for Bye-Bye BoxBoy! in North America is up in the air. Nintendo of America ended up deleting its tweet from March 3 about the game launching in the states today. Even if it doesn’t debut today, you can bet that it will be arriving soon.

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Cybernetik Design, Talking About Media, and Dolores Entertainment are bringing a new Wii U title to Europe today. Six Sides of the World, a puzzle game in which players explore different galaxies “with brain-racking challenges”, is due out very shortly.

Here’s a trailer for the original PC release:

And a comprehensive overview:

This week’s 3DS eShop charts are as follows:

Software

1. Pokemon Yellow
2. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
3. Blaster Master Zero
4. Super Mario Bros. 3
5. Pokemon Red
6. Zelda: A Link to the Past
7. Monster Hunter Generations
8. Super Mario World
9. The Legend of Zelda
10. Pokemon Blue
11. Mario Kart 7
12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
13. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
14. Super Mario Bros.
15. Pokemon Sun
16. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
17. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
18. Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
19. Pokemon Moon
20. Devil Survivor Overclocked

Videos

1. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
2. Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World TV Spot
3. Pokemon Sun/Moon Special Demo Version Video
4. Nikki’s Tour of Swapdoodle
5. Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
7. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
8. Pokemon Sun/Moon – Top 7 Features
9. Switch Parental Controls
10. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
11. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
12. Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
13. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
14. Mario Kart 7 Video
15. Super Mario World Trailer
16. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Play everywhere.
17. Switch Hardware Overview
18. Arms Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
19. Pokemon Bank Trailer
20. Welcome to Tank Troopers

Source: 3DS eShop

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Amazon Japan has posted the boxart for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, attached above. We also have some additional screenshots, including a look at the new opening animation.

Here’s the packaging for the Perfect Edition by the way:


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Nintendo readied a new trailer to promote the critical accolades Snipperclips has received thus far. Have a look at it below.

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Update: Kid Icarus – Of Myths and Monsters (3DS) is also 30% off for 10 Gold Coins.


Original: New rewards centering around Kid Icarus have been added to My Nintendo in North America.

First, the three special Kid Icarus animated shorts that originally premiered a few years ago are out now. You can redeem these downloadable videos on 3DS for 100 Platinum Points each.

A trio of Kid Icarus discounts are also available. They’re as follows:

– 30% off Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) – 80 Gold Points
– 30% off 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (3DS) – 20 Gold Points
– 30% off Kid Icarus (Wii U) – 20 Gold Points

You can find all of these rewards on My Nintendo here.

Thanks to Jason K for the tip.

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Shin’en announced plans for a notable update for its Switch racer FAST RMX a few weeks ago. Earlier today, the developer said that it’s coming “soon” and a release date will be shared as soon as Nintendo can confirm.

Shin’en wrote:


The FAST Racing Neo update will add a Time Attack mode plus online support with friends.

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