4Gamer has uploaded 10 minutes of footage from Rodea: The Sky Soldier. Check it out above.
4Gamer has uploaded 10 minutes of footage from Rodea: The Sky Soldier. Check it out above.
Azure Striker Gunvolt appears to finally be coming to Europe next week, based on a listing from the eShop. The game will apparently arrive on April 4 for €12.99.
This date hasn’t been officially confirmed just yet, but eShop listings tend to be spot on these days. We’ll let you know if/when an announcement is made.
A new Iwata Asks has gone live. This time around, we get to read up on a discussion about Xenoblade Chronicles 3D between Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Monolith Soft’s Tetsuya Takahashi. Access it here.
Another round of details have been translated from the Xenoblade Chronicles X. We get to learn more about battles, including the Overclock Gear feature. You’ll find the full set of information below.
– Battle flow is dependent on the order and timing of arts usage as well as your relative position
– Combo attacks are arts with descriptions like “Increases damage if used following a Melee Art” or “Increases damage if used following a Ranged Art”
– This makes it possible to achieve greater effects than normal through combinations
– Link arts together skillfully to increase the damage you do to enemies
– Certain arts inflict the “Break” status effect on enemies
– Use an art with the “Topple” effect while enemies are suffering from “Break” to prevent them from moving for a short time
– Your attacks will never miss when this happens
– Additionally, all damage is increased by 1.5 times while they’re suffering from Topple
– There are also arts that inflict more damage while an enemy is Toppled
– If you don’t Break them first, enemies will not Topple
– Attack an enemy from behind, above, or below to increase your accuracy and critical hit rates
– Some arts have special effects when used from the side or back
– Can target different parts of an enemy
– By destroying a part, an enemy will be unable to use it to attack
– Earn extra rewards after battle by destroying parts
– Get the “Overclock Gear” after progressing through the story to a certain point
– This technique is powerful, but it drains 3000 TP to give you massively improved battle capabilities for a short time
– When enabled, your arts’ Recast time is drastically reduced
– Overclock Gear has “Triple Recasts”, which allow your arts to charge up for a third time
– TP you’ve accumulated carries over between fights
– Gear Counter: Changes color depending on the arts used
– Gear Time: A meter that slowly decreases; the OC Gear ends when it empties
This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Wii U Download
Wii U Virtual Console
Wii U Demo
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
My Pet School 3D
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley
NES: Samus Aran
Etrian Mystery Dungeon — Available March 21
Zen Pinball 2’s South Park Pinball table is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.
TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT April 9.
Rock ‘N Racing Off Road is 16 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 12.
Moon Chronicles DLC is 50 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.
Funfair Party Games, 3D Game Collection and Murder on the Titanic from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 9.
Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.
Source: Nintendo PR
Famitsu has a big update on Bravely Second this week. Among other things, the magazine provides first information about the Chariot job.
The Chariot job is described as a physical attacker who can use all types of weapons. Their abilities include “Fighting Race”, which raises the aptitude for equipped weapon for regular attacks. There’s also “Three-sword School”. This allows them to wield three weapons temporarily.
Update: It turns out that the screenshot is old, as it was originally posted by Nicalis’ Tyrone Rodriguez about a year ago (thanks BrybryPokebip). I have no idea why Nicalis tweeted it out as a company today though!
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has long been teased for 3DS. That continued today with a new tweet from Nicalis.
Just a couple of minutes ago, the company posted the following:
— Nicalis, Inc. (@nicalis) March 25, 2015
By scanning the above QR code, you’ll be redirected to a URL on Nicalis’ website. What is it? A 3D screenshot of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (shown above), which seems to come from a 3DS build.
We need the teases to stop. Now it’s time for an announcement – don’t you think?!
The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:
PS4 – 46,395
Vita – 20,923
New 3DS LL – 17,652
Wii U – 7,595
New 3DS – 6,566
PS3 – 6,352
3DS – 2,371
3DS LL – 2,115
Vita TV – 639
Xbox One – 344
For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:
PS4 – 33,826
Vita – 20,103
New 3DS LL – 19,668
PS3 – 7,221
New 3DS – 7,164
Wii U – 7,054
3DS – 2,666
3DS LL – 2,590
Vita TV – 688
Xbox One – 307
And here are the software charts:
1. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – 92,094 / NEW
2. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – 73,373 / NEW
3. [PS4] Battlefield Hardline – 68,823 / NEW
4. [PS4] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – 42,358 / NEW
5. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 36,151 / NEW
6. [PS3] Yakuza Zero – 29,568 / 175,390
7. [PS3] Battlefield Hardline – 28,976 / NEW
8. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 3 – 26,289 / NEW
9. [WIU] Mario Party 10 – 21,433 / 71,645
10. [3DS] PriPara & Pretty Rhythm: PriPara de Tsukaeru Oshare Item 1450! – 21,261 / NEW
11. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – 20,166 / 96,926
12. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes – 16,446 / 442,854
13. [PS4] Yakuza Zero – 15,255 / 105,761
14. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 11,353 / 2,551,238
15. [3DS] Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – 10,851 / 392,553
16. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 6,450 / 2,568,569
17. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes – 7,915 / 327,389
18. [3DS] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – 6,893 / NEW
19. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei – 6,358 / 31,852
20. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 6,293 / 2,186,501
Nintendo has prepared a new 3DS firmware update. Version 9.6.0-24, which is needed in order to access the eShop, can be downloaded now.
Today’s update does a few things. First, Nintendo has added a Home Menu Layout setting, which lets users save/load up to eight layouts of the Home Menu with different theme and software icon arrangements.
amiibo settings have also been added for regular 3DS owners (non-New 3DS). Nintendo reconfirms that a peripheral will be released later this year to make use of its figures.
Lastly, additional categories have been added to the Theme Shop under “View More”, and system stability/usability has been improved.
You can find today’s full update notes below.
– As previously mentioned, players customize a squidling and use ink as a weapon
– Can toss it on your rivals or mark your territory in 8-player multiplayer battles
– Swim in it to travel faster and refill ink to spray more color
– Use currency obtained in multiplayer to unlock more weapon sets and special gear
– Splat Roller: roller brush lays down a soothing coat of friendly ink; can flick out a deadly spread, too
– .52 Gal features a grenade launcher-like design that sprays out heavy ink blobs at a lower rate of fire than some of the other weapons, with a much higher damage rate
– Inkzooka and Killer Wail are powerful special weapons
– The weapons you unlock come in three-piece sets
– There’s one primary, a grenade type, and a special weapon
– If you switch over to the Uzi-like Splattershot Jr., you’re also switching over to Splatter Bombs as a sub weapon and a shield as your special
– Single-player design is similar in setup to a stage in Super Mario Galaxy
– Each stage strings together floating islands that focus on building specific skills
– Each stage has a squid launching sequence
– Story: follows Cap’n Cuttlefish, an odd-looking war hero who wants you to collect recover the stolen Zapfish from the dastardly Octarians
– Learn about the fundamentals of shooting, swimming, jumping, speeding through ink tubes, or even using valves of gushing color in combat in the first few levels
– Fight grunt-like Octotroopers, squarish Octostamps, and speedy Octolings
– Each one has a distinct method of fighting and personality on the battlefield
– Splat Zones: one of the objective games you’ll find under Splatoon’s Ranked Battles
– This has players capturing and holding a single zone until a 100-point timer runs down to zero
– Teams need to work together to press and hold the highlighted zone and keep out rivals
– Ranked Battles won’t unlock until a portion of the player base reaches level 10
– Ranked matches separate the player pool by specific letter ranks that range from top tier A+ to C-
– Ex: A rank players won’t play with a C rank squad
– Ranks are independent of the player leveling system, which unlocks new equipment sets
– Rather than strategize via direct communication, Nintendo suggests that players use the bird’s eye view of the map that’s displayed on the GamePad to locate their teammates
– Fighting to kill in single-player, which is different from multiplayer
– Single-player has sponge platforms that grow when hit with ink