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Famitsu reveals first Monster Hunter Stories details

monster-hunter-stories Posted 1 hour ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Monster Hunter Stories was announced way back in April. But it wasn’t until the release of this week’s Famitsu that proper information about the game was shared.

Monster Hunter Stories is an RPG set in the Monster Hunter world. It tells the story of “Monster Riders” who form bonds with monsters.

As noted in Famitsu, the title begins in the Rider Village. The protagonist receives a “Bond Stone” from the village chief, which is necessary to pass a trial and become a full fledged Rider. Nabir, who grew up with the protagonist, is a partner in the trial and is determined to see the world outside the village.



[Review] Super Mario Maker

super-mario-maker (2) Posted 8 hours ago
By (@LyonHart_)

System: Wii U
Release date: September 11, 2015
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher Nintendo

Author: Dennis

Since his debut in the 80’s, Nintendo’s famous plumber has spawned a plethora of games, touching upon nearly every genre and delivering smiles to people all over the world. Shigeru Miyamoto’s excellence in game design and character creation is one that’s been seminal and is responsible for copious amounts of developers’ paths to where they are today.

Until Super Mario 64, most mainline Super Mario games had been side-scrolling platformers. With its addictive gameplay and unique design, Mario went on to become one of the gaming world’s most unique and well known characters in gaming history. Mario has become an iconic character known globally even to those unfamiliar with the medium. With countless ROM hacks for the various Super Mario titles from the original to 3 to World plaguing the internet for years, now you can design your own Mario levels seamlessly with the Wii U GamePad easily, and the possibilities are endless.



More Ace Attorney 6 details

ace-attorney-6 Posted 10 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Additional information about Ace Attorney 6 has been translated from the pages of this week’s Famitsu. You’ll find the details rounded up below.

– Once again, the game is set in a foreign country which Phoenix visits “for a certain goal”
– The old Wright luck kicks in and he finds himself wrapped up in a certain case when his tour guide is arrested
– Phoenix goes to see the trial
– When there, he sees there’s no defense attorney and the judge is relying on things like an “oracle of spirits” to hand down a guilty verdict immediately
– Phoenix objects and takes the defense’s bench
– In the game is the mysterious, strong-willed woman in the art
– This woman is neither a witness nor a prosecutor nor a judge
– She’s this game’s “key person” like Athena in AA5
– Note that it does not say she’s Phoenix’s assistant, just reuses the “key person” term
– The “water mirror” in the courtroom plays a part in a new system they’re keeping under wraps
– The magazine also seems to suggest there may be other small changes from the usual courtroom antics
– This new system will be playable at TGS 2015
– In this country, there are prosecutors, but no defense attorneys
– Defendants must use a “certain object” to defend themselves
– The game’s theme is a “courtroom revolution”
– The team felt Phoenix was in a position where he didn’t really have anyone who could match up to him in Japan, so that was part of the reason they moved him into the wider world
– They also hope that trials in a court where the usual “rules” don’t play will help give a sense of urgency to the game that they couldn’t get in just a plain Japanese trial
– Devs have heard complaints about Ace Attorney 5 being too easy due to the many hints characters gave
– With this game, they’re aiming to let the player enable/disable hints on their own, and to avoid direct clues like in AA5
– Development is still fairly early on
– The team wants to make a game to surpass the previous entries, and to “betray the player’s expectations – in a good way!”



Media Create sales (8/24 – 8/30)

dragon-quest-viii-3ds Posted 13 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

New 3DS LL – 38,498
PS4 – 18,539
Vita – 12,125
Wii U – 11,781
New 3DS – 7,089
PS3 – 2,571
3DS – 2,216
3DS LL – 1,116
Vita TV – 567
Xbox One – 168

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

New 3DS LL – 19,960
PS4 – 14,495
Vita – 11,605
Wii U – 11,302
New 3DS – 5,967
PS3 – 2,549
3DS – 1,557
3DS LL – 795
Vita TV – 554
Xbox One – 160

And here are the software charts:

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII – 584,716
2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 48,978 / 959,049
3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters – 48,868 / 1,400,802
4. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma Online – 29,316 / NEW
5. [WIU] Splatoon – 23,403 / 607,670
6. [PS4] Until Dawn – 17,472 / NEW
7. [PS3] TV Anime IdolM@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 4 – 15,496 / NEW
8. [3DS] Ultimate NES Remix – 14,079 / NEW
9. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 13,716 / 445,991
10. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX – 13,423 / 111,789
11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 8,685 / 308,686
12. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma Online – 8,202 / NEW
13. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 6,849 / 1,111,459
14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 4,176 / 4,035,029
15. [PSV] Juusanshi Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden 1・2 – 3,692 / NEW
16. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 3,582 / 2,690,106
17. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates – 3,399 / 412,588
18. [PS4] Dishonored: Definitive Edition – 2,875 / NEW
19. [WIU] Yoshi’s Woolly World – 2,812 / 66,741
20. [PSV] Taiko No Tatsujin V Version – 2,634 / 90,547



Amazing Super Mario Maker levels: A Mushroom’s Life 1

SMM-Mushroom'sLife Posted 22 hours ago
By (@nintentravis)

Leading up to Super Mario Maker’s release on Sept. 11th, we’re highlighting some of the coolest, most creative, or just plain ridiculous levels users have created so far. In this episode, we check out the level “A Mushroom’s Life 1” from Dennis in Germany, who chronicles the adventures of a single mushroom as it makes its way from a question block to your heart.

If you have any suggestions for levels we should play let us know in the comments and we’ll check it out!


Standard New 3DS coming to North America in Animal Crossing bundle, Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL

animal-crossing-new-3ds Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Update 3 (9/1): Bumped to the top. The Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL bundle has sold out as well.

Update 2: The Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL has sold out. However, GameStop is now selling a bundle with Zelda: Tri Force Heroes for $240.

Update: You can reserve the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer New 3DS bundle on GameStop here. Additionally, the Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL can be reserved here. If you’re having issues with GameStop’s pages, try adding either system to your cart through the search page here.

Here’s a small image of the latter system:



Original (8/31): The standard New 3DS is finally coming to North America, Nintendo announced at the GameStop Managers Conference today.

Nintendo will be offering the system as part of a bundle with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. Included in the package is the New 3DS, the game, two cover plates, and one amiibo cards. Pricing is set at $219.99. Just like Happy Home Designer, the new bundle launches on September 25.

In other news, a Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL system will be sold exclusively in GameStop stores on October 30 for $199.99. It’s gold-colored and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the front.

Nintendo also reconfirmed news that we heard earlier today: Bowser and Toad Wii Remote Plus controllers are due out on September 11, while the Yoshi version will arrive on October 16. All three are GameStop exclusives and cost $39.99 each. Consumers can add $10 to their eShop accounts and get the new Bowser AR card at no additional cost, which can be used in the free Photos with Mario app.

Head past the break for today’s full announcement.