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To go with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following info:

The Assist Trophy, Midna! This is the 3DS version. She’s going to grab and throw things all over the place. Her uncontrollable, whimsical nature remains intact.


This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U

Child of Light – €14.99 (£11.90)
Stick it to the Man – €7.99 (£6.99)

Wii U Virtual Console
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – €4.99 (£3.49)

Mario Golf: World Tour – €39.99 (£34.99)

*A free download code is available for Mario Golf (Game Boy Color) for those who purchase Mario Golf: World Tour from the eShop by 05/29/2014. This will be the exclusive way to access the game before it’s official Virtual Console release

Mario Golf: World Tour: Free-Trial Course Pack (DLC, free)
Mario Golf World Tour: Mushroom Pack (Nintendo) €5.99 (£5.39)
Mario Golf World Tour: Three-Pack Set (Nintendo) €11.99 (£10.79) (Until 5/31/2014, regular price €14.99/£13.49)
Etrian Odyssey: The Millennium Girl – €39.99 (£34.99)
Hometown Story – €29.99 (£29.99)
Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst – €11.99 (£10.79)
Azada – €11.99 (£10.79)
Cave Story – €7.25 (£6.00)

[Demo] The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll
[Demo] Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

Wii U Virtual Console
GALAGA – €4.99 (£4.49)


Price Reductions


Tappingo – €1.99 (£1.69) until 05/15/14
Darts Up 3D –  €2.99 (£2.49) until 05/31/14
Bird Mania Christmas 3D – €0.99 (£0.89) – Permanent price reduction




There were quite a few announcements last week, and a number of them were Nintendo-specific. I figured I’d take a few moments to recap some of the news in the latest “Random Thoughts” video. Although it’s not anything special, I hope you’ll enjoy it in any case!

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At Niconico Super Conference 3 in Chiba, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii stated that Square Enix is “making the next” entry in the series. Horii is almost certainly referring to Dragon Quest XI.

Once Horii mentioned this, Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito as well as chief planner Anzai Takashi looked as though they weren’t expecting him to say that. They were, in other words, indicating that Horii said something he shouldn’t have said. Oops?

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More quotes have emerged from Famitsu’s interview about The Great Ace Attorney with series creator Shu Takumi and producer Shintaro Kojima. The two talked about the game’s 19th century setting, concept, when the project came about, and more.

Head past the break for the latest comments from Takumi and Kojima.

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

MegaMan.EXE! X! Mega Man! Mega Man Star Force! Mega Man Volnutt! The Mega Man legends, united.

This week’s issue of Famitsu contains the announcement for The Great Ace Attorney. As part of the “reveal”, series creator and director Shu Takumi and producer Shintaro Kojima shared a few words about the game.

Here’s a roundup of what was shared, courtesy of Siliconera:

Takumi on what kind of character Ryuunosuke Naruhodo is…

“Well, the two keywords are ‘Meiji Period’ and ‘Phoenix’s ancestor’ so you might be able to get an idea from that.”

Kojima on new heroine Susato Mikotoba…

“She’s basically the type of person that she appears to be. Pretty much a graceful Japanese woman, a proper girl who does everything the proper way.”

Takumi on whether or not Susato will be taking care of Ryuunosuke in such a manner…

“The Wrights will be Wrights. I’ve barely met these characters myself, so I can’t exactly say too much about them. I think that we’ll get a better understanding as we go on with production. Some characters show up more while writing the scenario, sometimes when they speak their lines, so we’re kind of waiting for that as we write, for now.”

– Current challenge is getting the proper Japanese dialect and expressions right
– During the Meiji Period, it was a time where there was a lot of focus of jumping into the “new world” of westernization
– Occupations such as lawyers were a new thing at the time
– One thing they’re being careful of, is not to lose the balance of words and expressions that might be either too old-fashioned or too modern for the era

Takumi on whether The Great Ace Attorney’s game flow will be similar to past games of the series…

“I can’t say anything about that for now. However, the image and feel behind its play will be quite different from all the other Ace Attorney games up until now.”

– Will be showing screens/info in the near future

Message for the fans…

Takumi: “It’s been a while since I’ve participated in making a new Ace Attorney game, and things are a little different from the earlier days; however, as usual, I’ll be doing my best and putting all my effort into it, so that this one [The Great Ace Attorney] won’t lose to the past games I’ve worked on.”

Kojima: “While it’s not a main-numbered Ace Attorney title, it’s the start of a new series called The Great Ace Attorney. I believe that it’s becoming something that can show that it’s not simply just a derivative title. We can’t say too much about it for the time being, but we’ll be revealing more on the characters and their backgrounds next time, which we hope you all can look forward to. It’s really becoming something that gives us high expectations for, so please look forward to it!”


This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

NES Remix 2 – $14.99 (available 4/25)
Child of Light – $14.99 (available 4/29)
Ava and Avior Save the Earth

Wii U Virtual Console

Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 – $7.99

3DS Retail

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends – $29.99
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (available April 29)

3DS Download

Mystery Case Files Retun to Ravenhearst – $5.99
Me & My Furry Patients 3D
Ava and Avior Save the Earth

3DS Demo

Mario Golf: World Tour


Sea Battle

eShop Sale

Joindots – For a limited time, select games by Joindots are now on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including FunFair Party Games, Gardenscapes, Secret Agent Files: Miami and 3D MahJongg. This offer is valid until 9 a.m. PT on May 8.

Source: Nintendo PR

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

Yoshi’s Egg Throw now leaves a rainbow trail, and we’ve improved the pose Samus strikes when she fires the Paralyzer. Every staff member is working hard as we brush up whatever we can.