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

“What a great sound a Meteor Smash makes when it slams on an opponent! …Which, I’m sure, you can’t tell by the picture.”

Despite only releasing a single off-screen image from the project thus far, VD-Dev is already turning heads with IronFall. The new 3DS eShop game, a brand new third-person shooter with Gears of War-styled gameplay, has caught the attention of many for its seemingly-impressive visuals. The attention thus far is deserved – VD-Dev is the same team which managed to bring a full open world to the DS (see C.O.P. The Recruit).

We recently caught up with VD-Dev co-founder Fernando Velez to learn more about IronFall. For our full interview, read on below.

Mobot Studios is hoping to bring Knite & The Ghost Lights through a Kickstarter campaign. In addition, the company has guaranteed a previously-released iOS/PC title for Nintendo’s console.

Paper Monsters will be coming to the Wii U eShop as “Paper Monsters Recut” this winter. Mobot Studios is adding new levels, redesigned levels, and space levels. Also included are more power-ups and enemies and a graphical overhaul.

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Last year’s Need for Speed game, Most Wanted, landed on Wii U earlier this year as a late (but impressive) port. The same can’t be said of this year’s release, Rivals.

Rivals’ non-appearance on Wii U can be attributed to one reason: sales. Creative director Craig Sullivan provided the TSA with the following explanation regarding the decision to leave the platform out of the mix this year:

Wondering who the final assassins of Batman: Arkham Origins are? Head past the break for a couple of off-screen shots showing the two characters’ bios.

You could argue that it’d be tougher to break a 2DS than a 3DS or 3DS XL. After all, unlike its counterparts, Nintendo’s latest handheld iteration lacks a hinge.

Still, the 2DS’ screens are a bit vulnerable. There is no clamshell design, so they’re always exposed.

Let’s say you were to break the system’s screens. How much would a fix cost?

One unlucky girl recently found her system destroyed after dropping it down a flight of concrete stairs, causing the screens to break entirely. Nintendo offered to provide a fix for $65 (not to mention a shipping and handling fee).

So remember: be extra careful with the 2DS… or you may end up having to pay of the system’s cost for Nintendo to fix/replace the screens!

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A few weeks ago, we found out about Nintendo’s plans to discontinue the Wii in Japan. Now the move has been made official.

Nintendo’s official Wii page says that the console has been discontinued. Going forward, the company will no longer produce and distribute new units in Japan.

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Elemental-Labs has pulled the plug on Reborn’s Kickstarter. However, there are plans for a relaunch next month.

In a Kickstarter update, Elemental-Labs explained, “after thinking about our Kickstarter campaign and talking to backers regarding our reward levels and various other requests for ports including our stretch goals, we really want to consider a relaunch of REBORN with many things about our campaign corrected and refined.”

Reborn’s next Kickstarter will include items such as a behind-the-scenes motion capture session, gameplay sneak-peak of the menu system, HUD, and combat/combo system, rewards restructure, and improved stretch goals.

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Last month, Mobot Studios opened a Kickstarter for “Knite & The Ghost Lights” – a new side-scrolling adventure game. It promises “a mixture of adventure, storytelling, and action from games we know and love like Metroid and Castlevania, but with a completely fresh feel for today’s gamer.”

Mobot Studios added in support for a Wii U version of a couple of weeks ago, but the news kind of went under the radar. If Knite & The Ghost Lights is funded, you can expect to see it on the console “close” to the game’s launch.

Now here’s the thing: Knite & The Ghost Lights only has about six days left to reach its Kickstarter goal. A little over $18,000 has been raised out of the required $35,000 total.

You can show your support for Knite & The Ghost Lights by checking out the official Kickstarter and donating here.


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