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The latest issue of Famitsu finally confirms Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for 3DS. Additionally, the magazine includes a release date: August 7 for Japan.

Tamsoft is once again handling development. The studio also made the series’ previous entries.

Not too many details have leaked out of Famitsu thus far. Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is a side-scrolling 3D action game, and it will include boss encounters on a 3D field as well as two male characters.

That’s all for now!

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

Zelda’s strong side attack. It’s a slash attack that utilizes her magic to make even a simple slash look sharp.

The existence of a new “AAA” title from Tantalus Media, seemingly for Wii U, was outed over the weekend. Director of development Joss Ellis has since provided a few hints as to what the company will be working on.

Ellis teased that the game in question is a port, “but more of a complete rework for the Wii U” – think Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It’s also “for an absolute top notch publisher” and won’t be a mature/hardcore experience.

According to Ellis:

It is a ‘port’ but more of a complete rework for the Wii U: a bit like the work we did on Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut.

I can’t say what the title is but it is very exciting and is for an absolute top notch publisher.

This game will be credited Tantalus … it’s not an MA / 18 or ‘hard core’ game which ME-3 and DX:HR are.

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Going forward and valid through the system’s entire lifespan, Nintendo will be forced to pay Tomita Technologies 1.82 percent of the wholesale price on every 3DS sold. That’s because a US judge ruled last month that Nintendo had infringed on company’s camera tech after using it without permission. Nintendo could end up paying Tomita $3 for every 3DS moved on the market.

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This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

LWTWTitleFormatLabelPublisher
51FIFA 14PS4EA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
22ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAGXB360UBISOFTUBISOFT
13CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSXB360ACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
84MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITIONXB360MICROSOFTMICROSOFT
35GRAND THEFT AUTO VXB360ROCKSTARTAKE 2
46FIFA 14XB360EA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
157FIFA 14XB ONEEA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
178BATTLEFIELD 4PS4EA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
149CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSPS4ACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
1910BATTLEFIELD 4XB ONEEA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
911BATTLEFIELD 4XB360EA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
1312GRAN TURISMO 6PS3SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2113FORZA MOTORSPORT 5XB ONEMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
614GRAND THEFT AUTO VPS3ROCKSTARTAKE 2
1815CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSXB ONEACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
716ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAGPS3UBISOFTUBISOFT
2417ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAGPS4UBISOFTUBISOFT
1218FIFA 14PS3EA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
1019CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSPS3ACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
2820DEAD RISING 3XB ONEMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
1121JUST DANCE 2014WIIUBISOFTUBISOFT
2922NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALSPS4EA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
1623NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALSXB360EA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
2024LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROESXB360WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2725FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014PCSEGASEGA
3526RYSE: SON OF ROMEXB ONEMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
3927ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAGXB ONEUBISOFTUBISOFT
3728LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROESPS4WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2229BATTLEFIELD 4PS3EA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
2330KILLZONE: SHADOW FALLPS4SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3431WWE 2K14XB3602K SPORTSTAKE 2
3232THE LAST OF USPS3SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2533NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALSPS3EA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
4034SAINTS ROW IVXB360DEEP SILVERKOCH MEDIA
3135BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINSXB360WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
36TOMB RAIDERXB360SQUARE ENIXSQUARE ENIX EUROPE
37ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINESXB360SEGASEGA
3038ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF3DSNINTENDONINTENDO
3339POKEMON X3DSNINTENDONINTENDO
2640KNACKPS4SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.

All formats

LWTWTitleDeveloperLabelPublisher
11FIFA 14EA CANADAEA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
22CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSINFINITY WARDACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
33ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAGUBISOFT (MONTREAL)UBISOFTUBISOFT
44BATTLEFIELD 4DIGITAL ILLUSIONSEA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
55GRAND THEFT AUTO VROCKSTAR NORTHROCKSTARTAKE 2
66NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALSGHOST GAMESEA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
77LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROESTRAVELLER’S TALESWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
98MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION4J STUDIOSMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
89JUST DANCE 2014UBISOFT (FRANCE)UBISOFTUBISOFT
1010GRAN TURISMO 6POLYPHONY DIGITALSONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1311FORZA MOTORSPORT 5TURN 10 STUDIOSMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
1112BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINSWB GAMES MONTREALWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1913DEAD RISING 3CAPCOM VANCOUVERMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
1214WWE 2K14YUKE’S2K SPORTSTAKE 2
2015ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINESGEARBOX SOFTWARESEGASEGA
2116SAINTS ROW IVDEEP SILVER VOLITIONDEEP SILVERKOCH MEDIA
1717FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014SPORTS INTERACTIVESEGASEGA
2518RYSE: SON OF ROMECRYTEKMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
2619TOMB RAIDERCRYSTAL DYNAMICSSQUARE ENIXSQUARE ENIX EUROPE
1820DISNEY INFINITYAVALANCHE SOFTWAREDISNEY INFINITYDISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
1421KILLZONE: SHADOW FALLGUERRILLA GAMESSONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1522SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCEVICARIOUS VISIONSSKYLANDERSACTIVISION BLIZZARD
2323THE LAST OF USNAUGHTY DOGSONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2824LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROESTRAVELLER’S TALESWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2725LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGSTRAVELLER’S TALESWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3326NBA 2K14VISUAL CONCEPTS2K SPORTSTAKE 2
3027RAYMAN LEGENDSUBISOFT (FRANCE)UBISOFTUBISOFT
2228ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAFNINTENDONINTENDONINTENDO
2429POKEMON XGAME FREAKNINTENDONINTENDO
1630KNACKSONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2931POKEMON YGAME FREAKNINTENDONINTENDO
3232THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LINK BETWEEN WORLDSNINTENDONINTENDONINTENDO
3833MAX PAYNE 3ROCKSTAR VANCOUVERROCKSTARTAKE 2
3534HALO 4343 INDUSTRIESMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
3735INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US ULTIMATE ED.HIGH VOLTAGEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
36FARMING SIMULATOR 2013GIANTS SOFTWAREFOCUS HOME INTERACTIVEKOCH MEDIA
3937SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMEDSUMO DIGITALXBOX 360 CLASSICSSEGA
3438SUPER MARIO 3D WORLDNINTENDONINTENDONINTENDO
39NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTEDCRITERION GAMESEA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
3640F1 2013CODEMASTERS BIRMINGHAMCODEMASTERSCODEMASTERS

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

3DS – 208,893
Wii U – 79,174
Vita – 75,207
PS3 – 27,020
PSP – 9,451
Wii – 2,719
Xbox 360 – 770

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

3DS LL – 164,078
Wii U – 109,113
3DS – 68,522
Vita – 50,087
PS3 – 24,573
PSP – 9,905
Vita TV – 5,504
Wii – 1,711
Xbox 360 – 763

Note: These initial figures are based on Famitsu data, which are generally close to Media Create sales. We’ll update this post once Media Create’s official data comes in.

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

Pic of the day. There will be trophies in the 3DS and Wii U games, and each version will boast different types and models. The 3DS trophies will be mainly from handhelds and the Wii U version will feature trophies from the home-console games.

Shin’en is busy working on FAST Racing Neo for the Wii U eShop. Additionally, the studio has a second new project that will be announced in the very near future.

Art director Martin Sauter said on his website that the mysterious game “should get revealed in the next few weeks”. No further information was provided.

Sauter also left the following tease about FAST Racing Neo:

I can’t post too many information at the moment, but I can cconfirm, that this will not be a simple port or remake of the Wii version. It will be a standalone, full new product and we try it to create the most exciting eShop game in 2014.

Thanks to WALEED for the tip.

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Nintendo kicked off a worldwide contest for NES Remix on Miiverse a couple of weeks ago that had players trying to complete a stage as fast as possible. However, an exploit was discovered which allowed users to unfairly manipulate their times. This has resulted in Nintendo cancelling the contest outright.

Director Koichi Hayashida wrote in a Miiverse post:

Hello Everyone. Thank you very much for participating in this event. Unfortunately, we confirmed that there is a way to exploit the challenge to achieve a faster time. In the interest of being as fair as possible, we decided to terminate the event without recognizing the fastest time. We know that you dedicated a lot of time and effort towards achieving your fastest time possible. We sincerely apologize for this matter, particularly because the vast majority of people played fairly. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you.

For those wondering, the exploit apparently lets players cheat the clock by repeatedly pausing the game.

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sounded off positively about Nintendo while speaking with OXM.

Spencer was asked by the magazine what he’s learned from the Big N as well as Sony in its latest issue. Regarding Nintendo, the Microsoft Studios corporate vice-president praised Nintendo’s development teams and strong stable of franchises.

He said:

“Nintendo, I think – and there’s some argument about this – that their first-party is such an amazing asset. Their first party studios and IP can lead what they do as a company and the platforms are almost in service to the IP – not in a bad way.

“They have such iconic stories and this will seem somewhat random, but when we go back and do something like Killer Instinct, a little bit of the history of your franchise can actually be important part of people feeling connected. Obviously the history of Killer Instinct isn’t a history on Xbox, but it’s Rare’s history and I think the reaction when we announced it on-stage at E3 showed that playing to the people’s heart, I think Nintendo does that as well as anybody in terms of hitting the franchises and having huge success with them.”

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