Category Archives: Nintendo 3DS

Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball Trailer

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Warning: Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball is oddly addictive.

European Conqueror 3D Announced for Nintendo 3DS eShop

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European Conqueror 3D, developed by Lionaat and published by Circle Ent., has been announced for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. This game will take place during World War II and feature over 10 playable countries.

Super Smash Bros. U/3DS Direct Coming Next Week

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Nintendo will be airing a Super Smash Bros. U/3DS Direct next week on April 8. This special edition of Nintendo Direct will bring a variety of information regarding Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS. The presentation will be aired globally, so everyone can enjoy the fun.

This edition of Super Smash Bros. Direct will air on April 8, 2014 at 3 P.M. PST (6 P.M. EST).

Retro City Rampage: DX – Update 1 Trailer

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Nintendo Download for April 3, 2014

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Wii U eShop

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition – $19.99

Evofish – N/A

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball – Free-to-play with micro-transactions for additional mini-games.

Super Monkey Ball 3D – N/A

Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst – N/A

Mystery Case Files Dire Grove – N/A

Virtual Console

Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA on Wii U) – $7.99

Metroid Fusion (GBA on Wii U) – $7.99

Advance Wars (GBA on Wii U) – $7.99

Nintendo eShop Sales

Buy Dr. Mario and get $5 off Dr. Luigi starting today and lasting until 8:59 A.M. PST on April 10, 2014. This deal applies if you already own Dr. Mario on the Virtual Console, as well!

6 Mega Man Games Coming to Nintendo 3DS in May

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May will be a huge month for Mega Man fans as Capcom is set to release six handheld Mega Man games on the Nintendo 3DS. These games include the rest of the Mega Man series on Game Boy, Mega Man II, III, IV, and V, and the two Game Boy Color editions, Mega Man Xtreme and Mega Man Xtreme 2.

The first game will be released on May 1, with the others following on subsequent Thursdays. You can head over to this Capcom Unity blog to vote on the title you want released first.

Classic Two Tribes Games to Receive a Permanent Price Reduction

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Toki Tori, EDGE, and RUSH will all be reverting to their introductory prices of $1.99 starting April 3, 2014. The reason for this price drop appears to be sales related as Two Tribes has said that $1.99 appears to be the sweet spot when compared against the regular price of $3.99.

This sale isn’t affecting only the Wii U titles (Toki Tori, EDGE, and RUSH) either as EDGE on the Nintendo 3DS eShop will also be seeing this permanent price reduction.

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS Screenshot – Prism Tower Ground Level

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The Prism Tower stage starts the battle in front of the Prism Tower on ground level.

Gomba 3DS Prototyping Tool Coming Soon from Hugo Smits

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Hugo Smits of Goodbye Galaxy Games (developer behind the excellent Tappingo) contacted me to share information regarding his Gomba software, a tool for create 3DS prototypes.

Gomba actually started life as indi3DS, a tool that was created to compile Hugo’s scripting language to rapidly test his 3DS prototypes. Continuing with indi3DS would have been a huge project and Hugo decided to focus on making games instead. However,¬†indi3DS will now exist as Gomba with features to help 3DS developers quickly create prototypes for their 3DS games.

Gomba seems to be a fantastic tool that offers a game engine, level editor, simulator, and a C-like scripting language and debugger. The game engine is created around tile-based logic, a popular style for retro adventure and puzzle games. Of course, tile-based – characters move one tile at a time – logic is a limited, but should be great for those thinking of ideas that use similar mechanics.

On top of this, Hugo has said that inexperienced developers should be able to develop a small game in about an hour, whereas those experienced in programming languages (mainly C) can “go nuts” with C-like script.

Hugo will release a beta of the tool soon with conversion to Flash also on his plate.

Keep in mind, this is not a game or software to be used on the Nintendo 3DS, but rather to create for the handheld.

You can check out a more detailed explanation of the software over on Hugo’s blog.

Nintendo Download for March 27, 2013

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Wii U eShop

Sonic Lost World DLC: The Legend of Zelda Zone – Free

My Style Studio: Hair Salon – $4.99

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Skater Cat – $4.99

I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Hawaii – $19.99

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I am In the Movie – $1.99

Virtual Console

Dr. Mario (NES on Wii U) – $4.99

Clu Clu Land (NES on 3DS) – $4.99

Nintendo eShop Sales

Massive Ubisoft Game Sale (Detailed here)

Mario Golf: World Tour – Item Shots Trailer

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Items may come in handy for those that need an extra boost to get through courses.

Super Mario Bros. 3 Flying To the Virtual Console Service

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Finally, fans of Super Mario Bros. 3 – arguably the greatest platformer of all-time – will be able to play this masterpiece on their Wii U and 3DS in April.

On April 17, 2014, Super Mario Bros. 3 will be available on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console for the first time. The game will retail for the normal NES Virtual Console price of $4.99.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS – Outline Comparison

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Today’s screenshot shows a comparison between having a black outline surround your character – which I believe is the default option – and turning the feature off completely. Sakurai also mentions that the game will give off a different impression in 3D.

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