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  • Sherlock Holmes joins The Great Ace Attorney

    Published at Gematsu - 32 readers

    Upcoming 3DS game to feature 3D characters and backgrounds. Detective of the century Sherlock Holmes will appear in The Great Ace Attorney alongside eight-year-old M.D. and literary girl Iris Watson, this week’s Famitsu reveals. Together with Holmes, protagonist Ryuunosuke Naruhodou will investigate incidents. However, that doesn’t seem to mean the pair will be together at all times.

  • Here’s how to get into the Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Early

    Published at Attack of the Fanboy - 895 readers

    Nintendo is giving Super Smash Bros. fans four different ways to experience the demo of the upcoming game for Nintendo 3DS. Club Nintendo members who have achieved Platinum status between July 1, 2013 and June 30th, 2014 and have registered Nintendo 3DS hardware of software will receive an email containing four download codes for the Smash Bros. Demo (assuming they’ve opted in to receive emails).

  • Smash Bros. ruining Circle Pads ⊟ Ack, these look awful. Either...

    Tiny Cartridge 3DS - - 16 readers - Smash Bros. ruining Circle Pads ⊟ Ack, these look awful. Either these people were going too hard on their Circle Pads, or the controls just aren’t built to take the punishment Smash Bros. demands (especially after that rubber slider endured years of use). These photos were posted on the day Smash Bros. released in Japan, ending their owners’ fun real quick.

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  • Kamen Rider: SummonRide dated in Japan

    …Skylanders-esque Kamen Rider out in December. Kamen Rider: SummonRide will launch for PlayStation 3 and Wii U in Japan on December 4 for 8,550 yen, this week’s Famitsu reveals. The NFC-based Kamen Rider is set in a different world on the verge of destruction. Players will summon Riders in the game using “Ride Figures” a la games like Disney…

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  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires demo out next week in Japan

    …PlayStation 4 and PS3 on October 8, Xbox One later. The Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires “Edit Mode” demo will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS3 in Japan next Thursday, October 8, Koei Tecmo announced. An Xbox One demo is also planned, but Koei Tecmo asks that you wait a little longer for the release date. It looks like the demo will also have some sort of save data inheriting, as well. Koei Tecmo says that information is being prepared.…

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  • Xbox One Debuts In China To Long Lines As First Console In 14 Years

    … Kotaku, the launch events in major cities like Shanghai and Beijing had people lined up waiting to get their hands on the console. The sales were scarce in Japan for the Xbox One, but with China not having a console release since the PlayStation 2, gamers were likely ready to get their hands on a new console. No sales numbers have been released for the first day thus far, so we’ll have to wait until they are released to see how it sold as a whole.…

    3 readers - Attack of the Fanboy -


  • Two new rivals showcased for Shining Resonance

    … that, even if some Tunings seem weak from the offset, if they come with a lot of empty slots that can be filled, it’s entirely possible to draw out massive amounts of power from them with careful skill consideration. Shining Resonance is available in Japan for the PlayStation 3 on December 11. Catch new artwork and screenshots here.…

    2 readers - Gematsu - Shining Resonance -
  • Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden Famitsu review translated

    …Last week’s issue of Famitsu contained the first verdict of Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden. Four reviewers gave the game “7”, “8”, “9”, and “9” for a total of 33 out of 40. We now have the different texts translated from each if the reviewers. If you’re curious as to what was said, head past the break. Reviewer 1 The familiar attacking…

    2 readers - Nintendo Everything - Fatal Frame -
  • Omega Quintet before-launch Nene trailer

    …Yellow, faint-hearted, and jumpy. We’ve seen Otoha, Kyouka, and Kanadeko, and today’s before-launch Omega Quintet trailer introduces Nene. Nene, the yellow-wearing idol of the game’s five idol unit, is a faint-hearted girl who is always jumpy. She’s always standing behind Kanadeko in fear. However, she shows a different face in battle. Watch the trailer below. The idol RPG is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan next Thursday, October 2.…

    3 readers - Gematsu - Omega Quintet -
  • Bayonetta 2 Japanese Launch Met With Low Sales

    …The original Bayonetta launched back in 2009 for both the 360 and PS3. While the title is regarded as a cult-classic, the bombastic action game from Platinum Games was met with positive reception across the board. The sequel released last weekend for Japanese audiences; while Bayonetta 2 is also gaining positive press, the Wii U-exclusive isn’t…

    4 readers - The Gamer Headlines - Bayonetta 2 - Bayonetta -
  • New 3DS menu themes revealed

    …Nintendo has revealed screenshots of 15 home menu themes that will be available when themes are introduced to 3DS in Japan in October. In addition, the names and prices of some 38 themes have been confirmed via Nintendo of Japan. The new feature will be added as part of a system update coming to the 3DS in October in Japan. Plans for a Western…

    2 readers - CVG -


  • There Will Be Nearly 50 3DS Menu Themes to Choose From Next Month

    …This October, Nintendo will roll out a new update for the entire 3DS/2DS family that will allow users to purchase and install various cosmetic themes for their home menus. Nintendo of Japan recently opened a new site devoted entirely to the new themes and released a list of the nearly 50 themes that will be available at and around launch. So far, the themes have only been confirmed for Japan and Europe. Themes will be priced between ¥100 and ¥200 (≈$1 to $2). Source: My Nintendo News StevenNo comments…

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