Archive for September 11th, 2012

New Animal Crossing: Jump Out Details

Famitsu has some more info available about the upcoming new 3DS game in the Animal Crossing franchise, titled Animal Crossing: Jump Out. Here’s the info via Nintendo Everything:

- There is a Reset Monitoring Center in the game
- Mr. Resetti yells at you when you reset the game
- Determine your own laws and what you want the town to be like
- Laws will be setup only once
- You can make it so that your town is where flowers grow easily, a morning-type town, a rich town, and so on
- You can have a town that doesn’t sleep, which extends the amount of hours a store stays open
- Pay Sahara 3000 Bells and she’ll help you out with wallpaper and carpet decorations
- Use QR codes to bring in items made in My Design PRO

Source: Nintendo Everything

First Steam Greenlight Games Announced

Valve has announced the list of the first games that will be sold through the Steam Greenlight program. The list is:

  • Black Mesa
  • Cry of Fear
  • Dream
  • Heroes & Generals
  • Kenshi
  • McPixel
  • No More Room in Hell
  • Project Zomboid
  • Routine
  • Towns

Source: IGN

Rayman Legends Footage

GoNintendo has posted some footage from the Wii U title, Rayman Legends that IGN has up. Here’s the video:

Source: GoNintendo & IGN

Wii U Speculation From Analysts

Analysts Makoto Kikuchi, Hiroshi Yamashina, and Michael Pachter weighed in on Wii U speculation, and the game industry in general. Here’s the full details via GoNintendo:

“The Wii U’s performance will be a gauge of whether there’s still a need for consoles to exist. If it doesn’t go well, Iwata may have to find a new business model. The console market is shrinking, without a doubt, because of smartphones and tablet PCs.” – Makoto Kikuchi, chief executive officer at Myojo Asset Management Japan Co.

“Nintendo should be able to fare well against smartphones and tablets with its software lineup, which would differentiate its product from other devices. Nintendo wants to avoid losing a lot of money this time, after the 3DS experience.” – Hiroshi Yamashina, a Tokyo-based analyst at BNP Paribas

“They need to price it below $300 and they need third- party software support to be successful. I don’t know about the former, and am skeptical about the latter.” – Michael Pachter

Yamashina expects Wii U to retail around 25,000 to 30,000 yen, with Mizuho Investors Securities Co. expecting a price of 25,000 yen.

Personally I think it will be $249.99 and will include Nintendo Land and 1 GamePad, power & video cables and maybe a stand (like the Wii one) and that’s it (other than paperwork/documentation of course). We’ll find out on Thursday hopefully!

Source: GoNintendo

More Kirby’s Dream Collection Footage

GoNintendo has posted a video from The Bit Block’s YouTube channel showing more footage of Kirby’s Dream Collection. This video details gameplay from the History Museum feature which serves as an interactive timeline of Kirby games and related appearances as well as allowing you to interact with polygonal models of the game boxes, view info about the games, watch a short demo video, and even launch the game for playing (serving as sort of a game menu).

Source: GoNintendo & The Bit Block YouTube Channel

More Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge Details

According to GoNintendo & Nintendo Everything, the upcoming Wii U port of Ninja Gaiden 3 (which is being given the subtitle of Razor’s Edge), will feature a new playable character in Ayane. Razor’s Edge will also feature “tougher AI, dismemberment, an upgrade system, and more. Players can accumulate currency by pulling off combos, and can then use the cash to purchase moves, sword upgrades, and magic spells. You’ll be able to view some of the more complex combos right on the Wii U GamePad for further assistance.” (Nintendo Everything)

ninja gaiden 3 razors edge logo More Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge Details

Source: GoNintendo & Nintendo Everything

Nintendo Running Kirby Contest

Nintendo is running a Kirby contest over on their Facebook page in celebration of Kirby’s 20th anniversary. Here’s the info from their Facebook page:

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“Think you’re the biggest Kirby fan? Here’s your chance to prove it! Submit a photo or video showing off your love for the pink puff—it can be artwork, a song or dance, a costume, or even a cake. We’ll then choose 20 lucky fans to receive a copy of Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition for the Wii™ console. Winners will also be featured right here on our Facebook page. Send in your submission by September 24, 2012, 2:00 am (Pacific Time) for your chance to win!”

You can enter the contest over on Nintendo’s Facebook page.

Source: Nintendo’s Facebook Page

New Resident Evil 6 DLC Announced

Capcom has announced new post-launch DLC for the upcoming Resident Evil 6. This DLC will add new gameplay modes. One of the modes featured according to IGN is:

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Survivors Mode - Players respawn as enemies when they’re killed and attack humans. Killing two characters will allow players to respawn as a human, and the last man or team standing wins.

Check out the full article on IGN for more info.

Source: IGN

PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Canada Release Announced

Sony has announced on the Official PlayStation Blog that they will be releasing the 3G/Wi-Fi model of the PS Vita in Canada on 10/2/12. Sony is including download vouchers for Gravity Rush and Unit 13. The MSRP for this bundle will be $299. Rogers data packages will be available on a month-to-month basis for the 3G features.

ps vita canada PS Vita 3G/Wi Fi Canada Release Announced

Source: Official PlayStation Blog

FIFA Soccer 13 Demo Available Now On Xbox Live

A demo is now available on Xbox Live for the latest entry in the FIFA franchise, FIFA 13. The demo is currently Gold Exclusive and will take up 1.42 GB of storage space. You can also pre-order the full game in the GameSaga Mega Store.

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Pre-order the full game in the GameSaga Mega Store!

Source: Xbox Twitter