Archive for April, 2013

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 – Logo & Trailer

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Direct Link

Source: AllGamesBeta & Sega’s Project Diva YouTube Channel

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemist of Dusk Sky – Opening Video

Direct Link

Source: Gust Corporation YouTube Channel

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemist of Dusk Sky – More Screenshots

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For more Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemist of Dusk Sky Screenshots, check out the link below.

Source: AllGamesBeta

Mars: War Logs – Logo & Trailer

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Source: AllGamesBeta & Focus Interactive YouTube Channel

Final Fantasy Tactics S Announced + Logo

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Square Enix has announced they will be releasing a game called Final Fantasy Tactics S for the Mobage mobile games platform which is a social network/games hub. It will apparently be supported for both iOS and Android devices. No word yet on whether it’ll be a port of the original game, a sequel, a side story, or what, but given Mobage’s intent and the S in the title, one could deduce that it may be a social type game.

Source: AllGamesBeta, Polygon, and Square Enix Japan

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Blade Wolf DLC Japanese Release Date & Screenshots

According to AllGamesBeta, Konami & Platinum Games will be releasing DLC for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on May 9th in Japan. The DLC is called Blade Wolf. Here are a few screenshots:

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For more Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Blade Wolf DLC screenshots, visit AllGamesBeta, linked below.

Source: AllGamesBeta

Wii U Virtual Console Live!

Nintendo has officially released the Virtual Console service for Wii U today as indicated by this post on their Facebook page:

wii u virtual console live Wii U Virtual Console Live!
Initial games launched with the service are:    
  • Balloon Fight ($4.99)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. ($4.99)
  • Excitebike ($4.99)
  • F-Zero ($7.99)
  • Ice Climber ($4.99)
  • Kirby’s Adventure ($0.30 [Sale Price])
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream ($4.99)
  • Super Mario World ($7.99)

Source: Wii U Facebook Page & Polygon

Wii U Firmware 3.0 Update Details

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If you haven’t turned on your Wii U recently, you might want to and grab the 3.0 Firmware Update, which was just recently released by Nintendo. One of the main features in this update is the reduce load times for various functions of the system as Nintendo President/CEO Satoru Iwata had promised in a previous Nintendo Direct. Another useful feature is the ability to boot directly into Wii Mode when booting the system by holding down the B button on the GamePad. Here’s the full details courtesy of GamesPress:
The next major system update for Nintendo’s Wii U home console is now available for download. The update delivers a host of enhanced features, such as improved stability and performance. As well as faster load times when switching between applications, the update also lays the groundwork for the imminent launch of the Wii U Virtual Console service which allows Wii U owners  to relive some of their favourite games from classic home consoles, as well as the launch of Wii U Panorama View.

Below is an overview of what the system update delivers:

Addition of Standby Functions Feature

  • This feature enables data for purchased software, system updates and software updates to be downloaded and installed automatically even after the console has been turned off.

Updates to Miiverse

  • Controls using the Wii Remote, the Wii U Pro Controller, and the Classic Controller are now supported.
  • The input screen for handwritten posts is now also displayed on the TV.
  • The input screen for handwritten posts now features an undo/redo button.

Updates to the Internet Browser

  • Controls using the Wii Remote and the Wii U Pro Controller are now supported.
  • It is now possible to switch search engines when performing a keyword search.
  • It is now possible to navigate to the start page from bookmarks.

Update to Nintendo eShop

  • When purchasing downloadable software, any available updates for that software will be downloaded at the same time.

Updates to Download Management

  • It is now possible to reorder downloads.
  • Newly purchased downloadable software will automatically install once the download completes.

Updates to Parental Controls

  • The “Viewing Distributed Videos” restriction has been changed to “Entertainment Excluding Games”. A screen requiring parental consent will be displayed before the first use of any non-game software (including video-viewing software) or other new service.

Enabled Direct Opening of Wii Menu

  • When the Wii U logo is displayed after turning on the console, holding down the B Button on the Wii U GamePad will open the Wii Menu directly. (If no default user has been selected on the console, the user-selection screen will be displayed, and a user must be selected.)

Updates to System Settings

  • Under Data Management, two USB storage devices can now be connected to move and/or copy data. You can move and/or copy data between the system memory and a USB storage device or between two USB storage devices. (Up to two USB storage devices can be connected when moving, copying or deleting data. In all other cases, only one USB storage device can be used at a time.)
  • Under Data Management, you can now move, copy or delete data for a selection of software titles.
  • The TV option now includes the option to adjust the screen size of the display on the TV. (This replaces the similar options previously available within Miiverse, Nintendo eShop, and the Internet Browser, which have now been removed.)
  • The “Auto Power-Down” option has been renamed to “Power Settings”, which now includes both the auto power-down setting and the new standby functions feature.

Improvements to System Stability and Convenience

  • Improvements have been made to system stability and convenience for greater user enjoyment.
  • The time required to start the Wii U console, launch built-in applications, exit software and return to the main menu, jump between applications and jump between software and Miiverse has been reduced.

Source: GamesPress

Europe – Nintendo Download For April 27th (Wii U Virtual Console Rollout)

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Nintendo has announced the titles they will be including for the launch of the Wii U’s Virtual Console service in Europe. I’m also assuming that Punch-Out is the Mr. Dream version. Here’s the full details courtesy of GamesPress:
Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
Super Mario World™
(Nintendo)
Wii U
(Virtual Console)
Nintendo eShop from 27/4/13 €7.99
(£5.49)
pr@nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo PR
Game Description: Mario and Luigi’s first Super NES escapade took them into a new land with new characters, new abilities and much more – becoming an all-time best-seller. In Super Mario World the plumber brothers come to Dinosaur Land, meet their new lovable companion Yoshi and do battle with Bowser and his minions across dozens of fiendishly designed levels packed with secrets. As well as riding Yoshi and slurping up enemies, you can also take to the skies with the aid of the new Cape Feather – and soar into a world of adventure!

This is the US version of the game.

Ice Climber™
(Nintendo)
Wii U
(Virtual Console)
Nintendo eShop from 27/4/13 €4.99
(£3.49)
pr@nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo PR
Game Description: Conquer treacherous peaks, leap across icy chasms and swat snow-dwelling beasts – solo or with a friend – in this NES classic. Use your hammer to bash blocks and to defend yourself from the wildlife as you head towards the summit. Make it through all eight floors to reach the bonus stage and grab as many vegetables as you can before hitching a lift on a friendly condor. In two player mode, either work together to reach the mountain top or compete to see who can get the glory first!

This is the US version of the game.

Mario’s Super Picross™
(Nintendo)
Wii U
(Virtual Console)
Nintendo eShop from 27/4/13 €7.99
(£5.49)
pr@nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo PR
Game Description: This Super Nintendo version of the popular ‘picture crossword’ game was originally released only in Japan, and features hundreds of relaxing yet challenging brainteasers. Each Picross puzzle consists of a numbered grid of tiles which reveal a picture when correctly chiselled away. In Mario’s main mode, a wrong move means losing time. However, in the more difficult Wario mode, mistakes are not shown, so be careful. Also, a friend can help by joining in with a second controller.
This is the Japanese version of the game.
Donkey Kong Jr.
(Nintendo)
Wii U
(Virtual Console)
Nintendo eShop from 27/4/13 €4.99
(£3.49)
pr@nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo PR
Game Description: Donkey Kong has finally been captured by Mario! In this unique role-reversal platformer, you play as DK’s son, Junior, and must save dad from Mario’s clutches. Swing and climb your way across vines and chains to grab the keys that unlock Donkey Kong’s cage, avoiding nasty critters like Snapjaws and Nitpickers. It’s a game all about speed and high scores – so get swinging and rack up those points – but don’t forget to rescue DK!

This is the US version of the game.

Excitebike™
(Nintendo)
Wii U
(Virtual Console)
Nintendo eShop from 27/4/13 €4.99
(£3.49)
pr@nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo PR
Game Description: The original Excitebike combines high-octane thrills and hair-raising stunts in a masterpiece of simple yet effective design from the early days of the NES. Speed solo across perilous obstacle courses or face off against rival bikes in white-knuckle races against the clock. Speed and stability are key, as you must keep your bike level on the landings, to avoid eating dirt. You can also create – and then race on – your own tracks in the Design Mode.

This is the US version of the game.

Punch-Out!!™
(Nintendo)
Wii U
(Virtual Console)
Nintendo eShop from 27/4/13 €4.99
(£3.49)
pr@nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo PR
Game Description: What rookie boxer Little Mac lacks in size, he makes up for in determination. And with trainer Doc Louis by his side, Little Mac is ready to win big! NES classic Punch-Out!! pits your pint-sized pugilist against such diverse rivals as the fragile-jawed Frenchman Glass Joe, sucker-punching Russian Soda Popinski and the Hollywood heavyweight Super Macho Man. Use jabs, body blows, hooks and uppercuts to discover your opponent’s weak spot and make the knockout blow. Also, look out for an appearance by Mario as the referee!

This is the US version of the game.

F-ZERO™
(Nintendo)
Wii U
(Virtual Console)
Nintendo eShop from 27/4/13 €7.99
(£5.49)
pr@nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo PR
Game Description: In the year 2560, the greatest racing competition is the F-ZERO championship. Pilots from across the galaxy risk their lives in a high-speed battle of turbo-charged hovercraft. Taking full advantage of the Super NES’s ‘Mode 7™’ effect, F-ZERO redefined racing games with its smooth, fast graphics and thrilling gameplay. It also featured one of the most famous soundtracks in video games, and introduced players to the likes of Captain Falcon and Samurai Goroh.

This is the US version of the game.

In addition, Nintendo is also including Wii U Panorama View in this update, the video tour type app they have discussed previously. Currently four video tours are offered for €1.99/£1.79 each on the Nintendo eShop. There is also an interactive preview available to download which gives you a glimpse into the different tours for free.

Source: GamesPress

North America – Nintendo Download For April 25th

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Europeans aren’t the only ones who get to experience more of Rayman Legends, Ubisoft has released the Rayman Legends Challenges App in North America as well. Here’s the full details courtesy of GamesPress:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™


Rayman® Legends Challenges App – The Rayman® Legends Challenges App allows users to compete against players from around the globe in daily and weekly challenges. Jump in and play challenges on several different maps, including the exclusive Wii U level Murfy’s Dungeon.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS™


Mega Man 4 – Originally released in 1992 for the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Mega Man 4 provides the same action-based game play the series is known for. In this game, Mega Man has the ability to charge up energy inside his Arm Cannon, allowing him to fire larger and more damaging blasts. Rush, Mega Man’s canine companion, is also back to help battle the robot baddies.

Also new this week:

CRAZY CONSTRUCTION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Color Commando (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSiWare™)
SENGOKU (Virtual Console™ on Wii™)

Source: GamesPress