Archive for May 18th, 2013

The Starship Damrey (3DS) – Trailer & Press Release

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Here’s some highlights from the press release:

  • Platforms: 3DS via the Nintendo eShop
  • Price: £7.19
  • Part of the GUILD02 collection
  • Designer: Kazuya Asano
  • Writer: Takemaru Abiko
  • Genre: Sci-Fi Suspense/Adventure
  • ALONE was the tentative/code name
  • Players begin trapped on the Starship Damrey, you’re not sure how you got there or who you are
  • There’s no tutorials, explanations, or hints
  • If you’ve previously downloaded Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter, or Crimson Shroud and have save data from any of them you’ll receive exclusive “linked content”
  • This includes a scenario which is only unlocked upon completion of the game

Click the jump to see the full press release.

“London, United Kingdom – May 16 , 2013: Renowned Japanese game company LEVEL-5, best known for the critically acclaimed Profes – sor Layton , INAZUMA ELEVEN and NI NO KUNI, has released the suspenseful sci-fi adventure game, THE STARSHIP DAMREY, in Europe in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. THE STARSHIP DAMREY was previously released only in Japan as part of the GUILD02 collection, featuring masterworks by some of the industry’s most respected game creators.

“The works of Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko as a duo have helped shaped an entire genre in Japan, and their pioneering  of new genres and play styles are the kind of innovations LEVEL-5 are proud to support and foster in the GUILD series of games,” said Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of LEVEL-5.

THE STARSHIP DAMREY offers a new twist on sci-fi suspense from a dynamic team of Japanese game developers renowned for text-based adventures and known for pioneering the “Sound Novel” genre of games that are wildly popular in Japan.   Designer Kazuya Asano ( Kamaitachi no Yoru (The Night of the Sickle Weasel), TORNEKO: The Last Hope) and writer Takemaru Abiko (Kamaitachi no Yoru (The Night of the Sickle Weasel) , TRICK X LOGIC) have joined forces once again to pioneer new challenges in a disquieting adventure set in the darkness of space.

“Before the project was given a formal name, we called it ‘ALONE.’  Who am I? Where am I? How much time has passed? What am I doing?” said Kazuya Asano, creator of THE STARSHIP DAMREY. “We created the game with a focus on synchronizing the player with the protagonist in a situation where neither one of them knows the answers to these basic questions. I hope you enjoy this state of the unknown.”

In THE STARSHIP DAMREY, players awaken to discover that they are trapped in a Cold Sleep capsule aboard the titular Starship Damrey, with no memory of who they are or how they got there.  The game offers no tutorials, explanations, or hints and pushes the player to use self-discovery and experimentation to find their own way through the experience.  An inconceivable truth awaits players willing to discover it.

“I’ve worked on many novel-style games that have been difficult to localize, but the world and the style of THE STARSHIP DAMREY is something both Japanese and Western players can appreciate,” said Takemaru Abiko, writer of THE STARSHIP DAMREY. “The game’s text gives players just enough to feel their way through the cryptic nature of this title, and I believe that anyone in any country should be able to enjoy this experience.”

As an added bonus in THE STARSHIP DAMREY, players who previously downloaded LEVEL-5’s LIBERATION MAIDEN™, AERO PORTER™, or CRIMSON SHROUD ™ via the Nintendo eShop and have save data from any of the three titles on their Nintendo 3DS™ will receive exclusive “linked content” that includes a special scenario providing deeper insight into the events that unfold aboard the ship.  This scenario can only be unlocked at the end of the player’s journey.

THE STARSHIP DAMREY is now available in Europe in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™ for ₤7.19.  More information on THE STARSHIP DAMREY can be found online at http://level5ia.com/blackbox/ the-starship-damrey/.”

Source: GamesPress, GoNintendo, & Nintendo YouTube Channel

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The Starship Damrey (3DS) – Screenshots

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Source: GamesPress & GoNintendo

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Japan – Deals & Sales – Level-5 Announces 15th Anniversary Sale

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Starting on May 29th, Level-5 will be holding a big sale for a huge selection of their games in Japan. This is in honor of their 15th Anniversary. Platforms include: 3DS, PSP, PSV, PS3, & iOS. A lot of the games are 50%, so if you’re in Japan or have Japanese versions of those platforms, be sure to check it out in couple of weeks.

Source: Level-5, GoNintendo, & NintenDaan

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS) – New Details

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We have new details courtesy of Siliconera for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Ace Attorney 5). Some of these are discussing events in the game, so consider this a SPOILER WARNING. We’re putting this behind the jump in case you don’t want to see the spoilers. Click it if you do.

  • Miles Edgeworth appears to be older and wears glasses
  • Apollo meets up with Trucy and they head to a party at a mansion in Kyubi Village
  • One of the maids at the mansion is named Yumemi Tenma
  • Yumemi & Trucy are friends
  • Yumemi thinks Apollo is a demon
  • They are confronted by someone in black youkai (a name for monsters in Japanese folklore) costume
  • Someone else dressed up as “The Great Kyubi” intervenes
  • Soon after a grisly murder scene is discovered in the mansion
  • The victim is the village chief
  • The mayor of Tenma City, Yumemi’s father is found nearby unconscious
  • The mayor is considered the primary suspect in the murder because he wanted to merge the village & city
  • He is arrested on these suspicions
  • Yumemi claims she saw the murderer, a legendary youkai by the name of “Tenmataro”
  • Tenmataro had terrorized the village and supposedly it had been sealed away when it was defeated by the Kyubi
For more details visit Siliconera below.

Source: Siliconera & GoNintendo

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS) – Screenshots

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For more Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies Screenshots, head over to Siliconera at the link below.

Source: Siliconera & GoNintendo

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Pokémon Rumble U (Wii U) – Promotional Figure Details + Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS) – Passwords

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Pokémon Rumble U Info

  • Genesect is the next promotional figure for Pokémon Rumble U
  • It is based on the leader of the Genesect Corps from the TV show Pokémon Smash
  • May be a shiny figure, possibly being the Red Genesect
  • More details are scheduled to be announced during the May 19th episode of Pokémon Smash
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon – Gates to Infinity Info
  • Unlock Reviver Seeds in the European version of the game with this password: 9H6R9QSS
  • Go to the Wonder Mail part of the game to input your code

Source: Serebii.netGoNintendo, & IGN

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Inside the Treehouse with Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Episodes 1 & 2

Episode 1

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Episode 2

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Source: Nintendo YouTube Channel & GoNintendo

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Europe – Nintendo Direct For Fall & Future Titles Confirmed For Around E3

For #WiiU titles coming this autumn and beyond, there will be a #NintendoDirectEU around E3 time in June ow.ly/l5Q8e
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) May 16, 2013

Source: Nintendo of Europe Twitter Account & GoNintendo

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North America – Nintendo Download For May 16th, 2013

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“This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Virtual Console™ on Wii U™ Sale

Save 50 Percent on Super Mario Bros.™ 2 for Wii U – We’re celebrating spring with a sale on classic favorites for Wii U. Starting today, save 50 percent on Super Mario Bros. 2 when you buy the Wii U Virtual Console™ version of Super Mario World™ from the Nintendo eShop. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 23.

Virtual Console on Wii U – New Releases

  • Super Metroid – Super Metroid was originally released in 1994 for the Super NES™ system and features beautiful graphics, a huge assortment of enemies and various worlds to explore. Considered one of the best video games of all time by critics and fans alike, the side-view action game introduces a host of powerful weapons and items to the Metroid™ series. Super Metroid is the fifth game released on the Virtual Console for Wii U to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Famicom. For a limited time, the game will be available for only 30 cents.
  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts™ – The third game in the legendary Ghosts ‘n Goblins series of video games, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts follows Arthur in a challenging quest to rescue the princess. Players take control of Arthur in a classic side-scrolling adventure to defeat the creatures of the night and save the day once more.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 – Mario™, Luigi™, Princess Toadstool and Toad™ embark on a quest together to save the day against the villainous Wart. Pick up items and throw them at your adversaries to clear levels in seven fantastical worlds. Each character has a unique set of abilities: Luigi can jump higher and farther than any of the other characters, Toad can dig extremely fast and pull items out of the ground quicker than anyone and the princess is the only one who can jump and hover temporarily.


Nintendo eShop on Wii U™ – New Release


LEGO® Batman 2™: DC Super Heroes – Batman and Robin team up with some truly super friends in this action-packed sequel. Experience one of the best-selling games of 2012 with new and enhanced game play using the Wii U GamePad controller. With help from other famous DC Super Heroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, the Dynamic Duo are in for a fight to put the notorious villains Lex Luthor and The Joker behind bars and save Gotham City. LEGO® Batman 2™: DC Super Heroes will release on May 21.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U Sale

BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – Runner2 is an action-packed, auto-running platformer with five exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and five death-defying boss battles. BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will be on sale for 25 percent off until May 30.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™ – New Release

Swords & Soldiers 3D – Prepare for an encounter with a freakishly large pepper: Swords & Soldiers 3D is coming your way! Swords & Soldiers is a 3D side-scrolling, real-time strategy game that lets you control an entire army and wield devastating magical abilities.

Also new this week:


To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://news2know.net/nintendo/downloadbBe4yL32.php.”

Source: GamesPress

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UK – Nintendo Unleashed Tour Announced

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Nintendo has announced plans for a game tour for the UK which will feature current & upcoming Wii U & 3DS titles. Here’s some highlights about the event:

  • Where: Starts at the 2013 MCM London Comic Con at the ExCel London
  • When: May 24th – 26th, 2013
  • Wii U Games – Game & Wario, Resident Evil: Revelations, Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, Rayman Legends, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and more
  • 3DS Games – Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Project X Zones, Luigi’s Mansion 2 (AKA Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon), and more
  • Can also hear about tips & tricks from the staff
  • Multiplayer events will be featured as well
For more info check out the full press release after the jump.

“16 May, 2013 – The Nintendo Unleashed tour will be kicking off at the 2013 MCM London Comic Con which is taking place from the 24th – 26th May 2013 at the ExCel London. As part of MCM London Comic Con, the largest Comic Con pop culture event and Memorabilia Collectors show in the UK, gaming fans will be able to try some of the latest Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games at the dedicated Unleashed stand.

With many new titles launching this year for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the Unleashed tour will be the best place to get a first look and hands on time with exclusive first and third party games. Titles on show at the Nintendo Unleashed stand at MCM London Comic Con include:

Wii U

Game & Wario
RESIDENT EVILTM REVELATIONS
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
Rayman Legends
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Coaster Crazy Deluxe
Toki Tori 2
Cloudberry Kingdom
The Cave

Nintendo 3DS

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
PokémonTM Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Project X Zone
Mario Kart 7
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo
3D Space Harrier
Luigi’s Mansion 2
Cut the Rope

Those who visit the Unleashed stand will not only be able to play demos of new and recently released Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games but also get tips, tricks and advice from the expert staff. There will also be plenty of multiplayer activity available at the stand: whether you fancy forming a hunting party in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, capturing ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion 2 or testing your driving skills in Mario Kart 7.

If you already own a Nintendo 3DS then make sure you bring your console along to the Unleashed tour as you will not only be able to increase your StreetPass hits and help complete your accomplishments but also swap Friend Codes with other Nintendo fans so that you can compete with them in online multiplayer events when you get home.

The Unleashed tour from Nintendo will kick off at the MCM London Comic Con which is being held 24th – 26th May at the ExCel London, check Nintendo Facebook and Twitter channels for more details.

For more information:

Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk

Nintendo UK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendouk

Nintendo 3DS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nintendo3dsuk

Wii U on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk

Nintendo UK on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/nintendoukofficial

Source: GoNintendo

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