Friday, January 23, 2015

"Adventure Bar Story" Coming to North American 3DS eShop

Last year, "Adventure Bar Story" was released on the Japanese 3DS eShop by RideOn Japan. Now, it appears that this game is coming stateside thanks to Circle Entertainment. Above you can see the Twitter post as well as a few English screenshots. The game features a mix of RPG elements with tavern simulation. No word yet on when the game will be released, but it should hit the 3DS eShop in North America in the very near future.

Gameplay Video For "90s Arcade Racer" on Wii U

Check out this video showcasing the first ever gameplay of the Wii U eShop game "90's Arcade Racer." If you are a fan of old racing games like Daytona, this game is going to be right up your ally. It looks like it has a lot of fun courses and some challenge. Can't wait to hear more about this upcoming game.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Area Effect Announces "Izle" for Wii U eShop

A studio made up of former Ubisoft workers, Area Effect, has just announced a new game for the Wii U eShop. The game is called "Izle." This is another Kickstarter project, and is set to be released on the Wii U eShop next year. If they get the funding they need, the game will also hit Steam and other next generation consoles.

Here is what they had to say about the game:

“Izle invites its players to build their own world by summoning the power of the gods and terraforming a variety of islands. Each unique island is randomly created and ready for players to explore, harness abilities and forge items into endless possibilities to create new character classes. Izle is currently in its Alpha stage.”
You  can check out a trailer for the game above.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Video of "Final Fantasy" Remasted on the Japanese 3DS eShop

If you haven't already heard, Square Enix has remade "Final Fantasy" for the 3DS eShop in Japan. To celebrate the release of this game, here is 25 minutes of gameplay. As you can see, the visuals have been completely overhauled and there are cut scenes. Now, let's just hope that this game eventually gets brought over to the North American 3DS eShop. One can dream ...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

After 6 Years, Club Nintendo is Closing Its Doors in North America

After being around for just 6 years, Nintendo has decided to close down its Club Nintendo operations in North America. While this is said news for someone like me who has been a member of Club Nintendo since it first opened shop, Nintendo said that they have to close Club Nintendo in order to make way for a new loyalty program for its fans.

Details on the new program have not been detailed yet. However, Nintendo did say that you will hear something else about this new loyalty program later this year. For now, consumers have until March 1st to add any remaining Club Nintendo points they have lying around. All coins will be deleted and Club Nintendo accounts will be closed on July 1st, 2015.

However, do not run out and spend your coins just yet. Nintendo said that they are going to add dozens of downloadable games in February as a way for people to spend their remaining coins. Also, Nintendo said that they will be offering a limited number of exclusive physical rewards

Last, if you are a Club Nintendo member, you will receive a free download code for "Flipnote Studio 3D" in February that can be redeemed on the 3DS eShop.

It is said to see Club Nintendo come to an end, but I am happy they are starting a new loyalty program. It is safe to say that Club Nintendo had gotten a little stale over the years, and its time for Nintendo to do something more for its loyal fan base.

Monday, January 19, 2015

TreeFall, the Team Behind "The Letter," is Bringing More Games to the eShop in 2015

I am sure that most of us remember the eShop game, "The Letter." This was a game that was released by TreeFall Studios. The game actually sold decent, but not because it was a great game. It sold because it was cheap and had such bad reviews, that people had to see just how bad this game was.

Now, TreeFall has announced that they are putting out  a number of games in 2015. In fact, they held a little press conference about it. You can see said press conference above. While the games do look better than "The Letter" (which isn't saying much),  I don't see much here to get excited about. "PitterPot" seem to be the title that had the most to offer.

What do you think of their lineup of games?

New 3DS XL Requires a Screwdriver to Change Out the Micro SD Card

Not only did Nintendo change the SD cards that the New 3DS XL uses, but it also changed how hard it is to remove them. In a new manual picture, you can see that you need a screwdriver to take off the back, which is where the micro SD card slot is located.

What Nintendo is trying to do here is prevent people from ever really needing to change their memory card anyway. This is why the New 3DS XL offers wireless transfer of saved data to a PC that is hooked up on the same wireless network.

Still, I think I will just buy a nice big micro SD card to start with and be done with it. No reason to have to break out the screwdriver every time I want to change it out.

Friday, January 16, 2015

In-depth Look at the New Nintendo 3DS XL

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Nintendo is about to put out their next system in the 3DS family called the New 3DS XL. For those of you who don't know much about the system, let's take an in-depth look at the new features that this system will bring to the table and if its worth your hard earned cash.