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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney fans don’t have long to wait before the next installment in the bombastic series arrives on 3DS; Spirit of Justice is set to drop on September 8 on the eShop for $29.99. Check out the latest trailer below:

Thankfully, to help tide everyone over Capcom will be offering a demo on August 25. Capcom had this to say about the preview:

“The demo features a section from the first courtroom scenario in the game, and allows players to slip into Phoenix’s shoes in the Kingdom of Khura’in and get a taste of the newest gameplay feature, the Divination Séance. Through royal priestess Rayfa and her Divination Séances, players can revisit the last moments of a victim’s life and must fight to unravel the discrepancies and contradictions between the Royal Priestess’s Insight and what is shown in the séance. This demo is sure to make for an exciting first test to bring about justice before the game’s full release!”

Nice! As for the game itself, we’ll be sure to give you the scoop on Phoenix’s latest courtroom adventure once it releases into the wild. In the meantime, we highly recommend giving the last entry in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney-Dual Destinies, a download, as it was excellent. If you’ve yet to play the series, there’s also the wonderful Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy to download, as well! For now, let us know what you think about Spirit of Justice in the comments!

Source: Capcom

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Nintendo Download Highlights: 08.11.2016 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:00:07 +0000 Robert Marrujo

Well, now if this isn’t quite the pleasant surprise! There are a number of fun releases this week on both the home and handheld console fronts for Nintendo fans. We have plenty of games to get to, so let’s cut right to this week’s batch of eShop goodies!

Wii U eShop

Tadpole Treble – $9.99 – It’s been a long time since we previewed Tadpole Treble (which we enjoyed at the time), but thankfully the Kickstarter project has finally arrived on the Wii U eShop. From the creator of the Brawl in the Family comic, Tadpole Treble boasts a gorgeous aesthetic and a unique mix of auto-runner and rhythm gameplay mechanics.

Wii U Virtual Console

Wave Race 64 – $9.99 – Wave Race as a series hasn’t been seen in quite a long time, so it’s with great pleasure that we can report that fans are finally getting a chance to play this classic Nintendo 64 installment on Wii U! Easily one of the best racing games of the N64 era, Wave Race 64 offers creative course design, a great soundtrack, and an unforgettably obnoxious announcer that has to be heard to be believed.

Mario Sports Mix – $19.99 – It’s not as good as Wii Sports, but Mario Sports Mix is nonetheless an entertaining anthology sports title worth checking out!

3DS eShop

Ambition of the Slimes – $5.00 – This is an interesting subversion of RPG standards, as players are cast as some of the weakest enemies of the genre rather than the hero! Dragon Quest fans especially might get a kick out of this role reversal.

New 3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man X – $7.99 – Easily the best entry in the series, not to mention an outright classic game in and of itself, Mega Man X has officially gone portable on New 3DS! The number of excellent SNES titles available for New 3DS continues to grow and impress; be sure to give this one a look, especially if you’ve enjoyed titles like Gunvolt in recent years.

That’s it for this week! What do you plan to download?

Source: Nintendo

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New Pokémon Sun and Moon Info Unveiled Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:00:30 +0000 Robert Marrujo

Pokémon Sun and Moon are gearing up for their November 18 release date with yet another wave (forgive the pun) of information about the pair of 3DS games. The Pokémon Company has released another trailer for the game, which you can take a peek at below:

As can be seen in the video above, Pokémon Sun and Moon still have quite a bit of secrets up their sleeves. Bad guys Team Skull are refreshingly gruff, for one thing, though there appears to be a hint toward something else driving their actions. It’s also been fun seeing the various Alola Region forms of familiar Poké friends; we can now add Meowth and Raichu to the growing list!

Between the new battle features and charming tropical backdrop of Alola, Pokémon fans have a lot to be excited with when it comes to Sun and Moon. Tell us what you think of the latest news below!

Source: The Pokémon Company

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Soft-Banned Super Smash Bros. Players Sent to Online “Smash Hell” Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:39 +0000 Kyle England

What really happens when an online player is reported too many times on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Nintendo 3DS? These players are not banned entirely from the game, but corralled into specific matchups with others who have been given the boot.

This place has been dubbed “Smash Hell” by the SSB fanbase, and it houses the worst of the worst. Unfortunately, sometimes innocent players have been stuck into this purgatory from no fault of their own as a consequence of Nintendo’s self-regulating reporting system. Kotaku spoke with a few poor souls who have been trapped in Smash Hell. Jamel Wilkins, a For Glory player, was stuck there for over a month.

In Smash Hell, Wilkins noticed that his competitor pool in “For Glory” mode drastically changed. It was full of players who spammed the same attacks, told him to “git good” when he lost or had bad internet connections that made online brawls difficult, if not impossible. There, he encountered Smashers like “HorsePssy” and “HIV+.” It took several minutes for him to be matched with other players instead of a minute or two. For a month and two weeks, he says, he was “banished.”

Many of the players there do deserve a place in Smash Hell, and the reporting system works well to keep them from harassing the community. But for folks like Wilkins, exile can occur from drawing other fighters’ ire for any reason at all. So if you hate projectiles, got salty over a loss, or have a burning hatred of Rosalina & Luma, you can banish someone to the timeout box with just the push of a button.

It’s a very interesting mechanic, but Nintendo will undoubtedly remain tight-lipped about how exactly the matching system works. Be sure to read the full article!

Source: Kotaku

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Kirby: Planet Robobot Director Offers Behind the Scenes Details Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:54 +0000 Kyle England

HAL’s Shinya Kumazaki, director of Kirby: Planet Robobot for 3DS, took to Miiverse yesterday for an “Ask-a-thon” where he answered a few questions about the game. Kumakazi addresses the challenges of development, and how working with the same engine as Kirby: Triple Deluxe affected the design. He even confirmed the identity of the enigmatic character Susie! Click the photo below for a list of all of Kumakazi’s questions and answers.

Source: Miiverse

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Nintendo Expands Selects and Announces New Bundles Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:32 +0000 Andy Hoover

It might just be August, but it seems like Nintendo might already be gearing up for the holidays with today’s announcement of more titles getting the Nintendo Selects label and some aggressively priced bundles.

First, more 3DS and Wii U games are joining the growing list of Nintendo Selects, best sellers that have received price cuts. On the handheld side of things, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Tomodachi Life, Nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends, and Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins are all being added. For Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Nintendo Land, and Lego City Undercover are being added. All of these titles will retail for $19.99 starting on August 26.

Several other titles are also going to see re-releases, except this time it will be with compatible Amiibo. Yoshi’s Woolly World will be available with either a pink or blue Yarn Yoshi Amiibo. Mario Party 10 will come with either Peach or Bowser. Lastly, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will include Toad, of course. These bundles will be available on September 9 and retail for $39.99.

Finally, Nintendo will be releasing a New 3DS bundle exclusively through Walmart and Target on August 26. $149.99 will net you the system, two Mario-themed cover plates, and Super Mario 3D Land pre-loaded on the system.

Source: Nintendo

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SteamWorld Collection Coming to North America Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:00:32 +0000 Andy Hoover

Nintendo of Europe recently revealed that several eShop games were getting the Nintendo Select treatment: SteamWorld Dig and Heist as the SteamWorld Collection, and Fast Racing Neo. Now, it’s been confirmed that at least one of these releases will be coming to America as well.

SteamWorld Collection includes both of Image & Form’s hit steampunk inspired games and will release in North America on October 11. Europeans will get a head start when it launches on September 30 over there.

Unfortunately, nothing has been said about Fast Racing Neo getting the same treatment in North America yet.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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More Pokémon Sun and Moon Details Revealed Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:00:49 +0000 Andy Hoover

The next generation of mainline Pokémon games, Sun and Moon, is coming out around the world this November, so the steady stream of new information is continuing and likely won’t be slowing down until launch. This latest bunch of details comes from Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic.

It has already been revealed that a couple of first generation Pokémon, including Vulpix and Sandshrew, would be getting new variants with different types, but it looks like they won’t be alone. Meowth in Alola will come as a Dark-type and, more interestingly, Marowak comes as a Ghost- and Fire-type mix. Of course, both creatures have also received a redesign to better reflect their new types.

Several brand new Pokémon have also been revealed. Yowashi is a Water-type that is, quite appropriately, a fish. Next up are a pair of Ghost/Ground types, Sunabaa and its evolved form, Shirodesuna; both are effectively haunted sand, with the former taking the shape of a pile of sand and the latter appearing as a sand castle. Finally, the previously revealed Bewear has been shown to be the evolved form of Nuikoguma. The magazine also revealed that another of the recently announced Pokémon, Rockruff, has an evolved form that will be shown off next month.

Finally, the group of evil trainers in this generation will come in the form of Team Skull. Two members were shown off: a woman named Burumeri and the group’s leader, a man named Guzuma.

Please keep in mind that the names of these new characters and creatures, excluding Bewear and Rockruff, are likely to change once they are officially revealed in North America. It’s exceptionally rare when a Pokémon gets the same name in every region of the world, so expect some changes.

Source: Siliconera

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New Pokémon Go Update is Now Live Tue, 09 Aug 2016 03:00:40 +0000 Marc Deschamps

Despite the many technical issues that have plagued the app, Pokémon Go has still managed to find incredible success. Developer Niantic continues to fine-tune it, however, with a number of updates. The latest should help to assuage a few recent complaints, at the very least!

The most important part of the new update is a replacement for the “Nearby” feature which was removed with the previous update. The app now has a feature called “Sightings,” which seems to work in a similar fashion. Niantic provided the following statement, which seems to indicate the new patch may be a temporary fix:

“We’re currently testing a variation of the ‘Nearby Pokémon’ feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.”

The update also comes with a new warning for those playing Pokémon Go while driving. The pop-up can be circumvented by passengers (or those claiming to be), but it is nice to see the developer taking steps to warn the community. The pop-up is reminiscent of the warnings that often accompanied games like Wii Sports, though this is a bit more dangerous than an airborne Wii Remote!

Are you still playing Pokémon Go? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Dragon Quest X and XI Will Appear on NX Tue, 09 Aug 2016 02:30:39 +0000 Marc Deschamps

With the debut of the NX drawing ever closer, a handful of game announcements have started to slip through the cracks. In the most recent issue of Famitsu Weekly, Dragon Quest X Producer Yosuke Saito and Director Chikara Saito confirmed that the title is in production for the NX, alongside Dragon Quest XI. While Square Enix had previously mentioned the possibility that Dragon Quest X and XI would release on the NX in addition to PS4, this is the first official confirmation for the games on the new platform.

Unfortunately, the Dragon Quest titles have struggled to find localized releases in the past. It will be very interesting to see when and if the games will see release in North America or Europe. Regardless, it’s certainly a bit of good news, as it’s yet another hint that the NX could see the same strong third party support enjoyed by the 3DS.

Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information on Dragon Quest X and XI as it develops!

Source: Dual Shockers

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