Nightly News Roundup: 04.13.2012

Brand new Pokémon footage and a whole lot more in tonight’s news roundup!

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 04/13/2012 23:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

First Footage of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Hot on the heels of last night’s top story, has uploaded the first trailer for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 onto its YouTube page.

The games, a brand-new pair of adventures set two years after the first Black and White versions, follow a new protagonist in his (or her) quest around the Unova region, which has since become partially frozen over by an encroaching glacier. The trailer highlights many of the games’ new features, including several new locations and characters, as well as provides a brief glimpse at the latest Pokémon film, Kyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman Keldeo.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 are slated to hit Japan before the end of June, with a European and North American release set to follow in September.

Source: (via YouTube)

Grasshopper “Not Thinking About” 3DS, Wii U

In an interview with Siliconera, Grasshopper CCO, Akira Yamaoka, recently confirmed that the company has no immediate plans to support Nintendo’s 3DS and Wii U consoles. When asked if the developer was considering either platform, Yamaoka was quoted as saying:

“Not at the moment, but I would like to try those.”

While this does not rule out any future support from the company, it does give credence to Suda 51’s comments about his lack of a Wii U development kit. Hopefully Grasshopper decides to jump on board sooner rather than later!

Source: Siliconera

Europe: Commemorative RPG Coins Heading to Club Nintendo

Did you ever get the feeling that Nintendo of Europe has been doing its best to prod American gamers with some of its recent decisions? If you didn’t, you certainly will when you find out that a special coin set commemorating the three Operation Rainfall RPGs has been added to its Club Nintendo rewards program.

The set, which features the logos of Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower emblazoned on each coin’s surface, is only eligible to fans who register all three titles on Club Nintendo. No word on if a similar promotion will be offered stateside, but given the fact that Pandora’s Tower has yet to be announced for North America (and the fact that XSEED Games will be handling the publishing duties for The Last Story), it’s looking increasingly unlikely. Still, stranger things have happened!

Source: Nintendo (via GoNintendo)

Kid Icarus, Resident Evil: Revelations See Strong March Sales

Pit may not command the same level attention as some of his fellow Nintendo mascots, but it looks as if his new adventure is off to a good start: according to the NPD, Kid Icarus: Uprising sold approximately 140,000 copies in the US in the month of March. Considering that the title was only available for eight days before these numbers were culled (and the fact that the series’ twenty-year dormancy effectively makes it a brand-new property), these early sales are a promising sign for the angel’s future.

Nintendo wasn’t the only company seeing green, either; it seems Capcom also had a strong month, selling roughly 122,000 copies of Resident Evil: Revelations in March alone. Such numbers are always encouraging to see, especially after 3DS’s slow start last year, which convinced many developers to pull their support for the platform and forced Nintendo to drop its price by almost forty percent.

Source: Joystiq

Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir Launch Trailer

Speaking of horror games, Fatal Frame offshoot Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir hit US stores earlier today, and Nintendo has released a new trailer to mark the event.

Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir retails for $39.99 USD. Europe, meanwhile, will receive the game on June 29.

Source: Nintendo (via YouTube)

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