Nightly News Roundup: 09.20.2012

3DS XL gets even bigger with the Circe Pad Pro, Wii U has Unity, and a new Layton/Wright trailer is released.

By Bradly Halestorm. Posted 09/20/2012 23:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

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3DS XL gets the Circle Pad Pro treatment

So if you own a 3DS XL and are looking to make the system even bigger and less manageable to cart around with you on-the-go, then feast your eyes on the first leaked images of the new Circle Pad Pro. Seriously, this thing is huge, but in a totally awesome way. Games like Resident Evil: Revelations and Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance are made all the better by the second thumbstick, so this hilariously enormous add-on is greatly appreciated. Just be sure to start hitting the gym before picking one up so you can lift the thing, as it makes the 3DS look like a giant weight. At least it’s an ergonomic-looking weight, what with those sleek, rounded edges.

Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro

Source: NeoGAF

Wii U to support Unity

That’s right, just another feature to make Wii U a true contender within the HD realm. It was announced today that Nintendo and Unity Technologies have signed a long-term license agreement allowing developers to utilize the Unity Engine on Wii U. This engine has been strongly embraced by indie and high profile studios, and is without a doubt one of the more popular development tools around at the moment. What this ultimately means is that developers in-house, external, and third parties will have even more ways to create games for the Big N’s upcoming machine. As a gamer, this simply equates to more games from developers both big and small! Wii (U)nity ftw!

Source: Engadget

New Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright crossover trailer is released

If you’re like some of the staff here at Nintendojo, then you can’t get enough of both the Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright games. While the two franchises are very different, one can’t deny that they share similar qualities, which is why fans of one are usually fans of the other. Needless to say, it’s been a fan fiction writer’s dream to cross the two series; however, that seeming pipedream is becoming realer and realer as time goes on. That certainly is the case today, as a new trailer for the Phoenix-Layton crossover has been released straight from the Tokyo Game Show. Glue your eyes to the screen for the next three minutes while your mind gets blown at just how fantastic it is to see the two games and their characters come together to create one coherent piece of awesomeness.

Source: Nintendo Life

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