Nightly News Roundup: 2010.12.20

Nintendo gives everyone an early Christmas present with the announcement of another Dragon Quest for early 2011, and word slips on the Big N’s 3DS conference.

By Evan Campbell. Posted 12/20/2010 22:38 2 Comments     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Dragon Quest VI Receives US Release Date, Coming Courtesy of Nintendo

Christmas just came early for Nintendo DS and RPG aficionados. Nintendo announced today that Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation will hit the handheld system Feb. 14. The Big N also revealed that it would be publishing the Square Enix-developed game.

“Millions of players around the world have discovered the timeless fun of Dragon Quest,” said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America’s director of public relations in a company press release. “The arrival of Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation in North America will give fans unique access to a classic game in the series for the first time, offering new ways to explore and enjoy the Dragon Quest universe.”

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation was released in Japan for Super Famicon (SNES) in 1995, but was never translated and brought over to North America. The DS remake will be the first time this iteration of the series will across the seas for English audiences.

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo Download Proffers Mario Partyin’ and A Dragon’s Lair

Mario likes to get down and let loose every once in a while.

Today, the plumber is livin’ it up in Mario Party 2 for the Virtual Console. But he’s not the only character starting the week off with a bang. Check out the full list of releases below:

Virtual Console:

  • Mario Party 2 by Nintendo — 1,000 Nintendo Points


  • Frobot by Fugazo — 1,000 Nintendo Points
  • Inkub by Cosmonaut Games — 500 Nintendo Points


  • Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp by Digital Leisure Inc. — 800 Nintendo Points
  • Cosmo Fighters by Abylight — 500 Nintendo Points
  • Paul’s Monster Adventure by Agetec — 500 Nintendo Points
  • Just SING! Christmas Vol. 2 by dtp young entertainment — 200 Nintendo Points

Let us know in the comments what games you’ll be picking up.

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo 3DS Event Supposedly Set for January

Kotaku revealed that Nintendo will be holding a 3DS event in New York on Jan. 19. According to the gaming website, the 3DS party will have “hands-on game play, demos and a presentation by President and COO of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime.”

So, basically, we have an announcement of an announcement. Nintendo will most likely set the North American release date for 3DS at the event, but nothing is set in stone. However, look for more information to be coming on the hot new handheld in just a few short weeks.

Source: Kotaku

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