Nightly News Roundup: 2011.04.07

Harvest Moon comes to 3DS, Australia Club Nintendo gets SNES Classic controller, and Dream Trigger 3D goes gold.

By Nicolas Vestre. Posted 04/07/2011 20:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Natsume Brings Harvest Moon to 3DS, DS

Fans of the long-running farming sim can rejoice, as Harvest Moon charms its way onto two platforms at the same time.

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns features two villages that used to be on very good terms but became fierce rivals– all because of argument over which town had the best food! Eastern-styled Konohana exclusively grows crops, while European-styled Bluebell loves raising livestock. The player has the difficult choice of picking one village to live in and create a successful farm. If the main character plays his cards right, he might just bring the towns back into good standing with each other.

To quote from the press release:

“We wanted to ensure that all of our loyal Harvest Moon fans would have a chance to play this game. No matter which version they pick up, they’re sure to love the great new cast of characters, the fun festivals, and the exciting new gameplay mechanics.”

Interestingly, A Tale of Two Towns will be released simultaneously on 3DS and DS, meaning that those who are cautious about committing to the new handheld will still be able to get their farming fix. The differences between the two versions aren’t clear, but more details should arise before this game hits store shelves in the summer.

Source: Gamasutra

Australian Club Nintendo Receives SNES Controller

Australian Club Nintendo members get a noticeable edge on North American ones by obtaining the coveted SNES Classic Controller, compatible with Wii. Currently, one of the only ways to procure it outside of Japan is to win an eBay auction– at a huge premium, of course.

This beloved gem of a reward will set Australians back 3000 Stars. You can bet that this will quickly become a hot-ticket item. We hope Nintendo brings this gamepad to North America’s Club Nintendo as soon as possible.

Source: Aussie-Nintendo

Dream Trigger 3D Releases For 3DS in May

Those looking for an original, fast-paced arcade shooter on 3DS might have only a little over a month to wait. Yes, Dream Trigger 3D has gone gold and will burst onto the 3DS gaming scene on May 10, for a suggested retail price of $39.95.

Dream Trigger 3D promises over 50 stages of intense action and stunning visuals, using 3DS’s 3D effect to a very great extent. In addition to a mind-blowing single-player experience, there’s also a multiplayer element, further sweetening the deal. Adopters of this title are promised “a seamless combination of stunning visuals and explosive 3D action,” as well as “a frenetic combination of color and light mixed with a dynamic multi-track musical score.”

Considering that there’s not a whole lot of competition in the arcade shooter genre for 3DS, Dream Trigger 3D might fill the void nicely. We’ll have to wait until it’s in our hands to make sure.

Source: IGN

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