News: Bandai Namco Releases Disney Magical Kingdom 2 Trailer

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Only on 3DS, where dreams come true

Disney Magical World 2 has already been confirmed for the 3DS, but now Bandai Namco has published the first trailer. Set for release in Japan on November 7th, the Disney-themed life sim will have brand-new worlds inspired by Lilo and Stitch, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Frozen. Worlds based on Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh are...

General: New Harvest Moon, Okamiden plushes debut at Anime Expo

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Monday, July 6, 2015

From the toy artisans of Multiverse Studio

A lot of you may be gearing up for San Diego Comic-Con but for many, last weekend was all about Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California. Multiverse Studio's booth was a memorable one for me. I am, admittedly, a big fan of their plushes. The group is responsible for the many Harvest Moon plushes that have driven fans to pre-order the games in recent...

News: NX Allegedly Less Powerful than PS4

Monday, July 6, 2015

Does size not matter?

The rumor mill on Nintendo's NX continues to ramp up, as sources indicate the upcoming platform may not compete with Sony's PlayStation 4 on raw power. According to Liam Robertson of Unseen64, aka Tamaki, multiple insiders have told him that the NX is indeed less powerful than the PS4. This is based on the alleged closed-doors demonstration of NX...

Kickstart This: Comcept and Studio 4°C Collaborate on RED ASH with Two Kickstarters

Saturday, July 4, 2015

RED ASH = Re:Dash

You crazy for this one, Inafune. comcept Inc. (CEO: Keiji Inafune) has revealed the RED ASH project in collaboration with Studio 4°C (President: Eiko Tanaka) during a joint panel at Anime Expo 2015. RED ASH is a joint effort from legendary Japanese game creators and an animation studio, encompassing RED ASH "The Indelible Legend",...

News: The End Is Near: Zero Escape 3 Officially Announced for 3DS

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Zeroes in on a summer 2016 release date

Calling it: 2015 will be remembered as the year the impossible happened. First, The Last Guardian emerged from development hell after a bazillion years, then the highly demanded Final Fantasy VII remake was revealed, and let's not forget we live in a world where Shenmue III is a real thing. Shenmue III, guys. Shenmue III. But today, dear...

News: Satoru Iwata Explains the Lack of Virtual Console Games

Friday, July 3, 2015

Old games take away resources from new games

The translations from Nintendo's latest Annual General Meeting have gone live, and one of the subjects of discussion was Virtual Console. A shareholder asked Satoru Iwata as to why there was not a higher volume of Virtual Console re-releases on Wii U and 3DS. When asked about the size of Virtual Console sales, Iwata replied that the company...

News: Charizard and Weavile Join Pokken Tournament Roster

Friday, July 3, 2015

The arcade fighter launches in Japan on July 16th

In a NicoNico live-stream that just aired in Japan, a pair of new fighters and a release date have been announced for Pokken Tournament. The Pokemon Charizard and Weavile are newly-minted player characters in the ever-growing roster. Charizard itself is classified as a Power Character, and boasts its Mega Evolution of Mega Charizard X as a...

News: Nintendo’s Bill Trinen Will be Competing at EVO 2015

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Friday, July 3, 2015

One of North America's largest fighting game tournaments

Bill Trinen has recently announced via Twitter that he will be competing at EVO 2015 for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. It's good to see Bill finally competing as he's shown his support for the competitive smash scene with previous national tournaments such as the Apex Series and...

News: Mega Man Legends Spiritual Successor RED ASH Incoming

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 4th: The Day Legends are Born

Man, Keiji Inafune is wasting no time at all with his not-Mega Man projects. Today, over at the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter, backers were treated with this oh-so-promising update teasing Comcept's next project: Titled RED ASH: The Indelible Legend, this looks to be the riff on Mega Man Legends fans...

Rumor: Nintendo’s NX Reportedly Ramping Up for July 2016 Release

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Targeting 20 million units for the first year

Through an inside source from DigiTimes, Nintendo's next dedicated platform could launch sooner than expected. The Taiwanese-based tech outlet reports that inside sources peg the NX to launch in July 2016, and that pilot manufacturing will begin at electronics maker FoxCon this October, with mass production starting in May or June 2016. Not...