Final Fantasy Explorers

So I managed to get my hands on a copy of the latest offering from Square Enix, Final Fantasy Explorers. I’ll be honest, I bought it because everyone was saying hard it was to find in stores and I didn’t want to miss out. Also, unless you pre-ordered, stock was very low across all stores.

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Final Fantasy Explorers and my Mew card!

So I’ve been playing it for a few hours and I have to say, I’m really liking it! It’s basically a Monster Hunter clone but in the Final Fantasy Universe. I’ve only completed the tutorial missions plus a few of the early missions. So far, the learning/difficulty curve is a lot lower than Monster Hunter which might appeal to gamers who struggled with MonHun (puts hand up).

I can’t wait to see what role classic characters like Cloud, Lightning and co have but it’s enough to keep me playing and temporarily put down Steins;Gate on the Vita. If you’ve missed all the hoopla, here’s the announcement trailer below.

 

UK Ad For Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

Pokemon Super Mysterious Dungeon has been around for a little bit now in some countries but it seems that the Brits are only just about their mitts on it. The game is launching on February 19 and it’s accompanied by this TV spot.

It’s…umm…different?

Final Fantasy Explorers…Much Want!

I’ll be honest and admit that I didn’t get into the news much when it came to the newly released Final Fantasy Explorers for the 3DS. I actually thought it was a remake of a FF game from years back. I only started paying attention when my Facebook feed began to fill up with stories of friends getting the game before street date and also lamenting on how hard the game was to obtain in some stores.

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So I figured I’d take a look at a few trailers…and I have to say that I’m quite shattered that I didn’t pre-order this game. It looks phenomenal and blew me away! If like me, you’ve been in the dark, have a look at the trailer below. Co-op local multiplayer, online multiplayer, in depth character design, huge monsters…seems like it has it all.

Danny DeVito To Voice Detective Pikachu?

You may have read our earlier post regarding the upcoming Detective Pikachu game for the Nintendo 3DS. If you haven’t, shame on you. Head on over there and check out the amazing trailer!!

Anyways, it seems that some people like the idea of Pikachu having a more mature, older voice than what he does in the anime and games. Once of those people is Sairith Aramor who has actually taken it one step further and started a petition to get Nintendo of America to sit up and take notice.

“There are a number of us that feel as though Danny DeVito would be a prime fit for the voice acting role of the Detective Pikachu,” states the petition. “We want to make this happen.”

As of right now (11:40PM AEDST), the petition has close to it’s target of 15K signatures. So what do you say? Good idea, bad idea? If you like the thought of DeVito voicing Pikachu, then go ahead and sign the petition!!

Detective Pikachu Bound for 3DS

I like Pokémon as much as the next person, in reality I’ve only ever finished one Pokémon game and that was Pokémon Black. But even I’m excited at the news of newly announced Detective Pikachu for the Nintendo 3DS. All I now is that he will be talking and he’ll have a deep voice! Very different from the anime and game series. Here’s the Japanese trailer which looks really cool as well.

This all in part of the 20th anniversary of Pokémon and 2016 being declared as the “Year of Pokémon”. Let’s not forget we still have Pokken Tournament for the Wii U to look forward to and on the mobile front, we have Pokémon Go. The 3DS game is actually named “Great Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Duo” but Detective Pikachu sounds loads better!

Project X Zone 2 Demo Hits eShop

Project X Zone was one of the more exciting and versatile games on the Nintendo 3DS. The collaboration between Sega, Capcom and Namco Bandai brought together many characters from multiple fan favourite series’. I was a HUGE fan of the first game so when news of a sequel was announced, you could say I was excited!

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Even better is the news that in the past 48 hours, a demo has hit the eShop with even better game play than the first game. This will definitely be a day one purchase for me! Here’s a trailer showing some awesome action.

Nintendo x Sanrio Hello Kitty 3DS

I’m very late on this one but I thought it was still worth writing about because it’s so damn cute! Here’s an awesome new collaboration between Nintendo and makers of Hello Kitty, Sanrio. This stunningly cute 3DS looks set to release in Japan (of course) on November 28, 2015.

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The amazing piece of hardware will set you back ¥17,000, that nabs you the Hello Kitty 3DS model, cover faceplates with custom art, charger, 4GB memory card and Hello Kitty software pre-installed. If you already have a new 3DS, you can pick up the Hello Kitty faceplates for ¥2,000.

Source: Crunchyroll

TGS 2015: Ace Attorney Six Announced

Great news for fans of hugely popular courtroom drama, Ace Attorney. The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has just confirmed that Ace Attorney 6 is in the works and will be playable at Tokyo Game Show 2015. Not much else is known so hopefully we can find out more info when we hit up TGS!

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Satoru Iwata Passes Away

It’s a very sad morning to wake up to and hear that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55. Nintendo have released a short statement which is below:

Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.

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Many people will be familiar with Satoru through his Nintendo Direct presentations and his Iwata Asks sessions. Iawata joined Nintendo in 2000 and became the 4th President in 2002. He was also the first President to succeed the company who wasn’t related to the original founding family, the Yamauchi’s. Through his time in the top job, he saw many strengths such as the Wii and the DS and a few not so commercially strong, the Wii U and the Gamecube.

Rest In Peace, Satoru Iwata.

Sega Dreamcast Theme For Nintendo 3DS

In yet another “Japan is awesome” bit of news, we hear that something really cool and retro is heading for the Nintendo 3DS. Fans of the Sega Dreamcast will be pleased to hear that a new theme, based around Sega’s console, is headed to the 3DS.

The theme has awesome effects like the sound of the spinning drive, the beeping VMU and even the spinning fan. Like all good things, you need to have a Japanese 3DS and access to the Japanese eShop to download this. But fingers crossed that maybe sometime in the future, it makes its way to the West as well.