Nintendo Direct Tomorrow! (April 17th)

Image representing Nintendo as depicted in Cru...

Image via CrunchBase

So it would seem that Nintendo is holding another “Nintendo Direct” show tomorrow and will be featuring the 3DS! I for one am extremely excited about this development because the 3ds is a system that is just hemorrhaging games at the moment. Nintendo is certainly using this momentum to increase sales and to announce hopefully some updates on Animal Crossing or Donkey Kong as they are set to release in the next couple months (donkey kong = may 24th; AC = June 9th). Speculation would lead one to believe they could announce some new virtual console games or even (although less likely) a new game for the system itself. More to come tomorrow but it’s always fun to talk about the “could be’s” of gaming.

Normally I’d ask to comment, and still encourage it, but I’ll post the details of the show tomorrow, eliminating the need for speculation after that time.

Thanks for your time, and it’s good to be back!

James.

Donkey Kong Country 3ds Confirmed May 24th

donkeykongcountryreturns3d530

March 24th is the confirmed release date for the 3ds Port of Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii, which is great news for anyone who wanted to play that game and didn’t own a Wii. The not so great part only applies to those who already own a copy for the Wii, as Nintendo does not support Cross Play. Unforunately this is another one of those stories that just really don’t give me a whole lot to talk about, so see ya next time!

Feel free to comment!

James

Pikachu Special Edition 3ds XL Coming to North America March 24th

So it seems that Nintendo has decided North America is worth more than three colors, and is sending the special edition pikachu 3ds XL our way March 24th.  Besides the over-mentioned nipples, there really isn’t much to say.  The yellow does make for a nice addition to the standard 3ds XL colors (red, blue, pink), however you would think that with the multitude of colors and specials editions in Japan they would give us a few more. Well, there is always future releases, such as Animal Crossing, but that’s a rumor I don’t want to indulge in or start.

It will retail for the same price as the XL’s that are already out there, however according to Joystiq, Target is advertising them at $169.99 for this week’s sale, which would make for a great deal.  The special edition does not come with a game, however if you purchase either Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity or Luigis Mansion: Dark Moon (Due to come out same day, March 24th), and register both the 3ds XL and one of those games on club Nintendo, you get a free download voucher.  The qualifying games you can purchase are: Super Mario 3d Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone, FreakyForms Deluxe: Your Creations, and Star Fox 64 3D. A very nice incentive, Nintendo.

Here’s a look that you probably have already seen, but hey, I want to show it too:

The Pikachu special edition 3ds XL