The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Japan - 3DS theme charts: Sept. 28th to Oct. 4th

01. Splatoon: Squid Sisters theme
02. Pokémon Mega Mewtwo & BREAK Evolution Mode
03. Splatoon: Squid theme
04. ONE PIECE ‘Luffy Sabo Ace’
05. Giga P feat Kagamine Len ‘Gigantic O.T.N.’
06. Magic Knight Rayearth three theme set
07. Monster Hunter 4G 'Hunting weapon gallery’
08. Pokémon Mega Charizard Y
09. Polyphonic Branch feat Hatsune Miku ‘Two-dimensional dream fever’
10. Rerulili feat. Hatsune Miku x GUMI 'Brain fluid explosion girl’
11. Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX
12. Kagerou Project 'Blindfold orchestra’
13. The Battle Cats 'God and pleasant friends’
14. CHiCO with HoneyWorks 'Pride with revolution’
15. SEKAI NO OWARI 'Anti-hero’
16. Monster Hunter 4G: engraved theme
17. Magic Knight Rayearth Vol. 1
18. Junky feat. Rin 'Melancholic’
19. Pokémon Eevee Collection
20. Fire Emblem if: Invisible Kingdom
21. EasyPop feat Megurine Luka & GUMI ‘Happy synthesizer’
22. Super Mario Bros.
23. Magic Knight Rayearth Vol. 3
24. Team Pet Shop 'After school stride’
25. Pokémon Mega Rekkuza

Minecraft: Story Mode still without a release date on Wii U

Coming from a Venturebeat interview with Job Stauffer, the director of creative communications at developer Telltale Games...

“More episodes will roll out quickly. Typically, they will come every six-to-eight weeks. Episode 2 is following before thanks giving currently. We could have multiple episodes out by Christmas this year. We should also have a date for download on Wii U, the first Telltale title on the platform.”

All the release dates we've heard so far do not include the Wii U version. As of today's interview, it's still unclear when the title is coming to Wii U, but at least Telltale seems to be working towards releasing that info.

Disney Infinity 3.0 - Marvel Battlegrounds playset trailer, info

- use any Marvel Disney Infinity figure
- supports four-player co-op
- comes out in March 2016
- new figures including Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and a new version of Captain America
- more new Marvel Battlegrounds figures will be announced in the coming months

Image & Form talks SteamWorld Heist's X-COM origins, supporting Nintendo fans

The following comes from a Venturebeat interview with Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson...

On how SteamWorld Heist was inspired by X-COM:

“Some people were playing X-COM in the office and really liked it. We were sitting and talking about what if we made a turn-based game in 2D.”

On supporting Nintendo fans:

“We have a very good following in the Nintendo community, It feels like the 3DS community made us; to bypass them with the very next game was just unthinkable.”

Whispering Willows launches for Wii U

Los Angeles, CA – October 8, 2015 – Nintendo fans and gamers, rejoice – Night Light Interactive’s gorgeous 2D indie horror/adventure gem Whispering Willows is now available for the Wii U System across both North America and Europe.
“We’re so thrilled that Wii U gamers will today be able to fire up Whispering Willows and immerse themselves into a gaming experience they won’t soon forget,” said David Logan, CEO and Co-Founder of Night Light Interactive.

Elena will encounter all types of mysteries along her journey to solve her father’s disappearance.

Rich with narrative, filled with gorgeous hand-painted 2D visuals, and set to a haunting soundtrack, Whispering Willows is a horror themed side-scrolling adventure where players take on the role of Elena, a young girl determined to solve the mystery behind her missing father. Using a unique amulet gifted from her father, Elena possesses the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. While in this spectral form, she can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion. Help Elena use her astral projection to solve puzzles, help lost spirits, and uncover the mysteries behind her missing father.

A winner of multiple awards including Best Story at Casual Connect Indie Prize, Whispering Willows Wii U codes are available – contact Jerry Whitehead III with Reverb Communications at . For more information head to, follow @NightLightGames and like it on Facebook.

Project X Zone 2 - NYCC assets, press release

Project X Zone 2

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced new playable characters for their upcoming strategy title, Project X Zone 2, available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system on February 16, 2016. Project X Zone 2 combines franchise characters from three of the most revered Japanese video game companies; SEGA, CAPCOM, and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment to create the largest crossover strategy game ever conceived.

The new assets available for download include new screen shots and video highlighting the ever-expanding roster of great playable characters from these storied Japanese video game giants including:

Ingrid from the Street Fighter Alpha series

Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Estelle from Tales of Vesperia

Developed by MONOLITH SOFTWARE INC, Project X Zone 2 gives gamers the opportunity to play as their favorite characters from a multitude of franchises including the “TEKKEN” series, TALES OF VESPERIA, and “. hack//” series from BANDAI NAMCO; the “Resident Evil” series, “Devil May Cry” series, and “Megaman X” series from CAPCOM as well as YAKUZA: Dead Souls, the “Sakura Wars” series, and “Virtua Fighter” series from SEGA, with many others to be revealed. Players will form teams of characters hailing from these classic series’ and engage enemies through strategic turn-based battles.

Sonic, Tails, and Chaos Emeralds Blast Their Way onto 3DS in 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2

LOS ANGELES - Oct. 8, 2015 - In his second outing, the Blue Blur had to once again face the evil robotic forces of Dr. Eggman and recover the stolen Chaos Emeralds. But with the situation growing dire, Sonic is joined by Miles "Tails" Prower, for the series-first co-op play. And the best part? Beginning today, players can return to the greatness of the Sega Genesis classic on Nintendo 3DS™ with the release of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as the latest installment of the faithfully recreated SEGA 3D Classics! Like other 3D classic titles before it, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will receive extensive 3D conversion and faithful recreation of the game's sounds and music for a $5.99 digital download on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. For more information about recreating the game on the Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Games Producer, Yosuke Okunari and M2 President, Naoki Horii recap the entire process in depth on the SEGA blog.

What was it about Sonic 2 that made it so great? Let us recount the ways:

All-new half-pipe special stages!
Super Sonic transformations!
Those crazy corkscrews in stages!
Flying as Super Sonic next to Tails' bi-plane!
The music from Casino Night Zone!

We could go on for pages, but we won't because you can go play it now!

And because Sonic 2 was one of the breakout hits for both the Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear, Oct. 8 also marks the launch of the Sega hardware Nintendo 3DS themes in the Americas, with the Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear hardware themes being the first available. Featuring imagery and sounds of the legendary systems of yore, now anyone can adorn their Nintendo 3DS system with their Sega console of choice. The Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear are just the tip of the iceberg though; the following hardware themes will be released in the coming months. (This list corresponds to the release order as well.)

Sega Master System
Sega Mark III
Sega Saturn
Hi-Tech Sega (80s style Japanese arcade machine)
Sega SG-1000
Sega Dreamcast

The hardware themes will be $1.99 each and the Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear themes are now available in the Nintendo 3DS Theme store. The themes will be available in Europe as well, but the release timing will be different from the above schedule.

7th Dragon III Code: VFD - Japanese lottery giveaway goodies

SEGA is putting together a special promo lottery for 7th Dragon II Code: VFD and that lottery comes with all sorts of limited-edition goodies like the one above. I'm sure SEGA will sell some of this stuff outside of the lottery, but right now the lottery is the only way to get them! Check out more items here.