The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Japan - Sparkle Snapshots 3D to be removed from 3DS eShop

- being removed on Oct. 23rd
- still available for ¥616
- no reason for removal was given
- no word on localized releases being removed

Japanese software/hardware sales - Sept. 28th to Oct. 4th, 2015

01./00. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu # (Nihon Falcom) {2015.09.30} (¥6.998) - 88.879 / NEW
02./00. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2016 (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥7.128) - 48.473 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2016 (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208) - 39.017 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni # (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344) - 35.907 / NEW
05./00. [PSV] Yoru no Nai Kuni # (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥6.264) - 32.904 / NEW
06./03. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) - 32.676 / 1.599.416 (-17%)
07./00. [3DS] Picross 3D 2 (Nintendo) {2015.10.01} (¥3.240) - 30.468 / NEW
08./01. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6.156) - 30.150 / 275.332 (-42%)
09./02. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (Pokemon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥5.076) - 19.355 / 215.733 (-57%)
10./06. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) - 14.958 / 696.454 (-28%)
11./00. [PS4] Mad Max (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208) - 14.458 / NEW
12./05. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) - 14.347 / 1.065.020 (-34%)
13./10. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) - 13.938 / 386.171 (-8%)
14./00. [PS3] Yoru no Nai Kuni # (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344) - 10.416 / NEW
15./00. [PSV] Tokyo Ghoul: Jail (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.01} (¥6.145) - 10.390 / NEW
16./00. [PS3] Arslan: The Warriors of Legend # (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥8.424) - 10.337 / NEW
17./00. [PS4] Arslan: The Warriors of Legend # (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥8.424) - 10.034 / NEW
18./09. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥6.458) - 8.921 / 785.585 (-50%)
19./13. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) - 8.164 / 351.598 (-24%)
20./12. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) - 6.998 / 174.689 (-38%)

Discover an Ancient World and Free the Animal Gods

Animal Gods

October 7, 2015 - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA - independent videogame developer, Still Games, announced today that action RPG Animal Gods is now complete and will be available digitally for the PC, Mac and Linux via Steam on October 12 and to follow on the Nintendo Wii U™.

“We’re thrilled to be launching Animal Gods a year ahead of schedule and to reward our loyal fans and backers from our successful Kickstarter,” said Kara Myren, Lead Programmer at Still Games​. “Animal Gods is a story that we’ve been wanting to tell for a long time. It’s developed into such awesome and interesting game, that we can’t wait to share it with our eager Kickstarter backers and expectant fans!”

Animal Gods is a fully illustrated, top-down, 2D action RPG where players adopt the role of Thistle, a young priest and hunter from an ancient age. Thistle's journey will take her to tall mysterious forests, fields of stone and even discover a lost world. Set in a ravaged ancient European setting, our hero sets out to stop an arcane cult's leader and release the cursed Gods of old.

Featuring fast paced, precise action, players traverse the non-linear world of Animal Gods, exploring the dungeons in any order whilst wielding mythical items; the Rift Bow, Flame Cloak and the Sword of Wind.

Random Time! - How well would Mario & crew do if they played on the Seattle Mariners?

As most of you know, Nintendo owns the Seattle Mariners. It's been a long-standing pairing that Nintendo doesn't often talk about. There's really not much action with the Mariners for Nintendo fans to pay attention to, but what it that changed? One person decided to see how Mario and his friends/enemies would do if they were to join up with the Seattle Mariners. A baseball simulation program was fitted with stats from the characters in Mario Superstar Baseball for the Gamecube and Mario Super Sluggers for Wii. Would Mario and his cohorts be able to lift the Mariners to the ultimate victory?

Check out the feature here (thanks GamingBoy!)

Plug in to Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, the most electrifying adventure on Nintendo 3DS

7th October, 2015 – When Earth’s resources are in danger from a mischievous group of aliens, there’s only one robot with the skill to save the world! That robot’s name is Chibi-Robo, and he’s the star of the energetic new game Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, launching exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family systems as a standalone game or bundled with a Chibi-Robo amiibo* on November 6th.

Chibi-Robo might be small in size, but his adventuring skills are as big as the most intrepid explorer! Using his plug and cord, Chibi-Robo can whip, grapple and swing his way through a huge side-scrolling platformer filled with dangerous enemies and clever environmental puzzles. By scanning the Chibi-Robo amiibo figure* that is available as part of a software bundle, players can access bonus features like the ability to power up to Super Chibi-Robo, supercharging your watts and speed for a limited number of times each day. Be sure to use it wisely!

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash takes the much-loved Chibi-Robo series in a new direction. While previous games focused on completing chores in a third-person 3D environment, this new entry for Nintendo 3DS family systems is a classic side-scrolling adventure with a strong focus on discovery and exploration. In the game, Chibi-Robo travels through a variety of action-packed environments. Using his signature plug and cord, he can whip enemies, swing over chasms, ricochet shots and grapple to scale walls. By collecting boost balls, his cord can be extended, allowing Chibi-Robo to access previously out-of-reach areas and search for a variety of different collectibles, including many surprising real-world snacks. The game is overflowing with tons of collectibles to find, bosses to battle and hidden areas to discover.

In addition to activating Super Chibi-Robo, players can use Chibi-Capsule vending machine by scanning the Chibi-Robo amiibo to the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems or Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems using the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately). Located in the Chibi-House, this fun machine can only be accessed using the amiibo figure and unlocks items such as collectable in-game figurines and bonus stages. Additionally, players can also use other amiibo figures once each per day to earn spendable in-game coins.

Players can even level up the Chibi-Robo amiibo itself by recording in-game score data. By doing so, the number of times Super Chibi-Robo can be used per day will increase, starting from once a day and increasing as the amiibo levels up. Higher levels will also increase the likelihood of being able to unlock rarer items from the Chibi-Capsule vending machine.

Get ready to charge with Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash as it launches across Europe on November 6th as a standalone game or bundled with a Chibi-Robo amiibo*. Also available on the same day is a Chibi-Robo and the Toys theme, with which you can decorate your Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu. This cheerful theme stars pint-sized helper bot Chibi-Robo and his toy friends and is available to purchase through the Theme Shop on your Nintendo 3DS family system or available as a free bonus for those that purchase** Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash from Nintendo eShop.