The Binding of Isaac: ReBirth - New 3DS icon

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Armikrog - more gameplay details

- play as Tommynaut and his alien, talking dog, Beak-Beak
- upon crash landing on an alien planet, they are quickly discovered by a hostile creature.
- they run inside a huge tower called Armikrog to hide
- point and click adventure game animated entirely in clay
- when picking up an item, Tommynaut simply stows it away inside his chest
- when you click the place that an item can be used, Tommynaut will automatically grab the correct item and use it
- at any time you can simply click on Beak-Beak to begin playing as him
- when playing as Beak-Beak you’ll see in black and white, and be able to see some things that Tommynaut can’t
- use Beak-Beak to find a series of hidden symbols within the first few areas of the tower
- Tommynaut can then input these symbols into a puzzle to open a door
- Beak Beak can also recover small items from areas that are too small for Tommynaut to enter
- Beak-Beak can also transform when fed certain items
- Beak-Beak can grow wings and fly Tommynaut to safety at one point

Europe - Various Ace Attorney themes available on 3DS

Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Court Record

Price: £1.79 / €1,99
Release date: 03/07/2015
This Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Court Record theme features music by Noriyuki Iwadare, and all the evidence you need to make your case.

Ace Attorney Trilogy Pixel Art

Price: £1.79 / €1,99
Release date: 03/07/2015
This retro theme features the outrageous cast of the Ace Attorney Trilogy in adorable pixel art form, plus Game Boy Advance-era sounds.

Ace Attorney Trilogy Main Characters

Price: £1.79 / €1,99
Release date: 03/07/2015
Gorgeous illustrations of the main cast of the Ace Attorney Trilogy are featured in this theme, along with a Court Records Touch Screen.

Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Mood Matrix

Price: £1.79 / €1,99
Release date: 03/07/2015
This Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies theme features music by Noriyuki Iwadare. Scroll the Touch Screen to see the Mood Matrix in action.

Inafune on Western/Eastern game differences, Kickstarter proves America wants Japanese games

Coming from a Eurogamer interview with Keiji Inafune...

"In a good way, we Japanese creatives bring to the table these fluffy ideas of world and character settings. Sometimes it's just a mood, or tone or ambiance that we verbalise. But it takes a little while for the team to understand. I'm generalising, but when I see successful Western games, there's a sense of scale: a big world and big things. But when it comes down to themes or core ideas, I feel like there is way too much of the same thing. There are small differences in sequels, but it never strays far from the core successful ideas. Perhaps it's the variety of entertainment interests in Japan that allow us to start from a different place, to have somewhat greater diversity.

But what has changed is the way in which Japanese designers have now embraced Kickstarter campaigns. It's been a confidence-building exercise. Japanese people have been able to see through crowd-funding efforts for titles such Mighty No.9, Yu Suzuki's Shenmue 3 and Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night that there is a demand for our games. We're not dead. And it's a good feeling to see that our belief in these projects was not misplaced - even though publishers passed over them. We've planted a seed and it's growing. Now we need to deliver on our promises so that the plant can flourish. If we can achieve that, the long-term positive effects will be significant."

Bill Trinen enters Smash Bros. Wii U tournament at EVO 2015

Believe it or not, this is the real deal. Nintendo's Bill Trinen is officially entered in the EVO 2015 Smash Bros. Wii U tournament. Man, it's going to be really interesting to see where he lands!

7th Dragon III Code: VFD live-stream airing tomorrow

- airing on Niconico
- will feature news regarding the game’s music, theme song, characters, systems, and so on
- voice actress Tomomi Isomura will MC the event
- voice actress Yu Kobayashi, character designer Shirow Miwa, composer Yuzo Koshiro, theme song singer Sasakure.UK, and director Masayuki Kawabata will be featured as guests