St Ives, Cambridgeshire - February 2016 – Avanquest Software, one of the UK’s leading games publishers announces the retail release of Goosebumps ®:The Game, a prequel to the major motion picture from Sony Pictures Entertainment, on the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system.
In Goosebumps®: The Game, players experience R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps Universe where monsters have been released from their books and are looking to wreak havoc! Werewolves prowl the woods, gnomes roam underfoot and scarecrows walk at midnight and it’s the player’s job to investigate in this point-and-click adventure game and outsmart the monsters before it’s too late.
Players must use their wits to explore and investigate their surroundings, decipher clues and solve puzzles to complete the game. Their adventure will see them survive a trek through the neighbourhood, unravel the mystery of the Dead House and sneak through a shopping mall after hours. Only then can they confront Slappy the Dummy and stop his plans for revenge!
Ø Play through a NEW original story where the player’s choices lead them through a horror experience
Ø Explore 3 sprawling areas; The Neighbourhood, Dead House and the Mall
Ø Battle over 22 Classic and Movie Monsters
Ø Face off against the ultimate challenger – Slappy
Ø 60 rooms to explore with over 125 items to collect
Ø Use the tools you find to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles
Goosebumps ®:The Game will be released on Nintendo 3DS™ in the UK on February 12th , and has been rated as a PEGI ‘7’. The game will retail at £19.99 inc.VAT.
Goosebumps the movie is currently showing at cinemas throughout the UK.
To date, the Goosebumps book series, published and distributed by Scholastic, has more than 400 million copies in print in 32 languages across the world. All five seasons of the live-action television series based on the property, which aired originally in over 100 countries, are currently available on Netflix.
Lyon, FRANCE – February 12th, 2016 – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe announced today that PROJECT X ZONE 2 is now available on Nintendo 3DS™!
With more than 400 000 units sold, the first game in this original series surprised both fans and press with its massive line-up: combining highly tactical gameplay and unique humour! With this new opus, PROJECT X ZONE positions itself as one of the biggest mashup strategy games ever!
Among the famous franchises depicted, PROJECT X ZONE 2 features series such as TEKKEN, TALES OF VESPERIA, GOD EATER or SOUL CALIBUR (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment), along with DEVIL MAY CRY, STREET FIGHTER or RESIDENT EVIL series (CAPCOM) and even Sakura Wars, YAKUZA: Dead Souls or Virtua Fighter (SEGA Interactive Co., Ltd./ SEGA Games Co., Ltd). In addition and exclusively, three guests from NINTENDO Series are also playable: CHROM and LUCINA from FIRE EMBLEM AWAKENING and FIORA from XENOBLADE CHRONICLES.
“Doing a collaboration with publishers such as Sega and Capcom is a delight. On Project X Zone 2, we cooperated with the desire of giving the fans an opportunity to play as their favourite characters among dozens of renowned franchises. And everyone will enjoy it thanks to the addition of subtitles in French, Italian, German and Spanish!” said Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.
PROJECT X ZONE 2 is now available in stores and via the NINTENDO eShop. Let’s enjoy the game!
Learn more about Project X Zone 2:
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe Official Website: www.bandainamcoent.eu
Official Facebook Page: facebook.com/BandaiNamcoEU/Official
Twitter Account: www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUK
Cypronia, an indie game developer, is pleased to announce that the second update to its hit Wii U™ Nintendo eShop game, Cube Life: Island Survival, is going to be released on March in all territories.
UPDATE v1.2 Features:
- Share Custom Maps (like Super Mario Maker)
- 400+ items are now available! New items like ladders, motorboats, diving masks, traps, etc.
- Completely redesigned AI. Canibals are now smarter.
- Stealth attacks! Approach an enemy from behind and gain the upper hand
- Bigger world to explore at 3,520 x 3,520 blocks (was previously 2,880 x 2,880)
- New pets: Added Chickens, Boars, Baby Boars, and Giant Crabs
- New Animals: Rabbits, Puffer Fish, Parrots, Lizards, Gorillas, Crabs, and Jellyfish
- Fight New Enemy Bosses: The Kraken, and Cannibal Boss
- Assign commands to pets now (defensive, offensive, or collect items)
- New Color Map with Radar (displays position of enemies, pets)
- New release territory - Available for download in Australia + New Zealand
Also, we are happy to inform that Cube Life is #3 in Japanese ranking! It surpasses great games like Super Mario Maker and Splatoon!
TOMY International, the master toy licensee and distributor for Pokémon in categories including figures, figure accessories, plush, playsets and role-play, debuts its all-new line. With 2016 marking 20 years of Pokémon, TOMY introduces commemorative products and celebrates this milestone with retailer-exclusive promotions throughout the year. On February 27, 2016 Pokémon celebrates 20 years since the first video games, Pokémon Red and Green, launched in Japan for the Game Boy system.
To celebrate, TOMY will release one retailer-exclusive Mythical Pokémon each month, from February to December 2016. Toys "R" Us, Game Stop, and Walmart will carry the exclusive items. In the Pokémon universe, Mythical Pokémon are considered extremely rare. Select Mythical Pokémon will be released as 8" plush in a special crushed velvet material, and as 2" pearlescent-finished figures with their own unique pearlescent-finished Poké Balls. In addition to the monthly Mythical Pokémon, various limited-edition Pikachu products will also be featured as retailer-exclusives throughout the year. TOMY's attention-to-detail and unique stylizing captures Pokémon in a line that offers something for every Pokémon fan.
Over the past 20 years, fans have discovered over 700 Pokémon characters while buying more than 275 million video games and 21.5 billion trading card games. To commemorate 20 years of Pokémon, classic video games Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow will come to the Nintendo 3DS on February 27, 2016. Additionally, Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U will launch on March 18, 2016. Pokémon GO, a ground-breaking mobile game that will encourage fans to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon, launches later this year.
The Red Nintendo 3DS XL system ($199.99) features the Valentine's Day hallmark color and delivers on all fronts: hundreds of games for all interests and skill levels, Netflix and Hulu, a built in video/photo camera and microphone, and new features,like face-tracking 3D, updated controls, more power and built-in amiibo support. By adding an amiibo figure and the newest Nintendo games like Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, the device makes a great Valentine's Day gift.
Easy to download and print, readers can put a smile on their Valentine's face with these one-of-a-kind Nintendo-themed Valentine's Day cards. Check them out on the Play Nintendo site!
11 February 2016 – Holding true to its roots of bringing the best in Japanese gaming to the west, Rising Star Games is set to bring the exciting action-RPG Sadame to Europe and PAL territories on 25 February, exclusively on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS™ family systems.
Translating simply as ‘fate’, four warriors are called to battle with a whirl of swords, spells and mysterious arcane abilities in this fast-paced hack-‘n-slash adventure. Cut a swathe through waves of demons as you battle against the vivid backdrop of a reimagined Warring States period of Japan. Players guide their chosen hero through dozens of stages, facing an onslaught of over twenty enormous bosses, collecting loot, enhancing their equipment and levelling up with new abilities with which to punish and slay Nobunaga’s hordes.
Choose from the sword-wielding Samurai; the ranged and stealthy Ninja; the spell-slinging Monk or the enchanting witchery of the Rogue. Each of the four playable heroes has a distinct story and gameplay style with their own abilities and skills to explore and enhance. However, as loot is shared between multiple save files and previously created heroes can be set to assist new ones in battle – not to mention the branching paths offered by the story – Sadame offers a huge amount of replay value.
“Sadame’s release is the perfect example of what we’ve always done well: bringing great Japanese games to the west so that more people can enjoy them”, said Martin Defries, Managing Director of Rising Star Games. “It’s the perfect balance of both action and RPG, making it ideal for players looking to try something exciting and new on their Nintendo 3DS system.”
Four distinct types of hero – Samurai, Ninja, Monk or Rogue – allow players to experiment with a variety of gameplay styles.
Action mixes with deep RPG elements: new abilities, levelling up, equipment upgrades via enemy loot drops and a massive skill tree to unlock.
Dozens of levels and over twenty bosses to test your heroes’ capabilities.
Customise your experience via weapons, upgrades and levelling, with certain events and encounters available only to certain heroes.
New difficulty levels unlock with successive playthroughs, while weapons and armour can be shared across multiple character files.
Collect heroes via StreetPass™ and then utilise them as a support NPC. Locally saved heroes can also be selected to support!
For more information on Sadame and Rising Star Games’ other titles, please visit the official site: www.risingstargames.com .
San Francisco, February 11th 2016 - Today's the day that hapless hero Abe returns to Nintendo, as Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launches on the Wii U, available exclusively from the eShop as a digital download.
Marking the first outing for everyone's favourite Mudokon on a Nintendo platform since the Game Boy Advance, Oddworld Inhabitants is delighted to have Abe's latest adventure on Wii U.
“We've always thought Abe has a great home on Nintendo," said series creator Lorne Lanning, "and while it took us forever we promised we'd have him and all his buddies from New 'n' Tasty on the console. We've always believed Abe would resonate with the Nintendo audience and we hope to see that proven true."
Starting development back in 2012, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a comprehensive complete ground-up remake of the original 1997 PlayStation classic "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee", with all new gameplay, graphics, movies and audio, along with a whole host of secrets, new areas, tweaks and improvements.
Ranked as the #10th best game on PC in 2015 on Metacritic*, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty tells the story of a race of Mudokons held captive and about to be turned into a novelty meat snack. As Abe, you must free your friends and escape, before finding out your mysterious, true fate as saviour of an entire species.
On Wii U New 'n' Tasty offers off-screen GamePad play to complement the big screen action, and launches at a special discount of 25% off the regular price of $19.99, €19.99 and £14.99.
The game is also available digitally on PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty – Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty brings the original classic Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee game to the Wii U console with a fully ground-up remake, featuring amazing next-gen visuals, reworked game play and new audio and music. Can you save the hapless Mudokons as Abe attempts to escape the meat factory and ultimately learn the true nature of his fate? The future of Oddworld relies on you!
Virtual Console on Wii U
Big Brain Academy – This Nintendo DS staple brings entertainment that anyone young or young-at-heart can enjoy. It’s the perfect way to challenge and stimulate your mind. Test your mental acuity in a five-category quiz: thinking, memorization, computation, analysis and identification.
Kuru Kuru Kururin – Oh no! Kururin’s brothers and sisters are lost across 10 different worlds! In a special helicopter, the Helirin, navigate through mazes as quickly as you can while avoiding obstacles such as walls, pistons and cannons. You can also customize your Helirin by using items acquired in Adventure mode.
Polarium Advance – In this Game Boy Advance puzzler, create horizontal rows of the same color to clear the board. Challenge yourself to 365 puzzles, with many modes that will test your mind.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Rock ‘N Racing Off Road (Wii U), Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Enjoy Up are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
The Legend of Legacy (Nintendo 3DS), Citizens of Earth (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 22.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Save up to 50 percent on select Wii U games including Teslagrad, Chariot and more in Nintendo eShop during the “Nindies Love You” sale! This offer is valid until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.
Nano Assault NEO is 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
Avoider, Color Bombs and more games from RCMADIAX are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.
Shadow Puppeteer is 10 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $13.49) starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Feb. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 15.
Girls Like Robots is over 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $4.99) starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Feb. 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 20.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Angry Bunnies, Color Zen and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 14.
Brunch Panic and Sweet Memories – Blackjack are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.
Petit Novel series – Harvest December is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $11.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.
Also new this week:
Word Puzzles by POWGI (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)
Cutie Clash (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Cutie Pets Go Fishing (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Outside the Realm (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Vector Assault – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Petit Novel Series: Harvest December – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
11th February 2016 – Packed with even more content than its predecessor, Hyrule Warriors: Legends will release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family systems on March 24th. After Hyrule Warriors took Wii U by storm, those large-scale battles can now be taken on the go, complete with the new ability to command and switch seamlessly between up to four characters on the battlefield, play as five new characters, and enjoy two new and exclusive storylines.
Experience a sprawling story across The Legend of Zelda timeline in Legend Mode, which sees players take on hordes of enemies as they relive classic Zelda games reimagined in the style of Koei Tecmo’s long-running “Warriors” series. When a sorceress by the name of Cia rips time and space apart, Link must team up with Impa, Sheik, and The White Sorceress Lana to save Hyrule in battles inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Players will have to strategically switch between up to four characters as the tides of battle command.
Hyrule Warriors: Legends also comes with two new exclusive stories: a four-chapter epilogue based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and a five-chapter story based on series newcomer Linkle, a dual-crossbow-wielding Cucco farmer who believes her heirloom compass means that she’s destined for greater things. Linkle isn’t the only new addition to the series, as Toon Link, Tetra and King Daphnes from The Wind Waker, and the mischievous Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask also make their debut. As a special bonus for fans of the original Wii U game, all new copies of Hyrule Warriors: Legends will come with a code that allows players to download these new characters to Hyrule Warriors on Wii U*.
Another addition comes in the form of My Fairy Mode. This time around, when players explore Adventure Mode there are fairies to be found, each of whom can be levelled up to bestow additional benefits in battle across all modes. By feeding them and dressing them in new costumes, players can increase their trust, change their personality traits, or strengthen their Fairy Magic. They can even be rented to friends through Local Play, allowing them to take advantage of their skills for up to 24 hours.
No matter which Nintendo 3DS family system Hyrule Warriors: Legends is played on, there is plenty of action for both new and returning players. Those who play the game on a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL system can enjoy an enhanced experience made possible by the additional horsepower and features of those systems, such as the ability to control the camera via the C Stick.
New Nintendo 3DS owners - as well as those with access to the NFC Reader/Writer accessory for other Nintendo 3DS family systems - will also be able to use amiibo based on The Legend of Zelda characters to generate more powerful versions of previously-unlocked weapons for their respective characters. This includes the new Wolf Link amiibo that will release alongside The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which will bestow these more powerful weapons onto Midna or Twili Midna.
Hyrule Warriors: Legends will also release as a Limited Edition, featuring a copy of the game and a compass watch replica of Linkle’s family heirloom compass. Last but not least, March 24th will also see the release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL Hyrule Edition** across Europe. With ten The Legend of Zelda games available for Nintendo 3DS family systems via Nintendo eShop***, it’s the perfect time for Zelda fans to join the ranks of Nintendo 3DS owners and enjoy key titles in the series’ rich history on a single handheld system.
Charge into battle wherever you go with Hyrule’s mightiest legends in Hyrule Warriors: Legends for Nintendo 3DS family systems when it launches across Europe on 24th March.
Bad news: You can't Power Drift yet. Good news: on launch day for the SEGA 3D Classics Collection, you can Power Drift with awesome SEGA decals all over your Nintendo 3DS! That's right, pre-orders and a limited number of launch copies will come with the SEGA Classics Decal Sheet bonus item. The sheet will be available in every physical launch edition of the collection, and features nine SEGA logos and console stickers. The decals are a silver hue to add a nice contrast to your Nintendo 3DS, giving it a distinct retro sheen. The collection features some of SEGA's signature games, and the bonus item adds the right amount of vintage goodness to complete the throwback experience.
Here's a quick SEGA history primer on the decals:
Master System logo -- Originally released in 1985 as the Sega Mark-III in Japan, the Master System was redesigned and renamed when it launched in North America in 1986 with an added FM Sound Unit.
Master System console -- An authentic line-art likeness of the North American/European version of the console!
Mega Drive logo -- Originally released in Japan in 1988, the Mega Drive was the 16-bit successor to the Master System. Widely considered one of the greatest video game consoles of all time, the system was home to many classic games such as Altered Beast, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many more.
Genesis logo -- Please choose a "Blast Processing" joke to your liking. Are we good here?
Genesis console -- An authentic line-art likeness of the Model 1 SEGA Genesis console!
16-Bit -- Emblazoned on the front of the Genesis, the 16-Bit logo let everyone know you were working with POWER. Affix this decal to give a blast processing boost to whatever needs it most.*
Professor Asobin -Before Sonic, Alex Kidd, and Opa Opa, this dapper white rabbit appeared in most SG-1000 game manuals and gave helpful advice to players. Although he was briefly replaced by Dr. Games, he soon returned and appeared in game manuals up until the Mega Drive/Genesis era.
SEGA logo - A SEGA decal collection wouldn't be complete without the company logo!
GigaDrive logo - This last logo represents something different than the other ones we've covered because it's a "virtual console." In order for the SEGA 3D Classics Collection to run perfectly on the Nintendo 3DS, developer M2 created the GigaDrive which is how these games take full advantage of the 3DS's capabilities (such as stereoscopic 3D).
*this almost certainly won't work
The SEGA 3D Classics Collection will be released for $29.99/CA $44.99 in the Americas on April 26, 2016. The collection is available for the Nintendo 3DS in stores and digitally on the Nintendo eShop. The game is rated E 10+ by the ESRB. For more information, please visit 3dclassics.sega.com.