Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for Aug. 24th, 2016

- 1 free play
- 1 returning set of BOXBOY! badges

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

Ace Attorney Character Profiles: Athena Cykes and Roger Retinz

We’re up to our fourth edition in the Ace Attorney character profile series already? That means today we’ll have covered eight different characters that appear in the upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice by the end of this article! Today we’re talking about the newest member of the Wright Anything Agency, Athena Cykes, and a TV producer, Roger Retinz. Maybe they’re not the perfect pairing, but hey – that’s showbiz!

Athena Cykes is the Wright Anything Agency’s newest attorney, and also the most eager to prove herself. A well of never-ending energy and curiosity, Athena is constantly on the move, challenging Apollo to races, diving head-first into investigations, or just running for the sake of running. Always excited to learn, she’s even been known to join Apollo in his “Chords of Steel” voice exercises – though one has to wonder just how much the neighbors enjoy it.

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Super Mario 64 DS gets ESRB rating for release on Wii U VC (out tomorrow)

UPDATE - Well that was fast! The game is due out in North America tomorrow!

The rating has come in, but when will the game release? This one's been a long time coming. It'll certainly be nice to see it release. We'll update you with anymore info that comes our way!

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting hitting New 3DS VC in NA tomorrow

Warriors from around the world battle each other at incredible speeds!

Street Fighter™ II defined gaming in the 1990s by revolutionizing the fighting game genre. Street Fighter™ II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, regarded as one of the greatest games of all time, was the third and final release of the original Street Fighter II series. The original eight world warriors are featured, along with playable boss characters Balrog, Sagat, and M. Bison. The game offered enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.

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Street Fighter Alpha 2 hitting NA New 3DS VC tomorrow

Do you have what it takes to claim the title of "World's Best"?

Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes on-screen with lightning-fast gameplay and amazing innovations. Quick Move Reversals, Alpha Counters and the incredible Custom Combo System create a new standard for all games to fight by. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new hidden moves and reversals for every character. Neutralize opponent’s attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute incredible Custom Combos to create your own rapid-fire assault of attacks. All your favorite warriors are back for more! Previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma, and Bison are joined by five new fighters: Rolento, Gen, Sakura, and classic favorites Dhalsim and Zangief.

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Axiom Verge devs still looking into 3DS version

Coming from an NWR interview with Dan Adelman...

NWR: Thomas was asked this at E3 by my colleagues about the potential for a Nintendo 3DS release. Do you think it's possible at all?

DA: We would love to, but we're looking into the technicabl feasibility. Even though the graphics/artstyle is very retro-looking, there's actually a lot that's technically going on under the hood. It's always funny when people look at it and say "Oh, you could run that on the NES", and I laugh because there's no way you could run that on a NES. It really pushes the Wii U hardware. We're investigating what it would take to bring it to the 3DS. We probably wouldn't be able to, if we were able to do it at all, there would have to be some compromises made. We don't know what those compromises would be, and if it's not going to be a great experience we don't want to do it. We're looking into it now, if I had a magic wand and could make it play perfectly on the 3DS, absolutely we'd love to do it.

Ace Attorney news - Spirit of Justice demo and DLC, anime box set info

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

- demo version will be released tomorrow in NA/EU
- page for the game was opened on the Nintendo eShop in North America
- one of the screenshots on the page shows the main menu, with an “Extras and DLC” option
- DLC in Japan is as follows:

some additional costumes for Phoenix Wright, Athena Cykes and Apollo Justice [available for free to all users who bought the game at launch]
two additional, non-canon short-stories, complete with gameplay sequences [available for free for all users buying the game at launch]
an extra, full-case DLC called “Turnabout Across Time” [available for free for a few weeks following its launch]

Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igiari! (anime series)

- second box set for Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igiari! to release on December 21st
- includes 11 episodes, a special case, a special jacket, a booklet, the creditless version of the second Opening and Ending songs, a second soundtrack CD, and more

Ace Attorney anime - Blu-Ray/DVD Box Set 2 - TV... by perfectly-nintendo