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New Wii U & 3DS eShop releases for the week of August 25, 2016, including Shadow Archer, Legend of Kusakari, Super Mario 64 DS and more, including new discounts!
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Some great games will be launching this summer including Axiom Verge, Jotun: Valhalla Edition, Noitu Love: Devolution, Severed and more!
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Check out the latest RPG/adventure from Mastiff! There are 90 items to collect, 48 enemies, and 24 engaging and enjoyable characters to interact with.
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Legend of Kusakari is a grass-cutting puzzle action game. Cut the grass while battles and other distractions are going on around you. Releases August 25!
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New Wii U & 3DS eShop releases for the week of August 18, 2016, including Poncho, Power Disc Slam, Brick Race, Metroid Prime: Federation Force and more, including new discounts and themes!
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The Popular Playful Parallax Platformer Arrives on Wii U Today in the USA and Europe
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New Wii U & 3DS eShop releases for the week of August 11, 2016, including Mega Man X, Mario Sports Mix, Wave Race 64, and more, including several new discounts!
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Niantic just released the latest update to Pokémon GO, making it version 0.33.0 on both iOS and Android, and we've got all the details right here!
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Nintendo is a household name at this point. From Mario to Pokemon, multiple generations cherish their key franchises. Video games, much like music, or movies, or any other form of entertainment become ingrained into pop culture as time goes on, and in the hearts of those who play them at key times in their lives (i.e., how I described Animal Crossing in my retrospective). Some of Nintendo’s smaller franchises such as Metroid or Pikmin are started to garner larger amounts of success, but yet still those lesser known children of Shigeru Miyamoto and Gunpei Yokoi are beginning to be outdone by what was once a minuscule asset to the company*; Fire Emblem.
The Fire Emblem series launched in 1990 on the Famicom (the Japanese NES) with Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and was developed by the R&D1 team, which if you’re into video gaming history you should already recognize as the developers of everything from the original Zelda, Ice Climbers and Donkey Kong to every 2D Metroid game ever. This initial release of the franchise never made it out of Japan (officially) but was released internationally on the DS as Shadow Dragon. Two things set Fire Emblem apart from other strategy games of its time. The first was the implementation of role-playing elements seen in games such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, and of the course the most infamous feature of the series so lovingly dubbed “permadeath”. If one of your units falls in battle, they will quite literally die (unless they are a key plot element, in which case they will become injured to the point of retreat for the remainder of the story). In most games, loss of a party member can be remedied with items or specific locations, but losing an ally in Fire Emblem means they get left behind.
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light did not sell well, and only picked up steam long after its initial launch. While these poor sales figures, which I think can partially be attributed to the western fantasy influence of the game’s setting and story, definitely had an impact on Nintendo’s decision not to release the game in other territories, there is also speculation that they thought it was too difficult for western audiences. I can find no official quotes to back this theory, but the older Fire Emblem games are certainly some of the most testing games I’ve played. The series continued to rise in popularity in Japan throughout the life of the Super Famicom, but still saw no official releases outside of Japan. In fact, almost no westerners at the time had ever even heard the name Fire Emblem until the fateful release of Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube in 2001. While Melee mostly featured Nintendo’s more prominent all stars, such as Link, it also had some oddballs like the Ice Climbers. Among what could at the time have been considered oddballs were Marth, the prince and main character of Shadow Dragon and [...]
For those familiar with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, know that the games have offered free DLC in the form of event and arena quest, item packs and palicos. Monster Hunter Generations is no different here. The first Friday of every month the DLC is available for download. Check out today’s big content release and the press release below!
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The critically-acclaimed action RPG Monster Hunter Generations for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems kicks off its series of free monthly DLC packs for fans beginning today. These free monthly packs include quests and content that will be available on the first Friday of every month through early 2017.
Released today, this month’s pack offers the ability to give the Felyne characters a canine look with a set based on Amaterasu from Okami, or, suit up as one of the most legendary heroes of all, Link, from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Both of these gear sets can be equipped for Felynes in either form – as A.I. support companions for hunters called Palicoes or with players directly controlling them in Prowler mode. The latest pack includes all this and more including 10 new quests, plus armor sets and weapons for both hunters and Felynes.
Source: Capcom PR Email
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