This joins the Mario, Luigi, and Peach Wiimotes in the UK starting May 30 – there’s no announcement in North America yet.
This is also the first time I’ve seen the jackets and wrist straps for this set – nice details! It’s also the first time I’ve thought about Yoshi having hands like a person. Not sure how I feel about that…
Catering to our obsessions with making video game systems we play look like another video game we used to play, Datel will produce this neat protective shell for 3DS XLs. It goes well with this case, too.
NintendoTweet points out that this releases in Japan in late June for ¥1,490, or around $14.50.
We don’t get any gameplay, but here’s a glimpse of the 3DS game’s new hero Naruhodou Ryuunosuke (an ancestor of Phoenix Wright) and his assistant Mikotoba Susato. We also get to see what courtrooms looked like in turn-of-the-century Los Angeles during the later years of Japan’s Meiji period.
I mean, I guess it’s no surprise that the assistant in the Meiji-era Dai Gyakuten Saiban would be a woman in traditional dress, but here she is, Naruhodou Ryuunosuke’s assistant. According to Court-Records, she’s a “lover of foreign detectives and a progressive dreamer!”
The color scheme of her outfit also seems like a callback to Maya Fey’s look, though she doesn’t seem to be related to the Fey/Ayasato clan of spirit mediums.
Watch the GDC 2014 Animal Crossing talk for free ⊟
Got 45 minutes to listen to some stuff, perhaps while playing Animal Crossing New Leaf? The recent talk by producer Katsuya Eguchi and co-director Aya Kyogoku has been added to the GDC Vault for free, so you can watch the talk (and see the slides) about the game’s development right in your browser.
All the reports I read out of this were so interesting, I’m looking forward to actually watching the thing!
Totally didn’t realize this was coming so soon, but the 3DS sequel to Gardening Mama came out yesterday in North America for $30. Strangely, it’s retail only, but Majesco plans to put a demo on eShop soon.
Anyway, super cute as always, but why are you shearing a sheep, Mama? You didn’t garden that sheep.
[Update: Or maybe it’s officially out April 29? Majesco put out a release saying it shipped today.]
George and Jonathan have outdone themselves once again like no one else possibly could, the lofi-funkitude of GnJ’s jams damn well better change your life. “Rock” is head-thrashing, rainbow-colored celebration opening up a mosh pit in the middle of some primo funk jams.
Wow, Nintendo has free-to-play 3DS games, and now there’s a DLC season pass for Mario Golf World Tour. I guess it’s all caught up now.
Buying the season pass for $14.99 will give players access to three DLC packs: the Mushroom Pack (with Toadette and two courses) on May 2, the Flower Pack (with Nabbit and two additional courses) later in May and the Star Pack (with two more courses and Rosalina) in June.
Each course will be available separately for six bucks, so you’ll save money by getting the Season Pass, and you’ll also get access to playable Gold Mario, whose “Golden Flower Shot” gains coins for every yard you hit a ball.
Trials will be available for all the DLC, with “Trial Tournaments” online.
Theatrhythm: Curtain Call announced for the U.S. ⊟
It’s coming out some time this year, priced at $40. Expect 221 songs and more than 60 characters from the entire Final Fantasy series, as well as new features like daily featured tracks, Critical Hit Trigger, and EX Burst Gauge.
Theathrythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call also introduces a Versus Battle Mode in which you and a friend play the same song, trying to get a higher score and inflicting status effects on each other.
According to this Famitsu scan posted by @Lite_Agent, this new game takes place during Japan’s Meiji period (1868 - 1912, a.k.a. Rurouni Kenshin times) and naturally features a new star — it looks like that star is an ancestor of Phoenix Wright. He has a sword, too. Cool sword, new guy.
The full title, according to @CourtRecords_, is Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken, or Grand Turnabout Trial - The Adventures of Naruhodou Ryuunosuke. As mentioned previously, Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi is once again heading the project, after taking a break from the series with Dual Destinies.