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Oh yeah, 3D Thunder Blade is out in Japan too ⊟

Gunvolt is definitely the marquee release on the 3DS eShop in Japan, but Sega and M2 have a nice release too: the 3D Classics version of Thunder Blade, the top-down/third-person helicopter shooter.

Of course, it’s got all the usual screen options and different cabinet emulations, because M2 is the damn best. There’s also a “special” mode with different enemy and obstacle placements and other changes.

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  • Source inside-games.jp

Fight Fantasy Life’s dragons with friends ⊟

Here’s a quick look at Fantasy Life’s multiplayer adventuring, featuring lots of dragon combat. This is one multiplayer mode; if you don’t happen to be playing in the same world/town, you can still chat with friends online through “Link Mode” which is kind of neat, although why aren’t you playing Fantasy Life with your friends, if you’re playing Fantasy Life at the same time?

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Mighty Gunvolt releasing for free in the U.S. ⊟

Inti Creates just announced that it’s releasing Mighty Gunvolt — the 8-bit-style crossover for Mighty No. 9, Gunvolt, and, um, Gal*Gun — will release to the 3DS eShop in the States. The 5-stage game will be available as a free download to anyone who purchases Gunvolt before November 28.

Don’t forget, Gunvolt releases to the U.S. eShop on August 29 for $15.

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3DS Homebrew Channel imminent ⊟
French coder Smealum is preparing to release a 3DS Homebrew Channel hack for 3DSes soon! Here’s why this project is awesome:
It works on the latest 3DS firmware, unlike previous hacks that require outdated versions from a year and a half ago
This will not load commercial or pirated 3DS ROMs, only homebrew applications and games (though it will be able to run emulators like this SNES one for 3DS)
It will support North American, European, and Japanese systems
While Smealum hasn’t implemented region unlocking yet, he says "playing games from other region[s] should almost definitely be possible" — I expect this will be with imported cartridges, not ROMs
Smealum has previously said that 3DS owners will not need to use a flashcard to get the exploit to work. Much thanks to @gemesisDev for the photo above and to Octopus for the extra info.
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3DS Homebrew Channel imminent ⊟

French coder Smealum is preparing to release a 3DS Homebrew Channel hack for 3DSes soon! Here’s why this project is awesome:

  • It works on the latest 3DS firmware, unlike previous hacks that require outdated versions from a year and a half ago
  • This will not load commercial or pirated 3DS ROMs, only homebrew applications and games (though it will be able to run emulators like this SNES one for 3DS)
  • It will support North American, European, and Japanese systems
  • While Smealum hasn’t implemented region unlocking yet, he says "playing games from other region[s] should almost definitely be possible" — I expect this will be with imported cartridges, not ROMs

Smealum has previously said that 3DS owners will not need to use a flashcard to get the exploit to work. Much thanks to @gemesisDev for the photo above and to Octopus for the extra info.

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  • Source twitter.com

Ahhhhhh Mighty Gunvolt! ⊟

Before either Mighty No. 9 and Gunvolt could even release (well, in North America — the later just hit Japan), Inti Creates has announced a 3DS eShop crossover for the two Mega Man-likes, in which you can play as the heroes from those titles. Oh, and you can also play as Ekoro from Gal*Gun, Inti Creates’ Xbox360/PlayStation bishoji rail shooter, for some reason.

I’m not in love with the aspect ratio, but everything else about this 8-bit style game looks great! Here’s a video of it in action. It’s a free release in Japan for people who purchase Gunvolt before November — hopefully there’s a similar deal in the West!

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Hino: Yo-kai Watch “global expansion” in 2015 ⊟
Speaking with the site Zakzak (translated by Gematsu), Level-5 president Akihiro Hino said that the company plans a “global expansion” for the Yo-kai Watch franchise in 2015. 
He didn’t, however, specify that it would be the game, leading me to advise caution before you start waving your commemorative Yo-kai Watch pennants. The franchise is a large multimedia business in Japan, and the only part of it Hino mentioned specifically was toys: “We’ve already obtained approval from an overseas toy maker, saying it will ‘absolutely be a success.’”
One Level-5 franchise is already coming to the US minus game: Little Battlers Experience, which is launching on Nicktoons as an anime next week, with no sign of any of the games.
So, like, maybe Yo-kai Watch the game series is being localized. Something Yo-kai Watch related definitely is, but it’s not definitely either of the games. Image via chobisuke!
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Hino: Yo-kai Watch “global expansion” in 2015 ⊟

Speaking with the site Zakzak (translated by Gematsu), Level-5 president Akihiro Hino said that the company plans a “global expansion” for the Yo-kai Watch franchise in 2015. 

He didn’t, however, specify that it would be the game, leading me to advise caution before you start waving your commemorative Yo-kai Watch pennants. The franchise is a large multimedia business in Japan, and the only part of it Hino mentioned specifically was toys: “We’ve already obtained approval from an overseas toy maker, saying it will ‘absolutely be a success.’”

One Level-5 franchise is already coming to the US minus game: Little Battlers Experience, which is launching on Nicktoons as an anime next week, with no sign of any of the games.

So, like, maybe Yo-kai Watch the game series is being localized. Something Yo-kai Watch related definitely is, but it’s not definitely either of the games. Image via chobisuke!

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The Felyne accessories you need for your 3DS XL ⊟

In one convenient package, you get a case, cover, front panel sticker, and screen cleaner, all making sure you have no chance of not looking at a Monster Hunter Felyne at any given moment. If you like cats, but didn’t like the Nyan cases, here you go.

The set ships in October from Play-Asia for $30. There’s also a plain Monster Hunter 4G set, I guess.

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  • Source play-asia.com

Fantasy Life looks so fun ⊟

We haven’t talked about Fantasy Life much on the site since Nintendo announced it for the West, but if you’ve tuned in to the TinyCast, you’ve heard how hyped we are for this action RPG/life sim from Level-5 and 1-Up Studio.

I was sold on this 3DS game as soon as I saw Tailor pop up as one of the playable classes — you can see all the jobs in this new overview trailer for Europe, where the game releases on September 26. If you’re excited about this too and want to connect with me online so I can make you some bomb-ass outfits, preorder it here!

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Yo-kai Watch furikake ⊟

What kind of rice should you have with your next meal? How about Yo-kai Watch flavored rice! J-List has this box with four different flavors of seasoning for your rice, none of which are likely to actually taste like ghosts or monsters. (More like salmon and eggs)

Oh, and you get a sticker, of course!

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Yes of course you want to see a trailer for Mega Slowbro ⊟

It gets its power from being slowly eaten. Its Mega Evolution makes the parasite Shellder eating it only more powerful. And somehow it’s cute as heck. Pokemon is for the children.

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Forbidden Magna is looking alright ⊟

At least better than it did when I last saw the game on a Nintendo Direct months ago. ICYMI, this is the action RPG/sim that has you running an inn, and is the latest from a number of people who worked on the Rune Factory series before the Neverland studio shut down.

Forbidden Magna releases in Japan on October 2.

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Let’s learn about Harvest Moon's cute animals ⊟

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley introduces new “traits” for its farm animals, which affect their stats. Here are some examples released by Natsume:

Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall – This season is the animal’s favorite! Their affection level will go up faster in that season.

Elegant – These animals really, really hate being dirty! You’ll get a big affection bonus when you brush them. The higher an animal’s affection, the higher quality products they’ll produce, as well as a higher quantity of that product!

It’s possible to breed these traits into future generations, or create more beneficial traits through breeding:

Great Goods becomes High-Quality Goods: These animals have a strong and powerful body! Because of that, they will sometimes produce higher-quality products.

More Goods becomes Super Goods: These animals are gifted with fantastic health! Because of that, they will sometimes produce a higher quantity of products.

They all come with “really frickin’ cute” by default.

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