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Dragon Quest X 3DS looks pretty good! ⊟

You’re going to want to watch the video to see for yourself, as my crudely web-generated GIFs fail to capture it all, but Dragon Quest X’s streaming 3DS version looks really nice… at least in the idealized, who-knows-how-real version shown in this morning’s Nintendo Direct.

Being streaming, the quality will of course also depend on your own home internet connection, but at least Square Enix appears to be aiming high. Maybe streaming gameplay won’t require too much bandwidth because the 3DS’s resolution is low…

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Was that a Kenka Bancho game for 3DS? ⊟
If you missed this morning’s Japan-only Nintendo Direct for third-party 3DS games (I hope it wasn’t because we had the wrong start time in our post!), you missed this mystery title that looked like a new Kenka Bancho title.
Regular readers will remember us raving about the Kenka Bancho releases on PSP, or at least over the beat’em-ups’ use of awesome punk music in their trailers — Atlus even brought one of the games to North America as Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble back in 2009.
The only video footage we saw of the mystery game is in the GIF above, but banchos shooting eye lasers at each other is a pretty specific giveaway.
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Was that a Kenka Bancho game for 3DS? ⊟

If you missed this morning’s Japan-only Nintendo Direct for third-party 3DS games (I hope it wasn’t because we had the wrong start time in our post!), you missed this mystery title that looked like a new Kenka Bancho title.

Regular readers will remember us raving about the Kenka Bancho releases on PSP, or at least over the beat’em-ups’ use of awesome punk music in their trailers — Atlus even brought one of the games to North America as Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble back in 2009.

The only video footage we saw of the mystery game is in the GIF above, but banchos shooting eye lasers at each other is a pretty specific giveaway.

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3DS Nintendo Direct for Japan tomorrow ⊟
Focused on games by 3rd party publishers. It’ll be streamed on YouTube and NicoNico tomorrow at 8pm Japan time/7am EST.
I wonder what will be shown! More importantly, I wonder if Satoru Iwata will be on screen…
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3DS Nintendo Direct for Japan tomorrow ⊟

Focused on games by 3rd party publishers. It’ll be streamed on YouTube and NicoNico tomorrow at 8pm Japan time/7am EST.

I wonder what will be shown! More importantly, I wonder if Satoru Iwata will be on screen…

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  • Source nintendo.co.jp

Here’s what Nintendo has planned for E3 ⊟

So we don’t know what games Nintendo will bring to E3 in six weeks — other than Smash Bros. (plus Culdcept and all the Dragon Quest games obviously) — but we have an idea of how the company will show them off.

It starts with the Nintendo Digital Event on June 10 (Tuesday) at noon Eastern Time. The publisher will forgo a traditional press conference in favor of a Nintendo Direct online video, similar to last year. The stream will “reveal and provide further detail about the gaming experiences on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond”.

There will also be a Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 stream you can tune into: “Treehouse, the Product Development department at Nintendo of America, will provide in-depth game demos live and unscripted from Nintendo’s booth. This new program will be live streamed during all hours of the E3 show.”

As for Super Smash Bros. events, you’ll be able to visit a Best Buy store near you to try out the Wii U version of the game during E3. Nintendo will also host a Super Smash Bros. Invitational in which the company will select highly skilled players to compete in a Super Smash Bros. (Wii U) tournament at E3. If you’re at the event, you can watch the tournament at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE — otherwise, there will be a webcast for you to stream it at home.

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TinyCast 024 - Virtue's Last Ronpa - Tiny Cartridge

TinyCast 024 - Virtue's Last Ronpa

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TinyCast 24! We spent some time here discussing Level’s 5 eShop surprises and Nintendo’s free-to-play experiments, but we also go in-depth on the uncertain future of Zero Escape, and why you need to play Danganronpa. There’s also a great discussion in the second half on how the teams behind these two visual novel series riffed off each other when designing their respective titles. If you love the Zero Escape series, don’t miss this episode!

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Ten 3DS things you might have missed from today’s Nintendo Directs ⊟

Especially if you only watched the North American presentation, and you didn’t follow-up on all the stuff announced/revealed after the streams ended.

1. There’s a Yoshi 3DS XL system (no game included) coming out in Europe on March 14. As you can see, they did not go for our idea of making the system look like an egg, and the stylus like Yoshi’s tongue.

2. And Monster Hunter 4 will get yet another special edition Nintendo 3DS XL (based on Rajang) in Japan on March 27.

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NES Remix 2 includes full Super Luigi Bros. ⊟
Blah blah blah more challenges based on Metroid/Punch-Out, et al. ANYWAY it comes with a full version of Super Luigi Bros.! Play the original Super Mario Bros. in reverse! With Luigi! And his messed-up jump somehow?
COME ON how awesome is that? It’s out April 30 on Wii U and I’m not lying when I say it has system selling potential.
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NES Remix 2 includes full Super Luigi Bros. ⊟

Blah blah blah more challenges based on Metroid/Punch-Out, et al. ANYWAY it comes with a full version of Super Luigi Bros.! Play the original Super Mario Bros. in reverse! With Luigi! And his messed-up jump somehow?

COME ON how awesome is that? It’s out April 30 on Wii U and I’m not lying when I say it has system selling potential.

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Steel Diver: Sub Wars

The 3DS FPS (first-person submarine!) will be released for free on eShop today after the Nintendo Direct presentation. A “premium version” will also be available for not-free, with more subs and missions.

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Little Mac joins the Super Smash Bros. Roster ⊟
Yay, it’s about time — helps make up for the lack of Punch-Out!! on the 3DS. Still no release date for Super Smash Bros., though, other than “2014.”
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Little Mac joins the Super Smash Bros. Roster ⊟

Yay, it’s about time — helps make up for the lack of Punch-Out!! on the 3DS. Still no release date for Super Smash Bros., though, other than “2014.”

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Nintendo Direct tomorrow at 5PM ET/2PM PT ⊟
All hail Nintendogstramus, who prophesized that we’d get a Nintendo Direct this week. Tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct for North America, which takes place in the afternoon for some reason, will focus on 3DS and Wii U games due by the end of this spring. Nintendo of Europe will have its own stream running at the same time. Oddly there’s an NIS America event tomorrow too.
Tell us about Inazuma Eleven, Nintendo. Give us the details on Weapon Shop de Omasse. Come to me, Calciobit. (we’d appreciate some Dragon Quest news too, but it’s doubtful that’s coming out before the end of spring). Thanks to Dan for the Reginald photo.
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Nintendo Direct tomorrow at 5PM ET/2PM PT ⊟

All hail Nintendogstramus, who prophesized that we’d get a Nintendo Direct this week. Tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct for North America, which takes place in the afternoon for some reason, will focus on 3DS and Wii U games due by the end of this spring. Nintendo of Europe will have its own stream running at the same time. Oddly there’s an NIS America event tomorrow too.

Tell us about Inazuma Eleven, Nintendo. Give us the details on Weapon Shop de Omasse. Come to me, Calciobit. (we’d appreciate some Dragon Quest news too, but it’s doubtful that’s coming out before the end of spring). Thanks to Dan for the Reginald photo.

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Wii U Direct trailer roundup ⊟

Leftovers:

Consensus among Tiny Cartridge staffers: Hyrule Warriors is probably going to be fun, if not good. And don’t forget NES Remix, as that really happened.

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All the 3DS news from this morning ⊟
We covered most of the big Wii U items from today’s Nintendo Direct in separate posts, so now here’s a round-up of all the 3DS news and media. There’s a lot of stuff!:
The Bravely Default demo/side-story is coming to North America’s eShop on January 2. Here’s a new trailer for the demo.
A demo for the Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder eShop game is releasing here soon, and the full game will hit the States on January 9.
Takashi Tezuka, creative director for the original Yoshi’s Island, is producing New Yoshi’s Island (releases in spring). New trailer.
Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney hits Europe March 28.
Everyone who registers their 3DS in Japan or Europe by mid-January will get Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Game Boy Color) for free. Why aren’t we getting this? :o(
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Anyone who accesses Pokémon Bank by September 30 will receive Celebi (armed with Hold Back) in X or Y as a gift.
New Kirby: Triple Deluxe footage. There’s a new Kirby Fighters mode that “lets up to four players pick one of 10 copy abilities for their Kirby and then fight to see which is the most effective in battle.”
New footage of the Zelda-esque action game in Game Center CX 3 (out March 20 in Japan).
Initial D: Perfect Shift Online trailer for Japan.
Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land trailer for Japan.
Dragon Quest Monsters 2 trailer for Japan.
Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear releases in Japan on February 27.
Mario and Luigi outfits in Monster Hunter 4.
And there was a new Super Smash Bros. trailer and character (Rosalina)!
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All the 3DS news from this morning ⊟

We covered most of the big Wii U items from today’s Nintendo Direct in separate posts, so now here’s a round-up of all the 3DS news and media. There’s a lot of stuff!:

  • The Bravely Default demo/side-story is coming to North America’s eShop on January 2. Here’s a new trailer for the demo.
  • A demo for the Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder eShop game is releasing here soon, and the full game will hit the States on January 9.
  • Takashi Tezuka, creative director for the original Yoshi’s Island, is producing New Yoshi’s Island (releases in spring). New trailer.
  • Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney hits Europe March 28.
  • Everyone who registers their 3DS in Japan or Europe by mid-January will get Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Game Boy Color) for free. Why aren’t we getting this? :o(

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