Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: 3DS

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse getting physical release for 3DS

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Rising Star Games announced that they will be releasing a physical edition of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for 3DS. The WayForward-developed platformer is the third entry in the series, and has players teaming up with Shantae’s old foe, Risky Boots, on a quest to save Sequin Land from a curse. As a pirate, the famed belly dancing genie is able to use new weapons as she tackles the main story as well as the physical version’s added arcade-style mini-game Super Shantae Nab!!.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse demon trailer up, DLC detailed

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A new video highlights some of the 450-plus demons that await in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Players are able to negotiate, fuse, recruit, and of course, fight demons throughout Tokyo. Those that join the player’s party will gain experience along with increased stats and new abilities. Players can also learn skills from the demons. In addition to the video, over 20 item, movie, and quest DLC packs, both free and for-pay, were revealed.

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NIS to release Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Limited Edition

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NIS is teaming up with Natsume to release a limited edition of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village. The set includes a copy of the game, 44-page softcover art book, soundtrack, six-piece lapel pin set, blue feather rubber-strap keychain, and a collector’s box. Skytree Village follows series tradition in allowing players to romance a partner, get married, have children, and make their way in the world by farming. New crops, flowers, and a fishing mechanic have been added, along with a cast of characters who live in the nearby town.

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Monster Hunter Generations now available for 3DS

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Monster Hunter Generations has launched digitally and physically for 3DS. The latest entry in the long-running series tasks players with taking down the Fated Four as they craft new gear with resources harvested from lesser monsters. Players can tackle the quest solo or with up to three friends. The game is compatible with all Nintendo 3DS systems, and a themed, game-less XL is also available, the Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter Generations Edition. To see players off on their adventure properly, a free downloadable drop, the Starter Pack, has gone live to give them a leg up with extra potions, traps, and other goodies. More downloads are in the works, with free quests set to go live the first Friday of every month through the rest of the year. These will also include costumes based on other series, such as Fire Emblem, Okami, and The Legend of Zelda.

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD now available in stores, on eShop for 3DS

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Sega has released imageepoch’s latest role-playing game, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. Players take a squad of heroes through three different time periods to stop dragons from destroying ancient Atlantis, present-day Tokyo, and future Eden. For those wanting some hands-on time, a demo is available on eShop, complete with a host of starting items that carry over to the full version. The first of three DLC waves is also available, adding two new quests. The packs are free for the first week of release, but there’s a slight hiccup on eShop, as they’re currently listed as for-pay. Sega noted that they are currently addressing the problem.

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(Nintendo 3DS Review) 7th Dragon III Code: VFD

(Nintendo 3DS Review) 7th Dragon III Code

” … a time-jumping adventure for the role-player that prefers a good battle system over an engaging story …”

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD full, free DLC plans announced, trailer up

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Sega has released a new trailer as well as their DLC plans for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The upcoming role-playing game will be hitting online outlets and store shelves next week, but for today, players can see more of what’s in store with the new video, titled Full Trailer. A demo’s also up on eShop, for those wanting some hands-on time. The game follows a party of heroes as they hunt dragons throughout three different time periods: ancient Atlantis, present Tokyo, and future Eden. Also, all of the download packs will be free for the week following their release, which will add new quests, characters, and weapons. The release schedule can be found below.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launching Sept. 20, new trailer up

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has been officially dated for September 20. To celebrate the announcement, Atlus has released a new trailer. The video focuses on the cast of characters that players will run across on their adventure, including the protagonist’s childhood friend and Hunter Association member Asahi, Eastern Kingdom samurai Navarre, and masked Ring of Gaea assassin Toki. And for those wanting to relive the original, two of the studio’s newer employees will be trying their hand at SMTIV today at 2:00 p.m. (CST) on the official Twitch channel.

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Deep Silver to publish Persona 5, more Atlus, Sega titles in Europe

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Good news for our European readers out there—you are out there, right?—from Atlus and Sega. The studios have teamed up with Deep Silver to release several of their titles throughout Europe. The slate of games includes some heavy hitters, namely Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Sega titles in the deal include 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The deal is for both digital and physical releases. No dates were announced, though it was noted that 7th Dragon will be shipping after the North American release.

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD demo now on eShop for 3DS

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Sega has released a demo for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The upcoming role-playing game tasks players with hunting down dragons throughout different eras, and the demo allows eager adventurers to get an early start by offering demo save transfers. The trial offers a pre-made squad with a level cap of 10. However, players who carry over their save will be able to customize the party as well as reassign all skill points in the full version. There’s also a special reward for those who try the demo, but Sega is being tight-lipped about the details.

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