Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: 3DS

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Mystery Dungeon

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Mystery Dungeon

“… an interesting mixture of styles that sees the game lose the series’ traditional sense of discovery and exploration but gain a new, fast-paced combat system. ”

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3DS Reviews

SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker trailer details demon auctions

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker’s demon auctions are the topic in the latest trailer from Atlus. Players can utilize fusing for acquiring new demons, but their limited number of uses means that new demons will have to be acquired primarily from an eBay-type app on their character’s phone. Demons are rated for their power and skills, and others within the game world will check the same stats and get into bidding wars with the player for the best on offer. Give the trailer a look for a full rundown.

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Rodea the Sky Soldier release date, Wii and Wii U bundle detailed

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NIS has revealed that the upcoming Yuji Naka- and Zin Hasegawa-developed action title Rodea the Sky Soldier will be hitting store shelves on September 22. In addition to the 3DS and Wii U versions, all of the first-print copies of the Wii U version will also come packed with the Wii version of the game in North America and Europe. For those who haven’t upgraded to the Wii U, the early prints will be the only way to snag a copy of the Wii version.

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3DS, Wii News, Wii U

Atlus bringing Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains stateside this May

And some more news out of Atlus with the announcement that they will be handling the North American and European release of Spike Chunsoft’s Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains for 3DS. Scheduled for release next month, the US version of Humanity in Chains will feature the latest additions of the Japanese version, which includes local and online four-player co-op, with ranking and leaderboards, as well as support for both the circle pad pro and New 3DS XL’s c-stick. The game will also retain the Japanese vocal track. As a member of the Scout Regiment, players must defend the city’s walls from Titan attacks alongside newcomers and series regulars, including Eren Jaeger and Mikasa Ackermann, as they pick their preferred scout to control and customize.

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Altus to localize, publish Imageepoch’s new 3DS RPG Stella Glow

Altus has announced that they will be localizing Imageepoch’s upcoming 3DS role-playing game Stella Glow. The new IP will see the two studios teaming up again, after having worked with one another on the DS RPG series Luminous Arc. Atlus currently plans on releasing Stella Glow later this year. As the young knight Alto, players must convince the witches within the Kingdom of Regnant to use their powerful songs to help him stop the Witch of Destruction, Hilda, and her army of Harbingers.

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Atlus releases final, full trailer for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

A week out from release and Atlus has released the final trailer for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. It’s a quick video that gives a brief overview of the town and dungeons. But for those wanting to see more, or to catch up on recent announcements, check out the trailer and screenshot combos for the various classes: Dancer, Gunner, Hexer, Landsknecht, Medic, Ninja, Protector, Runemaster, Sovereign, and Wanderer. A premium 3DS theme was also released on eShop today for $0.99, and can be seen in action here.

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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight first-run goodies revealed

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Atlus has detailed the extras they’ll be including with the first-run copies of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. As with their previous titles, pre-order-ers and early buyers will receive a few bonuses with the early copies, and while the items follow a familiar trend, there are a few tweaks. The set will include a 22-page art book, with concept art, character bios, and QR codes for Grimoire Stones aimed at beginners; a Rough Sketch soundtrack, which will feature early versions of the game’s music, instead of a few cuts from the final soundtrack, along with a forward by series composer Yuzo Koshiro and the game’s director Shigeo Komori; a mini-comic; and a slip-cover outer box.

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Etrian Mystery Dungeon free and for-pay DLC detailed, media released

Atlus has more in store for Etrian Mystery Dungeon than another character reveal with news about upcoming free and for-pay DLC. From release date until May 5, buyers will be able to download five new quests for free, with each requiring that players track down missing adventurers. After May 5, the quests will cost either $1.49 or $1.99. Details for each are available below. A paid theme will also be available on March 31; the $0.99 download, demonstrated here, will feature scrolling 3D and hand-drawn character art, custom folders, and the theme song. And of course, a new trailer was released along with new screenshots for the latest class reveal, the Wanderer. These sword-wielders are experts at attacking animals, clearing paths, and escaping dungeons, capable of getting the party to safety without sacrificing their items.

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3DS, DLC

Screenshots, details released for Natsume’s A-Train: City Simulator

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Natsume has released some new screenshots from their upcoming traffic-management sim A-Train: City Simulator. Described as “a cross between a social experience and a deeply involved city building simulator,” the game puts players in the shoes of a transportation supervisor tasked with keeping traffic running like a well-oiled machine in a variety of situations, from cities to suburbs. Players will have access to a variety of support structures, including subways and bus terminals, to augment their services and keep their job as they progress from the steam era to electric. Custom scenarios will also be possible with an included map editor.

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Nintendo to get into mobile market, partners with DeNA

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It seems as though Nintendo will be getting into the ‘smart devices’ market. According to a recent announcement, Nintendo and DeNA have formed an alliance that will see the two assisting one another in upcoming ventures, with Nintendo acquiring 10% of DeNA and DeNA 1.24% of Nintendo. The partnership will involve “leveraging the strength of Nintendo’s intellectual property (IP) and game development skills in combination with DeNA’s world-class expertise in mobile games, both companies will develop and operate new game apps based on Nintendo’s IP, including its iconic game characters, for smart devices.” The plans are open for “all Nintendo IP,” and a membership service is also slated to launch next fall, which will span 3DS, PC, Wii U, and smart devices.

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3DS, Android, Apple Handheld, PC News, Wii U