Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: 3DS

Sega launches 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Altered Beast on eShop

Sonic the Hedgehog (3DS) 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

New 3D versions of Sonic the Hedgehog and Altered Beast have been released on eShop for 3DS. The $5.99 downloads include extra features in addition to the extra dimension, including the option for classic graphics (re: pre-flatscreen curved edges), local multiplayer for Altered Beast, and zone select for Sonic. Sega has also posted an excellent lengthy interview about these latest remakes with developer M2 on their official blog.

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LEGO The Hobbit coming to consoles, handhelds, and PC in 2014

Lego The Hobbit Videogame (360, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

LEGO and TT Games will be returning to Tolkien’s universe next year with LEGO The Hobbit. Based on Peter Jackson’s ongoing Hobbit trilogy, LEGO will feature Bilbo, the Dwarves, and Gandalf as they go through the storyline of the first two films, using their special abilities to make their way around roaming orcs and trolls. The gang will also venture through some of the films’ prominent locations, picking up treasure and solving puzzles along the way.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies DLC now available

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies (3DS) Turnabout Reclaimed Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies’ first DLC case, Turnabout Reclaimed, is now available for download. The $5.99 full-length episode, purchasable from the in-game menu, features a new client, the pirate Sasha Buckler. As the first case Wright takes after reclaiming his Attorney’s badge, he must help defend Buckler’s stylish killer whale companion against a murder charge. The Mood Matrix and Psyche-Lock, introduced in Dual Destinies, will come into play, and Pearl Fey will return to help the Anything team against prosecutor Simon Blackquill.

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Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars coming to North America

Conception II Children of the Seven Stars (360, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus and Spike Chunsoft are teaming up to bring North American games Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. The standalone release, scheduled to launch next spring for 3DS and PS Vita, will have players working their magic to create the soldiers necessary to face monsters, the labyrinths the monsters spew forth from, and the labyrinths’ creator, the Pandora Labyrinth. As a Disciple, players take on the role of a human that has been granted the powers of a Star God so that they may engage in battle against the monsters plaguing the lands. Humans only have the Star God’s powers until they are 18, which means that they must create more Disciples with fellow Disciples. Ahem. Actually, it’s not as unsettling as it sounds, as it’s the powers that combine to form the next generation of warriors, the Star Children.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies now on eShop

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 7

Court is back in session! The intrepid digital attorney Phoenix Wright has returned to the side of lady justice in a new case to convict the culprit behind the destruction of the courthouse. The download-only release, available on eShop, picks up eight years after the previous Ace Attorney title, as Phoenix returns to form investigating crime scenes, examining evidence, cross examining witnesses, and now, with the help of newcomer Athena Cykes, psychoanalyzing witnesses.

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Creepy visual novel Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward now $29.99

Virtues Last Reward (3DS, PS Vita) Price Drop Announcement - Screenshot 1 (PSV)

Aksys Games has announced that they have lowered the price of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward to $29.99. The puzzle-filled adventure-style visual novel is a follow-up to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors for 3DS, and it is available for both 3DS and PS Vita. The price drop is in effect across both platforms.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 officially announced for nearly everything

Activision has officially announced the upcoming game tie-in for Marvel’s upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Revealed at this year’s Comic-Con, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is being developed by Beenox and will be available for 360, 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One. As with its predecessor, the game will be a third-person action-adventure title that allows players to venture around New York City as they stop muggers, bank robbers, and villains of the super sort. The events will be different from those in the film, and Peter Parker will be given a larger role as Spider-Man faces a new Hero or Menace system that alters the city depending on how much crime he stops.

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Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launching in stores, online tomorrow

Pokemon X and Y (2DS 3DS) Launch Announcement - Art 1

Nintendo will be releasing its latest entries in the Pokémon franchise, X and Y, tomorrow. Both titles will feature a host of new features and content, including the ability to connect with Trainers online, more Trainer customization options, Mega Evolutions and Horde Encounters during combat, three new Pokémon, and touchscreen support for interacting with Pokémon to bond with them for better performance in battle. Players will explore the new region of Kalos on foot or, for the first time, on roller skates, where they will encounter Xerneas in Pokémon X and Yveltal in Pokémon Y.

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Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl sets out for 3DS stratum

Etrian Odyssey Untold Millenium Girl (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl in stores and online for 3DS. This makes the second Etrian Odyssey to come out this year, but instead of being a direct sequel, The Millennium Girl is a retelling of the first game in the series. Playable in two modes, Story and Classic, both styles feature the tweaks and online functionality introduced in EOIV, as well as new difficulty levels and completely redesigned dungeons. Story goes a step further and includes a pre-set cast that interacts with one another throughout their adventure, new cutscenes, and recorded dialog, offering an experience similar to more traditional role-playing games.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies demo on eShop

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies (3DS) Demo and Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new demo for Capcom’s Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies has been released on Nintendo’s eShop. Set to launch on October 24, Wright will return to court in a new case that sees an old rival resurface during a trial against the party behind the destruction of the old courthouse. It was also announced that gamers who purchase Dual Destinies from October 25 to November 7 will receive a free costume pack worth $0.99 that includes new outfits for Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, and Athena Cykes.

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