Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Nintendo eShop

Watch Yoshitaka Amano create Child of Light-inspired artwork

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Famed artist Yoshitaka Amano has provided his own take on the world of Child of Light. A new time-lapse video was released showing the Final Fantasy artist creating the work pictured above; a full version of the piece is viewable below. The art will be available as a poster in the Collector’s Edition that’s been announced for release in Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Unfortunately, there’s been no word on a North American release.

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Balance of the Force to add new tables to Star Wars Pinball Wii U

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The Balance of the Force add-on for Star Wars Pinball will be launching on the Wii U eShop later this week. The three-table pack includes one based on Return of the Jedi with Luke, Han, and the rest of the gang on their mission to destroy the Death Star; another based on Darth Vader, during his hunt for Obi Wan, Luke, and others in the Jedi and Rebel Alliance; and the last a Starfighter Assault table, with players sending the X-Wings and TIE Fighters of the Alliance Fleet or Empire’s Aramada into battle.

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DLC, Wii U

Aurora to return home on April 30 with release of Child of Light

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Ubisoft has revealed that their upcoming turn-based role-playing game Child of Light will be released on April 30. The downloadable title will be available on eShop for Wii U, Live for 360 and Xbox One, PSN for PS3 and PS4, and Steam for PC. The Framework-powered adventure is being labeled a “reimagining of fairytales” and will have players take on the role of Aurora as she journeys through the world of Lemuria. After being taken from her home, she sets out to make her way back but discovers that she must first free the moon, stars, and sun from the clutches of the Queen of the Night. She will face dragons and monsters along the way, but also find help in new allies, including the firefly Igniculus.

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

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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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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies DLC now available

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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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3DS, DLC

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies now on eShop

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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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Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launching in stores, online tomorrow

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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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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies demo on eShop

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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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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies dated, new screens

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Capcom has confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies will be launching online for 3DS on October 24. The download-only entry will be available on eShop for $29.99 and continue the legal adventures of famed digital attorney Phoenix Wright. Wright will be joined by fellow attorney Apollo Justice and associate attorney Athena Cykes, whose presence introduces new psychoanalysis elements to witness investigations. Players will once again investigate crime scenes, challenge witnesses, and present evidence in trial of what they’ve uncovered.

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Nintendo announces Wii U price drop, Zelda Wind Waker HD bundle

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Nintendo made a series of announcements today regarding the Wii U and a new handheld, the Nintendo 2DS. Beginning on September 20, the Wii U Deluxe Set will drop by $50 to $299.99, and it will also be available as a new limited-edition bundle for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. The bundled unit will feature a Zelda-themed GamePad with gold lettering, symbols, and Hyrule crest, as well as a voucher for a digital version of Wind Waker HD and a copy of Hyrule Historia via the eShop. Gamers wanting a physical copy of The Wind Waker HD will be able to pick it up on October 4 for $49.99, or with a Ganondorf figurine at GameStop for $54.99.

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