Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Nintendo eShop

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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3DS, DLC

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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3DS

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 ventures forth, now available for Wii U

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King Art Games’ point-and-click adventure title The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has launched for Wii U. As with its 2011 predecessor, the sequel follows several heroes as they undertake a quest rife with referential humor. The four heroes must solve a series of logic puzzles in order to put an end to the random transformations that are taking place throughout the lands of Aventasia in a journey that’s estimated to last over 20 hours.

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Wii U

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse story trailer, retailer DLC shots up

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Atlus has released a new story trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and revealed that the game will have retailer-exclusive downloadable content. The video brings players up to speed on the protagonist’s death, resurrection, and subsequent allegiance to his newfound benefactor, Dagda, a god whose role in the ongoing war between Merkabah and Lucifer remains unclear. A few pictures also offer a look at the GameStop/EB Games red-and-black Power Suit, the Amazon packaging-themed Prime Suit, the Best Buy uniform-inspired Retail Hero jumpsuit.

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3DS, DLC

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launch copies getting emblem set

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Atlus is continuing their trend of pre-order and launch-day bonuses with Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The game’s premise is on the player being resurrected by the god Dagda and choosing to do his bidding while taking the path of Anarchy or Peace. Early buyers will receive a three-emblem set designed around this them, with each piece representing a possible path.

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3DS

Sega 3D Classics Collection now available in stores, on eShop for 3DS

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Sega! has unloaded a bundle of some of their golden oldies on 3DS today with Sega 3D Classics Collection. The nine-game compilation includes two titles that are making their North American debut, including Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2, with the former being a Yu Suzuki-created kart racer and the latter an addictive puzzler with a versus mode. The remaining seven, all detailed below, include Altered Beast, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W – Fantasy Zone II W, Galaxy Force II, Maze Walker, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Thunder Blade. Several of these have been available on eShop for quite a while, but this is the first time all are being sold in physical form for the system. To get additional insight into the porting process, check out the latest interview conducted by Sega with developer M2.

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3DS

Langrisser Re:Incarnation -Tensei- marches to stores, eShop for 3DS

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The Langrisser series returns today with the release of Langrisser Re:Incarnation -Tensei- for 3DS. The latest entry in the long-running tactical role-playing series was developed in conjunction with creators Masaya Games and released digitally and physically by Aksys. It’s been 15 years since the last release, and players are once again being summoned to a land at war as three factions vie for control. A branching path will open new storylines based on the player’s decisions, as they serve the Armies of Light, Forces of Darkness, or the Empire in a campaign estimated to last over 100 hours.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse arriving this summer for 3DS

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, released in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final in Japan (changed so that we “understand the game’s epic nature”), has been officially announced for North America. The storyline intersects with the events of 2013’s Shin Megami Tensei IV, and has a few of the same characters, but Atlus notes that no experience with the original is required. Instead of being based on the previous protagonists, Apocalypse is centered on the humans that live within what’s left of Tokyo. As a recently deceased Hunter, players find themselves resurrected after swearing allegiance to the god Dagda. Two paths are open to progress, either anarchy or peace, as Dagda schemes against other gods. Demon fusion returns, and there are plenty to fuse too, as the game features over 450 of them. Fusion is further augmented by skill affinities. In addition to their three demon companions, players are also joined by one of seven partners. Look for Apocalypse this summer.

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3DS

Axiom Verge in development for Xbox One, Wii U, releasing this year

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Developer Tom Happ will be bringing his throwback action-platformer Axiom Verge to Wii U and Xbox One. Currently available for PC and PS4, the Metroid-style adventure features over 40 weapons and tools, nearly 100 upgrades, 80-plus creatures, and nearly a thousand rooms to explore. Players can also utilize glitches to gain an advantage by corrupting environments, scrambling enemies, and uncovering secret areas.

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Wii U, Xbox One News

Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus coming soon to PS4, Wii U

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Aksys Games will be releasing a console version of LookAtMyGame’s PC action role-playing game Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus. The 2D side-scroller tasks players with saving the lands of Exidus by clearing out four monster- and puzzle-filled realms. As players progress, they will gain new skills, discover extra quests, and uncover runes that allow them to talk with both villagers and monsters. Console gamers can look for it to hit eShop and PSN later this month.

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