Nintendo UK has announced that gamers who register two Nintendo 3DS games between November 1st and January 31st 2012 will be able to receive a 3D Classic: Kid Icarus download and also enter a prize draw to win one of 3,000 sweet limited edition Mario-themed Nintendo 3DS systems.
We’re inching closer to the launch of Shin’En and Majesco’s upcoming shump title Nano Assault, and we’ve got some fresh, never-before-seen screens for you to enjoy in the meantime! Deadly viruses never looked so sexy
Nano Assault tasks players to stop the deadly Nanostray virus from spreading and contaminating all of human civilization. Blast your way through 32 twisted cell stages and dark worlds with rugged landscapes that adjust in difficulty based on your skill level. Prepare to battle and defeat extreme nemeses including the Black Nucleus, Hyper Blobs and Spore Plants using powerful beams, energetic bombs and other unlockable and devastating assault weapons. Rated E10+, Nano Assault will be available November 29, 2011 for a suggested retail price of $29.99
Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for the Nintendo 3DS™has launched. Today’s release follows on the heels of Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for the Nintendo DS which launched earlier this fall. Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for 3DS is now available at retail for a suggested MSRP of $39.99 and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.
“We are very proud that the Harvest Moon series is making its debut on yet another Nintendo gaming console, and we are sure this is the first of many Harvest Moon 3D games to come” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “With powered up graphics and features that can only be found on the 3DS, such as StreetPass, players are in for some great farming fun.”
Once the best of neighbors, Konohana and Bluebell villages were torn apart by their huge dispute over, of all things, food! Both towns were certain that their cooking was the best in the world. This feud has transformed these happy neighbors into bitter rivals. It’s up to the player, as the main protagonist, to bridge the gap and bring friendship back to the two neighboring villages.
As a new farmer to the area, players choose which village to live in. Will it be Eastern-styled Konohana with its abundant fields of crops, or the animal-loving, European-styled Bluebell? Players must pick a home, build a thriving farm, and compete in a huge variety of festivals. If they develop their skills enough, they might even find a way to bring these two towns together once again!
Fans that can’t wait for their local stores to get the game in stock can head over to the Natsume Online Store and order their copy from http://natsume.com/store/index.html
America’s favorite Mama wants to come home with you! Majesco’s Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic for Nintendo 3DS™ is now available for pre-order at GameStop with a special Mama bonus! Those who pre-order the game will receive an exclusive plush Mama doll you can’t find anywhere else. Mama’s 3DS debut features a range of new kitchen activities, recipes and fun 3D surprises, so head on over to http://www.gamestop.com/ and reserve your copy today.
Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic invites you to join Mama in the kitchen as she whips up true culinary masterpieces. Featuring countless new recipes and innovative dish combinations, you can learn the secrets of a chef through animated kitchen activities. The 3DS gyroscope allows you to cook in advanced new ways; whether you want to crack eggs, balance plates of food or grate cheese, achieve all of this and more participating in 3D events. With over two hundred mini games to choose from, Mama will show you how to chop, slice, stir, knead, roll and toss your way to being a top chef. Choose from 60 mouth-watering recipes to prepare for your friends and see if you have what it takes to beat the time-based activities and earn bronze, silver and gold medals. Work side by side with Mama to learn new recipes and work your way to becoming a true kitchen master!
SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. announced Shinobi™ exclusively for Nintendo 3DS™. Developed by Griptonite Games, Shinobi is the long anticipated return of the fan favorite series and includes the classic side-scrolling action gameplay players have loved since the original. Coming to stores in September 2011, Shinobi introduces several exciting new features such as StreetPass™ and a large assortment of achievements and challenges to unlock.
“For years the fans have been asking for a new Shinobi,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing of SEGA West. “With Shinobi on Nintendo 3DS we are able to answer their prayers and bring this legendary series to the next level.”
Shinobi tells the story of Jiro Musashi, the leader of the Oboro clan and father of Joe Musashi, the hero of the first iterations of Shinobi. Players will become a true ninja legend by mastering a brand new combo system switching between melee, ranged and acrobatic attacks. They will also need to rely on Jiro’s ninja magic to get an advantage over their enemies and get out of tight spots.
Shinobi will be released for Nintendo 3DS in September 2011.
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced its 2011 E3 gaming line up for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, June 7-9. Majesco will be showcasing a collection of video games across genres and platforms in the West Hall, Meeting Room 512.
For millions of fans, “Mama” cultivated their green thumb in Gardening Mama, turned their world into a work of art in Crafting Mama, and rocked the little ones to sleep in the innovative Babysitting Mama. Now Mama returns to the kitchen this fall with all new recipes and surprises in Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic(Nintendo 3DS™),and expands her skills in the wilderness in Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures (Nintendo DS™) for girls and boys.
Following on the heels of mega hit Zumba® Fitness, Majesco Entertainment jumps back into the dance-fitness genre with the exhilarating Zumba® Fitness 2 (Wii™); visit the Majesco booth for a sneak peek at the behind-the- scenes trailer. Also available to check out is the original video game femme fatale, Rayne, as she returns to battle and feed in the hack ‘n slash action game BloodRayne Betrayal (Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network), which delivers over-the-top, stylish action with a healthy dose of bloodshed.
In addition to the recently announced Hulk Hogan’s Main Event, Majesco will also be presenting two more titles on Kinect™ for Xbox 360®: Take Shape and Mind ‘n Motion.
Hulk Hogan’s Main Event:It’s all about the show in the first motion-based wrestling game on Kinect for Xbox 360 that lets players train with mentor Hulk Hogan as they build their own wrestling personalities and learn the art of showmanship to win over the crowd.
Take Shape: Turn game night into a hilarious interactive party with the fast-paced Take Shape for Kinect! Twist, stretch and shrink your body into hundreds of different shapes, animals and symbols. “Shape yourself” solo to beat the fastest time or team up in multiplayer mode to unite your on-screen silhouettes in fun new ways. Fit through forms, bend into shapes and animals, match a mirrored image…even clear stacked shapes lightning fast in this fun-for-all-ages experience. Be flexible; be quick; be the life of the house party in Take Shape!
Mind ‘n Motion: Think fast and stay coordinated in Mind ‘n Motion! This fun, family-friendly experience puts your motor skills to the test with activities that keep your entire body moving as fast as your mind can trigger your next move. From juggling to dodging shapes to jumping hopscotch, Mind ‘n Motion packs in ten levels per activity and mixes it up throughout with additional gameplay elements like inverse controls, faster pace and new tricks to make you think quick on your feet!
In addition to the next iteration in the Mama franchise, Majesco will also be showing off several other exciting Nintendo 3DS™ titles, including:
The Hidden– This augmented reality ghost hunting experience turns your handheld into a portal to the astral plane as you search through real-world environments with the Nintendo 3DS™ camera.
Face Racers: Photo Finish– Customize your ride by taking photos of your face with the Nintendo 3DS™ camera in this personalized arcade racer.
Nano Assault– Master this unique fast-paced shooter set inside an electron-microscope inspired viral world.
Pet Zombies – Create, customize, nurture and torment your very own pet zombie!
Majesco is also showcasing two of its current Facebook titles to underline the growing corporate focus on social gaming:
Cooking Mama Friends’ Café: Work with Mama to create dishes to serve customers in your virtual café! Cooking Mama on Facebook platform brings the popular mechanic of cooking mini-games to an economy driven café.
Parking Wars 2: Based off the hit A&E reality show and the sequel to the original Facebook game, Parking Wars 2 lets players park their cars on friends’ streets, trying to avoid parking illegally while monitoring and maintaining their own street and ticketing their friends’ illegally parked cars to generate income.
new Nintendo 3DS™ owners will have plenty of video games to keep them busy. Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners have made sure that people who buy a system on March 27 will be able to choose from a variety of experiences that leverage the system’s new features. A steady and diverse stream of games of all kinds will keep the fun going, with more than 30 Nintendo 3DS games total launching before the E3 Expo in early June.
“Seeing 3D visuals without the need for special glasses is just one aspect of Nintendo 3DS,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “The real test of any system is whether the games and applications draw you in and keep you engaged. Through the launch window and beyond, Nintendo 3DS delivers.”
On March 27, new Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to choose from the following Nintendo-published games, each available at a suggested retail price of $39.99:
Pilotwings Resort™, an aerial adventure featuring airplanes, hang gliders and rocket belts. Players soar above tropical Wuhu Island in 3D as they complete missions or snap pictures.
Steel Diver™, a submarine game that involves strategy and combat. The 3D visuals give players the sensation that they are looking into a miniature aquarium as they control the sub’s speed, depth and pitch, and fire torpedoes.
nintendogs™ + cats, a game that lets players interact with realistic puppies – and kittens – in a variety of fun ways. There are three versions of the software, each with different starting breeds: French bulldog, toy poodle and golden retriever. But in each version players can unlock and enjoy more than 20 different breeds.
Other Nintendo 3DS games in the works for 2011 from Nintendo include The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D, Star Fox 64™ 3D, Kid Icarus™: Uprising and a new installment in the Mario Kart™ series.
Third-party publishers also have a strong slate of games ready to go on March 27. These include:
Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition from CAPCOM
The Sims™ 3 from EA
Madden NFL Football from EA SPORTS
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
LEGO® Star Wars® III: The Clone Wars™ from LucasArts™
RIDGE RACER® 3D from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
Super Monkey Ball™ 3D from SEGA
BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE™ from Square-Enix, Inc.
SAMURAI WARRIORS®: Chronicles from TECMO KOEI AMERICA Corp.
Asphalt™ 3D from UBISOFT
Combat of Giants™: Dinosaurs 3D from UBISOFT
Rayman® 3D from UBISOFT
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars from UBISOFT
Nintendo 3DS also comes pre-loaded with a variety of fun games, applications and features, such as the Nintendo 3DS camera, which can be used to take photos in 2D and 3D as well as be used in other games and applications. For instance, the built-in Face Raiders™ game asks users to shoot at funny depictions of their own photographed faces, while the Mii Maker™ application lets gamers use the camera to take a picture of a person and have an automatic Mii™ character created. The system also comes with six AR Cards, which, when viewed through the outer cameras, bring to life fun and interesting animations and images. For example, when used with nintendogs + cats, users might see their puppies or kittens sitting on their coffee tables or in the palms of their hands. With Nintendo 3DS Sound, users can enjoy sound-manipulation tools or rock out with their Nintendo 3DS system while listening to their MP3 or AAC music files.
Nintendo 3DS is also able to play nearly every game in the massive Nintendo DS library, except those that require use of a secondary Game Boy™ Advance slot.