December 19 to 25 3rd Party News Roundup

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional

Square Enix has shared some new information about Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional’s new features.

A drone has now been added to the Reactor device, which can freely explore the field. When activated, the player stays still while the drone moves to explore far away places or even surprise monsters. Drones can reach places that rideable monsters can’t reach, such as high places or small holes. It can also collect balls of light floating in the air. The contents of some rare treasure boxes can only be obtained by exploring every corner. Drones can also startle enemies, which may drop items when they flee.

In this game it’s also possible to ride huge monsters, which in contrast with normal-sized monsters have a special attack that can instantly wipe out weaker enemies.

Finally, there are now special balls of light floating in the air like mentioned above. If the player touches them, the player and rideable monster will be encased in a special aura, allowing even small monsters to beat enemies with a ride attack.

In the gallery below you can find a new batch of screenshots related to these topics.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Nintendo has now opened the North American teaser site for Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, which you can visit over here. The European site has also been recently updated with new content, and you can find it over here.

Finally, a new commercial highlighting the game’s new features has also been released, and you can watch it below.

Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time

The latest issue of V Jump contains some new additional images and details for Dragon Quest XI shared by Square Enix.

New details include (according to Gematsu):

– The protagonist has a strangely shaped birthmark on his left hand, and something happens when it glows.
– Emma is a close friend of the protagonist who says she’ll undergo the ritual to climb “God’s Rock” with him. V Jump asks “What is it that they see there?”
– The Great Tree of Life floats in the center of the world. It is said that the hero can commune with the soul of the Great Tree.
– The protagonist’s home village of Ishi is a small and quiet village located in the valley
– In battle, the 3DS version shows both the party and monsters in 3D mode, and just the monsters in 2D mode.

You can find the two scans containing these details below.

Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary

Square-Enix has now announced a collaboration with Universal Studios Japan to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest.

A “Real Battle Attraction” is coming to the Universal Studios park in Osaka, where visitors will be able to grab weapons, enter dungeons and fight monsters for an authentic Dragon Quest experience.

No other details have been shared so far, including the time frame for this event. That said, the fact that this is a celebration of Dragon Quest’s 30th anniversary seems to suggest that this is a limited-time only event that won’t last very long, but we will have to wait and see.

Capcom eShop Sale

A new sale from Capcom is now live on the North American and European Wii U and 3DS eShops, where gamers can save up to 75% on various titles. The North American sale ends on January 4, while in Europe it ends one day later.

The full lineup of discounted titles is listed below:

– North America

Wii U

DuckTales Remastered – $5.99 (was $14.99)
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – $5.99 (was $14.99)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – $13.59 (was $39.99)
Resident Evil Revelations – $9.99 (was $39.99)

3DS

Mega Man Legacy Collection – $7.49 (was $14.99)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – $19.99 (was $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – $11.99 (was $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – $19.99 (was $29.99)
Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D – $4.99 (was $19.99)
Resident Evil Revelations – $4.99 (was $19.99)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D – $4.99 (was $19.99)

– Europe

Wii U

DuckTales Remastered – €5.99 / £4.79 / CHF 8.40 (was €14.99 / £11.99 / CHF 21.00)
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – €4.90 / £3.95 / CHF 6.39 (was €14.99 / £11.99 / CHF 21.00)
Resident Evil Revelations – €9.99 / £7.99 / CHF 11.80 (was €49.99 / £39.99 / CHF 59.00)

3DS

Super Street Fighter IV 3D – €7.99 / £7.19 / CHF 11.20 (was €19.99 / £17.99 / CHF 28.00)
Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D – €3.99 / £3.59 / CHF 5.60 (was €9.99 / £8.99 / CHF 14.00)
Resident Evil Revelations – €8.99 / £7.49 / CHF 11.65 (was €29.99 / £24.99 / CHF 38.90)
Mega Man Legacy Collection – €7.90 / £6.29 / CHF 9.75 (was €14.99 / £11.99 / CHF 18.40)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – €14.99 / £12.49 / CHF 19.45 (was €29.99 / £24.99 / CHF 38.90)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – €19.99 / £16.49 / CHF 25.99 (was €29.99 / £24.99 / CHF 38.90)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – €11.25 / £9.00 / CHF 14.36 (was €24.99 / £19.99 / CHF 31.90)

Megami Meguri

Capcom has announced that Megami Meguri has been downloaded over 250,000 times from the Japanese 3DS eShop. To celebrate, players will receive 5,000 in the game’s currency.

Capcom will also start delivering DLC in 2017, such as seasonal clothing, events like Ghost Eradication, and costumes that can be bought through the eShop.

Moreover, in early February, a major update will add new characters and features as well as improvements to gameplay accessibility.

You can also find the commercial for the game’s theme song single which is now on sale in Japan.

Monster Hunter XX

Capcom has recently published two new Monster Hunter XX videos focusing on the Alchemy Style and SP mode. You can find the below, alongside some new gameplay footage in the latest episode of Capcom TV.

https://youtu.be/9Lipgj8-qGE

SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage

SEGA has now revealed that SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage will be including a couple of bonuses for dedicated fans.

If you have save data from SEGA 3D Reprint Archives or Sega 3D Reprint Archives 2, you’ll be able to unlock two extra games.

Having save data from SEGA 3D Reprint Archives will unlock Girl’s Garden, while save data from SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2 will unlock Champion Boxing.

Meanwhile, Famistu caught up with developers Yosuke Okunari and Kagasei Shimomura for an interview, to mark the game’s launch in Japan.

During the discussion, Okunari and Shimomura explained how the team settled on the games to be included in this latest collection, talked about the additions of Alien Syndrome and Columns as well as why the two bonus games were chosen, and lastly, Shimomura left the idea of returning to SEGA 3D Classics in the future out there.

You can find an english translation of this interview over here, at Nintendo Everything.

Azure Striker Gunvolt

Inti Creates’ previous patch for Azure Striker Gunvolt introduced a small issue where players had problems with Special Mission 5.

Inti Creates became aware of the problem and has now released another update to correct it, which brings the game up to version 1.4. Once downloaded, Special Mission 5 should work without any issues.

On another note, character artist Yoshitaka Hatakeyama also made a special wallpaper for Christmas, which you can find below.

Finally, the Azure Striker Gunvolt anime OVA, which was planned for Winter 2016, has now been rescheduled for some time in January. When it’s ready, the animation will be placed on the 3DS eShop, and will be distributed in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Minecraft: Wii U Edition has now added the Fallout Mash-Up Pack to its collection of contents.

You can find the most recent update’s full patch notes below.

– Added new blocks: Chorus Flower, Chorus Plant, Dragon Head, End Gateway, End Rod, Purpur Block, Purpur Pillar, Purpur Stairs, Purpur Slab.
– Added new items: Chorus Fruit, Popped Chorus Fruit, Dragon’s Breath, Elytra, End Crystal, Lingering Potion, Water – – Splash Potion, Potion of Luck, Tipped Arrow, Boats made from Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, and Dark Oak.
– Added new mobs: Shulker, Stray, Husk, and Skeleton Trap Horses.
– Updates to terrain generation:
The End has changed when generating a new world, and can also be updated for old worlds. To get the new End in an old world, select “Reset End” in the “More Options” menu when loading the world.
After killing the Ender Dragon in the new End, an End Gateway will spawn nearby. Throwing an Ender Pearl into this will teleport you to a new area in The End with an End City and End Ship.
Within the End City and End Ship you can find Shulkers, Elytra, and a Dragon Head.
– Added new Tutorial world.
– Added Elytra, which let you glide around the world when you are wearing them. Jump while falling to start gliding.
– Boats are now controlled differently and can have multiple passengers.
– Brewing now requires Blaze Powder as fuel for the Brewing Stand.
– Updated crafting interface to allow crafting Firework Stars and Fireworks.
– Villages now generate naturally in the Taiga biome.
– Added Fallout Mashup Pack trial.

A trailer for the holiday update was also released by Mojang, which you can check out below.

Virtual Console Trailers

Below you can find the Japanese trailer for the Wii U Virtual Console version of Hudson Soft’s Battle Lode Runner. Take a look.

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