3rd Party News Roundup February 28 2016 Feature

Feb. 22 to 28 3rd Party News Roundup

Bravely Second: End Layer

Nintendo has published two new trailers in Europe for Bravely Second during the week. The first one is a Launch Trailer and the second is a Review Scores Trailer. You can find both below:

Europe also received a video for the “The Top 5 things to do” in the Bravely Second demo before transfering you data to the main game. Check it out below:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3

Square Enix has officially announced if will be releasing a demo for Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 early next month in the Japanese 3DS eShop.


Those who play through the demo can receive the “Reactor” from Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3’s protagonist to wear in Dragon Quest X. In order to receive this present, the Dragon Quest X: Boukensha no Odekake Chou Benri Tool for 3DS is required. The campaign will begin in mid-March.

Mega Man Legacy Collection

Capcom launched a new trailer in Japan to commemorate the release of Mega Man Legacy Collection. You can watch it below:

You can also find some footage by TiLMENDOMiNATiON below, including amiibo unlocked challenges, followed by an unboxing video of the Collector’s Edition by Ash Paulsen from GameXplain. Check them out:

Ace Attorney 6

Capcom recently shared a new batch of screenshots from Ace Attorney 6, showing Athena Cykes and the Mood Matrix gameplay mechanic. The Mood Matrix system, previously used by Athena, remains the same as in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. There are four emotions that are analyzed in witness testimonies: happiness, sadness, anger and surprise. Your objective is to discover contradicting, unusual emotions that appear in the statements, as usual. You can take a look at the screenshots in the gallery below:

Last month’s issue of Nintendo Dream had a big interview with Takeshi Yamazaki and Motohide Eshiro from Capcom where they discussed various topics related to Ace Attorney. The two developers provided a very interesting insight into the development choices of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies and the upcoming Ace Attorney 6. Nintendo Everything translated and summarized this interview, which you can find here, if you would like to read up on it.

Capcom is also planning to share some big information about Ace Attorney 6 via a live stream that will take place on March 5 in North America and March 6 in Europe. The company will reveal “that” character as well as the game’s Japanese release date.

The broadcast will be streamed during the following times:

– 8 PM PT (March 5)
– 11 PM ET (March 5)
– 4 AM in the UK (March 6)
– 5 AM in Europe (March 6)

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

A new “Nintendo Channel” video has been published on the Play Nintendo YouTube page, where part of the staff from the Treehouse gathered for some fun with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Check it out below:

Monster Hunter X

Capcom recently added a new quest to Monster Hunter X which lets players unlock Mega Man gear for your Palico/Felynes. gaijin hunter made a special video showcasing the aforementioned Mega Man gear which you can watch below:

“Capcom Live!” rockestral concert


Capcom has recently announced the inaugural “Capcom Live!” rockestral concert, part of a new world tour set to begin in March.

Capcom Live! will begin in China, with shows on March 19 in Shanghai and March 26 in Beijing. Performances will also be held in North America in places like Boston on April 9, with further plans to expand into other territories next year. The goal is to have more than 30 concerts across the globe in various areas, including Japan, Europe, Central and South America, and Asia.

By holding these concerts, Capcom hopes to “achieve greater penetration of its brands in the broadening global game market, including emerging nations”.

Here’s what can be expected of the tour:

“At “CAPCOM LIVE!” attendees can enjoy live performances of game music from more than ten Capcom masterpieces dating from the 1980s up through the present day, all completely synchronized to HD visuals. In addition to the performance of “Video Game Orchestra”—a group that combines rock and orchestral music into “rockestral” concerts and boasts high notoriety in the US—the tour will pursue sophisticated entertainment via staging that weaves together visual effects and specialized lighting. This tour differs from events that have targeted only gamers by brining to life a forward-thinking musical project that can engage music fans and general audiences as well.”

Dragon Ball: Project Fusion

The latest issue of V-Jump features another update on Dragon Ball: Project Fusion for the 3DS.

The main character in the game, along with his partner Pinijji, will travel throughout the game world, which consists of a fusion of various times and places from the series as a whole. A focal point of the plot will revolve around how the world ended up like this. It will also be possible to encounter any character from any point of the series as time and space have been jumbled together.

Players will be able to recruit characters into their party and then fuse them, including ones that would normally be impossible to use thanks to the mysterious armband the characters wear. The main character will also be able to fuse with Pinijji. The magazine coverage provides another look at the Broli/Goku fusion, who could be potentially more powerful than Vegito. Finally, in one of the screenshots, Trunks says you should “gather energy” by recruiting more allies.

Here’s the relevant magazine scan:


Haikyuu!!: Cross Team Match

Bandai Namco has released another couple of promotional videos for the Japanese 3DS game Haikyuu!!: Cross Team Match. You can find them below:


Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan

Bandai Namco published the second trailer for Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan on the 3DS. Check it out below:

7th Dragon III Code: VFD

SEGA announced on February 23 that an art book will be included with all first-print copies of 7th Dragon III Code: VFD.

The book itself contains 28 pages, and will let fans take “a closer look at the design work that went in to creating the game’s esoteric character classes, ferocious dragons, vile monsters, and the environments that span three time periods”. The game and art book will also come packaged in a colorful collector’s box.


Shin Megami Tensei IV


Shin Megami Tensei IV: Official Artworks, the artbook based on the game with the same name, is soon getting a localized version by Udon. It’s said to be out in early March, but it seems Amazon may have stock as soon as February 29.

Here’s an official description of the book, which has a little over 200 pages:

“In Shin Megami Tensei IV, samurai clash with demons and feudalism meets the futuristic in a post-apocalyptic world. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Official Artworks collects the gorgeous imagery behind this critically-acclaimed RPG for the Nintendo 3DS. Inside you’ll find character designs, backgrounds, demon designs, rough concepts, creator commentary, and more!

Etrian Odyssey V


Announced back in November 2014, Etrian Odyssey V has been one of Atlus’ best kept secrets, since we have barely heard any news about the title since then.

Curiously, Etrian Odyssey V has recently popped up on a new survey from Atlus, where one question lists it as a 3DS title. Given the series’ history on the platform, that choice would definitely make sense and doesn’t really come off as a big surprise. We will have to keep waiting to hear something about the title though…


Yo-kai Watch


During the week, Nintendo announced that Yo-Kai Watch will be released in European territories on April 29th, finally bringing the game to all regions.

The Yo-kai Watch anime also got a final premiere date in the UK. Cartoon Network will begin airing episodes on April 22nd, accordign to the series’ Twitter account.

Yo-kai Sangokushi

Level-5 has published a new commercial for Yo-Kai Sangokushi. Give it a glance below:

Puzzle & Dragons X

CoroCoro Channel has shared some new footage from Puzzle & Dragons X. You can watch it below:


Rising Star Games recently brought Sadame to the European and North American eShops. You can now take a look at some gameplay on the video below, courtesy of NintenDaan:

River City Ransom SP

Arc System Works has released a new batch of screenshots from River City Ransom SP. You can find them rounded up in the screenshot gallery below:

Zero Time Dilemma

Aksys Games and Spike Chunsoft have released another piece of concept artwork from Zero Time Dilemma, this time featuring a look at participant 5, which you can find below.


Infinite Duramis

Kemco confirmed during the week that Infinite Dunamis will be launching on the Japanese 3DS eShop on March 2nd. You can take a look at the new trailer below:

Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Seas

Circle Entertainment has shared a new video and official overview for Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Seas, which is due out on the 3DS eShop on March 3. Take a look at them below:

“Hitomi Akeneno is a 16 year old high school student with a little secret – she has not one, but two psychic powers. After receiving an invitation, she boards a luxury cruise ship with her friend, Chisono Shio. As soon as she enters a suite room, a loud explosion sounds…and she finds herself stuck, unable to get out. Is this an accident? Or something far more sinister…? The only way to find out is to escape, with the help of her powers.”

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Game Informer has recently uploaded another couple of videos dedicated to LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In the first video, TT Fusion’s Mike Taylor and director Jamie Eden discuss how the game is adding concepts like “blaster battles” and “multi-builds” to the classic LEGO formula to provide new gameplay changes, while the second video has both of them talk about the ways they are pushing the LEGO formula forward.

You can find both videos below:

Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Minecraft: Wii U Edition has recently received its third update. It’s the biggest one yet, putting it in line with the Xbox 360 update 33. A bunch of new potions, blocks, mobs and biomes have been added to the game, along with updated features and fixes.

The image below lists all the new additions and fixes. Check it out:


Virtual Console Trailers

Below you can find some Japanese trailers for upcoming Virtual Console titles on the Wii U eShop.

Sonic Advance 2 (GBA, SEGA)

Onimusha Tactics (GBA, Capcom)

Gai Flame (PC Engine, Extreme)

Martin Sahlin open to porting Unravel to NX


GamingBolt recently interviewed Coldwood Interactive’s Martin Sahlin, the director behind the game Unravel.

When asked if he’d be interested in eventually bringing the game to NX, Sahlin said:

“I wish I knew more about it, but they’re really secretive about it. I actually had a really fun discussion with a person from Nintendo a while back. It was basically ‘I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours’ (laughs). So he wanted me to pitch something for the NX, and then he could tell me more about what it was. But basically, it’s kind of hard to pitch something when you don’t even know what it is! So if you manage to guess it right, we’ll tell you what it is. So, I don’t know. But I am just as curious as everybody else to see what they’ve been making.”

As  I see it though, since EA is the publisher behind Unravel, if anything were to happen they’d probably need to be involved as well.

NX Rumours

EA has NX Dev Kits, negotiating partnership with Nintendo

According to Liam Robertson’s tweets at the start of the week, EA is rumored to be in possession of NX development kits for awhile. Robertson also said that Nintendo and EA will meet in March “to hash things out and discuss potential plans”. EA wants to pursue cross promotions such as sports console bundles and “wants Nintendo to help them cultivate an audience for sports fans if they’re going to go on board with NX”.

Later in the week, Nintendo Life published an article with some new information about what Robertson was told by several EA staffers. Here’s a roundup of what was shared:

– Apparently, EA was one of the first publishers to get access to NX development hardware;
– Nintendo is citing EA as a key ally when it comes to making its next console a success;
– The companies will hold multiple meetings in March to further discuss matters;
– Meetings will apparently decide how much support EA, specially the EA Sports arm, will be giving Nintendo in the near future;
– EA wants “a detailed plan” on how Nintendo intends to win over sports fans and build up a large enough “sports” audience on the NX;
– This was apparently one of the key reasons for the publisher to abandon the Wii U;
– EA is asking Nintendo to spend more on advertising during televised sporting events like NFL games, NBA games, MLB games, World Cup matches and the World Series in order to claim this audience, while citing the fact that both Sony and Microsoft spend a large portion of cash during such events, and that EA’s titles are given prominence in promotional campaigns;
– Sources see Nintendo not bundling EA games with consoles as an insult, since both Sony and Microsoft are involved with such bundle deals;
– The company will be asking Nintendo to consider shipping NX consoles with leading EA Sports titles, such as FIFA and Madden;
– During a December meeting between EA and Nintendo executives, an EA exec “criticized Wii U for not having entertainment apps for MLB.TV, NBA, WWE Network, NHL Gamecenter Live, and the NFL”;
– EA believes the fact PS4 has these apps is a key reason for the machine’s success among sports fans, and wants NX to be able to run such apps or offer similar functionality.


Byte 4 Games could be making Mech Super eXtended for NX

Spanish studio Byte 4 Games could be planning a release of “Mech Super eXtended” for the NX along with other platforms. A claim to such effect was recently spotted on the LinkedIn profile of the game’s director, which you can see below:


Although no information about Mech Super eXtended has been shared so far, Byte 4 Games has also been creating the multiplatform arcade shooter Demon’s Crystal for Wii U, which seems to suggest they have an interest in Nintendo’s platforms, making it logical that they would want to release their next game on NX.