September 26 to October 2 3rd Party News Roundup

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

The final set of September DLC for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, the Turnabout Time Traveler episode, has now been released in English.

The DLC is a full-length episdode and costs $5.99. It features Phoenix taking on a case with his friend Larry, defending a bride-to-be.

aa6dlcenglishBesides that, Capcom has released the final development blog for Spirit of Justice. You can read this entry over here.

In this entry, Capcom touches on the full-length Special Episode, “Turnabout Time Traveler?”. It features main writer Masakazu Eguchi, and some final words from director Takeshi Yamazaki.

Monster Hunter Stories

The latest issue of Famitsu revealed a few more details about Monster Hunter Stories just before the game’s release in Japan.

First, the magazine talks about Kupni Village. It’s an idyllic village where many kinds of felynes live. Since it has a warm temperature, many of them also visit for vacations. On the sea there are also two rocks that are shaped after felynes.

Village Chief Matar is the chief of Kupni Village. She’s a wyverian who warmly looks after the felynes. She has both the personality of a leader and the kindness of a mother.

Hanako met Nabiru thanks to a certain happening. She can understand Nabiru well, as the latter tends to be misunderstood easily (as in other felynes tend to misunderstand Nabiru).

Torao and Kagishippo are two felynes who also live in Kupni Village just like Hanako. Torao has a scar on his forehead and looks like a gang leader, and Kagishippo is his underling. They always move around together as a pair.

Finally, it’s worth noting that a lot of felynes who live in Kupni Village do recognize Nabiru, and this place seems to be very deeply related to him. Torao and Kagishippo do not seem to like Nabiru due to a certain happening in the past. The reasons why the protagonist and Nabiru get to visit this village is unclear as of now.

You can find some screenshots associated to these Famitsu details in the gallery below.

Finally, Capcom has uploaded the opening movie and several commercials for Monster Hunter Stories. You can find those below, with another look at the amiibo packaging.

https://youtu.be/OpwGBhOzP18

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Disney Magical World 2

Nintendo has released a new overview trailer for Disney Magical World 2. You can watch it below, followed by some footage from the Frozen world.

Moreover, Nintendo also released some photos from an event dedicated to the game that was held at Nintendo NY to celebrate its upcoming release. Hollywood Records recording artist Olivia Holt was in attendance. Check out the photos and their descriptions below.

Photo 1

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Hollywood Records recording artist Olivia Holt helps young fans get dressed up as their favorite Disney characters at the Enchanted Ball Event for the Disney Magical World 2 game on Oct. 1 at Nintendo NY. The magical event celebrated the upcoming launch of the game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 14.

Photo 2

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Hollywood Records recording artist Olivia Holt explores the Kingdom of Arendelle in the upcoming Disney Magical World 2 game, launching exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 14. In the game, players can immerse themselves in the magic of six Disney-themed worlds.

Photo 3

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Olivia Holt meets with young fans at the Enchanted Ball Event at Nintendo NY to celebrate the upcoming launch of the Disney Magical World 2 game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 14.

Photo 4

In this photo released by Nintendo of America, guests are treated to a special preview event of the Disney Magical World 2 video game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems ahead of its release on Oct. 14. Hosted by Hollywood Records recording artist Olivia Holt, players explored Castleton, a world full of Disney characters.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Oliva Holt has a first dance with young fans at the Enchanted Ball Event at Nintendo NY to celebrate the upcoming launch of the Disney Magical World 2 game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 14.

Dragon Ball Fusions

Bandai Namco previously announced they would be releasing a series of free updates for Dragon Ball Fusions.

The first one, adding online play, is now available in Japan. It also features a new stage.

You can take a look at some screenshots from Famitsu’s website below.

Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan: Shijou Psi-dai no Psi-nan!?

Bandai Namco has released another trailer for Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan: Shijou Psi-dai no Psi-nan!?. You can watch it below.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is now available in North America and Europe.

You can watch the launch trailer and one hour of gameplay below.

Besides that, Game Informer recently put up a new piece about Sonic’s move onto Nintendo platforms following SEGA’s exit from the gaming hardware business. It contains some interesting quotes from the likes of creator Yuji Naka, Sonic developer Takashi Iizuka, and even Shigeru Miyamoto. You can read it over here, if interested.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls

Nintendo has uploaded a new video on launch-day for Yo-kai Watch 2 explaining how consumers can get their hands on exclusive Jibanyan Yo-kai medals. They will be able to give Jibanyan a powerful in-game Soultimate Move when scanned into the game. Check it out below.

Besides that, a second trailer for the U.S. run of Yo-kai Watch: The Movie in now online. You can view it below while you wait for the full film to reach select theaters on October 15.

River City: Tokyo Rumble

The special physical version of River City: Tokyo Rumble was recently put up on Natsume’s Amazon store, and included a limited edition keychain. However, it soon sold out, but Natsume is working on a restock as soon as possible. A specific date hasn’t been determined, but it’ll be up on the company’s Amazon store over here as soon as more copies are available.

river-city-keychainThe publisher is quite happy, as sales have “well exceeded what we thought the demand would be for physical copies”. Natsume also apologized to those who aren’t able to purchase a copy, but you probably should keep an eye on that Amazon page for the restock if you want a copy too.

Here’s the news from Natsume:

Today is the launch day of the long-awaited River City: Tokyo Rumble. Finally, River City is back! The game is available digitally on the Nintendo eShop and physically at select retailers, such as Crunchyroll.com, Gamefly.com, and GameQuestDirect.com. It is also available in Canada with Videogameplus.ca.

Unfortunately Natsume’s Amazon store is currently sold out. Sales of the game well exceeded what we thought the demand would be for physical copies. While we’re excited about how much enthusiasm there was for the physical release, we know that a lot of you are disappointed you can’t buy the game right now, and for that, we are very sorry.

However, we’re working on restocking the physical version, right now. While we don’t have an estimate when these will arrive and go on sale yet, they will go directly to Amazon so they can be up for sale as quickly as possible. These copies will also have the Kunio keychain!

We thank everyone for the support that brought about a physical run of River City: Tokyo Rumble. Your voices were heard, and were making it happen.

Besides that, we now have some direct-feed footage from the English version thanks to UpUpDownDown, which you can watch in the two videos below.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

The Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack was recently rated by PEGI, meaning it was cleared for release in most European countries, and the rating lists Yacht Club Games as the publisher, which are also publishing the same pack in North America.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 was released on the European eShop during the week, but the Striker Pack doesn’t have a release date yet, but seeing as it has been rated, it probably shouldn’t take much longer.

Meanwhile, to celebrate the launch of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the west, Nintendo has posted a video that Inti Creates has prepared with special “Tips & Tricks” for players. Check it out below.

Finally, we also have a trailer for the Azure Striker Gunvolt OVA, which you can watch below.

Puzzle & Dragons X

puzzlesdragonsxPuzzle & Dragons X is getting a major update this Winter.

The biggest feature to be added with this update will be the ability to play against other players online. However, the singleplayer co-op campaign will seemingly remain local-only.

GungHo Online Entertainment has also released a free-to-play version of Puzzle & Dragons X in Japan, called Battle Puzzle & Dragons X.

This eShop exclusive will not include all content of the retail releases, but it will allow players to transfer monsters and items to the paid versions if purchased. It features two modes: a battle mode and a survival mode.

Nyoki Nyoki: Tabidachi Hen

nyoki-nyoki-4Compile Maru has now announced that Nyoki Nyoki: Tabidachi Hen, its upcoming puzzle game inspire by Puyo Puyo, has had its Japanese release date moved two weeks earlier, to November 11. The game was previously set to launch on November 24.

Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure

Unfortunately, Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure missed its original summer release window, but the game is still coming very soon.

Mastiff has announced that Gurumin 3D is releasing in North America on October 13, and that those who purchase it through October 31 will receive the “Gurumin Party Time Theme” at no extra cost, which you can see below.

Gurumin 3D is also still planned for release in PAL regions, and a date “will be revealed soon”.

gurumin-party-timeRPG Maker Fes

RPG Maker Fes, the latest entry in the RPG Maker series, will be released in Japan on November 24th, so Kadokawa Games has now released some new info about it, which Gematsu has translated.

First, you will be able to work on and save up to 16 RPGs at the same time. This should leave plenty of room for experimentation, since if you get stuck on one project you can just save it for later and work on the next one. These will be saved on your 3DS’ SD card.

The next feature meantioned is pretty much a given for game development, but Kadokawa Games nonetheless mentions that RPG Maker Fes allows you to set variables, conditions and flags for a variety of things. You can edit when and how certain events will occur in your game, what special skills will do, and you can set the parameters and stats of monsters, items and equipment, as usual.

RPG Maker Fes also has several preset characters and monsters that you can use in your game if you need help getting started.

The final details were already announced during the latest Nintendo Direct in Japan, it being that the games you create will be free to everyone. A special software called “RPG Maker Fes Player” will be released for free on the 3DS eShop, allowing everyone to play the games others have created with RPG Maker Fes, even if they don’t own RPG Maker Fes themselves.

Finally, you can find several new screenshots and artwork in the gallery below.

Yooka-Laylee

Nintendo Life has uploaded more footage from Yooka-Laylee from its appearance at EGX. Check it out below.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Minecraft: Wii U Edition has now received the Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack. On top of that, a new update is brought about some new features. Take a look at what’s included in it in the video below.

LEGO Dimensions

New LEGO Dimensions packs are now out, and Warner Bros. and TT Games also introduced Battle Arenas. Each one features competitive gameplay for up to four players. Capture the Flag, Objective, Base Bash and Tick, Tag, and Boom modes are included.

You can watch a new trailer for the Battle Arenas below, followed by several spotlight videos, and some gameplay footage from the new sets.

Skylanders Imaginators

GamesBeat and GameSpot have recently posted new gameplay from Skylanders Imaginators. Check it out below.

Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers

GameMill Entertainment sent out a new batch of screenshots and info showing off the characters of the new side-scrolling action game Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers. Characters from six universes are included, and can be swapped inbetween instantly in single-player.

The lineup includes:

 

  • Finn & Jake (Adventure Time) – Inseparable as always, Finn the Human uses the superpowers of his best friend and shapeshifting dog Jake to unleash damage and protect himself.
  • Steven Universe (Steven Universe) – Half-human, half-Crystal Gem magical guardian of the cosmos, Steven is equipped with a number of bright and bubbly abilities.
  • Clarence (Clarence) – Dishing out sugary-sweet justice, Clarence brings his love and excitement for everything – including carbonated beverages – to the squad.
  • Gumball (The Amazing World of Gumball) – A blue cat with a flair for misadventure, Gumball is a middle-school student from Elmore who takes enemies to school with imaginative weaponry.
  • Mordecai & Rigby (Regular Show) – Best friends who’d rather play video games than work, Mordecai and Rigby have teamed up to do the job that one hero should be able to do alone.
  • Uncle Grandpa (Uncle Grandpa) – A good-hearted uncle and grandpa who magically helps the world with the powers of his propeller hat and more.

And here are the screenshots mentioned above:

Virtual Console Trailers

Nintendo recently released an official video for Kaizo Chojin Shubibinman 3: Ikai no Princess by Extreme for the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console. Check it out below.

 

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