The Nintendo 3DS XL is bigger, but is it better? In the video below, G4 interviews Kit Ellis, PR Manager at Nintendo, who puts the device through its paces, showing off the new form factor, new colors, and, of course, that larger screen.
Nintendo Interviewed For New Super Mario Bros. 2 At Comic-Con 2012: A New Approach To Coin Collecting
New Super Mario Bros. 2 has been built from the ground up to offer gamers a new approach to coin collecting. This time around, all of the action will focus around collecting as many coins as possible. Worlds are built around you finding coins and there will even be new power-ups to make collecting coins even more fun. Check out our New Super Mario Bros. 2 interview from Comic-Con 2012 with Nintendo's Kit Ellis below to learn more.
I really like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. I mean, really. Check out my Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon preview if you don't believe me.
In the video below, G4 interviews Kit Ellis, PR Manager at Nintendo, during Comic-con 2012 to get details about the ghost hunting gameplay mechincs behind Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and more!I hope you end up liking the new Luigi as much as I did.
Nintendo has announced they have sold more than 19 million Nintendo 3DS consoles worldwide as of the end of June 2012. The video game giant also revealed that since the manufacturing costs for the 3DS have finally gone down, they're no longer incurring a loss from each unit sold.
In the wake of losing almost a billion dollars last year, this must be welcome news for Nintendo, whose hopes for the future are looking up. The company is launching the super-sized Nintendo 3DS XL on August 19, the same day that New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be released both as retail and digital versions, a first for Nintendo.
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance marks the return of the KH series. As the first title in the series exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS, gamers can expect plenty of 3D gameplay mechanics. Kingdom Hearts 3D was reviewed by our very own Leah Jackson. Find out why you'll be heading to the local game store on July 31, 2012 in her review.
"As I lay my Keyblade down to rest, I think it’s safe to say that Square Enix and Disney have outdone themselves with Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. The seventh installment in the Kingdom Hearts series follows the events of Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded, wherein the heroic Sora (how has he managed to stay so freaking cute this long?) and his best friend, the stoic Riku, defeated Ansem and Xemnas, reviving the malicious Xehanort. It’s always one thing after another with Organization XIII, isn’t it?
Check out our full Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance review for more.
Nintendo has announced four Mario titles will be discounted in the eShop to celebrate the launch of New Super Mario Bros. 2. The four weeks leading up the New Super Mario Bros. 2's release on August 19, 2012, shall henceforth be known as Mario Month! And so it was written...
One Mario game per week were be available at a discount. Check out the Mario line-up:
- July 26 - Aug. 1 - Super Mario Bros. - $3.99
- Aug. 2 - Aug. 8 - Super Mario Land - $2.99
- Aug. 9 - Aug. 15 - Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - $2.99
- Aug. 16 - Aug. 22 - Mario's Picross - $2.99
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is still more than a week away from release, but Square Enix decided to bestow upon you the launch trailer now. The cinematic trailer features both in-game cut-scenes and actual gameplay. If you're ready for another adventure with Sora, Mickey and the rest of the Square/Disney crew, then click play.
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on July 31, 2012.
We finally get our greedy little hands on the 3DS game that will have you chasing after that gold stuff, New Super Mario Bros. 2. As a direct sequel, expect to find much of the same great platforming and style that made the first one so popular. But of course, the team over at Nintendo added a couple of new twists to the formula to keep you on your toes.
One of the new aspects that we got to try out was the Coin Rush mode:
“You can access Coin Rush levels after you’ve completed them on regular difficulty, and these levels just throws countless coins from every conceivable place. Coins pour down pipes. They follow jumping turtles. You can use gold flowers to turn blocks into coins. You can get a mask that makes Mario leave a trail of gold coins behind him. Coin Rush gives you one life to play three levels, and collect as many coins as possible.”
To find out more about our time with the plumber, check out the rest of our Hands-On Preview of New Super Mario Bros. 2.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 looks better and better with every trailer we see of the game. In the latest video, you can check out a bunch of brand new abilities Mario will be getting in his upcoming adventure, including ones that let him walk on water and destroy flaming lava rocks. Personally, I hate water levels in Mario/all games, so that power-up seems extra awesome to me.
Nintendo has announced their Comic-Con 2012 lineup. Not only will the hardware giant be showing off the brand new Nintendo 3DS XL, but they'll also be showing off titles like Super Mario Bros. 2, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. After the break you can check out the full rundown of what will be on display from Nintendo.
Capcom has announced Monster Hunter 4 will be released in Japan in Spring 2013. I guess that's not really a date but if you're a Monster Hunter fan, you'll take it! To get Monster Hunter fans ever more excited, they also released an action-packed trailer.
- REVIEW: Monster Hunter Tri Review
There hasn't been any confirmation on a US release of Monster Hunter 4.
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Wipeout 3, a game based on the hit ABC show, has been announced for the Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS. The best in "nerve wracking, splashtastic fun" will be hitting those select consoles Fall 2012.
“Much of Wipeout’s success has stemmed from the fact that people of all ages enjoy the show,” said Matt Kunitz, Wipeout’s Creator and Executive Producer. “We want to capture that essence with Wipeout 3 so that kids, parents, and even grandparents can plunge into this easy-to-learn, zany game.”
If obstacle course gameshows are your cup of tea then get ready for split-screen multiplayer and team modes for 4-players. Wipeout 3 sounds like a BLAST!
Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 have a release date. Get ready to catch them all on October 7, 2012. That's a Sunday by the way. The first true sequels in the series will be released on the Nintendo DS and the 3DS, although the 3DS version will play in 2D. Black 2 and White 2 take place two years after Pokemon Black/White.
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata confirms that the upcoming 3DS XL will support dual analog control games with a freshly super-sized version of the Circle Pad Pro (via Kotaku). There's no price or release date yet, but with dual analog-supporting 3DS games already out in the wild, one would hope that the updated peripheral will arrive on or around the 3DS XL's August 19, 2012 release.
The 3DS XL was only recently announced, offering gamers an improved battery life and a larger pair of screens to play on. We've yet to see the thing in action yet, but the 3DS is a capable little device and it's reasonable to expect that the 3DS XL will be a capable bigger device. You can get one for yourself on August 19 for $199.
The Nintendo 3DS XL is Nintendo's super-sized version of the original Nintendo 3DS handheld. The new device will sport two screens, both larger than the original 3DS', as well as a better battery and it will come with a 4GB SD card.
Nintendo's released a short video showing off the size of the XL compared to the original 3DS so you can see just how big it really is.
The Nintendo 3DS XL will retail for $199 in North America on August 19, 2012, the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2 releases.
Are you going to be picking either one up?
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