Category Archives: Blurbs

All “blurbs” (quick, impulse posts) related to the 3DS.

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Azure Striker Gunvolt – Early Reviews Charged With Praise

Inti Creates’ Azure Striker Gunvolt launches today on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America. Designed alongside Mega Man creator Kenji Inafune, this side-scrolling action/platforming game offers flashy, fast-paced gameplay – think Mega Man X combined with the stylish combo system from Devil May Cry.

AZG looks to be one of the most notable downloadable 3DS titles of the year; the first reviews appear to be decidedly positive. Links, quotes and scores from various sites like NWR, IGN & Destructoid can be found after the break. Continue reading

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Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – GBA / 3DS Graphics Comparison

Courtesy of NintendoLife, you can see just how much the graphics and visual design have been enhanced between Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire on the Game Boy Advance and their 3DS re-makes, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

Check out the side-by-side comparisons of several Hoenn landmarks and battle scenes after the break.  Continue reading

The New Design & Direction of 3DStination.com

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As you may have noticed, the layout and design of 3DStination has recently changed.

The redesign was past due to say the least; this theme not only looks nicer than the last, it is also more flexible on the backend.

You probably have not noticed any shifting in ‘direction’ for the website, but the primary focus of content will soon shift from standard reviews and reporting daily news to unique, original content such as editorials, blogs, lists, and random posts about specific or obscure topics.

The goal is to be simplistic and ‘punchy’.

There will still be plenty of news posts, video and screenshot updates, and reviews of 3DS games.  The goal is simply to cut out some of the extra ‘fluff’ and cut to the chase.

This website is dedicated to 3DS games, and therefore caters to a niche audience – it seems unnecessary to approach any content without assuming the reader is decently informed.

Let us know what you think. Tell us if the new look is terrible, or if there is anything that can be done to improve the site in any way. Any feedback is appreciated.

Blog – Catching Up After E3

As most of you are probably already aware, Nintendo’s offerings at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles were pretty much the talk of the show.

This year’s presentation largely expanded the upcoming Wii U library, but plenty more was announced for the Nintendo 3DS, including information about key titles such as Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, as well as upcoming eShop titles.

Unfortunately, I was unable to keep up with any sort of posting during the E3 week, and missed out on most of the big headlines. As a result, I am going to do my best to post a few of the highlights and resume consistent posting from this point forward.

Stay tuned for some of the big release date announcements, trailers and new information about E3′s biggest Nintendo 3DS games.

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details Coming June 15

Not much has been revealed about the upcoming Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games, at least nothing substantial enough for the die-hard fans such as myself to feel satisfied.

This looks to change very soon – apparently there will be “a large scoop” about the “third-gen” Pokemon re-makes via Pokémon Get☆TV on June 15.

Pokémon Get☆TV (as well as the Japanese magazine Coro Coro) have been consistently focused sources of legitimate information on the Pokemon series, so I expect that we should see something interesting in just over a week – perhaps even a few screenshots, or information about what exactly sets these games apart from past Pokemon titles.

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Lucario Joins the Roster

Lucario, the “Aura Pokemon”, will return to the ever-expanding of fighters in the forthcoming installment of the Super Smash Bros. series for 3DS & Wii U.

Lucario was first introduced to SSB in the last game, Brawl. He was unique in that his attacks became more powerful and destructive after taking high amounts of damage, and many these moves were based directly on his actual attacks from the Pokemon games (such as Aura Sphere, Force Palm, Extremespeed, Double Team, and so on).

Here is the official word from Sakurai and the series’ official website:

The heroic Aura Pokémon, Lucario, joins the battle!! We’ve increased the influence of Aura this time, so a damaged Lucario is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Lucario joined the battle for the first time in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which was released six years ago. The production staff of Brawl worked really hard to expand the character roster–without their efforts, Lucario probably never would have joined the battle.

I am happy to see another Pokemon character confirmed for the next Super Smash Bros. - I am really hoping for the return of Pokemon Trainer, updated with creatures from Pokemon X & Y.

Keep checking back for updates about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U, I will try to stay current with any news as it comes out.

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Bravely Default – Early Reviews From Europe

For those lucky enough to live in Europe, Square-Enix’s 3DS-exclusive RPG, Bravely Default, is just over a week away from launch. I feel like I have been waiting for this Final Fantasy “reboot” for ages; I was absolutely thrilled when it was confirmed for western regions earlier this year.

Although Bravely Default still isn’t coming to North America until February 2014, it looks like the extensive wait might be worth it all along: early reviews from across the pond are particularly positive, with impressive scores to match the raving critiques. Continue reading after the break for some of the early impressions and the first European review scores published on the ‘net.

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