Inti Creates’ Azure Striker Gunvolt will be available tomorrow (August 29) on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America. Along with Shovel Knight (released earlier this year) and Inti Creates’ next title, MIghty No. 9, Azure Striker Gunvolt has been one of my most-anticipated eShop games of 2014. That being said, Mighty No. 9 isn’t coming until next year – so my focus has shifted quite a bit to this game instead. Continue reading
About a year ago, I posted a Top 10 list of Nintendo 3DS retail games; at that point it was already difficult to narrow my scope down to only ten 3DS games.
It wasn’t long after the list was originally posted that some of the highest-profile Nintendo 3DS games of 2013 finally launched. The task of picking and choosing the best titles became far more challenging toward the end of the year, when I started thinking about revising my original Top 10 list.
Admittedly, 2014 has been slightly less consistent for 3DS games, but there have still been a few excellent new releases. Indeed, the library of “must-own” 3DS titles continues to expand.
With all of that in mind, check out the ‘revised’ Top 10 list after the break – there are several newer titles that earned a rightful place among the elites of the Nintendo 3DS.
Let me be clear: I am more excited about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for 3DS and Wii U than…any other video game, quite frankly.
On the other hand, as much time as I have spent daydreaming about playing the game, I have also come to terms with a few thoughts and concerns regarding the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.
This November, Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will revisit the Hoenn region and the Third Generation Pokemon games, Ruby & Sapphire.
We already know that there will be new Mega Evolutions; specifically new forms of Sceptile, Swampert, and Diancie have been revealed. There will also be some kind of “Ancient Devolution” form of the legendary monsters Groudon and Kyogre, but further details are unknown.
Granted, there were several “Megas” for Hoenn-based Pokemon introduced in Pokemon X & Y – Manectric, Mawile, and Blaziken to name a few – but I would like to see more in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Keep reading after the jump for my short list of most-wanted Mega Evolutions based in the Hoenn area, complete with some nifty / hilarious “Fakemon” results, courtesy of Google Image Search. Continue reading
The worldwide launch of Pokemon X & Pokemon Y is upon us; at midnight tonight I will finally be getting my hands on my very own copy of Pokemon Y and jumping right into the sixth generation of the series. I do not plan on sleeping much over the next few days, as there are greater things to do – like playing my most-anticipated game of 2013, bar none.
Just before we all get into our individual adventures in the Kalos Region, I would like to share some of the Pokemon I am the most excited to catch and use in battle in X & Y – these are not necessarily the creatures that I think will be the strongest for competitive play, but they are definitely personal favorites that I am thrilled to see in the game. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! If you do not want to spoil any of the new Pokemon for yourself, do not continue reading after the break!
With the upcoming release of Pokemon X & Pokemon Y, fans of the series will experience a brand-new feature called “Mega Evolution”, which powers up specific Pokemon in the middle of battle and grants them new Abilities, new Type combinations, and more.
There are already several Mega Evolutions we know about – MegaMewtwo, MegaLucario, MegaBlaziken, MegaMawhile, MegaAbsol, MegaAmpharos, and MegaKangaskhan – but the full extent of the new feature has yet to be revealed.
How many Mega Evolutions will we find in Pokemon X & Y? We can only guess until the release on October 12; that being said, here are five of the first-generation Pokemon I’d most like to see with a new Mega Evolution in the upcoming games:
Now that E3 and the big Nintendo Direct presentations are behind us, so many details about what’s ahead of us have been revealed: information about the upcoming Link to the Past sequel (A Link Between Worlds), big games for 2014 such as Yoshi’s New Island and Super Smash Bros., and more about the next generation of Pokemon – Pokemon X & Y. It was an exciting time for us all, as 3DS owners – no doubt.
With the exception of the 2014 releases, I would like to go over some of the Nintendo 3DS games that I am looking forward to the most this year. Continue reading
Over the span of time I’ve been posting on 3DStination.com, I have compiled two different lists of the five best Nintendo eShop games to date (which you can see here and here), but I have said nothing about my ten favorite retail releases. I’d like to change that now.
To be honest, it wasn’t easy to narrow my “best of” selections to just ten. In the two years the 3DS has been available, there have been more than two dozen games that I’d personally recommend purchasing to almost any player.
Regardless, here are my ten favorites – keep in mind, many of these are personal picks/based on my 3DStination review scores, but others have been selected for different reasons: