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Kenji Inafune and Inti Creates Discuss Azure Striker, Mighty Gunvolt DLC

In case you haven’t heard about it, one of the hottest upcoming titles on the Nintendo 3DS eShop is Azure Striker Gunvolt, Inti Creates’ flashy, action-packed side-scroller. It certainly helps that one of the game’s lead designers is none other than Kenji Inafune (Mega Man), and the gameplay is clearly reminiscent of the classic series.

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Anyway, those who download Azure Striker Gunvolt will also get a free 8-bit crossover game called Mighty Gunvolt, which features characters from both Azure Striker and Inti’s next game, Mighty No. 9. 

Keep reading after the break for details, video footage, and an interview between Inafune and Inti Creates.

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Bravely Default – One Million Units Sold Worldwide

Square-Enix’s 3DS-exclusive role-playing game, Bravely Default, has officially sold more than one million units worldwide since its initial launch in October 2012.

These sales figures include units sold via eShop; I find it particularly interesting to point out that Japanese sales account for only 40% of the total units so far.

This means over 600,000 copies have been purchased elsewhere; clearly it was the right move when Square-Enix finally decided to localize the game for multiple regions.

The JRPG never made its way to America until earlier this year, but has nonetheless been a hit with 3DS owners and RPG fans. In fact, the game sold over 200,000 units in the first few weeks after it launched.

Stay tuned for our retrospective review of Bravely Default - the game did earn a spot (#10) on our Top 10 Nintendo 3DS Games list.

Source: NWR

Renegade Kid Will Reveal New 3DS Game This Weekend

Developer Renegade Kid – known best for NDS, 3DS & eShop games like Mutant Mudds, Dementium: The Ward, Moon Chronicles and the upcoming Treasurenauts - will be revealing its next Nintendo 3DS-exclusive title next weekend via GoNintendo.com.

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The announcement will be posted on the daily “End Of The Day” column on GoNintendo, which should be live sometime Sunday night / Monday morning (August 3 / August 4) depending on your time zone.

Renegade Kid also promises frequent updates about the new game through GoNintendo following its reveal.

Consider me excited; I loved Mutant Mudds and am looking forward to Treasurenauts, but I am still pulling for Cult County as well.

Stay tuned for details about the Renegade Kid reveal early next week.

Source: Siliconera

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Five Concerns About Super Smash Bros. for 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.

Click here to continue reading the full article as it was originally posted on Game Freaks 365.

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.

Shovel Knight Finally Headed to eShop June 26

The long-awaited indie game Shovel Knight, developed by Yacht Club Games, is headed to Nintendo eShop this month – June 26th, specifically.

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For those who haven’t been following the development of Shovel Knight, the game draws a lot of inspiration from NES-era games such as Mega Man and Zelda II: Adventures of Link. Beyond the 8-bit sprites and MIDI-style soundtrack, the game features side-scrolling platforming action and eight unique bosses that can be dispatched in the order of your choosing.

You may really want to check this one out when it drops – few 3DS eShop games have received the pre-release buzz that Shovel Knight has, which should hopefully be a good sign.

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Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition Free to Download Until Feb. 2

Nintendo is currently offering a free download of Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition on the Nintendo eShop; the promotion lasts until 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, February 2.

Even if you have already played Four Swords at some point in the past, there is no reason not to download it and check it out again – the local multiplayer is absolutely brilliant; although the gameplay does not directly follow the Zelda formula, the mechanics work very well.

The numerous times that I have played through Four Swords in the past always resulted in some very hilariously unique cooperative gaming experiences; for example, leading your partner in the wrong direction, throwing them into lava or a group of enemies, stealing rupees…

Don’t miss this chance to gather a few friends and play a fantastic co-op Zelda game for free.