Archive for May, 2016

Review of Gray Fin Studios’ Dual Core!

Here’s our video review of Dual Core by Gray Fin Studios for the Nintendo Wii U.

Finger Gun Games developing Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese for Nintendo Wii U!

Hello, everyone.

We at Finger Gun Games will like to introduce our new project: Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese. It is an educational game that will teach you the basics of Japanese Hiragana and Katakana.

While the instructors Asuka and Kenji give you teachings on the TV screen, the player will use the Wii U GamePad to navigate menus and turn around digital flash cards to give them more details on a chosen Japanese character, such as its romaji relation and a vocal pronunciation of it.

When you think you’re ready to test your knowledge, you can then participate in the memory games where you will use your finger like a sword to “cut” across the correct cards that match up with an indicated romaji or vocal sound. Master all thirty tests and you will become a Hiragana Samurai and a Katakana Ninja! Release date will be coming soon!

Source: Finger Gun Games

Futuridium EP Deluxe being developed for “New” 3DS; will support cross-buy with Wii U version!

 

RCMADIAX bringing Splashy Duck to the Wii U eShop next month!

Futuridium EP Deluxe arriving May 26th on the Nintendo Wii U!

Muteki launching Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice May 26th on Wii U / 3DS!

Oakland, CA. – May 19, 2016 – Muteki in partnership with Choice Provisions today announces the upcoming release of their retro title, Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice! The second entry of the Dragon Fantasy series is arriving on 3DS and Wii U in North America on May 26, 2016. The game was developed by Muteki Corporation and will be published by Choice Provisions; The Black Tome of Ice is rated T” for Teen and will be available for $9.99 (USD) on each platform.

Join Ogden and the heroes of Westeria in this classic JRPG epic, Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice. Travel through the frozen wastelands of Tundaria, experiencing action-packed battles without random encounters, using spatially aware Area-of-Effect attacks and power moves. Travel by pirate ship, defending against enemies in thrilling ship-to-ship rock monster combat! Defeat oncoming hordes of demons and huge bosses that threaten the entire world of Dragon Fantasy!

Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice is a remastered version of Dragon Fantasy: Book 2, which was originally released for PlayStation 3 and Vita in 2013. The update list is fairly extensive, but here’s a broad overview of just some of the changes and improvements players will encounter in this new version of the game:

*New dialog that ensures those who never played Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria will be up-to-speed and ready to go
*The Bestiary, first introduced in Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria, arrives in The Black Tome of Ice. Track the monsters you’ve defeated and captured!

*New items!
*An all-new boss!
*A difficulty slider!
*Lots of bug fixes!

The game will also be making its way to PC via Steam in the near future.

Source: PR Email / GoNintendo

Conveni Dream launching May 26th on the NA 3DS!

Conveni Dream is a game that simulates running a shop.

Game controls are mostly composed by touching and sliding the simple commands.

You are the new owner of the convenience store. Your target is to import goods for selling and enlarge the store.

As the owner, your work is busy, from stocking the shelf and goods to dealing with customer’s troubles. During a year, you need to deal with lots of events and quests. But your reliable shop assistants will help you out.

Attract more customers by placing your best goods and earn money and EXP to level up your store to an awesome shop.

When the shop level is raised, the available activities are increased and more items can be placed. Step up to build your own specific convenience store!

Source: PR Email

The Yo-kai Invasion Continues! Yo-kai Watch 2 Launches in Canada on Sept 30th!

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 16, 2016 – The Yo-kai phenomenon continues in 2016. Canada has seen the launches of the YO-KAI WATCH video game for Nintendo 3DS, a line of Hasbro toys and games, a top-rated animated series, and the mobile game sensation YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble all in the last six months. The world of Yo-kai continues to grow as new video games, toys and shows make their way to Canada this year.

 

All things Yo-kai continue on Sept. 30 when YO-KAI WATCH 2 launches in Canada exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Already a huge hit in Japan, the sequel to the first smash hit, which is once again developed by LEVEL-5, offers the same deep RPG gameplay and wacky adventures as the first game. The new adventure also offers many new areas to explore outside of Springdale, more than 100 new Yo-kai, a new-and-improved in-game Yo-kai Watch, and even the ability to travel back in time! YO-KAI WATCH 2 will also launch with two versions, YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls, each featuring rare Yo-kai that can only be found in their respective games.

 

“After being such a massive sensation in Japan, it’s great to see Canada start to embrace the mischievous and lovable Yo-kai,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “We’re excited to continue bringing fun Yo-kai experiences to Canada this year.”

 

To expand the Yo-kai brand, Hasbro will add new items to their YO-KAI WATCH line this fall.  New toys include the YO-KAI WATCH MODEL ZERO, designed to look like the watch worn by Nate in Season 2 of the animated series.  The watch includes YO-MOTION TECHNOLOGY that brings Yo-kai characters to life in a new way. Fans can insert a YO-MOTION YO-KAI MEDAL into the watch and see a projected animation of that character.  Hasbro will also release a new series of collectible YO-MOTION YO-KAI MEDALS which are compatible with the new watch. Additionally, fans will be able to collect and trade their favourite YO-KAI WATCH characters in a new way with the YO-KAI WATCH Trading Card Game.

 

Also coming for YO-KAI WATCH fans is a new season of the YO-KAI WATCH animated television show. This season, join Nate, Whisper, and Jibanyan as they get the new Yo-kai Watch Model Zero. But just because he has a new watch, that doesn’t mean Nate’s life will get any easier. Season 2 has more Yo-kai, more miniseries, more episodes, and, most importantly, more laughs! Tune in to see how a whole new cast of Yo-kai interrupts Nate’s normal life in unexpected and hilarious ways. Fans who missed the first season can catch up before the second season starts by picking up the DVD of YO-KAI WATCH – Season 1 in stores late 2016 or by streaming the show on Netflix now. Fans can also catch the YO-KAI WATCH manga series from VIZ Media (Volume 5 debuts this month).

 

Finally, all of your favourite Yo-kai have wobbled into a hit mobile app called YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble. This Top Ten app on the iTunes store brings the fun of Yo-kai characters into smart devices with a puzzle-game twist. With new events coming monthly, this game will continue to grow bigger and better.

 

The original YO-KAI WATCH video game introduced Canadians to the mysterious Yo-kai. In Japan, these invisible beings – not ghosts or spirits … just Yo-kai! – are steeped in folklore and based on common concerns that everyday citizens have. If a child misplaces homework or an adult can’t stop babbling at a work meeting, for instance, it’s probably the work of a troublesome Yo-kai.

 

For more information about YO-KAI WATCH, visit http://yo-kai-world.com. For more information about the first YO-KAI WATCH video game, visit http://yo-kai.nintendo.com/.

 

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/3ds.

 

About YO-KAI WATCH

YO-KAI WATCH is a cross-media universe, following the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous Yo-kai (invisible beings that are the cause of life’s daily annoyances) all around him.  Our young hero obtains a special watch, empowering him to discover and summon the mysterious Yo-kai, befriend them and then work together to solve everyday problems… problems that are often caused by other trouble-making Yo-kai!  Discover the adventures of Nate and his Yo-kai companions via video game, animated comedy series, comics, toys and video on demand.  View full episodes on the official YO-KAI WATCH YouTube channel — www.youtube.com/c/YOKAIWATCH — and visit the official website at www.Yo-Kai-World.comOther links include: https://twitter.com/YokaiWatchNews, https://www.facebook.com/YokaiWatchOfficial and https://www.instagram.com/yokaiwatchofficial.

 

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca.

 

About LEVEL-5 abby Inc.: Multi-media entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. creates, produces and distributes highly engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide. The company mission is to bring its universally themed popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and all devices. LEVEL-5 abby maintains a strong commitment to maintaining its position on the frontier where the newest technologies and great story telling intersect. The company’s tentpole franchises – YO-KAI WATCH™, Little Battler’s eXperience™ (LBX™) and SNACK WORLD™, the latter currently in production– are debuting before western audiences via multiple touch points, including animation, toys, comics, music, and live entertainment. As the company expands, LEVEL-5 abby will also develop original entertainment content designed specifically for Western and global markets. LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more, please visit www.level5.co.jp/abby

About Hasbro:

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

Gray Fin Studios launching Dual Core May 26th on Nintendo Wii U!

Learn To Draw Dozens of Disney and Pixar Characters In Disney Art Academy!

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 12, 2016 – Calling all budding artists and Disney fans! In the Disney Art Academy, launching exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on May 13, you can use a wide variety of tools to learn to draw more than 80 Disney and Pixar characters in 2D. By setting your own pace through multiple easy-to-follow lessons, characters like Mickey Mouse, Nemo from Disney Pixar Finding Nemo, Elsa from Disney Frozen, Buzz Lightyear from Disney Pixar Toy Story and Simba from Disney The Lion King come to life on your Nintendo 3DS screen.

 

“Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, you will be surprised by what you can create in Disney Art Academy,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “The game uses fun lessons to teach drawing skills to artists of all ages and skill levels.”

 

In Disney Art Academy, Disney and Pixar characters can be sketched or painted in many different ways. Using nine art tools like pastels, paintbrushes or markers, you can discover your inner artist by participating in lessons inspired by Disney art and animation. These art lessons are absolutely intuitive and, most importantly, fun! Each lesson guides you through a step-by-step progression to draw a single character. What starts as a series of lines and shapes will gradually evolve into a familiar character using your new art skills! If you ever want to take a break, lessons can easily be saved to continue from the same spot at a later time.

 

You can even add some extra flair with the Magic Brush, a new addition to the Art Academy series. With the Magic Brush, magical additions like stars, bubbles, and glitter can be added to your masterpieces – all easily accessed by using the touch screen on Nintendo 3DS.

 

As your art skills improve and you create more and more Disney and Pixar characters, you may very well want to share your creations with others. That can easily be accomplished directly in the game by connecting to the Internet and sharing through Miiverse or social media via Image Share. Completed artwork is also saved to the Nintendo 3DS system’s SD card, allowing you to upload your creations to a personal computer and print them out. Refrigerators around the country are about to get a lot more colourful (and a lot more magical!) once families start printing their favourite drawings.

 

If you want to create outside the game’s numerous lessons you’re in luck, as Disney Art Academy includes a Free Paint mode that lets you draw even more characters any way you choose. In Free Paint, you can put your newly learned skills to the test by drawing on a blank canvas, or you can select from more than 80 Disney images to use as reference as you add to your virtual gallery. All completed artwork can be viewed at any time in the game’s Clubhouse, where you can also select your favourite pieces to be viewed in a personal showcase slideshow. Disney Art Academy launches on May 13, and can be purchased in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and at Nintendo.ca at a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about the game, visit http://artacademy.nintendo.com/disney/

 

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/3ds.

 

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 692 million hardware units globally, including the current-

generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca.