Monday, September 6, 2010

Paper Mario 3DS

Paper Mario 3DS Revealed
Just when I thought I couldn’t be any more excited about the 3DS Nintendo goes and announces a new Paper Mario game for it! Paper Mario on the 3DS will revert the series back to it’s RPG roots which should please those who weren’t pleased with the direction the series has been heading. Turn based combat FTW! Not much details were given but I already feel confident enough to tell you that this is certainly one game you should be looking to.

Halo Reach: New 360 Bundle

Halo: Reach Limited Edition Xbox 360A new Halo means a new Xbox bundle. This time it's a silver "new style" Xbox 360 with Reach decals, two silver-painted wireless controllers, and a standard edition copy of the game for $399.
The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo: Reach Bundle features a silver paint job and comes with two custom Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers adorned with artwork inspired by the game, a Standard Edition copy of the game, a token for the Limited Edition Elite armor set, an episode of Halo Legends and a Halo: Reach-themed Xbox 360 wired headset. As an added touch, the limited edition console also features custom sound effects from the Halo universe, apparently. The pack will be available on September 14 for $399.
A little earlier than that (early August) those of you predisposed to buying such things will be able to pick up the controllers and a wireless version of the headset for a hefty price tag. The controllers will set you back a whopping $59.99 and come with an Xbox Live token for an animated Covenant Banshee avatar item (to make you feel better about buying such an expensive controller, presumably) and the wireless headset is $49.99. No freebies with the headset.
Microsoft is claiming that these accessories are both "being produced in limited quantities" and would like you to know that they are available for pre-order now. So, have at it.
Halo: Reach Limited Edition Xbox 360

Cave Story

This is the best WiiWare game you will ever play, no questions asked. An amazing side-scrolling shooter platformer would be an understatement. Reminiscent of NES classics such as Metroid and Blaster Master, this game is by far the best Ive played in a while. Countless hours of exploring a mysterious set of caves and searching for upgrades and new weapons has never been more fun in my entire life. The art is beautiful, the character movements are smooth and fluid, the music is catchy, and the story is amazing. When you consider your next WiiWare purchase, this is a must play.
This is not a test, nor a Gamestop leak.  The black Wii is ready to go, and should be available as early as May 9th.

That’s not all, as every Wii (both black and white) will begin to be bundled not only with Wii Sports, but with Wii Sports Resort, as well as the Wii MotionPlus accessory.  And yes, the North American MSRP is still $199.99.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn DS Details

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, the highly anticipated sequel to the popular Game Boy Advance game, has slowly been revealed to the public. Over the past month, many people have been able to try out a short demo of the game. Overall, it’s looking like more of the same; to most fans, that is not a bad thing. Keeping with tradition while offering up fresh graphics and new ways to experience the game has been popular with both the Dragon Quest IX and Final Fantasy franchises. While the details released are still fairly limited, here’s a few confirmed facts:
-The game, including movement, can be controlled with the touch screen.
-Most of the game can also be played without the touch screen.
-It features very high quality summoning cut-scenes.
-Overall, the graphics don’t seem like too big of a step up from the GBA games considering how powerful the Nintendo DS is in comparison.
-Battle system remains unchanged; it’s a lot more streamlined with the touch screen.
-Plot continues off of the previous Golden Sun games.

There’s still a lot of unknown facts about the game, but as its tentative late 2010 release gets closer, more information will likely be revealed in the next 1-2 months. Since the last Golden Sun game was released around 7 years ago, high expectations are set for this to be another classic in the making.

US Nintendo DSi/XL Price Drop Hints at 3DS Release This Year

While many people have still been skeptical about a 2010 release date for Nintendo’s 3DS, the main argument point has officially been taken care of. With a price drop announced in a recent press release, similar to what was seen in Japan, this is likely in anticipation of the still unknown release date of the 3DS. As mentioned in a previous article, there’s a number of reasons why it will likely be released this year; the main one being the Holiday season where sales are at their highest.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is dropping the suggested retail price of its Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™ video game systems. Effective Sept. 12, the new suggested retail price of the Nintendo DSi system will be $149.99, while the new suggested retail price for the Nintendo DSi XL system will be $169.99. The Nintendo DS™ Lite model will remain at a suggested retail price of $129.99. The Nintendo DS family of video game systems is the best-selling in the history of the U.S. and worldwide. The new prices offer consumers tremendous value for their money while providing access to the best portable video game experiences possible.

Stayed tuned for the announcement, at the end of September, which will likely reveal whether the 3DS will be released this year or the next. Regardless, the handheld is guaranteed to be available to consumers by March of 2011.