Devil Summoner Soul Hackers; More Screenshots!

Yes, some new screenshots of the game have just recently been released, and can be found below.  As you can tell from the 3DS console border, these were most likely taken from the game’s official website, hence the high quality.

I’d say the game looks pretty decent from the above screenshots, although it’s likely to be too obscure a series for many people outside Japan to buy/want to play.  Do you plan to get Devil Summoner Soul Hackers when it’s released?

The Legend of Zelda Shrimp Shield?

It’s the latest crazy rumour about what the next Zelda 3DS game will be!  Yes, there’s been a new (and likely fake) 3DS Zelda screenshot showing a Japanese title screen with these words and credits to Grezzo, the company who helped Nintendo with the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D!

Here’s the screenshot which has sent so many into a bit of a frenzy:

As you may have likely figured out that, this image is most likely not a real screenshot of any upcoming Legend of Zelda game on 3DS.  Not only does the translated title sound as fake as all gets (can anyone really say ‘shrimp shield’ without bursting into laughter?), but a few people seem sure it’s just a picture drawn in one of the numerous art programs you can get in the 3DS like Colours 3D.

So yes, a more convincing mock up than most due to the blurry quality and fact it seems displayed on an actual console, but given away as fake due to a whole host of blatantly obvious factors like the dodgy title.


Nintendo Dominates in Japan; Completely Fills up Top Selling Games Chart

Everyone knows how successful Nintendo is in Japan, right?  The 3DS has outsell most of its competition week after week, New Super Mario Bros 2 has topped the charts and well, the handheld console focused gaming culture over there has helped Nintendo stay successful through every generation in history.

But this month, Nintendo have done even better.  Not only is New Super Mario Bros 2 on top of the best selling games charts in Japan, but every single spot on the list has been filled by either a 3DS or Wii game!  Here’s the chart in question:

  1. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  2. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2
  3. [WII] Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online
  4. [WII] Just Dance Wii 2
  5. [3DS] Oni Training
  6. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb
  7. [WII] Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus
  8. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!
  9. [WII] Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition
  10. [3DS] Kobitodzukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set

Now that’s impressive isn’t it?  For a company to beat the competition so thoroughly that not a single game not solely released on their consoles is in the top ten charts for the month.  It’s also an impressive show for the 3DS, since literally half the list is comprised of 3DS exclusives.

Looks like Nintendo’s successful reign isn’t going to be coming to an end any time soon in Japan…


Nintendo Power confirmed to be shut down soon

Straight from Nintendo themselves this quote, in case there was any doubt left:

Nintendo can confirm that Future US will end the production of Nintendo Power magazine with the last issue slated for December 2012.

Well, it was nice when it was going the last 25 or so years, but I guess everything has to come to an end.  Also, Nintendo of America are asking for your memories of Nintendo Power on Twitter, if you needed even more proof.

What did you think of Nintendo Power when it was running, and what were your fondest memories of the magazine?




Ninja Gaiden being released on 3DS eShop

Yes, the original NES version of Ninja Gaiden is being released on the eShop soon, for anyone who wants a very difficult platformer to try out.  Here are some screenshots of the game, in case for whatever reason you don’t know of the game:

It’s supposedly a pretty fun game, although it’s also one of the hardest games ever released on the NES and hence not for average gamers.

Does anyone here plan to buy Ninja Gaiden from the 3DS eShop?