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New Fire Emblem Magazine Scans!

Been a while since we’ve seen anything new in regards to Fire Emblem, hasn’t it?  Ever since the series’ 3DS debut was announced back at that Nintendo event last year, Nintendo has barely said a word about it and the game had pretty much fallen off the radar.  But thankfully, some new information has come in about the game, and we can post some new magazine scans showing more game screenshots, official art and information.

New details are a bit scarse, but some interesting new things include downloadable content (which is almost a Nintendo 3DS first, let alone for Fire Emblem) and more interestingly… you can turn off permadeath.  You know how in past games whenever a character died they were gone for good?  It’s a fairly important mechanic in the series, and makes the series a fair amount more interesting.

Here though, you can choose to have it or not.  The old way is called ‘Classic Mode’, while the new way is called ‘Casual Mode’ and revives fallen warriors in the next battle.  Not a good choice of names there Nintendo, people are probably already decrying the downfall of Fire Emblem due to pandering to casual gamers as we speak, and the names don’t help this perception at all.

There are also multiple difficulties, Normal, Hard and Lunatic.  Presumably Casual Mode won’t be available on Lunatic, right?  Then again, permanent death plus a super hard difficulty level?  Seems like an option for masochists with a death wish.

Never the less, the game does seem like it’ll be interesting, and that it’ll be changing around the basic formula of the series quite a bit.  Any Fire Emblem fans should be looking forward to this one!

Nintendo 3DS Daily Launches!

Welcome to Nintendo 3DS Daily, the next Nintendo news/reviews/guides website!  Now admittedly, it’s been a long time since something like this was associated with Nintendo 3DS Community, since Nintendo 3DS Fans shut down months ago.  Still, I’m trying to get this site back into the fan site and news market, after a long time of just seeing how a forum would do on its own.

You may be wondering first of all why there’s so much content for a supposedly new site.  This is because unlike some people, I don’t just open new websites as a blank slate and start writing the content while its guest viewable and why Google is trying to index the thing for the first time.  That’s because no one cares about an empty website with no content.  You won’t rank in search engines, you won’t have repeat visitors and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll never end up writing a single post otherwise.  So I’ve made sure there’s about thirty articles available right off the bat, including some fairly lengthy guides you won’t find elsewhere.

So welcome to Nintendo 3DS Daily, and I hope you enjoy the website!

Is the 3DS heading to South Korea, with Star Fox 64 3D as a launch title?

Apparently, we now not only know that Nintendo are planning to bring the 3DS to said country, but also that Star Fox 64 3D might be one of the early/launch titles.  How do we know this?  Well, apparently a rating exists for the game on South Korea’s Game Rating Board, and this was leaked recently.

Never the less, it should be interesting to see if the 3DS will catch on over there like it seemingly has elsewhere.  Unfortunately though, I’m not sure Star Fox 64 3D is really a good launch title, at least on it’s own.  I’d understand Mario Kart 7 or something, but a remake of a Nintendo 64 title as a major game to get people interested?  Seems risky if you ask me, and it’s not even the most massively popular, well known series in question (Star Fox I’m assuming isn’t exactly a multi million selling franchise in South Korea, is it?)

Still, do you think the 3DS will do well over there, or that Star Fox 64 3D is a good choice for a launch title?

Source: http://www.zeldainformer.com/2012/02/nintendo-3ds-finally-heading-to-korea-launch-title-revealed.html

Guild 01 Liberation Girl Screenshots

Just some new screenshots of Guild 01 Liberation Girl, a new 3DS game that was announced fairly recent.  Some artwork too.

Finally, some official art (as little as there is for this game):

Not sure about this one to be honest.  The official art looks fairly nice, but I don’t think the screenshots really interest me in the slightest, and the quality of the graphics seems quite average for a 3DS title.  Plus, gameplay wise, a shoot em up type game is a bit old hat, don’t you think?

Still, could be a decent game.  What do you think?

‘Interesting’ New 3DS Commercials

Interesting being the right word here, because how unnatural they look/sound actually nearly made me die of laughter rather than wanting the games advertised (although I do already own both Mario Kart 7 and Mario 3D Land, so it’s not too bad).

More Mario Kart 7 Videos

First of all, the Mario Kart 7 one.  I can’t say anything other than wow at Nintendo outright insulting their fanbase.  I mean, the very first sentence is about how people playing online are so tough to beat and must be IT guys who play Mario Kart all day.  They’ve pretty gone and mocked the forum population…

Cue the cut to some school girls in Japan talking about whether they should let these people win or keep beating them at Mario Kart.  I have to admit, by this point an awful lot of Mario Kart fans would probably sympathise, given how you can’t go a week on some sites without hearing how ‘Japanese gamers gang up on Westerners’ or something of that nature.  I guess you could say it’s sort of an accurate portrayal of what some GameFAQs users think of Mario Kart 7 as like…

Still, bit of an embarassing commercial, don’t you think?

Next up, the awkward one for Super Mario 3D Land.  Two things strike me as rather weird here, namely, why the hell are they advertising this alongside Resident Evil in the same commercial?  As much as both games are supposedly really good, they don’t at all share the same audience and it just seems rather jarring to cut between Mario footage and Resident Evil footage in minutes.

More Super Mario 3D Land Videos

I don’t know what sounds more ridiculous, the fact two actors are trying to compare a Mario platformer to a survival horror game and talking about shotguns and fireballs in the same sentence, or the fact one actress randomly goes shouting out about bullets with faces as if it’s ‘totally radical’.  Yeah, that’s how normal life works Nintendo, we go around comparing Mario to Resident Evil with a bunch of friends while standing around in the kitchen.  It’s just so corny as to be hilarious.

Still, hope you enjoy these commercials, I’d say both fall squarely into ‘so bad its good’ and both made me laugh at them rather than want to buy any games…