Minor 3DS News; Code of Princess, Fractured Soul and Crush 3D

Just some minor news items about some lesser known 3DS games that could be interesting. First of all, here’s a video of the upcoming 3DS game ‘Code of Princess’:

Next up, it’s confirmed King of Pirates will be released outside of Japan.  Well, not quite confirmed, but Keiji Inafune has said there are plans to bring it to other countries.  He doesn’t know who the publisher will be, but he did say that a worldwide release is planned, as you can see in a recent quote:

For all my titles, I’m looking to do worldwide publishing. I can’t say who is publishing because it could be Marvelous directly or maybe they’re going to find another publisher in the US. But the plan is to do it worldwide.

Fractured Soul is another interesting case, and apparently the game could end up on the eShop after the contractual stuff required for a retail release seem to have fell through:

Grant Davies (head of the studio who made the game) in regards to their publishing situation:

Now it’s no publisher, and we have the rights, and we have a completed game, so that’s why we’re kind of thinking maybe eShop is the way forward.

Finally, Crush 3D is exclusive to GameStop, and will be sold at a lower price of $19.99 according to Sega:

Out tomorrow exclusively at GameStop for $19.99!!/SEGA/status/177803907358130177

Hope you weren’t planning to buy it from anywhere else since you obviously can’t now.

So, that’s some minor 3DS game related news that didn’t really deserve individual news posts, what do you think of these announcements?

Assassin’s Creed 3 Is Confirmed for The Wii U

A few days ago, the debut trailer for Assassin’s Creed was revealed. Now Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will come out for the Wii U. Ubisoft actually announced it on E3, but it hasn’t been confirmed before now. This series hasn’t been available on any Nintendo consoles before, so it will probably raise the popularity of the Wii U when it comes out. I’ve heard that this game is pretty big, although I haven’t played any games from the series before.
Assassin’s Creed is supposed to be released the 30th of October for the PS3, Xbox and Windows PC, but the Wii U version is said to be released before the end of 2012. I guess developing the game for a brand new console takes some time.

I’ve seen some stuff from Assassin’s Creed games before, and they’ve been based pretty much around Italy, however those soldiers looks like English Soldiers from the American Revolution..


Castlevania the Adventure coming to the Nintendo eShop

Admittedly it’s not exactly the best handheld Castlevania game ever released, and apparently reception to it was mixed at the time, but it’s nice to know we’re likely to get Castlevania games on the eShop in general.  Here are some screenshots of it:

Well, it’s showing its age a bit and looks fairly basic for the series (although then again, it is an original Game Boy game, and it’s definitely cooler looking than Super Mario Land).  But hey, it’s a step in the right direction towards great games like Castlevania Aria of Sorrow, Castlevania Circle of the Moon and Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance being available in the distance future.  If they can finally start putting up Game Boy Advance titles.

What do you think of this game’s announcement on the 3DS eShop?


3DS Crossover Project reveals new myserious screenshot

New writer Link 70222 here to share some news about the 3DS crossover project between Namco-Bandai, SEGA, and Capcom. In the past, little was revealed about this game when it was first announced, and that’s still true. We originally had 2 screenshots of chromosome-like figures that were speculated to symbolize characters.

New Screenshot

These new screenshots were released today. What do they mean? Not sure, but if past speculation is correct, there’s more characters to look forward to.

Etrian Oddysey IV Trailer

This one seems to be show off a bit more of the game, and it even labels the characters so you can tell roughly what their abilities/classes are to boot.  No, I have no idea what’s being said at the end when you have a picture of a CD and book on a blank screen along with a picture of a main character, and it’s probably been screwed up due to my attempts at editing the video a bit.

Here’s the trailer to watch:

It’s a fairly good video, although it’s not something you’ll be able to understand properly if you don’t speak Japanese.