Samurai Warriors is getting a sequel on 3DS!

If you liked the original game (which was a launch title back when the 3DS was new), then you’ll probably love this, they’ve just announced a sequel is being made!  Yes, Samurai Warrior Chronicles 2nd (called Sengoku Musou Chronicle 2nd in Japanese) is going to be released in Japan on September the 13th.

It also now has online and local multiplayer, including internet rankings, as well as the usual new stuff like characters and missions.

So, is anyone excited for this game?

Guild 01’s Getting a Sequel?

It’s not even out in Japan yet and the developers are apparently talking about making a sequel called ‘Guild02’. Maybe they should hold their horses and see if the game does well at retail first?!/sinobintage/

Apparently it says something about a sequel being planned with Keiji Inafune being one of the people involved with the project.

Still, it’s interesting to know someone’s optimistic about their game’s chances of success, even if the game hasn’t been released yet they plan to follow up with a successor…

3DS Sells Over 6 Million in Japan!

No figures for how it’s doing in the US or Europe recently, but it’s nice to know the console’s doing pretty well and has sold over 6 million units in the country, correct?

According to Kotaku, here’s what Famitsu said about it:

Well, the 3DS keeps thumping right along. As of May 20, it’s passed the six million sold milestone (6,017,206 to be exact) since going on sale in Japan. Congrats!

So according to Wiki, it must be at about 18 million + worldwide so far.  Given it needs 151 million sales to catch up to the old DS (and probably Game Boy), it’s got a bit to go.  Still, assuming it’s at about 20 million worldwide in just over a year’s time, then according to basic calculations the console should ideally sell about 160 million units total worldwide some time in the future.

Congrats to the 3DS for doing so well in Japan!

Mario Tennis Open Launch Trailer

It’s a launch trailer for Mario Tennis Open, in case you’re still undecided about buying the game and need some more persuasion from Nintendo and their marketing team.  However, given how much most people here tend to like the Mario sports games and how quite a few regular visitors have bought this game quite a while ago, there’s not much to do other than enjoy the video and congratulate yourself on how you bought a Mario game before the general public did.

Here’s the trailer:

It’s a good game though, although maybe a bit lacking in options and game modes compared to the likes of Mario Power Tennis.

Still, there’s a trailer for the game, go out and buy it if you like Mario spinoffs, etc.

Is Castlevania Mirror of Fate coming to 3DS Soon?

It’s only a rumoured game so far, but considering how common the Castlevania series is on Nintendo’s handhelds (every single one had at least two or three of them to its name), it seems like a fairly plausible one.

However, there are some interesting things about it. Namely, if the game happens to be real, it’s not being made by Konami themselves, but by Mercury Steam.  Still thankfully a 2D game, just by a very different development studio.  They do have experience with the franchise however, their last game was the Castlevania ‘reboot’ Lords of Shadow that was released in 2010.  May we be getting another such game, except this time as a 3DS title?

Never the less, the game will be reviewed at E3 this year if it exists.  And hey, we need to get another Castlevania title soon, right?  For a Nintendo handheld, it’s kind of disappointing we didn’t get one mere months after launch to be perfectly honest…

Do you think this rumoured Castlevania title is real, and would you want such a game on 3DS?