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Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland; A Ton of New Screenshots

Yes, it’s another game which seems to have dropped off everyone’s radar recently, but we now have an absolutely massive collection of new screenshots and images of it.  Looks like a decent RPG gameplay wise, but I’ll be honest, the graphics in it could really do with some work.

Still, here are the new screenshots:

So, anyone excited for this game based on the screenshots?  It’s probably not going to be as good as a traditional Dragon Quest game, but it at least looks okay.

Could Dillon’s Rolling Western be available in Europe next week?

Remember this game, the one that had a cowboy armadillo defend his home town in a mix of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog and a shooting game, the one everything thinks could have its protagonist in the next Super Smash Bros?

Well, according to rumour, it could be available in Europe NEXT WEEK.  No joke, next week.

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/The+Rolling+Western/news.asp?c=37893

Yes, the game could be available next Thursday. If this is for real, this is awesome news, and you should definitely be excited for this Nintendo published eShop game!

Is development already switching from the PS Vita to the 3DS?

Take this with a pinch of salt, since it’s still a rumour and has no evidence behind it, but something very interesting has been mentioned in a recent Gamasutra article.  Apparently, a major source in the Japanese video game industry mentions that:

Major Japanese companies are canceling all projects intended for the Vita and are changing development to the 3DS

Now, Sony obvious denies this, saying that the quote is extremist, exaggerated and not hinting at a real trend.  But is it possible that quite a few developers really have given up on the Playstation Vita and are moving their big franchises to the 3DS?  Because the sales for Sony’s competitor console have indeed been flat recently, and the initial reaction to the thing hasn’t been anywhere near as positive as expected in Japan.  There were even months the original PSP was outselling its supposed successor, a very awkward situation if there was one.

If this news is true, it paints a very bleak picture for the PSP’s future, and more to the point, a very positive one for the 3DS. Who can honestly not want more triple A titles from major Japanese publishers on the 3DS?  To have many of the console’s exclusives become 3DS exclusives can only be a good thing, can it not?

Imagine say, Capcom cancelling their PS Vita titles and then announcing Mega Man 12 for the 3DS or such like.  That’s the kind of thing the quote implies could happen if this rumour turns out to be true.

So is it possible Japanese developers are already giving up on the Playstation Vita and moving all development to the 3DS?

Source:

http://gamasutra.com/view/news/40335/Is_Vita_losing_developer_support_already_Sony_responds.php

First 3DS Downloadable Content Released… in Japan

But thankfully, it’s neither expensive nor for any game you care about, so it’s not as if you’re going to be having to pay for extra Mario Kart characters or tracks, or Mario 3D Land levels.  No, instead, it’s for an unknown app called ‘Tobidasu Print Club Kiradeco Revolution’, which allows you to edit photos taken with the 3DS camera.

Nintendo has released three decorative kits, costing about 100 yen or 80p each, one with a spring theme, one with a Mario Kart theme and one with a general Mario theme.  You can see these in the pictures below:

Personally, I don’t care for any of this.  It also doesn’t help the image quality of the stamps or whatever is pretty much terrible, and you can see the white outline where Nintendo have cut it out from official artwork with Microsoft Paint.

But it’s here, downloadable content is on the way!