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All news about Nintendo 3DS games, as well as the console itself.

Metroid-Themed New Nintendo 3DS XL

Coming to select retailers on September 15th 2017 to celebrate the release of Metroid: Samus Returns, is this special designed New Nintendo 3DS handheld. Currently its not known if this will come with the game installed on it and like all other New 3DS models, this won’t have a power cord included.

Nintendo 2DS New Super Mario Bros. 2 Bundle

New 2DS Mario Bundle
New 2DS Mario Bundle

 

Today on Twitter, Nintendo teased a new 2DS bundle containing one of their classic iconic games, Super Mario Bros. 2 which will come preinstalled on the white and red themed handheld.

 

It’s due out on August 25 for $80 USD which the handheld can play the entirety of the DS and 3DS libraries, but nothing from the New game line series.

Free Bonus for PS Plus Members

This week, Orcs Must Die: Unchained was released for the PlayStation 4 after its initial PC release. And for those hesitant about the game, there is some good news. The launch was of the free-to-play version of Orcs Must Die: Unchained.  The developers promised that the game will have new content, game modes and will be regularly updated.

“After a fantastic showing at last year’s PlayStation Experience, we wrapped up our open beta and launched Orcs Must Die Unchained for PC in April,”

“Now we are thrilled to announce that the game will be arriving on PS4 with new content, game modes, and regular updates.

For those of you that are unaware of this game, Orcs Must Die is a tower defence game where players must defend their Rift from mass invading hordes of Orcs. As you progress through the game, you will collect traps, traits and other items which can then be upgraded to make them even more powerful.

The game features a survival mode, sabotage mode, weekly challenges and endless mode. The survival mode is a co-op style game where you will need 2 other players to defend your Rift. This is a great game mode for those that like to play together with their friends. The sabotage mode, on the other hand, is a team vs team game mode. In this mode, you will have to use spells to weaken the team and hope that the Orcs are able to overrun them. Whilst this is happening, the other team will be doing the same to you. The winner is the team that is able to defend their Rift successfully. The game is also updated with weekly challenges that offer different challenging scenarios in return for in-game prizes that will help you defend your rift in the various game modes.

And as an added bonus, for this month, PlayStation Plus members will be able to unlock a special bundle that contains in-game currency, some skins, consumables and more in-game items. This is a great bundle that will help you get a massive head-start in the game. The bundle is worth around $20 and will be available until the 17th of August.

The bundle contains: 8000 skulls, 1250 gold, a Maximilian lucky tunic skin, Gabriella violet vintage skin, a dragon guardian, 100 potions of rage, 100 potions of health, 10 scrolls of the Unchained, 10 scrolls of slow and a 1-week battle pass.

Download the game here: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/orcs-must-die-unchained-ps4/

Kingdom Hearts 3 is Getting a Toy Story Themed World

Ever since its debut in 2002, the Kingdom Hearts has grown from strength to strength. Built around the concept of a Disney and Final Fantasy crossover (where various worlds have been plagued by villains known as the Heartless), it’s quickly become popular enough to sell more than 20 million copies and build a large fanbase than continues to this day.

But up until now, there’s still always been something missing in the series.

Namely, Pixar. Up until this point in time, there hasn’t been a single Pixar movie represented in the Kingdom Hearts series.

Until now! Because just a few days ago, it was announced that a Toy Story world would be in Kingdom Hearts 3!

Here’s a trailer showing said world in action:

As you can see, it looks incredible and does an amazing job of replicating the feel of the Toy Story movies. All the familiar faces are there, with Woody, Buzz, Rex and the Toy Soldiers being just some of the well known characters found in said world. The environment is exactly as you’d expect, with Andy’s Room and the larger world around it being present and explorable.

And in general, it’s just amazing that a Pixar film has finally been represented in the series. Especially with a full world like this one.

However, that then raises another question.

What other Pixar films might get worlds based on them in future?

Because we know game director Tetsuya Nomura wants more Pixar elements in the series. He’s said so back in 2012.
Which means with Toy Story being represented in the latest game, that’s finally become a possibility.

So what other Pixar movies could get worlds based on them here?

Well, that’s actually a good question. Monsters Inc seems like a logical example, given how much of the series takes place in a world completely different to that of their own movies. The Incredibles could be a good choice as well, given how well suited the characters and setting is to action packed battles and the threat of evil taking over.

And well, quite a few other Pixar films open up interesting possibilities too. A world set inside the human body as seen in Inside Out? One based on a ruined version of Earth like in WALL•E? A pint sized setting with insects like in A Bug’s Life?

They all seem like interesting possibilities, and ones I hope Disney and Square Enix explore further down the line.

But for now? Let’s just be happy with the amazing looking Toy Story world instead. What a great start for Pixar representation in the Kingdom Hearts series!

Still, what do you think? Are you happy that Toy Story is getting a world in Kingdom Hearts 3? Does the possibility of more Pixar related content somewhere down the line make you happy?

Post your thoughts on the matter here or at the Gaming Latest forums today!

Capcom Removes The Great Ace Attorney Sub Videos from YouTube

For the most part, Capcom has been pretty good when it comes to fan projects. They haven’t taken down any fan games, like those based on the Mega Man series. Stories of fan animations and movies being removed based on their games are pretty rare.

And heck, sometimes they even make fan works official! Like how Mega Man vs Street Fighter became an official Capcom product!

Which is why its all the more surprising they’ve taken down some videos about the Great Ace Attorney. Even more surprisingly, these don’t show a hack or mod either.

Nope, these are merely dubs of the game. Because as you may not know, The Great Ace Attorney (or Dai Gyuakuten Saiban to give it its Japanese name) was not released in English.

So instead, the fans improvised. They posted videos of the Japanese game, then subtitled them instead. It’s not a great way to experience the story (since it’s non interactive). But it’s a way none the less.

However, it seems someone at Capcom disliked this. The result? Pretty much every single video on the DSG Subs video on YouTube was taken down. Like, sent an actual copyright strike taken down.

Here’s a picture showing the channel’s videos list confirming it:

Great Ace Attorney Dub takedown

As you can tell, the videos are definitely gone.

And that’s crazy. It’s pretty much annihilating a whole fan YouTube channel for no real reason at all. Like if say, Nintendo took down a Japanese Pokémon video with English translations provided.

Money doesn’t have anything to do with this either. The guys behind the translations made no money off their work. The only thing they did was post videos to let English speakers understand what was going on, for free.

It’s a baffling decision by the company. But the story gets stranger still.

Why? Because according to the Reddit post about the matter, the claims were manually filed by a specific Capcom employee. Namely, Hiroshi Yasuda, an 85 year old member of Capcom’s board of directors. Somehow, this one guy on Capcom’s board has looked for videos about a certain game and struck them down.

So something weird is going on here. Somehow, Capcom (or at least a high ranking employee there) is so angry about English fans enjoying a subtitled playthrough they decided to strike down a whole YouTube series about it. Heck, two in fact.

Or are they?

Because maybe I’m being a bit naïve here, but something strikes me as off about this story. I mean, a large Japanese company randomly striking down videos online?

I can see that happening with the English branch for a fan game. Or maybe by any branch of the company if the video was telling you where to download ROMs for the game.

But with text translations of a game? Heck, you don’t even usually see companies take down ROM hack translations. Why would they go after subtitled videos?

It just seems very out of character for a company like Capcom. Kind of like the type of thing an internet troll might do if they were bored.

Either way though, the Great Ace Attorney translation project has taken quite a hit from it, and said they’ll be moving to other websites. So what do you think?
Have Capcom lost their mind and started going after YouTube translations of games?

Or is something a bit more suspicious going on here?

Source:

DGS Subs: What’s Next (Reddit)