New Epic Mickey Game Coming to 3DS (Power of Illusion)

It won’t be the direct sequel to the original game that’s expected on the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3, but a 3DS specific companion game.  Think of it like how the Donkey Kong Land titles were handheld compliment titles to their SNES originals.

Here’s what the original French magazine who posted the news on Twitter said:

La présentation d’Epic Mickey 2 aura lieu la semaine prochaine. Une version 3DS, Power of Illusion, plus “classique” en 2D est aussi prévue

For anyone too lazy to translate that for themselves, they’re saying that a presentation announcing/showing Epic Mickey 2 will be available next week, and a 2D companion game called ‘Epic Mickey Power of Illusion’ is also planned.

Is this accurate?  Hard to tell really since the source seems to be a French video games magazine posting about it on Twitter, and there have been an awful lot of unreliable rumours about new games posted in foreign language publications (see many Japanese magazines posting rumours about the 3DS without any evidence behind them).  But I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt since it seems increasingly clear that an actual Epic Mickey 2 is planned and a game like this would only seem logical.

It’s good news regardless, the 3DS would be able to run a pretty great Epic Mickey style game given how it’s about Gamecube power and the original was on the Wii.  The 2D part worries me though, there’s no real need for such on a console like the 3DS.

But what do you think?

Sources:

http://blog.fancensus.com/?p=2404

https://twitter.com/#!/NintendoMagFr/status/181793421483188226

CoroCoro holds competition to win Special 3DS

Obviously it’s going to be difficult to enter this unless you’re Japanese, but for the 35th anniversary of the magazine’s launch they’ve decided to team up with Nintendo and give one lucky contest winner a special 3DS.

Above: A very nice special edition 3DS for fans of CoroCoro Magazine.

As you can see in the picture, the 3DS is decorated with icons and decals relating to the magazine’s 35th anniversary and it looks pretty nice to boot.  Wish Nintendo magazines in other countries did this, can you imagine how cool it’d be if Official Nintendo Magazine or Nintendo Power or N Gamer did something like this?

You’ll be able to find out how to enter the contest in the next issue available April 14th.

Here’s hoping someone wins the console and good luck to anyone entering the contest.

Source:

http://andriasang.com/con0c5/corocoro_3ds_system/

Sakurai teases Kid Icarus Uprising AR Code Pack for Europe

He’s just posted this picture of some AR codes for the game on his Twitter account, and mentions something about Nintendo of Europe in the description:

Here’s what he says about the picture in Japanese:

Nintendo of Europeから、パルテナARカードのヨーロッパ版サンプルをもらった。名前が5ヶ国語で書いてあったり、それに伴いカードが少し大きかったりする。

Apparently he got these from Nintendo of Europe for reasons unknown and said that the cards were a little larger and written in five languages, or something similar.

I’m not sure what he means here, the cards all have descriptions in all possible languages?  For a video game that makes sense, but for AR cards?  Something seems like it’s been lost in translation here.

Still, what d you think of the cards, and what he’s saying about them?

Source:

http://twitpic.com/8yotsu

Mass effect 3 branded as a sham

A war game made by bioware, Mass effect 3 was branded a sham when it was found that several details about the game were, in fact, fabricated by the developers. Apparently there were 17 diffrent endings; there were only 3. Apparently whatever you did in the game would affect the outcome of the endings. They don’t. As a result, Mass effect 3 and Bioware are being heavily critisied for the lack of honesty displayed before the game’s launch. Source: http://www.gamefront.com/mas

Bit Trip Runner 2 coming to Wii U?

Bit Trip Runner 2, having recently pushed back to a November release, has been subject to the possibility of a Wii U port. This is not a definite confirmation, but definitely a possibility.

Gaijin Games artist Mike Roush says:

(A Wii U version is) definitely something we’re thinking about. My guess is we will always be with Nintendo. Everyone at Gaijin Games is a Nintendo fanboy, so we will most likely continue that relationship in the future. We’ll make one game and cross-platform it to the best of our ability. When we made these decisions we never knew about Wii U. So rather than us ‘leaving Nintendo’, it’s that these decisions were made a year ago. We would never leave Nintendo, we love them to death.

I personally never got into the Bit Trip series, but this is good news for anyone who is a fan of said series.