Pokemon Crystal Coming to eshop


Good news to classic Pokemon lovers, Nintendo announced today that Pokemon Crystal will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eshop on January 26th 2018.

Pokemon Crystal will be compatible with the Pokemon Bank as well as have wireless trading and battling with the other 3DS Pokémon games.

Mario Party Star Rush Announced for 3DS

Have you ever wanted a new Mario Party game for 3DS? Thought that Island Tour was a bit crap and needed an alternative?

Well, you might be in luck. A new Mario Party called Mario Party Star Rush has been announced for the 3DS console, and will be released on November 4th 2016. Apparently, everyone moves at once instead of waiting their own turn this time around.

But is it worth it?

Well, maybe. If everyone moves at once, that means the car mechanic can’t return by default. After all, how can you all move at the same time in the same vehicle? You can’t, it’s physically impossible!

So while Mario Party fans might not like the idea of not having turns in the traditional sense, it may at least provide another Mario Party game without car mechanics and open the possibility of less linear boards as well.

Or it could end up like Island Tour with a bunch of straight lines everyone navigates on their own. Yeah, guess that might be more likely.

Either way, it’ll be shown in the Treehouse livestream tomorrow. Are you excited for the game?


Mario Party: Star Rush announced for 3DS, due out Nov. 4th – GoNintendo

Pokken Tournament Unlikely to Come to the Nintendo 3DS

It may have happened to Donkey Kong Country Returns, Xenoblade and Hyrule Warriors, but it seems you shouldn’t expect to see Pokken Tournament get a 3DS port any time soon. In a interview with Gamespot featuring Katsuhiro Harada and Masaaki Hoshino, the duo mentioned a few (fairly obvious) reasons the game was unlikely to get a 3DS version. Here are said reasons, in their own words:

It’s definitely a challenge to get it on the Wii U with what we’re doing right now and it definitely would be a challenge to have the same graphical experience on the 3DS. – Hoshino

“Programmer does not need technology. Programmer needs budget. (laughing)” – Harada

Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? It’s a fairly graphics intensive game, so downscaling it to work on the weaker portable system would be a significant challenge, and finding the money and manpower for such an effort would be a bit of a challenge (especially given how little we know about how the game will do in the market). But hey, maybe it’ll appear on the Nintendo NX or something! After all, the 3DS’ successor needs a few fighting games as well, right?

What do you think?


Pokken Tournament Unlikely to Come to Nintendo 3DS – My Nintendo News

German Let’s Player Starts Let’s Play of Mario & Luigi Paper Jam

As you probably know from the recent Nintendo Direct (and other news about the game), Mario & Luigi Paper Jam is scheduled to be released on December 4th in Europe and January 2016 in the US.  So as per the norm, the media is keeping pretty tight lipped about the game and how it plays, given that there’s a whole month away and Nintendo likely doesn’t want people knowing about the final boss and ending before it’s even out in Japan.

But somehow, it seems German Youtube Let’s Player Domtendo has a found away around these restrictions, and is actually beginning a full Let’s Play of the game, a whole month ahead of schedule!  Here are his videos so far:

He’s not very far into the game as of this point, and both the original game and commentary is all in German (so a good number of our readers likely won’t be able to understand any of it), but it’s still a very detailed look a game that’s actually quite a while away from being released in any part of the world.  Heck, give it two weeks or so, and we might even be able to see the game’s later bosses and ending before the game even hits the shelves!

So yes, what do you think?  Are you enjoying the early Let’s Play of Mario & Luigi Paper Jam? And what’s the chance Nintendo will let him get to the game’s ending before cracking down on the videos?


The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes; New Commercials!

From all parts of the world too!  So here they are, here are some of the new TV commercials and trailers Nintendo is releasing to advertise the game in various regions.  Let’s start with the Japanese ones, which seem to continue the weird trend of having random people act out video games in a ‘comical’ fashion:



There’s also a more serious video, where Eiji Aonuma himself talks about the gameplay and shows how everything works:

It’s nice to see a game designer and producer talk about a game like this, though perhaps it’d be better if Nintendo actually translated the video and posted it on their worldwide Youtube accounts as well.

On a more serious note, the UK commercials and trailers are surprisingly awesome:

Just showing the game in action?  Not having annoying kids and actors talking over it and acting like everything’s the ‘best game ever’?  It’s like Nintendo UK finally realised that the Cartoon Network demographic wasn’t their only one.  Or that trying to advertise directly to kids just annoyed them and stopped them caring about Nintendo’s games due to the perceived immaturity of the adverts.

Either way, those are the latest adverts for the game.  Do you think the Legend of Zelda Tri Force heroes looks like a game you care about based on them?  Is it the kind of game that’s actually likely to sell?

Post your thoughts on this (and more) over at the Gaming Reinvented forums today!