Register Three 3DS Games, Get a Fourth One Free – So Many Games Promotion

Been buying a lot of new 3DS games recently now that the system has tons of great games available to purchase?  Can’t afford yet another title and want to be part of an interesting promotion?  Well you may just be in luck, since Nintendo of Europe is launching the ‘So Many Games!’ promotion and letting anyone who registers three games get another one for absolutely free!

Best of all, the games eligible for this promotion are some of the best new games around, as shown by this list:

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf

So it seems like a great deal to take advantage of if you ask me.  After all, you’ve already likely bought Luigi’s Mansion 2, have some sort of interest in Fire Emblem Awakening and Animal Crossing and want at least one of those games a fair bit, right?  What’s more, the promotion lasts all the way to June 30th, so there’s plenty of time to purchase any games from the above list that haven’t been released yet too.

Any European Nintendo fans interested in taking up this offer?


Lots more Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate Footage!

Excited for the game and want to see more of it?  Well it seems like you’re in luck, we not only  now have the first 85 minutes of game footage (uploaded by Youtube user Nintendomination), but also footage of things like all the possible endings. First of all, here’s the first 85 minutes of the game:

Above: Video by NiNTENDOMiNATi0N on Youtube.

Next up, here’s some footage of the game’s various endings.  Yes there are massive spoilers beyond this point, so don’t watch any of these videos if you don’t want to see how the story unfolds.  And yes, the person who recorded this (terryforever84 on Youtube) used a standard camera rather than any kind of capture card or screen recording equipment, so the quality isn’t exactly great. Either way, here are the game’s endings:

Simon Ending

Trevor Ending

Alucard Ending

Secret 100% completion ending

Hope you enjoyed the videos, that’s lots of footage that isn’t exactly easy to find online.

P.S. Please do not complain about the ending videos and spoilers.  I mentioned it twice in the post already, so it’s kind of your own fault if you didn’t bother to read and ended up having the game spoilt for you.


Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate; New Trailers!

Yes, here are two new trailers for Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate.  The first one is a trailer called the ‘Simon’s Story trailer’.  You can probably guess exactly who that focuses is on, so see it here:

The second one is a general overview trailer which can be watched here.  Lots more footage of the game, so definitely check it out:

Well, those are the new Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate trailers.  Hope they were interesting to some people and got a few others to check out the game, and I hope that the success of this game on the 3DS proves that the Castlevania series still has a welcome home on Nintendo handheld consoles for the foreseeable future.

Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate considered for Vita?

Seems like it’s not just HD consoles that this game was considered before prior to being made for the 3DS, since Konami were at one point considering releasing the game on the Playstation Vita instead.  Here’s the original quote confirming it:

The Vita could have run the game no problem, and we did seriously consider it as a [target] platform. But when we saw the game on 3DS and how it looked with the 3D, it made us realise we could never replicate that on another system.

Seems like the graphics and 3D effect had a pretty important role in getting this game made for the 3DS.  But do you know what I think also probably had a minor effect?

The 3DS selling somewhat decently and Vita failing miserably.  I mean, if the Playstation Vita and 3Ds had both sold about 10-20 million units at the time and had a similarly sized userbase, it would have probably be a multiplatform title to take advantage of this.  But by the time Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate was officially announced and in development, the Vita had sold so few units that I suspect Konami considered the idea of releasing a major game on it as unprofitable.

Either way, it’s pretty much fantastic that us 3DS owners are getting this game this game this year, it looks like an excellent new installment in the Castlevania series and just the type of game the system needs to keep momentum going throughout early 2013 (alongside Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon and some others).


Konami; Castlevania Mirror of Fate might come to HD consoles

Remember how a few weeks ago Capcom announced that Resident Evil Revelations was being remade into a HD game for the Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360?  Well interestingly enough it seems like this isn’t the only 3DS exclusive that might be getting this treatment.  No, Konami have said they’re interested in the possibility of turning Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate into a game for HD systems as well.  Here’s what they had to say about the idea:

We created everything in high definition – all the textures, all the levels, high-poly models, everything – and we kind of shrunk it all down into the 3DS.

Then we lost bones from characters, you know, we dropped the resolution of the textures and everything to make it fit. At MercurySteam we have an HD version of the game sitting there in a computer somewhere.

“We want as many people to play it as possible. Obviously we have an exclusivity deal with Nintendo right now though and they’ve been very supportive of the product.

So in other words, the only real reason the game’s being kept as a 3DS exclusive is because of an exclusivity deal with Nintendo and developers MercurySteam are considering the possibility of porting it over to HD consoles if the 3DS game does well enough.

Could we see another case of a 3DS ‘exclusive’ being rereleased on the Wii U and other similar systems? And if so, do you think that the game would work pretty well on the Wii U with the extra technical power the console is capable of and the Game Pad’s touch screen to replicate the 3DS consoles?