Nintendo Has First Full-Year Profit In Four Years

Solid sales have lead to Nintendo making a profit for the first time in a good while.

Nintendo has recently revealed that it made ¥41 billion ($350 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31st, meaning that the company finished with an annual profit for the first time in four years.

Elsewhere in their fiscal report, sales of the 3DS reached 8.73 million units, while the New 3DS was only said to be “off to a good start.”

On the software side of things, titles like Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Tomodachi Life and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask helped keep the ball rolling steadily. Overall, the system was able to reach 62.7 million units overall.

Back to console hardware, the Wii U managed to sell 3.38 million units during the last fiscal year, pushing its lifetime sales to 9.54 million. The games that sold several million units to help raise the Wii U’s sales numbers include the likes of Mario Kart 8, New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Mario 3D World and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Monster Hunter Stories Taking Series In Different Direction Next Year

Monster Hunter returns to the 3DS next year, but not in the way you think it will.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate released earlier this year exclusively for the 3DS and reaffirmed the universal love that the series has enjoyed for a decade now. However, the series isn’t about to rest on its laurels, as Capcom has revealed that the next game in the series will be going in a different direction.

The next game is called Monster Hunter Stories and will once again be exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. Revealed at a recent Monster Hunter event in Japan, it was shown that gamers will be controlling riders rather than hunters. Other than this news, though, there is very little information to go on for this new entry in the Monster Hunter franchise.

You can check out the reveal trailer for Monster Hunter Stories below. 

Attack On Titan 3DS Being Localized This May By Atlus

The 3DS Game based on the popular anime will be coming to the USA In May.

Attack On Titan: Humanity In Chains is on its way to the USA! Atlus has confirmed that they are localizing the 3DS action game through the latest Nintendo Direct show.

As far as what this game is all about, it takes place in a universe where these giant humanoid freaks have pummeled humanity to the brink of extinction. The game focuses on military personnel who are tasked with protecting mankind from these savage monsters by any means necessary.

The cool thing about this localization is that it is already a popular manga and anime series, and Atlus has confirmed that the first two episodes are available to watch for free through the Nintendo eShop. For those who get hooked from that, you can catch the rest of the episodes via the excellent anime streaming service called Crunchyroll.

Check out the trailer for Attack On Titan: Humanity In Chains below. 

The Next Nintendo Direct Show Will Air Tomorrow

Tomorrow we will get updates on 3DS and Wii U. Yay!

Nintendo has revealed that they will be airing a brand new Nintendo Direct show tomorrow on April Fool’s Day at 11 PM BST. It was revealed in a tweet that didn’t say anything else other than that there will be updates for 3DS and Wii U owners.

The timing of this Nintendo Direct is interesting considering that E3 is just a couple of months away, but seeing as the company isn’t as reliant on the event to relay big information anymore who knows what they’ll reveal? Hopefully something great because the delay of Zelda Wii U is still stinging.

As for me, while I don’t think anything major will be shown of it during the show, I would love to see some footage of the new Star Fox game. They said that it would be released before Zelda Wii U, and now that that game has been likely pushed into 2016 they could really give this game a push now.

‘Rodea: The Sky Soldier’ Headed West On Wii U & 3DS This Fall

Another very interesting game will be getting localized this Fall with Prope’s Rodea: The Sky Soldier.

NIS America revealed plans to localize another game this year, with this one being the aerial action game called Rodea: The Sky Soldier. Interestingly, the game will be coming to both Wii U and 3DS, which is a departure for the typical NIS game appearing on Sony platforms.

The game was originally announced in 2010 as a Wii game, but after that virtually no information was released until recently last year when it changed platforms. The game features some very interesting gameplay and beautiful visuals, so be sure to check out the trailer and screenshot gallery below. 

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Rodea: The Sky Soldier is developed by Prope for the Wii U & 3DS. The game is set to launch in Japan on April 2nd, though it won’t be coming to the West until the Fall.

New ‘Theatrhythm Dragon Quest’ Screenshots Reveal Lots Of Content

The Theatrhythm series will be taking on Dragon Quest this year, so check out a brand new batch of screenshots to get hyped.

The awesome Theatrhythm series is taking the plunge into the Dragon Quest world with Theatrhythm Dragon Quest later this year on 3DS, and a new batch of screenshots shows off what this one will be bringing to the table.

These screenshots reveal a lot of what the game has to offer, and anyone who has played the excellent Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (review here) will see that this game is following a similar formula. You have many of the Dragon Quest characters redesigned with a cutesy art style while you travel through many of the game’s locations and experience the amazing music. Check out the screenshots via the gallery below.

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Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is developed by Square Enix 1st Production Department and Indieszero exclusively for the 3DS. It’s set to launch in Japan in March of this year, though a USA release date has yet to be confirmed.

An Enhanced Re-release Of ‘Dementium’ Is Coming To 3DS

The first Dementium game is making its way to 3DS with some new bells and whistles.

Dementium: The Ward is one of the finest titles on the DS, bringing horror FPS action to a system that typically shied away from that genre. However, due to developer Renegade Kid not having the rights to the series they couldn’t continue beyond one sequel.

However, after recently reacquiring the rights they are moving ahead with the series on 3DS. Before that happens, however, they have just revealed that they will be releasing an enhanced version of the first game on 3DS. This game will run at 60 FPS, feature 3D support, tone down some of the game’s “unfair” segments while a “hardcore mode” is also being considered.

An official release date for the game was not revealed, but Renegade Kid says to expect it sometime midway through 2015.