‘Moon Chronicles’ Starts Floating This Week

This week the DS game Moon will be getting an episodic 3DS revamp in the form of Moon Chronicles. It’s being released in 4 parts, and the first part releases on the 3DS eShop on May 15th.

The first episode contains the first 4 episodes and 6 training missions which will cost $8.99. All other episodes will contain 3 chapters apiece and will cost $1.99 each.

Moon originally released for the DS on January 13th, 2009.

Nintendo Posts Huge Loss Thanks (Or Not) To Wii U

Nintendo’s fiscal year ended on March 31st and since then they have been gathering the exact numbers that the company posted in the past year. Unfortunately for Nintendo, the numbers are, again, pretty bad.

Nintendo posted a 46.4 billion yen ($457 million) loss at the end of their most recent fiscal year, which makes it 3 years in a row that the company has come up negative.

This (obviously) is due to the still struggling Wii U system. Originally, Nintendo was estimating that the Wii U would sell 9 million units in the most recent fiscal year, but then they gave that estimate a huge downgrade when they dropped it to just 2.8 million. Well, the exact numbers even came up a bit short of the downgrade, with the Wii U selling just 2.72 million units.

Nintendo said the following in a financial statement:

“The Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo’s profits owing mainly to its markdown in the United States and Europe and unit sales of software, which has high profit margins, did not grow sufficiently.”

Luckily for Nintendo, the 3DS continues to sell exceptionally well. The hardware sales for the most recent fiscal year were 12.24 million, bringing its total to a very impressive 43 million units.

New Video Game Releases (May 5th – 11th, 2014)

The first week of May is upon us, though nothing all that attention-grabbing in the world of video games is  coming along with it. The most notable releases are the highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 version of MLB: The Show 2014, the God of War Collection on Vita and Bound by Flame for the PS3 and PS4. Scroll down to see a complete list of what is coming out from May 5th to May 11th, 2014.

3DS

  • Mega Man 2 (Virtual Console – Game Boy)
  • Mega Man 3 (Virtual Console – Game Boy)
  • The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll (eShop)
  • Grinsia (eShop)

PlayStation 3

  • Bound by Flame
  • Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi
  • Sportsfriends (PSN)
  • Titan Attacks (PSN)

PlayStation 4

  • MLB 14: The Show
  • Bound by Flame
  • Sportsfriends (PSN)
  • Stick It to the Man! (PSN)
  • Titan Attacks (PSN)

Vita

  • God of War Collection
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse (PSN)
  • Titan Attacks (PSN)

Wii U (N/A)

Xbox 360

  • Bound by Flame
  • Peggle 2 (XBL)

Xbox One (N/A)

News Judgment: ‘The Great Ace Attorney’ Starts New Series

A new Ace Attorney game was recently announced called The Great Ace Attorney, and the announcement revealed that the game would be a pretty big departure for the series. The game is set to take place about a century before the current Ace Attorney games and will star an ancestor of Phoenix Wright. Now, the series creator Shu Takumi and producer Shintaro Kojima have revealed that this will be the start of a new series.

Kojima said the following in an interview with Famitsu:

“While it’s not a main-numbered Ace Attorney title, it’s the start of a new series called The Great Ace Attorney. I believe that it’s becoming something that can show that it’s not simply just a derivative title. We can’t say too much about it for the time being, but we’ll be revealing more on the characters and their backgrounds next time, which we hope you all can look forward to. It’s really becoming something that we have high expectations for, so please look forward to it!”

Condemn (OR) Condone:

I really like that the series will be going in a new direction without casting aside the original series. It’s really good news to hear that this won’t be a one-off effort, and we’ll actually get to see a less technologically-advanced world be fleshed out. Judgment: Condone.

New Ace Attorney Game Set A Century Before Current Games In Series?

The Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi is working on a brand new Ace Attorney game called The Great Ace Attorney, but has revealed that this one will be set 100 years in the past and will star an ancestor of Phoenix Wright.

Famitsu (via Siloconera) revealed that the game is set during the late 1800‘s and stars a character named Ryunosuke Naruhodo, though it is expected that the character’s name last name will be Wright in the American release.

The Great Ace Attorney is set to release for the 3DS, although an official release date has yet to be announced.

Condemn (OR) Condone:

This sounds like it could be a breath of fresh air for the series. Imagine having court cases and investigations without the technology that exists today. Now *that* would be pretty cool to see!

‘Mario Golf: World Tour’ Getting Over 100 Downloadable Courses Via DLC

Nintendo has revealed that gamers will be able to receive an additional 108 courses and several new characters via DLC in the upcoming Mario Golf: World Tour.

These new courses and characters will be coming by way of three separate packs. The Mushroom Pack will be available to download as soon as the game releases, the Flower Pack arrives later that month and the Star Pack releases sometime in June.

Each of these packs will include two 18-hole courses and a new character. Toadette comes with the Mushroom Pack, Nabbit comes with the Flower Pack and Rosalina comes with the Star Pack.

These packs are available separately for $6 each, or you can get them all by paying $15 for the season pass. Nintendo also revealed that they will hold special trial tournaments for those who want try the new packs before buying them.

Mario Golf: World Tour releases for the 3DS on May 2nd.

Condemn (OR) Condone:

I’m actually really excited for Mario Golf: World Tour, so it’s always cool to hear that a bunch of new courses will be available within the first month of the game being released. I also think its a really good move on Nintendo’s part by letting gamers get a little taste of the new packs before buying them.

Yoshi’s New Island – ‘It’s A Shell Of A Time’ Trailer

Aww look at… it’s all colorful and pretty…

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On March 14th 3DS gamers will be returning to the Yoshi’s Island series via Yoshi’s New Island. To get fans even more hyped for this new game in the series, Nintendo of America has released a new trailer that is dubbed ‘It’s A Shell Of A Time‘. Oh, how very clever. Continue reading “Yoshi’s New Island – ‘It’s A Shell Of A Time’ Trailer”