Nintendo will be releasing the Pikachu Edition 3DS XL in North America on March 24. Priced at $199, the package includes a 4gig SD memory card and launches alongside Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. While the game is not included in the package, players who buy both and register their system between March 21 and April 30 get a redeem code for one of five 3DS titles: Super Mario 3D Land, Star Fox 64 3D, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, or Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!
With Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity due out March 24, Nintendo has clarified a few points regarding the game’s DLC. For starters, content will encompass new dungeons, items, and Pokemon, all to be released on a regular basis following launch day. In an interesting twist, the first batch of content – the Poke Forest dungeon – will be free to download until April 30. Three other dungeons will be available at launch, with more content planned for April.
Also, Gates to Infinity will offer local multiplayer in the form of Companion Mode, allowing players to explore dungeons, collect items, and gain experience together. Said items and experience then carry over to the game’s single player (Hero Mode).
As the title of the article says, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth will make use of the 3DS camera in an interesting fashion. Specifically, players can take pictures of household objects – cups, lamps, apparently anything with a round shape on it – which will open up portals in the game.
The game will release in Japan later this year. No US release has been announced.
Spinoff series Pokemon Mystery Dungeon will see another installment, this one bound for the 3ds under the subtitle Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth. Currently Japan-only, the Pokecentric dungeon crawler will use the system’s 3D and augmented reality functions; the latter involves scanning real-life objects to unlock areas in the game, though further details are still pending.
Magnagate shows up this Winter. A US release has not been announced.
Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon: Explorers of Sky will be out in Europe on October 20, which is roughly one week after the game will be released in North America.
E3 may be over, but there’s lots of media for you to feast your eyes on today including the first piece of concept art for the upcoming (and still unnamed) Zelda game for the Wii. You’ll also find Spectrobes Origins, Golden Sun DS, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky, Muramasa, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 06/05/09’ »
Nintendo announced a third companion game to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Time today, called Explorers of the Sky. The game appears to represent a “third version” with a relationship to Explorers of Darkness and Time similar to that between Pokemon D/P and Platinum. Explorers of the Sky offers new Special Episodes, enhanced communications features, and new Pokemon to select as your main character. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky is currently set for a fall 2009 release.
In today’s update: Mario and Luigi 3, Devil Survivor, Phantasy Star Portable, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Sora No Tankentai, Phantasy Star Zero, and Dragon Quest IX. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork 01/16/09’ »
Three games are hitting North American shelves tomorrow. Usually such bounties are reserved for the third week of November, but come Tuesday, gamers are going to be presented with plenty of options. Continue reading ‘RPG Trifecta in Play Tomorrow’ »