Think 3DS hacking is only used for piracy? Well if so, it might be time to think again.
Because renowned 3DS hacker smealum has now released his system for running unsigned code on the system, which allows developers and modders to make homebrew games and applications and have them run on the Nintendo 3DS system! What’s more, it’s apparently incapable of running ROMs of commercial 3DS games, meaning it’s got entirely legal uses that no one should have any real complaints with. Here’s a video showing it in action:
Here’s how it works. You get the kit from the site and add it to an SD card. Then, all you need to do is boot up a specific game called Cubic Ninja and scan a QR code. Just follow the instructions and hey, you get the ability to run homebrew applications on your system.
They’re now available to buy in the US, Japan and Australia, which all saw the games released on November 21st 2014. Here’s the latest trailer for the games, done in a completely unique animated style:
Either way, you know the drill now. If you’re even the slightest bit interested in the Pokemon series, or need a new 3DS RPG in general… go ahead and buy the games right now. (more…)
Well, quite a few of people saw this coming, didn’t they? Either way, Eiji Aonuma has given an interview to Famitsu magazine, and has confirmed that Majora’s Mask 3D will be ‘easier to understand’ than the original game. Here’s his orginal comment on the matter:
Specifically speaking, parts that were conventions and weren’t explained at all are changed, and challenges which you realize by repeating many times are made easier to understand
More interesting though, is something else he brought up in the same interview.
That one of the boss battles has been changed significantly.
It’s not made clear which (people online are betting either Gyorg or Twinmold), but there’s definitely been a big change with the former. Notice anything different about this picture of everyone’s favourite giant fish?
Like the giant eyeball in his mouth? Yeah, why do I have the feeling you’re going to have to hit his mouth eyeball thing to do damage? Maybe that’s the ‘changed’ boss from the game. A version of Gyorg where you have to hit him in the mouth with the sword after stunning him, instead of just using your attacks anywhere.
So yes, Majora’s Mask 3D will be easier and more user friendly than the original game. What do you think about this change?
Well, isn’t it nice to have some good news for a change? Either way, IGN have now verified that Amiibos are not region locked, which means that ones you buy over in Japan will work fine in any other region (and vice versa). It’s not much, but hey, it’s better than the situation with 3DS and Wii U games.
Yes, it really was in development since right after Ocarina of Time 3D came out. So all those rumours about the game actually did have a logical foundation; people found out about the game in mid development and posted about it online as a result.
Here’s Aonuma’s full comment about the game, including its development time and some potential new features:
So what kind of new features will there be? Well personally, I’m assuming something along the lines of a Master Quest or Hero Mode, in the same style as Ocarina of Time 3D. Don’t know how it’d work though; Majora’s Mask relied more on side quests than dungeons for its difficulty.
Still, it’s the only thing I can imagine having a use here. After all, what good is a boss rush in a game where going to day 1 lets you fight the bosses again anyway?
Oh boy. You know how events in the Pokemon games used to be awkward as heck, for those people who didn’t live in a major city or other populated area?
Or how since the introduction of online play, events are much easier due to the Pokemon being distributed over the internet?
Well apparently, the Eon Ticket in Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, won’t work that way. Instead, it’ll be given out at select locations, and only shareable via StreetPass. Because as we all know, StreetPass works so well for those millions of Nintendo fans who don’t live in major cities… right?
And believe me, it gets worse. Just… read on if you want to find out. Because once you’ve seen Nintendo UK’s attempt at a ‘marketing’ plan, you’re probably going to lose faith in humanity.
More precisely, the songs you get by default have been revealed, thanks to a useful video by GameExplain that can be seen below. Here’s the video itself:
So what’s interesting here? Well, some songs I noticed from recent games (or ones usually not represented in the Smash Bros series) are…
The Lorule theme from A Link Between Worlds. Yes it’s much the same as the Dark World theme in its predecessor, but damn, to have a reference to the game already? That’s pretty cool! But do you what’s even better?
The Yuga Battle theme from the same game is listed! You know, this awesome song:
But the list keeps getting better. For instance, we also get a song from Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon, with the Gloomy Manor theme getting a remix. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the original song:
There’s more too. Want to read about it? Click past the break below and see for yourself!