It’s not the most massive news in the world (The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D only had one new song, and that was saved for the ending credits), but it’s been confirmed that Majora’s Mask 3D will be the same. Here’s Koji Kondo’s comment on the game’s soundtrack and why it’s staying the same as before:
Actually, with Majora, we thought it was really important to protect the feeling of the game because the music was tied so well to the original gameplay. We’ve done some clean up on the audio quality, but the music itself we haven’t changed.
Honestly? I agree with him. Just tell me that songs like this one need replacing:
They don’t. They’re pretty much as good as they can get, and even a remake can’t improve on this.
For those who don’t know, Dementium The Ward is a survival horror game by Renegade Kid, developers of Mutant Mudds and Moon. Released for the original DS back in 2007, it was praised for being one of the genuinely few actual horror games released for the system, and was followed up with a sequel before the series seemingly got cancelled.
Well, it’s getting a 3DS port. With a new save system and tweaked difficulty, the game is intended to be released on the 3Ds eShop in Q2 2015, with talk of its sequel getting the same deal a bit later. There aren’t many details about it so far (it was announced in a chat between company co founder Jools Watson and Vinesauce), but there it is regardless.
Well, wouldn’t that have been something very different? Apparently, eight player multiplayer was intended for Super Smash Bros Melee and scrapped for ‘performance reasons’. As slightly paraphrased from Mashiro Sakurai’s comments in a Famitsu interview:
It (eight player multiplayer) was a thing I considered when thinking about the follow-up for the first Smash. Sadly it was more than impossible due to technical limits and was just barely achieved this time around.
Other than that, he also mentions that:
Above: Smash Run was decided on from the beginning.
The big ‘exclusive’ features for each version of Super Smash Bros 4 were decided at the beginning. So Smash Run and Smash Tour were planned right from the start.
Making Super Smash Bros figures was considered previously and that the series had something to do with Amiibo’s introduction (the concept was discussed back in February.
Above: Duck Hunt Duo’s inclusion was based on the game’s popularity
That Duck Hunt/Duck Hunt Duo is an interesting character because a third character (aka an unseen player using the Zapper) is helping out from offscreen. And that part of the reason it was included was because Duck Hunt was a major game that sold well in regions like North America.
Are you one of those collectors who likes to keep their Amiibos in their original packaging? Still want to use them in games like Super Smash Bros for Wii U?
Well now it seems you can, since someone online has figured out how to use Amiibos without taking them from their original boxes. Here’s the video:
Either way… I can almost guarantee we’ll see people use this to get free Amiibos from stores. Just buy one, bring it home, do the above and take it back for a refund, presumably with the staff none the wiser. I just know that’s going to start happening sooner or later…
But what do you think about this interesting technique?
It’s only a minor feature, but as Game Explain found out, you can tap the screen a few times to open up a game of Break Out taking place on whatever websites are in your bookmarks list. Here’s their video showing it in action:
Basically, you tap out the classic Super Mario Bros theme on screen, and it changes the bookmarks list to a ‘stage select’, that lets you play Break Out. It’s a pretty nifty touch really, and one I definitely wish someone will replicate for Chrome or Firefox…
With the 2DS released a while back and the New Nintendo 3DS being the new handheld on the block, it was inevitable this would happen. Either way, Nintendo have now officially discontinued the 3DS XL in Japan.
However, do you know what’s odd here?
The original 3DS is still in production over there. So apparently, you can buy a really old fashioned 3DS, yet not buy its better and more modern counterpart. Interesting choice of hardware there Nintendo…
See the picture above? It’s how Simon S Anderson (the creator of the very nice looking Owlboy indie game) would do a new Wario Land game. And do you know what?
I think it looks awesome. Indeed, it looks like the best of Wario Land 4 and Wario Master of Disguise put together, and it definitely makes me hope that Nintendo gives someone decent the rights to make the next game in the series.
But what do you think? Would you buy a new Wario Land game that looks like the picture?
Oh wow. This version of the Haunted Towers theme (played by the Dr. Annie B. Jamieson Elementary POPS Orchestra at the 2014 Magee Stringvitational) is absolutely amazing. Watch the video and hear it for yourselves:
I also liked the random skits they did throughout the performance. Like Luigi going to suck up a ghost with the Poltergust 5000, or the dancing Luigis as the end.
So yeah. Absolutely great performance guys! And that’s from someone who thinks Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon has one of the best soundtracks of all time.
Well, this is a nice little extra, isn’t it? Apparently, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire actually gives you a special message if you transfer Pokemon over from the original Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire games. Here’s a picture showing the message as it is in game:
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.