Well, this is certainly a smart way to take advantage of the new system! Apparently, the makers of the upcoming 3DS homebrew channel are not going to release the exploit used until the New Nintendo 3DS comes out, so that they get a way to look at how the new system works before it’s patched.
Here’s the reasoning as explained by lead dev Smealum:
I’ve worked way too long and hard on this to throw it away. This exploit is our best chance to get a look at the new 3DS coming out in one month. Using this as an entrypoint … gives us a fighting chance to defeat whatever new shit might be in there.
Either way, the 3DS Homebrew Channel thing is going to be coming in 2015 now, rather than the 2014 release date previously predicted.
We’ve seen the usage of flash carts to play pirated copies of 3DS games. We’ve seen tech demos and homebrew running on 3DS systems via unreleased console hacks by notable people. But up until now, we’ve never really seen the 3DS properly ‘hacked’. Oh sure, hacked Pokemon in X and Y are possible and some people are playing games without paying for them, but neither are really on the same level as anything in the Wii or DS ‘scenes’, where games were filled with all manner of hacks and cheats and various other things due to the hardware and software being ripped right open.
Now though, it seems like things are about to change. With a homebrew capable 3DS and a tool called a decrypter void (as well as a bit of trickery on the hardware side), people have now found out how to decrypt 3DS game ROMs. As in, figure out how to get them working in a format that can be more closely examined and have resources ripped out of them, like in the games available for other systems.
So what does this all mean? Well, the following to be honest…
It’s listed on the German Amazon website after all, which names the 3DS game as ‘Rayman 3er-Compilation‘ (or in other words, Rayman 3 compilation). It’s not known what the game might contain, but given the name it’s been given, my guess is either ‘all the Rayman games up to Legends’ or ‘all the different versions of Rayman 3 they released over the last ten or so years’. Probably the former.
But what do I think about the game? What’s the chance of this being a real, unannounced 3DS game instead of just another hoax? Keep reading to find out!
Nintendo have announced yet another special 3DS design and bundle! Yep, just earlier today, Nintendo of Europe announced a really cool looking Super Smash Bros 3DS bundle to celebrate the game’s October 3rd release, complete with a special system design featuring the game’s characters.
Also as per the norm, this release will feature Super Smash Bros for 3DS pre installed on the system as a digital download, meaning that anyone who buys one can get right to playing their favourite game within minutes! You know, like with every other special 3DS system bundle, of which there are currently more than anyone can count.
It’ll be sold for £209.99, with Nintendo UK also offering a special T-shirt while stocks last. So if you want proof of the announcement (in the form of a Twitter post), or to comment on the post, head inside by clicking the link below!
All thanks to the one of the official websites for the game, namely the Korean one. It posted updates for these Pokemon forms earlier today, and then quickly took them down afterwards when the site’s managers realised there was a mistake. None the less, here are the two new Mega Evos:
Audino becomes a Normal/Fairy type when it Mega Evolves, getting the new ability Healer (aka able to heal an ally’s status conditions) and having its Defence and Special Defence raised.
So those are the newest Mega Evolutions being revealed for the gen 6 games. Are the designs decent? Are the abilities and changes interesting? Head inside and to the comments below, or to the Nintendo 3DS Community.com forums, to have your say!
It’s already been online for a while due to the leaked Coro Coro scans that we forgot to post, but now Nintendo has added said artwork to the official site, along with various other media and information. We’ve got the information and screenshots for Mega Altaria below, but if you want to see the others (including the much anticipated Mega Salamence), click the read more link to view the full post.
With that said though, let’s begin with the information!
Its Mega Evolved type is Dragon/Fairy, it’s new ability is Pixilate (which turns all Normal moves into Fairy type ones), and its Attack, Special Attack and Defence are increased, with the former two getting the biggest boosts. Here are some screenshots of it:
Well, that’s what this video from GameExplain says. Apparently, Bonkers (a mini boss from the Kirby series), Kraid and a Kremling based boss from the Donkey Kong Country series will be present in the 3DS version’s Smash Run.
So what do I think? What Kremling will the Kremling boss be based on? Find out in the full post!
Okay, it was actually held yesterday. But either way… did anyone actually even expect a Nintendo Direct for this title? Because I know I didn’t. Heck, I didn’t expect a Nintendo Direct video for just about anything in particular this soon after E3. It just seems like the whole thing came completely out of nowhere.
Either way, here’s the video:
So yeah, thoughts on it? I’m not really interested in it myself, but perhaps other people here might be.
In a raffle. That you get an entry for by spending over 1000 yen at the Denny’s and Famil family of restaurants in Japan. Apparently, there are ten of said systems to be won via the raffle, and another five to be won via an email campaign on the official website. Here’s a picture of the system design in question:
As you can see, it’s a pretty nice design! Decent colour scheme, decent styling around the edges, a pretty neat picture showing off Yveltal and Xerneas (alongside Ash and Pikachu from the Pokemon anime series). Pity it’ll never be released to the public, or made available to buy or win outside of Japan.
So yeah, what do you think? Are you a bit jealous that Japanese Pokemon fans are getting yet another exclusive 3DS XL design? Do you wish Nintendo would sell these outside of Japan, like through Club Nintendo or something? If so, post your thoughts here or at Nintendo 3DS Community.com now!