By Miguel Concepcion
It can be hard to believe that the Nintendo DS is almost ten years old. What is easier to believe is that studios like AlphaDream have gained a lot of experience with Nintendo's touch-friendly dual screen hardware. This experience begets imagination, the kind one would see in 'Mario & Luigi: Dream Team'.
The game's setting is a new, but familiar-looking over world called Pi'illo, a resort that doesn't look that much different from other lands in the Mario universe. It's a curious place has its own history, with relics in the shape of pillows, often connected to a dream world. It's the backdrop that heavy-handedly delivers the premise of a slumbering Luigi.
Interesting but unsurprising fact: in terms of favorite characters among the "Regular Show" cast, MTV Geek host Steven Smith is a Skips man. This, and many more revelations were made during SDCC about the upcoming game based on J.G. Quintel's animated series about a pair of slacker critters and their oddball adventures.
Check out our demo of the new game based on Cartoon Network's, "Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land."
Everyone already knows the tale of how Mario and Luigi got their mustaches, but since the days of "Donkey Kong," the Mario Bros. whiskers have taken a backseat. However, in the upcoming 3DS title, "Mario & Luigi: Dream Team," the development team behind the game decided to give Luigi's mouth brow a bit more screen time. This time around it's not just to highlight his Italian nose, or because Luigi's long and luxurious 'stache is a site to behold, it's actually integral to the game itself. Read More...
With yet another Smash Bros game on the horizon (technically two, for both Wii U and 3DS), it's time once again to speculate what characters will make the cut. Though it's also a chance for some to make a wish, like Mega Man fans all did, and who were all thusly rewarded.
But there are those who would also like to see Reggie Fils-Aime added to the roster. Yes, the in real life president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America. Why? Why not? He's just as much a Nintendo personality as Mario, Link, and Samus, or so the theory goes.
It's no big secret that the Wii U hasn't exactly lit the gaming world on fire, but Nintendo's latest earnings report paints a far bleaker picture than most could have ever anticipated.
Between April 1 and June 30 of this year, 160,000 units were sold. Not across North America, but globally. Again, over a space of three months. Not good.
What might be one of gaming's worst kept secrets in recent weeks has finally been made official: an all black version of the Nintendo's fun-sized 3DS XL is indeed coming to the North America.
It'll be out on August 11th in the US, the same day as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Nintendo tells us.
Most saw this coming, thanks to leaked circulars that has advertised an all black iteration of the hardware for weeks now. Anyhow, this is certainly good news for those who have not been fond of the color choices thus far.
Though the one color that discerning 3DS fans want the most is an all white system, but Nintendo has made it clear that it ain't happening anytime soon. With the reason given that white colored hardware doesn't sell in North America.
Hey, want some hard-to-find Pokémon for "Pokémon Black," "White," Black 2," and "White 2?" Between August and October, Nintendo's teaming up with GameStop to give you some hard-to-find rarities in three in-store distribution events.
For fans of "Persona," who have all been wondering where the heck is part 5, there is now growing concern if we'll ever see one period.
Index, parent company of Atlus, which produces "Persona" and countless other beloved franchises, is having serious financial difficulties. Enough to file for civil rehabilitation proceeding, which in Japan is basically bankruptcy protection.
Most recently, Index announced that various subsidiary operations will be sold off, starting next week. Also, the company will be delisted from the Japanese stock market on July 28. Needless to say, this doesn't bode very well for the future of Atlus.