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Sep
24

Japan Time #28: Season Two START!

Published by Roger DiLuigi III in 3DS, Japan Time, Nintendo, Wii U. 0 Comments

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been released in Japan and RogersBase, Shofu, StylesX2, UltraNick24 and Cobanermani456 have all been playing it! Our season two premiere covers everything from the crew’s first impressions of the game, early tier list predictions, tech discoveries and more! Featuring Zef, Coast, Warchamp7, Mike and Shizzy VI.

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Smashing Soundtrack

After the excitement of learning about the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo this afternoon, I thought I would log into my Club Nintendo account and make sure that I collect my survey coins before they start expiring.  Once I was able to get in, I noticed that there are two offers that are only available to Club Nintendo members.  They are:

The details of the Hyrule Warriors promotion seems pretty straight forward, while the web site states that details are “on the way” for more information on the Smash Bros. soundtrack.

Which of the two promotions are you looking forward to?

SEASON ONE COMPLETE! RogersBase, Shofu, Ricky Cocaine, Zef, Coast, Warchamp7, Shizzy, Mike Brach, Styles, Matt Houston, UltraNick24, Cobanermani456, JunkieCosmonaut1990, Zipzo and Mew2King are all here for our very special pre-Smash 3DS Japanese launch episode! We discuss Sakurai’s Pics of the Day, Shulk’s reveal (I’m really feelin’ it!), Smash 3DS final demo impressions straight from Japan and the results of Ricky’s steak dinner bet from Episode 26.

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amiibo

The first dozen Amiibo figures are now available for pre-order on Amazon! Each is currently priced at $12.99 with no word on a release date.

The selection includes the following:

  • Peach
  • Donkey Kong
  • Fox
  • Kirby
  • Link
  • Mario
  • Marth
  • Pikachu
  • Samus
  • Villager
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Yoshi

What are Amiibo? They’re character statues with near field communication tech built into their base. In the new Super Smash Bros. games you can use an Amiibo figure to summon the corresponding character to your aid. The stats of said character will improve as you use them, and they can grow to level 50.

Pre-order yours here!

Why do these things seem familiar? Following in the success of games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity before it, Amiibo is Nintendo’s version of collectible figurines that enhance the way people play their games.

 

About the AOC Pack

Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 – Released: November 2014

Pack 1 includes:

3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
4 Vehicles
8 Courses
Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 – Released: May 2015

Pack 2 includes:

3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
4 Vehicles
8 Courses

As a bonus for purchasing both packs – as a bundle or separately – you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.

Aug
25

RogersBase, Shofu, Ricky Cocaine, Zef, Coast, Warchamp7, Shizzy, Styles, UltraNick24 and Cobanermani456 discuss everything from Meta Knight’s reveal to the leak that’s been seen ’round the world. Are you #TeamReal or #TeamFake?

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Aug
05

Shizzy, Cobanermani456 and UltraNick24 join the Japan Time crew (Roger, Shofu, Zef, Warchamp7 and Ricky Cocaine) to talk about the brand spankin’ new stages that Sakurai revealed over the past two weeks. The Great Fox (featuring a cameo by Krystal), N’s Castle and the Paper Mario stages all go under the microscope this week. Stick around until the end for a special announcement regarding the future of the show! Exciting stuff!

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I always love it when developers release teaser videos chalk full of information about their games that can be found if you pay attention, and Nintendo’s latest trailer for Hyrule Warriors just happens to be one of those releases.

Not only do we get to see all the current playable hero characters (including the newly announced Sheik, Darunia, and Ruto) but we also get a look at some of the boss characters as well. It’s a perfect mishmash of character game play as well as story. As it seems that the main disturbance caused by Cia has created a rift in the timeline allowing for characters from all different Zelda games to show up and do battle.

We’ve seen at E3 that there is a unique equipment set up where you can change the sub items and upgrade characters equipment. Yet it is expanded upon showing what items Link (and the other characters) can use from bombs, power gauntlets, hook shot, and even the wind waker itself. Yet, the most surprising element from this trailer so far is what appears to be a mission driven world map that is based on the map from the original Legend of Zelda.

The map itself seems to play like the original Legend of Zelda. The only real difference is if there are enemies on the square you must clear the area in Hyrule Warriors mode before you can search the square. Each square on the map seems to be a 1:1 reference to the original map from the Legend of Zelda. Holding all the bomb walls, and bush burning secret areas that hold either treasure or upgrades for the main game.

Tecmo-Koei has done a good job at mixing the game play of Dynasty Warriors with the lore and characters of The Legend of Zelda series. This game looks to be a promising addition and a refreshing departure from the normal Zelda.

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Bringing back the classic stage, Sakurai has shown off the new design for the Great Fox stage through Miiverse. People have taken to assuming that this is one step closer to being a confirmation of Falco’s return, though most of the response to the picture has just been hype over how great the stage looks.

Here’s hoping the revamped stage is a sign of more N64 and Gamecube stages making their return with much prettier designs.

So we have new footage of Mighty No. 9‘s early alpha gameplay. The fact that this is early alpha should definitely be kept in mind with this video, as there are many cheaply-made textures, poor animations, and a (subjectively) ugly art style. On the bright side though, the gameplay itself actually looks pretty good, pretty much exactly what you would expect a 3D Mega Man game to look and play like. Certain things like dashing looked like they came straight out of Mega Man X, and that’s sure to please some.

For those that missed other recent news about the game; an animated series is being made, much to the anger of those who donated to the kickstarter. Now, one may think that more things produced through the Kickstarter is a good thing, but the way that many see it is that they donated to have a game made, and money is going toward other things now, which can be viewed as false advertising and fraud. To reassure the people though, Comcept has set new stretch goals for the Kickstarter, saying that only the money raised here will be used for the animated series.