Fire Emblem Fates now available for pre-loading on eShop

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The North American launch of Fire Emblem Fates is now just a couple of weeks away, and things are getting serious. Those looking to play the games as soon as possible can now pre-purchase and pre-load either of the games onto their Nintendo 3DS systems via the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Pre-loading the Birthright version will require 12,469 blocks, while Conquest will need 12,547. Obviously, you won’t be able to play until the game officially launches on February 19th, but all you’ll need to do is download a tiny update on launch night and you’ll be playing the games within seconds!

As a reminder, you should only purchase one version of the games via the eShop at the full $39.99 price. Once you reach Chapter 6 within the game, you’ll have the option to purchase the other version for a discounted $19.99 via the in-game Dragon’s Gate or as a download code from your favorite participating retailer.

The Post Game Zone – Just Cause 3

On this week’s episode of The Post Game Zone, we have a game where you can pretty much cause as much chaos as you want. So why does Trevon think it’s lacking? Time to talk about Just Cause 3.

Just Cause 3 is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Be sure to check out new episodes of The Post Game Zone every Monday!

The Post Game Zone – Bloodborne

On this week’s episode of The Post Game Zone, may the gaming gods have mercy on Trevon. He went through all of Bloodborne and its DLC. What does he think?

Bloodborne is now available both physically and digitally. Be sure to check out new episodes of The Post Game Zone every Monday!

Insomniac Games reveals Song of the Deep; GameStop apparently publishing the game

Today on their YouTube channel, Insomniac Games lifted the curtain on their brand new title, Song of the Deep. The trailer showcases a vast and beautiful underwater world that the player will explore in multiple ways. Song of the Deep is set for release digitally and physically at GameStop in summer of 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can read past the break for more information on Song of the Deep. Continue reading

The Post Game Zone – Xenoblade Chronicles X

On this week’s episode of The Post Game Zone, Paige takes some time out of her Skell to discuss Xenoblade Chronicles X with Lehew. Is she really feeling it? I’ll go to the corner for that joke, but it was worth it.

Xenoblade Chronicles X is available now both physically and digitally. Be sure to check out new episodes of The Post Game Zone every Monday!

 

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered confirmed for the Americas and Europe

Sega has confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will be coming to the Americas and Europe this spring. It will be available in both digital and physical formats, with a limited edition for physical pre-orders while supplies last.

It includes all the DLC from the original Valkyria Chronicles, which was released back in 2008 to critical acclaim. In Japan, the game also includes a demo for the upcoming Valkyria: Azure Revolution, but it is unclear as to whether this applies to the western release as well.

Head past the break to read the full press release!

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Fire Emblem Fates to get a special edition New 3DS XL

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Nintendo revealed today that a Fire Emblem Fates edition New Nintendo 3DS XL will release on February 19th to coincide with the release of Fire Emblem Fates in the US. The bundle will cost $199.99 and will not include any version of Fire Emblem Fates pre-installed onto the system. As you can see, the 3DS is black and white with emblems pertaining to the series. The top represents Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, while the bottom represents Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. Will you be picking up the Fire Emblem Fates 3DS XL? Let us know below!

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Pokémon New 3DS bundle arriving in North America this February

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The Pokémon Company has announced a New Nintendo 3DS bundle for North America. It is set to be released in February and will have Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue pre-installed. The bundle also includes faceplates featuring the cover art of the aforementioned games.

This is just one of several ways the company is celebrating the Pokémon franchise’s 20th anniversary. They are also distributing a new mythical Pokémon every month of 2016,

Head past the break for the official description regarding this bundle!

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Mythical Pokémon to be distributed every month of 2016 in North America

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The Pokémon Company plans to celebrate the Pokémon franchise’s 20th anniversary this year by distributing a different mythical Pokémon every month in North America. Most will be available via the Nintendo Network, but a few are Gamestop exclusive.

These Pokémon are available for all 3DS versions of Pokémon (X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire).

Head past the break for the full list of Pokémon, their distribution dates, and methods of acquiring them.

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Kimishima: Possibilities for Splatoon IP could eventually be as numerous as Super Mario’s

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Despite the Wii U’s smaller install base, Nintendo’s newest shooter IP, Splatoon, is a bonafide hit. Nintendo knows it, the industry knows it, the fans know it… heck, all the little kids were genuinely upset that I forgot to bring it to the family Christmas party. I know, I know, I’m a monster.

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima talked about the success of Splatoon in an interview with Sankei West in Japan. The game has such a wide range of appeal among so many different people that the IP can be used across multiple types of games in the future. In fact, Kimishima says that the wide deployment of the Splatoon IP could resemble the broad reach of the Super Mario Bros. franchise one day.

Would you like to see Splatoon built into a huge franchise? How else do you possibly see Nintendo utilizing the characters and world in other games in the future?

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