Xenoblade leads the way in splitting 3DS userbase ⊟
Along with debuting new hardware this morning (special edition new 3DS XLs for Smash Bros. and Monster Hunter 4G for Japan also snuck out), Nintendo announced a 3DS port for acclaimed Wii RPG Xenoblade.
Xenoblade is the first announced title (for Japan) that will take advantage of the new 3DS models’ improved CPU — meaning it won’t be playable on the older 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS systems. The situation is similar to the DSi, which received DSi-only games that older DSes couldn’t run. I remember quite a bit of confusion and anger over how that was handled..
I’m all for games that take advantage of increased capabilities in what’s effectively a new system, but not everyone’s happy to see the 3DS userbase split. Frequent contributor Daniel Feit justified his annoyance by pointing out that handheld lifespans are getting shorter: “Game Boy to Game Boy Color: 9 years. Nintendo DS to DSi: 4 years. Nintendo 3DS to *new* 3DS: 3.5 years.”
Oh, and Nintendo formally announced that Xenoblade’s hero Shulk is a playable fighter for the new Smash Bros.SUPPORT TINY CARTRIDGE Join Club Tiny!
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Idea Factory International officially announces Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation!
Not but two days after the release of Re;Birth1, we already have a release window and plenty of information on the remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2, originally for PlayStation 3. There are plenty of improvements to Re;Birth1, so I can only imagine how drastically Re;Birth2 will differ from it’s original game.
Anyways, press release here for those of you who care about that sort of thing:
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 28, 2014 –Idea Factory International is thrilled to announce that Hyperdimension Neptunia™ Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation, the second installment in the fan-favorite RPG Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth series, will be released on the PlayStation®Vitahandheld entertainment system in early 2015. The physical and digital versions of said title will be available in both North American and European markets!
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 was developed based on Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 for the PlayStation®3 entertainment computer system. Now, it offers a new story, a newly revamped battle system, newly voiced characters, and new playable characters that will provide a refreshing gameplay experience for long-time Neptunia series fans and newcomers to the series.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 will be available for pre-orderat nationwide retailers very soon!
© 2014 Idea Factory International, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Story20XX -Gamindustrifaces a dire crisis.Shops are boarded up, creators are overworked and starving,and death looms over all Gamindustrimen.But the CPUs refuse to let this be game over for their world!Gamindustrihad severed its ties to the chaotic Lawless Realm long ago, and yet…Ever since the advent of ASIC -the ArfoireSyndicate of International Crime -morality has all but vanished. As much as 80 percent of all students are rumored to worship a being known as Arfoire. Parents, despite knowing it to be a poor deity to worship,have gone ahead and allowed their children to do so.Even the governing bodies of the world have turned a blind eye to it,rather than crush the crisis in its infancy. Well, basically, Gamindustriwas pretty messed up, you guys.Ahem. Thus did Gamindustrifall into complete and utter disarray.Those who tire of living in this corrupt world are sent to wander the GamindustriGraveyard, forever lost.
Key FeaturesMore is better!A player can have up to 4 characters on the battlefield, and 4 more characters as supporters that can jump into the battle if their partner on the field is weakened.
New playable characters!There are several Oracles who were only there to support players in their progression through the story. The Oracles are now playable characters in Neptunia Re;Birth2!
Stella’s Dungeon!A real-time minigamethat lets you send Stella out into Gamindustri’sdungeons for exploration. She might return with useful items for the main story!
Active Animation System!Ever-lively characters move and speak fluidly throughout event scenes, thanks to the Active Animation System!
Remake System!Collect “Plans” from all over Gamindustri, and fulfill the requirements to customize your gameplay experiences as you like! Plans could weaken or strengthen enemies, add new dungeons, change the items you can gather in certain dungeons, etc.
Receive Blank Discs to craft your own Game Discs!You can create unique equippableitems by burning Idea Chips (abilities) onto Blank Discs! Depending on the Idea Chips used, a Godly Game may result, which will grant you an additional ability!
You guys may recall (cause I’ve been plugging the shit out of it) but my review for Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 went live on Game Podunk yesterday, and you can find that here!
You know it’s funny. I can type out a full 1200+ word review for a game but I don’t know if I really liked/loved/hated a game until I talk about with my friends. They can tell if it was good just by the enthusiasm in my voice as I describe it. I generally don’t even decide on a score until I’m sure about how I feel about it and that is one way to really find out.