Coming from a Nintendo PR email: Launching on the same day as Yoshi’s latest video game adventure, Yoshi’s New Island, is a green Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system that features an image of Yoshi on the front, as well as a series of cute Yoshi eggs on the back. The system will launch on March 14 at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
GameXplain recently posted the intro and opening cutscene for the upcoming Yoshi game for Nintendo 3DS, Yoshi’s New Island. Yoshi’s New Island releases March 14th, and Nintendo is also releasing a limited edition Yoshi themed 3DS XL on the same day.
JRPGs are often criticized for being too similar to one another. Of course, the more die-hard JRPG enthusiasts realize there’s highly distinguishable traits between Final Fantasy and, say, Etrian Odyssey. We have the latter covered on the surging Nintendo 3DS platform, and although it doesn’t share the same name, Bravely Default gives us our Final Fantasy fix. If that series is up your alley, Bravely Default will provide some interesting twists on the conventional formula.
Retro Studios president and CEO Michael Kelbaugh sat down with GameSpot today to discuss the Wii U’s capabilities and a new mystery project.
“Unfortunately, the perception is that it’s not a very powerful machine,” Kelbaugh said about the Wii U. “That’s just not true. It’s a powerhouse. It’s more than adequate to make great games on.”
“It was really fun being able to crack that open for the first time and learning HD techniques; pixel shading, having a lot more horsepower and how that impacts the team. It was really fun to watch our artists just go crazy because now they didn’t really have to worry about polygons anymore. ‘Make as many as you want!’”
This is where things get interesting…
“Also in our interview, veteran Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe confirmed that Retro Studios is working on a new game, but he would not say anything more than that. This game has been in development for a few months now, as Retro wrapped work on Tropical Freeze in November and hasn’t been sitting by idly, Kelbaugh assured us.”
Hopefully they’ll reveal their big project at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this June. What do you Retro is working on? Let us know!
This week you can download Tappingo, as well as the retail digital-download version of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (2/28). Renegade is also on Virtual Console.
This week on Wii U you can download My Farm and Renegade on Virtual Console.
In today’s Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS picture of the day, Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that Waluigi will not be a playable character. Instead, he will be an assist trophy.
This week you can download Kung Fu Rabbit (You can check out our Wii U version review here), Weapon Shop de Omasse, and Quell Reflect. You can also download Sky Kid on Virtual Console.
This week you can download Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2/21), and Ice Hockey on Virtual Console.
Masahiro Sakurai has posted another screenshot of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and 3DS. Today, a new item is making an appearance in the well-loved fighter. The Fairy Bottle, from The Legend of Zelda, will act similar to the heart container in the series, but will heal fighters that are over 100% in damage, versus healing players with any damage, like the heart container. What do you think of this new item? Let us know!
R&P Studios has announced that Adventure Thru 8-Bit Land will be coming to the Wii U eShop, exclusively. Will you be getting it?