Fans of the long-running Persona series of role-playing games and animes are in for a triple helping of new material. Atlus, the maker of the games, announced the upcoming titles one at a time over the course of this weekend's Persona event. Their Japan releases will be staggered over the coming 12 months.
Nintendo hasn't been doing that well of late on the gaming market with most of its gaming hardware. The Nintendo Wii U isn’t selling well at all leaving Nintendo without a horse in the next generation console race. One of the only bright spots in the Nintendo hardware line has been the 3DS portable console.
Nintendo has announced some very nice updates for are inbound for the Nintendo 3DS game console. The system update will bring several new features, including the ability to combine a balance on the Nintendo eShop from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles. This means that gamers who have account balances on either console can spend the money where they want.
Earlier this month we mentioned that Nintendo had a new Pokémon videogame coming for its 3-D portable the Nintendo 3DS on October 12. October 12 was last weekend and Nintendo is offering up some statistics for the videogame for its first two days of availability. Nintendo launched the game simultaneously around the world.
Nintendo has launched a new online store, taking the 3DS, Wii U, and the new 2DS handheld direct to gamers complete with the promise of exclusive accessories and games unavailable through regular retailers. The store, currently only available in the UK, is part of Nintendo's attempt to own its gaming and sales experiences, even as retailer enthusiasm cools on its range.
Megaman has firm a place in the hearts of many, the evidence of which is blatant in the runaway success of its descendant -- Mighty No. 9's -- Kickstarter campaign. The funding goal was ambitious, seeking millions, yet saw its milestones reached at a clipped rate, such as the unlocking of PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions back on September 17. The campaign reached its end on Kickstarter this evening, managing to hit its goal ahead of the countdown timer.
It seems as if this moment couldn't come any sooner, as Nintendo is finally releasing a black version of their 3DS XL handheld gaming system. Nintendo has previously released colored models with black trim and such, but this will be the first all-black version to hit retail, and it's coming on the same day as the release of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on August 11.
Nintendo has outed a fresh batch of hardware and accessories for Japan, including a white Wii U 32GB console and a larger battery for the tablet GamePad controller to address runtime claims. The new white Wii U 32GB Premium edition should arrive in Japan on July 13, functionally identical to the existing black model aside from the new casing; it'll go on sale alongside a new Rapid Charging Stand for the Wiimote, which Nintendo says will cut down the amount of time gamers will need to have the motion-sensing controller on charge.
Nintendo has listed the 110 Best Buy stores that will give impatient gamers an opportunity to play new Wii U and 3DS titles alongside their launch at E3 2013 next month, as part of its attempt to boost enthusiasm in the fact of Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles. The scheme, revealed earlier this month, will see select games put up for in-store play, though not offered for sale at that stage.