...on my Wii or my 3 or my 3-6...
Well, here’s my old (lol) blogger/blog-spot blog that I am currently working to transition here to Tumblr.
A few pals of mine have been using Tumblr for some time and they tell me it’s pretty much the win.
Let’s hope they are right, eh?
According to GoNintendo:
Looks like we should keep an eye out on our 3DS for SpotPass messages. A 3DS SpotPass message has been sent out to a few people letting them know that details on the GBA games will be sent out in another SpotPass message.
Now I’d take this with a grain of salt… but… if you’ll excuse me, I need to check on my 3DS…
Kotaku is reporting:
Metroid II: Return of Samus sends the iconic bounty hunter to the home planet of the powerful alien race to exterminate them all. Fans of the franchise knows that the game sets up the even more beloved Super Metroid; you’ll be able to download it from the eShop in 48 hours or so.
So as it stands, I’ll be able to have the original Metroid (thanks Ambassador Program!) as well as Metroid II on my 3DS - 100% legally.
I do hope some solid information comes from Nintendo soon regarding the GBA Virtual Console games for us Ambassadors (I’ve yet to get any SpotPass notice regarding the GBA titles). I am really looking forward to that functionality…
At least it’s only a few days…
Today, Nintendo announced that the 3DS’s big November update won’t be released in November. Instead, it will hit by Dec. 8, making this a big December update.
This upcoming update will add 3D video recording functionality, stop motion photography (this will be LOADS of fun!), as well as means to transfer data from one 3DS to another (must be something along the lines of how one moved data from a DSi to a 3DS). Oh and FindMii is expected to be expanded for those who’ve already completed it (more hats!)
We’ll all know more in about 9 days.
Now about those Ambassador GBA titles…
Just a quick heads up - 3DS System Update v3.0 is out (Aka “the big one”) - 3D video capture, stop motion video, and all that!
Go! Update now!
F-Zero Maximum Velocity
Super Mario Advance 3
The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
Mario Kart Advance
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Wario Land 4
Wario Ware, Inc. Mega Microgame$
Quiet the haul! I only wish that Nintendo had opted to include an Advance Wars title. Rumor also has it these should be available 12/16…
Same as with the NES Virtual Console titles - hit the eShop and then browse your downloads list and you should see ‘em!
Why are you still reading this?! GO! GO!
(I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Nintendo again. This is really above and beyond. I don’t know if either Sony or Microsoft would have done anything close to the Ambassador program, but you’ve really made the price drop a non-issue for me. Now back to Mario Kart…)
So yesterday, I spent some quality time with both DmC: Devil My Cry (PS3) as well as Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS).
Both games are pretty radically different from each other except in one key way… they both involve ghosts and demons. With this in mind, I found myself basically spending an hour with one, then an hour with the other - back and forth until very late. Both titles are spectacular and worth your time. DmC gets the blood pumping, while Luigi’s Mansion 2 is a more relaxed gameplay style.
No matter, I woke up this morning wishing I could leverage gameplay mechanics from either title ON each title (ie- Luigi sure could use Ebony & Ivory now and then, and Dante sure could use the Poltergust 5000 and it’s add-ons and upgrades now and then…)
Long story short - both titles are worth your time. Special attention should be paid towards Luigi’s Mansion 2 by 3DS owners. This game is by far one of the most polished 3DS titles I’ve played so far, and its found a great balance between the short burst of gameplay required for handheld gaming and home console quality graphics.
Let me even go as far as to say that this is a must-have for 3DS owners.
(Side note - this is now the 2nd 3DS title i’ve had no other choice but to purchase from the eShop due to no physical copies being available locally. Fire Emblem: Awakening was simply not available locally in a physical copy until about a week or two after i opted to go for the eShop copy. While I love having a use for the large SD card I had put in my 3DS, I am not keen on this apparent trend of making a very limited number of physical copies. It makes it seem like Nintendo is trying to game the physical vs eShop purchase statistics in the eShop’s favor. On the other hand I do love having multiple retail games on my 3DS, legally)