Monday, August 31, 2015

SPECIAL REPORT: Operation: FaceplateNA is a success (or at least a 95% success)

Today August 31st, at 2:30 PM PST, Nintendo of America Tweeted the Tweet that many many MANY fans have been waiting for since January. After several months and a few conventions and Nintendo Directs of disappointment, Nintendo of America has finally announced that the New Nintendo 3DS will FINALLY hit American shores.

It will be released on September 25th in a bundle along with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer along with two Animal Crossing "Cover Plates" and at least one Amiibo card. Now, there are only two differences between the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS XL which we got all the way back in February. First is obviously the size, The New Nintendo 3DS XL is 160mm x 93.5mm x 21.5mm (or in inches 6.3' x 3.7' x 0.8') and is 329 grams (or 11.6oz). The New Nintendo 3DS on the other hand is 142mm x 80.6mm x 21.6mm (or 5.6' x 3.2' x 0.8') and is 253 grams (or 8.9oz). As you can see, the New Nintendo 3DS weighs less and is significantly smaller, making it more ideal for those who find the XL to be a bit on the bulky side. However, what REALLY drives home the difference is that the New Nintendo 3DS has a front plate that can be removed and with the back plate can be replace by new "Cover Plates" as NoA dubbed them. There are over 60 different plates available in Japan including plates for Splatoon, Fire Emblem, and Xenoblade Chronicles.

While this is major news for many fans (myself included) there a lot we don't know at this point. Namely, will other Cover Plates be available soon and will other Bundles like the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Bundle or will the system be available for stand alone purchase? Will it only be available in White or will the Black version come out as well? And finally, WHAT COLOR ARE THE BUTTONS!?

Until Next Time.

-CRES, Now THIS will make me happy!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

DEMO-lition: Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoken

Video Game DEMO First Look
I did say that I would check out the demo to a Dragon Ball fighting game for the 3DS last week. Well here it is, the latest Dragon Ball game "Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoken." A word of warning though, I am not a Dragon Ball fan. The only episode of Dragon Ball Z I have ever seen started with Goku running along Snake Way and ended with Goku running along Snake Way, and figured that was all I needed to know about the series. Thus my only information about DBZ comes from Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Abridged. Hopefully, that is enough for me to get through this first look at the Extreme Butoken Demo.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

DEMO-lition: Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX

Video Game Demo First Look
Hello everyone.You know, I really want to vent about my experience with a particular person in my life right about now, but I decided not to. Mainly because the first draft of this intro was me venting about this person and it ended up to be several lines long and I haven't even started talking about the new Demo I wanted to talk about. So no venting from me, I'm just going to have to keep that stress bottled up until it finally explodes in a torrent of rage. Bloody, violent rage. Anyway, this week I'm looking at another Demo, and I haven't done this since Conception II, which was a few years back. Geez. Well, this time there isn't a sweepstakes on the line where I can get a new Atlus game, so I guess I can settle on Hatsune Miku, and her new game Project Mirai DX.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Anime Review: Soul Eater NOT!

Hey there. Not much is happening other than Legend of Legacy is getting a Limited Edition hard cover artbook and soundtrack with it's first run, yet Stella Glow isn't despite SG being $50 and LoL being $40. Oh and Nintendo of Korea has announced that the regular size New Nintendo 3DS will grace their region in September while here in America we get NOTHING! DAMMIT NINTENDO OF AMERICA! You are REALLY making it hard to be a fan right now. Anyway, it's time for Soul Eater NOT!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

CRES's Thoughts On: Rising Thunder or It Took People This Long to Realize That Complex Command Inputs Might Be Off Putting to Those Who Want to Get Into Fighting Games!?

And Winner of Most Generic Name Ever goes to:
Once again not much is going on, and I REALLY should like write these on Saturday evenings so that they are ready for Sunday morning. But anyway, very recently a game that is currently in development has caught my attention and that game is Rising Thunder. Yes yes, the name is perhaps the least informative and generic name you could have for a game. Seriously, with a name like Rising Thunder this game could be ANYTHING. And yes, the screenshot above is telling you everything we know about the plot to this game, a bunch of robots fighting each other. You'd think there would be more games that is just robots killing one another, but hey. However, what interested me in this game isn't the laughably unoriginal (yet surprisingly unused) name or the completely stock (and again surprising uncommon) concept of robots fighting each other, nor was it the fact that it is being developed by a team of  Pro Fighting Game players and the founders of the EVO fighting game tournament. No, it's the fact that some one other than Smash Bros. got the idea to make a deep fighting game WITHOUT Quarter Circles, Shoryukens, or 360 movement for special moves.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Anime Review: Emma: A Victorian Romance

I really need to stop putting these reviews off until the last minute. It isn't very productive. This time I have no excuse, I really didn't do anything beside hang around my apartment all day watching videos on Youtube. Anyway, this time I'm reviewing an anime that is perhaps the least anime anime I have every animed... Wait, that last part didn't make any sense. Anyway, This is Emma: A Victorian Romance.