While our ultimate dream of having a complete Nintendo-themed Park isn’t a reality, we will be given a good substitute in the form of themed environments within select Universal Parks & Resorts in the Osaka, Orlando and Hollywood locations. These areas will feature attractions, shops, restaurants and other fully-immersive themes that will be meticulously created to the Nintendo creativity and standard we know and love.
We currently do not have a tentative date for constructions, zones or opening times, but stay tuned here to keep informed!
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Pokémon has been a pretty significant franchise throughout the lives of everyone at A-To-J, and we're all celebrating the 20th anniversary by drowning in the latest incarnation of "that one Pokémon you find in every single bush, under every single rock, on every route" (it's Yungoos). Personally, I haven't actually gotten deep into a Pokémon game since Diamond & Pearl, so this game is really my first foray into the series in a long time (I admittedly did check out X, but didn't play enough of it for it to have left any impression on me). Luckily, that isn't the case this time around!
Yuri visual novels are a bit rarer than some other types. Ne no Kami - The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto is a new game from Kyoto-based developer Kuro Irodoru Yomiji and published by Sekai Project available now on Steam. This game takes the genre and places it in a story that is both equal parts slice-of-life romance story and fast-paced action game. Is it worth your purchase though? Well, let's take a look and see if it is for you...
To celebrate the launch of Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition system, they launched an exciting launch party at the Nintendo NY Store. Check out these photos from the event:
If you haven’t had a chance to jump onto the 3DS train with the New Nintendo 3DS system, now is your chance! With the holiday season just around the corner, they announced that there will be a special deal to encourage more people to jump in.
Platform: PC (via Steam)
What happens when you have a spaceship full of bounty hunter/mercenary ladies tasked with going after the biggest bounty the region has ever seen? Why, you get Sakura Space, of course!
"Sakura Nova" is the latest visual novel from developer Winged Cloud and publisher Sekai Project, who have brought us many other games in the "Sakura" series starting way back with "Sakura Spirit" and the recent "Sakura Space". Sakura Nova follows Mikage Shinzaki as he enters an academy aimed at training the future knights of the kingdom. To this end he must learn to work as a team with his new partners: the hyper, straight-forward Arisa and the calm, reserved Kaguya. Battles and romance ensue in due course and we see our trio encounter several trials and tribulations along the way.
Note: The game, and by extension this review, contains adult scenes and might be more than a little NSFW. You have been warned.
Opinion: the Style Savvy games are very fun and if you’re avoiding them because they’re about “fashion” you’re doing yourself a disservice. “BUT IT’S A GAME FOR LITTLE GIRLS” you know, they said that about Recettear too and that is also a game whose cute exterior beguiles a strangely deep business running simulator. Seriously, if you’re into business running sims, and have a 3DS, Style Savvy is a series you want in on.
“But why?” you may be asking the screen. “Why should I spend my hard earned dollary doos on a game about living in a doll’s world, making citizens fashionable?” Because, despite the awful story premise, there’s a myriad of intense strategic business decisions that must be calculated and executed well in order to become the best and richest. It’s honestly capitalism at its finest, allowing you to become a monopolistic business mogul, while giving awful fashion advice in the process.