Category Archives: Nintendo 3DS

Pokemon X & Y have sold 4 million units since launch

On Saturday, 12th October, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y became the first set of games in franchise history to launch simultaneously worldwide. Nintendo reported today that the games combined to sell more than 4 million units across Japan, Europe and The Americas on Saturday, 12th October and Sunday, 13th October.

“The early response to Pokemon X and Pokemon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans, but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers are eager to experience the franchise for themselves,” said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

Since this was the first global launch in franchise history there isn’t an exact historical precedent for comparison. However, when combining and comparing regional data for previous launches, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y would be the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS title of all time and is tracking ahead of the last Pokemon RPG title, Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2, by more than 70 percent.

The series has so far sold more than 245 million games sold worldwide.

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Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds console now available for pre-order

Video Game Box is pleased to announce that we will be selling the packaged version of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for pre-order on release for November 22.
The front cover will be reversible for fans to choose between displaying the nostalgic image of the cover in classic gold, or in full colour. So whether you are a veteran or a newcomer to The Legend of Zelda series, you can choose how to display your copy of this latest Link offering on your mantelpiece!

In addition, you can also pre-order the special edition 3DS console, which comes with a copy of the game.

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Pokemon Live Action launch trailer…

What’s better than a Pokemon launch trailer? How about a Pokemon X & Y live action launch trailer?

Yes, Pokemon come to life briefly in the video below, giving the inner child in us the chance to smile. Want to smile some more? Then don’t forget that you can order the excellent limited edition Pokemon 3DS systems from Video Game Box.

Are you ready to catch them all?

New Kirby game announced

Nintendo has announced a new Kirby game for Nintendo 3DS.

The game is expected sometime next year which seems Kirby take part in platforming action which not only sees him move from left to right, but also from foreground to the background.

Check out the video below for more details.

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Luigi’s Mansion 2 Review

Luigi in a game without Mario? What madness is this? And just how does the Italian plumber becomes a Ghostbusting hero anyway? Only in the world of Nintendo can we see such tales and I guess that’s why this particular publisher and it’s latest 3DS title, Lugi’s Mansion 2 is so unique.
The story behind Luigi’s Mansion 2 is a bit of a strange one. Mad Professor E Gadd from the original Luigi’s Mansion has been spending the time since the first game researching paranormal activity, however when his supernatural subjects turn on him and shatter the Dark Moon, he calls on the only man he knows to fix it, Luigi.
Luigi is a rather reluctant hero and doesn’t really seem very keen on taking up the role of ghostbuster, however given there is no listing on checkatrade for paranormal battling plumbers, he’ll just have to do. So, with the Professor having convinced his friend that he’s the man for the job, Luigi heads into the first mansion to find the first of his ghostbusting equipment. Accompanied by spooky music and strange paranormal activity, it’s enough for him to bite his nails to the bone, however he gets through the job like only a good tradesman knows how.
The five mansion’s which Luigi finds himself wandering through are fantastically designed, with plenty of nooks, crannies and secret compartments playing host to hidden coins and life giving hearts. There are also plenty of cracks, from which Luigi can peer through and watch ghosts comically playing out cutscenes. Throughout the game Luigi only really has two pieces of equipment to fight off the ghosts: a Dark-Light torch attachment which reveals illusions and hidden objects, and the Poltergust 5000 vacuum. The latter is mainly used to capture ghosts using a mixture of the analogue stick and the face buttons, however you can also use it to solve puzzles and open otherwise hidden compartments. The flashlight too gives access to doorways and reveals otherwise hidden ghosts.

Obviously the most fun to be had in Luigi’s Mansion 2 is the ghostbusting. It’s brilliant. Using your flashlight you can stun the enemies, before hoovering them up. In order to do so you’ll have to pull them in your direction using the analogue stick, although failing to do this properly will result in them pulling Luigi around the room, causing damage as a consequence. You also have to be careful to stun the ghosts quickly, otherwise they’ll give you a thump. It’s best to be careful because if you fail a mission you are sent straight back to the start of it, which is probably the most frustrating thing about the game, however once you get a hang of the controls this doesn’t happen too often.
 The level design in Luigi’s Mansion 2 is absolutely fantastic, you’ll spend an age trying to find hidden coins, keys and more. The only frustrating thing about it is that the game isn’t completely free to explore, as once you complete a mission you’ll get beamed back to the Professor’s studio, before once again heading back into the game to take part in the next mission. This will see you exploring more than one room on more than one occasion, however the game does mix things up a little, so you won’t notice this too much.
Another interesting addition to the game is multiplayer. There are three modes in all which send you into a randomised mansion in a group of two to four players. You can stick with your companions throughout the 25 levels, with a boss level every five levels helping to mix things up even more. The multiplayer is fun enough, although not strictly a necessary addition in order to make the game worth paying for.
Luigi’s Mansion 2 offers a nice little change on the 3DS. For one, it’s not Mario, and secondly it’s actually quite different from any other game out there. Luigi’s Mansion 2 is wonderfully designed, quite humorous and a lot of fun to play. If ‘bustin’ makes you feel good’, then you are going to love this game.
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Disney Infinity delayed into August

Disney Infinity has been delayed to late August.

The toy/video game hybrid was originally due to launch internationally on June this year, however it’s now been push back to August 20 and in the US.

“We think it’s good to be first and really lean into the most important selling season of the year,” said Disney Interactive, John Pleasants.

“We could deliver in June if we wanted to, will a two-month timing change help us? Sure, of course. It gives us a little more time to add bells and whistles and make sure it really sings and pops.”Image

Off Topic Discussion Board

We expect to get a lot of comments on the blog & know that you all enjoy having a chat.  We thought it’d be a good idea to create a post where you can all have a chat, allowing us to keep any stories we write firmly on topic.

We already have a post in which you can swap Gamer ID’s and this has worked well, so we are hoping that this post will also prove popular.?
So please spread the word and use the comments field below to chat about what’s on your mind, it doesn’t have to be about games, it can be about anything you like, just keep it clean.