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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Introduces Romantic Interests

Natsume Inc., has revealed three aspiring brides for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, Harvest Moon: Skytree Village. The game will launch this fall, but players can get a sneak peek of the marriageable candidates and gameplay in the newly released game trailer.

Meet the Bachelorettes:

Jeanne is a shy girl training to become an herbal doctor.  While she is extremely intelligent and excellent at her job, she can also be a bit goofy, which makes her an endearing, fun-loving gal! “I… I…I’m Jeanne! I’m…studying to be an herbal doctor!”

Elise is the daughter of Bastian, the Chef and owner of the restaurant and Inn in town. Elise is an aspiring apprentice chef.  A bright and cheerful girl with a certain je ne sais quoi about her, her dream is to become a great chef just like her father! “Enchanted to meet you! My name is Elise!”

Melanie is the granddaughter of Gus, the blacksmith in town. Melanie is a successful interior and apparel designer, running her own shop; Melanie’s Designs. She’s a strong-willed city girl who came to Skytree Village because she heard of its legendary beauty. “So, whatever-your-name-is, am I, like, even in the right PLACE? Is THIS the Harvest Goddess’ land?”

Do the bachelorettes match up nicely with the three unique bachelors in the game: Dean, Cyril and Gabriel? You decide!

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village is available now for pre-order. Check out the new trailer below:

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Announce Special Demo, Reveal Starter Evolutions, and Mega Evolutions

The Pokémon Company International showcased a bunch of new information for the latest games in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, coming November 18 and available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

The evolved forms of the three first-partner Pokémon, Dartrix, Torracat and Brionne, were unveiled:

Dartrix

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Type: Grass-Flying
The Blade Quill Pokémon Dartrix evolves from Rowlet. Dartrix attacks by throwing its knife-edged feathers, and it possesses extremely sharp senses. This Pokémon can detect opponents behind it and can throw feathers to strike them without even seeing them. This Pokémon cares a great deal about its appearance, grooming its feathers in every spare moment it has.

Torracat

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Type: Fire
The Fire Cat Pokémon Torracat evolves from Litten. This Pokémon produces flames for its attacks from a bell-like sac attached at the base of its throat. Torracat has a great love for battle and will attack relentlessly. Its mane can sense what is going on around it, even in the dark, and is able to detect the presence of hidden enemies.

Brionne

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Type: Water
The Pop Star Pokémon Brionne evolves from Popplio. Brionne can dance in perfect time with others and is always cheery and positive. A very hard worker, Brionne learns dances by imitating other members of its colony and can sometimes even learn dances from humans. As this Pokémon dances, it creates balloons and slaps them into its target, making them explode and deal damage to its opponents.

In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, communication features are gathered together in the new Festival Plaza. Players will be able to see other people playing near them, or other players that are connected to the internet to battle or trade. By talking to people and listening to their requests in Festival Plaza, players can receive Festival Coins. There are cool stores to spend Festival Coins in, such as dye houses, goody shops (where rare items are sold) and even bouncy castles for Pokémon to train in. As players gather more Festival Coins, their Festival Plaza will rank up, yielding rewards and making more activities available. Players will even gain the ability to host missions, where multiple players can work together to try to achieve certain goals.

Another new feature that was announced was Poké Pelago. In Poké Pelago, Pokémon that are stored in a PC Box can explore a variety of isles, play on athletic equipment and enjoy other fun activities. If players send many Pokémon to Poké Pelago, they can develop more facilities on the isles and also develop new kinds of isles. As these isles are developed and increase in number, they will allow players to obtain items and even raise Pokémon.

Mega Evolution is making a return as well. Pokémon that were able to Mega Evolve in previous Pokémon games will also be able to Mega Evolve in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The Mega Stones for Pokémon with the capability to Mega Evolve that appear in the Alola region may be received from characters in the game or obtained from special shops.

The Pokémon Global Link will be updated for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and will be available from the games’ launch date. The updated Pokémon Global Link site will have new features, including new online competitions, global missions and more. More information and features on the upcoming site can be found here.

The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version was also unveiled and will be available to download directly from Nintendo eShop or via the official Nintendo website starting on October 18. The Special Demo Version introduces players to the Alola region and features Ash-Greninja, the Pokémon that appears alongside the hero Ash in the animated TV series Pokémon the Series: XYZ. Players will be able to transfer their Ash-Greninja from the Special Demo Version to their full version of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon once the game launches on November 18.

 

Check out the starter evolutions and more in the trailer below:

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Bandai Namco Announces Dragon Ball Fusions for the Nintendo 3DS

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has announced today  DRAGON BALL Fusions, a new portable Dragon Ball Action-RPG experience for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. DRAGON BALL Fusions is scheduled to launch in  the west December 13th, and in Europe, Middle East and Australasian territories in February 2017.

Currently in development at Fukuoka, Japan based Ganbarion Co., Ltd; DRAGON BALL Fusions is the latest Dragon Ball experience to appear on the Nintendo 3DS platform. DRAGON BALL Fusions is an Action-RPG game that combines fighting, customization, and collecting elements to bring the Dragon Ball world to life. The game features a huge roster of character appearances stretching across the Dragon Ball anime series and movies. Players will have the opportunity to enter an all new original Dragon Ball story in DRAGON BALL Fusions’ Adventure mode or prove their fighting prowess in Multiplayer Battle mode.

DRAGON BALL Fusions also enables players to combine the powers between characters to create endless combinations of powerful characters. Players looking to share their DRAGON BALL Fusions fun will be able to use the Nintendo 3DS’ camera to take pictures with friends and fuse them with Dragon Ball characters or trade special moves with nearby players.

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New Details for Pokémon Sun and Moon Revealed

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed new information for the latest games in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, launching world wide November 18th and November 23rd in Europe and will be available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Newly revealed Pokémon include:

Passimian
Type: Fighting
The Teamwork Pokémon Passimian attack by throwing Berries at their foes. They tend to live in troops of 20–30 Passimian, who all follow one leader. These tribes work in teams to train and improve their skills. This Pokémon has the Ability Receiver, an Ability which no previous Pokémon has had. With the Receiver Ability, Passimian can inherit the Ability of an ally who faints in battle. Passimian only appear in Pokémon Sun.

Oranguru
Type: Normal/Psychic
The Sage Pokémon Oranguru live in the solitary deeps of the Alolan forests and, in fact, were once known as ‘the people of the forests’. Oranguru hold a fan-like object made of leaves and are known to be kind to other Pokémon in the forest, often giving injured Pokémon medicine or hungry Pokémon food. This Pokémon can exclusively learn the new move Instruct, a move which can make the selected target use its most recent move again immediately. Oranguru only appear in Pokémon Moon.

The previously revealed Puppy Pokémon Rockruff can evolve into a different form depending on whether you are playing Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon.

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Lycanroc (Midday Form)
Type: Rock
In the world of Pokémon Sun, Rockruff is bathed in profuse amounts of solar energy, and Solgaleo’s influence causes this Pokémon to evolve into Lycanroc’s Midday Form. This form is known for speedy movement which can confound its opponents. A very loyal Pokémon, Lycanroc Midday Form dodges opponents’ strikes whilst attacking with the sharp rocks of its mane. Lycanroc Midday Form can learn Accelerock, a new move unique to the Pokémon, which is guaranteed to strike first, damaging opponents by slamming into them very quickly.

Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
Type: Rock
In the world of Pokémon Moon, Rockruff is bathed in an abundance of lunar energy, and Lunala’s influence causes this Pokémon to evolve into Lycanroc’s Midnight Form. This Pokémon will sacrifice its own safety to strike down its foes. The stronger an opponent is, the more excited Lycanroc Midnight Form becomes, its eyes glowing with the thrill of battle. This Pokémon feels a deep trust towards a Trainer who can draw forth its true power.

Two new Pokémon-specific Z-moves were also announced for some fan-favourite Pokémon:

Pikachu
Exclusive Z-Move name: Catastropika
Pikachu’s exclusive Z-Move, Catastropika, is a super-powered attack move where Pikachu borrows its Trainer’s strength, wraps itself in extra-high-voltage electric power, and charges into its opponents. This is Pikachu’s most powerful attack.

Eevee
Exclusive Z-Move name: Extreme Evoboost
Eevee’s exclusive Z-Move, Extreme Evoboost, gathers together Sylveon, Jolteon and more – all of the eight Pokémon that Eevee can evolve into – and grants their powers to Eevee. This highly powerful move raises Eevee’s Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def and Speed by 2.

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The popular character-customisation feature makes a return in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Personalise your character’s clothing, hairstyle and eye colour as you venture through the Alola region. Now, you can even dye your fashions to change their colour and make sure you pull off your favourite look whilst out adventuring.

The Pokémon Refresh feature lets you care for your Pokémon. After a battle, Pokémon can sometimes end up rumpled and dirty. Pokémon Refresh lets you clean them up, care for them, feed them Poké Beans and even cure status conditions like poisoning and paralysis that were inflicted on them in battle. Pokémon that have been looked after in Pokémon Refresh can grow very affectionate and will battle to the utmost for you. This means that sometimes they may avoid attacks from opposing Pokémon or even hold out when they’re on the verge of fainting. Take good care of all your Pokémon in Pokémon Refresh, and they will be great allies on your adventure.

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Cloud Strife Joins Smash Bros

Straight from the newest Nintendo Direct, we get our first look at the newest addition to the Smash roster. This time around, the newest (guest) character is none other than Final Fantasy VII protagonist, Cloud Strife! Complete with his own stage taken straight from the game and also an alternate costume, Cloud looks to be a deadly new entry to the game. In addition to Cloud, Chocobo outfits for the Mii Fighters will also be added to the game. While there aren’t too many details regarding a release date or a price, Nintendo did say to keep an eye out for more Smash news in December! Hopefully we’ll see more than just Cloud be added to the game, but we’ll have to wait and see. Until then, check out Cloud’s debut trailer below!

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Super Smash Brothers 3DS Demo

I recently got a hold of the Smash 3DS demo from my friend who has platinum membership on club Nintendo. All I have to say about it is that it feels weird with the circle pad, other than that it is a perfectly good game. The demo consists of 5 characters, 3 veterans, 2 newbies and one stage. The playable characters are Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Megaman. The veterans play almost identical to their brawl counterparts except that everything is a lot smoother. The Villager is my least favorite of the bunch mainly because he has a good move set, but it is weird and will take a while to get used to. Megaman, in my opinion, is great. His move set is basically the powers you get from the old games, like the blades you get after beating Metal Man. I have played the demo about 50 times and I have yet to see the Villager’s final smash. I have seen Megaman’s a lot as well as the Veterans’. All in all, they have improved the game play and the item list isn’t too shabby either. With new additions like the cannon from “Kid Icarus uprising”, it is like the dragoon from “Kirby Air Ride” where it is split in 3 pieces but the samage it does is incredible. Also now you can tell when you get a legendary in a pokeball because they changed it so it will be a masterball. The demo even has a group mode where you can play with your friends that also have it. The game itself is an improvement that Smash needed.