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You can now Pre-Load Pokemon Sun and Moon from the eShop

Great news for all of you Pokemon fans out there! As of today, players can pre-load the two new Pokemon titles (Sun and Moon). But be prepared, the game requires 3.2GB to download, so you might need to update your SD card, or make space.

Anyone who pre-loads the game will also be granted a bonus 12 quick balls upon release.

Pokémon Sun and Moon will release worldwide on November 18th on the Nintendo 3DS.

Pokemon Sun& Moon Demo Goodies

The Pokemon Sun and Moon demo has come out and it brings with it some neat surprises. The best of which is that you can get Ash Greninja for the full version if you finish the demo!


Smaller stuff you get is some stardust, a star piece and a nugget, all items you can sell for in game money, neat but not as exiting as the free Pokemon, which to my knowledge is not obtainable in any other way.

Are you going to try the Demo? or are you waiting for the full version? which are you thinking about? I know I want Moon, it just calls to me more than Sun.

Review: Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle (3DS)

Last year Aksys Games released a pretty unique, cute, and challenging puzzle game titled, Ninja Usagimaru – The Gem of Blessingsfor the 3DS. This year, Aksys Games is at it again with the release of Ninja Usagimaru -The Mysterious Karakuri Castle. When I first saw this game, I had no clue what I was getting into. All I had going for me was, that I know I have never touched the first title, but knew I liked puzzle games, and I like titles published by Aksys Games. This then made me jump into the head scratching Ninja Usagimaru -The Mysterious Karakuri Castle, but is this a title you should jump into? Let’s find out with our latest review.




The story begins with the character Usagimaru, “a legendary hero who wondered the land as the wind or his will took him”. Well, the winds decide to take Usagimaru “back to the village he once called home.” where he stumbles upon a badly wounded rabbit he recognizes as Toyoukebime who then tells Usagimaru that the village was attacked and all of the villagers were abducted and it is up to Usagimaru to rescue them.

As you progress though the game the story is the usual hero-saving-helpless-villagers story that we all have seen before. It’s nice but plain, and as anyone who has played puzzle games knows, puzzles games do not need stories. It is a nice touch, I give it that, but it does not really engage the player to do better. What I am trying to say is, the story is there but it isn’t that special to stand out for players, or for even have enough to make players care.




The art style of Ninja Usagimaru -The Mysterious Karakuri Castle uses Japanese water colors and chibi anime style to present itself in such a nice and subtle way. It blends well, which helps make the game match its ninja protagonist and the Japanese folklore enemies. I can not really complain much on any of the visuals, because when first turning on Ninja Usagimaru, the title screen and the gameplay do not mislead players with any of its art and the direction it leads to.


So, let’s just get this out the way: I usually put an audio breakdown in my reviews, but this time I avoided it. Mainly because Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle soundtrack lacks. Most of the time its just a loop of the same 30 secs of audio.

Ok, since that is out of the way, the gameplay is quite addicting. Players will find themselves playing 60 different puzzle stages without the game holding your hand. A lot of times, players will even be so puzzled they will have to try, and try again, numerous amount of times just to figure out how to take each puzzle on. Whether its saving a villager, getting a block to the right place, or even crushing a kidnapper, Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle will have you scratching your head a few times per stage



Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle is game that his hard, and excellent to look at, but lacks in music/audio and story is plain(which like I said before, is not important for a puzzle game).Would I recemmoend it? Yes, Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle is a nice pick up for the 3DS owners, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a challenge. As for new players, it’s a nice pick up to jump back and forth into for some pretty difficult challenges.

Corpse Party Launches October 25 for 3ds

Looking for a scary game to play before October is over? Well XSeed Games has announced that Corpse Party will be releasing for the 3DS October 25.

CP 3DS box 2

Corpse Party for Nintendo 3DS will be released physically for the first time in English through a limited ‘Back to School Edition’ priced at $49.99, which will include high-quality miniature figurines of characters Naomi Nakashima and Seiko Shinohara, as well as a soundtrack CD containing nearly 80 minutes of music from the game not previously featured on the ‘Songs of the Dead’ compilation, including three tracks exclusive to this Nintendo 3DS version. In addition to the limited ‘Back to School Edition’ physical release, Corpse Party will also see a digital release on the North American Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS for $29.99. The title will also see a digital-only release on the European Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS for €29.99/£24.99, as well as in Australia for $49.95 AUD.

Here is a quick overview:

In the cult hit horror adventure Corpse Party, players take control of a group of Japanese high school students who inadvertently engage in a pagan ritual and find themselves inexplicably transported into a whole other space: an inescapable echo of a long-since demolished school building where a series of gruesome murders once took place. Remastered from the 2011 PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system release, the Nintendo 3DS rendition of Corpse Party will feature redrawn, high-resolution character sprites, newly arranged music tracks in binaural 3D audio, and 3D art stills, as well as four new Extra Chapters exclusive to this version that provide insight into lesser-shown characters and plot elements previously left unexplained.

Be sure to check out the screenshots below.

Paper Mario: Color Splash Showing off New Goofy Mechanics

A new trailer has been released by Nintendo for Paper Mario: Color Splash, and it looks amazing.

The game begins when Mario receives a mysterious letter, which turns out to be a color-drained Toad. Mario and company trace the letter back to Prism Island to find that it’s been robbed of its color by dastardly paint thieves, throwing the island into chaos. To combat these thieves, Mario will use the power of paint to restore the functionality of objects that won’t work without their color and solve the siland’s puzzles to move forwards. Sometimes, you may need to cut out part of the world to find hidden paths. In battle, players will paint and use cards to attack

The game is set to release October 7, 2016. Be sure to check out the trailer below.