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Nintendo Download: Bravely Second, Another Round of SNES Classics on 3DS, more

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It’s a big day for the Nintendo eShop as more than a dozen new titles are now available to download through the digital storefront on the 3DS and Wii U.

Leading the way is tomorrow’s release of Bravely Second: End Layer, an RPG sequel from Square Enix that continues the story they began to tell in Bravely Default. Designed as a throwback to the turn-based RPGs of old, Bravely Second asks 3DS owners to rescue Agnes Oblige and save the kingdom of Luxendarc.

Speaking of throwbacks, Nintendo is flooding their Virtual Console service with new releases this week. The 3DS eShop is now home to a trio of certifiable Super NES classics… The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. Meanwhile, Wii U owners can now download Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!, a DS game that took the world by storm back in 2006.

Finally this week, Bandai Namco’s Lost Reavers, a free-to-play co-op game for up to four players, is now available in a “Beta Test Version.” Wii U owners can put it to the test now ahead of its full release on April 28.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: Dark Souls III, Bravely Second, Ratchet & Clank

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Just three new games will be available on store shelves this week… but they’re three of this Spring’s biggest.

Leading the way, of course, is Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls III. Available this week for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, developer From Software and Director Hidetaka Miyazaki are back to tell another story in their crumbling, yet strasngely beautiful, world. Players who purchase the “Day One Edition” will get a head start on the uber-difficult game thanks to the included Prima Starter Guide and soundtrack CD.

Gamers on the go will get the chance to try out a very different RPG this week, as Square Enix will team up with Nintendo to release Bravely Second: End Layer for the 3DS. This turn-based sequel will explore more of Luxendarc as players attempt to rescue Agnes Oblige from the evil Kaiser Oblivion.

Finally this week, Sony and Insomniac Games will bring back Ratchet & Clank in a reimagining of the duo’s original adventure. These reimagined elements (including new characters, new bosses, and new weapons) will also be on display later this month when an animated adaptation of Ratchet & Clank warps its way into theaters.

We’ll be back soon with a closer look at all of this week’s downloadable titles for the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.

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Nintendo Download: Star Ghost, Mega Man Battle Network 6, Bravely Second demo, more

Wii U and 3DS owners will get a chance to try out a procedurally-generated space shooter, a Game Boy Advance classic, and an exclusive bonus adventure that’s part of an upcoming RPG…

Star Ghost is a procedurally-generated space shooter for the Wii U that was developed by Rhys Lewis, a developer that was formerly employed employed by Rare and Retro Studios. Also available this week for the Wii U is Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar / Cybeast Gregar, which was originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2005, and is the final game in the Mega Man Battle Network series.

Finally this week, Square Enix will bring a Bravely Second: End Layer demo to the eShop for the 3DS. In “The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers,” players will return to the land of Luxendarc and embark on an exclusive adventure with Yew, Magnolia, Janne, and Nikolai that won’t be available in the full version of the game. Players will even be able to earn bonuses that’ll transfer to Bravely Second when its released on April 15.

More information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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A Day-By-Day Guide to All of 2016’s New Video Games (April – September)

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The Spring and Summer months are currently less dense with new releases than the first three months of the year, but that should change fairly soon, especially since publishers have staked a claim to every week from the beginning of April to the end of June with at least one big new release dropping every seven days.

Are you ready? Because here… we… go… (more…)

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Nintendo announces Bravely Second release date, Fire Emblem Fates-themed New 3DS XL

fireemblemfates3dsxlWhile European gamers will get it on February 26, Nintendo has announced that Bravely Second: End Layer will be released in North America on April 15. A Collector’s Edition of Bravely Second (priced at $69.99) will be available for those who want to spend a little bit extra and it’ll include the game, a 10-song soundtrack CD, and a 250-page art book.

If you’re unsure if Bravely Second is the game for you, Nintendo also revealed that a special demo version of the game, Bravely Second: End Layer – The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers, will be available to download through the 3DS eShop sometime before April 15. And you might want to grab the demo even if you’re planning to buy Bravely Second as the story you’ll experience in The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers, along with new jobs and areas to explore, will be unique to the demo.

Bravely Second isn’t the only RPG that Nintendo has on their release schedule. The consolemaker will release Fire Emblem Fates on February 19 and plans to heavily support the game with a series of downloadable maps. The first one, imaginatively titled Map Pack 1, will be available alongside the game’s launch on day one. Nintendo added that the Revelation expansion, which will offer a third path beyond the Conquest or Birthright scenarios, will be released on March 10. A special edition of Fire Emblem Fates that includes all three storylines will be released on the same day for $79.99.

Finally, if you don’t have a 3DS yet, Nintendo will release a fancy Fire Emblem Fates-themed New 3DS XL system for $199.99 on February 19. Unfortunately, the game will be sold separately.

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A Day-By-Day Guide to All of 2016’s New Video Games (January – March)

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After years and years of publishers packing the September through November “Holiday” season with an unmanageable number of new AAA titles, we might get a much more balanced release calendar in 2016. But can you believe it all happened by accident?

Video game fans have always had to deal with delays, but publishers got even more use out of their erasers than normal in 2015. Aside from the one-two punch of Fallout 4‘s E3 2015 announcement, and its eventual release on November 10th, no game felt safe… and more than a few big titles got pushed into 2016. So now we get to ring in 2016 with a release calendar that just might offer up something exciting all year long.

Are you ready? Because here… we… go… (more…)

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Bravely Second will be released in Europe on February 26

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Nintendo UK has announced that Bravely Second: End Layer, Square Enix’s sequel to Bravely Default, will be released across Europe on February 26, 2016.

This tweet from Nintendo UK has also given gamers their first look at Bravely Second’s Deluxe Collector’s Edition, which will include a soundtrack CD, an Agnes figurine, and a 250-page art book. It’s unknown if the 3DS RPG will receive this kind of special treatment when it reaches North American shores, but hopefully it will when its released over here sometime in early 2016.

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Square Enix will release Bravely Second: End Layer in US in 2016

Nintendo closed out this morning’s “Nintendo Direct Micro” with the announcement that Square Enix will bring Bravely Second: End Layer to the 3DS in 2016.

The game, which was released in Japan back in April, will feature “a brand new story and a new protagonist.” The RPG opens with the kidnapping of Agnes Oblige, and players will take control of a “fearless knight” to save her.

A short snippet of the game has been embedded above and we’ll surely learn more about Bravely Second as the year goes on.

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