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Nintendo of Europe: “Promote Xenoblade, Win Last Story or Pandora’s Tower”

With Xenoblade Chronicles being met with a smile and warm welcome into European gamers Wii’s, news that will delight the American supporters of the game, Nintendo of Europe have decided to use that as a push for the other two games that have been the focus of Operation: Rainfall.

Embracing the Let’s Play community with a competition entitled “Let’s Play Xenoblade Chronicles” , Nintendo have asked players to create a video showing something the player really enjoyed, like a sidequest or area, or something along those lines – one person wins a voucher for both Last Story and Pandora’s Tower, while the four runners up gets a choice of which one they get. The contests is for those sixteen and over, finishes on October 18th and can be found here.

The contest does show that NoE really want all three games to do well, especially with Reggie stating that they were watching Europe carefully. If the momentum keeps up, then the organisers of Operation: Rainfall may yet be claiming a success.

(Source: siliconera)

Demon’s Soul’s Sequel Named Dark Souls

Demon’s Soul’s was a surprising hit for Atlus when they brought it over to the states. The slow, methodical, and difficult RPG fights against you wanting to play it, but somehow it captured the attention of tons of PS3 gamers. The potential spiritual sequel Project Dark has turned into an actual sequel named Dark Souls. It’s ditching the story of the first game and will have no ties to the Kingdom of Boletaria. They are keeping the same gameplay structure and expanding upon some of the online features that made the first game so unique. They have also said that the world will no longer be segmented, but will have more in common with most open RPG’s with a large continuous world.

The best news is that the game is set to come out this year world wide on both the PS3 and the 360. Now everyone can leave teeth marks in their shiny controllers.


Play TurboGrafx-16 Games On Your iPhone

A TurboGrafx-16 app was just released on iPhone and is free to download. It comes with one game “Worlds Sports Competition”. You can buy other games at around 3 dollars a pop, the games included for purchase currently will be listed after the jump, most notably you can get Gradius, China Warrior, and Bomberman ’94. I hope you are ready to see some huge sprites on your phone because the time has come.

This seems odd to me since the TurboGrafx-16 did not have the largest audience in America that this is even coming here. It was fondly remembered in Japan as the PC-Engine, so that version of the app makes perfect since. The TG-16 was primarily known for it’s sprite scaling ability and while it wasn’t actually a 16 bit system it did have some huge sprites.

Pokemon Black/White : North American Updates

If you’re not keen on staying fairly updated with the recent Pokemon Black/White news, then here’s a nice little update to keep you company.

  • The starter Pokemon names are : Tepig [Fire]. Snivy [Grass]. Oshawott [Water]
  • The new region has been named Unova.  [Although why Isshu was such a big “issue” is kind of strange for me..]
  • Rehiram and Zekrom will be making debuts in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade tomorrow morning!  Stick around to see the GIGANTIC renditions of the newest legendary duos.
  • The North American website has been launched.  Check back for more details as the launch date in Spring 2011 comes nearer.
  • Check out Serebii for all the up to date [and confirmed/spoiler tagged] details about the game!

Even though I already have most of the goodies from playing the Japanese version of the game, I still am GIDDY over seeing how everything pans out in America.  Especially in terms of dialog and clear character/faction details.

Source: Joystiq