Only 7 more sleeps until Christmas! This week features a variety of Christmas goodies, including new DS game announcements, festive-themed treats, and even some more free DLC.
Unfortunately, due to Christmas, New Years and MAGFest, 2DS View will be going on hiatus for a few weeks. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and thank you for reading 2DS View this year. See you again in 2012!
Nintendo Talks 2012: It’s Not *Quite* Over Yet
Nintendo’s American and European branches both released a schedule for their Q1 2012 lineups this week, and while thing don’t look too great for the regular old DS, there’s at least one cool surprise in here. Firstly the North American list, featuring SMT: Devil Survivor 2:
Chess for Kids – Feb 14
NARABA: The Labyrinth of Light – Feb 21
NARABA: The Mysterious Palace – Feb 21
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 – Feb
MLB 2K12 – March 6
Silverlicious – March 20
Xia Xia – March 20
Gogo’s Crazy Bones – March 20
Box Pusher – Q1
Cake Ninja – Q1
And here’s the European one, featuring, unexpectedly, the followup(s) to Level-5′s football RPG Inazuma Eleven. No other details have been released as of yet:
Hidden Object Show – Jan
Inazuma Eleven 2 Firestorm - Q1
Inazuma Eleven 2 Blizzard - Q1
Antipole - Jan 5
Doodle Fit – Jan
Amoebattle – Q1
Flip the Core – Q1
VICTORIOUS : Hollywood Arts Debut - Q1
Wait, What? New Pokémon Game Announced
This weekend, Dengeki Online revealed a brand new Pokémon game for DS: Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition. As the name indicates, it’s a mashup between Pokémon and the Koei series Nobunaga’s Ambition, which features real historic Japanese figures engaging in turn-based strategy gameplay. Which means we now have feudal Japanese generals using Pokémon, like this dude with a goddamn Mewtwo. Enough said! Everything else you need to know is in the trailer below and on the official website. P+NA is out this Spring in Japan, but no Western date has been announced (and probably never will be, let’s face it).
Pokémon DLC Weekly Returns
First up, the last of the four Deerling C-Gear skins is now available to download; just enter the code “B8XME69W” into the Promotions page on Pokémon Global Link between now and January 11th. In addition, the Pokémon Carnival from a few weeks back has been made available in Europe – the password is “EUPGLMUSICAL11″.
There’s a couple of Pokémon up for grabs too. Europeans have a second chance to download Victini – just go to the Mystery Gift option on the menu and connect to Nintendo WFC before December 31st. Meanwhile, American and Australian players can get themselves a Lvl. 34 Mamoswine with Thick Fat ability by entering the password “POKEMONDOTCOM” into the Global Link.
Finally, the results of the “Befriend a Pokémon” poll have been announced, and predictably Arceus has won. From Feb 1st until Feb 29th 2012, you’ll be able to download a Lvl. 100 Arceus (with Multitype ability) via Pokémon Global Link.
Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish Trailer
(Out Dec 29 for 500 Points/$5/€5/£4.50)
Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition Debut Trailer
UPDATE: Subtitled version!
N-Gamer Turns Xmas Movies into WarioWare Microgames