Attention eShop shoppers: The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop with both be going down for maintenance on March 13 at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST. The maintenance should last for four hours.
Stock up on cool games now! Okay, so four hours isn't a really long time, but you should do it anyway.
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If, like myself, you're a massive fan of the Mega Man
franchise, then you've probably noticed Capcom hasn't been doing much in recent years to scratch our run-and-jump itch.
Former Capcom employee and Mega Man
producer Keiji Inafune understands our pain, which is why he launched the enormously successful Mighty No 9
Kickstarter last year. MN9
is still a ways off, but Inafune and Inti Creates (the studio formerly behind the Mega Man Zero
series) have something Mega Man
-ish coming down the pipeline: Azure Striker Gunvolt.
Azure Striker Gunvolt
appears to take place in a world where people fling around psychic powers, including the titular main character. There is definitely a Mega Man
flavour involved, though the game isn't as obvious a tribute as Mighty No 9
The game's first trailer
explains the mechanics and back story. It's English-subtitled, which is a good indication it's undergoing a translation. Azure Striker Gunvolt
hits the Japanese eShop this summer!
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Twitch Plays Pokemon continues. This time, hundreds of thousands of Pokemon trainers are joining in on Pokemon Crystal
. a special edition of Pokemon Gold / Silver
that hit the Game Boy Color in 2001.
The going so far has been slow, chaotic, and noisy - but as was the case when Twitch played Pokemon Red / Blue
, there is certainly steady progress.
Why not join in?
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Nintendo recently hosted a Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds
fanart contest that was judged by Zelda
series producer Eiji Aonuma. Each entry was created on Art Academy: Sketchpad
for the Wii U, and hosted on Miiverse.
SiliconEra has a gallery of all the winners
, so take a look. It's good stuff - not that A Link Between Worlds
deserves any less.