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#12767728 Android Deals Thread V2

Posted by Cao Cao on 25 June 2015 - 09:04 AM

Today as in the 25th? The app shows Monument Valley as free, but no big app giveaway again.


#12659081 Sayonara UmiharaKawase+ (Yumi's Odd Odyssey: new stages, 60 FPS, SNES gam...

Posted by Cao Cao on 25 April 2015 - 12:56 AM

Awesome to see it released in the US! Do you know if the PSN version includes the original game like the Japanese retail version?

It does. They advertise it in the trailer, and a few folks on GAF mentioned it. It's available at the start AFAIK.


And for those in Europe, they're releasing it next week for €15.99.

#12659071 Android Deals Thread V2

Posted by Cao Cao on 25 April 2015 - 12:49 AM

Don't have time to post them but there is a ton of SNK games on sale too.

NP, I'll just copy my post from elsewhere:

Fatal Fury Special - $0.99 (Regular: $3.99; 75% off)
Garou: Mark of the Wolves - $0.99 (Regular: $3.99; 75% off)
Samurai Shodown 2 - $0.99 (Regular: $2.99; 67% off)
Metal Slug - $0.99 (Regular: $2.99; 67% off)
Metal Slug 2 - $0.99 (Regular: $2.99; 67% off)
Metal Slug X - $0.99 (Regular: $2.99; 67% off)
Metal Slug 3 - $0.99 (Regular: $2.99; 67% off)
The King of Fighters '97 - $0.99 (Regular: $2.99; 67% off)
The King of Fighters '98 - $0.99 (Regular: $2.99; 67% off)
The King of Fighters-A 2012 - $0.99 (Regular: $2.99; 67% off)


An important thing to note is that most of SNK's games don't work on LolliPop (Android 5.0 and up). For example, in 5.0.2, KOF98 crashes at the start and Metal Slug 3 crashes after the SNK/DotEmu logos. As far as I can tell, it looks like the only 3 that might work in LP are Fatal Fury Special, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, and Samurai Shodown II; as the first two are SNK's most recent releases, and the last one received an update back in January.

#12652821 Sayonara UmiharaKawase+ (Yumi's Odd Odyssey: new stages, 60 FPS, SNES gam...

Posted by Cao Cao on 21 April 2015 - 08:01 PM

Heh, I didn't realize it was announced for the US, but it released today, as a simultaneous US/JP release for $19.99, with Agatsuma self-publishing it under the title of "Sayonara UmiharaKawase+"


PSN Store link

#12514934 Sayonara UmiharaKawase+ (Yumi's Odd Odyssey: new stages, 60 FPS, SNES gam...

Posted by Cao Cao on 19 February 2015 - 10:21 AM

Famitsu put up four videos on Youtube of the Vita version in action. Each video showcases a new feature.

New Enemies (Well, most are returning from previous games, like the sea snail and the squid):


60 FPS:


Instant Retry:


SNES original:

#12473440 Persona 5 for PS3 and PS4 - 2015

Posted by Cao Cao on 05 February 2015 - 12:12 PM

New Trailer!

#12083836 Android Deals Thread V2

Posted by Cao Cao on 11 September 2014 - 01:03 AM

Final Fantasy V is $11 at Amazon. Neat.

Final Fantasy IV is also on sale for $7.99 (50% off)

#12072149 New 3DS and New 3DSXL - New 3DSXL coming to North America Feb 13th, $199...

Posted by Cao Cao on 07 September 2014 - 02:14 AM

Some bad news for owners of the Circle Pad Pro (or CPP XL): according to Nintendo's compatibility list for the CPP, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will NOT be compatible with the Circle Pad Pro, even though it's compatible with the New 3DS' second analog.

#12048232 New 3DS and New 3DSXL - New 3DSXL coming to North America Feb 13th, $199...

Posted by Cao Cao on 29 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

Just announced on the Japanese Nintendo Direct.
(New 3DS segment starts at 49 minutes in)
Official site
- Both SKUs are getting a redesign.
- Analog nub ("c-stick"), 2 more shoulder buttons
- Built in NFC
- Home Button is the only one below the bottom screen, Start and Select are in their DSi positions, below ABXY.
- Cart slot and stylus slot moved to front, power button also moved to front (lower-right).
- Volume slider moved to the top half of the system, opposite the 3D slider.
- Wi-fi switch removed, you still can disable wi-fi in the settings menu.
- New 3DS is 20% bigger than the original. New XL is slightly taller, but thinner than the original XL.
- Slightly longer battery life
- Adaptive brightness (Automatically adjusts brightness based on amount of light in the room)
- Much better 3D viewing angles due to face tracking with the front camera.
- Supports MicroSD cards; the MicroSD slot is under the battery cover.
- Faster CPU, allows faster browsing, and potential enhanced/exclusive games.
- Xenoblade ported to New 3DS (only for New 3DS, confirmed by cvxfreak)
- 16,000 yen for New 3DS, 18,800 yen for New 3DS XL
- Launches in Japan October 11th, 2014. Smash Bros and Monster Hunter 4G limited editions too.
- Customizable faceplates for New 3DS
- NoA's Holiday PR doesn't mention the New 3DS line. Possible 2015 release in the west?
Pics (taken from Volotaire's post on GAF, will replace with higher-quality pics when available):
New 3DS:
3D viewing angle difference:
The whole gang:

#11988740 Android Deals Thread V2

Posted by Cao Cao on 07 August 2014 - 06:59 AM

Not a deal, but a very notable new release: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen; $14.99
So what's notable about it? Well, it's based on the DS remake of DQIV, but it includes the Party Chat feature, which was cut from the DS version's localization. Barring any major flaws popping up, this might be the definitive English version of DQIV.

#11973624 Android Deals Thread V2

Posted by Cao Cao on 01 August 2014 - 08:05 AM

Amazon's Free App of the Day today is Steve Jackson's Sorcery!


Basically, it's a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure game with RPG elements, based on a series of CYOA gamebooks that were popular in the UK. The sequel, Sorcery! 2, is also on the Appstore for $5.00 (500 coins), and it supports save data from the first game, so it might be worth checking out after finishing this one.

#11967235 Android Deals Thread V2

Posted by Cao Cao on 30 July 2014 - 04:18 AM

Monument Valley is $2.49 right now (regular $3.99; 38% off):


#11945406 Android Deals Thread V2

Posted by Cao Cao on 22 July 2014 - 08:56 AM

Speaking of Kemco, just got this in email:
Band of Monsters is free (for a limited time?)

Probably permanently. On the Play Store, once an app listing is made free, it cannot go back to being a paid app, unless the developer creates another listing. Of course, they could always just mark the free listing as hidden and re-list the paid version afterwards, but that would be far too much trouble for a variety of reasons.

#11843245 Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Miles Edgeworth) - No Capcom...

Posted by Cao Cao on 14 June 2014 - 10:14 PM

The complete beta fan translation (Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor's Path) was just released!



Precautionary Note: No ROM requests or anything of the sort are allowed here.


EDIT: It's also worth noting, for those who haven't been keeping up with the DS fan-translation scene, this is the third major release in the past few months, with the other two being the fan-translations of 7th Dragon and Retro Game Challenge 2 (Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2).


7th Dragon is an classic-style RPG designed by Phantasy Star creator Rieko Kodama. It's a little rough around the edges, but the patch helps by reducing the encounter rate and the damage from the deadly deadly flowers.


Retro Game Challenge 2 is a stuffed package, including an even greater variety of retro-styled games that are pretty great, along with altered versions of the games from the first one. It also has new "issues" of GameFan, unlockable content, and the "Daily Challenge" mode, which, as the name says, gives you a new challenge for one of the games every day. HG101 has detailed articles on both games, if you want to learn more about these games (7th Dragon, RGC2).

#11830009 Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Etrian Persona - November 25th (US) 2014...

Posted by Cao Cao on 10 June 2014 - 07:53 AM

A bit of new info was revealed at E3:



Looks like there will be two packages. First-run copies of the regular edition ($49.99) will include 11 Tarot Cards (Set #2: XI-XXII).



There's also the Premium Edition ($79.99), which includes an artbook, a soundtrack CD, the 11 Tarot Cards, and a 3DSXL Hard Carrying Case



And of course, the E3 Trailer (No dub voices yet):


Plus, with the game releasing in Japan, some playthroughs have been popping up on Twitch and Youtube.


EDIT: According to the promo e-mail Atlus sent out, Set #1 (I-X) of the Tarot Cards will be bundled with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax