Kingdom Hearts 3D-Dream Drop Distance for the Nintendo 3DS will be released on July 31, 2012.

Check out the trailer below:



From GameSpotUK we get the news that the 3DS-XL, a bigger version of the previous model, will be released in North America in August 19 this year. The initial cost will be $200.

The body size of the 3DS XL will be increased by 46% and the screen size will be 90% larger. Battery life will run from 3.5 – 6.5 hours, if using software for the 3DS. For DS games it will be 6 – 10 hours.

Colors will come in blue and red variations here in North America, with more colors available in Japan.

3DS-XL For more details on this new handheld, click here: 3DS-XL News


From Joystiq’s website, we get information about the Nintendo 3DS being used as a tour guide in Paris at the Musée du Louvre. Although other audio systems are used in various museums around the world, the 3DS is the only known gaming device used for this purpose.

Here are a few of the details:

  • has interactive map, masterpieces tour, and “visit a must-see work”
  • many hours of audio available
  • zoom feature allows for close-ups

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For more details, click the following link: Touring the Louvre with a 3DS


Here are some of the details of the new Castlevania game coming for the Nintendo 3DS:

  • comes in 2D
  • utilizes both cameras of the handheld
  • stars Trevor Belmont
  • Trevor will use Combat Cross to fight
  • takes place in time 25 years after the original game
  • light and shadow magic are used
  • players can use 3DS touchscreen to make notes
  • players can earn points to unlock more advanced moves
  • usable with StreetPass and SpotPass

Let’s hope it’s as good as it sounds. Click here for more details: Castlevania for 3DS.

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Here is some good news from CTA Digital on extending your Nintendo 3DS battery life twice as long.


Brooklyn, NY – CTA Digital (http://ctadigital.com) launches a solution for increasing the battery life of the 3DS, and making charging easy without having to take out your original 3DS battery.

No gamer enjoys having their games cut short and the last thing anyone wants in a portable game system is to be tied to an electrical outlet. This Portable Power Battery Pack is unique because of its internal lithium ion battery, which doubles the available battery power for the Nintendo 3DS. The Battery Pack is both an external battery and a wireless charger. Once the pack has been fully charged using the included USB cable, it’s available to play and recharge your 3DS anywhere without any wires. You simply place the 3DS onto the battery pack and push the power button to begin charging. Since this is an external battery, you won’t have to tamper with your 3DS with screwdrivers to replace the original battery. Once connected, the pack quickly charges the 3DS wirelessly. Even after completely re-charging the 3DS battery, this battery pack has another 30 minutes of emergency power left for additional back up gaming time.

See the Portable Power Battery Pack in action in this video demo: http://bit.ly/kfO6O9.

The Battery Pack takes 5 hours for a full charge, and takes 2 hours to fully charge the 3DS wirelessly. Users can see the charge level with four blue LED lights, and when it’s fully charged a separate red light will turn green. Avid gamers on-the-go won’t have to worry about running out of juice with this handy accessory, since the 3DS can also be used while it is charging in the battery pack.

The pack also has a useful built-in stand for an optimal viewing angle. It is available for purchase at Amazon (http://amzn.com/B004REJZLA) and other retailers where CTA Digital products are sold.




Take a look at the new video for Dead or Alive: Dimensions below:



Sega has released news about the upcoming game Crush 3D. Puzzle fans should be pleased with this announcement.

A HIDDEN GEM RE-CREATED FOR NINTENDO 3DS

SEGA Announces CRUSH3D

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO – (May 11, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today reveal details on CRUSH™3D. Redesigned for Nintendo 3DS™, CRUSH3D is the unique platform game that gives you the ability to change perspective from 2D to 3D as you try to solve brain-teasing puzzles. Built on the foundation of the award winning CRUSH™, CRUSH3D features a host of exciting new features specifically designed for the Nintendo 3DS system, including new locations, characters and an intuitive hint system. CRUSH3D will be available on September 6in North America and September 9 in Europe and Australia.

Navigate across the surreal platforms of Danny’s mind by ‘crushing’ your way from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional world and back again whenever you need to. Discover how ‘crushing’ takes you to impossible heights, over insurmountable obstacles, and even disposes of dangerous enemies. With full 3D graphics that make complete use of the Nintendo 3DS capabilities, CRUSH3D also sports the possibility to leave gifts for friends to collect in-game, using the innovative StreetPass™ communication system.

“CRUSH3D gives all gamers a chance to experience this critically acclaimed concept in full 3D,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing of SEGA West. “With features specifically designed for this exciting new platform, CRUSH3D is right at home on the Nintendo 3DS.”

CRUSH3D will be available on September 6 in North America and September 9 in Europe and Australia for Nintendo 3DS.




Here is a trailer for LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. This game is a great addition to the LEGO series.