Earlier this week, Capcom announced that they are developing a new sequel to the ever popular Ace Attorney series. There are little to no details on this game, so stick around until we learn more info. It can be safely assumed, however, that this game will be released for the 3DS, as all of the Ace Attorney games have been developed for Nintendo handhelds. The other big announcement is that Capcom is developing HD versions of the first three Ace Attorney games for iOS and Android devices. Finally, Capcom shows Android some love!
I can say that once these games are released, you'd be doing yourself a great service if you get them. The Ace Attorney games have some great stories and charming characters, and you're missing out on a lot if you haven't played them yet.
Axis Powers Hetalia (often shortened to Hetalia) has been attracting attention as well as controversy for its depiction of anthropomorphized countries and historical events (such as the titular Axis Powers nations of Germany, Italy, and Japan) ever since an anime adaption of the manga began airing in Japan in early 2009. This hasn't stopped - and perhaps even spurred - TokyoPop to license the manga for North American distribution. Volumes one and two were released in English late last year, with the third volume to come on May 31st. As a small treat to fans of the manga as well as an attempt to spread the word about Hetalia, TokyoPop has recently released an iPhone application called "Hetalia Chibi Carnival".
According to Apple's App Store and a press release by TokyoPop, "Hetalia Chibi Carnival" is a simple game in which you're required to match a picture of a chibi-fied Hetalia character on the bottom of the screen with a picture of the character towards the top of the screen. The catch is that there is a limit and that the top picture will be scrolling by, along with pictures of other chibi-ized characters from the series. Winning will net you more characters to play with as well as exclusive Hetalia wallpapers that you can use for your iPhone. Even further, Gentosha Publishing and Hidekaz Himaruya, the Japanese publisher of the manga and the manga's creator respectively, have included art for "Hetalia Chibi Carnival" that has never been released in full-color before.
In addition, the app will include the first chapter of the manga for free as well as a link to the Hetalia manga trailer so those new to Hetalia can get a better feel of the series.
"Hetalia Chibi Carnival" is currently available in Apple's App Store for 99¢.
iPhone users will soon have the ability to pick up the girl of their dreams by scanning barcodes using the phone's built-in camera thanks to a new application being developed by CYBIRD Co., Ltd.