After a fairly long wait a European release date for Pokémon Conquest has finally been revealed. The Nintendo DS game will be getting its release on the 27th of July which is the day before the release of the new 3DS model, the 3DS XL. If you wish to know more about the game and the new 3DS read on!
Pokémon Conquest was first revealed for the Nintendo DS at the Jump Festa event in Japan during the second week of December. It went by the title of Pokémon x Nobunaga’s Ambition as the game is a cross between Pokémon and the Nobunaga's Ambition series of games which are very popular in Japan. To begin with fans thought the game was a fairly odd cross, however as more details were revealed and the game was released both in Japan and then in the US under the title of Pokémon Conquest it proved very popular. So, it may seem odd that we've had to wait so long for a European release date, even moreso with E3 and then a new Nintendo Direct passing by and us still having no release date, or even a hint to what was happening with the game.
Thankfully things changed for the better this morning. Nintendo magazine Nintendo Gamer revealed that Pokémon Conquest will finally be released on the 27th of July in Europe. The interesting thing about this date is the fact it's the day before Nintendo will be releasing their new 3DS model, the 3DS XL. Nintendo first revealed the new 3DS during an edition of Nintendo Direct last week. The console is set to have the biggest screen of a Nintendo handheld so far and the handheld is overall 90% bigger than the current 3DS model. The screen sizes are 4.88 inch for the top screen and 4.18 inches for the bottom screen. The console will also have a better battery life than that of the current model, for example:
Nintendo 3DS XL
When running 3DS software — Between 3.5hrs and 6.5hrs
When running DS software — Between 6hrs and 10hrs
When running 3DS software — Between 3hrs and 5hrs
When running DS software — Between 5hrs and 8hrs
Although, one of the most interesting aspects of the console is the fact it will be able to handle playing Nintendo DS games at their proper resolution and not the somewhat dodgy looking thing we end up seeing on the current 3DS. Also worth noting that in Europe the new 3DS won't be coming with a charger as the current 3DS' will work. However if you haven't got a charger Nintendo will be selling them through stores, so you can easily pick one up.
The new 3DS will be released on the 28th of July in three different colours, Red, Silver and Blue. It will be released alongside Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, New Art Academy and FreakyForms Deluxe.