In a Mini Nintendo Direct presentation yesterday, Nintendo revealed two new eShop games for the 3DS in Japan. One of these was The Denpa Men 3 by the series’ creator Genius Sonority. Here’s a trailer for the game:

 


 

New to The Denpa Men 3 is that the Denpa Men will actually resist as you try and capture them using the Nintendo 3DS camera. They’ll launch projectiles at you in order to evade capture. This time, in addition to the Denpa Men, you’ll also be able to capture other creatures and use them in battle, as well as decorate the houses that your Denpa Men live in.

 

Genius Sonority have also added other new features, such as the ability to travel to different islands throughout the game. These islands will serve various functions, such as allowing you to buy and sell items over the Internet or trade Denpa Men at the bazaar. To streamline things a little further, one of these islands even allows the game to auto-capture Denpa Men for you, based on parameters you’ve set, such as a specific colour of Denpa Man you want and so on. Finally, you’ll also be able to import your Denpa Men from the first two games.

 

The Denpa Men 3 is slated for release on August 7th in Japan. Prior to that, the game will see an eShop demo on July 31st. Genius Sonority haven’t announced a North American and European release date for the game yet.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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