Needs a little more watering
Thought the 3DS was done for, did you? Well, despite Nintendo’s best efforts with the announcement of the 3DS eShop's closure in 2023, the company’s popular handheld is still alive and kicking, and it’s recently seen a brand-new release with Fragrant Story. This odd micro-SRPG comes from an indie developer William...
Last year in April, a new 3DS 16-bit tactical RPG game known as Fragrant Story was released. It's one of the few physical releases on the handheld in recent years and is also likely to be one of the last. With the 3DS eShop closure on the horizon, the developer William Kage is now using the remaining time to pump out a few updates. The...
Eight games to two!
If you thought it was all over for the 3DS, think again. Nintendo's marvellous handheld is still hanging in there, despite the fact that production of the console ceased in 2020, and that the eShop will be closing next year. That hasn't dampened developers' spirits, however, as Nintendo has reported that the console got eight...
Smells good, right?
So, you assumed that Andro Dunos II was going to be the very last physical 3DS release? Think again, because the console is getting another boxed title this year, and the name is utterly pun-tastic. Fragrant Story arrives this April and is a 3DS exclusive. It's described as "an all-new 16-bit tactical RPG in the style of
Fragrant Story is an all-new 16-bit tactical RPG in the style of Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics. Join an all-star cast of industry veterans, with additional music produced by Hitoshi Sakimoto and his Basiscape crew, and voice acting by Gideon Emery and Nicole Fantl.
The kingdom of Flowergard is under attack! Build a team of Fierce Fleuristas, and lend your skills to the Ancient Aroma. You'll be guided by Colonel Rhubarb as you defend the region from invaders.
Your team is made up of kids from the world of Otosan, who join the world using VR headsets. Each kid has a unique ability that can help subdue the opposing army. Knock one enemy into another, recover health or armor, draw enemies in and bind them, or obstruct tiles to prevent passage. Combine these moves to build your own strategic solution.
• VR Cafe: Your team is made up of kids from Otosan, playing an arcade game
• Arcade tokens: You get tokens based on the difficulty setting, which allow you to build a bigger team
• Level up: Defeat enemies to grow stronger, or use extra tokens to level up a character
• Timed hits: Stop the wheel with precision to score a critical hit, or block damage
• Sense of humor: Dialog that would make your dad proud
• Challenge mode: Try your hand at some truly epic challenges
• Collect tickets: Save up tickets to unlock new gear and options