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Nintendo Direct E3: Super Mario 3D out in December

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 14:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo held an E3-centric Nintendo Direct presentation today where the firm announced the new Smash Bros, showed off the new 3D Mario, and revealed a new look for Bayonetta.

You can watch the presentation again below.

During the presentation, which was pre-recorded in Nintendo’s Kyoto headquarters, president Satoru Iwata provided updates regarding upcomg Wii U games such as the aforementioned,along with the Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and the new Monolith Soft game, “X”.

Nintendo has opened up a website for its E3 coverage, where the feed will show games trailers, interviews, and more E3 festivities from the show floor.

Games, games, games

The E3 presentation kicked off with Pokemon X&Y, with a new Poké being shown. It is a fairy-type and works well against dragons and called Sylveon. It is the first new Pokémon type to be introduced in a Pokémon video game in over a decade. The game is set to launch on October 12 worldwide. on 3DS.

Super Mario 3D World was also detailed, and along with new power-ups , such as the ability to turn into a cat which can climb walls.

The game, developed by the same team that created Super Mario 3D Land for Nintendo 3DS and the Super Mario Galaxy games for Wii, lets up to four players play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad. Each character has his or her own unique characteristics, and people can play cooperatively or competitively.

The new cat transformation allows players to scratch enemies and even scamper up the flagpole. Clear warp pipes add some new puzzle elements to gameplay. The game is scheduled to launch this December on Wii U.

Mario Kart 8 for Wii U has anti gravity mechanics, according to another video shown. You can fly through the sky, race under water, or ride motorcycles. Iwata said the game will have the “best collection” of online multiplayer modes. Elements from previous Mario Kart games have made their return, these include gliders and and the aforementioned motorbikes. The game will support online multiplayer and will have deep integration with Miiverse. The game is scheduled to launch in spring of 2014.

The new 3DS The Legend of Zelda game now has a name: it’s called The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. A trailer is below. This game takes place after the events of and in the same world as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Link can now become a drawing to move along walls. This opens up ways to explore and puzzle elements that give Link access to locations he could not otherwise reach. The game is scheduled to launch this holiday season.

Wii Party U was also shown along with its various mini games. Iwata said the game was originally slated for summer, but the development team needs more time with it. It will now be released in October.

Wii Fit U has also been delayed into December, after being slated for summer. The team needs more time to develop and polish the game, said Iwata.

Art Academy for Wii U will be out this summer. This was announced last month, but the reminder was nice.

Two montage videos were shown: one was for third-party titles coming to Wii U and 3DS, and the other for indie games releasing on the eShop.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker runs 1030p, according to Iwata, and he said shaders were added to “help with visual expression.” The game was shown in a lovely video, and Iwata said it runs in 1080p. Some game adjustments have been made, which he said would be detailed later, but in the original game, Tingle Tuner was included and is back for Wii U – but is different this time out.

Instead of using the device in conjunction with Game Boy Advance and GameCube via a Link Cable as in the original, this time, the in-game device will link the game with MiiVerse. This time out it is a Tingle Bottle, which uses the Wii U GamePad controller to post comments about the game to Miiverse.

Comments from players wash up on the shores of beaches in the game. Players also have the option to sail faster than they did in the original version. The game is scheduled to launch this October.

Platinum’s The Wonderful 101 was shown, and Iwata explained its game mechanics a bit. Players can use the GamePad touch screen to drag your troops around on the map to various locations. Players take on the role of Wonder-Red, leader of a group of superheroes which are overpowered by invaders from space. Combined, the superheros can become a fist or blade and unleash attacks on their enemy.

It will launch August 23 in Europe and September 15 in the US. More information on the game will be coming through a Nintendo Direct dedicated to the game, after E3.

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, the camera angles have been changed to show players dynamic scenes providing more gamplay experiences. The first Wii U installment in the franchise is in the works at Retro Studios and Dixie Kong joins the adventure. Simultaneous two player co-op was confirmed, and players can choose between Donkey Kong or Dixie Kong. The game will be released on Wii U in November.

Two videos were shown of Bayonetta 2. One was a typical trailer, and the other showed in-game footage. Our favorite witch has a new outfit and her hair has been cut – each having to do with her new abilities. Bayonetta 2 will launch in 2014 and more information on the game will be coming out of E3, according to Iwata.

X“, the seamless open-world game in the works at Monolith Soft. The game was teased a while back for Wii U and while a trailer was shown giving yo a glimpse of the world and fight mechanics; there still isn’t much known about it. Players can ride human-shaped robots at certain points in the game, or use the robots to battle enemies in the sky. The game is scheduled to launch in 2014. We hope to hear more on it soon.

Finally, the new Super Smash Bros. game was shown off. Characters shown in the trailer ranged from Harvest Moon to Nintendogs, and there were familiar faces in there such as Link, Mario, and the announcement of Mega Man, which excited plenty of people. Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS in 2014.

Trailers galore:

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35 Comments

  1. Froseidon

    My body is Reggie.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mistermogul

    @1 – lol! Unlucky you!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KAP

    What are Nintendo thinking, having a presser at 7am… Oh come on Nintendo! ffs

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Froseidon

    @3 – Its a Nintendo Direct, not a proper conference I think.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DogmanSP

    I have to head off to work just as this starts. It’s gonna be a long~ day…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Mus42

    @3 Maybe Nintendo doesn’t care much for its US Wii U customers, seeing as they don’t exactly have many at this point?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Gnosis

    Meh, gonna miss that one too…sucks.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Tr0n

    http://e3.nintendo.com/

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Bomba Luigi

    Now I really wanna hear what the Heck Retro Studios is Doing. Its about Time.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. backup

    here is list of games
    mario galaxy F
    mario galaxy u
    mario galaxy c
    mario galaxy K
    Pokemon XXX
    Pokemon YYY
    Pokemon ZZZ
    conference is over

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    this is gonna be another blow to microsofts xbone :D

    #11 2 years ago
  12. salarta

    @10: You forgot the tons of Wii U brand titles like Wii U Yodeling and Wii U Swimming.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. mistermogul

    @9 – I really hope Retro’s working on another Metroid Prime but somehow doubt they are…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Bomba Luigi

    @13: When I remember right, Retro Studios said after Prime3 its the Last one they are doing.

    I myself really hope for a brand new IP.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    The end up of Prime three set up the next possible game in the series. That was thrown out the window with Other M however so the Metroid series is in pretty bad shape.

    I have no idea what Nintendo are going to do with it because its been all over the place in terms of genre and style and quality.

    Metroid is my favourite Nintendo franchise and it hurts.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Armitage Shanks

    All aboard!!!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Bomba Luigi

    The Fuck? No word about Retro Studios?

    Or are they doing Mario Kart or Donkey Kong again?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Fin

    @17

    Donkey Kong.

    Nintendo are fucked, they’ve no marquee title for Q4.

    Games are just [insert Nintendo IP here] HD.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    Pretty poor show really.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Clupula

    That was actually…I almost feel bad for saying anything bad about it. It’s like watching a child set up a lemonade stand between two giant supermarkets, in an attempt to compete with them.

    I mean, he was all, “We have shaders! Look, we have different camera angles!” You know, things that we’ve seen for the last eight years. And then making an announcement that Bayonetta got a haircut. I want to just pat Iwata on the head and silently nod, just to not hurt his feelings.

    Anyway, Nintendo had no big surprises nor anything exciting, outside of the two games I already was interested in (Bayonetta 2 and the Monolith RPG, which, at first, I started to wonder if it was Xenogears/Saga related, which would have been a big coup for Nintendo).

    I will say, as much as I didn’t care about Megaman being in Smash Brothers, I’d certainly like to see a side-scrolling Megaman game in the style of his background.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. CyberMarco

    Other than the new Smash Bros, which looked like a more polished version of SSM Brawl, every thing else is a bit of the same but in 1080p. Let’s see what Platinum, Sega and Monolith will deliver.

    A 6/10 for me.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Digital Bamboo

    “Coming in 2014″

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    @21 – Your score is very generous. I’d give this a 3/10. Microsoft’s was a 6/10.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. CyberMarco

    @23 Probably, but only because I’m interested in Bayonetta and waiting for a great Metroid to make a BOOM on the system, if not it would be even less for sue…

    As much as I try to like Nintendo’s approach I’m left baffled with their decisions…

    *Edit

    5/10 is enough!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. polygem

    some nice games but just not enough unfortunately. mk and mario3d looked great but at the same time they looked too samey. smash bros, cool but again…they really need much bigger guns.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    I would give ‘em a 7/10

    Really lackluster. But DK looked good. 101 looked good. As did Sonic, Windwaker HD, Smash Bro, Mario 3D, hell most of it looked good. But nothing grabbed me, nothing impressed me, and nothing made me excited about getting my hands on it. Not bad games, but not games I can’t wait to own.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. manamana

    Wow, now that was a bummer. No really, what is Nintendo up to? They presented their console two years ago!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. monkeygourmet

    @23

    You already said they would have to do the impossible to raise even a tiny quiver in your pants.

    This was pretty ‘meh’ overall…

    Apart from the Mario stuff, it was all games that had been announced or, as people have said xyz game in HD…

    Sony def killed it this year, Wii U second just because the Xbone is such a joke. :)

    I was hoping for:

    Fatal Frame U
    Metriod U
    Pilotwings
    F Zero U
    Starfox U
    Zombi U2 (Bono edition)

    I hated the fact it was just stuff we had already seen… I mean, what the fuck have they been working on?! Everything looked rushed as hell and not of the quality I would expect, especially for a company using cheaper tech with a years head start…

    Poor show, especially when they needed to bring the thunder.

    Def getting PS4 on launch, PC and obviously keep the Wii U for X, which looked to be one of the best things shown at E3 so far…

    Unfortunatly, Nintendo needed to show about 5 games of that quality.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Digital Bamboo

    I feel like Nintendo took the advice that “the Wii U just needs more games like the 3DS” a bit too literally. The U is not a 3DS for the living room. They did look fun though.

    EDIT: Speaking of 3DS, now that the videos are up, the 3DS games look fantastic.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. DrDamn

    Far too much of that is 2014. Mario needed to be a proper WiiU 3D Mario not a sequel to a 3DS game. Very disappointing. :(

    #30 2 years ago
  31. mistermogul

    Games looked cool but for the love of god, I wish they would be a bit more adventurous with what they develop. They are playing it way too safe…

    Having said that there was some stuff there I’ll get (Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101, Zelda, Xenoblade?) so I will now stop complaining and go pre-order my PS4 instead!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. mistermogul

    Of course we have all forgotten here the Wii U’s biggest announcement in that the console will fully allow people the ability to trade in their used games!

    Not only that but the Wii U also does not require an internet connection every 24 hours or spy at you through a hidden camera!

    ;)

    #32 2 years ago
  33. fearmonkey

    I want to play Super Mario 3d World, it is exactly the kind of game I was hoping for. if it would have been a launch title, I would own a Wii-u. I just pre-ordered a PS4 though, and so I guess Ill wait for a price drop and awhile before I get one.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Fin

    Thought the near-total absence of INNOVATIVE WII U CONTROLS/ER was telling.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. aseddon130

    same sh*t over and over every year without fail, people give Acti and EA for dishing out the same stuff over and over every year but Nintendo get a pass, why?? They basically do the SAME GAME over and over and now they have the excuse of a HD remake now at their grasp.

    #35 2 years ago

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  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]