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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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    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]