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Super Mario 3D World guide: World 3 – all levels beaten, all green stars

Friday, 22 November 2013 05:09 GMT By Staff

How to beat World 3 in Super Mario 3D World.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3-1: Snowball Park

Make sure you get a grip in this icy stage, and beware of spiky snowmen. Make sure you jump on their heads, or hit them with Tanooki Suit Mario’s Tail Attack.

Tip: When the course begins, immediately head to the right and look for a Propeller Box behind the second set of trees. This lets Mario fly upward.

How do I find the Green Stars in Snowball Park?

Green Star #1

After grabbing that Propeller Box, your first instinct will be to fly. Don’t! You can’t reach the top of that mountain anyway. Instead, head to the right and you’ll discover Green Star #1 nestled within a tiny cave.

Tip: After defeating a snowman, you can pick up the leftover snowballs and use them as projectiles.

Green Star #2

After making your way across the biggest sheet of ice in the course, roughly halfway through the stage, you’ll see a rabbit on the left. You need to catch it to receive the second Green Star. We suggest hitting the bunny with a snowball to stun it. Otherwise, you’ll keep running in circles.

Tip: See those ice skating Goombas? Jump on one of their heads and you’ll be able to hop into the ice skate. It’s much easier to move around, and it’s the best way to collect all the red coins after jumping through the big red ring midway through the course.

Green Star #3

You’ll find the final Green Star near the end of the level, high above some trees sitting in a little cave. Having the Propeller Box makes this a whole lot easier, but Tanooki Suit Mario’s Floating ability is just as good.

Where is the Stamp in Snowball Park?

After collecting Green Star #2, head to the right and you’ll see the Stamp sitting on a very narrow piece of ice.

Tip: Crouch by pressing and holding the ZL button, then tilt the left analog stick to move Mario without the threat of sliding along the ice.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3-2: Chain-Link Charge

Better get moving. This board moves from left to right, forcing you to make quick-second decisions or risk suffering deadly consequences.

Tip: It’s easier to climb chain-links as Cat Mario. There’s a Super Bell hiding in the first two question mark blocks you see.

How do I find the Green Stars in Chain-Link Charge?

Green Star #1

This Green Star sits at the top of two gold rings. Quickly climb the moving chain-link to the right to snag it.

Tip: Jump into a chain-link and Cat Mario automatically latches onto it. Don’t stand still for too long. Otherwise, he’ll lose his grip and fall.

Green Star #2

Roughly halfway through the course, you’ll see a ! box that will transport Mario to the next area of the stage. Don’t go into it yet! Continue heading right to find Green Star #2. Hope you’re patient. This one’s tough to grab.

Green Star #3

You need Cat Mario to get the third Green Star. After traveling through a big horizontal pipe (the same one near the Stamp), hit the wheel with the cat paw symbol to raise wooden blocks, making it easier to collect the Green Star.

Where is the Stamp in Chain-Link Charge?

Right next to the first vertical pipe you come across, floating on top of two gold rings. Ideally, you want to be Cat Mario, since you’ll be able to climb up the chain-link fence to get the Stamp.

Tip: After finishing World 3-2, look for a circus tent to the right. Go inside to collect another Stamp.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3-3: Shifty Boo Mansion

Ah yes, the first haunted house in Super Mario 3D World. If you play these types of games, then you already know Boo, the ghost that disappears whenever you look in its direction. Always keep this in mind, and you’ll beat this stage in short order.

Tip: Hit Boos with fireballs to make them temporarily vanish.

How do I find the Green Stars in Shifty Boo Mansion?

Green Star #1

Jump into the first Boo painting you come across, Super Mario 64 style. You’ll only have 10 seconds to collect the Green Star while inside this topsy turvy room. Just remember to jump over the ghosts!

Tip: When you encounter the first giant Boo, head up the stairs and you’ll see a 1-Up reflected in the mirror. Head back down to collect it.

Green Star #2

You’ll find this Green Star in the room with the huge bookcase, right before the Checkpoint Flag. Use the moving platforms on the right and head over to the leftmost area of the bookcase. Shelves will move, revealing the Star you seek.

Green Star #3

Towards the end of the course, you’ll come to a door with a couch on the right. Hitch a ride on it to get the final Green Star.

Where is the Stamp in Shifty Boo Mansion?

Before heading through the first purple door, you’ll see a couch. Hop onto it and the couch floats upwards, revealing the Stamp.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3-4: Pretty Plaza Panic

You better get moving. You only have 100 seconds to complete Pretty Plaza Panic! What is this, New Super Luigi U?

How do I find the Green Stars in Pretty Plaza Panic?

Green Star #1

It’s right near the beginning of the course! Run towards the screen to find the first Green Star sitting on a semi-invisible cloud.

Green Star #2

Look for the green rabbit and chase after it for Green Star #2.

Tip: Collect tiny clocks to add more time.

Green Star #3

Jump into the smiley face cloud to reach an obstacle course. Hit the item box to collect a Super Star, then use Mario’s newfound invisibility to charge through enemies and grab the Green Star at the end.

Tip: You can hit the last ? block an infinite number of times. Go nuts, but keep an eye on the timer.

Where is the Stamp in Pretty Plaza Panic?

While navigating your way across the second group of spinning platforms, head left until you find a switch with a crown symbol. Here’s the catch: only Princess Peach can activate the switch and collect the Stamp.

Tip: Use Princess Peach’s hovering ability to easily float across gaps.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3-A: Magikoopa Blockade

How do I find the Green Star in World 3-A: Magikooka Blockade?

There’s only one Green Star in this course, and it’s easy to collect. Wait for the three Magikoopa’s to fire projectiles towards Mario and jump on their heads. Each time you do this, the remaining enemies will disappear and then reappear someplace else. Beat them all to claim the Star.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3: Captain Toad Makes a Splash

Enter the green pipe nearby to reach this course, then get ready to grab five Green Stars.

Once again, you must tilt the Wii U GamePad to maneuver Toad through this 3D course. Remember, Toad cannot jump.

First, slide into the water and collect the Green Star on the right, next to the horizontal pipe. Now walk around that pipe and enter the cave on the far right. Go inside to find a collectible mushroom. Take a ride in the big pipe and you’ll find the next Green Star in a tiny cave near the exit.

Next, head back down through the pipe. Time to go through it again, but this time press Up on the left analog stick or D-pad to travel upwards, just before that first entrance. Walk out the other side and follow the wooden pathway all the way around. Drop down onto the grass and collect the gold coins and third Green Star. Take the pipe to the very top of the course. Tilt so that you’re looking down, and safely drop to the platform to grab the fourth Green Star.

Follow the same route for the third and fourth Green Stars so that you are once again on top of the course. See the opening and P switch? Drop down to activate it, thereby raising the water level. Take the wooden path around the other side of the board, then travel up the ramp to snag the fifth Green Star and complete the course.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3-5: Pipeline Lagoon

Get your feet wet in this challenging underwater course.

Tip: Use horizontal pipes to avoid enemies.

How do I find the Green Stars in World 3-5 Pipeline Lagoon?

Green Star #1

While underwater, you’ll come to a portion of the course where the water rises and falls. Take it up to find the first Green Star.

Tip: A Fire Flower is the best item to have in Pipeline Lagoon. Those pesky fish are no match for Mario and his fireballs.

Green Star #2

After collecting the Stamp and getting the Cannonball Box, head down and to the left to see a cracked wall. Blowing it up reveals a green pipe. Take it to find the second Green Star, a whole bunch of gold coins and a + Clock for 100 additional seconds.

Tip: With the Cannonball Box item, press and hold the Y button to charge your attack.

Green Star #3

After collecting the second Green Star, head down to find three groups of spiky fish. Destroy them all with cannonballs, then head into the area where the third group used to be and swim up to find a hidden pipe. Take it up, then travel right to find the remaining Green Star.

Where is the Stamp in World 3-5 Pipeline Lagoon?

After reaching the Checkpoint Flag, head right. Swim for a little while until you notice the water rise on the top right. Swim upwards to find the Stamp on the left.

Tip: You’ll also discover a Cannon Box in an item box on the right. It’s very important you hang onto that.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3-6: Mount Must Dash

This course bears a welcome resemblance to the original Super Mario Kart on the SNES. Nintendo hits us right in the nostalgia.

Tip: Immediately head left and climb the tree to discover a Super Bell.

How do I find the Green Stars in Mount Must Dash?

Green Star #1

The road eventually forks, high and low. Take the lower path and you’ll find the first Green Star. Just be careful of the unstable platforms.

Green Star #2

After hitting the Checkpoint Flag, move right a bit until you discover a purple ! box. Go inside and it will transport you to a secret area. The goal? Catch the rabbit and you’ll score the second Green Star.

Green Star #3

Now that you have the Stamp (see below), run towards the orange box but don’t go inside, otherwise you’ll blow your chance to grab the final Green Star.

Here’s the deal: you need Peach to get this one. Build up crazy speed, slide down the ramp (doesn’t matter if you slide through the enemies) and send Peach flying via the spring pad. Use her hovering ability and the Star is yours.

Tip: If you miss this jump, kill Peach to restart at the Checkpoint Flag to get another crack at it.

Where is the Stamp in Mount Must Dash?

After collecting Green Star #2, take the speed pads to build momentum. You’ll reach a jump pad that propels you to a couple of bouncy pads. You’ll grab this Stamp after flying off the second pad.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3-7: Switchboard Falls

Tip: After riding the first big switch, head left and climb. On the fifth platform is a 1-Up sitting inside of an invisible item block, dead center.

How do I find the Green Stars in Switchboard Falls?

Green Star #1

Take the second switch down a large ramp. You’ll quickly see a platform with time clocks and a green pipe. Jump onto it (it’s OK, you don’t need the ramp) and enter the pipe. You’ll pop out the other side and fall onto unstable platforms. Let them fall and follow the trail of gold coins to the first Green Star.

Tip: All the way at the bottom, underneath the water, is an invisible block. Blow into the Wii U GamePad microphone to see its location.

Green Star #2

After the Checkpoint Flag, take the next group of switches and make note of the waterfall on the other side. You’ll see gold coins behind it. Jump through the waterfall, head right and drop down. When you land on the switch, hit left and crouch. The switch will take you to Green Star #2

Tip: Peach’s hovering ability makes her a prime pick for obtaining 100 percent completion on Switchboard Falls.

Green Star #3

You’ll locate the last Green Star on the final set of switches. Instead of going all the way to the bottom set of rails, take the medium set to the right.

Where is the Stamp in Switchboard Falls?

When you reach the final group of switches, just before the flagpole, take the one all the way on the bottom and head left and then right to locate the Stamp.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3: The Bullet Bill Express

We hope you’re OK with Bullet Bills, because those guys are all over the place in this level. Don’t worry, they have explosive personalities.

How do I find the Green Stars in The Bullet Bill Express?

Green Star #1

Definitely one of the easiest Green Stars to track down. You’ll see it at the rear of the train.

Green Star #2

Sitting on a stack of Goombas. You should have no trouble getting this Green Star. Just keep an eye on the Bullet Bills flying in from the background.

Green Star #3

Take the first green pipe that you see to get transported to the train in the background. See the box on the right? Break it to reveal a Toad, who will give you the final Green Star.

Tip: Those humongous Bullet Bills are a pain, yes? If you possess a Mushroom or higher Power-Up, crouch and they’ll float above your head. Already small? Simply walk underneath them.

Where is the Stamp in The Bullet Bill Express?

Wait until you reach the Fire Bros. There’s one on top, and one on the bottom. The one on the bottom guards the Stamp.

How do I beat the boss in The Bullet Bill Express?

This ninja-star throwing boss not only disappears and reappears, but also splits into multiple copies of herself. That said, three hits to the head will take care of her, and we strongly suggest attacking before she has a chance to throw stars. Otherwise, the battle will take considerably longer.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 3-B: A Banquet with Hisstocrat

What, you thought World 3 was over? Nope. Nintendo throws you a curveball with the surprise of World 3-B. It’s time for another boss fight!

How do I beat the boss in A Banquet with Hisstocrat?

It takes three attacks to the head to defeat this oversized snake. Dodge his rock attacks by watching the shadows along the ground. Afterwards, snakes with dinner plates on their heads will burst from the ground. The idea here is to climb onto the tallest snake and then jump on top of Hisstocrat. Thing is, those snakes eventually escape belowground and reappear someplace else. You’ll also have to worry about those aforementioned rocks in between. On top of that, not all snakes have dinner plates on their heads. The ones that don’t bite, so avoid them at all costs.

Tip: Once you recognize the patterns, this predictable fight is easy to win. The key to success is patience. Wait for the perfect time to strike.

World 3 is finally over! Congratulations!

Head back for the rest of our Super Mario 3D World guide.

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    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]