Nintendo Direct: Monster Hunter 4 confirmed, Mario Kart 8 dated, Little Mac for Super Smash

Thursday, 13 February 2014 22:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Mario Kart 8 release date confirmed, Bayonetta 2 trailer released, Monster Hunter 4 western release confirmed – today’s three-territory Nintendo Direct was an absolute doozy.


Nintendo Direct

Mario Kart 8 dated.

Punch-Out’s Little Mac coming to Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U.

New trailers for X, Bayonetta 2, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Game Boy Advance titles hit Virtual Console in April.

Weapon Shop de Omasse confirmed for western release.

Steel Diver successor, NES Remix 2, Pokémon puzzle game announced.

Dates for various titles announced.

US presentation in full.

The presentation kicked off with a trailer for the highly-anticipated Super Smash Bros 3DS and Wii U; we will of course post any trailers for your enjoyment as soon as Nintendo sends them on. The trailer began with a comic-like sequence showing Punch-Out’s Little Mac training for a fight, before punching Metroid’s Samus Aran into approximately the stratosphere. The brawler launches in 2014.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata then moved onto 3DS games, beginning with Mario Golf: World Tour, showing off the RPG-like Castle Club mode. This one’s coming on May 2, apparently in both the US and Europe.

Next up was Kirby Triple Deluxe. The 3DS title has special features, including StreetPass bonuses. This one also launches on May 2 in the US, and May 16 in Europe.

Yoshi’s New Island, a game in which you are a dinosaur protecting a baby Mario, was shown next. Yoshi’s Suprt Yoshi transformation was demonstrated, along with his ability to sprout wings. He can also turn into a jackhammer or submarine. This one arrives on March 14.

A special edition Yoshi 3DSXL was confirmed for Europe. See it here.

The next title hits the eShop today; called Sub Wars, it’s a first-person spiritual successor to Steel Diver. Iwata called it a “contemplative shooter”. It will be available in both free and premium versions.

Next was Pokémon Link: Battle, or Pokémon Battle Trozei depending on territory, a match-three puzzle game, is coming to the 3DS eShop. It will include all known Pokémon to date and four-player co-op. It’s due on March 20 in the US.

Rusty’s Real Dead Baseball is an unusual one; it’s a baseball game about “good feelings” in which you cna unlock various content through microtransactions – but you can negotiate with the shopkeeper to lower prices. It’s coming in April.

Arriving in the US on February 28, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy got a new trailer.

At long, long last, Monster Hunter 4 was confirmed for western 3DS release in early 2015.

Another surprise – Nintendo Pocket Football Club, a 3DS eShop exclusive, is coming to Europe April 17. It’s a pretty adorable looking club management sim, with online features.

Nintendo finally confirmed a western launch for Weapon Shop de Omasse, the rhythm action shop management sim mash up which was the only Guild01 title not yet localised. Expect it on February 20.

Best-selling soccer sim Inazuma Eleven finally comes to North America today. It should be available on the 3DS eShop straight after the presentation.

PAL territories don’t have to wait much longer; Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Guard will release in Europe on May 2, and will be preceded by a demo on April 18.

Nintendo showed a couple of indie games, too – Shovel Knight and 1,000 Spikes – and said the eShop will be pretty busy this year.

Wii U
Ubisoft RPG Child of Light hits the Wii U eShop on April 30 in Europe, and May 1 in the US.

A new trailer for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was released ahead of its launch next week.

Good news: NES Remix 2 was announced. It comes with a free, full new game – Super Luigi Bros., based on the level in the original NES Remix, but contains many more levels. This one hits the US on April 25.

The Koopalings will all be playable in Mario Kart 8, which got a new trailer. It hits Europe and the US on May 30.

Next up was MonolithSoft’s new game, X – an action heavy RPG for Wii U. It’s said to be like Xenoblade Chronicles but “with even more polish”.

The final Wii U game to be featured was Bayonetta 2, which – yes, you’ve already scrolled down to watch the trailer, haven’t you. Still no release date.

Game Boy Advance titles will arrive on Virtual Console in northern spring; April for Europe.

From Japan
The Japanese Nintendo Direct announced a Monster Hunter 4G 3DS hardware bundle, coming March 27.

A new Ace Attorney for 3DS was confirmed during the presentation.


X footage (Thanks, Gematsu)


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  1. Legendaryboss

    That’s why the Nintendo direct was at nightime? Because it featured mature content, X & Bayonetta 2: oh Nintendo.

    Well i am at a lost for words.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. dreamcastnews

    That was the worst Nintendo Direct I’ve seen so far. I’m tired of enduring crippling stream that undermine the ‘and next we have’ type suspense. By the time it resumes play, it’s some game we’ve already seen a Million times, is this Nintendo sorting out the Wii U ? Is this getting 3rd parties back?

    I honestly think Nintendo haven’t a fucking clue. If I see another Donkey Kong trailer I really think I may jam a crayon into my Wii U disc slot and send it to Nintendo – DK doesn’t sell hardware!

    Who gives a shite about Bayonetta when Sega are blatantly going to release it on the other two in six months anyway – it isn’t going to sell Wii U’s.

    Here’s another trailer of Mario Kart….. Yeah Nintendo, I think we get it. Where’s the Watch_Dogs trailer since it’s the ONLY 3rd party major game left?!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. schrodinger_cat

    That was…bad. Why bother doing Nintendo Direct like this? No new games (except some weird DL titles no one cares about), nothing…sigh

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Meatball

    @Legendaryboss No, it was to avoid people in the US having to get up at 5 or 6 in the morning just to watch it.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Legendaryboss

    Except for X everything else was boring/expected as in seen it plenty of times, come to expect it or just boring. No surprises on the Wii U end, it was very 3DS centric (the platform that doesn’t need all the help it can get) and no new reveals (Zelda U or anything else in the Nintendo stable).

    Regarding the Mario Kart 8 release date (May 30th), now from the 21st of Feb that right there is a three month drought without a major first party title to build additional momentum for Mario Kart 8.

    That would be a prime opportunity on the Watch Dogs Wii U trailer, game hasn’t been in the limelight and there are likely millions of fans wanting another trailer. Wii U could have been promoted alongside Watch Dogs. But no, this is what happens when a platform isn’t beneficial to third parties.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Legendaryboss

    @Meatball Sure it was, a convenient time while the children and families are asleep.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Meatball

    @Legendaryboss @dreamcastnews Nintendo knows that almost everyone who is going to play Watch_Dogs is going to play it on something other than the Wii U, especially now it’s not even coming out at the same time anymore. So why would they put time and money into marketing (an inferior version of) a game that at this point isn’t going to do anything for them? Until they’ve increased their installed user base through first and second party titles, third party stuff is just not worth bothering with, because third parties aren’t interested anyway.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Legendaryboss

    @Meatball That’s an excuse (Based without knowledge of any version), an overplayed and overused one at that. Its a problem that needs to be addressed personally and fixed, rather than Nintendo releasing titles and hoping third parties come back.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. X14EVR

    how come al you 5 year olds actually can work a computer without parents watching you?
    you must be all 5 if you like nintendo anyway its for kids and wahts the point of asking for thrid party games on weeu when you can just get them on your xbox? pointless money wasted in my opinion
    hope you have fun pretending your a plumber rescuing a princess you newbs while i dice and slice and thrice up zombies on dead rising like a grown up
    you all expect nintendo to comeback whenthey wont they are like sega who have sonic and still nobody even likes that on different consoles it was all garbage to begin with you all need to stop livng in the past and stop playing games that are meant for atari nintendos or whatever they are called even back then they were terrible consoles

    #9 1 year ago
  10. absolutezero

    Watch Dogs is from Ubisoft. Child of Light is from Ubisoft.

    “Show more 3rd Party games!”

    “No not that third party game, another one. No not that one. Oh you showed the one that I wanted? Well I never liked it anyway!”

    Fuck right off the edge of my dick. Seriously.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. absolutezero

    It had X, which is looking like Xenoblade with Mechs, a rough Monster Hunter 4 date and Bayo 2 being fucking amazing.

    If one of those three things does not interest you what so ever then you might as well stop playing video games because you have traveled so far up your own anus that theres no going back.

    Jesus fucking wept.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. DarkElfa

    @X14EVR English is your friend, don’t abuse it.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Joe Musashi

    DKC:TF looks to be as good as DKCR from what I’ve seen. Great stuff. I just hope they don’t deliberately engineer some pointless control gimmick into it.


    #13 1 year ago
  14. mistermogul

    Why do I get the feeling that if these nuggets of information from the ND were from Sony or MS this site would report each one as a separate news story? As it’s Nintendo everything gets shoved into one article?!

    Maybe I’m wrong but Nintendo news on VG feels like an after thought, a useful filler…

    #14 1 year ago
  15. polygem

    i still believe that many people are having very misguided expectations. nintendo will give you nintendo experiences and they´ve said that oh so many times and yeah, that´s what they are doing. full. stop.

    this is the essence really of the ever returning nintendo discussion: people still being disappointed. i do not blame those people nor do i blame nintendo but the thing is: there wont be a solution to this situation any time soon and maybe there never will be one.

    i can understand where the disappointment is coming from but as soon as people start to embrace nintendo games for what they are, stop searching for the secret message and look for their harcore role playing, shooter, online whatever stuff elsewhere, they would realise that nintendo games are great BECAUSE they are not like those, because they feel familiar, yet fresh, make you giggle and smile…but they wont let you decapitate a zombie. maybe dance a weird dance with it. maybe. probably not even that.

    i am actually very happy that in this regard nintendo is deaf to critique, they do not listen to complaints, they are dointg their thing like an egomaniac on supercoke. that´s not always sexy to look at, it´s arrogant obviously but in the end i really think it´s the best option for them. again, the games they´ve dropped in the last few years are almost all exceptionally great and imo that says something. it´s a statement. a good one. and it shows that nintendo are staying true to theirselves and indeed their fans if you will in an ever changing market. they adapt but at the same time they try not to lose themselves and i hugely hugely respect that. this is the beauty of it all.

    now call this a nintendo love letter all you like….but remember: this is only about games. these are just my 2 cents. nothing more. nothing less. (and if nintendo will keep making weird cross promo bs like recently i will leave them standing in the cold like i did with the xbox brand).

    so, if you are still disappointed that you are getting more yoshi and kirby but not that chainsaw killer survivor horror nintendo game: be prepared for more disappointments.
    i agree that this direct was pretty meh because it didn´t feature much new stuff though.

    that said i reall think yoshis island and that new 3ds! dk, kirby and mario kart look fantastic.
    strangely i am not very interested in X. doesn´t do the trick for me.

    the wiiu needs more love nintendo. you have to pull some rabbits out of the hat right now or people wont even bother anymore.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    @absolutezero I won’t bother with the annoying condescension regarding what i should approve of and i won’t bother stating that i said “except for X”.

    Monster Hunter 4 was already dated before ND, it was reconfirmed. Your personal attachment serves no purpose (other than to downplay and condescend to what was said) to what was stated, no-one stated the games were bad. Show a certain third party game which presents a prime opportunity.

    Ice melts, its as predictable as your stance on Nintendo. You hit the nail on two points: ND = meh & love letters.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. polygem


    look at your post #1 you are talking about me being predictable?

    i must say, you are a very cute guy indeed.

    your life must be so easy. the world and the universe certainly is no riddle to you.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Legendaryboss

    @polygem Thats interesting, it really is. Something i’m saying for the first time in regards to the Nintendo direct at nightime because it featured mature content.

    THE FIRST TIME! And its predictable. LOL! Thats funny, your so funny :D Unless you could link otherwise.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. polygem


    “oh Nintendo.
    Well i am at a lost for words”

    your neverending flamebait vocabulary…repeating itself into oblivion.

    that you again fail to see that was very predictable also btw.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Legendaryboss

    @polygem From predictable to never-ending flamebaiting vocabulary. I’m still not seeing a link to prove that post 1 is predictable.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. polygem


    #21 1 year ago
  22. Legendaryboss

    @Legendaryboss Edit: Words of disappointment is not flamebaiting, try again with the link as well.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Legendaryboss

    @polygem HaHa, the second time your funny, u so funny. :D

    #23 1 year ago
  24. polygem


    look i don´t want to dance this dance…

    … with you again and again. my point stands. no need to agree.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Legendaryboss

    @polygem Sure the point stands without proof, right.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. polygem


    proof can be easily found in words sometimes, not links. i think you should really head over to the sesame street now.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Legendaryboss

    @polygem Suit yourself and i don’t need to live in a fictitious world.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. polygem


    whatever you say…but remember man, you are legendaryboss and i am calling myself polygem. that´s the true foundation of these discussions right here :)

    it´s sometimes good to remind yourself about that.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. CyberMarco

    @ Poly and Boss, give it a rest already! :)

    #29 1 year ago
  30. ManuOtaku

    Sony fans feeling disappoinment torwards nintendo, or nintendo actions,strattegies ,or even with nintendo games and lack of third party support, No way, that never had happened here before in VG, never ,is like saying there were nintendo threads in the past with plus 500 nintendo comments with that type of thinking.

    Having said that i cannot wait for bayonetta monster hunter and yoshi island, especially bayonnetta one of my favorite 360 games, and one fo the best new ips of the past/current gen.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. polygem

    glad to see you´re still around :)

    #31 1 year ago

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  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

    Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive. Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month. An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a […]

  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]