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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago
  6. Legendaryboss

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

    #6 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago
  12. DarkElfa

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

    #12 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago
  21. polygem


    #21 12 months ago
  22. Legendaryboss

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

    #22 12 months ago
  23. Legendaryboss

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

    #23 12 months 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 12 months ago
  25. Legendaryboss

    @polygem Sure the point stands without proof, right.

    #25 12 months 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 12 months ago
  27. Legendaryboss

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

    #27 12 months 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 12 months ago
  29. CyberMarco

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

    #29 12 months 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 12 months ago
  31. polygem

    glad to see you´re still around :)

    #31 12 months ago

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    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]