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Mario, Zelda & Yoshi: was Nintendo’s E3 enough to save the Wii U?

Monday, 16 June 2014 11:58 GMT By Catherine Cai

Hyrule Warriors

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“Legend of Zelda fans should approach Hyrule Warriors with caution, as the core gameplay is a little more shallow than what they’re used to.”

I’ll be honest: the only appeal that Dynasty Warriors ever held for me was the historical aspect of it. I loved tangentially learning about the period of the Three Kingdoms in Chinese history. Hyrule Warriors, a blend between The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors, honestly didn’t hold too much appeal for me, because it lacked this historical aspect.

Though it’s been revealed that Link, Zelda, Impa, and Midna will all be playable characters in Hyrule Warriors, the demo was locked to a choice between Link and Zelda. Since playing as Link is already a far too familiar option, I decided to play as Zelda.

Immediately, as I jump into the game, I’m warned that Impa needs aid. Zelda’s armed with a rapier, and in true Dynasty Warrior fashion, I begin slicing through minions with it without much trouble. Once Zelda’s laid waste to enough enemies, her special move can be unleashed. She conjures up a magical bow and arrow that knocks back enemies.

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Objectives in Hyrule Warriors follow the format of Dynasty Warriors. The general ebb and flow is to act as reinforcements of a friend in need, slice through pawns, and eventually fight a semi-challenging enemy at every base. However, in true Legend of Zelda fashion, I’m rewarded a treasure chest for my efforts. Inside are bombs that make it simple for the player to destroy boulders that block bases.

For those that are a fan of Dynasty Warrior’s format, Hyrule Warriors is more of the same vein. Legend of Zelda fans should approach Hyrule Warriors with caution, as the core gameplay is a little more shallow than what Legend of Zelda fans are used to. There is no puzzle-solving element here.

Yoshi’s Wooly World

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“Yoshi’s Wooly World is absolutely adorable. Other than the aesthetic, however, it plays exactly like any other Yoshi platforming game.”

Yoshi’s Wooly World does exactly what Nintendo’s best at – charm the heck out of players until they’re left with dumb, goofy grins on their faces.

The entire aesthetic of Yoshi’s Wooly World is exactly as the title suggests. The world is made of yarn – there are even small “gift” boxes tied up with pieces of yarn that Yoshi can pry apart with his tongue. Inside usually lies yarn balls that Yoshi can collect. These function in the same way as eggs do in other Yoshi games. Players can also gobble up enemies in order for Yoshi to convert them into yarn balls. These yarn balls can then be fired at targets in order to open up the level.

Yoshi’s Wooly World is absolutely adorable. Other than the aesthetic, however, it plays exactly like any other Yoshi platforming game. Eat things? Check. Lay eggs? Check. Jump around? Check. Yoshi’s Wooly World is definitely more of the same Yoshi, for those hoping to have that itch scratched. Otherwise, there doesn’t seem to be much substance to Yoshi’s Wooly World other than it’s amazing aesthetics.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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At last, Toad is finally getting his own, full-fledged spin-off and it’s a puzzle game. It’s something along the lines of Fatshark’s Hamilton’s Great Adventure mixed with Polytron’s Fez. The basic premise revolves around Captain Toad adventuring in search of treasure.

Levels are a little like puzzle boxes. In order to traverse the level, the player must use different perspectives. The camera can be rotated in order to better see where Toad must go in order to nab the treasure.

Unlike most Mario games, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is about strategy and patience. Toad doesn’t have the ability to jump and many of the puzzles involve rotating pieces, so playing the game efficiently without dying means rotating the camera thrice over to solve the puzzle box levels.

Bayonetta 2

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“Platinum has done a fantastic job tuning everything to the gamepad, to the point that players can control Bayonetta with only touch controls.”

Bayonetta 2 was the only third-person Wii U game that was on the E3 showfloor, and it’s not hard to see why. Platinum Games has done a fantastic job fine tuning the Bayonetta sequel. With games like Mad World, Revengeance, and Bayonetta under its belt, Platinum Games is known for its good work in tight controls and gorgeous visuals.

Bayonetta 2 isn’t any different in this regard. The environments and character design are absolutely lush. Platinum also didn’t shy away from using particle effects to their max, though I didn’t feel that they distracted from the experience.

Control-wise, Bayonetta 2 is fairly similar to the original. However, Platinum has done a fantastic job tuning everything to the gamepad, to the point that players can control Bayonetta with only touch controls (though I wouldn’t advise it, for the sake of combos.)

Bayonetta 2 is very much more of the same of the original: frenetic gameplay, lush visuals, and tight controls. In that regard, Platinum is very deserving of its spot as the sole third-party title that Nintendo was showing off for the Wii U.

Final Thoughts

Though I left the booth with a smile on my face, I still wonder whether or not I should buy a Wii U. I saw many solid titles that were coming for the Wii U, but without a heavy-hitter like Super Smash Bros, the jury’s still out. Overall, these titles are all, in my opinion, fantastic for keeping the current Wii U user base on hand and interested for when the bigger things do roll around. Regardless, with games like Splatoon and Mario Maker, it’s obvious that Nintendo isn’t afraid of experimenting and pulling out all the stops to pull in sales for its struggling console.

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11 Comments

  1. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    Yes, it’s currently in second place sales wise with Xbox One being 3rd. I believe WiiU will be more successful than Xbox One.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    I think the real triumph was how Nintendo hosted their e3 content. It was a great way to make viewers feel like they were actually attending the conference rather than the media placating MS & Sony managed.

    The actually games they had were extensivly demoed in all their glory (or roughness – Im looking at you Devils Third), and it created a much more ‘realistic’ and gamer-centric approach.

    I know the bottom line is still a sales pitch, but it was handled in a way that didn’t make you feel like a complete moron. I fully expect Sony / MS to have to copy this format in the future.

    The games themselves were almost all exclusives too. A huge bonus for someone like me who owns a gaming PC. I was left with little else I was interested in from Sony / MS’s perspective. All third party games will look / play better on the PC. By that token, all third party games will look / play better on PS4.

    All MS showed were lots of games that would play better on their rivals machine, which also costs less in many places. What was the point of that?!

    Exclusive-wise, both MS / Sony were a bit lacking this year, either remakes or titles that will be lucky to see the light of day in 2015.

    So, what we are once again left with is a £199 console with a huuuuge range of high scoring exclusive titles versus 2 third party machines (one of which has gimped hardware and is desperatly trying to make ground). From a gamers perspective, the answer to me is obvious, the PS4 / Xbox One simply aren’t ‘ready’ yet. They are being proped up by third party content I can already play at a higher quality and for cheaper on the PC…

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Obernox

    I liked Nintendo’s Wii U showing. Splatoon looks very original and Xenoblade Chronicles X is looking amazing.

    Their 3DS showing was meh though. Rehash Pokemon games, Mario UGC thing, an a hideously jaggy smash bros game….

    I’m totally sold on the Wii U though.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    Oh god not this again! No, it is a good lineup but it is spread far too thin to keep any type of momentum going. Example nothing in June, July and August to keep up the Mario Kart 8 momentum. Bayonetta 2 is a Wonderful 101 repeat, likely to have higher-up sales, Hyrule Warriors i don’t know and then Smash Bros U is going to be impacted by the early 3DS launch, but should be Mario Kart 8 part 2.

    @1 Thats funny: Xbox One will surpass Wii U when all is said and done, Wii U will be lucky to get to Gamecube sales level.

    And whats up with the title? This is a range of previews of Nintendo published games. Where is the no longer a new IP ‘X’ and Devils Third?

    #4 11 months ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    @monkeygourmet glad to see you are good and well, and that you have decided to comment again.

    I think the wiiu has a good list of games right now, games that have been release, and upcoming as well. The value is increasing with every new title, therefore i believe the console will shine the brighter, late in the lyfe cycle.

    As for nintendo e3 i did like it, did surpass my expectations, and the treehouse events were good as well.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Dave Cook

    Not enough coming out in 2014. They need to be faster.

    I am exited for Bayonetta 2 and Smash Bros. though, so I’m not poking fun at Nintendo when I say that.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    @Dave Cook i know you like nintendo, and that you are also very critical, in a positive way as well, and that is the way it should be imo, i do really appreciate that, is not that common in the media. You Dont bash it for the sake of it, or because is cool, your reasons are very well explained.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. polygem

    It was a great, modern style of presentation and what was shown was solid. It was awesome for people who already own a WiiU but i am not so sure if it was enough for the guys who don´t yet.

    I personally can´t see the appeal of the one and ps4 yet but people are buying them, probably because they expect the good shit to come later.

    For the WiiU, there simply isn´t enough for 2014.

    On the other consoles isn´t either if you also own a PC though. If that´s the case, those presentations have been extremely disappointing.

    But anyway, i think Nintendo really go for it now. The presentation showed that. It was very confident and optimistic…It just takes too long with these games releases – still does – but i think we´ll see a much more frequent flow of content soon.

    MK8 gave the WiiU a pretty decent boost, Smash will probably do the same, Zelda will too, i mean that´s pretty much out of question. The WiiU is not a failure.

    I wanted a Metroid so bad – the show was good and all but it lacked a true wow moment – but compared to the competition, it still was the one that made me the most excited.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. OmegaSlayer

    I must say that this E3 sold me a WiiU.
    A second hand WiiU just for Bayonetta.

    As a Sony fanboy I’m severely disappointed by Sony.

    I like corridors and don’t like open games.
    I like my gameplay to be condensed the game, I like a dense game, I don’t enjoy too much to go from A to B for 10 minutes just to have a 2 minutes shoot out or to eavdrop someone.

    I like third person stuff and not first person.
    I like swords and kicks more than guns.
    I like artsy settings rather then the same reality I have outside the window.
    I like playing a game without needing of grind and search in a menu the best weapon for the best thing.
    I like a direct game to have fun.

    Sony at the moment has nothing like this under its hood.
    Neither first party, nor third party.

    Bayonetta is the embodiment of indie spirit with AA(A) production.
    I poured 170 hours in Bayo1 on PS3, the worse version, the worse port ever, and had so much fun.
    I’ve seen Bayo2 trailer and in the first 5 second there’s a polygon that’s big like an elephant, but I wanted to play that more than The Order or Uncharted 4.

    There’s no way I’ll buy more than one console each gen, and at the moment I’m strongly thinking in getting a WiiU in October instead of going for the Destiny PS4 bundle.
    I might pick Bayo2, Wonderful 101 and maybe Mario Kart since I don’t like other Nintendo stuff, but I’m sure I’ll have fun and replay those games more than Killzone, Uncharted or even God Of War

    #9 11 months ago
  10. monkeygourmet

    @9 Omega Slayer

    If you haven’t already played it, may I also recommend Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 on the Wii?

    IMO, one of the best examples of concentrated gameplay in existance.

    I also share your opinion on a more structured and concentrated experience. There is nothing worse than a title attempting open world and failing. From that perspective I think games like Watch Dogs fail even harder. A huge budget, wasted on providing ‘freedom’ of choice which simple isn’t there.

    Five minutes of skating round on an ice lake and throwing a snowball in Mario Galaxy, is infinitely more enjoyable than 40 hours of Watch Dogs depressingly boring trudge through a lifeless world.

    Im really intrigued to see Nintendo’s take on an ‘open world’, with the new Zelda game. I always feel they don’t attempt something unless they can make it:

    A. Unique
    B. Polished
    C. Play really, really well

    Bayonetta 2 should be a treat in this respect too. Incredibly explosive and tight mechanics coupled with deep gameplay… Sounds great! :)

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Clupula

    I think Nintendo definitely showed a move in the right direction, BUT no way is this going to save the Wii U.

    Xenoblade Chronicles X looked exciting and so did Zelda, but that Spitoon game or whatever? Don’t care. Nor the Yoshi thing.

    Overall, just more of the same from Nintendo. Definitely stuff that appeals to the people who already own the system, but not enough to lure in a very large number of new people.

    #11 11 months ago

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    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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