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Cancelled ZombiU 2 would have introduced co-op

zombiu-screen-1 Posted 2 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

In a recent podcast, Unseen64’s Liam Robertson (known for digging up information on canned games) revealed that ZombiU 2 was in development for a short period back in early 2013. A team of roughly 5-10 staffers worked on the project, which never left pre-production. Robertson said that it likely didn’t take long “before Ubisoft put their foot down” and cancelled plans for the game.

Robertson has seen one image from ZombiU 2 that offered a similar aesthetic as its predecessor. That means players would have been exploring a “run-down, zombie apocalypse setting” once again – hardly surprising!



[Just a Chat] Zelda Wii U delay, Iwata comments, Splatoon update, Smash Bros.

JAC Zelda Delay Posted 9 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

I had a set plan in place for this week’s Just a Chat, but everything changed when Nintendo announced a delay for Zelda Wii U. That’s the big story for this week’s discussion. Still, Daan and I get around to some other topics as well, including tidbits from Satoru Iwata, Splatoon, and Smash Bros.


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[Let’s Talk] What is your favorite Nintendo game?

lets-talk-nintendo-games Posted 9 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

It’s been awhile since I last hosted a Discussing Everything session. There’s a reason for that: I’ve been thinking about how to proceed with it going forward. I believe I’ve found somewhat of a solution, though that means ending Discussing Everything to pave the way for something else.

This is where Let’s Talk comes in. I know – it’s another incredibly uncreative name for one of our features. Despite that, I’m hoping that we’ll be able to generate some interesting discussions with this new initiative.

The idea behind Let’s Talk is actually very simple. Each week, we’ll have one post dedicated to a particular topic – almost like a forum post. I’ll kick off the discussion in the main post, and then you guys will be able to follow up with your own thoughts in the comments. I’ll be replying to some of the responses, and other staff members may chime in as well. You guys can also respond to each other comments.

Basically, I’m trying to generate focused discussions. I also want Let’s Talk to be a place where everyone can interact with each other in a positive manner!

So why should you participate? Well, for one thing, hopefully you’ll find it entertaining! If you love talking about Nintendo like me, perhaps some of the topics we bring up will interest you. We’ll also be selecting at least one response per week that will be highlighted in the following week’s post.
With that out of the way, let’s move on to this week’s topic!

Let’s Talk #1: what is your favorite Nintendo game?

Note: we’re opening things up, so this can be any game made for any Nintendo system.

I’ll get things started. This answer tends to change for me occasionally. Sometimes I feel like I’d go with games like Super Mario Galaxy 2 or Xenoblade. But when it comes down to it, I’d have to choose The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Ocarina of Time is really what jump-started my interest in gaming. For one thing, it was the first console title that I truly owned and completed on my own. I’ll never forget going to Best Buy and picking up my GameCube, which included with a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition (it also came with a CD player – random, right?). Even though it was technically a N64 title, my brain didn’t really know that, and I was very impressed with the graphics at the time. Getting immersed in the world, travelling across Hyrule, and taking on the various dungeons still fills me with plenty of memories. Like many players, it was amazing stepping into Hyrule Field for the first time!

Now it’s your turn. What is YOUR favorite Nintendo game? You can choose to do whatever pleases you with your response. It can be short, long, or anything in between. Whatever! Just go for it. Let’s have a nice discussion and talk about the games we love!

I’ll be checking up on the comments over the next few days. We’ll be featuring one of your responses in next week’s post, which will also include a new topic to talk about!


[Weekly Screenshot] Affordable Space Adventures #5

affordable-space-adventures-5 Posted 10 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Affordable Space Adventures’ launch is just on the horizon. We’ll be seeing the game on April 9, but KnapNok Games has shared with us another screenshot from the title to tide you over until then.

View the new image above. We also have an official description of the action below.

Not all the dangers of space come from artifacts trying to detect and destroy you. Sometimes peril comes from things far more organic, like these dark plants which will reach out to you in an attempt to wrap themselves around your ship, drag you over to their base and… And that’s pretty much it. What these plants do to you afterwards is a mystery, but certainly nothing good. So stay away from them as much as possible. Or… perhaps you have something that might scare them off?


Japan’s best-selling games of February 2015

japan Posted 10 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The latest issue of Famitsu has shared a listing of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan for the month of February 2015. You can check out the full results below.

1. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – 328,123 (311,521 physical, 16,602 digital)
2. [PSV] God Eater 2 Rage Burst – 239,340 – (221,076 physical, 18,264 digital)
3. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 93,933 (91,629 physical, 2,304 digital)
4. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse – 71,203 (67,270 physical, 3,933 digital)
5. [3DS] Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker – 68,314 (67,101 physical, 1,213 digital)
6. [PS4] Far Cry 4 – 64,181 (57,508 physical, 6,673 digital)
7. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4-II – 58,075 (55,661 physical, 2,414 digital)
8. [PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse – 54,685 (44,642 physical, 10,043 digital)
9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 46,199 (44,657 physical, 1,542 digital)
10. [PS3] Far Cry 4 – 45,763 (44,571 physical, 1,192 digital)
11. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria – 43,170 – (43,170 physical, N/A digital)
12. [PS4] God Eater 2 Rage Burst – 38,583 (31,823 physical, 6,760 digital)
13. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 35,307 (34,142 physical, 1,165 digital)
14. [PSP] Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Tag Force Special – 34,296 (N/A physical, 34,296 digital)
15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 32,994 (N/A physical, 32,994 digital)
16. [3DS] The Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin – 32,650 (30,116 physical, 2,534 digital)
17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 31,597 (30,231 physical, 1,366 digital)
18. [WIU] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – 30,411 (29,303 physical, 1,108 digital)
19. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II – 29,967 (27,062 physical, 2,905 digital)
20. [PS4] The Order: 1886 – 29,657 (26,288 physical, 3,369 digital)
21. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4-II – 29,231 (25,369 physical, 3,862 digital)
22. [3DS] Lost Heroes 2 – 28,589 (27,930 physical, 659 digital)
23. [3DS] Yowamushi Pedal: Ashita he no High Cadence – 23,486 (23,040 physical, 446 digital)
24. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 22,809 (21,858 physical, 951 digital)
25. [PS4] Dead or Alive 5: Last Round – 22,687 (18,336 physical, 4,351 digital)
26. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2 – 20,598 (19,760 physical, 838 digital)
27. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 20,090 (18,878 physical, 1,212 digital)
28. [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition – 18,330 (N/A physical, 18,330 digital)
29. [PS3] Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin – 18,126 (16,719 physical, 1,407 digital)
30. [3DS] BoxBoy! – 17,468 (3,300 physical, 14,168 digital)

Note that these sales are based on data between January 26 and February 22.


Color Bombs will be RCMADIAX’s last Wii U game

Posted 20 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

RCMADIAX announced on Twitter today that Color Bombs will be the developer’s final title for Wii U.

“I’ll still be making games, but will be moving to a one or two game per year cycle to focus more on quality,” RCMADIAX said on Twitter. “Re-branding and trying to get rid of the ‘cheap trash game’ stigma that I have now been pegged with since Spikey Walls. I still plan to support the WiiU eShop with promotions, updates, etc. But sadly I had to stop production on some projects.”

Super Robo Mouse, which was one of the earliest Wii U titles RCMADIAX revealed for the eShop, is no longer planned for the system. The studio pointed to several reasons for this, including the fact that “The game’s later levels have really suffered in terms of performance.” Creator Michael Aschenbrenner explained, “I tried optimizing, but it meant I had to remove things.”

You can find a roundup of RCMADIAX’s tweets below.