Nintendo has opened the Japanese website for Mario Golf: World Tour, accessible here. We’ve rounded up information included on the page below.
-126 holes, 10 courses
-1GB storage required (8,192 blocks)
-1-4 players online tournaments
-No download play, 2-4 local play, StreetPass trading of Mii info
-Challenge modes include collection star coins on courses, collecting 100 coins over 3 holes, character matches, beating which will unlock characters
-StreetPass Miis will appear in your Princess Club, allowing you to check their gear and clubs.
-16 characters; Mario, Luigi, Peach, Kamek, Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong, Bowser, Daisy, Waluigi, Wario, Boo, Red Koopa, Yoshi, Bowser Jr., Toad, Birdo.
Collaboration with American Golf Manufactuerer, Callaway. Callaway Tournament (Details TBA) will be held in-game, online. Participants in the tournament will receive Callaway products such as an X Hot Club, Legacy Black Club, Filly Club and (possibly) other items to use in game.
Little Orbit is teaming up with Disney Interactive to bring two new titles to Nintendo platforms.
Planes: Fire & Rescue is due out this fall while a Violetta video game based on the tween telenovela, Violetta, from Disney Channel will launch in late summer. Both titles will be available on Wii, 3DS, and DS.
Planes: Fire & Rescue is releasing in North America, Europe, and Australasia. Little Orbit intends to bring the Violetta game to Europe and Australasia, and South America.
Overviews of both games are as follows:
Planes: Fire & Rescue will extend the storyline of the film, taking fun to the skies with action-packed fire-fighting. Players can embark on adventures with all their favourite characters from the movie.
Violetta will take players on an all-star experience as they experiment with music and rhythm and to become a star performer. Players will collect points to unlock costumes, art and more to customize their musical experience.
Ubisoft has very high expectations for Watch Dogs. With “hugely promising” pre-orders, the company thinks its open-world game will be one of the best-selling titles this year and “one of the best selling new IPs in recent memory”.
Ubisoft’s Wayne Greenwell told MCV:
“Excitement for the product remains incredibly high and gamers are desperate to finally get their hands on the title. This is reflected in our pre-orders which are hugely promising for a new IP and highlights the enthusiasm that has surrounded the product since it was first unveiled to the world.
“With Watch Dogs, Ubisoft is building a new blockbuster brand to stand alongside other top tier triple-A titles and we expect it to be not only one of the best selling new IPs in recent memory, but also one of the best selling titles throughout 2014.”
Ubisoft has significant marketing plans in store for Watch Dogs. This include a tech-focused marketing campaign (such as apps and live streaming technology), along with TV, print and online ads.
Ubisoft is rumored to be making a new 2D Prince of Persia game built with the UbiArt Framework engine – the same tech used in the creation of Rayman Legends and Child of Light.
French website Le Portail du Jeu Video claims that the title utilizes “the same techniques of animation [as used] in the last Rayman” and has the Prince’s body “divided into several parts (torso, pelvis, leg, shin, foot, forearm, hands, etc..) that can be animated independently of each other.”
The site goes on to say, “This provides a real diversity / credibility in the postures and movements of the hero…. The quality of the work is to believe [it is] 3D modelling [with] transitions [that are] are fluid and feel well made.”
Officially, Ubisoft has said that the publisher “does not comment on rumours or speculation”.