Posted 6 hours ago
Release date: October 13, 2015
At first glance, The Legend of Legacy seems to be an amalgam of things – and it is. Legends are brought together to bring you this title in the form of Final Fantasy XIII composer Masashi Hamauzu, Chrono Trigger writer Masato Kato, SaGa illustrators and designers Tomomi Kobayashi and Kyoji Koizumi, with the inclusion of many other former developers from Square and Level-5. You can feel the influence and inspiration of The Legend of Legacy exude from all of these creators, allowing the game to thrive and revel in it artistically.
Posted 8 hours ago
At the New York Comic-Con today, a new trailer was shown for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. That’s posted below.
In the video, we’re able to see key cinematic moments from The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s also revealed that the game features content based on other Marvel Studios films, including Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Posted 8 hours ago
Last week, we reported on a serious issue pertaining to Splatoon. You can read our original post here for the full story, but essentially, some players were using an exploit to play as Octolings which would corrupt other users’ save data.
Rumor has it that Nintendo has since followed up on the situation. Supposedly, such hackers who had obtained access to content like unreleased character models/weapons have been banned at the system level.
Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console appears to be a thing of the past. According to a tweet from Natsume, Nintendo has “moved on” from such releases on the eShop.
Here’s what Natsume said when asked about the possibility of Tail Gator on the 3DS eShop:
The 3DS Virtual Console as a whole has actually been pretty dead for awhile. I believe the Donkey Kong Land games came out in February, and we haven’t seen anything since. The last 3DS VC release in Japan was in December 2014.
In an official website post, Yacht Club Games shared more information about Shovel Knight’s retail release and upcoming amiibo.
First, the game’s physical version is officially moved to November 3 in North America and October 30 in Europe. Yacht Club Games explained the slight delay and pricing update:
The final few steps of the Plague of Shadows content took a little longer than expected, but it was important to us that this update to be on the disc/cart right out of the box! Unfortunately that meant we had to push back the date just a little a bit. Luckily, all of the teams throughout the various console manufacturing steps have been really helpful in reducing this knock-on delay as much as possible.
In an unexpected turn of events, we’ve had to raise the price of our game to $24.99. Although everyone initially agreed to a $19.99 price point, some retailers ran into trouble with limited space to show off their wares, and the rules in place about where games with certain prices are displayed. We didn’t want our ‘bargain priced’ game to go straight to the bargain bin of obscurity, so we had to raise the price.
However, we didn’t want anyone to feel as if they were getting hoodwinked just because of our retail situation! If you have already pre-ordered Shovel Knight, your retailer should honor the original price!
We’ve been working hard every day to ensure the physical version is a welcome addition to your game library. From box cover to disc to full color instruction manual. Lastly, to make the package even more compelling at its new price, we’ve added even more!
All versions of the physical release will now come with a free soundtrack download. We know this is a bit redundant, as the soundtrack is ‘pay what you want’ online, but this provides a guilt free way to formally obtain the full, high-quality version of the soundtrack for free! Hopefully, it also gets Jake Kaufman’s beautiful soundtrack into more people’s hands for those people who are unaware of Bandcamp!
Unfortunately, there’s still no news as to when the Shovel Knight amiibo will be available, as the team is “still pinning down a final release date.” Yacht Club Games is also “considering” pre-orders.
The first Yo-kai Watch game is heading to North America next month. But of course, Japan already received the sequel long ago, which is actually comprised of three different versions.
Level-5 is now thinking about how to approach Yo-kai Watch 2’s western release. Speaking with Nintendo World Report at the New York Comic-Con, chief operating officer Yukari Hayakawa said:
“One is called Ganzo, Honke, and Shinuchi so there’s actually three titles and we are still kind of, we haven’t made the decision on which one to release in the U.S., whether it’s all three or just one, whether it’s all physical or digital.”
Hayakawa also said that amiibo support for the Yo-kai Watch series is a possibility.
Posted 1 day ago
13AM Games is holding a special indie sale on the Wii U and 3DS eShops. If you’ve already purchased Runbow or plan on buying the game soon, you can save 30 percent on select Wii U and 3DS titles.
Here’s the full list of games included in the sale:
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Mutant Mudds Deluxe
Stealth Inc 2
Azure Striker Gunvolt
This offer lasts until 8:59 a.m. PT on October 22.
Posted 1 day ago
The Scribblenauts series has sold over 13 million copies, according to developer 5th Cell.
Several Scribblenauts games have been made, most of which are on Nintendo platforms. The latest entry was A DC Comics Adventure in 2013.
5th Cell will be starting a new project on crowdfunding site Fig later this month. The studio hopes raise enough funds to create an original IP.
Posted 1 day ago
Today, Disney Interactive shared the first details about the new Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set for Disney Infinity 3.0.
The Play Set will offer a new four-player, arcade brawler style of gameplay plus an original Marvel storyline. All Disney Infinity Marvel characters will be compatible.
Marvel Battlegrounds features Hulkbuster, Ultron and Captain America – The First Avenger, a new version of Captain America with a new pose, costume and enhanced abilities. Characters in the Play Set will make use of udapted abilities and skills to complement the new style of gameplay of Marvel Battlegrounds. We’ll also be hearing about more Marvel Battlegrounds figures “in the coming months.”
Here’s an overview of the plot:
“In the original storyline, Ultron teams up with Loki in an effort to steal Asgard’s immensely powerful Infinity Stone. To accomplish this, Ultron and Loki create robotic replicas of the famed Marvel Super Heroes and turn them against each other in an effort to distract them while they commit their crime. The Marvel Super Heroes duplicates battle each other in iconic environments such as a wrecked Brooklyn train yard, Wakanda and S.H.I.E.L.D’s Lunar Base, culminating in a universe-shaking battle against Ultron.”
Disney Infinity 3.0’s Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set will launch in March 2016. Watch an official trailer below.
Source: Disney Interactive PR
Posted 1 day ago
This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Wii U Download
Perpetual Blast – $3.99
Race the Sun – $10.00
Whispering Willows – $9.99
Wii U Virtual Console
Pocky & Rocky with Becky – $6.99
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (available Friday) – $29.99
Goosebumps: The Game (available Tuesday) – $29.99
The Legend of Legacy (available Tuesday) – $39.99
The Smurfs (available Tuesday) – $29.99
3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 – $5.99
SEGA Game Gear Theme
SEGA Genesis Theme
Chibi-Robo & Friends
Buy or own Runbow on Wii U and save 30 percent on select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games in the Nintendo eShop until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct 22.
– Explody Bomb up to 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.
– Little Inferno is up to 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 15
– KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
– Funfair Party Games, Jewel Match 3 and more games from JoinDots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22.
– Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit and Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends from Majesco are on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 19.
– Darts Up 3D, Soccer Up 3D and more games from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 5.
– Retro City Rampage: DX is 40 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22.
– Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is more than 60 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 26.
– escapeVektor is up to 50 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $3.49) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 10 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 24.
– Real Heroes Firefighter 3D is up to 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.
– Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $8 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 8.
Source: Nintendo PR