Archive for September 16th, 2012

New Character Announced For Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

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Source: Runner 2 Blog

Interesting Comparison Of Wii U Price Versus Previous Consoles

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Source: Gamasutra

Info On Jump Attacks In Monster Hunter 4

From Siliconera:

Capcom recently shed some info on the addition of a new jump attack system in Monster Hunter 4. For the first time ever, players will be able to perform powerful mid-air attacks as they strike down their foes from above by dashing off ledges or falling off cliffs to land attacks as they make contact.

Every weapon in Monster Hunter 4 will have unique jump attacks. Some may be easier to pull off while others may be harder to time but will inflict more damage. If performed right, there will be a chance the monster gets stunned. This gives the player a chance to jump on top and attack with a knife. Each stab fills up a a gauge and the helpless monster is flipped over and open to another beating when the gauge is full.

Here’s a look at the new jump attacks for each weapon:

“Souchuukon” (Insect Weapon) – What makes this one stand out above the rest is the ability to perform jumps in a pole vault like fashion, without the need of a higher platform, to land a powerful slam. This will definitely be useful in flat ground areas and give a mobility edge to “Souchuukon” users.

Great Sword – The Great Sword will have a powerful downward slash as their jump attack. Previously, Great Sword users had to master timing the full charge and relied on that as their go-to move. The addition of a new jump attack will add more options to Great Sword hunters.

Long Sword – Similar to the Great Sword, the Long Sword will have its own mid-air attack with the ability to perform a powerful jumping Spirit Slash after filling up the Spirit Gauge by striking down enemies.


Sword and Shield – The S&S will have a simple yet strong jump attack. With the addition of the whirlwind slash and the new timed attack, the strong jump attack will bring some more damage output for the previously underpowered Sword and Shield.

Dual Sword – Dual Sword users will have more moves in their repertoire their new jump attack. The player can enter Demonization mode to perform an acrobatic mid-air whirlwind slashing move that can even include a finishing blow to top it off.

Hammer – Players will be able to charge their hammer and release it after a jump to land a devastating fully charged blow on the monster as they make contact. This feature will add more depth to hammer users as they’ll be able to aim for the heads of some monsters that may have previously been harder to reach.

Hunting Horn – The Hunting Horn will be similar to the Hammer minus the charge but it will be easier to time and inflict more damage as a regular hit in its jumping Recital Slam attack.

Lance – The Lance will be one of only two weapons (the other being the “Souchuukon”) that can perform jump attacks without the need of a platform, giving them even more of a reach and distance advantage. Players will also be able to do a charging attack off a platform to land a piercing attack.

Gunlance – Although the weapon may look similar to the Lance, its jump attack is quite different. Gunlancers will be able to jump off a ledge and land a smash attack followed up with a full burst finish as a powerful combo. They can also go straight to the full burst attack off a jump.

Light/Heavy Bowgun – The new addition of being able to reload while jumping will keep the momentum going for the Bowgunners out there as they’ll be ready to fire once they hit the ground. The two gunner types will share this feature but may vary in reload speed.

Switch Axe – Will have the ability to perform a switch attack in mid-air from Axe to Sword or Sword to Axe mode, making an already versatile weapon have even more uses.


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Source: Silconera

E.X. Troopers – More Details & Screenshots

From Siliconera:

Lost Planet series producer Kenji Ohguro said they wanted to make a “party” game like shooter after Lost Planet 2. That’s how E.X. Troopers started and compared to Lost Planet 3′s struggle of a family man E.X. Troopers has a fun vibe.

The characters in E.X. Troopers make a crash landing and send a distress signal. All of that excitement must have made Bren (the dude with pink hair) hungry, right? If you stop by the cafeteria you can eat a meal that gives you a temporary status boost. The effect changes depending on what’s on the menu. Snow Pirates are waiting outside so you want to pick a weapon before leaving the base.

Oh no! Snow Pirates! Aren’t you glad you brought a gun? These pirates are prepared with a Vital Suit called Gran Seed that stands in your way.

Alright! You won. E.X. Troopers rewards players with experience points and materials you can use to remodel weapons. (Am I the only one thinking Monster Hunter in space?)


E.X. Troopers also has VR Missions to take on if you want to farm for materials.

You can also walk around the base and talk to other characters. Some girl wants a candid photo of Chris, Bren’s rival. If you fetch the photograph and give it to her you’ll get a Fan Club newsletter in return.

E.X. Troopers comes out on November 22 for PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS.


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Source: Siliconera

2 Wii U Previews – ZombiU & New Super Mario Bros. U

Destructoid has a couple of Wii U previews posted, looking at ZombiU & New Super Mario Bros. U. Check them out below:

ZombiU

New Super Mario Bros. U

Source: Destructoid

New Super Mario Bros. U – Full Story Intro & Opening Movie

Source: GameXplain YouTube Channel

Nintendo "No Comments" On Lack Of Amazon Wii U Listing, Says To Ask Amazon

GoNintendo has managed to get a statement from NoA about the lack of Wii U on Amazon in North America. Here’s what they have to say:

“For questions on individual Nintendo stock or listings, please contact the retailer.” – Nintendo of America statement

GoNintendo reached out to Amazon to try and get a statement as well.

Source: GoNintendo

NewEgg Lists Various Wii U Accessories With Pricing

NewEgg has listed several Wii U Accessories (including Wii U branded Wii Accessories) on their site. Check out the links below:

Nintendo Wii U GamePad Stand/Cradle Set
Nintendo Wii U Microphone
Nintendo Wii Nunchuk (Black)
Nintendo Wii Nunchuk (White)
Nintendo Wii Remote Plus (White)
Nintendo Wii Remote Plus (Black)
Nintendo Wii Remote Plus (Blue)

Source: NewEgg

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – Amazon Pre-Order Bonus

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For players who pre-order Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward from Amazon, you will receive this exclusive bracelet from the series in one of three colors – red, blue or green. The bonus will be available in the product packaging. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. This offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders. Limit one per household. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time.

Source: GoNintendo

New Super Mario Bros. U Fact Sheet

New Super Mario Bros. U is a new, side-scrolling adventure featuring Mario, Luigi, Toad … and your Mii character. Now’s your chance to step inside the Mushroom Kingdom and explore new worlds, new power-ups and new ways to play. Up to five players* can jump into the fun, with up to four people using Wii Remote controllers and one on the Wii U GamePad. The experience is different, depending on which controller is used.

    FEATURES:
    • The Wii U GamePad controller offers a new way to experience multiplayer Mario fun. Create Boost Blocks out of thin air to help players navigate tricky stages or access hidden or hard-to-reach items, and distract onscreen enemies, all with the tap of their finger or stylus.
    • Swoop through levels and cling to walls when Mario transforms into Flying Squirrel Mario, or gently float through the air while hanging onto Balloon Baby Yoshi.
    • Boost Mode also makes cooperative speed runs possible for the first time. Use the GamePad to interact with and manipulate enemies and objects in real time, and discover new ways to find the fastest route through each stage.
    • In addition to the main Story Mode, in which players must rescue Princess Peach, New Super Mario Bros. U features three more exciting game modes, including:
    ? Boost Rush: Using Boost Mode, two to five players work together to clear many different courses in the fastest time possible. The scene auto scrolls, forcing you to move ahead through the course. As you collect more coins, the scene scrolls faster. Once you’ve completed your run, you can watch a replay of other players’ Boost Rush to help strategize
    for your next attempt.
    ? Challenge Mode: Numerous single-player and multiplayer challenges incorporate a series of familiar Super Mario gameplay concepts in a fun, competitive way. These challenges offer high replay value as players try to achieve the best score and unlock new challenges. Boost Mode Challenges help players practice the teamwork necessary for effective Boost Mode
    gameplay. After finishing, players can watch a replay of their Challenge to strategize for next time.
    • Play on the big screen or the small screen. Switch single-player gameplay from the TV to the GamePad at any time to continue playing even when others are using the TV.
    • Families and friends can experience Mario together like never before with Miiverse. See other players’ comments and accomplishments while you play, and leave your own feedback for others to see when connected to the Nintendo Network (broadband Internet access required).

    Platform: Wii U
    Genre: Side-Scrolling Adventure
    Players: 1 – 5*
    Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
    Release: Nov. 18, 2012
    Developer: Nintendo
    URL: http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
    Suggested Retail Price: $59.99

Source: GoNintendo