Archive for September 20th, 2012

Wii U Video Previews

GameXplain has posted a video looking at the upcoming Wii U games, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Rayman Legends, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition. Check it out:

Source: GameXplain YouTube Channel

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Interview

SegaBits has an interview posted with Sumo Digital’s Executive Producer Steve Lycett and Design Director Gareth Wilson regarding Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed as part of their SonicTalk podcast. Check it out at the link below.

Source: SegaBits

Toki Tori 2 Development Update

Two Tribes recently posted an update via their Twitter account for Toki Tori 2. Here’s what they had to say:

“Toki Tori 2 sprint progress report! Dynamic background blur get! City environment almost done. Porcupine perfect! Dynamic background blur is pretty cool to fool around with. It’s old hat for most developers, but we’re still happy with it :) We hope to be able to get a bit of a diorama effect going with the blur. Like this: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2200/2124580501_3a637de781.jpg. As for the porcupine, @MeintevdS finally got it right. He tried four times to nail it and succeeded in the end. We had faith all along ;) We’ll get you a snapshot of the new design tomorrow. It looks kinda like a porcusaur now. To be honest, it’s kinda weird…”

Source: Two Tribes Twitter Account

Famitsu News Roundup For 9/18/12

B Dash has a preview of the new Famitsu issue with various news tidbits from it posted. Here’s some of the info mentioned:

  • Quantic Dream (of Heavy Rain fame) have announced a new project for PS3 called Beyond: Two Souls, scheduled currently for a 2013 release.
  • There will be a 3DS game based on the Cardfight! Vanguard card game called Cardfight! Vanguard: Ride To Victory and is currently scheduled for a 2013 release.
  • The 3DS RPG Fantasy Life, from Brownie Brown and Level-5 will release (in Japan) on 12/27/12. Customers who pre-order the game will receive a mini soundtrack featuring the work of the awesome composer Nobuo Uematsu (composer of many Final Fantasy & other Square Enix songs).
For more info from this issue of Famitsu, check out the link below.

Source: B Dash News

Short Funny Pokemon Black/White Version 2 Video

GoNintendo’s RawmeatCowboy has posted a short funny video regarding Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2. Check it out:

Source: GoNintendo

More Wii U Impressions

VG24/7 has posted an article with their impressions of the Wii U and several different games for the system. They covered New Super Mario Bros. U, Assassin’s Creed III, Nintendo Land, & Rayman Legends, among others. Check out the impressions at the link below.

Source: VG24/7

Amazon Selling 3DS XL Directly

In a follow-up to the recent rumor regarding why Amazon was not selling Wii U directly, it looks like they are now selling the 3DS XL directly. As we know Amazon does not sell the original model of the 3DS directly because of their rumored dispute with Nintendo. Maybe they have patched things up now? You can order a 3DS XL (from Amazon) in the GameSaga Mega Store.

Source: Joystiq

Interview With 5TH Cell Producer Brittany Aubert

Nintendo World Report has an interview posted with 5TH Cell Producer Brittany Aubert about Scribblenauts Unlimited. Here’s part of the interview:

Nintendo World Report (NWR): What sets these Nintendo versions apart from the phone/tablet version that will cost much less?

Brittany Aubert (BA): Scribblenauts Unlimited is an entirely new experience. We run on much more powerful hardware, so we’re able to do things like have beautiful hand-drawn HD levels and a crazy number of objects in a level at any time. We also have the precision of the stylus (on the Wii U and 3DS) and lots of buttons to allow the player to interact with the world in the way they feel the most comfortable.

NWR: Does Maxwell control any differently than in past games?

BA: We built off the Super Scribblenauts controls when starting to work on Unlimited. In Super Scribblenauts, the player had the option of switch between d-pad controls and stylus based controls. The 3DS and the WiiU have significantly more buttons than the DS did, so we’re able to provide both movement types without the need to go into a menu and switch.

Check out the link below for the rest of the interview.

Source: Nintendo World Report

Rumor: Monolith Soft Teasing TGS Announcement

Monolith Soft posted the following on their Twitter account recently. This was translated by Google:

“I’ve updated the page of the “Welcome to Monolith Soft” [HP] soft monolith. September 20 (Thursday) held “Tokyo Game Show 2012.” We will report Riki is enthusiastic this year. Do not miss it!”

Monolith Soft of course is know for the Xenosaga series and the Baten Kaitos series, amongst other games.

Source: Monolith Soft Twitter Account

Strange Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Video

Odd video here found on the Call of Duty YouTube Channel. Maybe this is related to zombies being in the game?

Source: Call of Duty YouTube Channel