Archive for May 2nd, 2013

Dragon’s Crown (PS3/PSV) – Character Trailers – Fighter & Sorceress

Atlus released two new trailers for their upcoming PS3 and Vita Action RPG/Beat’em Up Dragon’s Crown. The first one below features the Fighter. The second after the jump features the Sorceress.

Fighter Trailer:

Direct Link

Sorceress Trailer:

Direct Link

Source: GameTrailers

PlanetSide 2 (WIN) – Harasser Buggy Screenshots

Here’s some screenshots courtesy of GamesPress from Sony’s PlanetSide 2 which recently was updated with Game Update 8 that added new features and content, such as this Harasser Buggy into the MMOFPS.

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More screenshots after the jump.


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Source: GamesPress

Rumor – Xbox Surface Tablet Update

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Xbox Surface Tablet Mock-Up Concept

It looks like Microsoft may be working on a Surface 2.0 type tablet device. DigiTimes is hearing from sources that Microsoft is expected to announce new Surface tablets at their Build Developer Conference, which takes place between June 26th – 28th. Their sources also claim that the second-generation Surface devices will feature 7″ or 9″ displays, no 10.6″ display this time apparently. This may remind you of a story we reported on last year from AllGamesBeta & The Verge. It was claimed then that Microsoft was working on a gaming specific tablet to be called Xbox Surface. Perhaps one or both of these new Surface tablets will be a Xbox Surface? If DigiTimes’ sources are correct, we may find out at the end of June.

It would make some sense as the Surface tablets performed below expectations sales-wise and Microsoft is getting ready to launch their Next Xbox console later this year supposedly. And they already have the entire Xbox Live platform to add to such a device (which one would think would include Xbox Live Arcade titles). And they also have Xbox SmartGlass already in existence. Perhaps they will combine the Xbox Surface with the Next Xbox using something like that? Of course this all speculation on our part. It will be interesting to find out more details in June and/or possibly at the Next Xbox event on May 21st.

Source: IGN & Digitimes

Rayman Legends – Mariachi Madness Screenshots

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Source: GamesPress

Game & Wario – Official Press Release

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Nintendo has sent out an official press release for their upcoming entry in the Wario series, Game & Wario. Here it is courtesy of GamesPress:

THE WACKY WORLD OF GAME & WARIO FOR Wii U GETS UNLEASHED IN YOUR HOME ON 28th JUNE


Play a wild assortment of GamePad games alone or together with friends and family

2nd May 2013 – Wario and his zany friends are back in Game & Wario, a brand new, colourful collection of crazy games exclusively for Wii U! Launching on 28th June, the game utilises the unique setup of the Wii U GamePad controller and the TV screen in innovative and exciting ways for a Wario experience like no other that will keep you coming back for more!

Wario has dabbled in software development since the WarioWare series – and just loves to find new ways to play games with the latest consoles. In Game & Wario, he’s trying his hand at a certain new home console system with a Touch Screen in the centre of its controller… This results in a zany set of games that can all be played using just a Wii U GamePad and a TV screen, whether playing alone or with friends and family.

In Single Player, there are twelve games to enjoy that turn your GamePad into a variety of different objects for different gameplay challenges: use it as a camera, a bow that looses arrows into the TV image, or as a method to steer a skier to the disco, amongst others!

In CAMERA, you’re tasked with snapping photos of escaped criminals with your GamePad! The TV shows a busy street in Diamond City and holding up the GamePad allows you to take a closer look at the scene. Frame those crooks perfectly in your photos to catch them, and earn a high score!

In GAMER, take on the role of 9-Volt, a kid who’s been sent to bed with his favourite handheld gaming system, but is desperate to get a high score… However his mum is prowling around trying to catch him in the act of staying up past his bedtime! While playing microgames on the GamePad, you’ll need to keep an eye on the TV screen which shows 9-Volt’s bedroom, because you’ll have to pretend to be fast asleep whenever his mum pounces! Try to hide-and-play for as long as possible for a high score – just don’t get caught or it’s game over!

You can also try your luck with Chick-N-Win, the chicken-shaped contraption that lays surprise-filled capsules, and get one of over 200 weird and wonderful toys to play with; each one showcasing something fun or eccentric you can do with your GamePad.

Game & Wario also unveils a new twist on playing with others on Wii U: using only the GamePad you can share the fun with friends or family in four different games in the Multiplayer Mode!

In DISCO, you’ll be battling against a friend toe-to-toe in a dance-off, where the players are setting the pace and moves on the GamePad for points. Each player holds one end of the GamePad and tries to outwit his opponent with fancy fingerwork, rhythmically tapping the touch screen in three places to place moves his opponent needs to replicate… Each misstep earns the player’s opponent points – you’ll need the highest score to win – so make sure you can keep in rhythm!
In FRUIT, up to five players play together in different roles: one player becomes a dastardly fruit thief, using the GamePad to work in secret as the others play agents and watch the TV screen, using their powers of observation to find the thief in a crowd and spot when the fruits disappear. The agents have their work cut out for them with bustling streets, passing traffic and smoky chimneys obscuring the view.

At the end of the game, each of the agents pass around the GamePad to point out who they think is the thief; but only the most eagle-eyed may win as the line-up of would-be fruit thieves look rather similar!

In ARTWORK, up to five players compete in a sketching showdown to see who can draw and guess drawings the fastest for a high score. Each player takes turns to sketch prompted words as fast as possible on the GamePad, with the other players guessing what the word might be. It’s a frantic test of communication with friends and family as points are earned both for correct guesses and for drawing fast, as one man’s squiggle is another man’s solution!

This game type is also integrated into Miiverse as Miiverse ARTWORK, where you can select one of four prompts to draw in 60 seconds, after which your mini masterpiece, or hilarious doodle, is posted to Miiverse to be appreciated by all! You can even submit your own words to be prompts for others to draw, which may even trend in the Gallery section of Miiverse Artwork as popular words other players are enjoying sketching!

Game & Wario launches exclusively on Wii U across Europe on 28th June, a fun-filled package of sixteen games and hundreds of toys all showcasing the myriad uses of the Wii U GamePad. Unleash Wario’s unique wares on your family and friends for a summer jam-packed with mischief!

For further details:
Wii U website http://wiiu.co.uk
Wii U (UK) on Facebook http://facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk

- ENDS –

About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 654 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in Europe.  

Source: GamesPress

LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (iOS) – Logo & Screenshots

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More screenshots after the jump.


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Source: GamesPress

Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness (WIN) – Concept Art

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More concept art after the jump.


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 Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness (WIN)   Concept Art

Source: GamesPress

New Miiverse Communities Added

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Nintendo has added three new Miiverse Communities today to the Wii U’s Miiverse service. They are: Kung Fu Rabbit, Mega Man, and Pac-Man. This goes along with these games being released on the eShop and Virtual Console services today.

Side note: It’s pretty neat that they’re including individual communities even for Virtual Console titles. If I hadn’t played those games before I’d probably be more inclined to check out the communities, but I might do so anyways just for the heck of it.

Source: GoNintendo

Tank! Tank! Tank! (Wii U) – Now Available On eShop For "Free"

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According to GoNintendo, the Wii U version of Namco Bandai’s Tank! Tank! Tank! is now available free of charge on the Nintendo eShop, well the base game is anyways. There’s paid DLC for the game as well. You can get six versus arenas for $1.99 each, the My Kong Pack for $1.99 until May 15th, two Monster Battle arenas for $3.99 each, and the Story/Mission mode for $9.99, that’s ~ $31.90 for all the DLC, which is slightly less than you would pay for a retail copy of the game ($31.99).

Source: GoNintendo

The Last of Us (PS3) – Ending Details Leaked

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If you hate spoilers and are planning to pick up Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment’s The Last of Us, then you might want to avoid the Internet for the next few weeks until it releases on June 14th. Ending details for the game have leaked online via a demo that was included with God of War: Ascension. Spoilers were obtained by looking at cutscene filenames. You can also find a list of the game’s weapons and details regarding boosters for the multiplayer mode. Forums and message boards are usually big culprits for spoilers without warning, so stay off of those until you finish the game if you don’t want it ruined for you.

Source: Eurogamer