Archive for May 26th, 2013

Game & Wario (Wii U) – New Screenshots

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Source: GamesPress

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North America – Nintendo Download For May 23rd, 2013

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Here is last week’s Nintendo Download for North America. Check it out:

“Virtual Console™ on Wii U™ Special Kirby Offer
Classic Kirby™ titles for Wii U – Nintendo announces the release of three classic Kirby titles for the Wii U console: Kirby’s Dream Land™ 3, Kirby’s Dream Course™ and Kirby Super Star™. As a bonus for fans, we’re making it easy to get them all at a great price. Simply purchase two games from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U to get the third for free. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 30.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Kirby’s Dream Land™ 3 – Kirby must once again save the day when the mischievous King Dedede starts causing trouble. Always armed with his trusty ability to swallow enemies and gain special attacks, Kirby can also unite with some of his animal friends and make use of their particular talents. Featuring detailed graphics and challenging boss battles, Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is a classic.

Kirby’s Dream Course™ – High above Dream Land, players can pitch and putt Kirby through a maze of obstacles on a zany checkerboard golf course. Kirby’s Copy Abilities must be put to good use in order to complete each course. Players must sink Kirby into the hole to advance to the next stage as they clear all eight courses – 64 holes in all.

Kirby Super Star™ – In Kirby Super Star, the iconic round, pink hero will have to journey through six main games and two mini-games, finishing with the ultimate showdown in the Arena, to defeat King Dedede. Each game offers its own story and variation of platforming action, as well as unique environments and an assortment of enemies. There’s never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and fights.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Donkey Kong Country™ Returns 3D – Donkey Kong™ swings to the Nintendo 3DS system in this barrel-blasting, rail-riding, ground-pounding adventure. The original Donkey Kong Country Returns game has been rebuilt and optimized for portable play. Play the game in Original Mode or New Mode, and unlock eight new, challenging levels not available in the original Wii game.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Sale
THE “DENPA” MEN: They Came By Wave – Collect Denpa Men from many different places on a role-playing journey to rescue a certain special someone from the clutches of the King of Evil. Now through May 30, get THE “DENPA” MEN: They Came by Wave for 20 percent off exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Also new this week:
• NARUTO™ Powerful Shippuden (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Groove Heaven (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)”

Click the jump to view the graphical version of this week’s Nintendo Download.

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Source: GamesPress & News2Know

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Japan – Square Enix Trademarks Final Fantasy Agito

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Square Enix recently filed for a trademark for something called Final Fantasy Agito over in Japan. Perhaps this is a new game or a port of an existing game? We’re not sure as of yet. Final Fantasy Agito has been used before for Final Fantasy Agito XIII. This was the name that Final Fantasy Type-0 was going by when it was in development for mobile phones in Japan. Instead it would be switched to the PSP and become known as Final Fantasy Type-0 in 2011. Here’s a look at the trademark filing:

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Source: AllGamesBetaVGLeaks, & Wikipedia

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Visceral Games Confirms Star Wars Title For Next-Gen Platforms

The upcoming Star Wars title from EA’s Visceral Games studio has been confirmed as being in development for next-gen systems according to this job posting Visceral put out:

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Source: AllGamesBeta

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Microsoft Disables Comments On Their Xbox Channel

Microsoft has disabled comments on their Xbox YouTube Channel apparently. My guess is it’s because of the backlash they are receiving from the gaming community in regards to the Xbox One reveal. I guess they don’t like people criticizing them excessively. Here’s a screen capture showing comments being disabled:

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Source: AllGamesBeta & Xbox YouTube Channel

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Two Tribes Is Working On A PS4 Title

Hurray! We received our PS4 devkit today :D 

Xbox One? Meh
— Two Tribes (@TwoTribesGames) May 22, 2013

Source: Two Tribes Twitter Account & AllGamesBeta

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This Day In Gaming History – May 26th

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1984

  • Konami holds their Grand National Finals Tournament for the Track & Field arcade game in Houston, Texas. The top 14 top players from 14 regions of the U.S. compete. When the event ends, the top three will go on to play against the top 3 players in Japan in June.

1994

  • Mortal Kombat is released by Midway & Acclaim Entertainment for the Sega CD (SCD) in the U.S.

2003

  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! is released by Nintendo R&D1 & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.

2006

  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is released by Big Huge Games & Microsoft Game Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC) in Europe.
  • Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis is released by Rockstar San Diego & Rockstar Games for the Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • Hitman: Blood Money is released by IO Interactive & Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC), Xbox (XB), PlayStation 2 (PS2), Xbox 360 (XB360), PlayStation 3 (PS3) (PS3) in Europe.

2008

  • Metal Slug is released by Nazca Corporation for the Wii via the Virtual Console (VC) service in North America.

2009

  • Infamous is released by Sucker Punch Production & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in North America.
  • Damnation is released by Blue Omega Entertainment & Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360).

2010

  • Eschalon: Book II is released by Basilisk Games for Linux (LIN) & Mac OS X (MAC).
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex is released by Black Lantern Studios & Konami Digital Entertainment for Xbox 360 (XB360) via the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) service in North America.

2011

  • Aqua is released by Games Distillery & Microsoft Game Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC).
  • DiRT 3 is released by Codemasters Southam & Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (XB360), & the OnLive Cloud (OLC) gaming service in Australia.
  • Frozen Synapse is released by Mode 7 for Microsoft Windows (PC), Mac OS X (MAC), Linux (LIN), iOS, & Android (AND).

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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Morning LOL – Xbox One Kinect Problems

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Ha, well if it’s any thing like the voice recognition on Android, I could easily see this happening. Voice search on Android is beyond useless for me since it always screws up on whatever I say. I just wind up having to type anyways which defeats the purpose of using voice. Hopefully Kinect won’t have those issues, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it did.

Source: Memebase Video Games

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Yesterday’s Recap – May 25th, 2013

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Yesterday we had news about Joe Danger 1 & 2 coming to the PC, screenshots, concept art, and videos of Toukiden which is being developed by Omega Force (of Dynasty Warriors fame). We also had a new trailer for Valhalla Knights 3, news on Ninja Theory’s first mobile game called Fightback, a new character trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, & a commercial for Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Sony and Sucker Punch also put out some screenshots of Infamous: Second Son. There was also some more Xbox One info, about the supposed used games fee & online requirements and also about a couple of unannounced features, remote play, and 2-way conversations. Nintendo & Atlus have released a special edition 3DS XL for Shin Megami Tensei IV over in Japan and we posted some images of that. Sony confirmed that the PS4 will launch in Europe in 2013 via advertising during a Champion’s League game. Nintendo also shared some E3 news giving us their date for their E3 Nintendo Direct (June 11th) and they will be having a Pokémon X & Y panel at E3 as well. We also got first details on Renegade Kid’s new project, Treasurenauts.

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Here’s yesterday’s posts:
  • Treasurenauts (3DS) – First Details
  • UK – Wii U Gains Some Momentum From Xbox One Revea…
  • E3 2013 – Pokémon X & Y Panel Announced
  • E3 2013 – Nintendo Direct For E3 Date & Time Annou…
  • Europe – PlayStation 4 Confirmed For 2013 Launch
  • Japan – Shin Megami Tensei IV Special Edition 3DS …
  • More Info On Used Games For Xbox One & Online Requ…
  • Xbox One To Have Remote Play & Two-Way Voice Conve…
  • Microsoft Wants To Patent “TV Achievements”
  • Kingdom Hearts – Timeline Video
  • Europe – PlayStation 4 Retail Advertising
  • Infamous: Second Son (PS4) – Screenshots
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – U.S. TV Commerci…
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Multi-P…
  • Fightback (AND/iOS) – Logo, Screenshot, & Press Re…
  • Valhalla Knights 3 (PSV) – Logo & Trailer
  • Toukiden (PSP/PSV) – Logo, Screenshots, Concept Ar…
  • Joe Danger & Joe Danger 2: The Movie Announced For…
  • This Day In Gaming History – May 25th
  • Random Game Facts – A Useless Item In EarthBound
  • Yesterday’s Recap – May 24th, 2013
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Treasurenauts (3DS) – First Details

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Some details have surfaced about Renegade Kid’s latest 3DS game, Treasurenauts. This is originally from a Nintendo Force interview with Renegade Kid’s Jools Watsham.

  • Will have at least 8 unique characters, some may have to be unlocked
  • There are two factors for character selection, cosmetic & weapon type
  • Weapons are: sword, firearm, and bomb
  • Some weapons are stronger than others and some are weaker than others
  • Sword is your close range, fast attack speed, medium damage weapon
  • Firearm is for long range, medium attack speed, & low damage
  • Bomb is medium range, slow attack speed, & high damage
  • Will be 2D like Mutant Mudds
  • Aiming for 16-bit style as opposed to 8-bit
  • The world map will take the form of a treasure map and be similar to the map in Super Mario World\
  • Will have local multiplayer and download play
  • The game has multiple endings that are different depending on the amount of treasure you collect
  • Plans are to release in Q4 2013
For more details check out the latest issue of Nintendo Force, or visit the links below.

Source: Nintendo Force MagazineGoNintendo, NeoGAF, Nintendo Everything, & My Nintendo News

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