Masahiro Sakurai recently discussed various things regarding Super Smash Bros. For Wii U & 3DS in his weekly Famitsu column. He talks a bit about balancing the game and its characters, stating that Bowser is much stronger than in previous games currently. Sakurai-san discusses balancing the game in general and also about adjusting it for 1-on-1 fights versus 4 player brawls.
Archive for December, 2013
Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D World for Wii has won Game of the Year from a major outlet, that being Eurogamer. Super Mario 3D World is IMO the best Mario game in years, up with the likes of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy. Lots of people have been complaining about Eurogamer’s selection online since this was announced, but it definitely is deserving of the award IMO. We will be announcing our picks for Game of the Year per platform and overall later this week.
Nintendo has announced that the problems affecting the Nintendo Network and eShop have finally been resolved. The problems apparently arose from high demand due to the holiday and the release of Pokémon Bank & Poké Transporter.
The Nintendo eShop is now available on all systems. pic.twitter.com/FGWHjfSV8o
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 29, 2013
The excellent PC game Magicka, is currently on sale through Steam for 50% off which makes the game only $4.99. They’re offering a DLC bundle for 50% off as well. If you like humor/fantasy games be sure to check it out before the sale ends to save some coins.
Microsoft has announced the January titles for the Games With Gold promotion for Xbox Live Gold members. For the first half of the month, you’ll be able to get Sleeping Dogs. For the second half of the month, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be your free game. Some are saying these are the best choices for GWG thus far? What do you think?
4Gamer recently spoke with Tomonobu Itagaki of Valhalla Game Studios and he confirmed that Devil’s Third is still in the works despite a lack of news on the project and a general assumption that it had been canceled. He went on to say that the game will be releasing next year. Here is what Itagaki-san had to say:
“Next year will be the year we’ll be releasing the console game, Devil’s Third. At the moment, it is about 80% complete, and we can about see the end of it. However, there’s still a little more polishing that needs to be done. That’s also one of the reasons I’ve decided to work independently. For you fans out there, I’d like to apologize for making you worry. We’ll be going all out next year, so please look forward to it.”